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Joe Biden signs flurry of orders touching American lives on day 1 in office

US President Joe Biden after assuming office on Wednesday made his first moves on the coronavirus pandemic and climate change and rolled back policies implemented by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden said there is no time to waste and signed 15 executive orders, memorandums and directives in the Oval office after assuming charge. President Biden...

Xiaomi, 8 other Chinese firms blacklisted by US for alleged military links

In what could probably be the last assault against China by the Donald Trump-led US administration, nine Chinese companies, including smartphone maker Xiaomi, have been blacklisted in the country for their alleged military links. The move is likely to increase the pressure on China. The US government’s Department of Defense added nine companies to the...

Donald Trump’s channel blocked by YouTube

After a host of social media platforms blocked outgoing US President Donald Trump for the Capitol Hill violence, Google has now suspended his YouTube channel. Not just this, the tech major has also removed a video recently posted on the channel for violation of usage policy. YouTube, in a statement, said that the restriction has...

Mark Zuckerberg says Trump’s FB, Instagram account to remain blocked for at least 2 weeks

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has severely criticised outgoing US President Donald Trump following the violence by the latter’s supporters at US Capitol. The violence resulted in four deaths and left many injured in the clashes between Trump supporters and the security forces—an event that has exposed the desperate attempts by Trump to avoid a smooth...

4 dead, several injured as Trump supporters storm US Capitol

In an unprecedented assault on democracy in the US, a mob of thousands of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and clashed with security forces. The clashes resulted in four deaths, including a woman who was shot by a police officer, whereas three others died in medical emergencies, Washington DC Police...

Kamala Harris credits mother Shyamala Gopalan for success

US Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris has given the credit for her success to her mother Shyamala Gopalan. She said her mother had prepared her for this day. Following the victory of the Democrats in the US presidential elections, Kamala Harris in her speech in Delaware said: “And to the woman most responsible for my presence here...

4 Indian-American members of ‘Samosa Caucus’ re-elected to House of Representatives

All four Indian-American Democratic lawmakers of Samosa Caucus— Ro Khanna, Pramila Jayapal, Dr Ami Bera and Raja Krishnamoorthi—have been re-elected to the US House of Representatives. The Indian-American community has emerged as a force to reckon with for the first time in the history of the US presidential election. Both the Democrat and the Republican...

Outcome of US presidential elections will not affect India-US relations: Harsh Shringla

Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla has said that the outcome of the US presidential election will not have any impact on the India-US relationship as it is based on bipartisan support. In an interview with a German news channel, Harsh Shringla said that Joe Biden has made it clear that he values a strong India-US strategic...

Donald Trump, Melania test COVID-19 positive

At a time when the US presidential election is just a month away, incumbent US President Donald Trump, whose political future is at stake in this election, and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. Donald Trump, in a tweet on Friday morning, said that both he and Melania have tested positive for...

Donald Trump claims PM Modi praised him for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

US President Donald Trump has claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised him for the way he dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump said this at an election rally in Reno, Nevada. The presidential elections in the US are scheduled later this year. What did Trump say? During the election rally, Trump said: “By...

Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The United States President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Donald Trump’s name has been put forth by Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde. His name has been selected for brokering a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). For his merit, I think he has done more trying...

Insult to US if Kamala Harris becomes president: Trump

In a development that may not go down well with the Indian-American community, US President Donald Trump has said that it would be an insult to the US if Kamala Harris becomes President. Notably, Kamala Harris, whose mother was an Indian, is the Democratic vice-presidential nominee. Donald Trump also attacked Kamala Harris saying people do...