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  • Xi Jinping invites PM Modi to visit his hometown Xian in China 7 hours 2 minutes ago

    Beijing: Buoyed by his visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a reciprocal gesture invited him to his hometown Xian, where the famous Buddhist monk Hiuen Tsang spent his last years after his return from India some 2,000 years ago. Xi invited Modi on...
  • Big stars lining up for PM Narendra Modi reception in New York 2 days ago

    Washington: Young Indian-American pop star sensation Anjali Ranadive, popular playback singer Kavita Subramaniam along with renowned violinist L Subramaniam would perform at a public reception being hosted by Indian-American community for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York. Ranadive, the daughter of the Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, would sing the...
  • Gujarat to roll out red carpet for China President, economic co-operation high on agenda 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The stage is all set for one of the biggest diplomatic events of the year as Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in India on Wednesday for a 3-day visit. Breaking the protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would personally receive Jinping in Ahmedabad as a special gesture. While...
  • President travels on state visit to Vietnam on Sunday 5 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday leaves for a four-day state visit to Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of that country and also visit sites of cultural and historical significance. Mukherjee will meet his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang, general secretary of the Vietnamese...
  • Chinese President to meet PM Modi, pledges to invest $50 billion to modernise Indian railways 5 days ago

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India...
  • Over 100 Gujarati delicacies for Chinese President Xi Jinping's palate 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping won't be served any non-vegetarian food during his visit here, but he won't be left disappointed as more than 100 Gujarati dishes, including Dhokla, Bajre ki roti, Puran Poli and Lapsi will tickle his taste buds. Xi will be able to partake mouth-watering Gujarati dishes like...
  • India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: China's president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4-billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track -- all just 250 kilometres from India's coast. Xi Jinping's trip to the site, next...
  • Army Southern Command Chief concludes 2-day Mumbai visit September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, completed his two-day visit to Mumbai and asked his men to "maintain vigilance and ability to respond to any security threat in the area". "He stressed maintaining vigilance and ability to respond to any security threat in the area," said...
  • China announces postponement of Xi's visit to Pakistan September 6, 2014

    Beijing/Islamabad: China on Saturday announced the postponement of President Xi Jinping's first visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing political crisis there., in a decision which marks his skipping an "all weather" ally for the first time during a South Asia trip which will take him to India and Sri...
  • South Africa requests Dalai Lama to defer visit September 6, 2014

    Dharamsala: South Africa on Saturday requested Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to defer his visit to Cape Town for this year only, his private office said. "We had a meeting with officials of the South African High Commission and foreign ministry here (in Delhi) and they requested his holiness to...
  • German foreign minister on India visit, to meet Narendra Modi September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will reach Delhi on Saturday evening for a September 6 to 8 visit. During the visit he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, said an official statement from the German embassy. Steinmeier, accompanied by a high-level business...
  • Rajnath Singh cancels J&K trip in wake of flood situation September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday cancelled his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir in wake of flood situation. Singh was scheduled to visit the state on Friday to take stock of the security situation at the border at a meeting of the Uniform Command Headquarters and visit...
  • Lottery to decide participants at Narendra Modi's public reception in US September 3, 2014

    Washington: A lottery system would decide the participants who would get to attend the public reception of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 28 at the prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York City, organisers of the event have said. Indian-American Community Foundation, set up recently for the purpose, till Monday...
  • Just like 'Made in Japan', want to turn 'Made in India' into a brand: PM Modi to investors September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to woo Japanese investors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured them there was no red tapism but only red carpet in India. Giving a key note address at Japan-India Association event hosted by Jetro and Nikkei, Modi said, "Like 'Made in Japan', we aim...
  • Live: India no more a land of snake-charmers, we wow the world with the 'mouse', Modi tells Japan September 2, 2014

    In a keynote address at an event by Japan India Association, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that while India is moving at 'Look East policy', Japan is in a 'Look at India' mood....
  • Attached to the concept and need for women empowerment, girl child education: Modi to Japan September 2, 2014

    Tokyo: On the fourth day of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with students of Sacred Heart University in Tokyo and stressed on the need for women empowerment. At an all women's college in Tokyo, Modi listed steps taken by him for girl-child education and women...
  • Narendra Modi narrates story of Hindu god Krishna to students at Japanese school September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited an elementary school in Tokyo and mingled with the students, narrating them the story of Lord Krishna. Modi wanted to learn how the Japanese education system works and received a presentation in this regard at the Taimei Elementary School on the third day...
  • Japan aims to double India investment in 5 years: report September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported. Modi, on his first major foreign visit since a...
  • PM Narendra Modi calls for collaboration with Japan for research, skill development September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: In his address to businessmen at the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is trying to achieve Japanese level of efficiency in the PMO as well as seek Japan's help in skill development in India. Modi said that India and Japan need...
  • Live: Indo-Japan ties have several aspects, 21st century belongs to Asia, says Narendra Modi September 1, 2014

    On his third day in Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a luncheon meeting of business leaders in Tokyo. This the PM's first trip out of the sub-continent. Modi, while lauding the Japanese government for their warm reception, said that good governance is his top priority. Trade, and defence are...
  • Modi visits 136-year-old school in Japan, calls himself 'the oldest student' September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Keen to upgrade the educational standards in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited a 136-year-old school here as a "student" to understand the academic system of Japan which could be replicated back home. He also invited teachers from here to teach Japanese language in India and proposed online...
  • Japan to work with India in finding Sickle Cell Anaemia remedy August 31, 2014

    Kyoto: Japan on Sunday agreed to work with India in inventing treatment to the Sickle Cell Anaemia after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought help for finding remedy to the deadly disease commonly found among tribals in India. Modi, who has been keenly looking for a remedy to the disease since his...
  • India, Japan set to intensify defence cooperation August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Japan are set to intensify defence cooperation with the two sides likely to launch a security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers. The two countries are also expected to sign an agreement in the field of rare earth materials after Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a five-day trip to Japan, hopes are high that the issue of bullet trains will feature on the agenda. The NDA government had promised to launch bullet train in its Railway Budget. While presenting the Railway Budget, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • Steps to concretise Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit, railways is stepping up efforts to concretise the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor project amid expectation that a way forward is likely to be materialised during the trip. The bullet train is expected to run at a speed of 300 km...
  • Ambani, Adani, Kalyani to be part of PM Modi's delegation to Japan August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani and 15 other leading industrialists will be part of the delegation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his first major bilateral visit, outside the sub-continent, to Japan this week. The industrialists will take part in a bilateral meeting under the aegis of India-Japan Business Leaders'...
  • Mamata Banerjee embarks on Singapore visit on Sunday August 17, 2014

    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...