VISIT

  • Xi Jinping to create home town bonhomie with Narendra Modi in ancient Xian 3 days ago

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping looks to replicate the warm and unconventional welcome extended to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India when the Indian leader arrives in Beijing next month on his first visit to China. Modi will begin his three-day China sojourn by arriving in...
  • Health-related tweets can help predict emergency hospital visits: Study April 16, 2015

    New York: Twitter can help several hospitals plan better in terms of tackling patient rush and availability of resources and staff, suggests a study. The researchers said personal health-related tweets posted by some users could be helpful for hospitals. "You can get a lot of interesting insights from social media that you...
  • Airbus supports Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, ready to produce planes in India April 11, 2015

    Toulouse: On the second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four-day France visit, aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Saturday expressed its support to the 'Make in India' initiative. Modi took the tour of the Airbus facility in Toulouse where planes are manufactured. He was given a briefing by officials on the functioning. Airbus...
  • PM Modi, Merkel to inaugurate India's participation in Hannover Fair April 10, 2015

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will jointly inaugurate India's participation as 'partner nation' in the Hannover Fair besides holding in-depth talks during the Indian leader's first official visit to this country which begins on Sunday. Merkel will receive Modi when he arrives at the Hannover trade...
  • France is seriously looking at investing in India: Dhruv M Sawhney April 10, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in France on a four day visit and he is slated to hold a round table meeting with a group of CEOs. The head of Indian delegation of CEOs Dhruv M Sawhney said, "I think you will find some revived interest from the French side...
  • Establishment in Germany is keen to engage with India, says Michael Steiner April 9, 2015

    As the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Germany is laid out, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner talks about his expectations from the top level meeting. ...
  • Modi Canada visit: Canadian High Commissioner confident about agreement on civil nuclear cooperation April 8, 2015

    As the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Canada is laid out, Canada's High Commissioner to Delhi Nadir Patel talks about his expectations from the top level meeting. ...
  • Hugh Jackman to star in 'Apostle Paul' April 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Hugh Jackman has been roped in to headline Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's upcoming production venture 'Apostle Paul'. Jackman will play the titular role of a Jewish man who converted to Christianity to preach the word of Jesus and was credited for writing 14 of the 27 books...
  • Year 2015 being observed as 'Visit India Year' in China March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The year 2015 is being observed as the "Visit India Year" in China, Rajya Sabha was told on Wednesday. Various promotional activities are being organised to showcase and promote the varied tourism destinations in India and its products in China with an objective of increasing tourist arrivals, Tourism Minister...
  • India offers $ 500 million credit to Mauritius, negotiations on tax treaty to continue March 12, 2015

    Port Louis: India offered US dollar 500 million concessional line of credit to Mauritius for key infrastructure projects even as the two countries agreed to continue negotiations on hammering out a revised double tax treaty to prevent its "abuse". The two countries also signed five agreements, including one on developing ocean...
  • China says border dispute with India 'contained', adds it's like climbing a mountain March 8, 2015

    Beijing: China on Sunday said the border dispute with India has been "contained" and the Indian elephant and Chinese dragon should "do more" to strengthen the bilateral cooperation to facilitate its settlement. Addressing his annual press conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's legislature, Foreign Minister Wang...
  • India, China bound by 'unbreakable bond': PM Modi February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: India and China are bound by an "unbreakable bond", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday while advocating that the two countries should know and understand each other better. Citing the legacy of ancient civilization, he said India and China have had "some bond of relationship" for thousands...
  • Barack Obama seen chewing gum at Republic day parade January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Monday was seen chewing gum at the Republic Day parade, where he was the chief guest. Pictures of the event showed him chewing gum and then removing it while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was talking to him. Though there was a lot of commentary on...
  • Indian agencies write to Twitter; want Islamic State tweet location January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian agencies have written to Twitter seeking the location from where threatening tweets were issued by alleged Islamic State (IS) terrorists, calling for a car bomb attack on US President Barack Obama during his India visit. The security agencies looking into the attacks have...
  • J&K: High alert issued in Kathua and Jammu region ahead of Obama's visit January 23, 2015

    Jammu: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, Intelligence Bureau has issued high alert in Kathua and Jammu region. According to the sources, the IB has intercepted conversations between terror outfits Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen warning possible strikes. According to IB, ISI official Colonel Mansoor Khan is helping the infiltrators in...
  • Obama's daughters Sasha, Malia not to accompany him to India January 22, 2015

    Washington: Malia and Sasha, the First Daughters of the United States will give a miss to India trip as they tend only to travel with their parents when they are on vacation from school, a US official has said. Sasha and Malia, the 16 and 13-year-old daughters of President Barack Obama...
  • Serious security lapses detected at Mumbai airport by CISF January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Serious security lapses have been detected at Mumbai airport ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. As part of a security drill, it was found that Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel managed to enter inside the airport with fake e-tickets. The second busiest airport in the country sees thousands...
  • Obama visit: UP police to hire chopper January 20, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh police is all set to hire a helicopter to secure the air in view of the likely visit of US president Barack Obama to Agra in January. "The state government has authorised the police to hire Pawan Hans helicopter for the next 11 days to assist in the...
  • Obama's visit reflective of personal ties with Modi: US government sources January 20, 2015

    Ahead of the most awaited visit US government sources have told CNN-IBN that Obama's visit to India is rare and unprecedented. "Obama's visit reflective of personal ties with Modi," said US government sources. ...
  • Obama visit: Taj Mahal to be shut for general public on January 27 January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Taj Mahal will be shut for public on January 27 in view of US President Barack Obama's visit to Agra. Heavy security forces have been deployed in the city. Extra CCTVs have been installed, a special control room has been set up and more CISF personnel will be deployed...
  • No terror attack during Obama's India trip: US warns Pakistan January 18, 2015

    Washington: Ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit, the US has asked Pakistan to ensure that there is no cross-border terror incident during the trip and subtly warned of "consequences" if any such attack is traced back to the country. Obama will travel to New Delhi later this week to attend...
  • Barack Obama will not be allowed in Agra if demands not met: Lawyers January 17, 2015

    Mathura: Lawyers of western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday said they will not allow US President Barack Obama to enter Agra on January 27 unless the Central government assures them of establishing a separate bench of Allahabad High Court in the region. "If Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives assurance that by January...
  • India well prepared to thwart possible terror attack: Manohar Parrikar January 15, 2015

    New Delhi/Nagrota: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said India is "well prepared" to thwart any possible terror attack in the backdrop of intelligence inputs that strikes could be carried out on "soft targets" in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit in January. "They (terrorists) may try...
  • Punjab and Haryana HC allows jail inmates to have sex with their married partners January 7, 2015

    Chandigarh: In a historic judgement, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday allowed jail inmates to have sex with their married partners. The court, in an order, held that the right of convicts and jail inmates to have conjugal visits or artificial insemination for progeny was a fundamental right....
  • 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...