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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...

Covid-19

190 shot dead during July 4th weekend in US: Report

As many as 190 people were shot dead across the United States over the July 4th or Independence Day holiday weekend, according to data...

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India 'incredibly important' partner to the US, says White House spokesman

A White House spokesperson announced that India is an “incredibly important” partner to the US in the region and globally, underlining...

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US lawmakers urge US President Biden to increase COVID relief efforts to India

Several United States lawmakers have urged the Biden administration to ensure that India receives enough COVID-19 vaccines and medical aid.

Covid-19

US intelligence community divided on origin of COVID-19, Biden orders redoubling of efforts to find source

United States intelligence community is split on its theories about the origin of COVID-19. While two agencies believe the virus emerged...

Covid-19

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...

Covid-19

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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Singapore, India among eight countries to accept invitation to US President's upcoming climate summit

Singapore and India are among the few countries that agreed to attend US President Joe Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate, with less than...

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President Biden to nominate Indian-American Rupa Ranga Puttagunta as a federal judge

If confirmed by the US Senate, Judge Puttagunta would be the first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) woman to serve on the US...

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Indian-origin Vivek Murthy confirmed as US Surgeon General

Dr Murthy is a distinguished physician and former Vice Admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

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Biden admin urges US court to certify India's request to extradite Tahawwur Rana

The Biden administration in the United States has urged a federal court to certify India's request to extradite Pakistani-origin Canadian...

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Biden's remark about 'Indians taking over the country' intended to honour the community's contributions: White House

The White House clarified that US President Joe Biden’s remarks last week, where he mentioned mentioning Indians taking over the country,...

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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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“Indian-Americans are taking over the country… you guys are incredible,” says Biden at NASA interaction

In under 50 days of presidency, Biden has appointed as many as 55 Indian-Americans to key posts in his administration, nearly half of whom...

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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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US pushes for new alliances with India, NATO in bid to compete with China

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has asked his Democratic colleagues to draft a legislative package to "outcompete" China, create new...

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

Companies across the world have been struggling for the last year with the COVID-19 pandemic having hit small businesses in particular. The...

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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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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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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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