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India welcomes Congress backing for Sikhs in US military

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:41

India has welcomed the move by over 100 US lawmakers asking Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to allow Sikhs to serve in the American armed forces with their articles of faith such as turbans and beard.

Sonia Gandhi seeks dismissal of 1984 case in US

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 13:36

Congress party president Sonia Gandhi`s has filed a new motion to dismiss a human rights violation lawsuit against her by Sikhs for Justice, a New York based human rights group.

Indian-American lawyer in race for Congressional seat

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 16:08

An Indian-American patent lawyer, vying for a congressional seat in the Silicon Valley, has been endorsed by top executives from technology giants like Google.

Al Qaeda threat has become `hydra-headed`: US

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 15:23

The threat posed by al Qaeda has now become "hydra-headed", as its affiliates have become stronger in North Africa and the Middle East, while its leaders in the Af-Pak region continue to drive it spiritually, top US officials said.

Indian American introduces US government reform agenda

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 08:03

Amidst widespread frustration surrounding the US shutdown and reckless brinkmanship over the debt limit, an Indian-American leader has introduced a vision of bold government reform agenda.

India Inc expresses relief over end of US shutdown

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 22:09

The US Congress today passed a bipartisan bill to end a 16-day government shutdown and avert a historic debt default by the world's largest economy that could have had global repercussions.

US government reopens for business after two week shutdown

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 15:16

The US government reopens for business Thursday after a two-week shutdown and a dangerous flirt with running out of cash to pay its bills and avert a calamitous, unprecedented default.

Obama signs bill ending US shutdown, raising debt ceiling

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 10:13

In all likelihood the government shutdown is now expected to end today when over five lakh furloughed federal employees are expected to return to their service.

US Congress ends debt impasse, Obama vows to sign bill

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 08:55

Obama vowed to sign the bill and begin reopening the government "immediately."

Obama, Republicans in 'useful' talks but shutdown still on

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 19:07

Both sides described the 90-minute meeting at the White House as useful and agreed to keep talking but no decision was made to resolve the 10-day deadlock over the federal budget.

G20 hopes grow for US deal to avert default

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 11:34

Top finance officials from the G20 leading economies looked set to keep their focus on the receding risk of a US default at talks on Friday as hopes grew that Washington could soon clinch a stop-gap deal to ensure it can keep paying its bills.

Government shutdown to hit US courts next week

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 10:45

US federal courts will have to close their doors at the end of next week if no deal is reached to end the government shutdown.