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US tells Pak to take ‘irreversible action’ against terror groups


Washington: The US has called on Pakistan to take “sustained and irreversible action” against terror groups operating from its soil to achieve the potential for bilateral relations against the backdrop of a visit to Islamabad by the top American diplomat for South Asia. Last month, Washington said it would revive the International Military Education and...

AAPI Victory Fund endorses Joe Biden for President


Washington: Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) has formally announced its endorsement of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for the November presidential election, as he was hugely popular with the Indian-American community. Indian-American Shekar Narasimhan, co-founder of the AAPI Victory Fund, told the India West newspaper that the organization had met several of the party candidates in...

Bezos says fall in love with India every time he returns


New Delhi: After facing snub from the Indian government, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday posted a note on the company's e-commerce website Amazon India, saying “he falls in love with India every time he returns here”. "I fall in love with India every time I return here. The boundless energy, innovation and...

Global response to Kashmir tepid: Imran Khan


Islamabad/New Delhi: A day after India invited Imran Khan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in New Delhi later this year, the Pakistan’s Prime Minister admitted in an interview to German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle that the global community’s response to the Kashmir issue has been tepid. “Unfortunately, commercial interests are more important...

Indians at China virus risk, Govt issues advisory


New Delhi: Alarmed at the possible spread of ‘novel coronavirus’, India has issued an advisory for Indians traveling from China especially from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where hundreds of Indian students live and study. More than 500 Indian students study in Wuhan, mostly in medical universities in and around the city, which is...

Trump likely to visit India in February


New Delhi/Washington: President Donald Trump is slated to visit India next month for the first time since he joined office and before he goes to elections for a second term later this year. New Delhi and Washington DC are in the process of finalizing dates. “We are working on mutually agreed dates. It is likely...

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...

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 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...