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India drops 10 places in Democracy Index in ‘tumultuous year’ for Asia


New Delhi: Citing erosion of civil liberties in the country as primary cause of the democratic regression, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) put India 10 ranks lower at the 51st place out of 167 countries in its Democracy Index's global ranking. The Democracy Index - prepared by Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division...

India again ignores Trump’s mediation offer on Kashmir


New Delhi: As US President plans to visit India next month, New Delhi on Wednesday ignored Donald Trump's yet another attempt to offer mediation with Pakistan on Kashmir. President Trump at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit in Davos revealed that he and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan were "working together on some borders" and...

Coming up! Affordable education for H-1B visa holders’ children


Amidst stringent immigration laws and scrutiny under the Trump administration, the US state of New Jersey will enact a legislation that will make college and universities more affordable for the children of H-1B visa holders. A majority of H-1B visa holders are Indians, mostly IT professionals. Governor Phil Murphy signed the S2555 legislation, allowing New Jersey...

Two dead, 15 injured in shooting outside bar in Kansas


New York: Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say at least two people are dead and 15 people were reportedly injured in a shooting outside a bar, the media reported The shooting took place shortly before midnight at 9ine Ultra Lounge, Kansas City police said at the scene. Capt. David Jackson told news outlets at the scene...

Uber rape case: US Justice Dept shuts probe on bribery charges


New Delhi: How did San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc obtain the Delhi cab rape victim's confidential medical documents? Who in Delhi Police and hospital authorities received bribe money to share case files with Uber? Answers to these questions will remain a mystery for now. Indian investigative agencies are perturbed by a decision of the United...

China’s fast-spreading virus kills 6, reaches 5 countries


Beijing: China on Tuesday tightened control on people exiting and entering Wuhan the central Chinese city at the core of the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, which has killed six people, infected 300 and spread panic and anxiety ahead of the country’s biggest festival, the Lunar New Year (LNY), the media reported. As many as...

US witnessing economic boom never seen before: Trump at Davos


Davos: Addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit here, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that America is in the midst of an economic boom that has never been seen before anywhere in the world. According to President Trump, 11 million jobs have been gained by America since his election and the average unemployment...

Lawmaker seeks ‘Sister Cities’ status For Lucknow, Canberra


New Delhi: Deepak-Raj Gupta, an Australian lawmaker of Indian origin, has initiated a campaign to make Lucknow and Canberra "sister cities" after discovering the grave of architect of the Australian capital, Walter Burley Griffin, in Nishatganj cemetery in Lucknow. Griffin visited the city of Nawabs in October 1935 on an invitation to design the library...

PIO professor calls for action against CAA in India


Los Angeles: An Indian-American professor Anjali Arondekar has called for action against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying it was not just about the Muslims but affected anyone who is attached to the country. Arondekar who is Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz was among the 300 signatories...