BJP hails PM Modi's speech at CFR

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): BJP Leader Sambit Patra on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at global thinktank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York was a complete speech. Patra said that Modi talked about benefits of investing in India. Modi emphasized that tourism will unite whereas terrorism will divide. Sep 30, 2014

Afghanistan to sign US security agreement

Kabul, Sept 30 (ANI): Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a crucial security agreement allowing the United States to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year, US officials said. Speaking in Kabul, White House counselor John Podesta said it was a positive move. The bilateral security agreement, or BSA, will allow nearly 10,000 US troops to remain in Afghanistan after the international combat mission ends on December 31. Sep 30, 2014

PM Modi and Obama shared commonalities in 90 minutes of meeting, Obama said Khem Cho: MEA

Washington DC, Sep 30 (ANI): Briefing the media about Prime Minister Narendra Modis first ever meeting with US President Barack Obama, MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that PM and Obama both shared commonalities and challenges they both faced on assuming power. He said that Obama greeted Modi saying, Khem cho, Mr Prime Minister, which means How are you, Mr Prime Minister in Gujarati language; and Modi responded in English language, Thank you Mr. President. Akbaruddin said Modi laid out his hopes and aspirations for India and his developmental vision in a meeting which lasted 90 minutes. He also said that both the dynamic leaders agreed hat US- Indo relation is most important and it was incumbent for both to strengthen it. Further, he also talked about Modis gifts to President Obama which included a special edition of Bhagavad Gita by Mahatma Gandhi. Sep 30, 2014

PM Modi discussed Ganga issue and shared his vision with CEOs and Clintons: MEA

Washington DC, Sep 30 (ANI): While addressing mediapersons, MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had early morning meetings with CEOs of some ‘fortunate companies' of New York. He said that Modi played out his vision for economic development in India and asserted that India is open minded and that want change. Further, talking about prime minister's meeting with Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Akbaruddin said that Modi had warm and cordial meeting with the Clintons. Modi also discussed about his vision to clean River Ganga. Sep 30, 2014

Modi Obama meeting will benefit India: Experts

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): Indian experts said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with US President Barack Obama would be significant and both the leaders would come out with concrete results in national interest. Indian expert Alok Bansal said Modi's meeting with Obama would be beneficial for his campaign'Make in India'as India seeks investment in defence and technology. Meanwhile, former Indian ambassador Surendra Kumar expected some concrete results from the meeting. Another expert Uday Bhaskar said US made an exception for Modi. Sep 30, 2014