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Biden, Harris shred Trump”s White House record in first joint appearance as running mates

Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made a maiden public appearance with his running mate Kamala Harris on Wednesday during which the Indian-American shredded Donald Trump’s White House record, saying that the president is not “up to the job.”


Trump calls Biden”s pick Kamala Harris as ”very unusual” and ”risky”

Washington: President Donald Trump has said that Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris is a “very unusual” and “risky” pick as a running mate by Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.


Trump administration allows certain exemptions in H-1B, L-1 travel ban

Washington: In a move that could help Indian IT professionals and those working in the healthcare sector, the Trump Administration has announced certain exemptions in H-1B and L-1 travel ban for those continuing employment with the same employer.


Indian parents plead for return of children from foster care in UK

London: An Indian couple who won a major UK court appeal recently that prevented their children from losing their Indian citizenship are now appealing for authorities in Britain to allow their two minor children in foster care in Britain to be reunited with their family to live in India.


Pak court suspends one-year jail sentence of 2 senior JuD leaders

By M Zulqernain

Lahore, Aug 13 (PTI) A Pakistani court on Thursday suspended a one-year jail sentence of two senior leaders of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah and close aides of mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed in a terror-financing case.


UK lowers COVID-19 toll by 5,000 after adopting new official counting methodology

By Aditi Khanna

London, Aug 13 (PTI) A new government-approved methodology put in place following an urgent review of England’s COVID-19 death toll, recorded 41,329 deaths from the deadly coronavirus on Thursday – down 5,000 from the previous analysis.


Singapore-developed COVID-19 vaccine injected into first group of volunteers

Singapore: The first batch of volunteers aged between 21 and 55 in Singapore have received a dose of a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed in the country.


Major antibody home test study finds 6% of England COVID-19 infected

By Aditi Khanna

London, Aug 13 (PTI) An estimated 3.4 million people in England, or around 6 per cent of the population, have contracted coronavirus so far, a new study involving antibody home tests concluded on Thursday.


Bangla court indicts country”s first Hindu Chief Justice, 10 others in graft case

Dhaka: A Dhaka court on Thursday indicted Bangladesh”s first Hindu Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others on charges of embezzling 40 million taka from a bank, a court official said. PTI PMS

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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