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17-Oct-2020 Washington

Nancy Pelosi defends of not speaking to Trump for whole yr

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has defended not speaking to US President Dnald Trump for the whole year, adding that working with other White House officials was more productive.The veteran Democrat made the remarks during an MSNBC appearance on Friday night,...

13-Oct-2020 Washington

Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid-19 vaccine trial

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson announced that it has temporarily paused its Covid-19 vaccine trial after a participant became unwell."We have temporarily paused further dosing in all our Covid-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials, including...

11-Oct-2020 Washington

NASA delays manned SpaceX mission to space station till November

NASA has delayed the launch of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) until early-to-mid November, providing additional time for SpaceX to complete hardware testing and data reviews.Originally scheduled for October 31st, the planned...

07-Oct-2020 Washington

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope passes key tests

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has now survived all of the harsh conditions associated with a rocket launch to space, ahead of its much anticipated October 2021 launch.The US space agency recently pushed back the target for the launch of its next great space...

07-Oct-2020 Washington

Global Covid-19 cases top 35.7mn : Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 35.7 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 1,048,700, according to the Johns Hopkins University.As of Wednesday, the total number of cases stood at 35,733,340 and the fatalities rose...

22-Sep-2020 Washington

NASA shares $28bn plan to return humans to Moon in 2024

NASA has shared an update on its Artemis programme, including the latest plans to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon in 2024 at a cost of nearly $28 billion.However, according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, meeting the...

17-Sep-2020 Washington

First possible 'survivor' planet found orbiting white dwarf star

Using data from NASA missions, an international team of astronomers has found what may be the first intact planet orbiting a white dwarf, the dense leftover of a Sun-like star, only 40 per cent larger than Earth.The Jupiter-size object, called WD 1856 b, is...

06-Sep-2020 Washington

NASA releases stunning images of cosmic world

NASA has released some stunning and phenomenal images of the universe -- galaxies, supernova remnants, stars, planetary nebulas processed by its 'Chandra X-Ray Observatory' -- the world's most powerful x-ray telescope.Launched on July 23, 1999, the observatory...

05-Sep-2020 Washington

Perseverance Mars rover's twin ready to roll on Earth : NASA

As NASA's Perseverance rover is not flying to Mars with a mechanic, the US space agency has readied an Earthly twin of the six-wheeler in a bid to avoid as many unexpected issues as possible after the rover lands on February 18, 2021.Engineers expect to...

03-Sep-2020 Washington

NASA test-fires SLS rocket booster for future lunar missions

In preparation of the future Artemis missions to the Moon, NASA has completed a full-scale booster test for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.NASA and Northrop Grumman, the SLS booster lead contractor, will use data from the test, successfully...

01-Sep-2020 New Delhi/Washington

How Pak altered demography of occupied Gilgit-Baltistan

Since it occupied Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), the Shia-dominated region of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has altered its demography, resulting in the massive reduction of the Shia population from 80 to 39 per cent.In a recent study conducted...

01-Sep-2020 Washington

I inherited him: Trump says of Fauci

US President Donald Trump has questioned the value of Anthony Fauci to the White House coronavirus task force, saying that he "inherited" the country's top infectious disease expert, the media reported."I disagree with a lot of what he said," The Hill news...

23-Aug-2020 Washington

Donald Trump declares California wildfires major disaster

US President Donald Trump has declared that the massive wildfires wreaking havoc across California, which have already burnt over 1 million acres of land and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents, were a major disaster and has released...

21-Aug-2020 Washington

Small air leak poses no threat to space station crew : NASA


A small air leak on the International Space Station (ISS) is still within segment specifications and presents no immediate danger to the crew or the orbiting laboratory, NASA has said.However, teams are working on a plan to isolate, identify, and potentially...

21-Aug-2020 Washington

NASA shows 'green' fuel could power future space missions


Instead of toxic hydrazine, future space missions could use a less toxic propellant, or fuel, and the compatible technologies designed to go along with it, NASA has found.The US space agency last year launched the Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) to...

20-Aug-2020 Washington

Global Covid-19 cases top 22.3mn: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 22.3 million, while the deaths have increased to over 786,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 22,322,208 and the fatalities rose...

20-Aug-2020 Washington

Democracy is at stake : Barack Obama

Former US President Barack Obama has warned that the country's democracy was at stake, adding that incumbent President Donald Trump was "categorically unfit" for the job, it was reported.Obama's remarks were part of the ongoing Democratic National Convention...

11-Aug-2020 Washington

Children unlikely to catch coronavirus : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his assertion that children are "essentially immune" from COVID-19, despite a new report which said nearly 100,000 kids tested were infected with the virus by the end of July.On Monday, the new report from the...

10-Aug-2020 Washington

NASA probe spots Martian night sky pulsing in UV light

New data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has shown vast areas of the Martian night sky pulsing in ultraviolet light.However, do not expect the future Mars astronauts to see them with naked eyes as ultraviolet light is invisible to the human eye but detectable...

03-Aug-2020 Washington

SpaceX Crew Dragon returns with 2 NASA astronauts

Two NASA astronauts have safely returned to Earth from the International Space Station onboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, marking the completion of a historic flight called demonstration (Demo-2) mission.The Demo-2 test flight for NASA's Commercial...

02-Aug-2020 Washington

Donald Trump says working on "a big immigration bill"

US President Donald Trump said that his administration is working on what he called "a big immigration bill."Speaking to reporters at the White House before a trip to Florida, Trump said the bill will be "merit-based", the BBC reported on Saturday.In addition,...

01-Aug-2020 Washington

He'll ban TikTok from operating in US : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that he will ban the popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok from operating in the country through an executive order as early as Saturday, according to media reports.Speaking to reporters on board the Air Force One on...

30-Jul-2020 Washington

NASA Perseverance rover on way to Mars to find signs of life

NASA on Thursday launched the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover that will seek, as a primary goal, to answer one of the key questions of astrobiology: Are there potential signs of past microbial life, or biosignatures on the Red Planet?Launched on a United Launch...

22-Jul-2020 Washington

NASA's 'robot hotel' attached to space station

Two NASA astronauts have installed a tools storage unit, dubbed robot hotel, to the outside of the International Space Station, freeing up living space inside the station.The "robot hotel", officially called the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS), was attached...

21-Jul-2020 Washington

1st manned round-trip to Mars could take about 2 years: NASA

Stressing that human exploration of Mars is on the horizon, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said that the agency is planning its first round-trip voyage to Mars to take about two years during which the crew could spend about a month on the Martian surface.The...

16-Jul-2020 Washington

Solar Orbiter probe snaps closest pictures of Sun

The first images snapped by the Solar Orbiter spacecraft, an international collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, or ESA, are now available for the public, including the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun.Launched on February 9, the...

16-Jul-2020 Washington

Donald Trump continues legal fight to conceal financial records

Lawyers for US President Donald Trump have said that he will continue his fight to shield his tax returns and financial records from a federal prosecutor who subpoenaed them, days after the Supreme Court ruled the President is not entirely immune to criminal...

15-Jul-2020 Washington

Ended preferential treatment for Hong Kong : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has signed an order to end preferential treatment for Hong Kong, as his administration adopts an increasingly tough stance on China."Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China," the president told reporters at the...

18-Oct-2019 Washington

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman led the Indian delegation at G20

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs , Nirmala Sitharaman, led the Indian delegation at G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors as well as the BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings held in Washington D.C yesterday....

22-Sep-2019 Houston, Texas

Narendra Modi interacts with the members of Sikh community in Houston

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with the members of Sikh community in Houston, Texas. The members of the community accorded a warm welcome to the Prime Minister.During the interaction, the community members thanked the Prime Minister for the...

22-Sep-2019 Houston, Texas

Narendra Modi interacts with Kashmiri Pandits in Houston

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits in Houston, Texas.During the interaction, the community members strongly supported the steps taken by the Prime Minister for the progress of India and the empowerment of every Indian.“I...

24-Jul-2019 Washington

My government most inclusive: Imran Khan on press censorship

Facing questions of censorship in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said his government was the most inclusive government as far as the freedom of press was concerned and added that the media should act as a watchdog, not a blackmailer, Jang reported on Wednesday.Addressing...

23-Jul-2019 Washington

Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his country would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if India did the same.In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Khan, who had earlier met US President Donald Trump, was asked how Pakistan would respond if...

22-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump claims Modi asked him to mediate on Kashmir

US President Donald Trump blindsided India in his mercurial style by stepping into the Kashmir quagmire with a claim on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate the dispute with Pakistan.India immediately rejected Trump's assertion....

22-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir

US President Donald Trump on Monday offered to help mediate in the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi had broached the subject with him during their meeting in Osaka, Japan, last month."I was with Prime Minister...

19-Jul-2019 Washington

US warship destroys Iranian drone : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz.Speaking at the White House on Thursday, Trump said that USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship of the US Navy, destroyed the drone that threatened...

17-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump says 'great pressure' worked to find Hafiz Saeed

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed credit for the arrest of Hafiz Saeed by Pakistan government, saying great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him even as India is yet to officially react to Islamabad's action.Terming...

12-Jul-2019 Washington

Not backing down in quest for immigration figures : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced that his administration was "not backing down" in the fight to know how many citizens and non-citizens were in America, at a time  when the country is increasingly divided over the immigration issue.Previously,...

12-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump lashes out at social media firms as Twitter crashes

US President Donald Trump lashed out at social networking platforms, especially Twitter, during the social media summit at the White House for censoring Republican views and blocking Americans from following him.As the summit was about to begin on Thursday,...

12-Jul-2019 Washington

Trump is terrorising immigrants with threat of raids : Nancy Pelosi

The speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Thursday that President Donald Trump's threats to round-up and deport undocumented immigrants are meant to sow fear in Latino communities."Families belong together. Every person in America...

06-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump seeking legal rationale to include citizenship in census

US President Donald Trump has indicated that he might seek an executive order to place a citizenship question on the census, one of several options his administration wass considering in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that stymied its push to do so.Meanwhile,...

02-Jul-2019 Washington

US will 'never allow' Iran to develop nuclear weapons: White House

The Donald Trump administration has announced that it will continue with its campaign of "maximum pressure" against Iran and reiterated that the US will "never allow" it to develop nuclear weapons."The United States and its allies will never allow Iran to...

01-Jul-2019 Washington

US-China trade talks have 'already begun': Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has said that talks with China to end the ongoing trade war between the world's two largest economies have "already begun"."It's already begun," Efe news quoted Trump as saying to reporters at the White House on Monday."They're speaking...

27-Jun-2019 Washington

We must sue Facebook, Google : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has threatened to sue tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter, saying they are spreading political bias against the Republicans.In an interview with Fox Business Network on Wednesday, Trump blasted tech companies, saying...

25-Jun-2019 Washington

Sexual assault accuser 'not my type': Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has again denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a television show host and magazine columnist in the 1990s, saying "she's not my type".Trump said E. Jean Carroll was "totally lying" about the alleged attack in an upscale...

22-Jun-2019 Washington

US to impose major sanctions against Iran on Monday

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said the US would impose major additional sanctions against Iran on Monday."We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday," Trump tweeted on Saturday, without providing any other details, Xinhua news agency...

22-Jun-2019 Washington

1 in 4 women go on date for a free meal: Study

Call it new-age dating but nearly one in four women now go on a date not for the sake of romance or building a long-term relationship but grabbing a free meal, an interesting study has revealed.The new phenomenon is a "foodie call" where a person sets up...

18-Jun-2019 Washington

Donald Trump threatens to begin deporting undocumented immigrants

US President Donald Trump has said that immigration enforcement authorities would begin deporting millions of undocumented migrants from the country in the coming week.Trump however, did not provide further details on the immigrants who would be affected...

17-Jun-2019 Washington

Donald Trump launches attack against 'dishonest' newspapers

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at The New York Times and The Washington Post, as tensions between the White House and some of the nation's mainstream media continue to grow."A poll should be done on which is the more dishonest and deceitful newspaper,...

15-Jun-2019 Washington

Returning astronauts to moon in 2024 could cost $30bn : NASA

Returning astronauts to the moon in 2024 could cost about $30 billion, or roughly the same price tag as the Apollo 11 spaceflight when factoring in inflation, NASA has said."For the whole programme, to get a sustainable presence on the moon, we're looking at between...

13-Jun-2019 Washington

Will accept dirt on 2020 opponent from Russia, China : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump gas said that he would accept damaging information provided by foreign actors such as China or Russia on his Democratic opponent in the 2020 presidential elections.In a TV interview on Wednesday, Trump said that he would listen...

10-Jun-2019 Washington

US should no longer need tariff threat with Mexico : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that it would likely not be "necessary" to threaten Mexico with tariffs again because that country's government was now helping to contain the flow of migrants to the country.In a series of tweets, Trump said he...

06-Jun-2019 Washington

Progress in US-Mexico talks not nearly enough : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that the progress which has been made in talks between Washington and Mexico on tariffs and immigration were not enough, renewing his threat to impose a 5 per cent tariff on all imported Mexican goods next week."Immigration...

05-Jun-2019 Washington

Obama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban

Former US President Barack Obama has praised San Diego-based Sikh neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli who is celebrating this year's Pride Month with a rainbow turban.Kohli, who is a bisexual, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation...

05-Jun-2019 Washington

Obama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban

Former US President Barack Obama has praised San Diego-based Sikh neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli who is celebrating this year's Pride Month with a rainbow turban.Kohli, who is a bisexual, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation...

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