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Logistics overhang: Rupee fall unlikely to boost exports

May 16, 2022 6:36 am

The rupee has depreciated by 4.18 per cent since the beginning of the year and closed Friday’s trading session at 77.44 against the greenback.

May 16, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Falklands Attack

May 16, 2022 4:56 am

The attacks were reported by the Defence Ministry on Saturday as British diplomats in the US met Margaret Thatcher to report the progress of talks at the UN.

Explained: WNBA star Brittney Griner's detention in Russia

May 14, 2022 2:22 pm

Brittney Griner, a Women's National Basketball Association star and two-time US Olympic gold medalist, has been detained in Russia for the last three months after authorities found her in possession of vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis. The case against her, and what next

US hails 'new era' with ASEAN as summit commits to raise level of ties

May 14, 2022 9:46 am

In a joint 28-point "vision statement" after a two-day meeting, the two sides took what analysts called a symbolic step of committing to raise their relationship from a strategic partnership to a "comprehensive strategic partnership" in November.

Passenger opens emergency exit, walks on wing of plane in US: reports

May 06, 2022 4:29 pm

Police said he was taken into custody "without incident" and charged with the misdemeanour. He will appear in court on June 27.

Explained: Why has Roe v Wade case raised concern over LGBTQ+ rights?

May 05, 2022 10:23 am

The leaked draft ruling on abortion has raised fears that other landmark civil rights cases could also face legal challenges in the Supreme Court.

Joe Biden blasts 'radical' draft, warns other rights threatened

May 03, 2022 9:59 pm

Speaking to reporters before boarding Air Force One, Biden said he hoped the draft wouldn't be finalised by justices, contending it reflects a “fundamental shift in American jurisprudence" that threatens “other basic rights” like privacy and marriage.

Explained: What an America without Roe would look like

May 03, 2022 1:37 pm

If the Supreme Court decides to reverse or weaken the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, abortion would remain legal in more than half of states but not in a wide swath of the Midwest and the South.

Kim warns North Korea could 'preemptively' use nuclear weapons

April 30, 2022 6:13 pm

Kim's comments suggested he would continue a provocative run in weapons testing to dial up the pressure on Washington and Seoul.

Relatives say former US Marine killed fighting in Ukraine

April 29, 2022 10:05 pm

Rebecca Cabrera told CNN her 22-year-old son, Willy Joseph Cancel, was killed Monday while working for a military contracting company that sent him to Ukraine.

US PHOTOS

Week in Pictures: A look at compelling images from around the world

November 13, 2021 9:55 pm

From celebrations to COP26 protests, here are the best photos of this week.

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.

In Photos: US launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

September 21, 2021 8:11 pm

The US decided to fly Haitian migrants camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocked others from crossing the border from Mexico.

Week in pictures: A look at most compelling photos from around the world

September 19, 2021 9:34 pm

From festival celebrations to protests, here are the best photos of this week.

These pictures show how life changed for Afghans since Taliban takeover

September 04, 2021 4:22 pm

After ruling the country from 1996 to 2001, by forcing the radical implementation of the Sharia law, the Taliban has promised a relatively flexible way of rule this time. But the world and several Afghans remain skeptical of these claims.

Week in pictures: A look at most compelling images from around the world

August 28, 2021 5:22 pm

From wildfires to evacuation from Afghanistan, here are the best photos of this week

Miami building collapse: Four days on, at least nine dead, 150 still missing

June 28, 2021 8:15 pm

A 12-storey condo building in Surfside, near Miami, Florida, collapsed in the early hours of Thursday. The cause behind the tragedy is yet to be determined.

'Stop Trump': Federal agents clash with protesters in Portland

July 22, 2020 11:00 am

President Donald Trump's decision to send federal agents to Portland has given new momentum to protests that had begun to devolve into chaos with smaller and smaller crowds.

'Black Lives Matter Plaza' is drawn into history amid protests over George Floyd killing

June 06, 2020 4:08 pm

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said the painting is intended to send a message of support and solidarity to Americans outraged over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach US border

December 06, 2018 7:41 am

Some migrants may hope to defeat the odds and penetrate one of the most fortified sections of the southern US border

US VIDEOS

Implant files: How medical devices that are recalled in the US are still in use in India

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.

Tracking the extent of #MeToo in India: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

How big was India’s #MeToo movement? Take a look.

Fuel prices at an all-time high: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

How the government is explaining the rise in petrol and diesel prices. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Beginning of the Gulf War: How Bush senior and Saddam Hussein's Iraq locked horns

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

On this day, US President Bush senior ordered US troops to defend Saudi against a potential Iraqi invasion by Saddam Hussein.

US decision was unfortunate: MEA on F-16 sale

February 18, 2016 3:21 pm

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said it does not agree with the United State’s rationale that the sale of F-16 to Pakistan is for counter-terrorism activities. Swarup added that US decision was very unfortunate and will certainly convey negative sentiment, but the relationship between two countries is on broader level.

US hosts ASEAN nations for first time

February 17, 2016 4:13 pm

Pak stands exposed over Headley's claim: Rajnath Singh

February 11, 2016 2:31 pm

Trivandrum, Feb 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asserted that the revelations made by David Coleman Headley before a Mumbai special court has exposed Pakistan, adding that New Delhi would still prefer cordial relations with Islamabad. Deposing from an undisclosed location in the US, Headley had so far told the special court that the ISI was helping different terror outfits in Pakistan and was providing financial, military and moral support. Headley, who had conducted recce of the places in Mumbai which were attacked by 10 LeT terrorists on November 26, 2008, also revealed that the outfit had initially planned to attack a conference of Indian defence scientists in Taj Mahal Hotel. He also said he had also conducted a recce of the famous Siddhivinayak Temple and Naval Air Station on directions of LeT commanders.

China-US: reef row gets real

October 27, 2015 3:22 pm

The USS Lassen reportedly breached the 12-mile exclusion zone imposed by China around the Subi and Mischief islands, part of the Spratly Archipelago.

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