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Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh, external affairs minister S Jaishankar, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defence secretary Mark Esper speak after the 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue n Washington on December 18, 2019.(REUTERS/File)

In reference to China, India and US discuss ‘destabilising actions’ in region

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 11:28 PM IST
At an intersessional meeting under the 2+2 dialogue format, the two sides discussed efforts to counteract ‘recent destabilising actions in South Asia’ and Indo-Pacific region, a possible reference to Chinese actions in South Asia and South China Sea.
Candidates will be selected for 500 (general) and 35 (dental) officers’ posts.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Candidates will be selected for 500 (general) and 35 (dental) officers’ posts.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

BFUHS recruitment test date changed to Oct 11 after clash with UPSC prelims

Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By HT Correspondent, Faridkot
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The tests were earlier scheduled to be held on October 4
Buses are running at half the capacity at Ludhiana ISBT despite government easing restrictions.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Buses are running at half the capacity at Ludhiana ISBT despite government easing restrictions.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Despite relaxations, buses run with 50% passengers in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:47 PM IST
With a notification awaited from the state department, operators have not been allowed to run buses at full capacity
Though it started later this year, the procurement is expected to be over in the next 10 days, as compared to 2019, when the operations continued till May 28.(HT FILE)
Though it started later this year, the procurement is expected to be over in the next 10 days, as compared to 2019, when the operations continued till May 28.(HT FILE)

Punjab wheat procurement reaches 100-lakh tonne mark in 20 days

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:13 AM IST
With 4.74 lakh tonne wheat reaching the mandis on Tuesday, the cumulative arrival so far is 101 lakh tonne and purchase 99.67 lakh tonne.
A man holds the flags of India and the US in New York in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)
A man holds the flags of India and the US in New York in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)

‘Respect their rights’: US to India on citizenship law protesters

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 11:51 AM IST
A statement in support of protesters was significant, it was pointed out by observers, coming so close to the second edition of the annual 2+2 ministerial meetings.
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Kartarpur Corridor, a step towards promoting greater religious freedom: US

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:04 PM IST
Taking to Twitter, US state department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said that Washington sees the opening of the corridor as a positive example of neighbours working together for their mutual benefit.
India must emphasise that despite current challenges, the government plans to restore both democracy and civil rights in Jammu and Kashmir(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
India must emphasise that despite current challenges, the government plans to restore both democracy and civil rights in Jammu and Kashmir(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

In the US, India’s perception battle | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 06:56 PM IST
Address the issues that are part of the American Left narrative
The US urged the Pakistani government to uphold the rule of law and the freedoms enshrined in the country’s Constitution.(Reuters image)
The US urged the Pakistani government to uphold the rule of law and the freedoms enshrined in the country’s Constitution.(Reuters image)

Deeply concerned over reports of human rights abuses, religious discrimination in Pakistan: US

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 07:16 AM IST
Pakistan’s laws and policies continue to discriminate against members because of their faith, said Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice G Wells.
House Democrats subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for Ukraine-related documents Friday as they plunged into an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
House Democrats subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for Ukraine-related documents Friday as they plunged into an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)

House subpoenas Mike Pompeo for Ukraine files in Donald Trump impeachment probe

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 05:18 AM IST
The heads of three House committees gave Pompeo one week to produce the documents, saying a number of State Department officials have direct knowledge of Trump’s efforts to enlist the Ukraine government’s help in his domestic political campaign for reelection.
United States Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will be in New Delhi next week on a pre-arranged visit .(REUTERS PHOTO.)
United States Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will be in New Delhi next week on a pre-arranged visit .(REUTERS PHOTO.)

India, US may discuss J-K at upcoming high-level meeting next week

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 05:50 PM IST
Sullivan, who will be joined by head of the state department’s south and central Asia bureau Alice Wells, is expected to meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
The state government has given its nod to a two-year project, to study the movement of leopards in and around Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Mumbai by radio-collaring (GPS collar) five leopards. (ANI Photo)
The state government has given its nod to a two-year project, to study the movement of leopards in and around Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Mumbai by radio-collaring (GPS collar) five leopards. (ANI Photo)

5 leopards to get radio collars as Maharashtra to begin 2-year SGNP trail

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 01:29 AM IST
Based on a proposal by Wildlife Conservation Society - India (WCS), this is the first time such a project has been planned in a forest close to a large metropolitan area and a first for Mumbai.
The US is closely following India’s legislation regarding the new territorial status and governance of Jammu and Kashmir, a State Department official said on Wednesday(AP)
The US is closely following India’s legislation regarding the new territorial status and governance of Jammu and Kashmir, a State Department official said on Wednesday(AP)

‘US closely following legislation on territorial status of J-K’: Official

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 07:12 AM IST
The developments came after the Indian Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
The White House official went way beyond that terse tweet, and called fora an “urgent need” for dialogue among “all actors”, which assumes significance coming in the background of President Donald Trump’s repeated offer to mediate the Kashmir dispute despite being turned down by India.(PTI)
The White House official went way beyond that terse tweet, and called fora an “urgent need” for dialogue among “all actors”, which assumes significance coming in the background of President Donald Trump’s repeated offer to mediate the Kashmir dispute despite being turned down by India.(PTI)

US denies heads-up on Kashmir by India, calls for ‘all-actors’ talks

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 10:45 PM IST
Some news reports in India had suggested that India had informed the United States of the Kashmir developments ahead of the changes effected Monday, and twice.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condoled the death of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj late on Tuesday night.(PTI PHOTO.)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condoled the death of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj late on Tuesday night.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘A strong partner’: Mike Pompeo remembers Sushma Swaraj

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Pompeo had first met Swaraj at the inaugural 2+2 ministerial in New Delhi in September 2018. They may have spoken over the phone a few more times.
The state department of higher education has extended the dates for verification of admission forms for entry into undergraduate course(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The state department of higher education has extended the dates for verification of admission forms for entry into undergraduate course(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Higher education dept extends dates for verification of UG admission forms

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 02:23 AM IST
Earlier, the last date of verification of forms was June 29, but it has now been extended and colleges have been directed to verify the forms from July 5 to July 9.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi Tuesday night for talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.(AP)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi Tuesday night for talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.(AP)

Bond with India ‘unbreakable’, says US as Mike Pompeo starts visit

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 05:46 PM IST
In a stock-taking note, the state department described India and the United States as “natural strategic partners” that shared an “unbreakable” bond, but also acknowledged trade differences.
Trump administration has no plans to cap H-1B work visas(HT File)
Trump administration has no plans to cap H-1B work visas(HT File)

US says it has no plans to cap H-1B work visa programme

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 01:17 PM IST
The news report had, thus, raised major concerns in New Delhi and Washington DC, coming as it did just days before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit, which was in danger, as a consequence, of being dominated by hostile reactions from the Indian government and businesses.
Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under new rules by the State Department.(Reuters Photo)
Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under new rules by the State Department.(Reuters Photo)

‘Extreme vetting’ begins for US visa, applicants to submit social media info

Washington | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 11:54 AM IST
The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers.
Representative image(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representative image(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

State offers preventive care to 135 in contact with leprosy patients

Mumbai | By Aayushi Pratap
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 01:26 AM IST
The treatment, which began in November 2018, involved administering a single dose of the antibiotic rifampicin, health officials said.
US President Donald Trump named Robert Williams, an intelligence officer at the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) to head the bureau as assistant secretary of state in December 2018. The nomination was withdrawn this year.(AP PHOTO)
US President Donald Trump named Robert Williams, an intelligence officer at the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) to head the bureau as assistant secretary of state in December 2018. The nomination was withdrawn this year.(AP PHOTO)

US lawmakers concerned over state department’s South and Central Asia bureau

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 11:38 PM IST
The state department has “failed to form a coherent India policy”, mishandled US-Afghanistan ties in the midst of peace talks with the Taliban and failed to engage directly with Sri Lankan officials during the October-December 2018 constitutional crisis, as a result, they wrote in a letter on Thursday.
An explosion is pictured among buildings during an Israeli airstike on Gaza City on May 4, 2019.(AFP)
An explosion is pictured among buildings during an Israeli airstike on Gaza City on May 4, 2019.(AFP)

US backs Israel’s ‘right to self defence’ after rocket attacks

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2019 04:34 AM IST
Militants on Saturday fired some 250 rockets at Israel, which hit back with air strikes that left multiple people dead.
NASA to resume cooperation with ISRO after ‘guidance’ from White House(PTI)
NASA to resume cooperation with ISRO after ‘guidance’ from White House(PTI)

NASA to resume cooperation with ISRO after ‘guidance’ from White House

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 10:47 PM IST
Bridenstine wrote that he made clear then that space debris was a “serious issue” for the United States and its was a shared responsibility of all nations operating in space.
The Trump Administration on Tuesday notified the Congress that it has approve sale of 24 MH-60R multi-mission helicopters, which will provide the Indian defence forces the capability to perform anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions.(Reuters File Photo)
The Trump Administration on Tuesday notified the Congress that it has approve sale of 24 MH-60R multi-mission helicopters, which will provide the Indian defence forces the capability to perform anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions.(Reuters File Photo)

US approves sale of 24 MH 60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India for $ 2.6 billion

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 09:58 AM IST
Designed for hunting submarines as well as knocking out ships and conducting search-and-rescue operations at sea, the Lockheed Martin-built helicopters, would replenish India’s aging fleet of British-made Sea King helicopters.
Border patrol officials have said the number of apprehensions of those trying to cross into the US illegally would be more than 100,000 in March, the highest monthly total in more than a decade, and most of them were between legal ports of entry.(REUTERS)
Border patrol officials have said the number of apprehensions of those trying to cross into the US illegally would be more than 100,000 in March, the highest monthly total in more than a decade, and most of them were between legal ports of entry.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump orders cut in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 11:12 PM IST
According to the state department $2.6 billion in foreign assistance was provided by the US to the three countries over 2015-2018 fiscals
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang rejected a US State Department report pointing out that China has not allowed free access to Tibet to its officials including envoy to the country.(Twitter)
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang rejected a US State Department report pointing out that China has not allowed free access to Tibet to its officials including envoy to the country.(Twitter)

China lashes out at US over Tibet report, says stop interfering

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 04:18 PM IST
China has objected to a US State Department report questioning Beijing over restrictions it has imposed on American officials from visiting Tibet.
At least 92 schools in the district are running without government affiliation, as per figures provided by the state department of school education. (Photo by Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times).(HT Photo)
At least 92 schools in the district are running without government affiliation, as per figures provided by the state department of school education. (Photo by Gurminder Singh/Hindustan Times).(HT Photo)

92 district schools running without affiliation, body blames tough rules

Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2019 02:30 AM IST
Gurugram has the third highest number of unrecognised schools among the 18 districts whose data has been released. Panipat with 157 and Faridabad with 134 schools respectively hold the top two positions on the list.
If Pakistan continues with its age-old policy of supporting terrorist groups, the Trump administration may look into other options which could range from selective visa ban, revoking its non-NATO ally status and even cutting civilian aid to Pakistan.(Reuters)
If Pakistan continues with its age-old policy of supporting terrorist groups, the Trump administration may look into other options which could range from selective visa ban, revoking its non-NATO ally status and even cutting civilian aid to Pakistan.(Reuters)

‘Sustained, irreversible actions against terror’: US sets goal for Pakistan

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 10:47 AM IST
In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, the United States has not only supported India’s right to self-defence, but also has been building sustained pressure on Pakistan to take action against terrorist groups. A senior State Department official said Friday that the US stood “publicly and resolutely” with India in its response to the attack.
The US State Department on Wednesday slammed human rights violations in China, saying the sort of abuses it had inflicted on its Muslim minorities had not been seen “since the 1930s.”(REUTERS)
The US State Department on Wednesday slammed human rights violations in China, saying the sort of abuses it had inflicted on its Muslim minorities had not been seen “since the 1930s.”(REUTERS)

US says China’s treatment of Muslim minority worst abuses ‘since the 1930s’

Washington | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 12:14 PM IST
China’s Embassy in Washington did not respond to a request for comment on the report, which comes at a time of closely-watched trade negotiations between the United States and China aimed at resolving a tit-for-tat tariffs dispute.
The US has asked Pakistan to abide by its UN Security Council commitments to deny terrorists safe haven and block their access to funds.(AFP File Photo)
The US has asked Pakistan to abide by its UN Security Council commitments to deny terrorists safe haven and block their access to funds.(AFP File Photo)

‘Further military activity will escalate situation’: US on India-Pakistan tensions

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 08:45 AM IST
“We urge both sides to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation, including through direct communication. Further military activity will exacerbate the situation,” a State Department spokesperson said.
The Sentinelese do not allow outsiders on their island and kill visitors.(AFP)
The Sentinelese do not allow outsiders on their island and kill visitors.(AFP)

US not seeking action against Sentinelese tribe for killing missionary

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 06:04 PM IST
American fundamentalist Christian missionary John Allen Chau was killed in November by tribespeople when he illegally went to the North Sentinel Island in the Andamans to convert them.
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