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  • 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 road-map 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 US-Mexico 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 US-Iranian 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 Indian-American 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 F-16 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

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  • Should Modi reach out to Washington and Islamabad? May 21, 2014

    Diplomatic overtures have already begun even though the new government is yet to take office. In a first, SAARC leaders have been invited to PM's swearing-in ceremony. BJP on Wednesday said that it was Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's desire to invite the heads of government of all SAARC countries to...
  • Narendra Modi not keen about US trip, priority China, Russia, Japan May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Is new Prime Minister Narendra Modi trying settle score with the United States of America (USA) by not feeling enthusiastic about a visit to America? The USA has extended an official invitation to Modi to visit Washington but Modi does not seem very enthusiastic about the trip. According...
  • It's a girl for Kerry Washington and husband Nnamdi Asomugha May 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: It's a girl for Kerry Washington and retired NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha. A birth certificate released Friday shows the couple's daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha was born around 5 p.m. on April 21 in Los Angeles. The parents haven't announced the baby publicly. Washington's publicist Amanda Silverman said no statement...
  • Hollywood stars get little love at Tony Award nominations April 30, 2014

    New York: It was a brutal Tuesday morning for some A-list stars on Broadway. Snubbed for Tony Award nominations were Denzel Washington, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Williams, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Billy Crudup, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. Daniel Radcliffe struck out for his third consecutive Broadway show. Neil...
  • Obama urges united riposte to Russia for 'destabilising' Ukraine April 27, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Slaviansk: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said the United States and Europe must join forces to impose sanctions on Russia to stop it destabilising Ukraine, where armed pro-Russian separatists were for a third day holding eight international observers prisoner. Washington and Brussels are expected, possibly as early as Monday,...
  • Uruguay not among football's elite, says coach May 20, 2014

    Copa America champions Uruguay are fifth in the FIFA rankings, finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup and in Luis Suarez have one of the world's deadliest strikers, but coach Oscar Washington Tabarez does not rate his side among the elite football nations. "In football there is also a first world...
  • RnB artiste Chris Brown's assault trial delayed to next week; his bodyguard's trial on the same charge to conclude first April 19, 2014

    Washington: Singer Chris Brown's assault trial was delayed on Friday, when a Washington, D.C., judge put off a verdict for the R&B artist's bodyguard whose trial on the same charge is scheduled to conclude first. District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Patricia Wynn said she will need until Monday to consider...
  • Rajasthani folk music group 'Barmer Boys' on a two-week US trip April 19, 2014

    Keeping alive the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars, a hereditary caste of Muslim musicians in India's desert state of Rajasthan, the "Barmer Boys" are on a debut two week coast-to-coast US tour. Barely in their 30s and yet seasoned performers of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the group, during its...
  • Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for US spying coverage April 15, 2014

    New York: The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying. Reuters won in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim minority...
  • President Obama goes to see Denzel Washington in 'A Raisin in the Sun' April 13, 2014

    New York: Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' are hard to come by, but one man managed it - President Barack Obama. The president and first lady caught the American masterpiece Friday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it first opened more than...