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Biden to seek $33 billion for Ukraine; to seize more money from Russian oligarchs to pay for the war effort

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP): President Joe Biden  asked  Congress on Thursday, April 28,  for $33 billion to support Ukraine — a dramatic escalation of U.S. funding for its war against Russia — as well as new […]

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Biden greets people on Mahavir Jayanti

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP): “This is a day to strive for peace, happiness, and the success of all,” Biden said in a tweet, wishing the devotees on behalf of himself and First Lady Jill Biden. “May […]

India

Modi-Biden virtual meeting ‘very helpful’ for 2+2 dialogue, says Jaishankar

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP): The virtual meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden was “very helpful” for the India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Wednesday, April 13  noting that […]

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US congratulates new Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif, says values relationship with Islamabad

WASHINGTON (TIP): The United States has congratulated Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and said it values the relationship between the two countries and is looking forward to continuing the long-standing cooperation, signaling Washington’s intent […]

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President Biden approves $800 million in new military assistance for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP) : In anticipation of a new Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, President Joe Biden has approved an $800 million package of military assistance, including additional helicopters and the first provision of American […]

Indian Americans

Indian-origin Dr. Sanjay Rai wins President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

WASHINGTON,D.C. (TIP): Dr Sanjay Rai, a noted Indian American educationist, has been honored with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for “lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service.” The award honors those who […]

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India holds its own: Justified in resisting US pressure over Russia

Singling out India among the Quad members, US President Joe Biden has said that New Delhi has been ‘somewhat shaky’ in acting against Russia over the invasion of Ukraine. There is nothing ‘shaky’ about safeguarding […]

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Biden nominates first Black woman to U.S. Supreme Court

The nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson comes in the Black History Month WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP): President Joe Biden on Friday, February 25, 2022, nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme […]

As I See It

Did We Provoke Putin’s War in Ukraine?

“President Joe Biden almost hourly promises, “We are not going to war in Ukraine.” Why would he then not readily rule out NATO membership for Ukraine, which would require us to do something Biden himself […]

Indian Americans

Indian American soil scientist Rattan Lal up for a key role

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP): President Joe Biden intends to appoint leading Indian American soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal as a member of Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). Established in 1975, BIFAD advises the […]

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President Joe Biden warns Russia against invasion of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP): U.S. President Joe Biden also said he believes that Russia is preparing to take action on Ukraine, though he doesn’t think Putin has made a final decision President Joe Biden said he […]

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Centers For Disease Control (CDC) urges citizens to wear ‘most protective mask’

Administration toship 500 million COVID-19 tests for free WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP): The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday, January 14, revised its guidance for Americans on wearing masks to protect against […]

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Anniversary of Attack on Capitol

Biden accuses Trump and his supporters for holding a “dagger at the throat of democracy” WASHINGTON D.C. (TIP): President Joe Biden forcefully blamed Donald Trump and his supporters for holding a “dagger at the throat […]

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Biden may address filibuster reform soon

WASHINGTON (TIP): The White House on Friday offered a strong signal that it is preparing to seek changes soon to a long-standing Senate tradition that has allowed Republicans to block voting rights legislation and other […]

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Joe Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot as additional doses roll out

WASHINGTON, DC (TIP): U.S. President Joe Biden rolled up his shirt sleeve for a COVID-19 vaccine booster inoculation on Monday, September 27, hoping to provide a powerful example for Americans on the need to get […]

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PM Modi discusses bilateral, regional, global issues with Australia’s Morrison

WASHINGTON, DC (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison here ahead of the first in-person Quad meeting to be hosted by US President Joe Biden and discussed a broad range […]

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CDC issues new eviction ban for most of U.S. through October 3

The new moratorium could help keep millions in their homes as the coronavirus’ delta variant has spread and states have been slow to release federal rental aid WASHINGTON (TIP): The Centres for Disease Control and […]

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Pandemic of distrust: On resisting COVID-19 vaccination

Those resisting vaccination mostly conform to a specific social, cultural, and political profile President Joe Biden and the director of the CDC warned this week that the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. was becoming a […]

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U.S. condemns ‘extrajudicial surveillance’ of journalists, activists, regime critics

WASHINGTON (TIP): Joe Biden had said that China and Russia were “protecting” and “even accommodating” cyber hackers and their hacking. The Biden administration has condemned the harassment and ‘extrajudicial surveillance’ of journalists and others in […]

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Indian American Rahul Gupta nominated as America’s drug czar

I.S. Saluja WASHINGTON (TIP): President Joe Biden nominated Indian American Rahul Gupta, the top health official at maternal-and-child advocacy group March of Dimes, as the nation’s top drug policy official, the White House announced, July […]

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Experts question if WHO should lead probe into Origins of Covid

NEW YORK (TIP): As the World Health Organization (WHO) draws up plans for the next phase of its probe of how the coronavirus pandemic started, an increasing number of scientists say the U.N. agency isn’t […]

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U.S. issues moratorium on death penalty at federal level

WASHINGTON (TIP): The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has issued a moratorium on federal executions while it reviews policies and procedures, the Department said in a statement. U.S. President Joe Biden had said on his […]

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Many feared dead in Florida beachfront condo collapse

President Joe Biden promised to provide federal aid if requested. SURFSIDE, Fla. (TIP): A beachfront condo building partially collapsed Thursday, June 24 outside Miami, killing at least one person and trapping others in the tower […]

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Juneteenth is a National Holiday:  Biden signs the Bill into Law

WASHINGTON (TIP): A day after President Biden arrived from Geneva after his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he signed on June17, into law a bill creating a federal holiday to commemorate Juneteenth, the day […]

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Donating 500 million Covid vaccine doses not enough, US should do more: Congressman Krishnamoorthi

‘This must be only the first step in a larger effort to expand and accelerate production and delivery of the billions of doses’ WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has said that donating 500 million […]