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November 25, 2009 | By Paul Richter and Christi Parsons
President Obama reassured India's prime minister Tuesday that the partnership between their two countries would be "one of the defining relationships of the 21st century." Appearing with Manmohan Singh at the White House after two hours of talks, Obama said the United States and India have agreed to broaden cooperation in a variety of areas, including the economy, agriculture, technology, trade and counter-terrorism. "The United States and India are natural allies," the president said at a news conference.
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March 21, 2014
Tony Benn Renounced title to stay in House of Commons Tony Benn, 88, a committed British socialist who irritated and fascinated Britons through a political career spanning more than five decades and who renounced his aristocratic title rather than leave the House of Commons, died March 14 at his home in west London, his family said in a statement. No cause was given. Benn held cabinet posts in Labour Party governments in the 1970s and clung unswervingly to his leftist beliefs while his party, in opposition, moved to the center and reemerged to take power again as New Labour.
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WORLD
May 21, 2004 | Paul Watson, Times Staff Writer
Incoming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised Thursday that he would reshape economic reforms to benefit millions of India's poor, protect workers in state-run firms and boost farm output. "I have always been saying that we need reforms," Singh told reporters here. "We will increase reforms, but it will be reforms with a human face, reforms that benefit the common man of our country."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Amardeep Singh is a typical American guy -- born in New Jersey, raised by a soccer mom, die-hard Yankees fan, player of fantasy football, married with two kids, attorney. Yet almost every time he travels, he said, he is pulled over by TSA agents for a secondary screening. Why? Singh is Sikh. For religious reasons, he wears a turban. And the turban makes TSA agents nervous. Most times he flies, said Singh, agents pat down his turban and swab his hands for traces of chemicals.
WORLD
November 24, 2009 | By Mark Magnier
Today's summit between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and President Obama is laden with symbols. It will be the first official visit that Obama hosts. There will be much language on the importance of the relationship and the links between the two major democracies. Beneath the surface, however, simmers some insecurity. India enjoyed excellent relations with the U.S. under the Bush administration and it still isn't quite sure where it stands with the new team. It feels a little taken for granted.
WORLD
February 17, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sought with a rare news conference Wednesday to regain momentum after a string of corruption scandals that have paralyzed Parliament, put off foreign investors and angered voters. Analysts, however, said the attempt may have backfired. A rash of alleged irregularities connected to sports, telecommunications and real estate deals, potentially involving tens of billions of dollars, has contributed to a perception that the Congress Party-led government is adrift and the prime minister increasingly ineffectual.
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November 26, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Amardeep Singh is a typical American guy -- born in New Jersey, raised by a soccer mom, die-hard Yankees fan, player of fantasy football, married with two kids, attorney. Yet almost every time he travels, he said, he is pulled over by TSA agents for a secondary screening. Why? Singh is Sikh. For religious reasons, he wears a turban. And the turban makes TSA agents nervous. Most times he flies, said Singh, agents pat down his turban and swab his hands for traces of chemicals.
FOOD
December 20, 1987 | BARBARA HANSEN
Whether you're buying gifts for a culinary novice or an expert, an ideal present is as close as the nearest bookstore. The Times' Food staff looked at a sampling of the cookbooks released in time for this holiday season and offers the following reviews to assist last-minute shoppers. Some of these books get down to the basics, some deal with ethnic cuisines while still others are as much a feast for the eyes as for the appetite.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2011
'I Am Singh' No MPAA rating; in Hindi with English subtitles Running time: 2 hours, 7 minutes Playing: At Naz 8 and Edwards Westpark 8
SPORTS
July 25, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ian Thorpe of Australia powered to his second world record in three days Tuesday in the World Championships at Fukuoka, Japan. Michael Phelps of the U.S. also smashed a world record, breaking his mark in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:54.58. Thorpe's two records are his 10th and 11th in individual long-course events. He won three Olympic gold medals at Sydney, Australia, last year and already has three world titles at Fukuoka.
WORLD
September 27, 2013 | By Tanvi Sharma and Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI - Although economics, trade, security and nuclear energy will figure prominently when President Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington on Friday, the elephant in the room will be a growing disenchantment with a relationship once thought to have near-unlimited potential. After a hard-fought battle in both countries to finalize the 2008 U.S.-Indian civil nuclear agreement - essentially allowing India to regain full international standing after it was sanctioned for testing nuclear devices in 1974 and 1998 - many on both sides of the Pacific expected ties to strengthen.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Longer than three hours, it's more marathon than sprint, but director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's epic "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" (Run, Milkha, Run) - about India's legendary track-and-field star Milkha Singh, nicknamed "The Flying Sikh" - is often an engrossing example of the sweeping, stirring biography. Played by an ab-chiseled, grimacing and judiciously ebullient Farhan Akhtar, Singh is a man born of tragedy, grit and achievement: Orphaned by religious riots during the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan, he found his athletic calling in the army, eventually setting 400-meter world records and representing India at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
WORLD
May 25, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Indian-Pakistani relations, for years fraught with tension, appear on the surface to have received a boost from the stunning electoral comeback by former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Since Sharif's decisive victory in the May 11 national elections, he and Manmohan Singh, prime minister of nuclear archrival India, have chatted amicably by phone and have invited each other to visit. Newspapers in both countries buzz with editorials and commentaries about the potential for a ramp-up in economic and political ties.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Writer-director Michael Singh's documentary "Valentino's Ghost" connects the United States' Middle East foreign policy agenda to the American media's often negative portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. It's a provocative, absorbing - and at times dicey - study. Using film and TV clips plus archival news footage, the India-born Singh ambitiously tracks the on-screen depiction of Arabs starting in the 1920s when Rudolph Valentino melted hearts as "The Sheik" and Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckled his way through "The Thief of Bagdad.
SPORTS
May 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Golfer Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour, claiming it damaged his reputation by attempting to suspend him for using a banned substance. According to the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in New York, the tour notified the three-time major championship winner that he was to be suspended 90 days for using deer antler spray. Singh appealed, and last week the tour announced it was dropping the case after being informed by the World Anti-Doping Agency that the substance was no longer prohibited.
WORLD
March 10, 2013 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
NEW DELHI - The alleged leader of a gang that brutally raped a woman in India three months ago, setting off massive protests, soul-searching and reforms, committed suicide in his cell early Monday by using fabric to fashion a noose, according to officials and local news media. Ram Singh was one of five adults and a juvenile charged with picking up a 23-year-old physiotherapy student and her male friend in a commuter bus in mid-December. Singh was the driver and "mastermind," police said.
NEWS
July 18, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Khushwant Singh halted his tennis serve in mid-swing and cupped his ear. As his playing companions steamed in the already blazing morning sun and shuffled their feet impatiently on the red clay courts of the Gymkhana Club, Singh let out a jubilant shout: "The monsoon bird is here! Hail clamator jacobinus, the monsoon is coming!" In the excruciating pre-monsoon temperatures of northern India, when 110-degree heat is just a starting point, there are no sweeter words.
SPORTS
February 10, 2005 | Thomas Bonk
Vijay Singh is out, but Tiger Woods is in. Woods, who won't officially commit to playing the Nissan Open until Friday, has decided to play. Singh said Wednesday he was not going to play next week's event at Riviera Country Club. "I've got a big stretch of tournaments coming up, so I'm taking the week off," he said. -- Thomas Bonk
SPORTS
January 31, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Citing a back injury, Vijay Singh withdrew from the Phoenix Open on Thursday, a day after saying he used deer-antler spray, but was unaware that it contained a banned substance. “In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances,” Singh said Wednesday. “I am absolutely shocked that deer-antler spray may contain a banned substance and am angry that I have put myself in this position. I have been in contact with the PGA Tour and am cooperating fully with their review of this matter.
SPORTS
January 30, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Vijay Singh has admitted to taking a deer antler spray, which contains a substance banned by the PGA Tour, but the professional golfer says he didn't do so intentionally.   “While I have used deer antler spray, at no time was I aware that it may contain a substance that is banned under the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Policy,” Singh said in a statement released Wednesday in response to a Sports Illustrated report that the golfer has taken a banned substance. “In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances.” Singh was recently named in a SI report about a sports supplement company, Sports With Alternatives to Steroids, which claims to also have provided products for athletes including Singh and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
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