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  • Big rallies planned in front of UN, White House to welcome PM Modi 7 minutes ago

    Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day visit to the US, hundreds of Indian-Americans from across the country have joined hands to give him a rousing welcome in front of the United Nations headquarters and the White House. 'America Welcomes Modi' rallies are being planned in front of the United...
  • PM Modi working on visa on arrival facility on the anvil for US tourists 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India is working on a proposal for Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility for US tourists, one of the big-ticket announcements expected to be made during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's high-profile visit to the US beginning September 26. The Ministry of Home Affairs is working overtime to finish the...
  • TWTW: Watch news spoofs by Cyrus Broacha 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', watch Cyrus Broacha's spoofs on the news this week. ...
  • NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only' 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Vilnius: NATO's top general said on Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible for outsiders...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi's last interview in US before 1999 Lok Sabha elections 5 hours 30 minutes ago

    In his last interview in the United States as the then BJP general secretary, Narendra Modi talked about the BJP's agenda for the 1999 Lok Sabha elections. CNN-IBN has accessed the interview given to TV Asia almost 15 years ago where he also talked about the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government,...
  • US Senate wants Modi visit called US-India Partnership Day 6 hours 35 minutes ago

    Washington: The US Senate has passed with a unanimous vote a resolution designating September 30, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the White House, as US-India Partnership Day. Introduced by Mark R. Warner and John Cornyn, Democratic and Republican co-chairs of the US Senate's bipartisan India Caucus respectively, the resolution...
  • India need not become China, it has to regain its lost glory: PM in CNN world exclusive interview 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Asserting that the current era belonged to Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a world exclusive interview to CNN said that India was at par with China, adding that the two nations were growing at a similar pace. Reminiscing the days when India was called the 'Golden Bird', Modi...
  • Poll: Why did PM Modi make the comment 'Indian Muslims will live for India, die for India'? 21 hours 0 minutes ago

    The patriotism of Indian Muslims cannot be questioned, asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first ever international interview since assuming office. "Indian Muslims will live for India and die for India. Al Qaeda delusional to think Indian Muslims will dance to its tunes," Modi told CNN. Why do you think...
  • World united in fight against ISIL: Obama 23 hours 0 minutes ago

    Washington: As he continues to galvanise the world for a broad coalition against the Islamic State, US President Barack Obama on Saturday said the international community is united in its fight against the dreaded terror group, which has gained control over large parts of Syria and Iraq. "This is not America's...
  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding US-led campaign against Islamic State 23 hours 34 minutes ago

    Baghdad: President Francois Hollande said Rafale jets hit "a logistics depot of the terrorists" near the city of Mosul, which has been held by Islamic State for more than three months. It promised more operations in coming days. The French military action, which follows US air strikes in northern Iraq and...
  • Man jumps over fence at White House, sparks evacuation Yesterday

    Washington: Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped over the fence and ran toward the executive mansion, minutes after President Barack Obama had departed. Video from the scene showed a man making it most of the way across the North Lawn and approaching the main entrance...
  • Indian diplomat's daughter wins $225,000 settlement from New York City Yesterday

    New York: An Indian diplomat's daughter who was suspended, arrested and forced to spend a day in jail during her senior year in February 2011 on cyber-bullying charges, has won a $225,000 settlement from New York City. The settlement agreement, approved by Manhattan federal judge John Koetl, also praised Krittika Biswas,...
  • Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march Yesterday

    New York: Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York on Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...
  • Pakistan world's worst in religious freedom: US government commission Yesterday

    Washington: Expressing concern over the deteriorating religious freedom in Pakistan, including attacks on minorities like Hindus and Christians, an independent, bipartisan US government commission has told lawmakers that Pakistan represents the worst situation in the world for religious freedom. In her testimony before the Committee on House Oversight and Government...
  • Modi smart, tough and driven, I underestimated him, says the man who interviewed the Indian PM Yesterday

    New Delhi: Fareed Zakaria, the man who interviewed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a CNN world exclusive, has described the 64-year-old as being "among the sharpest" he has met. "Narendra Modi is among the sharpest I have met. I underestimated him. He is very smart, intelligent and focused. He is...
  • Islamic State releases another video of British hostage 2 days ago

    London: The Islamic State (IS) militant group has released a new video showing another British journalist who says he is being held hostage by the extremists. In the video, the hostage who identifies himself as John Cantlie, is sitting behind a desk as he speaks to the camera. The hostage, dressed in...
  • US Senate designates September 30 as 'US-India Partnership Day' 2 days ago

    Washington: The US Senate has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution designating September 30 as 'US-India Partnership Day' recognising the contribution of the two countries to one another and the relationship that will continue to help define the 21st century. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be at the White House on September...
  • Alibaba IPO prices at top of range, raising $21.8 billion 2 days ago

    Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday, in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut. At that price, the IPO, one of the largest-ever, would give Alibaba a market...
  • World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study 2 days ago

    Washington: The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UN-led analysis published on Thursday. That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, said the report in the...
  • Watch: Promo of CNN World Exclusive interview with PM Modi 2 days ago

    This is the first interview by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he assumed the office. Modi speaks to CNN's Fareed Zakaria just a few days before his visit to the US. Watch the full interview on CNN-IBN on Sunday (September 21) at 4:30 pm....
  • Modi World Exclusive: Indian Muslims will live for India, die for India, says PM 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The patriotism of Indian Muslims cannot be questioned, asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first ever international interview since assuming office. "Indian Muslims will live for India and die for India. Al Qaeda delusional to think Indian Muslims will dance to its tunes," Modi told CNN. Modi, whose historic...
  • Obama nominates Richard Verma as new US envoy to India 2 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Indian-American, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next US Ambassador to India, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington later in September. If confirmed by the US Senate, Verma, who earlier served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs and is...
  • US to press India on trade row during Narendra Modi's Washington visit 3 days ago

    Washington: The United States said on Wednesday it will press India's new Prime Minister to end his blockage of a global trade pact when he visits Washington this month, something that could dampen the mood of a trip aimed at revitalizing strategic ties. US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal said...
  • ISIS releases new video showing explosion and acts of terror 3 days ago

    ISIS releases a new video showing explosions and acts acts of terror. The video ends with a message that the fighting has just begun. The video also appears to be ISIS' response to US President Barack Obama's threat. ...
  • Barack Obama to meet Ukrainian President at White House 3 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama would meet his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the White House, the White House said. "The visit will highlight the United States' firm commitment to stand with Ukraine as it pursues liberal democracy, stability, and prosperity," the White House said. Obama looks forward to discussing...
  • US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players 3 days ago

    Washington: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years. "We are deeply disappointed with the...
  • Golden Temple inspires US students to organise langar 3 days ago

    Washington: Inspired by the "langar" of the Golden Temple, where they visited early this year, a group of US students are organising their free meal day at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Students of the University of Michigan who are back in Ann Arbor after their summer trip...
  • US advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting 3 days ago

    Washington: Some US military advisers could end up in front-line positions in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Wednesday, although President Barack Obama vowed that America would not fight another ground war in Iraq. The House of Representatives gave a green light to a key plank...
  • Big stars lining up for PM Narendra Modi reception in New York 4 days ago

    Washington: Young Indian-American pop star sensation Anjali Ranadive, popular playback singer Kavita Subramaniam along with renowned violinist L Subramaniam would perform at a public reception being hosted by Indian-American community for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York. Ranadive, the daughter of the Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, would sing the...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama 4 days ago

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...