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PM Modi to Attend BRICS Summit in China

Amid border tension on Doklam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China from 3-5 September 2017. In his Facebook post, the Prime Minister said:”India had the privilege of hosting the previous Summit in Goa in October last year. I look forward to building upon the results and outcomes of the Goa Summit. I also look ...

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Swiss technology companies should take part in our initiatives

Swiss technology companies should take part in our initiatives like Make in India, start-up India, Swachh Bharat and skill India, says President . The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, yesterday (August 31, 2017) received Her Excellency Ms. Doris Leuthard, the President of the Swiss Confederation, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also hosted a banquet in her honour. Welcoming the ...

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Japan-India Panel Meets on Northeast Development

The Indian delegation led by the Secretary, DoNER, Naveen Verma and Japanese delegation led by the Japanese Ambassador to India, Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, during the first discussion meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region, in New Delhi on August 03, 2017.(PIB)

The first meeting of the Japan-India Coordination Forum (JICF) for Development of North-Eastern Region was held in New Delhi on Thursday, August 3, 2017 to focus on the region’s infrastructure development including power sector and transportation. Secretary, Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), Naveen Verma led the Indian side while the Japanese delegation was led by the Japanese Ambassador ...

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Visit of Chief of the Army Staff(Coas) to Kazakhstan & Turkmenistan

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff will be visiting Kazakhstan & Turkmenistan from 01-06 Aug 2017 with high level military delegation. During the visit, the General alongwith delegation will be visiting important military installations and is scheduled to meet a number of high ranking dignitaries of both the nations. During the visit to Kazakhstan from 01-03 Aug, General ...

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Investment Agreements with Foreign Countries

The existing Indian Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) were largely negotiated on the basis of Model BIT text adopted in 1993, and as amended in 2003. The 1993 Model BIT text contained provisions which were susceptible to broad and ambiguous interpretations by arbitral tribunals. Further, significant changes have occurred globally regarding BITs, in general, and investor-state dispute resolution mechanism, in particular. ...

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President of India receives first copy of book ‘President’s Lady’

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book “President’s Lady” (Pranaber Preyosi) on his wife Late Smt. Suvra Mukherjee today (July 13, 2017) from Vice President of India, Mohd. Hamid Ansari who formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was grateful to ...

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The Coming War With China? India Clears Cash Hurdle for Arms Purchase

In view of escalating tension across the Trijunction near Sikkim and Bhutan, India has cleared all the hurdles in purchase of emergency arms and ammunition worth thousands of crores, said reports hinting at a preparedness for a “short intense war” between the two Asian giants. Such a short and intense war lasts for 10 to 15 days and the standoff ...

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India, US, Japan Joint Exercise ‘Malabar’ Begins in Bay of Bengal

The 21st edition of Naval exercise between India, US and Japan, MALABAR 17 series of exercises, initiated in 1992 between the Indian and US Navies, joined by Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) will begin in the Bay of Bengal from 10 to 17 July 2017. It takes centre-stage in view of the escalating tensions between India and China over ...

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President, PM Condole Naresh Chandra’s Death

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the passing away of Naresh Chandra, former civil servant and served as ambassador to the US. In a message to his niece Mrs. Vatsala Kumar, the President said, “I am sad to learn about the demise of Shri Naresh Chandra. As an outstanding IAS officer, Shri Chandra served the nation ...

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Challenging Summer for Green Card Holders?

This is going to be one of the most difficult summers ever for US Green Card and visa holders in all categories as few foreigners are aware of impact from the Presidential Order 13768, said Steven Riznyk, lead immigration attorney. Under the Order, anyone who has any kind of a criminal record, or has even been charged but not convicted ...

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India Cites Salahuddin’s Claim as Proof of State-Sponsored Terrorism

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In a response to the interview by global terrorist Syed Salauddin, the Pakistan-based self-styled head of the United Jihad Council and Chief of internationally designated terrorist organisation Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, telecast by a Pakistan TV Channel on 2 July 2017, India said it was a clear example of terrorists being given shelter in Pakistan. The official Spokesperson said:”The brazen admission by Syed ...

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India, Pakistan Exchange List of Prisoners as Per 2008 Agreement

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As part of the 2008 agreement, India and Pakistan have recently exchanged, through diplomatic channels, at New Delhi and Islamabad, the lists of nationals, including civil prisoners and fishermen of each country lodged in the jails of the other country. The exchange of information is part of the provisions of the Agreement on Consular Access between India and Pakistan, which ...

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President Greets America on Independence Day, July 4, 2017

Video grab of PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump on Monday (White House)

President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the United States of America on the eve of their Independence Day (July 04, 2017). In a message to Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States of America, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of ...

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Modi Visit to Israel Peaks India’s Shift in Foreign Policy

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel culminates 25 years of painful rebuilding of relations between the two nations bonded by one common chord — victims of terrorism. When Israel was allowed to open its cultural office in Mumbai in the mid-1990s, the move had raised several eyebrows among the diplomats and academics alike, while many news outlets failed to ...

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Trijunction Row: China Reminds India of 1962 War and Defeat

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the President of Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin at the joint media briefing, at Konstantin Palace, in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 01, 2017.(PTI)

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin early this month during his visit to St.Petersburg that India and China never had any border skirmishes in recent decades, it had sent positive vibes which were finally stalled at the trijunction of India, Bhutan and China borders in Sikkim. In its bid to construct a road along Bhutan ...

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US Statement on Modi Visit Says ‘Prosperity Through Partnership’ with India

Video grab of PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump on Monday (White House)

Following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, the White House issued a statement listing a huge array of opportunites explored together in trade, cultural and scientific areas. “The visit reinforced the close ties between the United States and India that have strengthened both great democracies,” said the statement. Here is the full text of the Highlights issued by the White ...

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President Trump, PM Modi Joint Press Statement Reveals Little (Videos)

Video grab of PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump on Monday (White House)

The joint press statement from US President Donald Trump and the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi elicited too little despite high expectations, especially on deep difference both nations have on several issues. Trump in his typical speech pointed out that during his campaign, he had pledged that if elected, India would have a true friend in the White House. ...

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India’s Bid to Buy $2 Billion Drones May Yield Positive Offers From Tough-Talking Trump Admin

Within a couple of hours from now, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Donald Trump for their first one-on-one exchange at the White House that may last for 20 minutes to be followed by respective delegations joining the bilateral discussions. The carrots are already flying in each other’s direction with the US declaring Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed ...

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PM Meets Indian Community in Washington DC, Praises Their Contribution

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi addressing at the Indian Community Reception, in Washington DC, USA on June 25, 2017.(PIB)

As part of his US visit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with the Indian community in Washington DC after his CEOs meeting where he pitched for more investments in view of GST roll out and ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India. Addressing the Indian diaspora, he noted that they rejoiced whenever there was good news from India, ...

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Modi in US Meets CEOs, Reiterates ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi in a group-photograph with the US Business Leaders, at Washington DC, USA on June 25, 2017.(PIB)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first day of his US visit on Sunday met the CEOs of top 20 American firms, including Tim Cook of Apple, Sathya Nadella of Microsoft and Sunder Pichai of Google, and interacted wih them before highlighting his government’s reforms to make India a destination for ‘Doing Business’. In a tweet, Modi said, “Interacted with ...

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Queen Elizabeth Showed me Gandhiji’s Gift – Khadi Handkerchief: Recollects Modi

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi's gifts to the Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, of the United Kingdom, in London on November 13, 2015. (PIB)

In his Mann ki Baath, PM Narendra Modi recollected the great gift-giving habits around the world and how Queen Elizabeth once showed him a hand kerchief woven in khadi by Gandhiji and sent to her as her wedding gift. Referring to his Kerala visit recently, Modi said the P.N. Panicker Foundation encourages people to cultivate the habit of reading books ...

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India and Portugal: Modi Trumps up Support for start ups

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Portugal, Mr. Antonio Costa at the signing ceremony of MoU between India and Portugal, at Lisbon, Portugal on June 24, 2017.(PIB)

In his latest foreign visit to Portugal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed MoUs in Lisbon for creation of an India Portugal Space Alliance and launched a unique startup Portal – the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) – in Lisbon. While the agreements will promote India’s science and technology partnership with Portugal, towards the establishment of a unique Centre on ...

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Modi Addresses Plenary Session of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, on the sidelines of the SPIEF2017, in St. Petersburg on June 02, 2017.(PIB)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (June 2, 2017) addressed the Plenary Session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) where India is a “guest country” this year, and Prime Minister Modi is the “Guest of Honour.” In his remarks, the Prime Minister thanked President Putin for the opportunity to be present at SPIEF, in the beautiful city of ...

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PM Modi Visits Russia, Meets President Putin at St. Petersburg

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the President of Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin at the joint media briefing, at Konstantin Palace, in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 01, 2017.(PTI)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (June 1, 2017) met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 18th Annual India Russia Summit at St. Petersburg, where he recalled his first visit to St. Petersburg as Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001. He said ties between India and Russia span the spectrum from Culture to Defence. The Prime Minister said 70 ...

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New Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) to be Opened in the Second Phase

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) have decided to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO)/ Post Offices in the country as Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) for delivery of passport related services to the citizens of the country, giving due functionality to post offices in the country. In the first phase, it has ...

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Arun Jaitley Meets South Korea President, Conveys PM Message

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meeting the South Korean President in Seoul (PIB Photo)

Indian Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence Arun Jaitley met South Korean President MOON Jae-in on Wednesday and conveyed the good wishes of the Prime Minister of India. Complimenting President Moon for his vision for the region and the relationship with India, and recalling the PMs invitation to the President to visit India, FM hoped that the two leaders ...

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Welcoming India, Pakistan Aboard, China Says No Bilateral Issues at Shanghai Group

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel meeting the Vice Mayor of Shanghai (incharge of youth affairs), Mr. Shi Guanghui, in Shanghai, China on June 12, 2017.(PIB)

Welcoming India and Pakistan into the SCO, China categorically ruled out any bilateral issues cropping up at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a stand that India avowedly upheld in all multilateral forums. “As a founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), we are very happy about the membership of India and Pakistan,” China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou said at ...

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Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh Postpones his Visit to China

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Mr Radha Mohan Singh has postponed his visit to China for the purpose of every possible help to farmers in the current environment and in the policy decisions by the State Governments for the interests of farmers’ welfare. Agriculture Minister’s visit to China was scheduled from 15th June 2017 to 17th June ...

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India Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba to Visit Israel

Indian navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman COSC & Chief of the Naval Staff will visit Israel from 12 to 15 June, 2017 as part of bilateral relations to increase high level defence exchanges, said the government in a statement. During his visit to Israel, Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman COSC & CNS is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with Lt ...

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Indian MP Delegation to Visit Israel, Minister Ahluwalia Leads Panel

The Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri S.S. Ahluwalia leading an Indian Parliamentary delegation, in a visit to the Agricultural water solutions company Naandan Jain, in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 05, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Rajiv Yadav is also seen.(PIB)

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, S.S. Ahluwalia, led an Indian Parliamentary delegation on a three-day visit to Norway for promoting and strengthening parliamentary relations between the two countries. The visit, which concluded late last night, is expected to further strengthen bilateral relations between India and Norway. During the visit, the Indian delegation met ...

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