Virginia: News

US: 6-year-old boy shoots school teacher inside classroom 

A six-year-old kid shot and injured a teacher at Richneck Elementary School in Virginia's Newport News city in the United States (US) on Friday, the police told news agency Reuters.

US: 3 killed, 2 injured in Virginia University shooting

A student allegedly opened fire on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, US, leaving three people dead and two injured late Sunday, the university police said.

30 Jul 2022


US: 16 killed as torrential rains flood eastern Kentucky

The number of deaths in the United States' (US) eastern Kentucky state increased to at least 16 as "epic" torrential rains ripped down homes, wiped out highways, and drove rivers over their banks, state officials said, warning that more deaths were likely.

05 May 2022


Ripped my underwear off, did cavity search: Heard on Depp

Amber Heard on Wednesday testified in the defamation case filed by her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp.

26 Feb 2021


Johnny Depp's defamation case hearing against Amber Heard delayed again

The defamation case slapped by Johnny Depp against Amber Heard got a new date.

22 Aug 2020

H-1B Visa

US: Indian national arrested for $21 million H-1B visa fraud

An Indian national has been arrested in the United States for committing a $21 million visa fraud.

13 Mar 2020

Barack Obama

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning ordered free from prison; fined $256,000

Former United States Army soldier Chelsea Manning was released from prison on Thursday on the orders of a federal court in Virginia.

08 Nov 2019

Space News

Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

Last week, a dozen bottles of red wine were blasted off from a NASA launchpad in Virginia. The Bordeaux wines have already made their way to the International Space Station (ISS).

29 Jun 2019


US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

An Islamic teacher in Virginia, who engaged in sexual video conversations with a 15-year-old student, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted at a trial in Alexandria federal court earlier this year.

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


Now, robots deliver pizza and coffee to students: Details here

Robotics is the future, and Starship Technologies is leveraging it for the benefit of students.

American-firm to pay $100,000 to settle Indian-origin employee's discrimination lawsuit

An American firm will pay $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an Indian-origin employee who was fired for seeking a transfer to care for his differently-abled son.

24 Jun 2018


Trump's spokeswoman booted out of eatery, restaurant explains why

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders was, on Saturday, asked to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works with Donald Trump.

15 Oct 2017


Virginia State University shooting: Campus on lockdown; one injured

Virginia State University is on lockdown following a shooting on the campus at 8:25pm (local time).

09 Oct 2017

Russia News

White nationalists return to Charlottesville, chant "Russia is our friend"

White supremacists became the subject of national scorn in the US after one woman was killed in violent clashes between right-wing supporters and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

31 Aug 2017


Snapchat: We call police to check facts before publishing

Snapchat has an in-house editorial team of journalists which cross check user-generated coverage with other sources to ensure accuracy in news coverage.

16 Aug 2017


James Alex Fields Jr: Know the Charlottesville attacker

The recent attack on anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia added itself to the long list of hate crimes perpetrated by white supremacists in the US and elsewhere in the world.

14 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Virginia violence: White House defends Trump's controversial response

US President Donald Trump has come under criticism for not explicitly condemning white supremacists that most are blaming for the Charlottesville violence.

13 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Virginia: Far-right rally turns violent, 1 killed and 19 injured

In a disturbing instance, a car rammed into a crowd opposing a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killing one person and leaving 19 injured.

10 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

FBI raids ex-Trump campaign chief's house over Russia probe

The FBI raided Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's residence in Virginia, on July 26, Manafort's spokesman has confirmed.

26 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

Now report hate crime through the new civil rights app

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) launched a new app that supports civil rights and counters the alarming surge in hate crimes.

26 Jun 2017


#ModiInUSA: PM says surgical strikes prove Indian can defend itself

PM Narendra Modi, who was attending a reception by the Indian-American community in Virginia, said India has successfully explained the threat of terrorism to the world.

15 Jun 2017


Congressman Steve Scalise, shot at Virginia baseball practice, critical

Congressman Steve Scalise, who was shot at a baseball practice in Virginia, is critical, said the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

14 Jun 2017


US House majority whip shot at congressional baseball practice

US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been shot in the hip by a rifle-armed gunman who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia.

06 Apr 2017

Michael Flynn

Bannon loses seat in National Security Council, not a "demotion"

President Donald Trump has removed Steve Bannon, his controversial senior strategist, from the National Security Council (NSC).