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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 […]

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 […]

Imposing sanctions on India would be victory for Russia: Republican Senator

WASHINGTON: A top Republican Senator has said that imposing CAATSA sanctions on India for buying the multi-billion-dollar S-400 missile system from Russia would be a geostrategic victory for Moscow. Senator Todd Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote in the Foreign Policy magazine that if the Joe Biden administration imposes sanctions on […]

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has no plans to exit its operations in India

NEW DELHI: Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund on Friday said its commitment to India remains ‘steadfast’ and the fund house has no plans to exit its operations in the country. This comes following media reports suggesting intervention by the fund house’s US-headquartered parent seeking the diplomatic route for a “just and fair” hearing by market regulator […]

US owes India $216 billion as American debt soars to $29 trillion: Lawmaker

WASHINGTON: The US, the world’s largest economy, owes India $216 billion in loan as the country’s debt grows to a record $29 trillion, an American lawmaker has said, cautioning the leadership against galloping foreign debt, the largest of which comes from China and Japan. In 2020, the US national debt was $23.4 trillion, that was $72,309 […]

Joe Biden administration introduces ambitious immigration bill in Congress

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: In a major move that will benefit hundreds and thousands of Indian IT professionals in America, the Biden administration has introduced an ambitious immigration bill in Congress which among other things proposes to eliminate the per-country cap for employment-based green cards. The US Citizenship Act of 2021 proposes a pathway […]

Amazon India to commence electronic devices manufacturing in India

NEW DELHI: India’s Electronics & Information Technology, Communications and Law &Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today held a virtual meeting with Amit Agarwal, Amazon’s Global Senior Vice President and Country Head for India. Range of issues related to digital sector were discussed during this meeting. After this meeting Amazon India has made an announcement to […]

Twitter to add more labels to identify accounts of government leaders, institutions

NEW DELHI: Social media giant Twitter has said it will add labels to identify more government leaders and associated institutions from the next week to provide people with context to what they see and have a “more informed experience” on the microblogging platform. Twitter said the roll-out will begin in Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, […]

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