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Bharat Bandh: Traders and transporters on strike

Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a body representing over 40 farmer unions had appealed to all farmers to join the strike peacefully and make it a success.  The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) had announced a strike or “Bharat Bandh”...

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Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Delhi High Court

The central government argued that a relationship with a same-sex individual is “not comparable” with the “Indian family unit concept.”  On Thursday, while seeking dismissal of petitions seeking recognition of same-sex marriage under existing laws the Centre told the Delhi...

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US and UN welcome India-Pakistan joint statement on ceasefire

The United Nations and the United States welcomed the India-Pakistan joint statement on ceasefire along the Line of Control and other sectors.  India and Pakistan announced that starting on February 25, they would observe all agreements on the 2003 ceasefire...

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Biden revokes Trump ban on many green card applicants

While overturning the ban issued by the Trump administration, Biden said that the ban prevented families from reuniting in the United States and harmed US businesses.  US President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a proclamation issued by former President Donald...

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Neera Tanden’s confirmation vote gets delayed

The White House said that it is “fighting” for Neera Tanden's confirmation.  Confirmation vote of President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget Neera Tanden was delayed. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and...

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India is critical to US strategy in Indo-Pacific, say experts

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon said that the relationship between India and the United States "will continue to grow because strategic congruence is growing, whether on climate change, China, Indo-Pacific, or maritime security.” During a virtual panel discussion organized...

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Biden and Trudeau bypass tension and restore ties

US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the United States and Canada would work together to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, better compete with China, tackle climate change and boost industrial supply chains. US President Joe...