USA

  • 'At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss' - Monica Lewinsky talks about her affair with Bill Clinton and public shaming March 23, 2015

    Monica Lewinsky was just another employee at the White House. But her fate was not that of any other employee over there. Monica Lewinsky fell in love with her boss. This may not sound like a very big deal, until you realize that her boss was none other than the...
  • North Korean envoy says his country has nuclear missiles March 20, 2015

    London: A North Korean envoy says his country has developed nuclear missiles and is prepared to use them at any time. North Korean Ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak Bong said in a recent interview with British broadcaster that his government would use the missiles in response to a nuclear attack by...
  • India, US have mutual desire for naval, maritime ties, says Admiral Kevin M Donegan March 19, 2015

    Washington: With the convergence of strategic interest in the Indian Ocean there is a mutual desire for a deeper naval and maritime co-operation between India and the US, top Pentagon commanders have said. "The convergence of strategic maritime interests in the Indian Ocean region to include the security of critical energy...
  • Mr Obama, India has shown the world its diversity is the essence of its unity March 19, 2015

    Recently the President of the USA Barack Obama in a 25 minute speech at a National Prayer breakfast while praising India as an incredibly beautiful country, full of magnificent diversity, lamented it was also a place where in past years religious faiths of all types have on occasion, been targeted...
  • White House intruder pleads guilty says US Attorney March 14, 2015

    Washington: The man who intruded the White House in September last year has pleaded guilty to charges of entering the highly protected building with a folding knife after climbing the fence, US Attorney Ronald C Machen said. Omar Gonzalez, 42, formerly of Copperas Cove, Texas, pled guilty in the US District...
  • 14-year-old US boy 'hires' classmate to murder his own family, arrested March 11, 2015

    Washington: A 14-year-old boy in the US has been arrested and charged with soliciting murder after he wrote a contract "hiring" his classmate as a hitman for USD 1,200 to kill his family, staging it as a burglary gone wrong. The teen has been sent to a juvenile detention after...
  • USA Swimming may let Michael Phelps race at world championships March 4, 2015

    Michael Phelps may be handed a chance to compete at this year's world championships in Russia once he completes his suspension for a drink driving conviction, a United States Swimming official said on Tuesday. Phelps's six-month ban from competition ends in April. As part of his punishment, USA Swimming also banned...
  • Another Hindu temple vandalised in US February 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: A Hindu temple in the US has been vandalised with several windows broken and the word "fear" painted on its wall, the second such incident in America's Washington state in February. Vandals used bricks to break several windows and then painted the word "fear" on the wall of the...
  • Few takers for Indian languages in the US February 21, 2015

    Washington: Despite the Indian economy's rapid growth and the increase in Indo-US ties, Indian languages follow a path less travelled as few students take them up for study in the US, according to a new survey. The Modern Language Association (MLA) has released its quadrennial language enrollments survey of foreign languages...
  • US to expand air quality monitoring to Embassy in India February 19, 2015

    Washington: After a successful pilot project in China, the US plans to expand air quality monitoring to some of its missions in countries like India, Vietnam and Mongolia in the coming months to help raise awareness about the dangers of pollution. The initiative announced on Wednesday by the State Department and...
  • Barack Obama to conclude his three-day India trip with townhall address at Siri Fort auditorium January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will conclude his three-day India trip on Tuesday with a townhall address at the Siri Fort Auditorium. US First Lady Michelle Obama will also attend the event, said the White House. Obama is likely to meet his fellow Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who along with...
  • Modi-Obama chemistry grabs headlines globally January 26, 2015

    The bonhomie between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi grabbed headlines not just in India, but also globally. Across the border in Pakistan, Dawn carried the headline 'A bear hug to begin business', Dubai's Khaleej Times featured the headline 'After hugs, Obama irons out deals with Modi...
  • Chemistry between Modi, Obama steals show on Day 1 of US President's visit to India January 26, 2015

    The chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama stole the show on Day 1 of the three-day historic trip to India. Sidestepping protocol, Modi received President Barack and US First Lady Michelle Obama at the airport. The day also witnessed plenty of hugs, some chai pe...
  • Barack Obama to witness India's military might, cultural diversity at the 66th Republic Day parade January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday with US President Barack Obama as its chief guest. He is the first US President to be the chief guest at the parade. On January 26, 1950, the Indian Constitution came into force. The ceremonial Republic Day parade to...
  • In a first, female officer leads guard of honour ceremony for Barack Obama January 25, 2015

    For the first time a female officer led the guard of honour ceremony for US President Barack Obama. Wing commander Puja Thakur accompanied President Obama as he inspected the guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan. She said, "I am very proud of being guard of honour for the US President....
  • White House confirms cancellation of Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27 January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The White House on Saturday confirmed the cancellation of US President Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. Obama will leave India after...
  • A cultural feast for President Barack Obama at the Rashtrapati Bhawan January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: A country and its outlook towards the world can be best understood when its culture is explored. India boasts of a rich and diverse cultural heritage that has paved the way for binding the country with other countries in the world beyond trade and politics. With an intention to...
  • Neelabh's animated take on US President Barack Obama's India tour January 23, 2015

    Noted cartoonist Neelabh's animated take on US President Barack Obama's India tour. ...
  • The India- US dialogues: An Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative January 21, 2015

    Barack Obama will become the first US president to be chief guest at the Republic Day function and it will be the first time a sitting US president has visited India twice. Obama will witness the Republic Day parade at Rajpath on January 26, 2015. In the lead up to...
  • John Kerry defends US government's absence in Paris march over Charlie Hebdo attack January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry has defended the US government not attending the unity march in Paris on Sunday to express solidarity over the Charlie Hebdo attack saying that their thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the terror attacks. "Not a single day we aren't with...
  • US media asks why Barack Obama did not attend Paris Charlie Hebdo rally January 12, 2015

    The absence of President Barack Obama or any top members of his administration from a huge march in Paris on Sunday to honour victims of Islamist militant attacks raised eyebrows among some in the US media. French President Francois Hollande and some 44 foreign dignitaries, including leaders from Germany, Italy, Britain,...
  • Listen to conversation between 26/11 attack terrorists and their handlers December 22, 2014

    India, USA and Britain had been tracking the activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks before they went on rampage in India's financial capital Mumbai killing 166 people including a few foreigners. Intelligence agencies of the three countries had enough information about a big strike in India, yet...
  • Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving December 19, 2014

    Baltimore: American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months probation and a year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drunken driving. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested for drunken driving early on Sept. 30 after speeding and then crossing...
  • India thrash USA 52-29 in Kabaddi World Cup December 13, 2014

    Kapurthala: Iran men's team and Indian women's team secured semifinal berths after defeating Spain and Denmark respectively in the fifth Kabaddi World Cup here on Saturday. The Indian men's team also defeated USA 52-29. In first match of the men's section, Iran defeated Spain 54-27. The Iranian team dominated the match from...
  • US President Barack Obama's job rating for handling race relations declines December 9, 2014

    Washington: The approval rating of US President Barack Obama on his handling of race relations has declined by 8 percentage points in the wake of controversial killings of two black men in the country, according to a new opinion poll. Currently, 40 per cent approve of Obama's handling of race relations,...
  • Terry Walsh sends legal notice to USA Field Hockey December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: His reputation tarnished, former Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh has sent a legal notice to USA Field Hockey for breaching terms of contract while he was employed as its High Performance Technical Director and accused it of scuttling his negotiation talks with Hockey India. Walsh shot off the...
  • British Airways to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort during journey in 2007 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort and inconvenience caused to them in their journey to the US in 2007. The South West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by SK Sarvaria, asked the...
  • Prima facie case against Indian priest for assaulting minor in USA: Centre to Delhi HC November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that there is a "prima facie" case against Indian Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl during his stay in USA in 2004, warranting his extradition. The submission made before Justice Pratibha...
  • Tough times ahead for Obama as Republicans capture US Senate in mid-term polls November 5, 2014

    Washington: Republicans rolled up big victories on Tuesday and seized control of the US Senate in midterms elections that tipped the balance of power away from President Barack Obama and will complicate his remaining two years in office. Voters unhappy with Obama, worried about the economy and weary of partisan gridlock...