NEW DELHI - Immigrants are the backbone of American society and a big contributor to the US economy, says Indian-American musician Siddhartha Khosla, who believes US President Donald Trump's immigration policies lack foresight and will take the country backward. The singer-composer's parents came to the US as immigrants back in 1976. And he has carved a niche for himself as a musician, composing tunes for TV and films.
WASHINGTON,D.C- White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Mar 11 had an encounter with a woman at Apple store here. She didn’t want a selfie. When Shree Chauhan,33, a former elementary school teacher who is avowedly not a supporter of President Donald Trump, spotted Spicer at the store in the D.C. area, she decided to ask the press secretary some questions “since he doesn’t like the press,” she wrote on Twitter.
WASHINGTON - After US President Donald Trump condemned the killing, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has offered the condolences of the House for the "senseless" murder of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, during his meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar here. Ryan, in a statement, also said that the two sides discussed ways to enhance the bilateral economic and defence cooperation.
WASHINGTON,D.C.-A majority of America’s governors who directly deal with violence of the kind that killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla have thrown in their lot with India even though the White House continues to insist that “any correlation” between the fatal shooting in Kansas and President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric is “absurd”. Twenty-five governors and special envoys of four other states including California,
NEW DELHI-Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the United States on Feb 21 to keep an open mind on admitting skilled Indian workers, in comments that pushed back against Republican President Donald Trump’s “America First” rhetoric on jobs. Modi’s comments reflected concern that India’s $150 billion IT services industry would suffer if the United States curbs the visas, known as H-1B, it relies on to send its software experts to the United States...
UNITED NATIONS - Nikki Haley formally took over as United States Ambassador to the UN on Friday with a tough message from the US of "new strength" and "new vision" and a warning about doing away with "anything that is not working." The first Indian American to hold the cabinet-level position, Haley presented her credentials to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as an air of uncertainty hung over the future of relations between the...
WASHINGTON,D.C.- All five Indian-Americans elected to the US Congress have joined the Women’s March to protest against new US President Donald Trump’s alleged anti-women policies. Senator Kamala Harris,was among the several Democratic Senators to address a massive crowd in Washington. “We all know the truth: If you are a woman trying to raise a family, you know that a good-paying job is a women’s issue,” she said.
WASHINGTON - Several Indian-Americans gathered for a gala here to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th US President, an event skipped by many from the community, with Shalabh Kumar, a key member of the President's panel on Asia-Pacific affairs, also conspicuous by his absence. At least a hundred Indian-Americans attended the gala that took place at the Grand Ballroom of the central Mayflower hotel in...
NEW DELHI - US President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the two reviewed the significant progress in India-US relationship, an official statement said. "Narendra Modi received a telephone call from US President Barack Obama yesterday (Wednesday) evening," it said. The two leaders reviewed "with satisfaction the significant all round progress and cooperation in ties between India and the US in the...
WASHINGTON - Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has said she won't attend the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump on January 20. Instead, the Seattle Representative would be taking part in other events in her area. Jayapal said in a statement on Sunday that she will remain in her Seattle district to "be with constituents who are immigrants and immigrant advocates to hear their stories and concerns,