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Biden deal to give N-subs to Australia to counter China


Washington DC: President Joe Biden has announced a new working group with Britain and Australia to share advanced technologies — including the acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines — in a thinly veiled bid to counter China. The trio, now known by the acronym AUKUS, will make it easier for the three countries to share information and know-how...

We rescued all Hindus and Sikhs from Afghanistan: Minister Lekhi


By SATimes Team Hicksville, NY: Visiting the Asa Mai Hindu Temple here on Sept 10, Indian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi stated that all except a handful of Hindus and Sikhs were evacuated from Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover. “They were brought to India and many were rescued and sent to other countries...

PM Modi opens Defense Complex at Central Vista


New Delhi: While inaugurating the newly built office complexes for the defence ministry under the Central Vista Project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit back at the critics of the development project seeking refurbishment of the Parliament and Central government offices in New Delhi. Slamming the critics of the Rs.20,000 crore revamp project, PM said, those who...

US to reassess ties after Pak’s double game on Afghanistan: Blinken


Washington: At a Congressional hearing Tuesday where Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed Afghan withdrawal and the US future course, lawmakers pushed for a harder line on Pakistan given its ’duplicitous’ role in the war-plagued country. At least two Congressmen, Democrat Bill Keating and Joaquin Castro, focused on Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan terming it “duplicitous.” They...

PM Modi to meet Biden, address UN during US visit


New Delhi/Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral meetings with President Joe Biden and other foreign leaders during his US visit next week  besides addressing the UNGA in New York, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. "PM (Modi) will participate in the first in-person Quad leaders' summit in Washington on Sept 24. On...

Jains in America celebrate Paryushan with fervor and fanfare


As the Jain community across America observed the Paryushan Mahaparva, the 8-day festival of inner purity this week, JAINA (Federation of Jain Associations in North America) was blessed with live Paryushan sessions from a renowned Jain ascetic in India, Param Gurudev Shree Namramuni Maharaj. His simple, effective and heart-touching sessions touched upon the true...

PM Modi expected to visit US later this month, to meet Biden


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to travel to Washington DC and New York later this month, according to top government sources. This will be his first visit to the US since President Joe Biden assumed office. The window for his travel, the first outside the country in 6 months, being explored is September...

Taliban’s new hardline government adopts hardline postures


Kabul: Defying their own promises of only a couple of weeks ago, the Taliban have announced an all-male government with old guard hardliners in key cabinet positions, including one (Sirajuddin Haqqani as interior minister) who is on the FBI wanted list. Reminiscent of their harsh rule 20 years ago, they forbade protests without prior authorization in a...

AIA, community leaders shower praise on DCG Sinha at farewell


Garden City, NY: The Associations of Indians in America (AIA) NY, hosted a farewell dinner on Sept 1 at Mint restaurant here in honor of the outgoing Deputy Consul General of India, Shatrughna Sinha to recognize his outstanding services to the Indian community. After almost three years of shouldering  the responsibility as DCG, Mr. Sinha is leaving for India. He...