Indian-origin California Attorney General Kamala Harris has potential to become the first woman president of the United States, a media report has said, days after Hillary Clinton was unable to break the highest glass ceiling. Harris, 51, whose mother was from Chennai and father from Jamaica, won the US Senate Seat from California in a landslide election this Tuesday, becoming the first black and Asian Senator from the state. Soon thereafter she has launched her nationwide campaign ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
If President-elect Donald Trump expects U.S. taxpayers to fund the construction of his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border (that money “ will be paid back by Mexico later! ” he claimed), shouldn’t we at least get a say in what it ...Huffington Post, 5 days ago
Coffee lovers will soon be able to combine their cuppa joe with Mary Jane for an extra morning buzz. San Diego company Brewbudz plans to debut single-serving coffee pods that also hold cannabis. Each cup will contain 10 milligrams of the marijuana chemical ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
With Ro Khanna defeating eight-term incumbent Mike Honda, for the first time in history the Indian Diaspora has three of its own in the US Congress. Ritu Jha reports from California. IMAGE: As a former deputy assistant secretary in the US Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama and for his work as a vice president of Strategic Initiatives at Smart Utility Systems, Ro Khanna is admired by Silicon Valley companies. Photograph: Ritu Jha Just like the last time Fremont-based ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
An unprecedented ‘desi’ wave hit the United States general elections as a record number of four Indian-Americans were on Wednesday elected to the US Congress, while the fifth candidate’s election results have gone for recounting. Indian-American women put up a good show in the 2016 elections, with Kamala Harris, 51, a two-term attorney general from California, creating history by winning the US Senate seat from the state. Pramila Jayapal, 51, won the Congressional seat from ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The evidence seems unequivocal: The American pika is rapidly vanishing from the mountains of the western U.S., and scientists say it is climate change that has imperiled these tiny mammals. Yet the Fish and Wildlife Service last month denied the pika ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago
This time he really went overboard. In another viral video posted Oct. 14, guerrilla stunt jumper 8Booth made a heart-stopping 129-foot leap into Orange County, California’s Newport Harbor, barely missing a dock. He attached a GoPro to his hand and ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago
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