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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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How Columbia University triggered campus protests across US, several arrested

US university students demand authorities to divest from Israel linked companies on the back of Gaza genocide.

Pro-Palestinian protesters are pushed to the edge of campus by Texas State Troopers on horses at the University of Texas Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP)
Published on Apr 25, 2024 09:39 AM IST

What is US inheritance tax quoted by Sam Pitroda? Only 6 US states impose it

Understanding the US inheritance law, Sam Pitroda's comments on intending to impose it in India has kicked off a storm

Sam Pitroda's comments on intending to impose US inheritance tax in India has kicked off a storm
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 02:08 PM IST

Columbia University protesters given midnight deadline to end stir or…

Columbia University President asks protesters to clear encampment or she may be forced to consider 'alternate options'

Students prepare to camp overnight as they continue to protest on Columbia University campus in support of Palestinians, during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in New York City, U.S., April 23, 2024, REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 11:23 AM IST

Pennsylvania win a setback for Trump as Nikki emerges as real winner

Pennsylvania primary has voiced what's on America's mind by dissenting against Biden and many opting against Trump to vote for Nikki Haley.

Pennsylvania primary has voiced what's on America's mind by dissenting against Biden and many opting against Trump to vote for Nikki Haley.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 10:25 AM IST

‘Drive an FSD if you want to buy Tesla stock’, Elon Musk's advice to investors

Tesla's Elon Musk has a message for investors, ‘Tesla is now an artificial intelligence company’

Tesla's Elon Musk has a message for investors, ‘Tesla is now an artificial intelligence company’(via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 09:33 AM IST

How's the US media covering Donald Trump's ‘trial of the century’?

The Daily Show host critically analyses US media's fascination towards Donald Trump and its non stop coverage of hush money trial

Former president Donald Trump, center, awaits the start of proceedings at Manhattan criminal court, Monday, April 22, 2024, in New York. (AP)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 04:26 PM IST

Truth Social had applied for H-1B visa program despite Trump's political stand

Donald Trump's Truth Social had applied for H-1B visa to hire foreign workers despite calling it 'very bad' for Americans

Donald Trump's Truth Social had applied for H-1B visa to hire foreign workers despite calling it 'very bad' for Americans(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 11:38 AM IST

Who is Meta's Andy Stone? Jailed for 6 years in absentia by Russia

Russian Court has sentenced Meta's Communication Director, Andy Stone for 6 years in jail in absentia

Russian Court has sentenced Meta's Communication Director, Andy Stone for 6 years in jail in absentia
Published on Apr 23, 2024 09:50 AM IST

Columbia University rabbi asks jewish students to go home over safety concerns

Jewish groups fear for safety of students of its community amidst anti-Israel protest on its campus.

Demonstrators gather outside of Columbia University to demand a ceasefire and the end of Israeli attacks on Gaza, during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, during a protest in New York, U.S., April 20, 2024. REUTERS/Adam Gray(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 11:50 AM IST

TikTok uses ‘free speech’ card to save itself from US ban

TikTok threatens to move the court after US House passed a bill to ban app if it doesn't dilute its stake within a year.

TikTok threatens to move the court after US House passed a bill to ban app if it doesn't dilute its stake within a year.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 22, 2024 10:06 AM IST

Meet Rohan Patel, man at core of Tesla's India plans who exited firm a week back

Rohan Patel's resignation from Tesla came days ahead of his cancellation of India visit and after a report claiming Musk has scraped low-cost car plans.

Rohan Patel, Tesla's vice president of public policy and business development, exited the company on April 15, 2023
Published on Apr 20, 2024 02:05 PM IST

Why did Biden block UNSC resolution for Palestine statehood? Explained

Why did United States block Palestine statehood bid at UNSC? Here's all you need to know

The UN Security Council votes on a resolution allowing Palestinian UN membership at United Nations headquarters in New York, on April 18, 2024, during a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. (AFP)
Published on Apr 19, 2024 10:17 AM IST

Halal Mortgage idea puts Trudeau govt in a bind, facing questions of appeasement

Trudeau government's decision to explore the idea of halal mortgages in public banks have angered many.

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, left, and Chrystia Freeland, Canada's deputy prime minister and finance minister, hold copies of the federal budget in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 09:04 AM IST

Trudeau to introduce ‘halal mortgage’ for muslims in Canada

Canada government announces plan to introduce halal mortgage for muslims and ban foreigners from buying land in country for two years in its annual budget.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland pose for a picture holding the 2024-25 budget, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 16, 2024. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 10:13 AM IST

Donald Trump's historic hush money trial begins today: Here's what to follow

All you need to know about Donald Trump's hush money trial that begins on Monday and expected to continue for weeks.

FILE - Former President Donald Trump leaves Manhattan criminal court, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in New York. (AP)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 10:01 AM IST

Donald Trump's niece spells doom for Truth Social, experts agree

'Here's why experts believe Trump's Truth Social ‘has zero actual value’ after it releases SEC filings.

Truth Social generated just over $4.1 million in revenue and incurred $58.2 million losses in costs(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 07:08 PM IST

H-1B Lottery Results: Got unlucky with your application? Expert outlines options

US Immigration Lawyer explains the options for those who didn't get selected for H-1B visa.

US Immigration Lawyer explains the options for unlucky H-1B candidates(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 12:46 PM IST

USCIS completes FY 2025 H-1B cap initial registration selection process

A guide to H-1B initial electronic registration selection process completion.

H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completion Guide((PTI File Photo))
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 11:21 AM IST

Trump's net worth plunges $1bn after Truth Social's $58mn loss and stock debacle

Former President Trump's holding in firm Truth Social plummeted after the company reported a loss and an auditor cast doubt on its future

Trump's Truth Social reported a loss of $58m, leading to further decline of his stocks(AP)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 10:01 AM IST

Judge rejects Hunter Biden's plea to quash tax case

President Joe Biden's son to undergo trial in June after federal judge rejected his plea to quash tax

US President Joe Biden, left, and Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, right, during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, US, on Monday, April 1, 2024. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 08:36 AM IST

Potato a grain or vegetable? US Senators defend its honour as debate rages

Senators have urged officials of US Department of Agriculture to resist the temptation to label potatoes as grains.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 13: Potatoes are offered for sale at a grocery store on February 13, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Mar 31, 2024 10:03 PM IST

Barack Obama snaps at pro-Palestine protester, ‘you can’t just talk…’

Pro-Palestine protests mar Joe Biden's New York fund gathering event that raised over $25 million.

US President Joe Biden sitting alongside Barack Obama and Bill Clinton being interviewed by Stephen Colbert.
Published on Mar 29, 2024 04:05 PM IST

Baltimore tragedy: Police audio discloses disbelieving voices during mishap

In latest update on the Baltimore tragedy, police audio reveals voices of officers engaged in saving lives ahead of collion'

This handout screengrab courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board taken on March 27, 2024, shows part of the steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sitting on top of the container ship Dali after the bridge collapsed in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26, 2024. (AFP)
Published on Mar 29, 2024 12:41 PM IST

Baltimore: Dali's black box audio reveals intense moments before the collapse

Baltimore bridge collapse: Black box reveals critical details about moments leading to the tragedy.

This handout screegrab courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board, shows investigators aboard the cargo ship Dali downloading the vessel voyage data recorder as part of the steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge is seen outside in Baltimore, Maryland on March 28, 2024.(AFP)
Published on Mar 29, 2024 10:53 AM IST

‘DEI=DIE’, Utah lawmaker blames 'diversity' for Baltimore bridge collapse

Utah state representative, Phil Lyman, has claimed DEI initiatives led to Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore

TOPSHOT - The US Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew (R) patrols near the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge after it was struck by the container ship Dali in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 27, 2024.(AFP)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 06:22 PM IST

Baltimore bridge tragedy: Minutes before the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse

Get a minute by minute account before Dali, a container ship collided with Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge

In this aerial image released by the Maryland National Guard, the cargo ship Dali is stuck under part of the structure of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after the ship hit the bridge, Tuesday, March 26, 2024, in Baltimore. (AP)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 05:08 PM IST

Trump's Truth Social share surge explained; How is his firm worth billions now?

How did Trump use his growing popularity and strong presidential campaign to raise $4.6 billion via Trump Media's stock market performance.

A screen displays trading information about shares of Truth Social and Trump Media & Technology Group, outside the Nasdaq Market site in New York City, U.S., March 26, 2024. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 07:01 PM IST

US shifts Gaza stand, its drafts UNSC resolution for immediate ceasefire

In a major policy shift, US has sought international support for Gaza ceasefire and hostage release

TOPSHOT - US President Joe Biden speaks at the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona, on March 20, 2024. (AFP)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 01:52 PM IST

‘Elon Musk is mad at me', Don Lemon responds after X owner ‘cancels’ him

Here's the clip that may have miffed Elon Musk during a sit down interview with former CNN correspondent Don Lemon.

 Don Lemon responds after Elon Musk cancels, feels ‘Elon Musk is mad at me’ (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 09:11 AM IST

Joe Biden to take the offensive in today's state of the union address

US President Joe Biden is set to deliver state of the union address today, here's all you can expect

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks before a meeting of his Competition Council, in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 5, 2024. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 05:11 PM IST
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