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Syed Akbaruddin

Pakistan Takes To Hate Speech Like Fish Takes To Water: India At UN

Jan 23, 2020 PTI

Pakistan consistently rakes up the Kashmir issue at various UN platforms in a bid to internationalise it but has repeatedly failed to get any support.

China-Backed Pakistan Bid To Raise Kashmir At UN Fails To Make Noise, Again

Jan 16, 2020 PTI

China, Pakistan's 'all-weather ally', stood alone in the Pakistani corner to get the Security Council to focus on the Kashmir issue.

'No Takers For Your Malware': India Lambasts Pakistan At UN Security Council

'Heal thyself of your malaise,' India's Permanent Representative to the UN told Pakistan.

'Tweet Fake News, Get Caught, Delete, Repeat': MEA On Imran Khan's Fake Video

Jan 04, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Hashtag Imran Khan trended with over 19,000 tweets as Twitter users criticised him for sharing a video of Bangladesh and attributing it to India.

Is Syed Akbaruddin Returning To South Block As India’s Next Foreign Secretary?

The two other names doing the rounds for the coveted post are Ruchi Ghanashyam, India’s High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, and Harshvardhan Shringla, India’s Ambassador in the United States.

17 August, 2019

'Hand Of Friendship': India's UN Envoy's Gesture Towards Pakistani Journalists Draws Friendly Laughs -- Video


Following the remarks by China and Pakistan, Akbaruddin came to the UN Security Council stakeout to give a statement on India’s national position on Kashmir and Article 370.

07 May, 2019

India, Other Countries 'Absolutely Needed' As Permanent Members At UNSC: France

Outlook Web Bureau

Paris said the enlargement of the Security Council with the addition of a few key members is one of (their) strategic priorities.'

29 March, 2019

India Supports UN Resolution Against Terror Funding, Makes Reference To Pak As 'Serial Offender'

Outlook Web Bureau

FATF has put Pakistan in the dock for terror financing and after review, there is a possibility of sanctions to be imposed and Pakistan to be put in greylist.

07 November, 2018

United Nations Issues Special Diwali Stamp, India Says Thank You

Outlook Web Bureau

The United Nations Postal Administration issued a special event sheet on October 19 to commemorate the festival of Diwali.

24 September, 2018

Pakistan's 'One-Trick Pony' Act On Kashmir Has No Resonance At UN, Says India

Outlook Web Bureau

Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is expected to highlight the situation in Kashmir during his the General Assembly address, Pakistani media reported on Monday.

14 January, 2018

Twitter Account Of India's UN Representative Hacked, Picture Of Pakistan Flag Posted, Later Restored

Outlook Web Bureau

The pictures were posted during the wee hours of Sunday, and interestingly, the "blue tick" that marks a verified account also disappeared at the time

26 March, 2015

Au Revoir, Akbar

Pranay Sharma

The MEA spokesperson will probably move to London. His successor Vikas Swarup would do well to keep in check any tendency to promote himself.

24 March, 2015

An 'Anti-National' Evening At Pakistan High Commission

Pranay Sharma

Much to the delight of the Pakistani hosts, a large number of Indians turned up to celebrate Pakistan’s National Day in Delhi.

18 August, 2014

' Foreign Secretary's Visit To Islamabad... Stands Cancelled'

Ministry of External Affairs

Statement by Official Spokesperson on Cancellation of Foreign Secretary's visit to Pakistan on 25 August 2014, and Pakistan foreign office response

20 May, 2013

' The Fact Is That The Boundary Issue Is A Complicated Issue'


'The agreement between the leaders was that this needed detailed examination. And that is really what they left, they charged the Special Representatives with that'

18 March, 2013

'We Will Cross The Bridge When We Come To It'


The MEA official spokesperson on the resolution on Sri Lanka, the provisions of the Vienna Convention and being bound by the directives of the SC on the Italian ambassador

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In this file image, Punjab Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Charanjit Singh Channi addresses the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for those killed in Jallianwala Bagh massacre, at Anand...

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Congress supporters outside Governor's residence after Charanjit Singh Channi, was announced as the next CM of Punjab, in Chandigarh.

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Former union minister and sitting MP Babul Supriyo during interaction with media, in the presence of TMC Rajyasabha MP Derek O'Brien (R) and TMC leader Saugata Roy (L) at a city hotel in Kolkata.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being garlanded on his visit to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in Ayodhya.


The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) team at Mandapam have seized two tonnes of banned sea cucumber.

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