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Wed, 10 Feb 2016
Refused To Remove his Turban in Public to Meet Federal Safety Requirements Washington, DC: Indian American actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia, who gained fame as the first Sikh man to model for Gap and for his role in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ was flying back to attend the New York Fashion Week. Ahluwalia has had earlier run-ins at airports and with popular culture because of his attire and looks. The 2013 Gap advertisement had set off a social media discussion on what it means to be an ...
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Wed, 03 Feb 2016
  Part of USINPAC Presidential Dialogue Series Washington, DC: As the race for the White House enters the season of caucuses and primaries, The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has been hosting Presidential Dialogue series with Democratic and Republican Presidential campaigns to discuss issues important to the Indian American community. In its recent engagement, USINPAC hosted a continuous series of videoconferences, on January 19th with the Presidential Campaign of Martin O'Ma ...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016
  Reiterates Demand to Reevaluate US Aid Package to Pakistan   Washington, DC : In a tersely worded statement released on his congressional website on Jan 06 2016, Texas Congressman Ted Poe cautioned that the recent terror attack on Pathankot airbase, in Northern India serves us as a reminder that both US and India face the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.   On Jan 1, 2016, terrorists infiltrating across the Pakistani border into India launched an attack on the Pathankot air base, ...
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Thu, 07 Jan 2016
McDermott Played a Key Role in US India Relations   Washington, DC: Former Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, US Congressman Jim McDermott announced that he would not be seeking re-election after 14 terms in the House of Representatives.   Speaking at a news conference in Seattle, longtime Democratic Representative McDermott, 79, said that the retirement of a colleague and a death of a friend influenced the decision to retire after 40 years of political se ...
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Wed, 30 Dec 2015
 Indian-Americans Engage in Direct Dialogue with Presidential Campaigns for the 2016 Election  Washington, DC: The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is the first organization of its kind to host interactive sessions with Democratic and Republican Presidential campaigns to discuss issues important to the Indian-American community.  The latest was a videoconference broadcast on YouTube with the Presidential Campaign of Carly Fiorina, which was represented by its Deputy Campaig ...
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Thu, 24 Dec 2015
USINPAC Members Participate In the Democratic Debate    Washington, DC: The third Democratic Debate at Saint Anselm College threw up three different Democratic viewpoints in the fields of foreign policy and domestic issues. Latha Mangipudi, the former chairperson of the New Hampshire chapter of the US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), attended the event along with Senator Jeanne Shaheen.   Presidential candidate debates in the pre-election period present a great opportunity to ...
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Fri, 18 Dec 2015
US and India Team on Historic Summit   Washington, DC:  Three days after 195 countries inked a historic deal to help cap carbon emissions and tackle rising global temperatures US President Barack Obama called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for India’s critical role in ensuring a successful formulation of a new climate change framework after two weeks of intensive negotiations. The White house released readout on the telephonic conversation between the two leaders noting ...
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Tue, 15 Dec 2015
USINPAC says It will Stifle Innovation Washington, DC: Long-term critic of the H1B visa program Sen. Bill Nelson teamed up with Sen. Jeff Sessions, in launching a bill, this Tuesday, to reduce the base cap for H-1B visas from 85,000 to 70,000 a year. Only highly specialized foreign workers in areas with few skilled American workers can apply for H-1B visas. Apart from reducing the overall cap, the new bill would also change how the visas are distributed; Employers paying the highest wages wou ...
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Fri, 11 Dec 2015
Conference Showcases American Technological Experience   Washington, DC: The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) hosted a dinner reception for leading technical experts from India. These experts are driving social and economic change.    Attendees from India include senior government and technology experts like, Mr. Mohammad Sajid Idrisi, Conservation Biologist, Natural Heritage Division, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Additional Priva ...
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015
Industry Leaders Discuss the Roadmap to India’s Smart Cities   Washington, DC: Mr. Sanjay Puri, Chairman of the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), hosted a panel discussion between key industry experts and visiting Member of Parliament, Ms. Poonam Mahajan. Ms. Mahajan represents Mumbai's influential and dynamic North Central constituency in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The panel of experts brainstormed ideas on the opportunities and challenges in the development of smart ci ...
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