US President addresses India-US CEO forum meet

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Monday addressed the India-US CEO forum meet which was held in New Delhi. Obama said that United States looks for an improved relation between both the countries in terms of business. He said that India has a tremendous potential and scope for growth and US will take all necessary steps to improve the relation consistently. Jan 26, 2015
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PM Modi addresses India-US CEO forum meet

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the India-US CEO forum meet which was held in New Delhi. Modi said that India is open for all kinds of investments in various sectors, laying stress upon tourism. He also added that India and US have come up with a new program of 'Ease of Business' where all problems faced by businessmen shall be addressed. Modi said that his three top priorities are- skill, scope and speed to deliver best business ground for investors. Jan 26, 2015
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Republic Day: Beating retreat ceremony takes place at Wagah border

Amritsar, Jan 26 (ANI): A beating retreat ceremony was held at Wagah Border in Amritsar on Monday evening as the country marks 66th Republic Day. The BSF jawans and Pakistan Rangers shook hands during the ceremony. The forces from both sides performed the 'show of strength' ceremony expressing their power. After that the common practice of lowering the national flags of both countries was held. The Beating Retreat ceremony is a daily military practice that the security forces of India and Pakistan have jointly followed since 1959. The ceremony starts with a blustering parade by the soldiers from both the sides, and ends up in the perfectly coordinated lowering of the two nations' flags. Jan 26, 2015
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India Pakistan exchange sweets on Republic Day

Kaman Aman Setu, Jan 26 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) exchanged sweets on the occasion of 66th Republic Day on Monday. A unit of 12 Infantry Brigade of the Army exchanged sweets with their Pakistan counterparts at Kaman Post in Uri sector on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road. Despite ceasefire violations and infiltration bids from across the border, the exchange of sweets between army personnel of India and Pakistan along the LoC on their respective days of national importance has been a regular feature. Jan 26, 2015
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Police recover IED in Assam on Republic Day

Jorhat/ Imphal, Jan 26 (ANI): Police officials recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and later demolished it in Assam on Monday (January 26), on the occasion of country’s 66th Republic Day. Police said they recovered the bomb from the boundary wall of a refinery godown in Jorhat city. The IED weighing two kilogram was wrapped in black polythene bag. Later, the Bomb Disposal Squad of Assam Police detonated the bomb. Earlier in the day low intensity blasts rocked Imphal city in Manipur. Police personnel were deployed at key locations in Imphal leading towards the venue of Republic Day celebrations. Manipur celebrated the Republic Day with great fervour as school children marched and people performed traditional dances. Jan 26, 2015
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US President Obama and PM Modi attends "At Home" Reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): US President Barack Obama along with First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday attended the "At Home" Reception, which was hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The reception was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, and Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Manmohan Singh and wife Gursharan Kaur also met Barack and Michelle Obama. Obama and Modi interacted with the guests and dignitaries present at the reception. Obama was also seeing engaged in a conversation with Modi. US President Barack Obama is on a three-day visit to India. Obama, who was the Chief Guest at Republic Day celebrations on the invite of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is staying at Hotel Maurya Sheraton in Delhi along with Michelle Obama. Jan 26, 2015
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It means a lot to me: Sudha Ragunathan on being conferred Padma Bhushan

Chennai, Jan 26 (ANI): Vocalist Sudha Ragunathan on Monday said that she feels like a child after she was conferred with Padma Bhushan award. She added that the award meant a lot for her. She even thanked the Government of India for considering her for this honorable award. Sudha Raghunathan is one of the known faces in Carnatic music circles, and among the most sought-after vocalist during music seasons. Ragunathan had received her Padma Shri award in 2004. Jan 26, 2015
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It feels good to receive honour from the nation: LK Advani on being conferred Padma Vibhushan

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Senior leader LK Advani on Monday said that it feels good to receive honour from the nation after he was conferred Padma Vibhushan award. Advani’s daughter Pratibha Advani also expressed happiness and said that she feels very proud with his father’s achievements. Along with Advani, Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar and Shiromani Akali Dal Chief Prakash Singh Badal will also be conferred with Padma Vibhushan award. Jan 26, 2015
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Vintage car rallies enthrall visitors

Jaipur/ Vadodara, Jan 26 (ANI): Vintage car owners and collectors converged in Jaipur and Vadodara for car rallies, enthralling visitors. The 17th annual vintage car rally drew spectators to Jaipur to get a glimpse of royal era. More than 100 vintage pieces were displayed for the car lovers. Meanwhile, crowds also attended a similar rally in Vadodara city, where around 56 vintage cars were on display. The rally was a part of four-day 'Vadfest', an art and cultural event in the city. The collection included Mercedes, Hudson, Volkswagen, Morris, Rolls-Royce and other brands that attracted visitors. Jan 26, 2015
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Sweets exchanged at India-Bangladesh border on Republic Day

Phulbari, Jan 26 (ANI): Sweets were exchanged at India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal on the occasion of 66th Republic Day on Monday. Officers of Border Security Force from India and Border Guard Bangladesh from Bangladesh shook hands and exchanged sweets with each other. This is a common practice between both the countries to exchange sweets on special occasions as a symbol of peace and cooperation. Jan 26, 2015