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.


Over a dozen Pakistanis linked to the 2020 Charlie Hebdo attack arrested in Italy

Those arrested in Italy and Europe have been charged with conspiracy to commit international terrorism, according to the Italian news agency ANSA. An Italian judge signed 14 arrest warrants concerning offenses related to "international terrorism".

'Revolutionary' cancer drug: Indian origin patient among those completely healed

Varughese recalled discovering she completely cancer-free: “That day I didn't see the tumour. So, I was thinking, where is the tumour? Then, maybe I thought it's hiding somewhere inside. Doctor told me, there is no more tumour. It's a miracle”.

Malaysian businesses seek return of Bangladeshi workers amid labor shortage

Over 10 million Bangladeshi workers work abroad in different countries, bringing in over $24 billion annually in remittances to the government.

Europe needs a change of mindset, says Jaishankar in Slovakian capital

Jaishankar said Europe was also silent on many developments in Asia, and added "you cannot be so Eurocentric as in the past" anymore for the world has changed and countries like India were now critical to many of the world's present problems and challenges, from climate changes to emerging technologies.

Indian Americans dominate US National Spelling Bee as championship regained by Indian-origin teen

Indian Americans have monopolised the contest from 2008 to 2018, but in 2019 a non-Indian girl was among the eight co-winners. The other seven were of Indian origin.

US-Bangladesh talks trade, climate change in high-level economic consultation; endorse free, open Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) also came up during the discussion, and Bangladesh “welcomed additional information on the supply chain resilience and decarbonization pillars of the IPEF.”

Pakistan seeks to boost trade and bilateral ties with Turkey, says PM Shehbaz Sharif

Turkey has continued supporting Pakistan over the years, and the friendship between the two countries is historic, with both nations maintaining extensive cultural, commercial, strategic and military cooperation. 

Bangladeshi expatriate beaten and stabbed in Paris, dies

Sohel, who was living in Paris with his wife and a son, was returning home after work on Saturday morning when some people blocked his way and beat him up, The Daily Star of Bangladesh reported, citing the deceased’s family members who are in shock.

Heal the Healers: Focus on wellness at AAPI convention in Texas next month

AAPI will also celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, with the convention being partly co-sponsored by the Embassy of India and the Consulate General of India (CGI), Houston.  For the first time, AAPI is planning to organize a plenary session on India-USA Healthcare Partnership with India's Health Mansukh Mandaviya expected to attend 

EU releases €22 million for Bangladesh and Myanmar in humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees

For Bangladesh, the challenges are only growing amid the resource crunch, a growing rate of crimes, and drug smuggling in the refugee camps. 

Former Afghan leaders meet in Turkey, stress ‘political’ & ‘military’ options

The meeting, hosted by former Uzbek warlord, Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum, saw participation from leading leaders, mainly from the north, including Salauddin Rabbani, Ahmed Zia Massoud, Atta Muhammed Noor, Muhammed Mohaqiq, Karim Khalili, Rahman Rahmani, and former Afghan spy chief Rahmatullah Nabil and others

No breakthrough with India possible because of Kashmir changes, says Pakistan's foreign minister in New York

“We challenge those that worry about food security: Resolve the Kashmir dispute, open the door to peace in South Asia and watch how the farmers of Pakistan and India can feed the world”, Bhutto Zardari said

Blinken meets Pakistan foreign minister, says looking forward to expanding cooperation

Pakistan, he said, is looking forward to working with yourself and your administration to improve trade relations between Pakistan and the United States and create opportunities for American investors and Pakistani investors and Pakistani businessmen and American entrepreneurs to work together

US government takes control of Afghan embassy, consulates after they cease operations

Diplomats and officials, representing the erstwhile Afghan government, had been facing severe financial difficulties among other issues, making the day-to-day operations of the missions unsustainable. The State Department has also said that it would bar anyone from entering them without its permission until further notice

Pakistan’s foreign minister in New York; US offers help to rebuild its economy

This is the first high-level meeting between senior officials of the two countries after the ties between Islamabad and Washington suffered first due to the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan and thereafter accusation of the regime change conspiracy by former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan


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