Washington D. C., June 7 : India and the United States have called for Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai and the 2016 Pathankot terrorist attacks to justice.
Acknowledging the continued threat posed to human civilisation by terrorism and condemning the recent terrorist incidents from Paris to Pathankot, from Brussels to Kabul, India and the United States resolved to redouble their efforts, bilaterally and with other like-minded countries, to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorism anywhere in the world and the infrastructure that supports them.
Washington D. C., June 7 : Expressing his gratitude to the Government of the United States for returning more than 200 stolen cultural objects back to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he is grateful to President Barack Obama for returning to India these treasures, which join Indians to their past.
"I am grateful to President Obama for returning to us these treasures, which join us to our past. This will evoke great respect among the people of India," said the Prime Minister while attending a ceremony for returning of idols with U. S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Washington D. C., June 6 : Starting his first engagement during his two-day bilateral visit to the U. S., Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid wreath at the 'Tomb of the Unknown Soldier' at the Arlington National Cemetery.
The visiting Prime Minister was received by U. S. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter.
"PM @narendramodi at Arlington Cemetery. Secretary of Defence Carter receives him," tweeted Prime Minister's Office.
"Honouring sacrifice, saluting valour. Formal engagements begin with a solemn ceremony at @ArlingtonNatl, " tweeted Ministry of External Affairs Official Spokesperson, Vikas Swarup.
Washington D. C. June 6 : With China already blocking India's bid at the United Nations to get Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar, the mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack, banned, an Indian research Fellow at Brookings Institution said that New Delhi and Washington would work together to tackle the issue even if they don't get China on board.
"We saw the Home Ministry (India) sign with its US counterpart recently to share such information about intelligence and I think you will see India and US working together to tackle the issue of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)'s and Lashkar-e-Taiba even if they might not get China to come on board," said Tanvi Madan, Fellow at Brookings Institution and Director, the India Project.
Washington D. C., June 6 : A boisterous crowd welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived at Joint Base Andrews (JBA) here Monday afternoon on a bilateral visit at the invitation of President Barack Obama.
The Prime Minister came out of the aircraft waving his hand at the crowd chanting 'Modi-Modi'.
At the JBA, Prime Minister Modi was welcomed by U. S. Deputy Chief of Protocol Natalie Jones, Indian Ambassador to the U. S. Arun Kumar Sinha and U. S. Ambassador to India Richard Rahul Verma among others.
Before departing for Blair House, the U. S. President's Guest House, the Prime Minister interacted and accepted greetings from the crowd waiting outside the fence.
Washington: US President Barack Obama has condemned the violence at a California rally of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying "that is not what our democracy is about".
"It is very important for us to remind ourselves of who we are and what is best about American democracy and not slip into some of the bad habits that currently manifest themselves in the other party," Obama said at a fundraiser in Florida.
"We saw in San Jose these protesters starting to pelt stuff on Trump supporters. That is not what our democracy is about. That is not what you do. There is no room for violence.
Washington D.C., June. 1 : The United States has said that it is looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country next week and asserted that they wanted it to be a successful visit in all aspects.
"We look forward to the Prime Minister's visit and we want it to be successful," State Department Spokesman John Kirby said in a press briefing here.
He further said that when U.S. held talks with Indian officials, the topics ranged from regional to global issues and were not only limited to discussions about the two nations.
"There's no question that in routine meetings, bilateral meetings, with Indian officials we talk about all manner of regional, even global issues. They're not just about issues between the United States and India," Kirby added.
Washington, May 31 : US President Barack Obama on Monday visited Arlington National Cemetery, as is traditional on Memorial Day, to pay tribute to the country's war dead, whom he said represent "the best" the nation has to offer.
Memorial Day, since the end of the Vietnam War, has served to recall the problems confronting veterans upon their return home and those of the families who lose loved ones in combat, EFE news reported.
The solemn ceremony at Arlington, where thousands of those who served and died in US wars are interred, began with Obama placing a floral offering at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Washington, May 20 : US President Barack Obama confirmed considering either partially or fully lifting an embargo on arms sales to Vietnam that has been in place for the last three decades.
Obama said on Thursday that he will discuss the issue with Vietnamese authorities when he visits the country next week, EFE news reported.
"We'll discuss this at meetings of the president (in Vietnam), it's something we've been evaluating as we prepare for the visit," said Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Adviser for Obama, in a press conference.
Washington D. C., May 18 : Ahead of his key address at a joint meeting of the U. S. Congress nect month, the Barack Obama government has asserted that it is looking forward to continue to work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on all fronts to strengthen ties between two nations.
Talking about the Prime Minister's upcoming visit to the U. S. on June 8th, state department spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing, that the ties between the two nations represented a 'special relationship'.
"It's one that we're very committed to, and we look forward to continuing to work with Prime Minister Modi on all the different areas in which the United States and India will and must work together," Kirby said.
Washington: Asserting that LGBT rights are human rights, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for ending discrimination against the community globally.
"Our nation is committed to the principle that all people should be treated fairly and with respect," the US President said in a statement on the occasion of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
"Advancing this goal has long been a cornerstone of American diplomacy, and I am proud that my Administration has made advancing the human rights of LGBT individuals a specific focus of our engagement around the world," he said.
He also lauded the efforts the US made in recent years in marriage equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Washington: President Barack Obama says he believes the Senate has a constitutional obligation to vote on a president's nomination to the Supreme Court.
Obama made the claim on Monday in an online video interview about his stalled nomination of US Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland.
Republicans and some legal scholars dispute Obama's take on the Senate's role in judicial nominations. Republicans have maintained they are fulfilling their constitutional duty by choosing not to consider Garland at all.
The Constitution says the president "shall" appoint judges to the Supreme Court "with the advice and consent of the Senate."
Asked if he thought that meant the Senate had an obligation to hold a vote, Obama tells BuzzFeed News: "I do." (PTI)
Washington D. C., May 16 : United States President Barack Obama took aim at presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the commencement address at Rutgers University and told the graduates to flaunt their knowledge, not brag about their ignorance.
Even though he did not name Trump directly, the President's target was quite clear.
"In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. It's not cool to not know what you're talking about. That's not keeping it real or telling it like it is. That's not challenging political correctness. That's just not knowing what you're talking about. And yet we've become confused about this," he told the more than 12,000 graduates in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Piscataway: President Barack Obama on Sunday urged college graduates to shun those who want to confront a rapidly linked world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of Donald Trump.
Obama used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to illustrate a world view antithetical to the ideas espoused by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Looking out at a sea of red and black gowns, Obama told the roughly 12,000 graduating students that the pace of change on the planet is accelerating, not subsiding, and that recent history had proved that the toughest challenges cannot be solved in isolation.
Washington D. C., May 14 : The United States has said that India meets the missile technology control regime requirements and is ready for entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
State Department Spokesman John Kirby said in Washington last night that US President Barack Obama, during his visit to India in 2015, had said that India meets missile technology control regime requirements and is ready for NSG membership.
Kirby's remarks came in response to a question on reports that China and Pakistan have joined hands to oppose India becoming a member of the NSG.
Defending its move to block India's entry into the NSG, China yesterday claimed that several members of the 48-nation bloc shared its view that signing of the NPT is an important standard for the NSG's expansion. (ANI)
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