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USIBC hosts reception for outgoing Ambassador Sandhu


Washington: The US India Business Council (USIBC) hosted a reception on Wednesday for the outgoing India's Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu, who retires from the Indian Foreign Service at month-end after an illustrious 35-year.  The reception was attended by top officials from the White House, State Department and representatives from the corporate sector.  During his long career,...

Michigan Supreme Court will keep Trump on 2024 primary ballot


Washington: Michigan’s Supreme Court is keeping former President Donald Trump on the state’s primary election ballot. The court said Wednesday it will not hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling from groups seeking to keep Trump from appearing on the ballot. It said in an order that the application by parties to appeal a Dec....

Elderly prepares for bone-chilling winter conditions


As the winter season approaches, it's essential to understand how bone-chilling winter conditions can affect seniors and how to ensure their safety. According to studies, winter-related casualties among seniors are a concerning issue. Statistics show that a significant number of deaths occur due to exposure to extreme cold. These numbers emphasize the importance of...

Israel, Hamas strike a deal on hostages


Jerusalem: Qatar on Wednesday announced a truce-for-hostages deal between Israel and Hamas that would bring a four-day halt in fighting in a devastating six-week war, win freedom for dozens of hostages held in the Gaza Strip, and also lead to the release of dozens of Palestinian prisoners. Qatar’s Foreign Ministry said it would announce within...

DHS announces countries eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa programs


Washington: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State (DOS), on Nov. 8 announced the lists of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in the next year. The notice listing the eligible countries will be published in the Federal Register on Nov. 9, 2023. Effective...

Illumination and vibrance galore as five day Diwali festival begins


New York: The five-day Diwali celebrations began Friday October 10 with Dhanteras while the festival of Diwali will be celebrated on Nov. 12. The five days of Diwali include Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj. People worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, for luck and prosperity on Diwali. The festival of Diwali is...

Aid agencies warn of a humanitarian crisis as Afghans return from Pakistan


Kabul: Major international aid agencies on Thursday warned of chaotic and desperate scenes among Afghans who have returned from Pakistan, where security forces are detaining and deporting undocumented or unregistered foreigners. The crackdown on illegal migration mostly affects Afghans because they are the majority of foreigners living in Pakistan, although the government says it is targeting all who...

PM Modi sends wishes for Times Square Diwali event


New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a special message to all New Yorkers celebrating Diwali at Times Square on October 28. "Heartiest congratulations and greetings on the joyous and auspicious occasion of Diwali. The theme of this year's Diwali celebrations at Times Square -- 'United Colors of America' is yet another manifestation of...