BARACK OBAMA

  • Terrorism a 'principal' global threat: PM Modi 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Terming terrorism as a "principal" global threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there should be no distinction between terrorist groups and pressed for countries to fulfil their commitment to wipe out their safe havens and bring them to justice. He said India and the United States have...
  • India, US renew defence pact; to pursue co-production projects 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Vowing to take defence ties to a "new level", India and the US on Sunday renewed their 10-year Defence Framework Agreement and agreed in principle to pursue joint development and production projects. The new framework will enhance bilateral defence partnership by stepping up joint military exercises and through more...
  • Obama-Modi joint statement: 10 important points 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    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...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama-Modi's 'walk and talk' 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    In a first of its kind meet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he along with US President Barack Obama on Sunday held a 'chai pe charcha' in the gardens of Hyderabad House. The two leaders earlier met for a working lunch and held discussions on a series of issues including...
  • PM Modi gifts Obama copy of US telegram to Constituent Assembly 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a goodwill gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday gifted a piece of Indo-US history to President Barack Obama in the form of a copy of the first telegram from the United States to India's Constituent Assembly in 1946. The telegram was sent by then Acting Secretary of...
  • Special 'Kadhua' Banarasi silk saree for Michelle Obama 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    Varanasi: An exquisite hand-woven Banarasi silk saree with gold and silver threads, which took weavers three months to complete, will be presented to American First Lady Michelle Obama during her three-day visit to the country. The cream-coloured 'Kadhua' silk saree, an exclusive product of this region, was hand-woven using gold and...
  • Obama starts his address to media in Hindi; says 'Namaste! Pyar bhara namaskar' 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: United States President Barack Obama on Sunday evening started his address at the joint statement meet in Hindi. "Namaste! Pyar bhara namaskar," said the US President who is on a three-day visit to India. The US President also extended his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for hosting a...
  • India, US say breakthrough in civil nuclear deal achieved after Narendra Modi-Barack Obama meet 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India and the US on Sunday reached a breakthrough on the stalled civil nuclear agreement by agreeing on commercial cooperation and decided to take defence cooperation to a new level including on upgrading domestic defence industry and advanced technologies. The contours of the operationalisation of the nuclear deal, which...
  • Red carpet rolled out for US President at Palam airport 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Red carpet rolled out for US President at Palam airport on Sunday. Amidst high security Obama and his wife will be driven to hotel ITC Maurya. ...
  • Strict measures ahead of Barack Obama's three-day visit 3 hours 3 minutes ago

    Security is very tight in the capital ahead of Obama's visit. Security is very tight in the capital ahead of Obama's visit. Sources say extra caution is being taken as inputs say terrorists may try infiltrate using fake ids. ...
  • Timeline: Indo-US nuclear agreement since George W Bush, Manmohan Singh regimes 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    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...
  • American media largely ignores Obama's India visit, some give cursory coverage 3 hours 25 minutes ago

    Washington: Indian media has been covering the US President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to India non-stop. Indeed, it is one of the biggest media events of the New Year. But, the American media has largely ignored Obama's visit to India to be the chief guest...
  • Dog takes a stroll at Rashtrapati Bhawan just before Obama's guard of honour 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    A dog caught on camera at the Rashtrapati Bhavan just before US President Barack Obama's guard of honour. ...
  • Kashmir's 'Nadru ke Goolar', Bengal's 'Mahi Sarson' for Obama lunch 3 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A mix of vegetarian and non-veg delicacies, from Jammu and Kashmir's 'Nadru Ke Goolar' to West Bengal's 'Mahi Sarson' on Sunday were served at the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in honour of visiting US President Barack Obama. There were two separate menus at the lunch which...
  • India, US achieve breakthrough in operationalising Nuclear deal 4 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India and the US on Sunday achieved a breakthrough in operationalisation of the stalled nuclear deal in a major outcome of the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama. It is understood that the breakthrough was achieved over one-on-one talks between the two leaders over tea....
  • Barack Obama, PM Modi to address CEOs on Monday 4 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Trade and economic issues, including visa, totalisation pact and impediments hampering investments, are likely to figure at Monday's US-India CEO Forum meeting, which will be jointly addressed by visiting US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...
  • Modi, Obama hold walk the talk, chai pe charcha at Hyderabad House 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a first of its kind meet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he along with US President Barack Obama on Sunday held a 'chai pe charcha' in the gardens of Hyderabad House. The two leaders earlier met for a working lunch and held discussions on a series of...
  • Cartoon of the day: Barack Obama warns Pakistan against shielding terrorists 4 hours 57 minutes ago

    In a stern message to Pakistan, US President Barack Obama has said the safe havens of terrorism within that country "not acceptable" and that those behind the Mumbai attack must face justice. ...
  • Obama visit: Wing Commander Puja Thakur becomes the first woman officer to lead guard of honour 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a first, a woman officer from the Indian Air Force, Wing Commander Puja Thakur led the ceremonial guard of honour for US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday. Thakur was seen giving commands, which was followed by the national anthems of the US and India. The...
  • Obama pays tributes to Mahatma, calls him rare gift to world 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, on Sunday paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at the Rajghat memorial here describing his spirit as a "rare gift" to the world. The American President placed a wreath, showered rose...
  • Barack Obama pays floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi 5 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, on Sunday paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at Rajghat soon after his arrival on a three-day visit. Obama placed a wreath at Gandhi's memorial and bowed before the Samadhi with...
  • Obama to witness India's military might, cultural diversity 5 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India on 26 January will celebrate its 66th Republic Day, showcasing before the chief guest US President Barack Obama and the world its military might and cultural diversity with a splendid display of land and naval weaponry, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft. With "Women's Empowerment" being the theme of 2015's...
  • Obama-Modi hold talks on civil nuclear deal and a range of issues 5 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Sunday held talks on a range of crucial issues, including removing hurdles in operationalising the long-stalled civil nuclear agreement and enhancing ties in defence, trade and commerce and climate change. Officials said "progress has been made" on the nuclear...
  • In pics: Barack Obama plants a sapling at Rajghat 5 hours 59 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama on Sunday planted a sapling at Rajghat after laying the wreath at father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi's memorial. ...
  • A great honour to be in India: Barack Obama to CNN IBN 6 hours 42 minutes ago

    Elated by the grand Guard of Honour, US President Barack Barack Obama said that "It is a great honour, I am so grateful to be here." Obama also received a 21-gun salute at the President House forecourt. ...
  • In pics: Rashtrapati Bhavan rolls out the red carpet for Barack Obama 6 hours 42 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama was accorded a ceremonial red carpet welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday. Obama was welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who received the Obamas at the airport earlier, was present along with key ministers. ...
  • BJP leader Ram Madhav calls India and US 'buddy-buddy', urges America to share high-end defence technology with India 8 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav urged the United States of America to share top end defence technology with India to make Indo-US relationship a big success. Speaking at the Network 18 and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) organized Indo-US dialogue, Ram Madhav said "when the President Barack Obama...
  • India-US nuclear deal finalised, announcement likely at Modi-Obama joint conference: sources 8 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India-US nuclear deal has been finalised and the announcement is likely to be made at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama's joint conference, according to sources. Reportedly, the Indo-US trade is now close to $100 billion annually. If government aides are to be believed then...
  • Watch: With a warm hug Narendra Modi welcomes Barack Obama in Delhi 9 hours 25 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the airport to receive Obama and First Lady Michelle. Modi welcomes Obama. After a handshake, both leaders hug each other. ...