Biden for global campaign against online extremism

The United States will join a New Zealand-led global campaign to stamp out violent extremism online, the White House said, making a policy change two years after the administration of former president Donald Trump declined to participate. Continue Reading

US welcomes Delhi’s initiative to return J&K to full normalcy

The United States welcomed the steps taken by New Delhi to return the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to full economic and political normalcy consistent with India’s democratic values. Continue Reading

Aero India 2021: USA pledges to be major defense partner

United States participation in Aero India 2021 is another example of the deepening defense and strategic partnership between the United States and India. Continue Reading

Indian-origin man arrested for rape threats to woman in US

An Indian-origin man in the United States has been arrested for cyberstalking a woman, whom he harassed using several social media accounts and emails and solicited others to rape, murder and decapitate her in exchange for Bitcoin. Continue Reading

US bans TikTok and WeChat to safeguard national security

The United States on Friday issued orders to ban popular Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat from Sunday to safeguard national security, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country. The move comes weeks after India banned them. Continue Reading

Covid-19 vaccine worked well in monkeys

United States-based biotech firm Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response and prevented the coronavirus from replicating in the noses and lungs of monkeys, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine said. Continue Reading

US ‘closely monitoring’ India-China situation

The United States has said it is closely monitoring the situation following a fierce clash between Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh and hopes that the differences will be resolved peacefully. Continue Reading

Editorial: Coronavirus threat

On the impact of Coronavirus on the economy, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sought to allay any fears saying there is no need to immediately press the panic button, but things could get challenging if the issues prolong for another two or three weeks, citing feedback from the pharmaceutical and electronic industries, which depend heavily on imports of raw material from China. Continue Reading