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Delhi turned fortress as Obama arrives for Republic Day event

New Delhi, Jan 25: Over 20,000 policemen guarded the US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on the first day of his three-day visit here, an official said Sunday. Policemen, including paramilitary personnel, were deployed on the routes Obama’s 60-vehicle cavalcade took in the city. Several roads leading to the ITC Maurya Hotel, where Obama will stay, and the Rashtrapati ...

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3-day Weekend: People Queueing up to Holdiay Destinations, Airfares Touch Skyhigh

With an extended weekend ahead starting Saturday, followed by Sunday and Republic Day Monday, many people are making plans to enjoy the ‘mini vacation’. According to travel companies, there has been a surge of around 20 percent in the number of people going on a holiday this weekend as compared to a normal weekend. “The hustle and bustle of urban ...

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25 Tableaux to Participate in Republic Day Parade 2015

This year 25 Tableaux will participate in the forthcoming Republic Day Parade – 2015 where India will showcase its military might, varied cultural diversity, development in Science and Technology and economic strength. This year’s tableaux component comprises 16 States and nine Union Ministries / Departments. Each tableau depicts its own story to portray themes ranging from Heritage, Culture, Art & ...

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Obama couple to arrive on Sunday, to visit Agra first

US President Barack Obama will arrive in India on Sunday, Jan 25 along with his wife Michelle on a three-day state visit, which was described as the culmination of “qualitative reinvigoration” of bilateral ties since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last year. Obama is expected to arrive at 10 a.m. Sunday on board the Air Force One, ...

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Indian Origin American Entrepreneur Frank Islam Awarded Martin Luther King Jr. Award

An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam has been presented with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Award in recognition of his contribution to the legacy of the great leader through his efforts in international service and civil engagement. The award, which carries the name of Martin Luther King Jr., an apostle of peace, is about building bridges between ...

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India’s US Ambassador Jainshankar: The Man Behind US President Obama’s Republic Day Visit

Indian Ambassador to the US, Dr. S. Jaishankar has succeeded at what his predecessors failed in the past and every country he headed to became closer to India than before, heralding a new diplomatic triumph by India. Jaishankar was sent to Washington DC as the high-profile ambassador when his selection to be the Foreign Secretary of India was resisted back home ...

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Twitter Diplomacy: Obama Accepts Modi Invite, to be First US President to Witness Republic Day Parade as Chief Guest

Though diplomatically a pre-conceived decision, what Prime Minister Narendra Modi did was to make it open slightly before the official confirmation on both sides, making it look like a major diplomatic triumph for his government. While the process of inviting the US president Barack Obama began few months ago, it was finally put forward in his personal visit to the ...

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