Tag: Indian-Americans

Joe Biden ropes in 20 Indian-Americans in his administration, 17 at key White House positions

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: Less than 100 hours ahead of his historic inauguration, US President-elect Joe Biden has either nominated or named at least 20 Indian Americans, including 13 women, to key positions in his administration, a new record in itself for this small ethnic community that constitutes one per cent of the country’s […]

Six prominent Indian-Americans named to Biden-Sanders unity task forces

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: Six prominent Indian-Americans from diverse fields have been named to the Biden-Sanders unity task forces announced by former vice president Joe Biden, who is the presumptive presidential nominee of the opposition Democratic Party. Congresswoman from Seattle Pramila Jayapal and former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy have been named co-chairs of the […]

Donald Trump names six Indian-Americans to Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: USA President Donald Trump has named six Indian-American corporate leaders, including Sunder Pichai from Google and Satya Nadella from Microsoft, to his Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups formed to revive the US economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has roped in over 200 top American leaders from various […]

US Congressman apologises for not consulting Indian Americans on Kashmir letter to Mike Pompeo

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON:  In an unprecedented move, a US Congressman has apologised to Indian Americans for not consulting them before writing a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to express his concerns on human rights situation in Kashmir after India scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Congressman Tom Suozzi in […]

Article 370: Indian-Americans back Modi government move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir special status

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of Indian-Americans assembled outside the Indian Consulate in Houston on Saturday in support of India’s decision revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcating the state into two Union Territories. Indian Americans, under the aegis of the Houston chapter of Friends of India Society International (FISI) and the Houston chapter of Global […]

Indian-Americans urge Donald Trump to ‘fully support’ revocation of Article 370

NEW DELHI: The Indian-American community in the US has urged the Trump administration to “fully support” India’s decision to revoke the constitutional provision that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir and to continue to exert pressure on Pakistan to end its support to cross-border terrorism. The Indian government abolished Article 370 and moved a […]

Indian-Americans thrilled over Narendra Modi’s possible community address in Houston

NEW DELHI: The Indian diaspora in Houston are thrilled over reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could visit America’s energy capital to address them during his planned trip to the US to attend the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in September. Community leaders said the dates for the prime minister’s address has not […]

Kamala Harris’ 2020 US presidential bid excites Indian-Americans

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: Kamala Harris’ plunge in the 2020 US presidential race has thrilled the Indian-American community which considers the first Indian-origin Senator’s “groundbreaking” announcement a “proud moment” and a reflection that Indian-Americans have finally arrived at the centre stage of US politics. Harris, 54, officially launched her campaign for the US presidential […]

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