Russia President Vladimir Putin said in a German television interview on Sunday that he is convinced it should be possible to find a way to resolve the crisis in Ukraine but added he was concerned about the threat of ethnic cleansing.
Casting doubt at humongous public gatherings that PM Narendra Modi manages to attract even during his foreign trips, Congress leader and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid alleged that the prime minister takes people along on his foreign trips to amass crowds and make speeches.
Congress on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "cheating" people on the black money issue, and said though he had made tall claims on repatriating the ill-gotten money in the run-up to elections the NDA government is doing a flip-flop after assuming power.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe seem to have made quite an impression on each other when the former visited Tokyo in September. Their friendship, which started in Japan, has continued to flower in Brisbane.
In what seems to be smart cricket diplomacy, Prime Minister Modi has roped in former captains Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar to be part of his official delegation to three Australian cities -- Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night left for Australia on the second leg of his three- nation tour during which he will attend the annual summit of the Group of 20 of the world's developed and emerging economies.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting Australia for the G-20 summit, his Indian 'community reception' planned on the lines of New York's Madison Square Garden event in Sydney is evoking high enthusiasm.