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Tag: Indian American

Pramila Jayapal
US lawmaker Jayapal latest victim of growing 'anti-India' bias

"I've had people forever telling me to go back to India," Jayapal told The Washington Post. "But I will say that this was different. This was really different."

  • Friday, 09 September 2022
Democrats stand firm against Trump's exchange offer

Washington: Despite President Donald Trump’s offer to end the ongoing partial government shutdown and fund a border wall in exchange for temporary protections for groups of immigrants, Democrats stood by their demand to reopen the government before negotiating about the border. “Let’s not hold the American people, especially the federal workers, hostage to these negotiations,” […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Indian American White House official leaves Trump administration

Washington: Raj Shah, an Indian American spokesman in the White House Press Office, has left President Donald Trump’s administration and joined an arm of a Florida-based lobbying firm, officials said. Shah, a former researcher at the Republican National Committee, will lead the Media Group, the press wing of Ballard Partners, a lobbying firm with offices […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Indian American Manisha Singh sworn in as Assistant Secy of State

Washington: Indian American Manisha Singh, a lawyer and Congressional staffer, has been sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for economic and business affairs in the Trump administration. She is the first woman appointed to the post. Singh was sworn in by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday. She will be responsible for […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
DACA: Deal reached with Trump to protect 'Dreamers'

Washington: Top House and Senate Democrats have announced agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain immigrants brought illegally to the US under the DACA programme, media reports said. The agreement was announced in a joint statement from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York. It […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Indian American selected among 12 NASA astronaut candidates

  Washington: Indian American Raja Chari, a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force, has been selected by space agency NASA among 12 astronaut candidates who will conduct research off the Earth for deep space missions. Chari, who will report for duty in August this year, is from the state of Iowa who graduated from […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Indian-American girl wins Spelling Bee

Washington: A 12-year-old Indian-American girl from California has won the 90th National Spelling Bee, the media reported. Ananya Vinay and another Indian-American Rohan Rajeev faced each other in the final round on Thursday night at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Centre in Maryland, The Washington Post reported. Ananya won on the word “marocain”, a fabric. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Trump appoints Indian American Neil Chatterjee to key energy post

Washington: US President Donald Trump has appointed Neil Chatterjee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees electricity, natural gas and oil at the national level. Chatterjee will play a key role in Trump’s programme to reshape energy policy, most of which is opposed by environmentalists and Democrats, if his appointment is confirmed by the […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Trump, Pelosi clash over State of the Union Address

Washington: US President Donald Trump and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi exchanged barbs and letters after she barred him from speaking in the House of Representatives until the partial government shutdown ends. The traditional State of the Union Address by the president in a joint session of the US Congress is done at the invitation of […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Indian-American scientist reveals new global climate data

Washington: An Indian-American scientist working with NASA has revealed how temperature and rainfall patterns may change through the year 2100 because of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. New high-resolution global climate data prepared by Ramakrishna Nemani, project scientist at the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), a big-data research platform in California, can […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Indian-American scientist finds new way for kidney diagnosis

Washington: In a major success, an Indian-American scientist and his colleague have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its severity. They used an optical probe and Raman spectroscopy to differentiate between healthy and diseased kidneys. “There are some molecules that must be responsible for these different Raman signals, […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Nine Indian students win awards at international science fair

New York: An Indian-American student won the prestigious Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award yesterday, while nine students from across India won awards in various categories and five US students were awarded science trips to India at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (IISEF) in Pittsburgh. The IISEF honors the world’s most promising high school […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
4-member Indian-American family found dead with gunshot wounds in US

Washington: A 44-year-old Indian-American IT professional and his three family members, including two minor sons, have been found dead with gunshot wounds inside their home in the US state of Iowa, authorities said Monday. The bodies of Chandrasekhar Sunkara, Lavanya Sunkara, 41, their 15-year-old and a 10-year-old sons were found in their home on Saturday […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Indian-American part of counter-terrorism in US NSC

New York: Kashyap “Kash” Patel, an Indian-American lawyer who is a fierce loyalist of US President Donald Trump, has been promoted as senior director of counter-terrorism of the White House-based National Security Council (NSC), according to media reports. He is a former senior staffer of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee working for its Republican […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Kamala Harris Appoints Indian-American Sabrina Singh As Press Secretary

Washington: Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has picked Indian-American Sabrina Singh, who was on the communications team of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, as her Press Secretary, it was reported. Singh, 32, previously worked as spokesperson of two Democratic presidential candidates — New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and former […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Bela Bajaria
Netflix Appoints Indian American Bela Bajaria As Global TV Head

New York: Netflix has promoted Indian American media leader Bela Bajaria to head its international TV operations as vice president for Global Television. Announcing her new position, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said on Tuesday: “Since joining Netflix in 2016, Bela has demonstrated her versatility and creativity – building out our unscripted team and helping to […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
Lt. Governor of Virginia
Indian-American Running For Lt. Governor Of Virginia

Washington: Puneet Ahluwalia, an Indian-American business consultant, is running for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor of Virginia, saying the state needs a new leadership to attract investment, jobs, growth and wealth, it was reported. “Virginia is in trouble right now, and we’re running out of time as Democrats offer the same old tired promises,” […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
15-Year-Old Indian-American Named First-Ever TIME Kid Of The Year
15-Year-Old Indian-American Named First-Ever TIME Kid Of The Year

New York: 15-year-old Indian-American Gitanjali Rao, a “brilliant” young scientist and inventor, has been named by TIME magazine as the first-ever Kid of the Year’ for her “astonishing work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying. “The world belongs to those who shape it. And however uncertain […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021
NASA Appoints Indian-American Bhavya Lal As Acting Chief Of Staff

Washington: NASA has named Indian-American Bhavya Lal, who oversaw the agency’s transition under the administration of US President Joe Biden, as the space agency’s acting chief of staff. As the senior White House appointee at NASA, she served as a member of the Biden Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for the agency, NASA said. Lal […]

  • Monday, 05 April 2021

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