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US reaffirms India’s designation as Major Defence Partner

US reaffirms India’s designation as Major Defence Partner

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NEW DELHI: The US reaffirmed India’s designation as a Major Defence Partner and emphasised the importance of its strategic relationship as its National Security Adviser H R McMaster met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held talks with his counterpart Ajit Doval. “The two sides discussed a range of bilateral and…

Trump signs ‘buy American, hire American’ order to end H-1B ‘misuse’

Trump signs ‘buy American, hire American’ order to end H-1B ‘misuse’

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump issued an executive order curtailing the purported misuse of guest workers visa in a showy, populist, on-the-road gesture ostensibly aimed at protecting American jobs, a move that is expected to moderately affect the Indian infotech industry. The order effectively raises the bar for foreign guest…

US VP Mike Pence says to North Korea: ‘The sword stands ready’

US VP Mike Pence says to North Korea: ‘The sword stands ready’

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YOKOSUKA: From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the US military, promising it would make an “overwhelming and effective” response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. Pence, dressed in a green military jacket,…

Six Indian-Americans among Ellis Island Medal of Honour

Six Indian-Americans among Ellis Island Medal of Honour

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HOUSTON: , author Fareed Zakaria are amongst six Indian-Americans nominated for the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honour 2017 – the highest civilian award in the US for immigrants. Among 88 named recipients, the four other Indian-Americans are Harman International Industries chairman CEO Dinesh Paliwal, Dr Annapoorna S Kini, Yashvant Patel,…

‘We are here to stay’, say Indian-Americans amid growing hate crime incidents in the US

‘We are here to stay’, say Indian-Americans amid growing hate crime incidents in the US

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WASHINGTON: “We are here to stay”, Indian-Americans have vowed while holding a series of meetings to express their concern over growing hate crime incidents against ethnic and religious minorities in the US. “No matter what gunmen or the President (Donald Trump) say, this is our country, we are here to…

Can’t allow ‘bad actors’ to have nuclear weapons: Nikki Haley

Can’t allow ‘bad actors’ to have nuclear weapons: Nikki Haley

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UNITED NATIONS: “Bad actors” cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons at the cost of those trying to maintain peace and safety, US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said as she voiced opposition to a UN conference negotiating a legally-binding instrument to prohibit such weapons. “We would love…

Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

Kushner, taking new White House role, faces rare scrutiny

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WASHINGTON: has been a power player able to avoid much of the harsh scrutiny that comes with working in the White House. But this week he’s found that even the president’s son-in-law takes his turn in the spotlight. In a matter of days, Kushner, a senior Trump adviser, drew headlines for…

H-1B visas could be a source of tension in Indo-US ties: Former US diplomat

H-1B visas could be a source of tension in Indo-US ties: Former US diplomat

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WASHINGTON: “Demonising” the H-1B work visa issue could be a “source of tension” in Indo-US ties, a former top diplomat under the Obama Administration has said, calling for a “rational discourse” on the topic that could affect the lives of thousands of Indians. “The issue of H1B and the rhetoric…

US military faces burgeoning nude picture-sharing scandal

US military faces burgeoning nude picture-sharing scandal

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WASHINGTON: The Pentagon faced a burgeoning scandal as more pictures of naked female service members apparently shared without their consent by male colleagues have turned up on secret social media sites. General Robert Neller, the commandant of the Marine Corps, appeared embarrassed and uncertain how to deal with the problem,…

Obama books to be published worldwide, from Ireland to India

Obama books to be published worldwide, from Ireland to India

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NEW YORK: The publishing of the upcoming books by Barack and Michelle Obama will be a global event. Penguin Random House announced that it has lined up publishers from Ireland to South Africa for the two books, to be released by the Crown imprint in the US and Canada. Titles…

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