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PM Modi in US highlights: Private dinner with Biden marks PM's day-2 visit

PM Modi in US, day 2 highlightss: PM Modi led a special Yoga session on the lawns of UN headquarters to mark the 9th edition of the International Day of Yoga.  
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.

PM Modi in US highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced the second day of his state visit to the US by attending the 9th International Day of Yoga celebrations at the United Nations headquarters. He then departed for Washington DC, where he is set to participate in a background briefing conducted by assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, Donald Lu. Later, he will take part in a cultural event at Freedom Plaza before flying to Virginia from Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC....Read More

US president Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will also host a state dinner for PM Modi today. 

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June 22, 2023 10:26 AM IST

Who is the chef tasked with preparations for White House state dinner?

Plant-based pioneer chef Nina Curtis has worked with the White House chefs and created a vegetarian menu for PM Modi for his state dinner.

June 22, 2023 10:16 AM IST

White House state dinner for PM Modi: Who's on the guest list?

The tent installed for the State dinner is big enough to accommodate more than 400 guests. The guest lists would be announced about an hour before the reception and the dinner.

June 22, 2023 9:48 AM IST

PM Modi invited for State dinner with Biden, First lady: All details

Biden and the first lady will greet Modi on arrival for the State dinner on the South Lawns of the White House.

June 22, 2023 9:26 AM IST

PM Modi to address US Congress for the second time: When was first?

The prime minister will address a joint session of the US Congress, which would be attended by Congressmen and senators . Modi, who addressed the US Congress in 2016, will become only the third world leader to address such a meeting twice.

June 22, 2023 9:08 AM IST

Modi US Visit Day 3: Bilateral talks, speech at Congress and lavish state dinner

Prime Minister will join US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for the state banquet along with a number of dignitaries on Thursday.

June 22, 2023 8:47 AM IST

PM Modi’s Rare Presser In Washington With Joe Biden; ‘Two Questions Allowed’ | Details

June 22, 2023 8:22 AM IST

Recap: PM Modi highlighted numerous steps taken by India to promote education

Prime minister highlighted numerous steps taken by India to promote education, skilling and innovation. He appreciated ongoing bilateral academic exchanges, and collaborations between Indian and US academic and research ecosystems.

"I am really happy to have got an opportunity to interact with young and creative minds here. India is working on several projects in collaboration with the NSF. I thank First Lady Jill Biden for planning and organising this event," Modi said.

June 22, 2023 8:08 AM IST

'Pipeline of talent' needed for India, US to maintain momentum of growth: PM Modi

To maintain the momentum of growth, a "pipeline of talent" is needed for India and the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at an event here to highlight the two nations' shared priorities around education and workforce.

He was participating in the 'Skilling For Future Event' organised by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Wednesday and his visit to the Virginia-based agency was hosted by First Lady Jill Biden.

The event focused on workforce redevelopment across higher education institutions to expand and enhance access to quality education across society.

June 22, 2023 7:56 AM IST

These lawmakers are skipping PM Modi's US Congress address | Who are they?

US lawmakers Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamie Raskin would not be attending the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s joint congressional address, alleging that the ‘Modi-led union government in India has repressed religious minorities’. Read more

June 22, 2023 7:48 AM IST

Watch: 'Live Freely in PM Modi's India': Muslim Leader Smashes U.S. Lawmaker Ilhan Omar's 'Hate Agenda'

Indian Muslim leader Atif Rasheed has hit back hard at U.S. Lawmaker Ilhan Omar, who accused the Narendra Modi government of repressing minorities. Watch

June 22, 2023 7:11 AM IST

MEA statement on PM Modi attending intimate dinner at White House

"Prime Minister’s participation in this special engagement reaffirms the warm friendship between our two countries," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a brief statement on the intimate dinner.

June 22, 2023 6:50 AM IST

Modi flexes India’s cultural reach on Yoga Day with backbends and corpse poses on the UN lawn

Praising yoga as “a way of life," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed poses ranging from cobra to corpse alongside a multinational crowd Wednesday at the U.N. headquarters as he kicked off the public portion of his U.S. visit.

With a checkerboard of made-in-India yoga mats covering the U.N.'s spacious north lawn, Modi stopped and bowed at a statue of the assassinated Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi before saying in brief remarks that yoga was an all-ages, portable practice accessible to all faiths and cultures.

June 22, 2023 6:37 AM IST

PM Modi’s private dinner with Bidens to set stage for bilateral talks

Reports said that private engagement between the Prime Minister and US President Joe Biden is aimed at “informal warming up to each other” and “fixing the nuts and bolts” ahead of the official delegation-level talks Thursday.

June 22, 2023 6:15 AM IST

What to know about India's ties with Russia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington in June was expected to reduce India's dependence on Moscow for arms, economic ties and technology as New Delhi and Washington try to strengthen the Quad partnership, which also includes Japan and Australia, to contain growing aggression from China.

India considers Russia a time-tested ally from the Cold War era with key cooperation in defense, oil, nuclear energy and space exploration. But that partnership has become fraught since Moscow started developing closer ties with India’s main rival, China, because of the war against Ukraine.

June 22, 2023 6:10 AM IST

PM Modi's gift to President Biden highlights India's traditional respect for experience

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gifted US President Joe Biden a special sandalwood box which highlights the value and respect Indian tradition associates with experience, officials said.

Prime Minister Modi gave President Biden the unique sandalwood box sourced from Mysore with intricately carved flora and fauna patterns and handcrafted by a master craftsman from Jaipur during an intimate dinner at the White House on Wednesday.

June 22, 2023 5:39 AM IST

The visit will affirm the deep and close partnership between India and US: White House

“This visit will affirm the deep and close partnership between the United States and India and the warm bonds of family and friendship that link Americans and Indians together,” the White House said on Wednesday as Prime Minister Modi arrived here from New York or his first state visit to this country.

“The visit will strengthen our two countries’ shared commitment to a free, open, prosperous, and secure Indo-Pacific and shared resolve to elevate the technology partnership, including in defence, clean energy, and space,” it said.

June 22, 2023 5:24 AM IST

PM Modi to have one-on-one meeting with US President Biden before high-level talks: White House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden will have a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday before holding high-level talks to further boost the growing Indo-US strategic relations in areas like defence, space, clean energy and critical technologies.

“This visit will affirm the deep and close partnership between the United States and India and the warm bonds of family and friendship that link Americans and Indians together,” the White House said on Wednesday.

June 22, 2023 5:07 AM IST

3 US lawmakers to boycott PM Modi's Congress address

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar on Minnesota have said they will boycott Modi’s address to Congress.

June 22, 2023 4:58 AM IST

PM Modi to join Biden in rare press conference

US President Joe Biden and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver remarks and take questions from journalists on Thursday during the Indian leader's state visit, an event a senior White House official called a "big deal"

It is unusual for Modi to take questions from the media, beyond occasional interviews. He has not addressed a single press conference in India since becoming prime minister about nine years ago. In May 2019 he attended a press conference but never took questions.

June 22, 2023 4:41 AM IST

Watch: PM Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC

June 22, 2023 4:37 AM IST

Recap: It's all about improving and deepening this bilateral relationship with India, says John Kirby

"The kinds of things that the two leaders will be discussing over the next couple of days are very future-focused, because this is going to be a defining partnership for the next 10-15 years atleast. In the next couple of days, we are going to be talking about defence cooperation, cyber, space, resilient supply chains, climate change...It's all about improving and deepening this bilateral relationship with India. It really is a forward-looking, future-focused discussion, says John Kirby, NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications.

June 22, 2023 4:33 AM IST

Recap: You work to ensure that all Indians pursue education pursue education: Jill Biden

You work to ensure that all Indians, especially girls have the opportunity to pursue education and gain the skills they need for a modern workforce. It is exciting to be able to show you some of the innovative programs our schools and businesses are creating for the students here: First Lady of the US, Jill Biden at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia

June 22, 2023 4:30 AM IST

Recap: Members of the Indian diaspora gather outside the hotel in Washington DC

June 22, 2023 4:19 AM IST

PM Modi shares highlights from Yoga Day celebrations at UNHQ

June 22, 2023 4:16 AM IST

Modi was received in the South Portico of the White House

Modi was received in the South Portico of the White House by Presiden Biden and the first lady. The two exchanged pleasantries and posed for photos. Before entering the White House, the prime minister, the president and the first lady had a short conversation.

June 22, 2023 4:12 AM IST

PM Modi's special gifts for Joe, Jill Biden: Sandalwood box, green diamond: PICS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day state visit to the United States gifted special presents to President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden after arriving at the White House in Washington DC on Wednesday. See PICS

June 22, 2023 4:09 AM IST

PM Modi's schedule

Upon his arrival in Washington DC, PM Modi started his day by attending the 'Skilling for Future' event. During his visit to the US, PM Modi will attend the state dinner on Thursday which US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are hosting. He will also address a Joint Sitting of the US Congress on the same day.

On June 23, the Prime Minister will be jointly hosted at a luncheon by US Vice President Kamala Harris and the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Later on, he will meet business leaders of 20 top American companies and is also expected to address a gathering of more than 1,500 diaspora and business leaders.

June 22, 2023 3:37 AM IST

7.5 carat green diamond gifted to Jill biden is 'Made in India'

The lab grown 7.5 carat Green Diamond which reflects earth-mined diamonds’ chemical and optical properties is 'Made in India'.

The Diamond is also eco-friendly, as eco-diversified resources like Solar and wind power were used in its making.

June 22, 2023 3:23 AM IST

US rolls out red carpet for PM Modi even as criticism grows

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday opened a state visit to Washington as the United States steps up its wooing of India despite simmering disagreements on Ukraine and human rights.

President Joe Biden is putting on the full pomp for only the third state visitor of his administration, with the billion-plus country seen as a pivotal partner in a growing global competition with China.

June 22, 2023 3:20 AM IST

PM Modi invites Micron to boost semiconductor manufacturing in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited American chip maker Micron Technology to boost semiconductor manufacturing in India as the country provides competitive advantages in various parts of the product's supply chain.

He also invited Applied Materials to India for development of process technology and advanced packaging capabilities.

June 22, 2023 3:08 AM IST

US President Joe Biden bonds with PM Modi, transforming India-US ties

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden received Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington DC for the second leg of his official state visit on Wednesday. Read more

June 22, 2023 2:57 AM IST

PM Modi arrived in Washington from New York on Wednesday

PM Modi arrived in Washington from New York where he led a historic event at the UN Headquarters earlier in the day to commemorate the 9th International Day of Yoga, attended by UN officials, diplomats and prominent personalities.

He is visiting the US from June 21-24 at the invitation of President Joe Biden and the First Lady.

June 22, 2023 2:51 AM IST

PM Modi met US President Joe Biden and First Lady at the White House in Washington DC

June 22, 2023 2:45 AM IST

Know why PM Modi is the world's most popular leader: NYT Report

With 89.5 million followers on social media platform Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most popular leaders in the world, but, do you know the reason behind his popularity?

According to Mujib Mashal, writing in The New York Times (NYT), his popularity is linked to an old-fashioned radio show, which feeds a vast social media apparatus.

June 22, 2023 2:33 AM IST

PM Modi gifts to President Biden

PM Modi presented Biden a a copy of the first edition print of the book, ‘The Ten Principal Upanishads’ published by Faber and Faber Ltd of London, a special sandalwood boxhandcrafted by a master craftsman from Jaipur. The box contains the idol of Lord Ganesha and a Diya (oil lamp), handcrafted by a family of fifth-generation silversmiths from Kolkata.

June 22, 2023 2:13 AM IST

I thank the President of the United States Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for hosting me, tweets PM Modi

 "I thank the President of the United States Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for hosting me at the White House today. We had a great conversation on several subjects," tweets PM Narendra Modi

June 22, 2023 2:07 AM IST

PM Modi gifts a lab-grown 7.5-carat green diamond to US First Lady Dr Jill Biden

June 22, 2023 2:01 AM IST

PM Modi presents a special sandalwood box to US President Joe Biden

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents a special sandalwood box to US President Joe Biden that has been handcrafted by a master craftsman from Jaipur, Rajasthan. The sandalwood sourced from Mysore, Karnataka has intricately carved flora and fauna patterns.

June 22, 2023 1:53 AM IST

PM Modi’s special gifts to President Biden

A copy of the first edition print of this book, ‘The Ten Principal Upanishads’ published by M/s Faber and Faber Ltd of London and printed at the University Press Glasgow has been gifted to President Biden.

June 22, 2023 1:44 AM IST

"Such an honour to be with PM Modi...": Award winning singer Mary Millben after performing Yoga

Award-winning international singer Mary Millben expressed her immense joy upon meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that it was "such an honour."

Taking to Twitter, Millben said, "Such an honour to be with you today Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alongside UN General Assembly President Csaba Korosi, Richard Gere, NYC Mayor Eric Adams, Her Excellency Ruchira Kamboj, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, and all at the @UN for this memorable day."

June 22, 2023 1:39 AM IST

PM Modi's priorities around education and workforce

Earlier, PM Modi visited the National Science Foundation with Jill Biden in Alexandria, Virginia to highlight the US and India's shared priorities around education and workforce. During the visit, the duo met students from the US and India who are learning skills to succeed in industries vital to the economies of the two countries.

June 22, 2023 1:31 AM IST

Bidens' presents to PM Modi

Biden will gift Modi a vintage American camera, accompanied by an archival facsimile print of George Eastman’s Patent of the first Kodak camera, and a hardcover book on American wildlife photography, Jill Biden will gift him a signed, first edition copy of 'Collected Poems of Robert Frost'.

June 22, 2023 1:25 AM IST

President Biden, First Lady host PM for intimate dinner

US President Joe Biden is hosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a private dinner at the White House, featuring a few of the President’s favourite foods, including pasta and ice cream. They will be joined by US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and National Security Advisory Ajit Doval: The White House

June 22, 2023 1:20 AM IST

Have skilled over 50 million people in science and technology: PM Modi in Virginia

Under Skill India, we have skilled over 50 million people in the field of artificial intelligence, blockchain, drone and others: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia in the US

June 22, 2023 1:16 AM IST

Biden will not 'lecture' Modi on human rights: White House

US President Joe Biden welcomes India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, on Wednesday for two days of talks that the White House sees as bolstering "one of the defining partnerships of our age," despite ongoing concerns about human rights.

Washington wants India to be a strategic counterweight to China while Modi is seeking to raise the influence that his country, now the world's most populous, has on the world stage.

June 22, 2023 1:14 AM IST

Watch: Biden, First Lady Jill welcome PM Modi at White House

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden received Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington DC for the second leg of his official state visit on Wednesday. Read more

June 22, 2023 1:13 AM IST

PM Modi's Thursday schedule

On Thursday, President Joe Biden and the First Lady will host a State Dinner at the South Lawn of the White House, which is expected to be attended by 400 guests. Prime Minister Modi visit also includes an address by him to the joint session of the US Congress.

June 22, 2023 1:11 AM IST

Jill Biden hosted PM Modi at the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Earlier in the day, Jill Biden hosted PM Modi at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where they participated at an event to highlight shared priorities of India and the US around education and workforce.

June 22, 2023 12:58 AM IST

Check PM Modi's power-packed day-wise schedule

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed at the White House in Washington DC by United States President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Read more

June 22, 2023 12:55 AM IST

PM Modi met several CEOs prior to the visit to the White House

Prior to the visit to the White House, PM Modi met Gary E Dickerson, the President and CEO of Applied Materials, Sanjay Mehrotra, President-CEO of Micron Technology and H Lawrence Culp Jr, Chairman and CEO, of General Electric and CEO of General Electric Aerospace.