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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, Tony Blinken speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Blinken as his secretary of state. President-elect Joe Biden nominated Blinken as his secretary of state. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)(AP)

Biden admin will engage the world 'as it is', not 'as it was': Antony Blinken

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:43 PM IST
Blinken in his prepared testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ahead of his confirmation hearing also did not rule out a military intervention overseas if the lives of Americans were at stake.
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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaks during a news conference on December 18, 2019.(AP file)
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaks during a news conference on December 18, 2019.(AP file)

US, India have never been closer, says Mike Pompeo

By HT Correspondent, Edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:09 AM IST
“The US-India relationship was made all the stronger with a great diplomat and leader as my friend,” the US secretary of state tweeted, referring to his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.
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A file photo of Antony Blinken.(AFP/ FILE)
A file photo of Antony Blinken.(AFP/ FILE)

Joe Biden to name Antony Blinken as US secretary of state

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 12:33 AM IST
“We have no time to lose when it comes to our national security and foreign policy. I need a team ready on day one to help me reclaim America’s seat at the head of the table,” Biden said
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China’s comments came as US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (right) and secretary of defence Mark Esper visited New Delhi for the 2+2 dialogue with their Indian counterparts.(AP)
China’s comments came as US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (right) and secretary of defence Mark Esper visited New Delhi for the 2+2 dialogue with their Indian counterparts.(AP)

Stop sowing discord between China, regional countries: Beijing on Pompeo’s India trip

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:34 PM IST
The Chinese foreign ministry’s reaction came as the US secretary of state and defence secretary Mark T Esper attended the third edition of the US-India 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi.
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Michael Pompeo, US Secretary of State, attends the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, October 6.(Bloomberg)
Michael Pompeo, US Secretary of State, attends the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, October 6.(Bloomberg)

China has deployed 60,000 troops on India’s northern border: Mike Pompeo

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 12:21 AM IST
The US secretary of state spoke of the India-China conflict along with other issues in a string of interviews since he travelled to Japan for a meeting of the ministers of the Quad
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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

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
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.
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US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo faced criticism after his statement on Beijing’s human rights record,issued on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.(Reuters File Photo)
US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo faced criticism after his statement on Beijing’s human rights record,issued on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.(Reuters File Photo)

China slams Pompeo’s ‘lunatic ravings and babbling nonsense’ on Tiananmen

By Agence France-Presse | Beijing, China
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 04:00 PM IST
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang called Pompeo statement as an attack on China’s political system and human rights.
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Gulita, a bungalow which according to local media will be the marital home of Isha Ambani, daughter of the Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, is seen in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Gulita, a bungalow which according to local media will be the marital home of Isha Ambani, daughter of the Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, is seen in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Sweeping ocean view, lawns and pool: 50,000-sq ft mansion worth Rs 445 crore awaits Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal

By Reuters | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2018 10:09 PM IST
The 50,000 square-foot mansion, which stands in the swanky locality of Worli in South Mumbai and has sweeping views of the Arabian Sea and the Sea-Link bridge is still a step down for the bride, given that Isha Ambani father’s home is more than eight times that size.
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John Kerry and Hillary Clinton grooving with Shah Rukh Khan at Isha Ambani’s sangeet in Udaipur.(Twitter)
John Kerry and Hillary Clinton grooving with Shah Rukh Khan at Isha Ambani’s sangeet in Udaipur.(Twitter)

When Shah Rukh Khan made John Kerry, Hillary Clinton dance to Abhi Toh Party at Isha Ambani’s sangeet. Watch video

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 04:28 PM IST
A video, showing former US first lady Hillary Clinton and John Kerry dancing with Shah Rukh Khan at Isha Ambani’s sangeet in Udaipur, has gone viral.
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Rex Tillerson, the former US secretary of state, broke his silence Thursday calling his former boss, President Donald Trump, “undisciplined” and saying that he was given to violating the law.(AFP PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES)
Rex Tillerson, the former US secretary of state, broke his silence Thursday calling his former boss, President Donald Trump, “undisciplined” and saying that he was given to violating the law.(AFP PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES)

Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson says Trump is ‘undisciplined’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 11:01 PM IST
Rex Tillerson, the former US secretary of state, broke his silence Thursday calling his former boss, President Donald Trump, “undisciplined” and saying that he was given to violating the law.
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It is well-known that every action of LeT is executed only after the approval of its founder, Hafiz Saeed(AP)
It is well-known that every action of LeT is executed only after the approval of its founder, Hafiz Saeed(AP)

US $5 mn award for the 26/11 attackers is tokenism

By Harinder Baweja | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 06:18 PM IST
India tried and hanged Ajmal Kasab. The US can — and must — push Pakistan to take tougher measures.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said Diwali is a time of reflection and prayer when observers perform seva, or selfless service, without any expectation of reward or payment.(REUTERS)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said Diwali is a time of reflection and prayer when observers perform seva, or selfless service, without any expectation of reward or payment.(REUTERS)

Diwali celebrates triumph of light over darkness: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

By Press Trust of India | Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Pompeo tweeted a Diwali message wishing people a joyous and prosperous holiday.
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.(REUTERS File)
CIA Director Mike Pompeo testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.(REUTERS File)

Mike Pompeo confirmed as US secy of state after rocky hearing

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 11:17 PM IST
India had been watching the process closely as the confirmation will determine the timing for the first 2+2 dialogue between India and US’s foreign and defence ministers.
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport in Djibouti on Friday March 9, 2018.(AP File Photo)
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport in Djibouti on Friday March 9, 2018.(AP File Photo)

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ‘not feeling well’, cancels activities in Kenya

By Reuters | Nairobi
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2018 11:42 PM IST
Tillerson, 65, is four days into his first diplomatic trip to Africa, where he has visited Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya, and is scheduled to go on to Nigeria and Chad.
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