US agency allows some H-1B visa seekers to re-submit their applications

Washington: A federal US body has announced that it will allow some foreign guest workers to re-submit their applications for the H-1B visa, the most sought-after non-immigrant visa among Indian IT professionals. The H-1B visa allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Technology companies depend on […]

Abdullah holds consultations with NC leaders from Jammu

Abdullah holds consultations with NC leaders from Jammu

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday held consultations with his party leaders from Jammu over the Centre’s invite to mainstream political parties in the union territory for talks. The NC leaders from the Jammu region said they stand for a single Jammu and Kashmir by maintaining its unity and integrity and by […]

India, China likely to hold another round of diplomatic talks this week to resolve Ladakh row

India, China likely to hold another round of diplomatic talks this week to resolve Ladakh row

New Delhi: India and China are likely to hold another round of diplomatic talks this week on eastern Ladakh with a focus on moving forward in disengagement of troops in the remaining friction points, people familiar with the development said on Tuesday. They said the talks under the framework of Working Mechanism for Consultation and […]

China says border issue should not be linked to bilateral relations

China says border issue should not be linked to bilateral relations

Beijing: China on Wednesday said the prolonged border issue with India should be addressed through peaceful negotiations and not be linked to bilateral relations. Asked for his reaction to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s comments at the Qatar Economic Forum on Tuesday that China’s military deployment along the disputed border with India and uncertainty over […]

India reports around 40 cases of Delta plus variant

India reports around 40 cases of Delta plus variant

New Delhi: Around 40 cases of the Delta plus variant, classified as a variant of concern (VOC), have been detected sporadically in Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. Delta variant as well as all Delta sub-lineages including Delta plus are classified as VOC, it said. “As of now among […]

India adds 50,848 new COVID-19 cases

India adds 50,848 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases crossed the three crore mark with one crore infections being added in 50 days. The total tally mounted to 3,00,28,709 with 50,848 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 3,90,660 with 1,358 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry […]

Signs of brain inflammation found in people who died of Covid-19

Signs of brain inflammation found in people who died of Covid-19

Boston: Scientists have found signs of inflammation and neurodegeneration in the brains of individuals who died of Covid-19, similar to what is observed in people who die of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The findings by researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine, US, and Saarland University in Germany may help explain why […]

Delta variant ‘greatest threat’ to US’ COVID-19 efforts: Dr Fauci

Delta variant ‘greatest threat’ to US’ COVID-19 efforts: Dr Fauci

Washington: The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is the “greatest threat” to America’s attempt to eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic, White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr Anthony Fauci has warned. Speaking at a White House briefing on COVID-19 on Tuesday, Fauci said the variant, which was first identified in India, now makes up more […]

India, US kick off mega wargame in Indian Ocean with eye on China

India, US kick off mega wargame in Indian Ocean with eye on China

NEW DELHI: India and the US on Wednesday kicked off a two-day multi-domain wargame in the Indian Ocean involving an array of air defence platforms to further consolidate their operational synergy in the face of China’s increasing military presence in the region. The US has deployed its naval carrier strike group, led by the nuclear-powered […]

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