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  • Obama, Modi meet reflects depth of strong Indo-US ties: White House 9 hours 20 minutes ago

    Washington: Meeting between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflects the "depth of strong relationship" between the two democracies of the world and their leaders, the White House has said. Modi wounded up his five-day-long visit and returned home "thanking America" and saying, it was a "successful...
  • Looking forward to turn vision of our partnership into a lasting reality: Modi's note in Visitor's Book of White House -862707147 minutes ago

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who left the US after his five-day trip, expressed hope of working with President Barack Obama. Modi even wrote about his experience in the Visitor's Book of the White House. Modi wrote, "I look forward to working with President Obama to unite the people of our...
  • Saffron basmati rice, goat cheese and baby bell peppers, mango creme brulee: The menu at Barack Obama's private dinner for Narendra Modi at the White House 2 days ago

    The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been observing Navratri fasts on his US trip. It was earlier reported that Barack Obama's private dinner in honour of Narendra Modi at the White House may include all vegetarian dishes and non-alcoholic drinks.The dinner menu wasn't entirely a vegetarian affair. Crisped Halibut...
  • In pics: US President Barack Obama hosts private dinner for PM Modi 2 days ago

    On the last leg of his five-day US trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington for a private dinner on Tuesday. This was the first meeting between the two leaders and continued for nearly 90 minutes in the Blue Room of the...
  • Modi, Obama meet for dinner at White House, exchange anecdotes about first few days in office -1115687787 minutes ago

    Washington: On the last leg of his five-day US trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington for a private dinner on Monday night. This was the first meeting between the two leaders and continued for nearly 90 minutes in the Blue Room...
  • Can't recall such enthusiastic gathering outside White House: Indo-US analyst 2 days ago

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Barack Obama in Washington's White House a good number of Indian-Americans have gathered outside the presidential house to catch a glimpse of PM. ...
  • Indian-Americans wait outside White House to catch a glimpse of PM Modi 2 days ago

    An good number on Indian-Americans are waiting outside the White House to catch a glimpse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. US President Barack Obama has hosted a private dinner for the PM. ...
  • 'Chalein saath saath: Forward together we go', US tells India 2 days ago

    Washington: Once shunned by America, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the guest of honour at a private dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama ahead of their formal summit on Tuesday to reset stalled India-US relations. As Modi, fasting for the Hindu festival of Navratri, sat down with Obama in...
  • PM Modi's grand reception in New York reflects deep cultural ties: White House -1123577547 minutes ago

    Washington: The "rock-star" treatment given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the prestigious Madison Square Garden by some 20,000 Indian-American people is the reflective of the "deep cultural ties" between the two countries, the White House has said. "I think the strong turnout at that event and the enthusiastic reaction highlights...
  • Indian-Americans treat performers outside White House with samosas 2 days ago

    As US President Barack Obama hosts private dinner for PM Narendra Modi, the people performing outside White House were treated with Indian delicacies like Samosa and vada. ...
  • Festival-like ambience outside White House as Obama hosts dinner for Modi 2 days ago

    Indian Americans thronged White House ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with US President Barack Obama. They danced, they sang, they reveled as they waited to have a glimpse of their PM. ...
  • Barack Obama hosts dinner for Narendra Modi, Michelle gives it a miss -1149349227 minutes ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday hosted a private dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington, ahead of their summit level talks. Modi was welcomed by Obama who greeted him in Gujarati, "Kem Chho?" (how are you?), the mother tongue of the Prime Minister. Set in...
  • Watch: Gujaratis perform Garba outside White House as they wait to catch Modi's glimpse 2 days ago

    While US President Barack Obama hosted private dinner for PM Narendra Modi, garba dancers performed outside the White House as they waited to get a glimpse of Modi. ...
  • PM Modi enjoys immunity, cannot be issued summons, says US as India slams court order January 16, 1410

    New York: Visiting heads of State not only enjoy immunity from American lawsuits but also they cannot be personally served or handed court summons, the US said on Friday, a day after a court issued summons against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role in the 2002 communal violence...
  • Barack Obama exudes confidence in Secret Service to protect the First Family September 23, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has exuded confidence in the ability of the Secret Service to protect the First Family in the wake of two intrusions at the White House that raised concern over its security. "The Secret Service does a great job, and I'm grateful for the sacrifices that...
  • White House intruder had huge stash of ammunition, court hears September 23, 2014

    Washington: A homeless man who triggered a security alert when he jumped the White House fence and ran into the building with a knife had 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court heard on Tuesday said. Former US Army soldier Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested on Friday after...
  • US, partner nations begin airstrikes in Syria: Pentagon September 23, 2014

    Washington: The US and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time on Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region. The strikes were part...
  • Modi to take only limewater, fruit; observe 'Navratri' fast during US visit September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: It will be only "fruits and lime water" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whether it is a dinner by US President Barack Obama or scores of other engagements including a breakfast with the leading American CEOs during his sixday visit to the US. The 64yearold leader has been keeping...
  • PM Narendra Modi's navratri fast may not allow White House to host him a dinner September 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Speculation is on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will consume anything except 'nimbu paani' (lemon juice) during his US visit later this week as it coincides with Navratri. For decades now, Modi has been fasting during Navratri. Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi break his decadesold practice of fasting during...
  • White House intruder identified as Army veteran September 21, 2014

    Washington: The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said on Sunday. Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night's shocking incident as Omar J Gonzalez,...
  • Big rallies planned in front of UN, White House to welcome PM Modi September 21, 2014

    Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's threeday visit to the US, hundreds of IndianAmericans 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...
  • Man jumps over fence at White House, sparks evacuation September 20, 2014

    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...
  • Barack Obama to meet Ukrainian President at White House September 18, 2014

    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...
  • Red carpet welcome awaits PM Narendra Modi in US September 14, 2014

    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...
  • Families of beheaded US reporters warned not to pay ransoms September 13, 2014

    Washington: The families of two journalists beheaded by Islamic State jihadists were both warned by US government officials they could face prosecution if they raised a ransom for their release. The recent executions of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State (IS) extremists triggered worldwide revulsion and Washington has since...
  • White House insists Barack Obama authorized to strike IS September 12, 2014

    Washington: The White House insisted that President Barack Obama was authorized to strike the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria under a law passed by Congress after the September 11 attacks in 2001. Obama believes he can act under the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), despite previously calling...
  • US marks 13th anniversary of 9/11 attacks September 11, 2014

    New York: Americans on Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, with somber ceremonies of remembrance in New York and Washington. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and Vice President Joe Biden observed a moment of silence on the White House south lawn, along with about...
  • Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US September 10, 2014

    Washington: Terming Cyber threats as one of the greatest national security dangers, the US has said Obama administration has significantly enhanced government's capabilities to address this challenge. "Cyber threats pose one of the greatest national security dangers that the United States faces, ranging from vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure to...
  • White House doesn't believe slain US journalist was 'sold' to Islamic State September 10, 2014

    Washington: The United States has no information indicating beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was "sold" to Islamic State militants by moderate Syrian opposition rebels, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday. Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi told CNN on Monday night the family believed Islamic State paid up to $50,000...
  • Obama to address nation, spell out policy to tackle ISIS September 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will address the nation on Wednesday night to spell out America's policy on ISIS terror group which has gained control over large parts of Iraq and Syria, threatening peace in the entire Middle East region. "What the President will talk about in the speech is...