|Latest NewsHis ferocious efforts lead him to White House|
His ferocious efforts
lead him to White House
Washington, January 21-Donald Trump, a colourful billionaire, tapped into the disillusionment of blue-collar voters by his controversial anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric that makes him the most unconventional president in US history after one of the most divisive contests.
New York’s best-known developer and reality television personality, 70-year-old Trump was often synonymous with controversy during his bitterly-fought presiden [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump thanks Clinton for attending his inauguration|
Trump thanks Clinton for
attending his inauguration
Washington, January 21- US President Donald Trump has thanked his defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton for attending his inauguration saying he was "honoured" by their presence, and urged the attendees to give them a standing ovation.
At a Congressional luncheon held in his honour at the US Capitol soon after his inauguration, Trump said he was honoured by their presence.
"I'll tell [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump, in Oval Office, signs first order on Obamacare|
Trump, in Oval Office,
signs first order on Obamacare
Washington, January 21-President Donald Trump directed government agencies on Saturday to freeze regulations and take steps to weaken Obamacare, using his first hours in the White House to make good on a campaign promise to start dismantling his predecessor's healthcare law.
Heading into the Oval Office shortly after the conclusion of his inaugural parade, Trump signed an order on the Affordable Care Act that urged government department [ ... ]
|Latest News‘Yes, we did. Yes, we can’|
‘Yes, we did.
Yes, we can’
Chicago, January 12- “Yes, we did. Yes, we can,” was how President Barack Obama today bade goodbye to Americans in an emotional speech, warning them of the threats to democracy from growing racism, inequality and discrimination, in an oblique reference to Donald Trump's rise to power.
Refashioning his winning 2008 campaign mantra for 2017, Obama while addressing nearly 20,000 supporters in his hometown here asked them to hold fast to thei [ ... ]
|Latest NewsDonald Trump's nominee for AG promises curbs on H1B visas|
Donald Trump's nominee for AG
promises curbs on H1B visas
Washington, January 12- US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the post of Attorney General has assured lawmakers of taking steps towards pushing legislative measures to curb misuse of H-1B and L1 work visas significantly used by Indian IT professionals and allegedly replace American workers.
“It’s simply wrong to think that we’re in a totally open world and that any American with a job can be replaced [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump says US funds spent on border wall would be repaid by Mexico|
Trump says US funds spent on
border wall would be repaid by Mexico
WASHINGTON, January 8- US President-elect Donald Trump criticised news reports on Friday that US taxpayers would pay for his planned border wall with Mexico, saying they were failing to report that US funds used to start the project would be repaid by Mexico.
"The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!" Trump said on [ ... ]
|Latest NewsUS Vice-President tells Trump to grow up|
US Vice-President tells
Trump to grow up
Washington, January 8- US Vice-President Joe Biden has suggested President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up” and behave like an “adult”.
“Grow up Donald, grow up, time to be an adult, you’re President. Time to do something. Show us what you have,” EFE news quoted Biden as saying on Thursday.
Biden had criticised two of Trump’s recent messages in which he labelled Senate minority leader of the Democrats [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump praises Putin for holding back in US-Russia spy dispute|
Trump praises Putin for holding
back in US-Russia spy dispute
Moscow, December 31-US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over spying and cyber attacks, in another sign that the Republican plans to patch up badly frayed relations with Moscow.
Putin earlier on Friday said he would not hit back for the U.S. expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies by President Barack Obama, at least until Trump takes off [ ... ]
|Latest NewsFormer Pak army chief may be appointed adviser of Saudi-led military alliance|
Former Pak army chief may be appointed
adviser of Saudi-led military alliance
Islamabad, December 30- Pakistan’s former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif is expected to be appointed defence adviser of a Saudi Arabia-led military alliance of 39 countries, according to a media report.
Sharif, who arrived in Saudi Arabia as a royal guest in a special plane, will attend a grand reception being hosted in his honour in Riyadh, the capital of the kingdom, The News International repo [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump to be briefed next week on Russian hacking|
Trump to be briefed next
week on Russian hacking
Washington, December 30- US President-elect Donald Trump has said that he will be briefed by the US intelligence officials on alleged Russian hacking aimed at influencing the November 8 election, media reports said on Friday.
"It's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things. Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be [ ... ]
|Latest NewsS Korea to begin trial of impeached president's confidante|
S Korea to begin trial of
impeached president's confidante
Seoul, December 19- The jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean President Park Geun-hye begins a trial today that will explore a scandal that led to Park's impeachment after millions took to the streets in protest.
he trial of Choi Soon-sil, Park's friend of 40 years, is the biggest since the 2014 trial of the crew of a ferry that sank and killed more than 300 people, mostly teenagers. Ten others swept up in the scandal also fa [ ... ]
|Latest NewsBill English sworn in as New Zealand PM after Key exit|
Bill English sworn in as New
Zealand PM after Key exit
Wellington, December 12- New Zealand's socially conservative finance chief Bill English was sworn in as the country's new prime minister today following last week's shock resignation of his popular predecessor John Key.
The centre-right National Party caucus unanimously backed English at a meeting today morning and he travelled to Government House in Wellington a few hours later to officially take over.
State Services Minister Paula [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTurkey vows revenge as 38 die in twin bombings|
Turkey vows revenge as
38 die in twin bombings
Istanbul, December 12- Turkey on Sunday vowed vengeance as a Kurdish militant group claimed twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 in what appeared to be a coordinated attack on the police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul.
The blasts on Saturday night — a car bomb outside the Vodafone Arena, home to Istanbul’s Besiktas soccer team, followed by a suicide bomb attack in an adjacent park less than a minute later &mdas [ ... ]
|Latest NewsRussia intervened for Trump win: CIA|
Russia intervened for
Trump win: CIA
Washington, December 11-The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the US electoral system, a senior US official said.
US Intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Donald Trump’s effort to win the election, the US off [ ... ]
|Latest NewsUS marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack|
US marks 75th anniversary
of Pearl Harbor attack
Washington, December 8- The US on Wednesday marked the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that claimed more than 2,400 American lives.
As many as 2,403 Americans were killed and about 20 US vessels were sunk or damaged and over 300 US aircrafts were damaged or destroyed when over 350 Japanese warplanes launched attacks stealthily, Xinhua reported.
The attack came as a shock to the Americans and directly led to U [ ... ]
|Latest News‘United States has enduring" interests in Asia-Pacific’|
‘United States has enduring"
interests in Asia-Pacific’
Tokyo, December 8- The United States has "enduring" interests in the Asia-Pacific region and is working for an orderly transfer of power to the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday.
Carter is in Japan to try to soothe anxieties caused by the victory of Trump, who has called for allies to pay more to sustain US forces, or face their possible withdra [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump's deal-making skill to resolve Kashmir issue: Pence|
Trump's deal-making skill to
resolve Kashmir issue: Pence
Washington, December 6-US Vice-President-elect Mike Pence has stated that Donald Trump could use his "extraordinary deal-making skills" to reduce tensions around the world and resolve problems, including the Kashmir issue.
Dunya News cited Pence as saying in an interview with the NBC Newsthat the new US administration intends to be "fully engaged" in South Asia and with India and Pakistan on issues such as Kashmi [ ... ]
|Latest NewsThis is most dangerous time for humanity: Hawking|
This is most dangerous time
for humanity: Hawking
London, December 5 -In a grim prognosis, renowned British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the human race today is facing the “most dangerous” time in its history.
Noting that the planet is in crises, the 74-year-old Cambridge professor said the world is facing huge environmental and technological challenges and needs to unite and work together to protect the humanity.
“We face awesome environmental c [ ... ]
|Latest NewsCuba buries Castro, entering post-Fidel era|
Cuba buries Castro,
entering post-Fidel era
Santiago De Cuba (Cuba), December 5-Fidel Castro's ashes were buried alongside national heroes in the cradle of his revolution on Sunday, as Cuba opens a new era without the communist leader who ruled the island for decades.
Capping a week of tributes and mass rallies, Castro was laid to rest near the mausoleum of 19th century independence icon Jose Marti and comrades of his rebellion in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba.
A small group of g [ ... ]
|Latest NewsBharara meets Trump, agrees to stay on as New York attorney|
Bharara meets Trump, agrees to
stay on as New York attorney
Washington, December 2-India-born Preet Bharara, the powerful US attorney who has facilitated many high-profile insider trading convictions, has agreed to remain in the position after meeting Donald Trump.
Appointed as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York by outgoing US President Barack Obama in 2009, Bharara has earned the reputation of a “crusader” prosecutor.
“The President-elect asked, presu [ ... ]