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Obamas’ move to new home underway

Washington, Jan 17 US President Barack Obama family's move to their new home in Washington, D.C., appears to be underway, according to a news report.

Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa mulls joining AIADMK

Chennai, Jan 17 Announcing her decision to enter politics, late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece J. Deepa on Tuesday said she wasn't sure whether she will join the AIADMK or float a new party.

Trump pick for Health Secretary pushed bill to help firm

London, Jan 17 US President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Health and Human Services secretary last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing a bill that would have directly benefited the company, a report said.

Kejriwal denies bribery charge, says Sidhu no factor

Chandigarh, Jan 17 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday denied charges of promoting bribery by asking voters to take money from other parties and vote for the AAP in Punjab and Goa.

If IITs had more Dalit professors, would Aniket Ambhore be alive? (Special to IANS)

In March 2012, Sanjay and Sunita Ambhore, parents of Aniket Ambhore, 19, a first-year electrical engineering student at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), received a letter informing them that their son -- admitted in the Scheduled Caste (SC) quota -- had failed two courses.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister to meet Duterte

Beijing, Jan 17 Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhemin will likely meet the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday.

Bruce Springsteen cover band pulls out of New Jersey inauguration gig

Los Angeles, Jan 17 The B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen cover group, has withdrawn from its scheduled performance at a New Jersey inaugural gala on the eve of President-elect Donald Trumps swearing in.

Congress declares final list for Punjab polls

Chandigarh, Jan 17 The Congress on Tuesday announced its final list of candidates for the Punjab assembly elections, naming three for the pending seats of Amritsar South, Mansa and Ludhiana East.

Congress-SP form alliance for UP polls, Sheila may step down

New Delhi, Jan 17 The Congress party on Tuesday said it will contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in alliance with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party.

Russia invites Trump administration to Syria talks

Moscow, Jan 17 Russia considered it appropriate to invite representatives of the Trump administration to the upcoming intra-Syria talks in the Kazakhstan capital city of Astana on January 23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

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