The US has said pursuing an "inclusive political agenda" is critical to Iraq`s success, as it prepared to send the first batch of an advisory mission to Baghdad to help the Iraqi security forces against advancing Islamist militants.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to boost the morale and motivation of civil servants and has laid thrust on efficiency and delivery but will his message percolate down to the 18 million-strong bureaucracy known to work at its own pace.
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of Obama`s agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political damage control by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence.
Minister of State for Parliamentary
Affairs Ashwani Kumar asserted that the Congress is
strongly pursuing the women`s reservation bill, but said he is
not sure whether the bill is on the agenda of the forthcoming
Congress on Thursday alleged that the BJP was shying from debate on 2G issue as its top leadership was involved in taking "wrong" decisions on spectrum allocation when NDA was in power which led to huge revenue losses to country.
By sheer numbers and scope, it is, to say the least, a promising trip by any head of the state to India ever. But a simple question for a reality check would be this: Why is Barack Obama coming to India?
India and Japan will hold the
fourth strategic dialogue on Saturday when Japanese Foreign
Minister Katsuya Okada arrives here, during which the two
sides will discuss a wide gamut of issues, including civil nuclear cooperation.
Security issues in the restive
Af-Pak region and an effective strategy to combat global
terrorism and drug-trafficking top the agenda of a key
quadrilateral summit to be hosted by President Dmitry Medvedev
India and Japan will have strategic dialogue on
Saturday when Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada arrives
here for a visit during which wide gamut of issues, including
civil nuclear cooperation, will be on the agenda.