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US Envoy For Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Resigns, His Deputy Takes Over

Oct 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Criticized heavily for his Trump-Taliban deal, US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Resigned on Monday. He is replaced by Thomas West, who previously served as the Deputy Special Representative.

Indian Americans Protest Against Islamic Terrorism In Kashmir

Oct 18, 2021 PTI

Slogans like 'stop Islamist jihad against minorities in Kashmir' and 'fight back Islamist terrorism' came up in South Florida of USA as the Kashmir Hindu Foundation organized a protest against growing Islamist terrorism in India.


President Biden Hails Police For Safeguarding Democracy During Capitol Riot

Biden spoke at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service to remember the 491 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020.

FDA Panel Endorses Booster Shot For J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

Oct 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

J&J told the Food and Drug Administration that an extra dose adds important protection as early as two months after initial vaccination — but that it might work better if people wait until six months later.


India’s Recent Economic Reforms Hailed In US: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman currently on her US visit said Joe Biden administration and US corporates have hailed India’s recent economic reforms.

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15 October, 2021

India’s ‘Maitri’ Played Major Role In Global Covid-19 Fight: Nirmala Sitharaman

Outlook Web Desk

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s pandemic response has focused on the ‘twin goals of saving both the lives and livelihoods’.


13 October, 2021

US To Open Its Border For Fully Covid-19 Vaccinated Travelers From November

Associated Press (AP)

Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as trade, since the earliest days of the pandemic.


13 October, 2021

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman To Meet Her US Counterpart Yellen For EFP

Outlook Web Desk

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the sidelines of the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank India Economic and Financial Partnership (EFP).


09 October, 2021

Biden Moves To Address Delays In Green Card Processing, Thousands Of Indians To Benefit In US

Outlook Web Desk

A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently in the US.


08 October, 2021

Pentagon Plan Focuses On Adapting To Climate Change

Associated Press (AP)

The U.S. military is the single largest institutional consumer of oil in the world, and as such a key contributor to the worsening climate globally.


07 October, 2021

CIA Creates Top Level Working Group To Counter China's Influence

Associated Press (AP)

The CIA also announced that it would ramp up efforts to recruit Chinese speakers and create another mission center focusing on emerging technologies.


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07 October, 2021

Pfizer Urges US Govt To Allow Covid-19 Shots For Kids Of 5 To 11 Years Age

Associated Press (AP)

Pfizer announced in a tweet that it had formally filed its application with the Food and Drug Administration.


07 October, 2021

Pfizer Urges US Govt To Allow Covid-19 Shots For Kids Of 5 To 11 Years Age

Associated Press (AP)

Pfizer announced in a tweet that it had formally filed its application with the Food and Drug Administration.


05 October, 2021

Chinese Activity Near Taiwan Is 'Provocative', Says White House

Associated Press (AP)

'We have been clear, privately and publicly, about our concern about the PRC's pressure and coercion toward Taiwan, and we will continue to watch the situation very closely,' White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.


30 September, 2021

Military Units Track Guns Using Tech That Could Aid Foes

Associated Press (AP)

Thin RFID tags help drivers zip through toll booths, hospitals locate tools and supermarkets track their stock. Tags are in some identity documents, airline baggage tags and even amusement park wristbands.


30 September, 2021

US: Jan 6 Capitol Insurrection Investigation Committee Subpoenas Organizers

Associated Press (AP)

The subpoenas are part of the panel's efforts to collect information from the organizers “and their associated entities on the planning, organization, and funding of those events.


29 September, 2021

US NSA Heads To Egypt As Israel-Hamas Tensions Flare Up

Associated Press (AP)

The Biden administration is leaning heavily on Egypt, which has long played a role as mediator between Israel and Hamas, for help in maintaining stability in the region.


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29 September, 2021

US Deports Russian Man Jailed 9 Years For Cybercrimes

Associated Press (AP)

Aleksei Burkov, 31, facilitated $20 million in credit card fraud and ran a sophisticated clearinghouse for international criminals.


Photo Gallery

Nursing staff of the M S Ramaiah hospital draws a 'rangoli' to celebrate the 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine dose milestone, in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

Bollywood actress Ananya Pandey arrives at the Narcotics Control Bureau office in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Bollywood actor Chunky Pandey accompanying his daughter Ananya arrives at Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office after a team of NCB raided her residence, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Union Home Minister Amit Shah conducts an aerial survey of flood and landslide affected areas of Uttarakhand following heavy rains.

PTI Photo

Farmers remove barricades from a road leading to Delhi near Ghazipur border picket site after the orders of the Supreme Court in Ghaziabad.

PTI Photo
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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

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Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu