UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • Modi government should take up Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama: Amnesty International Secretary General November 30, 2014

    Bhopal: Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year. "It is time...
  • Barack Obama says he 'bent over backwards' on immigration reform November 24, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said he "bent over backwards" over the immigration reform, so as to give the Congress and in particular the Republican leadership, an opportunity to help fix the broken system. "If you look at the history, I have issued fewer executive actions than most of...
  • Michael Phelps suspended from USA Swimming-sanctioned events for six months October 7, 2014

    American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming on Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, will also not be allowed to represent the United States...
  • US Government confirms first case of Ebola October 1, 2014

    Dallas: The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the US was confirmed on Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas - a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at...
  • Reporter's Diary: Covering PM Modi's US visit October 1, 2014

    Covering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first and rather hectic US visit must have been quite an experience for any journalist. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey and Sanjay Pugalia recount their experience. ...
  • Tonight at 9: Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to Farid Zakaria on Modi's US visit September 26, 2014

    Dr Farid Zakaria, the journalist who interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his US visit, joins CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey. Post your questions for Zakaria. ...
  • India brimming with confidence, US will feel the difference soon, says PM Modi September 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a piece in the Wall Street Journal ahead of his US visit, saying that the US is India's 'natural global partner'. In the WSJ Op-Ed, Modi says, "The complementary strengths of India and the US can be used for inclusive and broad-based global development...
  • Modi fans in New Jersey flaunt customised car number plates, BJP tattoos September 25, 2014

    It is not just political and business leaders who are looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to US. Network18 caught up with some ardent fans of Modi in New Jersey who had a Modi number plate on their car and a BJP tattoo. ...
  • I see US as a vital partner for India's development, says PM Modi September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of his departure to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is 'confident of starting a new chapter in our strategic partnership'. He also added that the US is a vital partner for India's development. In a statement issued ahead of his visit, Modi said, "I...
  • Obama likely to seek Modi's support against Islamic State September 24, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is expected to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support in his effort to create a global coalition against Islamic State terror group that has gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, almost equal in size of Britain. So far, more than 40 countries...
  • PM Modi's navratri fast not an issue: White House September 24, 2014

    Washington: In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi observing 'Navratri' fast during his US visit, the White House on Wednesday said this is unlikely to be an issue as they respectfully accommodate the practices of visitors. "We are aware of the Prime Minister's plans to fast during his visit to...
  • Photos: Blair House, the US President's guest house in Washington where Modi will stay September 23, 2014

    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 September 23, 2014

    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...
  • Modi's speech in US to be beamed live at New York's Times Square September 16, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fatherhood among the most difficult, rewarding jobs: Barack Obama June 14, 2014

    Washington: Reflecting on fatherhood, US President Barack Obama has said that it is among the most difficult and rewarding jobs as it demands constant attention and frequent sacrifices. "Fatherhood is among the most difficult and rewarding jobs a man can have. It demands constant attention, frequent sacrifice, and a healthy...
  • US supportive of dialogue between India, Pakistan June 12, 2014

    Washington: Welcoming the discussion held between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the US has said that dialogue between the two neighbours is a positive step and it is supportive of such efforts. "We encourage dialogue between India and Pakistan. We feel that's a positive...
  • US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia Gandhi in 1984 riots case June 11, 2014

    New York: A US court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Sikh group against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the antiSikh riots case, granting her motion that there is lack of subject matter jurisdiction but did not bar the group from bringing litigation against her in future. In a...