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Fri, 26 May 2017
  Food an opportunity for growth in US-India business   Washington, DC: USINPAC hosted a dinner reception for visiting Food Safety experts from India, here on a leadership mission to review the US national food safety standards and examine how stakeholders at local and state level cooperate to maintain industry compliance to international standards. The dinner reception was also attended by prominent Indian Americans.   The delegation was represented by officials from the Government of ...
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Thu, 11 May 2017
Neil Chatterjee to FERC and Rohit Chopra to FTC Washington, DC: President Donald Trump nominated Neil Chatterjee, a long-time adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to a key administration position in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, for the term expiring in 2021. The White House in a statement, credited Chatterjee with playing an integral role in the passage of major energy, highway, and farm legislation. Chatterjee needs to be vetted by the Senate Energy and Natural Res ...
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Thu, 04 May 2017
  India-based Infosys to build multiple Hi-Tech centers in the US   Washington, DC: Days after President Trump signed an executive order, ordering federal authorities to review the H1 B visa program, Infosys Inc., announced that it would establish four technology centers in the United States and hire 10,000 American workers by 2019. The first technology hub, that will focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, emerging digital technologies, cloud and big data, will be launched in ...
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Thu, 16 Mar 2017
  Congressman Poe calls for ‘radical reset’ with Pakistan  Washington, DC: Last week, Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism introduced H.R. 1449, the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Act of 2017. The bill requires the President to issue a report within 90 days detailing whether Pakistan has provided support for international terrorism. Thirty days from then, the Secretary of State would be required to submit a follow-up report, detailing a determination ...
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Mon, 13 Mar 2017
Resolution calls on the President to tone down inflammatory rhetoric   Washington, DC: In the wake of recent attacks on South Asians, vandalism at Jewish centers and a rise in hate fueled violence across the nation, Rep. Pramila Jayapal and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley introduced H.R. 192 in the House this Friday. The resolution urges the Department of Justice to investigate these attacks as hate crimes. The lawmakers also expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to ...
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Mon, 06 Mar 2017
Asks Indian Americans to contact CNN to cancel it   US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), the advocacy organization of the Indian American community, asks CNN not to broadcast the show "Believer with Reza Aslan" that is to air on Sunday, March 5, 2017 @ 10 PM EST. Aslan's sensational piece on Hinduism and Cannibalism talks about a fringe sect called Aghoris in India, and presents it as the face of Hinduism. CNN story on Hindu rites and cannibalism is completely baseless. Most Hindu ...
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Sun, 05 Mar 2017
Fourth violent attack against Indian American reported  Washington, DC: There have been multiple reports of hate-fueled attacks against people of Indian origin from across the US; close on the heels of the shooting death of Olathe based Indian Engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla at a Kansas bar.   On Thursday night a case of shooting death was reported from Lancaster, South Carolina. Convenience store owner, Indian American Harnish Patel’s body was discovered outside his home. Patel is survi ...
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Thu, 02 Mar 2017
Conciliatory tone marks Trump’s first address to Congress Washington, DC: President Donald Trump struck a more hopeful tone while addressing his first joint session of the US Congress, Tuesday night, outlining his vision for America. In a broad ranging speech President Trump spoke on reforming the economy, immigration, law and order, education and health care. Indians at home and Indian Americans anxiously awaiting condemnation of last week’s hate fueled shooting incident, in Kansas, tha ...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2017
Gunman uttered racial slurs and yelled, "get out of my country"   Washington, DC: US-India Political Action Committee has strongly condemned the killing of Indian engineer by an American navy veteran in an apparent hate crime in Kansas City, calling it "heinous" and "barbaric". USINPAC stands together with the victims' families at their time of distress and has extended all possible assistance to help them recover from this unfortunate incident.   Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old Indi ...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2017
Promises to focus on “America First”   Washington, DC: President Trump began his inauguration address by saying that the ceremony had very special meaning, “because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American people.” President Trump promised that the focus of his administration would be to make “America First… [Where] every ...
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