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US accuses India, other nations of revisiting TFA

US accuses India, other nations of revisiting TFA

WASHINGTON: Without naming India directly, a top US trade official has alleged that a few nations are revisiting their commitment to implement WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, but hoped for a… Read more »

Stand on TFA contrary to India's promise on biz Trade bodies

Stand on TFA contrary to India’s promise on biz: Trade bodies

WASHINGTON: With India firm on its Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) stand, top global trade bodies and experts said this policy is quite contrary to the promise made by the new… Read more »

Obama Administration making strategic bet on India Biswal

Obama Administration making strategic bet on India: Biswal

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is making a “strategic bet” on India as it has a vital role to play at the global stage, a top American official has said as… Read more »

Right time to improve trade ties with IndiaUS official

Right time to improve trade ties with India: US official

WASHINGTON: Describing India as a huge market for US businesses, a top Obama Administration official has said it could be the right time to improve bilateral trade ties as there… Read more »

'Conflicting signals coming on India's stand on WTO Agreement'

US sees conflicting signals on India’s stand on WTO

WASHINGTON: Stating there were conflicting signals coming from India on the ratification of the World Trade Organization trade facilitation agreement, a senior trade expert said any blocking of the global… Read more »

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US announces USD 4.8 mn to end child marriages

WASHINGTON: The US has announced USD 4.8 million to fund projects in over half a dozen countries, including India, to end child and forced marriages. Other countries include Nepal, Bangladesh,… Read more »

Microsoft expected to announce significant layoffs report

Microsoft expected to announce significant layoffs: report

NEW YORK: Technology giant Microsoft plans to announce one of the largest layoffs in its history, the first since its India-born CEO Satya Nadella took over the company’s helms and… Read more »

US looking at 'reinvigorating' India-US relationship Rhodes

US looking at ‘reinvigorating’ India-US relationship: Rhodes

WASHINGTON: The US is excited about the prospect of “reinvigorating” the Indo-US ties under the new Indian Government and is looking forward to a meeting between President Barack Obama and… Read more »

US hopes NSA surveillance not impact bilateral ties

US hopes NSA surveillance not impact bilateral ties

WASHINGTON: The US has expressed hope that its National Security Agency’s surveillance on the BJP would not have an adverse impact on its bilateral ties with India. “We certainly hope… Read more »

India-born scientist named winner of 2014 World Food Prize

India-born scientist named winner of 2014 World Food Prize

WASHINGTON: India-born plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been named the winner of the USD 250,000 World Food Prize for his breakthrough achievement in increasing global wheat production by more than… Read more »

From lofty board room to lowly cell Gupta begins prison term

From lofty board room to lowly cell: Gupta begins prison term

NEW YORK: Rajat Gupta, former Goldman Sachs Director and a one-time poster boy of Indians in the US, has begun his two-year jail term for insider trading while losing his… Read more »

US Supreme Court denies Rajat Gupta's last bid to avoid jail

US Supreme Court denies Rajat Gupta’s last bid to avoid jail

NEW YORK: India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta will have to report to jail next week to begin his two-year sentence on insider trading charges after the US Supreme… Read more »

''US encourages dialogue between India and Pakistan''

‘US encourages dialogue between India and Pakistan’

WASHINGTON: The US encourages talks between India and Pakistan and believes that bilateral dialogue is an important step for them to move forward, a top Obama Administration official has said…. Read more »

US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia in 1984 riots

US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia in 1984 riots

NEW YORK: A US court here has dismissed a lawsuit against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case filed by a Sikh group, ruling that she cannot… Read more »

US in touch with India, Afghanistan on abduction of aid worker

US in touch with India, Afghanistan on abduction of aid worker

WASHINGTON: The US is in touch with India and Afghanistan on the abduction of an Indian aid worker from the Herat province by gunmen, American officials have said. “We are… Read more »

5 Indians charged with visa, financial fraud

5 Indians charged with visa, financial fraud

NEW YORK: Five Indians, including four from the same family, have been arrested and charged with participating in a wide-ranging student visa and financial aid fraud schemes in the United… Read more »

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Indian-Americans script history; jointly win the Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON: Two Indian-Americans – Sriram J Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe – today scripted history by becoming co-champions of the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee, after a thrilling final in which they… Read more »

Cherry blossoms blooming earlier due to global warming US

Cherry blossoms blooming earlier due to global warming: US

WASHINGTON: (Kyodo) Cherry blossoms are reaching their peak bloom date this season around five days earlier due to global warming near Potomac River here. According to US Environmental Protection Agency,… Read more »

US applauds Modi-Sharif meeting but 'cautiously hopeful'

US applauds Modi-Sharif meeting but ‘cautiously hopeful’

WASHINGTON: Applauding the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the US has said it was “cautiously hopeful” about the improvement in the ties between… Read more »

Looking forward to welcome Modi to the US Kerry

Looking forward to welcome Modi to the US: Kerry

WASHINGTON: The Obama Administration is looking forward to welcoming new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US, Secretary of State John Kerry has said. Kerry conveyed this message for… Read more »