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  • World View: US shutdown ends, is the relief only temporary? 18-10-2013 09:34 PM

    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. ...
  • US shutdown ends: Obama signs bill to reopen govt, raise debt ceiling 17-10-2013 10:37 AM

    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....
  • US House passes bill to reopen government, increase debt limit 17-10-2013 07:59 AM

    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 17-10-2013 07:39 AM

    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...
  • Obama to nominate Janet Yellen for top Fed job, markets relieved 09-10-2013 12:03 PM

    US President Barack Obama will nominate Fed number two Janet Yellen on Wednesday to run the world's most influential central bank, providing some relief to markets that would expect her to tread carefully in winding down economic stimulus. The nomination will put Yellen on course to be the first woman...
  • Indo-US ties critical to improve bilateral relations, says US Senate 27-09-2013 01:43 PM

    Washington: The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the US and underlined that enhanced economic, defence and security ties with India is critical to improve bilateral relations. The resolution, passed on Thursday, calls for deepened US engagement with India and implementation of policies...
  • US Senator asks India to stop oil imports from Iran 13-09-2013 08:55 AM

    An influential American Senator on Thursday asked India to stop import of oil from Iran, as the Obama Administration defended its decision to grant a sanctions waiver to New Delhi. "The Indians' purchase of oil from Iran, in my judgment, endangers the entire world community and is a destabilizing factor...
  • US resolution on Syria strike passes first hurdle 05-09-2013 09:50 AM

    US President Barack Obama's effort to win legislative backing for military strikes against Syria passed its first hurdle on Wednesday when a Senate committee voted in favour, but the narrow margin of victory showed the depth of US caution. In a possible sign of internal unrest in Syrian President Bashar...
  • US Speaker backs Obama's call for military strike on Syria 04-09-2013 12:36 PM

    The US speaker has backed President Obama's call for military action against the Assad regime. Congressional aides have confirmed that the Syria war resolution drafted by members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee permits up to 60 days of military action against the Bashar al-Assad regime and does not...
  • US Senate confirms James Comey to be next FBI director 30-07-2013 07:08 AM

    Former Deputy US Attorney General James Comey, a Republican, won Senate confirmation on Monday as President Barack Obama's pick to head the FBI. Comey, 52, will replace Robert Mueller, who has led the bureau since shortly before the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The vote was 93-1....
  • Democrat predicts House will pass Senate immigration bill 01-07-2013 03:07 AM

    Washington: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives will bow to political pressure and pass the immigration bill approved by the Democratic-led Senate by the end of the year, Democratic Senator Charles Schumer predicted on Sunday. Schumer, a member of the bipartisan Senate group that crafted the immigration measure, said House Republicans...
  • US Senate passes sweeping immigration legislation 28-06-2013 07:28 AM

    Washington: The US Senate approved a landmark immigration bill on Thursday that would provide millions of undocumented immigrants a chance to become citizens, but the leader of the House of Representatives said the measure was dead on arrival in the House. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Democratic-controlled Senate...
  • US immigration bill headed for Senate passage 25-06-2013 07:45 AM

    Washington: US senators have signalled their support to a landmark comprehensive immigration bill as they voted 67-27 to advance a border security amendment to the legislation. The amendment paves the way for the final passage of the bill later this week, which if signed into law would provide path to...
  • US: Historic immigration bill clears early test vote 12-06-2013 06:43 AM

    Washington: The US Senate voted on Tuesday to begin debate and amendments on a historic immigration bill, burying a procedural roadblock that opponents regularly use to delay or even kill legislation. With November's election results indicating broad support for updating the country's immigration laws, even some senators who have expressed...
  • Proposed US immigration bill gives preference to better educated people 05-05-2013 01:07 PM

    Washington: US immigration authorities would give preference to better-educated and trained visa-seekers who can contribute to the American economy under a less-noticed provision of the immigration bill in the US Congress. The bi-partisan bill in the US Senate would rewrite the half-century-old standards that control legal immigration to favor skills...
  • US senator accuses TCS, Infosys, Wipro of abusing H-1B visas 23-04-2013 01:32 PM

    Washington: Amidst Congressional debate on the comprehensive immigration reform, a top US Senator has accused big Indian IT companies - TCS, Infosys and Wipro - of abusing the H-1B visa system. "There are some specific abuses of H-1B," Senator Richard Durbin, said during a Congressional hearing on immigration reform by...
  • US: A day after Boston blasts, poisoned letter sent to US senator 17-04-2013 08:09 AM

    Washington: A day after twin bomb blasts rocked Boston, a senior Republican Senator received a poison-laced letter, source of which is being investigated. The envelope addressed to Roger Wicker, a Senator from Mississippi, was tested positive for ricin, a highly poisonous substance, The Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. Following...
  • 'Hard work starts now' as US Senate takes up gun control 12-04-2013 03:07 AM

    Washington: The US Senate cleared the way on Thursday for debate on proposals to curb gun violence, rejecting an effort by conservative Republicans to block consideration of gun-control legislation prompted by the Newtown school massacre. The Senate voted 68-31 to open what will likely be weeks of emotional debate on...
  • US Bill on outsourcing cause of concern: India 22-12-2011 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: India on Thursday expressed concern over the proposed US Call Centre Bill but said that it is premature to assess the impact of the decision on the domestic IT industry. A bipartisan bill has been tabled in the US House of Representatives to make companies that move call...
  • 'Time to side with India to cut off ISI' 15-12-2011 10:13 AM

    Washington: Contending that US relationship with Pakistan had reached a dead end, an American lawmaker has said there was a sense among Congressmen that time had come to 'side' with India to 'cut off the ISI'. Senator Mark Kirk said at a discussion forum by prestigious Washington-based think tank, Foreign...
  • US Senate passes resolution on Diwali 25-10-2011 10:30 PM

    Washington: Recognising the religious and historical significance of Diwali, the US Senate has passed a resolution greeting Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in the US and across the globe on the festival. Noting that Diwali is a festival of great significance to Indian Americans and South Asian Americans, the Senate in...
  • Google preparing for US Senate hearing 19-09-2011 08:05 AM

    Washington: Google's Eric Schmidt, the online search giant's point man for all things Washington, goes before a US Senate panel this week to argue the company is not a rival-abusing bully, but in fact is struggling to stay on top. Google Inc controls more than two-thirds of the global search...
  • ISI behind US deaths in Afghanistan: US senator 09-09-2011 07:40 AM

    Washington: Terming Pakistan's intelligence service as the biggest danger to the Afghan government, a top US Senator has said that spy agency ISI was responsible for the death of several Americans inside war-ravaged Afghanistan. "Pakistan has become the main threat to Afghanistan. Pakistan's intelligence service is the biggest danger to...
  • US avoids default as Senate passes debt deal 03-08-2011 07:07 AM

    Washington: The United States stepped back from the brink of default on Tuesday but congressional approval of a last-ditch deficit-cutting plan failed to dispel fears of a credit downgrade and future tax and spending feuds. President Barack Obama and lawmakers from across the political divide expressed relief over the hard-won...