US State Department

  • Taliban chief Mullah Omar talking peace with US January 6, 2012

    Kabul: The elusive Afghan Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who had called on his warriors last November to continue the war against NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, has now confirmed having opened peace talks with the US authorities, Geo News reported. The one-eyed Omar, who has escaped the US manhunt since...
  • US acknowledges 'goof up' in its India maps January 5, 2012

    Washington: As US State Department on Wednesday posted a new map of India reflecting its long standing official position on the country's geographical boundaries, its spokesman acknowledged of having made a "goof up" in this regard, which had resulted in a strong objection from New Delhi. "We made a goof and...
  • US website to identify credible Indian NGOs December 15, 2011

    Washington: The US State Department is partnering with an Indian non-profit to create an online searchable database of credible Indian NGOs to work with potential American donors to build public-private partnerships. The database will include all those Indian NGOs that have been vetted by an independent third party to ensure they...
  • US army cuts combat troop figure in Iraq August 20, 2010

    Baghdad: The US military command in Baghdad said on Friday that the number of forces still stationed in Iraq was 52,000, lower than the figure given on Thursday under the final pullout of combat troops. On Thursday it was said that 56,000 soldiers were still deployed in Iraq. But the military...
  • US advises its citizens to defer travelling to Andhra December 30, 2009

    Washington: The US government has issued a fresh travel alert asking its citizens to be cautious and defer their travel to Andhra Pradesh as violence continues there over the issue of a separate Telangana state. "The US government continues to receive information that terrorist groups may be planning attacks in India,"...
  • Hillary Clinton sued over age discrimination September 19, 2009

    Washington: US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton and the State Department are being sued by a diplomat who claims she was discriminated against because of her age. Lawyers for Elizabeth Colton filed a suit on Friday in US District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that Clinton and the...
  • US spied on Tony Blair’s life: Report November 25, 2008

    Washington:: The Bush regime spied on the private life of Tony Blair while he was the British premier, according to a US whistle-blower, whose claim could prove embarrassing for the two close allies. Former Navy communications operator David Murfee Faulk, who had top secret clearance at a covert listening post...
  • 'Letter bomb' no secret, just misunderstood: Sibal September 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The Nuclear Suppliers Group will reconvene in Vienna in sometime to continue discussions on an India waiver. The two-day meeting is considering whether or not India be allowed to have civilian nuclear trade with the international community. In discussions so far, some countries have raised questions over grant of...
  • US govt issues 'gag order' on N-Deal: Report May 9, 2008

    Washington: With the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement remaining stalled, the State Department has issued a "virtual gag order" to the Congress asking it to keep even unclassified information "secret" out of fear that public disclosure could "torpedo" the deal. Lynne Weil, a spokeswoman for the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said...
  • US discredits India for 'rising attacks on minorities' September 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The US State Department has reported deterioration in religious freedom in India and cited cases of 'organised societal attacks' against minority groups in the country. Noting that a vast majority of citizens of all religions lived in peaceful co-existence in India, the Bush administration also said that...
  • We will fly to US soon: Jet chief June 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal has been in the news for alleged links with the underworld. CNN-IBN spoke to Goel on the speculations about the mafia investing in Jet. Said Noel, “Unfortunately this is completely wrong. I have spoken to Rajdeep Sardesai (Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN) and every body else...