India and US 'natural global partners': PM Modi part -2

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while giving the joint statement along with US President Barack Obama said that both India and the US are natural global partners. Furthermore, Prime Minister Modi said the sealing of the civil nuclear deal between India and the US was the centerpiece of a transformed relationship between the countries. The Prime Minister also said that both countries have decided to device a comprehensive global strategy to combat the issue of terrorism. Earlier in the day, India and U.S. sealed the civil nuclear deal, which had been stalled since 2008, after Prime Modi and Obama held delegation-level talks over the issue. According to reports, U.S. has withdrawn the tracking clause from the deal. Jan 25, 2015

US and India's strong personal friendship reflects warmth and affection between people of both natio

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): US President Barack Obama while addressing a joint statement with PM Narendra Modi, said that US and India's strong personal friendship reflects warmth and affection between people of both the nations. He also said that the friendship also reflects the values shared by the two nations as former colonies and as two great democracies. The US President said he and Indian Prime Minister Modi shared notes on how much sleep they get, and revealed that 'Modi gets lesser sleep'. He also said that the reason behind over enthusiasm in Modi is that he is new at his office and also went on to say that with more years pass by, the prime minister may get more hours spared for sleeping. Replying to a question about what the two leaders discussed during their meeting earlier in the day, Obama said it was not possible to reveal the content of their talks. Jan 25, 2015

Politicos react as Obama says India, US moving towards civil nuclear deal

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Sunday after US President Barack Obama while giving the joint statement along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India and US have achieved a breakthrough and are moving towards full implementation of the civil nuclear energy deal. Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that if it is a breakthrough, then nobody can complain about it. Leaders from other political parties gave mixed reactions. Jan 25, 2015

Kadiyam Srihari sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of Telengana

Hyderabad, Jan 25 (ANI): Senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader Kadiyam Srihari on Sunday took oath as the new Deputy Chief Minister of Telengana. The Warangal Member of Parliament was inducted into K Chandrashekar Rao's cabinet following the sacking of previous Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister T Rajaiah. According to reports, Rajaiah was removed from his post following the reports of corruption in the office of the Health Minister and also due to his ministry's failure to take preventive measures in controlling the Swine Flu in Telangana. Jan 25, 2015

US continues to go for counter terror activity in Ukraine and Yemen, top priority is safety of peopl

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and Yemen, US President Barack Obama on Sunday said that the United States continues to go for counter terror activity in both the crisis ridden nations. Obama said that the US have definitely no interest in seeing Russia weakened or its economy in shambles but it doing so in order to stop the country from interfering in matter of Ukraine as it is not favourable for US to engage in war with Russia over the issue. Further, talking about instability in Yemen caused by Houthi Coup, President Obama said US has been concerned about what has always been a fragile central government in Yemen and vowed that the US will continue counterterrorism efforts in the country. He however said that the top priority is safety of the people in ground. Jan 25, 2015

Providing clean environment to future generations is every nation's duty: PM Modi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India is not under any pressure due to an agreement between the United States and China on climate change, and added that it is the duty of every country to provide a clean and green earth to the future generations. He added that the chemistry between Obama and him has not only brought them closer but has also brought Washington and Delhi closer. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama addressed a joint press conference following the delegation level talks held in Hyderabad house of the national capital. Jan 25, 2015

Japan has 'no reasons so far' to deny hostage killing

Japan is still in the process of analysing a video posted online claiming that one of two men held hostage by IS jihadists has been executed, says a government spokesman, before adding there are "no reasons [...] to deny the killing". Duration: 01:06 Jan 25, 2015

Greece begins voting in make-or-break election

Greece begins voting in a crucial general election that could bring the anti-austerity Syriza party to power and lead to a re-negotiation of the country's international bailout. Duration: 01:15 Jan 25, 2015

Obama begins landmark visit to India

Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi for an unprecedented second visit to India by a serving US president, aiming to consolidate what he has called one of the "defining partnerships of the 21st century". Duration: 00:42 Jan 25, 2015

PM Modi makes US President Obama's visit to Hyderabad House special with tea under a 'shamiana'

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): After working lunch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Saturday took a stroll at the picturesque Hyderabad House garden. The two leaders apparently had strategic discussions during the stroll. Following that, Modi and Obama had tea together seated under a 'shamiana' at the garden and had conversation for almost 10 minutes. PM Narendra Modi pours tea for Obama as they sat and talk at the special shamiana in the Hyderabad House lawns. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi presented the 'official report of the Constituent Assembly debates' to President Obama. Meanwhile, the finest of Indian dishes are on offer at the banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee in honour of his US counterpart, with over 250 guests invited. Some of the dishes expected to be served are galouti kebabs, soufiyan fish tikka, trout, chicken malai tikka, stir fried broccoli, mustard fish curry, gustaba, mutton rogan josh, veg hakka noodles and chicken korma. Gujia, malpua, sondesh and rabri are expected to feature among the dessert selections. Jan 25, 2015

Obama's visit to India a moment of pride for all Indians: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): BJP leader Kiran Bedi said on Sunday that the visit of US President Barack Obama to India is a moment of pride for all Indians, even those who are living in foreign countries. Bedi said that this will open opportunities for all Indians for more investment and business purposes. Jan 25, 2015

All efforts on to make India open for business: Jayant Sinha

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha said on Sunday that the government is making all efforts to make India open for business. He also said that US President Barack Obama's visit to India is important in many ways one of them being that a President of US has never visited India twice during his tenure. He further said that continuous attempts are being made for 'Make in India'. Jan 25, 2015

PM Modi and US President Barack Obama reaches Hyderabad House for working lunch

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama arrived at Hyderabad House in New Delhi for further rounds of talk for better bilateral relations between the two nations. Obama arrived at the venue to attend a working lunch with Prime Minister Modi at 1:30 PM. No press is allowed to attend this event which might follow a joint address by the two leaders. Earlier, Obama visited Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and planted a sapling there. Obama is a great admirer of Gandhi's and portraits of the architect of India's non-violent freedom struggle are displayed in the corridors of the White House. Jan 25, 2015

Relations between PM Modi and US President will prove to be beneficial for both nations: Former Indi

Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Former Indian Ambassador to US, Naresh Chandra on Saturday said that the relations between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will prove to be beneficial for both the nations. Talking about a probable nuclear deal between the two countries, Kumar said that there are issues when it comes to such strategic deals and that laws cannot be changed to facilitate the deals. Obama is on a three day tour to India and will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations tomorrow. Jan 25, 2015