• Sikh Uber driver racially abused, strangulated by passenger

    Sikh Uber driver racially abused, strangulated by passenger in US

    December 10, 2019 13:30 IST

    The incident took place in the coastal city of Bellingham, Washington on December 5 when the Sikh driver picked Grifin Levi Sayers, The American Bazaar reported on Monday citing The Bellingham Herald as saying in a report.

  • N.Korea warns Trump to stop 'abusive language' against Kim

    N.Korea warns Trump to stop 'abusive language' against Kim

    World | December 10, 2019 10:32 IST

    "The recent words and expressions spouted one after another by Trump sound like a threat to someone at a glance but they are a corroboration that he feels fear inside," Ri Su-yong, Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said in a statement carried by the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).  

  • Indian businessman pleads guilty to importing banned drugs

    Indian businessman pleads guilty to importing banned drugs into US

    India | December 10, 2019 8:48 IST

    Jeetendra Harish Belani, who hails from Nagpur, was extradited to the US after his arrest in the Czech Republic on June 3 to face the charges contained in an eight-count Indictment returned by a federal grand jury on June 26.

  • donald trump accused of putting himself before country

    Democrats accuse Trump of putting himself before country

    World | December 10, 2019 6:58 IST

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler alleged that Trump is trying to undermine the 2020 election for his own benefit and demands a speedy impeachment process. Nadler argued that President Trump put himself ahead of the interests of the country by allegedly abusing his powers and pressuring Ukraine to announce an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden, his potential challenger in the 2020 election.

  • In prisoner swap, Iran releases US researcher held captive since 2016

    In prisoner swap, Iran releases US researcher held captive since 2016

    World | December 07, 2019 21:32 IST

    The US and Iran have not had diplomatic ties since 1980. The Switzerland government looks after US interests in Iran in the absence of diplomatic ties, while Pakistan serves as Iran's protecting power in America. The Swiss government has provided consular services to Wang.

  • Conditions right for India to be global superpower of 21st century: Shringla

    Conditions right for India to be global superpower of 21st century: Shringla

    World | December 07, 2019 7:25 IST

    "The Indian economic juggernaut is on the roll and conditions are right for it to be a global super-power of the 21st century," India’s Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, said in his address to the students and faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School.

  • Bill introduced in US Congress to name post office in

    Bill introduced in US Congress to name post office in Houston after slain Sikh police officer

    World | December 06, 2019 16:05 IST

    Houston Police Department announced a policy allowing officers to wear articles of faith while on duty, becoming the largest law enforcement agency in Texas

  • US wants to ensure India's data localisation plan doesn't stymie growth in transactions: Mnuchin

    US wants to ensure India's data localisation plan doesn't stymie growth in transactions: Mnuchin

    World | December 06, 2019 15:33 IST

    Data localisation is the practice of physically storing data on servers located within a country’s territory. The Reserve Bank of India had, in April last year, asked payment firms to ensure their data were stored exclusively on local servers, setting a tight six-month deadline for compliance.

  • Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

    Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

    World | December 06, 2019 8:34 IST

    The Thursday report, which the company hailed as the first of its kind, provides a rare look into the traffic deaths, murders and reported sexual assaults that took place during billions of annual rides arranged in the U.S. using Uber’s service. It is part of the company’s effort to be more transparent after years of criticism over its safety record.  

  • Trump lights National Christmas Tree in holiday tradition

    Trump lights National Christmas Tree in holiday tradition

    World | December 06, 2019 8:21 IST

    Hours before the ceremony, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Democratic chairmen to bring forward impeachment charges against Trump. House Democrats say Trump abused his presidential powers by pressuring Ukraine’s president to open an investigation into Trump’s potential 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son.

  • US Embassy in Pak introduces optional visa delivery service

    US Embassy in Pak introduces optional visa delivery service

    World | December 05, 2019 9:02 IST

      The embassy said in a tweet on Wednesday that Pakistanis can avail the facility of having their US visa delivered to them on their doorstep. The service is optional and comes with a delivery charge, reports Geo News.

  • Good day for Trump, bad day for Democrats, says WH after

    Good day for Trump, bad day for Democrats, says white house after impeachment hearing

    World | December 05, 2019 8:37 IST

    "Today was a good day for President Trump, and a bad day for the Democrats,” the White House said on Wednesday at the end of the first day of impeachment hearings against Trump by the committee, which is all set to frame charges against him.

  • Jimmy Carter discharged from hospital after treatment

    Jimmy Carter discharged from hospital after treatment

    World | December 05, 2019 7:37 IST

    The 95-year-old, longest-living former US president "looks forward to further rest and recovery at home in Plains, Georgia," according to the Carter Center. "He and Mrs. Carter wish everyone peace and joy this holiday season."

  • USAID Administrator Mark Green

    US hails India model of transitioning from being an aid recipient to partner and then a donor

    World | December 04, 2019 8:39 IST

    Challenged by the coercive Chinese overseas aid, the US has said that it wants to help other countries follow the India model of transitioning from being an aid recipient to a partner and then to a donor.

  • 2 Indian students dead in US hit-and-run

    Two Indian students killed in road accident in Tennesse, US

    World | December 03, 2019 12:57 IST

    The Tennessee State University family is mourning the loss of two students killed in an auto accident on Thanksgiving night.

  • Schools, offices close as long-lived storm clobbers US East

    Schools, offices close as long-lived storm clobbers US East

    World | December 03, 2019 11:51 IST

    The storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of the region late Sunday and Monday and could bring 10 to 24 inches (25 to 60 centimeters) total by Tuesday from Pennsylvania to Maine, forecasters said. Heavy snow was also expected in the Appalachian Mountains down to Tennessee and North Carolina.

  • Sensex falls 65 points on global trade worries

    Sensex falls 65 points on global trade worries

    Business | December 03, 2019 10:26 IST

    The fresh trade war tensions along with unabated foreign fund outflows weighed heavily on the market sentiments, traders said. The 30-share index was trading 65.51 points, or 0.16 per cent, lower at 40,736.66. Similarly, the Nifty slipped 23.75 points or 0.20 per cent to 12,024.45.

  • US tariff

    US threatens to slap tariffs on France over digital tax

    World | December 03, 2019 7:55 IST

    The US move was announced on the same day that the Trump administration also reimposed tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, two countries historically allied with Washington.

  • Trump to slap new tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

    Trump to slap new tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

    World | December 03, 2019 7:38 IST

    "Brazil and Argentina have been presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies, which is not good for our farmers," Efe news quoted the US President as saying in a tweet on Monday. "Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the Tariffs on all steel & aluminium that is shipped into the US from those countries," he added.

  • Congressional Committee to review Trump impeachment report

    Congressional Committee to review Trump impeachment report today

    World | December 02, 2019 8:01 IST

    Democrats are aiming for a final House vote by Christmas, which would set the stage for a likely Senate trial in January.

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