Trump says he is in favour of retaining foreign talent in US

Washington Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that he is in favour of talented foreign students staying in the US after completing their studies and working in the Silicon Valley. “I’m in favour of people coming into this country legally. And you know what? They can have it anyway you […]

Retrial of police officer who beat Indian grandfather begins

Washington The retrial of a US policeofficer accused of violently assaulting a 58-year-old Indian grandfather that left him partially paralysed began today in a federal court in Alabama. Eric Parker is charged with violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel following an encounter in a Madison neighbourhood off County Line Road on February 6. South […]

2 killed, 22 injured in NY building explosion

New York: At least two people were killed and 22 injured when a powerful explosion levelled two residential buildings in New York’s East Harlem neighbourhood Wednesday morning. Over 12 people remained missing, authorities said. The blast struck a building at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Upper Manhattan at about 9:30 a.m. local time (1330 […]

Obama to meet Dalai Lama at the White House today

Washington: US President Barack Obama willmeet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel peace laureate, at the White House today. “The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious and cultural,” National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said. Obama met the Dalai Lama in February 2010 and […]

Obama, Harper wager for beer over Olympic hockey

Washington: President Barack Obama owes Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper a case of beer, after the Canadian women’s ice hockey team’s comeback victory snatched gold from the United States in Sochi. But Obama has a chance to get his own back and win some Canadian brew in the cross border bet, when the two nations […]