Modi in US- Day 2 highlights: PM says Quad leaders gathered for welfare of humanity

PM Narendra Modi US visit Live Updates: The Prime Minister's Washington trip will now be capped by the Quad Summit at the White House.
US President Joe Biden walks to the Quad summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
US President Joe Biden walks to the Quad summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.(AP)
Updated on Sep 25, 2021 12:31 AM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the White House for the first in-person Quad Leaders' Summit. Earlier today, PM Modi held a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden. PM Modi is on a three-day visit to the United States, his first official visit to the country since Biden took the office. On Thursday, the Indian prime minister held separate meetings with US vice-president Kamala Harris, Australian counterpart Scott Morrison, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga, and the CEOs of five multi-national companies. On the final day of the three-day visit, PM Modi will address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly before leaving for India.

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  • Sep 25, 2021 12:31 AM IST

    Biden announces 'Quad fellowship' at Leaders' Summit in Washington

    US President Joe Biden announced Quad fellowship for students from each of our Quad countries to pursue advanced degrees in leading stem programs in the United States.

  • Sep 24, 2021 11:51 PM IST

    PM Modi says Quad leaders have come together for welfare of humanity

    "Our four nations met for the first time after 2004 Tsunami to help the Indo-Pacific region. Today, when the world is fighting against Covid-19 pandemic, we have come here once again as Quad for the welfare of humanity," PM Modi said.

  • Sep 24, 2021 11:35 PM IST

    Indian delegation arrives at White House' East Room for Quad Leaders' Summit

    The Indian delegation has arrived at the East Room of the White House for the first in-person Quad Leaders' Summit.

  • Sep 24, 2021 11:21 PM IST

    First in-person Quad Leaders' Summit to begin shortly

    Quad Leaders' Summit is expected to begin shortly where the leaders are expected to discuss various issues including climate change, critical infrastructure, supply chains and regional security.

  • Sep 24, 2021 10:52 PM IST

    Biden lauds Kamala Harris' mother during bilateral meet

    Biden called Kamala Harris' mother ‘a remarkable woman’. 

  • Sep 24, 2021 10:41 PM IST

    Outstanding: PM Modi tweets after bilateral summit with Biden

    PM Modi lauds US president Joe Biden's ‘leadership on critical global issues’. 

  • Sep 24, 2021 10:11 PM IST

    PM Modi leaves White House after bilateral meeting with Biden ends

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for his hotel after the bilateral meeting with Biden ended. He will return to the White House for Quad Summit later today.

  • Sep 24, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    PM Modi signs visitor book in Roosevelt Room of White House

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed the visitor book in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, said the ministry of external affairs.

     

  • Sep 24, 2021 09:30 PM IST

    PM says seeds sown for stronger India-US friendship

    PM Modi said that Biden's leadership will certainly play an important role in shaping this decade. “The seeds have been sown for an even stronger friendship between India and USA,” he added.

  • Sep 24, 2021 09:23 PM IST

    PM Modi thanks Biden for warm welcome, recalls earlier interactions

    “I would like to thank you for the warm welcome. I recall our interactions in 2014 and 2016. That time you had shared your vision for ties between India and the United States. I am glad to see you are working to realise this vision,” says PM Modi in his opening remarks.

  • Sep 24, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    PM Modi says India-US trade will continue to play a major role

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that trade will continue to play a major role.

  • Sep 24, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    PM Modi quotes Mahatma Gandhi during meeting with Biden

    “Mahatma Gandhi always used to say about trusteeship of the Planet. This sentiment of trusteeship is the need of the hour globally, ” said PM Modi during the meet.

  • Sep 24, 2021 08:58 PM IST

    Bilateral meeting between PM Modi-Biden begins

    The bilateral meeting between PM Modi and US President Joe Biden has started. The meeting is expected to be an hour long.

  • Sep 24, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    Look forward to strengthening deep ties, tweets POTUS

  • Sep 24, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    PM arrives at White House for bilateral meeting with Joe Biden

    PM Modi has arrived at the White House for a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden.

  • Sep 24, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    PM Modi to arrive at White House shortly

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive at the White House shortly for a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden. Upon his arrival, the White House Acting Chief of Protocol will greet the prime minister at the West Wing door. The two leaders are expected to hold an hour-long meeting at the Oval Office.

  • Sep 24, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    Supporters gather outside White House ahead of PM Modi's arrival

    Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden, supporters have gathered outside the White House to welcome the leader.  "We feel privileged to welcome him here. He's a promising leader, can take India to greater heights," news agency ANI quoted a supporter as saying.

  • Sep 24, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    PM Modi gifted copy of old notifications to Kamala Harris

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during their first in-person meeting as part of the US visit, gifted US Vice President Kamala Harris a copy of old notifications in a handcrafted wooden frame, related to her grandfather, who was a senior Indian government official, along with a 'meenakari' chess set, government officials said on Friday. Read more…

  • Sep 24, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    PM Modi, Biden to hold bilateral meeting at White House

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden are set to hold a bilateral meeting at the White House, the first meeting between the two leaders before the Democrat took the office in January earlier this year.

  • Sep 24, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    September 25 'will be an eventful day for PM Modi in US': BJP

    Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-Charge of BJP's foreign affairs department, told ANI September 25 is slated to be a very important day for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the US and it will “send an unambiguous message to the world that India and US not only remain strong strategic partners but they are in sync on several global issues."

  • Sep 24, 2021 12:12 PM IST

    ‘Top CEOs appreciative of India’s reform trajectory’: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day tour to the United States, said on Wednesday that top American CEOs appreciated India's reform measures. The Prime Minister held meetings with American CEOs and business leaders on investment in India. "Through the morning, had extensive discussions with top CEOs and business leaders on investment in India. They were appreciative of India’s reform trajectory. Closer economic linkages between India and the USA benefit the people of our nations,” PM Modi tweeted.

  • Sep 24, 2021 09:05 AM IST

    PM Modi meets his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga in Washington 

    PM Narendra Modi met Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in Washington to review the multi-faceted relationship between the two countries and and exchanged views on global issues like the developments in Afghanistan, reported ANI.

  • Sep 24, 2021 07:00 AM IST

    Kamala Harris talked to PM Modi about Pakistan's role in terrorism: Report

    US vice president Kamala Harris talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the balcony of the Eisenhower Executive Office building at the White House complex in Washington, US.  (Evelyn Hockstein / REUTERS)
    US vice president Kamala Harris talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the balcony of the Eisenhower Executive Office building at the White House complex in Washington, US.  (Evelyn Hockstein / REUTERS)

    US vice president Kamala Harris, during her maiden meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ‘suo moto’ referred to Pakistan's role in terrorism. According to the PTI news agency citing the ministry of external affairs, Harris mentioned that there were terror groups working in Pakistan and that she had asked Islamabad to take action so the matter does not threaten the security of India and the United States. Read More

  • Sep 24, 2021 06:35 AM IST

    On second day of US visit, PM Modi to meet President Biden

    PM Modi will meet US President Joe Biden in person on Friday.  (ANI Photo)
    PM Modi will meet US President Joe Biden in person on Friday.  (ANI Photo)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US president Joe Biden on Friday during his packed three-day trip to the United States and the two leaders are expected to discuss the situation in Afghanistan at length along with other bilateral issues.

    This will be Modi's first meeting with Biden after he became the US president in January this year. Read More

  • Sep 24, 2021 06:22 AM IST

    ‘Source of inspiration’: Modi praises US vice president Kamala Harris

    US vice-president Kamala Harris talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the balcony of the Eisenhower Executive Office building at the White House complex in Washington.  (Evelyn Hockstein / REUTERS)
    US vice-president Kamala Harris talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the balcony of the Eisenhower Executive Office building at the White House complex in Washington.  (Evelyn Hockstein / REUTERS)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised US vice president Kamala Harris as a “source of inspiration” while extending an invitation to her to visit India.

    “Your election as vice president of USA has been an important and historic event,” he told the Indian-origin US veep. “You are a source of inspiration for many across the world. I am confident that under President Biden and your leadership our bilateral relations will touch new heights.”

  • Sep 24, 2021 05:46 AM IST

    PM Modi, US vice-president Kamala Harris discuss shared concerns on democracy, climate change, and the Indo-Pacific  

    US vice-president Kamala Harris delivers remarks beside Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside the Eisenhower Executive Office building at the White House in Washington, US.  (REUTERS)
    US vice-president Kamala Harris delivers remarks beside Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside the Eisenhower Executive Office building at the White House in Washington, US.  (REUTERS)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US vice-president Kamala Harris on Thursday and stressed the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region at a time when the United States is trying to solidify its pivot toward Asia and strengthen ties with allies to take on China's growing influence in the region.

    The meeting was also a celebratory moment for the four-million-strong Indian diaspora in the United States and Indians back home who take pride in Harris's Indian roots and her ascent.

  • Sep 24, 2021 05:32 AM IST

    Why PM Modi ‘specially invited’ Kamala Harris to visit India after her ‘historic win’ as US VP

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met United States vice-president Kamala Harris at the White House during his trip. The two addressed the media before holding bilateral talks. Modi hailed Harris' ‘historic’ electoral victory which saw her become America's first female vice-president, also the first woman of colour to hold the office.

  • Sep 24, 2021 05:24 AM IST

    Tête-à-tête between PM Modi and US vice-president Kamala Harris ahead of delegation-level talks

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Rising water levels, swampy banks a challenge for Patna as Chhath approaches

Patna authorities are racing against time as they prepare the ghats of the Ganga river for next month’s Chhath festival amid unusually heavy rain this month. The four-day festival begins on November 8 and is celebrated across Bihar
A file photo of a boat carrying a four-wheeler down the Ganga river at Danapur Ghat in Patna, Bihar. The Chhath festival will celebrated across Bihar starting on November 8, 2021. (Santosh Kumar/ HT)
A file photo of a boat carrying a four-wheeler down the Ganga river at Danapur Ghat in Patna, Bihar. The Chhath festival will celebrated across Bihar starting on November 8, 2021. (Santosh Kumar/ HT)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 10:49 AM IST
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India reports 14,306 fresh Covid cases; Kerala highest contributor

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(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
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Char Dham Yatra continues amid snowfall in Uttarakhand, temple council says

The pilgrims to Char Dham were asked to stay put in safer locations as heavy rainfall and snow battered the hilly regions of Uttarakhand. 
The Char Dham pilgrimage was suspended for three days, between October 17 and October 19, amid warnings of heavy to very rainfall in Uttarakhand. (File photo)
The Char Dham pilgrimage was suspended for three days, between October 17 and October 19, amid warnings of heavy to very rainfall in Uttarakhand. (File photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 10:25 AM IST
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‘J&K was better governed before nullification of Article 370’: Azad

Azad’s comments came hours after Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a three-day visit to J&K, on Tuesday called Article 370 “discriminatory”
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. (HT file photo)
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. (HT file photo)
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