PM Modi greets nation on Republic Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of 66th Republic Day.

What Barack Obama will witness at India's Republic Day parade
What Barack Obama will witness at India's Republic Day parade

India is on Monday celebrating its 66th Republic Day, and the country's military might and cultural diversity will be showcased at the annual parade at Rajpath. In attendance will be chief guest Barack Obama, president, USA.

India celebrates Republic Day amid tight security; Obama chief guest at parade
India celebrates Republic Day amid tight security; Obama chief guest at parade

India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday. The biggest of the celebrations will be held at the Rajpath where the country's military might and cultural diversity will be on full display as part of the Republic Day parade.

Google Doodle celebrates India's 66th Republic Day
Google Doodle celebrates India's 66th Republic Day

As India celebrates its 66th Republic Day on Monday, Google marked the occasion with a colourful doodle on its India homepage.

'Agreement on climate change solidifies India's commitment'

The announcements by India to boost cooperation with the US in clean energy and confront climate change solidifies New Delhi's commitment to expand its share of renewable energy, an American think-tank said on Sunday.

Republicans regret Obama taking only Democrats to India

The Republican leadership Sunday regretted that US President Barack Obama has taken only lawmakers from his Democratic party as part of his Congressional delegation to India.

Nuclear agreements to bring billions for US firms: Bera

Applauding US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on civil nuclear and defence agreements, an influential Indian-American Congressman on Sunday said the deals would make billions of dollars in trade possible for American companies.

Obama to meet Congress leaders after Republic Day parade

After attending the Republic Day parade at the majestic Rajpath, US President Barack Obama would meet Congress party leaders on Monday, the White House said Sunday night.

PM Modi has set a different tone for bilateral ties: US officials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a different tone for the India-US ties as the two countries "articulated a different understanding" to break the logjam over civil nuclear deal, but companies need to assess their risks, US officials said on Sunday.

India, US agree on myriad global issues

India and the US have agreed to expand their efforts to assist developing countries and address global development challenges for the benefit of the wider region and the world and they lauded ongoing triangular assistance, which may involve US-India collaboration to address development challenges in third countries in areas including health, energy, food security, disaster management, and women`s empowerment.

Indo-US N-deal: Congress greets 'breakthrough' with caution

 Congress reacted cautiously to the "breakthrough" in the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement on Sunday, saying it would have to see the fine print on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed issues raised by the US within India's legal framework and sought details as to how the difficulties were overcome.

Obama praises Modi, calls him tough, stylish

US President Barack Obama Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "legendary work ethic", and described him as tough and stylish.

N-deal dominates US media coverage of Obama's India trip

The "breakthrough" achieved by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the civil nuclear deal, six years after it was signed, dominated American media coverage of Obama's unprecedented second India visit.

Nothing momentous in Modi-Obama statement on climate change: Greenpeace

Greenpeace India Sunday expressed disappointment over the Indo-US joint announcement on climate change, saying it did not go beyond the "rhetoric and the usual platitudes", although it noted that the agreement reached to phase out HFCs marked a big shift.

'Overwhelmed' Badal says Padma award for all Punjabis

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said he was "overwhelmed with feelings of boundless humility" at being chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour of the country.

Autorickshaw driver molests Russian girl in south Delhi, held

At a time when the national capital is under an unprecedented security cover in view of US President Barack Obama's visit, a 25-year-old Russian girl was allegedly molested by an autorickshaw driver in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area here on Sunday evening.

CPI questions Centre over nuke deal with US

CPI on Sunday asked the Centre to explain whether it has diluted Indian law to reach an agreement with the US on implementing the civil nuclear deal.

A new chapter in India-US defence ties: Hagel

The Indo-US agreements on defence cooperation announced by the two countries "promises to open a new chapter" in bilateral military ties and marks an "important milestone" in their strategic partnership, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday said.

India, US release 'declaration of friendship', to elevate strategic partnership
India, US release 'declaration of friendship', to elevate strategic partnership

Signalling renewed intensity in ties, India and the US on Sunday decided to further "elevate" the long-standing strategic partnership by enhancing cooperation in a raft of crucial areas including defence, trade and commerce, technology transfer, counter-terrorism and climate change.

National interest should be priority in talks with Obama: Congress

Welcoming US president Barack Obama, who arrived in New Delhi today on his three-day visit to India, the Congress on Sunday said country's interest should be given preeminence and the foreign policy of non-alignment should be kept intact during the bilateral talks.