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  • Barack Obama to host Iraq PM on April 14, discuss ISIL campaign: White House 1 week ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will host Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi next month and discuss political and security issues, including the campaign against militant group ISIL in the violence-torn country. Obama and Abadi's meeting would take place on April 14, the White House said. "The Prime Minister's visit underscores the...
  • 'At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss' - Monica Lewinsky talks about her affair with Bill Clinton and public shaming 1 week ago

    Monica Lewinsky was just another employee at the White House. But her fate was not that of any other employee over there. Monica Lewinsky fell in love with her boss. This may not sound like a very big deal, until you realize that her boss was none other than the...
  • Monica Lewinsky makes a comeback, talks about her relationship with Bill Clinton 1 week ago

    After her involvement in the scandal that rocked the White House and cost Bill Clinton his Presidency, Monica Lewinsky has made a comeback. She spoke openly about the fallout from her relationship with the former US president. It came just as Bill Clinton's wife Hillary is on the verge of...
  • BJP government cut funds to welfare schemes, favoured corporates: P Chidambaram March 22, 2015

    Tamil Nadu: Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has charged the BJP government with cutting funds to the tune of Rs 75,000 crore for various welfare schemes, including the noon meal scheme and Indira Group House scheme. "BJP government cut funds to the tune of Rs 75,000...
  • Obama hosts student film festival at the White House March 21, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama said the film festival he hosted at the White House Friday is probably the only one ever featuring a director with a loose tooth. The 15 films featured at the second annual event were made by students age 6-16 who were chosen from among some 1,500 entries...
  • 'Don't expect land bill to come in 1st half of Budget session' says Congress March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Wednesday said it does not expect land acquisition bill will actually come before Parliament in first half of the Budget session a day after Sonia Gandhi led an Opposition march of 14 parties to President House on the issue. "Let us wait what comes before the Parliament and...
  • Package containing cyanide received by White House March 18, 2015

    Washington: The White House has received poisonous cyanide packed in an envelope carrying the address of a man who had earlier sent a similar package covered in urine and feces to the US president's official residence, according to the US Secret Service. "On Monday March 16, an envelope was received...
  • White House intruder pleads guilty says US Attorney March 14, 2015

    Washington: The man who intruded the White House in September last year has pleaded guilty to charges of entering the highly protected building with a folding knife after climbing the fence, US Attorney Ronald C Machen said. Omar Gonzalez, 42, formerly of Copperas Cove, Texas, pled guilty in the US District...
  • Indonesia: Owner puts advertisement for selling house, offers wife 'for free' March 11, 2015

    Sleman: An advert for a house in Indonesia has gone viral online after the woman selling it offered to throw in an unusual extra feature for free, her hand in marriage. The Internet ad reads for the most part like a regular house listing, saying that the single-storey property has two...
  • SC asks DDA to allot plots to 14,000 applicants by July 2016 March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief to applicants of DDA's 1981 housing scheme, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked DDA to allot plots to remaining 14,000 applicants in Rohini area and conclude external development work by July 31, 2016. A bench headed by Justice JS Kehar, which had asked the...
  • White House on lockdown after loud bang is heard: Report March 7, 2015

    Washington: The White House was put on lockdown on Saturday after a loud noise was heard on the South Lawn moments before President Barack Obama and his family were due to take off by helicopter, a White House pool report said on Saturday. It said the noise prompted Secret Service agents...
  • States should use additional funds for infrastructure: PM Modi March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday suggested that additional funds and resources at the disposal of states should be directed primarily towards nation building, an official release said. At a meeting with 35 first-time Maharashtra MLAs, who called on him at the Parliament House, Modi highlighted the union government's...
  • Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's application for recall of his name from Adarsh scam March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: In a setback for Maharashtra Congress president and former chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a an application filed by him for recall of an earlier order refusing to drop his name from the charge-sheet of Adarsh Housing Society scam. Chavan had approached the Bombay...
  • Sahara's Grosvenor House hotel in London put up for sale March 4, 2015

    New Delhi/Mumbai: London's landmark Grosvenor House hotel has been put up for sale after its owner, part of troubled Indian conglomerate Sahara which has been trying to raise funds for its jailed boss Subrata Roy, was placed into administration by creditors. Consultant Deloitte said on Tuesday it had been appointed administrator...
  • Sahara defaults on loan taken by Bank of China, prompts legal action March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another development which will compound trouble for Sahara group, Bank of China may initiate legal action against it for defaulting on a loan, sources said. The sources also said Bank of China had financed Sahara's hotel buys for nearly $900 million. The development takes place even as...
  • Australia Diaries, Part I: CNN-IBN takes you Down Under March 2, 2015

    Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney that was built in 1973, spending around 102 million dollars which is approximately $859 million dollars in today's world (as of 2012). ...
  • Low-cost housing sector flay Budget March 1, 2015

    Mumbai: The Budget has failed to offer any incentives to the affordable housing sector which is already facing risks in form of high costs and low margins, industry leaders said. "The Budget is disappointing. The affordable housing sector was expecting that the Narendra Modi government, like last time, would extend...
  • Barack Obama's India visit helped boost bilateral ties: White House February 25, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    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...