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Washington: US President Barack Obama looks forward to meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington on Friday to discuss a wide range of issues and their shared objectives, the White House has said. "He (Obama) very much looks forward to the meeting," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters ahead of Singh's arrival in the American capital. "He looks forward to having a discussion about all of the issues and shared objectives that the US and India have," Carney said. Singh is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Thursday. During the meeting at the White House, the two leaders will discuss a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, officials from both sides said. Singh will be in the US to attend the UN General Assembly sessions. He is also scheduled to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the margins of the sessions.

Telecom equipment imports up at Rs 74,116 cr

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Telecom equipment imports up at Rs 74,116 cr

New Delhi: Import of telecom equipment surged to Rs 74,116.21 crore in 2013-14, up 20 percent year- on-year, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.The minister shared data in a written reply...


Army fully geared to take on challenges: Gen Bikram Singh

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Army fully geared to take on challenges: Gen Bikram Singh

Drass: Army is "fully geared" to take on the challenges and the government is totally committed towards ensuring that its needs are met, outgoing Army Chief General Bikram Singh today said a...

Maha govt begins process to take over Shakti Mills complex

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Maha govt begins process to take over Shakti Mills complex

The Maharashtra government has begun process for taking over the infamous Shakti Mills complex in Mumbai, where the gangrape of a photojournalist in August 2013 had shocked the nation.According to a r...

Consumer affairs ministry may frame norms for online shopping

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Consumer affairs ministry may frame norms for online shopping

New Delhi: With increase in number of complaints from people buying products online, the consumer affairs ministry is proposing to frame guidelines for protection of consumers' interest in online shop...

IAF chopper crashes in Uttar Pradesh, seven feared dead

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IAF chopper crashes in Uttar Pradesh, seven feared dead

Sitapur: An Indian Air Force helicopter on Friday crashed in Sitapur with all seven persons on board feared killed.The ALH Dhruv chopper had taken off from Bareilly. Sub Divisional Magistrate, Sidhaul...

SC refuses to entertain PIL for CBI probe into Tapas Pal's rape remarks

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SC refuses to entertain PIL for CBI probe into Tapas Pal's rape remarks

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL seeking CBI investigation into the controversial remarks made by actor-cum-Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal."You go to the high c...

Haryana's demand for separate SGPC will never be a reality: Punjab CM

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Haryana's demand for separate SGPC will never be a reality: Punjab CM

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said though his party Shiromani Akali Dal was not fond of organising "morchas", but Haryana's demand for a separate committee ...