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83 US lawmakers seek joint address to Congress by Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:20

Ahead of his September visit, as many as 83 US lawmakers have signed a letter asking House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the Congress.

US Congress seen backing extension of Iran nuclear pact

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 07:28

The US Congress will ultimately support an extension of an interim agreement of talks on Iran`s nuclear program, lawmakers and congressional aides said, despite calls by Republicans and some Democrats to abandon negotiations and return to tough sanctions to deter Tehran from building a nuclear bomb. 

Indian PM should address Congress: US lawmakers

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 02:14

US lawmakers were spearheading an effort Friday to get Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to address a joint session of Congress when he visits the United States in September. 

Barack Obama asks US Congress for $500 mn to train, equip Syrian rebels

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:28

With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up US efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels.

McCain joins chorus for Modi to address joint Congress session

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 05:51

Senior Republican Senator John McCain has joined the group of lawmakers urging Congressional leadership to invite India`s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress.

US high court rebukes Barack Obama on recess appointments

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 00:27

US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Barack Obama acted illegally when he made recess appointments to a key government agency, a decision that appears to block any president`s ability to get around political gridlock in Washington by making appointments without congressional approval.

Indian-Americans lobbying for US Congress invitation for Modi

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 10:07

Indian-American groups have launched a campaign to win more lawmakers` support for a move to invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of US Congress when he visits US in September.

Narendra Modi gets invite to address US Congress

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 06:00

Uncle Sam`s embrace of Narendra Modi is complete. From denying him a visa to enter United States to inviting him to address a joint session of the US Congress, Washington appears keen to build bridges with India`s new Prime Minister.

Amendment to stop funding to Pakistan defeated in US Congress

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 05:41

The US House of Representatives has defeated an amendment to the Defence Appropriations Bill to stop American funding to Pakistan. The amendment was moved by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who alleged Islamabad had undermined efforts to combat terrorism. The amendment was defeated in a voice vote yesterday.

Congress leaders to meet Obama on Iraq today

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:09

US congressional leaders will meet President Barack Obama on Wednesday in the White House to discuss the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, officials said.

Aliens are definitely out there: SETI astronomers

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 19:18

Aliens definitely exist, as claimed by SETI (Search for extraterrestrial intelligence) astronomers. Reportedly these two astronomers have told the US Congress that the search for extraterrestrial life is "plausible and warrants scientific inquiry" and appealed for continued funding to research life beyond Earth.

US to withdraw Russia from trade benefits programme

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 06:13

US President Barack Obama Wednesday notified the Congress of his plan to drop Russia from a programme that allows duty-free imports of certain goods, known as the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), the White House said.