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Obama's India visit next year great chance for bolstering ties: Susan Rice

Nov 22 2014

US President Barack Obama's proposed visit to India, to be the chief guest at the 2015 Republic Day celebrations, is a great opportunity to strengthen and expand bilateral strategic partnership, top American administration officials and experts have said. "First time a US President is to attend Republic Day (celebrations), which commemorates the adoption of India's constitution. We are com...

Obama encourages 'best and brightest' to stay in US

Nov 22 2014

Referring to the innovative and entrepreneurial skills of immigrants, in particular Indians, US President Barack Obama has pushed for immigration reform to encourage the best and the brightest to stay in America and not to return to their home country after completing studies. "We educate the world's young people in our universities, and then we just send them home, even if they're wanting...

Mangalyaan has been named among the best inventions of 2014

Nov 21 2014

Mangalyaan has been named among the best inventions of 2014 which described it as a technological feat that will allow India to flex its “interplanetary muscles.” “Nobody gets Mars right on the first try. The US didn’t, Russia didn’t, the Europeans didn’t. But on September 24, India did. That’s when the Mangalyaan …went into orbit around the Red Planet, a technological feat no other Asian ...

India Prime Minister Had an Extraordinarily Successful Visit: US Official

Nov 21 2014

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 ...

U S House passes Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act

Nov 20 2014

The House on Wednesday passed legislation by voice vote to expand scholarships available to Pakistani women and provide aid for women's rights in developing countries. One bill, H.R. 3583, would increase the number of scholarships for Pakistani women to honor Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for women's education who was shot by the Taliban in 2012. Yousafzai, 17, won the Nobel Peace Price la...

TANTEX Sahitya Vedika - 88th Sadassu

Nov 20 2014

TANTEX Sahitya Vedika - 88th Sadassuటాంటెక్స్ 88వనెల నెలా తెలుగు వెన్నెలలో తేట తేనియ తీయదనాన్ని పంచిన &...

World Bank approves USD 285 million to fight Ebola

Nov 19 2014

The World Bank has approved a grant of USD 285 million to finance the three west African countries hardest hit by the Ebola crisis. The grant is part of the nearly 1 billion dollars of financing previously announced by the World Bank for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, reports said. The additional financing will enable the three countries to deploy additional national and international h...

PM Modi rules Australian media headlines

Nov 19 2014

Modi's name is all over the electronic and print media following the conclusion of his visit to Australia on Tuesday. Modi signed a number of agreements with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and addressed several exclusive gatherings in Melbourne Tuesday."Canberra rolls out red carpet for Modi" is a headline being used by a number of the media outlets to mark Modi laying a wreath in the...

Indian students rediscover US as education destination

Nov 18 2014

After three years of decline, the number of Indian students at US campuses increased by six percent to 102,673 in the 2013-14 academic year, according to a new report on International Educational Exchange. The number of international students at colleges and universities in the US increased by eight percent to a record high of 886,052 students in the 2013-14 academic year, the 2014 Open Do...

Democratic values connect us: Modi to business leaders in Melbourne

Nov 18 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met business leaders here Tuesday and said that democratic values acted as a link between them and his government. "Democratic values connect us. Want to hear from you all," Modi said. The prime minister also met Victoria Governor Alex Chernov, before his appointment with the business leaders. Modi arrived in Melbourne Tuesday on the last day of his five ...

Successful Celebrations of TANTEX Sports Day & Sukheebhava

Nov 16 2014

Successful Celebrations of TANTEX Sports Day & Sukheebhava టాంటెక్స్ ఆధ్వర్యంలోఘనంగా “క్రీడా దినోత్సవం” మరియు మమతలదీపాలువె&...

PM Modi meets world leaders on sidelines of G20

Nov 15 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday carried on with his hectic international diplomacy holding parleys with world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, over bilateral meetings and informal discussions on the fifth day of his whirlwind three-nation 10-day tour. More meetings are on the anvil during the remaining days in Australia and Fiji, where he will be making a day-l...

World tallest and shortest men meet on Records Day

Nov 14 2014

World tallest and shortest men meet on Records DayThe world's tallest and shortest men came face to shin today to celebrate the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day, as people across the globe set several bonkers new benchmarks. Turkey's Sultan Kosen, who stands 2.51 metres (eight feet, nine inches) tall, met with Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal, who measures just 55 centimetres (21 and a half inches). One stands as tall as a red Briti...

David Cameron calls for removal of IS propaganda from internet

Nov 14 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron Friday called on governments and internet companies to do more to remove from the web the propaganda of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical organisation. Addressing the Australian parliament, Cameron praised Australia’s tough stance on the issue of foreign fighters joining IS extremists in Iraq and Syria and foreshadowed his own new counter-terror leg...

US, China announce 'historic' climate change goals

Nov 14 2014

Top greenhouse gas emitters China and the US today announced a "historic" pact that could cut their emissions by close to a third over the next two decades, as President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama held talks to push forward new type of major-country ties. At the end of the APEC trade summit in China, Obama announced a climate change agreement with President Xi. Under...

Saudi Arabia to launch work-at-home programme for women

Nov 13 2014

Saudi Arabia will launch an updated work-at-home programme for women in a few weeks, while its portal will be introduced by the end of December, media reported on Thursday. The programme has been designed to support the work of Saudi women in a way suitable for their family conditions and conservative nature of Saudi society, Xinhua cited Fahad Al Tukhaifi, undersecretary in the lab...

Cameron to meet Modi at G-20 meet

Nov 13 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron will "seize the opportunity" to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for the first time this weekend during the G20 summit in Brisbane to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues, a Downing Street media reported. "The Prime Minister David Cameron is set to have his first meeting with Prime Minister Modi of India at this weekend's G20 summit ...

Indian named on UN probe panel on Gaza

Nov 11 2014

An eminent Indian official has been named on a UN inquiry panel set up by the 0world body's chief Ban Ki-moon to probe the presence of arms in UN premises in the Gaza strip and the damage to its facilities during the conflict between Israel and Palestinian factions. K C Reddy, a former UN security advisor for Syria, has been named to the internal and independent United Nations Headq...

Obama to nominate new Attorney General

Nov 10 2014

US President Barack Obama is to nominate Loretta Lynch, the top federal prosecutor in eastern New York city, to be the country's new Attorney General, the White House said on Friday. The President will officially announce the nomination Saturday in Roosevelt Room at the White House and will be joined by current Attorney General Eric Holder and Attorney Loretta Lynch, a White House s...

US man buys home; finds mummified corpse in bedroom!

Nov 10 2014

Children in his new neighourhood warned William Wilson: “Who knows, you might find a dead body. We never saw the former owners leave.” Suspicious that the doors of a long-vacant home he bought at auction on Tuesday in southwest Florida were chained from the inside, Wilson was shocked when he found a mummified body in the master bedroom. “I didn’t expect this at all,” said Wilson. Accord...

Indian-American Aditi Hardikar named new White House LGBT liasion

Nov 10 2014

Indian-American Aditi Hardikar has been appointed to a key White House position to liaison with the LGBT as well as the Asian American and Pacific Islanders communities, an official said. Hardikar, who till recently was director of the LGBT Leadership Council at Democratic National Committee, replaces another Indian-American Gautam Raghavan at the White House, who has now joined the Gill F...

Modi among world's most powerful, Putin tops Forbes list

Nov 06 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made his debut among the world's most powerful people, ranked 15th on the Forbes list topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin who pipped his US counterpart Barack Obama for a second year in a row. The list of 72 most powerful people in the world also included the names of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani at 36th, ArcelorMittal c...

Abdul Kalam bats for India-China joint space collaboration

Nov 06 2014

In his first class after taking over as Honorary Professor of a top Chinese University, former President APJ Abdul Kalam today called for Sino-Indian joint space collaboration and interface between universities of the two countries on development themes. 83-year-old Kalam became a rare Indian leader to take up teaching assignment in a Chinese university after he was formally conferred the ...

Another George Bush wins an election in Texas, US

Nov 05 2014

The Bush political dynasty has a new junior member, George P Bush, who has won an election in Texas for an obscure statewide office, local media reported. The 38-year-old Bush is the nephew of former president George W Bush, grandson of ex-president George H W Bush and son of former Florida governor and potential presidential hopeful Jeb Bush. Bush cruised to victory for the post of lan...

Sachin Tendulkar to release autobiography 'Playing It My Way' today

Nov 05 2014

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's tell-all autobiography, 'Playing It My Way' will be released later today. Even before its launch, the book has already created enough stir in the cricketing world. In his autobiography, the legend has accused former India coach Greg Chappell of being a "ringmaster" who imposed his ideas on players. Tendulkar's not holding back narration on the Aussie coac...

Pakistan using militants as proxies to counter Indian army: Pentagon

Nov 04 2014

In a blunt assessment of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, the Pentagon has told the US Congress that the country is using militant groups as proxies to counter the superior Indian military. "Afghan - and India - focused militants continue to operate from Pakistan territory to the detriment of Afghan and regional stability. Pakistan uses these proxy forces to hedge against the loss of inf...

Bihar has produced number of poet, writers and scholars, including Aster Gayavi urdu poet and Nikita

Nov 03 2014

Bihar has produced number of poet, writers and scholars, including Aster Gayavi urdu poet and NikitaBihar has produced a number of poet, writers and scholars, including Aster Gayavi urdu poet from Gaya, Nikita singh great author the great writer and Buddhist scholar Hrishikesh Sulabh are the prominent writers of the new generation. The later is a short story writer, playwright and theatre critic. Arun Kamal and Aalok Dhanwa are the well-known poets. Different regional languages also ha...

A paanwala in Haryana gets Rs132 crore power bill

Nov 01 2014

A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Gohana town in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs 132.29 crore for the month of October. "I was shocked to read the amount. It is not that the amount was printed wrongly only in numerals. The full amount wa...

Scores of Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath Pooja in US

Oct 31 2014

Washington: Scores of Indian-Americans, some even driving a few hundred miles, gathered on the banks of the historic Potomac river in the suburb of the US capital here and celebrated the ancient Hindu festival of Chhath. Into its sixth year, the celebration of Chhath which was initially started here by one Kripa Shankar Singh, a software engineer from Patna, the annual Hindu festiva...

White House Computers are Breached by Hackers

Oct 30 2014

"In the course of assessing recent threats, we identified activity of concern on the unclassified Executive Office of the President network,"a White House official was quoted as saying. "We took immediate measures to evaluate and mitigate the activity...Unfortunately, some of that resulted in the disruption of regular services to users. But people were on it and are dealing with it," t...

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