28 Mar 2020
US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease
In a major development, a US-based medical device manufacturer has won Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval for a new 'rapid' coronavirus test.
04 Sep 2019
Huawei hits back, accuses the US of carrying out cyberattacks
Months after being subjected to a trade ban, Huawei has hit back at US, claiming that the Trump administration has been using every tool at its disposal to disrupt its business.
26 Jun 2019
US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi
Amid strained trade ties between India and United States, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday night.
26 Jun 2019
Google doesn't want "Trump situation" in 2020, undercover exposé claims
Once again, Google is at loggerheads with US President Donald Trump administration's supporters.
09 Jun 2019
US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration
Despite the United States Department of State's rejection of all embassy requests to hoist LGBTQ+ rainbow flags to mark Pride month, several US diplomats around the world, are doing it anyway.
29 May 2019
US removes India from its currency monitoring list: Details here
The US has taken India off its currency watchlist of major trading partners on Wednesday after the country took certain steps to prevent foreign exchange irregularities.
21 May 2019
Huawei US ban delayed: What it means for Android users
Yesterday, the Trump Administration banned Huawei from dealing with American technology companies.
17 May 2019
Indian techie denied H-1B visa; Silicon Valley firm sues government
An IT company based in Silicon Valley has filed a lawsuit against the United States government for denying an H-1B visa to an Indian techie.
13 Apr 2019
USCIS denied 32% of new H-1B applications in first quarter
The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a non-partisan think-tank, analyzed the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) database of the H-1B visas denied in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019.
19 Mar 2019
US to accept new H-1B visa petitions from 1 April
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be reportedly accepting new H-1B visa petitions for fiscal 2020 from 1 April. For these, the employment start date would be 1 October, reported American Bazaar.
19 Feb 2019
Good news for Indians: US introduces 15-day H-1B visa processing
In what comes as good news for Indian professionals seeking to work in the US, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced last week that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B visa applications filed on or before December 21, 2018, starting Tuesday.
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
US govt shutdown affecting FBI: Law & order at risk?
The ongoing partial US government shutdown, now the longest in history, has already resulted in hundreds of thousands of Federal employees working without pay.
11 Jan 2019
Trump announces major H-1B changes, including path to citizenship
On Friday, US President Trump announced that major changes would be made to the H-1B visa program that is widely used by Indian IT professionals and Indian IT firms.
21 Dec 2018
US: Mattis resigns as Defense Secretary over differences with Trump
After two years in office, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has resigned from his post, reportedly over differences with US President Donald Trump, especially pertaining to matters of foreign policy.
20 Dec 2018
Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest
US President Donald Trump has signed a bipartisan bill on Tibet into law that could enrage China, paving the way to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, government officials and journalists access to the sensitive Himalayan region, the homeland of the exiled Dalai Lama.
15 Dec 2018
Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff
US President Donald Trump has named his budget director Mick Mulvaney as interim White House Chief of Staff, putting a halt to a chaotic search to who will take over one of the most important positions in the federal government.
04 Dec 2018
India sees US as an important defense partner: Sitharaman
Commencing her five-day official visit to the United States, Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday asserted that New Delhi sees the US as an important partner in the field of defense.
01 Dec 2018
US proposes changes to H-1B visas; favors highest-paid foreign workers
The Trump administration yesterday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process with the aim of awarding the visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers.
01 Dec 2018
New H-1B rules proposed, might benefit some Indians
In yet another shake-up of H-1B visa rules, the Trump administration, on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process.
13 Nov 2018
CNN sues Trump, others for banning WH correspondent Jim Acosta
CNN is filing a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump and several White House officials over the ban on its Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.
07 Nov 2018
Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.
05 Nov 2018
US sanctions on Iran come into effect: Details here
On Monday, the Trump administration's sanctions against Iran, covering the country's banking and energy sectors, came into effect.
26 Sep 2018
Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at
US President Donald Trump's deepest fears have come true.
22 Sep 2018
US: Social media regulation is just one signature away
It seems like US President Trump is making good on his threat to regulate social media companies.
22 Sep 2018
H-4 visa work permits to be revoked, many Indian-Americans affected
The Trump administration is clamping down on H-4 visa holders.
14 Sep 2018
US: Ajit Doval to hold meetings with Trump administration officials
A week after the successful India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is in Washington to hold meetings with top officials of Trump Administration.
13 Sep 2018
Won't tolerate any form of foreign meddling in elections: Trump
The United States will not tolerate any form of foreign interference in its elections, US President Donald Trump said yesterday after signing an executive order that initiates actions, including sanctions, against foreign entities who meddle or even attempt to interfere in US polls.
13 Sep 2018
Will continue advocating for India's membership in NSG: US
India hasn't been able to secure membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) because of China's veto, a Trump Administration official said today, asserting that the US will continue advocating for India's membership in the group as it meets all the criteria.
08 Sep 2018
Is the White House crumbling from within?
Following harrowing revelations by legendary journalist Bob Woodward, and by an anonymous senior official about fault lines within the Trump administration, chaos, suspicion, and uncertainty have gripped the White House.
31 Aug 2018
There is no change in H-1B visa policy: US official
There is no change in the US' H-1B visa policy which is currently undergoing a review to ensure that it does not disadvantage US workers or wages, a senior Trump administration official has said.
29 Aug 2018
Despite Google's assurances, Trump might regulate Google over 'bias'
In Donald Trump's latest outburst, the President has accused Google of rigging search results and displaying only negative stories about him.
25 Aug 2018
Apple, JPMorgan, Pepsi express concerns over Trump's H-1B policy
H-1B visas have been a touching topic ever since Donald Trump became the US President.
18 Aug 2018
US: Trump team predicts an economic boom contradicting most analysts
Is the latest pickup in the US economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations?
16 Aug 2018
Trump quashes security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan
US President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, accusing him of "lying" and blaming his "erratic conduct and behavior".
31 Jul 2018
Indian H-1B visa petitions are getting rejected more than ever
According to a report by an American non-profit body, there has been a marked increase in denial of H-1B visa petitions of Indians, as compared to people of other nationalities.
31 Jul 2018
India key partner of US in Indo-Pacific region: Trump Admin
India is a key partner in America's efforts to ensure peace, stability, and prosperity in the strategic Indo-Pacific region, Trump administration said.
22 Jul 2018
US-Congress crushes effort to ban China's ZTE; victory for Trump
US Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom-giant ZTE in a defense bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration's deal to save the company accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes.
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.
02 Jul 2018
US has plans to dismantle N-Korea's nuclear-program in one-year: Bolton
President Trump's National Security Adviser, John Bolton, said the US has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear programs in a year.