Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: USA

US Soccer Federation briefly removes emblem from Iran flag ahead of World Cup clash

A now-deleted graphic, posted on US Soccer's social media pages, displayed the Iranian flag only bearing its green, white and red colours, to show solidarity with protesters in Iran.

US approves largest dam removal in history to save endangered fish

A US agency seeking to restore habitat for Chinook salmon and endangered coho salmon gave final approval Thursday to decommission four dams straddling the California-Oregon border.

Poland blast may not be from Russian missile, Biden says after holding emergency meeting

Biden stated that the US & its NATO allies are investigating the blast that killed 2 in Poland, after holding an emergency meeting with leaders gathered for the G20 summit on Wednesday.

Crypto exchange FTX to start US bankruptcy proceedings, CEO Sam Bankman-Fried resigns

The distressed cryptocurrency trading platform has been struggling to raise billions in funds to stave off collapse while coming under heightened regulatory scrutiny.

Russia, USA to hold first talks under nuclear treaty since Ukraine war, says US State Dept

US State Dept spokesperson Ned Price stated that the countries are expected to discuss resuming inspections under the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty.

UK to announce major gas deal with the US, after COP27 climate change summit

The United States will promise about 10 billion cubic metres of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Britain, the Telegraph reported. The deal is expected to close within a couple weeks.

‘India will buy oil from wherever it has to, even from Russia,’ says Union Minister Puri

Washington: Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Hardeep Singh Puri has said that India will buy crude oil from whichever country it wanted...

Infant, her parents among 4 Indian-origin people abducted in California on Monday

Authorities have said the four were taken against their will and have described the suspect as 'armed' and 'dangerous'.

US slaps new sanctions on Iran oil exports, targets firms in South & East Asia including India

The US imposed sanctions on firms it accused of involvement in Iran's sale of petrochemical trade products. The action targeted Iranian brokers & front companies in India, UAE & Hong Kong.

Russia says Nord Stream pipelines leak occurred in zone controlled by US intelligence

Russia’s foreign ministry stated in a broadcast that the four leaks occurred in trade and economic zones of two NATO-centric countries, Denmark and Sweden.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.