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US Senate passes bill eliminating per-country cap for H-1B work visas

The provision will facilitate removal of the massive backlog of Indian IT professionals in the US

03 Dec 2020 12:27 PM

Control of US Senate at stake as Donald Trump's allies face Democrats

Both parties saw paths to victory, though the outcome might not be known on election night.

04 Nov 2020 7:53 AM

US Presidential Election 2020 updates: Patience's the buzzword as counting continues

Will Biden be no. 46 or will Trump once again take oath on January 20?

04 Nov 2020 5:54 AM

Resolution to condemn Chinese aggression against India introduced in US Senate

'I commend India's commitment to standing up to China and maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific,' Senator Cornyn said

14 Aug 2020 12:10 PM

US passes bill to provide free testing for Covid19

The bill will also provide paid sick leaves

14 Mar 2020 12:59 PM

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US Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

The bill sends a message of bipartisan support from US Congress for the democratic aspirations of the majority of Hong Kong.

20 Nov 2019 10:48 AM

Elizabeth Warren replies to Zuckerberg’s leaked audio saying she would ‘suck’ as prez

Warren, who in March called for breaking up Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc, quickly issued a retort on Twitter.

03 Oct 2019 5:41 PM

Facebook executive meets with US lawmakers to discuss privacy

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating allegations that Facebook failed to live up to a 2011 consent decree to protect user privacy.

08 May 2019 10:37 AM

US appeals court, House panel to take up net neutrality

The US Senate voted 52 to 47 to reverse the FCC’s decision to repeal the net neutrality rules, but the House never took up the issue.

01 Feb 2019 1:12 PM

US govt shuts down, 8 lakh staff forced to work without pay this Christmas

Democrats painted Donald Trump as the Grinch who stole the year-end deal.

22 Dec 2018 11:49 AM

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US govt bound for shutdown as Congress, Trump fail to reach deal

Trump has dug in on his demand for USD 5 billion for construction of a wall on the US border with Mexico.

22 Dec 2018 10:04 AM

In rebuke to Trump, US Senate blames Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi’s murder

Trump said he wants US to stand by Saudi govt and prince, despite CIA assessment it was likely he ordered Khashoggi’s killing.

14 Dec 2018 8:36 AM

Trump orders FBI probe of SC nominee Kavanaugh as Senate delays final vote

After a day-long hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday approved Brett Kavanaugh's nomination in preliminary vote along party lines.

29 Sep 2018 9:11 AM

Kavanaugh showed why I nominated him: Trump backs SC pick after hearing

Judiciary Committee is set to vote on its recommendation Friday before nomination goes to full Senate, where Republicans hold a slim edge.

28 Sep 2018 10:13 AM

US House approves USD 1.7 billion in disaster aid for Carolinas

The aid was added to legislation to keep Federal Aviation Administration programs running beyond Sept. 30. The bill passed 398-23.

27 Sep 2018 1:38 PM

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Will testify in Senate next week: Woman accusing Trump's SC nominee of sex assault

Ford 'accepts committee's request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct next week,' US media reported.

23 Sep 2018 1:49 PM

Willing to testify on new date: Woman accusing Trump's SC nominee

Ford's lawyers said she wishes to testify on a new date, provided that terms that are fair and which ensure her safety can be agreed upon.

21 Sep 2018 2:05 PM

US Senate to probe Trump's SC nominee Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing

Kavanaugh had meetings at the White House earlier on Monday and called the assault allegation 'completely false'.

18 Sep 2018 12:54 PM

US Congress passes bill greatly reducing Pakistan's defence aid

The NDAA-19 capped aid at to USD 150 million but removed certain conditions like action against Haqqani Network or Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

02 Aug 2018 12:41 PM

Mike Pompeo sworn in as US secretary of state; heads to Europe, Middle East

Pompeo, a former Army officer who was a Republican congressman, is regarded as a Trump loyalist with hawkish world views.

27 Apr 2018 1:29 PM

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