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15 January, 2019 6:18 AM Indian American White House official leaves Trump administration

Washington: Raj Shah, an Indian American spokesman in the White House Press Office, has left President Donald Trump`s administration and joined an arm of a Florida-based lobbying firm, officials said. Shah, a former researcher at the Republican National Committee, will lead the Media Group, the press wing of Ballard Partners, a lobbying firm with offices 347

10 January, 2019 6:10 AM Donald Trump threatens imposition of national emergency over border wall issue

US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose a national emergency which will empower him to go ahead with his plan to construct a barrier, concrete or steel, along the southern border with Mexico to prevent flow of illegal immigrants into the country. Trump on January 9 said imposing a national emergency is the last option and threatened to use it if the Democrats 159

4 January, 2019 5:48 PM Democrats want to impeach me because they know they can't win in 2020: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said the opposition Democrats want to impeach him because they know that they cannot win the 2020 presidential election. On January 3, the Democrats became the majority party in the 435-member US House of Representatives. This has ended the monopoly the ruling Republicans had enjoyed for the last two years in Congress and the White 136

23 December, 2018 3:13 PM "Very Possible" US Shutdown Could Extend Into New Year: Official

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said the partial government shutdown gridlocking Washington could extend into the new year and the next Congress. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney on Sunday said the partial government shutdown gridlocking Washington could extend into the new year and the next Congress. "It's very possible that this shutdown 88

14 December, 2018 5:13 PM Khashoggi Killer Said In Audio: Turkey President

Jamal Khashoggi's killing has caused global outrage and has damaged international standing of the Saudi crown prince. One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying "I know how to cut" on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Erdogan also slammed Riyadh 134

3 December, 2018 10:47 PM CIA Chief To Brief US Senate Leaders On Khashoggi Murder

CIA Director Gina Haspel will give a closed briefing to leaders of several U.S. Senate committees on Tuesday on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a source familiar with the planned meeting. Some lawmakers were angry Haspel did not participate in a Senate briefing by Trump administration officials last week on Khashoggi's death 88

3 December, 2018 5:25 AM "Decision With Family": Indian-American Kamala Harris On White House Bid

Kamala Harris ranked fifth in a November poll of Democratic voters' preferred nominee to take on President Donald Trump's re-election bid, Politico news reported on Sunday. Democrat Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, said she will make a decision about a potential 2020 presidential bid during the upcoming holiday season 88

16 November, 2018 2:57 AM Pakistan PM Imran Khan's party snatches 2 Parliamentary seats from Nawaz Sharif's PML-N in by-polls

Prime Minister Imran Khan's ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party bagged two more Senate seats in the by-polls held in Punjab province Thursday, improving its tally in the upper house to 14. Both seats had fallen vacant following disqualification of two Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senators - Haroon Akhtar and Sadia Abbasi by the Supreme Court 78

14 November, 2018 1:33 PM Indian-American Neomi Rao To Replace Kavanaugh In US Court, Says Trump

Indian-American lawyer Neomi Rao has been nominated by US President Donald Trump to fill Justice Brett Kavanaugh's seat on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Trump, during Diwali celebrations on Tuesday at the Roosevelt Room of the White House, announced the nomination of the 45-year-old regulatory czar for the DC Circuit which is considered next to the US Supreme 149

9 November, 2018 3:30 AM Rupee opens 30 paise higher at 72.70 per dollar

Today, USD-INR pair is expected to quote in the range of 72.50 and 73.05, says Motilal Oswal. The Indian rupee opened higher by 30 paise at 72.70 per dollar on Friday versus Tuesday's close of 73 per dollar. Rupee rose against the US dollar after the Mid-term elections results showed that the Democrats gained control of the house hitting the magic 218-seat 93