India and Germany today decided to set up working groups on “circular” economy and water management for restoration of water bodies, waste management and more efficient use of water resources.
India and the US today decided to set up a task force for jointly developing Allahabad, Ajmer and Vishakhapatnam as Smart Cities with a mandate of preparing the roadmap within three months.
India will work closely with the new Sri Lankan government led by Maithripala Sirisena – whose victory was a tribute to Lankan people’s yearning for change – to take bilateral ties to a new level, the Indian High Commissioner Y K Sinha said today.
Calling Pakistan an “irreplaceable” all-weather friend, China today pledged full support to it amid the high-profile visit of US President Barack Obama to India.
Barack Obama today broke Secret Service’s sacred security protocol by remaining in the open for more than two hours when he graced the Republic Day celebrations here as the Chief Guest.
Modi tweeted this today along with a photograph showing him with Obama with a caption: “Sharing our ‘Mann Ki Baat’ during the recording of the radio programme. Tune in on 27th January at 8 PM IST for the special episode! #MannKiBaat #Radio #USA #India.”
China today extended conditional support for India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership bid but said “prudence and caution” needs to be exercised on the issue, a day after US President Barack Obama backed India’s inclusion into the elite 48-member body.
At the roundtable that preceded address by Obama and Modi, the Indian CEOs were allotted total time of only 18 minutes.
A day before the US president Barack Obama arrives here, seven Left parties today held a protest march against inviting him as the chief guest at the Republic Day parade and “weakening” of India’s civil nuclear liability law to favour American “imperialism”.
The special radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’ through which US President Barack Obama will share radiowaves with Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be aired by All India Radio (AIR) at 8 pm on January 27. Regional versions of the special programme would be broadcast the next day at 9 am, officials said.
US President Barack Obama today arrived here on a three-day visit during which both sides will seek to break the deadlock in operationalising the civil nuclear pact, firm up a defence cooperation agreement besides broadening ties in areas like trade and investment.