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United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken greets Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Washington on Monday, September 26, 2022. (Photo: State Dept/IANS)

US tells Pakistan to develop 'responsible relationship' with India; Bhutto seeks 'broader framework' of bilateral ties with US

Bilawal did not react to Blinken’s statement or bring up Kashmir in his speech, which was unusual for him.

UNGA rally to highlight the plight of Bhutanese refugees and diaspora

About 100,000 Bhutanese from the Lhotshampa community fled their country Bhutan in 1990. They tried to settle in India but were refused sanctuary. They then entered Nepal where they were given refuge along Nepal’s eastern border with India.

Thousands recite the Gita in Texas setting Guinness Record; Modi commends event

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation president Prakash Rao Velagapudi said this was once in a lifetime event and appreciated the efforts of teachers, organizers, children and their parents for spending countless hours in making this a successful undertaking

Connecticut General Assembly honors India on its 75th anniversary

Connecticut General Assembly issued a citation honoring the India Day Celebration and presented it to GOPIO-CT


‘Anti-Shia hatred’ may be behind serial killings of Muslims in US

The nationality of Syed has not been disclosed by officials, but the possibility of anti-Shia killings in the US could indicate that the religious turmoil in Pakistan and Afghanistan where Sunni terrorist groups target Shias has reached the US

A South Asian poetic giant tours North America: A creative fountainhead for whom 'dreams have no frontiers'

Gulzar’s poetry continues to win more attention than his extensive directorial work. But most remarkable is his unquenchable thirst and capacity for work

Pakistan, US launch health dialogue to boost cooperation

The initiative comes at a time when Pakistan and the US are trying to revive impaired bilateral relations by broadening cooperation and extending beyond the security domain in fields like health, food, commerce and trade

Rights activists demand arrest of Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Singapore for alleged war crimes

The complaint, which demands Rajapaksa’s arrest, cited the universal jurisdiction of alleged abuses (breaches of the Geneva Conventions) during the war

Biden’s key South Asia official meets Pakistan PM’s aide in bid to repair ties

The meeting is significant as it came at a time when both countries are trying to revive the bilateral relationship. The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and subsequent anti-American rhetoric by Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan had impaired ties between the countries

Pakistan minister warns India of ‘potentially catastrophic consequences’ from Kashmir tensions, even while admitting to ‘brink’ of Sri Lanka-like scenario in own country

The government of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken some tough measures and “saved Pakistan from Sri Lanka-like situation where almost we were at the brink of that scenario”

Indian journalist-activist Ajit Sahi presented with Pluralist Award in Washington

Mike Ghouse, President, Center for Pluralism, said Sahi was chosen for this year’s award for his courageous pursuit of justice for people of all faiths in India. “As a Hindu, Sahi has been at the forefront of the Indian American community that is fighting hard to preserve the pluralist and democratic values in India,” Ghouse said

Bridgeport in US to bid for 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup matches with brand new stadium

CCI leaders find Bridgeport to be the ideal location to bring top-level cricket to the northeast United States.

AAPI’s historic 40th convention in San Antonio, Texas; celebrating achievements of Indian American physicians

Dr. Jack Resneck, President of American Medical Association, praised the contributions and achievements of Indian American physicians who serve and provide best healthcare to every 7th patient in the United States. “It’s time our nation renews our commitment to you for the incredible services you provide to our nation,” he said.

Biden appoints Indian American scientist to US cabinet; second Indian American cabinet member after Vice President Kamala Harris

If she is confirmed to the post by the Senate -- as required for all senior appointments -- Prabhakar will be the third Indian American ever to serve in a US cabinet

Will Biden raise human rights with Modi at Middle East Quad summit?

The new Quad with India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the US to be known as I2U2 for the initials of the countries is scheduled to be inaugurated during Biden’s visit to Israel in the second week of July

US Senate foreign panel chief praises India’s role, asks Quad to help Sri Lanka

Although an aim of the Quad is to counter China’s aggressive posture in the Indo-Pacific region, the Quad stopped short of any joint military cooperation, and instead focused on humanitarian efforts in the region like a programme for making, financing and distributing 500 million Covid vaccines in the region to counter Beijing's growing influence in the region.

New Delhi’s double standards on Naga and Kashmir issues

The moment for imagining the possibility of Yasin Malik and his like-minded political jail mates playing a larger role in resolving the Kashmir dispute is now, writes Sandeep Pandey for South Asia Monitor 

Trailblazing titans to share their tales at AAPI’s Women’s Forum

Dr. Seema Arora, Chair, AAPI National Women Physicians Committee, a Past Chair Board of Trustees of AAPI, said, “The Women’s Forum titled ‘Trailblazer Titans Tell Their Tales’ will have a panel of Trailblazer Women who have achieved extraordinary feats in each of their phenomenal lives. 

Kabir Festival 2022 in the US: Celebrating the humanistic values of an ancient mystic

The organizers hope to bring Kabir’s message of peace, harmony and love to people in our troubled times.

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