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  • Maharashtra: BJP government's swearing-in at Wankhede Stadium costed Rs 98.33 lakh, says RTI January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: The swearing-in ceremony of BJP's first government in Maharashtra at Wankhede Stadium in 2014 costed Rs 98.33 lakh, an RTI query has revealed. At a time when Maharashtra was facing severe drought and also there was claim by BJP of empty state coffers, the party went ahead and spent...
  • Air Force One: The plane that carries the US President and can launch a nuclear attack January 20, 2015

    United States President Barack Obama will visit India to attend the Republic Day parade as the chief guest on January 26. The special aircraft, Air Force One of the 'The Flying White House' that carries the President the United States is a customized Boeing 747-200B Jumbo and has a bomb...
  • A sneak peek into Obama's presidential suite at ITC Maurya January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: ITC Maurya, the most sought after star hotel in New Delhi is grabbing everyone's attention, as the ultra luxury hotel will be hosting the US President Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama. While it is already under tight security, CNN-IBN managed to get an exclusive sneak...
  • US, India likely to sign key pacts during Obama's visit January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Several important negotiations between India and the US are likely to be inked during President Barack Obama's visit to the country. The global entry programme, which will expedite the entry of Indian travellers to the US and give a boost to commerce between the two countries, is among...
  • Pakistan rubbishes reports of US warning against terror attacks, says India tends to exaggerate January 20, 2015

    Washington: Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani on Tuesday rubbished reports of any warning issued to his country by US ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit. "The Indian media has a tendency to invent and exaggerate things," said the Ambassador when asked to comment on reports...
  • No link between terrorist infiltration bid and Barack Obama's visit, says Manohar Parrikar January 19, 2015

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday dismissed reports linking any possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border with the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama. "The reports of terrorists trying to infiltrate from across the border are unnecessarily linked with Obama's visit. From the information given...
  • LeT trying to infiltrate into India before Obama's visit, security hiked along the international border January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Security has been hiked along the international border after specific inputs of an infiltration by Lashkar-e-Toiba trained terrorists into India ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. According to sources, second line of security has been enforced with 10 additional companies of Border Security Force being deployed along the...
  • Contrary to tradition, Obama may travel in his own car to Republic Day parade January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: To accommodate demands made by the United States of America, the Indian government is likely to break the Republic Day tradition this year. Chief Guest of the parade US President Barack Obama is likely to travel in his own car instead of travelling in President Pranab Mukherjee's car...
  • Barack Obama's India visit chance to tap real potential in ties: US January 18, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's unprecedented second visit to India offers an "incredibly important opportunity" for the world's two largest democracies to tap the "real potential" of their strategic ties, a top American diplomat has said. The "real potential" of Indo-US strategic and economic relationship, which leaders of the two...
  • Unprecedented seven-layer security ring for Barack Obama's visit to India January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A seven-layer security ring will be thrown around the VVIP enclosure on Rajpath for the Republic Day parade to be witnessed by US President Barack Obama and the airspace over the area would be monitored by a radar to be specially set up. This will form part of...
  • US lawmaker asks Brack Obama to support Diwali postal stamp January 18, 2015

    New York: An influential American lawmaker has appealed to President Barack Obama to support issuance of a Diwali US postal stamp, saying it will signify that the US honours its religious diversity and inclusiveness and help strengthen Indo-US cultural ties. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from New York wrote to Obama in...
  • Iconic Egyptian actress Faten Hamama dies at 83 January 18, 2015

    Cairo: Iconic Egyptian actress Faten Hamama died Saturday after suffering a medical crisis. She was 83. Hamama was admitted several weeks ago to a Cairo hospital and was later released, but then had to be hospitalised again when her health deteriorated, the official Egyptian agency MENA reported. She was one of Egypt's...
  • Final stamp on US academics teaching in India likely during Obama's visit January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: International academicians could be paid as high as $12,000 for a 20-day teaching session in institutes under a government sponsored-programme to help students across the streams get exposure to the best of faculties from abroad. They would teach in centrally-funded educational bodies like IITs and central universities and...
  • A R Rahman offers 'I' tickets to Doctors to show gratitude for treating his mother January 17, 2015

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman offered tickets of his latest Tamil outing 'I' to a group of doctors and their families of Apollo Hospital here as a token of gratitude for treating his mother when she was seriously ill. "Rahman believes it was these doctors who brought his mother back...
  • Government can put 15,000 CCTVs for Barack Obama but not for Indians, says Delhi HC January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday chided the government for installing 15,000 CCTV cameras within weeks for US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit, but failing to act fast when it comes to meet the needs of the citizens. So "let's get someone from outer space," a bench of justices Badar...
  • Why 2015 will be defining year for India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: If there were an annual prize for the "World's Most Hopeful Economy," it would likely go to India. After years of disappointing returns, the world's largest democracy rediscovered vigor in 2014. Stocks rose by a third; foreign investment grew by a quarter; the economy at one stage expanded...
  • US team seeks closure of Central Delhi, Delhi-Agra Highway during President Obama's visit January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The advance team of US secret service has sought the closure of Central Delhi and Delhi-Agra Highway for three days during President Barack Obama's visit to India. The President will be in India from January 25-27. The demand was made by advance team of US secret service which met...
  • Bengaluru: More traffic violations than number of vehicles on its roads January 16, 2015

    Bengaluru's traffic woes has hit a new low with more traffic violations in the city than the number of vehicles on its roads. Data from the last one year shows the bitter reality of recklessness on the road. Police say the number of traffic violation cases far exceed the number...
  • CEO roundtable with Modi, visit to Agra, among Obama's key engagements during India visit January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: While the final itinerary for his visit is not yet clear, a rough draft of US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India has been cleared. The US President is likely to visit India from the January 25 to the January 27. An advance team from the US...
  • Will India win the tri-series in Australia? Stats say 'No' January 15, 2015

    With all the stats that go on to support India and their performance in the shorter format of the game, the following - across the multi-team ODI series they have played in Australia - will definitely not put the team in good light as the Men in Blue gear up...
  • US federal court dismisses lawsuit against PM Modi in connection with 2002 Gujarat riots January 15, 2015

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a US lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday. US District Judge Analisa Torres upheld the US Department of State's determination that Modi is entitled to immunity as a...
  • Political will deficit could undermine Sustainable Development Goals January 14, 2015

    A little over ten years ago, a much-publicized report called Up in Smoke? was published about how the impacts of climate change could threaten to undo many of the efforts needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The report noted that climate change is undermining and damaging the food...
  • Bajaj Pulsar 200SS to Honda CBR650F: Motorcycles coming to India in 2015 January 14, 2015

    A wide range of bikes will be coming this year. Here's is a list of motorcycles scheduled to be launched in India in 2015.2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 and R1MIndia Yamaha has confirmed that the 2015 R1 will go on sale in March, while Facebook posts from dealers confirm that the prices...
  • India, US keen to have 'excellent outcome' of Barack Obama's India visit January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama as a "landmark" trip, India said both countries were working hard to have "excellent outcome" from it. Significantly, US Secretary of State John Kerry, in Gandhinagar, said that the two sides will try to make progress on key issues...
  • Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible during Barack Obama's India visit January 13, 2015

    Gandhinagar: There could be progress on US-India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when US President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, US officials said on Sunday. While stressing there were no guarantees that some of the most vexing economic issues between India and the United States would...
  • 'Modi-Obama' kites a hit in Gujarat on Makar Sankranti January 12, 2015

    Vadodara: With the country all set to welcome US President Barack Obama for the Republic Day in New Delhi, the 'Modi-Obama' kites are the flavour this season in Gujarat for the upcoming Makar Sankranti festival. The markets in Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and other places in the state are flooded...
  • India on the brink of 'quantum leap', PM Modi tells investors at Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 12, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised on Sunday to pursue predictable policies and ensure stable taxes, in a speech that sought to address concerns for foreign investors in Asia's third-largest economy. US Secretary of State John Kerry led a roll call of leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World...
  • BCCI planning to reserve Oct-Jan window for home series only January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Aiming to cash in on the festive season in India, the BCCI is planning to reserve the October-January slot only for its big-ticket home series from 2015, a plan which will also help the busy cricketers avoid taxing international tours. The Board's was toying with the idea of having...
  • Madonna accused of using Hebdo's name to promote album 'Rebel Heart' January 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer Madonna has been accused by many online commentators of using the Paris terrorist attack to promote her album 'Rebel Heart'. The 56-year-old posted a series of photographs to her Instagram page to offer support after 12 people were killed in the gun attack on French satirical magazine Charlie...