Tag Archives: US
What Does This Story Say About The 70th Anniversary?
This is a true story. I am revisiting it with a purpose: So that it collides head on with the nation's 70th-anniversary celebrations. Absolute, undiluted joy on this occasion would require total amnesia of that which accompanied independence: Partition. With some of us, these celebrations will alway..
US Launches Probe Over China’s Intellectual Property Practices
The US has launched a probe into China's alleged intellectual property theft, despite concerns over potential harms to Beijing and Washington's trade ties. "The investigation will seek to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the government of China related to technology transfer, in..
Trump Adviser Calls White Nationalists ‘Clowns’
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as "clowns" as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, continues. "Ethno-nationalism -- it's losers," Bannon reportedly said in an interview published by magazine American Prospect on Wednesday. ..
Salaries Of High-Skilled Foreign Workers In US Increase
High-skilled foreign workers are now receiving a higher salary by their US employers, with major tech companies giving out the most lucrative job offers, a study has revealed. The median salary for workers on the H1-B visas increased to $80,000 a year, compared to a $69,000 a decade ago, the stu..
US Agrees $12Bn Jet Deal With Qatar
The US has agreed to sell $12 billion worth of American F-15 fighters to Qatar amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis between Doha and the neighbouring Gulf countries, the media reported. "Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis met today (Wednesday) with Qatari Minister of State for Defence Affairs Khalid al..
Russia Will Respond To US Attempts To Encircle It: Putin
President Vladimir Putin said Moscow will react to Washington's attempts to encircle Russia with missile defence systems, Russian News Agency Tass reported on Wednesday. "The US missile defence systems will be installed in Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and the northern seas. The systems have alre..
US Central Bank Mulls Higher Short-Term Interest Rate
Top officials of the US central bank in Washington are reviewing an option to raise short-term interest rates and by how much, a media report said on Tuesday. Most economists expect the Federal Reserve to boost the benchmark rate a modest quarter of a per cent, to a range between one and 1.25 per..
Trump Criticizes Republican Healthcare Reform
US President Donald Trump has called the healthcare reform bill approved in May by the Republicans in the House of Representatives "petty". The President also called on his colleagues in the Senate to make it "more generous," sources from Congress told the media on Tuesday, Efe news reported. ..
‘Modi’s New India Vision To Help US Job Creation’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "vision for a new India" will also help create jobs in the US, President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer said while announcing Modi's White House visit scheduled for June 26. Addressing the common interests of the two countries in an environment where Tru..
US Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump Travel Ban
The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against reinstating President Donald Trump's revised executive order limiting travel from six-Muslim majority countries, the media reported. The ruling on Monday from the three-judge -- Judges Michael Daly Hawkins, Ronald Gould and Ri..