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US Senate begins hearing to confirm Dr Vivek Murthy as Surgeon-General

The US Senate began the confirmation hearing for Indian-American physician Dr Vivek Murthy, US President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as...

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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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Swati Mohan: The NASA scientist with a bindi!

Dr Mohan was behind the guidance, navigation and control operations of NASA's Perseverance rover's Mars landing.

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US has hit the H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2021, says immigration authority

Successful applicants will now be decided by a computerised draw of lots.

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

President Biden also told them about his rescue plan that “provides tens of billions of dollars in grants to small businesses".

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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

Former US President Donald Trump 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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“You have done nothing for me,” says Trump as he quits Screen Actors Guild

SAG-AFTRA published a news release on its website which stated its response to Trump’s resignation as, “Thank you”.

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US President Biden appoints Indian-American Dr Raj Panjabi to lead malaria initiative

United States President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-origin Dr Raj Panjabi to lead his Malaria Initiative.

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Indian-American Bhavya Lal appointed as Acting Chief of Staff for NASA

Lal has extensive experience in engineering and space technology, serving as a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defence...

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Biden administration appoints two Indian-American women to key posts in UN Mission

The Biden administration has appointed two Indian-American experts — Sohini Chatterjee and Aditi Gorur — to key diplomatic positions at...

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Indian-American filmmaker Sweta Rai's pandemic documentary on Oscars shortlist

Indian-American filmmaker Sweta Rai’s feature-length documentary film, 'A Pandemic: Away from the Motherland,' has been shortlisted for...

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Indian-origin lawmakers Pramila Jayapal, Raja Krishnamoorthi named to key congressional committees

55-year-old Jayapal has been named to the budget committee while Krishnamoorthi has been appointed to a key congressional committee on the...

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Big relief for spouses of H-1B visa holders as Biden withdraws proposal to deny them working rights in the US

Under the Barack Obama administration, a regulation was passed that allowed certain sections of the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in...

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COVID-19 vaccine “will save your life” says Kamala Harris as she receives her second dose

After a vaccine roll-out that saw a lot of delays and confusion, the US is now administering over 1 million doses per day.

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US Vice-President Kamala Harris gets second vaccine shot, urges Americans to do the same

United States Vice-President Kamala Harris received the second COVID-19 vaccine dose on camera yesterday.

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US President Biden to reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions

Last week, President Biden had issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine...

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris sworn in as 46th President, 49th Vice-President of the United States

Joe Biden took oath as the 46th President of the United States at the Capitol today. Kamala Harris, the daughter of immigrants from India...

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Padma Lakshmi cooks up a special Indian meal to mark inauguration day for Vice-President elect Kamala Harris

Padma Lakshmi, like Harris’ mother Shyamala Gopalan, was born in Chennai before migrating to the US at the age of 4.

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The countdown to the Biden-Harris inauguration begins

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in to the White House on Wednesday.

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Indian-American man arrested after living undetected in Chicago airport for three months

A 36-year-old Indian-origin man was arrested in the Chicago airport where he had been living undetected for the past three months reportedly...

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Meet the 20 Indian-Americans in US President-elect Joe Biden’s administration

As many as 17 Indian-Americans have been nominated to the White House and 13 of the 20 are women.

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