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  • Barack Obama exudes confidence in Secret Service to protect the First Family September 23, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has exuded confidence in the ability of the Secret Service to protect the First Family in the wake of two intrusions at the White House that raised concern over its security. "The Secret Service does a great job, and I'm grateful for the sacrifices that...
  • White House intruder had huge stash of ammunition, court hears September 23, 2014

    Washington: A homeless man who triggered a security alert when he jumped the White House fence and ran into the building with a knife had 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court heard on Tuesday said. Former US Army soldier Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested on Friday after...
  • US, partner nations begin airstrikes in Syria: Pentagon September 23, 2014

    Washington: The US and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time on Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region. The strikes were part...
  • Washington: Modi to stay at President's official guest house during US visit September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister in over a decade to stay at the US President's guest house, the 190yearold Blair House, when he travels to Washington on September 29. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last one to stay at the guest house. "Built...
  • Modi to take only limewater, fruit; observe 'Navratri' fast during US visit September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: It will be only "fruits and lime water" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whether it is a dinner by US President Barack Obama or scores of other engagements including a breakfast with the leading American CEOs during his sixday visit to the US. The 64yearold leader has been keeping...
  • PM Narendra Modi's navratri fast may not allow White House to host him a dinner September 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Speculation is on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will consume anything except 'nimbu paani' (lemon juice) during his US visit later this week as it coincides with Navratri. For decades now, Modi has been fasting during Navratri. Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi break his decadesold practice of fasting during...
  • Bigg Boss 8: Will the aircraftstyle house have no beds, running water? September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Is it a coincidence, or is it knowledge? Whatever be the reason, actor Kamaal R Khan was right. Khan (and a few publications) had put out a list of probable contestants for the upcoming television reality show 'Bigg Boss' season 8. Out of the 11 names Khan had mentioned...
  • White House intruder identified as Army veteran September 21, 2014

    Washington: The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said on Sunday. Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night's shocking incident as Omar J Gonzalez,...
  • Big rallies planned in front of UN, White House to welcome PM Modi September 21, 2014

    Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's threeday visit to the US, hundreds of IndianAmericans from across the country have joined hands to give him a rousing welcome in front of the United Nations headquarters and the White House. 'America Welcomes Modi' rallies are being planned in front of the United...
  • Jihadist outfit with links to ISIS threatens to avenge Batla House encounter September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A jehadist outfit with links to the ISIS has threatened to launch an attack to avenge the victims of the Batla House encounter. The jehadist group called Ansar ut Tawheed Fi Bilad Al Hind issued the threat on Twitter on Friday on the sixth anniversary of the Batla...
  • Man jumps over fence at White House, sparks evacuation September 20, 2014

    Washington: Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped over the fence and ran toward the executive mansion, minutes after President Barack Obama had departed. Video from the scene showed a man making it most of the way across the North Lawn and approaching the main entrance...
  • DDA proposes expansion plan for Lotus Temple complex in Delhi September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The DDA has proposed an expansion of the Lotus Temple for building training facilities for youth in the campus. The decision was taken during an authority meeting of the DDA at the Raj Niwas, under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, chairman of the Delhi Development Authority....
  • India signs 15 agreements with China, strengthens ties September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday signed a series of documents with India at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, strengthening ties between the two countries. This is Xi's first visit to India as head of the state. Among the 15 MoUs signed between India and China is the...
  • Barack Obama to meet Ukrainian President at White House September 18, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama would meet his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the White House, the White House said. "The visit will highlight the United States' firm commitment to stand with Ukraine as it pursues liberal democracy, stability, and prosperity," the White House said. Obama looks forward to discussing...
  • Adarsh case: former CM Nilangekar files intervention plea September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar on Monday filed an intervention application before the special CBI court here which is hearing a petition seeking to make him an accused in the Adarsh housing society case. It may come up for hearing on September 17....
  • Red carpet welcome awaits PM Narendra Modi in US September 14, 2014

    Washington: The Obama Administration is leaving no stone unturned to woo Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his maiden visit to the US which is expected to take the strategic bilateral relationship to the next level and unleash the potential of economic and trade ties. The administration here is gearing up to...
  • After Mandi House, Delhi Metro to showcase history of ITO area September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After offering people a peep into the history of the iconic Mandi House, Delhi Metro is now working on extending the heritage ride to the upcoming ITO Metro station, which will tell the story of the making of postcolonial India. The new Mandi House metro station opened in late...
  • Families of beheaded US reporters warned not to pay ransoms September 13, 2014

    Washington: The families of two journalists beheaded by Islamic State jihadists were both warned by US government officials they could face prosecution if they raised a ransom for their release. The recent executions of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State (IS) extremists triggered worldwide revulsion and Washington has since...
  • White House insists Barack Obama authorized to strike IS September 12, 2014

    Washington: The White House insisted that President Barack Obama was authorized to strike the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria under a law passed by Congress after the September 11 attacks in 2001. Obama believes he can act under the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), despite previously calling...
  • US marks 13th anniversary of 9/11 attacks September 11, 2014

    New York: Americans on Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, with somber ceremonies of remembrance in New York and Washington. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and Vice President Joe Biden observed a moment of silence on the White House south lawn, along with about...
  • Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US September 10, 2014

    Washington: Terming Cyber threats as one of the greatest national security dangers, the US has said Obama administration has significantly enhanced government's capabilities to address this challenge. "Cyber threats pose one of the greatest national security dangers that the United States faces, ranging from vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure to...
  • White House doesn't believe slain US journalist was 'sold' to Islamic State September 10, 2014

    Washington: The United States has no information indicating beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was "sold" to Islamic State militants by moderate Syrian opposition rebels, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday. Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi told CNN on Monday night the family believed Islamic State paid up to $50,000...
  • Obama to address nation, spell out policy to tackle ISIS September 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will address the nation on Wednesday night to spell out America's policy on ISIS terror group which has gained control over large parts of Iraq and Syria, threatening peace in the entire Middle East region. "What the President will talk about in the speech is...
  • Obama, Iraq's Abadi discuss Islamic State threat in call: White House September 9, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama phoned Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi on Monday to discuss Washington's commitment to help Baghdad's new government fight Islamic State militants, the White House said. "The president and the prime minister agreed on the importance of having the new government quickly take concrete steps to address the...
  • Hillary Clinton says will decide White House run early 2015 September 6, 2014

    Mexico City: Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said today she would likely decide whether she will join the 2016 presidential race by the start of next year. Clinton, who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama in 2008, is widely expected to make another run for the White...
  • DDA website restored; over 18 lakh hits in two days September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Development Authority on Tuesday restored its online service after a massive response to its mega housing scheme crashed the official website. Top DDA officials said that the website received a whopping 18.25 lakh hits since the launch of the housing scheme on Monday under which over 25,000...
  • Challenge to DDA's housing scheme: Delhi HC queries JJ associations September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday questioned four associations of JJ clusters about their right to challenge DDA's new housing scheme under which over 25,000 flats would be sold through draw of lots. A bench of Justice VK Shali did not issue any notice to the city government...
  • Tatra case: Court dismisses Tejinder Singh's bail plea, orders his arrest September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Patiala House court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of retired Lieutenant General Tejinder Singh in Tatra trucks case. The court has ordered that Tejinder Singh be taken into custody. Former Army Chief and MoS External Affairs VK Singh had alleged that Tejinder Singh offered him Rs 14...
  • White House digs Obama's 'suit'able tan August 30, 2014

    Washington: The White House on Saturday strongly defended Barack Obama's dress sense after the president faced some online disapproval for wearing a more informal tancoloured suit at a news conference on Iran and Ukraine. It not only went viral on the social media, but Obama also faced some criticism for it...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories August 26, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...