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  • Modi proposes 'Digital India project', focus on the need to be tech-savvy 1 week ago

    Samabula (Fiji): Not just education, but today's youth need to be tech-savvy to take on the world, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering at the Fiji National University. The PM promised among other things, double scholarship to Fijian students studying in India. Insisting on the need to...
  • Garba dancers gear up to perform for PM Modi in Sydney November 17, 2014

    A group of dancers have been religiously practicing for three hours every day for the last three weeks. Eager to perform in front of the PM, the performers are going to present a strictly traditional garba item. ...
  • Preparations in full swing to welcome PM Modi at the Allphones arena in Sydney November 17, 2014

    Preparations are in full swing in Sydney's Allphones arena to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sound systems are being checked so that the meeting of the PM with the Indian delegation goes smoothly. This arena is believed to have a capacity of 16,400 and the organisers say they are expecting...
  • India urges higher pay for millions of Gulf workers November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India is pressing rich countries in the Gulf to raise the wages of millions of Indians working there, in a drive that could secure it billions of dollars in fresh income but risks pricing some of its citizens out of the market. Over 5 million Indian nationals are believed...
  • PM Narendra Modi leaves for Sydney November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Sydney at the end of his visit here after attending the G20 Summit. Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit Australia in 28 years after Rajiv Gandhi, left for Sydney on the second leg of his four-city tour of this...
  • Modi assures Merkel of looking into issue of scrapping of German language in Kendriya Vidyalayas November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: On the sidelines of the G-20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met many world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel where she raised the issue of German being scrapped in Kendriya Vidyalayas to be replaced by Sanskrit. The Prime Minister has promised to look into the issue. Merkel said they...
  • PM Modi charmed by Australian Koala bear at G20 November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a delightful Australian welcome when he was charmed by a cuddly koala bear during a break at the G20 summit. The wild-eyed koala was brought to the Prime Minister by officials at the backstage of the G20 summit. Modi "tangled" with the koalas deployed by...
  • Great opportunity for India and Australia to strengthen ties: Anand Mahindra November 15, 2014

    One of India's top business leaders Anand Mahindra on Saturday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit will strengthen India- Australia ties. ...
  • PM Modi makes strong pitch for operationalisation of BRICS bank November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: Making a strong pitch for speeding up the creation of a BRICS development bank, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India hopes to ratify the agreement over the financial institution by year-end and 2016 should be set as the target for its inauguration. "The historic 6th BRICS Summit in...
  • Relations with India top priority: David Cameron to Modi November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held his first meeting with British Premier David Cameron who described relations with India as top priority of the UK's foreign policy and invited the Indian leader to Britain. The bilateral meeting took place shortly after Modi arrived on a five-day visit to Australia...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi's Australia visit November 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Australia as a part of his three-nation tour. ...
  • PM Modi watches as Australian varsity displays Indian map without Kashmir November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the Indian map displayed there had Kashmir missing from it, prompting a strong protest by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. "India's Foreign Secretary raised the issue strongly and received an unqualified apology," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said,...
  • PM Modi leaves for Australia to attend G-20 Summit November 13, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night left for Australia on the second leg of his three- nation tour during which he will attend the annual summit of the Group of 20 of the world's developed and emerging economies. Modi, who was in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw,...
  • India, ASEAN must collaborate to tackle terrorism: PM Modi November 13, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: India and ASEAN must collaborate to tackle terrorism, drug-trafficking and gun-running, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, citing the successful intelligence sharing between India and Malaysia. Modi specifically mentioned the example of security intelligence sharing between India and Malaysia when he met his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak...
  • PM Modi concludes trip to Myanmar; addresses Indian diaspora November 13, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday concluded his three-day visit by addressing the Indian diaspora in Nay Pyi Taw. He implored the Indian community to contribute to the progress of the nation. ...
  • Will make PM Modi's visit memorable, say Indians in Australia November 13, 2014

    Prime minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to fly to Australia later on Thursday evening. Indians in Australia promise to make his trip more memorable than the American one. ...
  • Special Australian train to ferry attendees for Modi speech in Sydney November 13, 2014

    Melbourne: A special train will run from Melbourne to Sydney carrying over 200 passengers who will attend the public address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Australia, the first by an Indian premier in 28 years. For the first time in the history of Melbourne, a train service...
  • PM Modi stresses on Act East Policy while pitching for a strong India-ASEAN partnership November 12, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: While addressing the 12th ASEAN-India summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the world and the region demands a strong India-ASEAN partnership. The PM is on a three-nation trip and arrived at Myanmar on Tuesday. He will also be attending the East Asian summit. PM Modi...
  • Robert Varley incident requires stricter visa norms to curb incidences of child abuse November 12, 2014

    Child sex abuser Robert Varley exposes chilling loopholes in dealing with cases that involves a foreign national indulging in such horrific crimes. ...
  • PM Modi condemns Nigeria school bombing November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night condemned the suicide bomber attack in a school in Nigeria which left 48 students dead, terming it as a cowardly act. "The attack in Nigeria is cowardly and utterly condemnable," Modi tweeted. "Condolences to the kin of the deceased. My prayers (are) with...
  • Administrative arrangements in nuke deal with Australia making progress: India November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Australia, India today said negotiations in working out the "administrative arrangements" that will govern the actual implementation of the landmark India-Australia nuclear deal is making "good progress". The deal inked between the two countries on September 6 during Australian Prime Minister...
  • Will highlight 'key' issue of cooperation against black money at G20 summit: PM Modi November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the importance of global cooperation against black money will be a "key issue" he will highlight at the upcoming G20 summit in Brisbane, as he embarks on a three-nation visit from Tuesday. Seeking to inject momentum in the country's 'Act East' policy,...
  • PM Narendra Modi leaves on 3-nation tour on Tuesday for key global summits November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to inject momentum in the country's 'Act East' policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a three-nation tour of Myanmar, Australia and Fiji on Tuesday to attend key multilateral summits during which India is expected to push for steps to create more jobs and improve world economy. During...
  • Burger King tests India waters, starts with 12 outlets November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: US fast food chain Burger King Worldwide will open about 12 outlets in India over the next 60-90 days, Rajeev Varman, chief executive of the hamburger chain's India unit said on Saturday. The chain announced last year a tie-up with the Everstone Group to develop the Burger King brand...
  • Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz named 'Labour MP of the Year' November 7, 2014

    London: Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz has been named as the Labour MP of the year 2014 for his valuable work for underrepresented, deprived and minority sections of the country. "I am honoured to have been chosen for this award. In my constituency of Leicester East, I work with individuals and...
  • Watch: India showcases tourist attractions at World Travel Market in UK November 7, 2014

    India showcases new tourist attractions at World Travel Market at the Excel Centre, as tourism season begins in India. ...
  • Rajnath Singh, Israeli PM Netanyahu review cooperation in combating terror November 7, 2014

    Tel Aviv: Contending that terror is a global menace, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Home Minister Rajnath Singh have reviewed existing cooperation and future possibilities of enhancing engagement in dealing with the threat. Both the leaders also expressed their countries' keenness to strengthen ties, with Netanyahu emphasising that he "believes...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu lauds India's science prowess November 7, 2014

    Tel Aviv: Lauding India's capacity for science and innovation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the best mathematicians always came from India. "My uncle, who was a mathematician, always used to tell me that the best mathematicians came from India", Netanyahu told Singh. The Indian...
  • Israel positive about 'Make in India' campaign, says PM Benjamin Netanyahu November 7, 2014

    Tel Aviv: Responding favourably to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu has told visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh that his country is keen to take advantage of the move. Netanyahu said that Israel is ready and willing to discuss transfer and development of...
  • India ranking to improve if states' best practices included: World Bank November 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The World Bank, which recently ranked India 142nd in its ease of doing business list, on Tuesday said the ranking will improve by at least 50 notches if one includes the best practices followed at the state level. "A few years back the World Bank did a sub-national 'ease of...