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Missing Link Between Humans, Apes Could be Unique African Chimp: Experts

Close on the heels of making it to news when visiting US President Barack Obama was introduced to “Lucy” — the 3.2 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis discovered in Ethiopia in 1974, Africa has again made an overwhelming announcement that its scientists were able to find the missing link in human evolution. A team of paleoanthropologists—including Zeray Alemseged, the senior curator of ...

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Modi ‘name-striped suit’ sold for Rs.1.21 crore at auction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s famous ‘name-striped’ jacket stole the show at the three-day charity auction that began in Surat on Wednesday, with a businessman bidding around Rs.1.21 crore for the attire. Sported by Modi when US President Barack Obama visited India in January, the suit was among the 450 items that went under the hammer Wednesday, evoking huge enthusiasm among ...

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Modi Rs.10 Lakh Customised Suit Goes up for Auction at Surat

PM Narendra Modi’s customised suit with his name repeatedly printed on it costing about Rs.10 lakhs and worn when US President Barack Obama visited India duing the Republic Day will be auctioned for raising money for an NGO, said officials. The auction will be held in surat on wednesday when Modi will be flagging off the aero India Show in ...

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White House highlights Obama trip with pics and fun video

The White House posted the highlights of President Barack Obama’s visit to India with several pictures and a light hearted video report anchored by Indian-American Hollywood star Kal Penn. First Lady Michelle Obama @FLOTUS tweeted followers Thursday to “Check out the photos of the President and First Lady at the Republic Day parade in India at go.wh.gov/ij5fVCa¿ Titled “Chalein saath ...

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Modi Moves Decisively to Replace Sujatha Singh with S. Jaishankar to Head MEA

  Despite rancour and rumbling from the IFS ranks, Narednra Modi government moved decisively to replace Sujatha Singh as Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs with known successful aspirant S. Jaishankar. What Manmohan Singh government could not do last year despite preference for S. Jaishankar, the Modi government has shown the diplomats who the boss is and what he ...

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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 ...

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‘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 ...

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Obama Meets Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi in Hotel

US President Barack Obama met a four-member Congress delegation, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, party president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi, and former union minister Anand Sharma on Monday afternoon after witnessing the 66th Republic Day parade, said a party leader. The Congress Party , now in opposition, called on the visiting US president at the ITC Maurya hotel ...

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Obama visit Day 1: Officials too face security heat (Sidelights)

Common citizens were not the only ones who faced problems due to the unprecedented security net cast around Hyderabad House and areas near India Gate in the national capital before the India-US summit level talks. Eyewitnesses said Indian Ambassador to the United States S. Jaishanker and Joint Secretary (America) Vinay Kwatra of the External Affairs Ministry had a tough time ...

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Obama Visit Day 1 in Photos

US President Barack Obama visited India on Sunday and the entire day was hectic with visits to Rajghat and Rastrapati Bhavan, besides the diplomatic parleys taken up at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Obama praised Narendra Modi for his “legendary work ethic”, and described him as tough and stylish. He praised the Indian prime minister’s sartorial elegance and said he ...

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Delhi turned fortress as Obama arrives for Republic Day event

New Delhi, Jan 25: Over 20,000 policemen guarded the US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on the first day of his three-day visit here, an official said Sunday. Policemen, including paramilitary personnel, were deployed on the routes Obama’s 60-vehicle cavalcade took in the city. Several roads leading to the ITC Maurya Hotel, where Obama will stay, and the Rashtrapati ...

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25 Tableaux to Participate in Republic Day Parade 2015

This year 25 Tableaux will participate in the forthcoming Republic Day Parade – 2015 where India will showcase its military might, varied cultural diversity, development in Science and Technology and economic strength. This year’s tableaux component comprises 16 States and nine Union Ministries / Departments. Each tableau depicts its own story to portray themes ranging from Heritage, Culture, Art & ...

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Obama arrives on Sunday, talks to see ‘substantive outcomes’

Barack Obama accompanied by his wife Michelle Obama will touch down in New Delhi on the morning of Jan 25 on a three-day state visit that, besides the symbolism of being the first time a US president would be chief guest at the Republic Day parade. The visit is slated as “qualitative reinvigoration” in diplomatic parlance which means concrete result ...

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Obama couple to arrive on Sunday, to visit Agra first

US President Barack Obama will arrive in India on Sunday, Jan 25 along with his wife Michelle on a three-day state visit, which was described as the culmination of “qualitative reinvigoration” of bilateral ties since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last year. Obama is expected to arrive at 10 a.m. Sunday on board the Air Force One, ...

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Indian Origin American Entrepreneur Frank Islam Awarded Martin Luther King Jr. Award

An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam has been presented with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Award in recognition of his contribution to the legacy of the great leader through his efforts in international service and civil engagement. The award, which carries the name of Martin Luther King Jr., an apostle of peace, is about building bridges between ...

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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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