Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank said.
Lalit K. Jha
The Indian national Montu Barot, 30, and Indian-American Nilesh Pandya, 54, have pleaded guilty in the multi-million call centre scam involving 54 individuals and 5 India-based call centres.
US businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary non-agricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary non-agricultural workers under the H-2B programme,
Christopher Wray said “I do not consider Director Mueller (who is leading the Russia Probe) to be on a witch hunt,” during his Senate confirmation hearing.
The Indian national faces over 27 years in prison and deportation if convicted.
Both the US State Department and Energy Secretary Rick Perry had positive things to say about the meetings and claimed that Indo-US ties could only grow stronger, with Trump claiming India had a “true friend” in him.
The deal is being termed “a game changer” for US-India relations as it finally operationalises India’s status as a “major defence partner” for the US.
The US vice president said that Donald Trump had, however ‘kept the door open’ to renegotiating the deal or coming up with a new one.
The attorney said the president had tried to cultivate a relationship with him as he did with FBI Director Comey before he was fired
This former ambassador to China will now be working on a book about Indo-China relations as well as a project on India’s stand in Asia.
Nilam Parikh, one of the four co-conspirators in a widespread call centre scam, admitted to her crime of posing as an immigration officer to US citizens.
The sanctions have been slapped to disrupt the funding of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its front for charitable activities, the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, the Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Dawa al-Qu’ran (JDQ), the ISIS of Iraq and Syria, and ISIS Khorasan.
Harsh Patel pleaded guilty in the scam which involved individuals from call centres in India impersonating US tax and immigration officials to defraud Americans.
White House spokesperson Spicer stressed the right circumstances for a meeting between the two leaders do not exist right now.
Among a slew of tax measures, Trump’s proposal will bring down corporate tax from 35% to 15% and reduce individual tax brackets from seven to three.
This is the second dismissal of an Indian-American from a senior position by the Trump administration, the first being the dismissal of attorney Preet Bharara.
On Saturday, finance minister Jaitley had raised the H-1B visa issue with Steve Mnuchin, highlighting Indian companies’ contribution to the US economy.
The petition requires at least 100,000 signatures before May 14 to qualify for a response from the Trump administration.
US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is believed to have said that US has started the process of reviewing H1B visas issues and no decision has been taken on it yet.
President Donald Trump said the suspected “horrible” chemical attack cannot be tolerated and it has crossed “many many lines”.
Senators Ben Cardin and Marco Rubio said that a failure of US leadership on human rights issues in Tibet is not a good message for the US to send to China, its allies in the region, and the world.
If convicted, Jayavel Murugan and Syed Nawaz will face up to 20 years of imprisonment or up to $250,000 of fine or both.
Thom Tillis wanted to know if there were enough talented people available in US to fill up the needs of its industries.
A justice department spokesperson said Preet Bharara and the other attorneys were asked to resign “in order to ensure a uniform transition”.
Trump’s comments came eight days after Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed in a racially-motivated hate crime in Kansas.
The White House has said that the early reports coming from Kansas, where an Indian engineer was shot dead and another injured in an apparent hate crime, were “disturbing”.
This was the first meeting of the top Indian diplomat with Trump after he was sworn in as the US President on January 20.
Donald Trump’s scathing attack on the media came a day after he asserted his administration is “running like a fine-tuned machine” and there is “no chaos”.
Speaking to a Washington audience on Friday,Husain Haqqani said that both the US and Pakistan needed to rethink their positions.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says, “No president or administration is more powerful than our laws and our constitution.”
They have condemned US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies on the grounds that it will tear families apart and is anti-immigrant.
If passed, the bill would give preference to foreigners studying in US universities, advanced degree holders, those being paid a high wage and those with valuable skills.
Indian-American South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley would appear before a Congressional panel for her confirmation hearing for the post of US Ambassador to the UN on January 18th.
Factoring in demonetisation, the World Bank lowered the growth rate of the country to 7%, recognising that many sectors have taken a hit.
Under the new policy, brigade commanders must grant religious accommodations unless the requester’s religious belief is not sincere or the army identifies a specific, concrete hazard.
The National Defence Authorisation Act imposes four conditions on Pakistan to be eligible for the $400 mn – all centred on Islamabad significantly targeting the Haqqani network.
The US also called for a “meaningful dialogue” between India and Pakistan to address differences and to bring down the recent tensions.
“We know what better economic connectivity can do for the countries of South Asia and the entire Indo-Pacific. And the United States also has a stake in the region’s success,” said Nisha Biswal.
Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement will enable their militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies.
This comes after India’s recent entry into the MTCR with questions being raised in the US about the policy governing access to Indian launch services.