• Barack Obama, Narendra Modi
    Jan 25, 2015 16:35 IST

    Modi, Obama cut through winter chill with bear hug, smiles

    The leaders of the world's two biggest democracies clasped each other in a bear hug on a cold winter morning, setting the tone for the summit between them later in the day.

  • Barack Obama, Wing Commander Puja Thakur
    Jan 25, 2015 15:42 IST

    Meet Puja Thakur, the officer who led Guard of Honour for Obama

    "I am an officer first and then a woman," said a proud Wing Commander Pooja Thakur after she became the first lady officer to lead the Inter-Service Guard of Honour which was inspected by US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on Sunday.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi
    Jan 25, 2015 15:47 IST

    LIVE: India, US break deadlock on nuke deal after Modi-Obama talks

    On the first day of US President Barack Obama's historic three-day visit to India, the two countries reached a landmark agreement that may unblock billions of dollars of potential trade in nuclear energy. India and the US had signed a civilian nuclear deal in 2008. India’s reluctance to pass legislation shielding suppliers from liability in the event of a nuclear accident -- a deviation from international norms -- was a deterrent to trade.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, Hyderabad House
    Jan 25, 2015 14:28 IST

    LIVE: Modi, Obama walk, talk and have tea at Hyderabad House

    United States President Barack Obama held bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the start of his historic three-day India visit aimed at consolidating increasingly close ties between the world's two largest democracies. The two leaders sat down for a working lunch in central Delhi after sharing a bear hug at the airport where Modi, dressed in a bright saffron shawl, greeted the first couple on the tarmac.

  • Barack Obama
    Jan 25, 2015 14:58 IST

    Spirit of Mahatma Gandhi very much alive in India today: Obama

    US President Barack Obama, who will be the chief guest at India's 66th Republic Day parade, said on Sunday that the "spirit of (Mahatma) Gandhi is very much alive in India today".

  • Bibhu
    Jan 25, 2015 15:07 IST

    Michelle Obama looks chic in Indian-American designer's creation

    US First Lady Michelle Obama, who landed in Delhi on Sunday morning, was looking chic in an ensemble designed by India-born Bibhu Mohapatra, who is based in New York.

  • Barack Obama, Rashtrapati Bhavan
    Jan 25, 2015 12:20 IST

    LIVE: 'Honoured' Obama gets red-carpet welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan, visits Rajghat

    United States President Barack Obama landed in New Delhi on an overcast Sunday morning around 9:40am to begin his three-day visit to India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received him with a warm hug and a handshake at the airport. Soon after his arrival, Obama received a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Obama will be the first US president to be present at India's Republic Day parade as a chief guest.

  • A railway employee fitting fog signals on
    Jan 25, 2015 15:22 IST

    Trinamool Congress MLA's son found dead on rail track in Bihar

    Debasish Das, son of Trinamool Congress MLA Kasturi Das and brother-in-law of the Kolkata Mayor, was on Sunday found dead under mysterious circumstances at Barsoi railway station in Katihar, Bihar, an official said.

  • heroes
    Jan 25, 2015 12:50 IST

    Hidden heroes of the republic

    Despite India's 67 years of freedom, many of its citizens remain trapped - by poverty, circumstance, indebtedness. Often, they suffer in silence, invisible and unheard. For many, there is no chance of a happy ending. Here's a look at individuals who have fought and won battles.

  • A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced
    Jan 25, 2015 11:53 IST

    Pakistani rangers violate ceasefire, target border outposts in Jammu

    Hours before US President Barack Obama's arrival in India, Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing along the International Border in Jammu district, forcing the BSF to retaliate.

  • Nehru
    Jan 25, 2015 11:27 IST

    Geopolitics over personalities

    Geopolitics is the best determinant of whether relations between India and the United States are on an even keel. Not personalities, not economic relations and not the number of lobbyists hired in Washington.

  • Obama
    Jan 25, 2015 00:54 IST

    Walk and talk to reciprocate Obama’s memorial gesture?

    The cancellation of Barack Obama’s Agra trip may have taken some sheen away from his India trip, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President are expected to indulge in a ‘walk and talk’ at Hyderabad House in Delhi on Sunday — a gesture that may add some more symbolic weight to the US President’s high-on-optics trip.

  • Kirti Azad
    Jan 25, 2015 01:03 IST

    BJP’s Kirti Azad praises Mamata Banerjee, irks party

    Vouching for Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s honesty, BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad on Saturday said that it was unthinkable for him to doubt her credentials as he has known her for over two decades.

  • Barack Obama
    Jan 25, 2015 01:29 IST

    Obama lands today in fortress Delhi

    Obama lands today in fortress Delhi

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi
    Jan 25, 2015 08:13 IST

    An odd couple: What Modi, Obama have in common

    Afew months after election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was asked why he had agreed to fly to a summit with Barack Obama. After all, the United States was the last country to end your diplomatic boycott.