US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

The eagerly awaited annual Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill, now organized by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and co-hosted by Indiaspora and the Hindu American Foundation, attracts several members of the Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist faiths who celebrate the popular and pluralistic Indian festival of lights. Continue reading US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

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President Trump nominates Indian-American lawyer Neomi Rao to DC Circuit Court of Appeals

President Trump nominates Indian-American lawyer Neomi Rao to DC Circuit Court of Appeals

If confirmed by the Senate which is controlled by Republicans, Neomi Rao will join eminent Indian-American judge Sri Srinivasan on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Continue reading President Trump nominates Indian-American lawyer Neomi Rao to DC Circuit Court of Appeals

“Inhumane” treatment meted out to immigrant detainees, including 52 Indians, held in Oregon federal prison

“Inhumane” treatment meted out to immigrant detainees, including 52 Indians, held in Oregon federal prison

“It is not a crime to come to the United States to seek asylum; in fact, it is a right provided by international treaty”, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici said after meeting the immigrant detainees “who came to the United States seeking a better life”. Continue reading “Inhumane” treatment meted out to immigrant detainees, including 52 Indians, held in Oregon federal prison