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Trump signs executive order against Obamacare on Day One

WASHINGTON: Within hours of taking the oath, new US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at “minimizing the economic burden” of Obamacare “pending repeal”, to make good on… Read more »


Trump announces to develop state of the art missile system

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump, the 45th President of the US, today announced to end cut in military budget implemented by the previous Obama administration and said it would develop a state-of-the-art… Read more »


‘America First strategy has potential to damage Indo-US ties’

WASHINGTON: Warning that Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ strategy has the potential to “damage” Indo-US ties, prominent Indian-American scholar Ashley Tellis, who is speculated to be the next envoy to India,… Read more »

President-elect Donald Trump, left, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence acknowledge the crowd during the first stop of his post-election tour, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

‘Indo-US ties to strengthen, widen under Trump administration’

WASHINGTON: Underlining India’s key role in South Asia, a prominent Indian-American Republican closely associated with vice president-elect Mike Pence has said that Indo-US ties will further strengthen under the incoming… Read more »


Obama bids farewell to Modi, thanks PM for his partnership

WASHINGTON: Hours before he demits the White House, President Barack Obama made a farewell telephone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership that enhanced Indo-US… Read more »


Indian investor jailed in insider trading case in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin ex-private equity investor has been jailed for 20 months for tipping off two friends about the proposed 2013 acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company by… Read more »


Deepening ties with India was Obama’s ‘genuine priority’: WH

WASHINGTON: Outgoing US President Barack Obama made strengthening relations with India a “genuine priority” and sought ways to effectively work together to fight extremism and enhance economic ties, the White… Read more »


Relationship with Pak extraordinarily complicated: US

WASHINGTON: Describing the US’ ties with Pakistan as “extraordinarily complicated”, the Obama administration today hoped that the incoming Trump government would deepen its security and counter-terrorism cooperation with Islamabad to… Read more »


Trump appoints Indian-American to key White House position

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump today tapped Raj Shah, a young Indian-American who played a leading role in the Republican party’s anti-Clinton campaign during polls, as his deputy assistant and… Read more »


Indian community eyes doubling representation in US Congress

WASHINGTON: With a record five Indian Americans elected to the US Congress, the minority community has now set its eyes on doubling the number of its lawmakers followed by a… Read more »


US expels 35 Russian officials, slaps sanctions over hacking

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW: President Barack Obama has sanctioned Russia, expelled 35 Russian officials and shut down two Russian-owned compounds in the US over alleged Russian hacking during the presidential polls, a charge… Read more »


It’s time for US to move on to bigger and better things: Trump

WASHINGTON: Amid series of punitive actions against Russia by the Obama administration, President-elect Donald Trump has said that it’s time for the US to “move on” to “bigger and better… Read more »


NYPD to allow Sikh officers to wear turbans, beards

NEW YORK: The New York Police Department will allow its Sikh officers to wear turbans and maintain beards, relaxing its uniform policy to promote inclusiveness and encourage the minority community… Read more »


US designates two top LeT leaders as ‘global terrorists’

WASHINGTON: The US has designated Pakistan- based Lashkar-e-Taiba’s two top leaders as “global terrorists” and slapped sanctions on the terror group’s student wing, tightening the noose around the outfit that… Read more »


Trump again criticizes UN

WASHINGTON: The UN is not living up to its potential and is causing “problems” rather than solving them, US President-elect Donald Trump has said as he hit out at the… Read more »

President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands following their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump accuses Obama of derailing smooth transition of power

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump has accused Barack Obama of derailing a smooth transition of power with “inflammatory” statements and “roadblocks”, intensifying his tirade against the outgoing President. Trump made… Read more »


Obama signs $618bn def bill; boosts security coop with India

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has signed into law the USD 618 billion defense budget for 2017, which enhances security cooperation with India and conditions nearly half of the funding… Read more »


Would love to experience Indian culture: Lawrence, Pratt?

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and “Jurassic World” star Chris Pratt say they are keen to visit India and “would love to” experience the country’s culture. “Let’s do it,”… Read more »


India remains one of fastest-growing countries: WH

WASHINGTON: India remains one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, the White House has said even as it underlined that inefficiencies persist in the country’s public sector with the… Read more »