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These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

14 Aug 2019

These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

Last week, Karnataka's Kodagu district was lashed by devastating rains that triggered landslides and floods in 79 villages. It received 897mm of rain between August 5-11- 468% more than normal.

US seeks information from Pakistan on potential misuse of F-16s

02 Mar 2019

US seeks information from Pakistan on potential misuse of F-16s

The US is seeking more information from Pakistan on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by it against India in violation of the end-user agreement, the State Department has said.

US's Jim Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

18 Oct 2018

US's Jim Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

In the wake of escalating tensions between the US and China, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to meet his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, today in Singapore.

#IranOilImport: US envoy on Iran to hold talks with India

12 Oct 2018

#IranOilImport: US envoy on Iran to hold talks with India

US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, will be visiting India this week for talks ahead of the November 4 deadline set by the Trump administration for countries to cut their import of Iranian oil.

Trump nominates Indian-American to head pivotal nuclear energy division

04 Oct 2018

Trump nominates Indian-American to head pivotal nuclear energy division

US President Donald Trump has nominated an Indian-American woman to head the nuclear energy division at Department of Energy.

How he defeated poverty to become an IAS officer

29 Jul 2018

How he defeated poverty to become an IAS officer

When 2016 UPSC results were declared, two names were widely covered: Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir Khan, for being the first two rankers and for being lovers.

Richard Verma: Have to keep working at Indo-US relations

20 Jan 2017

Richard Verma: Have to keep working at Indo-US relations

Delivering his last address at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Delhi, outgoing US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said he was thankful for all the "tough issues" that were resolved during his tenure.

Trump orders Obama's politically appointed ambassadors to quit

08 Jan 2017

Trump orders Obama's politically appointed ambassadors to quit

In a shocker, US President-elect Trump has ordered all of President Obama's political appointee ambassadors to resign before his inauguration day on January 20.

Shahrukh Khan's run-ins with US immigration

12 Aug 2016

Shahrukh Khan's run-ins with US immigration

Shahrukh Khan was detained at the Los Angeles airport by US immigration officials on a trip to the United States on Friday.