Putin says U.S. ties ‘unsatisfactory’ but he is willing to talk

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday described Russia‘s relations with the United States as “unsatisfactory” but said Moscow was open to dialogue and his June summit with President Joe Biden had opened up room for an improvement in ties. “Yes, in many bilateral and international questions our interests, evaluations, positions do indeed diverge, as everyone … Read more

FDA plans to allow 12- to 15-year-olds to receive pfizer boosters

WASHINGTON: The Food and Drug Administration is planning to broaden eligibility for coronavirus vaccine booster shots, allowing 12- to 15-year-olds to receive third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine, according to people familiar with the agency’s deliberations. Regulators are also expected to authorize an extra shot of Pfizer’s vaccine for both adolescents and adults five months after … Read more

Michigan governor declares Ambedkar Jayanti as ‘Doctor B R Ambedkar Equity Day’

CHENNAI: On April 14, members of the Ambedkar Association of North America (AANA) came together for the first time to observe the 131st birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in Detroit, Michigan. The attendees paid homage to Buddha, Jotiba Phule and Ambedkar, following which Bhikku Muditha, a monk from Sri Lanka, and Bhikku Dharmananda, a … Read more