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Rahul Gandhi questions US's silence on 'what's happening in India'

03 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi questions US's silence on 'what's happening in India'

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the US administration's silence on "what's happening in India" during a virtual interaction with former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Harvard Kennedy School professor, Nicholas Burns.

Texas school to be named after Indian-American trailblazer Sonal Bhuchar

31 Mar 2021

Texas school to be named after Indian-American trailblazer Sonal Bhuchar

An elementary school in the US state of Texas will be named after Indian-American trailblazer Sonal Bhuchar so that her legacy in education and philanthropy continues for generations, according to a statement.

Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was 'zero threat'

26 Mar 2021

Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was 'zero threat'

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday defended some of his supporters who rioted at the US Capitol on January 6, saying they posed zero-threat to the lawmakers who had assembled there to certify the Electoral College vote that confirmed Joe Biden's victory in the presidential race.

First known baby with COVID-19 antibodies born in US

18 Mar 2021

First known baby with COVID-19 antibodies born in US

Pediatricians have reported the first known case of a woman, who was given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during her pregnancy, giving birth to a baby with antibodies against the novel coronavirus.

Biden to attend first meeting of Quad leaders this month

05 Mar 2021

Biden to attend first meeting of Quad leaders this month

The leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad will reportedly hold their first summit virtually this month.

California: Crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

03 Mar 2021

California: Crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

An SUV packed with 25 people pulled in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer on a two-lane highway cutting through farmland near the US-Mexico border early Tuesday, killing 13 and leaving bodies strewn across the roadway. Most of the dead were Mexicans.

'Journey far from over,' says Trump, teases another presidential run

01 Mar 2021

'Journey far from over,' says Trump, teases another presidential run

In his first public appearance after exiting the Oval Office, former United States President Donald Trump said his political journey is far from over, suggesting that he may launch a third presidential bid.

Second woman accuses NY Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

28 Feb 2021

Second woman accuses NY Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of the US state of New York, has been accused of sexual harassment by a second woman.

US FDA grants emergency use authorization for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

28 Feb 2021

US FDA grants emergency use authorization for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

The United States government on Saturday granted emergency approval to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, making it the third vaccine available to the public in the US.

US: Teacher's aide seen masturbating during Zoom class with kids

26 Feb 2021

US: Teacher's aide seen masturbating during Zoom class with kids

A teacher's aide in Maryland, United States was seen masturbating during a Zoom call with eighth-graders.

US: Triple murder accused had cut neighbor's heart, cooked it

25 Feb 2021

US: Triple murder accused had cut neighbor's heart, cooked it

A man, from Oklahoma, United States, has confessed to killing three people including his neighbor whose heart he had cut out, cooked with potatoes, and tried to feed to his family, American media reported on Tuesday.

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

25 Feb 2021

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden revoked a proclamation from Donald Trump, his predecessor, that banned the issuance of green cards. Known as Presidential Proclamation 100014, the order from the former President spoke about protecting jobs in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Multimillion-dollar robocall scam dupes several in US: Details

23 Feb 2021

Multimillion-dollar robocall scam dupes several in US: Details

An overseas multimillion-dollar robocall scam by conspirators having Indian nationality has duped several citizens of the United States.

US: Coronavirus death toll approaches grim milestone of 500,000

22 Feb 2021

US: Coronavirus death toll approaches grim milestone of 500,000

The United States, which has been touching one grim milestone after another since the coronavirus outbreak in late 2019, is now close to logging 500,000 deaths.

Rush Limbaugh, the voice of American conservatism, dies at 70

18 Feb 2021

Rush Limbaugh, the voice of American conservatism, dies at 70

Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a captivating brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died on Wednesday.

Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman and first African to lead WTO

16 Feb 2021

Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman and first African to lead WTO

On Monday, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was appointed to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid disagreement over how the body decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs.

'Political movement only just begun,' says Trump after impeachment acquittal

14 Feb 2021

'Political movement only just begun,' says Trump after impeachment acquittal

Former United States President Donald Trump on Saturday thanked Senate Republicans for his impeachment acquittal.

Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar

11 Feb 2021

Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar

US President Joe Biden has announced a series of sanctions on the military leaders of Myanmar in response to their recent action to overthrow a democratically elected government in a coup.

Biden talks to Jinping for first time after assuming office

11 Feb 2021

Biden talks to Jinping for first time after assuming office

United States President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday evening (local time) for the first time since his January 20 inauguration.

Senate declares Donald Trump's second impeachment constitutional

10 Feb 2021

Senate declares Donald Trump's second impeachment constitutional

The second impeachment trial of former United States President Donald Trump is constitutional, the Senate said on Tuesday, allowing the proceedings to begin.

PM speaks to Biden, says 'committed to rules-based international order'

09 Feb 2021

PM speaks to Biden, says 'committed to rules-based international order'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took to Twitter to reveal that he has spoken to United States President Joe Biden. They discussed regional issues and expressed commitment toward "rule-based international order," the Indian leader said, adding that he also congratulated the 78-year-old.

US House votes to punish Republican congresswoman over controversial remarks

05 Feb 2021

US House votes to punish Republican congresswoman over controversial remarks

The United States House of Representatives on Thursday voted to expel Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene from two high-profile committees over her incendiary remarks.

US: COVID-19 deaths surpass 450K, daily death toll stubbornly high

05 Feb 2021

US: COVID-19 deaths surpass 450K, daily death toll stubbornly high

The coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 450,000 on Thursday, and daily deaths remain stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling COVID-19 infections.

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

03 Feb 2021

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

According to the latest Bloomberg Innovation Index, South Korea is the most innovative nation, marking the country's return to the top after losing out to Germany last year. The European nation has slipped to the fourth place.

Trump announces legal defense team for Senate impeachment trial

01 Feb 2021

Trump announces legal defense team for Senate impeachment trial

Former US President Donald Trump has announced his legal defense team for his Senate impeachment trial which is scheduled to begin on February 8.

Single 6GB RAM variant for POCO M3 smartphone in India

31 Jan 2021

Single 6GB RAM variant for POCO M3 smartphone in India

Prior to its launch in India on February 2, POCO has put up a tweet saying that its M3 handset will be available in a single 6GB RAM variant here.

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

31 Jan 2021

#MannkiBaat: India running world's biggest, fastest vaccination drive, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 73rd edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

A year into pandemic, India's death toll drops to fourth-highest

30 Jan 2021

A year into pandemic, India's death toll drops to fourth-highest

As India's battle against coronavirus logged one year on Saturday, the nation slipped on the death toll index, going from the third to fourth position.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

29 Jan 2021

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine has reportedly exhibited strong protection against the virus.

United States outraged over Pakistan acquitting Daniel Pearl's killers

29 Jan 2021

United States outraged over Pakistan acquitting Daniel Pearl's killers

The White House has expressed outrage over the Pakistan Supreme Court's decision to acquit those involved in the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl in 2002, calling the judgment an "affront" to terrorism victims everywhere.

Apple goes after Facebook, Google with its pro-privacy PR move

29 Jan 2021

Apple goes after Facebook, Google with its pro-privacy PR move

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a commitment to privacy while speaking at the Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference.

Toyota surpasses Volkswagen to become leading car seller in 2020

29 Jan 2021

Toyota surpasses Volkswagen to become leading car seller in 2020

For the first time in five years, Toyota overtook Volkswagen in car sales and emerged as the world's biggest automaker in 2020, as the latter was hit harder by the pandemic-induced demand slump.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas starts shooting for 'Citadel' by Russo Brothers

28 Jan 2021

Priyanka Chopra Jonas starts shooting for 'Citadel' by Russo Brothers

Fresh from the success of superhero flick We Can Be Heroes, Priyanka Chopra Jonas is set to start another high-profile project.

Texas: Indian-origin pediatrician fatally shoots another doctor, himself

28 Jan 2021

Texas: Indian-origin pediatrician fatally shoots another doctor, himself

A 43-year-old Indian-origin pediatrician shot dead a lady doctor and then killed himself after taking hostages at a medical office in Austin, capital of Texas, in the United States of America.

Improve health system to tackle COVID-19 crisis in future: Gopinath

28 Jan 2021

Improve health system to tackle COVID-19 crisis in future: Gopinath

As the world gradually makes its way out of the coronavirus crisis, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Economist Gita Gopinath has said that countries should work on their health system and be ready to provide timely assistance to impacted segments of the society.

ZTE Blade X1 5G, with Snapdragon 765G processor, launched

28 Jan 2021

ZTE Blade X1 5G, with Snapdragon 765G processor, launched

ZTE Blade X1 5G has been officially launched in the US. It comes as a rebranded version of the Blade V2020 5G that was announced in China last October with a MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G processor.

Harvey Weinstein's firm to pay $17mn to sexual abuse claimants

27 Jan 2021

Harvey Weinstein's firm to pay $17mn to sexual abuse claimants

The US bankruptcy court in Delaware has delivered a landmark judgment concerning compensation for several sex abuse victims of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

27 Jan 2021

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

The banned pro-Khalistani group, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has announced a reward for unfurling the "Khalistani flag" on the Indian Parliament on February 1, when the Union Budget 2021-2022 will be presented.

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

27 Jan 2021

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

SpaceX launched 10 laser link-enabled Starlink satellites into polar orbit using its Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission on January 24.

Hyundai Kona N SUV, with a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine, teased

27 Jan 2021

Hyundai Kona N SUV, with a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine, teased

South Korean automaker Hyundai has teased the next member of its high-performance N range, the Kona N SUV.