NEW YORK, NY- New York City witnessed the most amazing congregation of thousands of people on Oct 7 at the center of universe Times Square, the annual repeating itself Diwali at Times Square. Sankara Eye Foundation and Event Guru hosted a fun-filled day that highlighted cultural dances and musical performances, Diwali Bazaar and mouth-watering Indian cuisine, interactive diya lighting ceremonies and the world’s best digital fireworks display.
NEW DELHI - India on Tuesday reiterated its concern to the US over the latest bid to introduce stricter norms for issuance of H1-B visas which are largely availed by Indian IT firms. The Indian concerns were conveyed during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and a US Congressional delegation from the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. "EAM @SushmaSwaraj flagged the issue of H1B visa as a...
WASHINGTON - Employment creation, the global slowdown in investments and the possible impact that the US Federal Reserves move normalise monetary conditions can have on emerging economies are three major policy challenges, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. "The risks posed to emerging markets and developing economies by the US Federal Reserve's steps towards restoring normal monetary conditions,
WASHINGTON - Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has made a strong case for reforms in the H1-B/L1 visa processes during bilateral talks with senior US administration officials, even as he underlined the need to understand the global spillovers of domestic policy actions at a meeting here with G-20 Finance Ministers. "Jaitley made a strong case for reforms in H1-B/L1 visa processes and social security contribution so that high calibre Indian professionals...
WASHINGTON - Nisha Biswal, a former US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, will head the US India Business Council (USIBC), according to an official announcement. "We are thrilled to welcome Nisha Biswal to the US-India Business Council and to the US Chamber team," said Myron Brilliant, US Chamber executive vice-president and head of International Affairs. "She is a driven, visionary leader who has a strong...
WASHINGTON - The US Senate has approved the nomination of Indian American Ajit Varadaraj Pai for a second term as the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman. Pai, whose term was to end later this year, was reappointed on Monday for a five-year term after getting a majority of 52-41, with most of the Democrats voting against him as they complained that Pai will undermine net neutrality.
BY MAYANK CHHAYA
Two weeks of a well-orchestrated tour of the US may not be enough to determine whether Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is a reflective and seriously analytical politician, as his supporters insist, or a privileged nincompoop, as social media so churlishly characterises him. However, what it appears to have done somewhat...
NEW DELHI - The India-US 'Yudh Abhyas' joint military exercise that focused on counter-insurgency drills and counter-terror operations, has concluded in the US, official sources said on Thursday. The exercise concluded at Joint Base Lewis Mc-Chord in Washington State on Wednesday amid a visit by US Defence Secretary James Mattis to New Delhi on September 26-27 during which the two countries discussed a larger role for India in Afghanistan.
FORT LAUDERDALE - An Indian American doctor couple has pledged $200 million to a Florida university to advance healthcare in the state and internationally to underserved communities in India and Africa. Zambia-born India-educated cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel announced the single largest donation made by an Indian American individual or family in the US at a press event here Monday.
NEW YORK,NY- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who led a high-powered Indian delegation on a week-long trip to attend the U.N. General Assembly session, met with President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump to discuss women’s entrepreneurship and workforce development in their countries.“We had a great discussion on women’s entrepreneurship, the upcoming #GES2017 and workforce development in the U.S...