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.
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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.
The legislative move is not linked with the recent joint India-US statement in which the Obama administration had recognised India as a “Major Defence Partner”.
In a blog post, Mainak Sarkar, an IIT Kharagpur graduate, had accused William Klug of stealing his computer code and giving it to someone else.
The US will see if its legal parameters and requirements are being met, the Obama administration has told lawmakers.
The move is meant to bolster defence ties with India and bring the country at par with other NATO allies in terms of sale of defence equipment and technology transfer
Trump’s mockery of an Indian call centre representative reflects his overall divisiveness and breeds disrespect in the US, say Indian American supporters of Clinton and her campaign chairman.
Despite experiencing a $1 billion drop from the previous year, the first decline in its remittances since 2009, India was the world’s largest remittance recipient in 2015.
Indian-American MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga is now one of the nine members of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.
The US has offered the FBI’s assistance to Bangladesh to collaborate in its investigations into a spate of murders involving secular bloggers.
On the eve of his India trip, Ashton Carter talked about the “strategic handshake” between India and the US.
The World Bank aims to help developing countries transit to renewable energy, decrease high-carbon energy sources and build sustainable cities.