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  • US embassy in India plans to hold more visa interviews than before pandemic Jun 19, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    US embassy in India plans to hold more visa interviews than before pandemic

    Top US Embassy official handling visa issues said the embassy will be hold visa interviews for students visas and H1B visas under the US government's National Interest Exception. However, it doesn't include tourist visas, which are unlikely to happen this year.

  • US defended Amazon after article showed company bypassed Indian law May 21, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    US defended Amazon after article showed company bypassed Indian law

    India's strict foreign investment rules for e-commerce have caused friction between Washington and New Delhi, and frustrated US firms with online businesses in India, such as Amazon and Walmart Inc.

  • China plans to extend curbs on international flights until June 30: US embassy May 29, 2020 11:54 AM IST

    China plans to extend curbs on international flights until June 30: US embassy

    China has drastically cut such flights since March to allay concerns over infections brought by arriving passengers. A so-called "Five One" policy allows mainland carriers to fly just one flight a week on one route to any country and foreign airlines to operate just one flight a week to China.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: US embassy says it is arranging flights to take Americans back home Mar 25, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: US embassy says it is arranging flights to take Americans back home

    Moreover, in a health alert on its website, the embassy mentioned that it is in touch with the Indian government to emphasise the need for hotels to continue to lodge US citizens.

  • US embassy in Baghdad urges citizens to 'depart Iraq immediately' Jan 03, 2020 01:55 PM IST

    US embassy in Baghdad urges citizens to 'depart Iraq immediately'

    "US citizens should depart via airline while possible, and failing that, to other countries via land," the embassy said in a statement.

  • 55 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move May 15, 2018 03:12 PM IST

    55 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

    Monday was by far the deadliest day of cross-border violence since a devastating 2014 war between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers, and further dimmed the already bleak prospects for President Donald Trump's hoped-for peace plan.

  • USAID launches scheme to drive cashless payments in India Oct 15, 2016 01:04 PM IST

    USAID launches scheme to drive cashless payments in India

    The multi-stakeholder partnership is designed to scale up digital payments systems in India which will act as a catalyst in the increase of cashless payments in select locations, the US Embassy said in a statement.

  • Suicide bombing near US Embassy in Kabul, casualties reported Apr 19, 2016 11:24 AM IST

    Suicide bombing near US Embassy in Kabul, casualties reported

    An explosion rocked central Kabul early on Tuesday and a thick plume of black smoke could be seen rising from the vicinity of the sprawling US embassy in the Afghan capital, Reuters witnesses said.

  • Beijing blanketed by hazardous smog despite red alert Dec 09, 2015 10:06 PM IST

    Beijing blanketed by hazardous smog despite red alert

    While heavy air pollution remained around 360 in PM2.5 particles in the US Embassy Air Quality Monitor in Beijing, meteorologists have issued warnings for the next bout of smog expected to cover the city from Saturday. The red alert is due to end on Thursday.

  • India among fastest growing FDI sources for USA Jun 29, 2015 10:07 PM IST

    India among fastest growing FDI sources for USA

    Indian firms employ around 44,000 American workers and export more than USD 2 billion worth of goods from America, a statement issued here said.

  • 'US firms keen to be partners in building smart cities' Oct 31, 2014 09:18 AM IST

    'US firms keen to be partners in building smart cities'

    At a meeting organised by the PHD Chamber, the US also offered expertise, both technological and physical, to Indian companies through the chamber to develop power, water & sanitation, transportation and safety & security.

  • US-India spat: Watch it, don't fret it Jan 10, 2014 02:04 PM IST

    US-India spat: Watch it, don't fret it

    There has also been outrage at the treatment of Khobragade, with the Indian media describing the incident as the worst crisis since Asia's third largest economy carried out a nuclear test in 1998.

  • Khobragade case: Why the maid isn‘t the issue Dec 20, 2013 04:10 PM IST

    Khobragade case: Why the maid isn‘t the issue

    One could, for example, equally ask why the maid and her husband (Philip Richard) have been given US visas in a jiffy just days before Khobragade‘s arrest. Visa rules can obviously be bent when Uncle Sam wills it.

  • Rocket hits sea off Tel Aviv: Police, witnesses Nov 16, 2012 09:24 PM IST

    Rocket hits sea off Tel Aviv: Police, witnesses

    A rocket fired from Gaza today crashed into the sea off Tel Aviv in the second incident in as many days, police and an eyewitness said, shortly after sirens wailed across the city.

  • India to challenge US duty on steel pipes Apr 10, 2012 07:52 PM IST

    India to challenge US duty on steel pipes

    India is preparing to challenge a US import duty on steel pipes by requesting "consultations" at the World Trade Organisation, a senior trade ministry official said, in the latest in a series of recent disputes between the two allies.

  • Clinton warns of 'problems' with Egypt over NGOs Feb 05, 2012 11:20 AM IST

    Clinton warns of 'problems' with Egypt over NGOs

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday a crackdown by Egypt's military rulers on US and local pro-democracy groups could jeopardize aid for the Arab nation.

  • Pakistan warns against fanning anti-Americanism, India tilt Sep 27, 2011 08:50 PM IST

    Pakistan warns against fanning anti-Americanism, India tilt

    Pakistan's prime minister warned the United States on Tuesday to stop accusing it of playing a double game with Islamist militants, and said Washington must correct a perceived tilt towards arch-foe India.

  • Taliban attack near Kabul embassy district Sep 13, 2011 04:45 PM IST

    Taliban attack near Kabul embassy district

    Blasts and gunfire echoed through the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, as the Taliban said several attackers armed with rocket-propelled grenades and suicide vests were targeting government buildings near the embassy district.

  • India would meet protest challenge democratically, says US Aug 26, 2011 11:53 AM IST

    India would meet protest challenge democratically, says US

    The US is confident that India, which is witnessing anti-graft protests led by activist Anna Hazare, would be able to address the challenge within its democratic means.

  • No knowledge of vote buying: Manmohan Singh Mar 18, 2011 11:20 AM IST

    No knowledge of vote buying: Manmohan Singh

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday that he had no knowledge of vote buying to win a crucial confidence vote in his government in 2008, a day after the opposition called for his resignation over the issue.

  • Another US Embassy employee held in Pak after road accident Mar 13, 2011 09:21 AM IST

    Another US Embassy employee held in Pak after road accident

    Pakistani police arrested a US Embassy employee after his vehicle hit and seriously injured a motorcyclist in the federal capital, posing a fresh challenge for bilateral ties that are already under strain over the arrest of a CIA contractor on charges of shooting and killing two men.

  • Anti-Berlusconi hackers block Italy gov't website Feb 07, 2011 11:24 AM IST

    Anti-Berlusconi hackers block Italy gov't website

    The Italian government's website came under attack from computer hackers on Sunday, police said, after opponents of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said they would target the site to protest against curbs to media freedom.

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