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Donald Trump was on his maiden official visit to India from February 24 to 25.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump says he had a great time in India with ‘great friend’ PM Modi

By Press Trust of India | Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 07:45 AM IST
US president Donald Trump was accompanied by First Lady Melania and a high-powered delegation comprising senior US administration officials, including National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien.
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The Trump visit differed from the previous presidential visits in one aspect. The trip was in essence a campaign stop as well. If the tens of thousands of white hats audience in Motera reminded one of a MAGA rally, it was not coincidental(AFP)
The Trump visit differed from the previous presidential visits in one aspect. The trip was in essence a campaign stop as well. If the tens of thousands of white hats audience in Motera reminded one of a MAGA rally, it was not coincidental(AFP)

Trump’s India visit was aimed at the diaspora vote | Opinion

By Frank F Islam
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 07:22 PM IST
In 2016, he received only a sixth of the Indian-American votes, while the majority went to the Democrats
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump giving joint statement after their meeting at Hyderabad house in New Delhi on February 25, 2020.(Photo: Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump giving joint statement after their meeting at Hyderabad house in New Delhi on February 25, 2020.(Photo: Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)

How Donald Trump’s GSP gambit boomeranged, but worked instead for India

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 09:54 AM IST
A review of India’s eligibility for the GSP scheme was ordered in 2018, and India was removed from the programme, which currently has 120 beneficiary countries, in June 2019.
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During Trump’s visit, India and the US finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion under which 30 military helicopters will be procured from two American defence majors for the Indian armed forces.(REUTERS)
During Trump’s visit, India and the US finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion under which 30 military helicopters will be procured from two American defence majors for the Indian armed forces.(REUTERS)

US’ relationship with India is now ‘extraordinary’, says President Trump

By Press Trust of India | Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Talking to reporters after his return from India on Wednesday, President Trump said, “He (Prime Minister Modi) is a great gentleman, a great leader. It’s (India) an incredible country.”
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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at the end of their two day visit to India, at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi, February 25, 2020.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at the end of their two day visit to India, at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi, February 25, 2020.(Reuters)

President Trump returns to US after ‘very successful’ India trip

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 09:45 PM IST
The president and his team returned home after a whirlwind 36-hour trip to India, which was the first by Trump after his election. The two sides announced their intention to upgrade the global strategic partnership and the sale of USD 3 billion worth of defense equipment to India.
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First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump during an interaction with students of Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School during a visit to a Delhi Government School.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump during an interaction with students of Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School during a visit to a Delhi Government School.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

11-year-old whose dance moves stole the show

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 04:26 AM IST
As the second group of students began dancing to catchy a Punjabi number, Gagandeep Singh got up from among the audience and started doing his own Bhangra as a few teachers glared at him.
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Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind stand with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive for a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind stand with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive for a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Melania pays hue homage; Ivanka dazzles in desi look

By Manish Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 04:23 AM IST
For the state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Melania opted for a bubblegum pink gown, also by Herrera.
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President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, accompanied by Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, offer a floral tribute during a wreath laying ceremony at Rajghat in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, accompanied by Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, offer a floral tribute during a wreath laying ceremony at Rajghat in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Trumps hail vision of Mahatma Gandhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 04:13 AM IST
The first family of the United States, who visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Monday, laid a wreath and paid floral tributes at the memorial located on the banks of the Yamuna river in the national capital.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during the playing of the national anthem at a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during the playing of the national anthem at a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Trumps bid adieu with a promise to return

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 05:17 AM IST
At the banquet organised in his honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Trump also revealed that he thought of coming to India after the November US presidential election but “Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) did not like the idea.”
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump arrive to address a joint statement, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump arrive to address a joint statement, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Up to India to deal with CAA issue, says Donald Trump

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 03:45 AM IST
Trump acknowledged that religious freedom in India figured in his talks with Modi, but ducked a question on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), saying it was “up to India” to deal with the issue.
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President Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind received the American visitors at Rashtrapati Bhawan outside Durbar Hall, where the Ashoka-era Rampurva Bull statue overlooks Rashtrapati Bhavan’s forecourt. February 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
President Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind received the American visitors at Rashtrapati Bhawan outside Durbar Hall, where the Ashoka-era Rampurva Bull statue overlooks Rashtrapati Bhavan’s forecourt. February 25, 2020.(REUTERS)

From aloo tikki to malpua: Trump attends lavish banquet hosted by President Kovind

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 10:18 PM IST
The elaborate menu, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, was not heavy on Indian spices and some came with ingredients popular in American homes.
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US President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing in New Delhi, Tuesday.(PTI)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing in New Delhi, Tuesday.(PTI)

‘Kashmir a big problem between India and Pakistan’, says US president Donald Trump

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Trump who had earlier offered to mediate between India and Pakistan, said Kashmir is a “big problem” but refrained from another offer of mediation.
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The US President, who is here on a two-day visit, said that India is a tremendous country and he had a great time here. Feb 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
The US President, who is here on a two-day visit, said that India is a tremendous country and he had a great time here. Feb 25, 2020.(REUTERS)

Everybody is happy about it: US President Donald Trump on speaking to PM Modi about Taliban deal

By Asian News International | New Delhi, India
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 06:34 PM IST
US and Taliban negotiators agreed earlier this week to finalise the pact on February 29 if a seven-day cooling-off period was passed off peacefully. The truce came into effect on Friday (Feb. 21, 2020) night.
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US President Donald Trump speaks during his joint statement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
US President Donald Trump speaks during his joint statement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

PM Modi wants people to have religious freedom, says US President Donald Trump on CAA row

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 06:42 PM IST
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The US President is undertaking a two-day visit to India. Earlier in the day, he held, both restricted and delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Feb. 25, 2020(REUTERS)
The US President is undertaking a two-day visit to India. Earlier in the day, he held, both restricted and delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Feb. 25, 2020(REUTERS)

India raised issue of H-1B visa with US, says Foreign Secretary Shringla

By Asian News International | New Delhi, India
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 05:40 PM IST
Noting that there are about 200,000 Indian students currently studying in the United States, Shringla said that the two sides discussed that the “area of education is also covered in the people-to-people relationship.”
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US President Donald Trump during his ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
US President Donald Trump during his ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Trump says stock markets will crash if he loses election

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The President’s quick trip may not though see any trade pact, but Trump said there will be a $3 billion dollar defence deal with India.
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US First Lady Melania Trump interacted with the students and teachers at a government school in South Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
US First Lady Melania Trump interacted with the students and teachers at a government school in South Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Melania Trump attends ‘happiness class’, gets hugs and Madhubani paintings during school visit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 04:09 PM IST
US First Lady Melania Trump was welcomed by excited students dressed in traditional attire as she arrived at the Sarvodaya Co-Educational Senior Secondary School in Moti Bagh, which was decked up with floral garlands with a massive security ring thrown around.
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US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a joint statement after talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued a joint statement after talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

US President Donald Trump announces revival of QUAD, says working with Pakistan to counter terrorism

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Trump said he also discussed with PM Modi, whom he called his “dear friend”, the importance of a secure 5G telecoms network in India.
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US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a joint statement at the Hyderabad House, New Delhi, Feb 25, 2020.(Mhd Zakir / HT Photo)
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a joint statement at the Hyderabad House, New Delhi, Feb 25, 2020.(Mhd Zakir / HT Photo)

Modi, Trump issue joint statement: Highlights from PM’s speech

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 06:15 PM IST
Trump’s India Visit: The meeting between the two leaders and delegation level talks came a day after Prime Minister Modi honoured Trump in Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium.
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Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian people for the lavish welcome extended to him(HT Photo/Mohd Zakir Siddique)
Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian people for the lavish welcome extended to him(HT Photo/Mohd Zakir Siddique)

From defence to trade deals: Highlights from US President Donald Trump’s statement

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 02:41 PM IST
The United States president was speaking after a meeting with Prime Minister Modi and delegation-level talks between the representatives of his country and India.
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President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi after their meeting at the Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi after their meeting at the Hyderabad House.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

‘Big trade deal with US coming up’: PM Modi after talks with Prez Trump

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 04:08 PM IST
A trade deal between India and the United States has so far remained elusive.
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US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands during a joint news conference after bilateral talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands during a joint news conference after bilateral talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)

Trump, Modi get down to business, sign defence deal worth $3 billion

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 06:39 PM IST
The relations between the two countries have never been as good as they are now, Trump said, adding that the countries have made “wonderful deal”.
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US First Lady Melania Trump interacts with school children during her visit to a government school to witness various activities as part of the 'happiness curriculum', in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
US First Lady Melania Trump interacts with school children during her visit to a government school to witness various activities as part of the 'happiness curriculum', in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Understanding ‘happiness curriculum’ as Melania Trump visits Delhi govt school

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 02:04 PM IST
US First Lady Melania Trump visited a Delhi government school in south Moti Bagh area on Tuesday to attend a session of the ‘Happiness Class’.
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Sand animator Manas Kumar has created an art piece in which Donald Trump and Melania are seen in front of the Taj Mahal.(Facebook/Manas Kumar Sahoo)
Sand animator Manas Kumar has created an art piece in which Donald Trump and Melania are seen in front of the Taj Mahal.(Facebook/Manas Kumar Sahoo)

Odisha sand artist creates special artwork featuring Donald Trump and Melania at Taj Mahal

By Asian News International | Puri, Odisha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 01:36 PM IST
It took sand animator Manas Kumar six hours to create the artwork.
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In Photo: United States Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.(REUTERS)
In Photo: United States Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.(REUTERS)

Democrat Bernie Sanders slams Donald Trump for ‘selling weapons’ to India

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 01:08 PM IST
Sanders, who has won the Nevada and New Hampshire primaries and tied in Iowa, made the comments after Trump, who is on a two-day visit to India, on Monday announced that the US will sign defence trade deals worth USD 3 billion with India.
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United States President Donald Trump (Right) and First Lady Melania Trump (Left) paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi.(PTI)
United States President Donald Trump (Right) and First Lady Melania Trump (Left) paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi.(PTI)

Tremendous honour, writes Prez Trump after paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 08:37 PM IST
United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, who had visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad yesterday, placed a wreath at the memorial located on the banks of the Yamuna river in the national capital Delhi.
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