Tag: White House

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 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 presents Legion of Merit to Narendra Modi

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday presented the prestigious Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating strategic partnership of the two countries and emergence of India as a global power. India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of the prime minister from […]

Electoral College makes it official: Joe Biden won, Donald Trump lost

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON:The Electoral College decisively confirmed Joe Biden on Monday as the nation’s next president, ratifying his November victory in an authoritative state-by-state repudiation of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede he had lost. The presidential electors gave Biden a solid majority of 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232, the same margin that […]

Joe Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and NICHOLAS RICCARDI California certified its presidential election Friday and appointed 55 electors pledged to vote for Democrat Joe Biden, officially handing him the Electoral College majority needed to win the White House. Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s formal approval of Biden’s win in the state brought his tally of pledged […]

Donald Trump says he will leave White House if Electoral College declares President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory

By JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states […]

Donald Trump considering suspending H1B, other visas

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is considering suspending a number of employment visas including the H-1B, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, in view of the massive unemployment in America due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a media report. The proposed suspension could extend into the government’s new fiscal year […]

India USA trade deal negotiations started: White House

NEW DELHI: Discussions with “very valuable ally” India on a trade deal has started, the White House said Thursday, as United States of America (USA) President Donald Trump insisted that New Delhi has reached out to his administration on this. “Yes, discussions (with India on a trade deal) has started. No details please. But discussions […]

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