Published on 8 May 2021 | 5:16 pm
Published on 8 May 2021 | 10:25 am
Asserting that the "welfare of India is critically important to the United States," US vice-president Kamala Harris, whose mother hailed from India and whose aunt is a physician in Chennai, pledged that the Biden administration will do even more for India than the aid currently in the pipeline and said the two countries and the global community will get through Covid together.
Published on 7 May 2021 | 9:19 pm
Three Indian-American CEOs Sunder Pichai from Google, Punit Renjen from Deloitte and Shantanu Narayen from Adobe have joined the steering committee of the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response, which is overseeing an unprecedented corporate sector initiative to help India successfully fight Covid-19.
Published on 7 May 2021 | 11:38 am
The government has waived integrated GST and customs duty on oxygen concentrators that are gifted from overseas or imported. However, experts said many companies and non-profit organisations without an FCRA licence may still be liable to pay these taxes.
Published on 7 May 2021 | 11:02 am
The first shipment of donations -- which includes 300 units of oxygen concentrators, digital infrared thermometers, oxygen supply tubes, finger pulse oximeters, blood pressure monitors, ventilators, back-up batteries, chargers, adaptors, oxygen tanks and masks -- are now being transported to 20 hospitals across towns and villages in Gujarat. More shipments are expected to land in Mumbai over the weekend.
Published on 7 May 2021 | 10:07 am
US Vice-President Kamala Harris's uncle G Balachandran said when he last spoke with the VP and her husband, she assured him she'd take care of his daughter who lives in Washington. On Friday, she's set to deliver remarks at a State Department event focused on the effort to combat Covid-19 in India, and she's expected to express US solidarity with the nation.
Published on 7 May 2021 | 7:49 am
Published on 7 May 2021 | 6:52 am
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Published on 4 May 2021 | 11:45 pm
A group of seven American businesses Monday announced to have dropped an H-1B lawsuit against the US Citizenship and Immigration Services after the federal agency agreed to accept and adjudicate previous decisions on foreign work visas. In March, the American Immigration Council, on behalf of the seven businesses, had filed a suit, challenging USCIS' arbitrary rejection of H-1B petitions filed after October 1 solely because the H-1B workers' intended employment start date fell after October 1.
Published on 4 May 2021 | 9:17 am
Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on Tuesday (local time) called on US President Joe Biden's administration to deploy AstraZeneca vaccines rapidly in India and other countries combating Covid-19 surge.
Published on 4 May 2021 | 7:29 am
The largest ethnic organisation representing medical professionals in the USA -- the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) -- has been stepping up efforts over the last couple of weeks to support India in the midst of the devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The organisation's leadership has reached out to over 80,000 of its members, who are practising doctors of Indian origin, to raise funds.
Published on 3 May 2021 | 1:32 pm
Indian-origin billionaire businessman Vinod Khosla has pledged USD 10 million for supplying medical oxygen to hospitals in India amidst an unprecedented second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Published on 3 May 2021 | 9:01 am
Even as the US government has announced a travel ban on India starting May 4, some categories of travellers -- including Indian students seeking to commence studies in American universities in the Fall semester of 2021 -- have been exempted under the national interest exceptions.
Published on 2 May 2021 | 11:52 am
To strengthen its fight against Covid-19, Delhi government on Saturday launched a portal — delhifightscorona.in/donate — to receive donations from across the world.
Published on 2 May 2021 | 4:13 am
Ontario, Canada's worst-hit province which is battling the third wave of the coronavirus, has sought a ban on the arrival of international students.
Published on 1 May 2021 | 1:03 pm
The Biden administration on Saturday imposed travel restrictions on India, which will come into effect starting May 4, in view of Covid-19 situation in the subcontinent. However, the United States has exempted certain categories of students, academics, and journalists from the new set of travel restrictions.
Published on 1 May 2021 | 9:07 am
India's global diaspora has a long record of mobilising during times of crisis. Temples, mosques, gurdwaras and churches; regional and business associations; family groups and informal networks -- they all spring into action when a typhoon or flood strikes.
Published on 30 April 2021 | 8:34 am
The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre why a UK citizen, who holds an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card, was deported when he arrived in India in March to visit his family here.
Published on 29 April 2021 | 6:28 pm
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