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Obama can wear any headgear: takht priest

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

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.

'Keep Golden Temple on US President Obama's schedule'

The American Sikh community has asked the White House to keep the Golden Temple on the schedule of US President Barack Obama during his visit to India next month amid reports that he may not go there.

Don't want to bracket Pakistan with India visit: Obama

US President Barack Obama has told Islamabad he doesn't want to bracket his visit to Pakistan with India because adding it would mean spending only half a day in the country, which would be unfair, Pakistan's ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani said.

Badal seeks PM's intervention on Obama visit to Amritsar

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene personally at the highest level of the US administration to ensure that US President Barack Obama visits the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Geelani calls for strike during Obama's visit

Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for strike during the forthcoming visit of US president Barack Obama. Geelani issued a fresh protest calendar beginning Oct 28.

Kashmir unlikely to figure during Singh-Obama talks

Kashmir issue is unlikely to figure during talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama in New Delhi next month as US considers this an "internal" matter of India, Indian sources have said.

Obama's Mumbai stay recognition of India's economic power

When Air Force One with Barack Obama on board lands in Mumbai in less than a fortnight from now, he would be the first American President to start his India sojourn from the country's financial capital, giving a powerful signal that the focus of his visit is business.

Obama to focus on jobs, economy on India visit

President Barack Obama will argue that India's emerging might can help speed the US economy's slow crawl out of crisis on a state visit next month packed with business-themed events.

US-based Sikhs urge Obama to visit gurudwaras in Pak next year

Disappointed, but determined not to give up, the Sikh community in the US now wants President Barack Obama to visit gurudwaras in Pakistan when he visits the country next year, after Amritsar's Golden Temple was not included in his India trip scheduled for November.

Nuke deal talks on agenda, says minister

A  week before US President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit to India, minister of state for science and technology Prithviraj Chavan said, on Friday, that talks surrounding nuclear agreements were very much on the agenda.

'Obama's India visit important for peace in S Asia'

Obama Administration's point man for Afghanistan and Pakistan has said that the next week's India visit of the US president is not only important for strengthening the bilateral ties but also for the peace in South Asia.

Explosive packages 'a threat' but won't hurt Obama's trip

US President Barack Obama called the discovery of some suspicious packages with "explosive material" as "a credible threat against our country," but officials considered it unlikely to affect his trip to India next week.

Geelani to intensify stir ahead of Obama's India visit

No curfew was imposed in Srinagar on Saturday even though the separatists called for a shutdown and hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani asked people to intensify protests ahead of US President Barack Obama's India visit.
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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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