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Obama's India visit ends, leaves for Saudi Arabia

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday departed from Palam airport in New Delhi concluding his three day India visit. Obama will now be going to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, to pay respects to the late King Abdullah before returning to Washington. He took to twitter to express his feelings about the visit- "Thank you Narendra Modi for a memorable visit, and to the Indian people for their warm welcome", he tweeted. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined hands in 'namaste' to the people of India before getting in the Air Force One aircraft of the United States. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Barack Obama held a number of meetings in order to expand business and invite investments to both the countries. Jan 27, 2015
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Experts hail Obama visit, predict better Indo-US relations

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Jan 27 (ANI): The landmark visit of US President Barack Obama was splashed all over Indian newspapers. Analysts say Obama’s visit will help foster better ties between the United States and India after relations between the two had stagnated briefly. Many felt that while the major hurdle in the nuclear deal had been cleared, there was still a long way to go. Business expert said the visit holds expectations of a more opening-up of markets between the two nations as well as exchange in technology. Obama was on a three day India visit which concluded by addressing a meeting at Sirifort Auditorium. Jan 27, 2015
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BJP files complaint with EC against use of Kiran Bedis pictures in AAP posters, demands stern actio

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): The BJP's CM candidate in Delhi, Kiran Bedi on Tuesday moved the Election Commission against Arvind Kejriwal for using her photograph in the party's poster campaign without her permission. The party has recently put up posters on numerous auto-rickshaws plying in the national capital, asking the people of Delhi to choose between Kejriwal and Bedi for the post of chief minister. The posters features the picture of Kejriwal with the word "imandar" (honest) printed below it while Bedi’s picture says "avsarvadi" (opportunist). Reacting on the same, Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay demanded stern action against Kejriwal and said that the poll panel should reject his candidature. Jan 27, 2015
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BJP has turned into Bhartiya Notice Party, will respond to BJPs notice over poster issue: AAP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): After BJP filed yet another complaint with the Election Commission against Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal and sent a legal notice to the party chief, AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said that the BJP has turned into ‘Bhartiya Notice Party’. He said that the party sends just notices on every issue and that AAP will definitely respond to the same. The BJP’s CM Candidate sent notice against AAP Chief for using her pictures in their campaign posters. Jan 27, 2015
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New York shuts down as winter storm blasts US

"Historic" winter storm pounds the northeastern United States hitting tens of millions of people and forcing a halt to public transportation and the rare cancelation of Broadway shows. Duration: 01:08 Jan 27, 2015
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Maharashtra govt to accord state funeral to RK Laxman, will build a memorial too

Mumbai/ Pune, Jan 27 (ANI): In a rare honour, Maharashtra government has decided to accord a state funeral to legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of the iconic :The Common Man". Laxman died at the age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who will attend the last rites of Laxman said that the state government will build a memorial for the late cartoonist. Meanwhile, Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said that the nation has lost the voice os common man with RK Laxman. The legendary cartoonist, who immortalized the hapless 'Common Man' with his devastating swipes at politicians, passed away on Monday at a city hospital after suffering multi-organ failure. Jan 27, 2015
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Obama goes Bollywood, says 'Senorita, bade bade deshon mein..' at Siri Fort

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday while addressing a gathering at Siri Fort auditorium went Bollywood and quoted a dialogue of DDLJ "Senorita...bade bade deshon mein...you know what I mean". Obama was speaking on "India and America: The future we can build together". He added that relationship between US-India can be one of the defining partnerships of the century. He further said that the world would be a lot safer when the two democracies will stand together. Jan 27, 2015
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We live in countries where cooks grandson can become President & tea-sellers son can become PM: Ob

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama while addressing the gathering at Siri Fort auditorium said that India and US are the countries where the grandson of a cook can become a President and a tea-seller’s son can become a Prime Minister. He added that racial discrimination still exists in many parts of the world. Talking about harmony between religions, Obama said that India will succeed so long as it is not splintered on religious lines. President Obama, who was on a three-day visit of India, concludes his trip later in the day. During the trip, he became the first US president to attend the Republic Day celebrations and the first president to visit India twice while still in office. Jan 27, 2015
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Nations are more successful when their women are successful: Obama

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday while addressing the gathering at the Siri Fort auditorium said that nations are more successful when their women are successful in their lives. He added that his government in US is still working to ensure women get equal opportunities. He further said that it was a sign of great pride and honour to see the girl who commanded him the Guard of Honour. President Obama, who was on a three-day visit of India, concludes his trip later in the day. During the trip, he became the first US president to attend the Republic Day celebrations and the first president to visit India twice while still in office. Jan 27, 2015
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Politicos offer their condolences over the demise of legendary cartoonist RK Laxman

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday mourned the death of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, whose "You Said It" cartoon featuring the 'Common Man' lampooned India's powerful for half a century. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that it is a great loss to the country. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar also expressed his grief over the demise of Laxman. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore and BJD leader Jay Panda also expressed similar sentiments. According to media reports, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the last rites of Laxman, who will be accorded the state funeral in Pune. Laxman who was ill from two weeks, died of multi-organ failure at a private hospital in Pune. Jan 27, 2015

Experts call China's red flag to India's entry into NSG 'fear from their side'

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Indian experts on Chinese Affairs on Tuesday said that China's red flag to India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group is 'the fear from their side'. China on Monday reacted coldly to strong indications that the United States would back India for a membership of the NSG. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying cautioned that any such move "requires very careful consideration from all member countries". Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Sunday said President Obama has assured him of strong US efforts in support of India's full membership of the four international export control regimes at the earliest, and indication of US backing for NSG membership. Jan 27, 2015
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Five die after car falls into deep gorge in Shimla

Shimla, Jan 27 (ANI): Five tourists died in Shimla city of Himachal Pradesh after their car fell into a gorge. The tourists travelling in Swift Desire, coming from Punjab en route to Shimla, fell into nearly a 700-feet deep gorge. Additional Superintendent of Police, BD Negi said they received information about the accident and rushed to the spot immediately. He said investigation is underway to ascertain the reason behind the accident. Jan 27, 2015
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Tibetan PM describes Obama visit on India's Republic Day as celebration of democracies

Dharamsala, Jan 27 (ANI): Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay described US President Barack Obama's visit to India on its Republic Day as a celebration of democracies. Obama watched a dazzling parade of India's military might and cultural diversity earlier in New Delhi.A majestic parade is held every year on January 26 in the national capital city to observe the day when the Indian Constitution was adapted and the country was declared as sovereign republic in 1950. Jan 27, 2015
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Indian cartoonists mourn death of RK Laxman

Pune/ Mumbai/ New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Indian cartoonists mourned the death of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, whose "You Said It" cartoon featuring the 'Common Man' lampooned India's powerful for half a century. Laxman had been ill for two weeks and died of multi-organ failure at a private hospital in Pune city where he lived. Laxman's daughter-in-law Usha said that his body would be taken to Mumbai city to the Common Man statue where his admirers could pay their last respects. Indian cartoonist, Sudhir Tailang said that Laxman's demise was a major loss to the cartooning world. Another Indian cartoonist, Aseem Trivedi remembered Laxman for voicing issues faced by the common man through his cartoons. Jan 27, 2015