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  • Congress downplays US invite for Modi, says it's his right as the PM July 12, 2014

    A day after US President Barack Obama invited PM Narendra Modi to the US, the Congress has downplayed the invite saying that all Prime Ministers enjoy special privileges. "Narendra Modi's big wish was to go to America. His wish has been fulfilled. Obama's invitation is for a PM," Congress leader...
  • Obama invites PM Modi to Washington in September July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The first bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama is likely to take place in September. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns who met Modi on Friday in New Delhi extended Obama's invitation to the Prime Minister. US Secretary of State John...
  • Obama looking forward to meet Modi in September: US official July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Barack Obama is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September, which will be a "valuable opportunity" to renew the strategic partnership and spur trade between the two countries, a senior US official said on Thursday. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns, who met...
  • Modi greets US on its Independence Day July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of US Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to the country and said he envisions a "bright future" for the bilateral relations. "Independence Day greetings to the people of USA. I envision a bright future for India-USA relations that will benefit both...
  • Bill Clinton to travel to India this month July 4, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton will travel to India this month during which he is expected to visit Lucknow and Jaipur and focus on critical issues, including global health, improved access to medicines, climate change and economic development. Clinton will travel to India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and...
  • Modi heads to US in September: Is Modi re-branding India's foreign policy? June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet US President Barack Obama in a bilateral meeting in September. Modi has decided to go to the US for the UN General Assembly meeting and has agreed to have a bilateral meeting with Barack Obama. ...
  • US Secy of State calls Sushma Swaraj, discusses re-energising ties May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday made his first call to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who took charge of her ministry earlier in the day. According to sources, the two leaders discussed about re-energising ties between the two countries and focusing on enhancing trade and economic...
  • Narendra Modi should revive US investment: Fareed Zakaria May 22, 2014

    How does the world view Narendra Modi's victory? What is the future of India-United States relationship with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister? CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sgarika Ghose interviews Fareed Zakaria, Editor, TIME magazine, author and commentator. ...
  • Ready to work closely with Modi to boost strategic ties: US May 20, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that its friendship with India is "absolutely vital", the US on Tuesday said that it is ready to work "closely" with the Narandra Modi-led new government to strengthen strategic ties and security. "The United States stands ready to work closely with Prime Minister Modi and the new government to...
  • Will miss working with you on day-to-day basis: Obama to Manmohan Singh May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Saturday called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh soon after he demitted office and said he was one of the few public leaders whom he "admired" and that he would "miss" working with him on "day-to-day basis." During the farewell telephone call, Singh noted that...
  • India-UK trade grows by 6.6 pc in 2013 May 13, 2014

    London: Trade between India and the UK has registered a 6.6 per cent growth in 2013 touching 16.4 billion pounds, according to latest figures released. The UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows that the total value of two-way trade of goods and services between the UK and India...
  • Indo-US relationship should be re-imagined: S Jaishankar April 29, 2014

    Washington: The Indo-US relationship should be re-imagined as it is an important factor in India's future development and awaits its next quantum leap "patiently", Indian Ambassador to the US S Jaishankar said on Tuesday. Jaishankar made the remarks during his key note address at the Washington launch of the book -...
  • Tough decisions needed to take Indo-US trade to $500 bn: Nancy Powell April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The US on Friday said that its bilateral trade with India can grow five-fold to $500 billion provided both the governments take "tough" and "vital" decisions in that direction. Addressing an event in the national capital, Nancy Powell, who resigned from the post of US Ambassador to India earlier...
  • Obama nominates 3 Indian-Americans to advisory commission April 25, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has announced his intent to appoint three Indian-Americans to his 14-member advisory commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The Indian-Americans include, US Air Force officer Lt Col Ravi Chaudhary, prominent community leader Shekar Narasimhan and popular film and television actor Maulik Pancholy....
  • Very hopeful about future of ties with India: US March 18, 2014

    Seeking to distance itself from US prosecutor Preet Bharara securing a re-indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the US state department says it's "very hopeful about what the future holds" for India-US relationship. "Obviously, this is in the hands of the Department of Justice," spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday...
  • Khobragade re-indicted in US visa fraud case March 15, 2014

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and stripsearch soured Indo-US relations, was on Friday re-indicted on US visa fraud charges, a day after a US court dismissed an earlier indictment. In fresh trouble for Khobragade, federal prosecutors re-indicted the Indian diplomat on charges of visa fraud and making false statements about...
  • India welcomes dismissal of visa fraud charges against Devyani March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India termed as "good as far as it goes" the dismissal of visa fraud charges by a US court against senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and strip-search had triggered a diplomatic row between the two countries. "We have seen the judgement related to the indictment of January 9....
  • Partnership with India is broad and strong: US January 24, 2014

    Washington: Greeting Indians ahead of the country's 65th Republic Day on January 26, a top US diplomat termed America's partnership with India as broad and strong. "The bottom line is that this (India-US) partnership is broad and it is strong," Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom on...
  • Khurshid meets US Secretary of State, takes up Khobragade issue January 22, 2014

    Montreux: After a row of bitter exchanges with the United States over the Devyani Khobragade issue, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday met the US Secretary of State John Kerry and discussed recent developments in the bilateral relations between the two nations. Upset over the Devyani Khobragade episode, India...
  • India says US probably still most important ally January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The case of the Indian consul arrested and strip-searched in New York last month was handled "appallingly" and needs to be resolved, but the United States remains probably India's most important ally, the Indian ambassador to Washington said on Tuesday. "I won't underplay this incident, I won't overplay this...
  • Bharara given time till January 31 to respond to Khobragade's plea January 18, 2014

    New York: A US judge here has granted Manhattan's top prosecutor Preet Bharara time till January 31 to file his opposition to the motion submitted by Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade seeking dismissal of the indictment against her on visa fraud charges. Khobragade's lawyer Daniel Arshack had on January 14 filed a...
  • American Embassy school under scanner for visa, tax violations January 16, 2014

    The elite American Embassy school in New Delhi is under scanner for suspected violations of tax laws and visa status of some of its staff which the Indian government views as "institutionalised fraud". The sprawling school, located next to the US Embassy on American government-owned land, has about 1500 students on...
  • US to return stolen Indian artifacts worth $1.5million January 13, 2014

    Talking about wide range of points of engagements between India and the US, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the consulate general of India in New York along with the Homeland Security will have a ceremony where stolen Indian artifacts worth USD 1.5 million will be returned to India...
  • Devyani issue a mini crisis, won't affect ties with US: Khurshid January 12, 2014

    New Delhi: While describing the case of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade being arrested in US, as a mini crisis, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid denied that any major damage had been done to the for the Indo-US relations by the difference of opinions of the two countries over the issue. "There...
  • Khobragade moves US court; seeks dismissal of visa fraud case January 11, 2014

    New York: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has moved a federal court here to dismiss the visa fraud case against her, saying there is lack of personal jurisdiction since she had been accorded full diplomatic immunity by the US Department of State. Khobragade's lawyer Daniel Arshack submitted a four-page "motion seeking dismissal...
  • No rethink on withdrawal of privileges to US embassy for now: Khurshid January 11, 2014

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN in Devil's Advocate, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said there is going to be no rethink on withdrawal of privileges to the US embassy staff 'at least for now.' Extra security was withdrawn from the US embassy after the diplomatic row over the arrest of former Indian...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: Has India been forced to climb down? January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India- after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • No one can take India for granted: Congress on Devyani row January 10, 2014

    Content over the turn of events in the Devyani Khobragade diplomatic row, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the government had proved that nobody can take India for granted. "What happened was very unfortunate. Such a thing never happens in diplomatic circle. India is not going to take things like...
  • It's a battle half won, US should apologise, says Devyani's father January 10, 2014

    Beaming at the return of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, her father said that the battle is half won adding that 120 crore people have given the verdict that she is innocent. He also said that the government of India has taken a very conscious legal stand that charges must be...