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Trump thanks Indian-American health policy consultant for designing a plan to cap insulin costs for senior citizens

US President Donald Trump has praised Indian-American health policy consultant Seema Verma and thanked her for working hard on evolving a Medicare plan for seniors that will cap their insulin bills at USD 35 a month. In March, 49-year-old Verma was appointed as one of the key members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force constituted by Prez Trump to combat the pandemic.

Published on 28 May 2020 | 5:43 pm

Covid-19: Indian-American couple develops low-cost ventilator

Prompted by the lack of adequate ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, Devesh Ranjan, a professor and associate chair in the prestigious Georgia Tech's George W Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and his wife Kumuda Ranjan, a practising family physician in Atlanta, developed the emergency ventilator from concept to prototype in just about three weeks-time.

Published on 26 May 2020 | 9:06 am

Indian-origin woman police officer settles Scotland Yard racism case

One of Britain's senior-most Indian-origin woman police officers, who took legal action against Scotland Yard over allegations of racial and gender discrimination, has struck a confidential settlement with the UK's largest police force.

Published on 23 May 2020 | 5:14 pm

Indian economist appointed to key World Bank position in South Asia

Abhas Jha, an Indian economist, has been appointed by the World Bank to a key position on climate change and disaster management in South Asia, the global lender said. Jha's appointment comes at a time when Cyclone Amphan has badly hit West Bengal, Orissa in India and Bangladesh.

Published on 23 May 2020 | 11:10 am

Indian-origin physician in New York dies of Covid-19

An Indian-origin physician here has succumbed to the novel coronavirus, American Physicians of ​Indian-Origin (AAPI) has said.

Published on 21 May 2020 | 3:50 pm

Indian-American CEO supports Trump, says phased opening of economy right thing to do

The Indian-American CEO of a leading restaurant chain in the US has supported President Donald Trump's move to open the American economy in a phased manner amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that it is the "right thing to do"

Published on 20 May 2020 | 11:15 am

Indian-origin evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74

Indian-origin evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia. He was 74.

Published on 20 May 2020 | 8:37 am

Indian-origin journalist faces ‘racist abuse' while reporting on UK street

A 50-year-old man was produced before a UK court charged with threatening behaviour in relation to an Indian-origin reporter for the BBC facing “racist abuse” just before she was to go on air from Leicester city centre. Sima Kotecha was lining up her guests to comment on British PM's televised address to the nation when she had to cancel the broadcast amid the abuse.

Published on 12 May 2020 | 4:05 pm

Indian-origin man jailed for offensive graffiti outside temple in UK

An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to 52 weeks' imprisonment after pleading guilty to writing offensive graffiti at a number of locations across Leicester in central England, some of which was deemed to be racially or religiously aggravated. Amit Divecha admitted to being responsible for the graffiti, which was found outside a Hindu temple.

Published on 6 May 2020 | 8:27 am

Stay home, reflect and be part of something bigger: Sunita Williams to Indian students stuck in US

Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams has advised Indian students stranded in the US due to the coronavirus-linked global travel restrictions to use the occasion to think how they could be a productive and positive addition to the society. During a virtual interaction, she compared the Indian students' experience to her being in space in a spacecraft “where you don't get to go, see your family and friends and give them a real hug.”

Published on 5 May 2020 | 1:17 pm

Trump nominates Indian-American attorney as federal court judge

US President Donald Trump on Monday nominated an Indian-American attorney to a federal court in New York.

Published on 5 May 2020 | 8:36 am

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