Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicWhite House

Topic: White House

At Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump hosts Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes & rapper Kanye West

While West says he 'debriefed' Trump & asked him to be running mate, Trump calls meeting 'quick & uneventful'. Democratic National Committee & White House pan the meeting.

US President Biden hosts biggest-ever Diwali reception at White House, over 200 guests attend

More than 200 eminent Indian Americans attended the reception at the East Room. President Biden said this was 'first Diwali reception to be held at the White House on such a scale'

War in Ukraine ‘more unpredictable and escalatory’ as Putin poised for drastic means, says US

America has approved an additional $40 billion in aid to Ukraine to send more weapons to the war-torn country.

It is not in India’s interest to ‘accelerate or increase’ imports of Russian energy, says US

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki further said India should abide by US sanctions against Russia & that it was happy to help in reducing its reliance on imports from Moscow.

White House list of Biden-Harris achievements reads like an Indian election manifesto

‘Restoring global alliances’ is the ironic part of Biden’s achievement. If China and Pakistan are the 'partners’, then Quad members must plan an alternative security architecture.

India-US ties destined to be stronger, closer, tighter — White House on 73rd Republic Day

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki extended greetings on the occasion and said the partnership between India and US is rooted in shared responsibility to uphold democratic values.

Covid, Quad, climate change among initiatives to act on in 2022 for India, US: White House

Referring to PM Modi and President Biden's meeting last September, White House Press Secy Jen Psaki said it was about launching a new chapter in the history of US-India relationship.

Trump sues to keep his White House records from panel probing Capitol violence

In the complaint filed Monday, Trump asked a judge to stop the national archivist from releasing the records to Congress, claiming 'executive privilege'.

Trump didn’t want to visit India over Covid fears, but Jared Kushner convinced him: ex-aide

Former Trump administration press secretary Stephanie Grisham writes in her tell-all memoir that Jared Kushner was insistent Trump visited India last year.

Can’t predict when US President Joe Biden will call Pakistan PM Imran Khan, White House says

During recent interviews, Khan had complained that a 'busy' Biden has not bothered to speak to him, although Washington was seeking Pakistan’s support in stabilising Afghanistan.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.