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3 Indian Americans among 19 appointed as White House fellows

Washington DC: Three Indian Americans are among 19 persons appointed to the 2021-22 class of White House Fellows. The announcement of appointments to the prestigious programme was made on Monday. The three who have been selected are Joy Basu and Sunny Patel from California and Aakash Shah from New Jersey. The class of 2021-22 is...

Afghanistan crisis: G7 to meet virtually on Tuesday to discuss coordination, other issues

Washington: Leaders of the G7 nations are scheduled to meet virtually on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing Afghanistan crisis. According to sources, they are expected to take a decision on being unified in whether or not to officially recognize Taliban or issue sanctions against it. “President Joe Biden is scheduled to virtually meet other leaders...

Donald Trump escorted from live press briefing after shooting outside White House

Following a shooting incident outside the White House, US President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a US Secret Service agent out of a live press conference on COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump was escorted as a precautionary measure. However, a few minutes later, the US President resumed the news conference. He said things were under...

India has done the most COVID-19 tests after US: White House

After the US, which has carried out a record 42 million COVID-19 tests, India has done the second largest number of 12 million coronavirus tests, the White House has said. More than 3.5 million people have tested positive for coronavirus and 138,000 died in the US. Globally, more than 13.6 million have tested positive and...

US President Donald Trump working on a merit-based immigration system

US President Donald Trump is working on an executive order to establish a merit-based immigration system, the White House has said. The White House statement came soon after Trump, in an interview with Telemundo News channel, said he is working on an executive order on immigration that will include a “road to citizenship” for recipients...

Donald Trump taking hydroxylchloroquine as safeguard against COVID-19

US President Donald Trump has said he has been taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against coronavirus. “I have been taking it (hydroxychloroquine) for about a week and a half,” Trump told reporters at the White House, asserting that he has zero symptoms of the deadly COVID-19, which has killed over 90,000 Americans...

Trump abruptly ends press conference after spat with journalists

President Donald Trump had yet another combative press conference which he brought to an abrupt end on Monday. Trump during the White House news conference had a heated exchange with reporters Weijia Jiang of CBS News and Kaitlan Collins of CNN. To a question by Jiang on why the president was putting so much emphasis...

US overtakes Italy to become the worst affected country in terms of COVID-19 fatalities

It was a day of tragic records for the US on Saturday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to torment the country, forcing authorities to start digging up trenches for mass graves. With at least 19,833 deaths reported from the COVID-19 outbreak, the US has now become the most affected country in terms of fatalities, overtaking...

Pakistan Must Take Action Against Terrorist For Successful Talks With India: White House

Just before the commencement of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, an important statement has come from the White House. The White House said on Friday that US President Donald Trump is encouraging a reduction in tensions between India and Pakistan. Along with this, the White House also said that talks between the two...