Washington DC: News

FBI probes sale of allegedly stolen British Museum artefacts

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining the sale of potentially stolen artefacts from the British Museum to American buyers.

03 Mar 2024


Ceasefire in Gaza possible within 24-48 hours: Hamas

A top Hamas official said on Sunday that a ceasefire in Gaza could be reached within "24 to 48 hours" if Israel agrees to the Palestinian terror group's demands, according to AFP.

Jaishankar, US state secretary discuss strengthening ties amid India-Canada row

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington on Thursday and discussed strengthening bilateral ties between India and the US.

India demands probe after US cop mocks Indian-origin student's death

A video showing a Seattle police officer in the United States (US) joking about the death of an Indian student has sparked a massive row. The victim student, who reportedly hailed from Andhra Pradesh, was killed in January after being hit by a police vehicle.

Washington: Mass shooting leaves 3 dead, 2 injured

At least three people died, while two others sustained serious injuries in a mass shooting incident in Washington, DC, of the United States (US) on Saturday evening (local time).

02 Aug 2023

Donald Trump

Donald Trump charged with conspiracy to overturn 2020 US elections

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump was indicted on Tuesday for plotting to overturn his election defeat in the 2020 presidential elections.

Chinese spy balloon reportedly used US tech for spying

The Chinese spy balloon that was spotted over the United States (US) early this year used technology made by America that helped it gather audio-visual data, reported The Wall Street Journal, citing preliminary findings from a closely held probe on Wednesday.

19 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's US visit: Here's the schedule and agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in the United States (US) on Tuesday for a state visit as a series of events are lined up for him from Wednesday to Saturday.

19 Apr 2023

S Jaishankar

Saudi, UAE assure support for Indian citizens' safety in Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have assured their support for the safety and security of Indians in violence-torn Sudan following discussions between External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his counterparts, India Today reported.

Mifepristone: What's next for Americans after conflicting abortion drug rulings

Federal judges in Washington and Texas on Friday delivered conflicting rulings regarding the legality of the abortion drug mifepristone, a medication widely available for over two decades in the United States (US).

27 Mar 2023


Complaint filed seeking revocation of Washington pro-Khalistani protesters' passports

Supreme Court (SC) lawyer Vineet Jindal filed an official complaint with the Delhi Police on Monday against pro-Khalistani supporters protesting at the Indian Embassy in Washington, United States (US).

US warns China against 'spy' balloons, China calls reaction hysterical

United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met Beijing's top diplomat Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

08 Feb 2023


Chinese 'spy' balloons targeted numerous countries, including India: Report

China operated a fleet of spy balloons to target numerous nations like Japan and India, according to media reports. The reports come just days after the United States (US) military shot down a Chinese surveillance craft hovering over the country's sensitive installations.

25 Jan 2023

Mass Shooting

US: 3 people die in shooting at Washington convenience store

In yet another mass shooting incident in the United States (US), three individuals lost their lives during a convenience store shooting in Washington on Tuesday.

20 Jun 2022


Another US shooting; 1 dead, several injured in Washington DC

One teenager is feared dead and several others were injured in a shooting in Washington DC in the United States.

05 Aug 2021

Government of India

Indian woman seeks justice in US; alleges dowry-related torture

A newly married Indian woman has sent a distress call to the Indian Embassy in the United States seeking justice after her husband allegedly abandoned her without financial support.

US: Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

An officer died after being stabbed on Tuesday morning during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, and a suspect in the incident was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said.

03 Apr 2021


US Capitol attack: Car rams security barricade; 1 officer killed

A US Capitol Police officer was killed and another was injured in an attack at the Capitol Hill complex in Washington DC on Friday when a man rammed his car into one of the security barricades surrounding the complex.

Indian mathematician named joint-winner of Michael and Sheila Held Prize

Nikhil Srivastava, a young Indian mathematician, has been named winner of the prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize along with two others for solving long-standing questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and Ramanujan graphs.

20 Jan 2021

Donald Trump

Democracy has prevailed: Biden sworn in as 46th US President

More than two months after he won the election, on the promise of healing a broken nation, Democrat Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of United States of America in Washington DC.

FBI opens 160+ investigation cases against Capitol Hill rioters

The FBI has opened more than 160 investigation cases against the January 6 Capitol Hill rioters, officials in Washington said.

12 Jan 2021

Donald Trump

FBI warns of armed protests at state Capitols, Washington DC

The FBI has warned that it has received intelligence that "armed protests" are being planned at all 50 US state Capitols and in Washington DC in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20.

07 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

Disgraceful, horrific, distressing: World leaders condemn chaos at US Capitol

Leaders from across the world denounced the violence at the United States Capitol, saying that the mayhem was in sharp contrast to the democratic values of the nation.

07 Jan 2021

Donald Trump

US: Pro-Trump mob storms Capitol, four die in rampage

The United States Capitol, one of the most iconic structures of the oldest democracy in the world, slipped into chaos and mayhem on Wednesday after hundreds of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building to disrupt a ceremonial session of Congress that was convened to formally announce President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

21 Nov 2020


'Operation Christmas Drop': Graham, Ludwig stick to romance, hope, happiness

Operation Christmas Drop- The title says it.

Trump supporters, protesters clash at 'Million MAGA March' in Washington

Anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clashed on Saturday evening in Washington DC, United States.

17 Apr 2020

Donald Trump

Defying social distancing rules, Ivanka Trump travels for Jewish holiday

Ignoring social distancing guidelines laid down by her own father, the President of United States Donald Trump, to fight coronavirus, Ivanka Trump flew from Washington DC to New Jersey to celebrate Passover, a major Jewish holiday.

24 Jan 2020

North Korea

Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

The annual unveiling of the Doomsday Clock in Washington DC, United States, revealed that humanity is just 100 seconds to 'midnight' aka doomsday.

Washington: One dead, five injured in shooting near White House

In a terrible incident, one person died and five others were injured in a shooting near White House in Washington DC, United States, on Thursday night. The gunfire was reported around 10 pm.

25 Feb 2019

North Korea

March 1 deadline extended, US to delay China tariff-increase: Trump

US President Donald Trump yesterday announced the extension of the March 1 deadline for increasing tariff on import of Chinese products, saying there had been "significant progress" made in negotiations with a visiting trade delegation from the far-east nation.

22 Feb 2019

Donald Trump

US: Teen sues Washington Post for Rs. 1,800cr

In January, US-based The Washington Post reported about a teenager harassing an elderly at Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

08 Jan 2019

Sexual Harassment

Kevin Spacey returning from sexual-assault hearing, gets caught for speeding

Kevin Spacey cannot stop having run-ins with the law, apparently.

25 Nov 2018


Sikhs in America hail India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor

The Sikhs in America have hailed the Indian Government's decision to build a religious corridor linking border district of Gurdaspur with historic Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan, thus, fulfilling a long pending demand of the community.

15 Nov 2018


Braving sub-zero temperature, Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath Puja in US

Hundreds of Indian-Americans, mainly those tracing their roots from Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern UP celebrated Chhath Puja in the US yesterday.

08 Sep 2018

San Francisco

IIT Kharagpur delegation visiting US to hire researchers

As part of the international outreach program, an IIT Kharagpur delegation is visiting the US to meet researchers looking for a career in the best higher education and R&D institution in India.

02 Sep 2018

White House

#GamingBytes: Tom Clancy's Division 2 gets new map and gameplay

Ubisoft presented Tom Clancy's Division 2 at the PAX West.

02 Jun 2018

South Korea

Summit with Kim back on, says Trump after meeting North-Korean-official

US President Donald Trump confirmed his Singapore Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would take place on June 12, adding it would begin the process of Korean Peninsula's denuclearization.

24 Apr 2018

Yogi Adityanath

American firms see an opportunity to invest in UP

American firms are seeing a window of opportunity to invest in Uttar Pradesh, the head of a US business advocacy group said today, underlining that a change in India's most populous state would mean a change in the entire country.

23 Mar 2018


Two Indian-origin brothers indicted for money laundering by US court

Two Indo-Canadian brothers have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington DC for allegedly operating an Internet-based unlicensed money service business "Pyaza.com" that processed more than $250 million in transactions from Ponzi schemes, child pornography rings and more, according to US Attorney Jessie Liu.

18 Mar 2018


First India-US two-plus-two meeting postponed

The first India-US two-plus-two meeting that was tentatively scheduled for April 18-19 has been postponed as of now.

11 Mar 2018

World Bank

India on way to becoming major global power: David Mulford

Former US Ambassador to India David Mulford recently said that as India moves towards becoming a major global power, New Delhi and the US must focus on trade and investment by negotiating agreements that will create jobs in the two countries.

23 Feb 2018


Flying cars isn't the solution to traffic congestion: Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said flying cars is not a good solution to the problem of traffic congestion.

12 Jan 2018

Russia News

Washington renames Russian embassy street after murdered Russian politician

In a new development, the Washington DC City Council has unanimously voted to rename the street which houses the Russian embassy after slain Russian politician Boris Nemtsov.

27 Oct 2017

Donald Trump

UK considered setting up warning system over Trump's unexpected announcements

It appears the UK government is just as alarmed by its ally US President Donald Trump's unpredictable announcements as everyone else.

15 Oct 2017


Kiran Patel: The Indian-American who donated $200 million to Florida

Dr. Kiran Patel, the person who donated $200 million to a Florida university has set a new high-water mark for philanthropists among the Indian-American community in the US.

05 Oct 2017

US State Department

Suspected 'acoustic attack:' US expels Cuban diplomats from Washington

In a new development, the US state department has moved to expel 15 Cuban diplomats from Washington.

19 Sep 2017

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi leaves experts impressed with "substantive" talk on policy

Thanks to media, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is more or less viewed as a 'pappu' by the public- someone who doesn't know what he's talking about.

29 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

Warren Buffett started paying taxes when he was just 14!

Reports showed that billionaire Warren Buffett's tax records as a young 14-year old teenager reflect astute investing and finance skills.

26 Jun 2017

Narendra Modi

Modi's US visit: Praises for MEA, investment pitch for CEOs

Wrapping up Day 1 of his first US visit under Trump's Presidency, PM Modi interacted with top American CEOs and addressed the Indian community in Washington DC.

25 Jun 2017


PM Modi arrives in Washington DC, will meet Trump tomorrow

After stopping in Portugal, PM Modi has now arrived in Washington DC for a two-day visit, the first under Donald Trump's Presidency. The two leaders are expected to discuss strategically important issues.

US attorney general denies having secret meetings with Russian officials

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced suggestions that he colluded with the Russia as "an appalling and detestable lie."

16 May 2017

Trump Administration

White House to Congress: Powerful Indians in Washington DC

The Indian diaspora in the US really seems to be living the American dream. Having gathered numerical and economical clout over time, Indians have started to figure prominently in the power corridors in Washington DC.

08 Mar 2017

Donald Trump

Trump administration may target spouses of H-1B visa

Trump administration has ratcheted its attempts to cut down foreign immigrant workers in US.

03 Mar 2017

Bombay High Court

Mumbai: Driverless metros to run on Metro III

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will acquire driverless trains for the underground metro corridor on the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz route, also known as Metro III.

30 Jan 2017

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's decision to ban refugees and immigrants

On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order which suspended the intake of refugees from Syria for 120 days, and blocked immigration from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia for 90 days.

21 Jan 2017

San Francisco

Women to sport 'pussy hats' a day after Trump's inauguration

A day after US President Trump's inauguration, 200,000 people would march in Washington DC to advocate for gender equality.

09 Jan 2017

Donald Trump

Pot smokers to distribute joints at inauguration

Marijuana legalization advocates intend to distribute joints at Donald Trump's inauguration.