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Pakistan offered safe haven to Taliban as militants killed US troops: Senator

Welcoming the nomination of Donald Armin Blome as US Ambassador to Pakistan, the senator called for a serious conversation with the Imran Khan government on the path forward in bilateral relations.
Senator Robert Menendez speaks at the hearing of ambassadorial nominations to Pakistan, India and Germany, (Source: US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations)
Senator Robert Menendez speaks at the hearing of ambassadorial nominations to Pakistan, India and Germany, (Source: US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations)
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 10:02 PM IST
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US House advances Biden's expansive social and environment bill, Senate awaits

The $1.8 trillion measure is likely to get a bumpier ride in the upper chamber, with the Democrats' deficit hawks jittery over spiraling inflation – before it gets a final rubber stamp in the House, likely in December or January.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi celebrates the House passage of President Joe Biden's expansive social and environment bill with other Democrats in the House Chamber at the US Capitol in Washington on Friday. (File Photo / AP)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi celebrates the House passage of President Joe Biden's expansive social and environment bill with other Democrats in the House Chamber at the US Capitol in Washington on Friday. (File Photo / AP)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 06:13 AM IST
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US senators introduced bill on Taliban. Stocks in Pakistan plummeted a day after

  • More than 20 Senate Republicans introduced legislation titled ‘Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act’ aimed at tackling the situation in Afghanistan.
Pakistan has long been accused of providing assistance to the Afghan Taliban.(Reuters)
Pakistan has long been accused of providing assistance to the Afghan Taliban.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 29, 2021 06:26 PM IST
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‘Won’t turn blind eye’: US Senate passes bill to ban goods from China’s Xinjiang

  • The bill would create a “rebuttable presumption” assuming that all products in Xinjiang are made with forced labour and thus banned under the 1930 Tariff Act, unless importers can prove otherwise.
The bill has currently received unanimous consent, and has to mandatorily pass the House of Representatives before being sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
The bill has currently received unanimous consent, and has to mandatorily pass the House of Representatives before being sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.
Published on Jul 15, 2021 01:12 PM IST
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By | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Texas GOP's strict voting bill on the verge of final vote

  • A vote in the state House expected later Sunday is the last barrier to sending Republican Gov. Greg Abbott a raft of election changes that would eliminate drive-thru voting, empower partisan poll watchers and impose new requirements in order to cast a ballot by mail in Texas.
State Rep. Nicole Collier, D- Fort Worth, the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, speaks at a news conference at the Capitol on May 30, 2021, against Senate Bill 7, known as the Election Integrity Protection Act. (AP)
State Rep. Nicole Collier, D- Fort Worth, the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, speaks at a news conference at the Capitol on May 30, 2021, against Senate Bill 7, known as the Election Integrity Protection Act. (AP)
Published on May 31, 2021 03:15 AM IST
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