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Vertika Kanaujia is Editor Audience Growth at Hindustan Times and oversees the website’s coverage of business news, health, technology and internet culture. She is a Chevening Scholar and a Columbia Journalism University Fellow. Vertika has been a journalist for more than 18 years. After starting her career as a business journalist in TV she has worked with various leading news channels. You can email her at vertika.kanaujia@htdigital.in.

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RIP Vice.com! Website to lay off hundreds of employees, stop publishing stories

Vice Media has said that it will no longer publish on its flagship website and is eliminating hundreds of jobs.

Vice Media that gained a wide following with young readers, said on February 22, 2024 that it will no longer publish on its flagship website and is eliminating hundreds of jobs. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 01:32 PM IST

Was 13 hour mobile service outage in US a cyber attack? White House responds

Thousands American mobile phone users were left without network for over 13 hours from 4.30am to 2.15pm on Thursday. Several wondered if it was a cyberattack.

 A cellular tower is seen on February 22, 2024 in Redondo Beach, California. (Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 10:55 AM IST

Alabama hospital puts pause on IVF after ruling says frozen embryos are children

The Alabama Supreme Court's decision, bolstered by anti-abortion language in the state constitution, could have a lasting impact on the fertility industry.

(FILES) A scientific researcher handles frozen embryonic stem cells in a laboratory, at the University of Sao Paulo's human genome research center, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 4, 2008. (AFP)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 01:26 PM IST

No asylum for illegal US immigrants? Biden to tighten migrant rules

The Biden administration is considering unilateral executive action, including curbing asylum claims by migrants crossing the US southern border illegally.

Protesters hold up signs and speak through a bullhorn supporting the
Published on Feb 22, 2024 10:53 AM IST

Antisemitism row reignities at Harvard after groups share ‘offensive cartoon’

Harvard University caught in antisemitism scandal again after faculty group reposted an old cartoon laden with offensive tropes

Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, reposted an old cartoon laden with
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 03:42 PM IST

NYC faces shutdown as truckers issue fresh warning, ‘stock up New York’

Why are US truckers boycotting New York City and will they be able to paralyse the city?

(File) A participant of 'Take Back Our Border' trucker convoy rally against migrants crossing from Mexico, wears a Trump t-shirt during the event in Quemado, Texas,(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 05:34 PM IST

Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary blasts ‘fraud’ ruling against Trump, threatens to…

Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary has criticised ‘loser’ New York and declared his refusal to invest in the state after its court ruling against Donald Trump

Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary has criticised ‘loser’ New York and declared his refusal to invest in the state after its court ruling against Donald Trump
Published on Feb 20, 2024 01:06 PM IST

Biden takes a u-turn over Gaza conflict, US now pitching for temporary ceasefire

US has presented an alternative draft at UNSC to support temporary ceasefire in Gaza, is also opposing Rafah assault

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators march after taking part in a rally demanding a ceasefire and the end of Israel attacks on Gaza at the borough of Queens in New York, U.S., February 19, 2024. (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 10:48 AM IST

‘Only 3% applicants to get green card in 2024’, study exposes faults in US laws

New white paper says only 3% applicants are likely to get green card in 2024 in United States.

Cato Institute's white paper says only 3% applicants are likely to get green card in 2024 in United States.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 12:43 PM IST

Hamas-Gaza war to pause? US President Joe Biden announces new strategic move

After backing Israel for months Joe Biden has shifted stance, has announced his support for temporary pause in fighting

President Joe Biden speaks as Jordan's King Abdullah II listens in the Cross Hall of the White House, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, in Washington. AP/PTI(AP02_13_2024_000012A)(AP)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 10:53 AM IST

Super Bowl 2024: Joe Biden trolls Taylor Swift conspiracy theorists

Joe Biden trolls conspiracy theorists who claimed he would be rigging Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win

Taylor Swift embraces boyfriend Travis Kelce and the couple locked lips on the field at Allegiant Stadium after his Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in the Super Bowl.
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 12:43 PM IST

Joe Biden mixes up presidents of Egypt and Mexico as he defends his memory

"I know what the hell I'm doing!' says Joe Biden but in doing so botched up again, called Egypt's Abdel Fattah El-Sisi the President of Mexico.

President Joe Biden speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)(AP)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 01:28 PM IST

Alibaba's $25 billion share buyback offer fails to impress investors

Ailing Alibaba announces $25 billion share buyback program after missing revenue expectations but fails to impress investors.

FILE - The Alibaba logo is seen outside a building in Beijing on Nov. 16, 2021. Alibaba Group Holding on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, approved an additional $25 billion addition to its share buyback program, amid lower-than-expected sales revenue for the last quarter of 2023.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)(AP)
Published on Feb 08, 2024 10:00 AM IST

Who is Whitney Wright? US porn star whose Iran visit is raising eyebrows

US porn star Whitney Wright's Iran visit has stirred a controversy amidst Hamas-Israel tensions

Whitney Wright visited the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, which was abandoned after the 1979 hostage crisis
Published on Feb 07, 2024 03:11 PM IST

Nevada: ‘None of these candidates’ option wins GOP primary, voters reject Haley

Nevada GOP voters reject Nikki Haley in the primary poll, opt for None of these candidate as Trump didn't participate.

Voters walk to a polling station, as Democrats and Republicans hold their presidential primary election in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 6, 2024. REUTERS/Ronda Churchill(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 11:24 AM IST

Tucker Carlson to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin, raises eyebrows

Former Fox anchor Tucker Carlson is in Moscow to interview Russian President, says ‘You’ve never heard his voice. That’s wrong…’

Former Fox anchor Tucker Carlson is in Moscow to interview Russian President
Published on Feb 07, 2024 10:05 AM IST

Meet the Indian-American waging war on US' 'biased' country cap on immigration

Foreign workers from India have to wait for decades to get their green card due to a huge backlog on the back of country cap on employment-based immigration

Anuj Christian (centre) has travelled to 45 states across United States to spread the message against country cap on immigration application
Published on Jan 31, 2024 04:36 PM IST

Taylor Swift, Drake, Weeknd and other music stars to ‘exit’ TikTok, here's why

TikTok faces music blackout after world's largest company, UMG, that represents Taylor Swift threatens to end content sharing deal.

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Taylor Swift poses on the red carpet for the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) at the PSD Bank Dome in Duesseldorf, Germany, November 13, 2022. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 03:28 PM IST

US kickstarts H1B visa renewal pilot program: A guide to file your application

All you need to know about how to apply for the H1B visa renewal pilot program in United States

All you need to know about how to apply for the H1B visa renewal pilot program in United States
Published on Jan 30, 2024 06:13 PM IST

‘We are on the brink of World War III’, says Trump and here's why he's right

After 3 US soldiers were killed in Jordan, Joe Biden has vowed to hold those responsible for the deaths “to account at a time and in a manner of our choosing”

Former US president Donald Trump (left) and US President Joe Biden (AFP)
Published on Jan 30, 2024 01:28 PM IST

'Russia backing pro-Palestine supporters', Nancy Pelosi makes a big allegation

Nancy Pelosi has claimed that Russia and Vladimir Putin is behind calls for a Hamas-Israel ceasefire protests in US

Pro-Palestine protester gather at Jamaica train station in New York City on January 27, 2024. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 01:34 PM IST

Virgin Atlantic cancels NYC-bound flight after passenger notices missing screws

New York City bound Virgin Atlantic flight was cancelled on Jan 15, minutes before takeoff, after passenger spotted missing screws on the plane's wing.

New York City bound Virgin Atlantic flight was cancelled on Jan 15, minutes before takeoff, after passenger spotted missing screws on the plane's wing.(Kennedy News & Media)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 08:25 AM IST

Washington DC schools on lockdown after receiving bomb threats

Several schools in Washington D.C. on lockdown after receiving threatening emails

Several schools in Washington D.C. on lockdown after receiving threatening emails(AP via Getty Images)
Published on Jan 11, 2024 10:13 AM IST

Migrants leave Brooklyn high school hours after backlash over suspended classes

Brooklyn school backlash forces NYC Governor Eric Adams to send migrant families back to Floyd Bennett Field

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 09: Nearly 2,000 migrants are evacuated by school buses from tents at Floyd Bennett Field to a local high school in preparation for a storm with estimated wind speeds to be more than 70 mph. on January 09, 2024(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Jan 10, 2024 10:40 PM IST

Massive winter storm across US poses frigid challenges for Iowa caucuses

Massive winter storm sweeps across eastern US, triggering power outages and record gas demand. It will add complexity to upcoming Iowa Caucuses.

DES MOINES, IOWA - JANUARY 08: Light snow falls as a person uses the Skywalk system that connects buildings in downtown on January 08, 2024 in Des Moines, Iowa. Wintery weather forced Republican presidential candidates Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy to cancel campaign events in Iowa one week before the caucuses, the first Republican Party primary contest of the 2024 presidential election. (Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Jan 10, 2024 03:44 PM IST

Joe Biden suffers major legal loss, judge calls his decision, ‘arbitrary’

US President Joe Biden's decision to regulate water usage in appliances has been condemned by the US Appeals Court Judge.

President Joe Biden walks across the South Lawn of the White House, early Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Washington, after returning from a trip to South Carolina and Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)(AP)
Published on Jan 10, 2024 01:41 PM IST

Brooklyn school faces backlash for suspending classes to house migrants

New York's James Madison High School will be providing shelter to migrants living in tent shelter at Floyd Bennett Field

Migrants from Floyd Bennett field being shifting to New York's James Madison High School
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 03:59 PM IST

Elon Musk pitches for immigration reforms in US, ‘this is madness!’

Elon Musk has rooted for increase in legal immigration in United States.

FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of X, formerly known as Twitter.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 05, 2024 09:08 PM IST

Jeffrey Epstein list: Who are John Does? Guide to names by numbers

Jeffrey Epstein list has mentioned big names multiple times, here's a summary of names by numbers

(File) Demonstrators hold signs aloft protesting against Jeffrey Epstein(Reuters)
Published on Jan 04, 2024 05:29 PM IST

US visa and immigration Updates for 2024

All major updates around US visa and immigration

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approved 335,000 H-1B visas in 2018.(Reters File Photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 04:29 PM IST
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