Dalai Lama calls China a 'great' nation

Calling China a "great nation", Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Tuesday said he admired the country and its hardworking people.

15 things that India achieved due to Obama's visit

US President Barack Obama left India for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after a three-day visit focused on improving relations between the world's largest democracies.

Fatal shooting of teen sparks Denver police probe

A panel will evaluate police methods when it comes to shootings and moving vehicles.


Georgia executes inmate who claimed mental disability

The Supreme Court refused to block a George prisoner's execution over mental disability.


Wednesday's forecast: Mostly quiet coast-to-coast

Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.


Missing hunter survives in woods for days on water

A man missing for several days following a hunting trip to the Honey Island Swamp area has been found.


Top N.Y. lawmaker to leave post Monday

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will vacate position to be replaced on interim basis by majority leader.


Panel will propose new military retirement system

Fundamental changes to military retirement and health care benefits to be recommended.


RK's unpublished gems unveiled

His mute spectator, the Common Man, may be known to all but few would've got a chance to lay eyes on RK Laxman's un published doodles.

BJP nominates two from J&K for Rajya Sabha election

BJP has nominated Shamsher Singh Manhas and Chander Mohan Sharma as candidates for the biennial election to Rajya Sabha from Jammu & Kashmir.

Top Mormons: 'Balance' gay and religious rights

Church decries 'erosion' of religious liberty, says it will back LGBT anti-bias laws.


Obama speech: Tough ask — introducing man everyone knows

Neha Buch spent a good part of the weekend trying to find a way to "introduce a man everyone knows".

Heed Obama on religious tolerance: Congress

PM Modi should heed Barack Obama’s advice on religious freedom and stop the activities of RSS out?ts, Congress said on Tuesday, underlining that the US President’s caution was inspired by the recent controversies over conversions.

Obama visit brings hope to Vishal and his village

A nondescript UP village, Katera, 65km from here, erupted in joy when Barack Obama spoke about the struggles of one of its sons, Vishal Ahirwar, for higher education during his address at New Delhi’s Siri Fort auditorium.

Obama visit: Vital interests of country surrendered, CPM says

Government has "surrendered on vital interests of the country, strategic and economic to US pressure," a CPM statement said on Tuesday reacting to Obama’s visit.

How POTUS visit took a toll on Moradabad's horses

Even though President Obama may have skipped visiting the Taj Mahal, he would perhaps never have imagined that preparations for his visit would impact of all things, the dietary habits of horses.

Man who went from Azamgarh to Obama's team

From the dusty Azamgarh roads to the glittering life of a much-feted businessman in America, Frank Islam has come a long way. It’s a journey that made him part of the Obama delegation to India.

‘Mitwa’ Obama’s DDLJ moment

Addressing media, students and civil society groups at Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium, Barack Obama started with Shah Rukh and ended with Aamir Khan.

Former Army chief against repealing of AFSPA in trouble-torn states

Former Army chief General Bikram Singh said on Tuesday that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should not be lifted from the trouble-torn states as the act "empowers the soldier" to conduct important security operations.

Pradip Burman seeks stay on proceedings in tax evasion cases

One of promoters of Dabur India — Pradip Burman on Tuesday approached a trial court seeking stay on the proceedings in two alleged tax evasion cases in which he has been made an accused.

Mom kills her 3 kids before killing herself, police say

Maintenance worker found the bodies when he entered their apartment.


Rushdie and the Common Man

Writer's comic alter ego was modelled on Laxman's famous creation

‘I’d say it was cosmic; we were meant to be together’

In a sense, their love story began in 1926, the year Kamala Laxman was born.

Brooklyn residents laugh about blizzard hype

Prospect Park, Brooklyn was packed with New York City residents enjoying a midweek snow day. Everyone we spoke to felt that the snow storm was overhyped, but they were still just as happy to take the day off to enjoy the snow!


30-63% of Rs 10,000 crore medical devices faulty

Anywhere between 30% and 63% of roughly Rs 10,000 crore worth of existing medical equipment in public health facilities across all states is dysfunctional.

Good times, mad times

Is iconic status may have been drawn from his ‘common man’, but Laxman’s signature feature was a complete absence of the common touch.

Officer who foiled Afghan mission attack gets Shaurya Chakra

In a rare honour government has conferred Shaurya Chakra on ITBP Inspector Manjeet Singh, who led his commandos in repulsing an audacious terrorist attack on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province last year.

Trafficking twins get sharply reduced sentences

A federal judge sentenced twin brothers Tuesday to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring, agreeing to sharply reduce their sentences as their reward for turning government informants. (Jan. 27)


CBI files progress report in Coalgate

The CBI on Tuesday filed a progress report of its ongoing investigation in a coal blocks allocation scam case allegedly involving former coal secretary PC Parakh, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others.

Fla. woman in 'stand your ground' case released from jail

Marissa Alexander agreed to a plea deal for firing gun at husband.


For court of last resort, deadly deadlines loom

The Supreme Court faces a series of deadly deadlines on prisoners' planned executions.


6 arrested for burying minor tribal girl’s baby

Six people were arrested on Tuesday for the mysterious death of a baby delivered by a tribal girl at a government residential school at Rampur block of Koriya district of Chhattisgarh.

Cuomo: Resources moved to Suffolk County

Storm cleanup equipment is being moved to eastern Long Island, where it's needed most.


Verdict reached in Vanderbilt rape case

After three hours of deliberation, a jury has convicted a pair of ex-Vanderbilt University football players of raping a student inside a dorm room. Both face decades in prison. (Jan. 27)


Hollywild: USDA found 'no non-compliant' items

Report follows fire Jan. 9 that led to the deaths of 27 animals from smoke inhalation.


Feds OK Indiana's Medicaid expansion

The program requires that participants contribute to the cost of their health care.


Vermont lawmakers consider legalizing marijuana

Vermont prohibits ballot referendums, leaving lawmakers to consider legalizing pot.


Raw: Flooding in Nantucket after powerful storm

After a howling blizzard heaped snow on parts of New England, people in Nantucket are now dealing with no power and flooding. (Jan. 27)


Model behaviour? Big Apple snow bust blamed on weather model

The ongoing weather model "battle" between the Americans and the Europeans continued this week.


Seahawks Media Day: 'Means a lot more'

With days to go until Super Bowl XLIX the Seattle Seahawks met with throngs of media at the annual Media Day event in Phoenix. (Jan. 27)


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