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US Hindu group files complaint against university over 'anti-Hindu' conference

US Hindu group files complaint against university over 'anti-Hindu' conference

Rediff.com7 Oct 2021

In a complaint to the Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Suzanne Goldberg and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement Randolph Wills, the Hindu American Foundation has asked the Office of Civil Rights to investigate and determine whether the University of Pennsylvania and its Department of South Asia Studies, South Asia Center created a hostile environment for students and faculty of Indian and Hindu descent, and whether the same entities and individuals misused any federal funds.

Facebook, WhatsApp back online; Zuckerberg apologises over outage

Facebook, WhatsApp back online; Zuckerberg apologises over outage

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

While the users of the three social media platforms remained clueless as they repeatedly received error messages for most part of the day, the stocks of Silicon Valley firm Facebook dropped by nearly five per cent as a result.

Biden administration to revisit Trump-era trade deal with China

Biden administration to revisit Trump-era trade deal with China

Rediff.com4 Oct 2021

In January last year, the US signed the first phase of the trade deal with China, which former President Donald Trump described as historic, concluding more than a year of tough negotiations including several months of suspension of talks between the two largest economies of the world.

Very honest about concerns on safe havens in Pak: US

Very honest about concerns on safe havens in Pak: US

Rediff.com1 Oct 2021

Afghanistan and the US have criticised Pakistan in the past for allowing Taliban fighters to cross into Pakistan where they are provided safe havens and also receive medical treatment.

Biden advised to keep 2500 troops in Afghanistan

Biden advised to keep 2500 troops in Afghanistan

Rediff.com29 Sep 2021

Taliban failed to honour Doha accord, never renounced Al-Qaeda: US general Mark Milley

Pak home to 12 foreign terrorist organisations: Report

Pak home to 12 foreign terrorist organisations: Report

Rediff.com28 Sep 2021

United States officials have identified Pakistan as a base of operations or target for numerous armed and non state militant groups, some of which have existed since the 1980s, the independent Congressional Research Service said in the report.

Who does Indra Nooyi belong to? India or US

Who does Indra Nooyi belong to? India or US

Rediff.com26 Sep 2021

'I am still the girl who grew up in a close family in Madras, in the South of India, and I am deeply connected to the lessons and culture of my youth. I am also the woman who arrived in the US at age twenty-three to study and work and, somehow, rose to lead an iconic company, a journey that I believe is possible only in America. I belong in both worlds,' says the ex-Pepsico chief in her memoir

Modi raises H-1B visas issue with Biden: Foreign Secretary Shringla

Modi raises H-1B visas issue with Biden: Foreign Secretary Shringla

Rediff.com25 Sep 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first-ever in-person meeting with President Joe Biden raised a number of issues involving the Indian community in America, including access for Indian professionals in the US and speaking about the H-1B visas, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.

Biden hosts Modi in White House, extols Indo-US ties

Biden hosts Modi in White House, extols Indo-US ties

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Joe Biden at the White House on Friday in his first bilateral meeting with the US president during which the two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of priority issues, including combating Covid-19, climate change, economic cooperation as well as Afghanistan.

Covid, Afghanistan on agenda of Modi-Biden talks: WH official

Covid, Afghanistan on agenda of Modi-Biden talks: WH official

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

While the two leaders have met earlier when Biden was the Vice President of the country, this is for the first time that Biden will be meeting Modi after he became the 46th president of the US in January.

Working group on space to be among Quad leaders' announcements

Working group on space to be among Quad leaders' announcements

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

Quad leaders are also planning to roll out vaccine deliverables and announce a series of measures in the field of healthcare and infrastructure sector, officials in Washington, DC said.

After Biden, Harris to meet Quad leaders

After Biden, Harris to meet Quad leaders

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

US Vice President Kamala Harris would host a separate meeting with the prime ministers of three Quad countries -- India, Australia and Japan -- at the White House to discuss with them the important factors for democracies to go forward, officials said.

Modi thanks Kamala Harris for Covid help, invites her to India

Modi thanks Kamala Harris for Covid help, invites her to India

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

'Your being elected as the Vice President of America has been such an important and historic event. You are the source of inspiration for so many people around the world,' Modi said.

We are natural partners with similar values, Modi tells Harris

We are natural partners with similar values, Modi tells Harris

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described India and America as "natural partners" as he held the first in-person meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House during which they decided to further cement the Indo-US strategic partnership and discussed global issues of common interest, including threats to democracy and the Indo-Pacific.

Harris refers to Pak's role in terrorism during talks with Modi

Harris refers to Pak's role in terrorism during talks with Modi

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

'When the issue of terrorism came up, the Vice President suo moto referred Pakistan's role in that regard (of terrorism),' Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla told reporters when asked if the issue of Pakistan's role in terrorism came up during her meeting with Modi.

Modi meets top American CEOs in first engagement in US

Modi meets top American CEOs in first engagement in US

Rediff.com23 Sep 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his engagements in the US on Thursday by meeting with leading American CEOs from five different key sectors and highlighted the economic opportunities in India.

US rules out adding India to AUKUS security alliance

US rules out adding India to AUKUS security alliance

Rediff.com23 Sep 2021

"AUKUS? What would it become? JAUKUS? JAIAUKUS?" Psaki said in lighter moments before giving answer to the question.

Modi to meet Kamala Harris; Japanese, Australian PMs today

Modi to meet Kamala Harris; Japanese, Australian PMs today

Rediff.com23 Sep 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday is scheduled to have as many as eight meetings, including with Vice President Kamala Harris, on the first working day of his current US trip.

Modi to meet top 5 US CEOs, 2 of them Indian Americans

Modi to meet top 5 US CEOs, 2 of them Indian Americans

Rediff.com23 Sep 2021

On Thursday, the prime minister is scheduled to hold one-on-one meetings with top five American CEOs. Two of them are Indian Americans -- Shantanu Narayen from Adobe and Vivek Lall from General Atomics. The three others are Cristiano E Amon from Qualcomm, Mark Widmar from First Solar, and Stephen A Schwarzman from Blackstone.

Indian diaspora turns up in numbers to greet Modi in US

Indian diaspora turns up in numbers to greet Modi in US

Rediff.com23 Sep 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commended the Indian diaspora for distinguishing itself across the world, as he received an enthusiastic welcome from the community on his arrival in Washington, DC, on a major visit to further enhance Indo-US relations.

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