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Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2 per cent of shareholder vote

Some 2.4per cent of votes were in favour of the ban. A second proposal that called for a study of the extent to which Amazon`s "Recognition" service harmed civil rights and privacy garnered 27.5 percent support.

May 25, 2019, 09:53 AM IST

Pakistan backs anti-India terror groups, has paid no price for its perfidy: US think tank

Bill Roggio, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defençe of Democracies told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing early this week.

May 04, 2019, 09:22 AM IST

Border wall row: 16 states sue Donald Trump for declaring emergency

The Democrats are planning to introduce a legislation to invalidate the emergency declaration under the US National Emergencies Act.

Feb 19, 2019, 09:32 AM IST

Pakistan may lose major non-NATO ally status, Bill introduced in US Congress

The bill was introduced by Republican Congressman Andy Briggs in the House of Representatives.

Jan 13, 2019, 09:20 AM IST

Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu in US Congress, to run for president against Donald Trump in 2020

The Democratic presidential field could eventually include Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as former Vice President Joe Biden.

Jan 12, 2019, 07:06 AM IST

'Seriously' considering running for presidency in 2020: Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has said that she was "seriously" considering running for the White House in 2020.

Dec 13, 2018, 09:48 AM IST

Sundar Pichai denies political bias to Congress

Another basic question being handled in these hearings has been the ability of the tech companies to deal with foreign interference in US elections.

Dec 12, 2018, 10:42 AM IST

In swift reversal, Donald Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall

A day after saying he does not like the idea of shutdowns, Donald Trump has said he won't hesitate from shutting US government if enough funding is not provided for border security.

Sep 06, 2018, 09:25 AM IST

US Congress passes defence bill to amend law to give waivers to 'strategic partner' India

The Senate passed the conference report on the National Defense Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) by an overwhelming, bipartisan vote of 87 to 10.

Aug 02, 2018, 12:57 PM IST

Pakistan Army supporting religious extremists, alleges US Congressman

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has alleged that the corrupt Pakistani Army officers are involved in the extra-judicial killing of Mohajirs in Karachi.

Jul 18, 2018, 09:57 AM IST

India does not want relationship of dependence: US Congress told

Aparna Pande, Director, Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia at the Hudson Institute, also highlights how India is different from traditional American allies.

May 24, 2018, 06:27 AM IST

Facebook CEO plans to testify before US Congress: Source

Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the US Congress to answer questions on data privacy and other issues, but it is not clear to which committee or committees he will testify, a source briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

Mar 28, 2018, 00:10 AM IST

Massive crowds rally across US to urge tighter gun controls

Hundreds of thousands of Americans galvanized by last month's Florida school massacre rallied on Saturday at nationwide March For Our Lives protests led by students demanding tighter gun laws.

Mar 24, 2018, 23:49 PM IST

US Congress cites Indian American Parthiv Patel as example to explain why immigration reform is needed

The defeat of the immigration bills, also put a pause on the efforts to remove per country cap on green card, a move that could have benefited a large number of high skilled Indian professionals.
 

Feb 16, 2018, 09:26 AM IST

US Congress expected to vote on budget to avert govt shutdown

To avert another govt shutdown but that has angered fiscal conservatives who complain it will lead to a $1 trillion deficit.

Feb 08, 2018, 21:27 PM IST

Explosive memo released as Trump escalates fight over Russia probe

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress on Friday escalated a campaign against U.S. law enforcement agencies over their probe of Trump`s ties to Russia, releasing a disputed memo that the FBI warned was misleading and inaccurate.

Feb 03, 2018, 06:07 AM IST

Memo alleging FBI abuse released on Donald Trump's okay

The US Congress released a Republican memo on Friday alleging bias in FBI investigations into Donald Trump`s election campaign, moments after the president authorized the explosive move.

Feb 03, 2018, 00:10 AM IST

This spelling error was not Donald Trump's fault. But twitterverse LOLed anyway

Donald Trump's upcoming 'State of the Uniom' could be an 'unpresidented' 'covfefe'.

Jan 30, 2018, 09:19 AM IST

Russian agents created 129 US election events: Facebook to Congress

The social media giant said in September last year that Russians had created several promoted events.

Jan 26, 2018, 10:24 AM IST

Trump administration backs bills to toughen foreign investment rules

Amid growing concern about Chinese efforts to buy US high-tech firms.

Jan 25, 2018, 09:49 AM IST