Articles about US Congress

US wants to stop foreign students from staying after studies

29 Jul 2021

World
US wants to stop foreign students from staying after studies

A group of United States of America lawmakers has reintroduced legislation in the House of Representatives to eliminate a program that allows foreign students to stay in the country for work after the completion of their studies under certain conditions.

AOC urges US Congress to investigate Robinhood's GameStop freeze

29 Jan 2021

Business
AOC urges US Congress to investigate Robinhood's GameStop freeze

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on the US Congress to investigate trading app Robinhood over its GameStop freeze.

Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing

30 Jul 2020

Business
Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing

On Wednesday, Big Tech went on trial as the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook appeared before Congress for a hearing on antitrust.

Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress

16 Jun 2020

Business
Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos may finally testify before Congress

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has confirmed that its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is ready to testify before a US Congressional panel this July.

Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

26 Mar 2020

World
Coronavirus kills over 21,000 globally, nearly 3 billion under lockdown

A third of the entire global population is locked down and over 21,000 have died, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic which originated in China last year in December.

'US military perhaps behind coronavirus,' Chinese official echoes conspiracy theory

13 Mar 2020

World
'US military perhaps behind coronavirus,' Chinese official echoes conspiracy theory

A senior Chinese official has hinted at a United States conspiracy behind the novel coronavirus outbreak.

US-President Trump says he might end India's preferential trade treatment

05 Mar 2019

World
US-President Trump says he might end India's preferential trade treatment

Arguing that New Delhi had failed to assure America that it would provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets in numerous sectors, US President Donald Trump yesterday said he might end GSP designation of India.

South Korea, US to end their large-scale joint military exercises

03 Mar 2019

World
South Korea, US to end their large-scale joint military exercises

The US and South Korea today said they will end their annual large-scale joint military exercises as Washington pursues efforts to improve ties with North Korea.

16 US states sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

19 Feb 2019

World
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.

American teenager makes film on Sikh Trailblazer Gurinder Singh Khalsa

13 Feb 2019

World
American teenager makes film on Sikh Trailblazer Gurinder Singh Khalsa

An 18-year-old girl in the US has made a short film SINGH based on a true story of an Indian-American Sikh philanthropist, Gurinder Singh Khalsa, whose campaign forced the authorities in the US to change their policy towards turban of the Sikh community.

Trump administration suspends military training with Pakistan, says media report

12 Aug 2018

World
Trump administration suspends military training with Pakistan, says media report

The Trump administration has suspended more than a decade-long military training program of Pakistani personnel at US institutions, the Dawn newspaper reported yesterday, quoting official sources.

Our govt will build balanced, trust-based relationship with US: Imran

09 Aug 2018

World
Our govt will build balanced, trust-based relationship with US: Imran

Pakistan's PM-in-waiting Imran Khan said his government will build a more balanced and trustworthy relationship with the US, asserting that the trust deficit between the two countries has resulted in many ups and downs.

US Congress approves amendment to exempt India from Russian sanctions

02 Aug 2018

World
US Congress approves amendment to exempt India from Russian sanctions

The US Congress has cleared a $716bn defense bill that will exempt particular countries, including India, from sanctions for dealing with Russia.

Bad news: #DeleteFacebook still won't get you off Facebook's radar

27 Apr 2018

Technology
Bad news: #DeleteFacebook still won't get you off Facebook's radar

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted how data of 87 million users was exploited due to Facebook's lax policies regarding data collection by third-party apps.

20 Indian-Americans running for US Congress raise over $15.5 million

22 Apr 2018

World
20 Indian-Americans running for US Congress raise over $15.5 million

A record number of 20 Indian Americans are running for US Congressional elections this year.

Pakistan frees Hafiz Saeed: Rahul says PM's "hugplomacy" a failure

25 Nov 2017

Politics
Pakistan frees Hafiz Saeed: Rahul says PM's "hugplomacy" a failure

Taking a dig at PM Modi and US President Trump's "frequent hugs," Congress VP Rahul Gandhi termed the recent release of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed a "hugplomacy" failure.

Top Senate committee question Trumps ability to order nuclear-strikes

15 Nov 2017

World
Top Senate committee question Trumps ability to order nuclear-strikes

The US Congress has for the first time in 40 years scrutinized a president's authority to launch nuclear strikes.

Border wall: Four companies bag US government contract for prototypes

01 Sep 2017

World
Border wall: Four companies bag US government contract for prototypes

Even as Congressional funding for Trump's border wall remains a question mark, sections of the US government seem adamant on building it.

Border wall funding: What are Trump's options with the Congress?

29 Aug 2017

World
Border wall funding: What are Trump's options with the Congress?

The US Congress has shown no signs of approving funding for the proposed Mexico border wall before the October 1 deadline; President Trump may have a tough choice ahead of him.

News Media Alliance fights back Facebook and Google's monopoly

12 Jul 2017

Business
News Media Alliance fights back Facebook and Google's monopoly

When it comes to online publications, news outlets are at the mercy of Google and Facebook, the two platforms that run a near monopoly over online advertising and online news traffic.

Trump unveils budget plans, sets to cut healthcare/social spending

23 May 2017

World
Trump unveils budget plans, sets to cut healthcare/social spending

US President Donald Trump is set to unveil his first full budget to lawmakers on Tuesday.

Trump kick starts process to renegotiate NAFTA trade deal

19 May 2017

World
Trump kick starts process to renegotiate NAFTA trade deal

The Trump administration has formally informed the US Congress that it intends on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.

Mother's Day - Why do we celebrate it every year?

14 May 2017

Entertainment
Mother's Day - Why do we celebrate it every year?

She gives birth, nurtures with compassion, and selflessly devotes her life to us, expecting nothing in return; Mothers truly are God's greatest gifts.

China objects to US delegation's visit to China

11 May 2017

World
China objects to US delegation's visit to China

Beijing has condemned the recent meeting of a US Congress delegation with the Dalai Lama saying the move "sent a very wrong signal to the world about Tibet independence."

Mexico promises to retaliate to Trump's economic measures

27 Feb 2017

World
Mexico promises to retaliate to Trump's economic measures

Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico would respond to any tax the US would unilaterally impose on Mexican imports.

Mexico wall to come 'way ahead of schedule', says Trump

26 Feb 2017

World
Mexico wall to come 'way ahead of schedule', says Trump

US President Donald Trump said building of the "great (Mexico) border wall" will start "soon, way ahead of schedule".

Trump's proposed US-Mexico border wall to cost $21.6 billion

12 Feb 2017

World
Trump's proposed US-Mexico border wall to cost $21.6 billion

The proposed wall along the US-Mexico border will cost $21.6 billion, a study from Department of Homeland Security has found. It will take over three years to construct it.

Trump: US begins designing border wall

09 Feb 2017

World
Trump: US begins designing border wall

The US is in the process of designing the wall which will be constructed along the Mexico border, said President Donald Trump.

Trump threatens to send troops to Mexico: Associated Press

02 Feb 2017

World
Trump threatens to send troops to Mexico: Associated Press

President Donald Trump threatened to send American troops into Mexico to take care of "bad hombres" [bad men] in a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, according to a leaked White House transcript cited by the Associated Press.

Trump considers 20% tax on Mexican imports to finance wall

27 Jan 2017

World
Trump considers 20% tax on Mexican imports to finance wall

US President Donald Trump suggested that a new 20% tax on imports from Mexico would be instituted to finance the construction of a border wall.

Trump fulfils campaign pledge, orders Mexico border wall's construction

26 Jan 2017

World
Trump fulfils campaign pledge, orders Mexico border wall's construction

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order for the construction of an "impassable physical barrier" along the US-Mexico border.

Defence Ministry proposes foreign collaboration for manufacturing arms

17 Jan 2017

India
Defence Ministry proposes foreign collaboration for manufacturing arms

The Defence Ministry has proposed the manufacturing of top-of-the-line fighters, warships and battle systems under 'Make in India.'

Trump seeks money from US coffers, says Mexico will reimburse

07 Jan 2017

World
Trump seeks money from US coffers, says Mexico will reimburse

In a recent tweet, President-elect Trump said American taxpayers will be reimbursed for a new border-wall by Mexico and that US-money spent initially will be for the "sake of speed".

US House Republicans drop proposal to weaken ethics office

05 Jan 2017

World
US House Republicans drop proposal to weaken ethics office

Republican Party members in the US House of Representatives have dropped a controversial proposal to curb the powers of the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE).

India second biggest arms purchaser worldwide

29 Dec 2016

India
India second biggest arms purchaser worldwide

According to a new report, India is now the 2nd largest arms purchaser amongst all developing countries worldwide.

Won't pay for the wall: Mexico

10 Nov 2016

World
Won't pay for the wall: Mexico

Mexico reiterated its stance that it will not pay for the wall Donald Trump promised to erect on the US southern border.

Saudi Cabinet urges Congress to reconsider 9/11 legislation

04 Oct 2016

World
Saudi Cabinet urges Congress to reconsider 9/11 legislation

The Saudi Cabinet has urged the US Congress to reconsider the passage of a controversial bill that paves the way for Saudi Arabia to be sued over 9/11.

9/11 widow files lawsuit against Saudi Arabia

02 Oct 2016

World
9/11 widow files lawsuit against Saudi Arabia

Stephanie Ross DeSimone, a widow of a US Navy Commander who was killed in the Pentagon in the 9/11 attacks has filed a lawsuit in a Washington DC district court, holding Saudi Arabia partially responsible for his death.

Riyadh condemns 9/11 bill, warns of ramifications

30 Sep 2016

World
Riyadh condemns 9/11 bill, warns of ramifications

Saudi Arabia has condemned the passage of the 9/11 bill by the US Congress which opens the doors for lawsuits against Riyadh for the 9/11 attacks.

Mistake to override 9/11 bill veto: Obama

29 Sep 2016

World
Mistake to override 9/11 bill veto: Obama

President Barack Obama has said Congress made a mistake by overriding his veto of a bill that paves the way for taking legal action against Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 attacks.