Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Trump awards highest military decoration of US to Modi

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has presented America's highest military decoration, The Legion of Merit, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership and vision under which India's emergence as a global power has accelerated and for elevating strategic partnership of the two countries.

Biden tells Modi will work to strengthen India ties alongside Harris

NEW YORK: Joe Biden, who will take over as United States President in January, has told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that alongside Kamala Harris he wants to strengthen and expand relations between their countries.

Indian Americans named to key Biden-Harris transition teams

NEW YORK:Two Indian Americans have been named to head key teams that will help Joe Biden's administration to hit the ground running as soon as he is sworn-in as president on January 20.

India Inc hopes for new highs in economic ties with US with Biden as Prez

NEW DELHI: Indian industry hopes that bilateral economic ties between India and the US will reach new heights with Joe Biden as the next President of the world's largest economy.

BSES extends Delhi solar power programme to Safdarjung, Karkardooma

NEW DELHI: Electricity distribution company (discom) BSES on Monday announced that BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) have expanded the BSES Solar City programs to the capital's Safdarjung and Karkardooma localities.

Be wary of Chinese intent and actions, Rajnath tells army commanders

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday cautioned Army commanders to be wary of Chinese actions at disputed borders and their intent during military talks.

India, US need to jointly confront China's threats to security: Pompeo in New Delhi

NEW DELHI:US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday in the national capital said that India and the US need to jointly confront China's threats to security in the Indian subcontinent and the Indo-Pacific.

Amid China stand-off along LAC, NSA Doval meets Pompeo in Delhi

NEW DELHI:Amid the ongoing stand-off with China along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Tuesday met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is in New Delhi for the third India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue.

Pompeo, Esper to discuss advancing strategic partnership with Modi

NEW YORK:US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mike Esper will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week to discuss advancing the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership that he and President Donald Trump committed to, according to the senior diplomat for the region.

Pompeo to attend US-India 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi next week

NEW DELHI:New Delhi will be hosting the third India-US 2+2 ministerial level dialogue on October 27, amidst deteriorating relations with China.

US election outcome won't affect ties with India: Senior official

NEW YORK: A high-ranking US official said that he is optimistic that any possible outcome of the November 3 presidential election won't affect the deepening ties with India because "this relationship is much bigger than any one political party".

Republican Hindu group scaling back campaign for Trump

WASHINGTON:During the 2016 election campaign around this time, then-candidate Donald Trump addressed a large, glamorous rally of thousands of cheering Hindus, the first time a US presidential candidate reached out to the followers of the faith.

As India faces China hostility, advanced arms sales show US pledge to its security: Official

NEW YORK:When India is a victim of China's bullying behaviour and is facing substantial security challenges, Washington's sale of advanced weapons system show its commitment to India's security, according to a senior US State Department official.

Never been a better time to invest in India: Modi

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called upon the US industry to take advantage of the scale, opportunities and recent reforms in India by investing in sectors as diverse as space and healthcare.

US-India likely to finalize trade, defence deal during Trump visit

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON:After signing a trade deal with China, the US is likely to finalize a trade agreement and a defence deal with India during the visit of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump later this month.

Punjab CM seeks investment from US companies in meeting with New Jersey senator

CHANDIGARH: New Jersey Senator and Senior Democratic Party Member Robert Menendez on Friday night called on Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to discuss a host of issues of mutual interest, including farming, food processing, defence, pharmaceuticals, engineering and the service sector.