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WASHINGTON, DC (IANS and ANI) – US Senator and Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee Ben Cardin on November 30 said that the US Justice Department's indictment of an Indian national for his alleged involvement in a failed assassination plot

OTTAWA, (IANS) - Hours after the US charged an Indian national with conspiracy to assassinate a New York-based Sikh separatist, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that New Delhi needs to take the charge "seriously" and cooperate in the investigations. Trudeau,

BENGALURU (ANI) - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Bill Nelson expressed delight at meeting students at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and the first Indian to fly to space, Rakesh Sharma on November 29. Nelson, who is on

NEW DELHI (ANI) - India on November 29 said it has constituted a high-level inquiry committee to investigate all the relevant aspects regarding the concerns shared by the United States on bilateral security cooperation. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US Embassy and Consulates in India issued a record of more than 140,000 student visas from October 2022 through September 2023, the State Department announced. Stating that international students at US colleges and universities inject

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - In a move likely to benefit Indian professionals, 20,000 H1B specialty occupation workers will be able to renew their visas in the US beginning from January next year, according to State Department officials. This development comes

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The US is ready to help India build its own space station, said NASA chief Bill Nelson, who is on his maiden visit to the country. Nelson’s visit will mark a series of strategic discussions aimed at

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, said on November 22 that the US shared some inputs about a nexus between organized criminals, gun runners, terrorists, and others which are a cause of

The Indian High Commission in Ottawa  OTTAWA (ANI) - India has resumed electronic visa services for Canadian citizens, the High Commission of India in Canada announced on November 22. The notification released by the Indian High Commission in Canada said, "Holder of

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US authorities thwarted a conspiracy to assassinate a Sikh separatist on American soil and issued a warning to India over concerns that it was involved in the plot, according to multiple people familiar with the case,

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Numbering around 725,000, Indians form the third largest population of illegal immigrants in the US after Mexico and El Salvador, according to new Pew Research Center estimates. As of 2021, the research said the country's 10.5 million

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The US sees India not only as a strategic partner but also as a key player in the “global conversation” to help resolve urgent issues to usher in durable peace, American Ambassador Eric Garcetti said here

SHILLONG (ANI) - The 14th edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise "Vajra Prahar 2023" commenced at the Joint Training Node, Umroi, on November 21, informed the Ministry of Defense. The US contingent is represented by personnel from the 1st

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US Departments of Labor and Homeland Security have announced an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary non-agricultural worker visas for FY 2024. This allotment is in addition to the Congressionally mandated 66,000 H-2B visas that are available each

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - President Joe Biden on November 16 reaffirmed the United States "commitment to strengthen" the semiconductor supply chain, with a special emphasis on collaborative efforts with key nations, including India.  Biden also underscored the importance of working together with

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Canada's trade minister has indicated that Ottawa won't restart trade talks with New Delhi until it co-operates with the investigation into the murder of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. "Right now, the focus for Canada is

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - NASA on November 13 took to social media to extend Diwali greetings with a celestial image captured by Hubble Space Telescope. The US space agency called the globular cluster, located 30,000 light-years away from Earth, a "celestial

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – After a slump during the pandemic, international students have returned in huge numbers to US colleges, with Indian students leading the surge.   Colleges enrolled nearly 269,000 students from India, more than ever and second only

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - President Joe Biden extended his wishes on Diwali and said that the Diwali message of seeking the light of wisdom and love has helped his nation “emerge stronger”. Biden wrote a heartfelt Diwali message, saying, “Over the

OTTAWA (IANS) - Canada Post, the primary postal operator in the country, has issued a new stamp celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other communities across the world. Designed by Kristine Do and illustrated

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Visiting US Secretary Antony Blinken on November 10 said that India-US defense co-operation is “a key pillar” for bolstering the partnership of the two countries in “international peace and security, and specifically, working to promote the

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The India-US Defense Acceleration Ecosystem Investors Meet held its first meeting here on November 8 as a precursor to the forthcoming visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for the

NEW DELHI (ANI) - US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti on November 6visited the US mission in the national capital to oversee the “unprecedented demand” for US visitor visas amongIndians. The US Embassy said that Garcetti was the special guest helping

TORONTO, (IANS) - Though Canada will admit 485,000 new immigrants in 2024 as in 2023, it plans to raise the numbers to 500,000 by 2025. Unveiling immigration plans for 2024-26, Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said on Wednesday

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Despite India repeatedly flagging the demand for Khalistan -- a separate homeland for Sikhs -- by a handful of people, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the underground chief of the banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has once

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on November 1 met a delegation of the US-India strategic partnership forum and discussed boosting trade and investment climate. "Union Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman met with a delegation led by Mr. @JohnTChambers, Chairman,

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - A substantial influx of Indian immigrants into the US via its southern border has garnered attention, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that approximately 42,000 individuals were intercepted in the past year alone, according

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Calling for immediate de-escalation in strained diplomatic relations between India and Canada, Ujjal Dosanjh, former premier of British Columbia and erstwhile Canadian Minister of Health, stressed that India's "muscular" foreign policy is essentially for domestic consumption

Toronto, (IANS) - Canada has said that out of the 38,000 visas for Indians, it will only be able to process 20,000 by the end of December this year due to a recent reduction of staff on the ground, because

WASHINGTON DC (ANI) - US President Joe Biden has hinted that one of the reasons behind Hamas' October 7 attack on Israel was the recent announcement of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor that integrates the entire region with a network

SHIMLA, (IANS) - Despite the tense diplomatic relations between India and Canada, the Indian diaspora celebrated Himachal Pradesh’s famed Kullu Dussehra for the first time in Canada’s Parliament Hill. The event was attended on October 23 among other dignitaries, by the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - While making a resounding denouncement of terrorism, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken cited the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit. Speaking at the Security Council meeting on Palestine on October

Photo: @SecMayorkas WASHINGTON DC (ANI) - The Joe Biden administration in the United States has proposed changes in the H-1B visa program to streamline eligibility requirements and make it more efficient and flexible. The changes have been proposed by the US Department

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Following the 2020 clash, China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) has maintained a continuous force presence and continued infrastructure build-up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India, the Pentagon said in a report. In 2022, China

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Stating that resolving differences would require Canadian diplomats on the ground, the US has expressed concern and urged India not to insist upon their reduction. Canada evacuated its 41 diplomats and 42 accompanying dependents from India after

TORONTO (IANS) - Canadian Immigration Minister Marc Miller said that visa processing times in India “will inevitably be impacted by this unacceptable and unilateral decision by the Government of India, but we will strive to minimize the impact on people

OTTAWA (IANS) - Canada evacuated its 41 diplomats and 42 accompanying dependents from India after New Delhi "threatened to strip them of their diplomatic immunity", Foreign Minister Melanie Joly has said. Addressing a press conference in Ottawa on October 19, the

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - US officials halted communications with Pakistani counterparts after former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan's cipher fiasco, a senior diplomat has revealed. Imran Khan, on March 27 last year, brandished a piece of paper during a public rally and

KASAULI (IANS) - Prolonged diplomatic strain in Indo-Canadian relations cast its shadow on the 12th edition of the Khushwant Singh Literary Festival with former Research and Analysis Wing chief A.S. Dulat and former Canadian premier Ujjal Dosanjh expressing serious concern

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Cricket's commercial massive strength in India and other member countries was not a consideration for the sport's return to the Olympic Games after 120-plus years at the Los Angeles Olympics, scheduled in July 2028, the International Olympic

NEW DELHI (ANI) - The US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, on October 4, said the "great minds" back in his homeland and India can find more paths to peace. The US envoy was attending the plenary session of 'Swavlamban 2.0',

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Stating that ambassador Eric Garcetti is working hard every day to deepen the partnership between India and the US, the American embassy on October 5 denied reports of the envoy saying that bilateral ties will be

TORONTO (IANS) - With New Delhi asking Canada to withdraw 41 out its 62 diplomats in India by October 10 to achieve a parity in the number of diplomatic staff in each country, Ottawa has reportedly evacuated its staff from

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - From running targeted ads to participating in rallies with the Indian Americans, in the run-up to the 2020 elections, then President Donald Trump made a concerted attempt to grab the community vote. For the people involved in

India-West News Desk  WASHINGTON, DC – While acknowledging reports regarding purported connections between Newsclick and China, Vedant Patel, Principal Deputy Spokesperson of the State Department in a routine briefing here said the US cannot comment on the accuracy of the claims. Indian

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India is learned to have told Canada to withdraw around 40 diplomats from the country by October 10 amid worsening ties between the two nations, according to reports. The reports have said that New Delhi has conveyed

WASHINGTON DC (ANI) - Terming the India-US ties one of the most defining partnerships, several Biden administration officials praised External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s commitment to this bond, calling him the “architect” of modern US-India relations. These accolades came during a

Photo: File photo @HCI_Ottawa TORONTO, (IANS) - The current tensions between Canada and India cast their shadow on this year’s biggest Indo-Canadian awards night when Sudha Murty, wife of Infosys founder N. R. Narayana Murty, was given the $50,000 Global Indian

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - It is the rivalry of Punjab's gangs that has been hitting national and international headlines. The latest was the killing of NIA-wanted gangster Sukhdool Singh, alias Sukha Duneke, who was shot dead in Canada's Winnipeg in an

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The US Mission to India said on September 28 that it has reached and surpassed its goal to process one million non-immigrant visa applications in 2023. Stating that Indians made over one in 10 visa applications worldwide,