DIPLOMAT

  • Audi Awards 2014: Recognising South India's achievers 1 week ago

    The Audi Ritz Icon Awards 2014 recognises South India's achievers. The event saw the coming together of the most sought after film stars, achievers, business icons and diplomats. ...
  • Trillion dollar IT trade deal on a knife-edge at the WTO December 12, 2014

    Geneva: A trillion dollar deal at the World Trade Organisation to reduce tariffs in the vast information technology sector will stand or fall in the next 24 hours, trade diplomats said on Thursday. But late on Thursday one trade official involved with the talks said a deal would be very unlikely...
  • India-Australia ties can strengthen in various fields, says ex-diplomat November 13, 2014

    "India and Australia are establishing strong civil nuclear ties. There is a new found professionalism in the relationship. India-Australia ties can strengthen in various fields," said ex-diplomat. ...
  • New Delhi: Saudi diplomat roughed up for taking dog inside park November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A Saudi Arabian diplomat was allegedly roughed up by a group of youths for taking his pet dog inside a park near his residence in south Delhi's Safdarjung Enclave area. The incident took place a fortnight ago when the victim, identified as Abdul Rehman, a secretary rank officer working...
  • Security stepped up at Australia Parliament after Canada attack October 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Security has been stepped up at Parliaments and Canadian diplomatic missions around Australia, a day after a gunman opened fire at parliament in that country killing one soldier, according to a media report. Speaker Bronwyn Bishop, however assured that the nation's politicians were safe in the Parliament house and they...
  • Pakistan briefs Diplomatic Corps in Islamabad on LoC tension October 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday held a detailed briefing for Islamabad-based foreign diplomats on the tension along the border with India, as part of efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue at the international level. Foreign Office said the "entire Diplomatic Corps" was invited for a briefing on the situation arising due to...
  • Modi, Obama target USD 500 billion Indo-US trade October 1, 2014

    Washington: Targeting a five-fold jump in Indo-US trade to USD 500 billion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to deepen economic cooperation and will set up a joint program to boost business investment. After two days of talks focused on ways to reinvigorate the...
  • Building blocks in place to call Modi's US visit a success, say experts October 1, 2014

    With both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama penning a joint editorial, experts say that both leaders have put in their efforts to make this visit a success. "We have every indication that the building blocks are in place for a successful visit. So it doesn't surprise...
  • Sense of optimism about Indo-US relations the biggest takeaway from Modi-US visit October 1, 2014

    The five-day visit of Narendra Modi to the United States of America has come to an end propelling the Indo-US ties to a new level. Defence ties, energy security and the WTO issue were discussed at Modi's first bilateral meet with US President Barack Obama. The biggest takeaway from the...
  • India's food security concern at WTO needs solution: Modi September 30, 2014

    New York: Emphasising that India supports trade facilitation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told US President Barack Obama that a solution must be found on its concerns over food security at the WTO. Modi had an "open discussion" on WTO (World Trade Organisation) issue with Obama during their summit talks...
  • India, US agree in principle to renew defence pact September 30, 2014

    Washington: India and US have in principle agreed to extend their defence agreement for another 10 years which will take forward the cooperation between the two countries in the crucial area. Sources in the Department of Defence said, "we are still negotiating the framework agreement (defence) but have not finished." Pentagon...
  • US Defence Secretary meets Modi; discusses defence cooperation September 30, 2014

    Washington: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues relating to defence cooperation and combating terrorism. The US Defence Secretary called on Modi at the Blair House here where the visiting dignitary is staying. "Issues of the day - Ebola and Terror -...
  • It's the big Obama-Modi meeting tonight: What's your takeaway from Modi's US visit so far? September 30, 2014

    'Chalein saath saath, Together, forward we go'. That's how US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped off their much-anticipated joint editorial in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country over...
  • Full Text: Obama-Modi joint editorial in the Washington Post September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated joint editorial by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was published in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. "India and the United States are bound by common values and mutual interests. Through our...
  • True potential of Indo-US ties yet to be fully realised, need to work together: Obama-Modi joint editorial September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Chalein saath saath, Together, forward we go'. That's how US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped off their much-anticipated joint editorial in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. "India and the United States are bound...
  • Modi, Obama meet for dinner at White House, exchange anecdotes about first few days in office September 30, 2014

    Washington: On the last leg of his five-day US trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington for a private dinner on Monday night. This was the first meeting between the two leaders and continued for nearly 90 minutes in the Blue Room...
  • Modi, Obama to discuss ways to boost strategic partnership September 30, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama would discuss a range of issues, including ways to accelerate economic growth and bolster security cooperation to deepen the US-India strategic partnership, at their maiden summit meeting on Tuesday. "The two leaders will discuss ways to accelerate economic growth, bolster security...
  • Barack Obama hosts dinner for Narendra Modi, Michelle gives it a miss September 30, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday hosted a private dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington, ahead of their summit level talks. Modi was welcomed by Obama who greeted him in Gujarati, "Kem Chho?" (how are you?), the mother tongue of the Prime Minister. Set in...
  • In pics: PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York September 30, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi arrives in Washington, to hold talks with Obama September 30, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Washington on the second leg of his five-day US visit during which he will hold talks with US President Barack Obama. Obama is also hosting a private dinner, which will be the first opportunity for both the leaders to interact with each...
  • Modi cautions US against hasty troop withdrawal from Afghanistan September 30, 2014

    New York: Hours ahead of his dinner with President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cautioned the US against hasty withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, citing the mistakes it has committed while pulling out from Iraq. Modi told the Council on Foreign Relations that India and the...
  • Pact on food security, trade facilitation to go hand-in-hand: PM Modi September 30, 2014

    New York: Ahead of his meeting with US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made it clear that agreement on food security and trade facilitation will have to go hand-in-hand. "Agreement on food security and trade facilitation will have to go hand-in-hand," Modi said while addressing the Council...
  • PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York September 29, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Both the Prime Minister and Swaraj warmly welcomed the...
  • Congressmen press Obama to discuss religious freedom with Modi September 29, 2014

    New York: A group of 11 American lawmakers has written to President Barack Obama to discuss the issue of religious freedom in India with visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during their meetings at the White House. "Your meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week provides an opportunity to discuss...
  • PM Modi, Mukesh Ambani, Gabbard among others attend a dinner party September 29, 2014

    New York: After delivering a spectacular speech and wooing the Indian community in America at the Madison Sqaure Garden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a dinner hosted by the Indian Ambassador to the US, Dr S Jaishankar. Among the attendees were External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, BJP functionary Ram Madhav,...
  • PM Narendra Modi overshadowed Nawaz Sharif at UN: Pakistani daily September 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the United Nations General Assembly was everything his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's was not, said a Pakistani daily on Monday. An editorial "Modi at the UN" in the Daily Times said: "Modi continued his charm offensive in the west with a speech to the...
  • PM Modi to US President Obama in his final leg of tour September 29, 2014

    In the final leg of his five days trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Washington on Monday and will meet US President Barack Obama. Modi will have a private dinner with Obama. The American President also wanted to try and move beyond points of friction that had come up...
  • Modi to meet Benjamin Netanyahu in New York on Sunday September 28, 2014

    Jerusalem: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in New York to discuss ways to step up bilateral relations in a range of areas like defence and trade ties. "We attach immense importance to our ties with India and see this meeting as very important,"...
  • PM Modi talks 'strong SAARC' with neighbours; gets Yoga Day support September 28, 2014

    New York: Taking forward his 'neighbourhood first' policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed matters of regional and bilateral cooperation with top leaders of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The three neighbouring leaders also promised their full support to Modi's suggestion to the UN to celebrate International Yoga Day once...
  • US: PM Modi to address a crowd of over 20,000 NRIs at Madison Square Garden today September 28, 2014

    New York: After his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, Prime Minister is Modi is all set to address NRIs and other supporters in the much anticipated event at the famous Madison Square Garden on Sunday. A full house at Madison Square Garden with over 20,000 NRIs...