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Jai Ho! Jai Ho Obama Modi!jai Ho! As US Business making in BOMB BomB!India bails out AMERICA killing its people! Modi, Obama pledge to work together, take Indo-US business ties to new level Palash Biswas

Jai Ho! Jai Ho Obama Modi!jai Ho!

As US Business making in BOMB BomB!India bails out AMERICA killing its people!

Modi, Obama pledge to work together, take Indo-US business ties to new level

Palash Biswas

Jai Ho Jai Ho Obama Modi as US Business making in BOMB BomB!India bails out AMERICA killing its people!


Indo US nuclear deal reactivated thanks to nonexisting resistance and corporate politics and FDI fed media immersing all the govt.sector insurance companies to get an insurance pool for making in America and dismissing whatever Indian including the Indian people.


Hitherto we have seen LIC and SBI engaged in disinvestment drive.Hitherto we have seen PSU Banks making way for vote bank mobilisation with so called social sector and latest being the Jan Dhan Yojana.We have seen the Gujarati PPP model.


Now,the Dow Chemicals lawyer of Bhopal Gas Tragedy defence is the finance minister of the government of Hindu Imperialism aligned with global zionist order and the Lawyer with unprecedented success to defend US interests on Indian soil has made it clear that second generation of reforms is all about COMPLETE Privatisation in biometric digital Desh which is defined very well as minimum governance!


Thus,Jai Ho Jai Ho Obama Modi as US Business making in BOMB BomB!India bails out AMERICA killing its people!


Thus, US Business in India has to touch no less than Three MILLION Thousand dollars with the Mida`s touch at Chai par Characha and Kutva,the Dog Show on the red carpet at the arrival of US President and the first lady.


The President must have enjoyed the warmth of hug but the occasion missed the presence of an Indian lady to embrace the first lady!

The minister of foreign afairs,herself the most elegant leader,missed the train!


Thus,Russia is replaced by United States of AMERICA and it costs only those millions of lives to be sacrificed in future in nuclear and industrial accidents for which the Dow Chemicals Lawyer ensured eternal freedom and we have the compensation package with our own hard earned money invested in our insurance companies which should work as Bullet Proof umbrella for all US companies making any damned things,consumer goods to sex toys to electronics to atomic weapon to lethal chemicals prohibited all over the developed world and so on.


It is making in America!


It is the SILSILA of Good days with a free gift of  Doom`s day scenario,the Qayamat SIX Pack !


It is the growth saga monitored by global financial institutions and rating agencies remote controlled by White House.


Now the Man from the white House should have an excellent narrative to carry home!


Whereas we have the Dog Show on the name of Parinda Par naa maar Sake Drone,CIA ,FBI and Mossad managed security.


Whereas we have a fashion statement to tell the rest of the world that India despite being cent percent Hindu,despite rituals and caste system,inherent inequality and injustice,despite blinded communalism and brutal apartheid,despite patriarchal governance,in which the wife of the prime minister has no freedom,despite our political leaders being religious leaders,we are no more a country branded with Magic.


It is Modi Magic all over and thus,the pinstripe bandhgala suit Prime Minister Narendra Modiwore yesterday during his talks with US President Barack Obama in Hyderabad House had his name embroidered all over it, triggering a debate in the social media.


The debate began after close-up photographs of his suit showed that his full name, Narendra Damodardas Modi, was embroidered on the fabric vertically down the stripe.


"While 'Modi Kurta' might have been interesting, 'Modi Suit' feels annoying," was one of the tweets.


However,Krishna Sudama Serial soap Opera live without any interval for  Jodha Akbar enters the Business Class Diamond High Speed Express crossing the Forests wherein Sita Maiya is on Exile so that Maryada Purushottam Ram may sustain the Manusmriti Rule of Hindi Hindu Hindutva Imperialism.


Hence, the Indo-US CEO Forum meeting, which was held on Monday at the Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi, highlighted trade and economic issues, including totalisation pact and impediments hampering investments.


Thus,the US India Business Council, which also led a strong business delegation during President Obama's last India visit in November 2010, had said in a statement that it was bringing the largest ever U.S. business delegation to the summit in Gandhinagar.

UPDATE 4-Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4 billion pledge

Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:04pm GMT

* Modi and Obama strike warm tone during India visit

* Trade ties still fragile

* Deals signed, including in nuclear power sector

* U.S.-India cooperation on Islamic State discussed (Adds details of earlier deals, Obama quotes)

By Sanjeev Miglani and Roberta Rampton

NEW DELHI, Jan 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama ended a landmark day in India on Monday with a pledge of $4 billion in investments and loans, seeking to release what he called the "untapped potential" of a business and strategic partnership between the world's largest democracies.

Earlier in the day, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama was the first U.S. president to attend India's annual Republic Day parade, a show of military might that has been associated with Cold War anti-Americanism.

It rained as troops, tanks and cultural floats filed through the heart of New Delhi, but excitement nevertheless ran high over Obama's visit, which began on Sunday with a clutch of deals to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defence ties.

Both sides hope to build enough momentum to forge a relationship that will help balance China's rise by catapulting democratic India into the league of major world powers.   Continued...

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Gas Prices at Lowest Since 2009, but Bottom in Sight

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 13.3 cents in the past two weeks, dropping to its lowest level since late April 2009, but the end of a months-long slide may be near. Prices for regular grade gasoline fell to $2.07 a gallon in the survey dated Jan. 23 from the previous survey on Jan. 9, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday.

The recent drop has taken prices down more than $1.24 a gallon from the same period a year ago, a decline driven by losses in the crude oil market from its June peak.

However, survey publisher Trilby Lundberg noted that the drop in pump prices was less steep than it had been in previous periods and that the price many wholesale customers paid for gasoline rose in the past 10 days, suggesting a bottoming-out or increase in retail gasoline prices could be looming.

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-- Reuters



The India-US CEO Forum has been meeting since this afternoon; President Obama and PM Modi will now join them in discussions on bilateral trade and then both will address the India-US business summit, open to more business leaders and the media.


Godrej group chairman Adi Godrej on Monday said the Indo-US CEO Meet will lead to a tremendous rise in the level of mutual investment and trade between India and the U.S.

"The level of mutual investment and trade will rise dramatically. I don't think it will be necessarily felt only year one, but five years from now, the effects of this visit will be extremely positive. The world is convinced that India is the country of the future," Adi Godrej told ANI.


US President Barack Obama listens as PM Narendra Modi delivers a speech during the India-US business summit in New Delhi. (Source: AP photo)US President Barack Obama listens as PM Narendra Modi delivers a speech during the India-US business summit in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised an open business environment, predictable tax regime and to remove "remaining uncertainties" as President Barack Obama raised issues of trade barriers and intellectual property while seeking ease of doing business in India.

Modi asserted that his government has removed some of the "excesses of the past" and said "we will now soon address the remaining uncertainties", an apparent reference to the retrospective taxation law of the previous government that put off global investors.

Pledging USD 4 billion in lending by US banks, Obama said the US is ready to help India grow by working with it in development of infrastructure like railways, ports, roads and clean energy power plants.

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Both the leaders were addressing a meeting of the US-India Business Council on the second day of the US President's visit that was attended by top corporate leaders of both the countries.

Earlier, addressing a meeting of India-US CEO Forum that he would personally take charge of implementation of big projects and monitor them.

"You will find environment that is not only open, but also welcoming. We will guide you and walk with you in projects. You will find a climate that encourages investment and rewards enterprise. It will nurture innovation and protect your intellectual property.

It will make it easy to do business…. You will find a tax regime that is predictable and competitive. We have removed some of the excesses of the past. We will now address the remaining uncertainties," Modi said at the USIBC meeting.

US President Barack Obama sought "consistency" and "simplicity" in regulatory and tax environment in India besides redressal of issues relating to intellectual property rights to significantly increase trade and business between the world's two largest democracies.obamaM

Obama said there was huge scope for improving infrastructure in India and enhancing the road network and broadband connectivity will help the business grow significantly.

"There is great interest on part of US companies to find consistency, clarity, greater simplicity in regulatory and tax environment in India.USOM

If that occurs I think we are going to see lot more business in India. That is consistent with many of the reforms Prime Minister Modi has articulated," he told the meeting of select group of CEOs.

Obama said Modi has brought new energy and vigour in redesigning the "architecture" in India to facilitate greater growth and investment.

- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/indo-us-ceo-summit-modi-pledges-open-business-environment-obama-pushes-for-simplicity-in-tax-system/#sthash.vWg5ZYbo.dpuf


A launching pad for Indo-US defence ties

Hindu Business Line - ‎Jan 23, 2015‎

Barack Obama's visit to India is marked by two rare distinctions — he will be the first US president to be chief guest at India'sRepublic Day parade and also the first president to visit India twice. Both these aspects are significant and give a clear indication of ...

A new chapter in India-US defence ties: Hagel

Business Standard - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

The Indo-US agreements on defence cooperation announced by the two countries "promises to open a new chapter" in bilateral military ties and marks an "important milestone" in their strategic partnership, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel today said.

US-India Joint Statement साँझा प्रयास - सबका विकास" – "Shared Effort ...

Whitehouse.gov (press release) - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

Convening of the Smart Cities Conclave on 22 November 2014 organised by the U.S.-India Business Council in cooperation with the Ministry of Urban Development and the Mayors and Commissioners of Ajmer (Rajasthan), Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) and ...

Obama in India: Indo-US ties key to new global health paradigm

Economic Times (blog) - ‎16 hours ago‎

US President Barack Obama's visit to India comes at a propitious time. Signs of strong economic revival in the US and India have created a conducive environment for both governments to go beyond diplomatic platitudes. The personal rapport between ...

Continued bilateral ties will increase investment, create jobs: India- U.S joint ...

Business Standard - ‎22 hours ago‎

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama expressed confidence that continued bilateral collaboration will increase opportunities for investment, improve bilateral trade and investment ties and lead to the creation of jobs and prosperity ..


Zee Media Bureau/Reema Sharma reports:


New Delhi: The Indo-US CEO Forum meeting, which was held on Monday at the Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi, highlighted trade and economic issues, including totalisation pact and impediments hampering investments.


The meeting assumed significance in the light of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make-in-India' initiative, which seeks to make the country a hub for global manufacturing, design and innovation.


Here is how the event unfolded :-


-Next time I come to India, I would like to see that we have made more progress. Thank you: Obama concludes his speech.


-We need to make sure that economic growth in both the countries is inclusive and sustainable. Growth has to make people's life better, says Obama.


- We have to cut red tape, make way for ease of business. We need to have a business environment that is more transparent, says Obama.


- Prime Minister Modi, I will like to thank you for your personal commitment for investment, says Obama.


- Two percent of American exports comes from India. We do a USD 100 billion trade with India every year. We have got to do better, says Obama.


- More trade and investment will benefit people of India and US. Fortunes of India and America are inextricably linked. A lot of Indians are investing in US, says Obama.


- India and US can grow and flourish together. In the last few years we have improved trade relation with you for more than 60 percent, says Obama.


- Thank you Prime Minister Modi for your invitation. After all those hours, I have figured that PM must be tired. But what's another speech between two friends, says Obama.


-Good evening. Thank you very Much. Thank you very much for your warm welcome. Thank you CII, FICCI and Government of India, says Obama.


- US President Barack Obama begins his address.


- This morning America joined us to join us in celebrating our shared values. This evening we have come to a shared commitment towards our future. We will turn our commitments into concrete actions. Thank you to you all for coming from the US and all over India. Thank You all, concludes PM Modi.


- I offer an open environment for doing business in India. If we work together, we will achieve success, says the PM.


- Empowered and skilled youth will power India's economic growth, says Modi.


- India sees the world as one family. We worked hard to usher in the green revolution, says PM.


- Everything we wish to do involves enterprise and investment and, above all, involvement and innovation, says Modi.


- The scale of our dream is vast. Therefore the opportunities we offer are immense. We speak of a revolution in our railways. It carries more people daily than the population of many countries in the world, says Modi.


- Growth in the core sector has increased sharply, inflation is at five-year low, says Modi.


- Our economic growth has increased by a percentage point. Today, business sentiments in India are biggest in the Asian market, Modi says.


- India has the energy of its youth, says Modi.


- We are conscious of our challenges but also inspired by many of our successes, says Modi.


- We are two nations blessed because of right inheritance. Vision and values are what that define India and US, says Modi.


- PM Modi addresses CEOs during the India-US Business Summit.


- Thank you all once again, Modi says.


- I want to stress upon three sectors: skill, scale and speed, says Modi.


- Investment in infrastructure is the first sector I see for growth of economy, says Modi.


- I am confident that we will bring positive outcomes from our 'Ease of Business' initiative, says Modi.


- We can work on tourism sector. You have heard that Gujaratis are everywhere - "Hotel, Motel and Patel". It should be done here as well, says Modi.


- India has tremendous scope for service sector, tourism is an untapped sector, says PM Modi.


- I believe most of the issues can be addressed with good governance and pro-people governance, says PM Modi.


- PM Narendra Modi addresses India-US CEO Forum meeting.


- Indian diaspora have created incredible companies, values all over the world, says US President Obama.


- Obama says, Incredible business talent exists in India.


- There is a natural convergence between the 2 countries, US President says.


- PM (Modi) and I are interested in smart regulation, says Obama.


- Possibility of US bilateral investment treaty will serve both countries well, the US President says.


- We want to see more trade & investment, it will benefit people of India and US, says Obama.


- The good news is that our (Indo-US) trade in the last few years has increased by 60 percent, President Obama says at Indo-US CEO Meet.


- I am excited that not only is the US investing in India but a lot of Indians are investing in the US, says Obama.


- PMO will monitor all big projects, says PM Narendra Modi.


- To boost purchasing power in India, need to improve economy and only way to improve is heavy investment in infra, agriculture, says PM Modi.


- Solution to all your problems is good governance - pro-people, good governance - is the only solution, says PM Narendra Modi.


- Ease of doing business initiative has been taken up by the government to make business easy, says PM Modi.


- Policy-driven state with consistency will solve many problems, says PM Narendra Modi.


- Issues that you have flagged is good for me to know, helps to know how investors feel about how govt should work, says PM Modi at Indo-US CEO meet.


- India-US Business Summit to start at 6.40 pm at the Hotel Taj Palace shortly just after the Indo-US CEO forum meeting concludes, say reports.


- India-US CEOs submit recommendations to PM Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, tweeted Syed Akbaruddin, Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, India.


- PM Narendra Modi, President Barack Obama reach Indo-US CEO forum. To interact with business leaders shortly.


- PM Modi, President Obama arrive at Hotel Taj Palace to attend the Indo-US CEO roundtable.


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Minutes ahead of the meeting, HSBC chief Naina Lal Kidwai said that defence and renewable energy are big areas of opportunity. Nuclear sector will see private sector investment from US, she added.


"We need 6 lakh crore investment in the renewable energy sector. US can provide tech and financing for the sector. I believe investment will come from US in the nuclear sector. Companies will wait for the details of the deal before making any investment, " she told a private news channel.


Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also attended the meeting.


Cyrus Mistry of Tata Sons and David M Cote from Honeywell were the co-chair of the high-profile meeting.


Several industry captains from Indian and the US attended the meeting.


Among those who participated in the meeting included Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Bharti Enterprises chief Sunil Mittal, ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar, Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, Adani Group head Gautam Adani, Shashi Ruia, Chairman of Essar Group, Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra, Hari Bhartia, Co-chariman and and Director of Jubilant Life Sciences, Biocon Chairman and MD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Sudhir Mehta of Torrent Pharma.


State Bank of India Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya, Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) Chairman and Managing Director Dinesh K Sarraf and BHEL head B Prasada Rao too were part of the 17-member Forum.


The US team included Indira Nooyi of Pepsico, Harold McGraw, Chairman McGraw Hill Financial and Ajay Banga, CEO Mastercard.


Apart from the Forum, there was another meeting - the US-India Business Summit - where nearly 250 Indian business leaders will participate and meet their US counterpart. The US-India Business Council (USIBC) along with India's Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) have played a key role in organising this meeting.


With Agency Inputs

http://zeenews.india.com/business/news/companies/live-india-us-can-grow-and-flourish-together-says-obama_117236.html

Prasad invites US firms to start manufacturing in India

The government is willing to dole out incentives for manufacturing electronics in the country


Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Minister for information technology and communications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday invited US technology companiesto set manufacturing base in the country under the Make In India programme.


"When we say Make in India, we invite big American companies to manufacture here. We will give all benefits available for Indian companies. Make for India and make for exports," Prasad said at the 'India US Dialogues' event organised by The Observer Research Foundation and Network 18.


The government is willing to dole out incentives for manufacturing electronics in the country. "To put it simply, if you invest $100 here, we will give you $25. You will benefit from the incentives given by individual states also," Prasad said.


The government has also opened up an electronic development fund worth billions of dollars to support electronics manufacturing in the country, he said, adding that information technology (IT) can be another area where India and the US can work together. The event comes on the heel of the US President Barack Obama three day visit to the India.


India imported telecom products worth Rs 69,516.37 crore in 2013-14, while exports of such items were at Rs 20,475.17 crore during the year, leaving a significant deficit of Rs 49,041.20 crore.


"About 60 per cent of India's IT exports are to the US. Whenever I go Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, I see American companies having back-end offices there. People come to meet me from Facebook, Google and they are all keen to invest more in India," Prasad said. "Internet revolution is happening.E-commerce is growing at a pace of 37 per cent. We are bridging the digital divide.We are committed to promote Indian languages in the digital medium," he said.


Obama, who arrived on Sunday on a three-day visit, welcomed the development and said renewal of the defence pact will guide the bilateral defence cooperation for next ten years.


"We agreed to deepen our defence and security cooperation.... And in a major step forward for our relationship, defence technology and trade initiative will allow us to jointly develop and produce defence technologies," he said.


Obama added that both Modi and he have also agreed to a "new vision for Asia Pacific".


The first framework agreement, which expires this year, was signed in the US in 2005 by the then Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee and his US counterpart in the previous George W.Bush administration, Donald Rumsfeld.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/prasad-invites-us-firms-to-start-manufacturing-in-india-115012600038_1.html

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India Today - ‎11 hours ago‎

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Quartz - ‎8 hours ago‎

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Reuters - ‎16 hours ago‎

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BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎

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Reuters - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

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Times of India - ‎4 hours ago‎

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Washington Post (blog) - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

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Mr. President and members of the media,. It is a great pleasure and privilege ... President Obama has also assured me of strong U.S. efforts in support of India's full membership of the four international export control regimes at the earliest. Today, we have also ...

Obama feted in Delhi as US cements closer ties with India

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎

Nonetheless, Obama's attempt to cement close military links with Modi has not gone unnoticed in China, where state media on Monday sought to play down its significance. "It's noticeable that they should feel they have to go out of their way to comment on this ...

India Pulls Out All the Stops for Obama at Republic Day Parade

TIME - ‎6 hours ago‎

Gloomy skies and a steady downpour were not enough to dampen New Delhi's spirits on Monday, as thousands turned up to watch U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and a sizable American delegation witness a display of India's military might ...

China media: India-US ties 'superficial'

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎

Papers dismiss Delhi-Washington ties as "superficial" as US President Barack Obama meets Indian PM Narendra Modi. Mr Obama arrived in India on Sunday. Shortly after his arrival, the two sides announced a breakthrough on a pact that will allow American ...

Obama Makes the Most of India's Republic Day Parade

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎

Yet it was Mr. Obama in the seat of the chief guest as he used his visit here to cement stronger relations between the United States and India. The parade was the visual centerpiece of Mr. Obama's three-day trip, a colorful mélange of modern-day military ...

Chinese media says Obama visit only 'symbolic' and 'superficial'

India Today - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

US President Barack Obama's visit to India was more "symbolism" than substance amid "long-standing divisions" between the two countries on a range of issues, China's state-run Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. While China is yet to officially respond to ...

Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

WATE-TV - ‎4 hours ago‎

U.S. President Barack Obama, left and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for the media prior to their talks, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Seizing on their personal bond, Obama and Modi said Sunday they had made progress on nuclear ...

Obama-Modi climate deal: Unlike China, no emission target for India

Times of India - ‎15 hours ago‎

In his opening remark at a joint media interaction with Obama, Modi insisted on adaptation measures and moving on the clean, renewable energy path to tackle climate change and asked US to "lead international efforts in making renewable energy ...

What to Expect From President Obama's Visit to India

TIME - ‎Jan 19, 2015‎

(U.S. officials denied the link.) "The Indians were outraged, it was a big thing in the media, and the relationship was put on hold," says Robert Hathaway, a public-policy scholar and former director of the Asia program at the Wilson Center. "The contrast of last ...

Obama visit to India: How Chinese and Pak media react

indiatvnews.com (press release) (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎

New Delhi: US President Barack Obama's visit to New Delhi has created ripples in the neighboring countries of India. Uncle Sam's visit to India as the chief guest at Republic Day parade is upsetting for both Pakistan and China. The sweetening of relationship ...

Barack Obama to arrive on three-day visit today

indiatvnews.com (press release) (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎

New Delhi: US President Barack Obama accompanied by his wife Michelle arrive here Sunday morning on a three-day state visit during which he will attend the Republic Day parade as chief guest and also hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama, whose presidential plane, Air Force One, lands in New Delhi at 10 a.m., has a ... The two sides will hold delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House and later address the media. In the evening,Obama would call on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati ...

Rain on India's parade, but Obama visit keeps spirits high

The Express Tribune - ‎9 hours ago‎

US President Obama and India's PM Modi wave towards the media during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. PHOTO: REUTERS. NEW DELHI: Rain threatened to dampen the excitement around US President ...

President Obama, PM Modi Meet Top CEOs: 10 Developments

NDTV - ‎2 hours ago‎

The India-US CEO Forum has been meeting since this afternoon; President Obama and PM Modi will now join them in discussions on bilateral trade and then both will address the India-US business summit, open to more business leaders and the media.

Republic Day 2015: Top 4 reasons why Barack Obama's visit to India is not just ...

India.com - ‎1 hour ago‎

The friendship the two heads of state – Barack Obama and Narendra Modi – shared in front of the media conveyed that the duo shared a great rapport and made the people of India smile. We look at the reasons why Indians are celebrating the visit of US ...

Nuclear deal: Obama clears hurdle; unclear if American companies will be ...

Economic Times - ‎6 hours ago‎

Despite lingering distrust over Washington's history of support for rival Pakistan, the United States enjoys widespread popularity here. For weeks, the Hindi news media has dissected details of Obama's visit, running half-page graphics of his limousine and ...

Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4-billion pledge

The Globe and Mail - ‎40 minutes ago‎

U.S. President Barack Obama ended a landmark day in India on Monday with a pledge of $4-billion in investments and loans, seeking to release what he called the "untapped potential" of a business and strategic partnership between the world's largest ...

Obama's India visit aimed at containing China: Report

Times of India - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

BEIJING: As US President Barack Obama arrived in India for an unprecedented second visit, a wary Beijing kept a close watch on its outcome amid commentaries by official think tanks here that the trip is aimed at containing China but New Delhi will not fall for ...

Coming soon: A "Made in USA" Republic Day parade in India

Quartz - ‎15 hours ago‎

Barack Obama, the first US president to attend India's Republic Day parade in New Delhi, will watch a two-hour-long procession of India's democratic—and military—traditions, replete with tanks, aerial acrobatics, marching bands, camels, and dancing school ...

Factbox - Obama and Modi unveil India nuclear trade breakthrough

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎

REUTERS - U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade and deepening defence ties, steps both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership.

Obama chews gum at R-Day parade, gets social media talking

Hindustan Times - ‎6 hours ago‎

US president Barack Obama, while he was chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations on Monday, openly removed the piece of gum he was chewing, and a second later popped it right back in. This happened while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trying ...

US President Barack Obama and I: PM Narendra Modi stresses personal chemistry

Economic Times - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

Before making his opening statement, Obama greeted people in Hindi, "Mera pyar bhara namaskar (my greetings with love)". He also referred to their one-on-one talks over tea in Hyderabad House lawns as "chai pe charcha", remarking that there should be ...

Obama arrives in India for landmark visit

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

Barack Obama has arrived in New Delhi for an unprecedented second visit to India by a serving US president aimed at consolidating what he has called one of the "defining partnerships of the 21st century". The US president attended on Sunday a welcome ...

Social media bros: Will Modi take a selfie with Obama?

Firstpost - ‎13 hours ago‎

Both United States President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are enthusiastic users of social media. Be it Twitter or Instagram, both the leaders have a way with reaching out to people. Modi's tweet after he led Bharatiya Janata Party ...

Obama's India Visit: Delhi Gears up for Republic Day Parade Chief Guest

International Business Times, India Edition - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

The US and Indian security officials are having serious differences over Obama's trip to the Rajpath on Monday morning, say media reports. Going by tradition, the chief guest and the Indian president arrive together in the latter's car for the military parade.

Modi and Obama's nuclear breakthrough: PM and US President reach ...

Daily Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎

Landing in the overcast capital at around 9.40am on Sunday morning, US President Barack Obama was greeted with a warm hug by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who broke protocol to receive the visiting dignitary at the airport, addressed him by his first name, ... In his opening remarks at the joint media interaction later, Modi disclosed that on the nuclear deal the two countries are moving towards commercial cooperation, consistent with our law, our international obligations and technical and commercial viability.

How President Barack Obama, PM Modi Stepped in to Clinch Nuclear Deal

NDTV - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

We are pleased that six years after we signed our agreement we are moving towards commercial cooperaition consistent with our law, legal obligations and technical and commercial viability," PM Modi said, addressing themedia with President Obama.

PM, Obama announce nuke 'breakthrough'

Business Standard - ‎19 hours ago‎

At their joint media interaction, Obama said India and the US had increased their bilateral trade by 60 per cent since his previous visit four years ago, to $100 billion, but it should be more. He welcomed Modi's efforts to improve ease of doing business in India.

Narendra Modi dismisses calls for India to match China's climate goal

Los Angeles Times - ‎14 hours ago‎

Even as Obama announced "a breakthrough understanding" that could clear the way for U.S. companies to build nuclear power plants in India — potentially reducing India's heavy reliance on fossil fuels — Modi said he felt "no pressure" from any other country to curtail the South Asian nation's carbon emissions. ... Indian news mediareported that the U.S. agreed to drop a requirement for strict tracking of all nuclear material produced by U.S.-built reactors, which India had long argued was costly and redundant.

US President Barack Obama in India: The story in photos

The Indian Express - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

Wing Commander Pooja Thakur (Left) of the Inter Service Guard of Honour parttakes during the Presidential reception for the USPresident Barack Obama at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on sunday. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi).


US President Barack Obama in India: The story in photos

The Indian Express - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

Wing Commander Pooja Thakur (Left) of the Inter Service Guard of Honour parttakes during the Presidential reception for the USPresident Barack Obama at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on sunday. (Source: Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi).

3 Days Not Enough to Modi-Obama to Become Friends: China Watches Visit ...

NDTV - ‎5 hours ago‎

Mr Obama's arrival in New Delhi was sort of breaking news on state-run CCTV which showed live feed of him being received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport with questions on how it is going to impact China and whether it was part of US ...

India-US ties 'superficial': Chinese media

Daily Times - ‎1 hour ago‎

BEIJING – Chinese media said that President Barack Obama's visit to New Delhi would remain a symbolic exercise because of the superficial nature of US-India relations. Obama arrived in India on Sunday. Shortly after his arrival, the two sides announced a ...

US President Obama's India Visit, Bonhomie with Modi and Republic Day ...

International Business Times, India Edition - ‎5 hours ago‎

Their friendliness was evident when Obama told media at a joint press conference with Modi that they compared "how much sleep each one of us is getting and it turns out Modi is getting even less sleep than me, but of course that's because he is still new, ...

India and US seal nuclear deal as Modi hosts Obama

BBC News - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

The US and India have announced a breakthrough on a pact that will allow American companies to supply India with civilian nuclear technology. It came on the first day of President Barack Obama's visit to India. The nuclear deal had been held up for six ...

Live: Modi and Obama end joint statement with another bear hug

Firstpost - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

US President Barack Obama started his statement with an accented "Namaste" which was greeted by a huge round of applause from the media and Indian and US delegates present here. "Mera pyaar bhara namaskar," Obama said. In his address to the press ...

Live streaming of 2015 Republic Day Parade: US President Barack Obama chief ...

India.com - ‎12 hours ago‎

The Republic Day parade has begun around 9:30 am following the flag hoisting at 9 a.m. Obama will be addressing the media after bilateral talks with Narendra Modi. Barack Obama had said that he was honoured to be in India at Republic Day celebration.

Obama, Modi break deadlock over nuclear deal

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎19 hours ago‎

Later, Obama attended a banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee in his honour. At the joint media interaction, PresidentObama said there was a "breakthrough' in civil nuclear deal and both sides have sorted out the two pending issues. The US ...

The Obama tour: Best pics from US President's India visit

Hindustan Times - ‎4 hours ago‎

US President Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi prepare to shake their hands after they jointly addressed themedia after their talks . AP Photo. NOT A FILE PHOTO http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/ USPresident Barack Obama and ...

Modi, Obama to address CEOs, aim at boosting India-US business ties

Hindustan Times - ‎5 hours ago‎

After the symbolism of the Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President BarackObama on Monday will get down to business by taking the bilateral ties between the two countries to the next level. ..... TOURISM - There seems to be no concerted approach in Branding and Marketing TRIPURA TOURISM with a wider internet reach through Social Media network, Top travel and hospitality web sites (in the line of Maharashta Tourism, Tamilnadu Tourism, Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Kerala ...

Obama and Modi agree to limit US liability in case of nuclear disaster

The Guardian - ‎22 hours ago‎

US industrial interests took centre-stage at the start of Barack Obama's visit to India as he and the prime minister, Narendra Modi, outlined a deal to limit the legal liability of US suppliers in the event of a nuclear power plant catastrophe. Thirty years after an ...

Live: President Obama meets who's who of India Inc; PM Modi, Jaitley present

Firstpost - ‎3 hours ago‎

Even as Modi and Obama are set to address the US-India CEO forum meeting this evening where the two will jointly address business chiefs from both countries, it seems some of the bif US CEOS are likely to give the event a miss. According to a report in the ...

Barack Obama in India 'live', Day 2: All eyes on first US President as R-Day chief ...

Emirates 24/7 - ‎11 hours ago‎

The two countries in 2008 signed a landmark deal giving India access to civilian nuclear technology, but it has been held up by US concerns over India's strict laws on liability in the event of a nuclear accident. US President BarackObama (C) places a wreath ...

Obama in India, Day 1 Live News Update: Modi is getting less sleep than me ...

India.com - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

5.00 PM: India and US defence cooperation to new levels with advanced defence projects. India and US also agreed that we need comprehensive strategy to combat terror outfits. 4.55 PM: Narendra Modi and Barack Obama jointmedia statement and ...

Barack Obama's India visit on Republic Day January 26: Top 5 jokes on social ...

India.com - ‎Jan 20, 2015‎

In a historical event, United States of America President Barack Obama is going to visit India on Republic Day 2015 (Januar 26). There are ... Several jokes have been doing the rounds on social media apps and websites like Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter.

FACTBOX: Obama and Modi aim high with India summit

Reuters - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

U.S. and Indian officials are trying to unblock billions of dollars of potential trade in nuclear energy, but it's not clear if an agreement can be reached in time for Obama's visit.The two sides signed a landmark civilian nuclear deal in 2008. Holding up the trade is ...

In visit, Obama cites strides in India-US talks

Boston Globe - ‎5 hours ago‎

Still, the atmosphere of amity was palpable as Modi broke with protocol to greet Obama at the airport with a warm handshake and hug. During a later joint appearance before the news media, Modi referred to the president as "Barack" and thanked him for his ...

Behind Obama's budding bromance with India's prime minister

Fortune - ‎3 hours ago‎

Obama's role as chief guest signals that "India has gotten over its psychological barrier of having the U.S. be this public partner—and acknowledging its role in helping India to rise," Madan notes. The Delhi-born Madan is my guest this week on the Apple iTunes podcast Smart Women, Smart ... Madan credits the Modi-Obama friendship with a common interest in retail politics. "Modi is a showman who believes in communicating directly, including through social media [where] he tweets," she notes. Sound familiar?

Obama advances U.S. goals in India

MSNBC - ‎1 hour ago‎

Mr. Obama's decision to accept the invitation to be chief guest was seen here as a great tribute to India, heralded by politicians and the news media as a sign of the country's importance on the world stage. An announcer told the crowd that it was "a proud ...

Live: Modi, Obama meet at Hyderbad House, finalise nuclear deal

Firstpost - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

In the latest development, TV footage showed the PM and the US President having tea at the Hyderabad House lawns. According to media reports, both the leaders have several strategic issues to discuss during BarackObama's three-day visit to India.

Nuclear summit: Pragmatism now defines Indo-US relations

Financial Express - ‎7 hours ago‎

That the US obstacles to the nuclear deal got removed during a Democratic dispensation – President Obama used his executive privilege to waive the US tracking of nuclear fuel and leave matters to IAEA inspections – indicates just how much relations between the two nations have matured, no doubt strengthened by signs of a new-found practicality on India's ... Given that both leaders met barely four months ago and that most in the media and the Opposition – several BJP leaders are convinced they're the same!

'Namaste! Pyarbharanamaskar': Obama to Indians

GreaterKashmir.com - ‎21 hours ago‎

India and the US renewed an enhanced Defence Framework Agreement for the next ten years and identified four key "pathfinder projects" for joint development and production including the next generation Raven mini UAVs and specialised kits for C-130 ...

The Morning Wrap: Thaw In Nuclear Freeze; Lady Officer Leads Obama Guard ...

Huffington Post India - ‎12 hours ago‎

Amidst a public show of effusive bonhomie, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama announced a "breakthrough understanding" on the stalled 2008 civil nuclear agreement between the two countries. The US is expected to ease up on ...

Obama and India's Premier See Mutual Benefit in Breaking the Ice

New York Times - ‎Jan 22, 2015‎

Soon after, Mr. Modi decided to invite Mr. Obama to Republic Day celebrations this month, becoming the first Indian leader to choose an American as his guest for the spectacular annual parade. It is hard to say who was more taken aback: the Americans ...

Modi-Obama meet clears way for civil nuclear deal, enhanced defence and ...

VC Circle - ‎5 hours ago‎

The civil nuclear deal, signed in 2008 between then PM Manmohan Singh and US President George Bush, was in limbo for more than six years. In his opening remarks at the joint media interaction, Modi said, on the nuclear deal the two countries "are moving ...

New insurance plan unveiled by Narendra Modi, Barack Obama may unlock ...

Economic Times - ‎11 hours ago‎

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan centered on insurance on Sunday that they hope will convince U.S. companies to build nuclear power stations in India, but stopped short of demands to soften a ...

Barack Obama, PM Modi brought fresh vigour to Indo-US ties: Experts

Economic Times - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

"He seems to think that the United States is a country that's going to be supportive for the economic transformation that he wants to deliver to Indian citizens. And he'll be able to develop close ties with the US," Ayres said in a media call on Obama's trip to India.

Bear hug with PM Narendra Modi gets Barack Obama's India trip off to warm start

Financial Express - ‎13 hours ago‎

Signalling his determination to take relations with the United States to a higher level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug U.S. President Barack Obama as he landed in New Delhi on Sunday.Obama's visit is a fresh bid to make India an enduring ... Up to 40,000 security personnel have been deployed for the visit and 15,000 new closed-circuit surveillance cameras have been installed in the capital, according to mediareports. The two sides have worked to reach agreements ...

LIVE: Modi, Obama reach agreement on operationalisation of Indo-US nuclear ...

Zee News - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

9:55 am: After Modi introduced Obama and Michelle to other officials present at the tarmac, the three of them waved to the waiting media. Later the US President and the First Lady left for Hotel Maurya in the presidential limousine 'The Beast'. 9:50 am: Prime ...

N-deal logjam cleared: Modi, Obama agree not to dilute liability law

The Hindu - ‎8 hours ago‎

Speaking to the media, Foreign Secretary Sujath Singh said that the US had given up its reservations without any assurances from the Indian side on diluting the law in any way. A senior official, who was part of the negotiating team that met in New Delhi, ...

India's 66th Republic Day festivities

Deutsche Welle - ‎38 minutes ago‎

India's 66th Republic Day festivities. India celebrated its 66th Republic Day on Monday showcasing the nation's cultural diversity and military prowess. Barack Obama, who is the chief guest at the parade, became the first USPresident to attend the event.

India loves 'Mobama' the budding friendship of Modi, Obama

McClatchy Washington Bureau - ‎4 hours ago‎

But here in India, there is "Mobama," the budding friendship between U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama, who is the ... And the Indian media -- both newspapers and TV -- can't seem to get enough of Mobama.

Obama in India: US President Barack Obama begins India visit with 21-gun ...

India.com - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

The US president, who is the chief guest at India's 66th Republic Day parade, said it is a great honour to be back in India. "It's a great honour to be back in India. I am grateful for the extraordinary hospitality," Obama told the media in the forecourt of a decked ...

Obama in India 'live': Rain fails to dampen cheer as US President attends ...

Emirates 24/7 - ‎3 hours ago‎

US President Barack Obama watched a dazzling act by the Daredevils and gave the motorcycle stunts riders from the border Security Force a tumbs up . Obama watched a dazzling parade of India's military might and cultural diversity on Monday, the second ...

Obama, Modi Break Nuclear Deal Deadlock

Voice of America - ‎30 minutes ago‎

U.S. President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke a deadlock on a long-stalled civilian nuclear pact Sunday, with both leaders noting their "friendship" as the catalyst for closer diplomatic ties. Hours after arriving in India, the U.S. ...

Modi, Obama cut through winter chill with bear hug, smiles

Hindustan Times - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

As US President Barack Obama emerged from Air Force One at the Palam airbase on Sunday morning, the warmth between the world's most powerful man and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was palpable. The leaders of the world's two biggest ...

Obama in India: How PM Narendra Modi & Barack Obama's chemistry triumphed ...

Economic Times - ‎12 hours ago‎

Commentators on and off social media had much to say about this chemistry. Many expressed delight and admiration for a PM who they said had managed to build good relations with the US president.But there were some who were less than flattering.

"We have a deal" - insurance may unlock India-US atomic trade

Reuters - ‎12 hours ago‎

India's top diplomat, foreign secretary Sujatha Singh, said the new plan was "squarely within our law". "We have reached an understanding, the deal is done," she said at a media briefing. Details of the new plan were sketchy, but Indian and U.S. diplomats ...

Obama at R-Day parade: As it happened

The Hindu - ‎4 hours ago‎

Read here. 08: 30 am: Political leaders from across the country took to social media: ... President Barack Obama is the first USpresident to visit India twice during office, and is also the first US president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day. On Day 2 of his ...

Indo-US nuclear deal dominates US media coverage

Press Trust of India - ‎7 hours ago‎

Washington, Jan 26 (PTI) The "breakthrough" achieved by India and the US over the landmark civil nuclear deal, six years after it was signed, dominated American media coverage of US President Barack Obama's unprecedented second visit to the country.

Obama in India: United States and India seal civil nuclear and defence ...

India.com - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

Addressing the media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, thanked Obama for accepting the invitation to be the chief guest on Republic Day. This is natural global partnership, the success of this partnership is important for progress and peace around the ...

Obama at India's Republic Day Parade as It Happened

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎

The Wall Street Journal live blogged India's Republic Day at which President Barack Obama was the chief guest in a show of solidarity between the world's two largest democracies in the face of an increasingly assertive China. Our team of journalists in New ...

India and US now need to focus on next bilateral partnerships

Daily News & Analysis - ‎11 hours ago‎

There was no doubt that President Barack Obama's arrival in New Delhi with the First Lady to attend the Republic Day ceremony will be a big event, and no one was disappointed. From the time Air Force One landed in Delhi, the media jamboree went into a ...

Indo-US nuke deal gets going

Financial Express - ‎17 hours ago‎

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Obama had assured him of strong US efforts to support India's full membership to the four international export control regimes at the earliest. The White House said the understanding on India's ... In his opening remarks at the joint media interaction, Modi disclosed that on the nuclear deal the two countries "are moving towards commercial cooperation, consistent with our law, our international obligations and technical and commercial viability." Both leaders said they were committed ...

Historic visit: US rediscovers India

Deccan Chronicle - ‎17 hours ago‎

In his address to the media, President Obama said, "As two great democracies, two innovative economies, two societies dedicated to the empowerment of our people including millions of Indian Americans, we are natural partners." Referring to Mr Modi he ...

Obama Attends India's Republic Day Parade

Voice of America - ‎7 hours ago‎

Rain did little to dampen the excitement around President Barack Obama's landmark visit to India as thousands of troops took part in a dazzling military parade Monday where he was the guest of honor. Obama is the first U.S.president to attend India's ...

Modi in diplomatic balancing act as Obama visits India

Jakarta Post - ‎2 hours ago‎

But experts say Modi will also be keen to strike a diplomatic balance between the US and China, whose companies the premier desperately needs to invest in India's dilapidated infrastructure. "Modi is proving to be the ultimate realist on the balancing ... In a sign of the balancing act Modi faces, China's state-run media dismissed the new friendship between the world's two largest democracies, pointing to their "hard differences" on issues such as climate change. "The... [Obama] visit is more symbolic than pragmatic, ...

Obama and Indian PM cite progress toward nuclear ties and climate change

Mashable - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

"We are committed to moving towards full implementation, and this is an important step that shows how we can work together to elevate our relationship," Obama said. The two countries had been at an impasse over U.S.insistence on tracking fissile material it ...

India, US agree to set up hotline between Narendra Modi and Barack Obama

Economic Times - ‎22 hours ago‎

... Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama. "We will establish hotlines between myself and Barack and our National Security Advisors," Modi said in his opening statement during the two leaders' joint interaction with the media. The Ministry of External ...

PM Modi 'is Tough and Also Has Style,' Says President Barack Obama

NDTV - ‎22 hours ago‎

This morning, the Prime Minister had broken protocol and went to receive the US President at the airport. Their hug had highlighted the bond between the two leaders who had first met during the Prime Minister's maiden visit to theUS in September.

Beyond The Obama-Modi Bromance

Huffington Post India - ‎4 hours ago‎

Bilateral India-US negotiations have been described in detail by the likes of former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, Indian scholar and journalist C. Raja Mohan, the Indian Prime Minister's former media adviser Sanjaya Baru, and academic ...

President Obama raises toast to Indo-US 'dosti' at Rashtrapati Bhawan banquet

Zee News - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

9:55 am: After Modi introduced Obama and Michelle to other officials present at the tarmac, the three of them waved to the waiting media. Later the US President and the First Lady left for Hotel Maurya in the presidential limousine 'The Beast'. 9:50 am: Prime ...

Concern over access to US press during Obama's visit: White House

The Hindu - ‎Jan 23, 2015‎

Expressing concern over access being given to the American press during Barack Obama's visit to India, the U.S.on Friday cautioned that not resolving those issues could have an impact on the coverage of the President's trip. "I think that he (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) and ... "Sometimes these can be very challenging negotiations, particularly when we're going to countries that don't have the same kind of respect for or don't value an independent news media. Sometimes that can make those negotiations more ...

India, US break logjam over civil nuclear deal

Hindu Business Line - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

Addressing the media, President Obama said that a strong relationship with India is critical for the success of America. Obama added that the two countries had "achieved a breakthrough" on two issues — civil nuclear cooperation and an agreement to resume ...

Obama says he wanted to wear Modi kurta

Business Standard - ‎19 hours ago‎

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sartorial splendour seems to have earned him a fan in the most powerful man on the planet. USPresident Barack Obama on Sunday said he wanted to wear the 'Modi kurta', while the Indian PM spoke at length about "Barack ...

Obama Attends India's Republic Day Celebrations

Wyoming Public Media - ‎2 hours ago‎

President Obama became the first U.S. head of state to attend India's annual Republic Day parade, which marks the day the country adopted its constitution. NPR's Scott Horley, who is traveling with Obama, says that the parade is "partly a showcase for the ...

Barack Obama's India visit: Climate change talks high on the agenda between ...

Economic Times - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

The compromise, analysts hope, will be in keeping with the needs of both countries—for the US an investment opportunity, and for India a chance to augment its economy, create jobs, with an eye on working together to tackle climate change. "Obama ... Washington has been trying to damp down the impression, particularly in the media, that the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama will yield a climate agreement similar to the one with China announced in November. "No two ...

Massive security ring thrown in for Barack Obama

Deccan Chronicle - ‎12 hours ago‎

New Delhi: The first day of US President Barack Obama's three-day visit to India saw unprecedented multi-layered security cover in most parts of central Delhi as the President zipped past scheduled routes in his armoured vehicle, the Beast, starting from the Delhi airport to ITC Maurya Sheraton to parts of Lutyens Delhi and Rajghat to attend his scheduled ceremonies and meetings. The convoy's route ... Obama's convoy was blocked from the view of themedia and the public by strategically placed buses. The Delhi ...

Nuclear deal sealed: PM Modi, Barack Obama announce major breakthrough ...

Deccan Chronicle - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

In his opening remarks at the joint media interaction, Modi disclosed that on the nuclear deal the two countries "are moving towards commercial cooperation, consistent with our law, our international obligations and technical and commercial viability." At the outset, both the leaders said they were committed to deepening relations between the two countries and the fact that Obama is the first US President to be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations and also the first to visit India twice were signs of the ...

China sneers at Obama visit, calls India-US ties superficial

Hindustan Times - ‎17 hours ago‎

... of Gujarat, was still banned from entering the United States," says the report under the headline, "US, India unlikely on same page". India-based Chinese media is following Obama's visit closely, frequently updating reports about developments in New Delhi.

Obama's India Trip

NDTV - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

On a lighter note, fashion pundits have been looking forward to seeing what Michelle Obama packed for India this time, but she did them out of at least one sartorial spectacle by skipping the reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan this afternoon. She landed in Delhi ...

Obama celebrates India's colorful Republic Day

The State - ‎2 hours ago‎

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the crowd flanked by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and first lady Michelle Obama, led by President Pranab Mukherjee, right, as they leave at the end of India's annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, ...

No spicy food to 100 Banarasi Silk sarees: Lesser known facts about Obama's ...

Firstpost - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

New Delhi: The 'most powerful man in the free world' – the President of United States, Barack Obama - has set foot in Delhi to participate in the country's Republic Day celebrations. Though the occasion has had high profile guests, the level of ... That the newsrooms or social media are busy dissecting every minuscule detail – starting from Obama's sore throat to the Indian dish he loves to the dog squad that forms part of his security arrangement – makes it clear. Here are a few details about Obama's visit to India you ...

Let certain things be under wraps: PM Narendra Modi, President Barack Obama

Economic Times - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

NEW DELHI: What transpired between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama over tea today at the Hyderabad House is likely to remain in the realm of speculation with the two leaders refusing to share details of their tete-a-tete with the ...

Breakthrough: India-US end 6-year-old impasse over civil nuclear deal

Firstpost - ‎11 hours ago‎

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Sunday ended the six-year-old deadlock over operationalising the landmark civil nuclear deal signed in 2008. "The civil nuclear agreement was the centrepiece of our transformed relationship. ... "Lot of speculation was made ahead of this meet that the Nuclear Deal would get cancelled, and the same was reported by a section of the media. Such high-level decisions can't be made public till they actually take place. It's a landmark move in ...

At India's Republic Day, reporters' pens are not allowed

McClatchy Washington Bureau - ‎2 hours ago‎

The day before, Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave what was billed as a news conference, but only a total of two questions were allowed (One each from U.S. and India media organizations). Modi, who dubbed the event a "media interaction" had ...

White House voices concern over access to US press during Obama's India visit

Firstpost - ‎Jan 23, 2015‎

Washington: Expressing concern over access being given to the American press during Barack Obama's visit to India, the US on Friday cautioned that not resolving those issue could have an impact on the coverage of the President's trip. "I think that he (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) ... "Sometimes these can be very challenging negotiations, particularly when we're going to countries that don't have the same kind of respect for or don't value an independent news media. Sometimes that can make those negotiations ...

US and India Appear Ready to Try to Hash Out Differences

NDTV - ‎Jan 23, 2015‎

Obama has made an agreement on climate change a policy priority for his second term. And Javadekar said during a meeting on climate change last year in Lima, Peru, that the Indian government would submit a proposal by June that would show how it ...

Barack Obama-Narendra Modi chemistry on display

Times Now.tv - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

Chemistry between US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was very much evident today with the Indian leader calling him by his first name more than once during their joint media interaction. Obama displaying similar ...

Expert: What Obama's India visit means to China

Chinadaily USA - ‎5 hours ago‎

India may be pushed back against China once again. This, in essence, is the line many media commentaries have been taking. It is this backdrop that makes US President Barack Obama's visit as the chief guest at India's Republic Day parade on Jan 26 ...

Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade

WHDH-TV - ‎9 hours ago‎

(AP Photo/Press Trust of India). U.S. President Barack Obama, left and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for the mediabefore they held their talks, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Seizing on their personal bond, Obama and Modi said .

Obama's meeting with Modi: Five key agreements

The Straits Times - ‎2 hours ago‎

US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) wave towards the media ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Jan 25, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS ...

The US And India Just Unlocked Billions Of Dollars In Trade

Business Insider - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

In a glow of bonhomie, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. The two countries reached an understanding on two issues ... Up to 40,000 security personnel have been deployed for the visit and 15,000 new closed-circuit surveillance cameras have been installed in the capital, according to media reports. barack obama narendra modi ...

Bear hug with Modi gets Obama's India trip off to surprising start

The Japan Times - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

NEW DELHI – Signaling his determination to take relations with the United States to a higher level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug U.S. President Barack Obama after he landed in New Delhi on Sunday.

No terror attack during Obama's India trip: US warns Pak

Deccan Herald - ‎Jan 18, 2015‎

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 ...

After a bear hug, Obama gets down to business with Modi in India

Al-Arabiya - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

Obama will be the first U.S. president to attend India's Republic Day parade, an annual show of military might long associated with the anti-Americanism of the Cold War, and will host a radio show with Modi. His presence at Monday's parade at Modi's personal invitation is the ... and soldiers, part of a highly choreographed plan for the visit. Up to 40,000 security personnel have been deployed for the visit and 15,000 new closed-circuit surveillance cameras have been installed in the capital, according to media reports.

LIVE: It's a great honour, says US President Barack Obama after ceremonial ...

Zee News - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

... pm US President Barack Obama inspects Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 12:14 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi receive US President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

With 3 Outfit Changes, PM Modi's So Far Beating Michelle Obama

NDTV - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

The New York Times in an article titled 'A Leader Who Is What He Wears' had said "even by the standards of a world that has seen blogs devoted to Michelle Obama's dress sense, the pre-election makeovers of Francois Hollande and Dilma Rousseff, and the ...

Obama gets high India honor. Are better US-India ties on the way? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - ‎14 hours ago‎

Obama will be the first US presidential guest of honor at India's grand parade on Republic Day, Monday. WhileObama has called the US-India relationship pivotal in the 21st century, divides on trade, energy, geopolitics are deeper than advertised. .... Media here are agog with reports about his security, his agenda for talks, where Obamamight travel and how he will get there. Obama is admired in India, largely for his support on India's seat at UN, even if the endorsement is symbolic. However, Obama's predecessor ...

PM Modi wants to take Indo-US ties to a new direction: Experts

Economic Times - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to visit India twice, also enjoyed a close friendship with Modi's predecessor Manmohan Singh, who in 2008 staked his premiership on a controversial deal that made India the sixth "legitimate" atomic power and marked a ...

US sales to Indian nuclear plants now cleared in new deal

News & Observer - ‎5 hours ago‎

U.S. President Barack Obama, left and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepare to shake their hands after they jointly addressed the media after their talks, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. MANISH SWARUP — AP ...

Obama visits India

Times of India - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

US President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama arrives in India on Air Force One. Standing in front is his vehicle "The Beast". /obama-visits-india/eventshow/46008841.cms. 01. US President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama arrives ...

Barack Obama, Narendra Modi hold talks on civil nuke deal and a range of issues

Financial Express - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

Barack Obama, Barack Obama dress, Modi Dress, Barack Obama visit, Barack Obama U.S. President BarakObama and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) wave towards the media during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House ...

Early in Obama's India visit, a nuclear power breakthrough

Yahoo News - ‎22 hours ago‎

Within hours of his arrival a delighted Obama and Modi announced an agreement that could pave the way for billions of dollars in contracts for American nuclear power companies. Though details weren't released, the two men told a press conference that an "understanding" had been ... enduring strategic interests of the United States." Obama's visit has generated huge excitement in India. Media here are agog with reports about his security, his agenda for talks, where Obama might travel and how he will get there.

Obama announces nuclear 'breakthrough' on India trip

Buenos Aires Herald - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

In a glow of bonhomie, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade today, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. Obama said the two countries ...

Obama Announces Nuclear 'Breakthrough' With India

Huffington Post - ‎17 hours ago‎

NEW DELHI, Jan 25 (Reuters) - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade on Sunday, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic ...

Obama and Modi announce nuclear 'breakthrough' during India visit

Al Jazeera America - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal on Sunday aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. The two countries reached an understanding on two ... democracies that just a year ago was in tatters. Up to 40,000 security personnel have been deployed for the visit and 15,000 new closed-circuit surveillance cameras have been installed in the capital, according to media reports.

What's in the menu for US President?

Times of India - ‎Jan 25, 2015‎

... Mr. Obama to have as much non-veg food as he wants on Sunday and Monday. But on Tuesday, there will be only vegetarian food served. Menu for Tuesday's get-together is dhokla, thepla, khandvi, undhyu and dal dhokli," said Pankarz Pakodi, the media ...

Obama Returns to India: 5 Reasons His Trip Makes History

ABC News - ‎Jan 24, 2015‎

Obama and Modi will spend several hours outdoors on an open-air viewing platform watching the Republic Day parade as tens of thousands of Indians pour into the streets -- a potentially risky setting that the U.S. Secret Service generally prefers to avoid. "There's not been a similar event that he's attended overseas," Rhodes said. "So this is unique in that case." There will be a seven-layer ring of security along the Republic Day route, according to localmedia reports. Satellites and drones -- operated both by Indian ...

Obama wanted to wear Modi kurta

Deccan Herald - ‎18 hours ago‎

He recalled that the last time he and his wife Michelle came to India, the media had gone to town about how they had danced.Obama praised Modi's work ethics and how he rose from a humble beginning as a tea seller, describing it as a story of India's ..


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