US approved thousands of child bride requests
12.01.19 - Sarah Harvard*

OVER THE PAST few decades, the United States government approved thousands of requests by men to bring in child or adolescent brides to live in the country, according to newly collated federal data.
In one of those cases, a 49-year-old man applied to admit a 15-year-old ...

Trump threatens US Government shutdown could last years
05.01.19 - TEAM PT

US President Donald Trump has warned that the partial government shutdown could go on for months or even years, delivering no real breakthrough with congressional leaders as his own administration scrambled to shore up support among Republicans for a gambit that has started to fracture. Trump stood ...

The Yuba City Attack on Manjit Singh GK & General Sambit Patra
25.08.18 - S Pal

EVERY EVENING, on prime time news television in India, spokespersons of various rightwing outfits defend the most reprehensible acts, statements and claims. They defend rapes and murder, threats to rape and murder, the culture of lynch mobs policing the streets, and worse. 

On certain television channels, ...

Sikh man thrashed in US, told to return to 'His Own Country'
05.08.18 - TEAM PT

In yet another addition to the ever increasing cases of racism, a Sikh man was allegedly assaulted by two white men in Keyes in California and was told to head back to his country. They shouted, "You’re not welcome here! Go back to your country!” ...

Rumours of affair with Trump; Nikki Haley says ‘highly offensive’, ‘disgusting’
26.01.18 - Team PT

WASHINGTON: US Ambassador Nikki Haley has slammed rumors that she was having an affair with President Donald Trump as "highly offensive" and "disgusting."

The rumors stem from author Michael Wolff of the best-seller "Fire and Fury," who suggested in an interview that Trump was having an ...

Trump taunts North Korea: My nuclear button is 'Much Bigger & More Powerful'
03.01.18 - TEAM PT

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP escalated his war of words with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday evening, asserting that his "nuclear button" is "much bigger & more powerful" than the North Korean leader's and threatening that the U.S. arsenal "works."
The US President was responding ...

'No more'; Pakistan gave us lies, deceit in return for billions in aid: Trump
01.01.18 - TEAM PT

US President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at Pakistan and accused it of "lies and deceit" in return of the $33 billion aid the US gave it in the last 15 years.
"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in ...

Why Shivraj Chouhan found Madhya Pradesh roads are better than roads in Washington, DC?
25.10.17 - PT Foreign Desk

WASHINGTON, DC: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was mocked around the world last year when he made cops carry him on their shoulders instead of walking through ankle deep water, told audiences in the United States that roads in MP were better ...

Trump can trigger World War III, says top Republican leader
09.10.17 - PT FOREIGN DESK

WASHINGTON: The chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, who is a Republican senator, has now said President Donald Trump was running his office like "a reality show” and can trigger World War III. 

The Tennessee senator also portrayed Trump as a wayward ...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates to become world’s richest person
27.07.17 - team pt

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the world. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, on Thursday, surpassed Gates to become the world's richest man. The proverbial rise and rise of Bezos came after a 1 per cent surge ...

Woman forced to hold her 2-year-old on lap during flight
Sues United Airlines
26.07.17 - TEAM PT

An Asian-origin teacher has decided to sue United Airlines as she was forced to hold her two- year-old son on her lap after the airlines gave away the toddler’s seat to a standby passenger, according to media reports.
Shirley Yamauchi, who is working in a Middle ...

A man shot by girlfriend for a social media stunt
29.06.17 - team pt

A Minnesota (US) woman has been charged over the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, in what authorities say was a social media stunt gone wrong.
Monalisa Perez, 19, was booked into county jail after shooting at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to his chest, ...

See The World's Richest Selfie
07.03.17 - TEAM PT

Selfies have entered the dictionary and so far, everyone and their dog probably have their selfie online somewhere. I am guilty as have been some of the most powerful and famous people in the world. President Barack Obama with British Prime Minister David Cameron took ...

Bad news for Indian IT industry: US to Temporarily Halt Premium Processing for H-1B Visas
04.03.17 - TEAM PT

During the campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly criticized the H-1B program, which allows US businesses to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. In an order issued late Friday, Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that H-1B premium processing will be suspended beginning April 3 and will ...

Sikh band wins Grammy for Best New Age album
14.02.17 - TEAM PT

White Sun, a Los Angeles-based band famous for their musical interpretations of Yogic mantras, has won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album for their second album White Sun II. The band has a strong Indian connection.

The band is co-founded by Adam Berry, who ...

Apple CEO Tim Cook's pay cut by 15% as iPhone sales fall
07.01.17 - TEAM PT

Apple penalized CEO Tim Cook for the iPhone maker's first sales slump in 15 years with a 15 percent pay cut.
The company gave the 56-year-old USD 8.75 million in total compensation last year, down from the USD 10.28 million he received in 2015, according to ...

Donald Trump told to 'Grow Up' by US Vice President Joe Biden
06.01.17 - TEAM PT

Vice-president Joe Biden told President-elect Donald Trump Thursday to "grow up."

Biden dismissed Trump's complaint on Twitter about how the Obama administration has handled the transition. The vice president told "PBS NewsHour" in an interview that it's time for Trump "to be an adult."
Biden said to ...

NYPD to allow Sikh officers to wear turbans, grow beard
29.12.16 - TEAM PT

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has come up with new rules allowing Sikh police officers to wear turbans instead of traditional police hats, officials said. Sikh officers have until now worn turbans under their caps.
New York Police commissioner James O’Neill announced the measures being ...

Foreign tourists to be quizzed about their social media info when entering US
23.12.16 - TEAM PT

In a move designed to spot potential terror threats, the US government quietly began requesting select foreign visitors to provide their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts upon arriving in the country, according to a media report. Since Tuesday, foreign travelers arriving in the ...

After 'Productive' Trump-Sharif phone call, Pakistan sending envoy to meet Trump's team
03.12.16 - TEAM PT

Pakistan has decided to send an envoy to the US to hold meetings with Donald Trump’s transition team, two days after a "productive” telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the President-elect.
Pakistani Prime Minister's special assistant for foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi will visit the ...

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