United States Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden at the White House. (File Photo: White House)

Kamala Harris will be running mate in 2024, assures Biden, scotching speculations about her

Responding to swirling - and often motivated - rumours and media speculation about her political future, US President Joe Biden declared categorically that Kamala Harris will be his running mate  on the eve of their completing the first year in office

Who is Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistan-born al-Qaeda operative, the Texas hostage taker wanted to free?

Malik Faisal Akram, 44-year-old Pakistani Briton who took four people hostage in a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, wanted to free al-Qaeda-linked Pakistani-American neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, a celebrity Muslim woman among the jihadi circle

UK Sikhs push back against anti-India separatist forces

The Sikh community in the United Kingdom has started to push back against anti-India campaign, which is led by the Khalistani separatists

Pakistan’s former chief justice addresses conference in Israel, recalls his confrontational days during Musharraf era

Pakistan’s former Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Thursday addressed a conference in at Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he recalled his confrontational days of the judiciary with former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf


US envoy nominees for India, Pakistan cleared by key Senate committee

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the nomination of Eric Garcetti to be the US ambassador to India and Donald Armin Blome to be the US envoy to Pakistan, positions that have been vacant for quite some time

India may evade US sanctions for buying Russian defence system out of ‘geostrategic considerations’

US President Joe Biden's nominee as top official dealing with sanctions has clearly hinted that India, a “vital ally” against China, may be spared sanctions for buying the S400 Triumf anti-missile defence system from Russia

Bangladesh activates lobbying groups in Washington amid growing scrutiny of its human rights record

The Bangladesh government has roped in several lobbying groups and activated them to present the country’s case with top US politicians, influence groups, civil rights groups, and media

Assault on Sikh taxi driver in New York being investigated

New York Police Department's (NYPD) Hate Crimes Unit has joined the investigation into the attack on a Sikh taxi driver at the city's main airports following a call for action by India's Consulate here

AAPI’s 15th Annual Global Healthcare Summit In Hyderabad concludes: To focus on preventive healthcare in India

The 15th edition of the annual Global Healthcare Summit organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) concluded in Hyderabad with a commitment to continue efforts towards improving preventive care in India, and to collaborate with the federal, state and local governments, healthcare and technological industries, as well as with several not for profit organizations, to help India make health delivery accessible, affordable and efficient

India, Pakistan may finally get new US envoys as Senate deadlock ends

With internal wrangling in the Senate over nominations abating, the appointment of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the envoy to India could finally get moving nearly six months after President Joe Biden nominated him even as New Delhi has gone for almost a year without an ambassadorial US representation

A tainted legacy: Pakistan-origin Britain's first Muslim peer, Lord Ahmed Nazir, convicted in sexual offenses

When his appointment to the United Kingdom’s House of Lords was announced in 1998, it was hailed as a historic moment in two countries: the UK and Pakistan. Lord Ahmed Nazir, a Pakistani-origin politician, became the UK’s first Muslim to be appointed as a peer

India’s Vice President Naidu lauds Indian-origin physicians for making their mark globally

Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu praised Indian origin medical professionals for “making their mark in every corner of the world” and being the “personification of our nation’s civilizational value of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (world is one family).”

Sri Lankan scientist’s research answering abnormality in human babies gains attraction in US

Gayani Senevirathne, a young Sri Lankan-born scientist, is gaining prominence in the scientific community in the United States for her recent research finding answers to a human abnormality

Nearly 50,000 Afghan refugees resettled in US; another 25,000 still housed in US military bases

The last group of Afghan refugees temporarily housed at the US Marine base at Quantico, Virginia has been dispersed to settle more permanently elsewhere in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Thursday

Wheel turns full circle: Portugal now has prime minister, two cabinet members of Indian origin

The arc of history sometimes bends in unexpected ways as seen in the Portuguese leadership 60 years after the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule.  Portugal is now led by people of Indian descent with family ties to the former colony - Prime Minister António Luís Santos da Costa, Finance Minister Joao Leao and Planning Minister Nelson de Sousa.

Indo-Australian professor to head Australia's top science body

Prof Chennupati Jagadish, a nanotechnology pioneer and physics researcher at the Australian National University (ANU)  whose early years in India were spent studying before a kerosene lamp, has been named as the next president of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), the country’s premier science body

Islamic State reviving in South Asia; 66 Indian-origin terrorists operating abroad: US counterterrorism report

At least 66 identified Indian-origin terrorists were operating abroad with the global terrorist organisation Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has sprouted new branches in Pakistan and India and also marked  its presence in Bangladesh and the Maldives through affiliates, according to the US State Department

Indian-origin Leena Nair is Chanel's new Global CEO

After making their mark as corporate heads in the United States, Indian-origin CEOs are now moving on to Europe

India is in a tough neighbourhood, will work to secure the country from aggression, says US ambassador nominee Garcetti

India is situated in a tough neighbourhood and, as US envoy, he will work to achieve India's security as “few nations are more vital to the future of American security and prosperity than India,” Eric Garcetti, President Joe Biden's nominee as the next ambassador to India said at his confirmation hearing

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