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  • Obama, Modi express unity in op-ed

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Obama declare the country's partnership to be "robust, reliable and enduring" -- as well as expanding in a joint Washington Post op-ed Tuesday.

  • Obama, Indian PM Narendra Modi dine

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be fasting, but that did not stop him from dining with President Obama Monday night.

  • White House hopes visit by India's prime minister eases strains with U.S.

    But the talks between Obama and Modi -- which the White House says will focus on economic growth and cooperation on security, clean energy, climate change and other issues -- pose tricky diplomatic challenges for both leaders.

  • Developing countries' fund key to climate pact

    What once seemed a harmless token of good will from rich countries to poor ones could derail negotiations over a global climate deal next year.

  • India leader proposes International Yoga Day

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's prime minister is proposing a new addition to the lengthy list of annual U.N. observances: World Yoga Day. In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extolled the therapeutic powers of yoga and said it could help tackle global...

  • India PM says serious about peace with Pakistan

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday he's serious about holding peace talks with Pakistan but also criticized the neighboring country, insisting it must create an "appropriate atmosphere" for the dialogue. In a lengthy address to U.N. General Assembly, his...

  • India: Graft in health care impoverishes millions

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Digamber Rawat rarely emerges from the tiny windowless room he shares with his parents because a mysterious illness has wasted away the strength in his legs. His family can't afford private health care, but they must pay for it anyway, even when they go to free government...

  • Fancy meals but no food for fasting Indian leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join President Barack Obama for dinner on Monday and attend a State Department lunch the next day. But there's one hitch. Modi won't eat any of the food. The new prime minister is in the midst of a nine-day fast dedicated to the Hindu...

  • Rubio advises Obama on India

    "Unfortunately, the Obama administration has neglected the relationship and failed to build on the significant accomplishments of the George W. Bush administration in strengthening U.S.-India relations," Rubio wrote in an op-ed for the Daily Signal.

  • India releases first image of crater-scarred Mars

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's space agency released the first image of the crater-scarred and dry surface of Mars taken by the nation's first interplanetary spacecraft after it began orbiting the red planet. The image released Thursday was taken when the Martian Orbiter Mission, or MOM, was about...

  • Indian emissions will rise, official says, dealing blow to climate treaty hopes

    A deal without serious commitments from India would likely prevent a deal that secures enough cuts in greenhouse gases by 2020 to avoid a 2 degree Celsius temperature rise by 2100, which nations are seeking.

  • India launches campaign to boost manufacturing

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Flanked by some of India's wealthiest businessmen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign to entice investment and promote the country as the world's next cheap labor economy. The "Make in India" campaign, complete with a slick web page and a logo depicting a prowling...

  • Mars mission opens India for space business

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India celebrated putting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on Wednesday, hoping the rare feat will show the world it is open for business in space exploration and inspire a new generation of homegrown scientists to help drive growth. Those motivations help explain why India,...

  • India successfully puts spacecraft in Mars' orbit

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers. Scientists broke into wild cheers as the orbiter's engines completed 24 minutes of burn...

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8...



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