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Obama-PM banquet: Rahman, Jennifer Hudson to perform

A.R.Rahman will join Jennifer Hudson in providing entertainment for the Obama’s state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, First Lady Michelle Obama revealed just hours before the banquet. Among the invitees for the bash — Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri, Obama buddy Vinai Thummallapally, Film maker Steven Spielberg, journalist Fareed […]

Dalai Lama donates Rs 20 lakh to Tawang hospital

  TAWANG: Tibetan Spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Monday inaugurated a district hospital here and donated Rs 20 lakh for its building on the second day of his visit to Arunachal Pradesh. The Dalai Lama inaugurated the Kahndo-Dowa Songma Tawang district hospital and consecrated a Buddhist statue at its entrance. Later he visited the […]

Australia win One-day series in India

GUWAHATI: India’s gamble to bat first on a tricky wicket backfired heavily as they suffered a six-wicket defeat against Australia in the sixth More Pictures One-dayer to allow the visitors to clinch the seven-match series by taking an unasailable 4-2 lead on Sunday. Scorecard | In Pics India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss […]

Hussain welcomes Indian PM for talks offer to Hurriyat

A Pakistani senator Tuesday welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s readiness to talk to the separatist Hurriyat Conference in Jammu and Kashmir. ‘I will welcome it but with cautious optimism. Kashmiris have to be taken aboard the dialogue process. Good Indian leaders have started doing it,’ said Mushahid Hussain, who was information minister in the […]

Thailand ASEAN Summit

In this photo provided by India’s Press Information Bureau, Gursharan Kaur, wife of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, holding an umbrella left, Pimpen Vejjajiva, wife of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, center, and Miyuki Hatoyama, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, arrive for a cooking demonstration at Cha-am, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. The […]

Manmohan, Wen agree to narrow differences

HUA TIN(Thailand): Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh Saturday agreed here to make efforts to gradually narrow differences on the border issues between the two countries. The two leaders discussed issues of common concern during their meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit here […]

Udaipur voted world’s best city in travel poll

SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – The Indian city of Udaipur, known as the “Venice of the East,” was voted the world’s best city for travelers in 2009 in an online poll by Travel + Leisure magazine, trumping last year’s winner Bangkok. The island of Bali in Indonesia topped the Galapagos to be named best island in […]

Secretary of State to visit India and Thailand

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to India and Thailand July 17-23. While in India, Secretary Clinton will meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and with External Affairs Minister Krishna. The Secretary and Minister Krishna will discuss the structure and elements of an enhanced U.S.-India strategic partnership that will enable us to advance […]


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