Author - Tejram Sharma

Bipartisan infrastructure bill passes first Senate vote


Washington: The Senate voted to move forward on a bipartisan infrastructure bill after weeks of negotiations on Wednesday, clearing a key procedural hurdle on a bill that includes $550 billion in new spending for infrastructure projects around the country, reported CBS News. In the 67 to 32 vote, 17 Republicans including Senate Minority Leader Mitch...

Delta variant forces masks and vaccine mandates in the US


Washington: The steps President Biden's administration is adopting this week to re-recommend masks and require vaccines for federal workers amount to emergency actions designed to contain a new surge of Covid-19 that has quickly become the top issue confronting the country. Case rates are rising in many parts of the country, throwing reopening plans for schools and workplaces into doubt, and...

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Mary Kom loses bout with head high


India's boxing great Mary Kom's bid to win a second Olympic medal ended in the pre-quarters of Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. The London Olympics bronze medallist lost to 3rd seed Ingrit Valencia of Colombia via split decision in a closely-contested Round of 16 match in the Women's Flyweight category. Mary Kom proved why she is...

Boxer Satish Kumar reaches quarterfinals


Indian boxer Satish Kumar advanced to the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics with a comprehensive win against Ricardo Brown of Jamaica in the mens super-heavyweight round of 16 bout on Thursday. Kumar, the 32 year old from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh who is making his Olympics debut, won the +91kg bout by a 4:1 split...

Sindhu storms into women’s singles quarterfinals


Midway through the first game against Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, coach Park Tae-sang told India's PV Sindhu that she was rushing with her defence and should be more patient. Sindhu, silver medallist at the Rio Olympics five years ago, changed her tactics and scored points at will as she reached...

India beat Argentina in men’s hockey, reach quarters


Tokyo: India scored twice in the last two minutes to beat Rio Olympics gold medallist Argentina 3-1 in a Group A preliminary league match at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. India have cemented their hold on the second spot with a match against hosts Japan to go. This win has assured India a place...

Star performers Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka out of action


Intro: Simone Biles, the defending champion in all-around event of women's artistic gymnastics, withdraws to focus on her mental health Tokyo: Star American gymnast Simone Biles expressed gratitude for the "outpouring love and support” received since her withdrawal from women's individual all-around final in artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental...

Oyster Bay Town plants thousands of oysters


Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilwoman Michele Johnson, Councilman Lou Imbroto, Town Clerk Rich LaMarca and Receiver of Taxes Jeff Pravato took to the waters on the Town’s north shore to continue efforts of replenishing the oyster supply in Oyster Bay Harbor. The Town received these mollusks as part of a national effort facilitated...