OBAMA IN INDIA

  • Full transcript: Obama's town hall at St Xavier's November 8, 2010

    Mumbai: Transcript of remarks by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at town hall with students at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai: Michelle Obama: Hello, everyone. Namaste. It is a pleasure and an honor to be here in India. Everyone, please sit, who can sit. Rest. It's warm. We...
  • Obama to discuss Pak in Parliament today November 7, 2010

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will discuss Pakistan in the context of regional security and counterterrorism in his speech to Parliament on Monday, a senior US administration official said on Sunday. "The President will definitely discuss Pakistan", the official said, but declined to go further than that because he did not...
  • Obama's dance steps make waves in US November 7, 2010

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's unscripted dance moves while celebrating Diwali with students in Mumbai are making news back home in the US. Pictures of Obama's "Dancing, Diwali", as CNN put it, are already hitting the airwaves. "Obama started his second day in India on a lighter note: pulling a few...
  • Winds blow away red carpet laid out for Obama November 7, 2010

    Mumbai: Strong winds today played a bit of a spoilsport for the red carpet send off to the Obamas for Delhi as the gusts blew away the rug twice despite the best efforts of officials who finally decided to get rid of it to avoid an embarrassment. Even as authorities in...
  • Shillong choir all set to enchant Obama November 7, 2010

    The awardwinning Shillong Chamber Choir will perform for Barack Obama in New Delhi. ...
  • Obama lands in Delhi, PM receives him at the airport November 7, 2010

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama arrived in Delhi on the second leg of his threeday visit to India and was personally received by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who set aside protocol to welcome the guest. The Air Force One carrying Obama, his wife Michelle and the official delegation touched down...
  • Barack Obama talks Pakistan November 7, 2010

    A Mumbai student finally got US President Barack Obama talking about Pakistan during his trip to India. ...
  • Obamas dance Koli style November 7, 2010

    Barack and Michelle Obama danced a jig to the tune of a Marathi folk song with students of the Holy Name School. ...
  • Obama visit: Delhi turns into fortress November 7, 2010

    New Delhi: Snipers on rooftops, surveillance over Yamuna banks, heightened vigil on flyovers and traffic curbs security cover for US President Barack Obama in the capital will be impregnable as the establishment spreads out an elaborate paraphernalia for the visiting dignitary. Watch towers have been erected on the central ridge...
  • A special Delhi 'thali' for Obama November 7, 2010

    CNNIBN's Bikramjit Ray puts together a special Delhistyle platter for Barack Obama. ...
  • Obamas dance with students at Mumbai school November 7, 2010

    Mumbai: US first couple Barack and Michelle Obama today hit the dance floor to a foottapping Marathi folk number, joining a group of students at a school here to participate in symbolic Diwali festivities. The US President and the First Lady's engagement for the day started at the Holy Name High...
  • Ajmer farmers to show Obama the power of IT November 7, 2010

    Ajmer: A village in Ajmer is getting all set for its edate with US President Barack Obama . The hamlet of Kanpura 25 kilometers off Ajmer will show the world's most powerful leader how egovernance is changing the lives of the people in the village on a video conference. The excitement...
  • Obama to celebrate Diwali with Mumbai school kids November 7, 2010

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will leave for Delhi after spending the first half of Sunday in Mumbai. At 9.30am he will celebrate Diwali at Holy Name school in South Mumbai. He will then head to St. Xavier's College to attend a Townhall meeting with students at 11.45am. The action will...
  • India creator, not poacher, of US jobs: Obama November 7, 2010

    Mumbai: Searching for help half a world away, President Barack Obama on Saturday embraced India as the next jobscreating giant for hurting Americans, not a cheaplabour rival that outsources opportunity from the United States. Fresh off a political trouncing at home, Obama was determined to show tangible, economic results on his...
  • PM to break protocol, receive Obama at airport November 7, 2010

    New Delhi: In a special gesture, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur will receive US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at the Delhi airport on Sunday, sources here said on Saturday. "Yes, the prime minister and his wife will be receiving the Obamas," sources at the...
  • US should back India for UNSC seat: John McCain November 6, 2010

    Washington: The United States should fully back India's pursuit of permanent membership of the powerful UN Security Council, John McCain, the top Republican leader said, days after President Barack Obama described the issue as "very difficult and complicated". "If we want India to join us in sharing the responsibilities for international...
  • Obama's date with kids November 6, 2010

    For these children it is a onceinalifetime opportunity to meet US President Barack Obama. ...
  • Obamas pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi November 6, 2010

    US President Barack Obama hailed Mahatma Gandhi as "a hero not just to India but to the world." ...
  • Obama holds discussions with Indian businessmen November 6, 2010

    Mumbai: Visiting American President Barack Obama today addressed corporate honchos from India, opening discussions on crucial areas of cooperation like pharma, manufacturing, transportation and clean energy. During the roundtable, Obama was accompanied by US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and other top officials as also corporate leaders who are part of his...
  • Separatists call for Kashmir shutdown November 6, 2010

    Srinagar: Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani called for a threeday shutdown in the Kashmir Valley beginning Saturday to coincide with US President Barack Obama's visit to India. The authorities, however, did not impose any curfew here. "It does not matter whether anybody talks about us or not. The fact is...
  • Biography of US President Barack Obama November 5, 2010

    The unique story of US President Barack Obama. ...
  • Now, Tamil movie says 'Om Obama' November 5, 2010

    Chennai: It may have an all new cast, but journalistturnedfilmmaker Janaki Viswanathan's Tamil movie Om Obama certainly has one globally known star the American president who stars via cutouts, posters and even a song! "Broadly the story is about a village that transforms economically after an export garment unit was...
  • Obama's India visit: High alert in Kashmir November 5, 2010

    Militant activities in Kashmir have witnessed a rise ahead of Barack Obama's visit to India. ...
  • $ 200 mnaday cost 'wildly inflated': White House November 5, 2010

    Washington: US officials have dismissed media reports that President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to India is going to cost $ 200 million a day as "wildy"inflated" and "simply not true." "The costs are comparable to when President (Bill) Clinton or President (George) Bush travelled abroad," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs...
  • Kashmir bilateral issue between India, Pak: US November 5, 2010

    Washington: With Barack Obama arriving in India Saturday, the US has reiterated its hands off approach on Kashmir saying while it supported an IndiaPakistan dialogue, "clearly it is something that the two need to resolve" directly. "As you've heard repeatedly from others in the Administration, we support and encourage ongoing efforts...
  • 'No hasty decisions on outcome of Obama visit' November 4, 2010

    New Delhi: India today said it will not make any "hasty decisions" on the outcome of discussions with President Barack Obama on "complex" issues of outsourcing, seat for India in UN Security Council and withdrawal of US ban on export of dualuse technology. Seeking to downplay Obama's remarks yesterday in which...
  • Obama's visit may be more style than substance November 4, 2010

    New Delhi: A weakened US President Barack Obama visits India this week to counter perceptions he has relegated the Asian power behind rivals China and Pakistan, but he may struggle to seal deals to help usher in billions of dollars of business. Economic ties are booming but Obama's visit from Saturday...
  • Milestones in the life of Barack Obama November 4, 2010

    Washington: Milestones in the life and presidency of US President Barack Obama who will be in India Nov 69: August 4, 1961: Barack Obama is born to Barack Obama Sr, a Kenyan economist, and Ann Dunham, an anthropologist from Kansas. 1991: Graduates as a lawyer from Harvard Law School. 1992: Marries Michelle Robinson...
  • Did Indian author script Obama's victory? November 4, 2010

    Was President Barack Obama's campaign victory scripted by an Indian? At least one Rajasthani author likes to believe it was. ...
  • Obama visit criticised for 'overthetop' spending November 4, 2010

    Washington: The costs of US President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to India has been criticised by a Republican leader as "overthetop" spending but the White House said the figures cited by the lawmaker have "no basis" in reality." When asked whether she would support cuts to Social Security and Medicare, Representative...