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Biden appoints 2 Indian-Americans as policy advisors
New York, March 5 (IANS) A day after US President Joe Biden joked that Indian-Americans were taking over the US, he appointed two of them as special assistants for advising him on domestic policies.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Paris Hilton 'shocked' by Sarah Silverman's apology
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton has revealed that she was "shocked" after actress-comedian Sarah Silverman apologised for making fun of her in 2007, at the MTV VMAs.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Travis Barker gushes about 'great mom' Kourtney Kardashian
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Musician Travis Barker couldn't stop raving about girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian on actress Drew Barrymore's popular chat show.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Drew Barrymore opens up on hero-worshipping Ralph Macchio
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Talking movies with actor Ralph Macchio, actress Drew Barrymore was heard saying that although she grew up playing one of the leads of "Charlie's Angels", she was not attached to the franchise in the way he was with "The Karate Kid".
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
How Priyanka Chopra inspired Nick Jonas' single 'This Is Heaven'
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Singer-actor Nick Jonas has revealed that his latest single, This Is Heaven, was about how he felt after he reunited with wife, actress Priyanka Chopra, when she returned from Germany post her shooting for the upcoming film in The Matrix franchise.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
What happens when we get stuck in a puzzle
New York, March 5 (IANS) When we fail to solve a puzzle and start all over again, this indicates that our brain is recognising that our current strategy is not working and we need a new way to solve the problem, says a news study.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Adele's divorce finalised
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Singer Adele has finalised her divorce with Simon Konecki. The couple separated two years ago.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'A Quiet Place Part II' to release on May 31
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker John Krasinski took to Twitter to announce that the sequel to his 2018 hit, A Quiet Place, will release on May 31. The film stars Krasinskis wife Emily Blunt, and also brings back the actor-director in flashback sequences.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
The Sopranos' star Edie Falco to play Hillary Clinton
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Three-time Emmy award winning actress Edie Falco, of "The Sopranos" fame, will play former US First Lady Hillary Clinton in the upcoming series, "Impeachment: American Crime Story".
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian-American named 1st VP, COO of NY Fed
New York, March 5 (IANS) Indian-American Naureen Hassan, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, has been named as the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian-American named 1st VP, COO of NY Fed
New York, March 5 (IANS) Indian-American Naureen Hassan, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, has been named as the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
NASA awards key contract for Mars sample return
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Taking a step closer to realising its ambitious sample return programme after the touchdown of the Mars Perseverance rover, NASA has awarded a key contract to Northrop Grumman Systems of Elkton, Maryland.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Smoking cessation drug may treat Parkinson's in women
New York, March 5 (IANS) A smoking cessation drug -- cytisine -- may help treat Parkinson's disease or stop its progression in women, say researchers, including an Indian-origin.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Democrats reintroduce American Dream & Promise Act
Washington, March 5 (IANS) House Democrats have reintroduced the American Dream and Promise Act, which will enable US-raised immigrant youth known as "Dreamers" to earn lawful permanent residence and citizenship, according to an official statement.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
US weekly jobless claims rise to 745,000
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Initial jobless claims in the US increased to 745,000 last week, indicating stalled recovery in the labour market, the Labour Department reported.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN receives new letter over Myanmar Rep's position
United Nations, March 5 (IANS) The UN has received new communication from Myanmar's Mission concerning the position of the country's Permanent Representative to the world body, according to a spokesman.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US diplomat appointed Asst Secy-Gen for General Assembly
United Nations, March 5 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Cherith Norman Chalet of the US as Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN concerned over violent situation in Yemen
United Nations, March 5 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concerns over the widespread escalation of violence in Yemen that has already triggered the displacement of thousands of people, his spokesman said.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
US again condemns terrorists seeking to infiltrate LoC
New York, March 5 (IANS) The US has reiterated its condemnation of terrorists infiltrating the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, adding that it was "very closely" following the developments there.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security
'US can achieve energy security together with climate ambitions'
Washington, March 5 (IANS) White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy has said that the US can can achieve energy security together with climate ambitions
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
US Senate votes to advance Covid relief bill
Washington, March 5 (IANS) The US Senate has voted to begin a debate on the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package amid Republican opposition, as Democrats hope to send the bill to President Joe Biden's desk before unemployment benefits expire this month.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
More US states drop mask mandates
Washington, March 5 (IANS) More US states have announced plans to drop mask mandates amid continued high levels of new Covid-19 cases nationwide and increasing variant infections, drawing criticism from health experts.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 115.5 mn
Washington, March 5 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 115.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.56 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Oil prices surge as OPEC+ extends most output cuts
New York, March 5 (IANS) Oil prices gained considerably after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies (OPEC+) agreed to extend most oil output cuts into April.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Oil prices surge as OPEC+ extends most output cuts
New York, March 5 (IANS) Oil prices gained considerably after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies (OPEC+) agreed to extend most oil output cuts into April.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Scarlet Witch' Elizabeth Olsen's mom goofs up her superhero shade!
Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Hollywood star Elizabeth Olsen, who is part of the show WandaVision, says that for years her mother has referred to her by the wrong character name.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
India's 'murukku' diplomacy gets unanimous support in UN on Year of Millets
New York, March 5 (IANS) India's 'murukku' diplomacy has received unanimous support in the 193-member UN General Assembly for its resolution to designate 2023 as the International Year of Millets to promote healthy foodgrains in a world facing both malnutrition and unhealthy diets.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Mandy Moore's dog is cancer free
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Hollywood actress Mandy Moore on Thursday revealed that the day her son August Harrison was born, was also the day when her pet dog, Jackson was declared cancer free, just hours before she went into labour.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oti Mabuse replaces Rita Ora on 'The Masked Singer'
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) : Dancer Oti Mabuse replaces singer Rita Ora as panelist on the American reality show "The Masked Singer".
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Katherine Heigl dropped plans for fourth kid due to pandemic
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Hollywood star Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley were eager to welcome a fourth child in the family last year but the pandemic changed their priorities.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Manipur militant outfit kills cadre of another extremist group for murdering a minor girl
March 4 (IANS) A terrorist of outlawed Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), who escaped from jail in Manipur earlier while undergoing trial in the sensational 2003 kidnapping and murder of an 8-year old girl, was reportedly shot dead by the United Nation Liberation Front (UNLF), media report said on Thursday quoting a UNLF statement.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Megan Fox doesn't care about who her ex-husband is dating
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Actress Megan Fox isn't bothered on hearing the news that her ex-husband Brian Austin Green is dating Sharna Burges.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Michael B. Jordan seeks revenge in 'Without Remorse' trailer
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) "Creed" star Michael B. Jordan will soon be seen as bestseller author Tom Clancy's popular creation John Clark/John Kelly in the upcoming film "Without Remorse". The first trailer of the film dropped on Thursday.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kim to keep California house post divorce with Kanye
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian will be keeping her house in Hidden Hills, California, post her divorce with musician Kanye West.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lupita Nyong'o: Black Panther will be 'different' after Chadwick Boseman
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyongo has admitted that the upcoming sequel in the "Black Panther" franchise will be different, following lead actor Chadwick Bosemans death last year due to cancer.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Mariah Carey's brother sues her for emotional distress
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Morgan Carey, elder brother of pop star Mariah Carey, is suing the singer for defamation and infliction of emotional distress caused by her memoir, "The Meaning Of Mariah Carey."
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Lupita Nyong'o: Black Panther will 'different' after Chadwick Boseman
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyongo has admitted that the upcoming sequel in the "Black Panther" franchise will be different, following lead actor Chadwick Bosemans death last year due to cancer.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
US, China should cooperate now to combat Covid-19: Scholars
Washington, March 4 (IANS) The US and China should cooperate immediately to stop the Covid-19 pandemic, two researchers with a Washington DC-based think tank have said.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Concerned about your friend's drug use? This app may help
New York, March 4 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are developing a new smartphone app that may help teach young adults how to talk to a peer if they are concerned about that person's drinking or drug use.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Friends Reunion' to start shoot within a month: David Schwimmer
Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) American actor David Schwimmer on Wednesday revealed that the highly awaited Friends Reunion Special will start filming "in little over a month".
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover deploys wind sensor
Washington, March 4 (IANS) NASA's Perseverance rover which landed on Mars on February 18 has now deployed its wind sensor, part of the rover's weather station, which is called the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA).
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Trusted support may help teens battle depression
New York, March 4 (IANS) Learning about their health through a trusted source may help teens take better care of themselves, leading to less depressive symptoms, says a new study.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Biden issues high alert on China; vows to deepen India partnership (Ld)
New York, March 4 (IANS) Issuing a high alert about the growing dangers to the international system from China, President Joe Biden has called for building alliances with like-minded countries and said the US will deepen its ties with India.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
US says China is a threat to the world order
Washington/New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) In line with the previous government's China policy, the Biden administration has announced that the US will support China's neighbours, Taiwan and human rights in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
New studies suggest Covid-19 evolves naturally: Report
New York, March 4 (IANS) New studies have suggested that Covid-19 evolved naturally and is far more widespread than previously believed, a media report said.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Ties with India 'global strategic partnership,' not 'zero sum game' with Pak: US
New York, March 4 (IANS) While describing the US engagement with India as a "global comprehensive strategic partnership," the State Department has reiterated Washington's policy of a de-hyphenated relationship with India and Pakistan saying it is "not a zero-sum."
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 115.1 mn
Washington, March 4 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 115.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.55 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Peace process in South Sudan remains fragile despite progress: UN envoy
United Nations, March 4 (IANS) The peace process in South Sudan remains extremely fragile despite some progress in the past four years, said David Shearer, the outgoing top UN envoy for South Sudan.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
US ramps up COVID-19 vaccination efforts
Washington, March 4 (IANS) With a third Covid-19 vaccine now authorized for emergency use, US states are ramping up vaccination efforts to curb coronavirus transmission and the spread of variants.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US Capitol on alert over 'possible plot' for March 4 attack
Washington, March 4 (IANS) US Capitol Police said that it has learned of a "possible plot to breach the Capitol" by a militia group driven by a conspiracy theory suggesting former President Donald Trump would return to power on March 4.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United States,Politics