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  • 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...
  • The India-US dialogues: Experts discuss Defence 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 Defence ties between India and US. ...
  • The India-US dialogues: Experts discuss Civil Nuclear Cooperation deal 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 between India and US. ...
  • Indo-US nuclear deal unlikely to be cleared during Obama's visit: sources January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India, the nuclear deal between the two countries is unlikely to be cleared, said government sources. The US has demanded that it be allowed to track nuclear material supplied to India. In an attempt to remove the hurdles in the nuclear...
  • India, United States try to narrow differences on nuclear trade ahead of Obama's visit January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: India and the United States were trying to narrow differences on nuclear trade on Thursday ahead of President Barack Obama's visit, but New Delhi ruled out a change in its liability law that has choked off US investment. Nuclear commerce worth billions of dollars was meant to be the...
  • US hoping for development in climate negotiations with India January 22, 2015

    Washington: The United States is hoping to make significant progress in climate negotiations with India ahead of a major UN conference taking place later this year in Paris, a senior White House official has said. "President Barack Obama will have a chance to review with Prime Minister Narendra Modi what the...
  • Economic ties, defence deals to top the talks during Obama's India visit January 22, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will arrive in India on Sunday for the second time, to build on what he calls one of the 'defining relationships of the 21st Century'. Here are some key areas likely to be discussed during his visit: Strategic importance India's size, location, fast-growing economy and potential as a...
  • India, US get into huddle in London on nuke deal; US envoy hopeful of progress January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Racing against time, officials from India and the US met in London on Wednesday to resolve issues that have come in the way of operationalising the landmark civil nuclear deal with President Barack Obama due in four days' time. Meanwhile, US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, also exuded...
  • VVIP Chopper deal: Will verify process to summon foreigners, says ED January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday told a Delhi court that they would verify the process of serving summons to two Italian nationals, who were summoned as accused along with others in a money-laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal. The agency told the...
  • US to invest $1 billion in renewable energy projects in India January 13, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Secretary of State John Kerry met on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit and the two are believed to have discussed modalities of the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement. Sources said that the two leaders also discussed an energy pact that will be taken...
  • Cancellation of land deal in Rajasthan: BJP says 'victory of law' January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday described the Rajasthan government's move of seizing about 374.44 hectares of land, a part of which reportedly belonged to businessman Robert Vadra, as a "victory of law" and hinted at more such actions in the days to come. The state government has taken back possession of...
  • Vital pages of Vadra-DLF land deal not missing but detached, claims Ashok Khemka December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With two pages of a file pertaining to DLF-Robert Vadra land deal missing, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has asked for a criminal investigation into the case. Khemka has also filed a complaint to present Chief Secretary saying that the file went to certain officers who were not...
  • Pages of file pertaining to Robert Vadra-DLF land deal missing from Haryana government records December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal, two pages of a file pertaining to the case are missing from government records. The issue of missing pages came to light when former director general (DG) Consolidation and whistle blower IAS officer Ashok Khemka got the copy...