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Sriram Lakshman @slakster Washington, DC ... normally

US Correspondent for @the_hindu | B.A Yale, M.S NYU , MPhil (Oxon) | Views = mine. Retweet≠Endorsement. Before reporting: Econ. consulting, research, biologist.

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So, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda lands in Bengaluru, skips quarantine and attends meeting. Tells media not to equ…
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanThe meat industry in the U.S. in crisis : " Coronavirus infection rates in communities within 15 miles of meat plan…
“The devastation, in other words, has been disproportionately felt in blue America, which helps explain why people… @HardeepSPuri @MoCA_GoI @AAI_Official @DGCAIndia Mr Puri when we open up our skies fully , can we block flights bet… new normal? ( Also why are those two passengers in front not wearing face shields ? And one’s wearing his mask… unleashes ‘Neighbours’ to counter China influence via @financialtimesSome awesome virus related simulations here in this @washingtonpost piece :
ICYMI 👇. Trump tells Alabama not to pick Sessions; Sessions and Trump exchange words . Alice Wells , who in recent times led the US State Department’s South and Central Asia bureau, retires.…
Six Indian Americans named to Biden-Sanders Unity task forces's largest Eid feast: Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna to feed 1.75 lakh people in Mumbai via @NewIndianXpressU.S. to pull out of Open Skies treaty
" Aside from potentially shedding embarrassing light on Mr Xi’s own handling of the crisis, an investigation could…“...if we have some new kind of internationalism based on more equality ... I do not think nationalism will prevail… @ananthkrishnan And also criminal, by the sounds of it...Important for India to be ‘close’ to Taliban, says U.S. - @suhasinih reports in @the_hindu Biden wins primary in Oregon disputes a reminder of the threat posed by China: U.S. Diplomat Alice Wells, story in @the_hindu
@ananthkrishnan Capital flight - appropriate photo there...Alice Wells on India China border issue: Reminder that Chinese aggression is not always rhetorical/ Border disputes…'s elite taxpayer-funded dinners raise new concerns via @nbcnews" To avenge the ‘Century of Humiliation’ that China endured in the hands of western imperial powers ...they adopt a… sentences man to death via Zoom call
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanA greater capability by India to patrol up to the LAC coupled with an increasingly assertive Chinese posture is fue… woman gets CID notice for post against AP govt’s response to Vizag gas leak, India to collaborate on vaccine trials and covid testing, say US health officials. 50 of 200 ventilators donate…
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2020 to set your reminders⌚️ T20 World Cup winner and former India all-rounder @IrfanPathan joins us for an…
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanTrump says US funding cuts to WHO will be permanent if the WHO doesn't commit to " major substantive improvements"… on my reading of this , the U.S. seems to be alienating some African countries on WHO and COVID-19 vaccines,… says he is taking hydroxychloroquine read - some sharp insights on technical aspects of #COVIDー19 here by @PeterHotez
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanAs per various estimates the government of India owes between Rs 1,500-Rs.1.800 crores ( i.e., Rs 15-18 billion) i… says he’s been taking #HCQ. [There’s no established evidence of its efficacy against COVID-19 and it has po…
"Moderna reports positive data on early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial, shares surge" | World Health Assembly meets today - India among countries backing probe into scientific ‘events’ behind… needs more ‘regulatory stability’ to compete with China, US trade body chief says to @nayanimabasu" We’re going to have to have a serious reckoning with the thugs in China who let this mess spiral out of control b…"India has not fully utilised the precious lockdown period to increase manifold the number of tests carried out dai…
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanThere’s so much going on here 👇 @BjorkmanNeil Hahah. Yes, not something I see myself going silent on anytime soon. What baffles me is so many who s…
The rest of India outside the Hindi heartland doesn’t exist I guess...Sometimes English channels just can’t be bothered enough to have shows in English ( or live translate ).… new lockdown guidelines from the MHA are still not out yet with only hours left for lockdown 3.0 to end. Do we…
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"We will die. We are poor people. How will we manage with our kids?" These migrant workers are trying to walk home…
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanHeartbreaking ... @lalitkjha migrant worker broke down when she was stopped at Delhi-UP border. She said, “If you can’t provide a transport, l…
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanU.S. House Foreign Affairs Comm. Chair Engel says that the State Dept. Inspector Gen Steve Linick - who has just be… lovely story for your Saturday morning : A 92-Year-Old Piano Teacher Won’t Let Students Miss Bach in the Pandemic are some more India-related comments from Trump's Rose Garden remarks on Friday, he says the U.S. is " working… says ( again ) that ventilators will be sent to India 👇
The U.S. International Religious Freedom Amb Sam Brownback at a State Dept. telephone briefing yesterday talked abo… @Rudra_81 @CarnegieIndia Look forward to it !#USTR Lighthizer’s statement on #WTO chief Roberto #Azevêdo’s surprise resignation announcement.
The coronavirus slayer! How Kerala's rock star health minister helped save it from Covid-19 than 36 million in America have filed unemployment claims in the last two months ( almost 3 million last week ) #COVID19👇 | Taiwan is eager to work with India to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, says Foreign Minister Joseph Wu to… | $3.6 million in U.S. funding to Indian labs may be delayed , @suhasinih in @thehindu
" Armed members ... stood outside Karl Manke's barber shop...They were determined to help Manke, 77, reopen his sho… plagues have come out of China in last 20 years, says U.S. National Security Advisor Hetero to make Gilead’s Remdesivir in Hyderabad caught in U.S.-China spat over Taiwan’s status at WHO , @suhasinih reports in @the_hindu news on an immunological assay that can show past covid-19 infection.
Hundreds of millions of Indians did not follow what @narendramodi said tonight because the @PMOIndia did not, aga… stimulus.Way to go @the_hindu ! And thanks to our readers. If you’re not one for some reasons , no better time to get yourse…
U.S. to Accuse China of Trying to Hack Vaccine Data, as Virus Redirects Cyberattacks sending people in the south messages in Hindi.
Angered at reporting he does not like, Trump pressures Senate GOP to confirm Bannon ally to oversee ⁦@VOANews⁩ and…
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What the ..."Please send us some money. We don’t have anything left. Even the contractor is refusing to pay us. What should we…
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanIndia should talk directly to the Taliban : ⁦@US4AfghanPeace⁩ in an exclusive interview with ⁦@suhasinih⁩. In… least one variant of virus mutated to become more contagious
April job loses in retail trade = 2. 1 million, manufacturing = 1.3 million, construction = 975 K, finance = 262 k. 3/nTenfold increase in April in temporary layoffs (to 18.1 million) 2/nU.S. lost 20.5 million jobs in April (14.7% unemployment) as per April Jobs Report 1/nRe: the topic of repatriation trips and costs: US repatriation flights from India have cost $2,000 - $2,500 as per… American father-daughter doctor duo from New Jersey die of COVID-19. NJ Governor Murphy reacts 👇 least 16 human beings run over by a goods train in Maharashtra outlets running short on cash should cut opinion columns first. Offering an opinion is easy, rarely original o…
Retweeted by Sriram LakshmanArmed black citizens escort Michigan lawmaker to capitol after volatile rightwing protest
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@DrBeelaIAS @CMOTamilNadu - why is the state making the same mistakes over and over again ? same thoughtlessness about not opening eCommerce for all goods. There is going to be a big rush when lockdown i… @acorn yes, i figured that's what you meant !Opening up e-commerce delivery for non-essentials before lockdown is lifted, while likely a comptt disadv to physic… admin urges U.S. court not to block work permits to spouses of H1B visa-holders ; report by @lalitKjha for PTI Dead, 200 In Hospital After Major Gas Leak At Andhra Chemical Plant via @ndtvComments from Pompeo's briefing on Wednesday on the " enormous evidence" that the virus emerged from the Wuhan la… really remarkable story : Meet the 107-year-old woman who survived the coronavirus and Spanish flu ( as an aside…“…researchers looked to llamas — and, specifically, Winter — to find a smaller llama antibody ‘that could broadly n…
With surging numbers ... 🤷🏽‍♂️'s an excerpt from Pompeo's ABC interview a few days ago...first he says the virus was man-made and then immed…
2020 really interesting piece on the genuinely brilliant scientist uncle of Donald Trump.: “Trump says he shares his… Children Are Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness Possibly Tied to Covid-19
Decoding Trump’s 60-day immigration curbs | I talk to immigration expert and former (Obama) White House policy make… 👇