US To Operationalize India As Major Defense Partner: Austin

US Secretary of Defense nominee, Lt Gen Lloyd Austin (retd) has said that he would further operationalize India’s major “Major Defense Partner” status. During his confirmation hearing in Congress, the former US Central Command chief was asked on how he would enhance the overall defense […]

Dalai Lama: ‘We Can No Longer Say “My Nation” … We Should Say “My Planet”

In this time of COVID-19 and civil unrest in America, happiness often seems increasingly elusive. Yet that may not have to be so, and, in fact, such turmoil can offer opportunities for both personal and professional fulfillment. That was the theme of an online conversation Saturday night […]

Last Mile Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines––A Logistical Nightmare

The world has been reeling hard from the COVID-19 pandemic, crossing over two million deaths across the world. Paul Offit, a vaccine developer at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), explains that there are two ways […]

Hoteliers Optimistic About Biden Administration’s Small Business Priorities

WHASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 20 – AAHOA President & CEO Cecil P. Staton issued the following statement today following the inauguration of President Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States: “America’s hoteliers congratulate President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on this historic […]

India’s Human Rights Situation Is Very Serious Says UN Special Rapporteur

The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy organization dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, today launched a report titled, “Crushing Dissent: 2021 Status Report on Human Rights in India,” detailing human rights abuses in India. At the launch of this report, UN Special […]

From Shyamala Gopalan To Kamala Devi Harris: A Timeline Of Two Audacious Journeys

  When Kamala Harris takes oath as America’s Vice President, it will be a moment without equal in the country’s history. Harris will be the first Indian and Black American, first woman and first woman of colour to ever win election to America’s highest political […]

New H-1B Rule Is “Last Gasp” Of Trump Effort To Limit Immigration

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced last week that it is issuing a 247-page rule to increase wage levels significantly for the H-1B nonimmigrant worker category and for certain employment-based green card applications. Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law at Cornell Law School and co-author of a leading […]

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Covid Relief Proposal Has Ambitious Plans for Rekindling US Economy

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion relief package Thursday that included more stimulus payments and other direct aid, but don't expect to see those funds in your bank account anytime soon. There's a lot that has to happen before Biden's plan -- which is chock-full of […]

Jesuit Fr. Leo O’Donovan to deliver invocation at Biden inauguration

Jesuit Fr. Leo O'Donovan, former president of Georgetown University, will deliver the invocation at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. O'Donovan confirmed to NCR that Biden had personally called him and invited him to offer the prayer at the inauguration, which will mark the […]

Indians In UAE No Longer Need To Register With Embassy To Fly Back To Country

Air India Express announced that Indians in the UAE will no longer be needed to register with the Indian Embassy for travelling back to the nation. Air India Express, on October 12, announced that Indians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer be […]

Rule Expected to Protect the Economic Interests of American Workers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a final rule that will modify the H-1B cap selection process, amend current lottery procedures, and prioritize wages to protect the economic interests of U.S. workers and better ensure the most highly skilled foreign workers benefit from the […]

Nature and Nurture: How the Biden Administration Can Advance Ties With India

As the administration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. is set to begin in the United States, the U.S.-India relationship is facing new tests. Biden, who deemed India a “natural partner” on the campaign trail, will have the task of upgrading a mature relationship at a […]

Tibetans in Exile Vote to Elect New Government

Even after 70 years of Tibet's occupation by China, ethnic Tibetans across the globe, who mostly follow Lamaism, are determined to maintain their independence. Based in neighboring India, the Tibetan government in exile has started the election process for its new Tibetan parliament-in-exile, called the […]

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Is New Vice-Chair Of US-India Business Council

US-India Business Council (USIBC) has selected Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as one of its vice-chairs effective immediately. US Chamber of Commerce's USIBC on January 14 announced three vice-chairs to its 2021 Global Board of Directors. The two other business executives joining Shaw as vice-chairs […]

Sonia Aggarwal Named To Be Biden’s Climate Policy Adviser

Sonia Aggarwal, an energy policy expert has been named by President-elect Joe Biden as the senior advisor for climate policy and innovation, the latest of several key Indian American nominees for his administration. She led America’s Power Plan, bringing together 200 electricity policy experts, at […]

William Burns, Architect Of India-US Nuclear Deal Is Named CIA Chief

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named William Burns, who guided the nuclear deal between India and the US but is a strong critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. A former Deputy Secretary of State and […]

Vanita Gupta Named By Bident As Associate Attorney General

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated notable Indian-American civil rights attorney, Vanita Gupta, as Associate Attorney General, the third highest ranking position at the Department of Justice (DOJ). “As associate attorney general, the number three job at the department, I nominate Vanita Gupta. A woman I've […]

Trump Impeached For 2nd Time By US Congress For Insurrection When Will Senate Begin Impeachment Trial?

The United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, January 13th for inciting a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, condemning Trump's behavior and blamed him for sparking the insurrection. The House voted 232 to 197 to […]

Indian AmericanWins Prestigious Infosys Prize In Mathematical Sciences

Sourav Chatterjee, a world-renowned mathematician, and a professor of mathematics and statistics at Stanford University’s School of Humanities and Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious mathematics prize – Infosys Prize in Mathematical Sciences. Now for his contribution to mathematics, the Infosys Science Foundation, awarded Chatterjee […]

Trump Scrambles To Find New Social Network After Twitter Ban, As White House Prepares To Blast Big Tech

Twitter’s decision to ban President Trump mere days before the end of his term sparked a fierce political backlash among his most fervent allies on Saturday, sending some of his supporters — and the White House itself — scrambling to find another potent tool to […]

PravasiBharatiyaSamman Awards-2021 Given to 30 Luminaries

Suriname President ChandrikapersadSantokhi, Curacao Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath and New Zealand minister PriyancaRadhakrishnan were among 30 NRIs, and Indian-origin people and organizations who were conferred the PravasiBharatiyaSamman Award on Saturday, January 9th. President Ram NathKovind, who delivered the valedictory address on the third and final […]

FIA-Tristate Honored With ParavasiBharatiyaSamman Award

The Federation of Indian Associations of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut (FIA-Tristate), was conferred with the prestigious recognition of the PravasiBhartiyaSamman on the 16th PravasiBhartiya Divas (PBD) held on Jan.9,t, 2021 for its outstanding community service. The 16th edition of the PravasiBharatiya Divas was inaugurated by Prime […]

Dr. SudhakarJonnalagadda ReceivesPravasiBharatiyaSamman Award

Dr. SudhakarJonnalagadda, President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), was conferred The PravasiBharatiyaSamman Award (PBSA) during the 16th edition of the annual PravasiBharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention, held virtually on January 9th, 2021. The PravasiBharatiyaSamman Awards were conferred by the Hon’ble President at […]

Indian Americans Express Shock At Trump-Incited Attack on US Capitol

The Indian American community has expressed shock and is dismayed at the events that unfurled on Wednesday, January 6th on Capitol Hill.  Supporters of President Donald Trump breached one of the most iconic American buildings, US Capitol, engulfing the nation's capital in chaos after Trump […]

IAPC Seminar ByAlberta And British Columbia Chapters On Global Economy In The Post-Covid Era

“Covid pandemic globally impacted meticulously by various factors like globalization severely disrupted, the digital revolution accelerated, and inequality in all the sectors drastically increased," said Dr. EtayankaraMuralidharan, Ph.D. (School of Business, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Canada.), commencing the Zoom conference on Saturday, January 9th, 2021.   […]

Unintentional Drowning Risk Factors: How and Where People Drown

Unintentional drowning is a terrifying experience with an astonishing prevalence. New World Health Organization statistics indicate that drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death, accounting for 7% of all such deaths – 320,000 annually. What’s more, there are indications that this figure is underestimated. By […]

Geffen Playhouse Announces World Premiere Of Sri Rao’s “Bollywood Kitchen”

Geffen Playhouse, in association with Hypokrit Theatre Company, launches filmmaker and cookbook author Sri Rao’s Bollywood Kitchen this month. The latest show is part of a new lineup of live, virtual and interactive productions from the Los Angeles-based theater’s Geffen Stayhouse banner, created to entertain […]

Winning 2 Seats in Georgia Run Off, Democrats to take Control of US Senate

Democrats won control of the US Senate after Jon Ossoff joined his Georgia colleague Raphael Warnock in beating Republican incumbents in run-off elections, giving incoming president Joe Biden control of both houses of Congress. Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock have defeated Georgia’s two […]

Mob Inflamed By Trump, Storms US Capitol

The U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown on Wednesday, January 6th as crowds protesting President-elect Joe Biden's victory breached security barricades while Congress was debating the certification of his electoral win over President Donald Trump. Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a […]
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