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Exclusive! New US envoy speaks to

Exclusive! New US envoy speaks to

Richard Rahul Verma, the new US Ambassador to India, speaks exclusively to Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.comRichard Rahul Verma, the first Indian-American to be nominated as ambassador to India by United States President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the Senate, is "humbled by the outpouring of support in the US and India."In an exclusive interview to, Verma said, "I know, while I may be getting the recognition today, it is only because I am standing on the shoulders of so many ..., 1 month ago
Mr Verma comes to India, 3 weeks ago

US mid-term polls: Hindu American Tulsi Gabbard coasting to an easy re-election'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 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Exclusive! Desi Congressman on traveling with Obama to India

'This is such a dynamic time for our entire community.' Dr Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American United States Congressman, tells Aziz Haniffa/ he is honoured to accompany President Barack Obama to India. Dr Amerish 'Ami' Bera, the California Democrat and the only Indian-American lawmaker in the United States Congress, who has been invited by US President Barack Obama to accompany him on the trip to India aboard Air Force One, believes his selection is a clear recognition by the White ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago Ami Bera, only Indian-American in US Congress, wins tight race  Rediff.com2 months ago Indian American Congressman Ami Bera will fight till last vote is counted  Rediff.com2 months ago US midterm polls: The desis who disappointed  Rediff.com2 months ago

Decoding the Modi-Obama chemistry

'The two leaders have a lot in common, from their humble beginnings to coming into office following high-energy campaigns and generating high expectations. They sort of "changed the way in which politics is practised" in India and the United States.'Aziz Haniffa/ reports from Washington, DC, on what makes Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama get along so well.   US President Barack Obama with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago

Modi's R-Day invite to Obama took US by surprise

'Our goal is to leave this relationship in a fundamentally different place than it was when President Obama took office and when Prime Minister Modi took office and we believe that we have a unique moment of opportunity to have that kind of breakthrough.' Aziz Haniffa/ reports from Washington, DC. United States President Barack Obama was pleasantly surprised at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's unprecedented gesture of inviting him as the chief guest for India's Republic Day celebration ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago

'As a daughter of Indian immigrants, I'm proud to serve President Obama'

Aditi Hardikar, the newly appointed Associate Director of Public Engagement at the White House Office of Public Engagement, says she is proud to honour her parents' sacrifices by giving back to her community and country. Aditi Hardikar will be the White House's primary liaison to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Hardikar succeeds Gautam Raghavan as Associate Director of Public Engagement at the White House Office of ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Surgeon General Nominee's Fate Rests With Red State Democrats

WASHINGTON -- With the Senate likely to vote this week on surgeon general nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy, a handful of red state Senate Democrats will determine whether President Barack Obama's pick for the nation's top public health post is confirmed. ...
 Huffington Post1 month ago

When the next US defence secretary spoke to

Image: Then US Deputy Secretary of Defence Ashton B Carter, now tipped to be America's new defence secretary, greeted by then national security adviser Shivshankar Menon on his visit to New Delhi. The Carter-Menon Initiative pushed US-India defence cooperation to unprecedented levels.Photograph: Glenn Fawcett/US Department of Defence   'We have a common way of looking at the world, a common way of thinking, and a common set of values that predispose us to be partners. And our interests ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

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 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

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 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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