Washington sources reported that Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna has said that he wants to revoke Myanmar State Counselor Suu Kyi’s Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor in the US, which was bestowed on her with much fanfare six years ago. Meanwhile Nobel Peace Prize
Washington sources reported that Indian-American Congressman Pramila Jayapal has said Americans are recognizing that they don’t trust the US President who has maintained that he knew nothing about what was went on in his campaign. Meanwhile her comments came after Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges last week.
New York sources reported that India continues to remain on the White House list of countries that are “major” transit points for or producer of illicit drugs. Meanwhile the annual list was released on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump prepared for a global campaign against drugs at the UN later in September and moreover the 21 countries on it include Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mexico and Colombia.
Bengaluru sources stated that the California based Marconi Society, which has instituted the award, said on Tuesday that Indian born woman research scholar from the University of Washington won the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for 2018 for using smart phones to detect life-threatening symptoms.
Washington sources reported that fifteen people, including some of Indian-origin, and five India-based call centres have been indicted in a multi-million call centre scam that victimized thousands of people in the US. Accordingly seven people were arrested on Thursday in the US for their alleged involvement in the scam that victimized over 2,000 people, resulting in over $5.5 million in losses.
New Delhi sources stated that India on Thursday called upon the US to ensure a non-discriminatory and predictable approach to issuance of H-1B visas, largely availed of by Indian IT firms. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said “I sought Secretary Pompeo’s support to nurture our people to people links,” while addressing the media
Atlanta sources added that A R Rahman and his team of talented musicians performed in Atlanta on Saturday, August 25th, 2018. Accordingly the event was held at the Infinite Energy Arena at Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth and this musical show was sold out, and a blockbuster hit. Meanwhile the performers were A R Rahman
Atlanta sources reported that Aisha Yaqoob, a woman of color, Muslim, activist and the daughter of Pakistani immigrants, defeated Wayne Slear (71.16% to 28.84%) in the Georgia House of Representatives District 97 Democratic primary election on Tuesday. She will face Republican Bonnie Rich in November.
Washington sources reported that an American federal judge could rule as early as Thursday whether to order the Department of Homeland Security to stop arresting undocumented immigrants who come to government offices for interviews as part of applying for green cards. Meanwhile US District Judge Mark
New York sources reported that “No American should be denied admission to school because of their race,” the Justice Department said in a document filed in a Massachusetts court on Thursday to back Asian Americans. “As a recipient of taxpayer dollars, Harvard has a responsibility to conduct its admissions policy without racial discrimination by using meaningful admissions criteria that meet lawful requirements,” said the department headed Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
United Nations sources reported that Development and environment expert Satya S. Tripathi has been appointed an assistant Secretary General and will head the UN Environment Program’s New York office. Meanwhile the appointment made Monday by Secretary General Antonio Guterres was announced by his Spokesperson Stephane Guterres.
Mumbai sources reported that the United States Consulate in Mumbai on Monday awarded 26 Indian shipping companies which participated in the US Coast Guard (USCG)’s Automated Mutual assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) programs. Meanwhile the AMVER in a worldwide initiative that ensures quick and efficient rescue of disabled or distressed ships at sea, saving the lives of sailors and ensuring continuity of shipping operations.
Vancouver sources reported that an Indo-Canadian businessman, who is originally from Bhuj, Gujarat, has been awarded $1.2 million in damages after he was defamed in a series of fake news articles instigated by a prominent American blockchain investor. Accordingly it is one of the biggest compensations of its kind in Canada.
New York sources reported that authorities have arrested a man who had worked at a store in the city’s suburb of East Orange and charged him with the murder of Tarlok Singh, the Sikh who owned the shop, according to the local prosecutor’s office. Accordingly the Essex County prosecutor’s office announced the arrest of Roberto Ubiera, 55, on Tuesday.
New York sources reported that Sikh store owner has been stabbed to death in the US state of New Jersey, in a third incident targeting the community in the country in the last three weeks. Terlok Singh was found dead by his cousin Karnail Singh in his East Orange suburb store with apparent stab wounds.