The White House said the two leaders pledged to continue working together to enhance security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
Lalit K. Jha
Congressman Thomas Massie said the US should not funnel money to a government that “provides military aid and intelligence to terrorists”.
The move comes less than a month after the Trump administration suspended nearly $2 billion in security assistance to Pakistan alleging that it is not co-operative in the fight against terrorism.
In an interview on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump had developed a positive relationship with the North Korea’s leader despite their differences.
Voting on the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill will be held next week and if passed will be the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades.
“Hopefully, there will be a change in the cooperative relationship between the United States and Pakistan,” White House chief of staff John Kelly said after the rescue operation.
The issue was raised by Pakistan during a debate on decolonisation in the fourth committee of the UN General Assembly.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also accused Pakistan of waging a war against India.
Denying the possibility of harbouring the Taliban, he said what Pakistan is not prepared to do, is to fight the Afghanistan war on Pakistan’s soil.
India said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim.
The four countries called for an “early reform” of the UN Security Council and enhanced role for developing countries as major contributors to the UN.
“We don’t foresee any political or military role for India in Afghanistan. I think it will just complicate the situation and it will not resolve anything.”
During her week-long stay, Swaraj is expected to hold about 20 bilateral and trilateral meetings with leaders attending the session.
One of his patients, 21-year-old Umar Rashid Dutt, also an Indian-American, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of causing “tremendous damage” to India’s economy.
The Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme has drawn sharp criticisim from Indian origin legislators.
The Trump regime has informed the Congress that it “strongly supports” transfers of F-18 and F-16 fighter proposals put forth by Boeing and Lockheed Martin respectively.
If nominated and confirmed by the Senate, Juster will replace Richard Verma who served as ambassador until in January.
The announcement comes over a week after US President Donald Trump hit out at Pakistan for providing a safe haven for terror groups that kill Americans in Afghanistan.
A plenary meeting of the elite nuclear club in June failed to take a decision on India’s application for its membership, but decided to discuss in November the issue of entry of non-NPT signatories.
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.
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”.