A top Republican leader has slammed the ruling Democratic party and the Center for Disease Prevention and Control for reimposing a mask mandate for vaccinated people in certain circumstances, alleging that the latest regulation is based on data from India. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, house minority leader, was speaking against a bill that proposed to reinstitute …
US, India avoid stumble on rights issue even as Blinken sends message to China by meeting Dalai Lama’s aide
US secretary of state Antony Blinken on Wednesday said India and the US are determined to end the Covid-19 pandemic together with the Quad vaccine partnership.
An American researcher has discovered a second new nuclear facility with 110 silos in China that analysts say points to Beijing’s coming of age as an atomic superpower on par with US and Russia, while countering India’s own “rapid” expansion of its arsenal.
With Covid positive cases ticking past 52,000 per day, the United States has once again surpassed India (less than 40,000 cases per day as per official count) amid growing regret and recrimination among some anti-vaxxers but also continued resistance among diehards skeptics of the vaccine.
After the US said secretary of state Antony Blinken will raise the human rights issue during his visit to India this week, the government pushed back Sunday as it said India’s proud of its achievements in the domains of both human rights and democracy.
New Delhi, stand by for a brief lecture on human rights and civil liberties. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will raise these issues in talks with his Indian counterpart next week, including India’s alleged use of spyware, notwithstanding an agenda heavy with strategic issues.US officials who previewed the talks scheduled for Tuesday affirmed that …
Delta, which was first detected in India, has now been recorded in 124 territories – 13 more than last week – and already accounts for more than three-quarters of sequenced specimens in many major countries, the WHO said.
The delta variant is a mutated coronavirus that spreads more easily than other versions. It was first detected in India but now has been identified around the world.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, ‘Just your average Mexican-American, Jewish-Italian’ to be US envoy to India
The White House on Friday said that US President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the US ambassador to India. Eric M Garcetti has been the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles since 2013, following 12 years as a member of the City Council, including six as Council President.
US President Joe Biden will host a summit with leaders of India, Australia and Japan later this year. While there’s no official confirmation on the dates, this will be the first Quad meeting that will be held in person. It will also be PM Narendra Modi’s first in person interaction with President Biden since the …
The highly transmissible Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, first identified in India, has become the most prevalent variant among new Covid-19 cases in the United States, according to California-based genomics company Helix.
The US has appointed Indian-American career diplomat Atul Keshap, an old India-hand at the state department, as the country’s Charge’d Affairs in Delhi.
US lawmakers urge Biden administration to provide assistance to India battered by second wave of Covid-19
Covid-19 global developments: US vaccinates half of its adult population, single-dose vaccine soon in India and more
External affairs minister S Jaishankar will embark on a five-day visit to the United States next week in an outreach aimed primarily at facilitating procurement of Covid-19 vaccines and smoothening supply chain wrinkles that has significantly slowed down the vaccination drive in India.
Covid-19 vaccines that are available in the United States are effective against the deadly variant that was first detected in India, top US health officials said on Tuesday.
Across the US, there are more than 27 million unused Moderna Inc doses and 35 million from Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s led to calls by prominent public health voices to pack America’s surplus in dry ice and ship it to places …
Extended gap between 2 doses of Covishield reasonable approach, India must get as many people vaccinated: Fauci
Volunteers at Hindu temples, Muslim groups and Sikh relief organizations across the United States are mobilizing to support India as the world’s second-most populous country struggles to handle Covid-19 surge. From coast to coast, faith groups tied to the Indian diaspora have collected hundreds of oxygen concentrators and raised millions for everything from food to …
A US congresswoman has urged President Joe Biden to send more direct support to India which is battling an unprecedented second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Less than a fortnight after President Joe Biden in his conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged his country’s steadfast support for the people of India, America has responded with an unprecedented financial assistance worth nearly USD half a billion.