AAPI Convention 2022


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

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


Taliban diplomats are stationed in Afghanistan’s embassy in Tehran, Iran confirms

Amid the constant influx of refugees, the forces of the two countries often clash at the border. However, overall relations between the two sides remain stable and cooperative

Over 500 Bangladeshis arrested in Libya while attempting to cross over to Europe

Bangladeshi nationals were banned from traveling to Libya for almost four years. The ban was lifted by Dhaka only earlier this year. This is the first time in recent years that such a large number of Bangladeshis were detained on a single day

India, Pakistan, Afghanistan designated ‘Country of Particular Concern’ on religious freedom grounds

The Indian government has, previously, pushed back against the USCIRF’s grading, questioning its locus standi. In 2020, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar described the Commission an “Organisation of Particular Concern.”

Indian American woman, US Navy veteran appointed Harris’s defence advisor

Captain Sethi (retd) has also been the Commanding Officer of the Sixth Fleet’s Task Force 64 and the action officer coordinating joint and international policy for integrated air and missile defence across all military services, according to her LinkedIn profile which has been updated to confirm her new position with Vice President Harris.

Two arrested in New York for attacks on Sikhs; leading senator, governor,. others condemn hate crime

“When a man is beaten and hurt because of his background, who he is, what his religion, his nationality and ethnicity [are], it is a dark day for America”, Sen Schumer said

Tit for tat: India raises concerns about human rights in US in a riposte to Blinken's comments

It was an apparent reference to two Sikh men assaulted on Tuesday in an alleged hate crime incident in the Richmond Hills area of New York The two, who were on an early morning walk, were attacked reportedly at the same location where a member of the community was attacked nearly 10 days ago

India, US to launch defence supply chain for priority needs; India a net provider of regional security, says US

Laying out the rationale for Indo-US defence cooperation, Austin said, “As strategic threats converge, especially following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is more important than ever that we stand together to defend our shared values and to preserve the international rules-based order”

'India's total purchases from Russia for the month would be less than what Europe does in an afternoon'

Jaishankar told the reporter, “The world will keep changing.  What we have to do in our profession is to watch it and see how your interests are best advanced in that”

India, US to expand defence and strategic cooperation to new areas as leaders share concerns over Russia-China 'links'

'As the Indian military emerges as a more jointly integrated force, the 2+2 Ministerial advanced initiatives that will allow the U.S. and Indian militaries to work more seamlessly together across all domains of potential conflict, from the seas to cyberspace,' the statement said

India, US to sign space MOU during 2+2 meeting Monday

But before the 2+2 meeting, President Joe Biden will hold a virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at which the Russian invasion of Ukraine will figure, according to the White House

Biden to hold virtual summit with Modi on Monday before US-India 2+2 ministeria

The US has been trying to persuade India to join it in taking a harder line against Russia

Afghan refugees face growing harassment and violence in Iran

Zaman Sultani, a South Asua researcher, told Radio Liberty, ‘It is horrible, disgusting, and heartbreaking to see videos of how inhumanly Afghan migrants and refugees are being treated in Iran.’

Biden expects Ukraine to be ‘a central’ item in India-US 2+2 discussions; White House denies warning India on oil imports

Biden expects that Blinken and Lloyd “will continue driving forward our work with India and our shared goals in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world”, Psaki said, recalling last month’s virtual summit Biden had with Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India, Scott Morrison of Australia and Fumio Kishida

EU expresses ‘deep concern’ over ban on girls’ education in Afghanistan, asks Taliban to reverse restrictions

EU lawmakers also deplored the steadily deteriorating situation of women and girls in Afghanistan since the Taliban's return to power in 2021

US stresses renewed commitment to Indo-Pacific, defence partnership in 2+2 ministerial with India

The two parallel announcements - from the Pentagon and State Department - did not make any mention of the Ukraine situation, which is the pre-occupation of the US and a point of difference with India, which has stayed neutral frustrating Washington


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