United States Of America

  • Modi's speech in US to be beamed live at New York's Times Square 4 days ago

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to nearly 20,000 Indian-Americans 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 5 days 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...
  • 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 Secretary-level 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 12-year-old 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 29-year-old 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 Indo-US 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 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...