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  • Sino-India ties: A boat ride to a new future?

    In a previous article, I had raised the question: can Asian giants India and China navigate through their competing aspirations to become regional and global powers and find a new template for working together? A tentative answer to this is available after the recent “informal” summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jingping on the bank of the Yangzte river in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on April 27 and 28.

  • Can India and China find a new template for their ties?

    One of the most enduring images from the first-ever meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping less than four years ago was that of the two leaders sitting together on a swing on the riverfront of Sabaramati river in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat. That was Modi's way of welcoming Xi who had begun his maiden tour of India with a visit to Modi's home state. On April 27 and 28 this year, the two leaders would again come together—this time at a sprawling villa by the Yangtze river in the picturesque Chinese city of Wuhan.


    Modi rules out India’s participation in Saarc summit in Pakistan

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveys to his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli India’s firm opposition to the staging of the Saarc Summit by Islamabad, given the fact that Pakistan continued to support cross-border terrorism from its territory.

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    Modi declares victory for ruling party in state elections

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declares victory for his party in two state elections, including a closely-fought race in his stronghold of Gujarat where the charismatic leader fronted the campaign.

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    Modi is India’s most popular leader: Poll

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains the most popular leader in India, according to the US based Pew Research Center, in a survey that underscores the trust people have in him, even with the rumblings over a dip in economic growth.

  • For Modi's birthday, farmers send 68 paise cheques

    On Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 67th birthday, a non-profit group from the state of Andhra Pradesh used the occasion to highlight the plight of farmers in the region.

  • Caught in the thick

    Indian Premier Narendra Modi's stance on the Rohingya issue has emerged as another example of how the plights of the ethnic

  • Trump's surprisingly strong start with India

    Heading into the recent meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, expectations were modest.

  • Comedy group charged by Mumbai police for Modi meme

    Comedy group AIB has been accused of posting offensive content on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a complaint filed by the Mumbai police.

  • Modi's Trump card

    President Donald Trump in a joint statement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, following their first meeting at the White House, made terrorism the cornerstone of mutual cooperation between the two countries. The statement went beyond the usual American position and while criticising Pakistan it also echoed Indian concerns regarding the Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Maximum Modi, maximum opportunity

    The description “tectonic shift” was first used for election results by Union Cabinet minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It has since gathered currency among pundits and partisans.

  • From CR7 to Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a special gift, a Portugal football team jersey personally signed by one of the world's greatest sporting icons and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Modi's surgical strike on black money

    Cash is king in India, or at least it was. In one single sweep Narendra Modi just scrapped two high-value bank notes in the Indian economy in an all-out war to flush out black money, fight tax evasion and eradicate counterfeit notes that were being used by terrorists.

  • ‘Is your rally more important than my school?’

    A class VIII student has written an emotional letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after he was faced with the prospect of missing classes as his school bus was being acquired for the PM’s rally in Alirajpur district on Tuesday.

  • India may grant citizenship to Hindus from Bangladesh soon

    The home ministry of India is ready with draft amendments to citizenship law that will exempt minority citizens of Bangladesh and Pakistan who had gone to that country out of fear of religious prosecution from being tagged as "illegal migrants".

  • Modi wishes best for Nawaz’s surgery

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended “best wishes” to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif who will undergo an open-heart surgery.

  • Modi's two years in power a 'mixed bag'

    Indian media says Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two years in power have been a mixed bag.

  • BJP releases PM Modi's degrees, AAP calls those ‘fake’

    After days of Arvind Kejriwal relentlessly accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying about his education, the ruling BJP releases his college degrees and fielded its top leaders, Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley, in its fightback, reports NDTV.

  • India Kollam temple fireworks blast kills at least 100

    An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala, police say.

  • Money makes the mare go

    Understandably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up a panel of officials from the income-tax department, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Enforcement Directorate to probe the matter and apportion responsibility. Yet, nothing concrete would come out of it because the persons connected with the dealings have political clout.

  • Kashmir's first woman chief minister

    Mehbooba Mufti has been sworn in as the first woman chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir, where she will lead a coalition with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP.

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    Hasina-Modi barter power, bandwidth

    Bangladesh and India take a stride into bilateral relationship with the exchange of internet bandwidth and electricity in the warm ambiance of Holi. In exchange for 10 GBPS internet bandwidth from Bangladesh, India will supply 100MW electricity.

  • 100MW more electricity from India

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate supply of 100-megawatt power to Bangladesh from northeastern Indian state of Tripura's Palatana project on March 23.

  • Jashodaben seeks marriage-related info on Modi's passport

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben files an RTI application with regional passport office seeking details about marriage-related documents Modi had submitted to get his passport when he was chief minister of Gujarat.

  • Modi's net assets worth Rs 1.41cr

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 1.41crore, including a residential property whose price has appreciated by more than 25 times since the purchase over 13 years ago.

  • India, France sign Rafale jet agreement

    India signs a deal with France to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.

  • India govt declassify 100 files of Netaji

    On the 119th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi put in the public domain, for the first time, 100 files on the freedom fighter that had remained classified so far.

  • India Kashmir leader dies

    India's Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed dies after a brief illness, aged 79.

  • Peace with Pakistan?

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise visit to Lahore, Pakistan, on Christmas Day brought his hyperkinetic year of global diplomacy to a headline-grabbing close.

  • India urges Pakistan on air base attack

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Pakistan to take action against militants India says are responsible for a recent attack on an air base.