New Indian envoy to US presents credentials to Trump

Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s new Ambassador to the US, has presented his credentials to American President Donald Trump at a special ceremony held in the White House, it was reported. The ceremony took place in the Oval Office  . The envoy was accompanied by his wife and peer Reenat Sandhu, currently serving as the Indian Ambassador to Italy, the American Bazaar news said.

US wants to help India deal with CAA fallout: Official

A senior State Department official has said that the US was concerned about the developments in India over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and related matters and would like to help New Delhi work through them. The official said on Wednesday: “I’ve met with officials in India about what’s taking place in the nation and expressed concern,  desire first to  help.

ଆଫଗାନିସ୍ତାନରେ ବିସ୍ଫୋରଣ : 2 ଆମେରିକୀୟ ସୈନ୍ୟ ନିହତ

ଆଫଗାନିସ୍ତାନରେ ଅବସ୍ଥାପିତ ଦୁଇ ଆମେରିକୀୟ ସୈନ୍ୟ ଏକ ବିସ୍ଫୋରଣରେ ପ୍ରାଣ ହରାଇଛନ୍ତି । ଏହି ବିସ୍ଫୋରଣରେ ଅନ୍ୟ ଦୁଇ ଜଣ ଆହତ ହୋଇଛନ୍ତି । କାନ୍ଦାହାରର ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଆଫଗାନିସ୍ତାନରେ ଏହି ବିସ୍ଫୋରଣ ଘଟିଥିଲା । ଶନିବାର ଆମେରିକୀୟ ସେନା ପକ୍ଷରୁ ଏକ ସର୍ଚ୍ଚ ଅପରେସନ୍‌ କରାଯାଉଥିବା ବେଳେ ଏହି ବିସ୍ଫୋରଣ ଘଟିଥିଲା । ବିସ୍ଫୋରଣରେ ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ଆଇଡି ବିସ୍ଫୋରକ ବ୍ୟବହାର କରାଯାଇଥିଲା । ଦୁଇ ଆହତଙ୍କୁ ଡାକ୍ତରଖାନାରେ ଭର୍ତ୍ତି କରାଯାଇଛି । ଏହି ବିସ୍ଫୋରଣ ପାଇଁ ତାଲିବାନ ପକ୍ଷରୁ ନିଜକୁ ଦାୟୀ କରାଯାଇଛି ।

2 US soldiers killed in S. Afghanistan’s explosion

Two US service members were killed and two other US service members wounded in an explosion in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, the coalition forces confirmed. “Two US service members were killed and two US service members were wounded in action today when their vehicle struck an IED in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan,” the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission forces said in a statement on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.

White House attacks own top official during impeachment hearing

White House has recently attacked its own top Ukraine official as he testified to an impeachment hearing against US President Donald Trump. Lt Col Alexander Vindman told Congress that a phone call made by the president was “improper” and had left him in “shock” as  Trump made unsuitable political demands of the Ukrainian president”I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,”

US Senate passes bill in support of Hong Kong

US Senate has passed a bill that would allow the Congress to take diplomatic action and economic sanctions against Hong Kong, which is protesting against mainland China’s undemocratic rule in the autonomous region. “The United States Senate sent a clear message to Hong Kongers fighting for their long-cherished freedoms: we hear you, we continue to stand with you.

Indo-US military training exercise ends

United States military forces from the 1st Battalion of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) have completed an extensive military training exercise with the Indian National Security Guard (INSG) in Hyderabad. US Consul General Katherine Hadda addressed the soldiers on Friday at the closing ceremony. The month-long exercise prepared U.S and Indian soldiers for a wide range of challenging scenarios.

Xi says new substantial progress made on text of China-US economic and trade agreement

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a message delivered to his US counterpart, Donald Trump, on Thursday that new substantial progress has been made on the text of the China-US economic and trade agreement in the past more than one month. He encouraged the two sides to keep up with the spirit of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, and resolve issues of mutual concern.

ଅନ୍ତରୀକ୍ଷ ସୁରକ୍ଷା ନେଇ ଆମେରିକା ବ୍ରାଜିଲ୍‌ ବୁଝାମଣା

ଅନ୍ତରୀକ୍ଷରେ ସୁରକ୍ଷାକୁ ନେଇ ବ୍ରାଜିଲ୍‌ ଏବଂ ଆମେରିକା ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଏକ ଚୁକ୍ତି ସ୍ବାକ୍ଷର ହୋଇଛି। ଆମେରିକୀୟ ଗୃହ ବିଭାଗ ବ୍ରାଜିଲ୍‌ ସହିତ ମଙ୍ଗଳବାର ଏହି ଚୁକ୍ତି ସ୍ବାକ୍ଷର କରିଛି। ଏହି ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଆମେରିକୀୟ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରରୁ ନିକ୍ଷେପ କରାଯାଉଥିବା କ୍ଷେପଣାସ୍ତ୍ର ଗୁଡିକର ବୈଷୟିକ ରକ୍ଷଣାବେକ୍ଷଣ ନେଇ ଏହି ଚୁକ୍ତି ସ୍ବାକ୍ଷର କରାଯାଇଛି। ଗୃହ ବିଭାଗ ପକ୍ଷରୁ ପ୍ରକାଶିତ ସୂଚନା ଅନୁଯାୟୀ ଗୃହବିଭାଗର ଅନ୍ତର୍ଜାତୀୟ ସୁରକ୍ଷା ସହକାରୀ ସଚିବ କ୍ରୀଷ୍ଟୋଫର ଫୋର୍ଡ ଏବଂ ବ୍ରାଜିଲ ବୈଦେଶିକ ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଏର୍ଣ୍ଣେଷ୍ଟୋ ଆରାଉଜାଓଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଏହି ଚୁକ୍ତି ସ୍ବାକ୍ଷରିତ ହୋଇଛି।

 

ମେକ୍ସିକୋ ନିମନ୍ତେ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରଦୂତ ନିଯୁକ୍ତି ପାଇଁ ଟ୍ରମ୍ପ ଆଗ୍ରହୀ

ଯୁକ୍ତରାଷ୍ଟ୍ର ଆମେରିକାର ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରପତି ଡୋନାଲ୍ଡ ଜେ ଟ୍ରମ୍ପ ମେକ୍ସିକୋ ପାଇଁ ଆମେରିକୀୟ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରଦୂତ ପଠାଇବା ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବ ଉପରେ ବିଚାର କରୁଛନ୍ତି। ଏହାଦ୍ବାରା ଆମେରିକା ଏବଂ ମେକ୍ସିକୋ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଲାଗି ରହିଥିବା ସୀମା ବିବାଦର ସମାଧାନ ବାହାରି ପାରିବ ବୋଲି ଆଶା କରୁଛନ୍ତି ଟ୍ରମ୍ପ। ହ୍ବାଇଟ୍‌ ହାଉସ୍‌ ତରଫରୁ ଜାରି କରାଯାଇଥିବା ଏକ ବିବୃତ୍ତିରେ କୁହାଯାଇଛି ଯେ, ଟ୍ରମ୍ପ କ୍ରୀଷ୍ଟୋଫର ଲାଣ୍ଡାଉଙ୍କୁ ମେକ୍ସିକାନ୍‌ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରଦୂତ ଭାବରେ ମନୋନୀତ କରିବା ନିମନ୍ତେ ଇଚ୍ଛା ପ୍ରକାଶ କରିଛନ୍ତି। ହ୍ବାଇଟ୍‌ ହାଉସ୍‌ ପକ୍ଷରୁ ଜାରି କରାଯାଇଥିବା ବିଜ୍ଞପ୍ତି ଅନୁସାରେ ଲାଣ୍ଡାଉ ଲ ଫାର୍ମ କ୍ବିନ୍‌ ଏମାନୁଏଲ୍‌ ଆଣ୍ଡ ସୁଲିଭାନ୍‌ ଏ୍‌ଲଏଲ୍‌ପିର ସଦସ୍ୟ ରହିଛନ୍ତି।

BJP urges talks with US to settle GSP matters

To resolve trade issues with the US, the government is keen to have a package that meets the requirements of both sides but there is also a possibility of New Delhi approaching the Geneva-based WTO’s dispute settlement body. There is already an agreement between two sides on substantial package. “It is just that there are some areas where for their domestic reasons and also our reasons, source said.

US officials prepare to question journalists helping migrants

As part of a “national security investigation’’ the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has formed a database, comprising details on 59 journalists, lawyers and activists, who have supported migrants, for questioning them at US-Mexican border checkpoints. The NBC broadcaster reported, citing the documents, that the list included many people who provided legal assistance or humanitarian aid to asylum seekers at the US-Mexican border or reported about immigration issues.

Hillary speaks not running for 2020 presidency

 

US Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday declared,  “I’m not running” in the 2020 presidential election, defying rumours that she might go for a 2016 rematch against President Donald Trump. “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” she said in an interview with New York-based cable news network News 12. “I’m not going anywhere.”

US keeping close watch on F-16 use by Pak

The US has said that Washington is taking a close look at the reports of Pakistan having violated the end-user agreement on F-16.  “We’ve seen those reports and we are following that issue very closely,” US State Department Deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino said amid Indian officials suggesting that a dossier on Pakistan’s misadventure on February 27 abusing F-16 jet fighter have been provided with the United States.

India gives proof to US on Pakistan’s use of F-16

Pakistan has yet again walked into a vicious cycle created by use of F-16 fighter jets against India during and now an US investigation is on. Official sources in Delhi said they are “sure” that Washington was carrying out a thorough investigation into the use of the US-manufactured fighter as well as the missile on board it in the offensive operation against India.

US targets India in trade shutdown

The US plans to end preferential trade status for India, under a scheme which allows certain products to enter the US duty-free. According to sources, president Donald Trump said India had failed to assure the US it would provide reasonable access to its markets. While India said the US move would have a “minimal economic impact”.

US keen to know if F-16 jets were used by Pak during Feb 27 misadventure

Fresh diplomatic and strategic woes seemed to be mounting on the Imran Khan-led dispensation as the United States is now keen to ‘confirm’ whether F-16 fighter jets were really used by Pakistan during their February 27 misadventure against India. “We take all allegations of misuse of defence articles very seriously,” a spokesman of the US embassy in Pakistan has been quoted as saying.