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LoC Ceasefire: US welcomes India, Pakistan’s move

The new US administration under President Joe Biden has welcomed the joint statement of India and Pakistan to maintain ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). The US has hailed the development as a positive step that would lead to peace and stability in the region. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also said at...

New US administration under President Joe Biden reaches out to India

The new US administration under President Joe Biden has finally reached out to India in an attempt to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. US defense secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday held a conversation with defence minister Rajnath Singh on regional and global issues of mutual interest. Whether a discussion on China happened...

Joe Biden signs flurry of orders touching American lives on day 1 in office

US President Joe Biden after assuming office on Wednesday made his first moves on the coronavirus pandemic and climate change and rolled back policies implemented by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden said there is no time to waste and signed 15 executive orders, memorandums and directives in the Oval office after assuming charge. President Biden...

US President Donald Trump prays for Biden’s success in farewell speech

In his farewell address, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he prays for the success of new US administration of Joe Biden in keeping the country safe. The outgoing president, however, did not take the name of his successor. Trump in his video remarks said, “This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray...

Donald Trump impeached for US Capitol violence, trial after Biden assumes office

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has become the first President to be impeached twice. The House of Representatives impeached President Trump by 232 to 197 votes. Interestingly, 10 Republicans voted in favour of impeachment. The Article of Impeachment was brought against Trump for inciting his supporters that resulted in the US Capitol violence. Notably, the...

US Congress confirms Joe Biden’s victory, Trump agrees to a peaceful transition

In a major blow to US President Donald Trump and his supporters who tried everything possible to block the transition of power, the Congress on Thursday formally certified Joe Biden as the next president. US lawmakers successfully defeated Republican efforts to deny Biden the electoral votes required to win. The affirmation of Biden’s 306-232 victory...

4 dead, several injured as Trump supporters storm US Capitol

In an unprecedented assault on democracy in the US, a mob of thousands of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and clashed with security forces. The clashes resulted in four deaths, including a woman who was shot by a police officer, whereas three others died in medical emergencies, Washington DC Police...

US Prez awards PM Modi with ‘Legion of Merit’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been presented with the Legion of Merit award by outgoing US President Donald Trump on Monday. PM Modi was given the award for his leadership in strengthening the strategic partnership between the US and India, and for India’s emergence as a global power. The award was accepted by India’s Ambassador...

#Column: Joe Biden’s presidency will benefit the US, the world

Joe Biden will be the next US president. The American people have reiterated their choice in the most powerful democracy of the world. It is said that ‘In a democracy, you get the government you deserve’. The same American voter had voted for Donald Trump too. Trump has caused upheaval not only in the USA...

Kamala Harris credits mother Shyamala Gopalan for success

US Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris has given the credit for her success to her mother Shyamala Gopalan. She said her mother had prepared her for this day. Following the victory of the Democrats in the US presidential elections, Kamala Harris in her speech in Delaware said: “And to the woman most responsible for my presence here...

Outcome of US presidential elections will not affect India-US relations: Harsh Shringla

Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla has said that the outcome of the US presidential election will not have any impact on the India-US relationship as it is based on bipartisan support. In an interview with a German news channel, Harsh Shringla said that Joe Biden has made it clear that he values a strong India-US strategic...

Donald Trump claims PM Modi praised him for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

US President Donald Trump has claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised him for the way he dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump said this at an election rally in Reno, Nevada. The presidential elections in the US are scheduled later this year. What did Trump say? During the election rally, Trump said: “By...