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Ravi Batra pans Biden’s anti-India stance


New York: I fear that 2020 is the year of "pandering" and "appeasement," both of which will bleed American Exceptionalism, and make it a resident of history, and diminish our future with leaders who lack spine and principles. Earlier this year, President Trump went to India and hugged 1.3 billion Indians; returned home to deal...

India races to release first Covid-19 vaccine by Aug 15


New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for clinical trials of an indigenous vaccine for the coronavirus disease. BBIL is using the virus strain isolated at ICMR’s National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune to develop the vaccine. The clinical trials will be held in 12 institutes...

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US reports over 50,000 coronavirus cases in a day


New York: The United States has reported yet another record daily number of new coronavirus infections, over 50,700 cases, according to a tally being kept by Johns Hopkins University. The US is experiencing a surge of new cases, especially in the South and West, as states have reopened their economies from coast to coast. California closed...

Amid India-China row, Modi, Putin vow to bolster ties


New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dialled Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday with both the leaders agreeing to bolster the strategic relations between the two nations. Modi also congratulated Putin on the success of the celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II, and also for the successful completion...

Nikki Haley hails India’s Chinese app ban move


Washington: Heaping praises on India's move to ban 59 Chinese apps, former US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley, said New Delhi "is continuing to show it wont back down from Chinas aggression". “Good to see India banning 59 popular apps owned by Chinese firms, including TikTok, which counts India as one of its largest...

Carnegie Corporation of NY honors two Indian Americans


New York: The Carnegie Corporation of New York released its annual list of Great Immigrants, honoring 38 naturalized citizens who have enriched and strengthened our nation and our democracy through their contributions and actions. Each Fourth of July since 2006, the philanthropic foundation has invited Americans to celebrate these exemplary individuals by participating in...

Why South Asians need to stand in solidarity with African Americans


By SATimes In May as soon as news of police brutality against George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota during an arrest allegedly for using a counterfeit bill started flashing on television screens and the video went viral on social media, Indian community across the country felt a sense of déjà vu. In...

Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC Chairman


Dubai: ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down from the post after two, two-year tenures at its helm, the International Cricket Council has announced. In a media release, the sport's governing body said that the ICC Board met on Wednesday and agreed that Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja will assume the responsibilities of the chairperson until...