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Trump's campaign manager charged with battery of reporter

Trump's campaign manager charged with battery of reporter

Washington, March 30 : The campaign manager for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was formally charged with battery on a reporter, police in Jupiter, Florida, north of Palm Beach, announced on Tuesday.

Corey Lewandowski is facing a charge of battery for "grabbing" reporter Michelle Fields' arm during a press conference being given by Trump on March 8 at a golf club he owns in Jupiter.

Fields, 28, then a reporter for conservative website Breitbart News, claims that Lewandowski grabbed her forcefully by the arm after she had posed a question to Trump.

A spokesperson for Trump said on Tuesday that Lewandowski, 41, is "absolutely innocent".


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Ajit Doval, Susan Rice discuss regional, bilateral issues in US

Ajit Doval, Susan Rice discuss regional, bilateral issues in US

Washington: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has called on his US counterpart Susan Rice at the White House during which the two officials discussed bilateral and regional issues in addition to reviewing the counterterrorism cooperation between the two countries.

Doval is in the US to attend the Nuclear Security Summit this week which is being hosted by US President Barack Obama on March 31 and April 1.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who would lead the Indian delegation, is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow.


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Would see deeper cooperation with India on nuclear issues: US

Would see deeper cooperation with India on nuclear issues: US

Washington: The US would like to see "deeper bilateral cooperation" with India on nuclear issues, the White House has said, ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit here this week which would be attended by world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"We are certainly looking forward to Prime Minister Modi's visit (to attend the summit)," Laura Holgate, Special Assistant to the US President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction, said.

"We are looking at this opportunity as a chance to highlight steps that India has taken in its own nuclear security to go beyond, perhaps, some of the activities that it has done before.


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Pak JIT's visit a 'step in right direction': Lisa Curtis

Pak JIT's visit a 'step in right direction': Lisa Curtis

Washington D. C., Mar. 30 : Describing Islamabad's recent response following the Pathankot terror attack and their decision to send a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to India as 'positive steps in the right direction', Lisa Curtis, a senior research fellow at a top American think-tank Heritage Foundation, said that Pakistan needs to do more to track down and curb terrorism emanating from its soil.

Curtis hailed Pakistan's actions against the banned terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed ( JeM) and its chief Maulana Masood Azhar, and praised India for exercising a 'great deal of restraint.'


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Media should ask tougher questions to presidential candidates: Obama

Media should ask tougher questions to presidential candidates: Obama

Washington, Mar. 29 : United States President Barack Obama laid a forceful critique of politicians and political journalists who cover Presidential elections for a circuslike environment and urged the journalists to ask tougher questions to the candidates vying to be the president.

Obama was speaking at a journalism awards dinner, in honor of Robin Toner, a longtime political reporter for The New York Times who died in 2008.

The President said that the 2016 campaign had become "entirely untethered to reason and facts and analysis," a coarse spectacle that was tarnishing the American brand around the world, reports the New York Times.


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Ask tough questions, don't dumb down news: Barack Obama to journos

Ask tough questions, don't dumb down news: Barack Obama to journos

Washington: Journalists should ask tough questions to bring out the truth and not be guided by short-term results, US President Barack Obama has said as he sought accountability from media.

Speaking at a journalism awards event yesterday, Obama said media houses have an obligation to maintain certain standards and should refrain from dumbing down the news.


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MIT India Conference to build on 'Startup India' initiative

MIT India Conference to build on 'Startup India' initiative

Washington, March 29 : Celebrating the achievements of India, the MIT India Conference will focus on how to create a thriving startup ecosystem in India to put Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Startup India" initiative into action.

Organized by the MIT Sloan School of Management in collaboration with the greater MIT community in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 3, the conference plans to address all levels of entrepreneurship, according to a media release.

These include from scaling startups and addressing the challenges early startups face to social endeavours and sustainability.


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Obama to meet Seoul, Tokyo leaders on Pyongyang

Obama to meet Seoul, Tokyo leaders on Pyongyang

Washington, March 29 : US President Barack Obama will hold a trilateral meeting with South Korean and Japanese leaders on Thursday on the issue of North Korea, the White House said on Monday.

Obama's meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be held on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit, which is slated for Thursday and Friday.

"This meeting will be an opportunity for the three leaders to discuss common responses to the threat posed by North Korea and to advance areas of trilateral security cooperation in the region and globally," the White House said in a statement.


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U.S. Capitol shooting: Gunman taken in custody, lockdown lifted

U.S. Capitol shooting: Gunman taken in custody, lockdown lifted

Washington D. C., Mar. 29 : A man was shot and taken into custody by the U. S. Capitol Police after he reportedly pulled out what appeared to be a weapon at the Capitol Visitor Center.

According to CNN, the suspect Larry Russell Dawson underwent surgery and is in a stable but critical condition.

"We believe this is an act of a single person who has frequented the Capitol grounds before, and there is no reason to believe this is anything more than a criminal act," U. S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said.

Dawson faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a police officer while armed and once he is released from the hospital, the 66-year-old will be presented to the District of Columbia Superior Court.


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Leftist scholars trying to replace 'India' with 'South Asia' in textbooks in California, Hindus oppose

Hindus oppose

Washington: Hindus in the United States are up in arms against suggestions mooted by California's Department of Education to make changes in textbooks which they allege not only distort India's history but ignore facts on Hinduism.

Following protests from Hindus across the nation, the California Education Department has decided not to go ahead with some of the suggested changes like replacing 'India' with 'South Asia' in state text books.

Meanwhile, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has accused Leftist scholars of attempting to replace 'India' with 'South Asia' in textbooks in California and said efforts by Hindu activists for have thwarted their bid to "undermine the country's glorious identity".


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Efforts on to ensure that UN proscribes Masood Azhar: India

Efforts on to ensure that UN proscribes Masood Azhar: India

New York, Mar. 29 : India, who is passionately following its quest for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), has hardened its stand on the Jaish-e-Mohammed and will call on the UN to proscribe its commander Maulana Masood Azhar.

With the developments on the Pathankot attack taking a concrete step as the Pakistan JIT team is set to visit to the site of the attack today, India is stepping up its crackdown on the terror outfit, whose involvement in the attack on the Air Base is the focus of the probe.


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US strongly condemns Lahore suicide attack

US strongly condemns Lahore suicide attack

Washington: Strongly condemning the "cowardly" terror attack in Lahore, the US has said together with its partners in Pakistan and across the region it will be unyielding in efforts to root out the scourge of terrorism.

"The United States condemns in the strongest terms today's appalling terrorist attack in Lahore. This cowardly act in what has long been a scenic and placid park has killed dozens of innocent civilians and left scores injured," said Ned Price, spokesman National Security Council, White House.

"We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those killed, just as our thoughts and prayers are with the many injured in the explosion," he said adding that the US stands with the people and the government of Pakistan at this difficult hour.


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Sanders goes after Clinton lead as three states vote

Sanders goes after Clinton lead as three states vote

Seattle: A resilient Bernie Sanders went gunning for Hillary Clinton's commanding lead as Alaska, Hawaii and Washington states took their turn voting on Saturday in the Democratic presidential nominating contest.

Defeat to Clinton in the trio of western caucuses was unlikely to deal a fatal blow to the chances of the Vermont senator, a self- described democratic socialist, but opportunities are running out if he is to pull off an unlikely upset and seize the Democratic nomination.

Sanders, 74, gave a rousing rendition of his standard stump speech late yesterday in Seattle, Washington, just hours ahead of the caucus there, railing against police brutality, a too-low minimum wage, and soaring student debt and other ills.


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Cruz embroiled in sex scandal, Trump denies involvement

Cruz embroiled in sex scandal, Trump denies involvement

New York, Mar. 26 : Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has accused Donald Trump and his henchmen for feeding the National Enquirer a story claiming that the conservative Christian politician has had extramarital affairs with five different women.

"This National Enquirer story is garbage. It is complete and utter lies. It is a tabloid smear, and it is a smear that has come from Donald Trump and his henchmen," the New York Post quoted Cruz as saying after campaigning in Wisconsin.

The Enquirer, an American supermarket tabloid, published that Cruz, who portrays himself as a pious Christian, had affairs with a "hot babe," a "sexy schoolteacher," a "foxy political consultant," a "hot lawyer" and a $1,000-a-night hooker.


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Prince William to `miss` baby girl's first Easter

Prince William to `miss` baby girl's first Easter

Washington, D. C., Mar. 25 : Prince William, who is taking a private trip to Kenya, will be missing the first Easter morning of his 10
-month-old daughter Princess Charlotte.

Kensington Palace said in a statement that the 33-year-old Duke of Cambridge is taking a private trip to Kenya over the holiday weekend and will remain in the country until Easter Sunday, adding he will meet with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and observe conservation and anti-poaching initiatives taking place in Kenya, which are supported by Tusk Trust, a charity of which he is a Royal Patron, E! Online reports.

During his visit, the Duke of Cambridge will also meet with a team of rangers at Lewa Conservancy, co-founded by Ian Craig, to learn about their work protecting rhinos from poaching.


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