TRIP

  • Don't leave state without President's permission: Centre to governors April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Centre has put restrictions on the travel of governors saying they have to stay in their respective states for at least 292 days in a year and not leave station until or unless approved by the President. The fresh diktat from the Narendra Modi government came after it...
  • Driverless car completes first-ever 5,500km coast-to-coast trip in the US April 6, 2015

    New York: In a first, a driverless car has completed a nine-day road trip across the US, covering nearly 5,500 kilometres in its journey through 15 states. According to the British-based auto-firm Delphi, the feat marks the first and longest US coast-to-coast trip ever taken by an automated vehicle. The trip...
  • China says it agrees with India to maintain border peace March 24, 2015

    Beijing: China and India have agreed to maintain peace and tranquility along their Himalayan border while they work on resolving a long-festering boundary dispute, China's foreign ministry said after talks in New Delhi. The talks are aimed at fixing a dispute over the border that divides Asia's largest nations, part of...
  • Mars One has serious flaws, alleges astrophysicist shortlisted for one-way trip to the Red Planet March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Dr Joseph Roche, one of the 100 shortlisted candidates for the much hyped Mars One that aims to set up a human colony on Mars, sees some serious issues with the project. Roche is an assistant professor at Trinity College's School of Education in Dublin, with a PhD...
  • Narendra Modi becomes first Indian PM to set foot in war ravaged town Jaffna March 14, 2015

    Jaffna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Saturday afternoon in Jaffna, the first Indian Premier to set foot in this war ravaged town in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated Northern Province, a day after he urged the country's new leaders to give greater autonomy to its Tamil minority. Modi flew in Jaffna by...
  • World's engagement with India at 'new level': PM Modi March 14, 2015

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said global confidence in India has been restored and the world's engagement with the country is at a "new level" even as he assured Sri Lanka that steps would be taken to address its concerns over the huge bilateral trade imbalance. Modi said this while...
  • PM Modi to visit Jaffna, likely to discuss refugee repatriation in India March 14, 2015

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will be travelling to Jaffna, the Tamil majority region in the country. His visit comes a day after he pushed for greater autonomy for the island's biggest minority. The two countries are likely to discuss a possible repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees in...
  • Indian fishermen keenly observing PM Modi's visit to Sri Lanka March 13, 2015

    As many as 86 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters could be released as a goodwill gesture to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. Ahead of this visit, Sri Lankan Prime Minister had warned that his navy will continue fire at Indian Fishermen who enter their...
  • PM Modi arrives in Sri Lanka, to hold talks with President Sirisena to strengthen bilateral ties March 13, 2015

    Colombo: Continuing his five-day tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Colombo on Friday to kick start his two-day visit to the island nation. Modi was received by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe at the airport after he arrived in Colombo at 5:25 AM following an overnight journey from...
  • India, Mauritius agree to push forward negotiations on DTAT March 12, 2015

    Port Louis: India and Mauritius have agreed to push forward their negotiations for a long pending revision of Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty (DTAT), asserting that their objective is to prevent the "abuse" of the convention. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Sir Anerood Jugnauth expressed this resolve during their...
  • PM Modi arrives in Seychelles on first leg of his three nations trip March 11, 2015

    Victoria: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Seychelles' capital late Monday night on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to Mauritius and Sri Lanka, observing that strong relations with Indian Ocean island countries were "vital" for India's security and progress. Modi flew in to...
  • PM Narendra Modi to leave for five days trip to three island states today March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for a five-day visit to three island states in the Indian ocean on Tuesday. Modi will address Sri Lanka's Parliament and visit Jaffna during his upcoming trip to the country, which will be a part of three-nation tour including Mauritius and Seychelles...
  • Coimbatore girl Shraddha Prasad shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars February 18, 2015

    Coimbatore: A 19-year old Kerala girl is one of the three Indians in the short-listed 100 applicants for the one-way trip to Mars in 2024. The engineering student is brimming with confidence of making it to the red planet. "I feel proud and happy for being selected from over 2.5 lakh...
  • Barack Obama, John Kerry to kick off their 2015 foreign trips with India January 5, 2015

    Washington: As US President Barack Obama arrived at the White House after vacationing in picturesque Hawaii; it is South Asia -- India, Pakistan and Afghanistan -- that would be focus during the month in January on the foreign policy front. In fact, both Obama and his top diplomat - Secretary of...
  • Difficult to do simple things when famous: Beyonce Knowles December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Beyonce Knowles says she sometimes finds fame difficult because there are so many ordinary experiences that she has to miss out on. "Before I was famous I was the girl on the hill with a guitar. I was the girl that just wanted a beautiful view of the...
  • Sushma Swaraj to make a statement on PM Modi's foreign tour December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will make an official statement on Wednesday regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips. Modi has recently returned from Nepal after attending two-day SAARC summit. Modi has dedicated almost a month of his tenure till date to international visits and has been targeted by...
  • Sushma Swaraj likely to make statement on PM's foreign trips after returning from Kathmandu: Sources November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants his ministers to be more pro-active in making statements on everything including WTO and PM'S foreign trips, said government sources on Wednesday. Union Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is accompanying Modi in Kathmandu for the 18th SAARC summit, is expected to make a statement...
  • 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. ...
  • PM Modi to conclude his Myanmar trip, to meet Chinese Premiere, President today November 13, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conclude his three-day tour of Myanmar on Thursday and wil then leave for Australia in the evening. Modi met his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev today and recalled his visit to Russia in 2001. Modi will meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping...
  • Pashmina mufflers, silver artifacts as gifts by PM Modi to ASEAN heads November 12, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a three-nation trip from November 12 reached Myanmar on Tuesday on the first leg of his 10-day tour. The Prime Minister will be attending ASEAN-India and East Asian summits in Nay Pyi Taw. Modi has also brought gifts for heads of...
  • PM Narendra Modi reaches Myanmar for first leg of his 10-day trip November 11, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Modi has landed in Myanmar's capital for the first stop of his 10 day, 3 nation tour. He will also be going to Australia and Fiji. Modi will be participating in the ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Nay Pyi Taw. Modi will meet Burmese...
  • PM Narendra Modi invites views for his Australia visit November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As he embarked on a three-nation tour that will also take him to Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas and thoughts for his visit to that country. "Do keep sharing thoughts & ideas for the visit. Here is a great place to keep updated on the...
  • Modi embarks on trip to Myanmar, Australia, Fiji; black money high on agenda November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: It's a hectic month for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he begins his three country tour on Tuesday. His first stop is Myanmar, where he will be participating in the ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Nay Pyi Taw. Modi will meet Burmese President Thane Sane as well...
  • Regular human resource audits needed to check abuse of power, says Kiran Bedi October 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Kiran Bedi said that the DIG incident was condemnable and showed how there was aneed for a systemic change. "This incident exposes colonial mindset which exists in our police system," said Bedi. ...
  • PM Modi's two-day trip to Varanasi postponed due to cyclone Hudhud October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of cyclone Hudhud, Prime Minister Narendra Modi postponed his two-day trip to his constituency of Varanasi. His visit to Varanasi was scheduled for Tuesday and a new date will be announced later. Modi was briefed about the situation in Andhra Pradesh and...
  • Looking forward to turn vision of our partnership into a lasting reality: Modi's note in Visitor's Book of White House October 1, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who left the US after his five-day trip, expressed hope of working with President Barack Obama. Modi even wrote about his experience in the Visitor's Book of the White House. Modi wrote, "I look forward to working with President Obama to unite the people of our...
  • Modi placing business on top of his US trip agenda was refreshing: CII October 1, 2014

    A big focus of PM Narendra Modi's visit was wooing the US business community where he held marathon meetings with top CEOs. CII President and Director General said, "One of the main messages he gave was that he and his government is business friendly. He was putting business right on...
  • PM Narendra Modi leaves for India, thanks US, calls his five-day trip satisfying October 1, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for India after his five-day maiden visit to the US. He thanked the US before departure and said he was satisfied with his trip. Modi said, "Thank you America". I achieved a lot in these five days. I am going back to India very satisfied."...
  • Excited NRIs stand outside Blair House to catch PM Modi's glimpse September 30, 2014

    Excited NRIs stood outside 190-year-old Blair House, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is staying, to catch his glimpse. Modi is on a five-day trip to US and has arrived in Washington on Monday. Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last one to stay at the guest house. ...
  • Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world September 30, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world. In a joint "vision statement" issued after their first meeting at a White House dinner, the two leaders said...