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US lawmakers call for strong ties with India, hail Indian-Americans’ help

WASHINGTON: Top Senators and influential Congressmen have advocated for a strong India-US tie and underscored the contribution of the Indian-American community in this matter. At the Indian Independence Day celebrations event at the US Capitol on Wednesday, Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, recalled his visits to India and seeing “the greatness of the […]

President-elect Joe Biden pushes for $2,000 ‘stimulus check’ for Americans

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden has called for a USD 2,000 “stimulus checks” to his fellow Americans, arguing that the current USD 6,00 coronavirus relief payment is not enough to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table. Biden has called the current USD 600 round of cash a “down payment,” and early […]

US court shuts down fraud scheme targeting elderly Americans via India-based call centers

By Yoshita Singh NEW YORK: A US court has ordered the permanent shut down of a technical-support fraud scheme, masterminded by an American citizen and operated through call centres in India, that allegedly defrauded hundreds of elderly and vulnerable Americans. The US Justice Department said on Tuesday the District Court entered the order of permanent […]

US allows Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; Donald Trump says it will be free for all Americans

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, MATTHEW PERRONE and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON: The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans. Shots for health workers and nursing home residents are expected to begin in the coming […]

Donald Trump says up to 100,000 Americans may die from coronavirus

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he now believes as many as 100,000 Americans could die in the coronavirus pandemic, after the death toll passed his earlier estimates, but said he was confident a vaccine would be developed by the year’s end. Trump alternated during a two-hour virtual town hall broadcast by FOX […]

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