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HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Obama can wear any headgear: takht priest

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Dismissing the controversy over how US President Barack Obama would cover his head on his visit to the Golden Temple as a non-issue, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar appealed to Obama to keep his date with Amritsar. HT reports.

Obama drops Golden Temple visit over headscarf fear: sources

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US President Barack Obama has cancelled a visit to Golden Temple in Amritsar, sources said today, over apparent concerns that photos of him with his head covered would revive claims he is a Muslim.

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An Obama platter on Bukhara menu

US President Barack Obama’s wish to have a culinary platter named after him during his visit to India will come true with the platter’s contents still being finalized, though sources say meat will be a major item. Jayanth Jacob reports.

Chopper to ferry US prez, cops to clean up Kamathipura

US President Barack Obama is likely to begin his tour of India with a helicopter flight in special US Marines chopper Marines One to Indian naval base INS Kunjali in Colaba.

MPs’ tip for Barack Obama: No K-word, please

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Ahead President Barack Obama's visit to India, US embassy has sought feedback from a group of MPs on what India would like to hear Obama say. The feedback was anything but Kashmir. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.

Counterpoint
India is waging a lone battle against terror

The David Headley case gets curiouser and curiouser. As each new twist is revealed, I sometimes feel as though we are watching one of those American TV shows where every episode brings with it some increasingly far-fetched plot complication, writes Vir Sanghvi.

In anticipation
Beltway’s Bharat buzz

Obama and Reid
Obama reaches India on November 6 for a visit that has been described as a “defining moment” in the history of both India and the United States. Yashwant Raj writes.

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US first lady's India programme

US first lady Michelle Obama has two items on her itinerary separate from the President's. Jayanth Jacob reports.

Obama's India visit: Detailed itinerary

US President arrives at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Event will be telecast live on DD News.

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