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US top diplomat calls for release of two reporters arrested in Myanmar

US top diplomat calls for release of two reporters arrested in Myanmar

"Our local representatives at the mission in Myanmar, at the embassy, are expressing our concerns over the detention of individuals," Tillerson told reporters.

Dec 16, 2017, 00:18 AM IST
US Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

US Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

 The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure.

Dec 05, 2017, 06:35 AM IST
Bangladesh allows polygamy for Hindus, but bans divorcee remarriage

Bangladesh allows polygamy for Hindus, but bans divorcee remarriage

Some aspects of marriage laws for Hindus in Bangladesh mirror those for Muslims in India, according to a US government report.

Aug 16, 2017, 14:30 PM IST
Donald Trump bans transgenders from US military

Donald Trump bans transgenders from US military

US military will no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in "any capacity" in the military.

Jul 26, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

US provides visas to up to 15,000 temporary workers

"As a demonstration of the administration`s commitment to supporting American businesses, DHS is providing this one-time increase to the congressionally set annual cap," Kelly said in a statement.

Jul 17, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
Twitter's lawsuit over surveillance can move forward: US judge

Twitter's lawsuit over surveillance can move forward: US judge

In a boost to Twitter's effort to reveal more about surveillance requests from the US government, a US judge has ruled that the microblogging site can move forward with a lawsuit over the discussion of national security letters.

Jul 07, 2017, 12:10 PM IST
Trump Admin offers tremendous opportunities: Vishal Sikka

Trump Admin offers tremendous opportunities: Vishal Sikka

The Trump Administration is business-friendly and entrepreneurial, and the new American government offers tremendous opportunities to do innovative work, says Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka.

Jun 23, 2017, 12:08 PM IST

Donald Trump speaks with Theresa May on brutal London terror attacks

US President Donald Trump on Sunday called British Prime Minister Theresa May on phone to offer condolences over the "brutal" central London terror attacks in which six people were killed and offered full support in bringing perpetrators of the heinous acts to justice.

Jun 04, 2017, 11:55 AM IST
Trump poised to announce decision on global climate deal

Trump poised to announce decision on global climate deal

Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday night he would make the announcement at 3 p.m.

Jun 01, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

India receives $235 billion in remittances in last 3.5 years

India received a whopping USD 235 billion in remittances in the last three-and-a-half years, as per government data.

Mar 23, 2017, 20:07 PM IST

US embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.

Mar 23, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
India conveys 'deep concerns' to US over recent attacks on Indian-origin people

India conveys 'deep concerns' to US over recent attacks on Indian-origin people

"Amb @NavtejSarna convyd r deep concerns to US Gov on recent tragic incidents involving Hardish Patel & Deep Rai," Embassy of India in Washington tweeted on Sunday.

Mar 05, 2017, 23:51 PM IST
Indian techie's killing: Venkaiah​ Naidu wants 'strongest action' from US

Indian techie's killing: Venkaiah​ Naidu wants 'strongest action' from US

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today condemned the killing of an Indian engineer in Kansas, saying the US government should respond to such incidents and take the "strongest action".

Feb 26, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind.

Feb 25, 2017, 14:48 PM IST
Indian embassy in US providing all help to family of slain engineer

Indian embassy in US providing all help to family of slain engineer

The Indian embassy in Washington said it is closely monitoring the tragic shooting incident in Kansas and providing all help and assistance to the family of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime.

Feb 25, 2017, 14:26 PM IST

US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice president Roxana Baldetti

The US government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges, the embassy said in a statement.

Feb 25, 2017, 09:14 AM IST
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba back on US govt's annual list of notorious markets

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba back on US govt's annual list of notorious markets

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is back on the US government's annual list of "notorious markets" over counterfeit goods sales.

Dec 22, 2016, 10:26 AM IST
India growing at 8 pc, why US is not: Donald Trump asks supporters

India growing at 8 pc, why US is not: Donald Trump asks supporters

Trump's remarks at an election rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, came hours after latest figures showed the American economy grew 2.9 per cent in the third quarter this year.

Oct 29, 2016, 01:01 AM IST
US intervention sought in Indian action against Greenpeace

US intervention sought in Indian action against Greenpeace

The emails hacked from the email account of John Podesta, chairman of Clinton Campaign, also indicates NGOs opposing a massive mining project in Australia being undertaken by the Adani Group. 

Oct 23, 2016, 20:01 PM IST
Facebook's Sandberg says has no plan to work in government

Facebook's Sandberg says has no plan to work in government

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who has been mentioned as a potential Treasury Secretary should Democrat Hillary Clinton become the next U.S. president, said on Tuesday she has no plans to go into government.

Oct 12, 2016, 03:07 AM IST