NEW YORK,NY- US President-elect Donald Trump has met a top Indian-American real estate executive amid reports of him joining the new administration. Sandeep Mathrani, 54, the Chief Executive Officer of General Growth Properties, met the President-elect at the Trump Towers in here on Nov 29. The presidential transition team, except for announcing the scheduled meeting, did not issue a readout of the meeting Trump had with Mathrani,
WASHINGTON,D.C.- India’s new ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, who arrived in the city a few days before the general elections, has kicked off his engagements with a meeting with Democratic Senator Jack Reed. “Enjoyed meeting with Ambassador Navtej Sarna to discuss the strong relationship between US and India,” Reed, Ranking Member of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a tweet after meeting the...
NEW YORK - With November 8 election day just around the corner, Facebook has introduced a new feature to help voters decide who they want to be their next president. "Today, we're introducing a new feature that shows you what's on the ballot -- from candidates to ballot initiatives," Facebook announced on Friday. Although the Facebook vote planner shows where the candidates stand on the issues before you make your selection,
CHICAGO - It could have been a loaded question for a mystic had it come from a journalist. But the impossibly earnest questioner was a spiritual aspirant who sought Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudevs answer as to what Americans could do to navigate the racially divisive and hate-filled politics of one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history. Sadhguru demurred, and said that the question would lead him...
WASHINGTON - Two co-chairs of the Senate India Caucus, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have strongly condemned the Uri terror attack and said they will work within the US Congress to put pressure on Pakistan to end any association with terror groups targetting India. Republican John Cornyn and Democrat Mark Warner of the Senate India Caucus, the only country-specific caucus in the US Senate,
CLEVELAND,OH- The Republican National Convention held here from July 18 to 21 had a large delegation of Indian- Americans from all over US. Southern California was represented by members of the Indian American Republicans of California which included Chairman Emeritus K V Kumar, Co-Chairs Dilip Butani and Amrit Bhandari; Arun Bhumitra and Nachhattar Chandi. The two leading Indian-Americans in the Republican party -
RAIPUR - Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the Indian economy was capable of withstanding any adverse condition, and that the cycle of ups and downs was ever-continuing. Speaking at the first national conclave on mines and minerals in the state capital, Jaitley said the mining sector the world over was facing a crisis and prices of all types of ores/minerals were falling but India remained unaffected.
WASHINTON,D.C.-Over 2,100 Indians have been granted asylum by the Obama administration between 2012 and 2014, as per a report by Homeland Security of the US. According to latest edition of Annual Flow Report, 425 Indians were given asylum in 2012, 1,042 in the year 2013 and a total of 716 Indian nationals were granted it in 2014. The total comes to 2,183. “The US government does not share any information with our mission or...
NEW DELHI Kal Penn, who served in the Barack Obama administration, feels most Americans don’t agree with Republicans’ presumptive nominee Donald Trump’s racist views. “I seriously believe that most of the Americans don’t agree with Donald Trump over his racist, anti-women, anti-LGBT practices. We are not that country. Hopefully elections will prove that,” Penn, who was associate director in the White House Office of...
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - In an emotion-choked voice, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday described herself as "the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi" and said she will die only in India. "Yes, I was born in Italy. But in 1968 I came to India as the daughter-in-law of (then prime minister) Indira Gandhi," Gandhi told an election rally here. "It is now 48 years that I have been in India. This is my home and this is my country,"