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Modi scores in Switzerland: Swiss to back India’s NSG bid; to help tackle black money 

Geneva: In a major boost to its diplomatic push for NSG membership, India today managed to win crucial support of Switzerland ahead of a key meeting of the 48-nation bloc even as the two countries agreed to step up cooperation in unearthing black money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks. Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann announced

Friendship unlikely between Obama and Modi, says New York Times

Washington: As President Obama gets ready to host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the White House for the second time in as many years, a New York Times report describes the bond between the two as an “unlikely friendship”. “There are few relationships between Obama and another world leader more unlikely than the one

Afghan award to PM a great honour for India: Jaitley

New Delhi: India today thanked Afghanistanfor conferring the country’s highest civilian honour — the Amir Amanullah Khan award — on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit there. Expressing gratitude to Afghan government for the prestigious award, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it was an honour not only for the Prime Minister, but for the

Modi in Afghanistan’s Herat to inaugurate Salma Dam

Herat (Afghanistan):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Afghanistan city of Herat on Saturday where he will inaugurate along with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, also known as Salma Dam, rebuilt with Indian assistance. “Beginning with Afghanistan. PM arrives in Herat to launch Afghan-India Friendship Dam,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas

Virbhadra accuses Modi government of misusing central investigating agencies

Shimla: Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh has accused the Modi government of misusing central investigating agencies like CBI, Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Department against its political opponents. He said the Union government had failed to redress the core issues of the country and it was only concerned to harass its political rivals. The Chief Minister

PM’s mother given Nari Jagran Samman 2016 award

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’smother Heeraben was today conferred the “Nari Jagran Samman – 2016” award by the Nari Jagran magazine here. Somabhai Damodar Das Modi, elder brother of Narendra Modi received the award on behalf of his mother Heeraben. Nari Jagran magazine’s editor Meena Chaubey and another member Ashok Chaurasia presented the award to Somabhai. Speaking on

Modi seals strategic Chabahar port pact

Tehran: A milestone pact on the strategic Chabahar port in southern Iran which will give India access to Afghanistan and Europe bypassing Pakistan was among the agreements signed here on Monday by India and Iran which also agreed to cooperate on combating radicalism and terror. Besides the bilateral pact to develop the Chabahar port for

Modi leaves for Iran

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for Iran on a two-day official visit, during which the trilateral agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan to develop the Chabahar port in that Gulf nation will be signed. “PM @narendramodi leaves for Iran in a visit aimed at furthering cooperation and boosting people to people

Happy to see girl students shine: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the students on their success in various examinations, and said he was “happy to see girl students shine”. “Congratulations to all candidates for their scores in examinations. Happy to see girl students shine,” Modi said in his radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’. He spoke about a

Modi, Sonia condole death of Nirankari Mission chief

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other political leaders on Friday expressed grief over the death of Baba Hardev Singh, the head of spiritual outfit Sant Nirankari Mission. Modi said Baba Hardev Singh’s demise was tragic and a great loss to the spiritual world.  “My thoughts are with his countless