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  • Mamata Banerjee embarks on Singapore visit on Sunday 4 days ago

    Kolkata: In a bid to tap big ticket investment for the industry-starved eastern state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday embarks on a six-day trip to Singapore, where meetings with the sovereign city-state's prime minister and foreign minister are highlights on her itinerary. Banerjee is being accompanied by a...
  • Over 300 Indo-US organisations join hands to give Modi a historic public reception August 13, 2014

    Washington: More than 300 Indo-American organisations from across the US have come together to give Narendra Modi a "historic public reception", when he comes here on his maiden visits as India's Prime Minister in September. The event is also expected to be attended by a number of US lawmakers. Held under the...
  • India ready to review India-Nepal Friendship Treaty: Modi August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was ready to consider suggestions if any to review the 1950 India-Nepal Friendship Treaty that governs the relationship between the two countries. "My doors are open, I invite you to bring any suggestions to review the 1950 Treaty, if you so want,"...
  • Government to take a final call on UPSC row after Narendra Modi's return from Nepal August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: As the government held marathon meetings on Sunday to find a solution to the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Aptitude Test, BJP leaders JP Nadda, Ram Madhav and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh met party President Amit Shah at Gujarat Bhawan in...
  • Narendra Modi heads to Nepal in regional diplomacy push August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a visit to Nepal on Sunday to help speed up negotiations on a power trade pact that is at the centre of a new effort to improve ties with a neighbour that serves as a buffer with China. Since becoming prime minister in May,...
  • Simple vegetarian meals for Narendra Modi in Nepal August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had simple vegetarian meal prepared by an Indian chef for lunch in Kathmandu after his arrival on a two-day official visit. "He (Modi) likes to have simple vegetarian foods like nan roti, dal and vegetables," a chef said. His dishes were specially prepared under the...
  • Jeet Bahadur, accompanying Modi on Nepal tour, reunites with his family after 16 years August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Jeet Bahadur has finally reunited with his family in Nepal on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave shelter to Bahadur as he was separated from his family 16 years ago. He has been studying in India for years now and and his education is being funded by Modi. 26-year-old...
  • PM Modi reaches Nepal, to hold bilateral talks with Nepal PM today August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached Nepal on a two-day official trip. It will be the first bilateral visit by a Prime Minister to Kathmandu in 17 years and both countries could possibly make big-ticket announcements. Modi will hold bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala later in...
  • Modi leaves for Nepal, team of less than 50 people sans minister accompany him August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for Nepal for a two-day official trip. It will be the first bilateral visit by a Prime Minister to Kathmandu in 17 years and both countries could possibly make big-ticket announcements. According to sources, Modi has taken a lean team to Nepal...
  • PM Modi to visit Nepal with Jeet Bahadur, the boy he gave shelter to August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be accompanied with one Jeet Bahadur on his Nepal visit. The boy is from Nepal, but his education has been funded by the Prime Minister. He has been studying in India for years now and will be reunited with his family on Sunday....
  • Modi to visit Nepal for 2 days, 1st bilateral meet by PM in 17 years August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal on Sunday for a two-day official trip. It will be the first bilateral visit by a Prime Minister to Kathmandu in 17 years and both countries could possibly make big-ticket announcements. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, "The last such...
  • Modi to visit Nepal on Sunday, aims for better bilateral relations August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to Nepal on Sunday with an aim of taking the bilateral relations to a higher level through further cooperation in economic and other areas. Modi will be in Nepal for two days during which the two countries are expected to sign...
  • Nepal taking special security measures for Modi's first visit July 31, 2014

    Kathmandu: Special security arrangements are being put in place for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, with a team of Indian commandos expected to arrive here to oversee the preparations. Nepal government is also stepping up security by mobilising all the security agencies for the two-day visit...
  • Sushma to visit Nepal to revive Joint Commission after 23 years July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will head to Nepal on Friday to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two neighbours and to prepare the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country. Swaraj will reach Nepal on Friday evening for a three-day official visit at...
  • Army chief arrives in Kashmir on farewell visit July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Indian army chief Gen. Bikram Singh arrived here on a farewell visit on Saturday, a defence statement said. "General Bikram Singh, chief of the army staff (COAS) and chairman chiefs of staff committee, arrived in Srinagar today for a farewell visit to the strategically important Chinar Corps," it said. It said...
  • BGM demands special employment package for Gujjar youth in Jammu and Kashmir July 2, 2014

    Jammu: A Gujjar organisation demanded a special employment package for the youth of Gujjar and Bakkerwal communities on Wednesday, besides a special recruitment drive for them in the security forces in the state. "We demand employment package for the youth of Gujjar and Bakkerwal communities besides a special recruitment drive for...
  • PM to visit Kashmir on July 4 June 28, 2014

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a one-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on July 4, his first to the state after assuming office, official sources said. The Prime Minister will arrive in Jammu and then proceed to nearby Katra town to inaugurate the Katra-Udhampur train that would cover a...
  • Sushma Swaraj concludes Bangladesh visit June 27, 2014

    Dhaka: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj concluded her three-day-vist to Bagladesh on Friday after offering prayers at the historic Dhakeshwari Mandir for better ties between the two countries. "I came to Bangladesh with an open mind. Good relations exist between India and Bangladesh and the relationship will get better. I...
  • Sushma Swaraj visits Hindu temple in Dhaka June 27, 2014

    Dhaka: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj prayed on Friday for better ties between India and Bangladesh at the historic Dhakeshwari Mandir, a media report said. The minister visited the temple on the last day of her three-day trip and offered prayers, the online edition of Prothom Alo newspaper reported. She spoke in...
  • McCain joins chorus for Modi to address joint Congress session June 27, 2014

    Washington: Senior Republican Senator John McCain has joined the group of lawmakers urging Congressional leadership to invite India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress. "When the Prime Minister comes to Washington, I urge our congressional leaders to invite him to address a joint session...
  • India, Bangladesh engage in saree diplomacy June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday presented a cream colour saree to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who in return gifted the famous Bangladeshi Jamdani saree to the visiting Indian leader. Swaraj, who is on her first standalone overseas visit after taking office a month ago, called on Hasina, who...
  • Modi invites Bangladesh premier to visit India June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday handed over a letter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, inviting her to visit India. Swaraj met Hasina at Hasina's office at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday. "Swaraj handed over the letter during a meeting at the prime...
  • Martin Luther visited India to study Gandhi's principles June 25, 2014

    Washington: Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta Scott King travelled to India in 1959 to study Mahatma Gandhi's principles of non-violent persuasion, so they could apply it to the civil rights struggle back home, according to a top democrat leader. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the United States House...
  • Sushma Swaraj to meet Bangladesh opposition leader June 25, 2014

    Dhaka: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia on Friday. The BNP chairperson's press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan announced this at a press conference on Tuesday night, bdnews24.com reported. He said the place and time would be announced later. Swaraj is going to Dhaka...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Pratibha Patel's visit to China June 22, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha's take on former President Pratibha Patel's visit to Beijing. She visited Beijing to meet the President of China. The meeting was high on ceremony and light on policies. ...
  • As Trinamool sends 5 MPs to Khandwa, party criticised over 'politicisation of rape' June 19, 2014

    Besides questioning the efficacy of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress sending five of its MPs to Madhya Pradesh to enquire into a rape case, women activists here are appalled at the selection of two women MPs in the delegation who had earlier passed snide remarks against a rape victim. Peeved by...
  • Read: The welcome song for Modi that was sung by Bhutan school kids June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a rousing welcome in Bhutan on Sunday where he was received by Bhutanese Premier Tshering Tobgay, his cabinet ministers and senior government officials. After a ceremonial guard of honour at the airport, Modi was driven in a huge convoy of vehicles to the...
  • Modi visit a success, tweets Bhutan PM June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on Monday said that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi's visit to his country was a "success" and the Bhutanese people were fortunate to host the new Indian premier. "PM@narendramodi visit a success: All thanks to the blessings of our Guardian Deities; leadership of our Kings;...
  • India announces concessions for Bhutan June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: Seeking to push further the relationship with Bhutan, India on Monday announced a number of measures and concessions including the exemption of Bhutan from any ban on export of milk powder, wheat, edible oil, pulses and non-basmati rice. The two sides also reaffirmed their commitment to their cooperative partnership...
  • Narendra Modi leaves Bhutan for home after first foreign visit June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for home from Bhutan, concluding his first foreign trip after assuming office last month. He was given a warm send off by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and several of his Cabinet colleagues at the Paro airport. Modi drove from Thimphu to Paro airport, a...