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Time to confirm ambassador to India: Congressman Khanna


It is time to confirm a US Ambassador to India, a top Indian-American Congressman said Monday noting that for nearly two years now there has been no American envoy in New Delhi. “The US needs a strong defense and strategic partnership with India, especially in the face of escalating aggression from China,” Indian-American Congressman Ro...

US names new interim envoy to India


The US State Department announced this week that it was sending Elizabeth Jones to the US embassy in New Delhi as chargé d’affaires ad interim, again temporarily filling a key diplomatic post that has been vacant for nearly two years.  Jones, who is currently the coordinator for Afghan relocation efforts, is the fifth temporary appointment...

Dates for 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games announced


By Rajendra Vora  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, gathered in Exposition Park on Monday afternoon to officially announce the dates for the 2028 Olympic Games. LA28, the organization in charge of planning the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic events, hosted the event at the John C. Argue...

Mayor Garcetti, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg announce $50 M for LAX


Mayor Eric Garcetti was joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) leadership to announce $50 million in funding for LAX from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which will be used to modernize its terminal roadway. “LAX is our gateway to the world, and every dollar we...

Top Republican Senator seeks halt to Garcetti’s nomination as US envoy to India


Washington, DC: The nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to become US ambassador to India seems to be in trouble as a top Senate Republican has sought to put the matter on hold owing to a pending investigation regarding sexual harassment of his adviser. According to a document obtained by Politico, Republican Senator Charles...

Will work towards improving bilateral trade: Biden’s pick for envoy to India


California: President Joe Biden's ambassadorial nominee to India Eric Garcetti has assured the influential Indian-American community that he will work towards improving bilateral trade and underlined the importance of human rights and pluralism.  During a closed-door dinner meeting with prominent members of the Indian-American community, Garcetti, who is currently the Mayor of Los Angeles, said...

Councilwoman Nithya Raman appointed to LA’s powerful air quality regulatory board


Los Angeles: Signaling a potential turnabout in the city’s role in regulating air quality, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Feb. 1., appointed Indian American Councilwoman Nithya Raman to the governing board of the regional agency that sets key regulation affecting the Southern California region’s air quality and polluting industries.  Raman would replace Councilman Joe...

Senate Committee approves Eric Garcetti’s nomination as US Ambassador to India


Washington DC: More than six months after being nominated by President Joe Biden, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday voted to move forward with the nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be U.S. ambassador to India. However, the nomination now must go to the full Senate, which will vote at a later date...

Will boost India capacity to secure its borders: Incoming US envoy


Washington: Observing that India is situated in a “tough neighborhood”, US President Joe Biden’s nominee for next envoy to New Delhi on Tuesday told lawmakers that he will double-down on America’s efforts to strengthen India’s capacity to “secure its borders, defend its sovereignty and deter aggression”. Eric Michael Garcetti, 50, is currently serving as the Mayor...