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Several Indian-Americans named to Biden-Sanders unity task forces

Post Date: May 28, 2020

Washington, DC: Six prominent Indian-Americans from diverse fields have been named to the Biden-Sanders unity task forces announced by former vice president Joe Biden, who is the presumptive presidential nominee of the opposition Democratic Party. Congresswoman from Seattle Pramila Jayapal and former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy have been named co-chairs of the Health Care Task Force....

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Indian-American Senate candidate Rik Mehta launches medicines campaign


Washington, DC: Indian-American Rik Mehta, the frontrunner to take on Democrat New Jersey Senator Cory Booker this year, recently launched his "Made in America" medicines campaign that will require companies to disclose the country of origin of their prescription drugs, a media report said. Americans have a right to know where their medicine comes from especially...

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Indian-American couple develops low-cost ventilator


Washington, DC: An Indian-American couple has developed a low-cost portable emergency ventilator which is soon to hit the production stage and will be available in India and the developing world to help doctors deal with the COVID-19 patients. Prompted by the lack of adequate ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, Devesh Ranjan, a professor and associate chair...

How China challenges US supremacy through Asian nations


New Delhi/Beijing: Beijing remains steadfast in challenging the US supremacy in the post-coronavirus world by simultaneous muscle-flexing along the boundaries with India and as well as in the sea against Southeast Asian nations. In the last decade, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been persistently propagating the view that the American hegemony and the US-led world...

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Wuhan market may not be the origin of COVID-19: Chinese scientists


Beijing: In an apparent about-turn, Chinese scientists have claimed that the Wuhan seafood market may not be the origin of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The scientists said they have discovered a novel coronavirus clade that is different from that shared among patients connected to the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, People's Daily, the official newspaper...

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Trump lashes out at Twitter for flagging his tweets


Washington: US President Donald Trump lashed out at Twitter accusing it of interfering in the 2020 presidential election. The move came after Twitter for the first time fact-checked two of Trump's tweets claiming that "mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent" and would result in "a rigged election". "Twitter is now interfering in the...

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India’s worst recession is right here: Crisil


New Delhi: India’s fourth recession since Independence, first since liberalization, and perhaps the worst to date is here, according to rating agency Crisil. CRISIL sees the Indian economy shrinking 5 per cent in fiscal 2021 (on-year), because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The first quarter will suffer a staggering 25 per cent contraction. About 10 per cent...

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Japan’s Abe lifts state of emergency


Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted the country’s nationwide state of emergency, ending restrictions in the remaining areas where the order was still in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We had very stringent criteria for lifting the state of emergency. We have judged that we have met this criteria," the BBC quoted Abe...

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UK Minister resigns over PM aide’s row


London: A UK Minister resigned over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief aide, Dominic Cummings' alleged breaking of coronavirus lockdown rules. Junior Minister Douglas Ross resigned as Under Secretary of State for Scotland, becoming the first government minister to quit over the row that has engulfed Downing Street over the past several days, reports the Metro...