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Indian American Raghavan promoted to key White House post under Biden rule

A first-generation immigrant, Raghavan was born in India, raised in Seattle and graduated from Stanford University.
A general view of the sun rising behind the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
A general view of the sun rising behind the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 06:21 AM IST
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Kamala Harris to get US presidential powers for a brief moment. Here's why

Biden drove early Friday to the medical center in the Washington suburbs for his first routine physical exam as president. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden would be under anesthesia during the procedure and would transfer power to Harris.
Washington: Vice President Kamala Harris waves as she departs after speaking at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, (AP / File Photo)
Washington: Vice President Kamala Harris waves as she departs after speaking at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, (AP / File Photo)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 09:11 PM IST
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US court grants Trump's request to halt release of White House documents

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit said Thursday, however, that it had granted what it called an administrative injunction and scheduled arguments for November 30.
Former US president Donald Trump (File Photo / AFP)
Former US president Donald Trump (File Photo / AFP)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 06:24 AM IST
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Biden ousts Trump-appointed officials from military academy advisory boards

White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the development and told reporters that the officials were forced out of their posts based on President Biden's “qualification requirements”.
US president Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. (Samuel Corum / BLOOMBERG)
US president Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. (Samuel Corum / BLOOMBERG)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 07:58 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

White House asks $1 billion to relocate Afghans who helped US

With the withdrawal of most American forces nearly complete, it is feared that anyone who worked with them in the long conflict could be singled out for retribution by the Taliban or other militant groups.
An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the check post on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 13, 2021. (REUTERS)
An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the check post on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 13, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 07:27 AM IST
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White House to warn US companies about Hong Kong risks

Those risks include the Chinese government’s ability to gain access to data that foreign companies store in Hong Kong, two of the people confirmed.
The U.S. is also concerned with a new law that allows Beijing to retaliate against anyone complying with anti-China sanctions, the people said.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
The U.S. is also concerned with a new law that allows Beijing to retaliate against anyone complying with anti-China sanctions, the people said.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 11:14 PM IST
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US gets special envoy for LGBTQ rights as White House marks Pride Month

Stern has also played a role when India marked a watershed moment when her writing was cited by the Indian Supreme Court in its seminal judgment decriminalizing same-sex relations and been featured in The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace and Security (2019).
Stern, who has been assigned a diplomacy role and will make space for the representation of the queer community, is the executive director of OutRight Action International. (Photo: LGBTconstruct/ Twitter)
Stern, who has been assigned a diplomacy role and will make space for the representation of the queer community, is the executive director of OutRight Action International. (Photo: LGBTconstruct/ Twitter)
Published on Jun 25, 2021 05:56 PM IST
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White House launches public push for child tax credit

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a recreation center in Pittsburgh as part of a broader push to promote the program in partnership with churches, schools and other organizations.
US President Joe Biden speak about the Covid-19 response and the vaccination program in the State Dining Room of the WHite House in Washington, DC, on June 18, 2021. (AFP)
US President Joe Biden speak about the Covid-19 response and the vaccination program in the State Dining Room of the WHite House in Washington, DC, on June 18, 2021. (AFP)
Published on Jun 22, 2021 01:23 AM IST
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US to share millions of Covid-19 shots with Latin America, Africa and Asia

Of the 55 million remaining doses, some 41 million would be shared through COVAX, the White House said, with approximately 14 million going to Latin America and the Caribbean, some 16 million to Asia, and roughly 10 million to Africa.
The US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Monday, June 21, 2021. (Bloomberg)
The US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Monday, June 21, 2021. (Bloomberg)
Published on Jun 21, 2021 10:59 PM IST
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'We remember India's generosity': US vows to deliver vaccine resources

"What we are doing is diverting our own order of our own supplies to the Serum Institute for their manufacturing," a senior administration official said, elaborating on the exact nature of the assistance that the US is providing to India in view of the recent Covid-19 surge.
President Joe Biden speaks about Covid-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. (File Photo / AP)
President Joe Biden speaks about Covid-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. (File Photo / AP)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 01:23 PM IST
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Joe Biden to hold first cabinet meeting today

"Tomorrow, the President will convene his first full Cabinet meeting, just a day after rolling out his American Jobs Plan, which will be a key topic of discussion," White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Wednesday.
Then Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden rolls up his sleeves as he addresses union workers at the Teamsters Local 249 hall during his first public event since announcing his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2019. (Reuters)
Then Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden rolls up his sleeves as he addresses union workers at the Teamsters Local 249 hall during his first public event since announcing his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2019. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 01, 2021 07:41 AM IST
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'Can't be silent': Biden announces actions to respond to anti-Asian violence

The announcements on Tuesday include reinstating and reinvigorating the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), with initial focus on anti-Asian bias and violence
US President Joe Biden signs the
US President Joe Biden signs the "Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act of 2021" into law in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, March 30, 2021. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 31, 2021 07:59 AM IST
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White House says 27 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to ship out this week

White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients updated the nation's governors on the vaccine supply in a call earlier Tuesday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on board Air Force One.
While presidents typically take the Marine One helicopter for the brief trip, weather forced the president Biden to fly to Hagerstown, Maryland, via Air Force One, before taking a motorcade to the camp.(AP)
While presidents typically take the Marine One helicopter for the brief trip, weather forced the president Biden to fly to Hagerstown, Maryland, via Air Force One, before taking a motorcade to the camp.(AP)
Published on Mar 23, 2021 11:49 PM IST
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Trump's immigration policy was inhumane and ineffective: Jen Psaki

According to The Hill, Psaki responded directly to Trump during a press briefing after the former president issued a lengthy statement decrying the Biden immigration agenda.
"We're going to chart our own path forward, and that includes treating children with humanity and respect, and ensuring they're safe when they cross our borders," Jen Psaki(AFP)
Published on Mar 06, 2021 04:11 PM IST
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30,000 US agencies hacked by Chinese cyber espionage units: Report

The campaign has exploited recently discovered flaws in Microsoft Exchange software, stealing email and infecting computer servers with tools that let attackers take control remotely, Brian Krebs said in a post at his cyber security news website.
"This is an active threat," White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said when asked about the situation during a press briefing. "Everyone running these servers needs to act now to patch them. We are concerned that there are a large number of victims," she added.(AFP)
Published on Mar 06, 2021 11:07 AM IST
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Indian- American Varghese appointed deputy assistant to Biden, WHMO director

Varghese, a lawyer by training, had previously served as the chief operating officer of the Biden campaign during the 2020 presidential election and later as the executive director of the inaugural committee.
"The primaries, the general, the inaugural. Grateful for the journey, for great teammates and the history we made together. Honoured to serve the country and the President. Proud to walk through those gates again and to take my family, their story and their hopes with me," Varghese tweeted along with the photo on Tuesday.(image via twitter)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 03:50 PM IST
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Joe Biden hasn't called Xi Jinping yet, says 'haven’t had occasion to talk'

Biden said his approach to China will be different from that of former President Donald Trump and that Xi knows that because he’s been “sending signals as well.”
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 07, 2021 11:29 PM IST
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Trump who? White House not preoccupied with former president

"This may be hard to believe," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. "We don't spend a lot of time talking about or thinking about president Trump here -- former president Trump to be very clear.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump left the White House to travel to their Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump left the White House to travel to their Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden.(AFP)
Published on Feb 02, 2021 06:08 AM IST
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Take a sneak-peek inside the 'paw-some' lives of dogs in the White House

White House has also witnessed the birth of plenty of puppies.
President Joe Biden's dogs have settled in at the White House,(Twitter/@FLOTUS)
President Joe Biden's dogs have settled in at the White House,(Twitter/@FLOTUS)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 08:55 AM IST
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Patter of paws return as Joe Biden's two dogs settle in at White House

The Bidens had promised to bring the dogs with them to the White House. They plan to add a cat, though no update on the feline's arrival was shared on Monday.
The image shows the dogs entering the White House.(Twitter/@FLOTUS)
The image shows the dogs entering the White House.(Twitter/@FLOTUS)
Published on Jan 26, 2021 10:58 AM IST
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Expecting trouble, Washington locks down a week before Biden inauguration

The FBI has warned that armed protests by violent Trump supporters were being planned in all 50 state capitals as well as in Washington for the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
US National Guard members walk near the U.S. Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.(REUTERS)
US National Guard members walk near the U.S. Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 11:43 AM IST
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NYT says Donald Trump’s ‘phony’ source is really a White House official

Donald Trump tweeted that the New York Times had quoted an official “who doesn’t exist” and referenced a line in the story about a possible summit with North Korea.
US President Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.(Reuters Photo)
US President Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2018 09:09 AM IST
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