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ByteDance values TikTok at $60 billion for US deal

20 Sep 2020

ByteDance values TikTok at $60 billion for US deal

Chinese giant ByteDance is said to have valued TikTok at an approximate $60 billion.

US bans TikTok, WeChat downloads from September 20: Details here

18 Sep 2020

US bans TikTok, WeChat downloads from September 20: Details here

In a major move, the US government has announced the decision to ban popular Chinese services TikTok and WeChat.

China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

12 Sep 2020

China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

Chinese giant ByteDance is running out of time to comply with the Donald Trump administration's 'sell or close' order for TikTok US.

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

27 Aug 2020

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

Kevin Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of TikTok and Chief Operating Officer of its Chinese parent company ByteDance, has resigned from his posts.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

23 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

This week, both Apple and Google made major headlines in the world of tech.

Now, TikTok will sue Trump administration: Here's why

23 Aug 2020

Now, TikTok will sue Trump administration: Here's why

After weeks of speculation and rumors, TikTok has finally confirmed its plan to sue the Trump administration.

US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease

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.

Huawei hits back, accuses the US of carrying out cyberattacks

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.

US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi

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.

Google doesn't want "Trump situation" in 2020, undercover exposé claims

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.

US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration

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.

US removes India from its currency monitoring list: Details here

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.

Huawei US ban delayed: What it means for Android users

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.

Indian techie denied H-1B visa; Silicon Valley firm sues government

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.

USCIS denied 32% of new H-1B applications in first quarter

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.

US to accept new H-1B visa petitions from 1 April

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.

Good news for Indians: US introduces 15-day H-1B visa processing

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.

16 US states sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

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.

US govt shutdown affecting FBI: Law & order at risk?

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.

Trump announces major H-1B changes, including path to citizenship

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.

US: Mattis resigns as Defense Secretary over differences with Trump

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.

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

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.

Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff

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.

India sees US as an important defense partner: Sitharaman

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.

US proposes changes to H-1B visas; favors highest-paid foreign workers

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.

New H-1B rules proposed, might benefit some Indians

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.

CNN sues Trump, others for banning WH correspondent Jim Acosta

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.

Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official

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.

US sanctions on Iran come into effect: Details here

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.

Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at

26 Sep 2018

Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at

US President Donald Trump's deepest fears have come true.

US: Social media regulation is just one signature away

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.

H-4 visa work permits to be revoked, many Indian-Americans affected

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.

US: Ajit Doval to hold meetings with Trump administration officials

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.

Won't tolerate any form of foreign meddling in elections: Trump

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.

Will continue advocating for India's membership in NSG: US

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.

Is the White House crumbling from within?

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.

There is no change in H-1B visa policy: US official

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.

Despite Google's assurances, Trump might regulate Google over 'bias'

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.

Apple, JPMorgan, Pepsi express concerns over Trump's H-1B policy

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.

US: Trump team predicts an economic boom contradicting most analysts

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?