All stories by Lalit K Jha
'We take it very seriously': US on plot to kill PannunRediff.com1 days ago
India on Thursday described as a "matter of concern" the US charging the Indian national with conspiring to kill the Sikh separatist, and asserted that a high-level probe committee will investigate all aspects of the case.
Kissinger used racist, misogynist language for then PM Indira GandhiRediff.com2 days ago
Speaking about the issue in India in March 2012 at a media conclave, Kissinger defended his use of unparliamentary language while referring to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
H-1B visa renewal programme to start in Dec, Indians to benefit mostRediff.com3 days ago
In a move that will benefit a significantly large number of Indian technology professionals, the US is set to begin a pilot programme for domestic renewal of certain categories of H-1B visas in December. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.
Taiwan remains a flashpoint as Biden, Xi agree to mend tiesRediff.com16 Nov 2023
The United States-China Summit meeting concluded at a sprawling mansion in Woodside, California with Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agreeing to work towards ensuring that the differences between the two countries remain manageable and the relations do not derail.
Still believe he's a dictator: Biden after meeting XiRediff.com16 Nov 2023
United States President Joe Biden has once again called his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a 'dictator', just hours after they met for the first time in more than a year and held candid and productive discussions to revive bilateral ties.
10 Indian-Americans win state, local polls in USRediff.com9 Nov 2023
At least 10 Indian-Americans, almost all of them Democrats, have won local and state level elections held in several parts of the country, reflecting the growing political empowerment of the ethnic community that constitutes a little over one percent of the United States' population.
Indian student, who was stabbed at a gym in US, diesRediff.com9 Nov 2023
Varun Raj Pucha, the 24-year-old Indian student who was stabbed at a fitness centre in the United States state of Indiana, has succumbed to his injuries, the university where he was studying has said.
Indian student stabbed in US still on life supportRediff.com2 Nov 2023
P Varun Raj, the 24-year-old Indian student who was stabbed at a fitness centre in the United States state of Indiana over the weekend, continues to be in a critical condition and is on a life support, sources familiar with his ongoing treatment said.
Indian Student Stabbed In US Gym, CriticalRediff.com1 Nov 2023
'Varun was attacked with a knife by his attacker. He was ultimately taken to a Fort Wayne hospital due to the severity of his injury and was reportedly given a zero to five per cent chance of survival.'
Biden links Hamas attack to India-Mideast-Europe economic corridorRediff.com26 Oct 2023
Biden told reporters at a joint news conference with the visiting Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese that his analysis is based on his instinct and does not have any proof for this.
Israelis can decide: Biden on ground invasion of GazaRediff.com25 Oct 2023
Amidst reports of an imminent ground invasion of Gaza by Israel, President Joe Biden has said that Israel can make its own decisions, as the United States firmly backs its ally while urging caution.
Chinese FM to visit US from Oct 26 to 28 ahead of Biden-Xi meet next monthRediff.com24 Oct 2023
Blinken will host his Chinese counterpart in Washington from October 26-28, the state department said in a press release on Monday.
US 'concerned' over Canadian diplomats leaving IndiaRediff.com21 Oct 2023
The United States on Friday expressed concern over the departure of Canadian diplomats from India and said that it expects New Delhi to uphold its obligations under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
China developing nuke missiles that can hit targets in US: PentagonRediff.com19 Oct 2023
China has more than 500 nuclear bombs in its arsenal and is developing new Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) that will significantly improve its nuclear-capable missile forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
Our assessment shows Israel not responsible for Gaza hospital blast: USRediff.com19 Oct 2023
The massive explosion at the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital late on Tuesday night killed 471 people and injured 314 others, the Palestinian Health Ministry has said.
Biden to visit Israel, Jordan as US steps up efforts to resolve Gaza crisisRediff.com18 Oct 2023
In Amman, Biden will meet with King Abdullah of Jordan, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Biden to travel to Israel on Wednesday as tension soarsRediff.com17 Oct 2023
Biden would also travel to Jordan for a summit meeting with the heads of States of Jordan, Egypt and the president of Palestinian Authority.
'Why aren't Islamic countries opening gates for Palestinians?'Rediff.com16 Oct 2023
'You know why? Because they know they can't vet them, and they don't want Hamas in their neighbourhood'
Biden commits support to Israel, but says Palestinians need aidRediff.com15 Oct 2023
Biden, in his call with Netanyahu, updated him on US military support and reiterated his warning against anyone seeking to expand the conflict, according to a readout of the call.
'Need to ruthlessly pursue and destroy Hamas'Rediff.com14 Oct 2023
'We are in very tough times, but we are all absolutely committed to seeing the destruction of Hamas'