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Kashmiris protest against shutdown calls of separatists in Valley
A large number of local residents in Srinagar took to streets in protest of frequent shutdown calls given by the separatists and curfew restrictions imposed by the administration over the past four months. ANI

Obamas get to meet 'slumdog kids'
It was as close to the slum-dog moment as the Obamas could get in their India tour. The US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met with 16 children of labourers at the Humayun's tomb in New Delhi today. ANI

Suspected Maoists kill father-son duo in West Bengal
Suspected Maoist killed two villagers in Jhargram, a subdivisional municipality in the West Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal on Sunday. ANI

Assam has a new helpline 'Sarathi 104'
The Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, on Sunday dedicated a health information helpline service, known as the 'Sarathi 104', to the people of the State. ANI

Obamas visit Humayun Tomb in New Delhi(update)
The United States President, Barack Obama, accompanied by his wife Michelle Obama today visited the world heritage site Humayun Tomb, after attending a reception hosted at the U.S. Embassy on arriving in the national capital today afternoon. ANI

Campaigning for final phase of Bihar Assembly polls concludes
Election campaigning for the fifth and final phase of Bihar State Assembly elections for 35 constituencies concluded here on Sunday evening. ANI

Devotees take holy dip in River Yamuna on Bhai Dooj festival in Allahabad
A large number of devotees converged on the banks of the holy River Yamuna in Allahabad to take a holy dip on the occasion of Bhai Dooj festival that was celebrated in different parts of the country today. ANI

Obamas visit Humayun Tomb
The United States President, Barack Obama, accompanied by his wife Michelle Obama is visiting the world heritage site Humayun Tomb, after attending a reception hosted at the U.S. Embassy on arriving in the national capital today afternoon. ANI

Obama interacts with Kanpura villagers of Rajasthan via video conferencing
Impressed with the vibrant agriculture sector of India, the visiting United States President Barack Obama today reached out to the farmers' community and entrepreneurs at an exposition in Mumbai, before leaving for New Delhi. He also held interaction with a group of Rajasthani villagers through video conferencing. ANI

Narender Modi greets people on Gujarati New Year
Gujarat Chief Minister Narender Modi here on Sunday wished people on the eve of Gujarati New Year that begins after the festival of lights Diwali. ANI

U.S. President Obama arrives in Delhi, will visit Humayun Tomb
The United States President Barack Obama arrived in the national capital on Sunday afternoon and headed to the U.S. Embassy, later he will leave for the world heritage site Humayun Tomb on Mathura Road. ANI

Traffic arrangements put in place as President Obama arrives Delhi
Authorities in the national capital have swung into action with a traffic plan to facilitate visiting US President Barack Obama's various engagements. ANI

U.S. President Obama arrives in Delhi, heads to Humayun Tomb
The United States President Barack Obama arrived in the national capital on Sunday afternoon and headed towards world heritage site Humayun Tomb on Mathura Road. ANI

President Obama arrives in Delhi, PM sets aside protocol to receive him
Setting aside protocol, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh personally received US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Air Force Station, Palam, next to the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday afternoon. ANI

India expresses concern over training to Indian Naxalites in Nepal
India has expressed concern over Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas providing arms and training to Indian Naxalites, prompting Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala to assure an investigation into the issue. ANI

Cyclonic storm JAL likely to hit Chennai and Nellore coast tonight
A severe cyclonic storm, Jal over southwest Bay of Bengal moved north westwards and lay centered at 320 kilometres southeast of Chennai and 400 km southeast of Nellore. ANI

Devotees in Shimla participate in stone pelting festival
A number of devotees in Himachal's Shimla district participated in a unique stone-pelting festival this week. ANI

People pay homage to former West Bengal CM Siddhartha Shankar Ray
Scores of people paid homage to Siddhartha Shankar Ray, the former Chief Minister of West Bengal, who passed away at his residence here on Saturday (Nov.6). ANI

Pakistan's progress on stamping out terror is slow: President Obama
US, President Barack Obama on Sunday said Pakistan's progress on stamping out terror is slow, and added that it is not acting as quick as desired. ANI

US-India ties indispensable in 21st century: President Obama
US President Barack Obama on Sunday said the partnership between India and the United States is indispensable in the 21st century, adding that the two nations share same values and interests. ANI

Obama connects with Rajasthan villagers to know about India's IT revolution
US President Barack Obama interacted with the villagers of Kanpura, around 25 kilometers from Ajmer via video-conferencing from here to have a glimpse of the IT revolution in India. ANI

Barack, Michelle Obama dance with Mumbai school children
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama danced with the kids of Holy Name School, Colaba, here today to celebrate Diwali with them. ANI

Obamas' will head to highly secured Humayun's Tomb directly from airport
US President Barack Obama and his wife and US First Lady Michelle Obama will head directly to the renovated tomb of the second Mughal Emperor Humayun soon after their arrival in New Delhi on Sunday afternoon. ANI

ITC Maurya to welcome Obamas' with shehnais and women dressed in lehengas
US President Barack Obama and his wife and US First Lady Michelle Obama will get a classical and traditional welcome when they arrive at the ITC Maurya Hotel, where they will be staying on Sunday and Monday. ANI

New Delhi turned into fortress ahead of Obama's visit
Security agencies are taking no chances and an unprecedented ground-to-air security apparatus has been put in place in the national capital as US President Barack Obama arrives here for a two-day stopper today. ANI

Michelle Obama likely to visit Delhi's National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is likely to visit the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum at Pragati Maidan on Monday, a day after she arrives in the Indian capital. ANI

Manmohan Singh, wife to receive Obamas' at Delhi airport
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, are expected to receive US President Barack Obama and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they land here on Sunday afternoon. ANI

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