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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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Indian-American Maju Varghese appointed deputy assistant to President Biden and director of White House Military Office

The White House Military Office (WHMO) is a department within the White House Office that provides military support for White House...

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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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Biden’s nomination of Indian-American Neera Tanden in jeopardy as 3 senators decide to vote against her

Republican Senators Rob Portman, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney have all said that they will vote against the 50-year-old Tanden with...

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Swati Mohan: The NASA scientist with a bindi!

Dr Mohan was behind the guidance, navigation and control operations of NASA's Perseverance rover's Mars landing.

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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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Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal highlights bilateral ties with US in USIBC summit address

Speaking at the annual US-India Business Council's State of US-India Business Summit, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal...

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Business hit by pandemic, owners of Indian restaurant in the US get support from President Biden

President Biden also told them about his rescue plan that “provides tens of billions of dollars in grants to small businesses".

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Biden administration appoints two Indian-origin experts in key public service positions

Sonali Nijhawan has been named Director of AmeriCorps State and National while Sri Preston Kulkarni has been appointed the new Chief of...

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Indian-American Daleep Singh to be appointed Biden’s deputy national security adviser

Singh will serve as the deputy National Economic Council (NEC) Director as well and report to both National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan...

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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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Farmers protests: Tensions running high among Indian diaspora as India, US governments condemn destruction of Gandhi statue in US

The ongoing farmers' protests in India have seen an escalation in the past few days, with international celebrities and diaspora groups...

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US President Biden appoints Indian-American Dr Raj Panjabi to lead malaria initiative

United States President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-origin Dr Raj Panjabi to lead his Malaria Initiative.

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Indian-American Bhavya Lal appointed as Acting Chief of Staff for NASA

Lal has extensive experience in engineering and space technology, serving as a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defence...

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Indo-US think tank USIBC sends recommendations to strengthen US-India ties to Biden administration

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) gave a slew of ideas to the new Biden Administration to strengthen the India-US partnership.

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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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Indian-American filmmaker Sweta Rai's pandemic documentary on Oscars shortlist

Indian-American filmmaker Sweta Rai’s feature-length documentary film, 'A Pandemic: Away from the Motherland,' has been shortlisted for...

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Indian-origin lawmakers Pramila Jayapal, Raja Krishnamoorthi named to key congressional committees

55-year-old Jayapal has been named to the budget committee while Krishnamoorthi has been appointed to a key congressional committee on the...

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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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US President Biden to reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions

Last week, President Biden had issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine...

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris sworn in as 46th President, 49th Vice-President of the United States

Joe Biden took oath as the 46th President of the United States at the Capitol today. Kamala Harris, the daughter of immigrants from India...

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Padma Lakshmi cooks up a special Indian meal to mark inauguration day for Vice-President elect Kamala Harris

Padma Lakshmi, like Harris’ mother Shyamala Gopalan, was born in Chennai before migrating to the US at the age of 4.

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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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