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Singapore, India among eight countries to accept invitation to US President's upcoming climate summit

Singapore and India are among the few countries that agreed to attend US President Joe Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate, with less than...

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President Biden to nominate Indian-American Rupa Ranga Puttagunta as a federal judge

If confirmed by the US Senate, Judge Puttagunta would be the first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) woman to serve on the US...

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Indian-origin Vivek Murthy confirmed as US Surgeon General

Dr Murthy is a distinguished physician and former Vice Admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

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Biden admin urges US court to certify India's request to extradite Tahawwur Rana

The Biden administration in the United States has urged a federal court to certify India's request to extradite Pakistani-origin Canadian...

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Biden's remark about 'Indians taking over the country' intended to honour the community's contributions: White House

The White House clarified that US President Joe Biden’s remarks last week, where he mentioned mentioning Indians taking over the country,...

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Indian-American nominee Vanita Gupta’s harsh social media posts come under scrutiny at confirmation hearing

If confirmed, Gupta would be the first woman of colour to be the associate attorney general.

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“Indian-Americans are taking over the country… you guys are incredible,” says Biden at NASA interaction

In under 50 days of presidency, Biden has appointed as many as 55 Indian-Americans to key posts in his administration, nearly half of whom...

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White House withdraws Indian-American Neera Tanden’s nomination as director of Office of Management and Budget

Tanden would have been the first woman of color to lead the powerful budget agency.

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Indian-American Maju Varghese appointed deputy assistant to President Biden and director of White House Military Office

The White House Military Office (WHMO) is a department within the White House Office that provides military support for White House...

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President Joe Biden revokes Trump’s green card ban

The ban had been put in place in 2020 by President Trump with the reasoning that it protected US workers amid rising unemployment due to the...

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US pushes for new alliances with India, NATO in bid to compete with China

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has asked his Democratic colleagues to draft a legislative package to "outcompete" China, create new...

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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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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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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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Indo-US think tank USIBC sends recommendations to strengthen US-India ties to Biden administration

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) gave a slew of ideas to the new Biden Administration to strengthen the India-US partnership.

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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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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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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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#JoeBidenIsNotMyPresident trending on Twitter in India, here's why

#JoeBidenIsNotMyPresident is trending on Twitter in India. A series of tweets by an Indian have grabbed the public's attention on the...

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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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