13 Mar 2021
H-1B visas: US to reconsider objections raised during Trump regime
The Biden administration announced it is ready to reconsider objections or adverse decisions to foreign workers on visas, like H-1B, due to three policy memoranda by the Trump administration that have now been rescinded.
06 Feb 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: BuzzFeed finally gets Trump, and more
The fine journalists at BuzzFeed saw documents implicating former US President Donald Trump of many terrible things, but quickly deemed them too evil to be seen by their readers. So now we must take their word on the orange man being bad.
25 Jan 2021
Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.
10 Jan 2021
Donald Trump to pardon 'Tha Carter IV' rapper Lil Wayne?
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has finally conceded defeat and has agreed on a peaceful transition of power after the shocking Capitol riots.
08 Jan 2021
After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely
Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has been slapped with an indefinite ban by Facebook and Instagram. He was initially barred from posting anything on these platforms for 24 hours, in wake of the deadly violence at the Capitol.
07 Jan 2021
The Capitol violence: Hollywood celebrities lash out at Trump administration
Many top faces of Hollywood lashed out at US President Donald Trump and his sympathizers for the shocking Capitol riot that happened on Wednesday.
14 Nov 2020
US: Trump administration's TikTok sale deadline extended by 15 days
American authorities have given ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, additional time to divest the popular short-video platform's business to resolve national security concerns raised by the Trump administration.
28 Sep 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok granted injunction against US ban, and more
Over the weekend, TikTok won a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration, which prevents the hit video service from getting banned in the US.
20 Sep 2020
ByteDance values TikTok at $60 billion for US deal
Chinese giant ByteDance is said to have valued TikTok at an approximate $60 billion.
18 Sep 2020
US bans TikTok, WeChat downloads from September 20: Details here
In a major move, the US government has announced the decision to ban popular Chinese services TikTok and WeChat.
12 Sep 2020
China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why
Chinese giant ByteDance is running out of time to comply with the Donald Trump administration's 'sell or close' order for TikTok US.
27 Aug 2020
Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down
Kevin Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of TikTok and Chief Operating Officer of its Chinese parent company ByteDance, has resigned from his posts.
23 Aug 2020
#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more
This week, both Apple and Google made major headlines in the world of tech.
23 Aug 2020
Now, TikTok will sue Trump administration: Here's why
After weeks of speculation and rumors, TikTok has finally confirmed its plan to sue the Trump administration.
28 Mar 2020
US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease
In a major development, a US-based medical device manufacturer has won Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval for a new 'rapid' coronavirus test.
04 Sep 2019
Huawei hits back, accuses the US of carrying out cyberattacks
Months after being subjected to a trade ban, Huawei has hit back at US, claiming that the Trump administration has been using every tool at its disposal to disrupt its business.
26 Jun 2019
US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi
Amid strained trade ties between India and United States, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday night.
26 Jun 2019
Google doesn't want "Trump situation" in 2020, undercover exposé claims
Once again, Google is at loggerheads with US President Donald Trump administration's supporters.
09 Jun 2019
US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration
Despite the United States Department of State's rejection of all embassy requests to hoist LGBTQ+ rainbow flags to mark Pride month, several US diplomats around the world, are doing it anyway.
29 May 2019
US removes India from its currency monitoring list: Details here
The US has taken India off its currency watchlist of major trading partners on Wednesday after the country took certain steps to prevent foreign exchange irregularities.
21 May 2019
Huawei US ban delayed: What it means for Android users
Yesterday, the Trump Administration banned Huawei from dealing with American technology companies.
17 May 2019
Indian techie denied H-1B visa; Silicon Valley firm sues government
An IT company based in Silicon Valley has filed a lawsuit against the United States government for denying an H-1B visa to an Indian techie.
13 Apr 2019
USCIS denied 32% of new H-1B applications in first quarter
The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a non-partisan think-tank, analyzed the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) database of the H-1B visas denied in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019.
19 Mar 2019
US to accept new H-1B visa petitions from 1 April
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be reportedly accepting new H-1B visa petitions for fiscal 2020 from 1 April. For these, the employment start date would be 1 October, reported American Bazaar.
19 Feb 2019
Good news for Indians: US introduces 15-day H-1B visa processing
In what comes as good news for Indian professionals seeking to work in the US, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced last week that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B visa applications filed on or before December 21, 2018, starting Tuesday.
19 Feb 2019
16 US states sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration
Everyone had predicted that US President Donald Trump's move to declare a national emergency would not go unchallenged.
23 Jan 2019
US govt shutdown affecting FBI: Law & order at risk?
The ongoing partial US government shutdown, now the longest in history, has already resulted in hundreds of thousands of Federal employees working without pay.
11 Jan 2019
Trump announces major H-1B changes, including path to citizenship
On Friday, US President Trump announced that major changes would be made to the H-1B visa program that is widely used by Indian IT professionals and Indian IT firms.
21 Dec 2018
US: Mattis resigns as Defense Secretary over differences with Trump
After two years in office, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has resigned from his post, reportedly over differences with US President Donald Trump, especially pertaining to matters of foreign policy.
20 Dec 2018
Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest
US President Donald Trump has signed a bipartisan bill on Tibet into law that could enrage China, paving the way to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, government officials and journalists access to the sensitive Himalayan region, the homeland of the exiled Dalai Lama.
15 Dec 2018
Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff
US President Donald Trump has named his budget director Mick Mulvaney as interim White House Chief of Staff, putting a halt to a chaotic search to who will take over one of the most important positions in the federal government.
04 Dec 2018
India sees US as an important defense partner: Sitharaman
Commencing her five-day official visit to the United States, Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday asserted that New Delhi sees the US as an important partner in the field of defense.
01 Dec 2018
US proposes changes to H-1B visas; favors highest-paid foreign workers
The Trump administration yesterday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process with the aim of awarding the visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers.
01 Dec 2018
New H-1B rules proposed, might benefit some Indians
In yet another shake-up of H-1B visa rules, the Trump administration, on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process.
13 Nov 2018
CNN sues Trump, others for banning WH correspondent Jim Acosta
CNN is filing a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump and several White House officials over the ban on its Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.
07 Nov 2018
Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.
05 Nov 2018
US sanctions on Iran come into effect: Details here
On Monday, the Trump administration's sanctions against Iran, covering the country's banking and energy sectors, came into effect.
26 Sep 2018
Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at
US President Donald Trump's deepest fears have come true.
22 Sep 2018
US: Social media regulation is just one signature away
It seems like US President Trump is making good on his threat to regulate social media companies.
22 Sep 2018
H-4 visa work permits to be revoked, many Indian-Americans affected
The Trump administration is clamping down on H-4 visa holders.