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Manipur's Andro village becomes a popular tourist destination

Manipur, Jan 26 (ANI): Scenic beauty, good climate and warm hospitality! All of it combines to attract tourists to Andro village; a hotspot located 20 miles from Imphal city in the foothills of Nongmaiching hill. Known for its traditional pottery skills, the small village is now bustling with tourists. Most of the tourist sites reflecting age-old cultures and traditions are maintained through community effort of the local villagers. The Santhei Natural Park that has been developed around a water reservoir is a popular picnic spot for locals and tourists alike. The natural beauty of the park and the neighboring gardens attracts hundreds of people daily. Yet another major attraction is the Mutua Cultural Heritage Complex that showcases major tribal traditions and their artifacts. Model houses of various ethnic tribes, wood carvings, stone monuments and various traditional exhibits make it a must see place. Jan 26, 2015
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Hundreds gather outside White House in support of Ukraine

Washington DC/ Ukraine, Jan 26 (ANI): Hundreds gathered in Washington DC outside the White House to urge the Obama administration to move on the Ukraine Freedom Support Act. While the bill was passed by both houses of Congress unanimously and signed into law by US President Barack Obama, many outside the White House say none of the measures have been implemented. In passing the measure, Obama authorized new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine and was to begin providing weapons to the Kiev government immediately. After pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago, Obama said Washington was considering all options short of military action to isolate Russia. Jan 26, 2015
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New Delhi under tight security cover on 66th Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): The national capital turned into a fortress as US President is all set to witness the 66th Republic Day parade on Monday. There is unprecedented security in New Delhi. A seven-layer security ring with 50,000 security personnel, including 500 US Secret Service Agents, are part of President Obama's security detail. Police personnel are keeping a tight vigil throughout the national capital and also around the area where the parade is to take place since last night. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to twitter to congratulate and give greetings to the nation on 66th Republic Day. The highlight of this year's parade will be the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash medium range missiles and weapon locating radar. The long-range advanced MiG-29K fighter will be seen for the first time. Three all-women marching contingents of the Army, Navy and the Air Force will represent the theme of the parade, "Nari Shakti (woman power)". Jan 26, 2015
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Ebola mistakes should serve a lesson says WHO

The World Health Organization's chief on Sunday admitted the UN agency had been caught napping on Ebola, saying it should serve a lesson to avoid similar mistakes in future. Duration: 00:55 Jan 25, 2015
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Candles and flowers in Kiev mark Mariupol attack

People light candles at Independence Square in Kiev on Sunday, during a rally for 30 people who died as a result of shelling in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. US President Barack Obama vowed Sunday to ramp up pressure on Russia. Duration: 00:43 Jan 25, 2015
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Have reached an understanding with US on Civil Nuclear Deal, the deal is done: Sujatha Singh part -

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Sunday said that India and the US have reached an understating on the Civil Nuclear Deal. After a joint statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama, Singh said that the two nations have broken the logjam of the past few years. There has been breakthrough in strategic, civil nuclear, defence and on economic sides. She went on to say that 'the deal is done'. Singh also said that the two leaders also talked about terrorism and issues relating to Pakistan. The foreign secretary also assured that India and US talked about relevance of issues regarding Afghanistan. Jan 25, 2015
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Have reached an understanding with US on Civil Nuclear Deal, the deal is done: Sujatha Singh part -

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Sunday said that India and the US have reached an understating on the Civil Nuclear Deal. After a joint statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama, Singh said that the two nations have broken the logjam of the past few years. There has been breakthrough in strategic, civil nuclear, defence and on economic sides. She went on to say that ‘the deal is done’. Singh also said that the two leaders also talked about terrorism and issues relating to Pakistan. The foreign secretary also assured that India and US talked about relevance of issues regarding Afghanistan. Jan 25, 2015
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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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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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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