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Trump Names Indian-Origin Seema Verma as Healthcare Secretary

Seema Verma, an Indian origin American consultant in Pence’s Medicaid program for the poor in Indiana, has been named by US President-elect Donald Trump’s as Secretary of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Trump said in a statement that her decades of experience will transform “our health care system for the benefit of all Americans.” Under the Indiana ...

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Powerball Jackpot Worth $1.6 billion Goes to 3 Lucky Winners

With maximum amount on platter, the $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball jackpot has gone to three winning tickets after the draw was held on Wednesday with the odds at 1 in 292 million. The winning number tickets with – 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10 – were sold in Tennessee, California and Florida. Each winner will get one-third of ...

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Microsoft and Google to Dismiss Patent Battles

Microsoft and Google have agreed to dismiss their entire pending patent lawsuit against each other. There were about 20 different lawsuits in Germany and the United States involving issues as varied as mobile phones, wireless networking, video decoding and other technologies, reported by The New York Times Also, cases included Motorola Mobility (the smartphone maker that Google sold last year ...

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New study shows why bigger is better, but smaller is ‘smarter’

They say dream big and live bigger, but when it comes to social network, ‘smaller is smarter’, suggested a new study. Research by physicists from City College of New York has projected that when it comes to important superspreaders of information “smaller is smarter.” This marks as a key change from the popular idea that “bigger is better,” and could ...

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‘Modi too shrewd to be derailed by nationalist symbolism,’ says Fareed Zakaria

Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria, who interviewed Indian Prime Minister last week, has suggested that Modi is “far too shrewd” to be distracted by nationalist symbolism which would derail his growth agenda and embroil him in unwanted controversies. According to reports, Zakaria is said to be wondered in an opinion piece in the Washington Post if the problem with the new ...

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Obama Nominates Richard Rahul Verma as US Ambassador to India

Indian-American Richard Rahul Varma has been nominated as the new US Ambassador to India by US President Barack Obama, declared White House on Thursday. The 45-year-old Verma is a senior counselor at the business advisory company led by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Steptoe & Johnson law firm and the Albright Stonebridge Group. He was the former Assistant Secretary ...

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US: Snow and Snow everywhere, not a single road to drive away

Severe snow storm with hurricane-like wind hit the Northeast of the United States on Saturday, leaving behind 2 to 4 feet of the white layer, especially in New England area. At least three people were killed due to the storm, including  a New York tractor driver whose vehicle edged off the road. More than 650,000 homes and businesses in the ...

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