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Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo to Seek Another Term

Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo to Seek Another Term

SUGAR LAND: Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo today announced plans to seek reelection to a fourth term in District 4, pledging to remain an independent voice for the city’s residents.  Jajoo, a licensed professional engineer and small business owner, gained prominence on council by working to lower property taxes, restrain spending, and improve public services. […]

AIADMK chorus for Sasikala as Tamil Nadu chief minister grows louder

AIADMK chorus for Sasikala as Tamil Nadu chief minister grows louder

Chennai: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) looks set to install its new general secretary V.K. Sasikala as the Tamil Nadu chief minister, a series of developments in the last few weeks pointing to an imminent shift in administrative power. Sasikala, a close friend and confidante of J. Jayalalithaa, took charge as general […]

Indo American Presence Grows in Politics, Congress

Indo American Presence Grows in Politics, Congress

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Across the nation, inspite of the inflammatory rhetoric of the Presidential election that has roused concerns of a resurgence of racism and a polarized society, there has been a bright ray of hope in the election of five new Indo Americans to Congress from Illinois and California. It is a long […]

Meet the Hindus for Donald Trump

Meet the Hindus for Donald Trump

Of the 13 “Little Indias” in New Jersey, the one that offends Gloria Nisbet most is a 15-minute drive away, on Oak Tree Road in Iselin. Nisbet is mixed race and reluctantly admits she has a bit of Indian ancestry. She lives in Woodbridge, New Jersey, and visits this particular Little India often. “I have […]

Donald Trump’s quotes on India: Narendra Modi is a great man, I am a fan of Hindus

Donald Trump’s quotes on India: Narendra Modi is a great man, I am a fan of Hindus

The Republican Hindu Coalition organised a fundraiser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday night. In his keynote address, Trump focused on the relationship with India, saying that under the Trump administration, should he get elected, “Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House.” Speaking to NDTV’s Sreenivasan Jain […]

Would love to see Pakistan and India get along: Donald Trump

Would love to see Pakistan and India get along: Donald Trump

Describing the ongoing India-Pakistan tensions as a “very, very hot tinderbox”, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he would “love to be the mediator or arbitrator” if it was necessary and if the two countries wanted him to. In an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times before his address to Indian-Americans on Saturday, Trump spoke about several issues […]

Selective approach to terrorism will be futile: PM Modi at BRICS Summit

Selective approach to terrorism will be futile: PM Modi at BRICS Summit

A selective approach to countering terrorist individuals or organizations will be futile and counter-productive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. Speaking at a plenary session of the BRICS Summit in Goa, Modi said the reach of terrorism was global and called for deeper engagement between the national security advisers of the five member nations […]

Second Presidential Debate Draws Many Together to Watch

Second Presidential Debate Draws Many Together to Watch

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: When so much is going on during this hectic festive Navratri-Dusserah-Diwali season, the national election had added a degree of excitement that borders on a frenzied sport for the many keenly watching political races. And this cycle, none has garnered more interest than the Presidential contest between Donald Trump and Hilary […]

Indian Voices Speak Out Fervently on Presidential Race

Indian Voices Speak Out Fervently on Presidential Race

By Jawahar Malhotra STAFFORD: It was a valiant first effort to get a nascent organization off the ground and get the South Asian Fourth Estate noticed in the nation’s fourth largest city. The organizers had been planning for weeks and burning up the social media to pull the event together, headlining it as a “US […]

GST bill: Cabinet clears key amendments to push reform through Parliament

GST bill: Cabinet clears key amendments to push reform through Parliament

NEW DELHI: The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved key changes to the constitution amendment bill for goods and services tax (GST), doing away with a 1% additional levy on supply of goods, and proposing full compensation to states for five years for revenue loss arising from transition to GST. The changes pave the way for the […]

Cong names Sheila Dikshit as UP CM candidate, says chosen for experience and good work

Cong names Sheila Dikshit as UP CM candidate, says chosen for experience and good work

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was on Thursday named as Congress CM face in Uttar Pradesh where assembly elections are due next year. The announcement was made by Congress General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi at the party headquarters in the national capital. “For the first time your assumption has proved right,” he said, referring to media speculation […]

Indian-American running for Congress seat in New Jersey

Indian-American running for Congress seat in New Jersey

WASHINGTON: A 30-year-old Indian-American Democratic social worker is running for the US House of Representatives from New Jersey which is known to be a strong Republican bastion. Peter Jacob, a staunch supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont, was elected unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 7. He is seeking to unseat incumbent Leonard […]

Donald Trump unfit for holding public office: Kamala Harris

Donald Trump unfit for holding public office: Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON: In an attack on Donald Trump, Indian-American California Attorney General Kamala Harris has said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has an “unstable temperament” and his dangerous policy positions make him “unfit” for holding a public office. All set to become the first Senator of Indian-origin this year, Harris said, “Donald Trump is doubling down […]

Reflections on the Campaign

Reflections on the Campaign

By Harish Jajoo SUGAR LAND: My campaign to become Mayor of Sugar Land – city I have come to cherish – ended last week. While I was not elected, to say the campaign was not a success overlooks the important milestones reached, both for me personally and for the Indo-American community as a whole. As […]

Similar but not same: The success stories of Jayalalithaa, Mamata

Similar but not same: The success stories of Jayalalithaa, Mamata

They are India’s best known women chief ministers and they have carried their parties to massive comeback wins, defying tradition and the odds. Mamata Banerjee and J Jayalalithaa are without a doubt the biggest individual winners of this election contest. When one thinks of the two, it is mostly by their nicknames. Banerjee is Didi […]

Assam election results: BJP scripts history, sets sights on north-east

Assam election results: BJP scripts history, sets sights on north-east

Guwahati: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) created history in Assam on Thursday, ending the Congress’s 15-year rule with a decisive mandate that vaulted it to power in the state for the first time. The victory in Assam also means the BJP will get to play a decisive role in the politics of the tumultuous northeastern region, […]

Runoff: Harish Jajoo for Sugar Land Mayor

Runoff: Harish Jajoo for Sugar Land Mayor

By Vanshika Vipin SUGAR LAND: While the entire world’s eyes are on the much debated Trump and Clinton’s face off, Sugar Land is witnessing a historic moment in its Local Mayoral elections. Considered as one of the most ethnically diverse place, the city is prepping up for the runoff elections on June 11 between the […]

Neera Tanden leads Hillary Clinton campaign, slams Donald Trump’s policies

Neera Tanden leads Hillary Clinton campaign, slams Donald Trump’s policies

WASHINGTON: Indian American Neera Tanden led the Hillary Clinton campaign in slamming the economic policies of Donald Trump, Republican presidential presumptive nominee, on Thursday, alleging that this poses threat to the economic future of women and families. “Make no mistake: Trump’s divisive comments about women’s health are a direct threat to our dignity and economic security,” said […]

Modi won’t act against Gandhis because they know his secrets: Kejriwal

Modi won’t act against Gandhis because they know his secrets: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal continued to take potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he cannot act against the Gandhi family as they know his “secrets”. Earlier, he had alleged nexus between Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Modi over the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal in which kickbacks were allegedly paid when United […]

Never needed to scold a bureaucrat, PM Narendra Modi says

Never needed to scold a bureaucrat, PM Narendra Modi says

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he never had a reason to be disappointed or lose his cool while dealing with the bureaucracy. “After my long experience in government, I can say with confidence that I have never scolded a civil servant or felt the need to raise my voice at them … […]

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