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  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' 13-04-2014 11:41 AM

    New York: Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more...
  • Andhra faces constitutional crisis over President's rule 01-04-2014 05:43 PM

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh is heading towards a fresh constitutional crisis as the President's rule will lapse on April 30, if the Parliament is not convened before that and gives its consent to the President's rule. Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan has written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee to...
  • President's Rule in Delhi: SC asks Congress, BJP to file affidavits 31-03-2014 02:06 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress to file affidavits on the issue of President's Rule in Delhi. The Supreme Court gave the two parties two weeks' time to file their affidavits. The court adjourned the hearing in the case and will...
  • Anand Sahay re-elected as Press Club of India President 31-03-2014 12:06 AM

    New Delhi: Anand Kishore Sahay was on Sunday re-elected president of the Press Club of India while Nadeem Ahmad Kazmi became the secretary-general. The election was held at the Press Club of India on Saturday and the votes were counted on Sunday. Dinesh Sharma has been elected as the Vice...
  • People won't tolerate poor governance: President 30-03-2014 08:51 PM

    New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha election less than 10 days away, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said people will no longer accept non-transparent and unresponsive administration. Mukherjee stressed "urgency" in decision-making and transforming public administration into a dynamic and "result oriented entity". "People are demanding better and more efficient...
  • French minister caught on film saying that food served at state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was 'disgusting' 29-03-2014 11:13 AM

    France's trade minister had to eat humble pie on Friday after she was caught on film saying that food served at a state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was "disgusting". President Francois Hollande and Xi were all smiles at the dinner Wednesday at the Elysee presidential palace. But Foreign...
  • Is N Srinivasan on the verge of becoming 'former' BCCI president? 25-03-2014 01:40 PM

    He managed to pull it off with clout, earned another year in the BCCI office and then sat down to lay out the plan for conquering the ICC chair. The strategy was cleverly devised. Twelve months was good enough time for N Srinivasan to get Australia and England on his...
  • Notification for second, third phases of Lok Sabha polls 15-03-2014 11:46 AM

    The President on Saturday issued notification for second and third phases of Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 9 and 10 in which 93 constituencies spread across 18 states, including Delhi, will go to polls. On April 9, seven constituencies in five states and on April 10, 86...
  • Barack Obama's daughter Malia absolutely loved his appearance on 'Between Two Ferns', satire talk show gets 15 million hits 15-03-2014 11:30 AM

    New York: President Barack Obama's appearance on the 'Between Two Ferns' satirical online talk show this week has reached 15 million views almost at Justin Bieber levels. The website Funny or Die said Friday that Obama's interview with Zach Galifianakis, posted Tuesday, will likely beat Bieber's record of 17.8 million...
  • Everything you want to know about Parliamentary elections of India 14-03-2014 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: Elections to the Lower House of the Indian Parliament is conducted in every five years unless House is dissolved earlier or if government loses confidence of majority of members and if there is no alternative government to take over. 2014 elections will be the 16th; the 1st general...
  • Barack Obama shops for wife and daughters at Gap, says his goal was to make sure that he 'didn't completely screw up' 13-03-2014 11:04 AM

    President Barack Obama took on a daunting task on Tuesday: shopping for clothes for his wife and daughters during a brief stop at a Gap store while raising money for Democrats in New York. Obama was in New York to attend fundraisers aimed at building up campaign war chests for...
  • Cabinet sends poll dates to President for notifications 10-03-2014 03:10 PM

    Government on Monday initiated the process of notifying the dates of the nine-phase Lok Sabha polls by sending to the President the Election Commission's recommendation. The first notification will be issued on March 13 for the polls beginning April 7. The Cabinet meeting held on Monday recommended to the President...
  • Canadian PM Stephen Harper bets beer case over hockey with Barack Obama. Unfortunately, the US President is yet to pay up 10-03-2014 02:23 PM

    The United States defused a brewing, and cordial, crisis with Canada on Friday, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked that Barack Obama has yet to deliver the beer he promised if the US hockey teams lost to Canada in the Olympics. The White House responded the president does not welsh...
  • Navy's safety record takes a hit after several accidents, deaths 07-03-2014 10:19 PM

    New Delhi: The image of the Indian Navy has been hit by a series of accidents that have taken place on its warships in the recent past which has resulted in the loss of lives of several of its officers and sea warriors. In the 11th such mishap, a gas...
  • Cabinet to discuss anti-graft Bills despite President's reservations 02-03-2014 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is set to meet on Sunday to take a decision on whether to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-graft Bills via ordinances. This meet comes even as President Pranab Mukherjee has reportedly expressed reservations over the Bills via ordinance route after a...
  • KMSS President Akhil Gogoi arrested 02-03-2014 10:26 AM

    Guwahati: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) President and RTI activist Akhil Gogoi has been arrested by the Assam Police. Police made the arrest around Saturday midnight. Gogoi has been arrested under non-bailable sections after an FIR was filed by the father of a person who immolated himself in Guwahati. The...
  • Is the world's greatest selfie ever taken? Hint: It stars Barack Obama 01-03-2014 01:34 PM

    Bill Nye (the Science Guy) posted a selfie of himself with President Obama and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson after attending the White House's student film festival. The extremely adorable selfie has all three men trying to squeeze into the camera frame. ...
  • Cabinet approves President's Rule in Andhra Pradesh 28-02-2014 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh, which is being split to create Telangana, will be put under President's Rule and the Assembly placed under suspended animation. The Union Cabinet in its last meeting before the Lok Sabha elections on Friday decided to impose President's Rule in the state. The state has been...
  • 'We are building Iron Man,' President Barack Obama jokes at innovation meet announcing new high-tech hubs 27-02-2014 12:27 PM

    Using comic timing that can rival the best stand-ups, American President Barack Obama joked "I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man," ABC news reported. He was talking about a new effort to boost high-tech manufacturing. The president was seen chuckling soon after. But there's more. "I'm going to...
  • Caught on Camera: A surprised Rahul Gandhi gets kissed and his hair ruffled by women in Assam 27-02-2014 12:12 PM

    Congress Vice President received a very warm reception in Jorhat - quite literally - after women voters showered him with kisses and ruffled his hair while he was in the city as part of his Lok Sabha poll campaign. ...
  • Ugandan President signs anti-gay bill, defying the West 25-02-2014 01:29 PM

    Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a US warning that it will complicate relations. The new bill strengthened existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for...
  • Watch: Extravagant possessions left by Ukrainian President 25-02-2014 10:15 AM

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled his country and left behind a seemingly endless array of extravagant possessions. It included an armoured soviet-era Limo, Vodka with his face on it, ostriches in a private zoo, a 19-year old Bentley and gold-plated toilet brushes. ...
  • Ukraine: Viktor Yanukovich wanted for mass murder 24-02-2014 04:17 PM

    Fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, ousted after bloody street protests in which demonstrators were shot by police snipers, is wanted for mass murder, authorities announced on Monday. As rival neighbours east and west of the former Soviet republic said a power vacuum in Kiev must not lead to the country...
  • President Rule in Delhi: SC seeks Centre's reponse over AAP petition 24-02-2014 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: In a relief to the Aam Aadmi Party, the Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre over keeping the Delhi Assembly in suspended animation and imposition of President's Rule. The Centre has to reply within four weeks that whether the decision was a correct call or...
  • Ukrainian protesters find personal zoo, golf course and crystal chandeliers at President Viktor Yanukovych's luxurious residence 24-02-2014 11:26 AM

    The opulent residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has always been a closely guarded secret - and a symbol of the alleged corruption at Ukraine's highest levels. On Saturday, after he fled the capital and its gates were thrown open, thousands streamed into the compound to get a first-hand look....
  • 67th Armoured Regiment gets President's Standard 21-02-2014 05:32 PM

    The frontline 67th Armoured Regiment was honoured with the President's Standard here in recognition of its dedicated service for over four decades. A formation of roaring tanks took part in the parade commanded by Colonel B Ravi on the occasion as Army Chief General Bikram Singh bestowed the rare and...
  • AAP moves SC against President's rule in Delhi 20-02-2014 08:33 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision to impose President's rule in Delhi on the recommendation of the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung alleging it was done to protect Congress leaders and former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit from corruption charges. The party contended the February 16...
  • Andhra Pradesh heading for President's Rule? 19-02-2014 10:59 PM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh may be heading for President's Rule as the Congress is not likely to name a successor to N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who resigned as chief minister on Wednesday to protest against the state's break up. The Congress leadership has not taken a final decision as it is...
  • AAP initiatives to stay at least till March 31 18-02-2014 06:36 PM

    Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today made it clear that none of the decisions and initiatives, including the 50 per cent subsidy on power tariff, taken by the AAP-led government will be scrapped, at least till March 31. Lt Governor, who is now administering Delhi after President's rule was imposed, held...