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17 May, 2023

Tesla reopens talks with Indian government

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Senior Tesla executives visit India, meeting officials from Modi’s office and other ministries to discuss local sourcing of parts and more. The executives propose setting up a factory in India to build electric cars for domestic sale and export, but no location or investment has been specified. Though India previously declined Tesla’s request to lower the import tax on cars (causing earlier talks to end in gridlock), the matter is not being discussed during this visit.

23 Jul, 2015

Oxford Union reparations speech

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Tharoor gives a speech at the Oxford Union demanding reparation payments by Britain to India for its 200-year colonial rule, which he claims led to the crumbling of India’s economy. Prime Minister Modi praises him for his speech.

What Shashi ji said has now gone viral on Youtube.

25 Apr, 2015

7.9 magnitude

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A 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes in Nepal only 2km below the earth’s surface. At least two are dead with many more injured. Tremors are felt as far away as Delhi. Reporter:

Massive tremors have been felt here in Delhi and several other parts of India. You can see pictures of our Delhi studios, where the windows rattled and everything shook for a very long time, for a minute perhaps or longer.


We don’t know about the casualties, we are flooded with calls.


We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected, both at home & in Nepal.

30 Sep, 2014

Bilateral talks


Modi meets with Obama at the White House for a bilateral discussion. The two democratic countries have been trying to rekindle a bilateral relationship that had been flagging. Obama:

We … reaffirmed that as two of the world’s largest democracies that we have so much in common it is critical for us to continue to deepen and broaden the existing framework of partnership and friendship that already exists.

The talk made no mention between differences in policy with Ukraine and Iran, nor any indications on how to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Economics was the theme of the talk. Modi:

The President and I spoke about many of our common economic strategies.

However, there were no indications of reforming a tax law that has made investors reluctant to invest in India, and no mention of India’s refusal to honor a new World Trade Organization pact unless the organization addresses Delhi’s issues with food security.

27 Sep, 2014

Visits 9/11 memorial


Modi pays tribute at the 9/11 memorial. His visit is seen as symbolic of India’s resolve to fight terrorism of which it has been a major victim.

Narendra Modi visits 9/11 memorial in New York

26 Sep, 2014

US court issues summons


A federal court in New York issues a summon against Modi for his alleged role in presiding over the 2002 Gujarat sectarian riots in which more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed, while he was the chief minister of the Gujarat state. The New York-based American Justice Centre, a non profit organisation, obtained the summons from the US Federal Court for the Southern District of New York in a suit filed with two survivors of what it called the “horrific and organized violence of Gujarat 2002”. The summon requires Modi to respond within 21 days after it is served.

US court issues summons against PM Modi