• Shazia Ilmi
    Jan 25, 2015 20:31 IST

    JLF 2015: From debates on culture to bashing Shazia Ilmi

    The final session of the Jaipur Literature was meant to debate if 'Culture is the New Politics', but what really happened is a different story. A discussion, that quickly became quite convoluted and hard to follow, saw Suhel Seth bashing Shazia Ilmi who was booed by some audience members as soon as she took the stage.

  • Ran Jethmalani
    Jan 25, 2015 20:23 IST

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley must be dismissed: Ram Jethmalani

    "Arun Jaitley must be dismissed as the Finance Minister for black money to be recovered," advocate Ram Jethmalani told a packed house on the last day of the Jaipur Literature Festival at the Diggi Palace on Sunday afternoon.

  • Pranab Mukherjee
    Jan 25, 2015 20:13 IST

    Religion cannot be made cause of conflict: President Pranab

    Asserting that religion cannot be made a cause of conflict, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said "tolerance" and promotion of goodwill between diverse communities needs to be preserved with "utmost care and vigilance".

  • Narayana Murthy, Rahul Jacob
    Jan 25, 2015 19:42 IST

    Make in India campaign doomed to fail unless we discipline ourselves: NR Narayana Murthy

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship 'Make in India' campaign to turn the country into a global manufacturing hub was doomed to fail unless Indians disciplined themselves, said industrialist NR Narayana Murthy at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Sunday.

  • Jan 25, 2015 18:06 IST

    IN PICS Served with warmth: photos of Modi, Obama bonding over tea

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday went all out to make US President Barack Obama feel special through his personal gestures -- be it receiving him at the airport with a hug or preparing tea for the visiting dignatary after their official-level talks.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi
    Jan 25, 2015 16:35 IST

    Modi, Obama cut through winter chill with bear hug, smiles

    The leaders of the world's two biggest democracies clasped each other in a bear hug on a cold winter morning, setting the tone for the summit between them later in the day.

  • Barack Obama, Wing Commander Puja Thakur
    Jan 25, 2015 15:42 IST

    Meet Puja Thakur, the officer who led Guard of Honour for Obama

    "I am an officer first and then a woman," said a proud Wing Commander Pooja Thakur after she became the first lady officer to lead the Inter-Service Guard of Honour which was inspected by US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on Sunday.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, Hyderabad House
    Jan 25, 2015 15:47 IST

    India and US announce nuclear 'breakthrough' after Modi-Obama talks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday the two countries had achieved a breakthrough over issues hampering implementation of the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal. India and the United States had signed the landmark civilian nuclear deal in 2008, but later differences cropped up over an Indian nuclear liability law that makes equipment suppliers ultimately responsible for an accident.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, Hyderabad House
    Jan 25, 2015 14:28 IST

    Modi, Obama walk, talk and have tea at Hyderabad House

    United States President Barack Obama held bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the start of his historic three-day India visit aimed at consolidating increasingly close ties between the world's two largest democracies. The two leaders sat down for a working lunch in central Delhi after sharing a bear hug at the airport where Modi, dressed in a bright saffron shawl, greeted the first couple on the tarmac.

  • Barack Obama
    Jan 25, 2015 14:58 IST

    Spirit of Gandhi very much alive in India: Barack Obama

    US President Barack Obama, who will be the chief guest at India's 66th Republic Day parade, said on Sunday that the "spirit of (Mahatma) Gandhi is very much alive in India today".

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
    Jan 25, 2015 15:07 IST

    Michelle charms hosts with Indian-American designer's creation

    US First Lady Michelle Obama, who landed in Delhi on Sunday morning, was looking chic in an ensemble designed by India-born Bibhu Mohapatra, who is based in New York.

  • Barack Obama, Rashtrapati Bhavan
    Jan 25, 2015 12:20 IST

    'Honoured' Obama gets red-carpet welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan, visits Rajghat

    United States President Barack Obama landed in New Delhi on an overcast Sunday morning around 9:40am to begin his three-day visit to India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received him with a warm hug and a handshake at the airport. Soon after his arrival, Obama received a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Obama will be the first US president to be present at India's Republic Day parade as a chief guest.

  • A railway employee fitting fog signals on
    Jan 25, 2015 15:22 IST

    Trinamool Congress MLA's son found dead on rail track in Bihar

    Debasish Das, son of Trinamool Congress MLA Kasturi Das and brother-in-law of the Kolkata Mayor, was on Sunday found dead under mysterious circumstances at Barsoi railway station in Katihar, Bihar, an official said.

  • heroes
    Jan 25, 2015 12:50 IST

    Hidden heroes of the republic

    Despite India's 67 years of freedom, many of its citizens remain trapped - by poverty, circumstance, indebtedness. Often, they suffer in silence, invisible and unheard. For many, there is no chance of a happy ending. Here's a look at individuals who have fought and won battles.

  • A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced
    Jan 25, 2015 11:53 IST

    Pakistani rangers violate ceasefire, target border outposts in Jammu

    Hours before US President Barack Obama's arrival in India, Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing along the International Border in Jammu district, forcing the BSF to retaliate.