65 US varsities oppose visa policy changes for foreign students

As many as 65 top US universities, including Harvard and MIT, have challenged the Trump administration in a court against its new stringent visa policy for foreign students, warning that the new ‘backdating’ rule will have a detrimental effect on America’s higher education system. Continue Reading

Indian-American elected president of Harvard student body

Sruthi Palaniappan, 20, whose parents migrated to the US from Chennai in 1992, has been elected as president of the Harvard University Undergraduate Council Continue Reading

Pakistan needs to do more in its fight against terrorism: US

Pakistan certainly needs to do more in its fight against terrorism, and the Trump administration expects Islamabad to act against terror groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba in same way as it did against al-Qaeda after the 9/11 attacks, a top American official has said. Continue Reading

Not in a rush to get NAFTA deal: Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump has said he was in “no rush” to complete a deal to rewrite the trade pact with Mexico and Canada. Continue Reading

White House predicts economic boom, analysts say otherwise

Analysts generally expect that the benefits from Trump’s tax cuts and an additional USD 300 billion in government spending that he signed into law in February will gradually slow along with economic growth. Continue Reading

Google employees protest over China search engine

Washington: Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company’s reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times said. Continue Reading