White House: News

18 Sep 2023


Taiwan detects 103 Chinese warplanes near island in 24 hours

The Ministry of National Defense of Taiwan expressed grave concerns on Monday over the increased military activity of China after it reportedly detected more than 100 Chinese warplanes around the island within a 24-hour period.

05 Sep 2023

Kim Jong-un

North Korea might supply weapons to Russia for Ukraine: US 

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is reportedly planning to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia.

Jill Biden gets COVID-19 ahead of President Biden's India visit

United States (US) First Lady Jill Biden (72) reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday (local time) and is experiencing mild symptoms, according to her spokesperson.

25 Jul 2023

Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden may face impeachment probe

Amid serious financial strains in the United States (US), the country is facing a fresh challenge as calls for President Joe Biden's impeachment grow louder.

White House pushes AI companies to commit to safeguards

The US administration has been working on regulating artificial intelligence (AI) for a while. Its focus has always been on responsible AI.

13 Jul 2023

Joe Biden

Joe Biden has had 'so much plastic surgery': Republican leader

Greg Murphy, a Republican congressman from North Carolina, has accused United States (US) President Joe Biden of having "so much botox."

06 Jul 2023

Joe Biden

Cameras, visitor logs checked after cocaine found at White House

A powdery substance found by the Secret Service at the White House on Sunday was cocaine, Reuters reported, quoting an official on Wednesday.

30 Jun 2023

Joe Biden

US: Supreme Court halts Biden's student loan forgiveness plan

The United States (US) Supreme Court rejected President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness scheme on Friday, depriving tens of millions of Americans of the opportunity to have up to $20,000 of their debt canceled.

27 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

White House condemns journalist's harassment for questioning PM Modi

The White House on Monday condemned the online harassment faced by Sabrina Siddiqui, the journalist who had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi a question at a press conference last week.

24 Jun 2023

Joe Biden

India, US call to curb cross-border terrorism; Pakistan reacts

Pakistan has rejected a joint statement by India and the United States urging it to take action against cross-border terrorism.

22 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

No discrimination in India: PM Modi on US media question

While responding to a question during a joint press conference on Thursday with United States (US) President Joe Biden regarding the measures the Indian government is taking to improve the rights of minorities, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that democracy is in the DNA of both the nations.

22 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi's dinner at White House: Here's what's on the menu

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, along with White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford are hosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 22 for a State Dinner.

22 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

'Big deal': PM Modi, Biden to address press conference 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join United States (US) President Joe Biden to address a press conference on Thursday, the White House said.

22 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

7.5-carat green diamond, sandalwood box: PM Modi's gifts to Bidens

On his first state visit to the United States (US), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted a handcrafted sandalwood box to US President Joe Biden and a green diamond to First Lady Jill Biden.

22 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi, Bidens exchange gifts after dinner, US Congress address ahead

After leading a Guinness World Record-setting International Yoga Day event in New York on Thursday (local time), Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an intimate dinner with United States (US) President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the White House in Washington.

20 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Vegetarian menu, Grammy-winning violinist: US prepares for Modi's visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who left for the United States (US) for his three-day state visit, would reach Andrews Air Force Base in Washington on Wednesday at 1:30am.

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.

18 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi may negotiate first India-US planetary defense deal with Biden

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reportedly set to negotiate India's first deal on planetary defense with United States President Joe Biden during his first official US state visit.

16 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi's US visit: Protests planned over India's human rights issues

Human rights groups in the United States (US) have allegedly planned protests ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit over the reported "deteriorating human rights situation" in India.

Will prioritize Indian visa applications: US ahead of Modi's visit

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, the United States (US) on Thursday said it is making a "huge push" to process as many visa applications in India as possible as a "top priority."

11 Jun 2023

Donald Trump

'Crazy lunatics': Donald Trump slams 'corrupt' justice system after indictment

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump on Saturday called the country's justice system "corrupt" in two state Republican conventions, reported AFP.

10 Jun 2023

Donald Trump

Donald Trump took classified documents on US 'nuclear programs': Report

Federal prosecutors unveiled a 49-page wide-ranging indictment of former United States (US) President Donald Trump on Friday, accusing him of endangering national security by taking secret documents on defense and "nuclear program" while leaving the White House in 2021.

09 Jun 2023

Donald Trump

What is classified documents case that Trump is indicted in

The United States (US) Justice Department on Thursday reportedly lodged federal criminal charges against former President Donald Trump after a lengthy investigation into his alleged mishandling of classified documents, which he took with him after leaving the White House.

06 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Go see for yourself: US praises 'health' of Indian democracy

Reposing faith in India's democracy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House on Monday called the country a vibrant democracy.

01 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

India-US jet engine deal likely during PM Modi's state visit

The United States (US) is likely to sign a deal with India allowing American conglomerate General Electric Company (GE) to jointly produce engines for military aircraft in India, reports said.

16 May 2023

Donald Trump

FBI shouldn't have launched full Trump-Russia probe, says special counsel

United States (US) Special Counsel John Durham has said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lacked "actual evidence" to investigate ties between former President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

27 Apr 2023

Donald Trump

'Donald Trump raped me': US writer testifies in NY court

A writer named E Jean Carroll on Wednesday testified in a civil trial in the United States (US) that an alleged sexual assault by Donald Trump almost 30 years ago left her feeling "ashamed" and unable to have romantic relationships.

19 Apr 2023

Joe Biden

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris release tax returns. Know their salaries

United States President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris released their federal tax returns on Tuesday, which showed their salaries for 2022 to be $400,000 and $219,171, respectively.

US: Florida lawmakers approve 6-week abortion ban

The Republican-led Florida Legislature approved a six-week abortion ban on Thursday, paving the way for abortion access to be curtailed drastically in the state and south of the United States (US).

US: Tornadoes tear through 8 states, 26 dead; emergency declared

A series of powerful tornadoes caused devastation in the United States, killing at least 26 people in the South and Midwest.

31 Mar 2023

Donald Trump

Will Donald Trump be arrested in hush money indictment case

Donald Trump became the first-ever United States (US) former president to face criminal charges after a New York grand jury on Thursday voted to indict him.

'Absolutely unacceptable': US condemns attack on Indian consulate by pro-Khalistanis

The United States (US) on Monday condemned the attack on the Indian Consulate General in San Francisco, saying the vandalism was "absolutely unacceptable," reported PTI.

15 Mar 2023


Russian fighter jet collides with US drone over Black Sea

Russian fighter jets dumped fuel on a United States (US) drone and then collided with it over the Black Sea on Tuesday, causing the unmanned aircraft to crash. The US military has slammed Russia's action as "reckless, environmentally unsound, and unprofessional."

US: Biden mulls stricter gun-control policy; background checks, safety must 

The United States (US) President Joe Biden is mulling bringing a more "proactive and strict gun-control policy" to the country, which has been marred by mass shootings and violence involving firearms, Reuters reported.

Biden appoints 2 Indian-American CEOs to trade policy advisory committee

United States (US) President Joe Biden has appointed two Indian-American chief executive officers (CEOs) as members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, the White House announced on Friday.

08 Mar 2023

New York City

In a first, Indian-American Arun Subramanian becomes NY court judge

Attorney Arun Subramanian on Tuesday became the first Indian-American to be appointed as the district judge for the Southern District Court of New York (SDNY), according to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.

04 Mar 2023

Joe Biden

Joe Biden had cancerous skin lesion removed successfully in February

United States (US) President Joe Biden had a cancerous skin lesion successfully removed in February from his chest, his doctor announced on Friday.

US: NOTAM system outage affects 7,000 flights, restored after hours

A critical system of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suffered an unprecedented outage, resulting in at least 7,000 flights being affected across the country on Wednesday.

Republican Kevin McCarthy named US House speaker in marathon voting

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was named the 55th speaker of the US House of Representatives on Saturday, according to AFP.

20 Dec 2022

Donald Trump

Congressional panel probing Capitol riot recommends criminal charges against Trump

After an investigation into last year's US Capitol riots, a House of Representatives select committee unanimously recommended four criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.

09 Dec 2022

White House Press

India won't be an ally, but another great power: US

According to a top White House official on Friday (Thursday local time), India will not be the United States' (US) ally, but another great power.

06 Aug 2022

Barack Obama

Barack-Michelle Obama introduce Netflix docu 'Descendant' at African-American film fest

Former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance during the opening night of the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) on Friday.

31 Jul 2022

Joe Biden

Biden tests positive for COVID-19; rare case of 'rebound positivity'

US President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on Saturday morning after a series of negative test results throughout the week.

19 Jun 2022

US President

When US President Joe Biden fell off a bicycle

President of the United States Joe Biden fell off his bike on Saturday while attempting to dismount after stopping to speak with a gathering of people at Cape Henlopen State Park around his Delaware beach home.

05 Jun 2022

Joe Biden

US President Biden evacuated after plane flies over beach house

United States (US) President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were briefly evacuated in Delaware on Saturday after an air space breach near their holiday home.

01 Jun 2022

Joe Biden

BTS meets US President Joe Biden, addresses anti-Asian hate crimes

South Korean boy band BTS visited the President of the United States, Joe Biden, at the White House on Tuesday in an effort to call out the anti-Asian hate crimes in the country.

15 May 2022

Mass Shooting

New York: 10 killed in 'racially-motivated' shooting, suspect arrested

A heavily-armed 18-year-old white man shot 10 people dead and injured three others, most of them Black, at a Buffalo grocery store in New York on Saturday, as per US authorities.

06 May 2022

Joe Biden

US: Karine Jean-Pierre named first 'Black' White House press secretary

In a historic moment on Thursday, Karine Jean-Pierre became the first Black woman and openly LGBTQ+ person to be appointed as the Press Secretary of the White House.

25 Jan 2022

Joe Biden

'Stupid son of a b****': Joe Biden caught cursing reporter

United States President Joe Biden on Monday was caught on camera insulting Fox News reporter Peter Doocy after the latter asked him a question on inflation at the White House.

26 Oct 2021

Health & Wellness

Traveling to the US? Check new rules and exemptions

United States President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order reopening air travel for foreign travelers with fresh vaccination rules.

17 Sep 2021


Why are Nicki Minaj's fans protesting in front of CDC?

Nicki Minaj's tweet on vaccines causing infertility in men and women has sparked opposition from all corners, her fans, The White House, Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister and health experts.

09 Sep 2021


US in no rush to recognize Taliban government: White House

The United States is not in a rush to recognize the new interim government in Afghanistan, the White House said on Wednesday, asserting that it is in talks with the Taliban to get Americans out of the strife-torn country.

18 Aug 2021


Taliban agree to allow 'safe passage' to civilians: White House

The Taliban have agreed to allow "safe passage" from Afghanistan for civilians struggling to join a US-directed airlift from the capital, President Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday.

03 Mar 2021

Joe Biden

Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination as White House Budget Chief

Indian-American Neera Tanden on Tuesday withdrew her nomination as Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget after the ruling party failed to muster enough votes in the Senate to secure her confirmation.

15 Feb 2021

Kamala Harris

White House wants Harris's niece to stop using her name

Meena Harris, the niece of United States Vice-President Kamala Harris, has sparked worries among White House officials. The reason? Many in the current US administration believe she could be leveraging her aunt's name to build her personal brand.