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US explanation sought into beating of Indian by cops in Madison

In an unusually quick and angry response after recent Modi-Obama bonhomie, the government on Thursday summoned an official in the US embassy to the external affairs ministry and demanded expeditiou

US cop arrested and sacked for assaulting Indian in Madison

With India putting pressure and the US setting in motion its internal laws into process, one of the two police officers who allegedly assaulted the 57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel in Madison, Alabama,

Hindu temple vandalized in US on Shivratri eve

A week after assault on an Indian by a police officer in Alabama, a Hindu temple has been vandalized on the eve of Mahashivratri in the US. Miscreants sprayed swastika and painted `

Judge halts Obama’s amnesty for illegal immigrants

President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration policy and amnesty has been halted by a judge in Texas. US District Judge Andrew Hanen’s decision puts on hold Obama’s orde

Spouses of H-1B visa holders to get work permits in US

This is good news for thousands of families as the US has announced that it would provide work permits to spouses of H-1B visa-holders. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begi

US lawmaker quits over spending tax money; is India watching?

A lawmaker in the US has resigned after revelations that he was spending tax payers money on redecorating his office and also undertaking tours. However, these kinds of resignations rarely happen i

Jaitley should forget Sushma and arrest decline in exports

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has left for the US on Tuesday to hold multi-city economic road shows to sell India’s growth story after vigorously defending his cabinet colleague Susham Swaraj

Jaitley should forget Sushma and arrest decline in exports

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has left for the US on Tuesday to hold multi-city economic road shows to sell India’s growth story after vigorously defending his cabinet colleague Susham Swaraj

India is now top 10 destinations for FDI, Make in India to make big difference

For the first time India is one of the top 10 destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI). While acknowledging India’s climb, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unct

Morning briefing: Kalam’s funeral in Rameswaram with full state honours

The funeral of former President APJ Abdul Kalam is being held in Rameswaram today with full military honours. Prime minister Narendra Modi, Defence minister Manohar Parrikar and few chief ministers

For $300 million Pak tells lies on Haqqani terror group

The US has stopped short of calling Pakistan a liar. Exposing Pakistani links with terror groups the US said the threat from terror groups, particularly Haqqani network, continues to emanate from P

Momentum with India as world economies face slow down

India is expected to see ‘firming growth’ while growth is set to slow across a number of the world’s largest economies, including China, the US and the UK, according to leading in

Why Modi’s US visit divides Patels

Reservation politics of Gujarat is playing a big role overseas and has divided the Patel community in the US. An influential section of the Patel community is opposed to a planned rally this week a

AAP wants make India first while Cong rambles around on Modi’s US visit

As prime minister Narendra Modi invites business leaders to invest in India in Digital India and other initiatives, Taking potshots at the Prime Minister’s, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriw

Poor are getting richer, extreme poverty in world falls below 10%

Due to sustained policy interventions the world may see end of poverty in next 15 years as the number of people in extreme poverty is now less than 10% and this has happened for the first time. The

Evening digest: India to overtake US internet user base by next month

India will have the second largest number of internet users worldwide, overtaking US by December 2015. The internet user base in India will end 50% higher compared to a year ago, by end 2015, that

Morning briefing: India, US to hold maiden policy planning dialogue today

India and USA will hold first policy planning dialogue in Delhi today (Wednesday) to share perspectives on key global issues and analyze major global trends including the West Asian situation, rise

Morning briefing: Army, Navy out in Chennai, more rains likely next 4 days

The Army, the Navy and the National Disaster Response Force are out in Chennai to rescue people from their flooded homes. Schools have been forced to close and exams have been postponed at least fo

Morning briefing: Cong scores in rural Gujarat, BJP retains urban areas in civic polls

The Congress has made a comeback in the rural areas of Gujarat and won 21 of the 31 district panchayats, while the BJP retained its hold over urban pockets clinching all six municipal corporations

Morning briefing: US condemns Pathankot terror attack, wants Pakistan to take action

The US expects Pakistan will take actions against the perpetrators of the terror attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, a top American official said, hours after Islamabad said it is working

Morning briefing: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passes away, Mehbooba to be next CM of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away this morning (Thursday) at AIIMS in Delhi. He was 79. Sayeed, who was detected with sepsis and decreased blood counts, was sufferi

Evening digest: US lawmakers stall sale of fighter jets to Pakistan

The US Congress has stalled a planned sale of eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan. According to reports in Pakistani newspaper Dawn, the stalling reflects anti-Pakistan sentiments on Ca

Morning briefing: Obama hints at Pak as safe haven for new terror groups

US President Barack Obama today said both Al Qaeda and ISIS pose a direct threat to the US and "even without ISIL, instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world - in the Mid

Morning briefing: First list of 20 smart cities today

The government will on Thursday announce the names of the first 20 urban areas that will be developed as smart cities. In subsequent years, the government will announce 40 cities each to be develop

Zika alert in India, Hyderabad firm claims to have world’s first vaccine

 The union health ministry has sounded an alert for Zika and appointed the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as the nodal agency for investigation of any outbreak of the viral infecti

‘India on negative trajectory in terms of religious freedom’

There are many people who believe that after Anupam Kher’s spirited defence of the prime minister at a debate in Kolkata, it is proven that there has been no intolerance in India. But the US

Brand Modi changing the rules

There is something unique in Narendra Modi, even his enemies will admit that. The kind of stir his foreign trips create and the impact they leave is something that has not been witnessed before. Hi

Key takeaways from the Indo-US military logistics agreement

India and the US have signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), which establishes basic terms, conditions, and procedures for reciprocal provision of logistic support, supplies

Large share of H-1B visas granted to Indian outsourcing firms: World Bank

The US has received an enormous net surplus of inventors from abroad, while China and India have been major source countries. Some countries like Canada and the United Kingdom are major destination

US use of anti-dumping measures at WTO impacts India

 India is one of the countries most affected by the US’ use of anti-dumping (AD) measures at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a recent review of US’ trade policy reveals.

India seeks dispute panel against US at WTO

India has submitted its first request for establishment of a dispute panel against the US at the World Trade Organisation (WTO)—a request that was blocked by Washington on February 20 stating

Recycling lessons that India can learn from the US

 India can learn a thing or two about recycling from the US where even entire buildings are being recycled. The US currently generates nearly 260 million tons of solid waste annually

Trump turns the US into a green rogue

By announcing America`s withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement, President Donald Trump has turned the US into a rogue state among 200 countries that have given a commitment to act to re

US threatens to withdraw from UN HRC

The US has threatened to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) unless its demands of reforms to the world body are met, including removing an agenda item that discusses Israel’s hum

Will Modi be able to charm Trump?

Since becoming prime minister in May 2014, it would be Narendra Modi’s fifth visit to the US when he lands there on June 25. Modi will not only be meeting US president Donald Trump for the fi

India de-hyphenates Israel from Palestine

Narendra Modi is all set to become the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel where he lands on July 4 and leaves for home on July 6. It will also be the first time that an Indian leader visit

As US out of climate pact, India must play a bigger role: Jairam Ramesh

 The vacuum created by US president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement is a golden opportunity for India to stand up and demonstrate its leadership on c

Osama’s presence in Abbottabad turned US against Pakistan: author

 The discovery that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was living comfortably with his family in Pakistan while Americans were hunting for him all over the world, was the turning point in the Was

First cargo of IndianOil’s crude oil imports from US shipped

 In a big leap aimed at diversifying its crude oil sources and boosting the country’s energy security, IndianOil Corporation has begun crude oil imports from the US. The first

Can Trump rein in Pakistan?

Pakistani leaders must be feeling frustrated after US president Donald Trump warned Islamabad that America would not remain a silent spectator if Pakistan continued to be a safe haven for terrorist

US secretary of state and defence secretary to visit India

Bilateral engagement between New Delhi and Tokyo would receive a fillip when Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe lands in India for a three-day visit from September 13. Although, he is coming here f

Distinction between ‘us’ and ‘them’ is dangerous: Obama

Former US president Barack Obama on Friday said that the distinction between `us` and `them` is dangerous and can wreak havoc on us all. Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit in New D

“We want India to support us on the security front also”

Close on the heels of the new US policy towards Afghanistan, India gave a new meaning to its strategy towards the country when it took the Chabahar route to supply wheat to the insurgency-hit l

A Triumfant meet

Prime minister Modi and president Putin’s meeting at the 19th Indo-Russian summit in New Delhi on October 5 has set a new pace for a ‘special and privileged strategic partnership&rsqu

IOCL finalises term contract for import of US crude oil grades

IndianOil Corporation has finalised a term contract for import of up to three MMT (million metric tonnes) of crude oil of US origin grades to diversify term crude sources in 2019-20 fiscal. The e

Who benefits from India-Pakistan conflict?

The dastardly attack on the personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) of February 14 in Pulwama that killed forty men has already turned a new page in the India-Pakistan ties. The loss of pr



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