Aero India 2021: USA pledges to be major defense partner

United States participation in Aero India 2021 is another example of the deepening defense and strategic partnership between the United States and India. Continue Reading

Indian-origin man arrested for rape threats to woman in US

An Indian-origin man in the United States has been arrested for cyberstalking a woman, whom he harassed using several social media accounts and emails and solicited others to rape, murder and decapitate her in exchange for Bitcoin. Continue Reading

US bans TikTok and WeChat to safeguard national security

The United States on Friday issued orders to ban popular Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat from Sunday to safeguard national security, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country. The move comes weeks after India banned them. Continue Reading

Covid-19 vaccine worked well in monkeys

United States-based biotech firm Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response and prevented the coronavirus from replicating in the noses and lungs of monkeys, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine said. Continue Reading

US ‘closely monitoring’ India-China situation

The United States has said it is closely monitoring the situation following a fierce clash between Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh and hopes that the differences will be resolved peacefully. Continue Reading

Editorial: Coronavirus threat

On the impact of Coronavirus on the economy, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sought to allay any fears saying there is no need to immediately press the panic button, but things could get challenging if the issues prolong for another two or three weeks, citing feedback from the pharmaceutical and electronic industries, which depend heavily on imports of raw material from China. Continue Reading

Syria strike: Turkey-Russia tensions soar after attack

The leaders of Russia and Turkey held crisis talks Friday after 33 Turkish soldiers died in an air strike in Syria, as Ankara ramped up pressure on Europe by threatening to flood in migrants.

The United States and United Nations urged an end to the Russian-backed Syrian offensive against rebel holdouts, but Turkey appeared intent on easing tensions with Moscow by pinning the blame Continue Reading

Trump’s trip demonstrates value US places on ties with India: Pompeo

President Donald Trump’s just-concluded India trip demonstrated the value the United States placed on its ties with New Delhi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.Trump’s “first official trip to India this week demonstrates the value the US places on the US-India partnership”, Pompeo said in a tweet on Thursday. Continue Reading

Coronavirus becoming global epidemic?

The deadly Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in China and abroad as the death toll due to it in this Far East country rose to 41 with 1,287 confirmed cases, China’s National Health Commission announced today. Continue Reading