PARTNERSHIPS

  • US rules out trilateral military partnership with India, Japan October 3, 2014

    Washington: The US has ruled out a trilateral military partnership with India and Japan, days after it decided to upgrade its annual trilateral meetings at the ministerial level. "No," Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal told reporters when asked if the India-Japan-US trilateral diplomatic ties...
  • US Senate wants Modi visit called USIndia Partnership Day September 21, 2014

    Washington: The US Senate has passed with a unanimous vote a resolution designating September 30, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the White House, as USIndia Partnership Day. Introduced by Mark R. Warner and John Cornyn, Democratic and Republican cochairs of the US Senate's bipartisan India Caucus respectively, the resolution...
  • US Senate designates September 30 as 'USIndia Partnership Day' September 19, 2014

    Washington: The US Senate has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution designating September 30 as 'USIndia Partnership Day' recognising the contribution of the two countries to one another and the relationship that will continue to help define the 21st century. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be at the White House on September...
  • PM favours PPP model in power sector July 4, 2014

    Uri: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday favoured Public Private Partnership model in power sector and described renewable sources of energy as the answer to the country's growing power needs. Inaugurating the 240Megawatt UriII Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located near the Line of Control in Baramulla district of Kashmir, he said...
  • Do away with toll plazas; devise new revenue model: Assocham February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra witnessed agitations against toll plazas, industry body Assocham on Thursday suggested the government do away with toll collection in this format and devise a new model on the lines of the one operational at airports across the country. "The model of user charges of the...
  • Pakistan origin gay denied partnership visa in Australia January 3, 2014

    A Pakistani origin gay will be deported from Australia next week after his application for a partnership visa was rejected, a media report said on Friday. Ali Choudhry who grew up in the US had been living in Brisbane for four years after having a relationship with a Brisbane doctor...
  • Chidambaram meets Lew, raises Indian concerns over visa issues October 13, 2013

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on Sunday, met his American counterpart Jack Lew and raised concerns of Indian IT companies on visa issues in the comprehensive immigration reform bill which is currently under the consideration of the Congress. Lew, who led the American delegation for the annual IndiaUS Economic and Financial Partnership...
  • Lok Sabha passes amended Land Bill; Judicial Bill gets Rajya Sabha's nod September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be aquired forcibly, has been passed by the Lok Sabha with amendments while the Rajya Sabha passed the Judicial Appointment Bill. The Upper House passed Constitutional Amendment Bill...
  • US takes pride in 'indispensable partnership' with India August 16, 2013

    The United States greeted India on its Independence Day saying it takes pride in "our indispensable partnership" and looks forward to working together for peace, democracy, and prosperity in Asia and around the world. In a press statement Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his recent visit to India for...
  • United States to sell 145 howitzer guns to India in $885 million deal August 10, 2013

    The United States proposes to sell India 145 M777 155mm LightWeight Towed Howitzer field guns to India in a $885 million deal as part of the growing IndiaUS strategic partnership, the Pentagon, the US defence department, announced. The US said the sale of these howitzers guns that are able...
  • Flat to every slum dweller in Delhi if we come to power: BJP August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Vying to return to power in the national capital after 15 years, Delhi BJP on Sunday promised to provide flats to each and every family living in over 600 slum clusters if it wins the assembly polls slated for November. Addressing a 'JhuggiJhopri' convention at Talkotara stadium organised...
  • Joe Biden in Mumbai to focus on USIndia trade partnership July 24, 2013

    Mumbai: US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Mumbai late Tuesday night. During his Mumbai visit, he will focus on the USIndia trade partnership. He is expected to speak at the Bombay Stock Exchange. He will also attend a round table conference with Indian business leaders later in the day...
  • ISRO looking for more participation of private players July 2, 2013

    Sriharikota: With its workhorse PSLV creating a niche for itself in the space industry across the globe, ISRO is looking for the more participation of private players in joint ventures, a top official said on Monday. "Over 400 industrial firms are already working with us. PSLV has created a niche...
  • China, India pledge to strengthen ties May 11, 2013

    Beijing: ChinaIndia relations have "strategic significance" and "global impact" as both are large developing countries and emerging markets, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told India's visiting External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in Beijing on Friday. Later, Khurshid also met Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who also pledged to strengthen ties between the...
  • SBI enters into partnership with Industrial Bank of Korea May 11, 2013

    Mumbai: State Bank of India on Friday said it has entered into a partnership with the Industrial Bank of Korea to help the Korean small businesses doing business here in the country. The agreement will help about 480 Korean small and medium enterprises operating in the country, SBI said in...
  • Pipavav Defence in talks with DCNS for tieup April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Ltd (PDOECL) is in "advanced stages" of discussions with DCNS for a strategic partnership, which may include selling some stake to the French defence major. "We are at an advanced stage of discussion with the French company, DCNS, a world renowned warship...
  • Angelina Jolie opens school in Afghanistan April 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has opened a school in Afghanistan through her foundation The Education Partnership for Children of Conflict. The 37yearold actress has funded the girls only educational establishment, which caters to between 200 and 300 students, just outside of Kabul and hopes it will be the...
  • US lawmakers call for more economic reforms in India March 14, 2013

    Washington: Describing the current economic atmosphere in India as "deeply troubling", top American lawmakers and experts on Wednesday said the country needs to take urgent steps towards the next phase of reforms to boost economic growth. At a Congressional hearing on "US-India Trade Relations" by the House Ways and Means Trade...
  • Metro projects in PPP model never succeeded: Sreedharan September 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: India's metro man E Sreedharan on Friday said the publicprivate partnership (PPP) model in implementing metro projects has not been a success anywhere across the world. Two metro projects are coming up under PPP model at Hyderabad and Mumbai. Sreedharan, principal advisor, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, said Hyderabad has the good...
  • Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh defends role for govt July 19, 2012

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has defended his decision to retain a role for the government in land acquisition for Public Private Partnerships. "If you are going to leave everything to private purchase it is the small land owner and livelihood losers who are going to be badly affected,"...
  • India to get Rs 250 cr health care grant from Norway June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: India will get Rs 250 crore grant from Norway in the next five years for improving rural health care services to further reduce child and maternal mortality. This follows the extention of NorwayIndia Partnership Initiative (NIPI), designed to facilitate states to improve delivery of child health services...
  • BMW, Toyota eyeing close partnership, says report June 24, 2012

    Berlin: Bayerische Motoren Werke and Toyota Motor Corp are planning to expand cooperation beyond green car technology and diesel engines, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Sunday, without citing any sources. The German premium car maker agreed with the Japanese manufacturer last December to supply diesel engines to Toyota from 2014 in...
  • How the Land Acquisition Bill will impact farmers June 19, 2012

    Passing through Bulandshahar, a rapidly urbanising district in Uttar Pradesh known for its rustic politics and dairying, this reporter chanced upon a group of farmers sitting in protest outside a newly constructed apartment. The farmers occupied a tent that was erected outside the apartment complex. Their complaint was that they were...
  • Strauss and Cook partnership joins 5,000 club May 29, 2012

    Nottingham: England captain Andrew Strauss and his opening partner Alastair Cook became only the fifth partnership in Test history to have put on more than 5,000 runs together here. They went past the landmark with a stand of 89 as England beat West Indies by nine wickets to win the...
  • IndiaAfghanistan Partnership Council to discuss terror April 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Terrorism in the region, security situation and status of the peace process in Afghanistan are some of the crucial issues to be discussed in the first session of the IndiaAfghanistan Partnership Council to be held in New Delhi during the visit of Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul from...
  • Punjab need partnerships at the top: Gilchrist April 17, 2012

    Mohali: Deprived of solid opening partnerships so far in the tournament, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist said his side will look to change the trend in their Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. "We haven't quite had an opening partnership, myself and the other partner getting...
  • India, Russia share special partnership: Krishna April 14, 2012

    Moscow: India and Russia share a "special and privileged" partnership which has stood the test of time based on deep mutual trust and convergence of views, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said on Friday. Krishna, who inaugurated the Open India Festival on modern Indian cinema and culture in Moscow to...
  • The Indian Army's largest publicprivate partnership April 9, 2012

    Four companies are battling for the largest ever publicprivate partnership project to build a light armoured carrier for the Indian Armythe Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV). The Army needs about 2,600 such vehicles over 20 years. All four biddersTata Motors, Mahindra Defence Systems, L&T and the governmentowned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)have...
  • India, a very important partner: US Congressmen March 22, 2012

    Washington: Describing India as a very important partner of the US, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, has said that IndiaUS strategic partnership offers a pillar of stability amidst many uncertainties political, security and economic facing the world today. Members of Congressional Hispanic Caucus said this during a dinner hosted in...
  • Centre to modernise all ports in India: Union Minister March 10, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: The Centre has proposed to modernise all the ports in the country to increase the overall capacity of Indian ports to 3,230 million tonnes by 201920 from the present 936 million tonnes, Union Minister for Shipping GK Vasan on Friday said. He said an investment of Rs 2.77...