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  • Modi changed dress four times on a day while Obama wore just one suit: Akbaruddin Owaisi 13 hours 5 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...
  • Young Sikh boy racially abused in US, video goes viral Yesterday

    New York: In a shocking case of racism, a young Sikh boy in the US state of Georgia has been called a "terrorist" by a group of school children, with the video of the abuse now going viral on the Internet. In the video posted on Inquisitr, the bespectacled Sikh boy...
  • Bangladesh arrest main suspect in U.S. blogger's killing Yesterday

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's anti-terrorism unit said it had arrested on Monday the main suspect in the killing of a U.S. blogger who died in Dhaka last week in the latest attack on critics of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation. Forces from the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who...
  • Bangladesh rallies for free speech after US blogger's murder Yesterday

    Dhaka: Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation. Avijit Roy, an engineer of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding assailants...
  • India @ 9 with Anchal Vohra 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Anchal Vohra on India @ 9. ...
  • Kent: Another temple attack in US spreads concern among Hindus 2 days ago

    A Hindu temple in the US has been vandalised with several windows broken and the word "fear" painted on its wall, the second such incident in America's Washington state in February. Vandals used bricks to break several windows and then painted the word "fear" on the wall of the Kent...
  • Watch: China's Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 3 days ago

    China on Saturday tests its Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 which is being projected as rival to the US Air force F-2. ...
  • US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh for writing against religious fundamentalism 4 days ago

    Dhaka: A prominent US blogger has been hacked to death and his wife seriously injured in Bangladesh by unknown attackers, days after receiving threats from Islamists for writing against religious fundamentalism. Avijit Roy, 44, had come to the country on February 16 to attend the a book fair where three of...
  • There's less bureaucracy since the Modi government took office: Frank Kendall 4 days ago

    "Ever since the Modi government has come, there has been a review of procurement policies and that is positive. Overall, there's less bureaucracy now than before," said US Under Secretary of Defence Frank Kendall a few hours before the Union Budget. ...
  • Pakistan ISI chief in US to discuss security and intelligence issues 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful ISI chief Lt General Rizwan Akhtar has left for the US on his maiden visit to hold talks with top American officials on regional security, counterterrorism and intelligence issues. The spy chief's official visit to the US is taking place in the backdrop of reports that Afghan Taliban...
  • US citizen carrying 25 live cartridges arrested from Amritsar airport 6 days ago

    Amritsar: A US citizen of Indian origin was detained on Wednesday at the Amritsar International Airport with 25 live bullets when she was trying to board a flight to New Delhi, police said. The woman, a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), was being checked by security personnel, a senior police officer said. The woman,...
  • 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...
  • Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain cheapest electric car, starting at $22,995 6 days ago

    Detroit: Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month. The tiny four-seater starts at $22,995, the same as the previous model year. With a $7,500 federal tax credit, the price drops to $15,495. Standard features include heated front...
  • 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...
  • Iran says to speed up work with IAEA as deadline looms 1 week ago

    Vienna: Iran's nuclear negotiator promised speedier cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday, days after the U.N. watchdog said Tehran was continuing to stall parts of an investigation into its nuclear programme. "We agreed ... to move faster and in a better sense (in cooperating with the IAEA)," Abbas...
  • Investor confidence still shaky in India, outcome of Modi's initiatives awaited: US envoy 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Maintaining that India needs to address issues related to investor confidence and intellectual property enforcement, US Ambassador Richard Verma claimed that the said the investor community is eagerly awaiting the results of initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Investor confidence in India is still shaky. Intellectual property enforcement is...
  • Somalia-based extremists give terror threat to US, UK and Canada in a 76-minute video 1 week ago

    London: A Somalia-based extremist outfit has threatened attacks against popular shopping malls in the US, UK and Canada, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe. A video released by Al Shabaab calls on its followers to "hasten to heaven" by attacking Oxford Street in central London, one of the UK's...
  • How Google Street View helps make data collection for research easy February 23, 2015

    Washington: A team of US scientists has created a web application that speeds up researchers' data collection. The app called Computer Assisted Neighbourhood Visual Assessment System (CANVAS) literally eliminates the costly and time-consuming aspects of conducting research. Researchers used the app to rate 150 different features of neighbourhoods in major metropolitan cities...
  • Few takers for Indian languages in the US February 21, 2015

    Washington: Despite the Indian economy's rapid growth and the increase in Indo-US ties, Indian languages follow a path less travelled as few students take them up for study in the US, according to a new survey. The Modern Language Association (MLA) has released its quadrennial language enrollments survey of foreign languages...
  • 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...
  • Viswanathan Anand loses to Nakamura at last hurdle, finishes 2nd in Zurich February 20, 2015

    Zurich: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the Armageddon game and had to be content with a second place finish in the Zurich Chess Classic that concluded, here on Friday. A sudden change in rules during the final stages of rapid competition paved...
  • 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...
  • US teen indicted for joining ISIS February 20, 2015

    Washington: A US teen has been indicted on charges of joining the ISIS, the terrorist organisation that has captured a large part of Syria and Iraq and has threatened regional peace. Hamza Ahmed, 19, is at least the fourth person from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis charged as a result of...
  • January second warmest on record globally February 20, 2015

    Washington: January 2015 was the second warmest on record globally, just behind 2007, with temperatures 0.77 Celsius above the average for the 20th century, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Meteorologists calculated that the United States in January was 1.6 Celsius warmer than normal, making it the...
  • 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...
  • Apple sued by A123 Systems for poaching auto engineers to build a large-scale battery division February 19, 2015

    San Francisco: Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple for poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that offered further evidence that the iPhone maker may be developing a car. Apple has been poaching engineers with deep expertise in car systems, including from...
  • Sensex gains for seventh straight session; metals, miners surge February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex gained for a seventh straight day on Thursday in a volatile session that saw metals and mining companies such as Hindalco Industries (HALC.NS) and Jindal Steel and Power (JNSP.NS) surging after the successful completion of the country's first auction to sell mines. The auction follows a court...
  • 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. ...
  • Indian-American Rashad Hussain appointed as US Special Envoy and Coordinator February 19, 2015

    Washington: Indian-American Rashad Hussain has been appointed Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications to expand global engagement and partnerships of the US to counter violent extremism, the state department has said. 37-year-old Hussain is currently the Special Envoy of the US to Organisation for Islamic Countries (OIC). He...
  • 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...