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Why US Reps aren't buying decision against inviting PM Modi
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Why US Reps aren't buying decision against inviting PM Modi

The debate over Prime Minister Modi’s nixed Congressional address continues. Aziz Haniffa has the scoop United States Representatives Brad Sherman of California and Eni Faleomavaega of American Samoa are disappointed with House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to not invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress. The opportunity to address a joint session of the House and Senate is the highest honour Congress can bestow on a visiting foreign ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks 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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EXCLUSIVE! Obama didn't know of Modi's US visa ban

The President was apparently unaware of the Narendra Modi visa ban controversy till April. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com has the scoop. President Barack Obama was apparently totally unaware of the raging controversy over the visa ban on Narendra Modi till April this year. Several United States lawmakers, on the urging of their Indian-American constituents, over the past few years were writing to then secretary of state Hillary Clinton and her successor John F Kerry, calling on the US State Department ...
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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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'Imagine the signal India would send if it joined the coalition to confront ISIS'

'The US wants Modi to succeed because we want India to succeed. For our part, when India thinks of its partners in the world, we want it to think of the US first. That means positioning our country as the preferred provider of the key inputs that can help to propel India's rise.' 'The meeting this month between Modi and Obama is, and must be, an opportunity for true strategic dialogue -- not a scripted exchange of talking points, but an open discussion of the big questions. What kind of world ...
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Why Modi won't be addressing US Congress joint session

Lawmakers were not going to be in town on that particular day, and would be in their constituencies preparing for the mid-term elections in November. Rediff.com’s Aziz Haniffa reports Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not address a joint session of the United States Congress despite a concerted campaign by over 88 members of the US House of Representatives and 4 influential US Senators who had urged Speaker John Boehner to invite Modi to do so when he visits Washington, DC, in ...
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Why multi-millionaire Neel Kashkari posed as a homeless man

It’s jobs and not more welfare that people want, says Republican gubernatorial challenger Neel Tushar Kashkari, who posed as a homeless job seeker for 7 days. Aziz Haniffa reports    Neel Tushar Kashkari, the multi-millionaire Republican gubernatorial challenger to incumbent Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, recently went incognito as a homeless job seeker for 7 days. Kashkari, 41, wanted to illustrate how difficult it is to gain employment in California, and to counter ...
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Tamil Nadu, India's model for organ transplants

"Tamil Nadu has the most efficient and effective cadaver transplant programme in India," says Virginia Vaidhyanathan of the India-US Transplant Foundation.Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com discovers how the US-based charitable organisation, founded by Mrs Vaidhyanathan after Indian doctors saved her husband's life, is closely linked to the story of organ transplants in IndiaThe India-US Transplant Foundation, founded by New York-based Virginia 'Ginny' Vaidhyanathan after Indian doctors saved her ...
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Vardhan promises 15-day approval for Indian-American doctors

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, while addressing American Association of Physicians Of Indian Origin members, promised Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s approval within 15 days if Indian-American doctors apply online for the area of choice where they want to serve. Rediff.com’s Aziz Haniffa reports from San Antonio. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who keynoted the gala dinner of the AAPI at the organisation’s 32nd annual convention held in San Antonio, called ...
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'India's implicit support to Russia is disappointing to the US'

Several American lawmakers have slammed India for failing to condemn Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Russian rebels’ downing of flight MH17 and the annexation of Crimea. The leaders also raised the issue of repeated abuse and violence against minorities and women in India. Aziz Haniffa reports.  The United States of America slammed India on Thursday for condoning the Russian aggression in Ukraine, Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and wondered if India could truly be trusted ...
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