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  • Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital for respiratory tract infection 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi was on Thursday admitted to a hospital for treatment of lower respiratory tract infection. "She has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for further treatment of the infection," AICC general secretary Ajay Maken said. Sonia had undergone surgery in the at a US hospital...
  • India welcomes US move to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba 5 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India on Thursday welcomed the decision of the US to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba after a gap of more than five decades. "India, which enjoys excellent relations with the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba, welcomes the decision by both the countries to re-establish diplomatic...
  • IMF agrees to release $ 1 billion to Pakistan 11 hours 51 minutes ago

    Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to release another USD 1.05 billion in financial assistance to Pakistan as part of its effort to help the country overcome economic crisis. With this, the total disbursements under the arrangement is about USD 3.2 billion, a statement said after the IMF Executive...
  • After months of secret talks, US, Cuba restore ties 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    The thaw in ties between US and Cuba has been facilitated after 18 months of secret talks hosted largely by Canada and encouraged by Pope Francis. ...
  • Cold War enemies US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years 15 hours 51 minutes ago

    Washington: The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and Cuban President Raul...
  • US, Cuba swap prisoners, to open embassies Yesterday

    Washington: An American aid worker, who had spent over five years in jail in Cuba on charges of spying, was released on Wednesday as part of a prisoner swap deal between the two countries as the White House announced talks with Havana to normalize diplomatic relations with the Communist state. Alan...
  • US in touch with Pakistan to offer assistance after attack Yesterday

    Washington: The US is in touch with Pakistani authorities to offer assistance in the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack on a Peshawar school that killed 151 people, the White House said on Tuesday. "The depraved decision that one has to make to storm a school of innocent children and open...
  • Russia facing very serious economic situation: US Yesterday

    Washington: The US on Tuesday said that Russia is facing a serious economic situation in view of a sharp decline in Russian currency and attributed this to a series of international sanctions imposed by Washington after Moscow's actions in Ukraine. "The combination of our sanctions, the uncertainty they've created for themselves...
  • America's youngest Surgeon General speaks Kannada at home 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A year after a Telugu speaker from Andhra Pradesh Sathya Nadella has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, a Kannada speaker from neighbouring Karnataka has been named as the new Surgeon General of America. The healthy competition between two southern states has seen one...
  • Indian-origin physician becomes US's youngest Surgeon General 2 days ago

    Washington: 37-year-old Indian-American physician Vivek Hallegere Murthy has been confirmed as the 19th Surgeon General of America by US Senate. He is youngest person and first person of Indian-origin to hold the post. The upper house of US Congress confirmed Murthy's nomination by 51 votes to 43 more than year after...
  • Finding Christmas gift for wife Michelle is a puzzle for Barack Obama too 2 days ago

    Washington: Running America, President Barack Obama can do. But finding a gift for his wife Michelle is a tough one. "She's very fashionable and she looks good. I'm worried about buying her clothes," the President said on the radio show 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest'. "On Christmas Day, she will look at...
  • Thousands of protesters expected in Washington, NYC over police killings 4 days ago

    Washington: Thousands of demonstrators were expected in Washington and New York on Saturday to protest the killings of unarmed black men by US police and to urge Congress to protect citizens. Organizers said the protests would be among the largest over police tactics and the killings of black males by officers...
  • US unhappy over Putin's India trip, no change in Obama's plans 5 days ago

    Washington: The US is unhappy over India doing "business as usual" with Russia, but it will have no effect on President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India which remains an "important partner." "No. India remains an important partner," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday when asked whether deals...
  • US Justice Department says Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana 6 days ago

    Grants Pass: Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the US Justice Department said on Thursday. Some advocates said the announcement could open new markets across the country and give...
  • Trillion dollar IT trade deal on a knife-edge at the WTO 6 days ago

    Geneva: A trillion dollar deal at the World Trade Organisation to reduce tariffs in the vast information technology sector will stand or fall in the next 24 hours, trade diplomats said on Thursday. But late on Thursday one trade official involved with the talks said a deal would be very unlikely...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees 6 days ago

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • CIA director defends the US Senate torture report on al-Qaeda suspects 6 days ago

    After several countries condemned the US Senate torture report by the CIA on al-Qaeda suspects, CIA director John Brennan has defended their actions. He however did admit that in some cases the methods used were abhorrent. ...
  • Soon we will be bigger than the US in terms of connected users: Google India MD 6 days ago

    After Google's partnership with the government to build a digital India, lots of new online initiatives are being taken. Google India MD Rajan Anandan said,"At the end of this month India will cross 300 million internet users and over the next year, we are going to be significantly bigger...
  • Taylor Swift holds Billboard 200 top spot for fifth week 1 week ago

    Reuters: Pop singer Taylor Swift continued her reign at the top of the revamped U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, shaking off new entries. Swift's "1989" album sold 230,000 full copies, 435,000 songs and was streamed 27,000 times, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, totaling 274,000 sales units and holding...
  • India very important player in climate talks: US 1 week ago

    Lima: Terming India as a "very important player" in the climate change negotiations, the US has said it is not involved in any agreement on climate with India ahead of President Obama's Republic Day visit to New Delhi. "India's obviously a very important player. We don't have anything in the works...
  • CIA misled public on torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. ...
  • CIA misled White House about brutal torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    Washington: The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. The Senate Intelligence Committee's five-year review of 6.3 million pages...
  • Richard Rahul Verma to be US Ambassador to India December 10, 2014

    Washington: The United States senate on Wednesday confirmed by a voice vote the nomination of Richard Rahul Verma as the next US Ambassador to India. Verma, 46, is the first Indian-American to be the US Ambassador to India and is expected to be sworn in shortly. He will arrive in...
  • Islamic State in Syria beheads man for blasphemy December 9, 2014

    Beirut: The terrorist Islamic State group beheaded a man in northern Syria after accusing him of blasphemy, a terrorist website and a rights group said on Tuesday. The man was killed in a public square in the town of Sulouk on Monday in front of a crowd that included children, the...
  • India, Russia to sign 20 agreements during President Putin's visit December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As the spate of high profile visits continue, Russian President Vladimir Putin will come to India on Wednesday amidst a great deal of animosity between him and the West over the crisis in Ukraine. But during his visit a host of big-ticket deals are expected to be signed...
  • US: Plane crashes into a house in Maryland, kills six December 9, 2014

    Gaithersburg (Maryland): A small, private jet slammed into a house on Monday, killing a woman and her young sons inside the home and three people on the aircraft, authorities said. The jet crashed around 10:45 AM in Gaithersburg, a Washington, DC, suburb, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Steve Lohr said...
  • I always enjoyed coming to India: Marin Cilic December 8, 2014

    US Open champion Marin Cilic said that he always enjoyed coming to India and this is not the first time he made it to the country, previous occasions being in Chennai mostly. ...
  • Prince William, princess Kate begin 3-day visit in US December 8, 2014

    New York: Britain's Prince William and Princess Kate arrived in New York City on Sunday, the royal couple's first official visit to the US and their first experience with the Big Apple. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's black Cadillac Escalade pulled up in front of the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan...
  • US drone strike in Pakistan kills four, including al Qaeda suspect December 7, 2014

    Dera Ismail Khan: A senior member of al Qaeda and three other suspected militants were killed in Pakistan on Sunday when a US drone attacked a house they were in, Pakistani military officials and Taliban said. The attack came a day after Pakistani forces killed a major al Qaeda leader, Adnan...