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  • Modi a megalomaniac, addressing US President 'Barack' "improper": Digvijaya Singh 7 hours 5 minutes ago

    Bhopal: The blossoming chemistry between the two might have led Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address US President Barack Obama by his first name during their joint media interaction on Sunday, but Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh is not impressed and finds it "improper". One of the fiercest critics of Modi,...
  • Maintained sustained dialogue with Saudis to promote free speech: Obama to Fareed Zakaria 7 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has said his country has maintained sustained dialogue with Saudi Arabia and all other countries on promoting free speech. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Obama said, "What I found effective is to apply study-consistent pressure. Even we are getting business done that...
  • Pakistan suffer back-to-back losses to start NZ tour 10 hours 27 minutes ago

    Christchurch: Despite Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal showing some batting form ahead of next month's World Cup, Pakistan suffered back-to-back losses to a President's XI at the start of their New Zealand tour. Misbah scored 107 and Akmal 68 as Pakistan lost Monday's match by six wickets at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval....
  • USA will enhance trade with India by $4 billion over two years, says President Barack Obama Yesterday

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Monday announced measures to enhance trade with India by $4 billion over two years. He also announced a public-private partnership for investments in India. Speaking at the Indo-US CEO Forum on Monday evening, Obama said the US companies are ready to help India in...
  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi reveal nuclear breakthrough aimed at lasting strategic ties 2 days ago

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade and deepening defence ties, steps both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership. India and the US struck a deal that could open the door for...
  • Obama visit: US President raises toast to Indo-US 'dosti' at Rashtrapati Bhavan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said his and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stories of success could happen only in their respective countries. "My story could only happen in the US and your story could only happen in India," said Obama while raising a toast at the banquet...
  • Full text of Address by President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day eve 2 days ago

    My Fellow Citizens, on the eve of the 66th Republic Day to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces and Internal Security Forces. Twenty Sixth January holds an everlasting place in our national memory because it is the...
  • Ordinance not good for democracy, 'breaches' trust of people: President Pranab Mukherjee 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After cautioning the Government against taking the Ordinance route, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday did some plain speaking, saying enacting laws without discussions "breaches the trust" reposed by people and is not good for democracy. In his address on the eve of 66th Republic Day, Mukherjee spoke about the...
  • A great honour to be in India: Barack Obama to CNN IBN 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • Supreme Court blow to N Srinivasan 5 days ago

    Right from former BCCI President AC Muthiah to Sharad Pawar, everybody welcomed Supreme Court's verdict on IPL spot fixing scandal that had put N Srinivasan in a spot. ...
  • Landmark IPL Verdict: Who said what 5 days ago

    In a major setback to sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday said he cannot contest elections for the cricket board's governing body presidency as long as he is involved in a "conflict of interest" situation as an owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. The apex court...
  • Joint radio address will be a significant event in the Indo-US ties: Narasimha Rao 5 days ago

    Narasimha Rao said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to make Barack Obama's visit a memorable one. "Joint radio address will be the most significant event in the Indo-US ties," he said. ...
  • Air Force One: The plane that carries the US President and can launch a nuclear attack 1 week ago

    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...
  • President cautions Centre against ordinance route January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: With the Modi government opting for ordinances eight times in as many months, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday cautioned against the "ordinance route" being taken for normal legislations. Ordinances are meant for specific purpose "to meet an extraordinary situation under extraordinary circumstances",...
  • 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...
  • Bangladesh gets its first Hindu Chief Justice in SK Sinha January 12, 2015

    Dhaka: Justice SK Sinha was on Monday appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid appointed Sinha, the senior most judge of the apex court, as its Chief Justice who will have a term of...
  • Steps should be taken defend territorial integrity: President January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: India should take all steps to ensure internal and external security and territorial integrity, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday expressing serious concern over repeated ceasefire violations on LoC and recent incursions off the coastal line. He also said the scourge of Left-Wing extremism should be tackled through...
  • Maithripala Sirisena trounces Mahinda Rajapaksa, sworn in as Sri Lankan President January 9, 2015

    Colombo: In a stunning verdict, Sri Lankan voters on Friday ousted President Mahinda Rajapaksa from power, ending a 10-year rule that was marked by allegations of family rule, corruption and authoritarianism and chose his one-time minister Maithripala Sirisena in his place. Hours after the results were declared, 63-year-old Sirisena, who...
  • Governor's rule imposed in J&K as BJP, PDP fail to form government January 9, 2015

    Jammu/New Delhi: Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday with the PDP, which emerged as the single-largest party, and BJP failing to cobble up the required number to form the government, triggering a blame game among political parties. The decision came a day after Governor NN Vohra submitted...
  • Maithripala Sirisena to be sworn-in as Sri Lanka's new President on today January 9, 2015

    Colombo: Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan President-elect, will be sworn-in on Friday evening following his stunning victory in the tightest-ever presidential race that ended the 10-year-rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said the swearing in ceremony will be held at 6 PM in the Independence Monument in Colombo. "The new...
  • Sri Lanka voting ends with high turn out; incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces tough test January 8, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lankans on Thursday voted in large numbers in the bitterly contested presidential election in which incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa is seeking a record third term against his friend-turned-foe Maithripala Sirisena, with an unusually high voter turnout in Tamil and Muslim areas. Election officials estimated more than 65-70 per cent voting...
  • Kolkata: Presidency University student dies of suspected drug overdose January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: A Presidency College student was found dead in a mysterious condition on Sunday. The student and her room mate were found unconscious on Sunday morning after police opened the door of the room, they were staying as paying guests, under Muchipara police station in central part of the city,...
  • Fear and joy as Alabama town readies for screenings of film 'Selma' January 4, 2015

    Residents of Selma, Alabama, will next week be offered free screenings of 'Selma,' a Golden Globe-nominated film some locals welcome as the telling of an important civil rights-era story while others fear it could harm the downtrodden city's image. The film, which portrays events surrounding civil rights protests in the town...
  • President questioned government's urgency before signing Ordinance on Land Bill: Sources January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Though the government cleared the ordinance on the Land Acquisition Bill with the approval of Pranab Mujherjee, sources say that the President questioned the Centre over the hurry in the matter. According to sources, the President even communicated to Unions ministers that it would have been better if the...
  • President wishes nation on New Year's eve December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the country on New Year's eve and urged people to dedicate 2015 to create an "inclusive society" and promote "tolerance and understanding" among all communities. "I extend warm greetings and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year. Let 2015 be a...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee warns TMC leaders, workers against anti-party activity December 30, 2014

    Kharagpur: Beset with rising group rivalries and airing of individual opinions by some party leaders, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday issued a strong warning to the leaders against anti-party activities, reminding them that "no individual is above the party". "We will not accept...
  • President's Rule in Assam unacceptable: Congress December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam Congress on Sunday said the Opposition and some other organisations' demand for imposing President's Rule in the state following the recent NDFB killings is unacceptable. State Congress president Anjan Dutta told mediapersons that law and order situation in Assam was controlled only after the Congress came to power...
  • Bharat Ratna: The country's highest civilian award December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award instituted in 1954, is given in recognition of exceptional service, performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour. Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for this award. The recommendations for Bharat Ratna...