USA

  • Another Hindu temple vandalised in US 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: A Hindu temple in the US has been vandalised with several windows broken and the word "fear" painted on its wall, the second such incident in America's Washington state in February. Vandals used bricks to break several windows and then painted the word "fear" on the wall of the...
  • Few takers for Indian languages in the US February 21, 2015

    Washington: Despite the Indian economy's rapid growth and the increase in Indo-US ties, Indian languages follow a path less travelled as few students take them up for study in the US, according to a new survey. The Modern Language Association (MLA) has released its quadrennial language enrollments survey of foreign languages...
  • US to expand air quality monitoring to Embassy in India February 19, 2015

    Washington: After a successful pilot project in China, the US plans to expand air quality monitoring to some of its missions in countries like India, Vietnam and Mongolia in the coming months to help raise awareness about the dangers of pollution. The initiative announced on Wednesday by the State Department and...
  • Barack Obama to conclude his three-day India trip with townhall address at Siri Fort auditorium January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will conclude his three-day India trip on Tuesday with a townhall address at the Siri Fort Auditorium. US First Lady Michelle Obama will also attend the event, said the White House. Obama is likely to meet his fellow Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who along with...
  • Modi-Obama chemistry grabs headlines globally January 26, 2015

    The bonhomie between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi grabbed headlines not just in India, but also globally. Across the border in Pakistan, Dawn carried the headline 'A bear hug to begin business', Dubai's Khaleej Times featured the headline 'After hugs, Obama irons out deals with Modi...
  • Chemistry between Modi, Obama steals show on Day 1 of US President's visit to India January 26, 2015

    The chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama stole the show on Day 1 of the three-day historic trip to India. Sidestepping protocol, Modi received President Barack and US First Lady Michelle Obama at the airport. The day also witnessed plenty of hugs, some chai pe...
  • Barack Obama to witness India's military might, cultural diversity at the 66th Republic Day parade January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day on Monday with US President Barack Obama as its chief guest. He is the first US President to be the chief guest at the parade. On January 26, 1950, the Indian Constitution came into force. The ceremonial Republic Day parade to...
  • In a first, female officer leads guard of honour ceremony for Barack Obama January 25, 2015

    For the first time a female officer led the guard of honour ceremony for US President Barack Obama. Wing commander Puja Thakur accompanied President Obama as he inspected the guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan. She said, "I am very proud of being guard of honour for the US President....
  • White House confirms cancellation of Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27 January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The White House on Saturday confirmed the cancellation of US President Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. Obama will leave India after...
  • A cultural feast for President Barack Obama at the Rashtrapati Bhawan January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: A country and its outlook towards the world can be best understood when its culture is explored. India boasts of a rich and diverse cultural heritage that has paved the way for binding the country with other countries in the world beyond trade and politics. With an intention to...
  • Neelabh's animated take on US President Barack Obama's India tour January 23, 2015

    Noted cartoonist Neelabh's animated take on US President Barack Obama's India tour. ...
  • The India- US dialogues: An Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative January 21, 2015

    Barack Obama will become the first US president to be chief guest at the Republic Day function and it will be the first time a sitting US president has visited India twice. Obama will witness the Republic Day parade at Rajpath on January 26, 2015. In the lead up to...
  • John Kerry defends US government's absence in Paris march over Charlie Hebdo attack January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry has defended the US government not attending the unity march in Paris on Sunday to express solidarity over the Charlie Hebdo attack saying that their thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the terror attacks. "Not a single day we aren't with...
  • US media asks why Barack Obama did not attend Paris Charlie Hebdo rally January 12, 2015

    The absence of President Barack Obama or any top members of his administration from a huge march in Paris on Sunday to honour victims of Islamist militant attacks raised eyebrows among some in the US media. French President Francois Hollande and some 44 foreign dignitaries, including leaders from Germany, Italy, Britain,...
  • Listen to conversation between 26/11 attack terrorists and their handlers December 22, 2014

    India, USA and Britain had been tracking the activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks before they went on rampage in India's financial capital Mumbai killing 166 people including a few foreigners. Intelligence agencies of the three countries had enough information about a big strike in India, yet...
  • Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving December 19, 2014

    Baltimore: American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months probation and a year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drunken driving. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist was arrested for drunken driving early on Sept. 30 after speeding and then crossing...
  • India thrash USA 52-29 in Kabaddi World Cup December 13, 2014

    Kapurthala: Iran men's team and Indian women's team secured semifinal berths after defeating Spain and Denmark respectively in the fifth Kabaddi World Cup here on Saturday. The Indian men's team also defeated USA 52-29. In first match of the men's section, Iran defeated Spain 54-27. The Iranian team dominated the match from...
  • US President Barack Obama's job rating for handling race relations declines December 9, 2014

    Washington: The approval rating of US President Barack Obama on his handling of race relations has declined by 8 percentage points in the wake of controversial killings of two black men in the country, according to a new opinion poll. Currently, 40 per cent approve of Obama's handling of race relations,...
  • Terry Walsh sends legal notice to USA Field Hockey December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: His reputation tarnished, former Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh has sent a legal notice to USA Field Hockey for breaching terms of contract while he was employed as its High Performance Technical Director and accused it of scuttling his negotiation talks with Hockey India. Walsh shot off the...
  • British Airways to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort during journey in 2007 November 27, 2014

    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...