US calls China a rogue actor, says dragon escalated border tension with India

The US on Friday criticised the Chinese Army for ‘escalating’ the border tension with India and called the Chinese Communist Party a ‘rogue actor.’ US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Chinese Communist Party wants to undo all the progress the free world has made and adopt a new set of rules and norms...

US state dept says it is watching India-China situation

The US is watching the India-China situation in Ladakh where troops from the two countries clashed this week, but does not have “a lot of visibility”, a senior State Department official dealing with Beijing was quoted by a new agency. “What we’re doing, we’re obviously watching the India-China border dispute very closely,” David Stilwell,...

After Trump signs law on Uighurs, China threatens US of “consequences”

Beijing on Thursday slammed a new US law that would sanction Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, saying it “maliciously attacks” China’s policy in the Xinjiang region. China will “resolutely hit back and the US will bear the burden of all subsequent consequences”, the Chinese foreign ministry said...

US closely monitoring India-China border standoff

The United States is closely monitoring the situation following a fierce clash between Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh and hopes that the differences will be resolved peacefully, officials said. Twenty Indian Army personnel including a colonel were killed in the clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday...

US donates 100 ventilators to India

The US government on Tuesday donated the first shipment of 100 state-of-the-art ventilators valued at almost $1.2 million to India to assist in its fight against COVID-19. The donation is part of President Donald Trump’s offer of critical supplies in response to India’s urgent needs, the US embassy said in a statement. The ventilators, made...

Even as protests rage, another black man shot at, killed in Atlanta by cops

In yet another incident, a black man was shot and killed by cops in the US after he snatched an officer’s taser and pointed it at the cops. Media reports said Atlanta police were called to a restaurant on a complaint that a man was sleeping in a car blocking the drive-through lane. The Georgia...

India, US should unite to promote “rule of people” in the world: Ex-US diplomat

India and the United States can work together not to fight an “authoritarian” China but to make it observe the rule of law, former US diplomat and Harvard professor Nicholas Burns said on Friday in a conversation with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. “I think that India and the US can be working together. Not as...

Trump contemplating suspending H-1B visa amid growing unemployment in US

US President Donald Trump is considering suspending a number of employment visas including the H-1B, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, in view of the massive unemployment in America due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a media report. The proposed suspension could extend into the government’s new fiscal year beginning October 1, when many...

Indian-origin doctor conducts lungs transplant in US for COVID-19 patient

Surgeons led by an Indian-origin doctor have given a new set of lungs to a young woman with severe lung damage from coronavirus—a surgery believed to be the first of its kind in the US since the pandemic began. Northwestern Medicine in Chicago said the recipient is the woman in her 20s who would not...

Top Trump official says US ‘very concerned’ about religious freedom in India

A top Trump administration official has said that the US is “very concerned” about what is happening in India in terms of religious freedom. The remarks were made by Samuel Brownback, the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, after the release of the ‘2019 International Religious Freedom Report’ on Wednesday. The report documents major...

PM Modi made the world realise that intrusion in India will be punished: Amit Shah

Citing surgical and airstrikes ordered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Pakistan, home minister Amit Shah on Monday said Modi made the world realise that any intrusion into Indian borders will not be tolerated but punished. “The world was made to realise that encroaching upon India’s borders is not a child’s play. Punishment is meted...

Polls show Biden is ahead of Trump as he secures Democratic nomination

Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination and polls have shown he is ahead of President Donald Trump in the US. The presidential election in the US will be held in the backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. Bident managed to get the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee...