REPUBLICANS

  • Indian-origin South Carolina Governor all praise for Modi's 'pro-business' attitude Yesterday

    Mumbai: Indian-origin US Republican leader Nikki Haley is all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his approach to the country's economy. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the South Carolina Governor said that she had adopted a similar project like PM's 'Make in India' campaign in her state. "I...
  • Republicans seize control of Senate in US midterm elections November 5, 2014

    Washington: Republicans rode a wave of voter discontent to sweeping midterm election wins on Tuesday, seizing control of the US Senate in a punishing blow to President Barack Obama that will limit his political influence and curb his legislative agenda in his last two years in office. Republicans won in places...
  • Bad news for US President Obama as Republicans take control of US Senate November 5, 2014

    In a major blow to the Democrats and US President Barack Obama, the Republicans have achieved the majority in the US Senate breaching the halfway mark by winning 52 seats. The Republicans have bagged Senate seats in the US states of Iowa, North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas, South Dakota, Montana and...
  • Republicans roll up early wins in US midterm elections November 5, 2014

    Washington: Republicans struck powerful first blows in US congressional elections on Tuesday in their drive to control the US Senate and dramatically tip the balance of power away from President Barack Obama and his Democrats. Obama's low job approval rating, partisan gridlock in Washington and a US economy that is not...
  • Republicans scent Senate as US midterms arrive November 4, 2014

    Washington: With Senate control on the line, US Democrats hope they don't get steamrolled by Republicans in Tuesday's midterms, but most signs point toward President Barack Obama's party suffering crippling election setbacks. Recent polls show Republicans pulling ahead in the battle for power in Washington despite races in Alaska, North Carolina...
  • Republicans poised to ride Barack Obama's unpopularity to gains in US elections November 3, 2014

    Washington: Republicans are poised to pick up seats and could win control of the US Senate on Tuesday in midterm elections heavily influenced by deep voter dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama's job performance. Concern about the strength of the US economy, coupled with worries about Ebola and Islamic State militants, are...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India becomes an issue in USA's California election race October 18, 2014

    Sacramento: Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest congressional races in the country. Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of...
  • Smaller parties of grand Mahayuti alliance miffed with Shiv Sena, BJP over seat sharing September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Smaller parties of the grand Mahayuti alliance up the ante as they hint to walk out of the alliance over issue of seat sharing. The Republican Party of India, the Rashtriya Samaj Party and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghathana have rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party proposal which offered them only seven...
  • Snapshot: Rakhi Sawant looks grim in a stiff blue kurta; inaugurates Republican Party of India's new office July 8, 2014

    Last month, Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant joined the Republican Party of India (RPI), after her own party 'Rashtriya Aam Party' failed to generate any interest among voters. Sawant, who hopes to contest the ensuing state assembly elections against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, looked grim and serious in an...
  • Turkish PM faces probe, anti-corruption protesters clash with police February 26, 2014

    Ankara: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the subject of a corruption inquiry, state-run media said on Tuesday, as opposition parties demanded his government's resignation. Ankara's chief prosecutor initiated an investigation into audio recordings - purportedly of Erdogan and his son arranging to dispose of vast amounts of cash amid...
  • Obama lays out goitalone approach in State of Union speech January 29, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave his sixth State of the Union address saying that China is no longer world's number one place to invest, US is. He said that the US economy is poised for breakthrough. Obama urged Congress to work together on an overhaul, but he tempered...
  • New York gets first Democrat Mayor since 1989 November 6, 2013

    Bill de Blasio was elected as the Mayor of New York making it the the first Democratic win since 1989. In other, widely scattered offyear balloting, Houston rejected a plan to turn Astrodome into a convention hall, likely dooming it to demolition, while Colorado agreed to tax marijuana at 25 per...
  • World View: US shutdown ends, is the relief only temporary? October 18, 2013

    The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. ...
  • Normalcy returns as US Congress votes to end government shutdown October 18, 2013

    After a compromise deal brought the 16 day government shutdown to an end, many government employees are returning to work. Museums, national parks and galleries have all reopened. ...
  • US shutdown ends: Obama says eager to work with everyone October 17, 2013

    After a 16 day standoff, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the legislation that ends the US government shutdown and raises the US debt ceiling. The US House of Representatives earlier on Thursday had passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies. ...
  • US shutdown ends: Obama signs bill to reopen govt, raise debt ceiling October 17, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the legislation that ends the US government shutdown and raises the US debt ceiling, the White House said. The US House of Representatives had earlier on Thursday passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies. This after...
  • US House passes bill to reopen government, increase debt limit October 17, 2013

    Washington: The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed the legislation to avoid a damaging default on government debt and to reopen federal agencies. This after the US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the...
  • US shutdown ends, Senate backs debt crisis deal, House to vote next October 17, 2013

    Washington: The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. The House of Representatives quickly convened and was expected...
  • AlQaeda leader Libi pleads not guilty to terrorism charges October 16, 2013

    An alleged AlQaeda member who was snatched off the streets in Libya and interrogated for a week aboard an American warship pleaded not guilty to bombingrelated charges on Tuesday in a case that has renewed the debate over how quickly terrorism suspects should be turned over to the US courts. Despite...
  • Uncertainty looms large over end to US crisis October 16, 2013

    Washington: The US is appearing to be headed towards a financial default, which economist warned will have cascading impact on the global economy, as the Congress failed to make a headway in impasse over raising the country's debt ceiling before the deadline of October 17. Less than 50 hours left before...
  • US: House GOP leaders unveil bill to counter senate debt plan October 15, 2013

    Washington: The House Grand Old Party (GOP) leaders unveiled their own plan on Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall an economyrattling default on US obligations. Top Republicans unveiled a plan that would suspend a new tax on medical devices for two years and take...
  • Barack Obama postpones debt meet with lawmakers October 15, 2013

    President Barack Obama postponed a planned meeting with lawmakers to discuss the government shutdown and the debt ceiling amid signs of progress in the Senate, the White House said on Monday. The meeting, which was scheduled for 3 pm, had been delayed to "allow leaders in the Senate time to continue...
  • Obama and Republicans search for a deal on US fiscal impasse October 13, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders inched toward resolving their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to agree on the length and terms of a shortterm deal to increase the US debt limit and reopen the government. Obama met Senate Republicans at the White House and spoke by phone...
  • Obama, top Republicans agree to continue talks on shutdown October 12, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and the Republican party leadership have decided to continue talks to find any possible deal to reopen government and raise the debt ceiling, but there was no immediate resolution in site to end the current impasse. The White House described a telephonic conversation between Obama and John...
  • Obama, Republicans find 'no specific determination' on path forward October 11, 2013

    Reuters: President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans found no specific way forward to break their impasse over a government shutdown and extending the US debt ceiling at a meeting on Thursday, the White House said. The session of about an hour and a half between Obama and Republican leaders of the...
  • Republicans consider shortterm US debt ceiling increase October 10, 2013

    US House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a shortterm increase in the government's borrowing authority to buy time for negotiations on broader policy measures, according to a Republican leadership aide. How long the increase might suffice a few weeks or a few months was unclear. But...
  • US still in fiscal deadlock, but glimmers of hope emerge October 8, 2013

    A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced on Monday in the US fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a shortterm increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default. Separately, a Senate aide said Republican Senator Rob Portman,...
  • Pentagon to recall most furloughed workers, easing shutdown pain October 6, 2013

    The Pentagon said on Saturday it would recall the vast majority of some 350,000 civilian Defense Department employees sent home during the government shutdown, in a move that could greatly lessen the impact of the shutdown on America's armed forces. Civilian Pentagon employees comprise nearly half the 800,000 federal employees currently...
  • Obama urges public not to give up on health signups October 6, 2013

    Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans "definitely shouldn't give up" on the problemplagued program now at the heart of his dispute with Republicans over reopening the federal government. Obama said public interest far exceeded the government's expectations, causing technology glitches that thwarted...
  • US shutdown: No negotiations with a 'gun held to the head', says Obama October 5, 2013

    Blamegame continues between the Republicans and democrats over the US Shutdown. While Obama maintains he is open for negotiations on the matter, Republicans continue to blame his administration for the crisis. ...