Photo: ASMASME Executive Director/CEO Tom Costabile (left) presents the 2022 Hoover Medal to Ratan Tata.

Ratan N. Tata awarded the 2022 Hoover Medal

Tata was recognized as the 74th recipient of the Hoover Medal in a private award ceremony in January at Somerset House in Mumbai.

With strong bipartisan support for the relationship, US to finally have an ambassador in India

But there is also a point of potential friction in ties with India: the human rights issues as perceived by some in the US, which is a touchy issue for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At that hearing, Garcetti said, “Respect for human rights and strong democratic institutions are key elements of our strategic partnership and values enshrined in our constitutions, and if confirmed, I will engage closely and regularly with the Indian government on these issues”.

Senior US official visiting Pakistan to discuss energy security

In Lahore, Pyatt will visit the Lahore University of Management Sciences' Electric Vehicle Labs to highlight technological advances made through US-Pakistan cooperation. 

US intelligence report foresees ‘current calm’ continuing in India-Pakistan relations; China threat has the ‘potential to escalate’, it warns

“The expanded military postures by both India and China along the disputed border elevate the risk of armed confrontation between two nuclear powers that might involve direct threats to US persons and interests, and calls for US intervention,” it said.


Pakistan's top police officer Faisal Shahkar appointed United Nations Police Adviser

 Shahkar has most recently served as Team Leader within the United Nations Standing Police Capacity (2020-2021).

Pakistani suspected of al-Qaeda links released by US after 19-year detention without trial

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said, “We are glad that a Pakistani citizen detained abroad is finally reunited with his family”.

US and Bangladesh discuss labour laws' implementation

The objective of the meeting was to support Bangladeshi implementation of commitments to improve labor rights protections and to further economic cooperation between the United States and Bangladesh, it said.

Trinidad and Tobago showcases Indo-Trinidadian culture at Divali Nagar 2022

Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Randall Mitchell, said that Divali Nagar has made citizens more aware of the tradition associated with Hinduism and East Indian culture.

'Samosa Caucus' to have one more Indian American: Election of Shri Thanedar to US Congress almost certain

Thanedar said on his campaign site that he grew up in poverty in a family of ten in India and worked in odd jobs to support his family after his father retired.

With ambassador nomination languishing in Senate, US appoints yet another temporary envoy to India

Jones has experience in South Asia starting her foreign service career in Kabul, and later has been the deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Following the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, she was charged with helping Afghans fleeing the Taliban and resettling them here.  

Rich Indians targeted in US; Colombian illegal immigrants arrested in New York

Indians in US have recently been targets of hate crimes and murders.

Adventures of a cultured Indian in Europe: The life and time of Hiranmoy Ghoshal

Hiranmoy Ghoshal's diaries reflect, in a way, scholarly attempts to create and project Indian culture, especially in the context of engaging/clashing with the West and other powerful Asiatic cultures, which was an important aspect of the Indian nationalist movement.

India remains world’s fastest-growing major economy; Bangladesh to grow at 7.2 per cent; Sri Lanka’s economy will shrink

The IMF’s World Economic Outlook report released in Washington on Tuesday cut India’s growth rate by 0.6 per cent from the projection of 7.4 per cent made in July, but it kept the slower growth projection for next year at 6.1 per cent, which would still be the highest for major economies.

Unprecedented shocks rattle South Asia, dampening growth

Inflation in South Asia, caused by elevated global food and energy prices and trade restrictions that worsened food insecurity in the region, is expected to rise to 9.2 percent this year before gradually subsiding. The resulting squeeze on real income is severe, particularly for the region’s poor who spend a large share of their income on food.

Four kidnapped Indian-origin Sikh family members were killed in gruesome crime in US

Jasdeep Singh and Amandeep Singh were first led at gunpoint with their hands tied and driven away in Amandeep Singh’s truck.The suspect returned a few minutes later and took Jasleen Kaur and the baby in the same vehicle.

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


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