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Indian-American Congressman Krishnamoorthi says Pakistan’s ISI views him as ‘enemy’ for his stand against radicals

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has said that Pakistan’s spy agency ISI considers him an “enemy” because of his stand against the radicals in the South Asian country. The Democratic Party lawmaker from Illinois said this while addressing community members during a fundraiser hosted by him in Boston at the residence of eminent Indian American […]

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Singapore court sentences Indian-origin man to life imprisonment for murder

SINGAPORE: A 22-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapore was sentenced to life imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane on Thursday for stabbing a stranger to death with a Singapore Armed Forces-issued Swiss folding knife during the Covid-19 “circuit-breaker” period in 2020. Surajsrikan Diwakar Mani Tripathi pleaded guilty to one count of murder. He stabbed 38-year-old […]

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Indian Americans now excel in diverse fields, says Obama aide Nick Rathod

Nicholas Rathod was an ‘insider’ in the US government as President Barack Obama’s deputy director of inter-governmental affairs between 2009 and 2011, when he directed the outreach and policy agenda with states and territories on behalf of the White House. He was also director of intergovernmental affairs in the Obama-Biden transition team in 2008-2009 and […]

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Joe Biden appoints two Indian-Americans to his national infrastructure advisory council

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden has announced his intent to appoint Indian-Americans Manu Asthana and Madhu Beriwal to his national infrastructure advisory council. The President’s national infrastructure advisory council (NIAC) advises the White House on how to reduce physical and cyber risks, and improve security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure sectors. The 26 […]

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Indian American Congressman supports bipartisan Bill to end aging out of Indian immigrants

Last week, Ami Bera, the Indian American Democratic Congressman from California, along with Congresswoman Deborah Ross; Senator Alex Padilla, and Senate judiciary committee chair Dick Durbin called for the passage of America’s CHILDREN Act, bipartisan legislation which will protect documented dreamers, who are dependents of long-term non-immigrant visa holders, from aging out of the system […]

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Biden nominates Indian American Shailen Bhatt for key transport role

President Joe Biden has announced the nomination of Indian American transport expert Shailen P. Bhatt, as administrator of the federal highway administration, US department of transportation, last week. Bhatt has held several leadership positions in the transportation sector both in government and the private sector. Since September 2021, he is senior vice president of global […]