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US House passes bill to address sexual harassment in Congress

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a legislation that would reform the way lawmakers` offices handle sexual harassment cases, the media reported.

Feb 07, 2018, 09:54 AM IST

US Democrats accept compromise to end government shutdown

The US Senate on Monday reached a deal to reopen the federal government.

Jan 23, 2018, 00:51 AM IST

Donald Trump says looking to allow people; not citizenship, amnesty

Donald Trump had scrapped the DACA program earlier this month.

Sep 14, 2017, 22:23 PM IST

White House criticises Russia sanctions stalled in House

Democrats complained that the Trump administration was trying to weaken the penalties.

Jul 11, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

South Korea's President Moon Jae-In arrives in Washington

Moon, who backs engagement with nuclear-armed North Korea, was to meet on Thursday with Trump during his first foreign outing since being sworn in last month after a landslide election win.


Jun 29, 2017, 09:53 AM IST

US Capitol, put under lockdown after suspicious activity, given 'all-clear' to open

The police said the US Capitol is no longer under lockdown and that locked-down buildings can be reopened.

Jul 08, 2016, 19:14 PM IST

Know why no one took selfies with PM Narendra Modi at the US Capitol

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the US Capitol for a good four hours on Wednesday, no one took selfies with him!

Jun 09, 2016, 11:50 AM IST

Must Read: PM Narendra Modi's dream for India by 2022!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday shared his dream for India while addressing a joint meeting of the US Congress, a dream that included economically empowering every Indian by 2022.

Jun 08, 2016, 23:39 PM IST

When PM Narendra Modi​ got standing applause from US lawmakers ​- Watch

Addressing the joint sitting of US Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the manifold contributions of Indian-American community to US.

Jun 08, 2016, 21:48 PM IST

US won't sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan for now

The sale of eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan has been held by the US Congress which reflects the growing anti-Pakistan sentiments on Capitol Hill .

Jan 12, 2016, 12:25 PM IST

No shutdown, no default: Congress leaders, Obama back deal

Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and the White House united behind an ambitious budget and debt deal aimed at restoring a semblance of order to Capitol Hill and ending the threat of government shutdowns and defaults until well after a new president takes office.

Oct 28, 2015, 09:15 AM IST

Pope calls for vigilance against `every type of fundamentalism

Pope Francis on Thursday called for global vigilance against fundamentalism of all kinds, but warned a "delicate balance" must be struck between fighting extremists and preserving religious freedoms.

Sep 24, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

Pope arrives at US Capitol ahead of speech to Congress

Pope Francis arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday ahead of his historic speech to US lawmakers, the first time the leader of the Roman Catholic Church has addressed a joint meeting of Congress.

Sep 24, 2015, 19:57 PM IST

US lawmakers host reception for new Indian envoy

In an unusual gesture, the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee held a Congressional reception to welcome India's new ambassador Arun K Singh at Capitol Hill, the seat of US legislature.

Jun 11, 2015, 10:39 AM IST

Benghazi e-mails show Hillary Clinton's correspondence with adviser

Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by sceptical White House officials.

May 22, 2015, 14:39 PM IST

Yoga at Capitol Hill

In a curtain-raiser event for the First International Day of Yoga on June 21, the newly founded Congressional Yogi Association organized the first-ever "Yoga on the Hill" at Capitol Hill, the seat of US parliament.

May 03, 2015, 12:54 PM IST

Yoga on Capitol Hill

 In a curtain-raiser event for the First International Day of Yoga on June 21, the newly founded Congressional Yogi Association organized the first-ever "Yoga on the Hill" at Capitol Hill, the seat of US parliament.

May 03, 2015, 11:28 AM IST

US lawmakers attend meditation session by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has held a rare meditation session at the Capitol Hill here, attended by several US lawmakers many of whom described it as a self-empowering experience.

May 02, 2015, 00:24 AM IST

US stocks mixed ahead of Yellen testimony

Wall Street stocks were mixed in early trade Tuesday ahead of widely anticipated testimony before Congress by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Feb 24, 2015, 21:53 PM IST

Protesters vilify Henry Kissinger, US senator calls them `scum`

American foreign policy titan Henry Kissinger came to Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss global security challenges, but received a rude welcome from protesters who demanded his arrest for war crimes.

Jan 30, 2015, 03:21 AM IST