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Explained: Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

May 20, 2022 11:40 pm

An idea the US is seeking to push among countries of the region. What's in it, and where does India stand?

Human skull about 8,000 years old is found in Minnesota river

May 20, 2022 1:34 pm

Two kayakers were enjoying the last glimmers of summer on the Minnesota River last September when they spotted the rare human skull.

China relaxes some Covid test rules for US, other travellers

May 19, 2022 12:12 pm

From Friday, travellers from the United States will no longer need an RT-PCR test seven days before flying, according to notices from the Chinese embassy and consulates in the United States. Requirements for antibody tests have also been scrapped.

US confirms monkeypox infection in Canada traveller

May 19, 2022 8:28 am

Monkeypox, which mostly occurs in west and central Africa, is a rare viral infection similar to human smallpox, though milder.

Elon Musk says he 'can no longer support' Democrats, 'will vote Republican'

May 19, 2022 12:13 pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been a vocal critic of the Joe Biden administration and Democrats for their proposals to tax billionaires.

Three takeaways from Tuesday's US primary elections

May 18, 2022 3:23 pm

MNS spokesperson Gajanan Kale in a tweet wondered what was the need for Aurangzeb's tomb in Maharashtra and said it should be destroyed so that people would not go there.

'They are unexplained, but they are real': US officials say Pentagon committed to understanding UFO origins

May 18, 2022 7:57 am

Two top US defence officials appeared for the first public US congressional hearing on the origins of what it calls "unidentified aerial phenomena" — commonly termed UFOs — in half a century.

US allows more baby formula imports to fight shortage

May 17, 2022 12:21 pm

The imports announcement came shortly after regulators said they'd reached a deal to allow Abbott Nutrition to restart its Sturgis, Michigan-based plant, which has been closed since February due to contamination issues.

'America better positioned to lead the world in 21st century', Biden tells Indian-American social worker

May 17, 2022 11:36 am

Senators Jack Reed and Jeanne Shaheen sent special messages felicitating India and praising contributions made by the Indian-American community to the United States.

US deaths from Covid hit 1 million, less than 2.5 years in

May 17, 2022 10:26 am

The US has the highest reported Covid-19 death toll of any country, though health experts have long suspected that the real number of deaths in places such as India, Brazil and Russia is higher than the official figures.


Tornadoes claim at least 88 lives in five US states; storm brings snow to California

December 14, 2021 1:54 pm

The tornado outbreak that killed at least 88 people in five states — 74 of them in Kentucky — cut a path of damage that stretched from Arkansas, where a nursing home was destroyed, to Illinois, where an Amazon distribution center was damaged.

At least 100 dead as tornadoes rip southern, central US states; Biden declares emergency

December 12, 2021 1:42 pm

The tornado ripped across the middle of the US in a stormfront tore apart a candle factory, crushed a nursing home, derailed a train and smashed an Amazon warehouse.

Americans welcome loved ones back as US reopens international travel

November 09, 2021 7:21 pm

The travel restrictions were eased just in time for the holiday season and would be a boost to the tourism industry in the US.

20 years on, America remembers day that changed the world

September 11, 2021 8:16 pm

On Saturday, Biden and first lady Jill Biden will visit New York City, where two airliners destroyed the World Trade Center, followed by the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, where a third airliner crashed. He will also visit Shanksville in Pennsylvania, where passengers forced down a fourth aircraft believed to have been headed to the US Capitol or White House.

US troops out, Taliban takes complete control of Kabul

August 31, 2021 6:10 pm

The war, which began 20 years ago just after the al-Qaida attacks on 9/11, has cost more than 170,000 lives and over $2 trillion to the US government.

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

August 05, 2019 7:53 am

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.

Lights for Liberty: Thousands protest Trump immigration policies in Chicago

July 15, 2019 11:23 am

The protesters at Saturday's march belted chants critical of President Donald Trump and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Many of them carried placards with messages including "No kids in cages" and "Abolish ICE."

Donald Trump celebrates 4th of July with massive military parade

July 05, 2019 12:44 pm

President Donald Trump titled this year's independence day celebration as 'Salute to America', honoring service branches of the US. He had promised military tanks along with "Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!" for the Fourth of July celebration in Washington.

Every day is Memorial Day: US honors fallen heros at Arlington Cemetery

May 29, 2019 9:04 am

Memorial Day originated in the years following the civil war and it became an official federal holiday in 1971. This year, it was observed on May 27.

Trump move to pull US troops from Syria opens way to turmoil

December 21, 2018 2:10 pm

Trump's declaration of victory was far from unanimous, and officials said U.S. defense and military leaders were trying to dissuade him from ordering the withdrawal right up until the last minute.


Fire the gun or film the ultrasound? How women running for office define toughness

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

The 2018 election cycle in the US has been called “the year of the woman,” but Republican and Democratic female candidates have starkly different takes on what that means.

The day the first and the only time atomic bombs were unleashed on Hiroshima, Japan

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

It was a day like no other. The day the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on Japan, during World War II.

News in Numbers: Skilled migration from India to US

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm


Man killed by unidentified persons in U.S.

January 13, 2016 12:18 pm

Gujarat, Jan 13 (ANI): An Indian was allegedly shot dead by unidentified men near a school in Virginia in the United States. The victim, Harshad Patel, belonged to Anand district of Gujarat.The family members were in shock after hearing the news of Harshad’s death. He was living in the U.S. for 21 years. Harshad was shot at when he was closing his convenience store. He was immediately taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The family members sought strict action from the government. Harshad is survived by his wife and two daughters. The United States police is investigating the matter.

Students deported from US 'held' at Hyderabad airport for eight hours: Mahmood Ali

January 11, 2016 9:16 am

Hyderabad, Jan 11 (ANI): Deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali on Monday said the students deported from the United States were held at the Hyderabad airport for eight hours due to some paperwork. Ali said the immigration officials informed him that the students had sought admissions to alleged blacklisted universities and hence were deported. He further stated that he instructed the airport authorities to free the students, saying they had already faced a lot of humiliation in the US.

US charges three in massive hack attack

November 12, 2015 4:04 pm

Three men, including two Israelis, have been charged in the US with offences linked to a computer hacking and fraud scheme dating back to 2007.