WASHINGTON - Kamala Harris, first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, has joined a growing group of Democratic senators calling for President Donald Trump to step down amid resurfaced allegations of sexual misconduct. "I think he should resign in the best interest of the country," the California Democrat told Politico in an interview on Thursday. Harris joined six other Democratic senators -- Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker,
NEW YORK - In a historic first, a distinguished Sikh public prosecutor "who has experienced hate and intolerance first-hand" has been nominated to be the next attorney general of the US state of New Jersey. If Gurbir S. Grewal's nomination by Democrat Governor-elect Phil Murphy is approved by the State Senate early next year, he will be the first Sikh to assume the top state law enforcement position in the United States and the...
WASHINGTON - Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN, has said that the women who have accused President Donald Trump of touching or groping them without their consent "should be heard", the media reported. Haley's comments to CBS News on Sunday evening diverged from the White House position on the more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of misconduct, reports The Washington Post.
WASHINGTON - White House National Security Adviser (NSA) H.R. McMaster has said that North Korea represents "the greatest immediate threat to the US" and that the potential for war with Pyongyang was increasing every day, the media reported. "I think it's increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really, we are in a race to be able to solve this problem," McMaster told an audience on Saturday at the Reagan National Defence Forum...
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a phone conversation, "expressed satisfaction" over the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) the countries co-hosted in Hyderabad late last month, according to the White House. The US delegation to the three-day event with the theme, "Women, First Priority for All", was headed by the President's daughter and senior advisor, Ivanka Trump,
NEW DELHI - Former US President Barack Obama on Friday said he told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India must not be split on sectarian lines and emphasised how the country must cherish the fact that Muslims here identify themselves as Indians. "A country shouldn't be divided on sectarian lines and that is something I have told Prime Minister Modi in person as well as to people in America," Obama said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
HYDERABAD - A three-day international summit of entrepreneurs started here on Nov 28 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hard selling India and inviting investors from across the globe to invest in India taking advantage of a friendly climate while President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka said much remains to be done with regard to equitable laws for women in many developing as well as developed countries. This year’s theme is:
HYDERABAD - US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump arrived in India amid tight security early on Tuesday to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), beginning here later in the day. US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster, India's Ambassador to US Navtej Sarna, spokesperson of Minister of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar and senior officials of the central and Telangana governments received her at the...
NEW DELHI - The new US Ambassador to India, Kenneth I. Juster, has said that he looks forward to the next chapter in strengthening of relations between the two countries. Juster presented his credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday during an official ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. "It was an honour to present my credentials to President Kovind," Juster said. "I thank the President for a very warm and gracious welcome,
NEW YORK - Two Indian American candidates have overcome bigoted propaganda to win local elections in New Jersey - one of them as the Mayor of Hoboken. Ravi Bhalla was elected in Tuesday's elections as the first Sikh Mayor of the town that is a suburb of New York City. A lawyer, who was a member of the city council, Bhalla was the target of an anti-Sikh campaign pamphlet that said "Don't let TERRORISM take over our town!"