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Op-Ed: Bullet trains in Modi’s India — Advantage or far-sighted vision?

Mumbai - India’s decision to start high-speed bullet trains with Japan’s technical and economic support promises perceived economic transformation but not many are convinced whether it’s a prudent decision to invest in bullet trains in India at this moment.

India to hold largest yoga meet in China on Intn'l Yoga Day

Beijing - Come International Yoga Day, India is planning to conduct the biggest global meet on yoga in China, at Dujiangyan in Chengdu, China's Sichuan province.

Gandhi's non-violent 'salt march' commemorated in India

New Delhi - The famous "Salt March" carried out in 1930 by Mahatma Gandhi was commemorated last week on the occasion of its 85th anniversary, with a special message from the Indian Prime Minister.

Indian budget makes yoga and its promotion a charitable activity

New Delhi - The Indian government, in its latest financial budget for the year 2015-16, has granted special status to yoga, making its promotion a charitable activity.

Op-Ed: Religious intolerance grips Indian psyche

New Delhi - The rise of right wing BJP at the center coincided with the rise of religious intolerance in India. PM Modi finally broke his nine-month long silence on religious intolerance. Will there be action on the ground?

Winner of New Delhi landslide election meets Modi

New Delhi - Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which handed a drubbing to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that holds power at the national level, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi and Obama announce deals, give joint radio address

New Delhi - India's 66th Republic Day celebrations, with Barack and Michelle Obama as chief guests, went off smoothly, despite foggy, rainy weather. Modi and Obama also made announcements about nuclear, business and defense cooperation.

Indian PM Modi invites suggestions on Yoga Day promotion

The first International Yoga Day is set to be celebrated on June 21 this year, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gone online to invite suggestions on how it can be promoted.

Indian PM Modi pitches India as investment destination

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the annual business and investor summit, Vibrant Gujarat, pitched for greater investment in India by promising more business-friendly and transparent policies.

Indian PM Modi wants a SMART police force

Guwahati - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at a conference of high-ranking police officers, and called for SMART policemen — "Strict and Sensitivity", "Modern and Mobility", "Alert and Accountable", "Reliable and Responsible" and "Tech-savvy and Trained."

Indian prime minister gets social TV boost during NY visit

On September 28, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to a raving crowd of 18,500 supporters in the confines of Madison Square Garden.

Indian PM Modi urges graduates to contribute to medical science

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the convocation address at the country's premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), urging the young graduates to "step up medical research to keep pace with a changing world."

UNGA set to informally discuss 'International Day of Yoga'

The United Nations General Assembly is set to hold informal consultations next week on a draft resolution titled "International Day of Yoga".

Indians respond to Modi's 'Clean India Campaign'

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the "Clean India Campaign," inviting the country's citizens as a whole to participate in cleaning the nation.

Obama impressed by Modi's energy, interested in yoga

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly impressed U.S. President Barack Obama with his energy and vigor, attributing these to his daily yoga practice.

Op-Ed: Modi’s clean India—from fantasy to reality

New Delhi - Will Narendra Modi’s “Clean India Campaign” herald a new era for Indian’s getting access to toilets and sanitation which most Indians currently lack?

Narendra Modi's busy schedule during US visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the United States on September 26 to commence his maiden trip to the US since taking office in May 2014.

PM Modi lands in New York to strengthen ties with the U.S.

New York City - Narendra Modi arrived in New York, Friday, marking his maiden five-day visit to the United States as India’s Prime Minister.

China's Xi meets Modi in trip to India

Chinese President Xi Jinping began his three-day visit to India on September 17, as India and China, the two most populous countries in the world, look to boost economic ties and investment opportunities, and resolve border problems.

Modi's Varanasi redevelopment plan kicks off

After signing a deal with Japan to develop the ancient Indian city of Varanasi along the lines of Japanese heritage city Kyoto, Indian Prime Minister Modi has kicked off the process of redevelopment.

U.S. welcome India-Japan Strategic Partnership

The United States has stated that it welcomes the recently announced India-Japan Strategic Partnership and said that it looks forward to enhancing trilateral co-operation with the countries.

Indian PM Modi interacts with kids on Teacher's Day

Indian Prime Minister engaged in a unique sort of communication with children across India, when he gave a live, televised address to students on the occasion of Teacher's Day on September 5.

Indian government aims to clean river Ganga in three years

New Delhi - India's newly-elected Narendra Modi-led government had made a poll promise of cleaning the polluted holy river, Ganga. It has now set a deadline of three years to clean up the river, according to water resources minister Uma Bharti.

Modi's MyGov portal invites Indians to participate in governance

The Indian government’s portal "MyGov" launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July, invites Indians to participate and suggest ways to better the country, and also volunteer their skills.

Google rumored to be part of Modi's vision for Varanasi

Varanasi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to develop the city of Varanasi into a cultural and heritage hub seems to have entered high gear with his "Kashi Vision," which according to rumors, will pull in tech giant Google.

India's Narendra Modi reunites Nepalese godson with family

Kathmandu - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over his "godson" Jeet Bahadur Saru Magar to his parents in Kathmandu, Nepal. A young 10-year-old Jeet left for India in 1998 to earn his livelihood, but got lost and ended up in Modi's care.

Varanasi set to get face-lift thanks to Narendra Modi

Varanasi - India's Narendra Modi-led government has drawn up a blueprint for the "exhaustive makeover" of the ancient city and religious center of Varanasi or Kashi.

India, China seek to resolve border disputes at BRICS summit

Fortaleza - The leaders of India and China, Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping met on the sidelines of the 6th BRICS summit to discuss border disputes and put aside contentious issues.

India's Narendra Modi flags off new train to pilgrimage site

Katra - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a new train and inaugurated the rail link connecting the rest of India's rail network with Katra, the base camp for Vaishno Devi shrine in the mountainous state of Jammu and Kashmir.

India's President outlines government's plans

New Delhi - Indian President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the first joint session of both houses of Parliament on June 9, to outline the newly-elected Narendra Modi-led government's plans.
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