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India, US to work on access to sanitation for all

India, US to work on access to sanitation for allWashington DC, Oct. 1 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barack Obama , in their bilateral talks held on Tuesday at the White House, agreed to work towards access to clean water and sanitation for all.


PM Modi, President Obama pledge to establish Indo-US investment initiative

PM Modi, President Obama pledge to establish Indo-US investment initiativeWashington DC, Oct 1 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barack Obama , in their bilateral talks held on Tuesday at the White House, pledged to establish an Indo-US investment initiative to further increase trade between the two nations.

In the joint statement released by Prime Minister Modi and President Obama, both leaders noted that the two-way trade between India and the U. S. has increased fivefold since 2001 to nearly USD 100 billion and committed to facilitate the actions necessary to increase trade another fivefold.


Majority of Americans opposed to sending US ground troops to fight IS: Poll

Majority of Americans opposed to sending US ground troops to fight IS: PollWashington, Sep 30 : A large majority of Americans are opposed to the idea of sending US troops on the ground to fight the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a new poll has revealed.

According to Politico, the CNN/ORC poll released on Monday shows that 73 percent of Americans favor the use of military airstrikes in Syria, and half of those polled say they would back airstrikes in Syria even if the United States were acting alone without allies.


President Obama welcomes PM Modi at White House, says Khem Cho Mr PM

President Obama welcomes PM Modi at White House, says Khem Cho Mr PMWashington DC, Sept. 30 - US President Barack Obama greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House here on Monday where he is hosting a dinner in the honour of the visiting dignitary.

According to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, President Obama greeted the Prime Minister with the traditional Gujarati salutation "Khem Cho".

Apart from the two leaders, the others present at the dinner are US Vice President Joe Biden, US Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and U. S. Agency for International Development
(USAID) chief Rajiv Shah.


PM Modi leaves for Washington DC

PM Modi leaves for Washington DCNew York Sept. 29 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Washington DC, the capital of the United States, after completing his engagements in New York .

In Washington DC, he will be staying at the Blair House, the official guest house of the US President.

Prime Minister Modi will be hosted by President Barack Obama for dinner on his arrival tonight. The two leaders will hold bilateral talks on Tuesday.


Modi cautions US against hasty troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Modi cautions US against hasty troop withdrawal from AfghanistanNew York : Hours ahead of his dinner with President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cautioned the US against hasty withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, citing the mistakes it has committed while pulling out from Iraq.

Modi told the Council on Foreign Relations here that India and the US together had played a big role in Afghanistan in recent years.

India, he said, had told the US that the process of withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan should be slow to stop the rise of Taliban.


Now, men can wear one-piece business suit called 'Suitsy'

Now, men can wear one-piece business suit called 'Suitsy'Washington, Sept 29 : A San Francisco real estate developer has created unique one-piece business suit called the 'Suitsy.'

The inventor, Jesse Herzog, who has created a buzz, has been making waves he told CBS News that he wanted to create something that was comfortable like pajamas but was professional as well, and hence came up with the idea of a pull-on business suit.

The clothing is essentially overalls disguised as dress pants, a dress shirt and a matching jacket and whoever wears it just have to step into in and pull up the veiled zipper.


2-month-old transforms into grown man

Washington, Sept 29 : A 2month-old-baby from Foquelleh in Panta District in Bong County, Liberia suddenly grew into a full grown man when he was on his way to farm with his mother.

The mother of the child, Lorpu Kollie, told the Daily Observer that her baby spoke to her and asked her to put him down and as soon as she put the baby down, the two-month-old boy instantaneously began to grow into a full grown man.

The 16-year-old mother continued that this was her first time seeing a two-month-old baby talking like a five year old child.

Kollie added that she earlier had dreams of her son where they both went into a town and entered a house without doors but they leaned on the house and found their way in as instructed y her son.


'VietJetAir' cops flak over lingerie clad model's leaked racy photos

'VietJetAir' cops flak over lingerie clad model's leaked racy photosWashington, Sep 29 - Vietnamese carrier, VietJetAir, has recently come under fire over the leaked racy publicity photos that weren't even the part of an official ad campaign, it has been reported.

A Vietnamese lingerie model, recently posted pictures of herself along with other women wearing skimpy bikinis in the VietJetAir's colors to her Facebook page, Fox News reported.

Ngoc Trinh allegedly captioned the images as "just finished shooting promo photos for VietJet Air for 12 hours nonstop from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm."

However, the airline has claimed the photos are not a part of an official advertising campaign.


PM Modi has filled leadership vacuum, says IACA Chairman

PM Modi has filled leadership vacuum, says IACA ChairmanNew York, Sept. 29 - Chairman of the Indian American Advisory Council (IAAC) to U. S Congress, Shalabh Kumar, said here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was filling in a vacuum in this world which is seeking leadership.

"He is filling in a vacuum in this world which is seeking leadership. We have not seen a leader since Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher who has such a clear vision, that our Prime Minister Modi has," Kumar told ANI.

However, he also exhorted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apply one of the principles of Ronald Regan - 'Trust but verify'.


Never seen such excitement for any Indian leader, says U.S Congresswomen

Never seen such excitement for any Indian leader, says U.S CongresswomenNew York, Sept 29 - Stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit would boost relations between India and America, U. S Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney said here that she has never seen any Indian leader's visit to the United States generating so much excitement among the Indian American community.

"I have never seen so much excitement in the Indian American community for a leader in India. Everyone is very positive, his message is very positive; strengthen bonds between America and India. I see even stronger future for the world's largest democracy and the world's oldest democracy." Carolyn B. Maloney told ANI here.


Police, protesters scuffle after Ferguson apology

Ferguson - Police and protesters clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St Louis suburb's police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer last month.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson appeared outside the police department in civilian clothes late yesterday to assure protesters that there would be changes in the wake of Brown's killing, The St Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Brown was unarmed when he was fatally shot August 9 during a confrontation with Officer Darren Wilson. The shooting sparked numerous protests and racial unrest in the predominantly black community.


India, U.S. have fundamental stake in each other's success: PM Modi

India, U.S. have fundamental stake in each other's success: PM ModiNew York, Sept 26 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will arrive in the United States on a five-day visit on Friday, has said India and U. S. have a fundamental stake in each other's success.


Can think about resuming FS talks if PM Modi takes initiative, says Sartaj Aziz

Sartaj AzizNew York (USA), Sept. 26 - Rejecting the view that Pakistan has repeatedly violated the cease-fire arrangement on the Line of Control (Loc) and the International Border (IB), and adding that meeting with Kashmiri leaders is normal practice, Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said here that foreign secretary-level talks between Pakistan and India can resume if Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the initiative.


G-4 foreign ministers again underscore their continuous commitment for UNSC reform

Sushma SwarajNew York, Sept. 26 - Group of Four (G-4) Ministers met here on Thursday and once again underscored their continuous commitment to a Security Council reform reflective of the geopolitical realities of the 21st century.


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