Justice Markandey Katju writes: It is time that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes clean. He should either disclose the evidence he has, or else render an apology to India for jumping the gun.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an investment of $600 million in the manufacture of new at-home Covid-19 tests and will deliver the tests for free to households across the country. The critical investments in 12 US manufacturers in seven states “will strengthen our nation’s production levels of domestic at-home Covid-19 rapid tests and help mitigate the spread of the virus”, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.
Nearly 70 Indian nationals have filed a lawsuit against the US government for denying them H-1B visas because of fraud committed by their employers, a report by Bloomberg Law said. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) denied the Indian graduates H-1B specialty occupation visas despite their subsequent employment at legitimate businesses, a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Washington state said this week.
President Joe Biden has announced new actions to protect communities from extreme heat. Biden on Thursday directed the Department of Labor to issue first-ever hazard alert for heat and announced new investments to protect communities.
Justice Markandey Katju writes: I had a long talk on WhatsApp a short while back with a brave and upright Pakistani journalist who has been staying for some time in the United States. He is a strong supporter of former Prime Minister Imran Khan (as I am too), and for this reason, several false criminal cases of sedition, terrorism, etc, have been instituted against him in Pakistani courts at the instance of the PDM government led by Shahbaz Sharif.
The Biden administration has announced a more than $42 billion plan to expand high-speed internet access in the country. The White House said in a press release on Monday that more than 8.5 million households and small businesses are still in areas where there is no high-speed internet infrastructure, and millions more struggle with limited or unreliable internet options.
Hailing relations with India, US President Joe Biden said that the friendship between the two nations is among the “most consequential in the world.” Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Biden said, “The friendship between the United States and India is among the most consequential in the world. And it’s stronger, closer, and more dynamic than ever.” Responding to Biden’s tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said friendship between India and the US is a force for global good.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, emplaned for the United States for his first historic State visit. Prior to leaving for the US, PM Modi tweeted, “Leaving for USA, where I will attend programmes in New York City and Washington DC. These programmes include Yoga Day celebrations at the @UNHQ, talks with @POTUS @JoeBiden, address to the Joint Session of the US Congress and more.”