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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 … […]

West Bengal polls: Nearly 80 percent turnout in second phase

West Bengal polls: Nearly 80 percent turnout in second phase

Nearly 80 percent of about 1.22 crore voters exercised their right to franchise across 56 constituencies in the second phase of elections to the West Bengal assembly on Sunday, amid allegations of sporadic violence and voter intimidation. “At 5 p.m., the overall polling percentage was 79.70 percent,” an Election Commission official said. Long queues of […]

India ‘not forthcoming’ on resuming comprehensive dialogue, Pakistan envoy at UN

India ‘not forthcoming’ on resuming comprehensive dialogue, Pakistan envoy at UN

NEW YORK: India is “not forthcoming” in resuming comprehensive dialoguewith Pakistan and such an attitude is “impeding” prospects of normalization of bilateral relations, Pakistan’s envoy to the UN has said. Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told a group of students and faculty members from the US Army War College last week that […]

BJP to field Netaji’s grandnephew against CM Mamata in Bengal polls

BJP to field Netaji’s grandnephew against CM Mamata in Bengal polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Wednesday it will field Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew Chandra Bose against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in the upcoming assembly elections. Chandra Bose joined the BJP on January 25 , two days after he attended a ceremony in Delhi where the government released 100 declassified files on Netaji. […]

Sharif, Modi likely to meet in Washington next month

Sharif, Modi likely to meet in Washington next month

WASHINGTON: The United States, Pakistan and India are quietly exploring the possibility of a meeting between Indian and Pakistani prime ministers in the US capital next month, diplomatic sources told Dawn. Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi have both accepted US President Barack Obama’s invitation to attend a nuclear summit he is hosting in […]

The teacher with a million-dollar plan

The teacher with a million-dollar plan

Mumbai: Robin Chaurasiya, one of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016, knows what she is going to do with her million dollars if she wins—she will share it with the nine others. “They all need the money as much as I do to support the work that they are doing,” says the 30-year-old […]

SC to hear arrested JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea today

SC to hear arrested JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea today

The bail plea of JNU leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges for allegedly chanting “anti-national” slogans at an event in the university, will come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Friday. Kumar had moved the apex court seeking bail on Thursday, claiming threat to his life in Tihar Jail, where he was sent on […]

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