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Sri Lanka's Health Minister to challenge <strong>President</strong> Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's Health Minister to challenge President Rajapaksa

21 Nov 2014

Colombo: In another jolt to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his Health Minister defected on Friday to become the Opposition's main candidate to challenge his bid to secure a record third term in office.

Sri Lanka,   Health Minister,   President,   Mahinda Rajapaksa,   UNP,   United National Party,   Maithripala Sirisena,   Rajapaksa government,  
Obama encourages 'best and brightest' to stay in US

Obama encourages 'best and brightest' to stay in US

22 Nov 2014

Washington: Referring to the innovative and entrepreneurial skills of immigrants, in particular Indians, US President Barack Obama has pushed for immigration reform to encourage the best and the brightest to stay in America and not to return to their home country after completing studies.

US President Barack Obama,   immigration reform,   best and the brightest,   entrepreneurial skills of immigrants,   Indian techies,   process of H-1B visas,   ,  
New Zealand a good friend: Chinese <strong>President</strong>

New Zealand a good friend: Chinese President

20 Nov 2014

Wellington: Chinese President Xi Jinping met New Zealand Governor General Jerry Mateparae on Thursday and said the two countries were "good friends".

Chinese President,   Xi Jinping,   New Zealand Governor General ,   Jerry Mateparae,  
PM Modi, Xi could change contours of Sino-India ties: BJP MPs

PM Modi, Xi could change contours of Sino-India ties: BJP MPs

21 Nov 2014

Beijing: China is keen to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi who along with Chinese President Xi Jinping could create a new era of "togetherness" and change the contours of Sino-India ties forever, BJP lawmakers said on Friday.

India,   China,   Indian Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi,   Chinese President,   Xi Jinping,   Sino India Ties,  BJP president ,  Amit Shah,   ,  
Lawmakers celebrate Diwali at US <strong>Congress</strong>

Lawmakers celebrate Diwali at US Congress

20 Nov 2014

Washington: Diwali was celebrated here at the US Congress for the second consecutive year with lawmakers, cutting across party lines, pledging to strengthen India-US relationship and praising the role of Indian-Americans in enriching the socio-cultural milieu of their adopted country.

Diwali,   US Congress,   lawmakers,   India-US ties,   India,   US,   Indian-Americans,   Diwali celebration,   Ami Bera ,  
Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrants

Obama provides legal status to five million illegal immigrants

21 Nov 2014

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday used his executive power to announce a series of administrative measures to provide legal status to more than five million illegal immigrants in the country, including those from India.

Barack Obama,   Illegal immigrants,   H-1B visas,   US President,   illegal immigrants in US,  
Iraqi Kurdistan <strong>President</strong> says, West not providing enough arms to defeat Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdistan President says, West not providing enough arms to defeat Islamic State

19 Nov 2014

Paris: The President of Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, accused Western countries on Wednesday of not providing enough heavy weapons to help his 'peshmerga' forces deliver a 'decisive blow' against Islamic State militants.

Iraqi Kurds,   Iraqi Kurdistan,   Massoud Barzani,   Western countries,   peshmerga forces,   Islamic State militants,   IS,  
Obama felicitates Indian-American scientist

Obama felicitates Indian-American scientist

21 Nov 2014

Washington: US President Barack Obama has felicitated Indian-American scientist Thomas Kailath with the top presidential medal for transformative contributions to the fields of science and technology.

US President Barack Obama,   felicitated Indian-American scientist,   Thomas Kailath,   top presidential medal,   transformative contributions,   fields of science and technology,   Massachusetts Institute of Technology,   Stanford University as Associate Professor,  
Rajapaksa declares snap presidential election in Sri Lanka

Rajapaksa declares snap presidential election in Sri Lanka

20 Nov 2014

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday declared snap presidential poll to seek a record third term.

Sri Lanka,   President Mahinda Rajapaksa,  presidential election,   Election Commissioner,   Mahinda Deshapriya,  
India has highest number of people practicing open defecation

India has highest number of people practicing open defecation

19 Nov 2014

United Nations: India has the highest number of people practising open defecation in the world at 597 million, according to the UN which said political will at the "highest level" is needed to address the challenge.

India,   World Toilet Day,   United Nations,  Prime Minister,   Narendra Modi,   Africa,   Mahatma Gandhi,   Women's Safety ,  

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