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Michelle Obama praises 'American Sniper'

Michelle Obama praises 'American Sniper'

31 Jan 2015

Washington: The United States First Lady Michelle Obama has praised "American Sniper" for its depiction of military families and "the complex journeys that our men and women in uniform endure".

American Sniper,   United States First Lady,   Michelle Obama,   Bradley Cooper,  
Devolve functions, funds for smart cities initiative: Centre to <strong>States</strong>

Devolve functions, funds for smart cities initiative: Centre to States

31 Jan 2015

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo on Saturday urged the state governments to devolve necessary functions, funds and functionaries to the urban local bodies to enable them to take up the challenges under Smart Cities initiative.

Urban Development,   Smart City,   Babul Supriyo,   Modi government,   State governments,  
Belly putter fan Bradley adapting well to shorter version

Belly putter fan Bradley adapting well to shorter version

30 Jan 2015

Scottdale: So far, so good for Keegan Bradley, who four months ago traded a belly putter for a conventional one in a bid to prepare himself for a major change to be implemented by golf's rulemakers at the end of this year.

Keegan Bradley,   golf tournament,   United States Golf Association,   PGA Tour ,  
John Kerry fined for failing to remove snow outside his home

John Kerry fined for failing to remove snow outside his home

30 Jan 2015

Washington: The United States Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined a penalty of USD 50 by the Boston City officials for not removing snow dumped on the side street in front of his house which was formed due to the massive snowstorm this week.

John Kerry,   United States Secretary of State,   Boston City official,  snowstorm,  
IS militants seize 15 oil workers in Iraq

IS militants seize 15 oil workers in Iraq

31 Jan 2015

Baghdad: Islamic State (IS) militants seized 15 employees after they temporarily seized an oil facility near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, while Kurdish troops freed seven villages in the area, a security source said on Saturday.

IS,   IS militants,   Islamic States,   terrorism ,  
Looking forward to advance Indo-US relationship: US

Looking forward to advance Indo-US relationship: US

30 Jan 2015

Washington: The United States has said it is looking forward to further advancing the Indo-US relationship with the appointment of new Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar who assumed the office replacing Sujatha Singh.

India US relationship,   India US bilateral relationship,   India,   United States,   US President,   Barack Obama,   S Jaishankar,   Sujatha Singh,  
WikiLeaks slams Google for handing over staffers' data to US

WikiLeaks slams Google for handing over staffers' data to US

27 Jan 2015

Geneva: WikiLeaks has lashed out at internet giant Google for handing over its staffers' emails and digital data to the US authorities without swiftly informing the whistleblowing site, terming it "an attack on journalism and journalists especially those working on security issues".

WikiLeaks,   Julian Assange,   Baltazar Garzon,   Google,   Eric Schmidt,   United States,  
Treat visa of IT professionals as a trade issue: India to US

Treat visa of IT professionals as a trade issue: India to US

23 Jan 2015

New Delhi: India has asked the US to treat the issue of visa for IT professionals as a trade-related one rather than an immigration issue. During a meeting of the Indo-US Joint Working Group on ICT (Information, Communication and Technology), held in Washington last week, Indian and US officials discussed the issue of visa for skilled IT professionals.

United States,   India,   Visa,   IT professional,   Immigration Issue,   TCS,   Infosys,   Wipro ,  
Obama strongly condemns 'brutal murder' of Japan hostage by IS

Obama strongly condemns 'brutal murder' of Japan hostage by IS

25 Jan 2015

Washington: President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the killing of one of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group and said the US will work together to bring the perpetrators of these murders to justice.

United States,   US President Barack Obama,   Japan hostage,   IS,   US Secretary of State,   John Kerry,  
UN concerned over Nepal's deadlock in drafting constitution

UN concerned over Nepal's deadlock in drafting constitution

31 Jan 2015

United Nations: The United Nations has expressed concern over Nepal's deadlock in drafting a new constitution and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called on the nation's leaders to continue their dialogue.

United Nations,   Nepal deadlock,   constitution drafting,   UN secretary general,   Ban Ki-Moon,  

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