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Assemblyman Raj Mukherji named chair of Judiciary Committee


Trenton: New Jersey state Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, a healthcare entrepreneur, former local prosecutor and former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who previously served as deputy mayor of Jersey City, has been selected by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to chair the Assembly Judiciary Committee for the 219th legislative session, Mukherji’s office said in a news release. “I...

‘Community needs to make US leadership aware of Kashmir realities’

Post Date: February 12, 2020

Washington, DC: A group of Indian-Americans has said that India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir needs support from the US and it is the responsibility of the community to make the political leadership here aware of the ground realities in the region. During a meeting at the Rajdhani Mandir in...

Usha Reddi in the fray for US Senate seat from Kansas


Raises $100,000 in campaign donations Washington, DC: Usha Reddi, Indian-American Manhattan city mayor who is running to enter the Senate from the state of Kansas, has raised over $100,000 in campaign donation. Usha Reddi, 54, who is seeking nomination from the Democratic party, migrated to the US along with her parents in 1973 from Andhra Pradesh...

Final Iowa caucus recount gives Pete Buttigieg delegate win


Washington: Almost a week after the Iowa caucuses, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has won 14 of the state's 41 delegates, thus putting him in first place in the Democratic Party's state caucuses and giving him a key boost as he heads into New Hampshire, due to hold its own primary this...

Donald Trump ousts two witnesses as impeachment fallout


New York: In the post-impeachment reverberations, an Army officer and Washington's top envoy to the European Union (EU) who testified against US President Donald Trump, have been removed from their positions. In developments following his acquittal by the Senate, Trump on Friday demanded that the House of Representatives expunge his impeachment because it was a...

Buttigieg, Bernie lead in 1st Dem presidential nomination race


New York: Pete Buttigieg, a small town mayor breaking into national politics, and veteran Senator Bernie Sanders emerged as leaders in the first results of the chaotic Democratic Party race in Iowa for nomination to run against President Donald Trump. In the first results covering 71 per cent of the voting precincts released on Tuesday,...

Indian-Americans disappointed with Iowa Democratic caucus


Washington: Members of the Indian-American community were disappointed with the chaos that took place within the Democratic Party in the Iowa caucus earlier this week, a media report said. All eyes were on Iowa as its biennial caucuses officially kicked off the first major contest of the US presidential primary season, The American Bazaar said...

Trump’s State of the Union speech ‘dark, bizarre, showmanship’


New York: American voters described US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night with words ranging from "dark and bizarre" and "showmanship" to "micro-targeted campaign commercial", saying Trump's message will resonate with his most loyal voters ahead of the November 2020 election. "America's enemies are on the run, America's fortunes are on...

GOP optimistic of nixing witness vote despite Bolton riff


Washington: Senate Republican leaders remained optimistic Thursday that they can knock down an attempt to call more witnesses during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and wrap up the whole thing by the weekend. But they don't have it in the bag just yet. It will all come to a head Thursday night when Sen. Lamar...