Thursday, October 16, 2014

U.S. response to Ebola crisis marked by ‘fatal missteps’

The US response to the Ebola virus that has ravaged parts of West Africa and sickened two US nurses has been marked by a series of potentially fatal missteps.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Obama ‘most popular’ among Indian-Americans

A majority of Indian Americans have a favorable opinion of US President Barack Obama and a negative opinion of the Republican Party to which fellow Indian-Americans Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley belong, according to a national poll of Asian-American voters.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US was “extraordinarily successful” and has “re-energised” the Indo-US relationship, senior US officials have said.

Blacklisted US Sikhs in visa tangle

Three decades after many Sikhs fled the violence that devastated their families in Punjab, the Indian government is continuing to make it hard for them to visit India. Their crime? Sikh Americans say it’s the price they’re being forced to pay for having sought political asylum in the West.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Analysts: No big breakthrough during summit

The White House summit between PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama has produced ambitious and expansive commitments, but no major breakthrough, say analysts.

No bottlenecks: PM to US bizmen

PM Narendra Modi wooed US businesses with the promise of less red tape and a more business-friendly environment and cautioned that any delay on their part would mean having to wait in a long line as the rest of the world flits to the “new spark of confidence that has arisen in India.”

India, US define contours of road map to boost ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have produced a road map for the bilateral relationship that commits India and the US to new and diverse areas of collaboration in the years ahead.

US media not too enthused by Modi visit

In stark comparison with the wall-to-wall coverage Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US has received in the Indian media, reports on his meeting with US President Barack Obama were tucked inside two prominent US dailies on Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Modi markets brand India

From hawking tea at a railway station as a young boy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now using his entrepreneurial skills to market India, and he could use some help from the diaspora.

Modi, Obama spell out joint vision

Even before they first met face to face over dinner at the White House on Monday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama were connected online, busily coordinating a joint editorial.