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US House votes to impose sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

US House votes to impose sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

The bill is aimed at punishing Moscow for meddling in the US presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

US Congress agrees on combined Russia, Iran, North Korea sanctions bill

The US Congress reached an agreement to impose new sanctions on Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and its actions in Ukraine, a plan that is to be voted on this week in the House of Representatives.

Philippines PM Rodrigo Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

Philippines PM Rodrigo Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

Duterte was responding to remarks by Massachusetts Congressman James McGovern, who told a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission that he would protest against such a visit if US President Donald Trump followed through on an invitation to the firebrand Philippine leader.

 

Trump Jr, ex-campaign head given nod to testify in Congress: Senator Dianne Feinstein

President Donald Trump`s eldest son and his former campaign chairman have been given approval by a US special counsel to testify publicly to Congress.

US Congress 'broadly positive' towards Indo-US ties: Report

The US Congress is "broadly positive" towards India-US strategic and commercial partnership despite areas of "serious discord", according to a congressional report that was prepared ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Washington.

Pakistan must face consequence for sponsoring terror: US lawmaker

Pakistan must face consequence for sponsoring terror: US lawmaker

His remarks came just three days after he had made similar comments in which he urged the Trump administration to cut-off military aid to Pakistan.

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.