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  • FPIs pull out Rs 32,000 crore in 3 weeks of October

    New Delhi: Foreign investors have pulled out close to Rs 32,000 crore from the Indian capital markets in the first three weeks of this month due to the ongoing global trade tiff, rising crude prices and higher US treasury yields. This is much higher than the over Rs 21,000 crore net outflow seen in entire September. Prior to that, overseas investors had put in a net amount of Rs 7,400 crore in

  • Most H1B visa holders in 2018 are Indians, says official US report

    Washington: Nearly three out of every four H-1B visa holders as of October 5 are Indian citizens, an official US report has said. According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there were as many as 419,637 foreign nationals working in the US on H-1B visas as on October 5.

  • US-backed Syria offensive kills 35 IS fighters: Monitor

    Beirut: An offensive by US-backed forces against the Islamic State group’s last redoubt in eastern Syria killed 35 jihadists on Saturday, a Britain-based war monitor said. Twenty-eight IS members were killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition around the town of Hajin, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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    US: 1 dead, dozens hurt after tour bus and pickup truck collide on a central Pennsylvania highway

    Sunbury: Authorities say one person has died and nearly 40 others have been injured after a tour bus and a pickup truck collided on a central Pennsylvania highway. News outlets report the crash occurred Friday afternoon on State Route 147 in Northumberland County. Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg tweeted that it received 33 people from the crash. Hospital officials say the patients mostly had minor injuries. An additional six passengers were taken to a Danville

  • Congress slams Modi for not protecting Indians in US

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “miserable failure” to protect the Indians’ interest despite his excessive focus on foreign engagements, citing the US President’s threat to redefine employment and specialty occupations under the US H-1B visas by January as “a clear manifestation of his shocking failure.”

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    PIOs gain momentum ahead of US Nov 6 poll

    Washington: Two Indian-American candidates have increased their winning chances in the November 6 mid-term elections as the Democratic committee has added them to the ‘Red to Blue’ programme which is for the most viable and high-impact campaigns.Hiral Tipirneni is running for the US House of Representativ­es, the Lower House of Parliament called Congress, from Arizona’s 8th Congressio­nal District and Sri Kulkarni from Texas’ 22nd Congressional District.

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    Saudi journalist murder: US has asked Turkey for audio tape, says Donald Trump

    Washington: America has asked Turkey for an audio recording in the suspected murder of Jamal Khashoggi, US President Donald Trump has said as he sought a full report from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the dissident Saudi journalist’s mysterious disappearance. Khashoggi, 60, is feared to have been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The incident has resulted in a global outrage, more so in the US where he lived as

  • KKR eyes stake in Aadhar Housing Finance

    Mumbai: US-based private equity fund KKR is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Aadhar Housing Finance. The affordable-housing finance company is a subsidiary of Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC), which also controls Dewan Housing
    Finance Corporation (DHFL).

  • US President Donald Trump threatens to use military to close US-Mexico border

    Washington: US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to use the military to close the border with Mexico if a caravan of thousands of Honduran migrants bound for the US continues its journey. In a series of tweets, Trump said the caravan was Democratic Party-led, claimed that many of the migrants were criminals and urged Mexico to intervene to stop the group from reaching the border. “If (Mexico is) unable to do so I

  • US says it could remove India from currency monitoring list

    Washington: India could be removed from US’ currency monitoring list of major trading partners, the Treasury Department has said, citing certain developments and steps being taken by New Delhi which address some of its major concerns.

  • China’s loss of clout to India’s benefit

    Earlier this year, Chinese president Xi Jinping was riding high horses, having been catapulted by the Communist Party of China to cult status, declared irreplaceable for his lifetime. As architect of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, he was seen as poised to dominate the world with his subtle brand of neo-colonialism.

  • Saudi Arabia row may derail US plan to squeeze Iran

     NEW YORK: White House officials are worried that the apparent killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Saudi Arabia’s changing account of his fate, could derail a major showdown with Iran and jeopardize plans to enlist Saudi help to avoid disrupting the oil market. Officials said the dilemma comes at a terrible moment for the Trump administration, which will re-impose harsh sanctions against Tehran on November 4,

  • Sanctions to affect India’s tea exports to Iran

    New Delhi: New sanctions on Iran, once again by the US, have been brewing storm in energy markets for the past few months. And while the buzz is all about crude oil, Indian tea exporters too are a worried lot, for Iran is a key market for them. While tea exports are likely to be left out of the purview of the sanctions, shipping lines would not have the same immunity, exporters

  • Donald Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh as Saudi King denies knowledge

    Washington: Donald Trump on Monday spoke with the Saudi King Salman over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and “immediately” dispatched his top diplomat to Riyadh to discuss the issue with the monarch who denied having any knowledge about the dissident who, Trump believes, could have been a victim of “rogue killers”.

  • US wants to prohibit data localisation

    Washington: The US wants to prohibit data localisation to ensure that there is a free flow of information across borders, a senior Trump administration official has said, amidst reports that major American IT companies are up in arms against the latest Indian directive which kicks off next week. The RBI, in a circular said all system providers will have to ensure that the entire data relating to payment systems operated by them

  • Hurricane Michael: Storm devastates Florida, toll 17

    Miami: The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, has increased to 17, with coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to Virginia. More than one million people were left without electricity, and emergency officials have no access to many towns, CNN reported on Saturday. The toll is also expected to climb

  • US crisis: Study shows one-third of Americans too fat to join military

    Washington: Forget about the high-tech military challenges from China and Russia, the Pentagon is facing a fast-growing national security threat that could be even trickier to tackle: America’s obesity crisis. A study released this week has found nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to join up, a worrying statistic for military officials already facing recruitment challenges.
    “Obesity has long threatened our nation’s health. As the epidemic grows, obesity is posing

  • Donald Trump vows action if scribe killed by Saudi Arabia

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has said Saudi Arabia could be behind the disappearance of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and warned Washington would inflict “severe punishment” if he was murdered. The Saudi critic has not been seen since he walked into the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2, with Turkish officials accusing Riyadh of murdering him inside the diplomatic mission. “We’re going to get to the bottom of it and there

  • US curbs nuclear technology sales to China

    Washington : The Donald Trump administration has decided to limit sales of United States’ civil nuclear technology to China to prevent use for military or unauthorised purposes, thus heightening further tensions between the two countries. “The United States cannot ignore the national security implications of China’s efforts to obtain nuclear technology outside of established processes of US-China civil nuclear cooperation,” CNN quoted US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry as saying on Thursday.

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