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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 […]

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Probing Covid origin

World shouldn’t let China’s wild theories pose a hindrance Covid-19 has claimed over 37 lakh lives worldwide in the past year and a half, leaving global economy in a shambles, yet the origin of the […]

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Promises to keep: On Joe Biden’s first address to U.S. Congress

Biden is on course to fulfilling agenda despite opposition at home and challenges abroad In his first address to a joint session of Congress, U.S. President Joe Biden made clear that his administration would continue […]

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The Floyd verdict

Mindsets must change to rein in police brutality, racism Nine minutes and 29 seconds — that’s how long Derek Chauvin, a White police officer, kept African-American George Floyd pinned under his knee on a pavement […]

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Exiting Afghanistan: On U.S. troop pullout

By announcing that all U.S. troops would be pulled out of Afghanistan by September 11, President Joe Biden has effectively upheld the spirit of the Trump-Taliban deal, rather than defying it. In the agreement between […]

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Indian American Officials Meera Joshi, Radhika Fox named for key jobs

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Joe Biden is tapping two Indian American women already working in his administration as part of a 10-member team to lead on climate and transportation matters across key agencies. While Meera Joshi […]

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Biden announces withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by September 11

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Joe Biden on Wednesday, April14, formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the […]

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U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia

Expels 10 Russian diplomats, restricts trading and blacklists 32 individuals over ‘election meddling, cyberattack’ WASHINGTON(TIP): A reminder of the cold war period, the United States announced sanctions against Russia on Thursday, April 15, and the […]

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President Joe Biden greets Indian Americans and Sikhs on Vaisakhi

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Joe Biden led his country in greeting Indian Americans, South Asians and Southeast Asians on the eve of their New Year. “(First Lady) Jill (Biden) and I send our warmest wishes […]

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Indian IT professionals likely to benefit as Biden lets Trump era H-1B visa ban expire

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Joe Biden on Thursday, April 1, let the ban on foreign workers visa, H-1B, lapse as the notification issued by his predecessor Donald Trump expired, a move which is likely to […]

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Will Organize Summit of Democracies, says Biden

“We’ve got to prove democracy works,” he said.  I.S. Saluja WASHINGTON (TIP): President Joe Biden shared with media persons his thoughts on a wide range of issues, and also candidly answered their questions, March 25, […]

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Joe Biden eager to fix ‘broken’ immigration system, says White House

Bicameral immigration Bill, if signed into law by President Biden, would also benefit hundreds and thousands of Indian IT professionals and their families WASHINGTON (TIP): President Joe Biden is keen that the US Congress should […]

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Indian American Neera Tanden’s confirmation hearing to lead OMB scheduled for Feb 9

WASHINGTON (TIP): The confirmation hearing of Indian American political consultant Neera Tanden, who has been nominated by President Joe Biden as his budget director, would be held next week on February 9, a Senate panel […]

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Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks bring star power to emotional, multicultural Biden inauguration

WASHINGTON (TIP): An emotional Lady Gaga performed a dramatic version of the U.S. national anthem, Garth Brooks sang a cappella, and Tom Hanks hosted a star-studded nighttime celebration to cap President Joe Biden’s inauguration on […]

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We have hit the ground running: Kamala Harris

Biden signed 15 executive reversing some of the key policies of his predecessor Trump WASHINGTON (TIP): With President Joe Biden signing nearly two dozen executive actions, fulfilling major campaign promises and addressing the challenges of […]

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Twenty Indian Americans Nominated for Key Roles in Biden-Harris Administration

WASHINGTON (TIP): Just before the historic inauguration, US President-elect Joe Biden has either nominated or named at least 20 Indian Americans, including 13 women, to key positions in his administration, a new record in itself for […]

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Indian American Sameera Fazili Appointed as Deputy Director of National Economic Council

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Sameera Fazili to a key White House position related to economy. Sameera Fazili has been named as Deputy Director, National Economic Council at the White House, the […]