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The US State Department has neither confirmed nor denied the allegations of the recent cyberattack. (File Photo / REUTERS)

US state department hit by cyber attack, perpetrators unknown: Report

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2021 06:49 AM IST
"For security reasons, we are not in a position to discuss the nature or scope of any alleged cybersecurity incidents at this time", a US state department spokesperson said in a statement.
Members of an exiled Cuban community react to reports of protests in Cuba, against the deteriorating economy, in North Bergen, New Jersey, U.S.(REUTERS)
Members of an exiled Cuban community react to reports of protests in Cuba, against the deteriorating economy, in North Bergen, New Jersey, U.S.(REUTERS)

White House may ease ban on remittances as part of Cuba review: Report

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2021 02:39 AM IST
Remittances to Cuba are believed to be around $2 billion to $3 billion annually, representing its third biggest source of dollars after the services industry and tourism.
Visa applicants outside the US Embassy in New Delhi.(HT Archive)
Visa applicants outside the US Embassy in New Delhi.(HT Archive)

US President looks to rebuild, expand legal immigration

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 06:57 AM IST
US President Biden’s plan aims to clear backlogs and fix H-1B visa programme and help US firms hire foreigners.
The European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are working on systems that would allow travelers to use mobile phone apps to prove they’ve been vaccinated, helping them avoid quarantine requirements at their destinations. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)(AP)
The European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are working on systems that would allow travelers to use mobile phone apps to prove they’ve been vaccinated, helping them avoid quarantine requirements at their destinations. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)(AP)

US taking 'very close look' at vaccine passports for travel

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 07:20 PM IST
  • The European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are also scrambling to develop Covid-19 vaccine passports to help kickstart international travel.
In this role, Gandhi serves as principal adviser to the Department of Homeland Security secretary.(Reuters image)
In this role, Gandhi serves as principal adviser to the Department of Homeland Security secretary.(Reuters image)

Indian-American doctor appointed as chief medical officer of Homeland Security

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 09:51 PM IST
Gandhi was a Democratic Congressional Candidate last year in the 10th Congressional District of Texas. He lost in the primaries.
Biden also plans to restore US asylum protections, strengthen refugee processing and set up a task force to reunify families separated by Trump's border control policies.(Reuters image)
Biden also plans to restore US asylum protections, strengthen refugee processing and set up a task force to reunify families separated by Trump's border control policies.(Reuters image)

US promises undocumented migrants equal access to Covid-19 vaccines

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 03:01 PM IST
  • "It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine... once eligible under local distribution guidelines," the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement.
CISA also warned that it will be difficult to remove the malware inserted through network software.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
CISA also warned that it will be difficult to remove the malware inserted through network software.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

US cybersecurity agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from hack

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 12:39 AM IST
The cybersecurity unit of the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that the hack “poses a grave risk to the Federal Government and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as critical infrastructure entities and other private sector organizations.”
Trump has refused to acknowledge he lost to President-elect Joe Biden and has launched legal challenges against the outcome.(REUTERS)
Trump has refused to acknowledge he lost to President-elect Joe Biden and has launched legal challenges against the outcome.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump fires top election security official

Washington | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 04:22 AM IST
“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud - including dead people voting,” Donald Trump tweeted.
File photo - An election worker pulls a stack of returned ballots from a sorting machine at the King County Elections office in Renton, US.(AP)
File photo - An election worker pulls a stack of returned ballots from a sorting machine at the King County Elections office in Renton, US.(AP)

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 02:24 PM IST
An advisory from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency describes an onslaught of recent activity by a Russian state-sponsored hacking group.
Every fourth non-resident foreign national in the US in 2016 was an India, according to a report.(AFP File)
Every fourth non-resident foreign national in the US in 2016 was an India, according to a report.(AFP File)

Every fourth resident non-migrants in US in 2016 was Indian: Report

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 09:53 AM IST
In 2016, there were an estimated 2.3 million non-immigrant residents who are mainly workers, students, exchange visitors, and diplomats and other representatives. This was up 15 per cent from two million in 2015, said the report compiled by the Department of Homeland Security.
President Donald Trump has ordered raids to apprehend and deport undocumented immigrants .(AP)
President Donald Trump has ordered raids to apprehend and deport undocumented immigrants .(AP)

US toughens asylum rule to curb influx of undocumented migrants

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 12:17 PM IST
According to the new rules. migrants who crossed another country to reach the US will not be allowed to apply for asylum protection if they failed to apply for it in the country they transited through.
Photographs were taken of travelers in vehicles entering and exiting the United States at a single land-border port of entry through Automated license-plate readers(AFP File Photo / Representative image)
Photographs were taken of travelers in vehicles entering and exiting the United States at a single land-border port of entry through Automated license-plate readers(AFP File Photo / Representative image)

‘Photos of travelers, license plates exposed in cyberattack’: Customs

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 12:16 PM IST
The subcontractor had transferred copies of the images to its company network in violation of government policies and without the agency’s authorization.
Admissions in US varsities: In the unusual advisory, Indian students are advised to take into account several factors, in particular three questions.(Shutterstock.com)
Admissions in US varsities: In the unusual advisory, Indian students are advised to take into account several factors, in particular three questions.(Shutterstock.com)

Admissions in US varsities: Here are some factors Indian students have been urged to take into account before applying

PTI, Washington | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 02:52 PM IST
Admissions in US varsities: Students from India are advised to “exercise their due diligence” before seeking admission into American universities, the Indian Embassy here has said, months after over 100 Indians landed in trouble for enroling at a fake educational institution set up by US authorities to expose immigration fraud.
The Indian embassy in the US has advised students from India to “exercise their due diligence” before seeking admission into American universities(HT file photo (only for representation))
The Indian embassy in the US has advised students from India to “exercise their due diligence” before seeking admission into American universities(HT file photo (only for representation))

Indian students urged to ‘exercise due diligence’ before taking admission in US varsities

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 11:55 AM IST
The Indian embassy advisory came after over 100 Indians landed in trouble for enroling at a fake educational institution set up by US authorities to expose immigration fraud.
70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to run multi-million dollar immigration fraud.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to run multi-million dollar immigration fraud.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to run multi-million dollar immigration fraud

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 05:48 PM IST
Hardev Panesar admitted to the crimes in the San Diego Federal Court on Thursday and agreed to pay back $2.5 million to the victims, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The White House has formally received the proposed changes in the existing regulations to end the work authorisation for certain categories of H-1B foreign work visas.(AFP)
The White House has formally received the proposed changes in the existing regulations to end the work authorisation for certain categories of H-1B foreign work visas.(AFP)

Proposed regulation on H1B visa holders’ spouses to affect thousands of Indians

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 10:09 AM IST
It’s now for the White House to take a final call on it, before a formal regulation in this regard could be issued and the Department of Homeland Security can inform a federal court, where a lawsuit on this issue is pending.
Peshawaria said that some students are worried that they will have arrest on their record for ever and have lost years of education to no avail.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Peshawaria said that some students are worried that they will have arrest on their record for ever and have lost years of education to no avail.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

US govt misled Indian students by setting up fake university: Indian American attorney

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 05:39 PM IST
“We are not saying that our students are not at fault. They should have done their due diligence before signing up. If they are perpetrating crime knowingly, they should be punished but if they are trapped or encouraged to commit the crime then we need to help them,” Anu Peshawaria said.
As many as 129 Indians are among the 130 foreign students arrested for enroling at a fake university allegedly to remain in the US.(Representative Photo/AP)
As many as 129 Indians are among the 130 foreign students arrested for enroling at a fake university allegedly to remain in the US.(Representative Photo/AP)

Indian embassy opens hotline for students detained by US authorities

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 08:45 PM IST
As many as 129 Indians are among the 130 foreign students arrested for enroling at a fake university allegedly to remain in the US.
Nearly 600 students from India face deportation or criminal charges after the arrest Wednesday of eight men of Indian origin who had enrolled them at a fake university run by undercover US agents.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Nearly 600 students from India face deportation or criminal charges after the arrest Wednesday of eight men of Indian origin who had enrolled them at a fake university run by undercover US agents.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Hundreds of Indian students face jail, deportation in US college scam

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 09:30 PM IST
The justice department’s Michigan branch announced the arrest of the eight men, whose names indicated they were either Indians or American citizens of Indian descent, from all over the country, charged with visa fraud and harbouring aliens for profit
A partial U.S. government shutdown was almost certain to drag through the Christmas holiday.(AFP)
A partial U.S. government shutdown was almost certain to drag through the Christmas holiday.(AFP)

With no deal, US government partial shutdown likely to drag on past Christmas

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 07:33 AM IST
Financing for about a quarter of federal government programs - including the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and Agriculture - expired at midnight and will not be renewed until a deal is done.
The U.S. government is heading for a partial shutdown over President Donald Trump’s insistence over funding to build a wall along the border with Mexico (File Photo).(REUTERS)
The U.S. government is heading for a partial shutdown over President Donald Trump’s insistence over funding to build a wall along the border with Mexico (File Photo).(REUTERS)

US headed towards partial government shutdown over Mexico wall funding deadlock

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 11:58 PM IST
Most of the government will remain open with their spending plans approved till next September, the end of the next fiscal year. Bills regarding the budgets of the department of homeland security, which deals with immigration, and the departments of justice and interior. are held up over Trump’s demand of $5 billion for the wall.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in its latest annual report released on Wednesday said in 2017, more than 10.7 lakh Indians visited the United States on the popular B-1, B-2 visas.(File photo)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in its latest annual report released on Wednesday said in 2017, more than 10.7 lakh Indians visited the United States on the popular B-1, B-2 visas.(File photo)

Over 21,000 Indians overstayed visas in US last year, says report

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 06:52 AM IST
India ranks among the top 10 countries whose citizens come to the US legally and continue to stay illegally.
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