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President Obama Meets Civil Rights and Faith Leaders

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President Obama Meets Civil Rights and Faith Leaders

The U.S. President Barack Obama met with African American civil rights and faith leaders Thursday to provide an update on the Administration’s priorities as described in the State of the Union. The meeting, according to a White House statement, was also an opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the issues facing their [...]

Will Rahul Gandhi be the New Congress President?

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Will Rahul Gandhi be the New Congress President?

The buzz is getting louder that Nehru-Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi is all set to take Congress party’s reigns in his hands some time during April. By Rakesh Raman If you prefer to believe in rumours, you should not have any hesitation in accepting this rumour as true. The buzz is getting louder that Nehru-Gandhi scion [...]

Ash Carter to Troops in Kandahar: You Are My Priority

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Ash Carter to Troops in Kandahar: You Are My Priority

As part of his first official trip to Afghanistan as the U.S. defense secretary, Ash Carter made a stop in Kandahar on Sunday to thank U.S. troops there for their dedication to the mission and the progress they and their NATO and Afghan allies have achieved. His visit was to the Train Advise and Assist [...]

President Obama: We Are Not at War with Islam

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President Obama: We Are Not at War with Islam

Addressing a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism on Wednesday and Thursday, the U.S. President Barack Obama opined that a violent extremist could be anyone — a person of any color or creed. “We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam,” Obama said. What we [...]

Former First Lady Laura Bush Taking Care of Texas

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Former First Lady Laura Bush Taking Care of Texas

Former First Lady Laura Bush will deliver the keynote address at the closing noon luncheon of the 49th Texas Legislative Conference. Bush will speak about the Taking Care of Texas initiative she founded to promote the mutual benefits of economics and conservation. According to Conference Advisory Committee Chair Carlton Schwab, Mrs. Bush and her Taking [...]

President Obama Welcomes Ash Carter as Defense Secretary

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President Obama Welcomes Ash Carter as Defense Secretary

Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama. “Ash Carter served as a key leader of our national security team in the first years of my presidency, and with [...]

PM Narendra Modi Forms 3 Sub-Groups in NITI Aayog

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PM Narendra Modi Forms 3 Sub-Groups in NITI Aayog

India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi announced today that the NITI Aayog would constitute three sub-groups of Chief Ministers on the following themes: • Sub-group to study the 66 Centrally Sponsored Schemes and recommend which to continue, which to transfer to states, and which to cut down. • Sub-group to recommend how NITI Aayog can [...]

World Record for 220,000 People Chanting in India

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World Record for 220,000 People Chanting in India

Ganapathy Sachchidananda, a kind of guru, claims that the “Guinness World Records” has recognized an event as a world record for the most people chanting when he led more than 220,000 participants in India in mass chant for world peace. Sachchidananda promotes “Nada Chikitsa” or “healing through music.” He uses music for meditation and healing [...]

Narendra Modi: “First Indian PM Who Can Fight with a Crocodile”

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Narendra Modi: “First Indian PM Who Can Fight with a Crocodile”

According to Congress party, India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi claims: – He is the only Indian PM who could win the confidence of global leaders. – He was a poor tea vendor who now wears an expensive attire with his name embroidered all over it. – He sleeps only for three hours a day. [...]

President Barack Obama Not Welcomed in India

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President Barack Obama Not Welcomed in India

The U.S. President Barack Obama may be coming under the title of a chief guest in India, most are not ready to welcome him here. By Rakesh Raman The U.S. President Barack Obama, who will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on January 26, had to cancel his visit [...]

Peña Nieto’s First White House Visit as the President of Mexico

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Peña Nieto’s First White House Visit as the President of Mexico

President Obama met Mexican President Peña Nieto and his delegation in the White House on Tuesday. The meeting marked Peña Nieto’s first White House visit as the President of Mexico. “It’s appropriate that our first meeting of the year is with one of our closest allies, neighbors, and friends,” President Obama said. The two Presidents [...]

India’s Top Award for Atal Behari Vajpayee. So What?

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India’s Top Award for Atal Behari Vajpayee. So What?

Indian government has handpicked a former Prime Minister (PM) of India Atal Behari Vajpayee, 90, for the country’s top civilian award Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India). President of India Pranab Mukherjee said today from the official Twitter account of Rashtrapati Bhavan that he is pleased to award Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee. After holding [...]