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  • Pakistan will go on providing safe havens to LeT: US official 3 hours 55 minutes ago

    Washington: Pakistan will continue to provide safe havens to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), an internationally-banned terrorist group, thus remaining a major irritant in ties with India, a top American spy master said on Thursday. "Pakistan's provision of safe haven to Lashkar-e-Toiba will probably continue to be a key irritant in relations with India,"...
  • PM Modi's decisive leadership to bring India, US closer: America 4 hours 9 minutes ago

    Washington: Praising the decisive leadership style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts, a top American spy official told lawmakers here that India under Modi would work more closely with the US on security, terrorism and economic issues, despite maintaining an independent foreign policy. "Prime...
  • Temple vandalised with hate message in US, authorities to launch probe February 17, 2015

    Washington: A Hindu temple has been vandalised with hate speech in the US state of Washington, sending shock waves through the community in the area and prompting authorities to launch an investigation. The incident happened when unidentified miscreants sprayed swastika and painted "Get Out" on one of the walls of...
  • Obama's daughters Sasha, Malia not to accompany him to India January 22, 2015

    Washington: Malia and Sasha, the First Daughters of the United States will give a miss to India trip as they tend only to travel with their parents when they are on vacation from school, a US official has said. Sasha and Malia, the 16 and 13-year-old daughters of President Barack Obama...
  • 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...
  • Washington's panda cub Bao Bao spends night in tree December 25, 2014

    Washington: The National Zoo in Washington is reassuring fans of the panda cub Bao Bao that she's doing fine after spending the night in a tree. Members of the public can watch a live feed online of the zoo's pandas. When they saw that Bao Bao was in a tree overnight...
  • Will Chris Pratt be joining the cast of 'Magnificent Seven'? December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt is in talks to join the remake of 'Magnificent Seven'. Pratt, 35, would join Denzel Washington in director Antoine Fuqua's movie, Deadline reported. 'Magnificent Seven' tells the tale of an oppressed Mexican peasant village who enlist the help of seven gunfighters to...
  • New vaccine against breast cancer shows promise December 1, 2014

    Washington: A vaccine against breast cancer developed at Washington University's School of Medicine is safe for patients afflicted with the disease, results of a clinical trial indicate. Preliminary evidence also suggested that the vaccine primed the patients' immune system to attack tumour cells and helped slow the cancer's progression. The new vaccine...
  • Watch: Eminem's moving new 'Guts over fear' video brings out the fighter in all of us November 25, 2014

    Eminem had released the single 'Guts over fear' featuring Sia, in August, earlier this year. Previously featured in 'The Equalizer', starring Denzel Washington, the song will also be featured in Eminem's new compilation 'Shady XV', a 28-song compilation that celebrates the 15th anniversary of Shady Records. ...
  • Washington state legislator who died a week ago after a battle with cancer headed for re-election! November 6, 2014

    Seattle: An incumbent Democratic state representative in Washington was headed for a decisive re-election victory on Wednesday even though he died last week, results indicate. Roger Freeman, a first-term representative from Federal Way, a city between Seattle and Tacoma, had 53 percent of the vote, compared to 46.9 percent for his...
  • US: Man kills girlfriend, puts photos of her body online November 6, 2014

    Seattle: A Washington man is accused of killing his girlfriend, posting photos of her body online and writing that he wanted authorities to find and kill him. Authorities on Wednesday found the woman's car abandoned after a brief police chase. Kitsap County sheriff's Deputy Scott Wilson said police in Portland, Oregon,...
  • 23-year-old Indian-American is one of the youngest US lawmakers November 5, 2014

    Washington: Niraj Antani, a 23-year-old Indian-American student was today elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, becoming one of the youngest state lawmakers in the US. "I am deeply honored to have been elected your State Representative for Ohio's 42nd House District. Thank you all so much for the support....
  • Man claims to be Denzel Washington after being arrested for possessing marijuana illegally October 29, 2014

    Murfreesboro, Tenn.: A Tennessee man being arrested on charges of illegal marijuana possession told police he was Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington. Officers told 21-year-old Justin Lee Seay of Memphis he wasn't fooling anyone - and quickly found that he had violated his probation on a separate case. The Daily News Journal...
  • US: School on lockdown after shooting incident inside cafeteria October 25, 2014

    Washington: A school in Washington was on Friday locked down after an alleged shooting incident. According to students, the incident happened inside the cafeteria of the school. The school is located in Marysville and investigations are underway, the CNN reported. ...
  • Washington: Man arrested after jumping White House fence October 23, 2014

    Washington: A 23-year-old man climbed over the White House fence and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, officials said. The intruder has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, a resident of Bel Air in Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC. He was unarmed at the time of his arrest....
  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93 October 22, 2014

    Washington: Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday aged 93. Bradlee's death at his Washington home of natural causes was announced by...
  • Watch: Ebola infected Dallas nurse's message to her loved ones October 17, 2014

    Nina Pham is the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital. Before leaving for treatment, her treating physician can be heard thanking her for getting well and being part of the volunteer team that took care of Thomas Duncan, who...
  • US: 1st Dallas nurse with Ebola arrives in Maryland October 17, 2014

    Frederick, Maryland: The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital walked gingerly down the stairs of an executive jet into a waiting ambulance at a fog-shrouded airport Thursday. Nina Pham was being transported to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center...
  • Looking forward to turn vision of our partnership into a lasting reality: Modi's note in Visitor's Book of White House October 1, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who left the US after his five-day trip, expressed hope of working with President Barack Obama. Modi even wrote about his experience in the Visitor's Book of the White House. Modi wrote, "I look forward to working with President Obama to unite the people of our...
  • PM Narendra Modi leaves for India, thanks US, calls his five-day trip satisfying October 1, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for India after his five-day maiden visit to the US. He thanked the US before departure and said he was satisfied with his trip. Modi said, "Thank you America". I achieved a lot in these five days. I am going back to India very satisfied."...
  • It's the big Obama-Modi meeting tonight: What's your takeaway from Modi's US visit so far? September 30, 2014

    'Chalein saath saath, Together, forward we go'. That's how US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped off their much-anticipated joint editorial in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country over...
  • True potential of Indo-US ties yet to be fully realised, need to work together: Obama-Modi joint editorial September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Chalein saath saath, Together, forward we go'. That's how US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped off their much-anticipated joint editorial in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. "India and the United States are bound...
  • Excited NRIs stand outside Blair House to catch PM Modi's glimpse September 30, 2014

    Excited NRIs stood outside 190-year-old Blair House, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is staying, to catch his glimpse. Modi is on a five-day trip to US and has arrived in Washington on Monday. Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last one to stay at the guest house. ...
  • Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world September 30, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world. In a joint "vision statement" issued after their first meeting at a White House dinner, the two leaders said...
  • Modi discusses city policing, urban space with New York City mayor September 27, 2014

    New York: With an eye on his pet project of rejuvenation of urban spaces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had a meeting with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio during which the issues related to large cities, especially common threats of terror, policing, public housing and crowd management in...
  • Washington state teen calls police to break up his own party September 26, 2014

    A Washington state teenager who threw a party rife with underage drinking and drug use while his parents were away called police to intervene after a rowdy throng busted a neighbors fence and fights broke out, local media said on Wednesday. The 16-year-old, whose parents were in Portland, called the authorities...
  • With 30 engagements on his list, Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads for US today September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start for his much anticipated five-day tour to the United States of America on Thursday. PM's delegation will leave at 4 pm. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has already reached the US. In his five-day trip to New York and Washington, Modi will have...
  • 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...