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

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

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

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

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