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  • 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...
  • Arvind Kejriwal promises pucca houses for slum dwellers January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Accusing BJP of razing slums, Aam Aadmi Party on Friday promised pucca houses for slum dwellers and freehold rights to the lease holders at affordable rates, as it presented its agenda for 15 lakh residents of 45 resettlement colonies in the national capital. Addressing a public meeting in Trilokpuri...
  • I'm not a feminist but a responsible woman: Shilpa Shetty January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Why should only women cook and do the laundry, asks actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty, who feels men should contribute equally to household chores to ease out a woman's responsibilities. She also feels this give and take goes a long way into a happily ever after. Shilpa, who is married to...
  • Ohio bartender contemplated poisoning US Speaker Boehner: Court January 14, 2015

    Ohio: An Ohio bartender is suspected of having contemplated poisoning House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and has been charged with threatening to murder a US official, court documents showed on Tuesday. Michael Hoyt, who long served Boehner at a country club in Ohio and checked into a psychiatric facility after...
  • US says should have sent high level official to Paris unity march January 13, 2015

    Washington: The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would liked to have come. Some Republican lawmakers and US media outlets have criticized Obama's administration for not...
  • Should have sent someone with a higher profile to Paris March, says White House January 13, 2015

    The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would liked to have come. ...
  • Man charged with burglarising Miley Cyrus' Los Angeles home January 9, 2015

    Los Angeles: A man accused of breaking into Miley Cyrus' home in Los Angeles and stealing personal property belonging to the pop star and her brother has been charged with burglary, receiving stolen property and grand theft, prosecutors said on Thursday. Rusty Edward Sellner, 22, entered not guilty pleas to all...
  • Rare glimpse of Barack Obama daughter causes online stir January 7, 2015

    Washington: After years of careful White House control over her few public appearances, a mysterious online image of first daughter Malia Obama, 16, has gone viral. The rare glimpse of a personal side of President Barack Obama's daughter Sasha, 14, shows her wearing a tee-shirt printed with the name of the...
  • DDA to launch bigger housing scheme in December 2016 January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Development Authority will issue its next housing scheme in December 2016, which would be much larger than the 2014 project and will include at least 24,660 LIG flats. Top DDA officials said that as per the new scheme, about 40,000 flats would be...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West purchase neighbour's house? December 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her husband rapper Kanye West have reportedly purchased the house adjacent to their massive $20 million estate in the luxurious area of Hidden Hills here for $2.9 million. A source told eonline.com that the ranch-style spread, which sits on 1.49 acres, is "a...
  • DDA to hand over 25,034 flats from January 1 December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Lucky winners of DDA's housing scheme will begin the New Year on a joyous note as the housing authority will start handing over the flats from January 1. Top officials at the DDA said except for a few flats in Sirsapur area and Rohini, the rest are ready and...
  • Barack Obama wears a sparkly tiara December 25, 2014

    US President Barack Obama wore a sparkly tiara with girl scouts who attended the annual White House science fair. The photo was taken in May but the White House photographer released it as a special Christmas treat. ...
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment to release 'The Interview' on Christmas December 24, 2014

    Sony Pictures Entertainment will release 'The Interview' at limited number of theaters on Christmas Day after the White House welcome the decision. So far over 200 independently-owned theaters have agreed to show the film. Sources say the number could go up to 300. ...
  • Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India December 20, 2014

    Washington: Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John Kerry. 46-year-old Verma is the first ever Indian-American to be the top US diplomat in New Delhi. He is scheduled to arrive in India ahead of Kerry's visit to Delhi...
  • At least 1 armed offender holds several hostage at Sydney's Chocolate cafe December 15, 2014

    Nearly 50 people have been taken hostage in a Sydney cafe by at least 1 gunman. A black flag with Arabic writing has been put up on the shop window. Major landmarks in the city such as the Sydney Opera House have been evacuated. ...
  • Australia: Several held hostage by armed gunman at Sydney cafe, key landmarks evacuated December 15, 2014

    Sydney: A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city on Monday, with two people inside the cafe seen holding up a flag believed to contain an Islamic declaration of faith. Four hours after the incident first erupted inside the Lindt...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees December 12, 2014

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • CIA misled public on torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. ...
  • CIA misled White House about brutal torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    Washington: The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. The Senate Intelligence Committee's five-year review of 6.3 million pages...
  • Online freedom declines in growing number of countries but India's position improves December 5, 2014

    Washington: Internet freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey showed Thursday. The report by the non-government watchdog group Freedom House said online freedom declined in 36 of 65 countries surveyed. In some cases, governments use...