NUCLEAR DEAL

  • PM Modi's visit to Canada generated business worth 1.6 billion dollars 1 week ago

    Toronto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Canada has generated business worth more than 1.6 billion Canadian dollars, according to official figures released by the Harper government in Toronto. Sixteen commercial agreements and announcements were made by Canadian and Indian companies and organisations during Prime Minister Modi's visit this week. The commercial...
  • Canada's Green Party concerned over uranium deal with India April 17, 2015

    Ottawa: Canada's Green party has expressed serious concern over the country's multi-million dollar uranium deal with India, saying the agreement is a direct violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. "Canada's trade in nuclear materials with India is a direct violation of the NPT, yet we resumed trading equipment and fissionable materials...
  • Iran President dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal April 15, 2015

    Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed pressure from the US Congress over a preliminary deal on the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program, saying that Tehran is dealing with world powers - not American lawmakers. In a speech to tens of thousands of Iranians in the northern city of Rasht,...
  • PM Modi eyes uranium deal with Canada, to seek French help for high speed trains in India April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Germany, France, and Canada, sources say that India and Canada are likely to sign a deal to import uranium for nuclear power plants. India and Canada signed the civil nuclear cooperation agreement in 2010 and followed it up by inking the administrative...
  • Barack Obama says Iran could cut nuke time to near zero in 13 years April 8, 2015

    Washington: Iran could have the capabilities to build a nuclear bomb almost immediately after the first 13 years of the emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday. The Republican leader of the US House reacted tersely, arguing that Obama had just confirmed what critics of the deal have...
  • US says Iran sanctions will go, Obama rejects Israel demand on Tehran recognising it April 7, 2015

    Washington: The United States made clear on Monday that sanctions on Iran would have to be phased out gradually under a nuclear pact and President Barack Obama poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a deal be predicated on Tehran recognising Israel. "The notion that we would condition Iran not...
  • Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu once again blasts Iran nuclear deal April 5, 2015

    Washington: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday again denounced the agreement between Tehran and world powers as a "bad deal" that "endangers" Israel and will leave Iran with a large nuclear infrastructure. An outline deal agreed in Switzerland on Saturday paves the way for Tehran to curtail its nuclear activity...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu demands Iran nuclear deal include recognising Israel April 3, 2015

    Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded on Friday that any nuclear agreement signed with Iran must endorse Israel's right to exist, while also insisting pressure be kept up to ensure a sound deal is reached. While calling the emerging deal a bad one, he said the choice was not only between...
  • India welcomes agreement over Iran's nuclear programme April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Friday welcomed the understanding reached between Iran and the six world powers on Tehran's contentious nuclear programme and hoped that this would lead to a comprehensive agreement by June 30. "A significant step seems to have been taken with agreement on the parameters of a comprehensive settlement...
  • World powers, Iran agree on framework of historic Nuclear deal April 3, 2015

    Geneva: After marathon talks, the world powers and Iran on Thursday agreed on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at scaling back Tehran's nuclear programme and relieving the Islamic Republic from the sanctions. "We have taken a decisive step. We have reached solutions on key parameters on a Joint...
  • Iran agrees to nuclear framework April 3, 2015

    Iran on Thursday agreed on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at scaling back Tehran's nuclear programme and relieving the Islamic Republic from the sanctions. ...
  • India, US move forward on implementation of Nuclear deal March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: India and the US are in the process of exchanging the inked copies of Administrative Arrangements (AA) for the nuclear deal, paving the way for the implementation of the pact which was signed seven years ago. "After the necessary internal procedures, the signed texts are currently being exchanged between...
  • India, Sri Lanka sign civil nuclear deal, Modi calls it a sign of trust February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi on Monday and the two signed agreements including one on civil nuclear cooperation. Modi said the two leaders discussed ways to enhance economic cooperation between both countries. He also said he discussed the fishermen issue with...
  • World must 'seize opportunity' of sealing nuclear deal: Iran February 10, 2015

    Tehran: Iran has taken "necessary steps" and now it is the turn of the World powers to "seize the opportunity" of sealing a landmark nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. "Right now good progress has been made although we are some distance away from the final agreement," Rouhani...
  • US hopeful of investing in India's nuclear projects February 10, 2015

    Washington: The US has hoped that its companies would participate in India's nuclear projects as the country has reached an understanding with America about its existing nuclear liability regime. "We believe that we've reached a sufficient understanding, and I think this process will continue. We are hopeful that it will...
  • Centre clarifies on Indo-US nuclear deal, says Indian victims cannot sue foreign suppliers for N-accident February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Foreign suppliers of atomic reactors to India cannot be sued for the damages by victims of a nuclear accident but can be held liable by the operator who has the right of recourse, government said on Sunday releasing details of the understanding reached with the US recently. In a...
  • Nothing on nuclear deal done outside 4 corners of Indian law: Government February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: With questions being asked about the understanding reached on the nuclear deal with the US during President Barack Obama's visit in January, India on Thursday maintained nothing has been done outside the "four corners of the Indian law". "Let me assure you that when we arrived at the understanding...
  • US-India nuclear 'breakthrough' could be finalised within a year February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A "breakthrough understanding" to open India's nuclear power sector to US firms reached during President Barack Obama's visit to New Delhi last month could be finalised this year, Indian officials say. The January 25 announcement by Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed six weeks of intensive talks, but...
  • Breaking protocol, Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet Sushma Swaraj during her China visit February 2, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has made an exception by agreeing to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday. The Chinese President rarely meets foreign ministers and will break the protocol by meeting Swaraj. The visiting foreign ministers are usually granted an audience with the the country's premier. Swaraj, arrived...
  • Congress to take on Centre in Parliament on Nuclear deal with USA January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress will take on the government in Parliament on the Indo-US nuclear deal during the Budget session and will demand details of the assurances given by it for resolving the seven-year-old logjam. The party noted that the government has kept all the details of assurances given to the US...
  • Nuclear deal figures in Obama-Sonia meeting January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The issue of operationalising the bilateral landmark civil nuclear deal and cooperation in multiple sectors between India and US were understood to have figured as Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met US President Barrack Obama. A wide range of strategic affair issues came up...
  • India Inc upbeat about CEOs' roundtable meet with US President Barack Obama January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the CEOs' roundtable meet, top businessmen in New Delhi on Monday expressed confidence about their meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama. In an exclusive interview to Network 18, CEO of New Silk Route Parag Saxena said, "Mood is positive; FII flows into...
  • Experts discuss Indo-Us civil nuclear deal 'breakthrough' January 25, 2015

    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. ...
  • India, US say breakthrough in civil nuclear deal achieved after Narendra Modi-Barack Obama meet January 25, 2015

    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...
  • India, US achieve breakthrough in operationalising Nuclear deal January 25, 2015

    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....
  • Obama-Modi hold talks on civil nuclear deal and a range of issues January 25, 2015

    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...
  • India-US nuclear deal finalised, announcement likely at Modi-Obama joint conference: sources January 25, 2015

    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: Day 1 of the India-US dialogues January 24, 2015

    In the lead up to US President Barack Obama's historic second visit to India; The Observer Research Foundation and Network18 have initiated the India-US policy dialogues. On the day 1 of the dialogue, panel of experts discuss the Civil Nuclear Cooperation agreement, trade, and defence between India and US. ...
  • The India-US dialogues: Experts discuss trade ties January 24, 2015

    In the lead up to US President Barack Obama's historic second visit to India; The Observer Research Foundation and Network18 have initiated the India-US policy dialogues. On the day 1 of the dialogue, panel of experts discuss the trade ties between India and US. ...
  • Indo-US Dialogue: 'Modi and Obama can take it to newer and greater heights' January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The inaugural session of the Indo-US dialogue jointly organised by the Network18 and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) to mark the visit of the US President Barack Obama to India expressed confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is capable of taking the relationship to a newer and greater...