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Donal Trump Inauguration: Who’s Is In and Who’s Out?

Unlike his precedents, Donal Trump would be sworn in on Friday, January 24, 2017, not in the midst of celebrities from the Hollywood, top musicians or socialites present. Even the menu for the inaugural lunch would be Maine lobster, Gulf shrimp, and Seven Hills Angus steak among others. While food is not the White House forte as the Joint Congressional ...

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6 Indian-Origin US Scientists to be Honoured by Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has named six Indian-origin among 106 young researchers for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest such honour for early career achievers. They will receive the awards later at a ceremony in the White House. “We congratulate these accomplished individuals and encourage them to continue to serve as an example of ...

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Paris Climate Change Talks: India Should Focus on Agriculture Fund

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Team India should focus on agriculture fund among other major issues at the Climate Change Conference (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015, while solar and wind energies may naturally figure prominently in their agenda of green house gas (GHG) emissions, said experts. India’s stand on climate change responsibility has been "Equity and Common ...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Missed Diwali

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who was in Delhi addressing a Townhall in Delhi IIT last month, wished everyone a “Happy Diwali” but said on his Facebook account that he missed being in India at this time. Diwali is India’s largest festival of lights and many Americans are familiar with Diwali, which is held within Indian communities across the nation. Mark ...

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Jhumpa Lahiri Among 2014 National Humanities Medal Awardees

President Obama awarded the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room of White House and Indian-origin Jhumpa Lahiri was one of the recipients. Jhumpa Lahiri has been selected for her contribution to tell a human story highlighting the Indian-American experience in “beautifully wrought narratives of estrangement and belonging,” said the ...

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Meet Indian-Origin Activist Sunitha Viswanathan, Recipient of White House Honour

Indian origin Sunitha viswanathan was among the 12 faith leaders being honoured as “Champion of Change” on July 20 by the US White House for their continuous efforts towards climate change. Viswanath “is being honoured for her work to encourage Hindus in protecting environment and communities from the effects of climate change,” said the White House. Sunitha is a co-founder ...

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World’s Most Followed Leaders on Twitter: Modi Comes Third

Among the world’s top leaders who are followed most on Twitter, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes third after US President Barack Obama and the Pope. Twiplomacy Study 2015 showed that Sushma Swaraj is the most followed foreign minister with 2,438,228 followers. She is far ahead of UAE’ Abdullah Bin Zayed (1,608,831) and Turkey’s Mevlut Cavusoglu (376,429). The study, which ...

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Obama Impressed by Indian-American Students’ Science Inventions

US President Barack Obama was impressed by the Science Fair held at the White House on Monday and appreciated the Indian kid Nikhil Behari’s invention on display. Five Indian kids showcased their inventions at the fair in White House and impressed by their displays, President Obama said, “Their parents came here as immigrants and we are glad they did.” In ...

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International Women’s Day: How Celebrations, Marches Rekindle Women’s Spirit?

As the world observed International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, marches, celebrations and various events marked the day in several national capital cities and urban centres from London to New York to Tokyo. British singers Annie Lennox and Paloma Faith were joined by actress Gemma Arterton at a march in London to demand respect for women’s rights with hundreds ...

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Obama taps Indian Americans to fix things in US and abroad

President Barack Obama, with the largest number of Indian Americans in his administration, keeps dipping into the expanding talent pool of the three million-strong Indian American community, to take care of issues ranging from combating terrorist propaganda abroad to nation’s health at home. Last week, after an international conference on terrorism, Obama named Rashad Hussain, a Muslim of Indian heritage, ...

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Obama names Indian American Ajay Banga to US trade panel

Many Indians are getting into prominence for their sheer hardwork in the US and the latest to join the ranks of honour is Ajay Banga of Mastercard who has been named by US President Barack Obama  as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. The White House on Thursday announced Obama’s intent to appoint Banga, who ...

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Exclusive: What is a look-alike of Obama doing in Bangalore?

With Obama visiting India topping the news chart of the week, if one happened to enter the American Bazaar Conclave 2015 annual conference in Hotel Vivanta by Taj on M.G. Road in Bangalore on Saturday morning, he or she would be struck to find a look-alike Obama delivering the key-note address. The speaker, Rey Ramsey, Managing Partner of government-funded IECP Ventures, ...

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Obama cancels Taj Mahal visit, to go to Saudi Arabia instead

The much-anticipated visit by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to Agra to view the Taj Majal has been cancelled and the US first couple would instead head to Riyadh to condole the passing away of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the White House said Saturday. Obama and Michelle “will travel to Riyadh Tuesday in order to pay ...

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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh to meet Obama on Monday

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will meet US President Barack Obama Jan 26, on the second day of his state visit to India, after the Republic Day parade where he will be the chief guest. Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh will meet Obama at the ITC Maurya hotel, the sources said. The meeting is likely ...

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Modi, US President Obama in ‘Mann ki Baat’: Will it Revive AIR?

For the first time, Indian Prime Minister and the visiting US President, Mr Barack Obama, will share their thoughts together on next episode of “Mann ki Baat” on All India Radio, to be aired on 27 January, 2015, giving a fillip unprecedented. “This month’s Mann Ki Baat episode will be a special one, where our Republic Day guest President Barack ...

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Obama’s High-Profile India Republic Day Visit: What to Expect?

As the Republic Day parade nears with just a fortnight left, India said it was looking forward with great enthusiasm to the “landmark” visit of US President Barack Obama as both sides were keen to have “excellent outcome” from the high-profile visit. Obama will be the first US president attending as chief guest to the Republic Day parade on January ...

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