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Wait time for visa appointment to be significantly longer: US Embassy

New Delhi/IBNS: The US Embassy in India has said there might be significant delays in the wait time for visa appointments for some nonimmigrant visa categories as it builds back from COVID-19-related interruptions, according to media reports.

Modi's US trip: PM arrives in Washington to exuberant welcome from Indian diaspora

Washington/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the United States to an enthusiastic welcome from the Indian diaspora.

US asks its citizens to leave India

New Delhi/UNI: Owing to shortage of medical facility due to exponential rise in COVID cases across the country, the US has advised its citizens not to travel to India or to leave as soon as possible.

Will 'rapidly' deploy additional support to India: United States

Washington/UNI: Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that the United States is closely working with their partners in the Indian government and will rapidly deploy additional support to the Covid-hit country.

Discussed human rights with Indian ministers as valuable partners: US Defence Secretary General Lloyd Austin

New Delhi/IBNS: US Secretary of Defence General Lloyd Austin has said he has spoken to ministers in the Indian government about the human rights of minorities.

India's S-400 deal with Russia sanctionable, Senator urges US defence secretary Lloyd Austin to tell New Delhi

Washington/IBNS: US defence secretary Lloyd Austin has been urged by a senator to convey Washington's opposition against New Delhi's proposed purchase of Russian air defence system S-400 during his visit to India on Friday, said a Reuters report.

US to start H1 B visa registration programme for 2022 from March

Wshington/IBNS: The registration process for H1B visa for the next fiscal year will start from March 9 and the selected applicants chosen through computerised draw of lots would be informed by March 31, said media reports.

India-US close coordination has been significant amid Chinese aggression : Kenneth Juster

New Delhi/IBNS: While dwelling on the US-India ties spanning counter-terrorism, economic, defence and geo-strategic cooperation, outgoing US envoy Kenneth Juster has said the deeper ties between the two countries has been important "as India confronts, perhaps on a sustained basis, aggressive Chinese activity on its border".

India may have to make tough choices in defence deals, says outgoing US envoy Kenneth Juster amid possibility of US sanction

New Delhi/IBNS: Outgoing US envoy Kenneth Juster hinted on Tuesday that India may have to make some hard decisions in its defence deals as the country stares at the possibility of US sanctions with the purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defence system. 

'Look at India. The air is filthy': Trump shifts blame on climate change in presidential debate

Washington/New Delhi/IBNS: United States President Donald Trump called out India, China and Russia for pumping "filthy" air in the environment while taking on Democrat rival Joe Biden's, attacking him for his views on tackling climate change and defending his own walk out from the Paris accord.

'We simply have no choice': TikTok sues Trump administration over allegations of security concerns

Washington/IBNS: Makers of video-sharing app TikTok have said they have no choice but to sue the Trump administration over an executive order banning its operations and alleged that its "extensive efforts" to protect the privacy and security of TikTok’s US user data have been ignored, said a Reuters report.

Relief to Indian professionals as US announces exemptions in H-1B visa ban

Washington/IBNS: The Trump administration has allowed some exceptions in H-1B and L1 travel ban for those continuing employment with the same employer, after imposing a ban on the entry of workers in several key non-immigrant visa categories in its June 22 Presidential Proclamation 10052, said media reports.

India explores bilateral agreements for repatriation flights after US restriction

New Delhi/IBNS: After the US imposed restrictions on Air India's special repatriation flights alleging "unfair and discriminatory practices", the government has said it is looking at the requests made by US and other countries to operate these flights, an NDTV report said.

26/11 convict's bail can strain US-India relationship: US attorney

Washington/ IBNS/UNI: United States has opposed the release of 26/11 convict Tahawwur Rana, a Pak origin Canadian businessman who had applied for bail, arguing that there was possibility that he might escape to Canada and evade a probable death sentence in India, media reports said.

US provides ventilators to India to battle COVID-19

New Delhi/IBNS: The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated a first shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to India to assist its fight against COVID-19.