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US senators call for Sikh hate crime tracking


August 24th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Nineteen US Senators, led by California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, have urged the Justice Department to track hate crimes against Sikhs as they are particularly susceptible to ... Read more...

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Tulsi Gabbard set to become first Hindu in US Congress


August 13th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard has a great chance to become the first Hindu member of the US House of Representatives in 2013 with her ... Read more...

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US House passes Pentagon budget


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US House of Representatives Thursday passed next year's massive $607-billion defence bill.The Republican-controlled House approved the measure in a 326-90 vote, after two days ... Read more...

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Indian American fundraiser for jailed governor arrested


June 21st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, June 21 (IANS) A Chicago based IndianAmerican businessmen with ties to jailed Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested and charged with bribing doctors for patient referrals and ... Read more...

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US House panel holds attorney general in contempt


June 21st, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A US House of Representatives panel Wednesday voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over failure to hand over documents related ... Read more...

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US business jet industry hit hard by downturn


May 31st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) The US business jet manufacturing industry was hit severely by the global economic downturn, said a report released by the US International Trade Commission (USITC).The report, ... Read more...

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‘Indian-Americans working as change agents’ (Diaspora Feature, With Images)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Reshma Saujani, the first Indian-American woman to run for the US Congress, now as a change agent wants to create opportunities for immigrants who have made ... Read more...

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US House passes cybersecurity bill


April 27th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US House of Representatives Thursday approved a controversial cybersecurity legislation, which will make it easier for companies to share information with the government about threats their ... Read more...

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FBI urged to check hate crimes against Sikh-Americans


April 20th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) As many as 92 US lawmakers have urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to collect data on hate crimes against Sikh-Americans as their appearance makes ... Read more...

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Indian American Upendra Chivukula to run for US Congress


March 28th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 28 (IANS) Upendra Chivukula, an Indian American member of the New Jersey state assembly, plans to run for US Congress with the hope of unseating Republican Leonard ... Read more...

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NASA loses command codes to control space station


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) An unencrypted laptop computer stolen from NASA last year contained command codes used to control the International Space Station (ISS), media reports said. The PC Magazine ... Read more...

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Balochistan resolution could dent ties with US: Pakistan


February 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A US resolution on Balochistan could worsen ties between Washington and Islamabad, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar Monday said in London that Balochistan was Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Pakistan slams US bill on Balochistan


February 18th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday condemned a bill submitted to the US House of Representatives in support of the "right of self-determination" of ... Read more...

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US expels top Venezuelan diplomat


January 9th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has declared Venezuela's consul general in Miami persona non grata and given her until Tuesday to leave the country, a State Department spokesman ... Read more...

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US Congressional team to focus on trade, defence in India


January 6th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) A five-member Congressional delegation led by Senator Mark Warner, co-chair of the India Caucus, begins a weeklong visit to the country Saturday to explore fresh ... Read more...

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Aid freeze no big deal: US to Pakistan (Second Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Downplaying a US move to freeze close to $700 million in aid to Pakistan, the Obama administration sought to assure its estranged ally that the ... Read more...

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Aid freeze can be waived: US assures Pakistan (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The US has sought to assure its estranged ally Pakistan that a legislation that freezes $700 million for Pakistan merely includes a reporting requirement and ... Read more...

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Aid ‘freeze’ to Pakistan can bve waived: US


December 16th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) As the US Congress agreed to freeze close to $700 million in aid to Pakistan, the Obama administration sought to assure its estranged ally that ... Read more...

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US stops $700 mn aid to Pakistan (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a huge $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the Congress is provided a ... Read more...

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US House freezes $700 mn aid to Pakistan


December 15th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives has passed a massive $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the defence secretary provides Congress a ... Read more...

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US House passes massive defence budget


December 15th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a massive defence budget, after making changes that the White House called would not constrain the administration's counterterrorism efforts.The ... Read more...

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US House approves faster green cards for Indian IT workers


December 1st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) In a move that may allow more highly skilled immigrants from India and China to obtain the so-called green cards faster, the US House of Representatives ... Read more...

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US lawmakers concerned over rights violations in Tibet


November 18th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 18 (IANS) Three US lawmakers have expressed concern over human rights violations in Tibet and asked the US ambassador to China to collect first-hand information on self-immolation protests, ... Read more...

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Everyone wants peaceful Kashmir: Pakistani leader


September 21st, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Visiting former Pakistani Kashmir prime minister Sultan Mehmood Chaudary Wednesday said he discussed a host of issues with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah earlier ... Read more...

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US House of Representatives passes debt-limit bill


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US House of Representatives approved Monday a deal struck between the White House and congressional leaders that would raise the nation's debt ceiling by ... Read more...

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Anthony Weiner’s resignation to become effective on Tuesday midnight


June 21st, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington D.C., June 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner’s resignation will take effect from the midnight of Tuesday. Subsequently the day will be the last for Weiner as a Congressman.Weiner was ... Read more...

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Obama names two more Indian-Americans to key posts


March 30th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, who already has over two dozen Indian Americans serving in top jobs in his administration, has named two more from the ... Read more...

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US Democrat Geraldine passes away, aged 75


March 27th, 2011 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) US Democratic politician Geraldine A. Ferraro died Saturday at the age of 75, having fought blood cancer for many years. She was the first female ... Read more...

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38 percent of 1,000 US citizens fail basic citizenship test!


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 22(ANI): The New York-based Newsweek magazine recently had 1,000 US citizens take the official citizenship test - and 38 percent of them failed.The magazine said that 73 percent ... Read more...

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US senator applauds Dalai Lama on retirement


March 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's decision to pass on his political authority to an elected leader has been applauded by US Senator Tammy Baldwin.A post ... Read more...

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Ties with India important for US: Republican leader


March 12th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner has described the relationship with India as one of the important relationships for the US, including for Congress.Boehner expressed the ... Read more...

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Rep. Chris Lee quits over Craigslist flirtation reports


February 10th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Chris Lee, a married Republican congressman from New York state, has quit amid media reports he flirted online with a woman and sent his shirtless photograph to her.46-year-old ... Read more...

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US threatens to cut aid to Pakistan


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Even as the US publicly suggested that every thing was hunky dory in its relations with Islamabad, US Congress members threatened to stop aid to ... Read more...

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American politics must change after Arizona gun attack, says Bill Clinton


January 12th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Jan.12 (ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton has said that the political climate in the United States must change in the wake of the shooting of a US Congresswoman ... Read more...

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US House resolution to back India’s UNSC bid


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Indicating bipartisan support for India's bid for a permanent UN Security Council seat, a Republican legislator has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives ... Read more...

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