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  • Hillary Clinton would be a great president: Obama 5 hours 42 minutes ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama today said Hillary Clinton would be a formidable Democratic candidate and a great president if she decided to run for the 2016 election. Clinton, the former Secretary of State and the former First Lady, is widely expected to run for the 2016 presidential election, but hasn't...
  • Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank 8 hours 14 minutes ago

    Washington: Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said. "Though many states are downsising their stockpiles, Asia is witnessing a buildup. Pakistan has the fastest-growing...
  • US plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars 11 hours 58 minutes ago

    Washington: The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress. The plan to spend $24.1 million represents a small fraction of...
  • Snow storm in western New York kills 13 people Yesterday

    The city of Buffalo was estimated to have received as much snow in three days as it normally gets in a year. In parts of the city the snow was estimated to be as much as 2.4m (8ft) deep. The storms have been blamed for at least 13 deaths in...
  • US Senate committee confirms Indian-American as federal judge Yesterday

    Washington: A key Congressional committee has confirmed the nomination of an Indian-American counsel to the key post of US District Court judge for Washington, DC. India-born Amit Privardhan Mehta had been nominated to the post by US President Barack Obama in August. His nomination was confirmed on Friday by the Senate...
  • Barack Obama immigration plan riles Republicans, clashes loom Yesterday

    Washington: Barack Obama's Republican rivals heaped scorn on his plans to offer up to five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation, as the US president went on the road to defend the bold measures. The controversial overhaul provides three-year relief for millions of undocumented people who have lived in the country...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif asks US President Barack Obama to take up Kashmir issue during India visit Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January 2015. Sharif made the request when Obama telephoned him, informing about his forthcoming India visit and discussing bilateral ties and the regional situation. "The...
  • US: With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding Yesterday

    Buffalo (New York): Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs. After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun...
  • Barack Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, informs of his India visit Yesterday

    Islamabad: US President Barack Obama on Saturday telephoned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and informed him about his forthcoming visit to India, as the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and the regional situation. The Pakistan Prime Minister's Office said that President Obama informed Sharif of his forthcoming visit to India in...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 2 days ago

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  • Modi invites Obama to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at 2015 Republic Day celebrations. PM tweeted about the invite sent out to Obama. "This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over...invited President Obama to be the 1st US President to...
  • Immigrants work hard, often in tough, low-paying jobs: Barack Obama 2 days ago

    US President Barack Obama has announced sweeping changes to the country's immigration policies. "Will make it easier for skilled workers and graduates to stay. Most of these immigrants have been here for a long time. Immigrants work hard, often in tough, low-paying jobs," said Obama. ...
  • Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrant 2 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday bypassed Congress to announce the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation that will protect 5 million illegal workers from deportation and may benefit hundreds and thousands of Indian techies seeking legal permanent status. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a...
  • NASA Curiosity rover to probe mysterious rocks on Mars 2 days ago

    Washington: NASA has sent its Mars Curiosity rover to investigate a mysterious set of rocks on the Red Planet. The rover has completed a reconnaissance "walkabout" of the first outcrop it reached at the base of the mission's destination mountain and has begun a second pass examining selected rocks in the...
  • India played productive role inside Afghanistan: US 2 days ago

    Washington: Praising India for playing a useful and productive role inside war-torn Afghanistan, the US on Friday said it is looking forward to India's leadership and its continued participation in regional security. "India is a strong regional power and we know that India has interests in stability and security in the...
  • PM Narendra Modi had an extraordinarily successful visit: US official 2 days ago

    Washington: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit as "extraordinarily successful", a top official in the Obama administration has said US-India relationship has come "a remarkable distance". "We've just had the extraordinarily successful visit of Prime Minister Modi here to the United States, and an agenda that is working across...
  • At least 8 dead in US snow storm, residents call it worst in memory 2 days ago

    New York: Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had nearly 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on top of accumulations as high as 5 feet (1.5 metres) from earlier in the week. The National Weather Service said parts of the region could expect 3 feet (9O...
  • We are and will always remain a nation of immigrants: Barack Obama 2 days ago

    US President Barack Obama has announced sweeping changes to the country's immigration policies. He has used executive power to shield five million undocumented immigrants. The changes will offer many a chance to stay temporarily in the country for three years, as long as they pass background checks and pay back...
  • US military may extend anti-Ebola mission in West Africa 2 days ago

    Washington: The US military may extend its mission to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa beyond six months, if there was a surge of new cases. "We have to be prepared for this to go longer than six months," Pentagon official John Kirby said. He said that in spite of...
  • Barack Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders 2 days ago

    Washington: Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration on Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the US illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the...
  • Two people shot on Florida State University campus 3 days ago

    Tallahassee: Two people were shot at the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, an official at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital said on Thursday. "We have two victims from a shooting that happened on the Florida State University campus," said a nursing supervisor, who declined to provide additional detail on the...
  • Rupee plunges to 62-level against dollar, but recoups losses 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The rupee on Thursday plunged to nine- month low of 62.25 against the dollar but recouped losses to close the day at 61.94 on suspected selling of the US currency by state-run banks on behalf of the RBI and mild recovery in stocks. The previous low for rupee was 62.45...
  • All 50 US states feel freezing temperatures, four dead in New York 3 days ago

    New York: Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country while heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York and contributed to the deaths of four people. Every US state, including Hawaii,...
  • Barack Obama to announce major immigration reform on Facebook 3 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has opted for Facebook as a platform to inform Americans about his executive actions on fixing the country's "broken" immigration system. The executive actions, to be announced on Friday, is expected to benefit millions of the estimated 11 million undocumented workers. According to Pew Research Center, those...
  • Indian-origin South Carolina Governor all praise for Modi's 'pro-business' attitude 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian-origin US Republican leader Nikki Haley is all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his approach to the country's economy. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the South Carolina Governor said that she had adopted a similar project like PM's 'Make in India' campaign in her state. "I...
  • Five dead after Western New York gets year's worth of snow in four days 4 days ago

    New York: An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five people died and residents, some stranded overnight in cars, braced for another pummeling expected later on Wednesday. Winter-hardy Buffalo and the surrounding area was pummeled by the storm that dumped...
  • India to surpass USA in internet usage by December; to be second in world after China 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The number of internet users in India would reach 302 million by December 2014, registering a year-on-year growth of 32 per cent over last year, a study said on Wednesday. The report, 'Internet in India 2014', is jointly published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and...
  • Barack Obama will not change policy against paying ransom for hostages 4 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama, who has ordered a comprehensive review of US policy governing efforts to free American hostages, still opposes the payment of ransoms, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama ordered the review last summer in light of the increasing number of US citizens taken hostage by the Islamic...
  • NASA installs first zero-gravity 3D printer on International Space Station 5 days ago

    Washington: The world's first zero-gravity 3D printer has been installed by NASA on the International Space Station (ISS), which will help astronauts to experiment with additive manufacturing in microgravity. NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore installed the 3D printer, designed and built by Made In Space for NASA, inside the Microgravity Science Glovebox...
  • US declares emergency in Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in fatal shooting of black teenager 5 days ago

    Washington: Emergency has been declared in the American State of Missouri ahead of grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a white police officer. The killing of Michael Brown,18, in August had resulted in large scale violence in certain parts of the...