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US pitches for a bigger global role for India


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Ahead of the US elections, India and the US Monday underlined broad bipartisan support for the bilateral strategic relationship in both countries, with the US ... Read more...

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Republicans declare India geopolitical ally


August 29th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) As Mitt Romney officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination, the party declared India a "geopolitical ally and a strategic trading partner", much like the ... Read more...

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US senate confirms Obama’s Fed nominees


May 18th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US senate Thursday confirmed two nominees of President Barack Obama to the Federal Reserve board.The senate voted 74-21 to confirm Jerome Powell, an attorney ... Read more...

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US House passes cybersecurity bill


April 27th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US House of Representatives Thursday approved a controversial cybersecurity legislation, which will make it easier for companies to share information with the government about threats their ... Read more...

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Hispanic community important partner for India-US ties: Ambassador


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) India's Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao has described the Hispanic community in the US as an important partner as India's relations with Washington become increasingly ... Read more...

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US stops $700 mn aid to Pakistan (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a huge $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the Congress is provided a ... Read more...

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US House freezes $700 mn aid to Pakistan


December 15th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives has passed a massive $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the defence secretary provides Congress a ... Read more...

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Can America fix its immigration system? (Washington Newsletter)


December 4th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Indians chasing the "American Dream" had reason to be happy about a law on the anvil that would help techies get the coveted green card ... Read more...

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US sees ‘great opportunity’ in boosting India ties


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Acknowledging the broad bipartisan support enjoyed by India-US relations on Capitol Hill, key US lawmakers and officials alike have vowed to seize the "moment of great opportunity."Expression ... Read more...

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US House approves faster green cards for Indian IT workers


December 1st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) In a move that may allow more highly skilled immigrants from India and China to obtain the so-called green cards faster, the US House of Representatives ... Read more...

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Our politics is broken: Obama


August 16th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Embattled US President Barack Obama embarked on a three-day Midwestern bus tour to "connect with ordinary Americans", slamming the partisan politics of the country ... Read more...

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Ties with India important for US: Republican leader


March 12th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner has described the relationship with India as one of the important relationships for the US, including for Congress.Boehner expressed the ... Read more...

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Australia to unveil new Multiculturalism Policy to tackle racial discrimination


February 16th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Feb.16 (ANI): The Australian government has set up a new advisory body to champion multiculturalism, in the wake of growing religious extremism and incidents of racism in the country.Last year the ... Read more...

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Reagan on Obama’s holiday reading list (Lead)


December 27th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is enjoying Christmas holiday with his family in Hawaii and on top of his reading list is the biography of former president Ronald ... Read more...

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U2’s Bono meets Kevin Rudd to talk about poverty, aid


November 28th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 28 (ANI): U2 frontman Bono met with Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd at the Sydney Opera House to talk about poverty and aid.Rudd's spokeman said the two met and spoke ... Read more...

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US House resolution to back India’s UNSC bid


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Indicating bipartisan support for India's bid for a permanent UN Security Council seat, a Republican legislator has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives ... Read more...

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US poll results not to affect deepening India ties: Official


November 6th, 2010 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Given the bipartisan support for America's India policy, US officials expect a continued push by President Barack Obama for deepening ties with New Delhi despite ... Read more...

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USINPAC urges Obama to reconsider enacting H1-B visa fee hike


August 13th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.13 (ANI): The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has strongly urged President Barack Obama to reconsider the enactment of the H1-B and L-1 visa fee hike provision in the ... Read more...

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Press Secretary Gibbs comments on Senate introduction of Home Star Legislation


May 28th, 2010 - 4:43 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) — White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs commented on Thursday about the reintroduction of the Home Star Retrofit Act by a bipartisan group of Senators, the White House ... Read more...

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Health Care Bill May Be Shortened After Republican Victory In Massachusetts


January 21st, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, Jan 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The defeat of the Democratic Party in the Massachusetts election has jeopardized the Health care reform bill that is still awaiting its fate in the ... Read more...

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There is bipartisan support for India’s role in Afghanistan: PM


November 26th, 2009 - 12:34 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashWashington, Nov 25 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Wednesday that there is bipartisan support for India's role in Afghanistan and there are no negative jibes ... Read more...

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USINPAC asks Congress to demand audit of aid funding to Pakistan


October 12th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.12 (ANI): The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has expressed deep concern that the United States Congress has passed a bill tripling U.S. aid to Pakistan without first establishing accountability and ... Read more...

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USINPAC lauds Ted Kennedy’s legacy of building the American dream for every American


August 27th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.27 (ANI): The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expressed deep grief at the death of Senator Edward Kennedy.Dr. Bharat Tewarie, USINPAC leadership committee member from Massachusetts said, "Senator Kennedy ... Read more...

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USINPAC calls Shahrukh Khan incident a teaching moment


August 18th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.18 (ANI): The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has termed the questioning and checking of Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan at the Newark International Airport in New Jersey as a teaching ... Read more...

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India-US cooperation benefits both nations, say senators


July 28th, 2009 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 28 (IANS) In a reflection of bipartisan support for growing Indo-US ties, two influential US senators have said robust cooperation between the US and India means increased ... Read more...

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Prepared remarks of President Obama at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue


July 27th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by admin
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The following are President Obama's prepared remarks from his speech during the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center in ... Read more...

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Obama’s health care overhaul has a tough road ahead: NYT


July 26th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): In the wake of the US Senate Democratic leaders deciding to devote more time in winning Republican support for a health care overhaul, President Barack Obama must ... Read more...

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California will have an Act telling people why Sikhs wear Kirpans


June 3rd, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi. June 3, 2009 (ANI) To prevent incidents of mistaken identity of Sikhs in the United States, the California State Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a proposed law ... Read more...

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California passes bill on Sikh symbol kirpan


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) The California assembly has passed a bill that makes it mandatory for the state to train law enforcement agencies about the Sikh symbol kirpan. The bill AB-504, ... Read more...

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Warming India-US ties will not alter with change in government


April 24th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India-US relations that have warmed up considerably over the past few years are not dependent on a change in government in either country, US Deputy Chief of ... Read more...

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Obama signs landmark US conservation bill


March 31st, 2009 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Monday approved a sweeping expansion of government land protection, safeguarding about 800,000 new hectares of parks, rivers, forests and mountains across the country. The ... Read more...

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US House backs 90-percent tax on bail-out bonuses


March 20th, 2009 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (DPA) Spurred on by public ire over bonuses paid at firms that received government bail-outs, the US House of Representatives Thursday gave strong backing to a 90-percent tax on ... Read more...

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Congress approval of stimulus bill is major milestone: Obama


February 15th, 2009 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Saturday thanked Congress for passing the $787-billion economic stimulus bill, which he called "a major milestone on our road to recovery."In his weekly address ... Read more...

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Obama for all nations to act in unison on global economic crisis


January 30th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama wants advanced and emerging economies to act in unison in dealing with the global financial crisis and would come up with more specific plans ... Read more...

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Obama seeks bipartisan support for stimulus package


January 24th, 2009 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (DPA) US President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic lawmakers Friday urging both parties to get behind his economic stimulus package.Obama wants legislation authorising the $825-billion package that ... Read more...

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