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Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the banquet hosted in honour of the President of the United States of America H.E. Mr. Barack Obama

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Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the banquet hosted in honour of the President of the United States of America H.E. Mr. Barack Obama
Woman leads guard of honour for the first time (Second Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a first, a woman officer from the Indian Air Force, Wing Commander Puja Thakur, led the ceremonial guard of honour presented to visiting US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan here Sunday.
Wing Commander Puja Thakur leads Modis woman power in Guard of Honour to US Prez
New Delhi: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Beti Bachao campaign, Wing Commander Puja Thakur of the Indian Air Force did India proud as she led the Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan during the ceremonial reception for US President Barack Obama. This is the first time a woman officer has led the Guard of Honour for a major visiting dignitary at Rashtrapati Bhavan. It was a very proud moment that I was commanding the inter-services Guard of Honour, Wing Commander Puja Thakur told ANI. Right from training days we are treated just like male officers. So first we are officers then women. It would make me very happy if girls get inspired to join the forces. It would indeed be wonderful. It is learnt that women officers will also play a leading role in tomorrow's Republic Day parade, in which President Obama will be the chief guest. In a hard-hitting speech earlier, PM Modi said, "we cannot call ourselves citizens of 21st century by practising such a crime (female foeticide) and we were by our mindset belonged to 18th century when daughters were killed soon after they were born." Pleading to end this ill practice, he said, "The Prime Minister of this country had come to them like a beggar and was begging for the lives of daughters."
Pooja Thakur becomes first woman to lead Inter Services Guard of Honour
Pooja Thakuar made history Sunday when she became the first lady office to lead the Inter-Service Guard of Honour
I Knew I Couldn't Look at Obama: Wing Commander Puja Thakur
The officer who led the Guard of Honour on staying focused- and very alert.
Not Obama, Modi govt scored a bigger PR win: Puja Thakur, first lady officer to lead guard of honour
Wing commander Puja Thakur of the Indian Air Force led the guard of honour in the Raj Bhavan in what is being hailed as a inspiring move by the Modi government. The post Not Obama, Modi govt scored a bigger PR win: Puja Thakur, first lady officer to lead guard of honour appeared first on Firstpost .
In pics: Rashtrapati Bhavan rolls out the red carpet for Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama was accorded a ceremonial red carpet welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday. Obama was welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who received the Obamas at the airport earlier, was present along with key ministers.
No gender bias in armed forces, proud to head inter-services guard of honour for President Obama: Wing Commander Pooja Thakur
Wing Commander Pooja Thakur, who became the first female commanding officer of an inter-services Guard of Honour, on Sunday, said that in the defence services, personnel do not discriminate on the basis of gender, and added she was an officer first ...
Wing Commander Pooja Thakur: First we are officers then women
Wing Commander Pooja Thakur said, "Would make me very happy If girls get inspired to join the forces. Would be indeed wonderful.(commanded guard of honour)."
Pooja Thakur feels proud to lead Guard of Honour for Obama, says `Officer first, woman later`
Wing Commander Pooja Thakur, who led the ceremonial Guard of Honour for US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday, said that it's a proud moment for her to be a commanding officer in the ceremony.
Woman officer leads guard of honour for Obama
New Delhi: “I am an officer first and then a woman,” said a proud Wing Commander Pooja Thakur after she became the first lady officer to lead the Inter-Service Guard of Honour which was inspected by US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan here today.“It is a pro....
Woman officer leads guard of honour for Obama
"I am an officer first and then awoman," said a proud Wing Commander Pooja Thakur after shebecame the first lady officer to lead the Inter-Service Guardof Honour which was inspected by US
Meet Puja Thakur the officer who led Guard of Honour for Obama
I am an officer first and then a woman said a proud Wing Commander Pooja Thakur after she became the first lady officer to lead the InterService Guard of Honour which was inspected by US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on Sunday
Woman Officer Leads Guard of Honour For Obama
"I am an officer first and then a woman," said a proud Wing Commander Pooja Thakur after she became the first lady officer to lead the Inter-Service Guard of Honour which was inspected by US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan here today.
Woman officer Pooja Thakur leads guard of honour for Barack Obama
"I am an officer first and then a woman," said a proud Wing Commander Pooja Thakur after she became the first lady officer to lead the Inter-Service Guard of Honour which was inspected by US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
Woman leads guard of honour for the first time
In a first, a woman officer from the Indian Air Force, Wing Commander Puja Thakur, led the ceremonial guard of honour presented to visiting US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan here Sunday.Thakur was seen -- and heard -- giving commands, which were followed by the national anthems of the US and India. The 21-gun salute boomed...
Woman officer leads guard of honour for Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Woman officer leads guard of honour for Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Barack Obama gets ceremonial guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Obama inspected the inter-services Guard of Honour. Wing Commander Puja Thakur, who was the Guard Commander, greeted him.
Woman officer leads guard of honour for Obama
Wing Commander Pooja Thakur led the ceremonial guard of honour for US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday.
Woman officer leads guard of honour for Obama
New Delhi, Jan 25: Wing Commander Pooja Thakur led the ceremonial guard of honour for US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan Sunday. Wing Commander Thakur walked Obama for the inspection of the tri-service guard of honour. This comes
Red carpet welcome for Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan
US President Barack Obama was accorded a ceremonial red carpet welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Sunday. Obama was welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who received the Obamas at the airport earlier, was present along with key ministers.
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UPDATE 7-Obama announces nuclear "breakthrough" on landmark India trip

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(Recasts with joint news conference)
India not to display Agni-V missilies during Republic Day parade
Agni-V, Indias intercontinental ballistic missile, will not be displayed during the Republic Day celebrations which will have Obama as chief guest. The post India not to display Agni-V missilies during Republic Day parade appeared first on Firstpost .
Obama to Witness India's Military Might, Cultural Diversity
India will tomorrow celebrate its 66th Republic Day, showcasing before the chief guest US President Barack Obama and the world its military might and cultural diversity with a splendid display of land and naval weaponry, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft.
With Obama looking on, Russian legacy to dominate at R-Day parade
When Barack Obama, the first US president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade Jan 26, witnesses India display its defence prowess and its diverse culture, what would come through for discerning military observers is the legacy of the ...
For Ab-Fit POTUS, Delhi Meals Could be Tough. Bhuna Gosht, Anyone?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was fasting when he visited the US last year. US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will certainly eat at many lunches and dinners in Delhi, but they have report...
With Obama looking on, Russian legacy to dominate at Republic Day parade
When Barack Obama, the first US president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade Jan 26, witnesses India display its defence prowess and its diverse culture, what would come through for discerning military observers is the legacy of the country's long-standing strategic ties with Russia.
With Obama looking on, Russian legacy to dominate at R-Day parade
When Barack Obama, the first US president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade Jan 26, witnesses India display its defence prowess and its diverse culture, what would come through for discerning military observers is the legacy of the country's long-standing strategic ties with Russia.
With Obama looking on, Russian legacy to dominate at R-Day parade
When Barack Obama, the first US president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade Jan 26, witnesses India display its defence prowess and its diverse culture, what would come through for discerning military observers is the legacy of the country's long-standing strategic ties with Russia.However, evidence of the new-found India-US...
Republic Day celebrations: Obama to witness India's military might, cultural diversity
New Delhi, Jan 25: India will tomorrow celebrate its 66th Republic Day, showcasing before the chief guest US President Barack Obama and the world its military might and cultural diversity with a splendid display of land and naval weaponry, fighter and
Obama to witness India's military might, cultural diversity
India on 26 January will celebrate its 66th Republic Day, showcasing before the chief guest US President Barack Obama and the world its military might and cultural diversity with a splendid display of land and naval weaponry, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft.
Barack Obama to witness India's military might, cultural diversity
New Delhi: India will tomorrow celebrate its 66th Republic Day, showcasing before the chief guest US President Barack Obama and the world its military might and cultural diversity with a splendid display of land and naval weaponry, fighter and reconnaissance aircraft. Wit..
Difficult to match this grand welcome, Obama tells Headlines Today
In a departure from protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally received Obama and his wife Michelle at New Delhi's Palam airport.
Obama in India, received with hug by Modi (Second Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, accompanied by his wife Michelle, arrived here Sunday morning on a three-day India visit - his second in four years - during which he will be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade Jan 26. Breaking with protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received him at the VVIP terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport where both leaders greeted each other with a spontaneous hug .
Barack Obama arrives in India, to hold talks with PM Narendra Modi
US President Barack Obama on Sunday arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit during which both sides will seek to break the deadlock in operationalising the civil nuclear pact, firm up a defence cooperation agreement besides broadening ties in areas like trade and investment.
Bear hug with Modi gets Obama's India trip off to warm start
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Signalling his determination to take relations with the United States to a higher level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and bear-hug U.S. President Barack Obama as he landed in New Delhi on Sunday.
PM Modi wants to take Indo-US ties to a new direction: Experts
"Modi has used the invitation as a way of signalling that the United States really looms large in his calculations for where he wants to take India."
Nuclear ball in Modi-Obama court
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama will tomorrow confront a knotty nuclear discord their countries have been unable to resolve despite five years of negotiations, including four rounds of talks over the past month.
Barack Obama leaves for three-day visit to India
Barack Obama left by Air Force One, the presidential aircraft, from the Andrews Air Force Base.
Obama leaves for India
Obama leaves for India
Obama boards Air Force One this evening for threeday trip to India
US President Barack Obama will leave Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday evening for his highly anticipated threeday landmark trip to India on an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Obama Visit Will Take Economic Ties to New High: India Inc

Outlook 20 minutes ago

Decisions taken during the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will take the bilateral strategic ties to an "altogether new high", India Inc said today.
Obama backs India's solar goals, seeks support for climate talks
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday offered to help finance India's ambitious solar energy target and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support at global climate talks in Paris later this year.
Issue of terrorism addressed by both leaders: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh
Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh on Sunday said the issue of terrorism was discussed and addressed at some length by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama, during their talks earlier in the day.
Barack and I: Modi stresses personal chemistry
New Delhi, Jan 25: Talking glowingly about his "good friendship" with US President Barack Obama and how it had brought the people of India and US closer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed him by his first name "Barack" more than once
We share a good chemistry: Modi on 'Barack'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he and U.S. President Barack Obama share a very good rapport, and added that the closeness between the two leaders has resulted in bringing the people of both countries closer.
'I and Barack share a good chemistry': PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he and U.S. President Barack Obama share a very good rapport, and added that the closeness between the two leaders has resulted in bringing the
Modi-Obama meeting: 7 big announcements
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a press interaction on Sunday, announced the decisions taken at one-to-one and bilateral meetings with US President Barack Obama.
Barack and I: PM Modi stresses personal chemistry
"Barack and I have forged a friendship. There is openness when we talk on the phone and we also crack jokes," PM Narendra Modi said.
Barack and I: Modi stresses personal chemistry
Talking glowingly about his "good friendship" with US President Barack Obama and how it had brought the people of India and US closer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed him by his first name "Barack" more than once while Obama, in response, was less informal and addressed him as "Modi" or "prime minister"."Barack and I have forged a...
Barack and I: Modi stresses personal chemistry
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Talking glowingly about his "good friendship" with US President Barack Obama and how it had brought the people of India and US closer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed him by his first name "Barack" more than once while Obama, in response, was less informal and addressed him as "Modi" or "prime minister".
Barack and I: Modi stresses personal chemistry
Talking glowingly about his "good friendship" with US President Barack Obama and how it had brought the people of India and US closer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed him by his first name "Barack" more than once while Obama, in response, was ...
From Cold Shoulder to Hugs: Obama and PM Modi's Changed Dynamic
As Barack Obama and Narendra Modi clasped each other in a bear hug today, the US and Indian leaders highlighted a bond that observers say stems in part from their humble backgrounds and mutual outside...
Seven issues likely to dominate Obama-Modi talks
New Delhi: American President Barack Obama today morning arrived here on a three-day state visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Modi broke all protocols and personally received the President and his wife Michelle at the Palam airport.Obama is the first US Pre..
PM Modi breaks protocol to receive President Obama
Prime minister Narendra Modi broke from protocol Sunday morning as he drove in to welcome Obama at the gate of his aircraft, the personal gesture elevating the already high profile of the presidential visit.
Obama arrives in India, PM Modi receives him
Obama arrives in India, PM Modi receives him
US President Barack Obama received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle arrived a little ahead of schedule at the Palam airport where they were received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Watch: With a warm hug Narendra Modi welcomes Barack Obama in Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the airport to receive Obama and First Lady Michelle. Modi welcomes Obama. After a handshake, both leaders hug each other.
Obama lands in India; Modi gives grand welcome
Departing from protocol, prime minister Narendra Modi receives Obama and Michelle at the airport. Obama, who will be the chief guest at the Republic Day parade tomorrow, is the first US President to visit the country twice. Modi and Obama to hold extensive talks on strategic issues including nuclear and defence.
Seven engagements on Sunday: Here's Obama's packed India schedule
At noon, the US president would be accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be present. The post Seven engagements on Sunday: Here’s Obama’s packed India schedule appeared first on Firstpost .
Obama arrives in India, PM Modi receives him
President Barack Obama accompanied by his wife Michelle arrived here Sunday morning on a three-day state visit during which he will attend the Republic Day parade as chief guest and also hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the protocol and personally went to Delhi airport to receive the high profile chief guest from America. Obama, whose presidential plane, Air Force One, landed in New Delhi few minutes before the scheduled arrival. Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal as minister-in-waiting for the visit is to receive Obama at the Air Force Station, Palam, as well as escort and assist him throughout the visit. Obama has arrived at the head of high-level delegation that includes, among others, Democratic House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Ami Bera, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans. This is the second visit of Obama to India as president and the first time a US president is attending the Republic Day parade as chief guest. The US president would be accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan and later proceed to Raj Ghat to lay a wreath at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. He will also plant a sapling at the venue. At 1 p.m., Obama is to attend a luncheon meeting with Modi at Hyderabad House. The two sides will hold delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House and later address the media. In the evening, Obama would call on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan and also attend a banquet hosted by the president. On Monday, Obama would attend the Republic Day parade as chief guest during which Indias military might and cultural diversity would be showcased in a two-hour open air event. He was to have flown down to Agra to see the Taj Mahal Tuesday, but that leg of the visit has been cancelled and he would be leaving for Riyadh to condole the death of Saudi King Abdullah.
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Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award

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Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award
No reward for us: Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award
Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have declined any Padma award for them reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day. The post No reward for us: Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award appeared first on Firstpost .
Ramdev, Ravi Shankar say no to Padma award
/Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Saturday declined to accept Padma awards, saying the honour could be given to someone else.
Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar say no to Padma awards
Both say the awards should be given to someone else
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Swami Ramdev decline Padma awards
New Delhi: Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and yoga guru Swami Ramdev today declined Padma awards, by writing and speaking to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. A press release from The Art of Living said: "In a telephonic conversation with Honorable Home Minister Shri Rajn....
Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar politely decline Padma awards
A day before Padma awards were to be officially announced, yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar politely declined to receive the honours.
Ramdev, Ravi Shankar say no to Padma award (Fourth Lead)
New Delhi/Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Saturday declined to accept Padma awards, saying the honour could be given to someone else.
Ramdev & Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma Vibhushan award
"I should be allowed to serve selflessly & the award should be given to some other deserving person," Ramdev was quoted as saying to the Home Minister.
Ravi Shankar declines Padma award
Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has declined the Padma award reportedly being considered to be conferred on him on the occasion of the Republic Day. In a telephonic conversation with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has declined the Padma award, the Art of Living said in a statement. It quoted him as saying,"I thank the government for considering me for the Padma award. There are many other deserving people. Instead of me, I would like them to honour someone else."
After Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also declines Padma Award
New Delhi, Jan 24: Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday politely declined to accept the Padma awards slated to awarded on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day due to be observed this Monday.In a
Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award
In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Ramdev referred to media reports that the Government was considering his name for Padma Vibushan, the second highest civilian award but felt that as an "ascetic" he should refrain from accepting "rewards or honours". Ramdev requested the Home Minister instead to select some other deserving person for the award. "I should be allowed to serve selflessly and the award should be given to some other deserving person," Ramdev was quoted as saying in his letter to the Home Minister. Ravi Shankar took to Twitter to inform about his decision. "Rajnath Singhji called to inform me about Padma Awards. I thank Govt for considering me. Instead of me, I'd like them to honour someone else," he tweeted. The Art of Living of which Ravi Shankar is the founder also issued a statement in which he was quoted as saying, "I thank the government for considering me for the Padma award. There are many other deserving people. Instead of me, I would like them to honour someone else. The Padma awards are traditionally announced on the eve of the Republic Day. Latest News from India News Desk
Ramdev, Ravi Shankar say no to Padma award
Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Saturday declined to accept Padma awards, saying the honour could be given to someone else.Ramdev declined the Padma Vibhushan - India's second highest civilian award - saying that while he was grateful for being chosen for the honour it should be given to someone else and not a...
Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar humbly decline Padma award, recommend it for ``great`` person
Yoga guru BabaRamdevand spiritual guru Sri Sri RaviShankarhave humbly declined to accept thePadmaaward which was slated to be awarded on the occasion of66thRepublic Day. Instead, both of them recommended on Saturday that the prestigiousPadmaVibushan, the second highest civilian award, should be given to some other 'great' person.
After Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar declines Padma award
Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have declined any Padma award for them reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day.
Ramdev Writes to Rajnath, Declines Padma Award
Yoga guru Ramdev has declined any Padma award for him reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of 66th Republic Day.
Ramdev declines Padma Vibhushan
NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (IANS): Yoga guru Ramdev on Saturday declined the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, saying that while he was grateful for being chosen for the honour, it should be given to someone else and not a "sanyasi".
Ramdev writes to home minister declines Padma award
Yoga guru Ramdev has written a letter to home minister Rajnath Singh requesting him to select some other personality for the Padma Vibhushan award in his place
Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award
Moments after Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar too humbly refuses to accept the Padma Bhushan award.
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Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

Himalayan times 3 hours 40 minutes ago

TOKYO: From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed....
Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.
Japan using diplomatic channels to save hostages: Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday said all available diplomatic channels were being used to save the two Japanese nationals who were taken hostage by the Islamic State (IS) militants.
Japan using diplomatic channels to save hostages: Abe
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday said all available diplomatic channels were being used to save the two Japanese nationals who were taken hostage by the Islamic State (IS) militants.
Japan using diplomatic channels to save hostages: Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday said all available diplomatic channels were being used to save the two Japanese nationals who were taken hostage by the Islamic State (IS) militants."We have been pursuing every possible means, including all available diplomatic channels, first and foremost, to save lives of the two Japanese nationals,"...
IS claims to have murdered one of two hostages, Japan goes into shock
Japan responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. The post IS claims to have murdered one of two hostages, Japan goes into shock appeared first on Firstpost .
Japan stunned after video claims death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock today at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With national attention focusing on efforts to save the ...
Japan, US condemn unverified video claiming IS hostage dead
Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding hostage after a new online video purported to show that another hostage had been killed.While the Japanese government and others cast doub..
Japanese PM condemns IS' video declaring hostage's murder as 'outrageous and unacceptable'
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned the Islamic State (IS) video declaring the murder of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa as "outrageous and unacceptable".
Japan PM says 'credibility' of hostage video is 'high'
Tokyo, Jan 25: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today said the "credibility" of a video announcing the execution of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State militant group was "high". "We have been looking into its authenticity, but unfortunately at
Japan PM Shinzo Abe Says 'Credibility' of Hostage Video is 'High'
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday the "credibility" of a video announcing the execution of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State militant group was "high".
ISIS video on hostage killing angers Shinzo Abe
Release remaining captive Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed anger on Saturday at a video purporting to show the execution of a Japanese citizen by ISIS militants, and insisted Tokyo will not bow to terrorism. He reiterated the governments view that the video, which appeared to show an executed Haruna Yukawa with the voice of captive Kenji Goto, was an outrageous and unacceptable act of violence. I have a strong sense of anger, Mr Abe told reporters in brief remarks after an emergency Cabinet meeting to discuss the crisis. We will not give in to terrorism. Demanding the immediate release of journalist Goto unharmed, Mr Abe said Japan will work with other countries to secure his release. He did not take questions from reporters. Reuters has not been able to verify the authenticity of the video. Japan has scrambled for a way to secure the release of 47-year-old Kenji Goto, a journalist, and Haruna Yukawa, a 42-year-old adventurer fascinated by war. Japanese diplomats had left Syria as the civil war there escalated, adding to the difficulty of contacting the militants holding the hostages. Mr Abe had a telephone call with Jordanian King Abullah II on Saturday, the state-run Petra news agency reported, without elaborating on what they spoke about. One militant on the ISIS-affiliated website warned that the new message was fake, while another said that the message was intended only to go to the Japanese journalists family. A third militant on the website noted that the video was not issued by al-Furqan, which is one of the media arms of the ISIS group.
Japan IS hostage feared killed
Japan to condemned a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image.
Web clip claiming death of IS hostage "outrageous": Japan
Japan early strongly criticised a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants.
Japan says web clip claiming death of Islamic State hostage 'outrageous'
Japan early on Sunday strongly criticised a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image.
Abe angered at hostage video, says Japan won't bow to terrorism
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed anger early on Sunday at a video purporting to show the execution of a Japanese citizen by Islamic State militants, and insisted Tokyo will not bow to terrorism.
Japan says web clip claiming death of IS hostage outrageous
Japan says web clip claiming death of IS hostage outrageous
Japan vows to 'never give up' rescue bid for 'IS' hostages
Japan says it will keep up efforts to save two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamist militants "to the very end." A deadline for a ransom payment has passed with no word from their captors.
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Modi Obama achieve breakthrough but will they get caught in fine print

Hindustan Times 2 hours 45 minutes ago

That it has taken six years to get to a partial solution on nuclear deal is a reminder of how difficult it is to get complex things agreed upon between two countries with robust democratic...
Modi, Obama announce nuclear breakthrough after talks
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama announced they had reached an agreement Sunday to break the deadlock that has been stalling a civilian nuclear power agreement.
Big victory for PM Modi's diplomacy! India-US seal long-pending nuclear deal
New Delhi, Jan 25: In what could be termed as a major diplomatic victory for India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has successfully in persuaded US President Barack Obama in removing hurdles in operationalising the long-stalled civil nuclear agreement. The US
N-deal breakthrough in Obama-Modi talks?
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama ended their talks at Hyderabad House here Sunday, indications were that the two sides may have clinched a breakthrough over issues hampering implementation of the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal.Modi and Obama were closeted for over three hours at Hyderabad House, holding restricted...
N-deal breakthrough in Obama-Modi talks?
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama ended their talks at Hyderabad House here Sunday, indications were that the two sides may have clinched a breakthrough over issues hampering implementation of the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal.
India, US achieve breakthrough in operationalising Nuclear deal
India and the US on Sunday achieved a breakthrough in operationalisation of the stalled nuclear deal in a major outcome of the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama.
U.S., India find workaround to seal civil nuclear deal - media
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India have broken an impasse standing in the way of civil nuclear trade, Indian TV channels reported on Sunday as U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra met in New Delhi for talks.
Obama and Modi reach breakthrough on civil nuclear deal
The US had earlier wanted to track the material it supplied to India, which it said was required under its rules.
Modi-Obama talks lead to breakthrough in operationalising nuclear deal
India and the US on Sunday achieved a breakthrough in operationalisation of the stalled nuclear deal in a major outcome of the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama in New Delhi. It is understood that the breakthrough was achieved over one-on-one talks between the two leaders over tea. Both leaders also held extensive discussions on enhancing cooperation in crucial areas of defence, trade and commerce and climate change. The ticklish liability issue had stalled the implementation of the nuclear agreement inked in 2005 between then US President George Bush and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Indian liability law holds the suppliers directly liable in case of a nuclear accident while countries like France and the US have asked India to follow global norms under which the primary liability lies with the operator. Report India PTI New Delhi Indo-US nuclear deal Barack Obama Narendra Modi ObamaIndiaVisit Manmohan Singh George Bush Sunday, 25 January 2015 - 4:18pm Sunday, 25 January 2015 - 4:20pm AFP photo dnai.in/cy4I225
U.S., India find workaround to seal civil nuclear deal - media
NEW DELHI, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The United States and Indiahave broken an impasse standing in the way of civil nucleartrade, Indian TV channels reported on Sunday as U.S. PresidentBarack Obama and
India, US achieve breakthrough in operationalising N-deal
Both sides also held extensive discussions on enhancing cooperation in crucial areas of defence, trade and commerce and climate change.
U.S., India find workaround to seal civil nuclear deal - media
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India have broken an impasse standing in the way of civil nuclear trade, Indian TV channels reported on Sunday as U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra met in New Delhi for talks.
PM Modi and President Obama Clear Landmark Nuclear Deal: 10 Big Developments
India and US have reached an agreement on the nuclear liability issue that had stalled a deal worth billions. Sources said US President Barack Obama and Prime MInister Narendra Modi gave a final push ...
India, US achieve breakthrough in operationalising N-deal
New Delhi: India and the US today achieved a breakthrough in operationalisation of the stalled nuclear deal in a major outcome of the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama here today. It is understood that the breakthrough was achieved over..
Obama-Modi hold talks on civil nuke deal and a range of issues
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Sunday held talks on a range of crucial issues, including removing hurdles in operationalising the long-stalled civil nuclear agreement and enhancing ties in defence, trade and commerce and climate change.
Obama-Modi Hold Talks on Civil Nuke Deal and a Range of Issues
India and the US today achieved a breakthrough in operationalisation of the stalled nuclear deal in a major outcome of the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama here today.
India-US close to breakthrough on nuclear deal
Insurance pool may be set up as cover against liability to US companies constructing reactors in India As the high profile visit of US president Barack Obama begins, the two countries have reportedly made a breakthrough in the nuclear deal, it is learnt. Special Feature: Modi-Obama Agenda
Civil nuclear deal, defence to figure in Indo-US talks
NEW DELHI, Jan 24 - The civil nuclear deal, technology transfer and joint ventures in defence will be among the key areas where India and the US will like to have "concrete deliverables" during the three-day high-voltage trip of US President Barack Obama from tomorrow, reports PTI.
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Obama's India visit: Human rights bodies not convinced, thanks to Khobragade issue

One India 1 hour 39 minutes ago

New Delhi, Jan 25: Although both Indian and American sides have shown a lot of excitement over the visit of the US President Barack Obama to India to be the chief guest at the Republic Day...
'Obama Visit Signal to Indian, US Businessmen to Tap Opportunities'
US President Barack Obama's India visit, marked by "high-end symbolism", is a signal to businessmen of both countries to look for opportunities from each other, Mahindra Group Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra has said.
Obama's visit signal to Indian, US business to tap opportunities: Anand Mahindra
US President Barack Obama's India visit, marked by "high-end symbolism", is a signal to businessmen of both countries to look for opportunities from each other, Mahindra Group Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra has said. Likening the ...
Barack Obama's visit signal to Indian, US biz to tap opportunities: Anand Mahindra
Anand Mahindra further said: "Let us also not forget that America is the biggest source of investible capital in the world today.
Obama says Namaste; US National Security Council tweets Jai Hind
Dressed in a dark blue suit, Obama was given a ceremonial inter-services Guard of Honour at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan after being received by President Pranab Mukherjee. The 53-year old Obama will be the first US President to be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day ceremony here on Monday. "Its a great honour and we are so grateful for your extraordinary hospitality," Obama said after the ceremony during which he preferred to say "Namaste" with folded hands to the waiting dignitaries. Earlier, the US National Security Council on Sunday tweeted "Jai Hind", saying that President Barack Obama is "honoured" to be back in India. "President Obama is honoured to be back in India to celebrate Republic Day and to begin a new chapter in the US-India partnership. Jai Hind!" a tweet from the account of NSC Press, which is run by Obama's National Security Council (NSC). The NSC is the principal forum used by the US president for considering national security and foreign policy matters. The tweet was also retweeted by the Twitter handle of the White House. US National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who is accompanying Obama to India, also posted a tweet saying "Jai Hind"."Excited to be with President Obama in India to celebrate Republic Day - Jai Hind!" said her tweet. "Jai Hind" is a slogan or battle cry dating back to India's freedom struggle. Latest News from India News Desk
US National Security Council tweets 'Jai Hind'
The India-US bonhomie and warmth broke through the Delhi chill with President Obamas National Security Council press (NSCPress) account tweeting Jai Hind within hours of his landing in India.
As Obama Arrives, White House Tweets 'Jai Hind'
The US National Security Council on Sunday tweeted: "President Obama is honoured to be back in India to celebrate Republic Day and to begin a new chapter in the US-India partnership. Jai Hind!"
US National Security Council tweets 'Jai Hind'
The US National Security Council Sunday tweeted "Jai Hind", saying that President Barack Obama is "honoured" to be back in India."President Obama is honoured to be back in India to celebrate Republic Day and to begin a new chapter in the US-India partnership. Jai Hind!" a tweet from the account of NSC Press, which is run by Obama's National...
Defence, energy, trade to top agenda of Barack Obama's India visit
Washington/New Delhi: US President Barack Obama arrives in India Sunday on a three-day state visit, which besides the symbolism of his being the first American president to be chief guest at the Republic Day parade is also likely to see "substantive outcomes" from tal..
Honoured to be in India for Republic Day: Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama on Sunday stated that he was 'honoured' to visit India again, adding that he was looking forward to participate in the Republic Day celebrations.
'Honoured to be in India for Republic Day: Obama
US President Barack Obama on Sunday stated that he was 'honoured' to visit India again, adding that he was looking forward to participate in the Republic Day celebrations.
Clean energy defence to figure in ObamaModi talks
ObamaModi talks Clean energy of critical importance
A welcome gift for Barack Obama from Vikas Khanna
Vikas Khanna, the host of MasterChef India Season 2 and 3, just launched his next book, MasterChef India Cookbook and sent the first copy to the White House for his friend, President Barack Obama.What timing we must say, as President Obama is coming to India for the Republic Day celebration and
Left parties protest Modi's invitation to Obama
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Accusing the Narendra Modi government of compromising India's sovereignty by inviting Barack Obama for the Republic Day function, several Left parties Saturday staged a rally here opposing the US president's visit.
Obama leaves for India visit
WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (IANS): US President Barack Obama took off on Saturday morning for his three-day historic visit to India to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day parade, described as a "genuine honour" by the White House.
R-Day invite to Obama is a genuine honour: White House
"The President is very much looking forward to this visit. It is a genuine honour to be invited as guest for Republic Day. He is looking forward to traveling there to see the festivities associated with Republic Day firsthand," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.
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Modi-Obama Keep Mum on Tea-Time Conversation

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What transpired between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama over tea today at the Hyderabad House is likely to remain in the realm of speculation with the two leaders refusing...
Thank you for the `chai pe charcha`: Obama to PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama had a private tete-e-tete over tea at Hyderabad House, the state guest house, that led the latter to invoke the 'chai pe charcha' (chat over tea) concept that Modi made a winning campaign strategy before the April-May 2014 General Election that he won with a stunning majority to come to power.
Thank you for the 'chai pe charcha': Obama to Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama had a private tete-e-tete over tea at Hyderabad House, the state guest house, that led the latter to invoke the 'chai pe charcha' (chat over tea) concept that Modi made a
IN PICS Served with warmth photos of Modi Obama bonding over tea
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday went all out to make US President Barack Obama feel special through his personal gestures be it receiving him at the airport with a hug or preparing tea for the visiting dignatary after their officiallevel talks
Media all set to capture the Indo-US joint statement at Hyderabad House
As US President Barack Obama about to reach at the Hyderabad House in Delhi for bilateral talks, reporters from various news organisation are already there to capture the bilateral talks.
'Thank You for Chai pe Charcha,' President Barack Obama Says After PM Modi Pours Tea
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama had a tete-e-tete on the lawns of Hyderabad House after their lunch today. The two leaders had a walk, which was followed by tea during which...
Obama-Modi talks end
Bilateral summit level talks between visiting US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have ended at Hyderabad House here. The talks began Sunday afternoon after Obama's visit to Rajghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
Obama-Modi talks end
Bilateral summit level talks between visiting US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have ended at Hyderabad House here. The talks began Sunday afternoon after Obama's visit to Rajghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.The talks were preceded by a luncheon meeting between the two leaders. In an unprecedented gesture, the two...
It's 'chai pe charcha' at Hyderabad House
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his "chai pe charcha" concept to commanding heights here Sunday, serving up the brew to visiting US President Barack Obama from a silver teapot on the verdant green lawns of Hyderabad House.
Modi-Obama bonhomie on display at Hyderabad House
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today went all out to make US President Barack Obama feel special through his personal gestures—be it receiving him at the airport with a hug or preparing tea for the visiting dignatary after their official-level talks. After the official d....
It's 'chai pe charcha' between Modi, Obama at Hyderabad House
New Delhi, Jan 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his "chai pe charcha" concept to commanding heights here on Sunday, serving up the brew to visiting US President Barack Obama from a silver teapot on the verdant green lawns of Hyderabad
It's 'chai pe charcha' at Hyderabad House
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his "chai pe charcha" concept to commanding heights here Sunday, serving up the brew to visiting US President Barack Obama from a silver teapot on the verdant green lawns of Hyderabad House. The two leaders stepped out into the garden of the state guest house after a working lunch and leisurely strolled along the red sandstone pathways, talking animatedly and gesticulating for effect. Their body language was quite electric and made it clear that the chemistry that had developed between them during Modis visit to Washington has grown even stronger. They sat down on two comfortable single-seater sofa chairs laid down in the Hyderabad House garden and Modi picked up the teapot, lifted a white cup and saucer, poured out the tea and handed it over to Obama without a break in the conversation. They chatted amiably for more than 10 minutes before getting up and walking back into Hyderabad House. It was all quite unprecedented and a pointer to the new warmth in the India-US relations have risen to. During the April-May 2014 Lok Sabha elections campaign, Modis "chai pe charcha" - connect with the electorate over a cup of tea - had become quite eye-catching.
It's 'chai pe charcha' at Hyderabad House
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his chai pe charcha concept to commanding heights here Sunday, serving up the brew to visiting US President Barack Obama from a silver teapot on the verdant green lawns of Hyderabad House.
Barack Obama's India visit: It's 'chai pe charcha' at Hyderabad House
Their body language was quite electric and made it clear that the chemistry that had developed between them during Modi's visit to Washington has grown even stronger.
Sealed with a hug: Modi, Obama make cute new BFFs
Keeping protocol aside, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed US President Obama with a warm hug. The post Sealed with a hug: Modi, Obama make cute new BFFs appeared first on Firstpost .
LIVE: Obama-Modi joint statement expected soon; announcement on nuclear deal likely
Obama at Hyderabad House, holds structured talks with PM Narendra Modi over lunch
LIVE: After chai pe charcha, Obama and Modi reach agreement on nuclear deal
Bilateral summit level talks between visiting US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi started at Hyderabad House on Sunday. Special: Obama in India
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Chai pe charcha moment in Modi, Obama talks (Second Lead)

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New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) It was the "Chai pe Charcha" moment in Indian diplomacy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known for his innovative and more personal approach to diplomatic engagements, Sunday...
India, US to set up hotline between top leaders
In a first, India and the US on Sunday agreed to set up a hotline between their top leaders - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.
India, US agree to set up hotline between Modi and Obama
India and the US today agreed to set up a hotline between their top leaders -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.
Obama announces nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a deal aimed at unlocking billions of dollars in nuclear trade, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership.
Obama announces nuclear "breakthrough" on landmark India trip
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade on Sunday, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership.
Modi greeted like a star in US: Obama
"Last year at the Madison Square Garden PM Modi was greeted like a Bollywood star," Obama said addressing a joint press conference with Modi at Hyderabad House here.
Modi's 'Chai Pe Charcha' With Obama at Hyderabad House
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama today went for a stroll at the manicured lawns of the Hyderabad House, the venue for talks between the two leaders.
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NEW DELHI: In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked on a series of bilateral agreements at a summit on Sunday that both sides hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership. Indian media reported that negotiators had broken an impasse that has long stood in t ...Read More
Full Text: PM Narendra Modi`s statement at press interaction with US Prez Barack Obama
After the long-drawn talks at the Hyderabad House between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama, the two leaders held a joint press interaction on Sunday.
Live: Modi and Obama end joint statement with another bear hug
As Obama reached Hyderabad House for bilateral talks, it was being reported that the civil nuclear deal has already gotten a thumbs up from both leaders. The post Live: Modi and Obama end joint statement with another bear hug appeared first on Firstpost .
Modi greeted like a star in US: Obama
US President Barack Obama Sunday said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted like a "star" in the US."Last year at the Madison Square Garden PM Modi was greeted like a Bollywood star," Obama said addressing a joint press conference with Modi at Hyderabad House here.Modi had addressed around 20,000-strong gathering of cheering...
Prime Minister's Media Statement during Joint Press Interaction with President of United States of America
Prime Minister's Media Statement during Joint Press Interaction with President of United States of America
President Obama and PM Modi Hold a Joint Press Conference at the Hyderabad House in Delhi: Highlights
United States President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a joint press conference after the delegation level talks at the Hyderabad House in Delhi. The two leaders also took a stroll...
N-deal set to become operational after Modi-Obama talks
N-deal set to become operational after Modi-Obama talks
Modi, Obama hold walk the talk, chai pe charcha at Hyderabad House
In a first of its kind meet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he along with US President Barack Obama on Sunday held a 'chai pe charcha' in the gardens of Hyderbad House. The two leaders earlier met for a working lunch and held discussions on a series of issues including civil nuclear deal between the two countries.
PM, Obama take a stroll
Prime Minister Narendra Modi andUS President Barack Obama today went for a stroll at themanicured lawns of the Hyderabad House, the venue for talksbetween the two leaders.
Government looks at Narendra Modi's charisma to strike deals with Obama
Even as the 'fortress' Delhi awaits US President Barack Obama, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama, officials here are banking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma to strike deals on key issues during the informal talks.
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Saina Nehwal Parupalli Kashyap win Syed Modi titles

Hindustan Times 1 hour 45 minutes ago

Top seed Saina Nehwal came out with a stupendous performance to save two match points and then defeat reigning World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain to retain the womens singles title at the...
Nehwal sees off Marin to defend Syed Modi crown
Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to beat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Sunday
Saina Nehwal begins season emphatically, wins Syed Modi open
Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to beat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here today.
Saina beats world champion, wins Syed Modi title
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) Defending champion Saina Nehwal defeated reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the final to lift the women's singles title once again at the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships here Sunday.
Saina Sees Off Carloina Marin to Defend Syed Modi Crown
Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to beat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here today.
Saina Nehwal sees off Carloina Marin to defend Syed Modi crown
World No. 3 Saina scraped past the seventh-ranked Spaniard 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 in a see-saw battle lasting an hour and 19 minutes.
Saina wins Syed Modi title, beats World Champion
Lucknow: Saina Nehwal staged a scintillating comeback to beat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here Sunday.World No. 3 Saina scraped past the seventh-ranked Spaniard 19-21 25-23..
Saina Nehwal beats world champion, wins Syed Modi title
SainaNehwalstaged a scintillating comeback to beat reigning world champion Carolina Marin and retain the women's singles title at theSyedModiGrand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Sunday.
Saina Nehwal beats Carolina Marin to retain Syed Modi Grand Prix title
Ace Indian shuttler and top seed Saina Nehwal rallied to beat second seed Carolina Marin of Spain 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 and retain the Syed Modi Grand Prix title in Lucknow.
Saina Nehwal beats world champion, wins Syed Modi title
Lucknow, Jan 25: Defending champion Saina Nehwal defeated reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the final to lift the women's singles title once again at the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships here Sunday. The Indian won the
Saina beats world champion, wins Syed Modi title
Defending champion Saina Nehwal defeated reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the final to lift the women's singles title once again at the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships here Sunday.
Saina beats world champion, wins Syed Modi title
Defending champion Saina Nehwal defeated reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the final to lift the women's singles title once again at the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships here Sunday.
Saina beats world champion, wins Syed Modi title
Defending champion Saina Nehwal defeated reigning world champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the final to lift the women's singles title once again at the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships here Sunday.The Indian won the summit clash 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 in one hour and 19 minutes at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here.
Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap reach finals at Syed Modi Grand Prix
Olympic bronze medallist Saina didn't have to break much sweat as she disposed off fourth seed Nichaon Jindapon of Thailand The post Saina, Srikanth, Kashyap reach finals at Syed Modi Grand Prix appeared first on Firstpost .
Syed Modi Badminton: Saina Nehwal to take on Spain's Carolina Marin
Defending champion Saina Nehwal will take on reigning World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the Women's Singles final of the 120,000 US Dollar Syed Modi International Badminton tournament.
Saina, Srikanth reach finals at Syed Modi GPG
Saina, Srikanth reach finals at Syed Modi GPG
Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth reach finals of Syed Modi International Badminton tournament
Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth have reached the finals of the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton tournament in Lucknow.
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This is a natural global partnership: PM

India Infoline 1 hour 37 minutes ago

The success of this partnership is important for our progress and for advancing peace, stability and prosperity around the world., says PM.
India, US agree to set up hotline between top leaders
"We will establish hotlines between myself and Barack and our National Security Advisors," Modi said in his opening statement during the two leaders' joint interaction with the media. The Ministry of External Affairs later said this is the first time that India and the US will have a hotline at the level of top leadership. Modi said the effort was part of their exercise to give the critical partnership between two countries "a new thrust and sustained attention". "We have decided to give this critical partnership a new thrust and sustained attention. For this, we have agreed that India and the United States must have regular Summits at greater frequency," he said. Latest News from India News Desk
India and US 'natural global partners': PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described both India and the U.S. are natural global partners and added that U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the country for the second time during
What Modi said in joint statement with Obama
Addressing the media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi said, the success of Indo-US partnership is important for our progress and for advancing peace, stability and prosperity around the world.
Indo-US relation a 'natural global partnership': Modi | Live
In a joint statement with Obama, Modi said, "We have decided to give this critical partnership a new thrust and sustained attention. For this, we have agreed that India and the US must have regular summits at greater frequency."
India, US have natural global partnership: Modi
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India and the US have a natural global partnership, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Sunday.
India, US have natural global partnership, Narendra Modi says
India and the US have a natural global partnership, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
India, US have natural global partnership: Modi
India and the US have a natural global partnership, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Sunday.
India, US have natural global partnership: Modi
India and the US have a natural global partnership, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Sunday.After holding summit talks with visiting US President Barack Obama, Modi said the ties between the two countries "is a natural global partnership"."It has become more relevant in the digital age.""The success of this partnership is important for...
President Barack Obama and PM Modi Aim High With India Summit
US President Barack Obama's visit is a fresh bid to make Asia's third-largest economy an enduring strategic partner.
FACTBOX: Obama and Modi aim high with India summit
(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in India on Sunday for the second time, to build on what he calls one of the defining relationships of the 21st Century.
`Barack Obama, Narendra Modi can work to develop power initiative`
More than a dozen organisations, businesses and clean energy venture capitalists have appealed to US President Barack Obama to collaborate with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to develop a "Power India" initiative.
Unlikely buddies Obama and Modi aim high on India trip
NEW DELHI: In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, U.S. President Barack Obama lands in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic parade and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who until last year was persona non grata in Washington. Obama will be the first U.S. president to attend India's Rep ...Read More
Unlikely buddies Obama and Modi aim high on India trip
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, U.S. President Barack Obama lands in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic parade and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who until last year was persona non grata in Washington The post Unlikely buddies Obama and Modi aim high on India trip appeared first on Firstpost .
Obama, Modi brought fresh vigour to India-US ties: Experts
New York, Jan 24: US President Barack Obama's 'unprecedented' visit to India is a powerful symbol of the new energy that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have brought to India-US relations and the American leader will see a new India
Obama visit to 'elevate' India-US relationship: White House
Washington: Describing the unprecedented second visit of US President Barack Obama to India as “game changing”, the White House has said his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi would “elevate the nature of the relationship” between the world’..
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Two Beasts in Obama's 60-vehicle carcade in Delhi

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Visiting US President Barack Obama's 60-vehicle motorcade which drove down the roads of the Indian capital Sunday included his two Beasts, the armoured presidential limousines, on the first day of...
Two Beasts in Obama's 60-vehicle carcade in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Visiting US President Barack Obama's 60-vehicle motorcade which drove down the roads of the Indian capital Sunday included his two Beasts, the armoured presidential limousines, on the first day of his three-day visit.
Two Beasts in Obama's 60-vehicle carcade in Delhi
Visiting US President Barack Obama's 60-vehicle motorcade which drove down the roads of the Indian capital Sunday included his two Beasts, the armoured presidential limousines, on the first day of his three-day visit.The huge motorcade was also escorted by Delhi Police gypsies. The route was out of bounds for the general public during the US...
Barack Obama pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, calls him rare gift to world
Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at the Rajghat memorial. The post Barack Obama pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, calls him rare gift to world appeared first on Firstpost .
Obama and Modi holds bilateral discussions
Barack Obama pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj ghat
Live: Modi-Obama hold 'chai pe charcha' at Hyderabad House, breakthrough on nuclear issue
New Delhi: US President Barack Obama accompanied by his wife Michelle arrived here today morning on a three-day state visit during which he will attend the Republic Day parade as the chief guest.Obama, whose presidential plane, Air Force One, landed in New Delhi at 09:40 am, ha..
Obama pays tributes to Mahatma, calls him rare gift to world
US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, on Sunday paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at the Rajghat memorial here describing his spirit as a "rare gift" to the world.
Obama Pays Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, Calls Him Rare Gift to World
US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, today paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at the Rajghat memorial here describing his spirit as a "rare gift" to the world.
Gandhi a `rare gift to world`, Obama writes in visitor`s book at Rajghat
US President Barack Obama, who is known for his fascination with Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi, on Sunday visited Bapu's memorial at Rajghat to pay his tributes to the great man.
This is what Obama wrote in the visitor's book at Raj Ghat
The American President was presented a replica of Gandhi's famous 'charkha' by the officials of the memorial.
US President Barack Obama Pays Floral Tributes to Mahatma Gandhi
US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, today paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at Rajghat soon after his arrival in Delhi on a three-day...
President Barack Obama pays floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
He went straight to Rajghat from the ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. During his last visit here in 2012 too, he had paid tributes to Gandhi at the memorial here.
Barack Obama pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, on Sunday paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at Rajghat soon after his arrival here on a three-day visit.
President Obama pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi
U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday visited Raj Ghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the final resting place of the Father of the Nation.
President Obama pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi
US President Barack Obama on Sunday visited Raj Ghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the final resting place of the Father of the Nation.
News in Brief (Jan 25): Grateful for the extraordinary hospitality, a great honour: Obama
New Delhi, Jan 25: Get the national and international updates here: Also read: (Live updates) Obama's visit to India: Barack Obama reaches ITC Maurya 12:44 pm: Obama reaches Raj ghat, Michelle missing Obama heads to Rajghat 12:30
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US planes escorted to airport after bomb scare

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Two planes were escorted by fighter jets to a safe landing at an airport in Atlanta following a "credible" bomb scare, a media report said.
US planes escorted to airport after bomb scare
Two planes were escorted by fighter jets to a safe landing at an airport in Atlanta following a "credible" bomb scare, a media report said.According to Xinhua, the two aircraft - a Delta Air Lines flight from Portland (Oregon) and a Southwest Airlines flight from Milwaukee (Wisconsin) were escorted to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport...
Fighter jets escort two US planes after bomb threat
Washington: Fighter jets escorted two US domestic airliners to land at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after receiving "credible" threats of bombs on board, local media reported.The affected airliners were the Delta flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon and t..
Police search 2 flights at Atlanta airport post receiving 'credible' bomb threat
Two airliners at Atlanta's airport were searched by the police after they received "credible" bomb threats, US officials said.
Fighter jets escort two US planes after bomb threat
Washington, Jan 25: Fighter jets escorted two US domestic airliners to land at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after receiving "credible" threats of bombs on board, local media reported.The affected airliners were the Delta flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon and the Southwest
US fighters scrambled after Twitter bomb threats
US officials scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to shadow a pair of commercial airliners after bomb threats were made against the flights on the social network Twitter.
US airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats
The planes landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, no bombs were found aboard either and the Atlanta airport has returned to normal operations.
US fighters scrambled two F-16 fighter jets after Twitter bomb threats
US officials scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to shadow a pair of commercial airliners after bomb threats were made against the flights on the social network Twitter. The post US fighters scrambled two F-16 fighter jets after Twitter bomb threats appeared first on Firstpost .
Two US airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats
Bomb threats against two US airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta an airport spokesperson said
Accompanied by Fighter Jets, Planes Land in Atlanta After Bomb Threats
Bomb threats against two US airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said.
U.S. airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats
Bomb threats against two U.S. airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said. The planes landed safely at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, no bombs were found aboard either flight and the Atlanta airport has re ...Read More
U.S. airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats
(Reuters) - Bomb threats against two U.S. airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said.
Two US airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats
Bomb threats against two US airline flights on Saturday prompted North American air defense fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an airport spokesman said.
Fighter jets escort US airliners after bomb threat
A pair of F-16 fighter jets escorted two US commercial airliners to their landing in Atlanta on Saturday following a bomb threat online, an aviation spokesman said.
Fighter jets escort US airliners after bomb threat
A pair of F-16 fighter jets escorted two US commercial airliners to their landing in Atlanta on Saturday following a bomb threat online, an aviation spokesman said.
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Eugenie Bouchard, Maria Sharapova set up glamour tie at Australia Open

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It would certainly be the most glamorous match at Australian Open in recent times, when two tennis divas Maria Sharapova and EugenieBouchard play against each other on Monday.
Student Bouchard ready to be tested by Sharapova
Eugenie Bouchard will spend Monday 'cramming' for one of the toughest exams of her fledgling career when she faces second seed Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open quarter-finals
Australian Open Businesslike Nadal Sharapova march on
Maria Sharapova was all business as she raced into the Australian Open quarterfinals on Sunday to set up a glamour showdown with Eugenie Bouchard as Rafael Nadal continued his unrelenting Grand Slam march
Peng Shuai disappointed after Australian Open loss
Melbourne, Jan 25 (IANS) China's top-ranked women's tennis player Peng Shuai is disappointed to exit the Australian Open after a fourth-round defeat to Maria Sharapova Sunday.
Peng Shuai disappointed after Australian Open loss
China's top-ranked women's tennis player Peng Shuai is disappointed to exit the Australian Open after a fourth-round defeat to Maria Sharapova Sunday.
Australian Open 2015: Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals
Melbourne, Australia: Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.French Open champion Sharapova was broken once in the first set before winning the last eight games of her 6-3, ..
Peng Shuai disappointed after Australian Open loss
China's top-ranked women's tennis player Peng Shuai is disappointed to exit the Australian Open after a fourth-round defeat to Maria Sharapova Sunday.Peng, who was the 22nd seed at the Australian Open, matched her best ever result at the tournament after qualifying for the fourth round with consecutive straight sets victories over Tatjana Maria,...
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MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them to complete convincing wins Sunday and move into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. French Open champion Sharapova was broken once in the first set before winning the last eight games of her 6-3, 6-0 fourth-round victory over No. 21-seeded ...Read More
Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open
Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open
Australian Open: Sharapova thumps Peng, sets up Bouchard showdown in quarters
Maria Sharapova was all business as she raced into the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday to set up a glamour showdown with rising star Eugenie Bouchard. The post Australian Open: Sharapova thumps Peng, sets up Bouchard showdown in quarters appeared first on Firstpost .
Maria Sharapova through to Australian Open quarters
Melbourne, Jan 25: Second-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova cruised into the Australian Open quarter-finals after beating China's 21st seed Peng Shuai in straight sets here Sunday.The 2008 Australian Open winner crushed Peng 6-3, 6-0 to set up a clash against Canada's No.7
Sharapova through to Australian Open quarters
Second-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova cruised into the Australian Open quarter-finals after beating Chinas 21st seed Peng Shuai in straight sets here Sunday. The 2008 Australian Open winner crushed Peng 6-3, 6-0 to set up a clash against Canadas No.7 seed Eugenie Bouchard. Bouchard, who regrouped to beat Irina-Camelia Begu earlier in the day, became the first player into the quarterfinals. Sharapova has beaten Bouchard in all three of their previous meetings, their most famous match being Sharapovas come-from-behind 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory semifinals of the French Open last year.
Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open
Maria Sharapova and Eugenie Bouchard will meet in the Australian Open quarterfinals after advancing with contrasting wins on Sunday.
Bouchard through to quarterfinals at Australian Open
Eugenie Bouchard moved into the quarterfinals of another Grand Slam with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu.
Student Bouchard ready to be tested by Sharapova
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard will spend Monday 'cramming' for one of the toughest exams of her fledgling career when she faces second seed Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open quarter-finals.
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Vice President Ansari offers condolences for demise of King Abdullah

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Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Sunday reached Riyadh as part of an official delegation representing India to offer condolences over the demise of Saudi Arabia ruler King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
Hoping for balance
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who died on Friday, was a towering world statesman who, while being mindful of the Wahhabi influence on his nearly 300-year-old lineage, exhibited a modernising tendency in relation to his own people and in the politics he practised in the context of the
Hamid Ansari leads Indian delegation to Saudi king's funeral
Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday left for Saudi Arabia at the head of an Indian government delegation to attend the funeral of king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who died early on Friday.
World leaders head to Saudi Arabia
World leaders headed to Saudi Arabia on Saturday to offer condolences following the death of King Abdullah, with US Presi-dent Barack Obama cutting short a trip to India to pay respects. Mr Obama had been scheduled to visit the Taj Mahal but cancelled that following the death of Abdullah and will travel to Riyadh on Tuesday, the White House said. British Prime Minister David Cameron, Prince Charles and French President Francois Hollande were among the leaders expected in the Saudi capital on Saturday to offer condolences to new King Salman. World leaders have praised the king as a key mediator between Mus-lims and the West, but campaigners criticised his rights record and urged Salman to do more to protect freedom of speech and womens rights. Gulf rulers, and leaders including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, were among those who attended Abdullahs traditionally simple funeral at Riyadhs Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque on Friday. Africa was also represented, with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon arrived on Saturday to pay respects. Also, Irans foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a rare visit to the regional rival, bringing condolences after the death of Abdullah.
World leaders arrive in Saudi Arabia after King`s death
World leaders converged on Saudi Arabia Saturday to offer condolences following the death of King Abdullah, with US President Barack Obama cutting short a trip to India to pay respects.
Tributes to Saudi King spark rights criticism in Britain
LONDON (Reuters) - As world leaders flew to Saudi Arabia to mark the death of King Abdullah, several prominent British politicians criticised the deference shown to the leader of a country accused of having a poor human rights record. Human rights campaigners and politicians from different parties questioned why the Union flag had been flown at half mast on public buildings including Westminster Abbey, for the leader of a country which still has the death penalty. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died early on Friday after a short illness, had pursued a modernising legacy of cautious social and economic reform. The post Tributes to Saudi King spark rights criticism in Britain appeared first on Firstpost .
Tributes to Saudi King spark rights criticism in Britain
LONDON (Reuters) - As world leaders flew to Saudi Arabia to mark the death of King Abdullah, several prominent British politicians criticised the deference shown to the leader of a country accused of having a poor human rights record.
Dignitaries head to Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's death
RIYADH: World leaders and top dignitaries are heading to Saudi Arabia to give their condolences following the death of King Abdullah. The king, who presided over Saudi Arabia for around two decades, died early Friday and was buried that same afternoon in the capital Riyadh. In line with Islamic tradition, there was no mem ...Read More
US President Obama cancels visit to Taj Mahal
Obama cut shorts India visit, to fly to Saudi Arabia from India
US President Barack Obama cancels Taj Mahal visit, may visit Saudi Arabia
US President Barack Obama cancels Taj Mahal visit, may visit Saudi Arabia
Obama curtails India visit; skips Agra leg
President Barack Obama has curtailed his India-visit, skipping a trip to Agra to see iconic Taj Mahal to be able to fly directly from New Delhi to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah yesterday. "President Obama and the First Lady will ...
US President Barack Obama Cancels Agra to Head to Saudi Arabia
US President Barack Obama has cancelled plans to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra during his visit to India which begins tomorrow.
Vice President greets people ahead of R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Before leaving for Saudi Arabia to attend the funeral of king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who died Friday, Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday greeted the people ahead of Republic Day.
Vice President greets people ahead of R-Day
Before leaving for Saudi Arabia to attend the funeral of king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who died Friday, Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday greeted the people ahead of Republic Day.In his message, Ansari said Republic Day was an appropriate occasion to recall and reaffirm the cherished principles of liberty, equality, fraternity and...
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