Monday, May 29, 2023



US displaces China as India’s top trade partner

NEW DELHI, APRIL 17: The US has emerged as India's biggest trading partner in 2022-23. According to the provisional data of the Commerce Ministry, the bilateral trade between the two countries has increased 7.65% to $128.55 billion in 2022-23 against $119.5 billion in 2021-22. It was $80.51 billion in 2020-21. Exports to the US rose 2.81% to $78.31 billionin 2022-23 against $76.18 billion in 2021-22, while imports grew about 16% to $50.24 billion, the data showed. On the other hand, during 2022-23, India's two-way commerce with China declined about 1.5%...

US leak suspect faces jail term

LONDON, APRIL 16: A 21-year-old national guardsman is facing 15 years in prison if found guilty of leaking some of America's most closely guarded secrets as it emerged he used his security clearance to follow the investigation as it closed in on him. Jack Teixeira, was charged with two counts under the Espionage Act in Boston on Friday over the most damaging leak of US intelligence in a decade. They are the unauthorised detention and transmission of national defence information and the unauthorised removal and retention of classified material. The...

US watching Rahul Gandhi’s case in Indian courts: Official

Washington, March 28: The United States is watching the court case of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, an official has said while observing that Washington continues to engage with India on the shared commitment towards democratic principles and the protection of human rights, including freedom of expression. Gandhi was on March 23 sentenced to two years in jail by a Surat court in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his "why all thieves have Modi surname" remark. A day later, he was disqualified from the Lok Sabha from the date...

US shoots down Chinese spy balloon, draws Beijing’s ire

WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 5: The Biden administration lauded the Pentagon for shooting down an alleged Chinese spy balloon off the US Atlantic coast on Saturday, but China angrily voiced its "strong dissatisfaction" at the move and said it may make "necessary responses". The craft spent several days flying over North America before it was targeted off the coast of the southeastern state of South Carolina with a missile fired from an F-22 plane, Pentagon officials said, falling into relatively shallow water just 47 feet (14 meters) deep. US Secretary of Defense...

UK”s biggest aircraft carrier breaks down on way to US

London, August 29: The UK's biggest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has broken down off the south coast of England after setting sail from Portsmouth Naval Base for the US on what the Royal Navy has described as a landmark aviation trial mission. The warship was said to be experiencing an "emerging mechanical issue" and the problem is being investigated. The GBP 3 billion carrier, which became fully operational last year, is reportedly anchored southeast of the Isle of Wight while the investigation is carried out. "HMS Prince of...
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