US asks citizens to leave India as soon as possible as COVID cases & deaths touch record levels

With the COVID-19 situation going from bad to worse in India, the US government has told its citizens to leave India as soon as possible. The Joe Biden administration in a ‘level 4 travel advisory’ has asked Americans not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so....

US trashes India’s request to lift ban on raw materials required for vaccine manufacturing

In a development that could further slow down the already slow vaccination drive in India, the US has refused to lift the ban on the export of raw materials required for the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines in India and pharmaceutical companies across the world. The US government has said that the vaccination drive in the...

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...

US supports peaceful protests by farmers, says differences should be resolved through dialogue

At a time when several international celebrities have extended their support to the ongoing farmers’ protest, the US has urged the Indian government to recognise peaceful protests and allow access to the internet. The new US administration under President Joe Biden has said that unhindered access to information, including the internet, and peaceful protests are...

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...

Indian economy to grow at 11.5% in 2021, predicts IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook forecast has predicted that the Indian economy is likely to grow at 11.5% in 2021 and 6.8% in 2022. The report has estimated a decline in the country’s GDP by 8% in 2020. Interestingly, India’s projected growth rate is the highest in the world...

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...

Xiaomi, 8 other Chinese firms blacklisted by US for alleged military links

In what could probably be the last assault against China by the Donald Trump-led US administration, nine Chinese companies, including smartphone maker Xiaomi, have been blacklisted in the country for their alleged military links. The move is likely to increase the pressure on China. The US government’s Department of Defense added nine companies to the...

Farmers’ Protest: US lawmakers urge Mike Pompeo to discuss issue with India

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has been approached by a group of seven US lawmakers, including Congresswoman of Indian origin Pramila Jayapal, to rake up the issue of farmers’ protest in India. Pompeo has been asked to take up the issue with his counterpart in India. The seven lawmakers who have signed the letter...

Australia set to join India, Japan & US in Malabar exercises

At a time when China is engaged in a border face-off with India, Australia is all set to join the navies of India, the US and Japan in the Malabar exercises. The Malabar exercises will take place in November in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The defence ministry on Monday issued a...

US doing better than India, China in fighting COVID-19: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that India is having a “tremendous problem” in combating COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump said compared to bigger countries like India and China, the US is doing “very well”. He said China is also registering a “massive flare-up” in coronavirus infections. “I think we’re doing very well. I think that...

China warns US of retaliation for closing Houston consulate

China on Wednesday said the US has forcefully closed its consulate in Houston..China warns US Washington’s move has been strongly condemned by China and it has threatened of retaliation.China warns US The Chinese foreign ministry said the US authorities .granted a three-day deadline to close the mission in the Texas city. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson...