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Roskam in India Abroad: Modi
Congressman Peter Roskam

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

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 ... Congressman Peter Roskam, 6 days ago
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Ahmed Daver Faheem to head West Virginia Board of Medicine

Dr Faheem is the second Indian-American physician to be elected to this position. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports Hyderabad-born Dr Ahmed Daver Faheem, an alumnus of J N Medical College at Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh, has been elected president, West Virginia Board of Medicine. Beckley, West Virginia-based Dr Faheem is the second Indian-American physician to be elected to this position, years after Dr Sarjit Singh of Weirton, West Virginia. Dr Faheem’s election, in a now ...
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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. Rediff.com’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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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 ...
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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/Rediff.com 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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'4 men, a dog and a tent are no military threat'

What does Shiv Shankar Menon, one of India's most brilliant diplomats and the former National Security Advisor, think of the Modi visit to the US, the Chinese stand-off in Ladakh and the situation on the LoC? Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com listens in. What India, Shiv Shankar Menon, who served as India's ambassador to Beijing in the mid-2000s, was seeking from China, "is very much what the US is seeking." "We don't want confrontation; we are trying to build a cooperative relationship in which both ...
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Roundtable on India

1:30 P.M. EDT THE WASHINGTON FOREIGN PRESS CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C. MR. REINER: First and foremost, thank you, everybody, for being here today. I look forward to this conversation. My name is Philip Reiner; I am the Senior Director for South ...
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'The only two countries that could have given birth to Hollywood and Bollywood'

'We are two countries that, as Swami Vivekananda said in Chicago more than a century ago, have sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations on Earth.' 'People are watching to wait and see if this Modi moment is going to be the moment when the world's oldest democracy and the world's largest democracy finally capitalise on the full, inherent potential of this relationship.' Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from the State Department's lunch for Prime Minister Modi.
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NaMo has warm water, Barack has red wine

Modi presented Obama with a richly silk-covered special edition of Mahatma Gandhi's interpretation of the Bhagvad Gita, and recordings of Dr Martin Luther King's speech when he visited India in 1959 and also a specially framed photograph of Dr King when he visited Rajghat. Modi had scrupulously researched and selected these gifts for Obama and more gifts would be presented on Tuesday during their summit for both the President and the First Family. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from ...
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Modi's wit keeps celebs, lawmakers hungry for more

'This speech is going to be more of a punishment. I spoke too much this afternoon.' A tireless Narendra Modi left over 700 notable luminaries in peals of laughter with his quick wit during a dinner reception hosted by Indian Ambassador Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at the Taj-owned, The Pierre Hotel. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com presents a sneak peak into the festive, grand dinner. Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the dinner hosted by Indian Ambassador Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. Photograph: ...
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