The cricket stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, will be one of the three venues for the Men’s T20 World Cup tournament in 2023. (Photo: Grand Priairie)

2024 T20 World Cup in the US: Three venues selected

The Ninth Edition of the T20 World Cup will be held from June 4 to 30, 2024 with about 55 matches distributed among the three venues.

Former US envoy to Pakistan fined $93K for illegally aiding Qatar; also had illegal contacts with Pakistani-American bizman

Olson also pleaded guilty in April last year before a Los Angeles Federal Court to receiving travel gifts from a Pakistani-American businessman.

Unique climate protest by Indian-origin man at US Open; glues feet to stadium floor

Extinction Rebellion NYC post on X social media quoted him as saying that he was horrified by the climate injustice faced by people in India who have to pay the price for the climate change caused by emissions produced by developed countries. 

United States and Nepal initiate moves for a child protection partnership

This will be the US government’s eighth CPC Partnership and the first with a South Asian nation.


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.

Biden nominates Ajay Banga, a turbaned Sikh, to head World Bank with climate change mandate; Indian Americans applaud

Ajaypal Singh Banga, whose turban marked his Sikhism in gatherings of the highest echelons of US and international business, was born in Pune in western India to a family that has roots in Jalandhar in Punjab. He received his bachelor’s degree from St Stephens College, Delhi and a postgraduate qualification in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He had worked for Nestle, PepsiCo and CitiBank before landing at MasterCard, where he worked his way up from chief operating officer, to president and chief executive officer, and finally to executive chairman.

India weaponises humour as it ridicules Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue in UN Ukraine debate

India has lampooned Pakistan as having a “Pavlovian response” for raising Kashmir regardless of the topic under discussion at the UN.

Caste becomes hot politics in US tech city; caste discrimination ban is opposed by Hindu rightwing groups

Caste discrimination as a cultural and social phenomenon is practised in India and other countries, even beyond South Asia, by members of many religions, including Christianity and Islam.

Indian American community leaders see in Haley candidacy leadership aspirations of Indian-origin people

A sign of the growing political involvement of Indian Americans is that in the 2020 general elections over 300 from the community ran for city, state and federal offices, Rangaswami said.

India’s diplomatic influence rose in 2022 due to leadership, says Australian think tank; China displacing India as South Asian investor

The index also cited what it asserted was India’s “displacement by the United States and China as a top investor and trade partner for several South Asian neighbours in recent years”.It noted that the US displaced “India as a top investor in two South Asian economies: Bangladesh and Nepal”.  Pakistan ranks 15 on the Index, Bangladesh 19, Sri Lanka 21, and Nepal 25.

Pro-Pakistan Democratic Party Representative critical of India ousted from US Congress panel

During her visit to Pakistan, she had gone close to the Line of Control and complained that Kashmir was not “being talked about to the extent it needs to in Congress but also with the administration”.

US official to hold talks in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal; Afghanistan also to figure in regional consultations

Although the US and India have been drawing closer together, India's apparent neutrality in the Ukraine war and its continued purchase of oil from Russia remains a sticking point, although Washington's diplomats gloss over it.

Now an Indian American aspires to lead the Grand Old Party

Harmeet Kaur Dhillon, who immigrated to the US as a child, drew national attention when she said a Sikh prayer at the opening of a session of the Republican National Convention in 2016 – the first time a non-Abrahamic religion figured in a national party convention. Her Sikh religion has come up in the campaign for the chair with accusations that there has been a whispering campaign about her faith.

India ‘great example’ of countries US discussing arms purchases to wean it away from Russia

India has been diversifying its defence sourcing and purchases from the US have increased ten-fold between 2016 and 2021, according to the Stockholm Peace Research Institute.

Indians 'represent some of the best citizens we have in America', says Congressman

A Republican lawmaker has praised the contributions of Indian Americans, who he said pay 6 per cent of taxes despite being 1 per cent of the population, as a model community who “represent some of the best citizens we have in America”

In Pakistan-Afghanistan spat, Islamabad ‘has right to defend itself from terrorism' says US

A Doha-based Taliban official Ahmad Yasir taunted Pakistan in a tweet reminding it of the surrender of nearly 100,000 of its military personnel to India during the 1971 Bangladesh War.

Biden to renominate Garcetti as envoy to India

Despite the growing importance of New Delhi-Washington relations, the post has been vacant for two years after Kenneth Juster, who was appointed by defeated former President Donald Trump resigned

Illegal immigration from India to the US surges, doubled in 2021-22

TRAC provides a breakdown by languages spoken by those whose asylum cases are pending and Punjabi speakers, who could be from India or Pakistan or elsewhere, numbered 21,961. There were 6,770 Hindi speakers, 6,315 Bengali speakers, who could be from India or Bangladesh or elsewhere, and 376 Tamil speakers, who could be from India, Sri Lanka or other countries.

Sikhs in Marine Corps training can sport beard, long hair, US court rules

The Sikhs suing the Marine Corps were supported in court by several organisations, including the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty and the American Islamic Congress


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