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  • Modi advances US trip by a day due to 'technical reasons', to now leave on September 25 12 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday advanced his trip to the United States by a day. He will now leave for Washington on September 25. Sources said that the visit was rescheduled due to 'technical reasons' involving landing issues in Germany. Modi was earlier scheduled to leave for the...
  • Modi to take only lime-water, fruit; observe 'Navratri' fast during US visit 13 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It will be only "fruits and lime -water" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whether it is a dinner by US President Barack Obama or scores of other engagements including a breakfast with the leading American CEOs during his six-day visit to the US. The 64-year-old leader has been keeping...
  • Pakistan developing sea-based and short-range N-weapons: Analysts Yesterday

    Islamabad/Washington: Pakistan is developing sea-based missiles and expanding its interest in tactical nuclear warheads to give it a "second-strike" capability if a catastrophic nuclear attack destroyed all its land-based weapons, according to a media report on Sunday. The next step of Pakistan's strategy includes an effort to develop nuclear warheads...
  • India, US have historic bond, it's not just Delhi-Washington ties, says PM Modi Yesterday

    Speaking to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Relation between India and America should not be seen within the limits of just Delhi and Washington. It is a much larger sphere. The good thing is the mood of both Delhi and Washington is in harmony with this understanding,...
  • SideSwipe lets you control your smartphone with in-air hand gestures 6 days ago

    New York: How does it feel when your smartphone begins to ring all of a sudden during a key client presentation? Embarrassed? Help is here. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a way to control your smartphone with in-air hand gestures. The system called SideSwipe lets you interact...
  • Combatting Islamic State not US fight alone: Obama September 13, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the decadelong wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says under US leadership more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists, who control up...
  • Lena Dunham wears pink, Kerry Washington chooses orange for Emmys August 26, 2014

    New York: Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange Prada dress, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday. And neutrals, too. Taylor Schilling and her 'Orange is the New Black' crew walked early ...
  • Allclear given after security alert at White House entrance August 4, 2014

    Washington: The US Secret Service cleared Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House earlier on Monday and closed one of its gates for more than an hour after a bombsniffing dog alerted them to a car in a nearby garage. A USSS spokesman later said the allclear was given at...
  • John Kerry meets Narendra Modi in prelude to Washington summit August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a prelude to the summit meeting between US President Barack Obama and Modi in Washington in September. Kerry's meeting with Modi at the Prime Minister's House, 7, Race Course Road, comes...
  • Finding life beyond Earth is within reach: NASA July 15, 2014

    Washington: NASA expects to find the first traces of alien life within the next 20 years. Experts from NASA and its partner institutions have outlined a roadmap to the search for life in the universe, an ongoing journey that involves a number of current and future telescopes. "Just imagine the moment,...
  • Obama invites PM Modi to Washington in September July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The first bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama is likely to take place in September. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns who met Modi on Friday in New Delhi extended Obama's invitation to the Prime Minister. US Secretary of State John...
  • Two dead in shooting at Washington state medical center: Police July 8, 2014

    Washington: US Police said that two people died on Tuesday in a shooting at a medical center in Spokane, Washington, and that it appeared a man shot a woman before taking his own life. The Spokane Police Department said on Twitter that officers were securing the area. Local broadcaster KHQ said...
  • Russia's Putin tells Obama he wants better ties July 4, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin called for better relations with the United States on Friday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking US Independence Day. Relations are at their lowest ebb in years, soured by disagreements over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria and by differences on human rights...
  • New method to keep electronics from overheating July 4, 2014

    Washington: Tired of your laptop working slow due to overheating? Not anymore! Scientists have found that liquids containing nano particles could help electronic devices stay cool and keep them running. Personal computers as well as larger electronic systems can overheat which causes them to slow down, or worse, completely shut...
  • Barack Obama under pressure to visit USMexico border July 4, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the "humanitarian crisis" of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding in from Central America. "If he doesn't...
  • Harsh Vardhan outlines key to reduce maternal and child deaths June 26, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that the goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035 is well within reach, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieve this goal. This includes the power of belief, partnership, evidence, communication and gender equality, and untapped power in health...
  • US economy contracts sharply, consumer spending revised down June 25, 2014

    Washington: The US economy contracted at a much steeper pace than previously estimated in the first quarter to record its worst performance in five years, but there are indications that growth has since rebounded strongly. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 per cent annual...
  • Gene in brain linked to kidney cancer June 25, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have found that a gene that controls brain growth and development is heavily involved in promoting the most common form of kidney cancer, a finding that could lead to new strategy to treat the disease. The study by researchers from Mayo Clinic in Florida shows that the gene...
  • Officials: Sanctions on Russia could be delayed June 25, 2014

    Washington: Sanctions aimed at key economic sectors in Russia because of its threatening moves in Ukraine might be delayed because of positive signals from Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Obama administration officials. The United States and its European allies were finalising a package of sanctions with the goal of...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar optimistic about new Indian government June 25, 2014

    Washington: Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has exuded confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be able to deliver the promises he made to the people during his election campaign. "That's what his track record says. In the past he has done like that," he said, hoping that...
  • Obama launches plan to save hardworking honey bees June 22, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama has launched a determined effort to save some of America's busiest workers, the honey bees, crucial for the food industry and contributes a whopping USD 15 billion in value to agricultural crops. Obama has created a task force comprising various agencies to address the issue of...
  • US official cites West Bengal for greater women representation June 21, 2014

    Washington: Citing the example of West Bengal villages, a top US official has said that local elected bodies with greater women representation raise important social issues. "In India, research showed West Bengal villages with greater representation of women in local panchayats, saw an investment in drinking water facilities double that...
  • Iraq crisis: US open to talks with Iran, air strikes 'may well' be an option, says Kerry June 17, 2014

    Washington: The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential USIranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. Kerry also said in an interview with Yahoo! News that US...
  • Washington: Indian scientist inducted into elite group of professors June 9, 2014

    Washington: An eminent IndianAmerican space scientist has been inducted into an elite group of professors by the University of North Dakota for his contribution in the field of space research. Dr Santhosh K Seelan of the Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota (UND) was inducted recently into...
  • Fighter jets escort small plane out of Washington June 8, 2014

    Washington : Authorities say two F16 fighter jets escorted a small airplane out of restricted airspace in Washington, an apparently inadvertent intrusion that prompted evacuations at the US Capitol and surrounding buildings. North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Master Sgt Chuck Marsh says jets escorted the plane to an airport in...
  • India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve bilateral ties June 7, 2014

    Washington: The US has said India and Pakistan should continue to take steps to improve their bilateral relationship. "Broadly speaking, we believe that India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve the relationship between the two countries," State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf told reporters on Friday. "Obviously, it is...
  • US asks China for "unconditional" talks with the Dalai Lama June 7, 2014

    Washington: The US has asked China to start "unconditional" talks with Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and address policies that have created tensions in Tibet. "As we have long said, we are deeply concerned about the poor human rights situation in Tibetan areas of China," State Department Deputy Spokesperson,...
  • Hillary Clinton says she has 'moved on' from Lewinsky scandal June 5, 2014

    Washington: Hillary Clinton, a potential Democratic Party candidate for 2016 presidency bid, has said she has "moved on" from the Monica Lewinsky scandal that dominated her husband Bill's second term as US president. Clinton, in an interview with the People magazine released yesterday, said, "I think everybody needs to look...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 21, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...