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  • Modi changed dress four times on a day while Obama wore just one suit: Akbaruddin Owaisi 12 hours 32 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi's brother Akbaruddin has mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing his clothes often and trying hard to impress US President Barack Obama during the latter's visit to India on Republic Day. Ridiculing Modi, Akbaruddin said, "He (Modi) changed his dress four times...
  • Pollution in Delhi rakes up demand for air purifiers Yesterday

    Thanks to worsening air quality in India and specifically Delhi, sales of air purifiers have shot up. After American President Barack Obama's visit to Delhi, the city is being labelled as the world's pollution capital by researchers. Air purifiers are in demand ever since his visit, with now even many...
  • British PM Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' 3 days ago

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down terrorists such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. The black-clad terrorist brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was shown...
  • Amazon hires Barack Obama's former spokesman Jay Carney: Report 4 days ago

    Washington: Amazon.com has hired President Barack Obama's former spokesman Jay Carney as senior vice president for worldwide corporate affairs, Politico reported on Thursday. Carney stepped down as Obama's press secretary in June after more than three years in the high-profile job. Since then, he has been a political commentator on CNN,...
  • US to allow work permits for spouses of some foreign high-tech workers 6 days ago

    Washington: The US government will allow spouses of certain high-tech foreign workers to apply for work permits, an accommodation designed to make things easier for families waiting in long lines for green cards. The regulation for spouses of H-1B visas, first proposed last year and finalised as part of President Barack...
  • Barack Obama's India visit helped boost bilateral ties: White House 6 days ago

    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...
  • Barack Obama endorses India's bid for UNSC permanent membership 6 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN Security Council, the White House has said. "As it relates to India's membership in the security council, I know the President endorsed that...The Security Council in the context of a variety of other important...
  • Barack Obama welcomes PM Modi's assurance of equal respect to all faiths February 21, 2015

    Washington: US President Obama has issued a statement welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurances given to the minority communities. "The President welcomed Prime Minister Modi's February 17 condemnation of religious-based violent acts, and his assurance that his government will give equal respect to all religions," the White House said on...
  • US President Barack Obama's chopper to have India-made cabin February 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: US President Barack Obama will soon fly in a new helicopter whose cabin has been made in India. US helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky had entered into an agreement with TATA Advanced Systems in 2009 for the manufacture of cabins for the company's S-92 helicopters, which is used by a number...
  • Barack Obama does not love America, says Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani February 20, 2015

    Washington: Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has sparked off a political firestorm in the US with his remarks that President Barack Obama does not love America, a comment termed as "horrible" by the White House. "I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but...
  • To fight extremism, Barack Obama calls on us to embrace its Muslims February 19, 2015

    Washington: In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the US has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought...
  • Bhavnagar-based diamond trader bids Rs 1.40 crore for PM Modi's suit February 19, 2015

    The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit has begun in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. The proceeds will go to the Namami Gange trust also known as the Clean Ganga Fund. The entire suit and pant had Narendra Damodardas Modi repeatedly...
  • US not at war with Islam, terror has no religion: Barack Obama February 19, 2015

    Sharing his views on Islam and terrorism, US President Barack Obama said the US is not at war with Islam but with those who perverted Islam. ...
  • Day 2 of PM Modi's suit auction, bidding stands at Rs 1.2 crore February 19, 2015

    On day 2 of the auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monogrammed pinstriped suit in Surat, the bidding stands at Rs 1.2 crore. The entire suit and pant had Narendra Damodardas Modi repeatedly embroidered into the fabric and is believed to be Rs 10 lakh. The proceeds will go towards...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama dances with Big Bird on 'Billy on the street' February 18, 2015

    New York: It may stand as the dizziest dozen minutes in first lady Michelle Obama's reign. But she appeared to be having a ball while she put the word out: Kids and parents should eat healthier by adding fruits and vegetables to their daily menu. To raise awareness for her "Eat...
  • PM Modi's bandgala controversial suit to be auctioned on Wednesday in Surat February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit will be auctioned in Surat on Wednesday. Auction will go on for three days and proceeds will go to the Namami Gange trust also known as the Clean Ganga Fund. An expensive suit embroidered with his name all over it, the...
  • Watch: Pranab Mukherjee gives serious competition to Obama on style quotient February 17, 2015

    US President Barack Obama recently featured in a Buzzfeed video to promote healthcare. And giving a serious competition is President Pranab Mukherjee who posted pictures of his in the Mughal Gardens inside Rashtrapati Bhavan. Obama displayed his drawing skills and Pranab showcased his garden. ...
  • 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...
  • Modi 'persuaded' by the US to resume dialogue with Pakistan: Aziz February 15, 2015

    Srinagar: The US is behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reaching out to Pakistan on Saturday with his decision to send Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad, according to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister's foreign Affairs Advisor. Aziz believes that Modi was "persuaded" by the US and others to resume the dialogue...
  • PM Modi sending top diplomat to Pakistan in thawing of ties February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sending his top diplomat to Pakistan as part of a regional tour, the first top-ranking visit since Modi broke off talks last year over the disputed region of Kashmir. The sign of a thaw in ties comes weeks after a visit to India by...
  • Obama condemns 'outrageous murders' of Muslim students February 14, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama condemned the "brutal and outrageous murders" of three Muslim students in the state of North Carolina earlier this week and said that no one should be targeted for their looks or modes of worship. "No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted...
  • Barack Obama to promote sharing of cyber security threat information February 13, 2015

    Washington: Amid increased cyber threats from overseas, US President Barack Obama is set to put in place measures aimed at encouraging and promoting sharing of cyber security threat information. Obama will sign an executive order aimed at encouraging and promoting sharing of cyber security threat information within the private sector and...
  • India's permanent UNSC seat unacceptable: Sharif tells Obama February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: India's permanent membership in the reformed UN Security Council is unacceptable to Pakistan as it has not complied with UN resolutions on Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told US President Barack Obama. The US President called Sharif on Thursday and both leaders discussed issues of mutual interest and...
  • Delhi: Holy Child Auxilium school's office vandalised, police suspect case of theft February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another case of vandalism in the national capital, a school in south Delhi Holy Child Auxilium has allegedly been attacked. Around Rs eight thousand have been stolen from the school's office in the attack. According to prima facie evidence, the police is considering it to be a...
  • 'YOLO man'! - Obama takes selfie, preens in spoof video February 13, 2015

    Washington: Being president of the United States is not all drone strikes and crisis meetings. Occasionally you get to have a bit of fun. A video released on Thursday shows Barack Obama doing just that, posing in front of the mirror with aviator sunglasses, playing around with a selfie stick and...
  • Barack Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, discusses India trip February 13, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday called Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discussed bilateral and regional issues, including his recent trip to India, the White House said. "The President discussed his recent visit to India, and noted the United States supports all efforts by both nations to improve...
  • Narendra Modi crosses 10 million follower mark on Twitter February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has crossed the 10 million mark in terms of number of followers on the popular social media platform Twitter. Modi, who made his Twitter debut in January 2009, is the second most followed politician on Twitter, behind US President Barack Obama and ahead of...
  • Obama proposes war authorisation against Islamic State, says terror group 'poses grave threat' February 11, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is asking Congress to formally authorise war against Islamic State terrorists, offering a draft resolution that says the Islamic State 'poses a grave threat'. Obama is sending Congress a proposed three-page authorisation for military force. Obama would limit authorisation to three years, with no restriction where US...
  • India is best partner to combat shared cyber threats: US February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The US wants India to be its "best partner" to combat "shared" cyber crime threats in specific sectors of finance, infrastructure and energy, a top American official said on Tuesday. United States of America's Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter, who is in India for meetings with his...