USA

  • Three people killed in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas City 14-04-2014 12:21 PM

    Three people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed on Sunday at two different Jewish community facilities in a Kansas City-area suburb, and a man was in custody as police investigated whether the shootings were anti-Semitic, authorities said. Police said it was too early to determine a motive, but they were...
  • Cuba brands US-created 'Cuban Twitter' as illegal 05-04-2014 12:44 PM

    Havana: Cuba has branded as illegal a US project to quietly create a Twitter-like service in Cuba to promote political opposition, saying it shows that Washington has not given up its "subversive" campaign of undermining the island's government. The US government on Thursday admitted it had created a service similar...
  • Lindsay Davenport inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame 03-03-2014 10:32 PM

    New York: Three-time Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The American was joined in the enshrinement class on Monday by Dutch five-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Vandierendonck, coach Nick Bollettieri, executive Jane Brown Grimes and British broadcaster John Barrett. Davenport won the...
  • Agra girl Shamika Tomar makes it to Hollywood, bags 2 films 14-02-2014 05:47 PM

    Shamika Tomar, who was born here, has bagged two short Hollywood films within 15 months of her stay in the US. Her future plans are to make "quality" movies in India. When she flew to Los Angeles, little did she know whether her decision to pursue her dream was the...
  • Manchester United to go on pre-season tour of US 04-02-2014 07:11 PM

    Manchester: Manchester United will prepare for next season by going on tour to the United States. No details have been announced, but United says it will visit several cities on their first US trip since 2011. Plans for the tour might be disrupted if David Moyes' side has to take...
  • Britain end 28-year absence from Davis Cup quarters 03-02-2014 10:16 AM

    Britain beat the United States to reach the Davis Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1986 on Sunday as Japan finished off an injury-hit Canada to set up a maiden appearance in the last eight. They joined holders Czech Republic, Italy and Kazakhstan as Sunday's other qualifiers and Switzerland,...
  • Violence, disease caused end of Indus Valley Civilisation: Report 24-01-2014 11:20 AM

    Washington: Inter-personal violence, infectious diseases and climate change had played a major role in the demise of the Indus or Harappan civilisation around 4,000 years ago, according to a new study. Climate, economic and social changes all played a role in the process of urbanisation and collapse, but little was...
  • USFDA bans drugs from Ranbaxy's Toansa API plant 24-01-2014 10:40 AM

    The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has banned Ranbaxy's Punjab-based Toansa Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) plant. "Ranbaxy Laboratories is prohibited from manufacturing and distributing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from its facility in Toansa, India, for FDA-regulated drug products. The Toansa facility is now subject to certain terms of a...
  • Barack Obama likely to approve surveillance changes: officials 15-01-2014 10:53 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records for possible future surveillance, but he'll leave many of the specific details to Congress, according to three US officials familiar with the White House intelligence review. In a highly anticipated...
  • Shiva Thapa gets US visa for World Series Boxing debut 10-01-2014 11:05 PM

    New Delhi: Young boxer Shiva Thapa is set for his first bout in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) with team USA Knockouts after he was granted American visa to reach Miami in time for the Jan 17 tie against Ukraine Otamans. Sumit Sangwan, however, is yet to get his...
  • Record freeze extends to eastern US, snarls road-air travel 09-01-2014 07:52 AM

    New Delhi: A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people. At least nine deaths have been reported across the country connected with the polar air...
  • Stop commercial activities from embassy from Jan 16: India to US 08-01-2014 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: Toughening its stand over the Devyani Khobrage case, India has asked the United States of America to stop commercial activities from its embassy premises from January 16. The US diplomatic vehicles will now attract penalty for all traffic-related offences. India's action comes ahead of the January 13 deadline...
  • Barack Obama re-nominates 3 Indian-Americans for federal judgeship 07-01-2014 03:08 PM

    US President Barack Obama has re-nominated three Indian-Americans for federal judgeship. Obama sent the re-nomination proposals to the Senate on Monday along with the names of 64 others for federal judgeship. The three Indian-Americans include Vince Girdhari Chhabria, for the northern district of California; Manish S Shah, for the US...
  • Bharara opposes Devyani Khobragade's plea 07-01-2014 11:39 AM

    New York: India-born US prosecutor Preet Bharara has told a judge in New York that his office is opposed to the one-month extension of the deadline for charging Devyani Khobragade in a visa fraud case as sought by her, saying plea discussions can continue even after she is charged. Khobragade's...
  • Bitter cold across the world, lowest temperature in US in 2 decades 07-01-2014 09:37 AM

    Chicago: Not just in India but the West too is experiencing an unprecedented winter chill. The mid-west and northeastern parts of United States of America are seeing the lowest temperatures in almost two decades, forcing businesses and schools to close and canceling thousands of flights. At least 4,392 flights were...
  • BJP asks Centre to arrest homosexual partners of US diplomats 17-12-2013 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha came down heavily against the homosexuals partners of the US diplomats living in India calling it a "clear violation of diplomatic code of conduct". His reaction came after India's deputy Consular General Devyani Khobragade was taken into custody on Thursday and...
  • Diplomatic war over Devyani escalates, India takes many anti-US steps 17-12-2013 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: India and United States of America are now involved in a full blown diplomatic war over the public arrest, strip search and ill-treatment meted out to Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade by New York police on the charges of visa fraud. In an exceptionally strong stand, India is...
  • India asks all US diplomats to hand over their IDs 17-12-2013 12:02 PM

    New Delhi: India has taken an exceptionally strong stand over the public arrest, strip search and ill-treatment meted out to Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade in the United States of America by New York police. Signalling that benefits of all US consulates in India will be reviewed, sources say all...
  • Shinde, Rahul, Modi refuse to meet US delegation 17-12-2013 11:25 AM

    New Delhi: The tension between India and United States of America over the arrest and ill-treatment of India's Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade by New York police escalated further on Tuesday with Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi refusing to meet a US Congressional...
  • Snapshot: Monica Gill crowned Miss India USA 2013 26-11-2013 03:56 PM

    In New Jersey, Monica Gill was crowned Miss India USA 2013 by outgoing Miss India USA 2012 Priyan Bhargava at a beauty pageant held on November 25. All photos are from PTI. ...
  • US panel seeks declassification review of Abbottabad documents 22-11-2013 03:03 PM

    Washington: A key US Congressional panel has sought a declassification review of documents collected by Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan where al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a daring raid in 2011. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday passed the Fiscal Year 2014 Intelligence...
  • Pak N-weapons' threat under-estimated: US ex-official 20-11-2013 10:30 AM

    Washington: Nuclear weapons of Pakistan poses more danger to the global security than "over-exaggerating" threat from Iran, a former US official has said. "Are we endangering our own safety and that of Israel by over-exaggerating the nuclear threat posed by Iran while drastically under-estimating the growing threat posed by Pakistan?...
  • US: Virginia senator Creigh Deeds stabbed by son 20-11-2013 09:40 AM

    Charlottesville (Virginia, USA): The son of a state senator in the US stabbed his father in the head and chest Tuesday before apparently killing himself with a gun, according to initial reports from police. Authorities were still piecing together a motive and the circumstances that led up to the stabbing...
  • Barack Obama's secret offer to Pakistan over Kashmir, claims book 05-11-2013 11:37 PM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama secretly offered Pakistan in 2009 that he would nudge India towards negotiations on Kashmir in lieu of it ending support to terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Taliban, but much to his disappointment Islamabad rejected the offer. "Since the 1950s Pakistan had wanted an American role...
  • Indian-American Emily Shah wins Miss New Jersey title 26-10-2013 12:49 AM

    Just a month after beauty queen Nina Davuluri made history by becoming the first Indian-American Miss America, 18-year-old Emily Shah has won the Miss New Jersey USA 2014 title. Shah, a resident of Edison, home to a large Indian-American community, was crowned on Sunday at a glittering ceremony at the...
  • Indian-American Emily Shah crowned Miss New Jersey USA 25-10-2013 08:12 AM

    Washington: Eighteen-year-old Indian-American Emily Shah has won Miss New Jersey USA 2014 title, following in the footsteps of Nina Davuluri, who was crowned Miss America recently. Emily would now compete for Miss America and Miss Universe titles. Davuluri had won the coveted beauty pageant in September. Emily was the youngest...
  • US to continue military, security aid to Pakistan 24-10-2013 12:02 PM

    Washington: The US plans to continue to provide military and security assistance to Pakistan and strengthen its cooperation in regional maritime security, the White House said on Wednesday. The announcement was made following a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the White House....
  • Not an 'iota of change' on Kashmir policy: US 20-10-2013 11:49 PM

    Washington: The Obama Administration Sunday said there has not been an "iota of change" on its policy on Kashmir which considers it a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, dismissing the latest Pakistani efforts to seek US intervention in this regard. "On Kashmir, our policy has not changed an iota,"...
  • US sought Sharif's help to avert Qaeda attack: document 20-10-2013 08:06 PM

    Washington: The US sought Pakistan's help in 1998 to prevent Osama bin Laden from launching an al-Qaeda attack against it, with then President Bill Clinton asking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to personally use his influence to prevail over the Taliban in averting the imminent strike. Clinton called up Sharif from...
  • Indian-American woman murdered in US, ex-husband arrested 16-10-2013 04:43 PM

    Washington: A 49-year-old Indian-American women has been murdered in the US and police have arrested her former husband and and his current wife in connection with case. Baldeo Taneja, 62, his wife, Raminder Kaur, 63, were arrested in Nashville in connection with the slaying of Preeta Paul Gabba, who was...