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Wed, 17 Dec 2008
SOURCE : Sindh Today Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC),a bipartisan organisation of Indian Americans, has come out in support of Sonal Shah, a member of President-elect Barack Obama's transition team in the eye of a controversy.'A highly accomplished member of your team, Sonal Shah, has been targeted in a smear campaign in which she is falsely accused of supporting groups that condone violence against Christians and Muslims,' USINPAC noted in a letter t ...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2008
SOURCE : Press Trust of India - New Delhi Washington, Dec 17 (PTI) Sonal Shah, an economist from India who was inducted into the transition team of President- elect Barack Obama amid controversies over her links with VHP, has got the support of a US-based Indian-American group which said she deserves the position.In a letter to the president-elect, the United States India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has hoped that "you will continue to support" Sonal Shah for her commitment to public s ...
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Tue, 02 Dec 2008
SOURCE : Punjab Kesari Dec 01, 2008Washington, (UNI) The Bush Administration has expressed ''full confidence'' in the Indian government's ability to provide security to its people and bring to book those responsible for the Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Jaipur. "However, as we've seen, there are groups out there or individuals out there intent on committing terrorist acts," State Department's Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey said yesterday in reply to a question. He also referred to the St ...
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Tue, 02 Dec 2008
SOURCE : Examiner.com Nov 29, 2008 3:31 PM; AP WASHINGTON, The deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai have left many South Asian residents in the Washington area wondering how their native region will cope. The coordinated assaults left nearly 200 people dead, including six Americans, and raised tensions between India and neighboring Pakistan, two nuclear-armed rivals.Dozens of people gathered Friday at the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham to pray and express condolences and solidarity."L ...
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Tue, 02 Dec 2008
SOURCE : The Economic Times 30 Nov 2008, 0121 hrs IST, Ishani Duttagupta, ET BureauNEW DELHI: For Indians overseas, it's a double whammy. Besides coping with the trauma in the aftermath of the worst terror attack that India has ever faced, they also have to try to put up a brave front as the international community finds its confidence shaken in Brand India. And many prominent Global Indians are doing just that. In fact, some are even going a step further and doing their bit to rebuild confiden ...
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Tue, 02 Dec 2008
SOURCE : Washington Post By Keith L. Alexander and Clarence WilliamsSaturday, November 29, 2008; Page A12With Indian government officials suggesting that groups based in Pakistan were responsible for the attack in Mumbai, many South Asians in the Washington area expressed fear yesterday that an improvement in relations between the two countries could be wiped out. "Strides were taking place. There was talk of an end to a possibility of a nuclear attack and creating a visa-free border in India. ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2008
SOURCE : India Post Monday, 11.17.2008, 01:09am (GMT-7)"It is extremely heartening to observe every election cycle that more and more Indian-Americans run for elected office, contribute their time and money to campaigns, and are increasingly reached out to by those running for public office at all levels," said Sanjay Puri, Chairman of the U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC). "We are very pleased to have supported a whole range of deserving Indian-American candidates and congratulat ...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2008
SOURCE : Indiawest.com By SUNITA SOHRABJINovember 13, 2008 03:17:00Indo-U.S. diplomatic and trade relations under President Barack Obama's administration will remain relatively unchanged in the short term, but the issue of Kashmir will be central to dealing with the war on terror, concluded several South Asia experts in the week following the historical election of the country's first African American president."The banality of normality" will characterize immediate relations between the two co ...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2008
SOURCE : DNA Daily News & Analysis Uttara Choudhury Friday, November 14, 2008 04:31 IST. Only Indian American on Obama transition team was targeted by Leftist blogger NEW YORK: Economist Sonal Shah's appointment to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team as an adviser has sparked raging controversy and her supporters say she is being viciously maligned as a "closet fascist" with alleged links to Hindu fundamentalist organisations. Washington insiders say Shah's inclusio ...
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Tue, 04 Nov 2008
SOURCE : NDTV.com Sanjay Puri, Founder-Chairman, USINPAC. Thursday, October, 9 2008. September was unusually hot this year in Washington, DC. Temperatures regularly soared to the high-90s and humidity was close to 80 per cent almost every day. For members of the Indian American community, especially those who were actively advocating the US-India nuclear cooperation agreement on Capitol Hill, it was an unforgiving month. The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), an advocacy group that ...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2008
SOURCE : IndoLink October 28, 2008. As the campaign reaches its final moments, U.S. presidential candidates are reaching out to Indo-Americans for their votes and financial support. Both the candidates took time out from their busy campaign schedules to wish Happy Diwali to Indo-Americans. Here are the messages from Presidential campaigns on this festive occasion. MESSAGE FROM DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNDear Friends, Thank you for the opportunity to share a few thoughts with you as we ...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2008
SOURCE : IndiaWest.com October 14, 2008. Indian American community leaders were ecstatic following the passage of the U.S.-India nuclear accord in both the U.S. House and Senate which U.S. President George W. Bush has promised to sign into law Oct. 8.The Senate Oct. 1 voted to overturn a three-decade ban on atomic trade with India. The 86-13 vote gave overwhelming final congressional approval to a landmark U.S.-India nuclear cooperation accord. Earlier at the House of Representatives a week ago ...
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Thu, 09 Oct 2008
SOURCE : ANTARA News Washington,The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) welcomes news that, after weeks of tough deliberation, the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) approved a full-scope safeguards waiver for India, as a step toward operationalizing the US-India nuclear deal and allowing India to enter the international mainstream for civil nuclear power."There have been many doubters in the past two weeks," said Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC. "But, the fact that the U.S. lobbied ...
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Thu, 02 Oct 2008
SOURCE : Sindh Today New York, Oct 2 (IANS) Indian American organisations and community leaders have hailed the U.S. Senate's final approval of the India-US civil nuclear agreement, calling it a 'historic watershed' that will open up vast areas of cooperation between the two countries. Applauding Congressional ratification of the nuclear pact, the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) praised the Indian American community for working tirelessly for the past three years for the passag ...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2008
SOURCE : The Economic Times NEW DELHI: There was bad news even as the U.S. Senate foreign relations committee approved the nuclear agreement. The deal agenda has been sidelined in the wake of the U.S. financial crisis and the fate of the Bush bailout package. With both Democrat and Republican lawmakers resisting the quick passage of the $700 billion financial rescue package, which is aimed at staving off the collapse of the U.S. financial system, the Bush administration's efforts were clea ...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2008
SOURCE : The Hindu Washington (PTI): The national membership of the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has expressed grief over the serial terror blasts in New Delhi that has left at least 24 persons dead and scores others injured. "Our hearts go out to the families of the victims." Sanjay Puri, the USINPAC Chairman said in a Statement. "Terrorism in New Delhi is terrorism committed against citizens of all civilized nations. Such a senseless act of violence against in ...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2008
SOURCE : India Post NEW YORK: The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has applauded the Sept 6 action by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to end India's nuclear isolation. The 45-nation body's decision to grant India a special waiver opens, for the first time in more than three decades, India's opportunity to access civil nuclear technology and much-needed nuclear fuel. USIBC, the leading advocate for the US-India nuclear accord, has now turned its attention to the 110th U.S. Congress, whi ...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2008
SOURCE : India Post Sunday, 08.24.2008, 09:14pm (GMT-7).NEW YORK: A great deal of inaccuracy and misinformation surrounds the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) draft waiver exemption for India, which is a key part of the process of operationalizing the entry of India as a full-member in the global nuclear mainstream, according to the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC). Public statements like those made by the Arms Control Association (ACA) last week contribute to a misrepresentatio ...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2008
SOURCE : The Assam Tribune MUMBAI/CHENNAI, Aug 10. After getting IAEA's nod on India-specific safeguards agreement, New Delhi is hoping for an "unconditional" and "clean" waiver from NSG to operationalise the Indo-US deal as equal partners, a top official today said. The US, which has already changed goal posts three times, should enable the deal package in the current form to have a smooth passage at August 21-22 NSG plenary meeting as India is not in a position to give in any more, M R Srini ...
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Sun, 03 Aug 2008
SOURCE : India Post NEW YORK: In reaching out on Capitol Hill while conveying grave concern over the recent wave of terrorist attacks on India, the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) found senior Members of Congress expressing tremendous support for India. Specifically, strong words of encouragement were heard for India to continue its very important and helpful role in Afghanistan, and more calls for closer security cooperation between the United States and India."The attack on the ...
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