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Can two Indian American women run for US president in 2024? Nikki Haley hints she may contest; Kamala Harris's fortunes tied to Biden

In her Sunday speech, Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley, the daughter of a turban-wearing Sikh immigrant from India, repeatedly emphasised her status as a racial minority in a party associated with whiteness and said it should reach out to minorities – Hispanics, Asians, African Americans and Jews.

Five-member Indian American 'Samosa Caucus' remains in US Congress with Ami Bera reelection

The last time there were five lawmakers of Indian origin in Congress was in 2020 when Kamala Harris was a senator before her election as Vice President.

Indian, US officials discuss boosting India’s defence industry, accelerating indigenous production

“Kahl reaffirmed the importance of the US-India Major Defense Partnership to shaping the future of the Indo-Pacific”, he said.

Growing speculation about India’s peacemaking role in Ukraine

"Peacemaking could carve a more prominent place for India in the global order and possibly bring it closer to a long-sought prize of a fairer power distribution — a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council", the paper said.

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