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1,19,000 Indian children lost caregivers to Covid during first 14 months of pandemic: Report | India News

WASHINGTON: More than 1.5 million children in 21 countries, including 1,19,000 from India, lost their primary and secondary caregivers to Covid-19 during the first 14 months of the pandemic, according to a study published in The Lancet. The study funded in part by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes …

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Indian envoy hosts US homeland security secretary | India News

WASHINGTON: India’s ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, hosted US homeland security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas at his official residence on Monday. “Delighted to host” secretary Mayorkas “this evening at India House!” Sandhu said in a tweet. No other details of the meeting were provided. It is rare that a cabinet minister of a US …

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Indians say free to practise any faith | India News

WASHINGTON: Indians generally feel they live in a society where followers of many religions can live and practice freely, according to the latest survey of the US-based think-tank Pew. Based on the face-to-face interviews of adults conducted in 17 languages between late 2019 and early 2020 (before the Covid-19 pandemic), the Pew survey on 30,000 …

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Trapped by ‘heat dome’, US, Canada bakes under record-smashing hot weather | India News

NEW DELHI: Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week with temperatures into triple digits, toppling records even before the official start of summer. Temperatures in the US Pacific Northwest cities of Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington reached levels not seen since record-keeping began in the 1940s: 115 degrees in …

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