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Exclusive! New US envoy speaks to Rediff.com
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Exclusive! New US envoy speaks to Rediff.com

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 Rediff.com, 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 ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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US mid-term polls: Hindu American Tulsi Gabbard coasting to an easy re-election

Rediff.com'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 ...
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In Modi's honour, US-India Partnership Day resolution in US Senate

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.com2 months ago New York court summons on Modi has no effect: White House  Rediff.com2 months ago
Congressman Peter Roskam

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

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 Roskam2 months ago 'Obama won't promise Modi $100 billion'  Rediff.com2 months ago 90 minutes of promises to 'make India the India of your dreams'  Rediff.com2 months ago
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'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 ...
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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. ...
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When the next US defence secretary spoke to Rediff.com

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 ...
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Ami Bera, only Indian-American in US Congress, wins tight race

The Indian-American Democrat edged out his competition Republic Doug Ose by a narrow margin of 1,432 votes to represent California’s 7th Congressional District, reports Rediff.com’s Aziz Haniffa. He said he wouldn’t give up and would continue fighting till the very end and on Thursday, he was all smiles as he emerged victorious in the United States mid-term elections. Dr Amerish ‘Ami’ Bera, a Democrat, retained the California’s 7th District seat, two weeks ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Indian American Congressman Ami Bera will fight till last vote is counted  Rediff.com1 month ago US midterm polls: The desis who disappointed  Rediff.com1 month ago
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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/Rediff.com 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 ...
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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 ...
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