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Trump signs immigration ban, exempts H1-B professionals


New York: US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order banning many categories of immigration to the US for 60 days but it does not apply to H1-B professional visa-holders. Trump signed the executive order on Wednesday evening and reiterated afterward at his daily news briefing that he took the action to protect Americans...

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US airlifts 4,000 Americans from India, 6,000 in waiting


New York: The US has airlifted 4,000 Americans from India, while 6,000 were waiting, according to the State Department's top consular official. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ian Brownlee said that India was "more challenging at the moment" in the repatriation efforts because of the lockdown. Of the about 17,000 Americans waiting to return to...

Getting a flu shot can help fight coronavirus pandemic

Post Date: April 23, 2020

New York: Fox News medical contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier has said that a flu shot can help fight the coronavirus pandemic in the future. How? "If you get the flu shot, not only are you protecting yourself and those around you from the flu, but now you are keeping hospital beds open for those that may need it because of COVID-19. "That is why they keep...

Trump appoints Sudarsanam Babu to National Science Board


Washington, DC: US President Donald Trump on Monday appointed Indian-American Sudarsanam Babu to the country's top science board. Babu, who is from the prestigious Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been appointed as a member of the National Science Board for a six-year term, the White House said on Monday, as it announced several key...

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Indian-American doctors in frontline against COVID-19


New York: Lying on a hospital bed in New York, Dr Madhvi Aya could only exchange text messages with her husband and daughter. She was not able to meet them one last time. The 61-year-old woman, who died last week, was afflicted with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while treating a positive patient in March. Aya, who...

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Meera asks PM Khan to help her return to Pakistan


Pakistani celebrity Meera, who had been on a trip to the United States when the spread of Covid-19 became the global pandemic is stuck in New York where the situation is severe. In a video, the Baaji star makes a plea to the Prime Minister to help with her return. "New York is becoming a graveyard,"...

Trump to suspend issuing green cards for 2 months


Washington: President Trump on Tuesday announced details of his executive order to suspend immigration amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying the measure would initially last for 60 days and apply to those seeking permanent residence, reports The Hill. He indicated during a White House briefing that there would be certain exemptions but did not elaborate. “It...

US to add 75 million barrels of oil to strategic petroleum reserve


Washington: President Donald Trump has said the US is "looking to" add 75 million barrels of oil to its Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) as oil futures tumbled into negative territory. "Based on the record low price of oil that you have been seeing, it is at a level that is very interesting to a lot...

COVID-19 fallout: Trump to suspend legal immigration


New York: US President Donald Trump has announced that he was shutting the country to legal immigration temporarily through an executive order. "In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our great American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend...