United States

  • Photos: Blair House, the US President's guest house in Washington where Modi will stay 10 hours 20 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will stay at the US President's guest house, the 190-year-old Blair House, when he travels to Washington on September 29. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last one to stay at the guest house. "Built as a private home in 1824, Blair House has...
  • Watch: What Indians in US expect from PM Modi's New York visit 14 hours 17 minutes ago

    Indians in the US are both excited and hopeful ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to New York. "I think Modi has brought the whole world to acknowledging that he is a man with a strong feeling and that he will take India to a new level," said an...
  • India home to 100 billionaires; 6th largest population globally 6 days ago

    Singapore/New Delhi: India has retained its sixth position in terms of number of billionaires with 100 such people collectively having USD 175 billion in networth, while globally the number of uberrich has reached a record high of 2,325 persons. According to the WealthX and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released on Wednesday,...
  • US building a new 6,200member cyber defence corps 6 days ago

    Washington: The US military is building a new cyber defence corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the US Cyber Command, said the 6,200member unit should be fully operational...
  • Modi's speech in US to be beamed live at New York's Times Square 1 week ago

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to nearly 20,000 IndianAmericans in New York during his US visit will be beamed live on the giant screens of the iconic Times Square. His speech at the Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan, New York, on September 28 will be shown at Times...
  • US warplanes carry out first air strike on IS near Baghdad 1 week ago

    Paris: US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged to support Iraq in its fight against the militants. The United States early last month began air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq, but Monday's announcement that the campaign had...
  • Another ISIS video goes viral, shows ISIS terrorist and child firing an advanced weapon August 28, 2014

    Another ISIS video has gone viral. The video shows an ISIS terrorist and a child firing an advanced weapon at what is said to be an the the Kweires air base in northwest Syria. ISIS has been trying to gain control of the government held air base for weeks. ...
  • US journalist's mother pleads with ISIS for kidnapped son's release August 28, 2014

    Washington: The mother of a US hostage who has been threatened with death by jihadist terrorists pleaded for his life on Wednesday amid mounting fears for Americans captured in Syria. Last week's murder of journalist James Foley by the socalled Islamic State has focused attention on other American hostages, including 31yearold...
  • US expresses regret over India calling off talks with Pak, separatists say Modi must reconsider stand August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States has expressed regret over India calling off Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled. Irrespective of why either side says the talks were canceled, what matters now is that both sides take steps to...
  • Indian couple arrested in US; charged with abusing daughter August 6, 2014

    New York: An Indian couple has been arrested in New York and charged with subjecting their 12yearold daughter to "unspeakable physical abuse" for months by starving her and beating her with a metal handle and baseball bat, leaving her severely bruised and hospitalised for surgery. Rajesh Ranot, 46, and his...
  • PM Modi unlikely to address joint session of US Congress August 5, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to address a joint session of the US Congress when he travels to Washington to meet President Barack Obama at the White House in late September mainly because of the general elections in November More than 80 members of the House of Representatives...
  • US: Protesting against racial slur, Sikh man hit, dragged by a truck for 30 feet August 4, 2014

    New York: A shocking case of alleged racial abuse in New York has left a 29yearold Sikh man in critical condition. Sandeep Singh was allegedly hit by a truck and dragged for nearly 30 feet after an argument with the driver of a pick up truck driver who allegedly hurled...
  • American lawmakers hopeful of better IndoUS ties under PM Modi July 25, 2014

    Washington: Eagerly awaiting to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the US in September, top American lawmakers have hoped that an assertive foreign policy of the new Indian government would bring the two countries closer than ever. In their remarks, Congressmen cutting across party lines supported strengthening of...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet MH17 'by mistake': US officials July 23, 2014

    Washington: The US government believes that proRussian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realising it was a civilian passenger flight, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the "most plausible explanation" for the destruction of the...
  • US Senator John McCain meets PM Modi, discusses terror July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: US Senator John McCain called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and conveyed the keen desire of the United States to work with him to revitalise the IndiaUS ties. PM Modi said that he is hopeful of a forward looking, resultoriented visit to the US in September...
  • Reports of BJP being spied upon by NSA embarrassing, says US Senator John McCain July 3, 2014

    US Senator John McCain who is in India on a twoday visit has told CNNIBN that reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party being spied upon by the National Security Agency is embarrassing. Speaking to CNNIBN, he has also admitted that there is a need for more judicial and Congressional supervision...
  • World Cup 2014: US goalkeeper Tim Howard makes record saves in a World Cup game July 2, 2014

    Salvador: Despite conceding two goals in the extra time, 35yearold veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard from the United States was chosen the best player of the knockout match which Belgium won 21 and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals. Howard made 16 crucial saves in the duel, refreshing the World Cup record...
  • India summons US diplomats over snooping of BJP, calls it unnaceptable July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India has strongly taken up the issue of the US National Security Agency spying upon the Bharatitya Janata Party and has summoned US diplomats. The government has called the snooping of the BJP 'unacceptable' and has sought assurance from the US that it will not happen again. However, officials...
  • World Cup 2014: Luck not on American side, says Jurgen Klinsmann July 2, 2014

    Salvador: US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday that only luck didn't go the Americans' way in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match against Belgium. The United States lost 21 to Belgium in extra time. "At the end you need a little bit of luck that is going your way and...
  • US NSA spied upon BJP, 5 other foreign political parties, 193 governments July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was one of the six foreign political parties that was spied upon by the United States of America's National Security Agency according to documents published by whistleblower Edward Snowden through the Washington Post. According to the documents, which have also been accessed by...
  • World Cup 2014: Klinsmann criticises referee choice for Belgium clash July 1, 2014

    Salvador: United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has criticised FIFA for appointing an Algerian referee to officiate his side's World Cup secondround match against Belgium on Tuesday. The US scored a late winner against Algeria in the World Cup four years ago that put them top of their group ahead of England...
  • Madison Keys out of Wimbledon with left thigh injury June 30, 2014

    London: Madison Keys of the United States has withdrawn from her uncompleted thirdround match at Wimbledon because of a left thigh injury, allowing Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan to advance. The two were scheduled to resume their thirdround match in a secondset tiebreaker on Monday. After Shvedova won the first set 76 (7),...
  • World Cup 2014: US plan to attack unbeaten but underwhelming Belgium July 1, 2014

    The United States' declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrillseeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they prepare for "war" in Tuesday's last16 World Cup clash. The Belgians came through the group stage with three wins from three against Algeria, Russia and South Korea but...
  • World Cup 2014: Petulant Lukaku likely to lead line for Belgium June 30, 2014

    Salvador: Striker Romelu Lukaku is set to return but concern over captain Vincent Kompany is still clouding Belgium's buildup to their World Cup last16 meeting with the United States in Salvador on Tuesday. Kompany skipped training again on Sunday as he battled with a groin problem, having now not worked out...
  • World Cup 2014: US to launch allout offensive in last 16, says Klinsmann June 27, 2014

    The United States gave Germany too much respect, but manager Juergen Klinsmann promised there would be no repeat of their cagey display in the last 16 after they reached the World Cup's knockout stages despite a 10 loss on Thursday. The US edged into the second round as Group G runnersup...
  • Consequences if India fails to act on IPR, warns US lawmaker June 27, 2014

    Washington: A top US lawmaker warned India of "consequences" on its continued violation of intellectual property rights (IPRs) hoping the new government will address America's concerns regarding its policies that undermine IPRs. In his June 25 letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, Senator Orrin Hatch said, "I...
  • US negotiating MoU with India on women's issues June 26, 2014

    Washington: The US is in the process of negotiating a memorandum of understanding with India on women's issues, a top Obama Administration official has informed lawmakers saying they are "horrified" at the recent incidents of gangrape and murder of two girls in UP. "We are in the process of negotiating...
  • 18thseeded Sloane Stephens of US loses at Wimbledon June 23, 2014

    LONDON: Sloane Stephens' streak of reaching the second week at six consecutive Grand Slam tournaments ended Monday at Wimbledon with a 62, 76 (6) firstround loss to 109thranked Maria Kirilenko of Russia. Stephens saved five match points serving at 56, sending it to a tiebreaker where Kirilenko clinched the match after...
  • World Cup 2014: Varela keeps Portugal alive in a 22 draw against USA June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Cristiano Ronaldo set up Silvestre Varela for a late equaliser on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give the Portugal a 22 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup. Ronaldo, who has been playing despite...
  • World Cup 2014: Portugal are more dangerous now, says Klinsmann June 22, 2014

    Sao Paulo: United States' German head coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes that Portugal are now more dangerous after their 04 loss to Germany in the opening game of Group G of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The US are set to face Portugal in the third round of the group stage later...