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Twilight star Nikki Reed flaunts Acro Yoga in 'sweet capture' by Ian Somerhalder(Instagram/nikkireed)

Twilight star Nikki Reed flaunts Acro Yoga in 'sweet capture' by Ian Somerhalder

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:38 PM IST
  • American actor and The Twilght Saga’s Rosalie Hale aka Nikki Reed flaunts her acro sport skills in latest fitness post as hubby and Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder captures her in the middle of the jaw-dropping exercise move. Here’s why you should give Acro Yoga workout a try too
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Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, walks through the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US.(Bloomberg)
Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, walks through the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US.(Bloomberg)

Thumbs Down: Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema evokes 'Maverick' McCain

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 06:37 PM IST
  • In a video footage which has been widely shared on social media, Sinema can be seen standing on the House floor, flashing a ‘thumbs down’ when her name was called to vote.
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FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Microsoft logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Microsoft logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)

Microsoft’s $10 billion Pentagon deal at risk amid Amazon fight

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 03:59 PM IST
The US Defense Department said it will reconsider the controversial procurement if a federal judge declines to dismiss Amazon.com Inc.’s allegations that former President Donald Trump’s meddling cost the company the winner-take-all contract.
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Thursday's report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims rose by 9,000 from the previous week.(AP)
Thursday's report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims rose by 9,000 from the previous week.(AP)

US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:25 PM IST
  • 4.3 million Americans are receiving traditional state unemployment benefits. Counting supplemental federal unemployment programs that were established to soften the economic damage from the virus, an estimated 18 million people are collecting some form of jobless aid.
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The US policy with regard to Kashmir has not changed, Price said.(AP)
The US policy with regard to Kashmir has not changed, Price said.(AP)

US welcomes steps taken to return J-K to full economic, political normalcy

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:09 AM IST
State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said the US, at the same time, continues to follow developments in Jammu and Kashmir closely.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a press briefing.(AFP)
Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a press briefing.(AFP)

Biden’s Covid-19 mask mandate faces a new challenge. Now from ‘red’ state Texas

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 02:37 PM IST
  • Abbott, a Republican, has faced sustained criticism from his party in America’s biggest red state over the statewide mask mandate.
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US National Guard soldiers guard the grounds of the US Capitol from behind a security fence in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2021. - US Democrats on January 9 were readying for an unprecedented second impeachment of Donald Trump as the defiant US President showed no signs of stepping down after the deadly violence at the Capitol on January 6. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP)(AFP)
US National Guard soldiers guard the grounds of the US Capitol from behind a security fence in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2021. - US Democrats on January 9 were readying for an unprecedented second impeachment of Donald Trump as the defiant US President showed no signs of stepping down after the deadly violence at the Capitol on January 6. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP)(AFP)

US Democrats shelve minimum wage tax to speed work on stimulus

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:16 PM IST
The Senate could begin consideration of the stimulus measure as soon as Wednesday — with final votes as soon as late Thursday — pending full Democratic support and sign off from the parliamentarian.
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The report said that just $1.2 billion of the $7.8 billion went to pay for buildings and vehicles that were used as intended.(AP)
The report said that just $1.2 billion of the $7.8 billion went to pay for buildings and vehicles that were used as intended.(AP)

US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan: Report

AP, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:06 PM IST
The US public is weary of the nearly 20-year-old war and President Joe Biden is reviewing a peace deal his predecessor, Donald Trump, signed with the Taliban a year ago.
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US Supreme Court is seen as National Guard secure the grounds in Washington, DC.(AFP)
US Supreme Court is seen as National Guard secure the grounds in Washington, DC.(AFP)

US Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:23 PM IST
The high court's consideration comes as Republican officials in the state and around the country have proposed more than 150 measures, following last year’s elections, to restrict voting access that civil rights groups say would disproportionately affect Black and Hispanic voters.
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Used Covid-19 vaccination syringes used to administer the Pfizer vaccine are shown in a container.(AP)
Used Covid-19 vaccination syringes used to administer the Pfizer vaccine are shown in a container.(AP)

Plunging Covid-19 test demand may leave US with supply glut

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 07:58 PM IST
More than 180 government-supported sites are operating at only a third of their capacity. “It’s shocking how quickly we’ve gone from moving at 100 miles an hour to about 25,” said Dr. Clemens Hong, who leads the county’s testing operation.
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US Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo illustration. (Representative Image)(REUTERS Photo)
US Dollar banknotes are seen in this photo illustration. (Representative Image)(REUTERS Photo)

US debt soars to $29 trillion, owes India $216 billion

PTI, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 12:31 PM IST
In 2020, the US national debt was USD 23.4 trillion, that was USD 72,309 in debt per person.
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In a proclamation issued on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said the ban “does not advance the interests of the United States”.(Reuters Photo)
In a proclamation issued on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said the ban “does not advance the interests of the United States”.(Reuters Photo)

US lifts Trump-era ban on legal immigration

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 08:00 AM IST
In April 2020, Trump had temporarily suspended for 60 days the entry of legal immigrants - affecting green cards - as layoffs had begun to spike. There were some exceptions, such as dependents of US citizens.
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A pedestrian wearing her facemask and holding a cup of coffee walks past a closed sign hanging on the door of a small business in Los Angeles, California.(AFP)
A pedestrian wearing her facemask and holding a cup of coffee walks past a closed sign hanging on the door of a small business in Los Angeles, California.(AFP)

US government revises fourth quarter GDP up slightly to 4.1%

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:16 PM IST
Gross domestic product — the broadest measure of economic health — grew at an annual rate of 4.1% in the fourth quarter, up from an initial estimate of 4% growth, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.
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A server carries food for a customer at Ye Olde King's Head in Santa Monica, California. (AP)
A server carries food for a customer at Ye Olde King's Head in Santa Monica, California. (AP)

US jobless claims fall to 730,000 but layoffs remain high

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:08 PM IST
The latest figures come as the job market has made scant progress in the past three months. Hiring averaged just 29,000 a month from November through January.
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FILE PHOTO: An electrical substation is seen after winter weather caused electricity blackouts in Houston, Texas, U.S. February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: An electrical substation is seen after winter weather caused electricity blackouts in Houston, Texas, U.S. February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Go Nakamura/File Photo(REUTERS)

Texas lawmakers kick off investigation into deadly power blackout

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Up to 48% of the state's power generation was offline at times last week. Utilities were ordered to cut power to prevent a larger catastrophe, Bill Magness, chief executive of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state's grid operator, said on Wednesday.
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Anjali Bhardwaj, the 48-year-old activist is also the founder of the Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS), a citizens' group with a mandate to promote transparency and accountability in government.(Getty)
Anjali Bhardwaj, the 48-year-old activist is also the founder of the Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS), a citizens' group with a mandate to promote transparency and accountability in government.(Getty)

India's Anjali Bhardwaj among 12 recipients of US anticorruption champion award

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:37 PM IST
  • Blinken said the winners of the award inspire us and so many of their counterparts pursuing these ideals around the world.
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"There's one candidate to lead the budget department, and her name is Neera Tanden," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.(Stock images: Getty)
"There's one candidate to lead the budget department, and her name is Neera Tanden," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.(Stock images: Getty)

White House nominates Indian-American as director of management and budget

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:04 AM IST
If confirmed by the Senate, 50-year-old Tanden would become the first person of colour to head the federal agency that prepares the annual budget of the US government.
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Volunteers deliver water to local residents in vehicles at Butler Stadium after an unprecedented winter storm in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 21, 2021.(REUTERS)
Volunteers deliver water to local residents in vehicles at Butler Stadium after an unprecedented winter storm in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 21, 2021.(REUTERS)

Top board leaders resign after deadly Texas power outages

AP, Austin, Texas
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 06:30 AM IST
The resignations are the first since the crisis began in Texas, and calls for wider firings remain in the aftermath of one of the worst power outages in US history.
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Passers-by walk near an entrance to a Home Depot home improvement store in Boston. (AP)
Passers-by walk near an entrance to a Home Depot home improvement store in Boston. (AP)

In year of pandemic, Home Depot became supplier to millions

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Home improvement stores became a beehive during the pandemic with millions working and attending school remotely. Many families concluded that bigger homes, or at least different homes, were the answer in 2020.
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A man walks to his friend's home in a neighbourhood without electricity as snow covers the BlackHawk neighborhood in Pflugerville, Texas, US.(Reuters)
A man walks to his friend's home in a neighbourhood without electricity as snow covers the BlackHawk neighborhood in Pflugerville, Texas, US.(Reuters)

After snowstorm, the next challenge facing Texans: High energy bills

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 02:44 PM IST
Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), Texas' utility regulator, said on Saturday that it is investigating "the factors that combined with the devastating winter weather to disrupt the flow of power to millions of Texas homes."
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A man crosses the street in a nearly empty Times Square, which is usually very crowded on a weekday morning in New York, March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)(AP)
A man crosses the street in a nearly empty Times Square, which is usually very crowded on a weekday morning in New York, March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)(AP)

America's pandemic toll: In one year, half a million lives

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:30 PM IST
The Covid-19 death toll is not stopping at 500,000, and the virus has mutated countless times, with some variants easier to spread and harder to protect against.
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Here's what Kourtney Kardashian's love note to boyfriend Travis Barker reads(Twitter/Complex)
Here's what Kourtney Kardashian's love note to boyfriend Travis Barker reads(Twitter/Complex)

Here's what Kourtney Kardashian's love note to boyfriend Travis Barker reads

ANI
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:25 PM IST
Less than a week after making their romance official on Instagram, American musician Travis Barker shares a love note he received from girlfriend and reality star Kourtney Kardashian
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after Friday prayers, in Istanbul.(AP)
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media after Friday prayers, in Istanbul.(AP)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan wishes to improve relations with new US administration

AP, Istanbul
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 01:59 PM IST
In a video message late Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged that Turkish-American relations were “seriously tested” but stressed that their partnership has “overcome all kinds of difficulties.”
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken(Reuters)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken(Reuters)

US state secretary, Abdullah discuss ways of accelerating Afghan peace process

ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:31 AM IST
Taking to Twitter to post about his call with Antony Blinken, Abdullah Abdullah thanked him and the US government for their support for Afghanistan and achieving a lasting peace.
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A man walks to his friend's home in a neighborhood without electricity as snow covers the BlackHawk neighborhood in Pflugerville, Texas, US. (Reuters)
A man walks to his friend's home in a neighborhood without electricity as snow covers the BlackHawk neighborhood in Pflugerville, Texas, US. (Reuters)

US President Biden approves Texas disaster declaration after deadly freeze

Reuters, Houston
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:00 AM IST
The action by the Biden administration makes federal funding available to affected individuals, including assistance for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans.
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Rescue workers carry an injured man after protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar,(Reuters)
Rescue workers carry an injured man after protests against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar,(Reuters)

'Deeply concerned': US on reports of Myanmar security forces firing

Reuters, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 05:56 AM IST
Two people were killed in Myanmar's second city Mandalay on Saturday when police and soldiers fired to disperse protests against a Feb. 1 military coup, emergency workers said, the bloodiest day in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
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Water damage from burst pipes at a local bakery in Baytown, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Restaurants in Texas are throwing out expired food, grocery stores are closing early.(Bloomberg)
Water damage from burst pipes at a local bakery in Baytown, Texas, U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Restaurants in Texas are throwing out expired food, grocery stores are closing early.(Bloomberg)

Texas homes hit with thousand-dollar bills after winter woes

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 05:44 AM IST
After enduring a wretched week of Arctic storms, hunger and cold, several Texans were handed another pain point -- massive electricity bills.
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Airlines plan to ask passengers for contact-tracing details(Unsplash)
Airlines plan to ask passengers for contact-tracing details(Unsplash)

US airlines may soon be asking passengers for contact-tracing details

AP, Washington
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 07:26 AM IST
  • People travelling to the United States will soon have to provide information that public health officials could use for contact tracing during the pandemic.
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Pro-abortion rights protesters march to the Capitol on the opening day of the second session of the 109th General Assembly.(AP/ File Photo)
Pro-abortion rights protesters march to the Capitol on the opening day of the second session of the 109th General Assembly.(AP/ File Photo)

New Mexico legislature moves to preserve abortion rights

AP, Santa
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 05:44 AM IST
New Mexico lawmakers approved the repeal of the 1969 statute that has gone unenforced since the US Supreme Court upheld the right to an abortion.
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The breach, which hijacked widely used software from Texas-based SolarWinds Inc., has exposed the profound vulnerability of civilian government networks.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative Image)
The breach, which hijacked widely used software from Texas-based SolarWinds Inc., has exposed the profound vulnerability of civilian government networks.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative Image)

Massive breach fuels calls for US action on cybersecurity

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 11:55 AM IST
It's also likely to unleash a wave of spending on technology modernization and cybersecurity.
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