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Thu, 07 May 2015
Dr. Vivek Murthy was officially administered the oath of office as the Surgeon General of the US.  He, in his acceptance speech, said: "I am what I am because of my grandmother's faith, my father's strength, my mother's love, my sister's support and my fiance's unyielding belief in me."   USINPAC, the voice of Indian Americans, has been working for more active participation of the community in US administration and representation in federal, state and local offices. Elated at the appointment ...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015
April 26, 2015. Washington, DC:A natural calamity in the form of earthquake has struck Nepal, the Himalayan nation landlocked by India and Tibet. While parts of northern India also felt the tremors, Nepal was worst hit with loss of life and property. People of Nepal including tourists from several other countries have been victims of this catastrophe.   This event calls for immediate humanitarian relief and rescue operation, on a very large scale. India was one of the very first countries to ...
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015
April 10, 2015. Washington, DC. The recent announcement of a one billion dollar military aid to Pakistan by the United States has come under strong criticism by the US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), the leading advocacy organization of the Indian American community.   “Over so many years several acts of terror in India, including in the commercial capital of Mumbai, have been traced to terror camps in Pakistan and point to the involvement of Pakistan military or ISI. Past recor ...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015
Calls for President Obama to speak out on these incidents Washington, DC, 17 February 2015: The U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) strongly condemns the desecration of a Hindu temple located in Bothell, WA. The temple was vandalized with the words “Get Out” on the wall of the temple and a swastika spray painted on the wall. The temple wasn’t the only building targeted. Skyview Junior High, a block away, was also tagged with a swastika and the worlds, ‘Muslims Get Out’. ...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014
High Level officials discuss ways to bring “D Company” and other groups to Justice   November 14, 2014; Washington, D.C. US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) organized a half-day conference titled “US-India Counterterrorism Cooperation: Salient Issues, Common Approaches, and Avenues for Future Growth” on Capitol Hill.   Panel members at the Conference included former Deputy National Security Advisor Juan Zarate, Chairman and CEO of the Potomac Institute, Michael Swetnam; ...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014
U.S. India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulates Vanita Gupta on her appointment to head the civil rights division of the US, becoming the first South Asian to hold this post. Vanita Gupta is a civil rights lawyer and the Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she oversees the ACLU's national criminal justice reform efforts. Ms. Gupta was born in Philadelphia, but mostly grew up in England and France. She is a graduate of Yale and New York Unive ...
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Thu, 09 Oct 2014
Washington, DC, October 9, 2014. PM Modi had announced, to a rousing applause, key simplification in the PIO (Person of Indian Origin) and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) schemes for the Indian Diasporas during his address to the Indian American community at Madison Square Garden in New York City, on September 28.   The PM’s announcement has now been officially notified in the Gazette, and all PIO cards are now valid for the lifetime of the cardholder, instead of the 15 years so far. It is ...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014
What Prime Minister Narendra Modi does with the American business community during his visit to the United States may be more consequential over the longer term than his engagement with the political leadership in Washington. No wonder the PM has chosen to spend some quality time, both individually and collectively, with the leaders of American business in New York and Washington.If the perception of India as a major business opportunity since the reforms began a quarter of a century ago provide ...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014
PM Narendra Modi’s meetings with the US business community, more than with the US govt, will be the ones to watch on this visit for big announcements   Not many heads of government can fill a big arena. But Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks, has already sold out in anticipation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with the Indian American community on 28 September, part of Modi’s US tour at the end of the month. In New York, he will address the United Nations (UN) ...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014
(Reuters) - India regained its "stable" rating from Standard and Poor's on Friday, more than two years after an embarrassing downgrade, in a validation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious agenda of economic and fiscal reforms.S&P had cut India's "BBB-minus" rating to "negative" in April 2012, leaving it on the verge of a "junk" rating. That came to symbolize plummeting investor confidence because of corruption cases and a perception of the political paralysis of the then Congress-led ...
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