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MoS for Home Affairs lauds SSB's role in J-K, LWE affected states  Dec 20, 7:59 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 20 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary on Saturday lauded the role played by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in Jammu and Kashmir and the Left Wing Extremism affected states.
Jaitley inaugurates multimedia exhibition on former PM Vajpayee  Dec 20, 5:28 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 20 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the multimedia exhibition mounted by DAVP on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would serve as an inspiration and learning to people in understanding the life and contributions of the latter as a politician, statesman and poet.
Tim Cook makes 'substantial' donation to help gay rights in Alabama  Dec 20, 2:39 pm
London, Dec 20 (ANI): Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook has made a "substantial" donation to a gay rights effort in his native Alabama and two other southern U.S. states
U.S. issues rare global travel alert to citizens about terror attack threat  Dec 20, 1:31 pm
Wellington, Dec 20 (ANI): The United States has issued a global travel alert to U.S. citizens about the threat of a terrorist attack advising them to be extra cautious regarding their personal security over the holiday period, citing Sydney's "lone-wolf attack".
Samsung to shut ChatOn across countries in first quarter of 2015  Dec 20, 11:53 am
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Samsung is closing its ChatOn application in all its markets in the first quarter of the next year as a survey found that users spent only six seconds on the app per month.
Obama vows to 'respond proportionately' to Pyongyang's alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures  Dec 20, 10:45 am
London, Dec 20 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has vowed to "respond proportionately" to an alleged cyber-attack by North Korea on Sony Pictures.
Centre assures to compensate states for revenue loss in GST  Dec 19, 6:19 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 19 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Centre has given assurance to the states that they would be compensated for any revenue loss post the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
TMC not against concept of GST if govt. compensates states adequately  Dec 19, 6:02 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 19 (ANI): Making its position clear on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) issue, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday said that it was not against the concept but provided the states were compensated adequately.
White House views Sony Pictures hack attack as 'security issue'  Dec 19, 12:31 pm
London, Dec 19 (ANI): The cyber attack on Sony Pictures that led to the cancellation of the release of "The Interview," a movie based on Kim Jong-un, is being seen as a "security issue," the United States said.
Opponents threaten to block implementation of Obama's new Cuba policy  Dec 19, 10:32 am
London, Dec 19 (ANI): Opponents of United States President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy, which aims at normalizing ties with Cuba and ending the five decade-long political standoff, have threatened to block his efforts to renew diplomatic relations with the state.
American sprinter Gay's former coach banned over administration of drugs to athlete  Dec 18, 1:17 pm
London, Dec 18 (ANI): The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has reportedly banned Jon Drummond, American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach, for eight years over, possession, trafficking and administration of banned drugs to an athlete he coached.
US blames North Korea for 'crippling cyber attack' on Sony Pictures  Dec 18, 1:01 pm
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): The United States has blamed North Korea for the "crippling" cyber attack on Sony Pictures as the Hollywood studio announced its decision to cancel the release of "The Interview," a movie based on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, following threats by hackers to launch a 9/11-style attack on theatres screening the film.
Obama's decision to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba met with both admiration and anger  Dec 18, 11:44 am
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): As United States President Barack Obama hailed a "new chapter" in U.S. relations with Cuba following a five decade-long political standoff; reactions in Miami were split, mostly along generational lines.
White House says Obama will sign bill imposing new sanctions on Russia 'despite reservations'  Dec 17, 1:47 pm
London, Dec 17 (ANI): The White House has said that the United States President Barack Obama will sign a bill imposing a slew of new sanctions on Russia despite reservations.
Homeland Security says '9/11-style attack threat' on US theatres screening 'The Interview' not credible  Dec 17, 1:09 pm
London, Dec 17 (ANI): The United States Department of Homeland Security has said that the latest threat issued by Sony Pictures hackers to launch a 9/11-style attack on American theatres showing the studio's film, The Interview, based on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is "not credible."
Obama, Kerry condemn Taliban as 'depraved' for 'gut-wrenching' Peshawar attack   Dec 17, 10:42 am
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have condemned the barbaric attack in a school in Peshawar saying that the terrorists have shown their "depravity" by carrying out a "gut-wrenching" massacre.
Obama admits 'small IS victories' may mean prolonged US engagement in Middle East  Dec 16, 4:30 pm
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): While warning the Islamic State (IS) that they may be amassing some quick victories but the United States' "reach is long," President Barack Obama admitted that these victories may mean that the nation's engagement there will be prolonged.
Vivek Murthy becomes first ever Indian-origin doctor to be named US Surgeon General  Dec 16, 11:09 am
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Dr. Vivek Murthy has become the first ever Indian-origin doctor to be named as the Surgeon General of the United States as the Senate announced its decision on Monday night, putting an end to a year of uncertainty over his nomination.
Petrol, diesel prices slashed by Rs. 2 per litre  Dec 15, 8:53 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 15 (ANI): The retail prices of petrol and diesel were reduced on Monday by Rs. two per litre in the national capital, with a corresponding decrease in other states.
CIA tortured terror suspects under 'intense pressure' to link Iraq to Al Qaeda post 9/11 attack  Dec 15, 5:26 pm
London, Dec 15 (ANI): A report has said that the Central Investigative Agency (CIA) tortured Al Qaeda suspects because it was under "intense pressure" to extract evidence that's proved Saddam Hussein was linked to 9/11 attack in order to justify United States' invasion of Iraq in 2003.
American teens prefer reading print over e-books, finds study  Dec 14, 4:51 pm
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): According to an analysis by Nielsen researchers, teenagers in the United States continue to prefer reading print over e-books despite their tech-savvy reputation.
PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' inspires youth to make India drug-free  Dec 14, 1:29 pm
Nagpur, Dec. 14 (ANI): With Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing serious concern over the growing menace of drugs among the youth in the country through his 'Mann ki Baat' programme, the youngsters from various states on Sunday pledged to make India drug-free.
Hundreds of extra British troops to be sent to Iraq to train local forces fighting IS: Fallon  Dec 14, 10:47 am
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said that hundreds of British troops would be sent to Iraq in January to train local forces fighting the Islamic State (IS).
Chinese envoy optimistic about trilateral relations with India, US  Dec 13, 4:23 pm
New Delhi, Dec. 13 (ANI): Chinese Ambassador to India, Le Yucheng, on Saturday said he hoped trilateral relations between India, China and the United States would contribute greatly to world peace and development.
US Senate committee approves three years of limited force against IS  Dec 12, 5:48 pm
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): In an attempt to redefine United States' war on terror, the Senate has passed a new authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State (IS) that would limit President Barack Obama's ability to use ground troops.
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