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Defying social distancing rules, Ivanka Trump travels for Jewish holiday

17 Apr 2020

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.

Weinstein said Jennifer Aniston 'should be killed', reveal court documents

12 Mar 2020

Weinstein said Jennifer Aniston 'should be killed', reveal court documents

"Jen Aniston should be killed", disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had said in 2017, after a reporter reached out to him for a comment on a story, freshly unsealed court documents have revealed.

Iowa caucus: Gay US presidential candidate Buttigieg takes early lead

05 Feb 2020

Iowa caucus: Gay US presidential candidate Buttigieg takes early lead

The Democratic candidate for United States President, Pete Buttigieg, took an early lead in Iowa's caucuses, as per partial data released for Monday's caucus tallies.

US: Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against President Trump

10 Dec 2019

US: Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against President Trump

House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump, one for the abuse of power of his office and a second for the obstruction of Congress.

Before tomorrow's Kashmir visit, EU delegation meets PM Modi

28 Oct 2019

Before tomorrow's Kashmir visit, EU delegation meets PM Modi

Kashmir has been reeling under an unprecedented lockdown since August raising concerns among rights groups. The area has been off-limits for almost everyone from journalists to activists.

Mehbooba Mufti's daughter says Kashmir less important than Aarey trees

07 Oct 2019

Mehbooba Mufti's daughter says Kashmir less important than Aarey trees

Earlier today, the Supreme Court put a stay on the felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony until further orders, days after protests escalated over the weekend.

J&K authorities allow PDP delegation to meet Mehbooba Mufti

06 Oct 2019

J&K authorities allow PDP delegation to meet Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday allowed a 10-member delegation of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to meet party chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who has been under detention for the past two months.

Not my type: Trump denies raping writer, makes problematic statement

25 Jun 2019

Not my type: Trump denies raping writer, makes problematic statement

You are the most powerful man in the world, you have been accused of rape, and one of the first things you do is say the "woman is not your type".

US President Trump raped me, says writer; he denies allegations

22 Jun 2019

US President Trump raped me, says writer; he denies allegations

President of United States, Donald Trump, has been accused of rape by writer E. Jean Carroll. She revealed the incident happened in the 1990s.

US: Former Vice-President Joe Biden announces 2020 run for President

25 Apr 2019

US: Former Vice-President Joe Biden announces 2020 run for President

Former US Vice-President, Joe Biden, has formally announced that he is running for President in 2020, putting an end to speculations on Thursday.

Pulwama attack: 100 companies of paramilitary forces deployed in Kashmir

23 Feb 2019

Pulwama attack: 100 companies of paramilitary forces deployed in Kashmir

With India still reeling from the Pulwama attack, the Center has airlifted 100 companies of paramilitary forces to Srinagar to bolster security in Jammu and Kashmir.

Trump to declare national emergency to build border wall

15 Feb 2019

Trump to declare national emergency to build border wall

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order declaring a national emergency, which will empower him to fund the construction of a massive wall along the US-Mexico border to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country and curb drug smuggling.

US: Trump temporarily ends longest government shutdown in history

26 Jan 2019

US: Trump temporarily ends longest government shutdown in history

Amid mounting pressure and increasing disruptions in government functioning, US President Donald Trump, on Friday, sounded a strategic retreat and temporarily ended the longest US government shutdown in history.

Trump cancels US delegation's visit to Davos amid shutdown

18 Jan 2019

Trump cancels US delegation's visit to Davos amid shutdown

US President Donald Trump has canceled the US delegation's trip to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland, due to the partial government shutdown, which entered its 27th-day yesterday.

Indian-American Raja Krishnamoorthi appointed to committee on intelligence. Details here

17 Jan 2019

Indian-American Raja Krishnamoorthi appointed to committee on intelligence. Details here

Indian-American Democratic lawmaker Raja Krishnamoorthy was appointed as a member of a Congressional committee on intelligence yesterday.

US government shutdown enters day 22, becomes longest in history

12 Jan 2019

US government shutdown enters day 22, becomes longest in history

The partial US government shutdown that began towards the end of last year has entered its 22nd day, making it the longest-ever US government shutdown in history.

Indian Army chief says Taliban analogy doesn't apply to J&K

10 Jan 2019

Indian Army chief says Taliban analogy doesn't apply to J&K

On Thursday, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said that India should join the "bandwagon" if other countries were willing to initiate talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan, but the same analogy could not be applied to Jammu and Kashmir.

Angelina Jolie could start political career and run for President?

28 Dec 2018

Angelina Jolie could start political career and run for President?

Angelina Jolie is one of the most renowned names of Hollywood and for the longest time was considered the world's most beautiful woman by various media outlets.

US government shutdown to drag on to 2019

28 Dec 2018

US government shutdown to drag on to 2019

It has been over six days since the US government partially shut down, and there seems to be no solution in sight.

Partial US government shutdown to last through Christmas

23 Dec 2018

Partial US government shutdown to last through Christmas

It seems like the partial US government shutdown is set to last through Christmas.

US government shuts down after disputes over Trump's border wall

22 Dec 2018

US government shuts down after disputes over Trump's border wall

After the clock struck midnight on December 21, US local time, the US government went into a partial shutdown.

Seriously considering running for US presidency in 2020: Tulsi Gabbard

13 Dec 2018

Seriously considering running for US presidency in 2020: Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has hinted that she might be running for the White House in 2020.

Congress, PDP, National Conference, might form grand alliance in Kashmir

21 Nov 2018

Congress, PDP, National Conference, might form grand alliance in Kashmir

In what could shape up to be a grand alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress, the National Conference (NC), and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) are in talks to explore the possibility of forming a government in the state.

Tulsi Gabbard considering to run for US presidency in 2020?

12 Nov 2018

Tulsi Gabbard considering to run for US presidency in 2020?

Tulsi Gabbard, the Congresswoman from Hawaii and the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, is considering to run for the American presidency in 2020.

US Senators write to Modi on India's data localization policy

14 Oct 2018

US Senators write to Modi on India's data localization policy

Two top American Senators, John Cornyn and Mark Warner, have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to adopt a soft stance on data localization, warning that India's policy on the issue will adversely affect American businesses in the country.

J&K: Campaigning ends for first-phase of urban local body polls

07 Oct 2018

J&K: Campaigning ends for first-phase of urban local body polls

Campaigning for the first-phase of the urban local body (ULB) polls in Jammu and Kashmir ended today, 24 hours before the start of voting in 422 wards.

Gandhiji to be posthumously honored with US Congressional Gold Medal

02 Oct 2018

Gandhiji to be posthumously honored with US Congressional Gold Medal

Half a dozen influential US lawmakers, including four Indian-Americans, have moved a resolution in the US House of Representatives to posthumously award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi in recognition of his promotion of peace and non-violence.

US: Here's why Republican Party apologized to Hindus

20 Sep 2018

US: Here's why Republican Party apologized to Hindus

The ruling Republican Party in the US has apologized to Hindus after a newspaper advertisement featuring Lord Ganesha to woo the minority community voters in Texas ended up "offending" them.

Trump declassifies Russia papers to expose 'bad things' at FBI

20 Sep 2018

Trump declassifies Russia papers to expose 'bad things' at FBI

President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, a move he says will ensure that "really bad things" at the FBI are exposed.

US: Trump warns of violent change if Republicans lose midterms

30 Aug 2018

US: Trump warns of violent change if Republicans lose midterms

US President Donald Trump warned evangelical leaders that if Republicans lose control of Congress in the midterm elections, Democrats will institute change violently.

Beyond the squared circle: WWE stars who indulged in politics

03 Aug 2018

Beyond the squared circle: WWE stars who indulged in politics

Wrestlers venturing into other professions is not a rarity, but for them to get involved in politics is rather an unusual decision.

Mueller-probe shouldn't be permitted to interfere with US-Russia relations: Putin

17 Jul 2018

Mueller-probe shouldn't be permitted to interfere with US-Russia relations: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the probe by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Moscow's election meddling as "political games" that shouldn't be permitted to interfere with US-Russia relations.

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

14 Jul 2018

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

The US Justice Department has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the servers of senior Democrats, including their Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 US Presidential Election.

Trump announces resignation of scandal-tainted environment body chief Scott Pruitt

06 Jul 2018

Trump announces resignation of scandal-tainted environment body chief Scott Pruitt

US President Donald Trump today announced the departure of his environment-chief, Scott Pruitt, who faced ethics scandals over his spending and conduct in office.

Sena slams BJP-PDP breakup; says BJP starting 'election politics' again

26 Jun 2018

Sena slams BJP-PDP breakup; says BJP starting 'election politics' again

The Shiv Sena today slammed the BJP over the BJP-PDP break-up in Jammu and Kashmir and accused the BJP of again starting "election politics" in J&K.

Aruna Miller, second Indian-American in line to become US Congresswoman

25 Jun 2018

Aruna Miller, second Indian-American in line to become US Congresswoman

Indian-American Aruna Miller, seeking to enter the US House of Representatives from a Congressional seat in Maryland, has emerged as one of the top fundraisers, days ahead of the Democratic primary.

Turkey Presidential election: Erdogan claims outright victory in first round

25 Jun 2018

Turkey Presidential election: Erdogan claims outright victory in first round

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls after securing outright victory in the first round, the election authority said, tightening his grip on the nation he has ruled for 15 years.

Centre sent crores for J&K's development, PDP ignored interests: Shah

24 Jun 2018

Centre sent crores for J&K's development, PDP ignored interests: Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, during his first rally in J&K after the saffron party pulled the plug on an alliance with Peoples' Democratic Party, blamed former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for ignoring interests of Jammu and Ladakh.

China, US avert trade-war: Beijing agrees to import more American-products

20 May 2018

China, US avert trade-war: Beijing agrees to import more American-products

China and the US averted a trade war by reaching an agreement today under which Beijing has agreed to "significantly increase" its purchases of American goods and services to reduce $375bn trade deficit with Washington.

Gina Haspel to become the first female CIA Director

18 May 2018

Gina Haspel to become the first female CIA Director

Gina Haspel is all set to become the new Director of the CIA. She will be the first woman to lead the agency in its 70-year history.