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Russia works to reduce dependence on dollar

Moscow, March 3 (IANS) Russia is working to decrease dependence on the US dollar and strengthen its ruble, Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said. "Both the Central Bank and the government have been pursuing a policy of de-dollarization as...

US welcomes Ind-Pak agreement reaffirming ceasefire along LoC

By Arul Louis (IANS) The US has welcomed the agreement between India and Pakistan reaffirming their commitment to a ceasefire along the Line of Control, President Joe Biden's spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Thursday. "This is a positive step towards...

US Fed chief says economic recovery remains uneven, far from complete

Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told lawmakers on Tuesday that US economic recovery remains uneven and far from complete, and the path ahead is highly uncertain. "The resurgence in Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths in...

Biden appoints Kiran Ahuja to top personnel management job

By Arul Louis (IANS) US President Joe Biden has appointed Kiran Ahuja, a civil rights lawyer and an advocate for Asians, to head the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Ahuja, whose nomination was announced on Tuesday by the White House,...

US immigration reform bill will cut green card wait for Indians

By Arul Louis (IANS) Democrats introduced on Thursday a comprehensive immigration reform bill that wants to allow more permanent immigrant status or green cards for professional Indians, who have the longest wait for immigration, and cut their wait times. The...

Usha Rao-Monari appointed UN Under Secretary General

By Arul Louis (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed investment professional Usha Rao-Monari as an Under Secretary General and the associate administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The announcement on Wednesday said that she has over 30 years of...

U.S. actively exploring ways to bring advanced tech to India: Charge d’Affaires

Bengaluru, Feb 2 (IANS) Don Heflin, Charg? d'Affaires of the United States in India, said on Tuesday the U.S. industry is actively exploring ways to work with Indian partners to bring advanced technologies and manufacturing capabilities to the country...

US economy suffers worst contraction in 74 years

Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) The US economy contracted 3.5 per cent in 2020 amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic, the worst annual decline of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) since 1946, according to data released by the Commerce Department. The...

Anyone who wants Covid vaccine could get it ‘this Spring’: Biden

By Nikhila Natarajan (IANS) US President Joe Biden's underpromise-overdeliver strategy on Covid-19 vaccine allocation landed its most optimistic message yet, pointing to vaccination for any American who wants a shot by "this Spring". Responding to a reporter's question on when...

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine works against new variants

New York, Jan 25 (IANS) US-based drugmaker Moderna on Monday said its Covid-19 vaccine retains neutralising activity against emerging variants first identified in the UK and South Africa. Vaccination with the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine produced neutralising titers against all key...

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Hybrid physical hearing to begin in SC from March 15

New Delhi, Mar 6 (IANS): Come March 15, the Supreme Court will begin hybrid physical hearing after a gap of...