MEA declines answer to RTI query on Obama visit expenses

An RTI query seeking details of expenses incurred by the Centre on hosting US President Barack Obama earlier this year has been rejected by the Ministry of External Affairs on the ground that such information is sensitive and may affect bilateral relations with the foreign country.

John Kerry calls for unity to defeat terrorism

US Secretary of State John Kerry called for unity in the face of terror attacks Monday, as he visited a memorial in Kenya to the 1998 bombing of the US embassy.

Indian woman shot dead by an unidentified gunman in South Carolina

An Indian-origin Gujarati woman working at a gas station in the US state of South Carolina was shot in the face in an attempted armed robbery and succumbed to her injuries on Saturday.

Merkel to join Holocaust survivors to mark Nazi camp`s liberation

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel will join survivors of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau on Sunday for a solemn ceremony to mark 70 years since it was liberated by US forces.

Obama says 'vital' that truth come out on Gray death

US President Barack Obama said today it was "absolutely vital" that the truth come out about the death of an African American man in Baltimore from injuries sustained while in police custody, after six officers were charged.

Obama says `absolutely vital` that truth come out on Gray death

US President Barack Obama said Friday it was "absolutely vital" that the truth come out about the death of an African American man in Baltimore from injuries sustained while in police custody, after six officers were charged.

Panel discussion on riots in Baltimore, US- Part II

For President Barack Obama, the riots in Baltimore marked the return of a recurring nightmare that continues to bedevil him: How to stop deadly encounters between police and African-Americans and the resulting race-related violence.

Panel discussion on riots in Baltimore, US

For President Barack Obama, the riots in Baltimore marked the return of a recurring nightmare that continues to bedevil him: How to stop deadly encounters between police and African-Americans and the resulting race-related violence.

Religious freedom: Won't tolerate any nation's interference in India's internal matters, says Rajnath Singh
Religious freedom: Won't tolerate any nation's interference in India's internal matters, says Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday slammed the United States Congress report on religious freedom in India, stating that no country can lecture India on communal harmony.

US announces USD 20mn police body-camera programme

US officials Friday announced a USD 20-million pilot programme to help equip law enforcement agencies across the country with body cameras.

Baltimore makes 'thug' the new four-letter word

As Baltimore City. just over 60 km from the American capital, erupted into riots and violence over the police-custody death of a black man, it also ignited a debate over the Hindi word `thug` after President Barack Obama used it to describe the rioters.

Obama nominates Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

 President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Gayle Smith as the Administrator of USAID and if confirmed by the Congress she would replace Indian-American Raj Shah as the head of the American aid agency.

'Ask India to rebuke religious leaders for insulting remarks'

A US Congress-established panel has asked the Obama Administration to press the Indian government to publicly rebuke officials and religious leaders who make derogatory remarks about communities and to boost religious freedom standards in the pluralistic country.

China needs to play by international norms, says US official

A senior bureaucrat of the Obama administration, who is currently on a visit to New Delhi, has said China needs to play by international rules and norms, or it will continue to be politically and economically stalemated.

US presidential race: Hillary leads Democrats; no frontrunners among Republicans

 America`s young voters, who played a key role in propelling Barack Obama into presidency, favour Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee, but there no front-runner among prospective Republican candidates, according to a new poll.

Obama calls Nepalese PM; offers support for quake victims

 US President Barack Obama today called Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to convey his deep condolences for the victims of the devastating quake and extended his full support for the rescue and relief mission.

Nepal quake survivors clash with riot police, UN seeks $415 mn

Desperate survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people clashed with riot police in Nepal`s capital on Wednesday, as the United Nations appealed for $415 million for the devastated Himalayan nation.

Nepal quake: Obama calls Koirala, expresses condolences

 US President Barack Obama expressed grief and condolence over the Nepal quake victims during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, a statement said here on Wednesday.

Obama hosts glitzy state dinner for Japan PM

A presidential haiku, sashimi salads and a red carpet awaited Japan`s Shinzo Abe at the White House Tuesday, as Barack Obama offered the prime minister a grand welcome.

US will `set an example for world` on climate change: John Kerry

The United States intends to "set an example for the world" in fighting climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, adding that the issue is a US foreign policy priority.