Thursday 15 November, 2018

Twitter storm rages over Trump’s Diwali tweet

New York, Nov 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump’s tweet calling Diwali a “holiday observed by Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains” has started a raging twitter storm over his apparent omission of Hindus, the members of the first [...]

US hate crimes soared by 17% last year: FBI

Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Hate crimes reported to the FBI soared about 17 per cent across the US in 2017 compared to the previous year, a FBI report showed released Tuesday. A total of 7,175 hate crime incidents were reported to the Uniform [...]

Trump nominates Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh on DC Circuit judgeship

New York, Nov 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced that he is nominating an Indian-American woman, Neomi Rao, to the senior judgeship that was vacated by Brett Kavanaugh when he was elevated to the Supreme Court. Flanked by a [...]

Number of Indian students in the US continues to rise

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The number of Indian students studying in the US increased by 5 per cent since last year, coming second only to the Chinese students, a US Embassy official said on Tuesday. The growth, however, declined from last year’s [...]

All 4 Indian-American members of Congress re-elected

New York, Nov 7 (IANS) All the four Indian-American Democrat members of the House of Representatives were re-elected in Tuesday’s election and a member of the community won the Attorney General’s position in Wisconsin state. Raja [...]

White House breaks tradition of Diwali celebrations amid midterms

New York, Nov 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump broke a 15-year tradition of holding formal Diwali celebrations at the White House this year with the festival falling amid the crucial midterm polls. The Diwali celebration was started by former [...]

Staffing specialist charged with H-1B visa, mail fraud

Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) An Indian-origin man has been charged in the US with H-1B visa and mail fraud, officials said. Kishore Kumar Kavuru, 46, was arrested on Friday and was presented before US Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen, the US [...]

NPR journalist alleges she was raped by M. J. Akbar

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) After several women accused former Union Minister M.J. Akbar of sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo campaign, an allegation of rape has now surfaced with a US-based journalist narrating her ordeal of working [...]

Facing prospects of US sanctions, India attacks unilateral embargoes

United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) Facing the prospects of US sanctions over its deals with Russia and Iran, India has used the annual General Assembly debate on Washington’s economic blockade of Cuba to lash out against unilateral embargoes. “As [...]

Trump plans to end birthright citizenship

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) US President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he is planning to put an end to what he called the “ridiculous” law that grants citizenship to all children born in US territory. “We’re [...]