Tag: Joe Biden

‘Dear POTUS…,’ tweets farmer leader ahead of Joe Biden’s meeting with Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Friday appealed to Indians living in the US to hold a protest during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme in New York on Saturday in support of the 10-month-long farmers’ agitation at Delhi’s borders. He also urged US President Joe Biden to focus on concerns of […]

Joe Biden nominates Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as his envoy to India

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden on Friday nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as his ambassador to India. If confirmed by the Senate, Garcetti, 50, would replace Kenneth Juster, who served as India’s Ambassador to the US during the Trump administration. Early this week, Juster was appointed as distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign […]

Joe Biden signs competition order targeting big business

By Aamer Madhani and Marcy Gordon WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Friday targeting what he labelled anticompetitive practices in tech, health care and other parts of the economy, declaring it would fortify an American ideal that true capitalism depends on fair and open competition.” The sweeping order includes 72 actions and […]

Thousands of Indian youth face deportation in US, seek White House’s help

WASHINGTON: A group of Indian youngsters from across America, facing imminent prospects of deportation, has met senior Biden administration officials at the White House and influential lawmakers, appealing them to “let us stay in the US”. There are 200,000 such young Americans, who have spent their entire childhood and teenage in the US, who are […]

Joe Biden seeks to appoint 20 American corporate leaders to US-India CEO Forum

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration has started the process of appointing 20 American corporate leaders to the US section of the US-India CEO Forum. Established in 2005, the US-India CEO Forum brings together leaders of the respective business communities of the two countries to discuss issues of mutual interest. The forum has US and Indian public […]

USA to share 20 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccine with world, says Joe Biden

WASHINGTON: The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, will share 20 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses with other countries, taking the total number of such shots to 80 million, President Joe Biden said on Monday. “Over the next six weeks, the United States […]

US Covid-19 guidance: Great day for America as fully vaccinated people do not need masks outside

By ZEKE MILLER and MICHAEL BALSAMO  WASHINGTON:In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings. “Today is a great day for America,” President Joe Biden […]

Joe Biden administration backs Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver

WASHINGTON: The Joe Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want rich countries to do more to get doses to the needy. United States Trade Representative […]

China says China, US and Europe should work together to uphold multilateralism

BEIJING: China, the United States and Europe should work together to uphold multilateralism, after US President Joe Biden called for democracies to coordinate their approach to China, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a briefing on Monday. Biden on Friday drew a sharp contrast with the foreign policy of his predecessor, Donald Trump, and […]

Sensex over 50K mark as Joe Biden, Budget fuel fast recovery hopes

NEW DELHI: Positive global cues and expectations of healthy quarterly results, along with that of a supportive Union Budget FY22, powered the ascent of India’s barometer index — the S&P BSE Sensex — to cross the 50,000 mark on Thursday. However, the barometer index dipped below the psychologically important mark due to profit booking at […]

Joe Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

By Lisa Mascaro and Bill Barrow WASHINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the country without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies. […]

Joe Biden ropes in 20 Indian-Americans in his administration, 17 at key White House positions

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: Less than 100 hours ahead of his historic inauguration, US President-elect Joe Biden has either nominated or named at least 20 Indian Americans, including 13 women, to key positions in his administration, a new record in itself for this small ethnic community that constitutes one per cent of the country’s […]

Donald Trump to leave Washington on morning of Joe Biden’s inauguration

By JILL COLVIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON:President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, to begin his post-presidential life in Florida. He will be sent off with a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity […]

Joe Biden unveils $1.9 trillion plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and BILL BARROW WILMINGTON:President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue Plan,” the legislative proposal would meet Biden’s goal of […]

Benjamin Netanyahu challenger Gideon Saar pledges change with Joe Biden

By JOSEF FEDERMAN TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s top challenger in upcoming elections is promising a tough line toward Iran and the Palestinians, yet expressed confidence he has the tools to avoid what appears to be a collision course with the incoming Biden administration. In an interview, Gideon Saar voiced harsh criticism of […]

Led by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, 10 House Republicans back Donald Trump impeachment

By MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON:Ten Republicans — including Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House GOP leader — voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday over the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. The GOP votes were in sharp contrast to the unanimous support for Trump among House Republicans when he was impeached by Democrats in […]

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