WASHINGTON - Nikki Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet-level position in the US, resigned as Ambassador to the UN on Tuesday and said that despite speculations she was not planning to run for President in 2020. CNN said that Haley sent her resignation directly to President Donald Trump, who told reporters in the Oval Office that she would be leaving the post at the end of the year after doing "an incredible job".
UNITED NATIONS - US President Donald Trump launched on Monday a global campaign against the "scourge of drugs" with links to terrorism and asked for coordinated action to "save the lives of countless people in all corners of the world". India is one of about 130 countries that have signed the pledge to fight the drug menace that was drafted by Trump to launch his campaign. The signatories commit to developing national action against drug addiction,
WASHINGTON - Americans are recognizing that they don't trust the US President who has maintained that he knew nothing about what was went on in his campaign, Indian-American Congressman Pramila Jayapal has said. Her comments came after Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges last week. He also agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigations...
SAN FRANCISCO - India is already playing a leading role in lowering global emissions. The country's efforts in mainstreaming renewable energy and energy efficiency are remarkable. These, and its ambition in the electric mobility space, are admired across the globe, says Mahindra Group Executive Chairman Anand Mahindra. For him, climate change needs to be addressed and he has called on businesses worldwide to commit to...
SAN FRANCISCO - US-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) President Rhea Suh has announced a partnership with the Gujarat-based Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) to improve the lives of women and their families. The NRDC and SEWA have supported thousands of women salt farmers in getting solar-powered pumps to replace diesel pumps in Gujarat. This source of clean, cheap energy does three things, Suh told IANS.
NEW YORK,NY- The Donald Trump administration is supporting Asian Americans who are suing the Ivy League Harvard University alleging it racially discriminates against them in admissions. “No American should be denied admission to school because of their race,” the Justice Department said in a document filed in a Massachusetts court on August 30 to back Asian Americans. “As a recipient of taxpayer dollars,
MUMBAI - The United States Consulate in Mumbai on Monday awarded 26 Indian shipping companies which participated in the US Coast Guard (USCG)'s Automated Mutual-assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) programmes. The AMVER in a worldwide initiative that ensures quick and efficient rescue of disabled or distressed ships at sea, saving the lives of sailors and ensuring continuity of shipping operations.
DHAKA - US snack giant Mondelez has launched operations in Bangladesh, expanding the company's presence in South Asia. Kallappa Pattanashetti, who was earlier with Mondelez India Foods Pvt Ltd, has been appointed the country lead and will play a pivotal role in running the company's operations in Bangladesh, reports Xinhua news agency. "With our existing experience in Bangladesh, we see tremendous opportunity to bring in our...
NEW DELHI - President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the need for stronger UN action on major global challenges including terrorism, UN reform and climate change, according to an official release. Espinosa Garcés called on Modi on Friday and shared her priorities for the upcoming session of the UNGA.
WASHINGTON - Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme from the US soil since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. The astronauts will fly on the spacecraft developed by Elon Musk-owned SpaceX's Crew Dragon and global aviation firm Boeing's CST-100 Starliner, as part of the US space agency's Commercial Crew programme to send humans...