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Delta variant has propelled COVID spike in US: Fauci

White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci has said that the recent surge in COVID cases across US was caused by the highly virulent...

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US Vice-President Kamala Harris may visit Singapore, Vietnam in August: Sources

United States' Indian-origin Vice President Kamala Harris could travel to Vietnam and Singapore in August, even though details of the trip...

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Three killed, five injured in separate Seattle shootings

Three people were killed and five others injured in four separate shootings in and around Seattle’s downtown area, according to Seattle...

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US COVID curve on the rise again; authorities wary of another surge in cases

The United States COVID 19 curve is surging again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three...

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US FDA alerts people about risk of heart inflammation after second mRNA vaccine dose

The United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted everyone that there might be rare risk of heart inflammation in youth who had...

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Joe Biden expected to nominate LA Mayor as next US ambassador to India: Reports

Post of US envoy to India has been lying vacant since January 20. Daniel Smith, the director of the Foreign Service Institute (who recently...

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USIBC coordinating with businesses to drive COVID relief efforts for India

The US-India Business Council, in partnership with institutions of the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response (GTF), announced the result of...

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Indian-American Neera Tanden appointed as senior adviser to President Biden

The 50-year-old Tanden is currently the president and CEO of think-tank Center for American Progress (CAP).

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US President Biden nominates two Indian-origin women to federal admin posts

US President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate two Indian-American women to key administration positions.

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Indian-American nominee Vanita Gupta’s harsh social media posts come under scrutiny at confirmation hearing

If confirmed, Gupta would be the first woman of colour to be the associate attorney general.

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White House withdraws Indian-American Neera Tanden’s nomination as director of Office of Management and Budget

Tanden would have been the first woman of color to lead the powerful budget agency.

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President Joe Biden revokes Trump’s green card ban

The ban had been put in place in 2020 by President Trump with the reasoning that it protected US workers amid rising unemployment due to the...

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US Senate begins hearing to confirm Dr Vivek Murthy as Surgeon-General

The US Senate began the confirmation hearing for Indian-American physician Dr Vivek Murthy, US President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as...

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US has hit the H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2021, says immigration authority

Successful applicants will now be decided by a computerised draw of lots.

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US Senate fails to convict former US president Trump in second impeachment trial

Donald Trump, former US President was acquitted yesterday on charges of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol in his historic second...

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Biden looks to rejoin UN Human Rights Council in yet another reversal of Trump policies

Trump had quit the 47-member council as part of his ‘America First’ policy in 2018.

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“You have done nothing for me,” says Trump as he quits Screen Actors Guild

SAG-AFTRA published a news release on its website which stated its response to Trump’s resignation as, “Thank you”.

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Biden administration appoints two Indian-American women to key posts in UN Mission

The Biden administration has appointed two Indian-American experts — Sohini Chatterjee and Aditi Gorur — to key diplomatic positions at...

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Big relief for spouses of H-1B visa holders as Biden withdraws proposal to deny them working rights in the US

Under the Barack Obama administration, a regulation was passed that allowed certain sections of the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in...

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COVID-19 vaccine “will save your life” says Kamala Harris as she receives her second dose

After a vaccine roll-out that saw a lot of delays and confusion, the US is now administering over 1 million doses per day.

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Vice-President Kamala Harris will further cement India-US relationship: White House

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The countdown to the Biden-Harris inauguration begins

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in to the White House on Wednesday.

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Indian-American man arrested after living undetected in Chicago airport for three months

A 36-year-old Indian-origin man was arrested in the Chicago airport where he had been living undetected for the past three months reportedly...

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Kamala Harris pens heartfelt social media post about her mother, says she follows her advice even today

Harris is the first woman and first south Asian to become Vice-President of the United States.

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