Tag Archives: barack obama

PM Departs for CoP-21 Climate Change Summit at Paris, India Faces Biggest Challenge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Climate Change Confererence (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015 to face one of the major challenges to his government’s diplomatic efforts in the global arena. Mr Modi will address the meeting of International Solar Alliance with Prime Minister of France, Mr. François Hollande and attend ‘Mission Innovation’ being hosted by US ...

Read More »

Meet Ahmed Mohamed, 14, Whose Handcuffed Arrest for Digital Clock Shocked World

People are saying "#IStandWithAhmed" after boy arrested when homemade clock mistaken for bomb http://t.co/jQneTbNIme pic.twitter.com/pxdVVvBsSQ — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 16, 2015 Like any other school kid, Ahmed Mohamed worked on his class project adding extra gadgets and making a digital clock with wires attached to a small motor and it could have passed off as one of many ...

Read More »

Scary Earth Photo Clicked from DSCOVR?

  NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has taken a picture of the Earth from 1.6 km away in space and here is how it looks — too scary to imagine and it is the sun-side of Earth. Taken on July 6 by DSCOVR’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), it cptures different images from near infrared to ...

Read More »

White House Hosts iftaar Party

US President Barack Obama hosted an Iftaar Party at the White House inviting mostly American Muslims and Muslim ambassadors, including those from Pakistan and Bangladesh. Addressing the guests, President Barack Obama said, “Our annual White House Iftar recognises the sacredness of Ramzan to more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world.” Reminding that Iftar is a reflector of the freedoms ...

Read More »

Earth Day: Obama Opens up In Defence of Climate Change

US President Barack Obama said climate change can no longer be denied and criticised those who refuse to recognise it. “If you’ve got a coming storm, you don’t stick your head in the sand; you prepare for the storm. You make sure our communities are prepared for climate change. And that’s an economic imperative,” Obama said. He said it can ...

Read More »

US President Barack Hussein Obama Sends ‘Chadar’ for Ajmer Sharif

By Quaid Najmi US President Barack Husssein Obama, who missed a visit to Agra and Ajmer during his visit to India in January during the Republic Day celebrations has sent a “chadar” for 803rd Urs or celebrations of the revered saint Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisty of Ajmer, starting Monday. A red coloured, richly embroidered ‘chadar’ (holy cloth) will be ...

Read More »

Obama names Indian American investor Sunil Sabharwal as IMF director

President Barack Obama has nominated Sunil Sabharwal, an independent Indian American investor in the payments sector, as US Alternate Executive Director at International Monetary Fund for a term of two years. The White House sent Sabharwal’s nomination to the Senate on Wednesday. At over two dozen, Obama administration boasts of having the highest number of Indian Americans in key jobs ...

Read More »

‘Newsweek’ Twitter Account Hacked by ISIS Cybercaliphate to send threats to Michelle Obama

‘Newsweek’ magazine’s Twitter account has been compromised briefly but recovered according to its editor-in-chief Jim Impoco. It was earlier reported that the Twitter account for Newsweek had been hacked by ISIS supporters, apparently sending a threat to Michelle Obama. They had replaced the banner of Newsweek with their own called CyberCaliphate, and sent a tweet that read: “Bloody Valentine’s Day ...

Read More »

10 Interesting Highlights During Obama Visit

US President Barack Obama’s three-day visit to the country for the Republic Day celebration has come to an end with his last engagement, addressing people at Delhi Siri Fort today. While Barack Obama and Michelle left to Saudi Arabia today by Air Force One, here is some of the interesting facts in regard to his visit. • Obama’s security was ...

Read More »

‘The World Will Be Better If We Stand Together,’ Says Obama

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that India can be America’s best partner, emphasizing that “the world will be better if we stand together.” Addressing people at Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium, Obama began his speech with Namaste. Talking on India and America, the US President said relationship between India and US can be one the defining partnership of the ...

Read More »

Obama Visit:US Security Agency Dissatisfied as Requests On Security Measures Denied

Amid tight security arrangements ahead of US President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit to India for the Republic Day ceremony on January 26, US agencies seem to be dissatisfied with the country’s security measures. Though extra precautions are being taken during the President’s visit, the US and Indian security agencies still continue to disagree over the safety and security measures. 25 ...

Read More »

US Warned of ‘Consequences’, Pakistan Assures of Safety

Ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India, tight security has been geared up along the international border with a warning on the consequences that Pakistan shall face if any cross-border terror attack takes place. Obama is expected to visit the country from January 25 to 27, to attend the Republic Day celebration on January 26. As per reports, ...

Read More »

20,000 more visitors can see Republic Day parade this year, besides Obama (Photos)

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Republic Day parade this year will see an additional gathering of 20,000 people on Rajpath here, a police official said Wednesday. “The extended sitting arrangements were done in the anticipation of more people coming to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongwith US President Barack Obama,” a senior police official told IANS. Arrangements are being ...

Read More »

US Appoints Richard Rahul Verma as US Ambassador to India

The US Senate has unanimously confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next American ambassador to India, making him the first Indian-American to hold the post, in New Delhi. The 46-year-old Verma, a former key aide to then secretary of state Hillary Clinton, was approved by the Senate by a unanimous voice vote on Tuesday, signifying the ...

Read More »

Post-Immigration Reforms, Obama’s approval rating falls to 39%

President Barack Obama’s approval rating fell to 39 percent, according to a survey released on Tuesday as voters were divided about the executive action on measures he has taken to suspend the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants or undocumented foreigners. The survey, carried out by Quinnipiac University by interviewing 1,623 registered voters between Nov 18-23, found that Obama’s approval ...

Read More »

Forbes Power Ranking: Prime Minister Modi Ranks 15

While Russian President Vladimir Putin once again beating US President Barack Obama to the top spot, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieved the 15th rank in the world’s most powerful people ranking on the Forbes list on Wednesday. "India’s newest rock star doesn’t hail from Bollywood. He is the newly elected prime minister who sailed into office in May with ...

Read More »

Obama to Cooperate with Congress; Seeks New Authorisation to Fight IS

US President Barack Obama said he is ready to work with Republicans who cruised to victory and became the majority party in both chambers of Congress after Tuesday’s mid-term election after defeating the Democrats on Wednesday. At a White House press conference held here Wednesday, Obama acknowledged that Republicans had "obviously" had a good midterm election, but expressed confidence that ...

Read More »