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I believe America will be okay: Obama

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

As he prepares to hand over the baton to Donald Trump, outgoing President Barack Obama has sought to reassure a polarised nation that America is “going to be okay” in the wake of this democratic transfer of power. “At my core, I think we’re going to be okay. We just have...

Nine Lakh people to attend Donald Trump's inauguration

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | IANS | Washington

Around 900,000 people are set to attend Donald Trumps swearing-in ceremony on Friday as America's 45th President - about half the turnout of President Barack Obamas record-holding 2008 inauguration ceremony. More than 50 lawmakers have said they will not attend Friday's ceremonies. Musicians across the country have denounced the President-elect and...

Madame Tussauds unveils updated Trump wax figures

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | AFP | Washington

Ahead of his inauguration as US President, a new wax figurines of President-elect Donald Trump have been unveiled at world famous wax museum Madame Tussauds locations around the globe. A wax likeness of the 70-year-old New York City billionaire is being introduced at its Manhattan location, as well as branches in...

Trump quotes religious leader to say he didn't divide America

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | PTI | New York

Amid a divisive environment in the US ahead of his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump has quoted an American Christian evangelist to say he is not the one to have divided the country and pledged to work hard for the American people. "'It wasn't Donald Trump that divided this country, this country...

In farewell call, Obama thanks Modi for partnership

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

US President Barack Obama, who had struck up a close rapport with Prime Minister Narendra Modi ever since the latter’s electoral victory in May 2014, made a farewell telephone call on Wednesday, thanking him for partnership in expanding bilateral relations. The two leaders reviewed the “joint efforts of cooperation including defense,...

Prez-elect asks 50 senior Obama appointees to stay on

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | AP | Washington

President-elect Donald Trump has asked roughly 50 senior Obama administration appointees to remain in their posts after his inauguration to ensure continuity in Government, his White House Press Secretary said on Thursday. The officials include the highest-ranking career officials at key national security agencies like the Pentagon and State Department. Deputy Defense...

Arrests as Vietnam breaks up anti-China rally

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | AFP | Hano

Vietnamese police today scuffled with activists marking the 1974 Chinese invasion of a disputed island chain as they arrested several people and dispersed journalists. About 100 people gathered in central Hanoi for the 43rd anniversary of the Chinese takeover of the Paracel islands in the South China Sea — territory claimed...

Many Iran firefighters feared trapped in building collapse

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | AFP | Tehran

Rescue workers in Tehran were desperately hunting for firefighters trapped under the rubble after a fire today led to the collapse of Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building.Officials had yet to confirm if anyone had been killed, but Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf told state television that between 20...

Senegal asks UN to back all necessary measures in Gambia

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | AP | United Nations

Senegal has asked the UN Security Council to authorise the West African ECOWAS bloc to take "all necessary measures" to ensure a transfer of power in The Gambia. The Economic Community Of West African States has repeatedly called on leader Yahya Jammeh to respect the result of the December 1 election...

Adama Barrow to be sworn in at Gambian embassy in Senegal

Friday, 20 Jan 2017 | AFP | Banjul

Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the country's embassy in Dakar, Senegal, his spokesman said today. "It is going to take place at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, they have changed the venue, at 4:00 pm (1600 GMT)," spokesman Halifa Sallah said. Organisers had planned a large ceremony...

Sunday Edition

Om Puri: Realer than reel

15 Jan 2017 | Rajesh Singh

The acting he learnt was science; the acting he did was art. No school, no teacher could have made him emote the way he did on screen...

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STATE EDITIONS

Left draw mega campaign strategy for UP poll

21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

The Left Front has drawn up a mega campaign strategy for UP Assembly elections and roped in around 70 national leasders from Left parties’ to be star campaigners. The list includes: Sitaram Yechury, Tripura CM Manik Sarkar, Brinda Karat, Mohammad Salim, Sudhakar Reddy, D Raja, Deepankar Bhattarchajee and several others...

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SOUNDBITE

I want to personally thank Obama (and Michelle) for changing my life. His courage and compassion created equality for everyone.

TV host | Ellen DeGeneres

My father has care and concern for others. You can’t control the world; you can only control your reaction.

Actor | Hrithik Roshan

Virat (Kohli) has showed a lot of trust in me and it was very important for me that people in the dressing room trust me.

Indian cricketer | Yuvraj Singh
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