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President Biden counters China, Russia at summits in Europe


Geneva: President Biden went to Europe for a week to convince the allies that America was back, and for good; gather them in common cause against the rising threat of China; and establish some red lines for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, whom he called his “worthy adversary.” At G7 he made inroads on China...

Addressing G-7, PM Modi calls for open vaccine chains


New Delhi: Calling for “global unity, leadership and solidarity”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi last Saturday emphasized the “special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies to prevent future pandemics”. Addressing the G-7 outreach session via video conference, Modi also expressed India’s commitment to support collective endeavors to improve global health governance. This is an oblique reference to the...

CEO Satya Nadella steps in as Microsoft Chairman too


San Francisco: Microsoft board has elected CEO Satya Nadella as Chairman of the tech giant, a first in two decades when Microsoft’s chairman will also be its CEO. Bill Gates was the only other Chairman and CEO of Microsoft who stepped down as CEO in 2000. He stepped down as chairman in 2014 and the board...

Many events planned in US to celebrate International Yoga Day


New York: Last summer when the pandemic was still raging in America, the International Day of Yoga (June 21) events had to go virtual. This year amid the reopening of the country, many events in-person and virtual have been planned to celebrate the day established by the UN in 2014 at the behest of Prime...

India reopens big cities as Covid numbers plunge


New Delhi: After weeks-long lockdowns, major Indian cities have reopened for business, with long queues for buses in the financial hub of Mumbai while traffic returned to the roads of New Delhi after a devastating second wave of coronavirus that killed thousands. The graph of new infections has been going down steadily. India reported 67,208 new COVID-19...

Dr Murthy & Dr Parikh emphasize vaccination to end Covid


By Parveen Chopra Editor, The South Asian Times New York: In support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s We Can Do This public education campaign to increase confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines and encourage vaccination, TDW+Co, in partnership with the US Department of Health, hosted a virtual press briefing for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) media on June...

AIA gives $50,000 for Covid relief in India


Harish Thakkar, President of Association of Indians in America (AIA–NY) presenting a check of  $50,000 to Mark Solazzo, Exec Vice President and COO of Northwell Health, towards India Covid-19 Fund as Dr Shashi Shah (left), Northwell urologist, looks on. Northwell has been contributing immensely in cash and equipment for Covid relief in India. The...

Biden brings focus back on Democracy & Diplomacy


London: With the world confronting the immediate crisis of a pandemic and the long-term challenge of climate change, President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain met on Thursday. Their meeting, as per a joint statement, focused on democracy, human rights and multilateralism; defense and security; science and technology; trade and prosperity; climate and nature;...

PM Modi to participate in G-7 virtually on June 12-13


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit on June 12-13 in virtual format. He will be doing so at the invitation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. The UK currently holds the G7 Presidency and has invited India, along...