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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s fervent appeal to raise funds for India


Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has issued an urgent appeal to raise funds for India, which is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19. "India needs our help and it's our moral responsibility to rise to the challenge. This is a global pandemic and until we crush the virus everywhere, we cannot fully recover," Jayapal said...

Indian Americans Sunder Pichai, Punit Renjen, Shantanu Narayen on Covid Global Taskforce Panel


Three Indian-American CEOs Sunder Pichai from Google, Punit Renjen from Deloitte, and Shantanu Narayen from Adobe have joined the steering committee of the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response, which is overseeing an unprecedented corporate sector initiative to help India successfully fight COVID19. The names of the three Indian-American CEOs were added to the list of the...

Ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations key to ending crisis in India: Fauci


Dramatically ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations is key to ending the crisis in India, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. "India is the largest vaccine-producing country in the world. They've got to get their resources -- not only from within but also from without --...

US’ Covid help to India touches half a billion dollars


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 half a billion dollars. Biden spoke at length with Modi last month and conveyed solidarity with India in its...

Meat eating and Biden: A win for vegetarians in the climate war


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni April saw the Biden administration’s controversial climate plan pushed into limelight. While the intricacies of deploying coal versus sunlight to warm our hearts and hearths, and their impact on global warming, are best left to disputing experts and forums, to the vegetarians among us, the plan proposed by Biden seems to...

Peloton recalls treadmills after injuries and 1 child death


NEW YORK: Peloton Interactive, the cultish fitness company that sells internet-connected exercise bikes and treadmills, has recalled more than 125,000 treadmills and paused sales of the equipment after the machines were linked to the death of a child and dozens of other injuries. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission also announced a separate recall of the...

Bill Gates and Melinda to end marriage of 27 years


Washington: The mega-billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates, who have emerged as a philanthropy powerhouse with a foundation named after themselves, are divorcing because their 27-year marriage has "irretrievably broken". According to TMZ,  Melinda Gates filed for the divorce asserting that their marriage was "irretrievably broken". TMZ notes the couple does not have a pre-nups agreement. But...

LA Mayor being considered for envoy to India


New York: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a close ally of President Joe Biden, is under consideration for appointment as the next US ambassador to India, according to several media reports. Biden’s Spokesperson Jen Psaki neither confirmed nor denied the reports on Wednesday, saying only at her daily briefing that she had no personnel announcements. She...

Biden dismisses McConnell’s vow to focus on stopping his agenda


Washington: President Joe Biden dismissed on Wednesday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s comment that “100%” of his focus is “on stopping this new administration,” asserting that he had heard such threats from the Kentucky Republican before and worked through them. When asked whether he still thought he could work with McConnell after the Senate minority leader had committed to...