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Biden names Indian-American Sameera Fazili as Deputy Director of National Economic Council

Washington: 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 Biden-Harris Transition announced on Friday.…

World COVID-19 deaths surpass 2 million

Baltimore: A grim milestone has been reached globally as the COVID-19 deaths have breached the 2 million deaths mark while the cases are nearing 94 million. As of Saturday, 7.52 am IST, the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems…

US down to 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, as ordered by Trump

Washington: The US military has met its goal of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan to about 2,500 by Friday, a drawdown that appears to violate a last-minute congressional prohibition. President Donald Trump, who ordered the reduction in November,…

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at Biden swearing-in

Washington: Pop artists Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga will be among A-listers who will perform at the largely-virtual swearing-in ceremony of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on January 20. Gaga, one-of-a-kind artist, performer and a…

US regulator asks Tesla to recall 158,000 cars due to failing displays

Washington: American electric vehicle and clean energy company, Tesla on Wednesday (local time) have been asked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall some 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles that could suffer from failing display consoles.…

More than 100 individuals arrested for Capitol Hill riots, says FBI

Washington: US security agencies have arrested more than 100 individuals for their criminal activities in last week”s siege of the Capitol and are monitoring “an extensive amount of concerning online chatter” ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20,…

Massive clashes erupt in PoK after protest against high inflation turns violent

Poonch: Clashes between the civilians and police erupted here in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) after a protest against high inflation turned violent with the arrest of local leaders. A protest was organised on January 13 by the Action Committee in…

Nepal Foreign Minister arrives in India on three-day visit

New Delhi: Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali arrived here on Thursday on a three-day visit during which he will attend the India-Nepal Joint Commission meeting and is expected to discuss COVID-19 cooperation, the boundary issue along with the entire…

All women summit aimed at building peace between Indo-Pak to begin on Jan 16

New Delhi: Over 40 eminent women personalities from across the world will come together to participate in a two-day summit on Saturday to share their experiences and brainstorm solutions to build lasting peace in South Asia, especially between arch rivals…

Promising new antibodies against novel coronavirus found

New Delhi: Scientists have identified and further developed novel antibody fragments from llamas and alpacas that can be used against the SARS CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19. These “nanobodies” identified by an international team led by the University of Bonn…

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