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After 6 years of toil, India and Japan ink historic nuclear dealRediff.com11 Nov 2016
The deal would allow Japan to export nuclear technology to India.
PM Modi meets Japanese Emperor AkihitoRediff.com11 Nov 2016
The call on came ahead of wide-ranging talks between Modi and his counterpart Abe
India aims to be world's most open economy: ModiRediff.com11 Nov 2016
He said his government was committed to further reform policies to boost 'Make in India' and for creating conducive business environment through stable and transparent regulatory mechanisms
Stopped 'sweets of many': Modi on corruptionRediff.com5 Jun 2016
Addressing the Indian diaspora at the end of his two-day visit to Qatar, Modi said, "We have only cleaned up the0020surface (on corruption) and a detailed clean-up remains."
India, Qatar ink 7 agreements to boost cooperationRediff.com5 Jun 2016
Official talks were held between Modi and Seikh Tamim for multi-sectoral partnership and strengthening of Indo-Qatar ties following which the agreements and Memorandums of Understanding were signed on the second day of the Prime Minister's visit.
Modi, Qatar's emir hold talks to boost bilateral tiesRediff.com5 Jun 2016
With an intent to give a push to India-Qatar ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Sunday held detailed talks on a wide range of issues.
India roped in as full member in SCORediff.com10 Jul 2015
India, which has an Observer status for the past 10 years, will technically become the member by next year.
SCO summit: Modi, Ghani discuss security situation in AfghanistanRediff.com10 Jul 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Ufa and the two leaders are understood to have discussed Afghanistan's security situation and India's assistance in reconstruction efforts in the war-torn country.
Breakthrough: PM Modi to visit Pakistan, top army officers to meetRediff.com10 Jul 2015
On the sidelines of the SCO visit in Ufa, the two heads met and decided to revive dialogue and find ways to expedite the trial of the Mumbai attacks.
BRICS bank to start lending in local currency by April: KamathRediff.com10 Jul 2015
The board meeting is likely to take place later in Shanghai.
BRICS voices concern over 'fragile' global growthRediff.com9 Jul 2015
BRICS countries, including India, on Thursday voiced concern over the "fragile recovery" of global growth and the potential spillover effects from the "unconventional monetary policies" of the developed countries.
PM Modi, Pakistan's Sharif to hold bilateral talks in RussiaRediff.com9 Jul 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa on Friday after more than a year.
We must fight terror without discrimination: Modi taunts China @BRICSRediff.com9 Jul 2015
With Chinese President Xi Jinping listening, Modi said: "We must unitedly fight against it (terrorism), without any discrimination between groups, or countries, sponsors or targeted countries.
Reason I haven't tried Yoga is because it looks difficult: PutinRediff.com9 Jul 2015
Putin, 62, who holds an 8th dan black belt in Karate, said, "I do not know how to do yoga. When you people do it, it looks difficult. That is why I have not tried it."
Stage set for Modi-Sharif meet in Russia on July 10Rediff.com9 Jul 2015
However, the details of the meeting were not officially confirmed.
BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance: PutinRediff.com8 Jul 2015
BRICS has no plans to form a military and political alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to allay apprehensions of the West.
Barriers have turned into bridges, says PM Modi in CanadaRediff.com17 Apr 2015
Winding up his visit to Canada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a historic trip that will herald a new era of cooperation between the two countries.
India to get Canadian uranium from second half of 2015Rediff.com17 Apr 2015
The company is excited over the pact, which it says marks the 'start of a new relationship' between the two countries.
'Dignity for labour' has to be entrenched in the minds of Indians: ModiRediff.com16 Apr 2015
He said the country has all the capabilities it needs, it just needs opportunities now.
Foreign companies see turnaround in IndiaRediff.com15 Apr 2015
Foreign companies see a "lot of turnaround" in India and a "lot of positive attitude" is building towards it, says CII.
India will set Climate Change conference agenda: ModiRediff.com14 Apr 2015
Modi say that if the problem of climate change is not addressed now, it will hurt generations to come.
Will make corrections where required: Modi to investorsRediff.com13 Apr 2015
Modi says he will make changes in the way India has been doing business with global companies.
Modi invites global partnership in manufacturing sectorRediff.com13 Apr 2015
India has a huge potential to become a global manufacturing hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
Modi woos investors; promises 'predictable' tax regime in IndiaRediff.com13 Apr 2015
20 Indian CEOs and 350 companies are participating in the Hannover Fair.
Modi in Hannover; meets German CEOsRediff.com12 Apr 2015
He is expected to invite German companies to invest in India and participate in 'Make in India' initiative
Modi woos French businesses with 'Make in India' initiativeRediff.com10 Apr 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top French business leaders with an aim of bringing French investment and technologies to India.
Modi launches International Day of Yoga websiteRediff.com10 Apr 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a portal for the International Day of Yoga in Paris, describing the ancient Indian spiritual practice as capable of awakening a sense of oneness.
Army, IAF work tirelessly to rescue flood-hit victimsRediff.com14 Sep 2014
"We are making serious attempts to rescue people marooned in flood waters based on inputs we get from various sources, including people," asserted a top Indian Air Force official overseeing the marathon operations by his force amidst allegations by some people that forces had not reached all the affected people.
Service before self: Army camps submerged as soldiers save KashmirRediff.com13 Sep 2014
When calamity strikes, it does not discriminate. This was on ample display when floods ravaged Kashmir.
Mosque becomes beacon of hope for stranded in J-K floodsRediff.com12 Sep 2014
Jama Masjid in Hyderpora area has turned into a major relief centre for those affected by the devastating floods in the Kashmir valley, housing hundreds of people, including women and children.
Yeh fevicol se bhi zyada mazboot jod hai: PM on ties with JapanRediff.com2 Sep 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed his Japan trip as "very successful" and hoped that India's infrastructure will improve and the country will become clean with the help of $35 billion promised by Japan over five years, the highest ever amount ever.
Modi hardsells India as a manufacturing destinationRediff.com2 Sep 2014
Hardselling India as a manufacturing destination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited Japanese investments, saying the era of "red tape" has been replaced by "red carpet" with ease of doing business and liberalisation.
NO nuke deal, but PM says understanding with Japan improvedRediff.com1 Sep 2014
The "understanding" between India and Japan on civil nuclear issue has "improved", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, after talks with his counterpart Shinzo Abe even as the much-anticipated remained deal remained elusive.
India, Japan to elevate strategic ties, speed up nuke dealRediff.com1 Sep 2014
India and Japan on Monday agreed to enhance their defence and strategic cooperation to a new level during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Shinzo Abe, who also decided to speed up negotiations on civil nuclear deal that could not be concluded now.
India to get $35 billion from Japan for infra projectsRediff.com1 Sep 2014
India will get $35 billion from Japan over the next five years for developmental projects, including building of smart cities and next generation infrastructure as also cleaning of the Ganga, as Premier Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged to partner Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "ambitious" vision of inclusive development.
Japan is my government's highest priority, says ModiRediff.com1 Sep 2014
Underlining that a closer and stronger bilateral strategic partnership is indispensable for advancing peace in the world, India and Japan on Sunday decided to promote economic and social development and engage with other nations to address regional challenges and promote peaceful resolution of disputes.
Indian economy grew fastest during the 100 days of Modi regimeRediff.com1 Sep 2014
India's economy had recorded a subdued growth of 4.7 per cent in the April-June quarter of the last fiscal, 2013-14.
Modi plays flute, narrates story of Lord Krishna at Japanese schoolRediff.com1 Sep 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited an elementary school in Tokyo and mingled with the students, narrating them the story of Lord Krishna.
Modi invites Japanese businesses, promises speedy clearancesRediff.com1 Sep 2014
Modi, who has enjoyed immense reputation in Japan as then Gujarat Chief Minister in terms of ensuring the state's progress, said India wants to emulate Japan in terms of quality, zero defect and delivery systems while carrying out skill development.
After busy day in Kyoto, Modi arrives in Tokyo for summit talksRediff.com31 Aug 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Tokyo on Sunday for crucial summit talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after an overnight stay in Kyoto where he visited two ancient Buddhist temples with the latter accompanying him in a significant gesture.