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  • Big stars lining up for PM Narendra Modi reception in New York 3 hours 54 minutes 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 10 hours 9 minutes 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...
  • Modi's speech in US to be beamed live at New York's Times Square Yesterday

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to nearly 20,000 Indian-Americans in New York during his US visit will be beamed live on the giant screens of the iconic Times Square. His speech at the Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan, New York, on September 28 will be shown at Times...
  • Troy Costa designs dress for PM Modi's US trip, says 'let my work speak' Yesterday

    New Delhi: As the date of his maiden US trip is approaching, all eyes are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from people accompanying him to his couture. Known for experimenting with his looks, Modi had already adorned kurta with chudidaar pajami, Nehru jacket and bandhgala. He is also believed to be...
  • US warplanes carry out first air strike on IS near Baghdad Yesterday

    Paris: US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged to support Iraq in its fight against the militants. The United States early last month began air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq, but Monday's announcement that the campaign had...
  • US to Assad: Beware of interfering with US air power in Syria Yesterday

    Washington: The Syrian military's air defenses would face retaliation if Syria attempted to respond to US air strikes that are expected against Islamic State targets in Syria, senior US officials said on Monday. President Barack Obama's authorization of the use of American air power against Islamic State's strongholds in Syria has...
  • US beat Slovakia 5-0 in Davis Cup 2 days ago

    John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches on Sunday as the US completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff. Isner captured the final nine games and beat Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-0. Querrey then defeated Norbert Gombos 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Isner and Querrey each...
  • US sees Middle East help fighting IS, Britain cautious after beheading 2 days ago

    Washington: Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been touring...
  • John Kerry says some nations offer ground troops to fight Islamic State 2 days ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry said that he was "extremely encouraged" by pledges of military assistance against Islamic State militants by countries inside and outside the Middle East and that some nations had offered ground troops. Kerry has been touring the Middle East to try to secure backing for...
  • Red carpet welcome awaits PM Narendra Modi in US 2 days ago

    Washington: The Obama Administration is leaving no stone unturned to woo Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his maiden visit to the US which is expected to take the strategic bilateral relationship to the next level and unleash the potential of economic and trade ties. The administration here is gearing up to...
  • US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor 2 days ago

    Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. At a trial that lasted about 90 minutes, the court said Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, California, tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's...
  • Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily 2 days ago

    Washington: Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to US intelligence officials and private experts. The extremist group's resources exceed that "of any...
  • India will oust China as top cotton producer this year: USDA 3 days ago

    Beijing/Washington: India is all set to beat China and become the top cotton producer this year, ousting the communist nation from the number 1 position for the first time in over 30 years, the US has said in a report. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data suggest that India will...
  • PM Narendra Modi to address UN General Assembly in Hindi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech in the United National General Assembly in New York in Hindi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Hindi Divas, the Home Minister said Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister to...
  • India 5th most preferred study destination for MBA students: report 3 days ago

    While an MBA degree continues to maintain its charm among the students, the reputation of the educational system is the most important factor which helps any prospective student decide a preferred study destination. A recent report on prospective students survey by the mba.com reveals that India gained itself a place in...
  • Brand USA eyes over 1 million Indian visitors to US in 2015 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Aiming to attract over a million visitors from India, the US is undertaking various promotional initiatives to position itself as a premier travel destination. Brand USA, established by the Travel Promotion Act 2010 as a public-private partnership responsible for promoting US, plans to develop online, social and digital...
  • Davis Cup: Bryan brothers lead US to victory over Slovakia 3 days ago

    Bob and Mike Bryan made quick work of their doubles match to ensure the United States cruised to victory in their Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Slovakia on Saturday. The brothers' 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Norbert Gombos and Lukas Lacko in Chicago gave the Americans an insurmountable 3-0...
  • Obama condemns 'barbaric murder' of British aid worker by ISIS 3 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has condemned the "barbaric murder" of a British citizen by terrorist group Islamic State, which in the recent weeks has killed two American journalists. "The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of UK citizen David Haines by the terrorist group ISIL. Our hearts go out...
  • Iraq PM says he will protect civilians after US-Iraq air strikes against Islamic State 3 days ago

    Baghdad: Iraq's Shiite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, following attacks by both Iraqi and US jets in large areas of the country held by Islamic State fighters. The announcement, which comes as the United States tries...
  • Islamic State video purports to show beheading of UK hostage David Haines 3 days ago

    Baghdad: Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday which purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. David Haines, a 44-year-old father of two from Perth in Scotland, was kidnapped in 2013 while working for the French agency ACTED. The video entitled, "A...
  • Iraq PM says will protect civilians after US-Iraq air strikes against Islamic States 3 days ago

    Baghdad/Cairo: Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilians, following attacks by both Iraqi and US jets in large areas of the country held by Islamic State fighters. The announcement, which comes as the United States tries to...
  • Egypt on frontline in fight against IS militants, says John Kerry 3 days ago

    Cairo: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said that Egypt was on the "frontline of fighting terrorism" as he met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his effort to build a broad coalition against Islamic State terrorists who have seized large chunks of land in Iraq and Syria. Kerry,...
  • US wants to cut economic ties between EU and Russia: Lavrov 3 days ago

    Moscow: The United States is using the Ukraine crisis to cut economic ties between the EU and Russia and force Europe to pay more for its gas, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday. "The US is trying to use the crisis in Ukraine to break economic ties between the...
  • India seeks cooperation for youth skills programme 3 days ago

    Melbourne: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Skill India' programme, India has reached out to the US, South Korea and Australia for securing their cooperation in skilling the youth for enhancing employment opportunities. Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met his counterparts of the three nations on the sidelines of...
  • Combatting Islamic State not US fight alone: Obama 4 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says under US leadership more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists, who control up...
  • India-US military exercise starts September 17 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The combined India-US military training exercise "Yudh Abhyas 2014" will be conducted from September 17 to September 30, a Defence Ministry statement said on Friday. This is part of the ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries. "The training exercise will be conducted in the foothills of the Himalayas in...
  • Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi to meet in US 4 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are scheduled to meet in New York this month during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), media reported on Saturday. This would be the first meeting between Modi and Hasina after the BJP came to power in India in May. Permanent...
  • US take 2-0 lead over Slovakia in Davis Cup 4 days ago

    Sam Querrey gave the US a commanding 2-0 lead on Friday night in Davis Cup World Group playoff against Slovakia with a 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3 win over Martin Klizan. In the opening match of the night, American John Isner hit 29 aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 win over...
  • Barack Obama asks Americans to devote themselves to social service 4 days ago

    Washington: Giving a clarion call to his countrymen to devote themselves to voluntary social service, US President Barack Obama said he would not be in the position he is now if it was not for service to others. "I would not be standing here if it were not for service...
  • US lawmaker seeks suspension of visa-free travel for Europeans 4 days ago

    Washington: Citing the presence of a large number of Islamist extremists in European countries, a Democratic lawmaker sought an immediate suspension of visa-free travel to the US from countries like Britain, Germany and France. "I urge the Administration to immediately suspend the Visa Waiver Programme for countries such as Great...