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Talks on bilateral investment treaty to resume, say Modi, Obama

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India and US will resume dialogue on a bilateral investment treaty as the economic growth in both countries is becoming stronger and their economic partnership had strengthening, announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama Sunday. President Obama and I have agreed that a strong and growing economic relationship is vital for the success of...

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Nine killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

Baghdad, Jan 25 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 27 others wounded in bomb attacks Sunday targeting restaurants in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police said. In one attack, five people were killed and 12 others wounded when a bomb hidden in a plastic bag detonated in a restaurant in Bab al-Sharji area in Baghdad, Xinhua quoted a police source as saying. Another bomb went ...

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Andhra, USTDA sign MoU to develop Vizag as smart city

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government and US Trade Development Agency Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of Visakhapatnam as smart city. The MoU was signed in the national capital on the first day of US President Barack Obama's three-day visit to India. Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krisha Rao and US Trade Deve...

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Shuttler Kashyap wins Syed Modi title

Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) India's third seed Parupalli Kashyap defeated top seed and compatriot Kidambi Srikanth to win the men's singles title of the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships here Sunday. Kashyap won the match 23-21, 23-21 in 52 minutes at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium. ...

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Telangana CM drops deputy, inducts Srihari

Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) In swift political developments, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Sunday dropped his deputy T. Rajaiah from cabinet and inducted MP Kadiam Srihari in his place. Rao dropped Rajaiah, who was holding the medical and health portfolio, from the cabinet in the wake of criticism that the health department failed to take immediate steps to check spread of s...

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Don't make religion a cause for conflict: President

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said political discourse that cuts and wounds people's hearts was abhorrent to India's traditional ethos. In his customary address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day, Mukherjee said: The freedom inherent in democracy sometimes generates an unhappy by-product when political discourse becomes a competition in hysteria that is...

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UP, Punjab aim to register first HIL win

Mohali (Punjab), Jan 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Wizards are all geared up to face Punjab Warriors in a Hero Hockey India League (HIL) encounter at the Hockey Stadium here Monday. In their opening matches, where Wizards met Delhi Waveriders and Warriors played against Dabang Mumbai, both the teams played draws, splitting the points with their respective opponents. In the impending ga...

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Five Bodo militants nabbed in Assam

Guwahati, Jan 25 (IANS) A joint team of Assam Police and the army Sunday arrested five Bodo militants from a forest area in Kokrajhar district, officials said. The cadres of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were nabbed from the Ripu reserved forest, according to a statement issued by Guwahati-based defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Suneet Newton. <...

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Timeline: Indo-US civil nuclear agreement

India-US civil nuclear agreement since it was conceived by then Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh and then US president George W Bush in July 2005. July 18, 2005: Bush and Singh first announce their intention to enter into a civil nuclear agreement in Washington. March 1, 2006: Bush visits India for the first time. March 3, 2006: Bush and Singh issue a joint statement ...

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Present Odisha sarees to Michelle Obama, Modi urged

Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader from Odisha, Niranjan Patnaik Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to present Sambalpuri and silk sarees of the state to US First Lady Michelle Obama. The former Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president has made the suggestion in his email to Modi. I have come across media reports that India will present about 100 elegant ...

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Barack and I: Modi stresses personal chemistry

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Talking glowingly about his good friendship with US President Barack Obama and how it had brought the people of India and US closer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed him by his first name Barack more than once while Obama, in response, was less informal and addressed him as Modi or prime minister. Barack and I have forged a friendship. There is openness whe...

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India, US to resume talks on bilateral investment treaty: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India will resume its dialogue on bilateral investment treaty with the US as the economic growth in both countries is becoming stronger, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Sunday. President (Barack) Obama and I have agreed that a strong and growing economic relationship is vital for the success of our strategic partnership. Economic growth in our two countrie...

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Scientists find protein in coffee with effect like morphine

Sao Paulo, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Researchers at the University of Brasilia (UnB) and Brazil's state-owned agriculture and livestock research company Embrapa have discovered a protein in coffee with effects similar to morphine. Embrapa's genetics and biotechnology resources division and the UnB successfully identified previously unknown fragments of protein -- peptides -- in coffee that have ...

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India-US arrive at modus vivendi on nuclear deal

The much awaited and long-delayed modus-vivendi between India and the US over the finalization of the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement that began in July 2005 has finally been achieved Sunday (Jan 25) on the first day of US President Barack Obama's visit to India. The major obstacles were the nature of the liability clauses in the event of any nuclear accident or incident which Ind...

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India, US achieve breakthrough in civil n-deal

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a breakthrough, India and US Sunday agreed to move towards commercial cooperation as well as full implementation of their landmark civil nuclear deal. The announcement was made by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, brightening the prospects of the deal that was inked during the Manmohan Singh regime in 2008 but never implemented.

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There should be no distinction between terror groups: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Describing terrorism as a principal global threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said there should be no distinction between terrorist groups and each country must fulfil its commitments to eliminate terror safe havens. India would deepen its cooperation with the US in combating terrorism, Modi said in his remarks at the joint media interaction here with US...

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FPIs remain interested in Indian markets

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Positive European cues coupled with healthy growth data from China and improving US economy prospects led the foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to pump in Rs.5,748.07 crore or $930.99 million in the Indian equities market for the week ended Jan 23. The Indian equities markets which were propelled to touch new highs due to the positive cues also took home one of ...

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Effort fails to raise AirAsia plane fuselage

Jakarta, Jan 25 (IANS) A fresh attempt to raise the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea last month killing all 162 on board, failed Sunday after it was considered to be too fragile to be lifted, a media report said. Rear Admiral Widodo, the Indonesian admiral in charge of operations to recover the crashed plane, said the bid to recover the wreckage failed a...

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Himachal progressed tremendously in 44 years: CM

Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh gave credit to the people for the achievements of the northern Indian hill state that Sunday celebrated its 45nd statehood day. It was on this day in 1971 that Himachal Pradesh was conferred the status of a full state - the 18th in the country. The state has progressed tremendously in the p...

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Moving towards commercial nuclear cooperation: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said India and the US are moving towards commercial cooperation of the Indo-US civil nuclear deal. Civil nuclear deal was the centerpiece of our transformed relationships which demonstrated new trust. It also created new economic opportunities and expanded our options for clean energy, Modi said, addressing a joint press confer...

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