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Obama’s immigration plan falls short of Indian techies’ hopes

As President Barack Obama campaigned to sell his immigration plan to shield up to five million people from deportation and retain high-skilled immigrants, largely from India and China, analysts called it a mixed bag. Obama’s plan, according to the White House, “focuses on cracking down on illegal immigration at the border; deporting felons, not families; and accountability through criminal background ...

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Kim Kardashian’s app to aid AIDS research

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is “thrilled” to help in the fight against AIDS by raising money through exclusive content on her “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” application. The 34-year-old is working with multinational corporations Apple and (RED) in honour of World AIDS Day Dec 1. Through her app, she’s offering exclusive new content and funds of all the in-app purchases will ...

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One Direction, Katy Perry lead 2014 AMAs (Full List)

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Boy band One Direction and singer Katy Perry lead the 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs), receiving three awards each. Hosted by rapper Pitbull, the 2014 AMAs gave fans and viewers plenty of alluring performances and even more fashionable outfits to obsess over. The ceremony took place at the Staples Center here Sunday, reports eonline.com. The ...

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Selena Gomez Gets Emotional, ‘Tearsome’ at AMA Awards

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez got emotional during her performance at the 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs). It left her friend Taylor Swift concerned. The 22-year-old, whose latest single “The Heart Wants What It Wants” is rumoured to be about her on-and-off boyfriend Justin Bieber, appeared to be teary-eyed as she performed it live for the first ...

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Female mummy wearing heavy jewelry unearthed in Egypt

Spanish archaeologists have discovered about 4,000 years old female mummy wearing rare jewellery, belonging to higher social class, in Egypt. The mummy, dating back to the Middle Kingdom (2137-1781 BC), was discovered in the necropolis (cemetery) below the temple of Pharaoh Thutmosis III, Discovery News reported. As the archaeologists were cleaning and restoring several tombs in the necropolis that had ...

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I was original, says Jennifer Aniston on Kardashian’s nude picture

Shunning the hype around reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s derriere picture, actress Jennifer Aniston says she bared her derriere way before Kardashian and it was original. Aniston posed nude for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in March 1996. Speaking to Extra at the Hollywood premiere of “Horrible Bosses 2” Thursday, Aniston bragged that her bare derriere appeared “way” before ...

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India’s US Ambassador Jainshankar: The Man Behind US President Obama’s Republic Day Visit

Indian Ambassador to the US, Dr. S. Jaishankar has succeeded at what his predecessors failed in the past and every country he headed to became closer to India than before, heralding a new diplomatic triumph by India. Jaishankar was sent to Washington DC as the high-profile ambassador when his selection to be the Foreign Secretary of India was resisted back home ...

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Twitter Diplomacy: Obama Accepts Modi Invite, to be First US President to Witness Republic Day Parade as Chief Guest

Though diplomatically a pre-conceived decision, what Prime Minister Narendra Modi did was to make it open slightly before the official confirmation on both sides, making it look like a major diplomatic triumph for his government. While the process of inviting the US president Barack Obama began few months ago, it was finally put forward in his personal visit to the ...

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New US immigration system benefits Indians, says upbeat Nasscom

The Indian IT industry’s representative body Nasscom Friday lauded the new US immigration system announced by its President Barack Obama earlier in the day and termed it beneficial to Indians living in North America. “Obama’s executive action on fixing America’s broken immigration system will positively impact Indian residents and skilled workers in the US,” National Association of Software and Software ...

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Modi invites Obama to be 2015 Republic Day chief guest

  A day after Russian defence minister’s visit to Pakistan and offering defence supplies, India announed on Friday its intent to invite US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at the Jan 26, 2015 Republic Day parade, one that showcases India’s defence capabilities. “This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over…invited President Obama to be the ...

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Japanese ‘Black Widow’ received $8.47 million from her 10 dead partners

A 67-year-old Japanese woman is suspected of having poisoned her husband and possibly six other partners, from whom she inherited around $8.47 million, investigation sources said on Friday. Chisako Kakehi, dubbed the “Black Widow of Kyoto”, received in addition to the inheritance from her last spouse, who died in December 2013, the assets of three other husbands after their deaths. ...

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Russia, Pakistan sign rare military cooperation pact; Any Signal for India?

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif signed a deal on military cooperation in Islamabad on Thursday. Shoigu said after talks with Pakistan’s defence minister that the agreement was an important step towards strengthening ties between Moscow and Islamabad in the military sphere. “During the meeting, we agreed that bilateral military cooperation should have a great ...

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Will Modi Get Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ Recognition?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the list of 50 contenders for Time magazine’s Person of the Year, which will be announced on Dec 10, coinciding with the International Human Rights Day. Modi, “once a controversial regional leader”, became India’s prime minister after leading his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a “landslide electoral victory on a platform of economic development”, ...

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US President Obama all set for executive action on immigration; amnesty to help 5 millions of illegals

A defiant President Barack Obama is all set to take executive action to protect up to five million of about 11.2 million illegal immigrants, including about 450,000 from India, from deportation. Obama’s plans to announce unilateral action Thursday to overhaul America’s “broken” immigration system puts him in confrontation with the Republicans who would take control of both Houses of US ...

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Modi in Fiji: Addresses Parliament, Signs 3 Agreements

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Fiji, after his high profile visit in Australia, where he will hold bilateral talks with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, on Wednesday. Modi is the first Indian PM to visit Fiji since 33 years and the visit will be a day-long, which will mark an end for Modi’s ongoing tour, the 10-day national trip ...

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Narendra Modi tops 10 Indians in ‘100 Leading Global Thinkers’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Biocon chief Kiran Mazuumdar-Shah, SBI chief Arndhati Bhattacharya are among top Indians to figure in the 6th annual list of magazine “Foreign Policy” titled “100 Leading Global Thinkers”. The list, divided into 10 categories in the issue “recognising a year of tumult, protest, inspiration, and new beginnings” was released on Monday, ...

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India ready to partner with Fiji: Modi

India is prepared to become a partner in strengthening and modernising Fiji, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Sura on Wednesday. “As Fiji adjust to the changing global markets, India is prepared to be your partner in making your existing industries stronger and finding new opportunities for the youth,” the prime minister said in his address to Fiji’s parliament. He ...

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