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Explained: Lockdowns resulted in lower birth rates in US. Why it's not great news

May 07, 2021 7:41 am

Before 2008, when the global financial crisis hit, the country had an estimated fertility rate of 2.1, which is considered sufficient for replacing the existing population. That rate has now dropped to 1.6 in 2020, the lowest on record.

US hails India's decision to not allow Chinese companies to conduct 5G trials

May 06, 2021 8:26 am

The previous Trump administration had designated Chinese tech companies as posing a national security risk.

Explained: Why US statement on waiving vaccine patents is important in fight against Covid-19

May 07, 2021 7:15 am

Why is there a demand to do away with vaccine patents, and what is the importance of the statement by the Biden administration that it would support relaxing intellectual property rights of vaccines?

Explained: The history of Cinco de Mayo

May 05, 2021 1:47 pm

Cinco de Mayo (May the fifth in Spanish) is a joyous celebration every year in Mexico and the United States.

COVID-19: US is helping India significantly, says President Biden

May 05, 2021 9:55 am

So far, six air shipments funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have departed the US for India. These flights include health supplies, oxygen cylinders, N95 masks, and medicines.

Antony Blinken says China acting 'more aggressively abroad': Report

May 03, 2021 8:24 am

Asked by CBS News' "60 Minutes" if Washington was heading toward a military confrontation with Beijing, Blinken said: "It's profoundly against the interests of both China and the United States to, to get to that point, or even to head in that direction."

Explained: America's long battle to increase the minimum wage for workers

May 02, 2021 7:47 am

The current federal minimum wage, which stands at $7.25/hour, has not been raised by the US Congress since 2009 despite the majority of Americans supporting higher wages.

Explained: Why the US has banned travel from India, and its implications

May 06, 2021 9:02 am

The ban on travel to the US is effective 12.01 am eastern daylight time on May 4. However, it does not apply to persons who are on board a flight scheduled to arrive in the US that departed prior to the give cut-off time.

Explained: Why is the FDA planning to ban menthol cigarettes in the United States?

May 06, 2021 9:14 am

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavour additives in cigars within the next year. Why?

Explained: 4 takeaways from Joe Biden's address to Congress

April 29, 2021 11:55 am

The speech itself was hopeful in tone and ambitious in the scope of Joe Biden’s proposals. Here are four takeaways.

US PHOTOS

'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

Modi in US, Day 2: Meetings with Obama, Ash Carter, grand welcome at USIBC gala

June 08, 2016 9:48 am

The Prime Minister said that a larger Indian economy has multiple benefits for the world

Narendra Modi meets Barack Obama: Taking bilateral ties to new heights

June 08, 2016 8:02 am

Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldiers and paid homage to Indian-American astronaut late Kalpana Chawla at Arlington National Cemetery.

Monster blizzard paralyzes eastern, southern US with snow

January 23, 2016 9:07 pm

A blizzard with gale-force winds paralyzed the southern and eastern United States on Saturday.

Born on the Fourth of July: Parades, Fireworks and Hot Dogs

July 05, 2015 11:06 am

Fourth of July celebrations as US marks its 239 years of independence.

US Supreme Court legalises same-sex marriage nationwide

June 26, 2015 10:21 pm

The US Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country, in a culmination of two decades of litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.

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.