Trump Administration: News

17 Nov 2022


US midterms polls: Republicans control House with narrow majority

The Republicans won back control of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, securing their dominance in the United States and giving conservatives the norms to thwart President Joe Biden's propaganda and launch probes.

13 Mar 2021

H-1B Visa

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to foreign workers on visas, like H-1B, due to three policy memoranda by the Trump administration that have now been rescinded.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.

10 Jan 2021

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

US Government

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

Donald Trump

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.

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

Narendra Modi

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

Donald Trump

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.

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

H-1B Visa

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

H-1B Visa

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

H-1B Visa

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

Donald Trump

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.

11 Jan 2019

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump

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

Nirmala Sitharaman

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

H-1B Visa

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

H-1B Visa

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

Donald Trump

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

North Korea

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

Donald Trump

Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at

US President Donald Trump's deepest fears have come true.

22 Sep 2018

Donald Trump

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-1B Visa

H-4 visa work permits to be revoked, many Indian-Americans affected

The Trump administration is clamping down on H-4 visa holders.

14 Sep 2018


US: Ajit Doval to hold meetings with Trump administration officials

A week after the successful India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is in Washington to hold meetings with top officials of Trump Administration.

13 Sep 2018

Donald Trump

Won't tolerate any form of foreign meddling in elections: Trump

The United States will not tolerate any form of foreign interference in its elections, US President Donald Trump said yesterday after signing an executive order that initiates actions, including sanctions, against foreign entities who meddle or even attempt to interfere in US polls.

13 Sep 2018


Will continue advocating for India's membership in NSG: US

India hasn't been able to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) because of China's veto, a Trump Administration official said today, asserting that the US will continue advocating for India's membership in the group as it meets all the criteria.

08 Sep 2018

Donald Trump

Is the White House crumbling from within?

Following harrowing revelations by legendary journalist Bob Woodward, and by an anonymous senior official about fault lines within the Trump administration, chaos, suspicion, and uncertainty have gripped the White House.

31 Aug 2018

Donald Trump

There is no change in H-1B visa policy: US official

There is no change in the US' H-1B visa policy which is currently undergoing a review to ensure that it does not disadvantage US workers or wages, a senior Trump Administration official has said.

29 Aug 2018

Donald Trump

Despite Google's assurances, Trump might regulate Google over 'bias'

In Donald Trump's latest outburst, the President has accused Google of rigging search results and displaying only negative stories about him.

25 Aug 2018

H-1B Visa

Apple, JPMorgan, Pepsi express concerns over Trump's H-1B policy

H-1B visas have been a touching topic ever since Donald Trump became the US President.

18 Aug 2018

Donald Trump

US: Trump team predicts an economic boom contradicting most analysts

Is the latest pickup in the US economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations?

16 Aug 2018

White House

Trump quashes security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan

US President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, accusing him of "lying" and blaming his "erratic conduct and behavior".

31 Jul 2018

Donald Trump

Indian H-1B visa petitions are getting rejected more than ever

According to a report by an American non-profit body, there has been a marked increase in denial of H-1B visa petitions of Indians, as compared to people of other nationalities.

31 Jul 2018


India key partner of US in Indo-Pacific region: Trump Admin

India is a key partner in America's efforts to ensure peace, stability, and prosperity in the strategic Indo-Pacific region, Trump administration said.

22 Jul 2018

ZTE Mobile Phones

US-Congress crushes effort to ban China's ZTE; victory for Trump

US Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom-giant ZTE in a defense bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration's deal to save the company accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes.

06 Jul 2018

Donald Trump

Trump announces resignation of scandal-tainted environment body chief Scott Pruitt

US President Donald Trump today announced the departure of his environment-chief, Scott Pruitt, who faced ethics scandals over his spending and conduct in office.

02 Jul 2018

South Korea

US has plans to dismantle N-Korea's nuclear-program in one-year: Bolton

President Trump's National Security Adviser, John Bolton, said the US has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear programs in a year.

28 Jun 2018


Swaraj, Pompeo agree to reschedule postponed US-India 2+2 dialogue soon

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her American counterpart Mike Pompeo have agreed to reschedule the postponed "2+2 dialogue" at a mutually convenient time and location as soon as possible.

28 Jun 2018

Hindustan Times

US: Postponement of 2+2 meeting with India not over trade-disputes

Despite repeated false accusations, rhetoric, and retaliatory trade policies, the US, on Wednesday, said that the postponement of the inaugural 2+2 meeting between its foreign and defense ministers with their Indian counterparts had "nothing to do with trade, sanctions or policy issues".

27 Jun 2018

New Jersey

US states sue Trump administration, Congress remains divided

Over a dozen US states have sued the Trump administration over its decision to implement a policy that separates children of undocumented migrants from their families.

26 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

Harley-Davidson to make bikes out of US, owing to trade-war

It seems that US President Donald Trump's forceful push to make America great again has returned to bite him in the back.

16 Jun 2018

White House

At least 2,000 children separated from families at US-Mexico border

At least 2,000 children have been separated from their families or guardians who illegally crossed the US-Mexico border, since a policy allowing the same came into effect.

13 Jun 2018


US approves $930mn deal to sell 6 Apache-attack-choppers to India

The Trump administration has approved a deal to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for $930 million, the Pentagon said, underlining that this will strengthen India's ability to deter regional threats.

12 Jun 2018

Ajit Pai

RIP free internet: Net neutrality officially repealed in the US

The end of the free, unbiased internet in the US is officially here.

12 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers 'very-mild' heart attack

Larry Kudlow, top economic adviser to US President Donald Trump, today suffered a "very mild" heart attack and has been admitted to a military hospital in Washington, United States.

11 Jun 2018


Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 Business news

Here's your daily dose of top five business news.

10 Jun 2018

North Korea

One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump's 12 June Singapore Summit for an unprecedented summit is an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with Trump calling it a "one time shot" at peace.

24 May 2018

Donald Trump

Trump administration orders probe to consider tariffs on automobile imports

US President Donald Trump today ordered an investigation into the import of automobiles, including trucks, and auto parts, to determine their effects on the US national security, a move that may lead to the imposition of new tariffs on foreign-manufactured automobiles.

20 May 2018

Donald Trump

China, US avert trade-war: Beijing agrees to import more American-products

China and the US averted a trade war by reaching an agreement today under which Beijing has agreed to "significantly increase" its purchases of American goods and services to reduce $375bn trade deficit with Washington.

14 May 2018

H-1B Visa

US tightens visa rules to minimize overstay by foreign students

Late on Friday night, the Trump administration issued a draft policy seeking to tighten and enforce rules governing foreign college students who overstay their visa durations.

Trade talks: Top Chinese officials visiting US next week

Top Chinese officials, including China's top economic adviser, the Vice-Premier Liu He, will be visiting the US next week for talks with the Trump Administration's economic team, the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

15 Apr 2018


India, China, four other countries in US' currency watchlist

The US has added India to a list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, along with China and four other countries.

11 Apr 2018

Donald Trump

Tom Bossert, Trump's adviser on homeland security, quits White House

Tom Bossert, Donald Trump's adviser on homeland security, resigned on Tuesday, becoming the latest top official to leave the White House.

29 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

Trump fires VA Secretary Shulkin, nominates WH doctor as replacement

US President Donald Trump today fired his Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House physician, Admiral Ronny Jackson as his replacement.

24 Mar 2018

White House

Trump administration bans transgender people from serving in the military

On Friday, the White House announced a policy which bans transgender people from serving in the US military "except under certain limited circumstances".

23 Mar 2018

North Korea

Donald Trump appoints hawkish John Bolton as the new NSA

In the latest move in an ongoing shake-up of US President Donald Trump's top advisors, John Bolton will replace the outgoing National Security Advisor HR McMaster.

No change in Pak's behavior even after $2bn aid-suspension: US

The US has not seen "decisive and sustained" changes in Pakistan's behavior, even after Trump Administration announced a $2bn security-assistance freeze to Islamabad in January.

10 Feb 2018

Donald Trump

Second White House aide resigns over domestic abuse allegations

After Rob Porter, David Sorensen has become the second White House aide to step down this week amid allegations of domestic abuse.

03 Feb 2018


Syria secretly developing new chemical weapons: Trump's admin officials

Syria is secretly developing new, sophisticated chemical weapons despite a 2013 deal to end such programs, said senior Trump administration officials.

30 Jan 2018

Donald Trump

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe quits abruptly amid Trump pressure

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was constantly accused of political bias by US President Donald Trump, has abruptly resigned, less than two months before he was supposed to retire.

30 Jan 2018


Trump-administration to build 5G network to guard against China

The US Government is reportedly mulling to takeover a part of the country's mobile networks and build a centralized, super-fast 5G network within three years to guard the nation against China.

19 Jan 2018

Donald Trump

Views on wall between US, "dangerous" Mexico never changed: Trump

After White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, stated President Trump's stance on the US-Mexico wall was evolving, the latter denied changing his views on the same.

17 Jan 2018

Donald Trump

President Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon summoned in Russia probe

As part of an investigation into Donald Trump campaign's possible links to Russia during the 2016 US Presidential election, a subpoena was issued against Trump's former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.