Court takes cognisance of complaint against PM

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A Delhi court today took cognisance of a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly “insulting” the national flag last year on the international yoga day and during his visit to United States. “I take cognisance of the complaint. Fix the matter for May 9,” Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria said while ordering recording of… Read more »

Obama asked to reach out to Modi

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With exit polls suggesting that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi is likely to become India’s next prime minister, a leading US expert has suggested that the US reach out to him. “Whatever else may be believed about Modi, there is universal agreement that he is a decisive leader,” writes Ashley J Tellis, Senior Associate… Read more »

Obama bypasses Congress to promote equal pay for women

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President Barack Obama resorted Tuesday to an executive order to oblige federal contractors to provide equal pay for women who currently earn less than their male counterparts. The fact that on average a woman is paid 77 cents for every $1 paid to a man is “wrong” in 2014, Obama said during a White House… Read more »

Obama rejects ‘deporter in chief’ label

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President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected criticism from a prominent Hispanic leader who dubbed him the “deporter in chief” for the record number of undocumented migrants deported since he took office. “I am the champion-in-chief of comprehensive immigration reform,” he declared during a forum at the Newseum in Washington to promote the registration of Latinos… Read more »

Patent waiver: US goes online to placate India

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Though India had granted its first ever “compulsory licence”, a patent waiver, to make a cancer drug more accessible, an official of the Barack Obama administration condemned it in a congressional hearing as a violation of “international standards”. What has however gone unnoticed is that the deputy director of the US patent and trademark office… Read more »

Bhopal tragedy victims to protest during Obama visit

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Bhopal gas tragedy survivors who have been fighting for justice for the last 26 years plan to bring their plight to the notice of US President Barack Obama, who will visit India on November 6-9, a representative of the victims said on Wednesday. For this, they will stage a sit-in at Jantar Mantar in Delhi… Read more »