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India's food security concern at WTO needs solution: Modi

India's food security concern at WTO needs solution: Modi

Emphasising that India supports trade facilitation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told US President Barack Obama that a solution must be found on its concerns over food security at the WTO. Modi had an "open discussion" on WTO (World Trade Organisation) issue with Obama during their summit talks where a host of other topics including economy were also discussed. "We had an open discussion on WTO issue. We support trade facilitation but a solution that takes care of our food security must be ..., 6 minutes ago

India, US agree to renew defence pact for another 10 years

India and the United States have agreed to extend their defence agreement for another 10 years which is expected to give a big boost to cooperation in this key area between the two countries.After the Summit-level meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama, both sides decided to extend the pact, said Vikram Doraiswami, joint secretary (Americas) in the ministry of external affairs.The framework agreement, which will expire next year, was signed here in 2005 by ...
 Rediff.com20 minutes ago Top headlines at this hour:  Rediff.com1 hour ago India, US extend defence agreement for 10 years  Rediff.com2 hours ago HAL chief moots five-point agenda for 'Make in India'  Rediff.com8 hours ago
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US to help India develop three smart cities

The US will help India in developing three smart cities in Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam apart from joining coordinated efforts with civil society and local authorities to provide clean water and sewage facilities in 500 cities in the country.This announcement was made after the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday. The Indian government plans to develop 100 smart cities and in this regard an allocation of Rs 7,060 crore was ...
 Rediff.com35 minutes ago US to be lead partner in developing Allahabad, Ajmer and Vizag as smart cities  Rediff.com2 hours ago Modi US visit: Three Indian cities to be named for smart cities project  Prokerala1 day ago

Obama joins Modi in paying homage to Martin Luther King

In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barack Obama visited the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial and paid homage to the leader of the African-American civil rights movement.In a last minute change of plan, Obama joined Modi to pay homage to the American stalwart.Both leaders took a round of the memorial and Obama was seen explaining significance of the site to Modi.They drove straight to the Memorial after their summit level talks at the White House.As per ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Modi, Obama pay respects to Martin Luther King  Rediff.com2 hours ago

Olympic U.S. swimming champion Phelps arrested for drunken driving

Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said. Phelps was clocked by radar at around 1:40 a.m. traveling 84 mph in a 45 mph zone, police said. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist was booked and released. Police said Phelps was "unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests," ...
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Here's what Modi-Obama are discussing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama are discussing a range of issues of mutual interest in order to expand and deepen the US-India strategic partnership during their ongoing meet at the White House. They are expected to discuss ways to accelerate economic growth, bolster security cooperation, and collaborate in activities that bring long-term benefits to both countries and the world. The focus is also on regional issues, including current developments in Afghanistan, ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago PM, Obama joint statement shortly  Rediff.com3 hours ago PM, Obama joint presser after talks  Rediff.com4 hours ago Modi, US Defence Secretary Hagel discuss Ebola, terror  Rediff.com6 hours ago

Train services hit in Mumbai after unexpected showers

There is a complete chaos in Mumbai following unexpected rains and thunderstorm this evening. Trains on the Western, Central and Harbour lines are running late. #Mumbai is trending on Twitter above Washington DC where PM Modi is holding crucial talks with US President Barack Obama.   ...
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Petrol price cut; diesel rate to wait for PM's return

Petrol price was cut by 54 paisa (excluding duties) a litre, but the first reduction in diesel rates in over five years was put off until the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the US. State-owned oil firms, which skipped raising rates on September 16 even though their cost had gone up, cut prices in view of the downward trend in international markets. Petrol price was reduced by 54 paisa a litre without including local sales tax or VAT, with effect from midnight tonight. After ...
 Rediff.com4 hours ago Cut in petrol, diesel price put off till Modi's return from US  Rediff.com6 hours ago

Modi holds crucial talks with Obama at White House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held talks with United States President Barack Obama on "substantive" bilateral, regional and international issues including defence, security, trade and situation in West Asia in view of threat by Islamic State militants.Modi drove straight from Blair House to the famous West Wing of the White House to hold talks with Obama, first in restrictive format followed by delegation level.This is the second meeting between Modi and Obama, who hosted a private ...
 Rediff.com4 hours ago Modi arrives at White House to meet Obama  Rediff.com5 hours ago PHOTOS: Clashes and garba outside the White House  Rediff.com16 hours ago LIVE: US President Barack Obama welcomes PM Narendra Modi at White House  Zee News20 hours ago

Learn as if you were going to live forever: Nadella to students

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at Talent India 2014 Conference in New Delhi. Photograph: Vijay Kumar Joshi/PTI Live as if it's your last day, but learn as if you have to live forever, said Satya Nadella, the India-born Chief Executive of global software giant Microsoft while interacting with students in New Delhi. At an interactive event with students, Nadella, who is on his maiden visit to India after taking over as the CEO of the US-headquartered firm, said one should be ...
 Rediff.com5 hours ago Robbery in boxing ring: 'Judges deserve to be thrown out!'  Rediff.com7 hours ago Indian boxing contingent's protest against Sarita's defeat dismissed  Rediff.com9 hours ago
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