New 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.
New York - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday rejected any need for outside arbitration to resolve the vexed issue of India's boundary dispute with China, saying the two countries are competent to find a solution through talks.
"India and China are capable of resolving issues through talks. There is no need for any arbitration," Modi said at the Council on Foreign Relations here in response to a question.
Asked if India would accept outside arbitration or adjudication to resolve the Sino-India border issue, the Prime Minister said, "there was no need for it as the two countries are talking to each other directly."
Washington, Sep 29 : The US Secret Service's sloppy response to a 2011 shooting incident at the White House had reportedly left Michelle Obama fuming.
According to CBS News and as reported by The Washington Times, first lady Michelle Obama was furious at the Secret Service's bungled response to the incident in which the agency took days to realize that a gunman had fired at and hit the White House several times.
It is reported that the agency took some four days to realize that the bullets had hit the White House after wrongly assuming that the shots fired on the night of Nov. 11, 2011 was an unrelated gang shooting, the report said.
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.
Washington, Sep 29 : A new study has revealed that young people frequently self-medicate with over-the-counter and prescription drugs without a doctor's order.
It was found that this risky practice could lead to overuse and abuse and would often be continued into adulthood.
Syed Shehnaz, M.D. of Gulf Medical University in the United Arab Emirates said that self-medication could be influenced by many factors as adolescents are highly affected by their surrounding environment.
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.
Washington, Sept 29 - A new survey has revealed what people really want in a spouse.
The survey conducted by Pew Research Center found out that 62percent percent of men said that finding a partner who shared similar ideas about having and raising children was the most desirable trait in a future spouse, Huffington Post reported.
The data revealed that 78 percent of women said they will consider a partner who had a steady job.
New York, Sept 29 - A new book has revealed that where one sits in a restaurant has a serious effect on their waistline.
According to Professor Brian Wansink, director of Cornell's Food and Brand Lab, people order healthier foods if they sit by a window or in a well-lit area, while people at uncomfortable high-top tables favor salads and buy fewer desserts, since it's harder to slouch or spread out, the New York Post reported.
Washington, 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.
Washington, Sep 29 - A new iOS app called Shootout aims to be the easiest and fastest photo sharing app.
The idea, basically, is to create an environment where people don't worry about the quality of their photos and instead treat them as 'a visual representation of the message, TechCrunch reported.
The app is designed for instant photo sharing. As one opens the app, it immediately opens the camera view along with icons of contacts using Shootout on the bottom third of the screen.
New 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'.
New 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.
New York, Sept 28 - A group of 10 distinguished Indian Americans called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York on Saturday.
The Prime Minister, who is currently on a bilateral tour of the United States, urged them to share their views on the development of India. The Indian-Americans mentioned the clarity of decision-making, ease of doing business, skill development and strong university-industry links as some of the important areas that needed to be focused on. They also praised the initiatives such as Digital India and the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
New York, Sept 27 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met the Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio on the first day of his visit to the United States.
The Prime Minister, who arrived in New York earlier in the day, will begin his day tomorrow with paying tributes at the 9/11 memorial and museum, followed by meeting United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at the UN Headquarters.
Prime Minister Modi will address the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) tomorrow.
New York, Sept. 26 - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the issue of Kashmir in his meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Sharif, who met with the UN Secretary General on September 25, apprised him of his government's current efforts to flush out terrorists and dismantle their networks.
"The ongoing military operation against terrorists had disrupted their command and control system. The Government had zero tolerance for terrorism and was determined to root out terrorist forces once and for all," he said.
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