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Wed, 21 Sep 2016
  Prime Minister Modi mulls retaliatory action, ‘attack will not go unpunished’   Washington, DC: Early Sunday morning four heavily armed militants attacked an army base in Kashmir, claiming the lives of 17 Indian soldiers and injuring several others. The attack, which took place at Uri near the line of control between India and Pakistan, in the disputed region of Kashmir, was the deadliest attack on an army base in Kashmir in more than 15 years. Indian Kashmir, one of the world’s ...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016
  Congressional seat in New Jersey is considered a Republican bastion   Washington, DC: Indian American social worker and businessman Peter Jacob is one of the sixty other liberal democrats running for local, state and Congressional offices this November included in the preferred list of candidates on Senator Sanders’s new initiative ‘Our New Revolution’ website. The only campaign to be endorsed by Sanders, for a seat in New Jersey, the New Revolution website describes Jacob as "Ra ...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016
High level meetings held on defense, strategy and commerce     Washington, DC: On his sixth meeting with the Defense Secretary Ashton Carter here at the Pentagon, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar signed an important agreement that will make the US and India logistical allies and enable both the militaries to use each other's assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies. The Washington meetings are being followed by the 2nd India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, to be ...
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016
Indian Americans rejoice as 15 years of advocacy bears fruit    Washington, DC: The USPS announced the official release of a forever postage stamp commemorating the festival of Diwali, an important festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all around the world. The stamp will be released on a first-day ceremony hosted by the Indian Consulate on October 5th in New York City.   Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a leading figure advocating for the stamp, held a celebratory event marking t ...
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Mon, 08 Aug 2016
Goods and Services Tax bill approved after a decade of building consensus  Washington, DC: The Indian Parliament set in to motion the next phase of economic reforms by passing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in its Upper House, the Rajya Sabha, with near unanimous consensus from all political parties. The Bill is now being debated in the lower House, the Lok Sabha, where it is likely to sail through smoothly. The GST bill envisions a unified, transparent and efficient value added tax s ...
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Fri, 05 Aug 2016
Bernie Sander’s endorsement helped raise profile and funds     Washington, DC: Indian American Democrat Pramila Jayapal swept the open primary for Washington’s 7th Congressional District Tuesday night and will now advance to the general elections in November. Jayapal, who was one of the first Congressional candidates to be endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders in April, won 38 percent votes in the primary. She would become the first Indian American woman to enter the US Congress if she ...
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Thu, 04 Aug 2016
Demands include elimination of aid and imposition of sanctions     Washington, DC: Fifteen years after 9/11 and billions of dollars’ worth of aid to Pakistan, US lawmakers and subject matter experts questioned Pakistan’s double standards in dealing with terrorist attacks and with the US. At a recently held Congressional hearing titled, Pakistan: Friend or foe in the fight against terrorism? Witness after witness demanded cutting off all U.S. assistance to Pakistan and to persuade Isla ...
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Mon, 01 Aug 2016
Party shines spotlight on rising stars including Indian Americans       Washington, DC: The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia made history by nominating Hillary R. Clinton, a woman as the Presidential nominee for the first time by a major political party. In a 4-day emotionally charged celebration democrats paraded retired generals, first responders, parents of fallen soldiers, billionaires and rising political stars. The goal was to bring under its campaign, disappoi ...
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Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Former Governor of Virginia seen to be a great friend of India    Washington, DC:  With the Democratic National Convention (DNC) underway in Philadelphia, Indian Americans welcomed with enthusiasm the announcement of Senator Tim Kaine as the party’s Vice Presidential nominee. Shekhar Narasimhan, Co-chair of DNC’S Indo American Council, at the Clinton-Kaine rally where the announcement was made, declared "Kaine will help propel Hillary Clinton to victory in 2016 and importantly, will b ...
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Mon, 25 Jul 2016
  Washington, DC: Indian Americans actively participated at the 4-day Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Quicken Loans arena in Cleveland, Ohio The national platform adopted by the GOP at the convention describes India as a “geopolitical ally and a strategic trading partner” and singles out Indian Americans for praise – “Republicans note with pride the contributions to our country that are made by our fellow citizens of Indian ancestry.” The relationship with Pakistan is ...
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