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Record 27 US Congressmen travelling to India this month

WASHINGTON: A record number of 27 US Congressmen will visit India later this month, reflecting the growing bipartisan support for strengthening Indo-US strategic ties. The top lawmakers from both the… Read more »

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Committed to countering terror groups in Pak: Bajwa assures US

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is committed to countering “all militant groups” operating within its territory, army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured US Defense Secretary James Mattis during their first telephonic… Read more »

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Trump agrees to honor ‘One China’ policy in call with Xi

WASHINGTON:¬†US President Donald Trump today agreed to “honor” the decades-old ‘One China’ policy on Taiwan during his first telephonic call with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, in a U-turn from his… Read more »

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Sessions confirmed as US Attorney General after tough grilling

WASHINGTON: Jeff Sessions was today narrowly confirmed as the Attorney General of President Donald Trump by a bitterly divided US Senate with the Democrats attempting to derail his nomination over… Read more »

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Legislation introduced to cut legal immigrants to US by half

WASHINGTON: Two top US senators have proposed a legislation to cut the number of legal immigrants to the US by half within a decade, a move that could adversely hit… Read more »

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Indian-origin spamster charged in fraud case in US

CHICAGO: A 36-year-old Indian-origin man has been indicted on federal fraud charges for sending over a million spam emails to people in the US and abroad and damaging several computer… Read more »

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US revokes 60,000 visas after Trump’s ban

WASHINGTON: The US has cancelled 60,000 visas since President Donald Trump signed the controversial immigration order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to the State Department. The order signed… Read more »

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US judge blocks Trump’s controversial travel ban

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES: An American judge has imposed a temporary, nationwide hold on Donald Trump’s ban on travelers and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, in a major blow to the US… Read more »

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WH hints at including Pakistan in Trump’s travel ban list

WASHINGTON: Pakistan, viewed as an epicenter of global terrorism, could be included in a list of Muslim-majority countries from where immigration to the US has been banned by President Donald… Read more »

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‘No great power nudging India-Pak to resolve their disputes’

WASHINGTON: Ruing that no great power is “nudging” India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue, Pakistan’s opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has asked New Delhi not to threaten his… Read more »

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Trump signs order for extreme vetting to prevent terrorism

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that calls for “extreme vetting” of people entering the US from certain Muslim-majority countries, a move he said is aimed at… Read more »

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Trump hails Brexit as he meets Theresa May

WASHINGTON: Brexit is a blessing to the world, US President Donald Trump has said it would give the UK its “own identity” as he met British Prime Minister Theresa May… Read more »

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma warns of ‘big trade war’ between China, US

BEIJING: E-commerce giant Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma has warned of a “big trade war” between China and the US under the new Trump Presidency if conflicts were not dealt properly…. Read more »

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Nikki Haley confirmed as new US envoy to UN

WASHINGTON: Nikki Haley was today overwhelmingly approved by the Senate as America’s next Ambassador to the UN, scripting history by becoming the first Indian-American to serve on a Cabinet rank… Read more »

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Walking back from Paris climate deal can harm us all: India

UNITED NATIONS: Amid concerns that the Trump administration could withdraw the US from the ambitious Paris Climate agreement, India has said “walking back” from commitments made to implement the landmark… Read more »

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Sikh man in US targeted with hateful words, theft at his eatery

SAN FRANCISCO: In an alleged hate crime, a restaurant owned by a Sikh man in the US state of California has been targeted with abuses like “terrorist” and the “N”… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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‘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 »