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President Mukherjee addresses nation on eve of Republic Day, says laws should be made with consensus

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee while addressing the nation on Sunday on the eve of the 66th Republic Day, said that laws should be made by consensus and cautioned the Government against taking the ordinance route. Mukherjee said that enacting laws without discussions “breaches the trust” reposed by people and is not good for democracy. Calling 2014 as a significant year while 2015 as a year of hope, he said that the 21st century is in full grasp of India. The president also wished the citizens for giving a mandate which brought a stable government at the centre. Mukherjee also talked about issues like women safety and said that a nation where women are not safe, cannot develop significantly. Jan 25, 2015
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US President Barack Obama meets Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): After breaking a logjam on civil nuclear deal with India, US President Barack Obama on Sunday called on his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. Obama met Indian President Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan ahead of the dinner to be hosted by the later. Present at the venue were Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and other Indian and US delegates. Obama held talks with his Indian counterpart before leaving for the dinner banquet. Jan 25, 2015
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Number of political and corporate leaders attend Dinner hosted by Pranab Mukherjee for US President

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): A number of political and corporate leaders arrived at President's House to share table with US President Barack Obama in tonight's banquet. As the dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee in honour of US President Barack Obama at the Rashtrapati Bhavan started, the chief guest for this year's Republic Day celebrations, Obama arrived at the venue with magnificent American First Lady Michelle Obama. Obama dressed in tuxedo while Michelle in elegant floral blue dress were greeted by President Mukherjee at the gate. Followed by the guest of honour, came other VVIPs which included Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Union ministers Harsh Vardhan, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh among others. The US President will also be accompanied by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Vice President Hamid Ansari and others at the dinner. Jan 25, 2015
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Backing India for membership in reformed UN Security Council, Obama greets India saying 'mera pyar b

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Giving the joint statement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barack Obama on Sunday started his speech with a little Hindi touch, saying 'mera pyar bhara namaskar' (my sweet greetings). Obama talked about various aspects that kept strengthening US relations with India even further. Obama said that the trade between the two countries has increased by some 60 % which has proved beneficial for both the nations and that such engagement is vital for America's success. Obama also stressed on projects on climate change. Further, the US president also backed India's permanent membership in reformed UN Security Council. Jan 25, 2015
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Backing India for membership in reformed UN Security Council, Obama greets India saying mera pyar b

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Giving the joint statement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barack Obama on Sunday started his speech with a little Hindi touch, saying ‘mera pyar bhara namaskar’ (my sweet greetings). Obama talked about various aspects that kept strengthening US relations with India even further. Obama said that the trade between the two countries has increased by some 60 % which has proved beneficial for both the nations and that such engagement is vital for America’s success. Obama also stressed on projects on climate change. Further, the US president also backed India’s permanent membership in reformed UN Security Council. Jan 25, 2015
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India and US 'natural global partners': PM Modi part -1

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while giving the joint statement along with US President Barack Obama said that both India and the US are natural global partners. Furthermore, Prime Minister Modi said the sealing of the civil nuclear deal between India and the US was the centerpiece of a transformed relationship between the countries. The Prime Minister also said that both countries have decided to device a comprehensive global strategy to combat the issue of terrorism. Earlier in the day, India and U.S. sealed the civil nuclear deal, which had been stalled since 2008, after Prime Modi and Obama held delegation-level talks over the issue. According to reports, U.S. has withdrawn the tracking clause from the deal. Jan 25, 2015
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India and US 'natural global partners': PM Modi part -2

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while giving the joint statement along with US President Barack Obama said that both India and the US are natural global partners. Furthermore, Prime Minister Modi said the sealing of the civil nuclear deal between India and the US was the centerpiece of a transformed relationship between the countries. The Prime Minister also said that both countries have decided to device a comprehensive global strategy to combat the issue of terrorism. Earlier in the day, India and U.S. sealed the civil nuclear deal, which had been stalled since 2008, after Prime Modi and Obama held delegation-level talks over the issue. According to reports, U.S. has withdrawn the tracking clause from the deal. Jan 25, 2015
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US and India's strong personal friendship reflects warmth and affection between people of both natio

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): US President Barack Obama while addressing a joint statement with PM Narendra Modi, said that US and India's strong personal friendship reflects warmth and affection between people of both the nations. He also said that the friendship also reflects the values shared by the two nations as former colonies and as two great democracies. The US President said he and Indian Prime Minister Modi shared notes on how much sleep they get, and revealed that 'Modi gets lesser sleep'. He also said that the reason behind over enthusiasm in Modi is that he is new at his office and also went on to say that with more years pass by, the prime minister may get more hours spared for sleeping. Replying to a question about what the two leaders discussed during their meeting earlier in the day, Obama said it was not possible to reveal the content of their talks. Jan 25, 2015
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Politicos react as Obama says India, US moving towards civil nuclear deal

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Sunday after US President Barack Obama while giving the joint statement along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India and US have achieved a breakthrough and are moving towards full implementation of the civil nuclear energy deal. Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that if it is a breakthrough, then nobody can complain about it. Leaders from other political parties gave mixed reactions. Jan 25, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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