‘Howdy, Modi’ highlights | ‘Know where masterminds of 9/11 and 26/11 are hiding’: PM Modi stings Pak
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian diaspora at the packed NRG stadium in Houston, Texas. Modi arrived to a rockstar’s welcome at a stadium which often hosts stars such as Beyonce and Bono of U2. Chants of ‘Modi, Modi’ could be heard across the stadium as the prime minister stepped onto the dias.Over 50,000 Indian-Americans are believed to be in the venue which also has President Donald Trump in attendance. The event is billed as the largest gathering ever for an elected foreign leader visiting the US, other than the pope.Earlier, there were cultural performances with dhols and kirtans, Indian songs and dance enthralling the audience. In a symbolic gesture, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner handed the Indian PM ‘keys’ to the city. Highlights:
Thanks to PM Modi’s leadership, entire world today stands firmly with India: Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah lauded PM Modi’s address in Houston and said, “Message to world is loud and clear that this new India will leave no stone unturned to keep our country safe and united. Thanks to PM Modi’s leadership, entire world today stands firmly with India in its decisive fight against the menace of terrorism.”
‘USA loves India,’ tweets Trump
Moments after the grand event at NRG stadium in Houston, hosting PM Modi came to an end, President Trump said the USA loves India in a tweet.
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The USA Loves India! https://t.co/xlfnWafxpg— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2019
Modi, Trump take a lap around NRG stadium
PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump take a lap around the NRG stadium in Houston, Texas.00:10 am IST
I admire President Trump’s sense of leadership: PM Modi
This is extraordinary, unprecedented. As I told you, we’ve met a few times, and he has always been friendly, energetic and accessible. I admire him for his sense of leadership, passion for America and a strong resolve to make America great again: PM Modi00:08 pm IST
India’s growth in last 5 years has been 7.5 per cent: PM Modi
We are investing ₹100 lakh crore on public infrastructure. In the last five years, the world, amidst all uncertainties, India’s growth rate has been 7.5%. This is the best average of any govt in India’s entire history: PM Modi00:05 pm IST
India working to become a $5 trillion economy: PM Modi
India has started preparing and working to become a $5 Trillion economy. We are working on bettering infrastructure, investment & export. We are building a people-friendly, development-friendly and investment-friendly atmosphere in India. India, today, isn’t postponing challenges, it is fighting it head on. India isn’t working on small incremental changes, but on complete solutions. We are realising the impossible: PM Modi00:00 pm IST
9/11 or Mumbai attack, brainchild found in same place: PM Modi
9/11 in the US or the Mumbai attacks in India, the brainchild is always found in the same place. It is high time we fight a decisive battle against the perpetrators and supporters of terrorism: PM Modi23:58 pm IST
‘Those who can’t control their country’: PM Modi slams Pakistan at Houston event
Some people, who can’t control their country, are having problems with what is going on in India. Their politics is hatred towards India and cultivate terrorism. You and the entire world knows who they are: PM Modi23:55 pm IST
People in J&K have got equal rights: PM Modi
Article 370 had deprived people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh of development. Terror and separatist elements were misusing the situation. Now people there have got equal rights: PM Modi23:52 pm IST
India to bade farewell to open defecation this October 2: PM Modi
We have given equal priority to welfare and farewell. On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on this Oct 2, India will bade goodbye to open defecation: PM Modi23:50 pm IST
Swifter tax returns filing a reality in India now: PM Modi
There are about 10,000 services from Central and State Govts online. It took months, in the past, to make a passport. These days, it just takes a few days. Filing tax returns and tax returns were a headache at one point of time. This year, on Aug 31, 5 million people have filled their income tax return online. The tax refunds that took months is now getting transferred to the bank accounts in a matter of days: PM Modi23:49 pm IST
Data is the new gold: PM Modi
It is often said that data is the new oil. I would like to add that data is the new gold. Industry 4.0 focuses only on data. India provides data at the cheapest rate in the entire world: PM Modi23:48 pm IST
Economic development will be swift if country’s youth has employment: PM Modi
Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Living is equally important to us. Employment is key to this. The economic development will be swift if the country’s youth has employment: PM Modi23:46 pm IST
Almost 100% Indians are associated to the banking sector: PM Modi
We have built 2 lakh km roads in rural India in just five years. In India, less than 50% people had bank accounts. Today, almost 100% Indians are associated to the banking sector. We have opened new bank accounts for 370 million people in just five year: PM Modi23:45 pm IST
PM Modi lauds rural sanitation, road connectivity and cooking gas connection
In seven decades, the country’s rural sanitation was at 38 per cent. In the last five years, we made 11 crore toilets. Today, rural sanitation stands at 99 per cent. In India, cooking gas connection was just at 55 per cent in the past. It has been raised to 95 per cent in the last five years.Rural road connectivity was also at 55 per cent only. In the last five years, we have taken it to 97 per cent : PM Modi23:43 pm IST
India wants to grow at a faster speed than ever before today: PM Modi
Today, India wants to grow at a faster speed than ever before. It is challenging the people who think nothing is going to change, ever. In the last 5 years, 130 crore Indians have brought unprecedented results in different sectors: PM Modi23:40 pm IST
Formation of New India our biggest oath at the moment: PM Modi
The formation of New India is India’s biggest oath at the moment. The nation is working very hard to realise the dream. We are competing with ourselves, challenging ourselves and changing ourselves: PM Modi23:36 pm IST
2019 Lok Sabha elections waved the flag of Indian democracy: PM Modi
The 2019 Lok Sabha elections waved the flag of Indian democracy throughout the world. 61 crore people participated in it. This is approximately double the total population of the US. The 2019 elections also created one more record. After 60 years, an existing government was re-elected with even more seats in the Indian democracy: PM Modi23:35 pm IST
Unity in Diversity is our emblem: PM Modi
Unity in Diversity is our emblem. It is the basic fabric of our vibrant democracy. This is our power and our inspiration.The 50,000 Indians present in this stadium today are representatives of our great heritage: PM Modi23:32 pm IST
Thousands of languages have peacefully co-existed in India: PM Modi
Our languages are a great representation of our liberal and democratic society. For centuries, thousands of languages have peacefully co-existed in India: PM Modi23:30 pm IST
Welcome all on behalf of Indians with heartiest wishes: PM Modi
I welcome all of you on behalf of every Indian with my heartiest wishes. I was told that a lot of people registered for this event, but due to space crunch, a lot of people could not make it. I apologise to everyone who could not make it to the event: PM Modi23:27 pm IST
Answer to Howdy Modi is all is well in India: PM Modi
The arrival of President Trump and other leaders of America and speaking highly of India is the respect bestowed to the achievements of Indians living in America. It is the respect bestowed to 130 billion Indians: PM Modi23:22 pm IST
‘New history, new chemistry’: PM at ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston
This scene, this atmosphere, this is unimaginable. When it comes to Texas, everything is grand and big. It’s in Texas’ fabric. The spirit of Texas is being reflected here: PM Modi23:18 pm IST
‘Committed to protecting civilians from threat of radical Islamic terrorism’
We are committed to protecting innocent civilians from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism: President Trump23:15 pm IST
President Trump raises illegal immigration in US at ‘Howdy, Modi’
We are going to take care of Americans first before we take care of illegal immigrants pouring in our country: US President Donald Trump23:12 pm IST
India to soon have access to world class NBA: President Trump
Very soon India will have to access to another world class American product-NBA basketball. Wow, sounds good. Next week thousands in Mumbai will watch the first ever NBA game in India..am I invited Mr. Prime Minister? I may come, be careful I may come: President Trump23:10 pm IST
India, US forging better security deals: President Trump
We are taking unprecedented measures to secure our borders. These tremendous exports not only expand employment in America, they increase security and freedom in India: President Trump, talking about $2.5 billion liquefied natural gas deal between Houston-based Tellurian and India-based Petronet LNG.23:06 pm IST
India investing in US like never before: President Trump
India has never invested in United States like it is doing today. And I want to say, it is reciprocal as we are doing the same in India. Unemployment in India has dropped over23:03 pm IST
Look forward to working with PM Modi: Trump
Prime Minister Modi, I look forward to working with you to make our nations even more prosperous than ever before. Our Constitutions also begin with three common words - ‘We, the People’: President Trump23:01 pm IST
India has lifted millions out of poverty, it is incredible: President Trump
As a result of PM Modi’s pro growth policies, India has lifted nearly 300 million out of poverty, and that is an incredible number: President Trump22:58 pm IST
Trump wishes PM Modi birthday
President Trump wishes PM Modi birthday and expresses happiness to join 50,000 Indian Americans. “If re-elected, India will have a true friend in the White House,” Trump said. Trump, in his address, added “India has never had a better friend than President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi knows that.22:56 pm IST
PM Modi introduces President Trump to Indian diaspora
“Abki baar Trump Sarkar” - this is quite clear. You had introduced me to your family, Mr. President. Today, I have the opportunity to introduce you to my family - over a billion Indians. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, a friend of India, US President: PM Modi22:55 pm IST
‘Trump has already made the American economy strong again’
He has already made the American economy strong again. He has achieved much for the US and for the world. We, in India, have connected well with President Trump: PM Modi22:54 pm IST
My honour, privilege to welcome him in magnificent stadium: PM Modi on Trump
Today, he’s here with us. It is my honour and privilege to welcome him here in this magnificent stadium and gathering. I can say that I’ve had a chance to meet him often. Every time, I found the friendliness, warmth, energy in the President Mr. Donald Trump: PM Modi in Houston22:52 pm IST
Trump has left a deep and lasting impact everywhere: PM Modi in Houston
He was a household name even before he went on to occupy the highest position in this great country. From CEO to Commander-in-chief, from studios to global stage, from politics to the economy and to the security, he has left a deep & lasting impact everywhere: PM Modi on Trump22:49 pm IST
PM Modi kickstarts ‘Howdy, Modi’, praises Trump
“Friends, this morning, we have a very special person with us... He needs no introduction,” PM Modi said while addressing a packed NRG stadium in Houston. PM Modi praised Trump and said, “He has already made the American economy strong again,” adding that the US President will make America great again.22:40 pm IST
Good morning America!: PM Modi greets Houston crowd
PM Modi greets the crowd at Houston stadium. The event started with US national anthem, followed by India’s national anthem.22:37 pm IST
PM Modi, Trump walk to the dias amid cheers at ‘Howdy, Modi’ event
PM Modi, accompanied by President Donald Trump reached the NRG stadium. He will shortly address the crowd.22:28 pm IST
President Donald Trump reaches NRG stadium
President Trump has reached the venue and was seen talking to India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at the NRG stadium.10:22 pm IST
“Modi and Gandhi are one,” says Gandhi look alike at Houston
Ramesh Modi, a man dressed up like Mahatma Gandhi at #HowdyModi event says, “Modi aur Gandhi ek hi hain, these are saints, fakirs. Gandhi was a fakir, same nature exactly. Welcome Modi to the town here.”
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Ramesh Modi, a man dressed up like Mahatma Gandhi at #HowdyModi event says,''Modi aur Gandhi ek hi hain, these are saints, fakirs. Gandhi was a fakir, same nature exactly. Welcome Modi to the town here.'' pic.twitter.com/hxNLH6O8TB— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2019
We are inspired by the modern India: Steny Hoyer
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer: We are inspired by the modern India he(PM Modi) leads while mindful of the challenges, undeterred as India reaches into new frontier of space and equally determined to lift millions out of poverty back on earth.
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House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer: We are inspired by the modern India he(PM Modi) leads while mindful of the challenges, undeterred as India reaches into new frontier of space and equally determined to lift millions out of poverty back on earth. #HowdyModi https://t.co/r9jRQ3VoYr pic.twitter.com/FNH9k7n1f4— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2019
India like America proud of its traditions to secure a future: Steny Hoyer
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer: (India) Like America proud of its traditions to secure a future according to Gandhi’s teachings and Nehru’s vision of India as a secular democracy where respect for pluralism and human rights safeguard every individual.
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House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer: (India) Like America proud of its traditions to secure a future according to Gandhi's teachings and Nehru's vision of India as a secular democracy where respect for pluralism and human rights safeguard every individual. #HowdyModi pic.twitter.com/hosDK9O03l— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2019
US House majority leader Steny Hoyer lauds contributions of Indian-Americans’ to US
US House majority leader Steny Hoyer lauds contributions of Indian-Americans’ to US.10:00 pm IST
Electric atmosphere at NRG arena in Houston: Raveesh Kumar
That’s a Texas-sized crowd!
Electric atmosphere at the NRG arena in Houston as 50,000 strong Indian Americans wait for the historic occasion when PM @narendramodi comes on stage together with US President @realDonaldTrump at #HowdyModi.
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That’s a Texas-sized crowd!— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 22, 2019
Electric atmosphere at the NRG arena in Houston as 50,000 strong Indian Americans wait for the historic occasion when PM @narendramodi comes on stage together with US President @realDonaldTrump at #HowdyModi. pic.twitter.com/upJj4pHphr
Thank you Houston for such amazing affection!: PMO
Thank you Houston for such amazing affection!: PMO
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US Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn both reaffirmed their support for US-India relations
Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn both reaffirmed their support for US-India relations and welcomed PM Narendra Modi to Texas.9:49 pm IST
Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner presents ‘Key to City of Houston to PM Modi
Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner presents ‘Key to City of Houston to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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The Mayor of Houston @SylvesterTurner presents the Key to the City to @narendramodi as the mark of respect, solidarity and long standing India-Houston relationship. #HowdyModi pic.twitter.com/auLXorlxF6— Texas India Forum (@howdymodi) September 22, 2019
PM Modi on stage at NRG stadium with US Congressional delegation
Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on stage at NRG stadium with US Congressional delegation, he will speak at the event shortly.
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Chants, cheers and roars for PM Modi as Houston event rolls out
Chants, cheers and roars for PM Narendra Modi as Houston event rolls out.9:44 pm IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on stage at NRG stadium in Houston
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on stage at NRG stadium in Houston, he will address the gathering shortly.
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India is largest democracy on face of earth and America is proud to be your friend: Ted Cruz
Junior US Senator for Texas,Ted Cruz: India is largest democracy on face of earth and America is proud to be your friend. Today is also a celebration of the Indian-American community in USA including in Texas. We say thank you to you for your incredible contributions.
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Junior US Senator for Texas,Ted Cruz: India is largest democracy on face of earth&America is proud to be your friend. Today is also a celebration of the Indian-American community in USA including in Texas. We say thank you to you for your incredible contributions. #HowdyModi pic.twitter.com/wEfpjZMSO2— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2019
We are excited to say Howdy Modi! : Sylvester Turner
We are excited to say Howdy Modi! : Sylvester Turner.
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United States Congressional delegation arrives on stage at Howdy Modi event
United States Congressional delegation arrives on stage at the Howdy Modi event in Houston.
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PM Narendra Modi arrives at NRG stadium in Houston
PM Narendra Modi arrives at NRG stadium in Houston. He will address the gathering shortly.9:28 pm IST
Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner is addressing the crowd
Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner is addressing the crowd.9:21 pm IST
US Army band strikes up the Indian National Anthem
US Army band strikes up the Indian National Anthem.
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Hopefully we will be able to sort out trade differences: John Cornyn
United States Senator for Texas, John Cornyn: I won’t be surprised if there is some announcement by President Trump today, hopefully we will be able to sort out the trade differences.
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United States Senator for Texas, John Cornyn: I won't be surprised if there is some announcement by President Trump today, hopefully we will be able to sort out the trade differences. #HowdyModi pic.twitter.com/8KDBsC9GvI— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2019
Dance step duel at Howdy Modi event
Dance step duel at Howdy Modi event.
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Look forward to being with our great India loving community!: Donald Trump
Look forward to being with our great India loving community!: Donald Trump8:58 pm IST
Fusion of Sur, Taal and Strings when East meets West
Fusion of Sur, Taal and Strings when East meets West.
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It surely will be a great day: PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi to US President Donald Trump: It surely will be a great day. Looking forward to meeting you very soon.
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Yoga performance at Howdy Modi event
Yoga performance at Howdy Modi event.
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Over 1 billion people across US and India are expected to watch its broadcast live online and on TV channels
Over 1 billion people across US and India are expected to watch its broadcast live online and on TV channels.8:46 pm IST
1,000 volunteers and 650 Welcome Partner organisations are involved in organising the event
1,000 volunteers and 650 Welcome Partner organisations are involved in organising the event at Houston.8:40 pm IST
60 lawmakers are expected to attend the event
60 lawmakers are expected to attend the event, including John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Ami Bera, Raja Krishnamurthy, Brad Sherman, and governor Eliot Engel of New York.8:37 pm IST
Bhangra artistes perform at Howdy Modi event in Houston, Texas
Bhangra artistes perform at Howdy Modi event in Houston, Texas
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University of Houston students doing a Telugu item song
University of Houston students doing a Telugu item song.
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Sparsh Shah, a 16-year-old singing prodigy, will be one of the 400-odd artistes performing at ‘Howdy, Modi’ event
Sparsh Shah, a 16-year-old singing prodigy, will be one of the 400-odd artistes performing at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston on Sunday. Sparsh, a resident of New Jersey, is taking part in the cultural programme on US-India cultural ties.8:26 pm IST
‘Howdy Modi’ event underway at NRG Stadium
‘Howdy Modi’ event underway at NRG Stadium.
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Crowd awaits PM Modi’s arrival
The crowd awaits PM Narendra Modi’s arrival with high energy in the stadium.
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With 1,30,000 Indian-Americans Houston has one of the largest populations of the diaspora in US
With 1,30,000 Indian-Americans, Houston city, which will host the mega ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event, has one of the largest populations of the diaspora in US.8:16 pm IST
Dancers perform at Howdy Modi event in Houston
Dancers perform at Howdy Modi event in Houston. PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump to arrive shortly.
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Will be in Houston with my friend, tweets Donald Trump minutes before ‘Howdy, Modi’ mega show
Will be in Houston with my friend, tweets Donald Trump minutes before ‘Howdy, Modi’ mega show.
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Will be in Houston to be with my friend. Will be a great day in Texas! https://t.co/SqdOZfqd2b— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2019
Howdy Modi event begins with a Sikh Gurbani prayer
Howdy Modi event begins with a Sikh Gurbani prayer from the Kirtan singers of the Guru Nanak Society of Greater Cincinnati.
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‘Howdy, Modi’ event begins with kirtans, dhols
‘Howdy, Modi’ event begins with kirtans, dhols7:41 pm IST
US senator John Cornyn present at the event
US senator John Cornyn present at the event.
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PM Modi’s ’Howdy, Modi!’ event in numbers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a week-long visit to the United States , will also address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He interacted with CEOs of leading energy companies in Houston in his first event in the US on Saturday evening. He will later this week hold talks with US President Donald Trump and review the bilateral relations between the two nations among other things.7:31 pm IST
How to watch Prime Minister Modi’s mega event in Houston
The event will be broadcast live online and on television channels reaching over 1 billion people across the US and India.
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Crowd awaits PM Modi’s address
Crowd awaits PM Modi’s address at the NRG stadium.
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Dhols and dance at the stadium before PM Modi’s arrival
Dhols and dance at the stadium before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival.
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Face painting at the Howdy Modi event
Face painting at Howdy Modi event.
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Trump leaves for Houston to attend Howdy Modi event
US President, Donald Trump leaves for Houston to attend Howdy Modi event, later today.
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Joint Base Andrews (Maryland): President of the United States, Donald Trump emplanes for Houston. He will attend #HowdyModi event, later today. (Pic credit: Steve Herman, The Voice of America) pic.twitter.com/ZKUxiIuMYb— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2019
Trump to share stage with PM Narendra Modi at the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event
US president Donald Trump will share the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston on Sunday. According to news agency PTI, Trump’s address to Indian-Americans may last around 30 minutes. Trump, the report said will spend around 100 minutes at Houston’s NRG Stadium.6:28 pm IST
Press delegation board Air Force One for Howdy Modi event
Texas: Press delegation boarding Air Force One; President of the United States, Donald Trump, will be attending Howdy Modi event in Houston, today.
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Maharashtra’s Nashik Dhol present at Howdy Modi event
Maharashtra’s Nashik Dhol present at Howdy Modi event
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Houston weather clear with periodic clouds, ready to host mega event
The weather in Houston, the city hosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic Diaspora meet to be also attended by the US President Donald Trump, is predicted to be “clear with periodic clouds” on Sunday-- the day around 50,000 American Indians converge at the NRG football stadium to welcome the Indian prime minister in a four-hour long event.5:53 pm IST
Howdy, Modi!’: Trump, Indian-American story and 50,000 people at the sold-out event
The diaspora outreach event “Howdy, Modi!” has been sold out with more than 50,000 people registering for the event. Organisers have said the live audience at the event will be the largest for an Indian Prime Minister in North America and the largest for a foreign leader visiting the US, other than the Pope.
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Howdy, Modi!: How Houston connects with India
According to the American Community Survey in 2017, there are more than 130,000 people of Indian origin in the Houston area. More than 92,900 people living in metro Houston were born in India.
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‘Howdy, Modi!’ - Thousands, plus Donald Trump, due at Texas rally
Some 50,000 Indian-Americans are due to pack into a Houston stadium Sunday for a rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joined by U.S. President Donald Trump, in a rare mass show of support for a foreign leader on U.S. soil.5:22 pm IST
‘You’ve suffered a lot, together we’ve to build new Kashmir: PM Modi to Kashmiri Pandits in Houston
A delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston on Saturday and thanked him for the historic decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
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People gather outside NRG stadium in Houston, Texas
People gather outside NRG stadium in Houston, Texas, to attend Howdy Modi! event.
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USA: People start gathering outside NRG stadium in Houston, Texas, to attend #HowdyModi event, say, ''We are excited to see Modi, expect to hear from him, & get words of wisdom from him because he is an inspiration for the country and people around the globe.'' pic.twitter.com/GH7zFOcLRG— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2019
Ahead of ‘Howdy, Modi’ rally, Shashi Tharoor says PM deserves respect when abroad
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the Prime Minister deserves to be respected when he visits foreign countries as India’s representative, but when he is in the country, people have the right to question him, reported PTI.
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PM Modi’s humble gesture at Houston airport wins hearts
Christopher Olson, Director of Trade and International Affairs, US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster and Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla were at the airport to receive PM Modi.
Some flowers fell on the red carpet from the bouquet handed to PM Modi by officials during the welcome ceremony. He promptly picked them up and handed over to one of his security personnel.4:15 pm IST
Donald Trump at ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston today
Narendra Modi had, even before he had taken over as Prime Minister of India in 2014, figured it out. He would take on the world of diplomacy on his own terms and not just go by briefings by South Block mandarins about protocols, niceties or even diplomacy.
Modi did get Ajit Doval, who took over as National Security Adviser soon after, to send invites to leaders of countries in the neighbourhood including Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif for his grand swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan forecourt. And they were there. Read more.3:50 pm IST
PM Modi held discussions with top global energy CEOs in Houston
Further energising India-US friendship and strategic energy partnership, Hon. PM Modi, held excellent discussions with top global energy CEOs in Houston.
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Prioritising India’s energy security and exploring synergies, this engagement of Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi will significantly boost the energy cooperation between India and US. pic.twitter.com/oXW7zdR9SK— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) September 22, 2019
Sikhs from across the US thanks PM Modi
A 50-member delegation of Sikhs from across the US met PM Modi at Houston and thanked him after the government of India last week removed from its blacklist names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals.
“We urged the prime minister to provide visa and passport services to the Sikh political asylees. This is important for the large Sikh community living in the US to visit India in a year when we are celebrating 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji,” Indiana-based Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who was part of the delegation, said.3:15 pm IST
Donald Trump to spend about 2 hrs at Houston’s NRG Stadium
The White House late on Saturday released a schedule stating that the US president Donald Trump will spend 100 minutes at Houston’s NRG Stadium where more than 50,000 Indian-Americans will be present for the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event.
Trump’s speech on India and Indian-Americans may last for about 30 minutes, according to PTI. He is also expected to sit through PM Modi’s address.2:55 pm IST
PM Narendra Modi’s $1 trillion meeting with CEOs in Houston
PM Narendra Modi started his fourth visit to US with a roundtable meeting with 17 CEOs of energy companies worth $1 trillion and operations in more than 150 countries, including India, which they want to grow.
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Getting straight to business.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 22, 2019
PM @narendramodi just concluded a fruitful interaction with top energy sector CEOs at a Roundtable meeting in #Houston. Discussion focused on working together for energy security and expanding mutual investment opportunities between India & US. pic.twitter.com/UHnEFd9Oll
Kashmiri Pandit community meets Prime Minister Modi
In Houston, a delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community met the Prime Minister.
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In Houston, a delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community met the Prime Minister. They unequivocally supported the steps being taken for the progress of India and empowerment of every Indian. pic.twitter.com/KrIYemBBKB— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 22, 2019
Dawoodi Bohra community felicitates PM Narendra Modi in Houston
The Dawoodi Bohra community felicitates PM Narendra Modi in Houston.
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The Dawoodi Bohra community felicitates PM @narendramodi in Houston. They recall PM Modi’s visit to Indore last year to attend a programme of their community as well as highlight PM Modi’s association with Syedna Sahib. pic.twitter.com/PBOd0k0PTv— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 22, 2019
PM is set to address ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mega rally in Houston, Texas, on Sunday evening. US president Donald Trump is also expected to join PM Modi at the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event and address the Indian-Americans.