US retaliatory strikes underway in Iraq, says Officials

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Washington : The US military launched air strikes against a pro-Iranian group in Iraq following the deaths of two Americans and a Briton in a rocket attack, US military officials told AFP on Thursday. “The operation is underway” and is targeting weapons facilities, one official said on condition of anonymity, without specifying where the strikes […]

US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Washington : The United States on Wednesday, February 5 announced the launch of a 27-nation International Religious Freedom Alliance, which will try to adopt a collective approach in protecting and preserving religious freedom across the world. It is an Alliance of “like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being”, […]

Huawei exec Meng set to fight Canada court battle against US extradition

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Ottawa : A Canadian court on Monday will consider a US request to hand over Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou, whose arrest 13 months ago on fraud charges plunged Canada-China relations into a deep freeze. The extradition hearing comes after Beijing detained two Canadians and blocked billions of dollars worth of Canadian agricultural shipments in […]

Swaraj flags H1B visa issue at meeting with US Congressional delegation

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday flagged the H1B visa issue as a “strong concern” during a meeting with a visiting US Congressional delegation and sought bipartisan support for it. The 9-member US congressional delegation from the house committee on science, space and technology is led by its chairman Lamar Smith, ministry […]

Biggest Hindu temple Lord Venkateswara Temple built in 162 acres at 100 crore in New Jersey, US

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

New Jersey : Lord Venkateswara temple situated at Robbinsville township of New Jersey has been built with Rs 100 crore and is spread across 162 acres. It is the world’s costliest and largest Hindu temple. The Sri Rangaswami temple in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, which covers 155.92 acres, was the biggest Hindu temple earlier. The Bochasanvasi […]

Jignesh Mevani announces setting up of SSS

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Mangaluru: Jignesh Mevani, a prominent social activist from Gujarat, on Tuesday announced the setting up of Samvidhan Suraksha Samiti (SSS) to counter the influence of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS) in the country. Mevani, an advocate by profession, was addressing the cadres of the Campus Front of India (CFI) during its students vigil conference organised at Town […]

Pak seeks US support in water dispute with India

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Islamabad: Pakistan has sought support of the US on the implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with India, as Secretary of State John Kerry called for an amicable settlement of the issue by New Delhi and Islamabad, media reported today. The development came after Pakistan was irked by the World Bank pause in mediation […]

Condolences pour in from countries over Jayalalithaa’s demise

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

New Delhi: The US and several other countries on Tuesday condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Leaders from countries that have a significant Tamil population like Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore also expressed grief over the AIADMK leader’s demise. “On behalf of the US, I extend my deepest condolences to the […]

Boxer Vikas enters Olympic pre-quarterfinals

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Rio de Janeiro: Vikas Krishan Yadav gave India’s boxing campaign a rousing start with a dominant victory at the ongoing Rio Olympics over Charles Conwell of the US in the men’ Middleweight (75kg) category at the Riocentrio Pavilion here. The Indian outpunched the 18-year-old American by a unanimous decision in the Round of 32 bout […]

India, US discuss steps to end row

Friday, December 20th, 2013
India, US discuss steps to end row

New Delhi: As New Delhi remained firm on its demand that the US must drop the charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, American Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Thursday called up Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and discussed “specific steps” to end the row. Sherman’s call to Singh was a follow-up to US Secretary […]

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