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Cut off Pak's military aid: Muhajirs to Trump administration

A group of Muhajirs have urged the Trump administration and US Congress to cut off military sales and aid to Pakistan, citing Islamabad's support to terrorism.

Donald Trump aims to balance budget in decade targets 3% growth

Donald Trump aims to balance budget in decade targets 3% growth

US President Donald Trump is aiming to balance the federal budget in a decade with substantial cuts to safety-net programmes, combined with a tax overhaul to speed up the economy and achieve an ambitious growth rate of three per cent, the White House has said.

Tulsi Gabbard asks US Justice Department to investigate hate crimes

 Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in US Congress, has expressed concern over a series of hate crimes against Indian-Americans and asked the Justice Department to investigate all violent acts motivated by bigotry to promote a pluralistic society.

Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu lawmaker in US Congress, elected co-chair of India Caucus

Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu lawmaker in US Congress, elected co-chair of India Caucus

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, elected as the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, has vowed to work for furthering Indo-US relations.

Bill to declare Pakistan as state sponsor of terror introduced in US Congress

Bill to declare Pakistan as state sponsor of terror introduced in US Congress

The bill titled “Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Act of 2015” was tabled by Congressman Ted Poe, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, on Thursday.

Donald Trump asks Congress to investigate wiretapping allegations: WH

US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to investigate the allegations of him being wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama before the 2016 elections, the White House today said, terming the reports "very troubling".

Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged to resign from Russia probe

Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged to resign from Russia probe

Top Democrats in the US Congress called Thursday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign over his failure to disclose that he met twice with Russia`s ambassador to Washington during last year`s election campaign.

10 key things you need to know about H1-B visa

10 key things you need to know about H1-B visa

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H). It allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. If a foreign worker in H-1B status quits or is dismissed from the sponsoring employer, the worker must either apply for and be granted a change of status to another non-immigrant status, find another employer (subject to application for adjustment of status and/or change of visa), or leave the U.S.

India has conveyed H1B visa concerns to US: External Affairs Ministry

India has conveyed H1B visa concerns to US: External Affairs Ministry

India has conveyed the concerns and impact of stringent H1B visas norms on Indian companies to the US administration and Congress, Vikas Swarup, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.

New legislation to tighten H1B visas to foreign techies; may hurt Indian IT firms

New legislation to tighten H1B visas to foreign techies; may hurt Indian IT firms

Two powerful US Senators have announced they will introduce a legislation which, if passed by the Congress, would give preference to foreigners studying in American universities.

Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal 'Obamacare'

Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal 'Obamacare'

Congress is poised to complete its initial step toward dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, as Republicans divided over how to replace it face pressure from Donald Trump for quick action.

Trump nominee for Attorney General promises curbs on H1B visas

Trump nominee for Attorney General promises curbs on H1B visas

Trump's nominee for the post of Attorney General has assured lawmakers of taking steps towards pushing legislative measures to curb misuse of H-1B and L1 work visas significantly used by Indian IT professionals.

Indian community eyes doubling representation in US Congress

Indian community eyes doubling representation in US Congress

The goal, which might look difficult, was set by the three-term Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera, who is now the senior-most of the four Indian-Americans members in the US House of Representatives.

Bill targeting H1B visas reintroduced in US Congress

Bill targeting H1B visas reintroduced in US Congress

A bill backing key changes in the H1-B programme that allows skilled workers from countries like India to fill high-tech jobs in the US has been re-introduced in the US Congress by two lawmakers who claim that that it will help crack down on the work visa abuse.

Historic breakthrough! 5 Indian-Americans sworn-in as members of US Congress

Sealing a historic breakthrough for Indian-Americans, five were sworn-in on Tuesday as members of the US Congress -- one of them, Kamala Harris, becoming the first to become a Senator.

Five Indian-Americans take oath as members of US Congress

52-year-old Kamala Harris, whose mother was from India and father from Jamaica, was sworn in yesterday as the Senator from California by outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden.

US can't afford 'Twitter presidency': Senate Democrats

US can't afford 'Twitter presidency': Senate Democrats

Democratic leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer has slammed President-elect Donald Trump for his twitter habit, claiming the US cannot afford "Twitter presidency" on the first day of the 115th session of the Congress.

US Congress passes over $618 billion annual defence bill

US Congress passes over $618 billion annual defence bill

The 2016 bill includes a $3.2 billion increase in military spending when there has been no similar increase in non-defense funding.

US Congress to formally recognise India as major defence partner: Ashton Carter

US Congress to formally recognise India as major defence partner: Ashton Carter

This formal recognition would allow both sides to do things that have never been possible earlier, Carter said.

Donald Trump will get wake-up call when he takes office: Barack Obama

Outgoing US President Barack Obama said it was really important for Donald Trump to try to send some signals of unity and to reach out to minority groups or women.