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NEW DELHI (ANI) - The United States Coast Guard (USCG) ship Bertholf reached Port Blair on March 7 for joint exercises with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). Codenamed "Sea Defenders-2024," the joint exercise is scheduled to take place on March 9-10,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Attorney General of India R. Venkataramani has advocated the establishment of an Indo-US comparative and collaborative law platform to create cooperation in law and justice between the two nations. In his address on March 4 at the

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Google on March 1 announced to support ‘Shakti, India Election Fact-Checking Collective’, which is a consortium of news publishers and fact-checkers in the country, to curb the spread of deep

UJJAIN (IANS) - India cannot achieve its true economic potential without the greater inclusion of women in the formal workforce, US Consul-General in Mumbai, Mike Hankey, said here on March 1. Addressing the Ujjain Regional Industrial Conclave, Hankey said that the

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The decks are clear now for India to take the next steps in acquiring 31 MQ-9B Sky Guardian armed drones with ammunition with the lapse on Friday of the 30 days for Congressional review of the

OTTAWA (ANI) - Canadian parliamentarian Jeremy Patzer hosted a Sindhi Round Table on February 29 to celebrate 'International Mother Language Day' at the Parliament.Other participating Canadian parliamentarians at the event included Cathy Wagantall, Tom Kmiec, as well as Canadian Senator,

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - The White House said President Joe Biden is fully committed to enhancing the efficiency of the sought-after H-1B visa and addressing the Green Card backlog, alongside other improvements to the nation's legal immigration system. The

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The White House on February 28 emphasized the significant strides made by the Quad Alliance over the past three years and underscored the importance of continuing this momentum into 2024, particularly under India's host year. White House

NEW DELHI (ANI) - India and the United States on February 28 reviewed ongoing cooperation in counterterrorism and security domains in a day-long Homeland Security Dialogue, discussing steps to bolster bilateral efforts to combat terrorism and reaffirming their commitment to

Photo: The News Insight India-West News Desk BHUBANESWAR - In his philanthropic capacity, Bill Gates undertook a significant visit to Maa Mangala Basti here, emphasizing his dedication to global development. Accompanied by key officials, Gates delved into the intricacies of local government

AMRITSAR (ANI) - Former Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu held a meeting with US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti in Amritsar. Sandhu posted, "Delighted to meet my good friend and Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti India in Amritsar.

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramane said on February 21 that India and the United States are key stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific region, bound by shared values and common interests. Speaking at the second edition of the INDUS-X Summit

NEW DELHI (ANI) - US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Rena Bitter on February 22 during her ongoing visit to India highlighted the 'explosion' in travel between India and the US. She is in India on consular matters. "More

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on February 20 lauded the Indian community in Canada's Saskatchewan province as he welcomed the region's Premier for the 9th Raisina Dialogue here. Jaishankar wrote it was "great to meet" Premier Scott

MUNICH, (IANS) - External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met his Canadian counterpart Melanie Joly on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference and discussed bilateral ties. The discussions came amid an ongoing diplomatic row between the two nations with Canada accusing

WASHINGTON, DC - Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, Richard R. Verma, who arrived in India on February 18, two days into his trip has said, the US will remain engaged with India on the involvement of an

Photo: “Great to meet my friend US @SecBlinken” posted Jaishankar from Munich. MUNICH, (IANS) - India has an extremely strong relationship with Western countries which is getting better by the day, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said at the 60th Munich

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US House of Representatives has passed a non-binding resolution calling for legislation to form an inter-parliamentary group of lawmakers from the Quad member countries -- the US, India, Japan, and Australia -- to further strengthen

TORONTO, (IANS) - With international students struggling amidst worsening housing and affordability issues in Canada, charities and support groups say they are under strain and have urged the government to step up support. With nearly 500,000 international students living in the

NEW DELHI (ANI) - The External Affairs Ministry, on February 8, addressing the unfortunate deaths of five Indian students in the US, emphasized that there was "no foul play or interconnectedness" in the incidents. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Randhir

Photo: Pyatt posted this image while in India where discussion included electric vehicles. WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Geoffrey R Pyatt on February 6, lauding the Indian Navy’s action against the Houthis and said

Photo: Wikipedia. WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The US has said MQ-9B drones will provide India with enhanced maritime security and maritime domain awareness capability. "The sale of MQ-9B drones to India will provide the country with enhanced maritime security and maritime domain

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Reiterating that its partnership with India is one of the most consequential relationships, the US has said it is working closely with the country on "most vital priorities". The remarks by State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller came

TORONTO (IANS) - Gunshots were fired at the house of a Sikh related to pro-Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a designated terrorist in India, who was shot dead outside a Sikh temple in the Canadian province of British Columbia last

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The Joe Biden administration notified the US Congress on February 1 of the proposed sale of 31 MQ-9B HALE armed drones, clearing a period of informal review that had raised concerns of the deal being in

NEW DELHI (ANI) - The US Consular Team in India processed a record 1.4 million US visas in 2023, which is higher than ever, and has brought down the visitor visa appointment wait times by 75 percent. The US Embassy and

OTTAWA (ANI) - Canada's outgoing National Security Advisor Jody Thomas on January 27 said that India was cooperating in the investigation of the killing of India-designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, and called the changing relationship an "evolution", as reported by

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Outgoing Indian Ambassador  Taranjit Singh Sandhu, is being hosted to a number of farewell parties. "Elton (John) did about 340 shows for his farewell," Deputy Secretary of State Richard Verma said, recalling one of the shows that

OTTAWA, (IANS) - Months after Canada accused India of having a role in the killing of pro-Khalistan leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a designated terrorist in New Delhi, an independent commission has now announced it will investigate meddling by India in

TORONTO, (IANS) - The Canadian government has announced a two-year cap on new study permits for international students, which is expected to result in approximately 3,60,000 approved study permits this year -- a 35 percent reduction from 2023. Asserting that international

TORONTO, (IANS)  - Even as Canada considers capping the arrival of international students amid a growing housing crisis, 62,410 of them became permanent residents of the country in 2023, according to the country's immigration data. This number represented an increase of

TORONTO, (IANS) - The 2024 FIDE Candidates chess tournament to be held from April 3-23 here has several firsts to its credit and to which India too has contributed. Announcing the general tournament regulations, FIDE said the Toronto event will be

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu bid farewell to his diplomatic role in the United States at a reception hosted by a bipartisan group in the US Congress. The event, held at Capitol Hill, held special significance

DAVOS (ANI) - US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said on January 17 that the United States sees India as an 'extraordinary success story' and added that India's leadership under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has benefited the relations of many

India-West News Desk SAN DIEGO, CA - Dr. Chell Roberts, Dean of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego, has revealed plans to establish a new campus in Gujarat. The university will join forces with IIT Gandhinagar

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC  – The popular U.S. ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti celebrated Pongal dressed in a veshti. He participated in several cultural events like making the Pongal – a traditional rice dish that is integral to the celebrations

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has received enough petitions to reach the cap for an additional 20,716 H-2B visas made available for returning workers for the first half of

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India's Ambassador to the United States, according to reports is set to conclude his term here, soon. Originally due to retire in January 2023, Sandhu's tenure had been extended for an additional year

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has welcomed "increased cooperation" with India in defending freedom of navigation in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden amid growing Houthi attacks in the region. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US government has refused to provide "discovery material" after it was asked by a New York court to respond to a motion filed by lawyers of Indian national Nikhil Gupta, named in an alleged

India-West News Desk SEATTLE, WA - India's sixth diplomatic mission in the US based here and providing services to Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming is now working and active. The office is situated at the

TORONTO, (IANS) - In one of its measures to bolster the international student program and prevent abuse, Canadian immigration has launched an online portal to verify letters of acceptance that students submit in support of their visa application. An LOA, submitted

AHMEDABAD (IANS) - Following the grounding of a Nicaragua-bound Airbus A340 in France over suspected human trafficking, officials have revealed that more than 60 passengers from Gujarat, were on board, seeking to enter the US illegally. The individuals reportedly agreed to

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Canadian government processed almost 146,000 new study permit applications for Indian nationals from July to October 2002. But across the same period in 2023, it processed fewer than 87,000, representing a year-over-year decrease of 41 percent,

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – A report by The Washington Post says Apple faced pressure from the Modi administration in India to downplay warnings issued to opposition politicians regarding potential government hacking. The tech giant's October alerts led to a

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - An Indian-flagged crude oil tanker was hit by a drone fired by Houthi militants in the Southern Red Sea, the US military said on December 24, adding that no injuries were reported from the strike. The Gabon-owned

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - World Bank Group President Ajay Banga told Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a meeting here on December 20 that the multilateral financial institution has set up a task force team to study the recommendations made by

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has, for the first time responded to charges of the US of an Indian link to an alleged foiled assassination plot against India-designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, and stated he will "look

TORONTO, (IANS) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that Ottawa's relations with New Delhi appear to have undergone "a tonal shift", following the US indictment of an Indian national in a plot to kill a Sikh separatist on

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Around twenty-eight Indian students were deported from the United States to India this year, India’s Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan told Parliament. The minister also highlighted the issues faced by some Indian nationals