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Once denied visa, Narendra Modi now likely to address US Congress

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 08:58

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once denied a visa to enter the United States over 2002 Gujarat riots, is expected to receive the honour of addressing a joint session of the US Congress during a visit to Washington in September.

US lawmaker seeks improvement in visa approval for Indian docs

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 02:38

An influential US lawmaker today asked the State Department to improve the visa approval process for doctors from India and Pakistan.

US lawmakers pass bill to curb NSA

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:11

The US House of Representatives approved late Thursday a bill that would restrict the electronic surveillance powers of the National Security Agency (NSA).

GM's Barra faces grilling from US lawmakers

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:16

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra on Wednesday faced a grilling from US lawmakers investigating the company`s delayed ignition recall tied to at least 13 deaths.

US lawmakers move to toughen North Korea sanctions

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 00:30

US lawmakers moved on Thursday to toughen sanctions against North Korea by targeting money laundering and human rights violations, voicing impatience with the hardline regime.

US lawmakers, Indian-Americans congratulate Modi

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:08

US lawmakers and Indian-Americans have congratulated Narendra Modi for leading the BJP to a historic win, hoping that his elevation to the prime minister`s post would further strengthen bilateral ties.

US lawmakers call for improved India-US ties

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 09:47

Terming India as the most important strategic partner, top US lawmakers have called for improving the bilateral ties.

US lawmakers rule out terrorism behind missing Malaysian jet

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 21:18

Top US lawmakers familiar with the intelligence information on Sunday said that evidence garnered so far do not indicate terrorism as a possible cause behind the Malaysian plane that went missing with 239 people aboard.

US lawmakers to vote on secret CIA interrogation report

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 05:07

A US Senate committee will vote next week on whether to declassify its report on a CIA interrogation program, potentially shedding light on some of the most objectionable tactics of America`s war on terror.

US lawmakers seek tighter N Korea sanctions over rights

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 05:05

A senior US lawmaker has vowed to seek stiffer sanctions against North Korea due to human rights concerns after a stinging UN report likened the regime`s abuses to the Holocaust.

US lawmakers seek end to Liu Xia`s confinement in China

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 16:44

Two US lawmakers have sought an end to the confinement of Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, describing her detention by China as "a flagrant violation of international obligations".

Snowden leaks may be `lethal` for troops: Lawmakers

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 13:38

Fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden`s theft of 1.7 million secret documents could potentially put US military forces in "lethal" danger worldwide, American lawmakers warned on Friday, citing a confidential Pentagon report.