United States of America (USA)

United States of America is a constitutional federal republic located between Mexico and Canada with various territories dispersed throughout the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Donald Trump became the 45th President of America after he defeated Hillary Clinton in a highly controversial general election. USA is arguably the most developed country in the world and is an economic and a military superpower.

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NBA: A look at Los Angeles Lakers' all-time records

25 Sep 2019

NBA: A look at Los Angeles Lakers' all-time records

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has produced a number of champion teams over the years.

NBA: Here are the records held by Boston Celtics

23 Sep 2019

NBA: Here are the records held by Boston Celtics

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the best basketball league in the world and has produced some legendary players over the years.

NBA: Here are the records held by Michael Jordan

11 Sep 2019

NBA: Here are the records held by Michael Jordan

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has seen a number of legendary players being born.

Ranking the best NBA Finals of all-time

09 Sep 2019

Ranking the best NBA Finals of all-time

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the most popular basketball league in the world.

NBA: Here are some unique records held by LeBron James

30 Aug 2019

NBA: Here are some unique records held by LeBron James

LeBron James is undoubtedly one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the sport.

Here are five Olympic moments which shocked the world

15 Aug 2019

Here are five Olympic moments which shocked the world

The Olympics is undoubtedly the greatest sporting event in the world.

US man pleads guilty of kidnapping 13-year-old, murdering her parents

29 Mar 2019

US man pleads guilty of kidnapping 13-year-old, murdering her parents

A 21-year-old Wisconsin man, Jake Thomas Patterson, pleaded guilty of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, and murdering her parents.

#MissionShakti successful; India now an elite space power: PM Modi

27 Mar 2019

#MissionShakti successful; India now an elite space power: PM Modi

In a surprise address on Wednesday, PM Narendra Modi has made an announcement about the country's successful "Mission Shakti" space operation.

Indian-origin man sentenced to 33 months in US-prison over embezzlement

04 Mar 2019

Indian-origin man sentenced to 33 months in US-prison over embezzlement

An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to pay $2.6 million in restitution for being convicted of mail fraud and embezzlement (theft of employer's funds).

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

02 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode

While the India-Pakistan relations have always been strained, a series of latest events triggered by the Pulwama attack escalated tensions between both the countries.

Top US-General discusses current security environment with Pakistani counterpart: Pentagon

27 Feb 2019

Top US-General discusses current security environment with Pakistani counterpart: Pentagon

General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, yesterday spoke to his Pakistani counterpart General Zubair Mahmood Hayat to discuss the "current security environment" in Pakistan, the Pentagon said, amid the spike in Indo-Pak tensions following Pulwama terror attack.

Iran adhering to terms of nuclear deal: UN atomic watchdog

23 Feb 2019

Iran adhering to terms of nuclear deal: UN atomic watchdog

Iran has been adhering to a deal with world powers limiting its nuclear programme, the United Nations atomic watchdog said yesterday, as diplomatic wrangling continues over the future of the accord.

US slaps sanctions against UAE-based Indian family for smuggling drugs

21 Feb 2019

US slaps sanctions against UAE-based Indian family for smuggling drugs

The US has slapped sanctions against a UAE-based Indian man and his parents for allegedly running a global money laundering and smuggling network for drugs.

Indians arrested in 'pay-and-stay' scheme plead not guilty in US-court

05 Feb 2019

Indians arrested in 'pay-and-stay' scheme plead not guilty in US-court

The eight Indians, who were recently arrested for recruiting several hundred students mostly from India to stay illegally in the US by enrolling in a fake university, have pleaded "not guilty" before a federal court in Michigan.

Indian-American Sikh accorded with Rosa Park Trailblazer award

19 Jan 2019

Indian-American Sikh accorded with Rosa Park Trailblazer award

An Indian-American philanthropist and entrepreneur, Gurinder Singh Khalsa, has been presented with the prestigious Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign that forced US authorities to change their policy towards headgear of the Sikh community.

FBI arrests Jihadist planning White House attack with anti-tank rocket

18 Jan 2019

FBI arrests Jihadist planning White House attack with anti-tank rocket

Authorities in the US state of Georgia have arrested a 21-year-old man who sought to buy explosives and an anti-tank rocket for a "jihad" suicide attack on the White House planned 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.

Taliban threatens to end talks with US: Here's why

16 Jan 2019

Taliban threatens to end talks with US: Here's why

The Taliban yesterday threatened to end contact with the US if they deflect from the issue of foreign force withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 presidential run to take on Trump

12 Jan 2019

Tulsi Gabbard announces 2020 presidential run to take on Trump

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has said that she is running for the White House in 2020.

Study: Hindus in US are the most educated religious community

09 Jan 2019

Study: Hindus in US are the most educated religious community

In an encouraging news, the Hindu community has turned out to be the most educated among 30 religious groups in the United States, according to 2014 Religious Landscape Study by Pew Research Center.

Man cheats on wife, gets huge tattoo to win trust

08 Jan 2019

Man cheats on wife, gets huge tattoo to win trust

Gaining back the trust of a spouse after cheating on him/her can be certainly difficult and people go to extreme lengths for that.

Trump pushes for steel-barrier along US-Mexico border to end shutdown

07 Jan 2019

Trump pushes for steel-barrier along US-Mexico border to end shutdown

US President Donald Trump has offered to erect a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall along the southern border with Mexico to iron out differences with Democrats over the issue, which has led to a partial government shutdown for a fortnight now.

US Congresswoman, slammed for her dance video, gives savage response

06 Jan 2019

US Congresswoman, slammed for her dance video, gives savage response

On Thursday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest ever US Congresswoman.

Los Angeles: Three dead after shooting at bowling complex

05 Jan 2019

Los Angeles: Three dead after shooting at bowling complex

On Saturday, shooting at a bowling alley near Los Angeles took three lives, reports said. The incident took place at Gable House Bowl, a gaming complex.

US: Didn't get plastic straw, man thrashes McDonald's woman employee

03 Jan 2019

US: Didn't get plastic straw, man thrashes McDonald's woman employee

Short-tempered people often flare up over petty issues, and engage in aggressive behavior.

#ThatWas2018: Remembering some bright souls who left us this year

31 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: Remembering some bright souls who left us this year

Some extraordinary people, who were known for their amazing stories (Stan Lee), their music (Avicii), their stupendous brains (Stephen Hawking), and their service to their nation (George HW Bush) died this year.

America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

27 Dec 2018

America cannot be the world's policeman: US President Trump

America cannot be the policeman of the world, US President Donald Trump said during his first visit to Iraq as he urged other countries to share responsibilities.

US: House catches fire, three Indian teen siblings die

26 Dec 2018

US: House catches fire, three Indian teen siblings die

A house in Collierville, US, caught fire two days before Christmas and three Indian siblings lost their lives.

US slaps fresh sanctions on Russian spies for damaging activities

20 Dec 2018

US slaps fresh sanctions on Russian spies for damaging activities

The US has slapped fresh sanctions on 12 Russian individuals and entities for their alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections and the brazen use of a military-grade nerve agent in an assassination attempt inside America's closest ally.

US Federal Reserve raises lending rate; signals slower pace ahead

20 Dec 2018

US Federal Reserve raises lending rate; signals slower pace ahead

The US central bank raised the benchmark borrowing rate yesterday, but gave the clearest sign to date that it will go slow on additional increases as it watches the economy.

Blind, worm-like, sand burrowing creature named after Donald Trump

19 Dec 2018

Blind, worm-like, sand burrowing creature named after Donald Trump

The US President, Donald Trump, has been the face of many controversies.

Watch: Thief's hilarious struggle to steal huge TV set

19 Dec 2018

Watch: Thief's hilarious struggle to steal huge TV set

The 'job' of a thief is tough. It requires lots of planning, strategy, and equipment to carry out a big steal.

Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty: Putin to US

19 Dec 2018

Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty: Putin to US

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday rejected the US claim that Russia has developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty.

US President Trump's ex-security chief sold country out, says Judge

19 Dec 2018

US President Trump's ex-security chief sold country out, says Judge

A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing hearing for Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, yesterday after a stunning hearing in which the judge accused Flynn of selling out his country.

UN Assembly adopts refugee pact, only US, Hungary vote 'no'

18 Dec 2018

UN Assembly adopts refugee pact, only US, Hungary vote 'no'

The UN General Assembly yesterday adopted, by a wide majority, a Global Compact on Refugees aimed at improving efforts to manage large refugee movements but without the support of the United States and Hungary.

Trump says 'Saturday Night Live' is 'Democrat Spin Machine'

18 Dec 2018

Trump says 'Saturday Night Live' is 'Democrat Spin Machine'

Saturday Night Live on NBC is often known for its caustic wit and parodies, especially the skits on Donald Trump.

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

17 Dec 2018

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

Saudi Arabia today slammed as "interference" US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, warning that the move could have repercussions on its strategic ties with Washington.

N Korea warns US sanctions may 'block path to denuclearization'

17 Dec 2018

N Korea warns US sanctions may 'block path to denuclearization'

North Korea has condemned the US over its latest sanctions measures, warning the policy could "block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever".

US: Indian-origin man wins lottery, will donate to underprivileged children

15 Dec 2018

US: Indian-origin man wins lottery, will donate to underprivileged children

In a touching incident, an Indian-origin man in Florida, United States, who recently won a lottery of $14.5 million (Rs. 104.4 crore), has decided to use the amount to help the underprivileged children in India.

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.