US Senate passes $1.9 tn stimulus bill

This is the first legislative victory of the Democrats since gaining the majority at the Senate. The Senate approved the bill by a vote of 50 to 49, and Senator Dan Sullivan, a Republican from Alaska, missed the vote….reports Asian Lite News The evenly split US Senate narrowly passed a $1.9-trillion Covid-19 relief bill after

Biden picks Indian-Americans as policy advisors

A day after US President Joe Biden joked that Indian-Americans were taking over the US, he appointed two of them as special assistants for advising him on domestic policies. The White House on Friday released the announcement by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris appointing Chiraag Bains and Pronita Gupta to those positions on the

Chalet appointed as Asst. Secy Gen for UN GA

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Cherith Norman Chalet of the US as Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. According to an official UN Statement issued after the announcement on Tuesday, she will succeed Movses Abelian of Armenia, who now holds the position of Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference

US blacklists Myanmar ministries

The Commerce Department also announced more restrictive export control measures against Myanmar…reports Asian Lite News The US Department of Commerce added Myanmar’s Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, and two commercial entities to its trade blacklist. The Commerce Department also announced more restrictive export control measures against Myanmar, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

US clear the air on ties with India, Pak

Washington adds that it has de-hyphenated ties with India and Pakistan saying it is not a zero-sum game, reports Arul Louis While describing the US engagement with India as a “global comprehensive strategic partnership,” the State Department has reiterated Washington’s policy of a de-hyphenated relationship with India and Pakistan saying it is “not a zero-sum.”

China is a global threat: US

The US, the 24-page document said, must also contend with the reality that the distribution of power across the world is changing, creating new threats. “China, in particular, has rapidly become more assertive…reports Asian Lite News In line with the previous government’s China policy, the Biden administration has announced that the US will support China’s

Covid-19: Experts call for solidarity

Experts have expressed hope that vaccination could bring an end to the acute phase of pandemic. Top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci and leading Chinese respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan believed that global cooperation is essential in the epidemic control…reports Asian Lite News Top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci and leading Chinese respiratory

Russia warns US against ‘play with fire’

The ministry said Russia will retaliate based on the principle of reciprocity and continue to resolutely defend its national interests….reports Asian Lite News The Russian Foreign Ministry urged the US administration ‘not to play with fire’ after Washington announced sanctions against Russian individuals and entities over the alleged poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. In

Trump got vaccinated before leaving WH

Melania Trump and their son Barron were infected with the virus late last year Former US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump were administered coronavirus vaccines in private before they departed the White House in January, according to a media report. The New York Times report on Monday citing an adviser said that

Ann Berry sworn in as Secy of Senate

Sonceria “, the first African-American and eighth woman to serve as Secretary of the US Senate, has been sworn in. “We begin this week on a joyful note welcoming an upstanding individual to serve as the new Secretary of the Senate,” Xinhua news agency quoted Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer as saying after Berry was