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  • India very important player in climate talks: US December 11, 2014

    Lima: Terming India as a "very important player" in the climate change negotiations, the US has said it is not involved in any agreement on climate with India ahead of President Obama's Republic Day visit to New Delhi. "India's obviously a very important player. We don't have anything in the works...
  • PM Modi's foreign visits will help us achieve our mission of a developed India: Sushma Swaraj December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Giving a statement on the recent foreign visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday assured the Lok Sabha that such trips "will help us achieve the mission of a developed India." There has been a boiling controversy over Modi's visits abroad. He...
  • Pistorius birthday visit may have bent prison rules: report November 23, 2014

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, received a long visit from his brother and sister for his 28th birthday that may have bent the rules of his incarceration, a South African newspaper reported on Sunday. Carl and Aimee Pistorius were able to visit the double-amputee...
  • Bigg Boss 8: Kim Kardashian's trip to India called off November 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The India trip of American reality TV star Kim Kardashian has reportedly been cancelled over visa issues. "Unfortunately, Kim will not be able to enter the country due to some visa issue", said a source. However, the exact reason behind cancellation has not been disclosed. "The reason is not clear but all...
  • Fiji opposition to boycott Modi's speech due to internal politics November 18, 2014

    Suva: Fiji's opposition party has decided to boycott the special parliament meeting planned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday after the government withdrew it's decision to allow it to move the vote of thanks. Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the pacific nation in 33 years, is due...
  • Modi is like a 'brother', says Australian PM Abbott November 18, 2014

    Melbourne: "Narendra and I." Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this at a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after a summit talks while stressing how the two countries were expanding their cooperation in various areas. The personal warmth Abbott shared with Modi was reflected yet again at...
  • PM Modi calls for global strategy to tackle terrorism November 18, 2014

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a comprehensive global strategy and a resolve to isolate "those who harbour terrorists" was needed to fight terrorism that is changing in character and expanding its reach. "Terrorism has become a major threat for us all. In India, we have seen its face...
  • Live: Modi, Abbott pose with World Cup trophy at the Melbourne Cricket ground November 18, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Melbourne on the fourth and final leg of his Australia tour. India and Australia in Canberra signed five pacts after bilateral talks between Modi and Tony Abbott. While addressing the Australian Parlaiment Modi said that Australia will not be at the periphery of India's...
  • Australia will not be at the periphery of India's vision but at the centre of its thought: Modi in Canberra November 18, 2014

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Australia will not be at the periphery of India's vision but at the centre of its thought, as he called for closer bilateral security cooperation and a comprehensive global strategy to tackle the menace of terrorism. "We have to deepen our bilateral...
  • Modi's magic worked on us, say Indians in Australia November 17, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the crowd of Indian community in Australia during a cultural event at Sydney Olympic park in Australia. ...
  • Jaitley slams Khurshid, says Modi gets a larger audience in Sydney than Congress leaders in India November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Attacking Congress leader Salman Khurshid for questioning the genuineness of crowd during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trips abroad, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said his plight was understandle as Modi had a larger audience in Sydney than his leader got in India. "If UPA leaders during their days...
  • PM Narendra Modi is an enigma, excited to see him, says a perfromer November 17, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Sydney for his 2nd leg of the Australian tour. CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil talks to the gropu of dancers who will be performing at the event. "Modi is an enigma. We are expecting a lot from him. Let's see what he does for India," said...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet Australian counterpart on Tuesday November 17, 2014

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott on Tuesday and the two countries are likely to sign four to five agreements and MoUs on transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade and social security. Modi, who arrived in Australia last week on the second leg of...
  • PM Modi receives traditional aboriginal welcome in Sydney November 17, 2014

    Sydney: Australia's aboriginal dancers on Monday gave a traditional welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived here on a whirlwind six-hour visit to attend a reception hosted by the Indian community for him. Modi spent about five minutes at the lobby of Hotel Pullman and watched the four male...
  • Narendra Modi reaches Sydney, Indian diaspora prepares elaborate reception for PM November 17, 2014

    After meeting top businessmen over breakfast in Brisbane the PM has landed in Sydney where a grand reception awaits him. He just attended a cultural program. PM Modi while addressing businessmen in Brisbane spoke about the ease of doing business in India - saying that they will no longer...
  • Sydney proud to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi: New South Wales premier November 17, 2014

    The Premier of South Wales Mike Baird is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Baird said that Sydney is very excited to receive PM Modi along with other leaders. He also spoke about the grand welcome that the Indian diaspora in Sydney has been planning for...
  • Adani, GVK may get clearance for mega-mines after Modi's meeting in Australia November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia's Queensland state will announce a major investment in rail infrastructure in the Galilee basin to ensure that one of the mega-mines proposed by India's Adani group and GVK get a clearance in 2015. Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, who held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night, said...
  • Garba dancers gear up to perform for PM Modi in Sydney November 17, 2014

    A group of dancers have been religiously practicing for three hours every day for the last three weeks. Eager to perform in front of the PM, the performers are going to present a strictly traditional garba item. ...
  • PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Sydney: As it happened November 17, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sydney on the second leg of his four-city tour of Australia. Modi, who arrived in Sydney from Brisbane after attending the G20 Summit, will proceed to Canberra tonight and later to Melbourne....
  • We hope Modi fulfills his promises, say NRIs November 17, 2014

    "Modi Express", a special train carrying over 220 passengers who will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first public lecture in Sydney, was flagged off on Sunday by an Australian minister in Melbourne. "The journey was very exciting," said an NRI. ...
  • Modi's speech in Sydney: Behind the scenes November 17, 2014

    A grand reception has been planned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney's Allphones Arena. "The whole program aim is to bring the diversity of India in one theme. There willl be program from different parts of India- East, West, North to south all the cultural languages and religions will...
  • Australian government excited about the event: Ram Madhav November 17, 2014

    A grand reception has been planned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney's Allphones Arena. Like the MSG events in New York, in Sydney also the local community has shown a lot of enthusiasm. BJP leader Ram Madhav said that the Australian government is also very excited about the event. ...
  • G20 endorses need for transparency between nations on tax information November 17, 2014

    In a victory for India, the G20 summit endorsed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong pitch for repatriation of black money, echoed India's line on the need for transparency and disclosure of tax information. ...
  • You will begin to find a difference in India: PM Modi assures Australian business leaders November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: Making a strong pitch for investment in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking to Australian business leaders on Monday said that his government is focusing on eliminating unnecessary laws and regulations and making processes easier and shorter to ensure that the government is more transparent. While attending a business...
  • Newspapers in Brisbane talk about PM Modi's 'standout shake' with Tony Abbott November 16, 2014

    Newspapers in Brisbane talk about PM Narendra Modi's 'Standout Shake' with Tony Abbott. "The hug between Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi stood out. Good to see ties between India and Australia being strengthened," said Brisbane resident. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi fever grips Sydney ahead of Indian diaspora event November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: The Indian diaspora in Australia will seek to recreate the Madison Square Garden magic when they will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney in the country's largest indoor arena. Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit Australia in 28 years after Rajiv Gandhi, will leave for Sydney...
  • PM Modi charmed by Australian Koala bear at G20 November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a delightful Australian welcome when he was charmed by a cuddly koala bear during a break at the G20 summit. The wild-eyed koala was brought to the Prime Minister by officials at the backstage of the G20 summit. Modi "tangled" with the koalas deployed by...
  • Great opportunity for India and Australia to strengthen ties: Anand Mahindra November 15, 2014

    One of India's top business leaders Anand Mahindra on Saturday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit will strengthen India- Australia ties. ...
  • Watch: PM Modi's lavish barbecue with Tony Abbott November 15, 2014

    Before the summit, G20 leaders enjoyed a lavish barbecue. Australian Minister Tony Abbott who was playing host tweeted about the lunch saying it was an opportunity to speak to leaders like Narendra Modi and Barack Obama in a relaxed atmosphere. ...
  • PM Modi makes strong pitch for operationalisation of BRICS bank November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: Making a strong pitch for speeding up the creation of a BRICS development bank, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India hopes to ratify the agreement over the financial institution by year-end and 2016 should be set as the target for its inauguration. "The historic 6th BRICS Summit in...