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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Obama Prefers Mumbai Over Bangalore In Nov. Visit

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By SUNIL Sonkar

Bangalore, September 07 — On his proposed visit in November to India, US President Barack Obama preferred Mumabi over Bangalore.

Obam will be visiting Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, which was badly damaged during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks of 2008.

The president is expected to hold interactive meeting with leaders of industry and business.

A senior Maharashtra government official said, “We have received intimation about Obama’s visit from the Centre. However, a formal communication is awaited. What we also learnt is that President Obama has selected Mumbai and not Bangalore.”

Reasons of opting for Mumbai instead of Bangalore is not known.

In recent past former US President Bill Clinton spent a day in Mumbai, said official.

Post 26/11 incidence, the Prince and Princess of Spain, the President of Argentina, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and South African President Jacob Zuma have visited Mumbai’s Taj hotel and paid tribute to those who were killed in the attacks.

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