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US mid-term polls: Hindu American Tulsi Gabbard coasting to an easy re-election

US mid-term polls: Hindu American Tulsi Gabbard coasting to an...'s Aziz Haniffa reports from Washington, DC:  Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu American in the United States House of Representatives and a darling of the Indian American community is coasting to a rollicking re-election victory in Hawaii's 2nd District. She has been called up for active duty and will not be returning to Capitol Hill on November 12 when the US Congress reconvenes after the mid-term elections.Gabbard has been called up for activation by ..., 3 weeks ago
Congressman Peter Roskam

Roskam in India Abroad: Modi "A transformational figure for India"

By Aziz Haniffa October 17, 2014 United States Congressman Peter Roskam, the GOP co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, is convinced that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to be a transformational figure ...
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A peek into the first 'langar' on Capitol Hill

Members of the United States Congress break bread to celebrate the contributions of Sikh Americans.’s Aziz Haniffa reports Photograph: Les Talusan/SALDEF In a historic first, the interns in the Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund’s SikhLEAD programme, organised the first-ever langar on Capitol Hill July 30 to share the Sikh way of life with members of the United States Congress and their staffers. Langar is a 500-year-old tradition established by ...
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Ami Bera, only Indian-American in US Congress, wins tight race

The Indian-American Democrat edged out his competition Republic Doug Ose by a narrow margin of 1,432 votes to represent California’s 7th Congressional District, reports’s Aziz Haniffa. He said he wouldn’t give up and would continue fighting till the very end and on Thursday, he was all smiles as he emerged victorious in the United States mid-term elections. Dr Amerish ‘Ami’ Bera, a Democrat, retained the California’s 7th District seat, two weeks ...
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6% rise in number of Indian students in the US this year

With fresh enrollments crossing 100,000 mark, the total number of Indian students studying in the US reported a sharp increase this year, reports Aziz Haniffa/ After three straight years of decline, the number of Indian students on US campuses recorded an increase of 6 per cent. With 102,673 students on the roll, the number has crossed the 1,00,000 mark for the first time since 2008-2009 thanks to a spurt of enrollment at the graduate level.  However India was no match for the ...
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Robin Raphel, the American Indian diplomats hated

On Thursday, November 6, the Washington Post newspaper reported that controversial American diplomat, Ambassador Robin Raphel, had her office and home searched by the FBI. This most unusual development likely raised much cheer at India's ministry of external affairs, in whose flesh Raphel had been a thorn through much of her tenure in the first Bill Clinton administration in the early and mid-1990s by her anti-India and pro-Pakistan stand. Seventeen years ago, as she was about to step down as ...
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US polls: Nikki Haley, Tulsi Gabbard re-elected

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters Indian-American governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley has registered a convincing win. Hindu-American Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard coasts to a rollicking re-election victory in Hawaii's 2nd District.Rep Sabi Kumar is the first Indian in Tennessee House. Connecticut State Representative Dr Prasad Srinivasan has been re-elected for a third term. Latha Mangipudi was re-elected to the New Hampshire State House from Ward 8 ...
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U.S. Ambassador to India: Who Is Richard Verma?

On September 18, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Rahul Richard Verma, a former State Department official, to be the U.S. ambassador to India. If confirmed, it would be the first ambassadorial post for Verma and he would be the first ...
 AllGov1 month ago

Arvind Subramanian: 'India doesn't have this ability to project power like China'

Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents a bouquet to China's President Xi Jinping (left). Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters.   As part of a shake-up in the finance ministry, the Narendra Modi government on Thursday named economist Arvind Subramanian as its chief economic advisor. Subramanian was till now a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development, prior to which he served at the International Monetary ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

In Vanita, US trusts: Desi picked as acting attorney general

'Vanita Gupta is the greatest civil rights lawyer of her generation.' Praise came flying in from all corners after Vanita Gupta is appointed as the acting US Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Aziz Haniffa/ reports from Washington, DC on the historical appointment. 'Vanita has spent her entire career working to ensure that our nation lives up to its promise of equal justice for all,' United States Attorney General Eric Holder said of Vanita Gupta, who has been appointed as ...
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