NSA Ajit Doval to hold crucial talks with top American leadership

NSA Ajit Doval to hold crucial talks with top American leadership

Washington: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will hold crucial talks with the top US leadership including his counterpart Jake Sullivan on the first high-level dialogue on Initiative for Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET). Officials, academicians and industry experts believe the talks could be the “next big milestone” in the India-US relationship after the India-US nuclear […]

UN Security Council does not reflect today’s realities, is paralysed: UNGA President

UN Security Council does not reflect today’s realities, is paralysed: UNGA President

United Nations: The UN Security Council does not reflect today’s realities, is paralysed and unable to discharge its basic function of maintaining international peace and security when one of its permanent members has attacked its neighbour, UN General Assembly President Csaba Korosi has said. Russia, a veto-wielding permanent member of the UN, attacked Ukraine in […]

2024 H-1B visas for skilled professionals to open from March 1: US

2024 H-1B visas for skilled professionals to open from March 1: US

New York: The initial registration period for the 2024 H-1B visas for skilled professionals will open from March 1 to March 17, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced. Prospective petitioners and representatives will be able to complete and submit their registrations using the online H-1B registration system during this period. The USCIS will […]

Ukraine imposes sanctions on 182 Russian, Belarusian firms, 3 people

Ukraine imposes sanctions on 182 Russian, Belarusian firms, 3 people

Kyiv: Ukraine imposed sanctions against 182 Russian and Belarusian companies, and three individuals, in the latest of a series of steps by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to block Moscow’s and Minsk’s connections to his country. “Their assets in Ukraine are blocked, their properties will be used for our defence,” Zelenskiy said in a video address. The […]

India imp partner of choice for US, says Biden admin official ahead of Doval trip

India imp partner of choice for US, says Biden admin official ahead of Doval trip

Washington: India is an important partner of choice for the United States, the Biden administration has said ahead of a crucial visit by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval for talks with the top American leadership, including his counterpart Jake Sullivan. In response to a question on Doval’s planned visit to Washington next week, State Department’s […]

Israel launches air strikes on Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire

Israel launches air strikes on Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire

Gaza City: Israel launched a series of bombing raids in the central Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks from Gazan terrorists, and said that the raids will lead to “significant harm to Hamas efforts” in building up its arms, The Times of Israel reported on Friday. The Israel Defence Force (IDF) said that they […]

China’s aggressive actions caused India to join Quad: Pompeo

China’s aggressive actions caused India to join Quad: Pompeo

Washington: Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed that India, which has charted an independent course on foreign policy, was forced to change its strategic posture and join the four-nation Quad grouping due to China’s aggressive actions. India and China are locked in a lingering border standoff in eastern Ladakh for over 31 […]

Meta to restore Trump’s Facebook, Instagram accounts

Meta to restore Trump’s Facebook, Instagram accounts

Washington: Meta Platforms Inc has said that it will restore former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, which were suspended following the Capitol Hill riots on January 6, 2021. Trump, 76, announced in November last year that he will make another dash for the White House in 2024. Before his accounts got suspended, […]

UK hails ‘another year of cooperation’ with Republic Day wishes to India

London: The United Kingdom on Thursday expressed its greetings for India’s 74th Republic Day with a personal message from the country’s foreign minister James Cleverly to his Indian counterpart, Dr S. Jaishankar. UK Foreign Secretary Cleverly took to Twitter to wish his “friend” and the people of India on the celebration of the day India […]

‘Covid infection could damage foetuses of pregnant women’

‘Covid infection could damage foetuses of pregnant women’

London: Foetuses and placentas of pregnant women, especially those infected with COVID-19 at earlier points in the pandemic, were found to bear a greater risk of experiencing growth impairment or vascular lesions in organs and brain, according to a new research. According to the research, results demonstrate that the different strains of the virus that […]

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