Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com and George Joseph report from Washington, DC and New York ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. Thanks to the perseverance of Dallas-based Indian-American community activist Sante Chary, the United States Senate unanimously adopted Senate Resolution 571 that officially designates September 30, 2014, as US-India Partnership Day. Chary camped out on Capitol Hill for over a week, pacing the corridors of the US Senate offices and urging members of the bipartisan ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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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 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Miss America gives it back to haters, and aunties Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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 ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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 ...Rediff.com, 7 hours ago
'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: ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
'India is going to maintain its ties to China, India is going to develop a strong relationship with the United States. It means that India is going to have the flexibility to pick and choose its friends.' 'That's traditional Indian foreign policy, and it's smart.' Former US ambassador to India Frank Wisner, one of America's sharpest minds on South Asia, tells Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com what Washington can expect from Narendra Modi's visit. Over the past few weeks, former United States ambassador ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago 90 minutes of promises to 'make India the India of your dreams' Rediff.com, 1 day ago 'Imagine the signal India would send if it joined the coalition to confront ISIS' Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago US calls for Saffron Revolution in India's energy sector Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'The threat that India faces and the threat the United States faces is not just to the homeland, but to our people and to our institutions wherever they may be.' In an exclusive conversation with Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com, US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Desai Biswal outlines the importance of Prime Minister Modi's visit for America. Since President Barack Obama called Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his landslide election victory and invited the new Indian prime minister to visit him ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
'I couldn't think of a more visible strategic form of cooperation than both of our armed serves using a similar weaponry jointly developed together.' Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from Washington, DC on what is expected in the India-US defence relationship during Prime Minister Modi's visit. The US aerospace and the defence industry is not holding its breath that sales of any big ticket items will be done during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. Rahul Madhavan, who heads the Aerospace and ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
'Who in Pakistan was intending to carry out one of the most grievous acts of international terrorism just a few months ago?' Former CIA official Bruce Riedel reveals how the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and the ISI planned the attack on the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Herat in May to take Indian diplomats hostage and disrupt Narendra Modi's swearing-in. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from Washington, DC Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the cross-hairs of terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Tayiba ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
'Since there will be US lawmakers, deans of leading universities like Harvard and Columbia and personalities from the worlds of art, culture, politics, medicine, science, technology, "We have made a request to the prime minister to say something in English."' Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from Washington, DC. The organisers of the community reception for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to be held at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 28, have created a special ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
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