India downplays US Senate rejecting bill recognising it as 'global strategic and defence partner'

India on Thursday downplayed the US Senate rejecting a key amendment recognising the country as "global strategic and defence partner", saying it would be "premature" to speculate about its final content.

US Senate approves enhanced military cooperation with India

US Senate approves enhanced military cooperation with India

The Senate bill, as passed, asks the Secretary of Defence to ensure that the India-US co-operation are at a level appropriate to enhance engagement between the militaries of the two countries. 

India downplays US Senate rejecting bill on special status

India Thursday downplayed the US Senate rejecting a key amendment recognising the country as "global strategic and defence partner", saying it would be "premature" to speculate about its final content.

US Senate passes $800 mn Pakistan fund

The Senate version authorised $800 million under a provision called the `Pakistan Security Enhancement Authorisation`.

US Senate fails to recognise India as "global strategic and defence partner"

US Senate fails to recognise India as "global strategic and defence partner"

The US had recognised India as a "major defence partner" in a joint statement issued after PM Modi held talks with President Barack Obama

Know why no one took selfies with PM Narendra Modi at the US Capitol

Know why no one took selfies with PM Narendra Modi at the US Capitol

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the US Capitol for a good four hours on Wednesday, no one took selfies with him!

Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

The Saudis, who deny responsibility for the 2001 attacks, strongly object to the bill. 

Senate obligated to vote on Supreme Court nominee: Barack Obama

Senate obligated to vote on Supreme Court nominee: Barack Obama

Obama made the claim today in an online video interview about his stalled nomination of US Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland.

US Senate asks Maldives to rectify 'injustice' to Nasheed

The US Senate has unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the Maldives to rectify the "injustice" meted out to its former president Mohamed Nasheed and all other "political prisoners".

US Senate votes for expanded sanctions on North Korea

The US Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to tighten economic sanctions on North Korea, seeking to punish the reclusive Asian nation for its provocative recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

Antim Baazi: US Senate May Cut H1B Visa Quota

US may implement new visa policies of cutting H1B visa quota affecting the IT sector. Strategise on the expected backlash.

Pakistan Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif meets top US Senators

Pakistan Army chief meets top US Senators, discussed the regional security, Afghanistan and action against terrorists.

H-1B visa reform bill introduced in US Senate

H-1B visa reform bill introduced in US Senate

Two US Senators have introduced a bipartisan legislation in the Senate seeking reform of H-1B visa programme and modify wage requirements while also calling for a sense of urgency against the "abuse of the system" over a scheme they claim has gotten away from its original intent.

US Senate passes cybersecurity bill despite privacy concerns

Ignoring privacy concerns, the US Senate Tuesday passed the cybersecurity bill that is being considered a critical step forward in addressing cyber threats.

US Senate passes bill to push sharing of information on hackers

The US Senate has passed a bill aimed at improving cybersecurity by encouraging companies and the government to share information about threats. It took six years to win approval.

Last bid to kill Iran nuclear deal blocked in US Senate

 U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked legislation meant to kill the Iran nuclear deal for a third time, securing perhaps the greatest foreign policy win of President Barack Obama`s six years in office and clearing the way to implement the accord.

US Senate Democrats block move to derail Iran nuclear deal

A Republican-backed measure to derail the Iran nuclear agreement was blocked in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, in a major foreign policy victory for Democratic President Barack Obama.

Obama gets more support for Iran nuclear deal in Senate

 US President Barack Obama has overcome a major obstacle in the Senate on Iranian nuclear deal as the number of Senators supporting the historic agreement has increased to 42.

US Senate confirms Dunford as next Joint Chiefs chairman

The US Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the US military`s top officer, after President Barack Obama chose him for the post in May.

US Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban

A Republican-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long US ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama's moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.