Visa denial irks US scientist

K.S. JAYARAMAN(IANS)- A world-renowned US geophysicist is highly disappointed that India denied him a visa to attend a three-day international conference at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, that began on Thursday. Roger Bilham, a professor of geology at the University of Colorado, had been invited by the organizers to deliver […]

Russians meddled in polls, but Trump didn’t collude

Arul Louis(IANS)- Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that the inquiry into alleged cooperation between Russia and US President Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election found there was no collusion between them, although it established Moscow’s interference. Speaking to reporters in Washington before the release of a redacted version of the inquiry report, […]

Trump, Sanders emerge top fundraisers in US race

Arul Louis- The two aspirants for the party nominations for the 2020 presidential elections from the two extreme ends of the electoral spectrum, US President Donald Trump and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders, are leading the race in poll fund-raising. According to their campaign finance filings for the first quarter, Trump’s war chest is about $30 […]

UN owes India $38mn for peacekeeping operations: Guterres

Arul Louis(IANS)- The UN owes India $30 million for its contributions to the peacekeeping operations, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Peacekeeping operations “face frequent cash constraints that force the organisation to postpone the settlement of its obligations to troop- and police-contributing countries”, he said in a report released on Monday to the General Assembly on […]