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BJP terms Obama's maiden speech in India as 'disappointing'
Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday termed the visiting United States President Barack Obama's maiden speech in Mumbai as a 'disappointment', after it didn't mention Pakistan being responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks. ANI

U.S may support India's bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group's membership
The United States may lend its support to India's bid to gain membership of the 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a step that will make it easier for India to get dual-use technology from member countries though it's subject to rules of individual nations. ANI

Michelle dances with differently abled kids on Rang De Basanti song in Mumbai
The United States' First Lady Michelle Obama here today chose to spend some time with differently-abled children at the library of Mumbai University and also danced with them to the tunes of Bollywood film "Rang De Basanti". ANI

Obama Visit: Less to give, more to take?
As President Obama and accompanying American CEOs' reached Mumbai today, it is quite evident why he chose India's financial capital as his first stop. ANI

Doctors stage strike over manhandling incident at Delhi hospital
About 250 doctors at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital here on Saturday refused to work, after a patient and his attendant manhandled a doctor at the hospital. ANI

US Commerce Secretary seeks to assuage Indian IT industry, calls for unshackling FDI blocks
The United States has sought to assuage the Indian information and technology industry, saying that India has not been singled out on the issue of rise in visa fee. ANI

Mahatma Gandhi a hero not just to India, but to the world, says Obama(Lead: Obama)
Visiting U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday described Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, as "hero not just to India, but to the world" during a personal pilgrimage to Mani Bhawan, the home Gandhi used whenever he visited Bombay at the height of the country's freedom struggle against British colonial rule. ANI

Obama appreciates courage, humanity displayed during 26/11 in visitors' book
United States President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed his country's solidarity with India against terrorism and appreciated the courage and humanity as displayed on November 26, 2008 by people at the Taj hotel. ANI

Chidambaram says full security in place for Obama
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said that tight security is in place for U.S. President Barack Obama who arrived in Mumbai on a high profile four-day visit on Saturday. ANI

After Taj, Obama arrives at Mani Bhavan
After attending a memorial service for 26/11 victims at the Taj Hotel, US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrived at Gandhi Museum at Mani Bhawan to honour the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. ANI

Obama skips direct reference to Pakistan while remembering Mumbai terror attack victims (Lead: Obama)
U.S. President Barack Obama began his four-day visit to India on Saturday by skipping a direct reference to Pakistan while emotively remembering victims of the 26/11 terror attack at the famed Taj Mahal Palace and Towers, much of which was reduced to a charred shell almost two years ago. ANI

Bring perpetrators of Mumbai terror attack to book: Obama
Emphasizing that the United States stands in solidarity with the 26/11 victims and with India to eradicate the scourge of terrorism in different parts of the world, visiting U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday gave a call to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to book. ANI

Tamil Nadu farmers take to onion cultivation
Onions usually make a person cry when he or she cuts them but these very vegetables seem to be an index of joy for the farmers in Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri regions of Tamil Nadu. ANI

Indian and Pakistan Army troops exchange Diwali sweets in Poonch
Indian Army personnel exchanged sweets with their Pakistani counterparts on the eve of Diwali at the Line of Control (LoC) zero point Chakan-Da-Bagh border area in Poonch district. ANI

Cold wave sweeps Himachal Prades
Cold wave conditions prevailed in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu on Saturday, as the mercury continued to dip. ANI

Assam poultry owners prefer breeding lucrative emus
Emu farming has made its entry in a big way in Assam as it promises a long-term return as compared to the initial investment. ANI

Historical inns to be renovated to promote tourism in Kashmir
The Tourism Department of Jammu and Kashmir have planned to renovate the dilapidated historical inns, dotting the 84 kilometres long Mughal era road, to promote heritage tourism. ANI

Obama arrives in Mumbai
US President Barack Obama has arrived in Mumbai on a high profile four-day visit during which he hopes to give a boost to economic ties with India. ANI

Lalu gives Bihar a crash course on poll machine functionary
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday took it upon himself to demonstrate the functioning of EVMs while campaigning for his close aide and minister Shyam Rajak. ANI

Cyclonic storm 'Jal' moves slightly, alert sounded in Andhra, Tamil Nadu
An alert has been sounded in various parts of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu as the cyclonic storm 'Jal' over southeast Bay and its adjoining southwest area moved slightly northwestwards over the same area on Saturday. ANI

Obama unlikely to push India hard on 'Cold Start' doctrine against Pakistan
Obama administration officials have said that the American president is unlikely to push the Indian leadership hard to formally disavow an obscure military doctrine that they contend is fueling tensions between New Delhi and Pakistan. ANI

Maharashtra CM, envoys to receive Obama in Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and the ambassadors of India and the United States -- Meera Shankar and Tim Roemer --, besides Minister-in-waiting Salman Khursheed, will receive US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama when they arrive this afternoon at the Chhattrapati Shivaji Airport here. ANI

Security stepped in Mumbai as India gets set to receive Obama
Security has been stepped up in Mumbai, particularly the southern part of city, as the state administration gets set to receive US President Barack Obama at the start of his four-day visit to India, beginning today. ANI

Why is Humayun's tomb on Obama's itinerary?
Most Indians are puzzled as to why foreign heads of state would choose to pay a visit to Humayun's tomb in New Delhi rather than the Red Fort, which is architecturally more ornate, and historically, has recorded more events within its walls. ANI

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