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US owes India $216 billion as American debt soars to $29 trillion: Congressman Alex Mooney

The US owes India $216 billion in loan, an American lawmaker has said, cautioning the leadership against galloping foreign debt, the largest of which comes from China and Japan. In 2020, the US national debt was $23.4 trillion, that was $72,309 in debt per person.

Feb 27, 2021, 22:44 PM IST

US air strikes target 'Iranian-backed militia' sites in Syria, says Pentagon

The strikes appeared limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation. It was not immediately clear what damage was caused. Syria did not immediately comment, but state-owned Ekhbariya TV said the strikes were conducted at dawn against several targets near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Feb 26, 2021, 19:47 PM IST

US, UN welcome ceasefire agreement between India, Pakistan, call it a 'positive step'

United Nations Secretary General`s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is encouraged by India and Pakistan’s decision to strictly observe all agreements on a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and hopes that the "positive step" would "provide an opportunity for further dialogue".

Feb 26, 2021, 09:06 AM IST

US: No electricity, no water in Texas, citizens struggle through historic cold

Residents in over 100 counties in Texas have been told to boil their drinking water as treatment plants continue to suffer from energy blackouts, officials said. With freezing temperatures expected through the weekend, getting the lights back on will be a slow process.

Feb 18, 2021, 08:36 AM IST

China aims at rare earth export curbs to target US defence industry: Report

China is aiming at curbing the exports of rare earth minerals that are crucial to the US defence contractors, a Reuters report said. The curb on the exports of rare earth minerals is likely to be on the contractors like Lockheed Martin Corp for the manufacture of sophisticated weaponry and F-35 fighter jets. 

Feb 18, 2021, 00:17 AM IST

India-US joint exercise in Bikaner, 500 soldiers from both countries involved

Joint India-US exercises are going on in Mahajan Field Firing Range in the district of Bikaner, Rajasthan. Today is the fourth day of this exercise, involving 500 soldiers from both countries and this exercise will continue till 21 February.

Feb 12, 2021, 20:22 PM IST

Massive pileup of 130 vehicles on icy Texas interstate in US, 6 killed

A massive crash involving more than 130 vehicles on an icy Texas interstate left six people dead and several injured amid a winter storm that dropped freezing rain, sleet and snow on parts of the US. At the scene of the crash on Interstate 35 near downtown Fort Worth, cars and trucks had smashed into each other.

Feb 12, 2021, 08:38 AM IST

US President Joe Biden speaks to China's Xi Jinping for two straight hours; know what the leaders spoke about

China has been building military bases on artificial islands in the region also claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. "President Biden underscored his fundamental concerns about Beijing's coercive and unfair economic practices, the crackdown in Hong Kong, human rights abuses in Xinjiang, and increasingly assertive actions in the region, including toward Taiwan," the White House said.

Feb 12, 2021, 00:42 AM IST

Uttarakhand glacier burst: US, France, Nepal condole loss of lives

The US state department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs said in a tweet, “Our deepest condolences to those affected by the glacier burst and landslide in India. We grieve with the family and friends of the deceased and extend our hopes for a speedy and full recovery for the injured.”

Feb 08, 2021, 00:19 AM IST

Terminally ill, Indian-origin paediatrician kills doctor, himself after taking hostages in Texas

A 43-year-old Indian-American pediatrician diagnosed with terminal cancer shot dead a lady doctor and then killed himself after taking hostages at a medical office in Austin, according to police in the capital city of the US state of Texas. The armed man has been identified as Dr Bharat Narumanchi.

Jan 29, 2021, 08:33 AM IST

NSA Ajit Doval talks with US counterpart Jake Sullivan agree to work closely to strengthen ties

The new National Security Adviser of US, Jake Sullivan in his first call with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval reaffirmed the commitment of President Joe Biden to a strong and enduring bilateral strategic partnership based on shared commitment to democracy, the White House said in a statement.

Jan 28, 2021, 09:52 AM IST

United States: Why did Biden sign with 3 different pens?

Know in this video, why did United States' 46th President Joe Biden sign executive orders with 3 different pens?

Jan 21, 2021, 20:28 PM IST

Watch: 100 visuals of 46th U.S. President Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony

Joe Biden swear-in as the 46th President of the United States in the Capitol. Kamala Harris also swear-in as the new Vice President of the United States, becoming first female Vice President. In this video, watch 100 special visuals related to the oath-taking ceremony.

Jan 21, 2021, 17:50 PM IST

DNA: What challenges will Joe Biden have to face?

The people of America have high hopes from the new President of the country. Joe Biden will have to face many challenges to meet them, U.S. President Joe Biden has immediately ended the national emergency that former President Donald Trump declared on the border in February 2018 to divert billions of dollars from the Defense Department to wall construction. 

Jan 20, 2021, 23:40 PM IST

DNA: How much America and India changed from 2016 to 2021

From 2016 to 2021, there have been many changes in America and India. Now compared to 2016, America has become much weaker and India's strength has increased. U.S. is the only nation in the world with which India has a trade surplus, Moreover, India’s energy ties with the United States have increased multifold in recent years, Watch the video for more information.

Jan 20, 2021, 23:22 PM IST

DNA: Joe Biden becoming US President will be harmful or beneficial for India?

In this episode of DNA with Sudhir Chaudhary, know from the former diplomat G Parthasarathy, whether India will be benefitted or face loss as Joe Biden becomes the President of the United States. India’s Hydrocarbon trade with the US has increased from negligible in 2016 to $9.2 billion in 2020, increasing the share of energy in overall bilateral trade from less than 1-10 percent in recent years.

Jan 20, 2021, 23:22 PM IST

DNA: Biden era begins new chapter for India?

Know from India's former ambassador to America, Arun Kumar Singh, will the Biden era be the beginning of a new chapter for India? Being the largest economy, the American policy playbook under a new president matters to all countries. India’s energy ties with the United States have increased multifold in recent years, with imports of crude oil and natural gas

Jan 20, 2021, 23:16 PM IST

DNA: US 46th President's swearing in ceremony

Joe Biden is going to be sworn in as the 46th President in America. Along with him, Kamla Harris of Indian origin will also take the oath. With the oath ceremony, the Biden era will also begin in America. 
Joe Biden, the 46th president and first lady, drove the White House with American flags through a military cordon, the first duet for the main entrance under the North Portico on Wednesday.

Jan 20, 2021, 23:14 PM IST

Deshhit: Watch nation's top news in detail, Jan 20, 2020

Watch this video to know the top stories of the day in detail.

Jan 20, 2021, 22:26 PM IST

Trump will not attend new president's oath ceremony

Donald Trump will not be present at Joe Biden's oath ceremony. Trump has left the White House for Florida.

Jan 20, 2021, 21:38 PM IST