WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has nominated three influential Indian-Americans, including a nuclear expert, to important administration positions. Rita Baranwal was nominated for the post of Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), Aditya Bamzai for member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and Bimal Patel as the assistant secretary of Treasury. The nomination of Ms Baranwal, Mr Bamzai and Mr Patel was sent to the Senate on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON,D.C. - Central to its deep commitment to honor the most innovative and meaningful advances worldwide, The Japan Prize Foundation announced the laureates of the 2019 Japan Prize. Two scientists are being recognized with the 2019 Japan Prize for original and outstanding achievements that not only contribute to the advancement. They are Indian-American Dr Rattan Lal and Dr Yoshio Okamoto. Dr. Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science at The Ohio State University in Columbus,
WASHINGTON D.C. - Ambassador of India to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla presented his credentials on Jan 11 to President Donald Trump at the Oval office of the White House here. President Trump warmly welcomed Ambassador Shringla to Washington and wished him every success in his high responsibilities as India’s Ambassador to the US. The President fondly recalled his friendship with Prime Minister Modi and his recent telephone conversation with the Prime Minister.
NEW YORK - The race for US presidency in next year's election is likely to see a Hindu representative and a senator of part-Indian-American descent vying for the Democratic Party's nomination. Tulsi Gabbard, 37, the first Hindu elected to the US Congress, announced on Friday that she will be running for president. Kamala Harris, 54, who is of Indian and African-Jamaican descent and is identified as a member of the Christian Baptist sect, is expected to announce her candidature for the Democratic Party...
WASHINGTON - A team led by an Indian American researcher has received a grant for studying thrombosis -- a life threatening condition of blood clots being formed in the veins and arteries. Sriram Krishnaswamy, a researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of Paediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania, will be leading the team for the study, The American Bazaar reported on Wednesday. The team will receive the five-year grant for the project
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over funding a "library" in war-torn Afghanistan, saying it is of no use there as he criticized India and others for not doing enough for the nation's security. It was unclear to which "library" project Trump was referring to. His comments were dismissed by India, with sources in New Delhi saying that the government does not send troops abroad except under specific UN mandate.
SAN FRANCISCO - The moderators at Facebook who carry out the critical task of removing dangerous content from its platform rely on material based on incorrect interpretation of certain Indian laws, The New York Times has reported. The documents that are used to guide Facebook's more than 7,500 moderators span more than 1,400 pages which often contain inaccuracies and outdated information, said the report on Thursday. One of these documents tells moderators that any post degrading an entire religion...
NEW DELHI - Ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday said it entered into the second-phase of its partnership with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to set up kiosks in 50 more metro stations by the first half of 2019. The first phase of the partnership between Uber and DMRC, which is aimed at improving first-mile/last-mile connectivity for the riders, kicked off recently where kiosks were set up at Sikanderpur, Dwarka Sec-21 and Rajiv Chowk metro stations.
LOS ANGELES - Billionaire Elon Musk on Friday shared a GIF of Ranveer Singh’s Malhari song and a link to Deepika’s Mastani song from the 2015 film Bajirao Mastani on twitter and it’s safe to say that Indians on Twitter went crazy. Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, is worth $22 billion, as per Forbes. The 47-year-old revealed plans for an underground transport system to deal with traffic snarls in Los Angeles. Musk ‘hearted’ it and wrote Bajirao Mastani. The 2015 film stars Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh...
WASHINGTON,D.C. - President Donald Trump calls India a “true friend”, a top American diplomat has said as she highlighted the steps taken by the US over the last two years to strengthen its ties with India for the benefit of a broader Indo-Pacific region. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells’ remarks came at a farewell reception hosted by the State Department in honour of the outgoing Indian Ambassador to the US, Navtej Singh Sarna.