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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...

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...

Claremont School of Theology marks Jain Day of Forgiveness


California: “The Jain Day of Forgiveness: Interreligious Perspectives on Compassion and Forgiveness” - a Claremont School of Theology (CST) event, was organized on September 11, 2021, under the aegis of the Center for Engaged Compassion at Claremont School of Theology.   Some of the panelists: Mahesh Wadher, Prof Lailatul Fitriyah, Dr Nitin Shah, Swadhyaykar Vidhiji, Dr.Jeffrey Kuan...

Trailer of dance documentary on Indian ballet dancer unveiled


Call me dancer, a documentary film by Leslie Shampaine and Pip Gilmour, had its official trailer launch, hosted by Meridian International Center in Washington, DC, on September 8. More than 80 people filled the room to hear lead protagonist and Indian ballet dancer, Manish Chauhan, reveal his inspirational story about pursuing the arts professionally despite growing...

Animated film to chronicle life of ‘Sikh Captain America’


New York: Vishavjit Singh is publicly known for his Captain America persona — a Sikh man equipped with his turban and beard — fighting against bigotry, intolerance and perceptions of what an American should look like.  But Singh, the only member of his family born in the US, didn’t always feel he could embrace his identity this...

Claremont School of Theology marks Jain Day of Forgiveness


California: “The Jain Day of Forgiveness: Interreligious Perspectives on Compassion and Forgiveness” - a Claremont School of Theology (CST) event, was organized on September 11, 2021, under the aegis of the Center for Engaged Compassion at Claremont School of Theology.   Some of the speakers: Mahesh Wadher, Lailatul Fitriyah, Dr Nitin Shah, Swadhyaykar Vidhiji As Jain community members...

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti launches Angeleno Connect debit card, mobile app


Los Angeles: Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the launch of the Angeleno Connect debit card and mobile app — a program that can be used by the City to disburse financial assistance directly to residents, connect people to City services, and offer free financial services to Angelenos without a bank account.  “Covid-19 laid bare the systemic inequities...

Indian American IMPACT Project announces We Are Home Essay Contest


The contest is open to South Asian documented and undocumented DREAMers Philadelphia: IMPACT launched the “We Are Home” essay contest to raise awareness and highlight the many obstacles that 250,000+ South Asian DREAMers face including: constant uncertainty over their status, threat of deportation, and limited opportunities for employment, scholarships and financial aid. “For far too long, both...