United States Of America

  • American lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    Washington: The US government believes that pro-Russian 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 India-US ties. PM Modi said that he is hopeful of a forward looking, result-oriented 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 two-day visit has told CNN-IBN that reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party being spied upon by the National Security Agency is embarrassing. Speaking to CNN-IBN, 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 anti-Sikh 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...
  • PM Narendra Modi likely to meet US President Barack Obama in September June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet US President Barack Obama in a bilateral meeting in September. Modi has decided to go to the US for the UN General Assembly meeting and has agreed to have a bilateral meeting with Barack Obama. The two sides are finalising...
  • US judges India, applauds corporate environment, slams treatment of women June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi presiding over the first one-party majority government at the Centre in the last 30 years, the pall of gloom over the state of Indian economy is slowly lifting. The Sensex has been on an upswing ever since Modi powered Bharatiya Janata Party-led National...
  • Was upset over 'stupid' criticism in Devyani Khobragade case: Preet Bharara June 1, 2014

    New York: The Devyani Khobragade case came up for a discussion at Harvard Law School with India-born US prosecutor Preet Bharara telling the graduating class that the "intense" criticism and accusation hurled at him for charging the Indian diplomat with visa fraud had upset him. Bharara was invited to address students...
  • US man returns $ 125,000 that fell from armoured truck May 31, 2014

    Fresno: A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck. Joe Cornell tells The Fresno Bee that he found the cash on Tuesday after a Brinks truck pulled away from a red light in Fresno...
  • Top US diplomat to travel to India next week May 31, 2014

    Washington: Nisha Desai Biswal, the Obama administration's point person for South and Central Asia, will travel to India next week to hold talks with officials of the new government on a series of bilateral and regional issues. Biswal, the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, would be...
  • Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had private lunch at White House May 30, 2014

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton has slipped into the White House for a private lunch with President Barack Obama. The White House is confirming the president and his former secretary of state dined, just the two of them. But aides to both are keeping the details under wraps. The White House will...
  • Can you imagine Indian leaders doing this? President Barack Obama thrills morning walkers by taking a walk through a park on his way to an event May 23, 2014

    The President was heading over to the nearby Department of the Interior and decided to break with tradition and take a springtime walk. On the way, he got a chance to meet with all sorts of folks, who weren't expecting to meet the President of the United States of America....
  • Modi's invitations to South Asian leaders a strong signal: US May 23, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's invitations to the leaders of South Asian countries including Pakistan to attend his swearing-in ceremony on Monday sends a strong and positive signal, a top American diplomat has said. "I certainly think that having the regional leaders come (for the swearing-in ceremony) is a strong...
  • New Indian visa service centres open in six US cities May 20, 2014

    Washington: The new company to which the Indian Embassy in the US outsourced its visa related work for its diplomatic missions there, will be opening service centres across six cities in America. The service centres in Washington DC, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, to be operational from...
  • Modi has a chance to redefine Indian politics: US think tanks May 17, 2014

    Washington: Describing the Narendra Modi-led BJP's electoral victory as a "breathtaking landslide", eminent American think tanks and experts have said the win has given him an opportunity to "redefine" Indian politics. "This is a breathtaking landslide that is a victory not only for Modi but for the Indian people who...
  • Indian-American named dean of a top US law school May 14, 2014

    Washington: An Indian-American expert in comparative constitutional law has been named the dean of a top law school in the US state of California. Sujit Choudhry, 44, is currently the Cecelia Goetz Professor at New York University School of Law and is the founder of its Centre for Constitutional Transitions....
  • Good that India, US can begin a new innings: BJP May 13, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has welcomed the US President's statement that he is looking forward to working with the new government. "It is best not to carry any old baggage. It is good that both America and India can begin a new innings on a happy note," said BJP leader...
  • US: Pedophile teacher abused dozens as clues remained hidden May 13, 2014

    He was one of the most beloved teachers in the small world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and the last to leave each day. He led students on class trips...
  • US will work with whoever is India's next prime minister May 10, 2014

    Washington: As India enters the last lap of its crucial parliamentary poll, the US has signalled that it will work closely with whoever emerges as the prime minister from India's "incredible national elections". "We will work very closely with whoever is the next prime minister of India, I can guarantee you...
  • British, US experts join Nigeria search for girls May 10, 2014

    Lagos: The international effort to rescue the 276 schoolgirls being held captive by Islamic extremists in northeastern Nigeria was boosted on Friday when British security experts joined the Nigerian and American forces trying to rescue the missing students. As the worldwide effort got underway the weakness of the Nigerian military was...
  • US: Nigeria abductions sharpen focus on Boko Haram May 9, 2014

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry is pledging to do everything possible to help return to their families more than 300 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their boarding school last month by the militant group Boko Haram. Kerry said on Thursday that a team of US officials and agents...
  • Indian Embassy in US outsources visa, passport services to new firm May 8, 2014

    Washington: The Indian Embassy in the US has announced to outsource its passport and visa related services to a new company for all its diplomatic missions in America following complaints against the current service provider. Cox & King Global Services Ltd will replace the existing BLS International Limited and would...
  • Tornadoes strike central, southern US, 12 dead April 28, 2014

    Mayflower: A broad tornado sliced through Little Rock's suburbs on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and leaving behind a miles-long path of destruction as a powerful system rumbling off the Plains provided a violent kick-start to the nation's tornado season. The scene was the same in town after town, with...
  • Watch: Cat cafe in New York for cat and coffee lovers April 26, 2014

    We have all heard about Mochaccinos and Cappuccinos, but what about cataccinos. At a cafe in New York, you can order just that. New York's cat cafe is now open for business. It's a place where cat and coffee lovers can talk cat health and learn about cat adoption with...