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  • Obama visit: US President raises toast to Indo-US 'dosti' at Rashtrapati Bhavan January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said his and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stories of success could happen only in their respective countries. "My story could only happen in the US and your story could only happen in India," said Obama while raising a toast at the banquet...
  • Obama-Modi joint statement: 10 important points January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Just like their walk-and-talk meeting, the joint press conference of US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Obama was peppered with informal touches, though the civil nuclear deal remained the cornerstone of their address. Obama began his address by greeting everyone in Hindi. He said, "Namaste...Pyar bhara...
  • Timeline: Indo-US nuclear agreement since George W Bush, Manmohan Singh regimes January 25, 2015

    Following is the chronology of events in the landmark Indo-US nuclear agreement since US President George W Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conceived the deal in July, 2005 and President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieved a breakthrough. July 18, 2005: President Bush and Prime Minister Singh...
  • India to push private sector tie-ups, tech support for renewable energy drive during Barack Obama visit January 23, 2015

    Washington/ New Delhi: India will look to the United States for more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy, as Washington looks to secure political support for a global climate change deal in 2015. Efforts to combat climate change will also figure...
  • Unacceptable for Pakistan to provide safe havens to terrorists: Barack Obama January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has said it is unacceptable for Pakistan to provide safe havens to terrorists. Obama told the India Today magazine that those behind the 26/11 attacks must face justice. He also said India must be included as a permanent member in the UN Security Council. The US...
  • US, UK ask Pakistan to hand over 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India January 19, 2015

    Islamabad: The US and the UK have asked Pakistan to hand over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, to India to improve bilateral ties or to them for his "independent trial". During 54-year-old Lakhvi's bail case the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, the prosecution informed that...
  • Sunanda was upset about relations between Tharoor, Mehr Tarar: Journalist Nalini Singh to SDM January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Journalist Nalini Singh has revealed that Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's deceased wife Sunanda Pushkar was upset about the relations between him and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar. Sunanda feared that Tharoor was going to divorce her, Singh has said. In her statement to the SDM on...
  • Sunanda was upset over growing proximity between Shashi Tharoor, Mehr Tarar, says witness January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's deceased wife Sunanda Pushkar was upset with the growing proximity between him and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, a witness has said. During the judicial inquest the witness is learnt to have revealed that Tharoor stayed with Tarar in Dubai, sources said. Responding...
  • Sunanda Pushkar death: Delhi Police wants to examine Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police wants to examine Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar in the Sunanda Puskkar death case. Sources said the police want to know the kind of relationship Mehr Tarar shared with Sunanda's husband Shashi Tharoor. According to the sources, the Delhi Police believe Tarar may hold the key to the mystery...
  • India reacts sharply to US certification to Pakistan's action against terror groups January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Reacting strongly to the US certification that Pakistan has curbed terror leading to more aid to Islamabad, India on Monday asserted that its neighbour was not showing "sustained commitment" or "ceasing support" or dismantling "bases of operations" of terror groups including LeT and al Qaeda. But it maintained that...
  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi sent to 14-day judicial custody till January 15 January 1, 2015

    Islamabad: Lashkar-e-Toiba operative and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been sent to 14 days' judicial custody. He will now be produced on January 15. This comes after Pakistan government moved the Supreme Court earlier on Thursday protesting the detention suspension order issued by the Islamabad high court. Lakhvi was...
  • Microsoft chief Nadella meets PM Modi, others; discusses Digital India, eCom December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Keen to invest more in India, Microsoft's chief Satya Nadella on Friday pledged support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India initiative. Besides Modi, India-born Nadella also met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and discussed modernisation and security of the government's digital infrastructure,...
  • India welcomes US move to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Thursday welcomed the decision of the US to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba after a gap of more than five decades. "India, which enjoys excellent relations with the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba, welcomes the decision by both the countries to re-establish diplomatic...
  • Indian arrested in Malaysia for allegedly carrying drugs worth USD 288,155 December 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for allegedly carrying 5.34 kg of illegal drugs worth USD 288,155. The man's identity was not disclosed. The 27-year-old, who arrived here from Chennai by a Malaysia Airlines flight, landed in Customs Department's net upon his arrival at the...
  • Modi tweets in Russian to welcome Russian President Putin to India on Thursday December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared tweets in Russian to welcome President Vladimir Putin to India on Thursday and said he was delighted to welcome Putin to the country and was looking forward to a productive visit "that will take India-Russia ties to newer heights". "Times have changed, our friendship...
  • India airlifts water to resolve national crisis in Maldives December 5, 2014

    Male/New Delhi: With the Maldives facing a national crisis after a fire in its capital's lone water treatment plant, India on Friday sent nearly 200 tonnes of water by air and dispatched a naval vessel carrying a large consignment of water and RO facility to the island nation. The enormous effort...
  • Modi proposes 'Digital India project', focus on the need to be tech-savvy November 19, 2014

    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...