Kadiyam Srihari sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of Telengana

Hyderabad, Jan 25 (ANI): Senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader Kadiyam Srihari on Sunday took oath as the new Deputy Chief Minister of Telengana. The Warangal Member of Parliament was inducted into K Chandrashekar Rao's cabinet following the sacking of previous Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister T Rajaiah. According to reports, Rajaiah was removed from his post following the reports of corruption in the office of the Health Minister and also due to his ministry's failure to take preventive measures in controlling the Swine Flu in Telangana. Jan 25, 2015

US continues to go for counter terror activity in Ukraine and Yemen, top priority is safety of peopl

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and Yemen, US President Barack Obama on Sunday said that the United States continues to go for counter terror activity in both the crisis ridden nations. Obama said that the US have definitely no interest in seeing Russia weakened or its economy in shambles but it doing so in order to stop the country from interfering in matter of Ukraine as it is not favourable for US to engage in war with Russia over the issue. Further, talking about instability in Yemen caused by Houthi Coup, President Obama said US has been concerned about what has always been a fragile central government in Yemen and vowed that the US will continue counterterrorism efforts in the country. He however said that the top priority is safety of the people in ground. Jan 25, 2015

Providing clean environment to future generations is every nation's duty: PM Modi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India is not under any pressure due to an agreement between the United States and China on climate change, and added that it is the duty of every country to provide a clean and green earth to the future generations. He added that the chemistry between Obama and him has not only brought them closer but has also brought Washington and Delhi closer. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama addressed a joint press conference following the delegation level talks held in Hyderabad house of the national capital. Jan 25, 2015

Japan has 'no reasons so far' to deny hostage killing

Japan is still in the process of analysing a video posted online claiming that one of two men held hostage by IS jihadists has been executed, says a government spokesman, before adding there are "no reasons [...] to deny the killing". Duration: 01:06 Jan 25, 2015

Greece begins voting in make-or-break election

Greece begins voting in a crucial general election that could bring the anti-austerity Syriza party to power and lead to a re-negotiation of the country's international bailout. Duration: 01:15 Jan 25, 2015

Obama begins landmark visit to India

Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi for an unprecedented second visit to India by a serving US president, aiming to consolidate what he has called one of the "defining partnerships of the 21st century". Duration: 00:42 Jan 25, 2015

PM Modi makes US President Obama's visit to Hyderabad House special with tea under a 'shamiana'

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): After working lunch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Saturday took a stroll at the picturesque Hyderabad House garden. The two leaders apparently had strategic discussions during the stroll. Following that, Modi and Obama had tea together seated under a 'shamiana' at the garden and had conversation for almost 10 minutes. PM Narendra Modi pours tea for Obama as they sat and talk at the special shamiana in the Hyderabad House lawns. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi presented the 'official report of the Constituent Assembly debates' to President Obama. Meanwhile, the finest of Indian dishes are on offer at the banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee in honour of his US counterpart, with over 250 guests invited. Some of the dishes expected to be served are galouti kebabs, soufiyan fish tikka, trout, chicken malai tikka, stir fried broccoli, mustard fish curry, gustaba, mutton rogan josh, veg hakka noodles and chicken korma. Gujia, malpua, sondesh and rabri are expected to feature among the dessert selections. Jan 25, 2015

Obama's visit to India a moment of pride for all Indians: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): BJP leader Kiran Bedi said on Sunday that the visit of US President Barack Obama to India is a moment of pride for all Indians, even those who are living in foreign countries. Bedi said that this will open opportunities for all Indians for more investment and business purposes. Jan 25, 2015

All efforts on to make India open for business: Jayant Sinha

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha said on Sunday that the government is making all efforts to make India open for business. He also said that US President Barack Obama's visit to India is important in many ways one of them being that a President of US has never visited India twice during his tenure. He further said that continuous attempts are being made for 'Make in India'. Jan 25, 2015

PM Modi and US President Barack Obama reaches Hyderabad House for working lunch

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama arrived at Hyderabad House in New Delhi for further rounds of talk for better bilateral relations between the two nations. Obama arrived at the venue to attend a working lunch with Prime Minister Modi at 1:30 PM. No press is allowed to attend this event which might follow a joint address by the two leaders. Earlier, Obama visited Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and planted a sapling there. Obama is a great admirer of Gandhi's and portraits of the architect of India's non-violent freedom struggle are displayed in the corridors of the White House. Jan 25, 2015

Relations between PM Modi and US President will prove to be beneficial for both nations: Former Indi

Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Former Indian Ambassador to US, Naresh Chandra on Saturday said that the relations between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will prove to be beneficial for both the nations. Talking about a probable nuclear deal between the two countries, Kumar said that there are issues when it comes to such strategic deals and that laws cannot be changed to facilitate the deals. Obama is on a three day tour to India and will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations tomorrow. Jan 25, 2015

Commanding the inter-services Guard of Honour for President Obama a proud moment: Pooja Thakur

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Indian Air Force Wing Commander Pooja Thakur who was commanding the inter-services Guard of Honour for US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday said that it was a very proud moment for her. She added that the women officers are provided training similar to the male officers. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in India for a three day visit. Obama will be the Chief Guest at Republic Day celebrations this year on the invite of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will be staying at Hotel Maurya Sheraton in Delhi where security has been highly tightened for their stay. Jan 25, 2015

Exiled Tibetans in India expect Obama, Modi to discuss their cause

Dharamsala, Jan 25 (ANI): Exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala expected US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to nudge China to resolve the vexed Tibet issue. Obama arrived with his wife Michelle on Sunday and were greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the tarmac of the airport in New Delhi as they came down the steps from Air Force One. Tibetans living in-exile hoped that both the countries can influence China to resolve the decades old problem. Tibetans in Tibet and in other parts of China have in recent years been protesting against Chinese rule by setting themselves on fire after pouring petrol over themselves. Meanwhile, director of Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), Dorjee Tseten, said Obama-Modi meeting was of great importance for them. In 2012, more than 80 Tibetans staged such fiery protests, according to rights groups. Most of them are believed to have died. Jan 25, 2015