Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington vandalized amid George Floyd protests and riots

Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington vandalized amid George Floyd protests and riots

The iconic Mahatma Gandhi statue situated in a public park across from the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC has been defaced with graffiti by miscreants during the ongoing protests and riots over the senseless killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man. Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington vandalized amid George Floyd protests and riots

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden calls for granting asylum to persecuted Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden calls for granting asylum to persecuted Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stated, “I stand with the Sikh and Hindu communities in Afghanistan seeking safety for their families and the freedom to practice their faiths and urge the Department of State to consider the request for emergency refugee protection”. Continue reading Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden calls for granting asylum to persecuted Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

First Lady Melania Trump inspired by ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in Delhi government school

First Lady Melania Trump inspired by ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in Delhi government school

In keeping with her signature initiative for youth to always ‘Be Best’, First Lady Melania Trump attended a ‘Happiness’ class, rooted in mindfulness, at a government school in Delhi during her and President Donald’s Trump’s first official visit to India. Continue reading First Lady Melania Trump inspired by ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in Delhi government school

President Trump sidesteps questions on India’s citizenship law even as violent clashes erupt in Delhi

President Trump sidesteps questions on India’s citizenship law even as violent clashes erupt in Delhi

Wrapping up a two-day whirlwind visit to India, President Donald Trump sidestepped questions on India’s controversial and contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) making it abundantly clear that it is an internal matter of the Modi government. Continue reading President Trump sidesteps questions on India’s citizenship law even as violent clashes erupt in Delhi

Nine Indian-American teens among 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists

Nine Indian-American teens among 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists

The 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists have attempted to tackle some of the world’s compelling issues through their scientific projects such as targeting cancer via signaling pathways, developing a mobile application for stroke diagnosis using deep learning and computer vision, protecting beehives, and identifying an improved method for detecting arsenic in water. Continue reading Nine Indian-American teens among 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists

USIBC hosts outgoing Indian envoy, incoming Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

USIBC hosts outgoing Indian envoy, incoming Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Reflecting on the progress and potential of India-US ties at a farewell reception held in his honor, hosted by the US-India Business Council (USIBC), ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla told leaders in the corporate sector that he is taking back with him “some very significant lessons learned, best practices, very good memories of a relationship” which he believes “is one of the most important if not the most important for us”. Continue reading USIBC hosts outgoing Indian envoy, incoming Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla