USA

  • British Airways to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort during journey in 2007 Yesterday

    New Delhi: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort and inconvenience caused to them in their journey to the US in 2007. The South West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by SK Sarvaria, asked the...
  • Prima facie case against Indian priest for assaulting minor in USA: Centre to Delhi HC November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that there is a "prima facie" case against Indian Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl during his stay in USA in 2004, warranting his extradition. The submission made before Justice Pratibha...
  • Tough times ahead for Obama as Republicans capture US Senate in mid-term polls November 5, 2014

    Washington: Republicans rolled up big victories on Tuesday and seized control of the US Senate in midterms elections that tipped the balance of power away from President Barack Obama and will complicate his remaining two years in office. Voters unhappy with Obama, worried about the economy and weary of partisan gridlock...
  • 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...
  • Communist China, Vietnam show overwhelming support in favour of free markets: Study October 9, 2014

    Washington: Enthusiasm for free markets runs higher in communist China and Vietnam than in traditional capitalist bastions the United States and United Kingdom, the Pew Research Centre reports. A world-topping 95 per cent of Vietnamese say that most people are better off in free-market economies, and 76 per cent of Chinese...
  • 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...
  • Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps arrested for drunken driving September 30, 2014

    Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland Transportation Authority Police said. Phelps was clocked by radar at around 1:40 a.m. traveling 84 mph in a 45 mph zone, police...
  • Narendra Modi to undertake over 50 engagements during maiden US visit September 23, 2014

    Washington/New York: From meeting President Barack Obama to delivering his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have his hands full during his visit to the US, where he is expected to undertake more than 50 engagements over 100 hours of stay. A hectic agenda awaits...
  • Modi's interview to boost confidence in the country: Experts September 21, 2014

    Analysing the Modi's CNN world exclusive interview, experts say that the interview will boost confidence in the country....
  • Brand USA eyes over 1 million Indian visitors to US in 2015 September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to attract over a million visitors from India, the US is undertaking various promotional initiatives to position itself as a premier travel destination. Brand USA, established by the Travel Promotion Act 2010 as a publicprivate partnership responsible for promoting US, plans to develop online, social and digital...
  • In northeast Syria, Islamic State builds a government September 5, 2014

    Beirut: In the cities and towns across the desert plains of northeast Syria, the ultrahardline al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life. The group famous for its beheadings, crucifixions and mass executions provides electricity and water, pays salaries, controls traffic, and runs nearly...
  • AlQaeda's new India branch not a threat: US September 5, 2014

    Washington: The announcement by alQaeda that it has formed a branch for operating in India is not an indication of the terrorist outfit gaining new capabilities, the US on Friday said, asserting that it is committed to dismantling the group. "We do not regard the announcement as an indication of new capabilities...
  • Tabletoppers Khalsa Warriors to face Lahore Lions August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Khalsa Warriors and Lahore Lions, the only two unbeaten teams in the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League (WWKL) will clash in the first of the four clashes scheduled for the weekend at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Both teams have an allwin record from the three matches they have...
  • US goalkeeper Tim Howard to take year off from international duty August 22, 2014

    US national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family. Howard, who will continue to play in England's Premier League with Everton, has been capped 104 times by the US and was the starting goalkeeper in...
  • Watch: ISIS release video showing beheading of American journalist August 20, 2014

    The ISIS on Wednesday released a video showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley and threatens to kill another American scribe. ...
  • Did an exceptional iceberg sink the Titanic? August 19, 2014

    London: The luxury liner Titanic, which sank in the ice cold Atlantic waters in 1912, was unlucky to have set sail in a year with a greater number of icebergs than normal, scientists say. While the sinking of the Titanic is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new...
  • Lahore Lions continue winning ways in World Kabaddi League August 16, 2014

    Birmingham: The Pakistanbased Lahore Lions continued to impress, staving off a stiff challenge from the Royal Kings USA in their second match of the ongoing World Kabaddi League on Saturday. The Lions won 6250 in the first match of the tournament's Birmingham leg, the second of the six international cities where...
  • US and Iraqi airstrikes target; thousands of Yazidis flee ISIS forces August 16, 2014

    US and Iraqi airstrikes target ISIS near Mosul Dam. Local officials say Sunni militants are moving many abducted women to the north of the country. "Abducted women are being taken to ISIS controlled cities in the north", say officials. ...
  • US Congressional resolution honours Sikh victims of Wisconsin shootout August 1, 2014

    Washington: A bipartisan Congressional resolution introduced on the second anniversary of Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting that killed six people has condemned the murderous attack and honours the memory of its victims. California Democrat Congressman John Garamendi, a cochair of the Congressional American Sikh Caucus, introduced the resolution which offers heartfelt condolences...
  • India's demands block $1 trillion WTO deal on customs rules August 1, 2014

    The World Trade Organization failed on Thursday to reach a deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling. "We have not been able to find a solution that would allow us...
  • 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...
  • The first local case of mosquitoborne chikungunya recorded in the US after a man in Florida caught the virus July 18, 2014

    Washington: A Florida man who has not recently traveled outside the country is the first person in the United States to get the mosquitoborne chikungunya virus locally, officials said Thursday. The viral infection causes fever and joint pain, which can be severe, as well as headache, muscle pain, joint swelling and...
  • World Cup 2014: Goalkeepers had a ball in Brazil July 14, 2014

    Despite being a tournament labelled as the return of attackminded football after the caution shown in South Africa four years ago, Brazil 2014 has been a platform for the world's best goalkeepers to shine. However, even those less widely recognised at club level have shone in the bright lights of...
  • Some USbound air travelers must turn on phones for better security July 8, 2014

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer USbound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement that...
  • World Cup 2014: USA goalie Tim Howard for US Secretary of Defence July 3, 2014

    Washington: USA goalkeeper Tim Howard, who pulled off a recordsetting 16 saves in a 12 World Cup loss against Belgium, was momentarily named Secretary of Defence on Wikipedia as an enthusiastic fan edited the Wikipedia entry. In praise of Howard, someone changed the Wikipedia entry for Chuck Hagel to show that...
  • 'Tim Howard for President': the funniest Tim Howard memes on the internet after his stunning performance in the World Cup July 2, 2014

    USA may have lost to Belgium in last night's World Cup match, but Tim Howard's stupendous effort with 16 saves will go down in history. Belgium fired at least 27 shots against 9 from USA; however, Tim Howard stood like an immovable wall and saved most of them making it...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium hold on to beat USA 21 in a thrilling encounter July 2, 2014

    Salvador: Belgium recorded their fourth consecutive victory to reach the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals after a thrilling 21 extra time win over the US at the Arena Fonte Nova here on Tuesday. Kevin De Bruyne scored the crucial opener for Belgium in the 93rd minute after US goalkeeper Tim Howard's heroics...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Belgium vs USA, Round of 16 July 2, 2014

    Catch all the updates from the round of 16 match played between Belgium and USA at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The United States' declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrillseeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they prepare...