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NEW DELHI, (ANI) - India and the US commenced a military exercise named "Ex Vajra Prahar 2022" in Himachal Pradesh's Bakloh on Aug 8 to improve interoperability between the Special Forces of both nations. The joint exercise by the Special Forces

CHENNAI, (IANS) - US Navy Ship Charles Drew arrived at L&T's Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai on July 8 for undertaking repairs and allied services, adding a new dimension to the India-US strategic partnership, officials said. This is the first-ever repair of

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Mike Hankey, who has done key stints in the Middle East and Africa, took charge as the new Consul General of the US in Mumbai. A former journalist, Hankey -- who is fluent in Tamil, Arabic and

CHENNAI, (IANS) - The Tamil Nadu Police's Idol Wing have traced an idol of Goddess Parvati that was stolen from a temple in the state in 1971 to the Bonhams auction house in New York, officials said on August 8. According

VANCOUVER, (ANI) - Police in Canada have issued a public warning identifying 11 men, of whom nine are of Indian origin, linked to extreme levels of gang violence. The public has been warned to avoid being near them. The Combined Forces

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Pakistan on August 3 reaffirmed its strong commitment to the "one China" policy amid controversy over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan that has infuriated Beijing. In a statement, Pakistan Foreign Office which in now led

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Amid rising tensions with China, India and the US will come together for a two-week high altitude military exercise at Auli in Uttarakhand, less than 100 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the

By SUKANT DEEPAK A Sanskrit graduate from Delhi's St Stephen's College, two scholarships from Oxford, a Professor of Indian philosophy and Sanskrit at Stanford University and the force behind the 'Ghadar' newspaper which articulated India's nationalist aspirations in the US

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has appealed to the US to help Islamabad secure an early disbursal of $1.2 billion in funds under an International Monetary Fund loan program, as Pakistan faces the

CHENNAI, (IANS) - US Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin on July 28 said that deep ties between India and the US are built on the people-to-people connections forged by sports diplomats while welcoming the US team to Mamallapuram for

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The idol wing of the Tamil Nadu police has initiated steps to bring back an exquisite idol of Chola queen Sembiyan Mahadevi that was allegedly stolen from a village temple in Nagapattinam around a century ago.

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - United States Agency for International Development chief Samantha Power who traveled to India July 25-27 to meet with climate experts, civil society, and government officials to discuss the global food security crisis, lauded India for reacting

ISLAMABAD, (ANI) - With the ouster of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan's government and his outbursts against the US allegedly conspiring to throw him out of power, the country's Ambassador to the US Sardar Masood Khan, is now left

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Canada is fast becoming a safe haven for Khalistani terrorists and gangsters, who are involved in several criminal activities in India, including murders, sources in the intelligence agencies said. The May 29 Sidhu Moosewala murder has again

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Two Indian men have been shot dead in Canada, 10 days after an eerily similar killing of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who had been acquitted of charges of bombing an Air India plane. Meninder Dhaliwal and Satindera

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Over 1.63 lakh Indian nationals renounced their Indian citizenship in 2021, the highest during the last three years, the Parliament was told on July 19.Data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Lok Sabha disclosed that

By YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC - The US House of Representatives on July 14 passed a legislative measure that will urge the Biden administration to waive sanctions on India for purchasing Russian S-400 missile defense systems. The measure passed in a voice

VANCOUVER, (IANS) - Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was the main accused in the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing and later acquitted, was shot dead outside his business office in Surrey near here. The incident happened on July 14 morning. The 75-year-old,

OTTAWA, (ANI) - India on July 13 expressed its deep anguish over the desecration of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Richmond Hill city of Ontario in Canada and for a probe into the vandalism, which police said is

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Hailing the food corridor initiative between India and the United Arab Emirates, President Joe Biden on July 14 said that with the support of the American and Israeli private sector, New Delhi has the potential to

WASHINGTON, DC(ANI) - A bill introduced in Congress by Jim McGovern, (D-MA), and Michael McCaul (R-TX) on July 13 is taking aim at China's decades-long illegal occupation of Tibet by fully recognizing Tibet's unresolved status and faulting China for violating

By YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The Joe Biden's administration on July 13 offered a full-throated justification for elevating ties with India, especially through multilateral platforms such as the newly launched I2U2 that the two countries form with Israel and

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) -Food security will be the focus of the first-ever summit of a new West Asia-focused Quad comprising India, Israel, the US, and the UAE that will take place virtually during President Joe Biden's visit to the region

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - In the mid-1980s Khalistanis brazenly set up a terrorist training camp in the US and cooked up an elaborate plot to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi and Bhajan Lal, who was then the Haryana chief minister, when

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Ro Khanna, one of four Indian Americans in the US Congress, has moved legislation to amend a law to exempt India from sanctions for purchasing high-value Russian military hardware, arguing that New Delhi needs

TORONTO, (IANS) - An India-born parliamentarian from Canada, Chandra Arya said on July 6 that anti-Hindu and anti-India forces have joined hands in Canada. The Canadian parliamentarian, who originally hails from Karnataka, made these remarks in connection with an offensive poster

TORONTO, (ANI) - The city of Toronto has formally apologized for "any delay" in reinstating the Sikh security guard whose services were terminated over a "no-beard" policy. Effective from July the city will immediately permit "under-mask beard covers" as a reasonable

OTTAWA (ANI) – The Indian High Commission here on July 4, urged Canadian authorities to withdraw the disrespectful depiction of Hindu Gods showcased as part of the 'Under the Tent' project at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto. "We urge the Canadian

WASHINGTON, D.C (ANI) - US Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Dilawar Syed, will visit India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan to build commercial and economic ties in the South Asia region. Syed tweeted, "Heading to Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan to build

ISLAMABAD, (ANI) - In a fresh revelation, Pakistan Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said that former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party has now apologized to the US against whom it had leveled allegations of planning to conspire to throw the cricketer-turned-politician

BY ATUL ANEJA NEW DELHI, (IANS) - On June 19, China and the United States engaged in two very different missile launches. But both were meant to serve the same objective - of gaining a psychological edge over the other in

WASHINGTON, CA(ANI) - The United States has begun talks with India on how Russian oil price caps work, National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan said on June 28 as he described New Delhi as one of the key consuming countries

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Senate Majority Leader Charles E Schumer on June 28 blamed former prime minister Imran Khan for strained relations between the US and Pakistan. "Your former prime minister did not talk positive about the US, but the incumbent

SCHLOSS ELMAU, (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a visit to Germany to attend G7 Summit, presented its leaders with various gifts displaying India's rich art and crafts, particularly, those related to Uttar Pradesh's one district one

SCHLOSS ELMAU, (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and agreed to expand trade and economic linkages as the two leaders took stock of India-Canada relations. "Useful exchange between PM @narendramodi and Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau

TORONTO, (IANS) - Two Sikhs were sworn as ministers in the new 30-member Cabinet of Ontario province in Canada on June 24. Parm Gill, 48, who was Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism in the outgoing ministry, took oath as Minister for

BERLIN (ANI) - In an instance of bonhomie President Joe Biden walked up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to greet him at the venue of the Group of Seven (Summit at Schloss Elmau, Germany on June 27.India is among the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - US President Joe Biden's spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre has left open the possibility that as a "straight-shooter", he may raise human rights issues concerning Muslims with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they speak during the launch

KABUL, (ANI) - US Special Envoy Rina Amiri has raised concerns about the escalating attacks against Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan. This comes in the wake of the Islamic State attack on Karte Parwan Gurdwara in which two people were

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has dismissed suggestions that the invitation to India and other countries to the upcoming G-7 summit in Germany was intended to splinter them from Russia. India, Indonesia, South Africa, Senegal, Argentina, and Ukraine

Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi called for rallying to Ukraine's help without criticizing India BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on June 22 said India and the US need to come together to do more for

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The United States is in regular engagement with India at senior levels on human rights concerns, including freedom of religion, said State Department spokesperson Ned Price. This comes weeks after several nations - including Saudi Arabia, Qatar,

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian Americans have been a strong and critical pillar of India's strategic relationship with the US. But the Modi government's current stand on the Russian invasion of Ukraine has pushed them furthest than they

OTTAWA, (ANI) - Canadian MP Tom Kmiec recognized the rights of Sindhis to struggle against Pakistan for human rights abuses they commit on them. Kmiec on June 17 supported the solidarity of the Canadian public for the Ottawa-Freedom Walk for Sindh's

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - China has blocked a joint proposal by India and the US to list Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Security Council. Both India and the US

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - At a time of changing world order and security challenges emanating in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war, White House Indo-Pacific adviser Kurt Campbell said that the US has decided to step up its partnership with

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Noting that New Delhi's relationship with Moscow developed over several decades when Washington was not ready for that, the State Department on June 16 said, the United States is "there for" India. "We have had a number

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - The idol wing of the Tamil Nadu police has commenced a probe after two idols from the state were traced to museums in the US. Idol wing's sleuths said that a 10th century idol

India-West Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - The US State Department has launched the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange initiative which will explore the history and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The first-of-its-kind initiative, which was launched on June 14

By Shakeel Syed The recent murder of the innocent people on both coasts reminds us of the mordant wit of the Sufi mystic who said “I love the moon because it brightens the sky and helps us navigate the dark night.

ISLAMABAD (ANI) - Appointed during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's tenure, Islamabad's ambassador in Washington, Masood Khan met US President Joe Biden on his visit to the White House for a 'meet and greet ceremony' on June 14  as a part of

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has said it will launch a new four-nation dialog with India, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates during President Joe Biden's visit next month to the region. It will be called I2U2 --

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez has asked the Quad to help Sri Lanka to avoid "an economic implosion". In a letter to India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, he acknowledged India's help to Colombo and

OTTAWA, (IANS) - Indian para shuttlers continued their great run of form as they clinched nine medals including two gold by Manasi Joshi and Manisha Ramadass at the Canada International Para Badminton here. However, Paralympic gold medallist Pramod Bhagat had to

BY KAVYA DUBEY When Khalistan flags were found fastened at the entrance of Himachal Pradesh Assembly complex in Dharamshala earlier in May, the state police promptly sealed the borders and beefed-up security. The police was quick to book Canada-based Sikhs for

TORONTO, (IANS) - Indians will benefit the most from changes introduced by Canada to its super visa program for parents and grandparents. Under the changes announced by Immigration Minister Sean Fraser on June 7, parents and grandparents coming to Canada can

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - With gangster Goldy Brar claiming responsibility for killing of Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, on behalf of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, Punjab Police on June 8 said it has been working to extradite

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Pande held talks with visiting US Army's Pacific Commanding General Charles Flynn on Jun 7 and discussed aspects of bilateral defense cooperation. The US Army General is on a four-day

BY SANJEEV SHARMA NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in California was vandalized by a group of miscreants in January 2021 in a nefarious act against the embodiment of peace. The statue given by the Indian government to

BY GURMUKH SINGH TORONTO, (IANS) - Though pro-Khalistan elements today account for a very small fraction of the Sikh community in Canada, they still wield outsized influence in community affairs. In December 2018 when a Canadian intelligence report mentioned threats of pro-Khalistani

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken cited "rising" attacks on people at places of worship in India among ongoing violations of freedom of religion around the world.A senior US State Department official went further and accused Indian

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra was called on by the US delegation to discuss regional developments and growing partnerships between the two nations on global issues on May 30. Official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi,

BY VISHAL GULATI CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - The killing of Punjabi rapper Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, widely known by his stage name Sidhu Moosewala with a huge fan base running into millions, especially among the Punjabi diaspora in countries including the UK and

Sufi Munawar Laghari, the Executive Director of Washington-based Sindhi Foundation OTTAWA, (ANI) - The Freedom Long Walk for Sindh's human rights, climate change and environmental justice has kicked off in Canada. The protest march will take place from Toronto to Ottawa,

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India voted for a US resolution to strengthen sanctions on North Korea which were vetoed by China and Russia. The US launched the unsuccessful effort on May 27 to punish North Korea which had

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - At a time when Quadrilateral Security Dialog (Quad) -- comprising Australia, Japan, India, and the United States -- is broadening cooperation with every summit-level meeting, another such grouping West Asia Quad, launched last October is also

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on May 26 that while the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine was an immediate threat to the international order, the US remained focused on China because the

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US special envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West on May 26 commended India for bringing "enormous" capability in helping the people of Afghanistan with humanitarian assistance. West praised India for working towards protecting the Afghan people with aid to the

DAVOS, (IANS) - India has joined the US-led First Movers Coalition, a flagship public-private partnership to clean up the most carbon-intensive industry sectors, from heavy industry to long-distance transport. The coalition on May 25 announced a major expansion to more than

WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 24 in Tokyo to reaffirm their commitment to work together for a more prosperous, free, connected, and secure world. The leaders reviewed the progress made in

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India and the US on May 23 signed an Investment Incentive Agreement, which supersedes the earlier agreement signed between the two countries in 1997. The agreement was signed in Tokyo by India's Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra and

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The Russian invasion of Ukraine and Indian restrictions on wheat exports will be among a range of issues that will figure at the upcoming meeting of the Quad in Tokyo next week and the

ONTARIO – Indian Canadian MP, Chandra Arya, on May 19, stole hearts on social media, speaking in his mother tongue Kannada in the Canadian Parliament. “I spoke in my mother tongue (first language) Kannada in the Canadian parliament. This beautiful language

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India has warned against "hoarding and speculation" running up prices of food grains to "unjustifiable" levels and urged for ensuring "equity" and "affordability" in the availability of food to all. "Open markets must not

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India's Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan has given an assurance that despite restrictions on exports, India will provide food to countries that "are most in need" because of the Ukraine

ISLAMABAD, (ANI)- Senior US diplomat Donald Blome on May 19 took oath as new US envoy to Pakistan, media reports said. Blome will assume charge as the new American ambassador to Pakistan on May 23. During former Prime Minister Imran Khan's

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - Pakistan's recently appointed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met his US counterpart Secretary of State Antony Blinken on May 18 here and discussed strengthening of economic ties and trade between the two countries besides food

DHARAMSALA, (IANS) - The US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Uzra Zeya is in India and is expected to meet the Dalai Lama, as well as officials of the government-in-exile headquartered in this northern hill town of Himachal Pradesh on May 18,

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - Washington hopes that India will drop its restrictions on wheat exports after hearing at the United Nations Security Council from other countries about the looming food crisis, according to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Permanent Representative

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC - As the war in Ukraine intensified, the number of foreign political leaders descending on New Delhi shot up - current and former Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers, National Security officials, and top diplomats. One foreign policy

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - India is using its traditional medicines to back up the fight against Covid-19 even as the country has vaccinated nearly 90 percent of its adult population against the disease, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "In

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - A stolen ancient Indian artefact of a ‘Buddha in Dharma Chakra Mudra’ was handed over to India’s Consul General here, Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad by the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - India has been invited to a ministerial meeting on global food security convened by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to respond to the global crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, said Cindy McCain,

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC - Indian Americans plan to issue a forceful denouncement of Russia's invasion of Ukraine to shield themselves from the fallout of the Indian government's continued refusal to condemn the war, which has drawn widespread scrutiny and

BY HAMZA AMEER ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had accused the United States of conspiring against him to oust him from power because of his inclination towards Russia, and refusal to being party to the Western bloc

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS)- Three NASA astronauts and one from the European Space Agency landed safely on Earth from the International Space Station on May 6. The international crew of four: NASA astronauts Kayla Barron, Raja Chari, and Tom Marshburn, and ESA

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken will be holding a ministerial-level meeting in the United Nations on action for global food security in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which is

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on May 2 openly called out the Joe Biden administration of the US for its alleged involvement in a regime change "conspiracy" in Pakistan. Ex-prime minister Khan repeatedly blamed the US for

WASHINTON, DC (ANI) - India and US have the potential to be one of the most important and foundational partnerships that we have going forward over the next decades, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on April 27. He made

ISLAMABAD (ANI) - Noting that Islamabad needs to develop good ties with Washington, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on April 27 said that Pakistan "cannot afford enmity" with the United States. The premier's remarks came in the backdrop of the former Imran

NEW DELHI (ANI) - US aviation regulator Federal Aviation Authority has positive views after completing the safety audit of its India watchdog Director General of Civil Aviation and didn't find any adverse during the safety audits. The successful completion of the

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A major US think tank urged President Joe Biden to call Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and reset Washington's ties with Islamabad. Bruce Riedel, one the writers of the Brookings report, was an adviser to the former

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A US watchdog has for the second year running recommended that the State Department should designate India as a "country of particular concern", a category it uses for countries whose governments engage in "systematic, ongoing, and

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - India has had a long-standing defense relationship with Russia for many years when the United States was not available to be a partner, a top advisor of US Secretary Antony Blinken said, adding that "Washington fully

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Who funded US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's visit to Pakistan and then Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)? Her office refused to answer. "Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately, we don't have an official comment on this right now, but will

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted this image from her visit to Kashmir. WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US lawmaker Ilhan Omar's meeting with recently ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and her "unofficial, personal" visit to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) did not represent

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reiterated the country’s call for transfer of low-cost technology and increased funding to developing countries to fight climate change at the International Monetary Fund plenary and, separately, reaffirmed India's commitment

ISLAMABAD (IANS) - Pakistan's Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah took a swipe at ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan and questioned his meeting with US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. The Congresswoman, who is on a four-day visit to Pakistan from April 20-24, also met

(photo @PakPMO) NEW DELHI (ANI)- Calling the kind of politics practiced by US congresswoman Ilhan Omar 'narrow-minded', India on April 21 condemned her visit to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as violative of India's territorial integrity and sovereignty. The remarks came during a

NEW DELHI: India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar hosted a US Congressional delegation and shared their views on Ukraine, Afghanistan, South Asia and our bilateral cooperation. The delegation was headed by the US Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand. Meanwhile, on April 14, Foreign

India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Mary Schapiro of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative and the first woman to serve as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met Mary Schapiro, vice chairman

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The United States State Department Spokesperson on Ned Price on April 15 said the US government agreed with the statement of the Pakistan Army regarding a "foreign conspiracy" to oust former prime minister Imran Khan. Price said

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - India has not been coy about raising human rights issues with the US. In a phone call with President Donald Trump on June 2, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought up the then raging Black Lives Matter

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on April 13 expressed satisfaction with the level of understanding he encountered in his meetings with American interlocutors on India's position on the Russia-Ukraine war, but expressed frustration with the

HONOLULU, HI (IANS) - Defense Minister Rajnath Singh visited the headquarters of United States Indo-Pacific Command here on April 13. On his arrival from Washington DC, Singh was received by Commander, Admiral John Aquilino. The USINDOPACOM and Indian military have wide-ranging

ISLAMABAD (IANS) - Pakistan on April 13 categorically rejected what it called an "unwarranted reference" in the statement issued after the US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue where they asked Islamabad to take "irreversible actions" against terror outfits, media reports said. "The gratuitous

TORONTO (IANS) - Toronto Police have arrested the killer of Indian student Kartik Vasudev, who was shot dead in the heart of the city on April 7. Richard Jonathan Edwin, 39, was taken into custody after police traced him from video

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Underlining the transformation in India-US ties in the last two decades, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on April 12 said that a key driver in this change has been the human element which includes 4.4

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin assured India on April 11 that the US will continue to stand by it in the face of threats from China. Austin said: "Beijing is eroding the security of the Indo-Pacific region from

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The diplomatic and defense leaders of India and the US have discussed expanding their cooperation into new defense areas like space and cyberspace to enable their militaries to jointly meet the challenges of this century, according

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - While differences on the degree of reaction to Russia's invasion remained, India and the US focused at their dialogue of diplomatic and defense leaders on meeting what could turn out to be its catastrophic fallout: Food

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - One of the two imposters, who were impersonating the US Department of Homeland Security agents and were in touch with the agents of First Lady Jill Biden security, on April 8 claimed ties with the Pakistan

India-West News Desk WASHINTON, DC -Ahead of his retirement in August, Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana said he thinks that 65 years is too early an age for someone to retire, and also emphasized that people will trust judiciary only

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on April 11 tweeted pictures of himself in the capital with Secretary of State Tony Blinken. “Began the day with a breakfast meeting,” with Blinken, he reported, adding, “wide ranging exchange

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III held delegation-level talks at the Pentagon here on April 11, ahead of India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue. Rajnath Singh, who is on a five-day

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – At the April 11 virtual meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden welcomed India's humanitarian support for the people of Ukraine. "I want to welcome India's humanitarian support for the people of

TORONTO (IANS) - A 21-year-old Indian student was shot dead at the entrance of a subway station in Toronto. Kartik Vasudev was shot several times at about 5 p.m. on April 8 at the entrance to the Sherbourne subway station, which

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has issued a new level-3 travel advisory for Pakistan, informing its citizens that there might be terror attacks in the country and a conflict could erupt on the Line of Control. A level-3 travel advisory

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US remains hopeful that it can have policy alignment with India "to the maximum extent possible" on sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a senior US official. "India is our friend, India

A littered street in Buch, Ukraine. India had criticized the violence and civilian abuse here. (photo courtesy BBC/LEE DURANT) By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - India abstained on a General Assembly resolution that was passed on Apr.7 suspending Russia from the

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - The annual report released on Apr.7 by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services shows The number of Indian students in the United States increased by over 12 per cent in 2021, while those from China,

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI)- India and the US are set to hold the 2+2 dialog on defense and foreign affairs here. The US State Department said Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will welcome

LONDON (IANS) - Former director-general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) the espionage agency, Lt Gen Asad Durrani, feels the US is unlikely to forget easily Imran Khan's allegations that it was involved in a conspiracy to oust him. Circulating a blog

KARACHI (IANS) - A Gallup Pakistan Survey has found that about 64 per cent of Pakistanis feel that high inflation and the government's failure are the reasons behind the Opposition's no-confidence motion, rather than a US conspiracy, Geo News reported. Meanwhile,

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Given the clamor in some US media and among politicians criticizing India for buying oil from Russia, President Joe Biden's spokesperson Jen Psaki has clarified that its imports were minuscule and energy payments did not come

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has "clearly distanced" itself from Pakistan, former Jt. Chief of Staff Mike Mullen said as the White House and the State Department publicly rejected claims of their involvement in Islamabad’s domestic politics, Dawn news

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Lisa Curtis, a regional expert who served under former American administrations, has said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is trying to play the "US card" to build up his support base. "It's highly unlikely that any

ISLAMABAD (IANS) - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that he is not "anti-American" and wants stronger ties with the US on the basis of mutual respect. During a question and answer session with the public, the premier stated

NEW DELHI (IANS) - US Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh said that there will be consequences to countries that actively attempt to circumvent the sanctions imposed on Russia after it went to war with Ukraine. While interacting with the media,

TORONTO (IANS) - Canada, which plans to admit a record 432,000 new immigrants in 2022, is on target to hit this mark as the country welcomed 108,000 newcomers in the first three months of the year. "Canada is proud to be

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) -The US is not seeking to change India's relationship with Russia, but wants it to use its leverage with Moscow to get the message against the invasion of Ukraine "loud and clear" through to President Vladimir Putin,

VICTORIA (IANS) - In a historic move, the New Democratic Party (NDP) government in Canada's British Columbia province has recognized Apr. as the Dalit History Month. Responding to an application moved by Radical Desi, an online magazine that covers alternative politics,

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US government categorically rejected any kind of involvement in the no-trust motion against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying the allegations of American involvement are baseless, Geo News reported. The US reacted strongly as Khan had

NEW DELHI (IANS) - US Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economics, Daleep Singh met Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday and discussed economic cooperation, strategic partnership and ongoing Russia and Ukraine war. Singh, the architect of US economic

By ARUL LOUIS WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A full-court press is on India over its policy on the Ukraine war with Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to discuss the humanitarian situation in the war-torn nation

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economics Daleep Singh is in New Delhi on a two-day visit, the White House said. The Indian American is the key architect of Washington's punitive economic sanctions against Moscow. Daleep Singh’s

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden wants developmental assistance to India in clean energy, digital economy, and also in combating increasing authoritarianism to be increased. The proposal would raise the numbers from $25 million in 2021 to $66 million

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – California Congressman Ro Khanna has said that it is time for India to be “condemning” Russian President Vladimir Putin for the invasion and war Ukraine and India should refrain from getting oil from his country. In

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India has called for international action on the nuclear-missile nexus of Pakistan and North Korea, calling it a threat to the region's security. New Delhi "believes that there is a pressing need to address the proliferation

By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US has charged three Russians with hacking critical energy-related infrastructure in India by infiltrating into the system malware that could be used to disrupt it at will. The charges that had been filed

India's Deputy Permanent Representative R Ravindra raises his hand at the United Nations Security Council on Mar. 23, to vote to abstain on a resolution proposed by Russia on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine. (Photo: UN) NEW YORK, NY (IANS) -

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland. (photo IANS) COLOMBO (IANS) -During the visit of the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland on Mar.23, Sri Lanka and the US resolved to continue cooperation on

OTTAWA (IANS) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an agreement reached by his Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party (NDP) in Parliament to ensure the ruling party to govern through 2025. "It's a minority government, so parties need to

By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - State Department Spokesperson Ned Price has acknowledged that India developed defense ties with Russia because the US was not ready for such a relationship when the Soviet Union and India drew close. But he said

Washington, March 22 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said that only India among fellow the Quad allies, which also include Japan and Australia, has been "somewhat shaky" in its response to Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, the BBC reported. The

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland co-chaired India-US Foreign Office Consultations on Mar.21 and reaffirmed their commitment to a free, open, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific. Nuland

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - India's refusal to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine and efforts to protect trade mean one of Washington's most valued strategic partners is actively undercutting its efforts to isolate Moscow, Axios reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion has

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A senior-level US mission is starting a visit to South Asia on Mar.19 during which it will hold consultations with Indian officials as the war rages in Ukraine and Washington is rallying international support against the

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Pakistan is faced with a major challenge to counter a settlement dispute claim of $6 billion in the Reko Diq case as Washington's district court has dismissed Islamabad’s motions, seeking a stay on enforcement of the

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – With India shopping for energy and oil at discounts from Russia to offset the steep climb of gasoline prices in the domestic market, eyebrows have been raised around the world. Some are viewing it as India’s

By ARUL LOUIS WASHINGTON, DC - India's oil purchases from Russia would not violate any of the sanctions imposed by the US on that country, according to President Joe Biden's Spokesperson Jen Psaki. Asked during her briefing on Mar.15 about reports that

GANDHINAGAR (IANS) - Havi, a consumer electronics and robotics company from Bhavnagar with its research center at the IIT Gandhinagar Research Park, has been selected for this year's Stanford Seed Program run by Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB)

The visiting Canadian delegation in talks with India’s science and technology ministry in New Delhi. (IANS photo) NEW DELHI (IANS) - After establishing a few bilateral centers with countries such as the US, Germany, France etc., now a new India-Canada Bilateral

The site of the fatal crash. (photo OPP) TORONTO - Five Indian students, Jaspinder Singh, 21, Karanpal Singh, 22, Mohit Chouhan, 23, Pawan Kumar, 23, and Harpreet Singh, 24, were pronounced dead at the scene of a horrific traffic accident on

Mass cremations and despair had marked a troubled wave of the virus. (photo Twitter) NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The global Covid-19 death toll may be three times higher than what the official pandemic fatality records suggest, according to an analysis

WASHINGTON, DC - US census in 2020 undercounted several minority groups, according to government estimates. On Mar.11, the Census Bureau's Post-Enumeration Survey said they estimated undercounts for "Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Some Other Race, and Hispanic

India’s Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal with Mary Ng, Canadian Minister of International Trade, in New Delhi on Mar. 11. (photo Twitter) NEW DELHI/TORONTO (IANS) - India and Canada have agreed to formally re-launch the negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

Masood Khan was the president of Pakistan occupied Kashmir till Aug. last year. (photo Twitter) WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A congressman has called for the designation of Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism, while two others have sought a probe

By BALADAS GHOSHAL, indianarrative.com NEW DELHI - The Ukraine war brings into light once again the irrelevance of the UN charter and all the noble principles and values that powerful states swear by in their conduct of international and state-to-state relations

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Two former Pakistani diplomats, Sajjad Ashraf and Tauqir Hussain, underscore the 'challenge' in US-Pak relations, calling them 'brittle' and 'transactional'. Ashraf, writing for East Asia Forum, says: "The nature of and the confusion emanating from the American

Nishant Batra is based in Espoo, Finland where he is the chief strategy and technology officer for Nokia HOUSTON, TX (IANS) Indian origin Nishant Batra the chief strategy and technology officer (CSTO) at smartphone maker Nokia is helping NASA build the

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US President Joe Biden had a “constructive conversation” with Quad leaders which included Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid the rapidly evolving Russia-Ukraine conflict. On the question of whether India-Russia military ties were discussed during the Quad meet,

Donald Lu, the Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia said the West was trying to leverage India’s relations with Russia so there could be a ceasefire. (file photo) By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - Hours after India had abstained on

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A whopping 93 per cent of Indians live in areas where air pollution levels exceed WHO standards, according to a global report. The report revealed that life expectancy in India, as a result, has been shortened by

Despite lobbying from various global parties and interests, India has remained a friend of Russia in the global scene. Above, permanent representative T.S. Tirumurti at the UN. (photo Twitter) NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The UN General Assembly on Mar.2 voted

Despite urging from the US and European nations, India has not condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna has expressed disappointment saying it is the US and not Russia that will stand with New Delhi against China’s

Tech giant and philanthropist Bill Gates in a virtual conversation with Telangana's Industries and Information Technology Minister K. T. Rama Rao on Feb.24. (IANS photo) HYDERABAD (IANS) - Microsoft co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates was all

With Russia being a major arms supplier, India has been playing safe and not getting on board with the West with which it has major market ties and depends on for support in border conflicts. (State Department file pix) WASHINGTON, DC

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), has expanded its international partnership portfolio by signing 11 new MoUs with business schools and universities in five countries spanning four continents. In the US,

(LtoR)The several centuries old bronze idol; US officials with India’s envoy to Australia. (photo Twitter) NEW DELHI – A 500 year old bronze idol of Lord Hanuman that was stolen a decade ago from Tamil Nadu and smuggled abroad will be

The Pew Research Center found differences in North and South India to be driven by Hindu women as head coverings are worn by most almost six-in-ten Hindus while Muslim women cover their heads irrespective of the region, they live in.

OTTAWA – The Indian high commission here has cautioned Indian students coming to Canada to make thorough checks of the credentials and standing of the institution before making any payments. “Please demand certificate of recognition by Canadian/ provincial government from

The US has gently let it be known that the same international rules apply; the Ukraine situation is similar to China’s transgressions on the India border. Above: troops getting deployed on the India-China border. (ANI file photo) By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK,

The students stage a rally in Brampton against the colleges that have abruptly declared bankruptcy and asking the Canadian government to step in. (IANS photo) TORONTO (IANS) - Over 2,000 Indian students, who face an uncertain future after three Montreal colleges

File photo of the leaders of the Quad nations at the group's first summit in Washington in Sept. From left: the then Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Joe Biden and Australia's Prime Minister Scott

While India is drawing closer strategically to the US, it is also still dependent on Russia for a sizeable portion of its hardware. Seen above: S. Jaishankar with Antony Blinken in Melbourne on Feb.11. (State Department photo) NEW YORK, NY (IANS)

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Supply chain problems which had crippled leading ports in the US were relieved as the number of ships queuing outside of Southern California ports went down to the lowest number since last fall, says Port

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS), in a statement, on Feb.3 urged Biden to reject the appointment of the “Jihadi-terrorist-sympathizer” Masood Khan as Pakistani Ambassador to the United States. An institute for US-India

TORONTO (IANS) - Although some media outlets have identified the four members of a Gujarati family who froze to death on Jan. 19 near the Canada-US border as residents of Dingucha village near Gandhinagar, authorities in Ottawa have refused to

NEW DELHI (IANS) – India,on Jan.25 announced 128 Padma awards, including four Padma Vibhushan, 17 Padma Bhushan and 107 Padma Shri awards, on the eve of the country's 73rd Republic Day. Among the recipients are a few well known IndianAmericans including

A Taliban fighter watches while standing along the roadside in Dashtan village of Balkh province on Oct. 28, 2021. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images) By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK (IANS) – Ramping up cooperation in fighting terrorism, India and the U.S. have