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IMF supports PM Modi's 'demonetization' move in fight against corruption

Washington D.C. [U.S.], Nov. 11 : International Monetary Fund (IMF) has supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to fight corruption by demonetizing 500 and 1000 rupees notes but cautioned that the move has to be managed prudently.

IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters in Washington that the global body supports Modi government's measures to fight corruption and illicit financial flows in India.

He, however, said that the move has to be managed prudently to minimize possible disruptions keeping in mind the large role of cash in everyday transactions in Indian economy.

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Talks on with India, Pakistan on importance of reducing tensions: U.S.

Washington D.C., Oct. 4 : Maintaining a diplomatic streak as tensions keep escalating between India and Pakistan, the United States has called on both nations to maintain calm and restraint, adding that their government is having regular conversations with the hostile neighbours on the importance of reducing the tensions in the region.

Addressing a press conference, Elizabeth Trudeau Director of the Press Office for the U.S. State Department emphasised on the importance of communication between India and Pakistan to reduce tensions.

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GST a legislative accomplishment by PM Narendra Modi: US expert

Washington: The landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill passed by Parliament recently is a legislative accomplishment by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which even his harshest critics cannot dismiss, a top US expert has said.

"Modi, stung by the criticism that his government has not done enough to reshape India's economic landscape, has notched a legislative accomplishment that even his harshest critics can't easily dismiss," Milan Vaishnav of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace wrote in an op-ed in Foreign Affairs journal.

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President Barack Obama considers PM Narendra Modi good friend: White House

Washington: US President Barack Obama considers Prime Minister Narendra Modi a good friend and the two countries have collaborated on a number of projects, the White House said on Friday.

"We are in close contact with the government of India. President Obama considers Prime Minister Modi a good friend. We've collaborated on a number of projects," White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters at his daily press conference.

Schultz was responding to a question on Chinese aggressive behaviour on South China Sea.

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Modi govt slow to match its rhetoric on economic reforms; 7.5% growth rate may be overstated: US

Washington: Underlining that India's 7.5 percent growth rate may be "overstated", the US has said the Narendra Modi government has been "slow" to match its rhetoric in economic reforms even as it appreciated measures taken by it in areas like bureaucracy and easing FDI restrictions.

Highly appreciative of the series of economic reforms, in particular streamlining bureaucratic decision making and raising FDI limits in certain sectors, US State Department in a report said Tuesday, the Modi government has been slow to propose other economic reforms that would match its rhetoric.

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If invited for GES, would try to stop by India: Barack Obama

Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that he might visit India next year if invited for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

"I'll try to stop by if I'm invited," Obama said in his address to GES at Stanford University in California.

GES is a personal initiative of Obama to bring entrepreneurs from across the globe on one platform.

After meeting Obama at the White House early this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that India would host the next GES.

The Obama Administration has thanked India for continuing Obama's legacy.

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After China's backhand, U.S. reiterates call for support to India's NSG membership

Washington D. C., June 21 : With China playing a dampener saying that India's admission to the elite Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) is not on the agenda of the grouping which began its plenary session in Seoul yesterday, the Unites States has called on the participating governments of the NSG to support India's application.

State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing that the US has not changed its stand regarding India's membership in the elite group.

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Want India, US to become forces of good: Modi

Washington, June 8 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the India-US relations have gone way beyond diplomacy and now it is at a stage where the two countries can be forces of good for the world.

"The US was first curious about India but now our shared values have led us to think together about what we can do for the world," he said at a reception organised after his address to a joint sitting of the US Congress.

"I want the combined power of India and US to become a force for the good in the world," he said.

The reception was jointly organised by the House of Representatives, Senate and the India Caucus.

"From combating global warming to terrorism, there is much that India and the US can do together by pooling resources," Modi said.

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Washington witnessing reforms introduced by PM Modi, says Ed Royce

Washington D. C, June 9 : Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership, Ed Royce, the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Wednesday said Washington is witnessing reforms introduced by the Prime Minister in India.

Recalling his Gujarat visit during the Bhuj earthquake, Royce said his memory about Prime Minister Modi is of a Chief Minister who brought order out of a chaos in his state.

Royce lauded Prime Minister Modi for his efforts on the ground during his stint as the chief minister, adding: "We watched the enormity of perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit of the people in Gujarat."

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Modi departs US for Mexico

Washington, June 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Mexico for the fifth and final leg of his five-nation tour after wrapping up his visit to the US.

"After two days of a fruitful USA visit, PM @narendramodi emplanes for Mexico," the PMO tweeted on Thursday.

"Thank you again America! A successful visit ends as PM @narendramodi takes the long way home, via Mexico City," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Modi arrived in the US on Monday from Switzerland on his second bilateral visit after his visit in September 2014.

He and US President Barack Obama held bilateral talks following which a number of agreements signed, including one on US firm Westinghouse building six nuclear power plants in India.

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Have introduced Bill to designate India as 'Special Global Partner of U.S.': Congressman Engel

Washington D. C., June 9 : Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a reception jointly organised by the House and Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and the India Caucus here on Wednesday, Congressman Eliot Engel said Congressman Joseph Crowley and he had on Thursday introduced a Bill to designate India as a 'Special Global Partner of the United States'.

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Modi`s address to U.S. Congress `high point` in Indo-US ties: Jay Panda

Washington, D. C., June 9 : BJD MP Baijyant Panda, who is also the chairman of India-US Forum of Parliamentarians ( IUPF), has said the feedback he got after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to a joint session of the U. S. Congress suggested that it was a 'high point' in the relationship between both the nations.

"It was a historical day for the people of both the countries. In last 15 to 18 years, the India-US relations have improved, but everyone here is of the view that today was a high point in the ties," Panda told ANI.

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Indian diaspora gives thumbs-up to PM Modi`s address

Washington D. C, June 9 : The Indian diaspora on Wednesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the joint meeting of the United States Congress, where he called for a closer security relationship between both the countries.

"It was a very impressive speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He got 65 applauds in an hour and over four standing ovations by the members. There is nothing that was untouched, ranging from economy to terrorism to nuclear deal, everything was there," said an Indian woman.

Ajay Banga, the CEO of MasterCard, said the speech of Prime Minister Modi clearly underlined the relationship between India and United States.

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Completing two-day visit to US, PM Modi takes off for Mexico

Washington D. C., June 9 : After successfully concluding his two-day visit to United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for the final leg of his five-nation tour to Mexico.

"After two days of a fruitful USA visit, PM @narendramodi emplanes for Mexico," tweeted the Prime Minister's Office.

Ministry of External Affairs official Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also tweeted, "Thank you again America! A successful visit ends as PM @narendramodi takes the long way home, via Mexico City."

Prior to his departure, the Indian Prime Minister attended a Congressional reception hosted jointly by Foreign Relation Committees (House and Senate) and India Caucus (House and Senate).

Just before the Congressional reception, he met the Indian Community Members.

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India, U.S. can do a lot together for world, says PM Modi

Washington D. C., June 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India and the United States should come closer and become stronger, and through their shared values do something for the benefit of the world.

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