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US Congress returns to work for ‘lame duck’ session

US Congress returns to work for ‘lame duck’ session

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The US Congress has returned to work for a “lame duck session”, the period that comes between November’s congressional elections and the start of the new Congress in January. The session is likely to focus on Bush-era tax cuts and government spending. Many lawmakers who were voted out of office during the mid-term... 

Weather forecasting to soon rely on new models

Weather forecasting to soon rely on new models

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PUNE: Meteorologists in the country will soon use a completely different system in forecasting the weather. Following a tie-up with the US, the current model is likely to be replaced by one better able to predict the Indian monsoon. India’s ministry of earth sciences has teamed up with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... 

Fox TV joins US networks to block Google TV

Fox TV joins US networks to block Google TV

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US TV network Fox has joined its rivals in blocking Google TV from airing its programmes to viewers. Fox held out after CBC, ABC and NBC refused to let full shows air on Google’s new platform – where users can view the web and video on home TV’s. The networks are concerned they will suffer because online advertising... 

Currencies set to dominate G20 summit agenda

Currencies set to dominate G20 summit agenda

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The world’s leading economies have begun a summit in South Korea, with currency policies set to dominate the agenda. There are fears the G20 meeting in Seoul could descend into a row between the US and China about so-called “currency wars” and trade imbalances. Ahead of the meeting, US President Barack Obama... 

UK students protest proposed triple fee hike

UK students protest proposed triple fee hike

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London: Tens of thousands of students marched through London on Wednesday against plans to triple university tuition fees, and violence erupted as a minority battled police and trashed a building containing the headquarters of the governing Conservative Party. Organisers said 50,000 students, lecturers and supporters demonstrated... 

Sikh soldier completes US Army training with turban on

Sikh soldier completes US Army training with turban on

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New York: Twenty six year old Simran Preet Singh Lamba became the first enlisted Sikh soldier in the US army in more two decades to complete basic training without shedding his turban and other articles of faith. Recruited by the Army in 2009 through the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) programme for... 

Obama trip: What is means for India, US businesses

Obama trip: What is means for India, US businesses

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US President Barack Obama’s visit has clearly set the tone for the future of Indo-US trade relations. Over 20 deals worth $10 billion (Rs. 4400 crore) concluded during his visit are expected to generate nearly 50,000 jobs back in the US. India has agreed to purchase 10 C-17 Cargo planes from US – a move that will help... 

Obama visit ends, a win-win for both sides

Obama visit ends, a win-win for both sides

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New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday left New Delhi for Indonesia after his three-day visit to India, during which he announced support for New Delhi’s bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and asked Pakistan to bring perpetrators of 26/11 attacks to justice. Obama and his wife Michelle were given... 

Obama gets 50,000 jobs; deals worth $10 billion signed

Obama gets 50,000 jobs; deals worth $10 billion signed

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New Delhi: It will make headlines back home in the United States, and after his ‘shellacking’ in the mid-term polls, Barack Obama could certainly use some good press. And, India Inc seems to be buying into President Obama’s ‘win-win’ mantra. Obama today announced that “several landmark”... 

US new jobs figure beats expectations

US new jobs figure beats expectations

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The US unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.6% in October, but 151,000 jobs were created, the Labor Department has said. The new jobs figure is much higher than analysts had expected amidst the sluggish recovery of the economy. But the unemployment rate has now been at the current level for three months. US President Barack... 

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