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Iran optimistic prisoner swap with US will happen in ‘near future’

As a first step, Iran last month released four US citizens from Tehran’s Evin prison into house arrest, where they joined a fifth prisoner.

Transfer of Iranian funds to banks in Qatar as early as this week will trigger a carefully choreographed sequence that will see as many as five detained US dual nationals leave Iran. (File)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 01:50 PM IST
Reuters |

US airline JetBlue suspends flights to Cuba due to curbs faced by travellers

Washington still officially bans Americans from visiting Cuba as tourists but travel is permitted for visiting family or cultural and educational exchanges.

US airline JetBlue suspends flights to Cuba due to curbs faced by travellers (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Published on Sep 02, 2023 04:05 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

'Taffy thief': Deer 'breaks into' candy shop in Washington

The deer came into the shop and had a look around at all the candies. Watch the video here.

Picture of the deer in the candyshop.(Facebook/@Buddy and Howie's Candy Store )
Published on Aug 29, 2023 10:36 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Iran president backtracks on Japan's independence remark: ‘I must clarify…’

Iran president backtracks on Japan's independence remark: ‘I must clarify…’

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi waves to the media as he leaves after a press conference in Tehran, Iran.(AP)
Published on Aug 29, 2023 05:15 PM IST
Reuters |

Thousands converge to mark March on Washington’s 60th anniversary in US

The event was convened by the Kings’ Drum Major Institute and the Rev. Al Sharpton 's National Action Network.

The Washington Monument is seen in the background after speakers concluded during the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023. (AP)
Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:52 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

US author slammed for racist comments against Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley

Coulter, 61, in her tweet on the social media platform X said: "Nikki and Vivek are involved in some Hindu business, it seems".

American conservative media pundit and author Ann Coulter(File )
Published on Aug 25, 2023 05:05 PM IST

#TrumpMugShot: The best reactions to Trump's return on X

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacted to US former President Donald Trump's comeback on X (formerly known as Twitter) after his last tweet in January 2021.

A tweet on Trump returning to X
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 10:49 AM IST

Vivek Ramaswamy’s grand plans for trust-based relationship with India

Speaking at the Nixon Library on August 17, he weighed in on various hot potato topics…

US entrepreneur and 2024 Presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy greets attendees after his Fair Side Chat with Governor Kim Reynolds, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 12, 2023. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:19 AM IST

Indian embassy objects to NY police barring Sikh trooper from growing beard

New York State trooper Charanjot Tiwana sought permission to grow a beard for his wedding in March last year. However, his request was denied.

New York State trooper Charanjot Tiwana sought permission to grow a beard for his wedding in March last year. However, his request was denied on the grounds that keeping a beard would pose a safety risk if required to wear a gas mask. (Twitter)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 01:12 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, New York

US formally invites newly-reappointed Chinese foreign minister to Washington

China reappointed veteran diplomat Wang last week, replacing former rising star Qin Gang.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) shakes hands with China's Director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on June 19, 2023. (AFP)
Published on Aug 02, 2023 02:00 AM IST
Reuters |

Langar on Capitol Hill unites members of Congress, Sikh community

The annual langar on the Capitol Hill was hosted by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) last week with prominent members of the Congress and community leaders in attendance

The annual langar on the Capitol Hill was hosted by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) last week with prominent members of the Congress and community leaders in attendance.
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 12:30 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India

Five people, all in their 20s, shot outside supremarket in Seattle

The shooting began in the parking of King Donuts in South Seattle. The shots were fired at a community outreach event in the parking lot.

Out of the five people, four men and one woman, shot, two were in critical condition and three were stable. (Twitter)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 12:55 PM IST

Washington state wildfire threatens homes, farms, fuel pipelines

The Newell Road Wildfire has already destroyed several structures in the area and is threatening homes, farms, crops and livestock

Firefighters from across the area have descended on the blaze (File)
Published on Jul 23, 2023 08:44 AM IST
Reuters |

Indian-American Geeta Rao Gupta sworn in as Global Women's Issues Ambassador

Gupta was confirmed by the US Senate by 51 to 47 votes for the position in May, this year.

Geeta Rao Gupta
Published on Jul 11, 2023 02:12 PM IST

Broadway and TV Star Jeffrey Carlson dies at 48; Cause of death not known

Broadway and TV Actor Jeffrey Carlson, known for his role in 'All My Children', has passed away at the age of 48. The cause of his death has not been revealed.

Jeffrey Carlson dies at 48(T-Online)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 08:12 AM IST
ByVedanth Shinde

Biden arrives in UK for meetings with King Charles, Sunak ahead of NATO summit

On Monday, he meets the British monarch at Windsor Castle, one of the royal residences, for the first time since Charles III's coronation.

U.S. President Joe Biden disembarks Air Force One as he visits Britain, at Stansted Airport, Britain.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 05:07 AM IST

Supplying Kyiv long-range weapons 'depends only' on US: Zelensky

“Without long-range weapons, it is difficult not only to carry out offensive mission, it is difficult to conduct defensive operation,” Zelensky said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrives for a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic. (AP)
Published on Jul 07, 2023 02:28 PM IST

Worst air quality in the world? In Chicago and Washington due to…

US Air Pollution: This means that 120 million Americans were under air quality alerts, CNN reported.

US Air Pollution: Some 80 million people from the Midwest to the East Coast of the US are under air quality alerts.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 07:20 PM IST

India-US partnership defined by possibilities, Modi’s visit historic: Blinken

Speaking at an event organised by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum to honour PM Modi on Friday, Blinken called his visit “historic”.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a luncheon at the Department of State. (Getty Images via AFP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2023 09:48 AM IST

Kamala and Modi bond: State Dept comes alive with the India-America connection

Kamala Harris praised India's global impact during a lunch hosted at the State Department with Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US vice president Kamala Harris raise a toast during a State Visit Luncheon in Washington. (AP)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 01:21 AM IST

At power-packed event, diplomacy, chatter... and a toast for teetotallers

PM Modi in US: In his toast, Biden, in a nod to PM Modi who is a teetotaller, recalled his grandfather’s advice on raising a toast without alcohol.

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcome PM Modi at the White House. (AP)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 12:58 AM IST

Modi in US: Behind breakthrough pacts, weeks of parleys

Exclusive conversations with multiple people on both sides who were either directly or indirectly involved in the talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Thursday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 12:31 PM IST

Millets to mushroom: What's on the menu of PM Modi's vegetarian State dinner

Involved with every aspect of organising the state dinner, First Lady Jill Biden offered a preview of the festivities at the White House on Wednesday evening.

The main course, stuffed portobello mushrooms with a creamy saffron-infused risotto, that will be served at Thursday evening's State Dinner with India, is seen during a media preview, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the White House in Washington. (AP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 03:53 AM IST

US intends to open consulates in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad: White House

The US will open two new consulates in Bengaluru and Ahmedabad while India will establish a mission in Seattle to boost people-to-people relationships.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden during a private dinner at the White House.(PTI)
Published on Jun 22, 2023 03:04 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

PM Modi accorded guard of honour in Washington ahead of talks with Biden. Watch

The PM later left for Willard InterContinental Hotel where he was greeted by the Indian diaspora.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at the Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC, Wednesday, June 21, 2023. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 12:11 AM IST

Robust Delhi-DC ties are crucial to building a free world. Expand this bond

In the face of rising global authoritarianism, it is important to bolster democracy, and provide universal human rights, and equal opportunity for all citizens.

PM Modi’s visit has tremendous potential to deepen the bonds between our countries, and expand a number of lines of cooperation.(HT File)
Published on Jun 21, 2023 09:07 PM IST

India-US roadmap for defence industrial cooperation focus area of PM Modi’s visit

PM Modi will begin his visit by participating in international yoga day celebrations at UN headquarters in New York on June 21

Indian-Americans raise slogans to send a message of welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his US visit. (PTI photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 07:55 PM IST

Watch: Indian Americans hold unity rally in Washington ahead of PM Modi's visit

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to the United States, the Indian-American diaspora in Washington on Sunday held a Unity march.

Indian community members hold posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Unity rally, ahead of his visit to the US, in Washington,(PTI)
Published on Jun 19, 2023 07:21 AM IST

PM Modi's two-hour-long event for Indian diaspora in US on June 23. Top points

Modi us visit 2023 schedule: Narendra Modi will visit the US from June 21-24 at the invitation of US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.

On June 23, PM Narendra Modi will address an invitation-only gathering of diaspora leaders from across the country at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington.
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 08:00 AM IST

With IndusX, India and US seek to build a defence innovation bridge

India and the US are likely to announce a joint innovation fund and establish a working group to enhance collocation between the defence startup ecosystems.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the US next week (via REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 02:56 AM IST
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