US Congressman's father was convicted for making illegal donations to his son's campaign coffers.Rediff.com's Ritu Jha reports from California. Babulal Bera, US Congressman Ami Bera's 83-year-old father, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison by Judge Troy Lynne Nunley of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, August 18. Babulal Bera was charged with making an excessive contribution to his son's campaign and also with making campaign ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'We ask all Americans to stand against homophobia as well as against Islamophobia.'Ritu Jha/Rediff.com reports from the US. IMAGE: Ahmed Zaeem embraces Billy Quimby while attending a candlelight vigil in San Francisco for victims of the Orlando attack. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters When Almas Haider heard on the news that a man had gone on a rampage and killed people at an Orlando nightclub, she cringed the same way many Muslims do when they learn that someone who share their faith has ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'It is not just a loss for India or UC Berkeley, it is a loss for the world.'Friends and teachers at Tarishi Jain's university in California remember the teenager murdered by IS killers in Dhaka.Ritu Jha/Rediff.com reports from California. Faculty members and friends at the University of California, Berkeley, are shocked to learn that Tarishi Jain was one among the 20 people murdered by Islamic State terrorists at a restaurant in Dhaka on Friday, July 1. "All of us at Berkeley are devastated by ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
California State Attorney General Kamala Harris and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez battle each other to become California's next senator, after winning the top two spots in an open primary on Tuesday, reports Ritu Jha from California. IMAGE: California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks at the Center for American Progress' 2014 Making Progress Policy Conference in Washington, District of Columbia, US. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters California State Attorney General Kamala ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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