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  • Outstanding results for US pathway programs for Indian students

    Outstanding results for US pathway programs for Indian students

    Summer term results for student success in Study Group’s US pathway programs, for example, reveal an exceptional student satisfaction rate of 95%, a completion rate of 94% and that 93% of students were able to progress onto university to continue their degrees.

    September 23, 2020
  • Nearly 550,000 children in US test positive for COVID-19

    Nearly 550,000 children in US test positive for COVID-19

    A total of 72,993 new child cases were reported from August 27 through September 10, which is a 15 per cent increase in child cases over two weeks, according to the report, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

    September 16, 2020
  • Amazon bars foreign plant sales to US after mysterious deliveries

    Amazon bars foreign plant sales to US after mysterious deliveries

    Many of the packets with seeds that people have reported bear postmarks from China, said the report on Sunday, adding that the move by Amazon comes after authorities in the US raised alarm about how easily seeds can be sold on e-commerce sites.

    September 7, 2020
  • Earning a Right

    Earning a Right

    Fourteen years after Susan B Anthony's death women in the US secured voting rights. The 19th Amendment, ratified in the centenary year of her birth, called the Susan B Anthony Amendment is a fitting tribute to her untiring efforts. Not only did she bring out the incompleteness of Enlightenment liberalism as it ignored women but also reminded us that rights are, as pointed out by Miliband, not given but earned.

    September 4, 2020
  • US strikes $1.5bn deal for 100mn doses of Moderna Covid vax

    US strikes $1.5bn deal for 100mn doses of Moderna Covid vax

    With the previous award of up to $955 million for the development of the vaccine to licensure, the new announcement brings the US government's commitments for early access to mRNA-1273 to up to $2.48 billion, Moderna said on Tuesday.

    August 12, 2020
  • Alarming 90% rise in US kids cases over 4 weeks: Report

    Alarming 90% rise in US kids cases over 4 weeks: Report

    The report says 179,990 new child cases were reported from July 9 to August 6, with total cases going up from 200,184 to 380,174. This represents a 90 per cent spike in four weeks.

    August 12, 2020
  • Biden picks Kamala Harris to be Democratic vice president nominee

    Biden picks Kamala Harris to be Democratic vice president nominee

    Harris, the daughter of Shyamala Gopalan, a cancer researcher from India and Donald Harris, an African Jamaican economics professor, is the first non-White candidate for vice president and the third.

    August 12, 2020
  • Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer

    Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer

    Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with lung cancer, it was revealed on Tuesday.

    August 12, 2020
  • Beirut explosions: Lebanon’s government resigns as public anger mounts

    Beirut explosions: Lebanon’s government resigns as public anger mounts

    President Michel Aoun has asked the government to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet is formed.

    August 11, 2020
  • 1 dead, 20 injured in Washington DC shooting

    1 dead, 20 injured in Washington DC shooting

    The shooting took place at around 1 a.m. on Sunday at a residential neighbourhood in the U.S. capital, reports Xinhua news agency.

    August 10, 2020
  • Let’s save our rivers

    Let’s save our rivers

    Further, the introduction of non-native species - such as fish, invertebrates, and vegetation - can have almost immediate ecological effects and economic consequences, potentially compounded by river interlinking.

    August 9, 2020
  • All New York school districts authorized to reopen: Governor Andrew Cuomo

    All New York school districts authorized to reopen: Governor Andrew Cuomo

    Last month he said that school districts would be allowed to reopen in September if the positive test rate for their region stayed below 5 per cent -- a threshold every state region has met as of Friday.

    August 8, 2020
  • Beirut explosions: Trump, France President Macron agree to send immediate aid to Lebanon

    Beirut explosions: Trump, France President Macron agree to send immediate aid to Lebanon

    During his trip to Beirut on Thursday, Macron had announced that France would organize an international aid conference to raise funds for emergency relief.

    August 8, 2020
  • When death is life

    When death is life

    By the weekend, the country had reported 2.67 million infections ~ the second highest in the world ~ and more than 92,000 deaths. Nearly 700,000 cases are still active.

    August 2, 2020
  • Bidding for Biden

    Bidding for Biden

    Nowhere has Biden reflected any fundamental concern against Indian interests, other than those in the realm of democratic freedoms within the largest democracy in the world. Instead of shunning the Biden camp as was done by our diplomacy following his NRC and CAA comments, the Indian Government will do well to not be obsequious towards Trump, who has spoken more than delivered.

    July 25, 2020
  • After the US, SpiceJet to fly to UK as ‘Indian scheduled carrier’

    After the US, SpiceJet to fly to UK as ‘Indian scheduled carrier’

    SpiceJet gets the nod at a time when all international commercial air passenger services are suspended since March 22.

    July 24, 2020
  • Sweeping & Severe

    Sweeping & Severe

    “Today I signed legislation, and an executive order to hold China accountable for its aggressive actions against the people of Hong Kong,” Trump said. “Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China.”

    July 19, 2020