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  • A private dinner with PM, President's banquet, CEO's summit among Obama's India itinerary January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed complete itinerary of US President Barack Obama's visit to India. He is likely to reach Delhi on January 25 at 4:45 am and will reach Rashtrapati Bhavan at 10:10 am, according to the tentative schedule which is subject to change. Obama will be at Rajghat at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India's growth rate will increase by 6.3 per cent this year, surpass China's by 2016: IMF January 20, 2015

    Washington: India is expected to grow at 6.3 per cent this year and 6.5 per cent in 2016 by when it is likely to cross China's projected growth rate, the IMF said while terming the new government's reforms as "promising" but insisted that their implementation is key. In 2014, India's growth...
  • Obama's visit reflective of personal ties with Modi: US government sources January 20, 2015

    Ahead of the most awaited visit US government sources have told CNN-IBN that Obama's visit to India is rare and unprecedented. "Obama's visit reflective of personal ties with Modi," said US government sources. ...
  • Michelle Obama invites Indian doctor for State of the Union Address January 20, 2015

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama has invited a prominent Indian-American doctor, who is playing a key role in fighting the dreaded Ebola disease in West Africa, for Wednesday's State of the Union Address. Dr Pranav Shetty from the International Medical Corps is the only Indian-American to be invited by the...
  • US, UK ask Pakistan to hand over 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India January 19, 2015

    Islamabad: The US and the UK have asked Pakistan to hand over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, to India to improve bilateral ties or to them for his "independent trial". During 54-year-old Lakhvi's bail case the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, the prosecution informed that...
  • Three-day traffic restrictions imposed in Delhi for Obama's visit January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Several traffic restrictions have been imposed in the national capital ahead of Barack Obama's India visit. Rafi Marg, Janpath, Man Singh Road will be closed for public from January 24 to 26. Traffic Special Commissioner Mukesh Chander said, "There will be some restrictions in New Delhi area. People can...
  • 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...
  • Indian rupee rises to over 2-month high, up 16 paise Vs US dollar at 61.71 January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday jumped by 16 paise to end at over two-month high of 61.71 against the greenback on good inflows in local markets and sustained dollar sales by exporters, extending its winning trend to third straight day. A weak dollar overseas also boosted the sentiment in favour of...
  • 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...
  • No terror attack during Obama's India trip: US warns Pakistan January 18, 2015

    Washington: Ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit, the US has asked Pakistan to ensure that there is no cross-border terror incident during the trip and subtly warned of "consequences" if any such attack is traced back to the country. Obama will travel to New Delhi later this week to attend...
  • Shots fired near US Vice President Joe Biden's Delaware residence January 18, 2015

    Washington: Gun shots were fired near US Vice President Joe Biden's residence in Delaware from a passing vehicle on Saturday night, but the vice president and his wife, Jill, were not at home, CNN reported on its website on Sunday. CNN quoted a US Secret Service official as saying that multiple...
  • Ahead of Obama's visit, police recovers 1,020 live cartridges from metro station in Delhi January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to Delhi and Republic day celebrations, the special cell of Delhi police has recovered 1,020 live cartridges of mainly 9mm and 7.65 mm from Welcome Colony metro station in New Delhi on Sunday. According to sources the police has arrested 3...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Cyrus in conversation with US businessman on the success of 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit' January 18, 2015

    The seventh edition of the 'Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit' which kicked off in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders from across the world in which leaders and businessmen from India and world announced huge investments. Cyrus Boracha talks to a US businessman on the success of the summit. ...
  • US man gets tip of $2084 tip for delivering a pizza January 18, 2015

    Ann Arbor: Now that's a special delivery! A group of real estate agents meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, surprised a man by giving him a $2,084 tip for delivering one pizza on Thursday. The man, identified only as Rob, was stunned and said on video, "All I did was deliver...
  • India rejects US request for a no-fly zone over Rajpath for Republic Day January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as US President Barack Obama's visit to India has led to unprecedented security grid, the Indian government on Sunday rejected the US request for a no-fly zone over Rajpath for the Republic Day. Obama's security detail had asked Indian authorities to impose a no-fly zone around Rajpath...
  • 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...
  • Modi government preparing long list of initiatives to boost bilateral relations on Obama's visit January 17, 2015

    India is counting down to US President Barack Obama's visit later this month and the Modi government is preparing a long list of initiatives to boost bilateral relations in various sectors. ...
  • 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...
  • India may seek other suppliers if US will not sell drones: Senator January 17, 2015

    Washington: India may buy unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, from other countries if the United States does not ease current export restrictions on such aircraft, a key Democratic senator said on Friday. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, who will join President Barack Obama during a trip to India on January 26,...
  • India and US agree to collaborate on Digital India initiative January 17, 2015

    Washington: India and the US have agreed to collaborate on implementing the ambitious Digital India initiative ahead of American President Barack Obama's Republic day visit to New Delhi. During the two-day meeting of the US-India Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group, the Indian delegation led by RS Sharma, Information...
  • US slaps sanctions against Dawood Ibrahim's brother January 17, 2015

    Washington: The US on Friday slapped sanctions against two Indians, including a brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, and a Pakistan-based paper company for their ties with D Company. Designation of two long-time members of D Company, Shaikh Anis Ibrahim Kaskar (Anis Ibrahim), the brother of Dawood Ibrahim, and Aziz...
  • Year 2014 was Earth's hottest on record, say US scientists January 17, 2015

    Cape Canaveral: Last year (2014) 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...
  • 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...
  • Amnesty releases satellite images of Nigeria, US accuses Boko Haram of 'crime against humanity' January 16, 2015

    Lagos: US Secretary of State John Kerry branded a Boko Haram massacre in northern Nigeria a "crime against humanity" on Thursday as satellite images suggested massive destruction in the two towns reported razed by its fighters. "What they have done... is a crime against humanity, nothing less," Kerry said as first...
  • We came to US to become Americans not Indian-Americans: Bobby Jindal January 16, 2015

    Washington: Asserting that he didn't believe in hyphenated identities, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said that his parents came to the US from India four decades ago to become Americans and not Indian-Americans. He invoked his ethnic heritage to make a call for immigrant assimilation and called people who talked...
  • US welcomes report of Pakistan banning Haqqani network, Jamaat-ud-Dawa January 16, 2015

    Washington: The US has welcomed news reports that Pakistan is contemplating banning several terrorist organisations including the Haqqani network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), calling it an important step towards eliminating terrorist activities in that country. "We welcome the reports that the Government of Pakistan plans to outlaw the Haqqani Network, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, and...