D.C. police told reporters on Friday that a 29-year-old man died from his injuries caused by the lightning strike in Lafayette Square just north of the White House on Thursday evening, reports Xinhua news agency.
"We congratulate the people of India on 75 years of independence," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at a press conference here while responding to a question on Tuesday.
The new round of aid includes four "High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems" (HIMARS) and additional ammunition for the HIMARS, four command post vehicles, 36,000 rounds of 105mm ammunition, 3,000 anti-armor weapons as well as up to 580 "Phoenix Ghost" tactical unmanned aerial systems.
The White House said Biden will work from self-isolation over phone and on Zoom till he tests negative, which could take seven to eight days.
Indian-origin Gautam Raghavan was the first employee hired by Biden's Transition Team and served as the deputy head of presidential appointments.
Today we are sending three million doses to Indonesia, 1.5 million doses to Nepal, 500,000 doses to Moldova, and 500,000 doses to Bhutan, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Washington: The White House on Tuesday announced new actions including additional funding and a cross-agency initiative to curb the alarming rise in violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Today’s announcements are additional steps in the Biden Administration’s work to advance equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and […]
Washington: In its first response to the China-India border standoff, the Biden administration has voiced concern over Beijing’s pattern of ongoing attempts to “intimidate” its neighbours and said it was closely monitoring the situation. A top official of the new Biden administration also asserted that the US will stand with its partners and allies to […]
By Lalit K Jha Washington: The White House indicated on Monday that it is watching the response of countries in the region on the military coup in Myanmar. President Joe Biden, in a statement, said the United States is taking note of those who stand with the people of Myanmar in this difficult hour. “We […]
Washington: The White House announced that US President Donald Trump will participate in the virtual G20 Summit on Saturday and Sunday. Although the White House confirmed the President’s participation on both days of the Summit, information about which events he would attend was not immediately clear, The Hill news website reported. The virtual G20 Summit […]
New York: United States President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining “out at his cabin”, according to a spokesperson. Trump Jr, 42, is the latest in the Trump family to be infected after Donald Trump, Melania Trump and their son Barron were diagnosed with Covid-19 […]
New York: Fresh off his election loss, US President Donald Trump is stewing in the White House as the coronavirus pandemic hammers America with a winter surge that is sending almost all its 50 states into red alert. As per data from Johns Hopkins, daily deaths stand at 1,800 plus end of day Wednesday – […]
Washington: US President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday night after spending four days at a military hospital where he was treated for coronavirus. Trump, 77, looked healthy. Showing his fitness, Trump in an unusual decision climbed up the South Portico stairs, instead of the elevators, to go to his residence. He waived […]
Washington: US President Donald Trump was temporarily escorted by a Secret Service agent from an ongoing coronavirus briefing after a shooting was reported outside the White House. “There was an actual shooting, and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person,” the president said after he returned to […]
Washington: Former vice president Joe Biden, a votary for strong US-India relations, has formally become the Democratic presidential nominee to run for the White House against President Donald Trump in the elections in November. Biden, 77, on Friday night took his tally of pledged delegates over the halfway mark of 1,991 from a total of […]
Washington: US President Donald Trump while addressing the daily White House coronavirus briefing said “we are very close to a vaccine”, after noting vaccine trials taking place in the US, Germany, the United Kingdom and China. He was joined by Vice-President Mike Pence and Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus taskforce co-ordinator, the BBC reported. […]
Washington: The US has become the first country in the world to register more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day, sparking fears that it may soon overtake Italy in the unpleasant spot as the nation with the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities. According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University, 2,108 […]
Beijing/ Washington: China reported no domestically transmitted coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day even as seven more fatalities have been confirmed, taking the death toll in the country to 3255. No new domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 were reported on the Chinese mainland for the third day in a row on Friday, China’s National […]
Washington: The US House of Representatives passed a resolution and submitted the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate for a historic trial to remove him from office, a move described by the unfazed President as “another con job” by the Opposition Democrats. The House, controlled by the Democratic Party on Wednesday voted […]
Washington: The House of Representatives would vote on Wednesday to send to the US Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, lawmakers from the opposition Democratic party said on Tuesday. The 435-member US House of Representatives, where Democrats enjoy a majority, last month charged Trump with “high crimes and misdemeanours” and impeached him for pressuring […]