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  • India's FDI increased by 26 per cent in 2014: UN 3 hours 35 minutes ago

    Geneva: Notwithstanding the decline in global foreign direct investment inflows, India's FDI increased by 26 per cent in 2014 to an estimated $35 billion with maximum growth in the services sector, a UN report said on Thursday. China toppled the US in 2014 as the world's largest recipient of FDI...
  • US considers Taliban 'an armed insurgency' not 'terrorist' outfit 11 hours 46 minutes ago

    Washington: The US does not consider the Afghan Taliban as a terrorist outfit, describing it as 'an armed insurgency'. It called the Islamic State as a 'terrorist' group, drawing a controversial distinction between the two outfits. "The Taliban is an armed insurgency. ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) is a terrorist...
  • US must return Guantanamo for normal relations: Cuba 13 hours 39 minutes ago

    San Jose: Cuban President Raul Castro has demanded that the United States return the US base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations. Castro on Wednesday told a summit of the Community of Latin American...
  • Jaishankar made foreign secretary as a reward for Obama's visit to India on Republic Day, say sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary. He replaces Sujatha Singh who has resigned with immediate effect. Sources said Jaishankar has been rewarded for US President Barack Obama's visit to India. "He convinced the White House for Obama's visit to India...
  • Who is new Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar? Yesterday

    New Delhi: S Jaishankar, who on Wednesday was appointed as the new Foreign Secretary, replaces Sujatha Singh on the post. He was the Ambassador to the US, having been appointed in December, 2013. Jaishankar's performance as the Indian Ambassador to the US has catapulted him to the post of the coveted...
  • Obama brings to an end India's non-aligned policy: US Media Yesterday

    Washington: The mainstream US media has described the India visit of US President Barack Obama as a successful foreign policy initiative, with a leading daily saying his "personal chemistry" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is helping steer Indo-US relations. As Obama wrapped up his three-day trip to India, the media said...
  • Congress to take on Centre in Parliament on Nuclear deal with USA Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress will take on the government in Parliament on the Indo-US nuclear deal during the Budget session and will demand details of the assurances given by it for resolving the seven-year-old logjam. The party noted that the government has kept all the details of assurances given to the US...
  • Pakistan opposes US support for India's bid to UN Security Council Yesterday

    New Delhi: A day after US President Barack Obama assured that they will push for India's permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council, Pakistan has opposed the bid. Pakistan's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said US support for India's permanent seat in the UNSC...
  • US applies steady pressure on Saudi for human rights: Obama Yesterday

    Even as US works closely with the Saudis on common strategic goals like counter terrorism, US President Barack Obama said he and his administration continue to apply "steady, consistent pressure" on issues like human rights. "Sometimes we have to balance our need to speak to them about human rights issues...
  • Blizzard hits Boston, New England; spares New York despite forecasts Yesterday

    Boston/ New York: A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into...
  • Cartoon of the day: Barack Obama's 3-day visit to India 2 days ago

    Cartoonist Neelabh takes on the US President Barack Obama's 3-day visit to India. ...
  • Watch: Mary Kom thanks Barack Obama for acknowledging her 2 days ago

    Pleasantly surprised after Barack Obama took her name while talking about Indian achievers, celebrated Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom said on Tuesday that it felt proud to be acknowledged by the US President. "It's a proud moment for me, I thank him for acknowledging me," she said. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Snowstorm sweeps northeast, New York spared its brunt 2 days ago

    New York: A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans they...
  • We must end violence against children: Satyarthi to Obama 2 days ago

    Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Sathyarthi who met US President Barack Obama at the Town Hall on Monday said, "I told Obama that we must work together to ensure there is no violence against children so that they can enjoy their childhood." ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 2 days ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop 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. ...
  • News 360: Guard against religious strife, says Barack Obama 2 days ago

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday wound up his three-day trip with a strong pitch for religious tolerance, cautioning that India will succeed so long as it was not "splintered along the lines of religious faith". ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with 'Barack Obama' 2 days ago

    In an 'exclusive' interview to CNN-IBN's Cyrus Broacha, US President Barack Obama talks about his lifestyle and relationship between India and US. ...
  • Barack Obama could not see Taj Mahal; remembers Humayun's Tomb visit 2 days ago

    New Delhi: It was a pleasant surprise for US President Barack Obama when he spotted 16-year-old Vishal in the Town Hall gathering on Tuesday whom he had met four years ago working along with some construction workers during his visit to the Humayun's Tomb. "Just want to tell you a...
  • Modi a megalomaniac, addressing US President 'Barack' "improper": Digvijaya Singh 2 days ago

    Bhopal: The blossoming chemistry between the two might have led Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address US President Barack Obama by his first name during their joint media interaction on Sunday, but Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh is not impressed and finds it "improper". One of the fiercest critics of Modi,...
  • Maintained sustained dialogue with Saudis to promote free speech: Obama to Fareed Zakaria 2 days ago

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has said his country has maintained sustained dialogue with Saudi Arabia and all other countries on promoting free speech. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Obama said, "What I found effective is to apply study-consistent pressure. Even we are getting business done that...
  • Obama to seek more funds for antibiotic resistant bacteria 2 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will request a doubling of funds for fighting and preventing antibiotic-resistant bacteria in his 2016 budget, the White House said. The budget blueprint to be unveiled in February will request US dollar 1.2 billion, twice the amount granted by Congress in 2015. The US Centers for Disease...
  • Obama hails India says 'Jai Hind' to end townhall speech 2 days ago

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday addressed a gathering at Siri Fort townhall event. To end his speech, the US president used Hindi word 'Jai Hind' which means 'Hail India'. ...
  • Nations are more successful when their women are successful: Obama 2 days ago

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday emphasised on the women empowerment during his townhall address. Nations are more successful when their women are successful, said Obama ...
  • Obama quotes Mahatma Gandhi, Vivekanad at townhall speech 2 days ago

    Complimenting the role of Indians in the world, Obama invoked Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi in his speech. "India represents an intersection of two people who inspire me - Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. Those two great souls are why we can gather here today. Indians & Americans...
  • 'Bahut Dhanyavad' greets Obama to town hall audience 2 days ago

    In an effort to strike a chord with the common man in India, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered a well thought of speech at a townhall to focus on the Indo-US ties. Giving an Indian touch, Obama began his speech in Hindi with 'Namaste' and 'Dhanyawaad'....
  • India will succeed as long it is not splintered on religious lines: Obama 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for religious tolerance, US President Barack Obama today said every person has the right to practice his faith without any persecution and that India will succeed so long it is not "splintered" on religious lines. Addressing a Townhall event at the Siri Fort auditorium...
  • With 'Namaste', 'Bahut Dhanyawaad', Barack Obama strikes a chord with young India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In an effort to strike a chord with the common man in India, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered a well thought of speech at a townhall to focus on the Indo-US ties. Giving an Indian touch, Obama began his speech in Hindi with 'Namaste' and 'Dhanyawaad'....
  • Lagaan's song 'O Mitwa' played at Siri Fort after Obama's townhall address at Siri Fort 2 days ago

    US President Barack Obama's Siri Fort address ends with an Indian touch. 'O Mitwa, Sun mitwa' from movie 'Lagaan' played at the auditorium. ...
  • Highlights of Obama's townhall address at Siri Fort 2 days ago

    Obama is expected to speak on increasing cooperation between US and India. In his address, he is likely to focus on ways to turn the energy of both nations into positive progress on the issues that matter. ...