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China's actions fundamentally at odds with goal of peace, stability: US

China's actions fundamentally at odds with goal of peace, stability: US

Rediff.com10 hours ago

The United States, he said, will continue to take calm and resolute steps to uphold peace and stability in the face of Beijing's ongoing efforts to undermine it, and to support Taiwan, in line with its longstanding policy.

Trump says his Mar-a-Lago estate 'raided' by FBI

Trump says his Mar-a-Lago estate 'raided' by FBI

Rediff.com4 days ago

Trump said that Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach was "occupied by a large group of FBI agents".

US, Aus, Japan urge China to end military exercises now for peace in region

US, Aus, Japan urge China to end military exercises now for peace in region

Rediff.com6 days ago

A joint statement was issued by US Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong, and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa after their in-person meeting in Phnom Penh on the margins of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

China launched 11 missiles towards Taiwan overnight: US

China launched 11 missiles towards Taiwan overnight: US

Rediff.com5 Aug 2022

Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday directed that the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the ships in her strike group will remain on station in the general area to monitor the situation.

US Congresswoman introduces anti-India resolution in House

US Congresswoman introduces anti-India resolution in House

Rediff.com23 Jun 2022

A resolution calls the US Secretary of State to designate India as a country of particular concern for alleged violation of religious freedom.

US is there for India, we are ready and able: Biden admn

US is there for India, we are ready and able: Biden admn

Rediff.com17 Jun 2022

Price said India's relationship with Russia developed over several decades.

US condemns BJP leaders' offensive remarks on Prophet

US condemns BJP leaders' offensive remarks on Prophet

Rediff.com17 Jun 2022

We encourage India to promote respect for human rights, the Biden Administration said.

24-yr-old Indian national held in US over scam targeting senior citizens

24-yr-old Indian national held in US over scam targeting senior citizens

Rediff.com11 Jun 2022

Anirudha Kalkote, 24, was produced before a US magistrate in Houston on Friday to face the charges.

Rising attacks on places of worship in India: Blinken

Rising attacks on places of worship in India: Blinken

Rediff.com3 Jun 2022

Blinken asserts that America will continue to stand up for religious freedom around the world.

Attacks on minorities continued in 2021, says US report on India

Attacks on minorities continued in 2021, says US report on India

Rediff.com2 Jun 2022

The US state department in its annual report to the Congress on international religious freedom has alleged that in India in 2021, attacks on members of the minority communities, including killings, assaults, and intimidation, occurred throughout the year.

Dalit rights body in US accuses Google of being casteist, a hostile workplace

Dalit rights body in US accuses Google of being casteist, a hostile workplace

Rediff.com2 Jun 2022

A US-based Dalit civil rights organisation on Thursday accused Google of having a casteist and hostile workplace practices.

US Intel fears India-Pak clash amid strained ties with China

US Intel fears India-Pak clash amid strained ties with China

Rediff.com11 May 2022

In its annual threat assessment presented before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a Congressional hearing on Tuesday, the US intelligence community said the expanded military posture by both India and China along the disputed border elevates the risk of armed confrontation between the two nuclear powers that might involve direct threats to US persons and interests and calls for America's intervention.

US state issues citation on 'Sikh independence', raises red flag

US state issues citation on 'Sikh independence', raises red flag

Rediff.com3 May 2022

In the 'official citation' dated April 29, the Connecticut general assembly congratulated the pro-Khalistan organisation World Sikh Parliament 'in recognition of the 36th anniversary of the declaration of Sikh independence.'

US, allies launch declaration for future of Internet, invite India to join

US, allies launch declaration for future of Internet, invite India to join

Rediff.com29 Apr 2022

The Declaration for the Future of the Internet is in part a response to a rising trend of digital authoritarianism, including Russia's actions to block credible news sites

Eye on China: Modi, Biden to meet in Japan at Quad next month

Eye on China: Modi, Biden to meet in Japan at Quad next month

Rediff.com28 Apr 2022

"This trip will advance the Biden-Harris administration's rock-solid commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

Sitharaman urged to allow NRIs to invest in Indian stock markets

Sitharaman urged to allow NRIs to invest in Indian stock markets

Rediff.com26 Apr 2022

A prominent Indian Diaspora body, FIIDS, on Monday urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to allow non-resident Indians and overseas citizens of India (OCI) card holders to invest in the Indian stock market. Such a move would boost the Indian economy further by attracting investment from the global Indian community, said the Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) USA. FIIDS is a US-based institute for US-India policy studies and awareness.

US panel wants India designated as country of concern over lack of religious freedom

US panel wants India designated as country of concern over lack of religious freedom

Rediff.com25 Apr 2022

A US Congress-constituted quasi-judicial body on Monday recommended to the Biden Administration to designate India, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and 11 other nations as "country of particular concern" in the context of status of religious freedom.

Biden says Xi told him Quad was against China

Biden says Xi told him Quad was against China

Rediff.com23 Apr 2022

Biden said when he got elected, Putin thought that he would easily be able to break up NATO.

US Congressman expresses concern over human rights situation in Kashmir

US Congressman expresses concern over human rights situation in Kashmir

Rediff.com22 Apr 2022

India has repeatedly rejected criticism by foreign governments, lawmakers and human rights groups on allegations that civil liberties have eroded in the country.

After India's criticism, US distances from Ilhan Omar's Pak visit

After India's criticism, US distances from Ilhan Omar's Pak visit

Rediff.com22 Apr 2022

India on Thursday condemned Omar's visit to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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