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Hundreds attend ‘Stop Asian Hate’ rally in US city

Atlanta, March 21 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered in Atlanta to protest hate crimes against Asian-Americans, days after multiple shootings in and around the US city that killed eight people, among whom six were Asian women. Saturday's protest, which saw...

Singh, Austin pave way for stronger India-US military ties

By Mrityunjoy Kumar Jha March 21: India and the US agreed to strengthen their military partnership during a meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and the US Secretary of Defence, General Lloyd Austin, held in New Delhi, according to...

US flags concerns over human rights in India

New Delhi, Mar 20 (IANS): The US on Saturday raised concerns over human rights in India during a meeting between External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and US Defence Secretary Lloyd J. Austin. Sources said that the discussions which lasted for an...

Rajnath-Austin meet focuses on enhancing defence ties

New Delhi, Mar 20 (IANS): The bilateral meeting between Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Defence Secretary Lloyd James Austin on Saturday focussed on defence cooperation, expanding military-to-military engagement across services, information sharing, cooperation in emerging sectors of defence,...

Putin invites Biden to online discussions

Moscow, March 19 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he would like to invite his US counterpart Joe Biden to an online meeting to continue their discussions of bilateral ties. Putin told a local TV program that...

US remains largest arms exporter: Think-tank

Stockholm, March 16 (IANS) A Swedish think-tank has revealed that in the period between 2016 to 2020, the US remained the largest arms exporter, while international transfers levelled off. Between 2011-2015 and 2016-2020, the US increased its global share of...

Millions of AstraZeneca Covid vax doses lying idle in US

New York, March 13 (IANS) Even as a severe supply constraints remain the biggest concern for many nations trying to accelerate the vaccine drive against Covid-19, tens of millions of AstraZeneca doses are lying idle in the US manufacturing...

Over 100 mn Covid vaccine doses administered in US

Washington, March 13 (IANS) More than 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered across the US as of Friday, according to the latest data of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 133 million vaccine doses...

Biden spokesperson defends statement ‘Indians taking over’ US

By Arul Louis (IANS) US President Joe Biden's spokesperson has defended his assertion that Indian Americans are "taking over the country" against criticism that it could play into the hands of racists. Jen Psaki said on Thursday: "The President was...

Biden plans to order 100mn more J&J Covid vaccine doses

Washington, March 11 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has said that his administration will order another 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The planned purchase would bring the country's total vaccine order to 800 million doses. "On...

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Gujarat hits new daily Covid tally with over 7K cases, 73 deaths

Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) Gujarat saw its daily Covid tally continue to spiral high with 7,410 new cases on...