British-Pakistani hostage-taker’s family says he had mental issues; Republicans, Democrats spar over border vs gun control – Times of India

British Pakistani hostage takers family says he had mental issues Republicans Democrats

WASHINGTON: A familiar guns vs border battle has erupted between Republicans and Democrats in the United States following the Texas hostage-taking by a British-Pakistani assailant even as his family in the UK claimed he was suffering from mental health issues that might have led to his actions. The 43-year old gunman who took four hostages … Read more

Biden team regroups after court loss on Covid shots-or-test – Times of India

Biden team regroups after court loss on Covid shots or test

WASHINGTON: Concerned but not giving up, President Joe Biden is anxiously pushing ahead to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration’s sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers. At a time when hospitals are being overrun and record numbers of people are getting infected with the Omicron … Read more

biden: President Biden to hold formal press conference next Wednesday – Times of India

biden President Biden to hold formal press conference next Wednesday

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden plans to hold a formal news conference next Wednesday, the White House said on Friday, as he marks the anniversary of his first year in office. Biden has had few news conferences since taking office last January 20 but has had many brief question-and-answer sessions with reporters at his events. Source … Read more

biden: US Preident Joe Biden to tout infrastructure after week of defeats – Times of India

biden US Preident Joe Biden to tout infrastructure after week

WASHINGTON: The White House has been taking on water this week with President Joe Biden facing provocation from North Korea and Russia, stubborn inflation and setbacks on voting rights and the fight against the Covid pandemic. On Friday, in an attempt to right the ship, Biden is holding an event to vaunt his giant plan … Read more

biden: Covid-19: In blow to Biden, Supreme Court blocks vaccine mandate for businesses – Times of India

biden Covid 19 In blow to Biden Supreme Court blocks vaccine

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court delivered a blow to President Joe Biden on Thursday, blocking his Covid vaccination-or-testing mandate for employees of large businesses. At the same time, the nation’s highest court allowed a vaccination mandate for health care workers at facilities receiving federal funding. Biden said he was “disappointed” in the court’s decision striking … Read more

white house: White House says it will continue calling on businesses to require Covid vaccines – Times of India

white house White House says it will continue calling on

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration will continue to call on businesses to implement Covid vaccine requirements, the White House said, after the US Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s pandemic-related vaccination-or-testing mandate. “We’ll be calling on and will continue to call on businesses to join those who have already stepped up” in instituting vaccine … Read more

biden: Biden ‘disappointed’ in court ruling on Covid vaccines mandate – Times of India

biden Biden disappointed in court ruling on Covid vaccines mandate

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said Thursday he is “disappointed” in the Supreme Court decision striking down his mandate for medium and large businesses to vaccinate or test their employees for Covid-19. “I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen to block common-sense life-saving requirements for employees at large businesses that were grounded squarely … Read more

senate: Key US senator opposes changing Senate rules to pass voting rights reform – Times of India

senate Key US senator opposes changing Senate rules to pass

WASHINGTON: A key Democratic senator said Thursday that she opposed changing the rules of the Senate to allow for passage of voting rights reform championed by President Joe Biden. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, in a speech on the Senate floor, said she would not support eliminating the rule known as the filibuster, potentially dooming Biden’s bid … Read more

white house: US President Joe Biden directs US to procure 500 million more Covid tests to meet demand: Official – Times of India

white house US President Joe Biden directs US to procure

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden is directing the US government to procure an additional 500 million Covid-19 tests to help meet surging demand across the country amid the spread of the Omicron variant, a White House official told Reuters on Thursday. The order comes on top of another 500 million tests that the White House … Read more

covid: More US medical teams to bolster states as Omicron surges – Times of India

covid More US medical teams to bolster states as Omicron

WASHINGTON: Another 1,000 federal health workers are deploying to six states to help alleviate overwhelmed hospitals amid the US surge in Omicron-related Covid-19 cases, the White House said on Thursday. The teams of between seven and 25 military doctors, nurses and other personnel will head to New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and … Read more