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  • States should use additional funds for infrastructure: PM Modi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday suggested that additional funds and resources at the disposal of states should be directed primarily towards nation building, an official release said. At a meeting with 35 first-time Maharashtra MLAs, who called on him at the Parliament House, Modi highlighted the union government's...
  • Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's application for recall of his name from Adarsh scam 2 days ago

    Mumbai: In a setback for Maharashtra Congress president and former chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a an application filed by him for recall of an earlier order refusing to drop his name from the charge-sheet of Adarsh Housing Society scam. Chavan had approached the Bombay...
  • Sahara's Grosvenor House hotel in London put up for sale 3 days ago

    New Delhi/Mumbai: London's landmark Grosvenor House hotel has been put up for sale after its owner, part of troubled Indian conglomerate Sahara which has been trying to raise funds for its jailed boss Subrata Roy, was placed into administration by creditors. Consultant Deloitte said on Tuesday it had been appointed administrator...
  • Sahara defaults on loan taken by Bank of China, prompts legal action 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In yet another development which will compound trouble for Sahara group, Bank of China may initiate legal action against it for defaulting on a loan, sources said. The sources also said Bank of China had financed Sahara's hotel buys for nearly $900 million. The development takes place even as...
  • Australia Diaries, Part I: CNN-IBN takes you Down Under 4 days ago

    Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney that was built in 1973, spending around 102 million dollars which is approximately $859 million dollars in today's world (as of 2012). ...
  • Low-cost housing sector flay Budget 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Budget has failed to offer any incentives to the affordable housing sector which is already facing risks in form of high costs and low margins, industry leaders said. "The Budget is disappointing. The affordable housing sector was expecting that the Narendra Modi government, like last time, would extend...
  • Barack Obama's India visit helped boost bilateral ties: White House February 25, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's visit to India provided an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries and America is willing to work together with Indian government, the White House has said, a month after the historic trip. "There is an opportunity for us to try to advance the...
  • 'Need to reform madrassa system in Pak' says Pakistani NGO February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Top leaders of 26 Pakistani terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Haqqani network "are products of" madrassas and there is an urgent need to reform all such seminaries, an executive of a Pakistani NGO has said. Addressing the 'White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism' held in Washington last week,...
  • White House appoints DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The White House has formally appointed Dr DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist, Megan Smith- the US Chief Technology Officer- announced through the White House blog. He will hold the position of Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist in the Office...
  • Not at war with Islam but with people who perverted the religion: Barack Obama February 19, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said the US and its allies are not at war with Islam but with people who have perverted the religion, asserting that groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda are desperate for legitimacy by portraying themselves as holy warriors in defense of religion. . "We are not at war...
  • Breaking Toons: Inside the 'Auction House' February 18, 2015

    As the auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit began in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days, Cartoonist Neelabh visits the 'Auction House' to check out the politician belongings to be auctioned. ...
  • India, over 60 other nations to attend White House summit on terror February 17, 2015

    Washington: Over 60 countries including India will participate in a White House summit on "countering violent extremism" beginning Tuesday in the backdrop of alarming growth of ISIS and recent terrorists' attacks in France and Denmark, senior administration officials have said. While the first two days of the three-day summit are...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' goes global, but film too hot for some countries February 14, 2015

    The steamy novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is a global phenomenon, but fans in China and other countries will not be able to see the movie version in theaters even though the sex scenes have has been toned down for the big screen. The film adaptation opened this week in 57...
  • US hopeful of investing in India's nuclear projects February 10, 2015

    Washington: The US has hoped that its companies would participate in India's nuclear projects as the country has reached an understanding with America about its existing nuclear liability regime. "We believe that we've reached a sufficient understanding, and I think this process will continue. We are hopeful that it will...
  • US has sharp differences with Israel on Iran, says Barack Obama February 10, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he has sharp differences with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the nuclear peace negotiations with Iran, asserting he wants to give diplomacy a chance before thinking about other options which are not attractive for either America or Israel. "I don't want...
  • Obama meets Muslim leaders, discusses extremism challenge February 5, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama met Muslim leaders and discussed a host of issues with them including the efforts required to combat the dreaded IS and its "horrific" acts of terrorism. "The President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: Comparative view of AAP, Congress manifestos; BJP's vision document February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress have released their manifestos for Delhi Assembly elections while the BJP came out with its vision document instead of a manifesto. The BJP's vision document was released on Tuesday, just four days before elections while the Congress released its second manifesto...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Michelle Obama's spokesperson January 31, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to Cyrus Brocha, US First Lady Michelle Obama's spokesperson from the White House talks about Michelle's visit to India. ...
  • White House highlights Obama trip with fun video starring Kal Penn January 30, 2015

    Washington: A video that has popular Indian- American actor Kal Penn riding an auto rickshaw incognito on Delhi streets while sharing his impressions of President Barack Obama's India visit has been posted on the White House website. Kalpen Suresh Modi or Kal Penn as he is popularly known as, was part...
  • AAP manifesto to highlight affordable housing, education schemes January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party, in its soon-to-be released manifesto, is going all-out to woo the poor and the middle class by focusing on affordable housing, education and employment with the slogan "big change without big spending". On the housing front, the party said it will redevelop around "200 acre...
  • Sanjeev Kapoor: I am proud and honoured to cook for the Dabbawalas January 27, 2015

    Mumbai: Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who treated the famous Dabbawalas -- known for delivering tiffins to over 200,000 customers across Mumbai everyday -- to a special lunch, says their work begins where his work as a kitchen king ends. "I only make food but the other part of my job is...
  • Obama starts his address to media in Hindi; says 'Namaste! Pyar bhara namaskar' January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: United States President Barack Obama on Sunday evening started his address at the joint statement meet in Hindi. "Namaste! Pyar bhara namaskar," said the US President who is on a three-day visit to India. The US President also extended his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for hosting a...
  • Kashmir's 'Nadru ke Goolar', Bengal's 'Mahi Sarson' for Obama lunch January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: A mix of vegetarian and non-veg delicacies, from Jammu and Kashmir's 'Nadru Ke Goolar' to West Bengal's 'Mahi Sarson' on Sunday were served at the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in honour of visiting US President Barack Obama. There were two separate menus at the lunch which...
  • A great honour to be in India: Barack Obama to CNN IBN January 25, 2015

    Elated by the grand Guard of Honour, US President Barack Barack Obama said that "It is a great honour, I am so grateful to be here." Obama also received a 21-gun salute at the President House forecourt. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama cancels Agra visit January 24, 2015

    The White House on Saturday confirmed the cancellation of US President Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. ...
  • Barack Obama will embark on a three-day India trip in the evening: White House January 24, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will leave Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday evening for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India on an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama will be accompanied by a sizable delegation that will include several top officials, as well as First...
  • Two crore units to be built under 'Housing for All' programme January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Pursuing the goal of 'Housing for All' by 2022, the government proposes to build more than two crore houses across the country, including for slum-dwellers, under a massive programme to which final shape was given at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Under the...
  • Snapshot: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha interacts with National Bravery Award winners January 19, 2015

    Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Monday interacted with the National Bravery Award winners at Air House in New Delhi. A total of 24 awardees have been nominated including four posthumous. ...
  • Last year was Earth's hottest on record: US scientists January 17, 2015

    Cape: Last year was Earth's hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two US government agencies said on Friday. The White House said the studies, by the US space agency NASA and the National Oceanic...
  • Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo attended 'Selma' screening at the White House hosted by President Obama January 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama hosted a private screening of the historical drama film 'Selma' at the White House. It was attended by a string of celebrities. Guests at the Friday night screening included media mogul Oprah Winfrey, hip-hop artist Common, director Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo (who plays Martin Luther...