Smita Sharma

  • Amidst LAC standoff, Chinese President tells Army to be ready for a regional war 23-09-2014 08:41 AM

    Beijing: A day after the China's People's Liberation Army added seven new tents within the Indian territory, Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the Chinese army to be ready for a regional war. He has also ordered the Army to ensure a smooth chain of command and implement all decisions...
  • Gujarat to roll out red carpet for China President, economic cooperation high on agenda 17-09-2014 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: The stage is all set for one of the biggest diplomatic events of the year as Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in India on Wednesday for a 3-day visit. Breaking the protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would personally receive Jinping in Ahmedabad as a special gesture. While...
  • PM Modi wraps up his Japan visit, agreements for investment worth 35 billion dollars in India signed 03-09-2014 07:47 AM

    Tokyo: After concluding his successful visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for home. From signing crucial agreements opening the doors to investment worth 35 billion dollars, to charming his audience with his oratory skills, PM Modi did it all before signing off from Japan. During his...
  • Watch: What Japanese students and fishermen have to say about Modi 02-09-2014 09:56 PM

    CNN-IBN met a group of students and fishermen in Japan. Watch what they have to say about Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a five-day visit to the island nation. ...
  • Attached to the concept and need for women empowerment, girl child education: Modi to Japan 02-09-2014 08:40 AM

    Tokyo: On the fourth day of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with students of Sacred Heart University in Tokyo and stressed on the need for women empowerment. At an all women's college in Tokyo, Modi listed steps taken by him for girl-child education and...
  • PM Narendra Modi calls for collaboration with Japan for research, skill development 01-09-2014 10:11 AM

    Tokyo: In his address to businessmen at the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is trying to achieve Japanese level of efficiency in the PMO as well as seek Japan's help in skill development in India. Modi said that India and Japan need...
  • India, Japan to hold crucial summit talks, key agreements to be signed 01-09-2014 07:36 AM

    Tokyo: On the third day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit, crucial agreements between the two nations are likely to be signed on Monday afternoon. India and Japan are likely to agree to launch a "two-plus-two" security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers during crucial summit talks...
  • 'PM linking foreign trips to his domestic agenda' 31-08-2014 04:24 PM

    Resident Editor of The Hindu Amit Baruah said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is linking his foreign travels to his domestic priority. "India-Japan trade can be made more improved," he said. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi's day out in Japan, visits ancient temples, briefed on Kyoto development model 31-08-2014 01:56 PM

    Kyoto: On day two of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a presentation from Kyoto Mayor Daisaka Kadokawa on how the ancient tradition of Japan's cultural capital has been preserved while building it into a modern city. During the over 40-minute presentation, Mayor Kadokawa explained how Kyoto...
  • Modi lauds Kyoto as heritage city, says India plans to unite culture and technology too 31-08-2014 07:52 AM

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the second day of his Japan trip by visiting the Toji temple- a UNESCO world heritage site- along with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. On Saturday, Modi and Abe signed the Kashi-Kyoto agreement. The agreement is aimed at using the Kyoto model for developing Varanasi,...
  • India, Japan sign MoU to develop Varanasi into a 'smart city' like Kyoto 30-08-2014 05:09 PM

    Kyoto: India and Japan on Saturday signed an agreement to develop the age-old Varanasi city using the experience of Kyoto, the 'smart city' of Japan, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. Varanasi, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents in the Lok Sabha,...
  • PM Narendra Modi reaches Japan to hold bilateral talks with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe 30-08-2014 02:02 PM

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Osaka on Saturday and left for Kyoto where he will be received by Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This is PM Modi's first bilateral visit outside of the subcontinent. Modi will tour Japan till the third of September and will also visit the...
  • PM Modi leaves for 5day visit to Japan, agreements in defence, civil nuclear sectors to be signed 30-08-2014 07:30 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for a five-day tour of Japan which is expected to open new vistas in the bilateral ties and take the strategic and global partnership to a higher level. This is Modi's first bilateral visit outside the subcontinent. In the first leg...
  • IndiaPak relations: Challenges for Modi 17-08-2014 07:57 PM

    As India and Pakistan celebrate 67 years of Independence, CNN-IBN discusses with Indo-Pak experts the challenges and expectations that lay ahead for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif. ...
  • Russia might try to seize more parts of Ukraine 18-07-2014 06:17 PM

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Smitha Sharma talks about how the Ukraine crisis began in the region. The internal Ukraine crisis began in November 2013 leading to the capture of Crimea. The fear instilled in people now is that Russia might attempt to seize more parts of Ukraine. ...
  • PM Modi meets Chinese President in Brazil, calls for a solution to the border issue 15-07-2014 07:53 AM

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his delegation are in Fortaleza, Brazil, for the sixth BRICS summit. Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit, for the first time after assuming power. The two discussed the contentious boundary issue with the PM pushing for a resolution...
  • Girls married off in relief camps, dumped within months in Muzaffarnagar 09-07-2014 08:09 AM

    Muzaffarnagar: In the aftermath of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, Akhilesh Yadav's Uttar Pradesh government, under criticism, promised Rs 1 lakh for any girl getting married at the relief camps. But that has resulted in hundreds of spurious marriages with young girls being married for just days and then being dumped...
  • IndiaUSJapan can together reduce tension in the region: John McCain 03-07-2014 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: US Senator John McCain on Thursday said that a strong US-India-Japan relationship can strengthen our ties with the entire region and work together to reduce tensions in the region. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, McCain said, "We have very high expectations as I think that the people...
  • Reports of BJP being spied upon by NSA embarrassing, says US Senator John McCain 03-07-2014 08:38 AM

    US Senator John McCain who is in India on a two-day visit has told CNN-IBN that reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party being spied upon by the National Security Agency is embarrassing. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he has also admitted that there is a need for more judicial and Congressional supervision...
  • India summons US diplomats over snooping of BJP, calls it unnaceptable 02-07-2014 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: India has strongly taken up the issue of the US National Security Agency spying upon the Bharatitya Janata Party and has summoned US diplomats. The government has called the snooping of the BJP 'unacceptable' and has sought assurance from the US that it will not happen again. However,...
  • Sushma Swaraj chairs meeting of Gulf envoys to discuss Iraq crisis 29-06-2014 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday held a meeting of India's top envoys from Gulf countries to discuss the situation in conflict-hit Iraq where the Indian government is in the process of facilitating departure of nearly 10,000 of its nationals from non-conflict zones. The meeting was regarding...
  • Iraq envoy contradicts MEA, says can't confirm if Indians have been abducted 24-06-2014 08:10 AM

    New Delhi: Even as a few stranded Indians have returned home from Iraq, the Indian government has reassured the families of other citizens trapped there. However, now Iraq ambassador has contradicted the Ministry of External Affairs. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the Iraqi Ambassador, Ahmad Tahseen, has said that...
  • No mass evacuation planned yet, many Indians stranded in Iraq seek help 21-06-2014 01:08 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate, Indian government has not yet planned any mass evacuation from the war-torn country, say sources. The Ministry of External Affairs wants to focus on the 120 Indian nationals stuck in conflict zones, the sources added. Union Home Minister Rajnath...
  • ISIS dangerous not only for Syria but whole world: Syrian Ambassador 19-06-2014 05:12 PM

    Syrian Ambassador to India, Riyadh Abbas on Thursday said that the ISIS is getting support from Al Qaeda supporters, like western, colonial states and some Saudi countries. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Syrian Ambassador said, "ISIS is terrorist organisation which is dangerous not only for Syria but the whole world."...
  • A year after Uttarakhand floods, tourism drops, hotels deserted 17-06-2014 08:11 AM

    Kedarnath: A year after the devastating Uttarakhand flash floods, even as rebuilding the state remains a huge task, one of the biggest challenges the state now faces is to win the confidence of tourists who seem to have kept a distance from the state this summer. Dinesh Uniyal is a...
  • Uttarakhand tragedy: Memorial to be built in Rambada 16-06-2014 03:40 PM

    Last year in Uttarakhand, a popular Hindu pilgrimage destination, thousands of people lost their lives and hundreds went missing. Today in Rambada, Uttarakhand, a foundation was laid, for a memorial, to be built in the remembrance of all those who lost their lives in 2013 flood tragedy. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: A year on, thousands continue to struggle, bodies still lying around in Kedarnath 16-06-2014 08:29 AM

    Guptkashi: As Uttarakhand marks the first anniversary of the devastating floods, thousands of survivors continue to struggle, hoping the government will eventually come good on its promise to provide jobs and new homes. In October 2013, over Rs 500 crore were sanctioned to the state Irrigation Department for flood protection...
  • Watch: Uttarakhand crawls back to normalcy an year after the floods 14-06-2014 10:16 PM

    It is one full year since the natural disaster stuck Uttarakhand and left irreparable scars on its people. CNN-IBN visits the state to find out changes in the past one year. ...
  • Rise of India & China will make the world more peaceful: Wang Yi 10-06-2014 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi believes India and China share a long term relationship and the latter need not get insecure about the former's strengthening relationship with other neighbouring countries. However, the Tibetan issue remains a bone of contention between the two countries as China expects India to...
  • Ready for discussion on stapled visa with 'old friend' Modi: China 10-06-2014 08:53 AM

    New Delhi: One of the sticking points in India's relationship with China has been their policy of issuing stapled visas to people from Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. While refusing to discontinue its policy, China agreed to work towards finding an approach that provides facilities for the travel of local people...