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Slowest Since Economic Reforms: World Bank sees FY21 India growth at 1.5-2.8%
Mon, Apr 13, 2020

World Bank estimated India will grow 4.8 per cent to 5 per cent in the 2019-20 fiscal that ended on March 31. The COVID-19 outbreak came at a time when India’s economy was already slowing due to persistent financial sector weaknesses, the report said.

Legislation in US Congress to protect work authorisation of H1B spouses
Sun, Nov 18, 2018

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa through which many Indians workers are employed in US companies. It allows the US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

US makes it tougher for companies to employ fresh foreign workers under H-1B
Fri, Nov 02, 2018

The H-1B visa, popular among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

Obama virtually endorses Clinton as Democratic Prez nominee
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

This is probably for the first time that the US President has indicated his preferences in the current election season.

Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric shameful, dangerous: Hillary Clinton
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

"One of the most distressing aspects of this campaign has been the language of Republican candidates, particularly their front-runner, that insults, demeans, denigrates different people," Clinton said.

Barack Obama: ‘Acts of intolerance’ in India would have shocked Mahatma Gandhi
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Obama did not name any particular religion and said the violence is not unique to one group or one religion.

Majority of Americans unaware about Sikhs and Sikhism: Survey
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

The rise in hate crimes against the community in America is credited to the lack of knowledge of the religion in the country.

Barack Obama vows to hunt terrorists from ‘Pakistan to Paris’
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Obama said that the US military leadership in Iraq and Syria is stopping the Islamic State’s advance.

FBI searches home, seals office of Raphel, Pak’s friend in US
Sat, Nov 08, 2014

In 1993, Raphel was appointed as America’s first Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs.

Manmohan Singh continues to enjoy immunity, US court told
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

US Department of Justice said that former prime minister Manmohan Singh continues to enjoy immunity.

Indians bought US real estate worth USD 5.8 bn in FY’14
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

China tops the list of foreign nationals with USD 22 billion in real estate investment for the one year period.

Pentagon notifies US Congress of proposed sale of missiles to India
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

The proposed sale of Harpoon missiles will not alter the basic military balance in the region, the Pentagon said in its notification.

Hope NSA spying on BJP will not hurt relations, says US
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

NSA had sought permission to carry out surveillance on BJP.

US spy agency NSA was authorised in 2010 to carry out surveillance on BJP: Washington Post report
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

BJP figures in the list of political parties for whom the NSA had sought permission to carry out surveillance.

LeT behind attack on Indian consulate in Herat, says US
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The Indian consulate in Herat was attacked on May 23 by four heavily-armed gunmen, who were killed in an encounter as India attributed the pre-dawn strike to terror elements “beyond the borders” of the war-torn country.

Devyani Khobragade barred entry into US
Sun, Jan 12, 2014

Khobragade’s departure from the US, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said, does not change the charges against the 39-year-old diplomat.

Obama taps Nisha Biswal for State’s South Asia bureau
Sat, Jul 20, 2013

US President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American woman as America’s new point person for South Asia to succeed Robert Blake. If confirmed by the Senate,Nisha Desai Biswal,who is currently the Assistant Administrator for Asia at the US Agency for International Development will replace incumbent Blake to head the South Asia bureau in the US […]

Modi visa ban: Fierce debate rages in US Congressional committee
Sat, Jun 15, 2013

The issue of denial of visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was fiercely debated by a key Congressional committee,with an influential Republican lawmaker questioning

‘Modi ideologically hawkish but economically opportunistic’
Tue, Jun 11, 2013

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is “ideologically hawkish,but economically opportunistic”,a noted American scholar writes in a new book.

SFJ to challenge dismissal of case against Badal in US
Mon, Apr 14, 2014

A US-based Sikh group Monday said it will challenge the decision of an American district court last Friday to dismiss alleged human rights violations case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Kejriwal party to start its US chapter today
Sat, May 18, 2013

Indian-American supporters of Arvind Kejriwal,the founder of Aam Aadmi Party

Pro-Khalistan group’s proximity to US lawmakers raises concern
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Many individuals present at the launch of Sikh Caucus have been blacklisted by India and in the past have had not only supported militancy in Punjab but also held protests in front of the Indian Embassy in support of Khalistan.

Boston bombing: Sikhs concerned over backlash
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Sikh Americans expressed concern over the possible backlash against the community in the aftermath of the twin bomb blasts in Boston marathon early this week.

SFJ waging a public relations campaign,Badal’s attorney
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Attorney of Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has moved a motion in a US district court,seeking an order to protect the information of third-party witnesses in a pending lawsuit against the Akali Dal leader on alleged violation of human rights.

Oak Creek gurdwara shooting: US House passes resolution condemning ‘senseless attack’
Sat, Sep 15, 2012

In a show of solidarity with the Sikhs,the US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting that left six worshippers dead last month.

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