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  • senate democrats block resolution against iran n deal

    Senate Democrats block resolution against Iran n deal

    World | September 11, 2015 7:21 IST

    Washington: US Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a resolution disapproving of the nuclear deal reached by world powers and Iran in July.In a 58-42 vote, Republicans fell two votes short of the 60 needed to

  • us senate approves fast track trade bill

    US Senate approves 'fast-track' trade bill

    World | June 25, 2015 9:38 IST

    Washington: The US Senate on Wednesday approved a so-called fast-track trade bill that empowers the president to negotiate trade deals, media reported on Thursday.The bill will now be sent to President Barack Obama for signing.The

  • us senate passes bill on fast track trade authority for

    US Senate passes bill on fast-track trade authority for Barack Obama

    World | May 23, 2015 13:25 IST

    Washington: In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the US Senate overcame bitter divisions  and approved a bill that gives him the authority to swiftly negotiate and forge international trade pacts.A coalition of 48

  • ban yoga pants as it pose a challenge to america us lawmaker

    Ban 'yoga pants' as it pose a challenge to America: US lawmaker

    World | February 13, 2015 10:21 IST

    New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently celebrated his success in driving the campaign to get the United Nations to endorse June 21 as the International Day of Yoga, U.S. lawmakers appear to

  • richard verma to be sworn in as us ambassador to india

    Richard Verma to be sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

    World | December 19, 2014 12:20 IST

    Washington: Richard Rahul Verma will be sworn-in as US Ambassador to India tomorrow, becoming the first Indian-American to hold the post.  Verma, 46, was confirmed by the US Senate by a voice vote last week.Secretary

  • us senate confirms indian american mehta as a federal judge

    US Senate confirms Indian-American Mehta as a federal judge

    World | December 17, 2014 11:04 IST

    Washington: Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this important position.  His nomination was

  • resolution in us senate to honour satyarthi malala

    Resolution in US Senate to honour Satyarthi, Malala

    World | December 11, 2014 13:06 IST

    Washington: In acknowledgement of their efforts to end the financial exploitation of children and to ensure the right of all children to an education, a US Senate resolution has been introduced to recognise Nobel laureates

  • voting for 2014 mid term elections begins in us

    Voting for 2014 mid-term elections begins in US

    World | November 04, 2014 23:54 IST

    Washington: Americans today began voting for the crucial 2014 mid-term elections, expected to help Republicans wrest control of the US Senate that can tip the balance of power ahead of the Presidential elections in 2016.At

  • us senate designates september 30 as us india partnership

    US Senate designates September 30 as 'US-India Partnership Day'

    World | September 19, 2014 15:27 IST

    Washington: The US Senate has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution designating September 30 as 'US-India Partnership Day' recognising the contribution of the two countries to one another and the relationship that will continue to help

  • u.s. senate confirms indo american manish shah as federal

    U.S. Senate confirms Indo-American Manish Shah as federal judge

    World | May 02, 2014 10:59 IST

    Washington: Indian-American Manish Shah has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a federal judge in Illinois, becoming the first South Asian federal judge in the 5th most populous state of America.Mr. Shah, 40, was

  • us senate confirms indian american for key state dept post

    US Senate confirms Indian-American for key State Dept post

    World | March 14, 2014 10:12 IST

    Washington : The US Senate yesterday confirmed Indian-American Puneet Talwar to a key diplomatic position in the State Department.So far a key aide of President Barack Obama on the Middle East, Talwar would now serve

  • senate oks gay rights bill banning discrimination

    Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination

    World | November 08, 2013 9:58 IST

    Washington : The U.S. Senate approved legislation Thursday outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation's quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage.The enthusiasm

  • congress votes to end us shutdown avoid default

    Congress votes to end US shutdown, avoid default

    World | October 17, 2013 8:40 IST

    Washington: Congress passed legislation Wednesday night to avert a U.S. debt default and end a government shutdown, a bipartisan deal set along President Barack Obama's strict terms that left Republicans little to show for the

  • obama restates opposition to deals on debt ceiling

    Obama restates opposition to deals on debt ceiling

    World | October 03, 2013 6:34 IST

    Washington: President Barack Obama says he will negotiate with congressional Republicans only after they agree to reopen the federal government and after they increase the nation's borrowing authority, which is set to hit its limit

  • us senate urged to pass emergency funding bill

    US Senate urged to pass emergency funding bill

    World | September 30, 2013 9:16 IST

    Washington : US House Speaker John Boehner Sunday urged the Senate to take action in a timely manner and pass a stopgap government funding bill to avert the first partial government shutdown since 1996."If the

  • us senate files resolution to authorise obama to attack

    US Senate files resolution to authorise Obama to attack Syria

    World | September 07, 2013 15:22 IST

    Washington: The US Senate yesterday filed a resolution to authorise US President Barack Obama to carry out a limited military strike on Syria without sending boots on the ground.The authorisation at the request of Obama

  • us senate defeats obama s jobs bill

    US Senate Defeats Obama's Jobs Bill

    World | October 12, 2011 10:41 IST

    Washington, Oct 12:  Senate Republicans voted Tuesday night to kill the jobs package President Barack Obama had spent weeks campaigning for across the country, a stinging loss at the hands of lawmakers opposed to stimulus-style

  • us senate confirms panetta as defense secretary

    US Senate Confirms Panetta As Defense Secretary

    World | June 22, 2011 15:00 IST

    Washington, Jun 22 : The US Senate has unanimously approved the nomination of Leon Panetta, the CIA Director, to be the next Pentagon chief.He would succeed Robert Gates, who is one of the longest serving

  • anti outsourcing bill blocked by republicans in us senate

    Anti-Outsourcing Bill Blocked By Republicans In US Senate

    World | September 29, 2010 10:06 IST

    Senate Republicans successfully blocked the passage of an anti-offshoring bill that would have denied tax breaks to US companies which move jobs overseas. Republicans in a 53-45 vote prevented the bill from overcoming a filibuster.