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China isolated in UNSC on Kashmir issue as bilateralism prevailed


United Nations: When China brought up the Kashmir issue at a consultation of the Security Council, it was met with a pushback led by the other permanent members who said it was a bilateral issue and not a matter for them, isolating Beijing in the 15-member body, according to diplomatic sources here. Especially the US...

Trump’s impeach trial begins in Senate Tuesday


Washington DC: The Senate opened only the third presidential impeachment trial in history, swearing in the chief justice of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr., as the presiding officer as senators took an oath Thursday to render “impartial justice.” The Senate then issued a formal summons for President Trump, informing him of the charges...

Bollywood’s Rs 700 crore club: New reality or one-time strike?


Mumbai: Gone are the days when Bollywood stars rejoiced entering the Rs 500 crore-in-a-year club. It is the era of the new Rs 700 crore-in-a-year club -- all thanks to Akshay Kumar. Backed by the success of four films -- "Kesari", "Mission Mangal", "Housefull 4" and "Good Newwz" -- Akshay scripted a new chapter in...

US census to count Sikhs as separate ethnic group


Close to a million Sikhs in the United States have reasons to cheer. The community will be counted as a "separate" ethnic group in the 2020 census, according to the US Census Bureau. “The Sikh community’s efforts have come to fruition. This has paved the way forward nationally not only for the Sikh community but also...

Indian-origin school teacher is new Mayor of Manhattan


Indian-American Usha Reddi, who is also seeking the US Senate seat in Kansas as a Democrat in 2020, took office as the Mayor of Manhattan. Reddi, who served as mayor pro tem before being selected as mayor, will serve in her position until January 2021. “I’m honored to be the mayor of Manhattan once again. And...

Indian immigration to US down 7.5%: Think tank


Stricter regulations by the Donald Trump administration ensured fewer Indians moved to the United States on a green card during the two years leading up to 2018, data from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) revealed. According to an Economic Times report, the 7.5% drop in legal immigration was in line with the overall...

Amazon investment not doing India a great favor: Goyal


In a scathing attack on the visiting Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has said that e-commerce firm Amazon was not doing "India a great favor" by investing $1 billion in the country. Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue, which is a multilateral conference held annually in New Delhi, he said...

Parul Somani: Inspiring others with Silver Linings


by Parveen Chopra Parul Deora Somani was an MIT grad with an MBA from Harvard, who once led teams advising Fortune 500 companies and private equity firms, when life threw her a curveball. Now based near San Francisco, this mother-warrior-storyteller has transmuted her experience as a young cancer patient and caregiver to focus on championing...

Indian American women feature in ‘Saris to Suits’ calendar


Washington: The 2020 edition of the uniquely themed ‘Saris to Suits calendar features inspirational Indian-American women ranging in age from 18 to 97. The new edition reflects the same spirit that inspired Patti Tripathi, an Indian-American former CNN news anchor, to initiate the ‘Saris to Suits' calendar featuring prominent South Asian women role models in...