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SZ DJI Technology Co has been put in US govt’s economic blacklist.(@DJIGlobal/Twitter)

Chinese drone company DJI added US’ economic blacklist: Report

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:19 PM IST
Dozens of Chinese companies are being added to the so-called entity list, including the country’s top chipmaker, SMIC.
The BioNTech/Pfizer shot and another one being developed by US firm Moderna have taken the lead in the global chase for a vaccine against the coronavirus disease.(Reuters File Photo)
The BioNTech/Pfizer shot and another one being developed by US firm Moderna have taken the lead in the global chase for a vaccine against the coronavirus disease.(Reuters File Photo)

Pfizer and BioNTech to seek emergency Covid-19 vaccine approval in US Friday

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 08:01 AM IST
The scientific head of the US operation to develop a vaccine, Moncef Slaoui said Monday that the green light would probably come in December -- a timeframe echoed by Sahin.
In this file photo, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division board a C-17 transport plane to depart from Iraq at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, on December 17, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq.(AFP/ FILE)
In this file photo, soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division board a C-17 transport plane to depart from Iraq at Camp Adder, now known as Imam Ali Base, on December 17, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq.(AFP/ FILE)

US government announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Iraq

Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:47 PM IST
By January 15, five days before the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the US, the number of American forces in Afghanistan will come down from the current level of 5,000 to 2,500. The number of soldiers in Iraq will also be reduced, from the existing 3,000 to 2,500
Helicopters fly over President Office with Taiwan National flag during the National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan on October 10, 2020.(AP File Photo)
Helicopters fly over President Office with Taiwan National flag during the National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan on October 10, 2020.(AP File Photo)

US to sell $1 billion worth of advanced air-to-ground missiles to Taiwan

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 08:09 AM IST
While Taiwan has for decades fallen back on an implicit US security guarantee, Washington has urged it to strengthen its own capabilities to resist an attack.
Last December, Trump said environmental regulators were looking at sinks, faucets and toilets to revise rules meant to conserve water and fuel that heats it.(REUTERS)
Last December, Trump said environmental regulators were looking at sinks, faucets and toilets to revise rules meant to conserve water and fuel that heats it.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump rant prompts easing of shower standards

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 01:02 AM IST
The Department of Energy plan followed comments from Trump last month a White House event on rolling back regulations. He said he believed water does not come out fast enough from fixtures.
Final-stage testing of the vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., began on Monday with volunteers at numerous sites around the US given either a real dose or a dummy without being told which.(AP)
Final-stage testing of the vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., began on Monday with volunteers at numerous sites around the US given either a real dose or a dummy without being told which.(AP)

Experimental Covid-19 vaccine is put to its biggest test

Washington | By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:59 PM IST
The glimmer of hope came even as Google, in one of the gloomiest assessments of the coronavirus’s staying power from a major employer, decreed that most of its 200,000 employees and contractors should work from home through next June - a decision that could influence other big companies.
Nurse Kath Olmstead prepares a shot as the world's biggest study of a possible Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway on Monday in Binghamton, NY.(AP File Photo)
Nurse Kath Olmstead prepares a shot as the world's biggest study of a possible Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway on Monday in Binghamton, NY.(AP File Photo)

Moderna, Pfizer start decisive Covid-19 vaccine trials, eye year-end launches

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:18 AM IST
Both Covid-19 vaccine candidates rely on a new technology that allows for faster development and manufacturing than traditional vaccine production methods but does not have an extensive track record.
TCS House in Bombay. Photo by Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint
TCS House in Bombay. Photo by Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint

TCS Q1 net profit down 13.8% YoY

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Ayushman Baruah, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2020 12:01 AM IST
In the preceding quarter, TCS had reported its strongest ever quarterly order book at $8.9 billion worth of total contract value.
The number of Indian students in the US crossed 200,000 for the first time in 2018-19. .(Getty Images (Representative Image))
The number of Indian students in the US crossed 200,000 for the first time in 2018-19. .(Getty Images (Representative Image))

Foreign pupils a big revenue source for US economy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 06:00 AM IST
According to data from the US government, the number of active students from India in the US was 194,556 in January 2020.
Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit's Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria, 35, who is seven months pregnant, attends to a Covid-19 patient in the hospital.(Reuters Photo)
Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit's Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria, 35, who is seven months pregnant, attends to a Covid-19 patient in the hospital.(Reuters Photo)

US government offers $25 billion in Covid-19 relief to some hospitals

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 11:52 PM IST
The US government has earmarked $175 billion for hospitals and medical providers to meet the increased expenses from rising Covid-19 cases.
Earlier, media reports said the US government had notified Congress of a possible sale of advanced torpedoes to Taiwan worth around $180 million, a decision that was bound to trigger angry reaction from Beijing.(File Photo 9Representative Image))
Earlier, media reports said the US government had notified Congress of a possible sale of advanced torpedoes to Taiwan worth around $180 million, a decision that was bound to trigger angry reaction from Beijing.(File Photo 9Representative Image))

Firmly opposed to US sale of torpedoes to Taiwan, China fumes

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 07:38 PM IST
The Chinese foreign ministry reacted angrily after reports emerged from Taiwan about the sale valued at some $180 million.
During a briefing over telephone, the American officials made it clear the ventilators are being provided purely as a donation. (Photo by Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)
During a briefing over telephone, the American officials made it clear the ventilators are being provided purely as a donation. (Photo by Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)

First tranche of 50 ventilators donated by US expected soon, say officials

By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 07:26 PM IST
US President Donald Trump had announced the donation of 200 ventilators for India
The anti-inflammatory has been touted by US President Donald Trump among others as a potential “game changer”, after initial studies in lab settings showed it may be able to prevent the virus replicating.(AP)
The anti-inflammatory has been touted by US President Donald Trump among others as a potential “game changer”, after initial studies in lab settings showed it may be able to prevent the virus replicating.(AP)

‘No benefit’ in hydroxychloroquine virus treatment: Studies

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2020 02:01 PM IST
In the first study released Friday, researchers in France monitored 181 patients hospitalised with pneumonia due to COVID-19 and who needed oxygen.
Covid-19 update: Several reports in the US media have cited Indian H-1B visa holders as expressing concerns that it will be virtually impossible for them to find new jobs if they are laid off, given the rapidly slowing economy.(AP)
Covid-19 update: Several reports in the US media have cited Indian H-1B visa holders as expressing concerns that it will be virtually impossible for them to find new jobs if they are laid off, given the rapidly slowing economy.(AP)

India asks US to extend H-1B, other visas of citizens stranded over Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Coronavirus crisis: Following the sharp economic downturn and suspension of business operations triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of US firms employing H-1B visa holders have laid off numerous employees.
United States said Tuesday it was developing a vaccine against a deadly virus that originated in China(REUTERS)
United States said Tuesday it was developing a vaccine against a deadly virus that originated in China(REUTERS)

US developing vaccine against deadly China virus: Officials

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 09:23 AM IST
The US government is keen to place its own teams on the ground to review the raw data and learn more about the pathogen, which has so far claimed more than 100 lives.
These new regulations move money in a manner that can have a major financial impact on unprepared businesses(Istock)
These new regulations move money in a manner that can have a major financial impact on unprepared businesses(Istock)

How the new CFIUS laws can hit Indian tech firms, Benjamin Schwartz explains

By Benjamin Schwartz
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Policies in tech, infra, data businesses will allow the US government to take action against ‘critical’ technologies
The US embassy in New Delhi has issued a travel advisory for its citizens in, or travelling, to the Northeast, which has been rocked by protests against the citizenship law.(FILE PHOTO.)
The US embassy in New Delhi has issued a travel advisory for its citizens in, or travelling, to the Northeast, which has been rocked by protests against the citizenship law.(FILE PHOTO.)

US state dept official expresses concern over new Indian citizenship law

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 03:17 AM IST
The US government has not endorsed a call issued last week by an autonomous body — the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) — for sanctioning Indian leadership responsible for the legislation, if it was also passed in the Rajya Sabha. It did, and has been signed into a new law.
India and the US are closer to finalising a new pact to deepen defence industry collaboration.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)
India and the US are closer to finalising a new pact to deepen defence industry collaboration.(REUTERS Photo/Representative)

India-US to sign key defence pact during second 2+2 dialogue in December

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh and Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 12:50 AM IST
It is expected that the Industrial Security Annex (ISA), which aims to shore up defence cooperation, will be signed during the upcoming dialogue. The ISA will allow the US government and American original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to share classified information with private Indian defence firms.
The family was told that due to some holidays, post-mortem of the body was delayed.(Representational Photo)
The family was told that due to some holidays, post-mortem of the body was delayed.(Representational Photo)

23-yr-old Punjab man, who moved to US 3 years ago, shot dead by shoplifter

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 06:08 AM IST
Akshpreet Singh who was shot dead in Mississipi on Saturday, had gone to the USA three years ago to work in his family-owned grocery shops.
India on Thursday said it was regrettable that a few US lawmakers used a Congressional hearing to question measures to protect lives of people in Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI)
India on Thursday said it was regrettable that a few US lawmakers used a Congressional hearing to question measures to protect lives of people in Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI)

Regrettable few US lawmakers used Congressional hearing to question steps to protect lives in J-K: MEA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 07:07 PM IST
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the US Congressional hearing on Kashmir was a reflection of lack of understanding about robust functioning of democratic institutions in India.

Explained: How Apache AH-64E choppers add to IAF’s combat capabilities

Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 11:29 PM IST
The Indian Air Force inducted the first batch of US-made Apache AH-64E at the Pathankot Air Force Station. It is the second US built helicopter to join the IAF arsenal and is considered to be one of the most advanced multi-role combat helicopter.
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.
Indian nationals have received between 67 and 72 per cent of the total H-1B visas issued by the US in last five years
Indian nationals have received between 67 and 72 per cent of the total H-1B visas issued by the US in last five years

Indians received 67-72% of total US H-1B visas in last five years: MEA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 08:35 AM IST
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Rouhani stated this, at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a Eurasian security alliance that includes China, India and Russia.(Reuters File Photo)
Rouhani stated this, at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a Eurasian security alliance that includes China, India and Russia.(Reuters File Photo)

Iran Prez Hassan Rouhani calls US actions a serious threat to global stability

Bishkek | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 02:45 PM IST
“The US government over the last two years has taken an aggressive approach and presents a serious risk to stability in the region and the world,” Rouhani said.
US President Trump revealed that Mexico agreed to take stronger legal action to halt Central American migrants if its initial efforts to stem the flow don’t show results in 45 days.(Bloomberg File Photo)
US President Trump revealed that Mexico agreed to take stronger legal action to halt Central American migrants if its initial efforts to stem the flow don’t show results in 45 days.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Donald Trump reveals details about migrant deal, supports Mexico

Washington, USA | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 09:56 AM IST
Donald Trump waved what he said was the text of an agreement Mexican and US officials signed to avert the application of tariffs on their exports to the United States.
It’s now up to the various non-profit and private organizations that care for the children to cover the costs-if they can, or choose to.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
It’s now up to the various non-profit and private organizations that care for the children to cover the costs-if they can, or choose to.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)

English classes, legal services cut for immigrant kids under US government care

Phoenix, USA | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2019 11:42 AM IST
The move appears to violate a legal settlement known as the Flores agreement that requires the government to provide education and recreational activities to immigrant children in its care.
A critical operational necessity for the navy, the MRHs are being bought as a replacement for the Sea King 42/42A fleet, which went out of service nearly two decades ago.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
A critical operational necessity for the navy, the MRHs are being bought as a replacement for the Sea King 42/42A fleet, which went out of service nearly two decades ago.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

NDA govt eyes Rs 17,500-cr navy chopper deal with US

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 07:50 AM IST
India is buying 24 Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters to strengthen the navy’s anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare and surveillance capabilities.
During the second half of 2018, the volume of content restrictions based on local law increased globally by 135 per cent, from 15,337 to 35,972.(Reuters File Photo)
During the second half of 2018, the volume of content restrictions based on local law increased globally by 135 per cent, from 15,337 to 35,972.(Reuters File Photo)

After US, now Indian government requests Facebook to provide users’ data

San Francisco, USA | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:34 PM IST
The information requests include content restrictions based on local law, reports on locations where access to Facebook products and services were disrupted, and reports of counterfeit, copyright and trademark infringement.
The warning comes as China’s tech sector attracts unprecedented scrutiny amid the bruising China-US trade war.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
The warning comes as China’s tech sector attracts unprecedented scrutiny amid the bruising China-US trade war.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)

US warns Chinese drones could give spy agencies access to stolen data: Report

Beijing (China) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 05:26 PM IST
The Department of Homeland Security sent out an alert on Monday flagging drones built in China as potential risk to an organization’s information.
Silicon Valley-based IT firm sues US government for denying H-1B visa to Indian professional(HT File)
Silicon Valley-based IT firm sues US government for denying H-1B visa to Indian professional(HT File)

Silicon Valley-based IT firm sues US government for denying H-1B visa to Indian professional

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 10:52 AM IST
Xterra Solutions alleged in its lawsuit that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) improperly denied H-1B visa to Praharsh Chandra Sai Venkata Anisetty, 28, whom it had hired as a Business System Analyst.
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