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  • Modi government should take up Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama: Amnesty International Secretary General November 30, 2014

    Bhopal: Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year. "It is time...
  • US: Black Friday shopping marked by thinner crowds, protests November 29, 2014

    Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in US holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Across the United States, shoppers were greeted by protesters at hundreds of...
  • Barack Obama says he 'bent over backwards' on immigration reform November 24, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said he "bent over backwards" over the immigration reform, so as to give the Congress and in particular the Republican leadership, an opportunity to help fix the broken system. "If you look at the history, I have issued fewer executive actions than most of...
  • 4,50,000 illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report November 19, 2014

    Washington: Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said. According to a report by Pew Research, more than 450,000 unauthorised Indian immigrants live in the US, constituting...
  • Mamta Kulkarni, husband Vijay Goswami detained in Kenya November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: According to media reports, former Bollywood actress has been detained in Kenya with husband Vijay Goswami at the Port Police Station in Mombasa. The couple has been charged with drug trafficking. The couple, taken into custody on Sunday last week, is being interrogated by the Kenya police. Both Mamta...
  • US, China reach 'understanding' on IT tariff cuts: White House November 11, 2014

    Beijing: The United States and China have "reached an understanding" on an agreement to reduce tariffs on information technology trade, the White House said, in what Washington called a boost to WTO efforts to slash trade duties. Washington hopes the move would "contribute to a rapid conclusion" of negotiations in Geneva...
  • US: Cancer patient ends her life, renews euthanasia debate November 4, 2014

    In United States, a 29-year-old terminally ill patient has legally ended her life. Her decision to die under Oregon's "death with dignity act" has renewed the euthanasia debate. ...
  • Nico Rosberg complains about ERS November 3, 2014

    Austin: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg believes that an Energy Recovery System (ERS) error was the main cause for his defeat at the hands of team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. "I made a mistake because I used the wrong thing to get more ERS. When I...
  • Lewis Hamilton set for title but spectre of double points haunts F1 November 3, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton's US Grand Prix victory means the Briton can now secure his second Formula One title without having to win again but there could still be a sting in the tail. The spectre of double points, a novelty introduced for the first time for the final race in Abu Dhabi,...
  • Mercedes driver Hamilton wins United States GP, moves closer to title November 3, 2014

    Austin: Lewis Hamilton got the better of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg once again, winning Sunday's US Grand Prix to edge closer to his second Formula One world championship. Hamilton leads Rosberg by 24 points with two races left in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. The final race will be worth double points...
  • Rosberg edges Hamilton for pole at United States Grand Prix November 2, 2014

    Austin: Nico Rosberg earned a chance to tighten the Formula One championship duel with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by winning the pole position Saturday for the US Grand Prix, while the race faced a threat of a boycott by as many as three teams that are struggling financially. Rosberg edged Hamilton...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in 3rd practice at US Grand Prix November 1, 2014

    Austin: Mercedes drivers and championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg posted the fastest times in Saturday's final practice before qualifying for the US Grand Prix. Hamilton's best lap on a chilly morning at the Circuit of the Americas was 1 minute, 37.107 seconds, .883 seconds quicker than Rosberg. Hamilton had...
  • Mercedes driver Hamilton tops 1st practice at United States GP October 31, 2014

    Austin: Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice for the US Grand Prix, edging Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton's fastest lap at the Circuit of the Americas was 1 minute, 39.941 seconds. Rosberg was 0.292 seconds behind. McLaren's Jenson Button was...
  • F1: Marussia withdrawal means 18-car grid for United States Grand Prix October 27, 2014

    London: The Marussia team's move into bankruptcy protection on Monday, four days after Formula One rival Caterham did the same, leaves only 18 cars on the grid for Sunday's United States Grand Prix, the smallest in nearly a decade. FRP Advisory, a London-based firm specializing in corporate restructuring, recovery and insolvency,...
  • Musharraf attacks PM Modi, says he cannot dictate terms on peace process October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President Pervez​ Musharraf on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process. "Prime Minster Modi is your Prime Minister, not Pakistan's Prime Minister. We don't get any dictations from...
  • Michael Phelps suspended from USA Swimming-sanctioned events for six months October 7, 2014

    American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming on Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, will also not be allowed to represent the United States...
  • US Government confirms first case of Ebola October 1, 2014

    Dallas: The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the US was confirmed on Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas - a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at...
  • Reporter's Diary: Covering PM Modi's US visit October 1, 2014

    Covering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first and rather hectic US visit must have been quite an experience for any journalist. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey and Sanjay Pugalia recount their experience. ...
  • Tonight at 9: Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to Farid Zakaria on Modi's US visit September 26, 2014

    Dr Farid Zakaria, the journalist who interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his US visit, joins CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey. Post your questions for Zakaria. ...
  • India brimming with confidence, US will feel the difference soon, says PM Modi September 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a piece in the Wall Street Journal ahead of his US visit, saying that the US is India's 'natural global partner'. In the WSJ Op-Ed, Modi says, "The complementary strengths of India and the US can be used for inclusive and broad-based global development...
  • Modi fans in New Jersey flaunt customised car number plates, BJP tattoos September 25, 2014

    It is not just political and business leaders who are looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to US. Network18 caught up with some ardent fans of Modi in New Jersey who had a Modi number plate on their car and a BJP tattoo. ...
  • I see US as a vital partner for India's development, says PM Modi September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of his departure to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is 'confident of starting a new chapter in our strategic partnership'. He also added that the US is a vital partner for India's development. In a statement issued ahead of his visit, Modi said, "I...
  • Obama likely to seek Modi's support against Islamic State September 24, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is expected to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support in his effort to create a global coalition against Islamic State terror group that has gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, almost equal in size of Britain. So far, more than 40 countries...
  • PM Modi's navratri fast not an issue: White House September 24, 2014

    Washington: In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi observing 'Navratri' fast during his US visit, the White House on Wednesday said this is unlikely to be an issue as they respectfully accommodate the practices of visitors. "We are aware of the Prime Minister's plans to fast during his visit to...
  • Photos: Blair House, the US President's guest house in Washington where Modi will stay September 23, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will stay at the US President's guest house, the 190-year-old Blair House, when he travels to Washington on September 29. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last one to stay at the guest house. "Built as a private home in 1824, Blair House has...
  • Watch: What Indians in US expect from PM Modi's New York visit September 23, 2014

    Indians in the US are both excited and hopeful ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to New York. "I think Modi has brought the whole world to acknowledging that he is a man with a strong feeling and that he will take India to a new level," said an...
  • India home to 100 billionaires; 6th largest population globally September 17, 2014

    Singapore/New Delhi: India has retained its sixth position in terms of number of billionaires with 100 such people collectively having USD 175 billion in networth, while globally the number of uberrich has reached a record high of 2,325 persons. According to the WealthX and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released on Wednesday,...
  • US building a new 6,200member cyber defence corps September 17, 2014

    Washington: The US military is building a new cyber defence corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the US Cyber Command, said the 6,200member unit should be fully operational...
  • Modi's speech in US to be beamed live at New York's Times Square September 16, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to nearly 20,000 IndianAmericans in New York during his US visit will be beamed live on the giant screens of the iconic Times Square. His speech at the Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan, New York, on September 28 will be shown at Times...
  • US warplanes carry out first air strike on IS near Baghdad September 16, 2014

    Paris: US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged to support Iraq in its fight against the militants. The United States early last month began air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq, but Monday's announcement that the campaign had...