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India, Bangladesh sign seven pacts after wide-ranging talks between Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina
India

India, Bangladesh sign seven pacts after wide-ranging talks between Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina

In a brief media statement, Narendra Modi said India accords priority to its ties with Bangladesh and increasing cooperation between the two neighbouring countries should be model for the entire world.

'Told cook not to use it in food': Sheikh Hasina, on visit to India, jokes about onion export ban
India

'Told cook not to use it in food': Sheikh Hasina, on visit to India, jokes about onion export ban

Sheikh Hasina was addressing India-Bangladesh Business Forum, which was organised by industry chambers

Sheikh Hasina's visit is opportunity for India to iron out sticking points in bilateral relations with 'fast friend' Bangladesh
World

Sheikh Hasina's visit is opportunity for India to iron out sticking points in bilateral relations with 'fast friend' Bangladesh

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday arrived in India for a four-day visit with the aim to strengthen bilateral ties between the fast friends amid an undercurrent of unease regarding the Centre's National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in Assam, which is pointedly aimed at identifying and deporting illegal "infiltrators" from Bangladesh.

India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: Imran Khan's offer for talks needs profound backing from China, Russia for serious consideration
India

India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: Imran Khan's offer for talks needs profound backing from China, Russia for serious consideration

The SCO summit probably provides India with an opportunity to assess how far China and Russia are willing to go in influencing Pakistan’s behaviour towards a more enduring engagement with India.

India's foreign policy for next 5 years: Expanding bilateral ties with Bangladesh vital for New Delhi's 'Act East' targets
World

India's foreign policy for next 5 years: Expanding bilateral ties with Bangladesh vital for New Delhi's 'Act East' targets

The biggest threat to ties between New Delhi and Dhaka isn't Beijing. Bangladesh has thus far managed an admirable balance between India and China, without giving either country the cold shoulder.

India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: New Delhi should outrun obstructionist Pakistan in Central Asia and push for regional connectivity
India

India's foreign policy for the next 5 years: New Delhi should outrun obstructionist Pakistan in Central Asia and push for regional connectivity

Since Modi would attend the SCO summit in Bishkek in mid-June, his special bilateral meet with the chair of the SCO a fortnight before was a smart move to make India’s Central Asia outreach a success

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi takes oath with 57 ministers, Mamata loses cool over 'jai shri ram' slogans, PM to meet BIMSTEC leaders; today's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi takes oath with 57 ministers, Mamata loses cool over 'jai shri ram' slogans, PM to meet BIMSTEC leaders; today's top stories

Narendra Modi takes oath of office with 57 minister, many notables missing from the list, PM will hold courtesy meetings with all BIMSTEC leaders today, Mamata loses cool as alleged BJP supporters chant Jai Shri Ram; here are the day's top stories

Narendra Modi oath-taking ceremony: BIMSTEC leaders arrive in New Delhi ahead of proceedings
Politics

Narendra Modi oath-taking ceremony: BIMSTEC leaders arrive in New Delhi ahead of proceedings

BIMSTEC leaders, including the Sri Lankan president and Bhutanese prime minister, arrived in New Delhi to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony

In Narendra Modi government's second innings, India's Act East Policy all set to take on a military colour
India

In Narendra Modi government's second innings, India's Act East Policy all set to take on a military colour

Returned to the saddle earlier this month with a massive mandate, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's second innings is starting off with the according of primacy to the BIMSTEC effort

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: BIMSTEC leaders, IMF chief, Opposition leaders, industrialists, celebrities likely to attend event at Rashtrapati Bhavan
India

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: BIMSTEC leaders, IMF chief, Opposition leaders, industrialists, celebrities likely to attend event at Rashtrapati Bhavan

This year, the guest list includes heads of several neighbouring countries, chief ministers of most of the states and a few famous personalities of sports and entertainment world. The families of BJP worker who allegedly lost their lives in political violence in West Bengal in the last year have also been invited for the event.

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: When international leaders will arrive in New Delhi ahead of the event
India

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: When international leaders will arrive in New Delhi ahead of the event

Leaders of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries which include — Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand besides India — are going to arrive in New Delhi on Thursday to be a part of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Narendra Modi to make first official visit to Maldives after taking oath; meetings with Donald Trump, Xi Jinping likely in June, October
India

Narendra Modi to make first official visit to Maldives after taking oath; meetings with Donald Trump, Xi Jinping likely in June, October

After assuming for the second consecutive term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to have a packed agenda as far as foreign tours and bilateral meetings are concerned.

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: All CMs, prominent Opposition leaders, governors, ex-PMs invited on 30 May
Politics

Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: All CMs, prominent Opposition leaders, governors, ex-PMs invited on 30 May

The invitation to Opposition leaders is seen as Modi's move to reach out to them following the fiercely-fought election in which the BJP registered a massive victory.

Pakistan downplays Imran Khan not being invited for Narendra Modi's inauguration, pitches for dialogue
India

Pakistan downplays Imran Khan not being invited for Narendra Modi's inauguration, pitches for dialogue

Imran Khan, breaking the ice in bilateral ties, spoke to his Indian counterpart Modi on Sunday and expressed his desire to work together for the betterment of their peoples.

BIMSTEC leaders to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in: India must expand trade, investment footprint in Bay of Bengal region
World

BIMSTEC leaders to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in: India must expand trade, investment footprint in Bay of Bengal region

The Narendra Modi Government Mark 2.0 Plus — a suitable appellation given its huge majority in a second term — has decided to invite BIMSTEC leaders for the swearing-in ceremony on 30 May. BIMSTEC or 'Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Cooperation' is actually a Neighbourhood-Plus, since it includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and adds Myanmar and Thailand

Pakistan not to be part of Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on 30 May, says Reuters report quoting MEA sources
Politics

Pakistan not to be part of Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on 30 May, says Reuters report quoting MEA sources

India will not invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Thursday's swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, who starts his second term as India’s prime minister, two sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, suggesting any early warming in ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours is unlikely.

Daily Bulletin: Govt invites BIMSTEC leaders for Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony; MLAs who won bypolls in Goa, TN to be sworn in today; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Govt invites BIMSTEC leaders for Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony; MLAs who won bypolls in Goa, TN to be sworn in today; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: MEA has not announced whether Pakistan will be invited to Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, Karnataka Cabinet to be reshuffled soon, and more

Leaders of BIMSTEC countries to attend Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony on Thursday, says sources
World

Leaders of BIMSTEC countries to attend Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony on Thursday, says sources

Like SAARC leaders last time, heads of government from neighbouring BIMSTEC countries are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his second term on 30 May.

India likely to invite Trump, Putin, Xi Jinping for Narendra Modi's swearing-in; reports say Pakistan unlikely to be invited
World

India likely to invite Trump, Putin, Xi Jinping for Narendra Modi's swearing-in; reports say Pakistan unlikely to be invited

The BJP-led NDA is in the process of preparing invites for global leaders for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, which is likely to be organised on 30 May on an even bigger scale than the 2014 one.