India

Rahul Gandhi to return as Congress President in April


New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi is set to return as party President in April, party sources told the media here in New Delhi on Thursday. It is expected to be after the Budget Session and might coincide with Baisakhi, the harvest festival. The Congress is mulling on calling a plenary session in April just to formalize...

Hardeep Puri will be Donald Trump’s minister in waiting


New Delhi: Hardeep Puri, the career diplomat before he made the switch to politics, will be the minister in waiting for US President Donald Trump’s visit to India next week. The job means that the 68-year-old civil aviation minister will accompany the presidential delegation to all of their official engagements in India, reports The...

India spruces up Taj city ahead of Trump’s Agra visit


Agra: Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Taj city on February 24, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has mounted a massive image makeover of the city, which people say is unprecedented. More than 900 cusecs of water have been released by the state irrigation department, after the sorry plight of...

Ram Mandir: Modi’s ex-aide Nripendra Mishra gets leading role


New Delhi: Former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Nripendra Mishra has been appointed chief of temple construction committee while Mahant Nritya Gopal Das was named Chairman of Ram Mandir Trust at the first meeting of Ram Janmabhoomi Tritha Kshetra Trust held here on Wednesday. Champat Rai, the international Vice President of the Vishwa...

Donald Trump readies for the great India show


New Delhi: The public reception for US President Donald Trump in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat will include an exhibition of Mahatma Gandhi's life and 28 snippets from India's rich and diverse culture in a manner "unparalleled" in history. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said at a press briefing here on Wednesday...

Jared Kushner part of Donald Trump’s team to India


New Delhi: President Donald Trump will be accompanied by at least three members of his cabinet and son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner on the India visit next week, media reported. The three secretaries will be Steve Mnuchin of treasury, Wilbur Ross of commerce and Secretary Dan Brouillette of energy, according to people familiar with...

What can India expect from Satya Nadella’s visit


New Delhi: With Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella all set to visit India next week -- around the same time US President Donald Trump is making his first official visit to this part of the world -- the software giant is looking forward to further consolidating its position in the country. At a time when the...

India-US might trump trade differences during President’s visit


New Delhi: India and the US will have an opportunity to iron out key differences in reaching a limited bilateral trade agreement during US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to India. Trade experts said that the US and India have resumed trade negotiations for a limited or mini-bilateral trade agreement, which includes greater access to...

Gujarat stadium being readied for ‘Namaste Trump’


Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited the Motera stadium to inspect the security arrangements regarding US President Donald Trump's visit to the state. The American President along with the first lady Melania Trump will be attending the welcome event named 'Namaste Trump' at the world's largest cricket stadium at Motera. "It is a delight...