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Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama top Dem picks in 2024 if Biden doesn’t run: poll


Vice President Kamala Harris and former first lady Michelle Obama are the top two picks for the Democratic presidential nomination if President Biden decides not to seek re-election in 2024, according to a survey.  Harris leads all potential candidates with 13 percent of support from voters, while Obama came in a close second with 10...

PM Modi lauds Sacred Art Gallery of Jagattarini Dasi in Perth, Australia


Focusing on the “soft power” of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about Jagattarini Dasi, an Australian woman, who runs an art gallery in the Swan Valley of Perth city, as he addressed the nation in the 83rd edition of his monthly radio program Mann Ki Baat on November 27. PM Modi said Jagattarini Dasi, who joined the International...

Raja Krishnamoorthi urges senators to address Green Card backlog


Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has urged the senators to include provisions to address the massive green card backlog in the ongoing negotiations on the Senate passage of the Build Back Better (BBB) Act (H.R. 5376). The Act was passed by the House of Representatives a week ago.  “As my colleagues in the Senate continue...

Russia to act if NATO crosses red lines in Ukraine, says Putin


New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would be forced to act if "red lines" on Ukraine were crossed by NATO. Putin said that the deployment of certain offensive missile capabilities on Ukrainian soil would be seen as a trigger by Russia. Putin was speaking at an investment forum in Moscow. He said he...

Offensive photoshoot at Kartarpur annoys Sikh community


New Delhi: A clothing brand recently came under fire after an alleged photoshoot at the Kartarpur Gurdwara in Pakistan. In the shoot, a Lahore-based model can be seen bareheaded, posing for the camera, compromising the sanctity of the place, Express Tribune reported. Pakistan Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and members of the Sikh community expressed annoyance...

Taliban executed, forcibly disappeared ex-security men: Report


New Delhi: The Taliban have summarily executed or forcibly disappeared more than 100 former police and intelligence officers in just four of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces since taking over the country on August 15, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The Taliban, through their intelligence operations and access to records left behind...

India, Pakistan at odds over Afghan aid transit modalities


New Delhi: Pakistan has linked its decision to allow India to transport 50,000 tonnes of wheat and medicines as humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to the condition that the relief materials be moved by Pakistani trucks, media reports said. Officials of the two sides are engaged in discussions to find a solution to the impasse, especially...

Diwali at Nassau County: Indian Americans feted


The office of Asian Community Affairs, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran & Executive Director of External Affairs Farrah Mozawalla along with Indian American Forum Founding Member Dr. Bobby K. Kalotee & Chairperson Indu Jaiswal, celebrated Diwali honoring distinguished Indian American community leaders. Hosted by Beena Kothari & emceed by Flora Parekh, the event highlighted the accomplishments of several...

Mumbai 26/11: An attack India would never forget or forgive


Mumbai had been attacked before but not like 26/11, in slow-motion mayhem that lasted for four days. By Arvind Singh in Jaipur Thirteen years later, the dark night that stretched over three long days is still vivid in the memory of India and Indians. Mumbai had been attacked before but not in such a choreographed sequence...