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  • Barack Obama's India visit helped boost bilateral ties: White House 2 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's visit to India provided an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries and America is willing to work together with Indian government, the White House has said, a month after the historic trip. "There is an opportunity for us to try to advance the...
  • 'Need to reform madrassa system in Pak' says Pakistani NGO 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Top leaders of 26 Pakistani terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Haqqani network "are products of" madrassas and there is an urgent need to reform all such seminaries, an executive of a Pakistani NGO has said. Addressing the 'White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism' held in Washington last week,...
  • White House appoints DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The White House has formally appointed Dr DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist, Megan Smith- the US Chief Technology Officer- announced through the White House blog. He will hold the position of Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist in the Office...
  • 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...
  • Breaking Toons: Inside the 'Auction House' February 18, 2015

    As the auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit began in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days, Cartoonist Neelabh visits the 'Auction House' to check out the politician belongings to be auctioned. ...
  • India, over 60 other nations to attend White House summit on terror February 17, 2015

    Washington: Over 60 countries including India will participate in a White House summit on "countering violent extremism" beginning Tuesday in the backdrop of alarming growth of ISIS and recent terrorists' attacks in France and Denmark, senior administration officials have said. While the first two days of the three-day summit are...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' goes global, but film too hot for some countries February 14, 2015

    The steamy novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is a global phenomenon, but fans in China and other countries will not be able to see the movie version in theaters even though the sex scenes have has been toned down for the big screen. The film adaptation opened this week in 57...
  • US hopeful of investing in India's nuclear projects February 10, 2015

    Washington: The US has hoped that its companies would participate in India's nuclear projects as the country has reached an understanding with America about its existing nuclear liability regime. "We believe that we've reached a sufficient understanding, and I think this process will continue. We are hopeful that it will...
  • US has sharp differences with Israel on Iran, says Barack Obama February 10, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he has sharp differences with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the nuclear peace negotiations with Iran, asserting he wants to give diplomacy a chance before thinking about other options which are not attractive for either America or Israel. "I don't want...
  • Obama meets Muslim leaders, discusses extremism challenge February 5, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama met Muslim leaders and discussed a host of issues with them including the efforts required to combat the dreaded IS and its "horrific" acts of terrorism. "The President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: Comparative view of AAP, Congress manifestos; BJP's vision document February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress have released their manifestos for Delhi Assembly elections while the BJP came out with its vision document instead of a manifesto. The BJP's vision document was released on Tuesday, just four days before elections while the Congress released its second manifesto...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Michelle Obama's spokesperson January 31, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to Cyrus Brocha, US First Lady Michelle Obama's spokesperson from the White House talks about Michelle's visit to India. ...
  • White House highlights Obama trip with fun video starring Kal Penn January 30, 2015

    Washington: A video that has popular Indian- American actor Kal Penn riding an auto rickshaw incognito on Delhi streets while sharing his impressions of President Barack Obama's India visit has been posted on the White House website. Kalpen Suresh Modi or Kal Penn as he is popularly known as, was part...
  • AAP manifesto to highlight affordable housing, education schemes January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party, in its soon-to-be released manifesto, is going all-out to woo the poor and the middle class by focusing on affordable housing, education and employment with the slogan "big change without big spending". On the housing front, the party said it will redevelop around "200 acre...
  • Sanjeev Kapoor: I am proud and honoured to cook for the Dabbawalas January 27, 2015

    Mumbai: Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who treated the famous Dabbawalas -- known for delivering tiffins to over 200,000 customers across Mumbai everyday -- to a special lunch, says their work begins where his work as a kitchen king ends. "I only make food but the other part of my job is...
  • Obama starts his address to media in Hindi; says 'Namaste! Pyar bhara namaskar' January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: United States President Barack Obama on Sunday evening started his address at the joint statement meet in Hindi. "Namaste! Pyar bhara namaskar," said the US President who is on a three-day visit to India. The US President also extended his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for hosting a...
  • Kashmir's 'Nadru ke Goolar', Bengal's 'Mahi Sarson' for Obama lunch January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: A mix of vegetarian and non-veg delicacies, from Jammu and Kashmir's 'Nadru Ke Goolar' to West Bengal's 'Mahi Sarson' on Sunday were served at the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in honour of visiting US President Barack Obama. There were two separate menus at the lunch which...
  • A great honour to be in India: Barack Obama to CNN IBN January 25, 2015

    Elated by the grand Guard of Honour, US President Barack Barack Obama said that "It is a great honour, I am so grateful to be here." Obama also received a 21-gun salute at the President House forecourt. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama cancels Agra visit January 24, 2015

    The White House on Saturday confirmed the cancellation of US President Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. ...
  • Barack Obama will embark on a three-day India trip in the evening: White House January 24, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will leave Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday evening for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India on an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama will be accompanied by a sizable delegation that will include several top officials, as well as First...
  • Two crore units to be built under 'Housing for All' programme January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Pursuing the goal of 'Housing for All' by 2022, the government proposes to build more than two crore houses across the country, including for slum-dwellers, under a massive programme to which final shape was given at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Under the...
  • Snapshot: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha interacts with National Bravery Award winners January 19, 2015

    Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Monday interacted with the National Bravery Award winners at Air House in New Delhi. A total of 24 awardees have been nominated including four posthumous. ...
  • Last year was Earth's hottest on record: US scientists January 17, 2015

    Cape: Last year was Earth's hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two US government agencies said on Friday. The White House said the studies, by the US space agency NASA and the National Oceanic...
  • Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo attended 'Selma' screening at the White House hosted by President Obama January 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama hosted a private screening of the historical drama film 'Selma' at the White House. It was attended by a string of celebrities. Guests at the Friday night screening included media mogul Oprah Winfrey, hip-hop artist Common, director Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo (who plays Martin Luther...
  • Arvind Kejriwal promises pucca houses for slum dwellers January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Accusing BJP of razing slums, Aam Aadmi Party on Friday promised pucca houses for slum dwellers and freehold rights to the lease holders at affordable rates, as it presented its agenda for 15 lakh residents of 45 resettlement colonies in the national capital. Addressing a public meeting in Trilokpuri...
  • I'm not a feminist but a responsible woman: Shilpa Shetty January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Why should only women cook and do the laundry, asks actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty, who feels men should contribute equally to household chores to ease out a woman's responsibilities. She also feels this give and take goes a long way into a happily ever after. Shilpa, who is married to...
  • Ohio bartender contemplated poisoning US Speaker Boehner: Court January 14, 2015

    Ohio: An Ohio bartender is suspected of having contemplated poisoning House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and has been charged with threatening to murder a US official, court documents showed on Tuesday. Michael Hoyt, who long served Boehner at a country club in Ohio and checked into a psychiatric facility after...
  • US says should have sent high level official to Paris unity march January 13, 2015

    Washington: The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would liked to have come. Some Republican lawmakers and US media outlets have criticized Obama's administration for not...
  • Should have sent someone with a higher profile to Paris March, says White House January 13, 2015

    The White House on Monday conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would liked to have come. ...
  • Man charged with burglarising Miley Cyrus' Los Angeles home January 9, 2015

    Los Angeles: A man accused of breaking into Miley Cyrus' home in Los Angeles and stealing personal property belonging to the pop star and her brother has been charged with burglary, receiving stolen property and grand theft, prosecutors said on Thursday. Rusty Edward Sellner, 22, entered not guilty pleas to all...