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Fri, 04 Jul 2008
New Delhi, India. The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) expresses renewed support for the US-India nuclear deal, as the possibility arises that the government of India might gather enough domestic support to move forward.Meanwhile, in the middle of the political debate, a six-member bipartisan Congressional delegation, led by Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-NY-5) who chairs the South Asia Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, arrived in India Chairman Ackerman, an ad ...
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Fri, 09 May 2008
Mumbai, India. The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) organized a delegation of Indian-American business and community leaders to Mumbai, India from Wednesday, April 30th-Friday, May 2nd for a series of high-level briefings from senior members of corporate India on some of the hottest sectors in the Indian economy. The meetings focused on IT, BPO, infrastructure, real estate, investment banking and pharmaceuticals. The delegation was given the opportunity to dialogue with senio ...
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Tue, 06 May 2008
Indianapolis, IN. Voters in Indiana are heading to their polling places today in what looks like numbers equal to the interest garnered by a general election not simply a primary contest, and their votes cast will be more relevant than they have been for decades. The unusual enthusiasm evidenced by all Hoosiers is reflected in the Indian-American community here as well. Since the Pennsylvania primary on April 22nd, support of all kinds within the Indian-American community for the Democratic cont ...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2008
Washington, DC. On Wednesday, February 27th, the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) approved by bipartisan voice vote H.R. 5501 - the Lantos-Hyde U.S. Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act. This new measure seeks to move the global HIV/AIDS assistance program beyond the "emergency" phase of implementation under the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and looks to make its supported programs more sustainable over the longer-term. ...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2008
Washington, DC. Today's Washington Times includes an editorial written by Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-9), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, in support of India's inclusion as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. Congressman Bilirakis has introduced H. Res. 638 which expresses the House of Representatives' desire that the UN should amend Article 23 of the Charter to establish India as a permanent member of the Security Council."India is an important ally of the Uni ...
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Sat, 09 Feb 2008
Baton Rouge, LA. With state political parties in Louisiana deciding to move up their presidential primaries to earlier in the year as many others have also done, today's primary is gaining national attention. Louisiana's primaries have historically fallen after the nominations have already been settled or they have been overlooked as an insignificant part of the Super Tuesday primaries. Since neither the Democratic nominees nor the Republican nominees garnered the necessary number of delegates t ...
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Thu, 07 Feb 2008
Trenton, NJ. Indian-Americans in New Jersey with other Indian-Americans in states like Illinois, New York, and California might just determine the frontrunners for the presidential nominations tonight. The presidential primary here traditionally was held in June, long after the primary races were more or less decided. With New Jersey's primary moved up to Super Tuesday, like a number of other states, turnout is anticipated to set a record here."The Indian-American community plays a vital role in ...
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Thu, 07 Feb 2008
Chicago, IL. With one of the largest Indian-American populations, the unusually high level of excitement surrounding the Democratic presidential race in particular, and the 2008 Congressional season opening here, Illinois is very likely to see a record high turnout of Indian-American voters despite the less than pleasant weather. Illinois Democratic leaders wanted to help Barack Obama by pushing up the state's traditional March election, so we have a first-term Senator from Chicago pitted agains ...
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Wed, 06 Feb 2008
Silicon Valley, CA. Today, the more than 300,000 Indian-Americans who live and work in Silicon Valley are focused on deciding who the most business-friendly candidate for president is. The most business-friendly candidate here is a "free trader" who believes that market forces are best and that outsourcing is not a "war against the [American] middle class" as CNN commentator Lou Dobbs would have you believe. There has been little battling amongst the candidates over the issue of outsourcing ...
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Wed, 06 Feb 2008
Atlanta, GA. With the backdrop of today's Georgia primary, the former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich praises the grassroots involvement of the Indian-American community in Georgia and throughout the region."Today, when Americans are demanding real change from their elected leaders by addressing the many real challenges confronting our country, the Indian-American community is leading the effort by focusing on holding politicians accountable here in Georgia and throughout the South ...
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Thu, 31 Jan 2008
Tallahassee, FL. All the 2008 presidential campaigns are making significant outreach efforts towards the Indian-American community as evidenced by Senator John McCain's campaign in today's hotly contested Florida primary. Senator McCain told the U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), "I value the Indian-American community's contributions to our great nation and thank those who have supported me here in Florida."Senator McCain's outreach in Florida has been growing the campaign reaching ...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2008
Washington, DC. The Indian-American community was shaken again by yet another fatal shooting of an Indian graduate student on an American university campus. Abhijit Mahato, 29, a Ph.D. engineering candidate at Duke University, died from gunshot wounds in his apartment at the Anderson Apartment complex Friday night, January 19th. This tragedy renews memories of the fatal shooting of two Indian Ph.D. students on the campus of Louisiana State University less than two months ago on December 13th.&nb ...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2008
New Delhi, India. From January 7th to January 9th, the U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) delegation of prominent business leaders, entrepreneurs, political activists, and professionals from the Indian-American community dialogued with senior Indian government officials at the federal and state levels about the U.S.-India relationship, the growth of the Indian economy, and other important domestic issues. One theme woven through all the meetings was the importance of the Indian ...
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Tue, 08 Jan 2008
Concord, NH. The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) today commended the Indian-Americans in New Hampshire for their unprecedented historic participation in the New Hampshire Primary. USINPAC's New Hampshire Chapter, referred to as USINPAC-NH, has been active in the state for over a year now. Latha Mangipudi, the Chair of USINPAC-NH, said "Indian-Americans in this state have attended events with every major Presidential candidate including Clinton, Obama, Romney, Giuliani, McCai ...
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Tue, 08 Jan 2008
Bangalore, India. From January 2nd to January 4th, the U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) delegation of prominent business leaders, entrepreneurs, political activists, and professionals from the Indian-American community got to hear from top Indian corporate leaders in Bangalore, India. The economic sectors represented by these high-level meetings were IT, pharmaceutical and healthcare, telecommunications, infrastructure and agri-business. The diversity of the meetings was comp ...
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Thu, 03 Jan 2008
Des Moines, IA. The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) watches along with the rest of country as Indian-Americans and their fellow Iowans commence the presidential nomination process today. Indian-Americans, the wealthiest and most educated minority group in the United States, have been much sought after by both Democratic and Republican parties ahead of these closely contested presidential elections. It has been estimated that Indian-Americans could raise up to a total of $20 milli ...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2007
Washington, DC. Chairman Sanjay Puri of the U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) returned today to the U.S. from a shuttle diplomacy visit of leading Indian-Americans with India's top government leaders. Puri and USINPAC traveled to India to learn first-hand the status of the U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear Agreement, and in the process became a back channel of communication between Prime Minister Singh and the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While in India last week, the ...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2007
New Delhi, India. Today Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warmly greeted the U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) delegation, consisting of Indian-American business and community leaders led by Chairman Sanjay Puri, and thanked them for making the trip at this critical moment in Indo-American relations. Prime Minister Singh went on to praise the work done by USINPAC members on behalf of the Indian-American community and U.S.-India relations for the past five years, calling it their ...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2007
Washington, DC. The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) mobilizes an emergency delegation of Indian-American business and community leaders to India at this critical moment in Indo-American relations. The USINPAC delegation, consisting of members from California, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia, and Maryland, leaves for India on October 19th to meet with Indian government officials and representatives of Indian industry to discuss recent developments surrounding the U.S.-India nucle ...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2007
Washington, DC. The Indian-American community is shocked by the December 14th shooting of two Indian Ph.D. students on the campus of LSU. Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC, says we as individuals and as a community mourn along with the families of Chandrashekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam. Mr. Puri further says, something like this is always a tragedy, two young men struck down in the prime of their lives, but with the close-knit nature of the Indian-American community and its ...
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