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NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US has received enough applications needed to reach the Congressionally mandated 65,000 H1-B visa caps for the fiscal year 2024. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said on March 28 that it has received

WASHINGTON DC, (ANI) - Pro-Khalistan supporters loudly threatened to vandalize the Indian embassy here, while staging a protest in front of mission on March 25. They also threatened Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu and the personnel who work at the

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC- Former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on March 24, was officially sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Vice President Kamala Harris. Garcetti was confirmed as the next US Ambassador earlier this month, ending a

TORONTO (IANS) - Anti-India elements went about defacing and spray-painting a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Canada with spiteful graffiti.The incident was reported in the early hours of March 23 near the City Hall in the town of Hamilton in Ontario

WASHINGTON, DC(ANI) - US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has condemned the attack that took place on March 19 on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco by Khalistani separatist elements. Sullivan said that the US is committed to the safety and

India-West News Desk SAN FRANCISCO, CA - More than 200 protesters waving Khalistan flags descended upon the Indian Consulate here on March 22 for a planned demonstration but faced a heightened security presence by the San Francisco Police Department. Unlike the violent

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - The US Consulate General in Hyderabad on March 20 opened operations at its new facility at Nanakramguda. Fifteen years after commencing the operations from historic Paigah Palace in Begumpet, the Consulate has moved to its own building in

WASHINGTON, DC(ANI) - White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has said the  vandalism at Indian Consulate in San Francisco is “absolutely unacceptable” and is condemned by the US. “We certainly condemn that vandalism, it’s unacceptable. State Department’s diplomatic security service is

Photo: Hundreds of Sikhs came to the Indian Consulate in San Francisco bearing Khalistani flags. India-West News Desk SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Even as the brouhaha over the incident of the tricolor being pulled down at the Indian High Commission building in

WASHINGTON, D.C. (ANI) - President Joe Biden plans to host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a state dinner this summer, reported Bloomberg. The White House aims for the state dinner to take place in June, but the timing could slip.

CHANDIGARH (IANS) - The Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) has issued deportation notices to over 700 Indian students whose admission offer letters to educational institutions were found to be fake. Talking to indianarrative.com on phone from Toronto, Chaman Singh Batth said

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US Senators Bill Hagerty and Jeff Merkley have introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution reaffirming the US' recognition of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as an "integral part of the Republic of India". The resolution comes following

The performance and win were historic and incredible -- but was missing a key component, fans say: South Asians. India had a historic day at the 95th Academy Awards ceremony this year when RRR won the Oscar for the Best Original

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives to properly utilize the employment-based visas currently allocated each year under existing federal immigration law.Democrat Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Republican Larry

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on March 7 met with the American Jewish Committee delegation here and discussed, what he said, was a "sea change in India-US and India-Israel relationships since 2014." "Glad to meet American Jewish

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - President Joe Biden on March 8 extended greetings on the occasion of Holi. "I wish the happiest Holi to those celebrating love, laughter, goodness, and the arrival of spring during today's Festival of Colors," Biden tweeted on

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on March 3 met the staff of the US embassy in here and appreciated their hard work and commitment in strengthening US-India people-to-people ties and advancing the US-India strategic partnership. A

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US has received enough applications to meet the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the second half of the fiscal year 2023, the country's federal agency for immigration services announced. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services

TORONTO, (IANS) - Foreign nationals who are in Canada as visitors and who receive a valid job offer will be able to apply for and receive a work permit without having to leave the country, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

NEW YORK, NY(IANS) - India has again abstained on a resolution calling for Russia to end the invasion of Ukraine that was adopted by more than two-thirds of the votes in the UN General Assembly in a snub to Moscow. The

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, currently leading a bi-partisan delegation of Senators to New Delhi, took time to visit religious sites in India. In keeping with the diversity that marks Indian polity, he made stops at

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US said that it had issued 36 percent more visas to Indians so far this year than in pre-Covid-19 pandemic times because of the "number one priority" being accorded to cutting of wait-time that has

TORONTO, (IANS) - With 226,450 students, India has become the top source of new international students entering Canada in 2022, according to data released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The North American nation set an immigration record by welcoming 551,405

NEW DELHI – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer after meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 20 here, said he was, “honored to lead the largest and most senior Senate delegation to India ever to meet with Indian

New Delhi, (IANS) Neal Mohan, an Indian-American, will take over as YouTube's CEO from Susan Wojcicki, who has announced her resignation after 25 years with the Google-owned corporation. Mohan joined Google, the organisation that owns YouTube, as its chief product officer

New York, (IANS) The 106 new members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in Washington include four Indian-American engineers who have made notable contributions to engineering research, practise, and teaching. According to NAE President John L. Anderson, this raises the

Los Angeles, (IANS) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States has announced the beginning of a multi-site clinical trial to evaluate an investigational antiviral for the treatment of Covid-19. The Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi & Co., Ltd. and

Washington, (IANS) The US doesn't relatively know what it has shot off the skies in the last three instances, but officials assured Americans on Monday that they weren't alien airships. The first object downed was a Chinese asset balloon on February

New York, (IANS) An Indian-American who was accused of intentionally driving his Tesla down a cliff in California while his wife and kids were inside has entered a not guilty plea to the attempted murder charge. "Attempted first-degree murder and child

Washington, (IANS) American pair Madison Chock and Evan Bates received the ice dance at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, the United States on Sunday. Chock and Bates, who led the rhythm dance on Friday, delivered a season-best

San Francisco (IANS) Meta is reportedly planning a fresh round of layoffs in the "year of efficiency" after firing 11,000 employees in November last year. According to the Financial Times report, there had been a "lack of clarity about budgets or

Houston (IANS) The gunman who killed 23 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in 2019 has pleaded guilty to 90 counts, including 23 counts of hate crimes resulting in death. His plea on Wednesday came three years, six months

New York (IANS) An Indian-origin owner and operator of three nursing homes in the US state of Michigan had to pay back $69,000 to managers who were not paid their overtime, according to a federal investigation. Amee Patel owned and managed

New York (IANS) An Indian student is fighting for her life due to a car accident in which she was traveling. Due to sleet on the road near the US state of Arkansa the car went out of control. Sree Likitha

New York (IANS) Ami Bera, an Indian-American Congressman, has been elected as the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific for the 118th Congress. The influential House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence also named him earlier this

NASA/JPL-Caltech, ISRO officials visit NISAR at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA. By India-West Staff Reporter PASADENA, CA - NISAR, short for NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, is a high-tech satellite being jointly constructed by NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization. On

New York, (IANS) The Utah Senate in the United States unanimously passed a bill making Diwali a state commemorative period and allowing fireworks to be discharged during the Indian festival of lights. Senate Bill 46, introduced by Senator Lincoln Fillmore of

New York, (IANS)  Congressman Ro Khanna, an Indian-American, will be the co-chairman of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans in the 118th Congress. Khanna, a Democrat who represents California's 17th Congressional District, and Republican House colleague Mike Waltz will co-chair

New York, (IANS)  An Indian-origin 39-year-old father of 3, who had gone to pick up Pokemon and insulin cards for his children from a convenience store died after being hit by a car in the US. Pritesh Patel, a resident of

Washington, (IANS)  Speaking to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US President Joe Biden said that the US is prepared to offer "any and all" aid that Turkey may require in the wake of devastating earthquakes. As per the statement from

Apsara Iyer is the first Indian-American woman to lead the  prestigious publication in its 136-year history after being chosen as its 137th president. The 29-year-old Harvard Law School student who has been looking into art crime and repatriation since 2018 succeeds

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US has received enough applications to reach the cap for additional 18,216 H-2B visas made available for returning workers for the first half of fiscal year (FY)-2023, the country's federal agency for immigration services

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US will provide advanced training for an Indian astronaut and the two countries will cooperate on planetary defense against dangerous asteroids and comets, according to the White House. Strengthening cooperation in human space flight through an exchange

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced new designs to improve the security of the coveted Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents. The new Green Card and EAD designs contain state-of-the-art technology that improves security, USCIS said. Changes

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on January 30 highlighted the need to convert intentions and ideas into actions and specific deliverables through focused steps in a time-bound manner with his US counterpart Jake Sullivan noting that

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Indian government on January 27 informed the Delhi High Court that Angad Singh, a US-based journalist with Vice News, has been blacklisted despite being an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holder. On December 7, 2022,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The initial registration period for the 2024 H-1B visas for skilled professionals will open from March 1 to March 17, the U.S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced. Prospective petitioners and representatives will be able

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India and Pakistan came "too close" to a nuclear conflagration during the 2019 confrontation with both sides believing the other was preparing to deploy nuclear weapons, according to former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - The United States on January 22 announced new visa initiatives for Indians including special interviews for first-time applicants and greater strength of visa staff across the country to reduce wait times for first-time visa applicants. "On January

KANPUR, (IANS) - The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) and the University of Alberta, Canada have signed an agreement for a joint degree program (JDP) and research collaborations. The agreement between the two universities paves the way for doctoral students

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Michael A. Tibollo, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Canada, who recently visited the All-India Institute of Ayurveda in Delhi, feels that propagation of ayurveda in Canada can help ease the burden of hospitals in that

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - India is a "great example" of countries that the US is discussing arms purchases from it to wean them away from Russia and is ready for a response, says Pentagon spokesperson Pat Ryder. The US understood that

India’s Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal during his visit to Washington met with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said that India is not interested any longer in the 'mini' trade

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - U.S. Charge d'Affaires to India, Ambassador Beth Jones said the U.S.-government would give $250,000 to support the conservation and restoration of Paigah tombs, here. Jones visited the Paigah tombs complex built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Supported by

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - India may be among countries that can have a role in diplomacy to end the ongoing Russia-Ukraine even though New Delhi and Washington may not see eye-to-eye on policy issues, State Department spokesman Ned Price said. "We

INDORE, (ANI) - The diligence and success of the Indian diaspora is known around the world, said India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar as he met the Pravasis from the US and Canada at the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on has said that Google India has committed to mentoring 1 million Indian women entrepreneurs. He was speaking at the launch of the US Strategy on Global Women's Economic Security. He

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - United States embassy and consulates in India have broken their record as nearly, 1,25,000 student visas were issued in the fiscal year 2022, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a press conference. He said, "Our embassy

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US President Joe Biden has re-nominated Eric Garcetti, the former mayor of Los Angeles, as the next ambassador to India, sending back the nomination to the US Senate whose Foreign Relations Committee, which clears all ambassadorial

WASHINGTON, (IANS) -The US has proposed a steep hike in fees for immigration and naturalization benefits, with the heftiest jumps slated for employment-based categories such as H-1B temporary work visas for specialty occupations, whose principal beneficiaries have been Indian, and

TORONTO, (IANS) - Canada has set a record in immigration by admitting 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022, the largest number of people ever welcomed in a year in the country's history. In a statement on January 3, Immigration Minister Sean

By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The death of an Indian man who fell trying to climb a border wall in Texas has put a spotlight on illegal immigration from India to the US which has shown a sudden

By YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Ukraine put India-US ties to the test in 2022. The relationship had been sailing high until then, fueled mainly by US President Joe Biden's escalation of engagements with the Quad carrying over from 2021 and

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Immigrant graduates in the US, including Indians, are more likely to be better educated and earn more compared to their American-born peers with college degrees, says a study by the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute (MPI). College-educated

GANDHINAGAR (IANS) – Officials in Gandhinagar have directed the local police to arrest all those involved in illegal migration to the US.The direction came after a 32-year-old man from here died on December attempting to climb the 'Trump Wall' on the US-Mexico border.

TORONTO, (IANS) - Canada has processed an all-time high of 4.8 million visa applications in 2022, nearly twice the 2.5 million processed during the same period last year, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). On a monthly basis, Canada

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - China's unprovoked aggression in Arunachal Pradesh is a reminder that partnership with India is crucial to the national security of the US and its allies, the Senate India Caucus said in a statement. Notably, the Caucus is

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The United States shares good relationships with India and Pakistan and does not want to see a "war of words" but a constructive dialog between the two countries. "The fact that we have partnerships with both countries

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Indians in queue for US visas have been left fuming even as the American Embassy in New Delhi started '12 days of visas' program to encourage people to apply for H and L visas. A video clip

By YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC - The US said that it "strongly opposes" any unilateral attempt to advance territorial claims, adding that it is "closely" monitoring the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the aftermath of clashes between

COLOMBO, (IANS) - The US will fund the preservation of the Godawaya, the oldest known shipwreck in the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific region. The US embassy here announced a $82,192 grant to document and conserve the Godawaya shipwreck located near the

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will be visiting New York to preside over signature events of India's ongoing Presidency of the UN Security Council on December 14 and 15. A special photo exhibition showcasing India's initiative on

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The diplomatic relationship between India and the US is not just based on mutual concern over China but a deeper understanding of the synergies between the two countries, a top White House official has said. White House

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The US has placed six Pakistani companies on its entity list for missile proliferation and unsafe-guarded nuclear activity. These companies were part of two dozen entities from countries like Russia, Switzerland, Latvia, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, that

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden has thrown his weight behind legislation to speed up immigration that will help Indians and is expected to come up in the House of Representatives soon and relieve the 90-year waiting period for

SAN DIEGO, CA (ANI) - The 7th edition of Exercise Sangam, a joint Naval Special Forces exercise between Indian Navy MARCOs and US Navy SEALs commenced in Goa on December 1. Exercise Sangam was first conducted in 1994 and is an

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - India will be hosting the 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in Indore in January 2023. Guyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali will be the chief guest. The convention will be held from January 8-10 January. Australian Member of Parliament (MP)

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US Department of State has designated four leaders of the Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs), as part of Washington's "relentless efforts to ensure

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) –President Joe Biden said on Friday that he is looking forward to "supporting my dear friend" Prime Minister Narendra Modi during India’s G-20 Presidency. India assumed the rotational G-20 chair for a year on December 1, the same

TORONTO, (IANS) - An opposition party in Canada has called on the government to boycott G20 activities in India over its alleged treatment of religious minorities and human rights record. The boycott call came as India formally assumed the G20 Presidency

TORONTO, (IANS) - Volunteers with a Sikh gurdwara in Canada stepped in with food, hot tea, and shelter when heavy snow led to blocked bridges and highways around Vancouver leaving many drivers stranded and shivering. Drivers reported stuck on New Westminster's

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - China relies on Pakistan for projecting its military and economic might as Islamabad remains a key Beijing ally, the Pentagon said in a report. The China Military Power 2022 report, released by the Department of Defense, examines

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - India on December 1 rebuffed China's objection to the US-India joint military exercise Yudh Abhyas held in Auli, Uttarakhand, 100 kms away from the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – In response to a new report that the People’s Liberation Army has constructed a military outpost at Pangong Tso, a lake extending across the Line of Actual Control between the People’s Republic of China and

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A Pentagon report revealed that China has warned the US not to interfere with Beijing's relationship with India. Throughout the 2020-2021 standoff in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, Chinese officials sought to downplay the severity of the

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on November 22 met his US counterpart Lloyd Austin in Cambodia's Siem Reap, and apprised him about India's expertise in aircraft maintenance, shipbuilding, repairs as he suggested that US companies can look

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Asserting that the US shares a very important relationship with India, the White House said that it is committed to getting Eric Garcetti as Washington's Ambassador to New Delhi. President Joe Biden nominated Garcetti, the Mayor

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Leaving behind their bullet-proof vehicles, four US woman diplomats have taken to the streets of Delhi with their "personalized auto-rickshaws" in their "out-of-the-box" diplomacy style. Ann L Mason, Ruth Holmberg, Shareen J Kitterman, and Jennifer Bywater drive

TORONTO, (IANS) - Indian-origin academic H. Deep Saini has been appointed as Montreal-based McGill University's 18th Principal and Vice-Chancellor, and will begin his five-year, renewable term from April next year. Saini, who grew up in Punjab, is currently President and Vice-Chancellor

OTTAWA, (IANS) – For the first time in history 'Naati' the folk dance of Himachal Pradesh was performed in Canada at Parliament Hill by the Himachali Pravasi Global Association to mark Hindu Heritage Month, organizers said on November 21. High Commissioner

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA – Indian Americans will have one less form and requirement to fill out when making travel plans to India. The self-declaration forms for Covid vaccination that had to be filled in by incoming international passengers

TORONTO, (IANS) - The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has announced that permanent residents, which includes a large chunk of Indians, are now eligible to join the military. The announcement came amidst reports that the Canadian military is struggling to recruit new

NEW DELHI, (ANI) – In India, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro laid a wreath at the National War Memorial here on November 18. The Secretary tweeted, "Incredible welcome to the great country of #India! It was a pleasure to meet with

NEW DELHI (ANI) - To check Chinese aggression, India and US will be holding the 18th edition of the joint military training exercise Yudh Abhyas in Auli, Uttrakhand. The Indian army said itt will help both countries to encounter China by

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Home Ministry has started working on new strategies to tighten the noose around the banned organization Sikh for Justice (SFJ) and its Canada-based founder Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, sources said on November 15. In July 2020, India

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The presence of Indian students in American universities has increased by 19 percent compared to the last year, and nearly 21 percent of over one million foreign students are Indian students, a US government report

WASHINGTON, DC - The US has ordered Air India cough up $121.5 million as passenger refunds and $1.4 million as penalties for extreme delays in providing refunds to passengers due to the cancellation or change in flights, mostly during the

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden expressed satisfaction about the close cooperation between India and US in new groupings such as the Quad, and I2U2 and reviewed the India-US strategic partnership on the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US has removed India from its currency manipulation monitoring list and made the announcement while Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was in New Delhi to boost economic relations between the two countries. The Department conveyed the

Shehbaz Sharif landed a brief -- the briefest of brief -- meeting with Joe Biden on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York in September WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US is "concerned" by the violent turn,

NEW DELHI, (ANI) – US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and India’s Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal co-chaired the India-US CEO forum on November 9 which focused on deepening the strategic partnership between India and US. "The forum saw active participation and

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The US has said that India should decrease its dependence on Russia and reiterated that the US is committed to working with India on its transition away from Russia. Responding to a query on India becoming Russia's

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - India's Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra and US Defense Under Secretary Colin Kahl have explored boosting India's defense industry, according to Pentagon spokesperson David Hendon. At their meeting in Washington on November 8, they discussed "accelerating India's

TORONTO (IANS) - To address acute labor shortages in its healthcare sector, Newfoundland and Labrador will set up a recruitment office in Bengaluru to bring internationally trained and registered nurses to the Canadian province. "There's still, you know, an incredible need

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Perhaps the most notable outcome to be expected from the new US Congress that will emerge from the November 8 midterm elections would be President Joe Biden’s nominee for Ambassador to India, a position that has

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Some Indian students in Canada are accusing the country of using them as a cheap source of labor and discarding them once they're no longer needed, a media report said on November 1. Amid labor shortage and

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden on November 1 extended his deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the bridge collapse tragedy in Morbi, Gujarat, on October 30 in which 141 people were killed. "Today, our

ISLAMABAD, (ANI) - Saifullah Paracha, the "last" Pakistani national who was held at Guantanamo Bay for almost 20 years, returned to his home country on October 29 after his release from the US detention camp in Cuba. Saifullah, now 74, was

WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden's administration unveiled the US National Defense Strategy 2022 on October 27. It lists plans to boost its defense ties with India to deter Chinese aggression in the region. The latest Defense Strategy states that China

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The Biden administration plans to advance its defense ties with India to enhance its ability to deter Chinese aggression and address gray zone coercion in areas such as disputed land borders, as per the US National

By RAJINDER S. TAGGAR NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Thousands of people mainly from Punjab have sought asylum in Canada citing political persecution in India because they support Khalistan. After escaping from India, 6,537 people have applied to the Immigration and Refugee Board,

BRAMPTON, (IANS) - Canadian police on October 27 arrested three Punjabi youths and recovered drugs worth $25 million Canadian dollars from them, in the largest single contraband seizures by the local police. As much as $70,000 in hard cash was

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on October 26 hosted an in-person Diwali reception following a gap of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which followed the White House's biggest Diwali event on October

OTTAWA, (IANS) - Police in the Canadian city of Mississauga said that between 400 and 500 people clashed on Diwali night, during which one side waved the Indian Tricolor while some others held Khalistani banners. In a tweet, the Peel Regional

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Hosting a Diwali reception at the White House, which was attended by more than 200 prominent Indian Americans, President Joe Biden thanked the community for making the festival of lights a joyous part of the

File photo of the Biden administration's new appointee to India.  (photo C-SPAN) WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - With the nomination of Eric Garcetti as Ambassador to India languishing in the Senate, the US is sending the fifth career diplomat, Elizabeth Jones, to

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - After 15 years of investigation, US authorities have returned to India 307 antiquities that were stolen by multiple small trafficking networks, valued at nearly $4 million. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L Bragg Jr on October 24 million

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Ignoring India's objections to the Pakistan F-16 package, the US Congress cleared a proposed foreign military sale valued at $450 million for maintenance and sustainment services of the fighter jet, a media report said October 19. According

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden's remarks calling Pakistan "one of the most dangerous nations in the world" because of its nuclear weapons, demonstrated that the US remains concerned about the safety of Pakistan's warheads and whether they could

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, once considered key allies of Washington, are not even mentioned in the US National Security Strategy 2022, which identifies China as "America's most consequential geopolitical challenge". The 48-page document does mention terrorism and

SYDNEY, (ANI) - External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the India-US relationship started changing from former US President Bill Clinton's 2nd term, adding that the "big evolution" in the ties is happening under Joe Biden's administration which is very

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Interpol has rejected the request of the Indian agencies regarding the issuance of a Red Corner Notice against Khalistani leader -- the Canada-based founder of Sikh for Justice (SFJ) Gurpatwant Singh Pannu. Interpol had put the request

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on October 11 said that the India-America relationship is critical to address the world's global economic challenges. After her bilateral meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Yellen announced that she would travel

ATLANTA, GA (ANI) - Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on October 10 paid homage to the leader of the Indian independence movement Mahatma Gandhi and American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, here. Muraleedharan hailed the two "great icons"

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – India’s Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that India will buy crude oil from whichever country it wanted regarding questions being raised about purchases from Russia, whose western buyers have either

TORONTO, (IANS) - Indians in Canada say they feel much safer and that there is no rise in crimes against them. "There is no rise in crime against Indians in Canada. It is extremely peaceful. Overall, it is much safer in

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - In its latest India Travel Advisory, the United States has asked its citizens to "exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism". The US State Department in the travel advisory issued on October 5 has

TORONTO, (IANS) - Since Indian students make up more than a third of all international students studying in Canada, they will be the biggest beneficiaries of the Canadian government’s decision on October 7 to allow them to work for more

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed matters related to India, China, and Afghanistan in his meetings with top US administration officials on his recent visit to Washington. He was on a week-long

SAN DIEGO, CA (IANS) - Officials at the San Diego Zoo announced the arrival of 41 tiny Indian narrow-headed softshell turtles - a rare and endangered turtle species - after two decades. The Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle is mainly found in

By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Mahatma Gandhi "came" to the UN Trusteeship Council chamber with the message of holistic education. He came as a holographic avatar, to animate a discussion on "Education for Human Flourishing" at the UN's observance

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India's abstentions on Western-sponsored resolutions on Russia's invasion of Ukraine don't weigh on India-US ties or are seen as neutrality, Permanent Representative Linda Thomas-Greenfield has indicated. Speaking to reporters on September 30 after India had abstained

BRAMPTON, (IANS) - Less than a week after the Brampton Municipal Corporation in Canada named a 3.75-acre park the Shri Bhagavad Gita Park an act of vandalism has been reported with the Indian High Commission denouncing it as a 'hate

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - Canada does not recognize the recent unofficial Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) referendum to express support for a separate Sikh nation-state, Consul General of Canada in Chandigarh Patrick Hebert remarked on Sept 30. On tackling Indian-origin gangsters in Canada

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - In what is likely the first action against an Indian company for dealing in Iranian petroleum products, the US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on Mumbai-based Tibalaji Petrochem Private Limited. On September 29, the Department said

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Pakistan's largest bank, Habib Bank Limited (HBL), faces secondary liabilities in a terror financing case in the US in which the plaintiffs had alleged that it aided and abetted Al Qaeda terrorism and joined a conspiracy to

OTTAWA, (IANS) - The Brampton Municipal Corporation in Canada on September 28 named a park as Shri Bhagavad Gita Park that is spread over 3.75 acres in ward number VI. As per the plan, the park will be landscaped and will

NEW DELHI (ANI) - As US and India celebrate 75 years of bilateral relations and as part of 'Azaadi ki Amrit Mahotsav', the United States Mission in India launched a website at an event here to celebrate the intangible cultural

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sept 27 assured that the US is "building back" on the backlog of visa applications from Indian nationals and said the Biden administration has a plan that will play

WASHINGTON, CA (IANS) - Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Pakistan-US ties are no longer hyphenated with Afghanistan and India as Washington and Islamabad are discussing ways to enhance trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. "Not

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Highlighting the importance of India-US relationship, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on September 27 said that both countries are positioning their militaries to operate and coordinate more closely than ever. Austin met Minister of External Affairs S

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US emphasized to Pakistan the importance of having a "responsible relationship" with India, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said in the wake of Washington facing New Delhi's criticism of its proposal to give

WASHINGTON, DC- External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has raised questions over the "merits" of the US-Pakistan relationship and said that Washington's ties with Islamabad have not served the "American interest". "It's a relationship that has neither ended up serving Pakistan well

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - More evidence has surfaced to show that Pakistan is continuing with its insidious policy of inciting Sikh radicals to carry out anti-India activities in Canada. According to sources, Pakistan's Consul General Janbaz Khan visited two pro-Khalistan Gurudwaras

OTTAWA, (ANI) - India on September 23 issued an advisory for Indian nationals and students in Canada to remain vigilant amid increasing incidents of crimes and anti-India activities in the country. In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said Indian

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - The US, according to the State Department is holding “deep talks” with India over the latter’s reliance on Russian arms and oil, CNN said on September 20. The news channel quoted an official as saying, “India

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Terming the so-called Khalistan referendum conducted by separatist groups as a "farcical exercise", India on September 22 said it had conveyed concerns to Canada about the use of its territory by politically motivated "extremist elements". Some Canadian

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - President Joe Biden on September 21 reiterated the US' commitment to India getting a permanent seat on the Security Council to ensure it remains credible. Addressing the high-level meeting of the General Assembly, he said: "The

CHENNAI, (ANI) - The four-day visit of US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett to Chennai on a goodwill trip culminated on September 19. During the visit, the USCG ship had professional exchanges on VBSS, Cross Deck visits, and Volleyball matches with Indian

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar began his 10-day tour of the US on September 18. The visit is set to be marked by another attempt to infuse new life into the stalled UN Security Council reforms

OTTAWA, (IANS) - A three-day International Gita Mahotsav took off at the Parliament House in Ottawa in a grand manner with the message of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar read out. On this occasion, the holy book Bhagavad Gita was

TORONTO, (IANS) - As the so-called Khalistan referendum by the banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) on September 18 nears, Toronto's most prominent BAPS Swaminarayan Temple was vandalized with pro-Khalistan graffiti on Sept 14. The graffiti by the miscreants read 'Khalistan

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dialed the US Secretary of Defence, Lloyd Austin on September 14 and discussed the enhanced defense and security cooperation as he raised India's concern at the decision of the US to provide

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – Inflammatory Fox News anchor and Donald Trump apologist  Tucker Carlson was at it again and has drawn the wrath of Indian Americans, social media users, and some high-profile people, both Indian and non-Indian. Carlson on

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has sought to tamp down concerns over the Biden administration's proposed sale of $450 million worth of spares and services for F-16s to Pakistan, saying it's a part of a long-standing policy of providing

CHENNAI, (IANS) - The rupee’s fall against the US dollar is not a new phenomenon, but it always catches many tight-budgeted parents and their wards studying or aspiring to study there unawares. This time around, the inflation in the US has

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - US and India announced a new initiative to increase tree coverage outside of forest lands in India in a bid to support global climate change mitigation and adaptation goals. India and the US Agency for International Development

CHENNAI, (IANS) - The Tamil Nadu Police's Idol Wing has traced three bronze idols, stolen from Soundararaja Perumalkovil village temple near Kumbakonam 60 years ago, to museums and auction houses in the US. The Kalinganarathna Krishna idol has been traced to

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Calling US military aid to Pakistan 'myopic strategic calculations' and bizarre, Indian experts expressed concern regarding the deal. The United States on September 7 approved the sale of F-16-related equipment for an estimated cost of $

The minister visited the Maydan Technology Center and met Gary Dickerson, President & CEO of Applied4Tech and other officials to see how US semiconductor companies can help India's semiconductor and  solar manufacturing industries. SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ANI) - Union Minister for

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US Defense and State Department officials co-chaired the sixth 2+2 Intersessional Dialogue with their Indian counterparts in New Delhi on September 7 and advanced an ambitious set of initiatives across the breadth of the bilateral partnership,

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - The US Mission in India has issued a record-breaking 82,000 student visas in 2022, higher than any other country, comprising nearly 20 percent of all international students studying in the United States, according to an official

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ANI) – India’s Minister for Commerce Piyush Goyal said that creating partnerships with companies in the San Francisco bay area will help India achieve cyber security goals faster and added that he is excited about some of

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Sanjay Kumar Verma has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Canada. Presently Ambassador of India to Japan, the diplomat is expected to take up the assignment shortly. Verma, a 1988-batch IFS officer and

India-West News Desk CHICAGO, IL - India has announced that Amit Kumar who is at present the Consul General of India in Chicago, will be the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Korea. Kumar, who joined the Indian Foreign Service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ANI) - Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said the relationship between India and US is extremely strong but the American administration "as a policy" is not looking for a free trade agreement, noting that

DHARAMSALA, (IANS) - Expressing satisfaction after witnessing the courage of Tibetan people in their effort to sustain a government in exile, a US delegation led by Senator Jon Ossoff said on September 4,  the purpose of the visit was to

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India, regarding the problems faced by college students enrolled in Canadian universities, said that New Delhi has taken up the matter with Canada to make sure that students are not affected and that the country will

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US doesn’t ask Pakistan to choose between it and China, but rather wants countries "to be able to have a choice", the media reported. However, Washington is worried that nations entering relationships with China "are not

BRAMPTON, ON (IANS) -A multi-million-dollar park to be carved out in Brampton city of Canada will be named after the Bhagavad Gita. The Hindus constitute the second largest immigrant community after the Sikhs in Canada with a large Gujarati community

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The United States is concerned about India's plans to participate in joint military exercises with Russia, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on August 30, adding that "every participating country will make its own decisions". Moscow

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - The Pakistan Foreign Office has rejected the Afghan Taliban's claims pertaining to "the US using Pakistani airspace" for the strike that killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul last month. In a statement over the weekend, the

BRAMPTON, CANADA (IANS) - Palpable tensions prevail here, in Canada's Ontario state, as Khalistanis have launched a campaign to conduct a so-called referendum on the issue of creating a separate homeland for the Sikhs in India. The activists of the banned

By Kishan Rana, Consul General, San Francisco, 1986-89 Indian consulates were not involved in political activities, which were handled by the Embassy in Washington DC, with two exceptions. (I was to find later that in Germany the situation was rather different,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 26 met US Deputy Secretary of Treasury Wally Adeyemo here and discussed India's upcoming G-20 Presidency in 2023 and issues related to the global financial sector. Both leaders also discussed areas

ITHACA, NY (IANS) - Cornell University and the O.P. Jindal Global University have signed a Memorandum of Agreement, which will enable both the universities to build substantive partnerships and collaborations across all their schools and programs. JGU has been working with

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on August 19 said the CBI raid at Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's residence was the result of their good performance, which was being appreciated globally, but the Centre sent the probe

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The man accused of stabbing author Salman Rushdie at an event in New York has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and assault charges. Hadi Matar, 24, appeared at an August 18 afternoon hearing at Chautauqua

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The United States on August 17 appeared to be defending India's policy choices amid the Ukraine conflict, saying that it will take a long time for countries who have historic ties with Moscow to reorient their

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A new survey has found an extraordinarily high level of self-confidence among Indians about being Indians. The survey was conducted in 12 languages in 28 Indian states and six of eight union territories over April-May by CVoter,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The man who stabbed Salman Rushdie on stage at an event in New York has said he was "surprised" to learn that the renowned Indian-born author was alive following the attack. Hadi Matar, 24, said Rushdie,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie remains in critical condition, but retains his feisty sense of humor, his son Zafar Rushdie said in a statement. "Following the attack on Friday, my father remains in critical condition in

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US President Joe Biden on August 15 called India and the US "indispensable partners" on the eve of the 75th anniversary of India's independence. "The United States joins the people of India to honor its democratic journey,

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s successor Ayman Al Zawahiri was assassinated in "an over-the-horizon operation" involving a "secret weapon" by the US in downtown Kabul on July 31, more than 11 years after the terror

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi wrote to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on August 10 demanding the creation of an institutional mechanism to deal with domestic abuse abroad following the tragic suicide of an Indian origin

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US Special Envoy Jessica Stern will visit India and Nepal to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons in each country, according to a statement released by State Department. Stern will travel to India from August 23-27.

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has engaged a Washington-based lobbying firm to support the party's goal of developing good ties with the US and the Pakistani diaspora in the country, it emerged on August 12. The development comes after

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - India and the US commenced a military exercise named "Ex Vajra Prahar 2022" in Himachal Pradesh's Bakloh on Aug 8 to improve interoperability between the Special Forces of both nations. The joint exercise by the Special Forces

CHENNAI, (IANS) - US Navy Ship Charles Drew arrived at L&T's Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai on July 8 for undertaking repairs and allied services, adding a new dimension to the India-US strategic partnership, officials said. This is the first-ever repair of

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Mike Hankey, who has done key stints in the Middle East and Africa, took charge as the new Consul General of the US in Mumbai. A former journalist, Hankey -- who is fluent in Tamil, Arabic and

CHENNAI, (IANS) - The Tamil Nadu Police's Idol Wing have traced an idol of Goddess Parvati that was stolen from a temple in the state in 1971 to the Bonhams auction house in New York, officials said on August 8. According

VANCOUVER, (ANI) - Police in Canada have issued a public warning identifying 11 men, of whom nine are of Indian origin, linked to extreme levels of gang violence. The public has been warned to avoid being near them. The Combined Forces

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Pakistan on August 3 reaffirmed its strong commitment to the "one China" policy amid controversy over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan that has infuriated Beijing. In a statement, Pakistan Foreign Office which in now led

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Amid rising tensions with China, India and the US will come together for a two-week high altitude military exercise at Auli in Uttarakhand, less than 100 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the

By SUKANT DEEPAK A Sanskrit graduate from Delhi's St Stephen's College, two scholarships from Oxford, a Professor of Indian philosophy and Sanskrit at Stanford University and the force behind the 'Ghadar' newspaper which articulated India's nationalist aspirations in the US

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has appealed to the US to help Islamabad secure an early disbursal of $1.2 billion in funds under an International Monetary Fund loan program, as Pakistan faces the

CHENNAI, (IANS) - US Consul General in Chennai Judith Ravin on July 28 said that deep ties between India and the US are built on the people-to-people connections forged by sports diplomats while welcoming the US team to Mamallapuram for

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The idol wing of the Tamil Nadu police has initiated steps to bring back an exquisite idol of Chola queen Sembiyan Mahadevi that was allegedly stolen from a village temple in Nagapattinam around a century ago.

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - United States Agency for International Development chief Samantha Power who traveled to India July 25-27 to meet with climate experts, civil society, and government officials to discuss the global food security crisis, lauded India for reacting

ISLAMABAD, (ANI) - With the ouster of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan's government and his outbursts against the US allegedly conspiring to throw him out of power, the country's Ambassador to the US Sardar Masood Khan, is now left

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Canada is fast becoming a safe haven for Khalistani terrorists and gangsters, who are involved in several criminal activities in India, including murders, sources in the intelligence agencies said. The May 29 Sidhu Moosewala murder has again

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Two Indian men have been shot dead in Canada, 10 days after an eerily similar killing of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who had been acquitted of charges of bombing an Air India plane. Meninder Dhaliwal and Satindera

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Over 1.63 lakh Indian nationals renounced their Indian citizenship in 2021, the highest during the last three years, the Parliament was told on July 19.Data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs in Lok Sabha disclosed that

By YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC - The US House of Representatives on July 14 passed a legislative measure that will urge the Biden administration to waive sanctions on India for purchasing Russian S-400 missile defense systems. The measure passed in a voice

VANCOUVER, (IANS) - Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was the main accused in the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing and later acquitted, was shot dead outside his business office in Surrey near here. The incident happened on July 14 morning. The 75-year-old,

OTTAWA, (ANI) - India on July 13 expressed its deep anguish over the desecration of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Richmond Hill city of Ontario in Canada and for a probe into the vandalism, which police said is

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Hailing the food corridor initiative between India and the United Arab Emirates, President Joe Biden on July 14 said that with the support of the American and Israeli private sector, New Delhi has the potential to

WASHINGTON, DC(ANI) - A bill introduced in Congress by Jim McGovern, (D-MA), and Michael McCaul (R-TX) on July 13 is taking aim at China's decades-long illegal occupation of Tibet by fully recognizing Tibet's unresolved status and faulting China for violating

By YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The Joe Biden's administration on July 13 offered a full-throated justification for elevating ties with India, especially through multilateral platforms such as the newly launched I2U2 that the two countries form with Israel and

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) -Food security will be the focus of the first-ever summit of a new West Asia-focused Quad comprising India, Israel, the US, and the UAE that will take place virtually during President Joe Biden's visit to the region

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - In the mid-1980s Khalistanis brazenly set up a terrorist training camp in the US and cooked up an elaborate plot to assassinate Rajiv Gandhi and Bhajan Lal, who was then the Haryana chief minister, when

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Ro Khanna, one of four Indian Americans in the US Congress, has moved legislation to amend a law to exempt India from sanctions for purchasing high-value Russian military hardware, arguing that New Delhi needs

TORONTO, (IANS) - An India-born parliamentarian from Canada, Chandra Arya said on July 6 that anti-Hindu and anti-India forces have joined hands in Canada. The Canadian parliamentarian, who originally hails from Karnataka, made these remarks in connection with an offensive poster

TORONTO, (ANI) - The city of Toronto has formally apologized for "any delay" in reinstating the Sikh security guard whose services were terminated over a "no-beard" policy. Effective from July the city will immediately permit "under-mask beard covers" as a reasonable

OTTAWA (ANI) – The Indian High Commission here on July 4, urged Canadian authorities to withdraw the disrespectful depiction of Hindu Gods showcased as part of the 'Under the Tent' project at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto. "We urge the Canadian

WASHINGTON, D.C (ANI) - US Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Dilawar Syed, will visit India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan to build commercial and economic ties in the South Asia region. Syed tweeted, "Heading to Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan to build

ISLAMABAD, (ANI) - In a fresh revelation, Pakistan Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said that former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party has now apologized to the US against whom it had leveled allegations of planning to conspire to throw the cricketer-turned-politician

BY ATUL ANEJA NEW DELHI, (IANS) - On June 19, China and the United States engaged in two very different missile launches. But both were meant to serve the same objective - of gaining a psychological edge over the other in

WASHINGTON, CA(ANI) - The United States has begun talks with India on how Russian oil price caps work, National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan said on June 28 as he described New Delhi as one of the key consuming countries

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Senate Majority Leader Charles E Schumer on June 28 blamed former prime minister Imran Khan for strained relations between the US and Pakistan. "Your former prime minister did not talk positive about the US, but the incumbent

SCHLOSS ELMAU, (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a visit to Germany to attend G7 Summit, presented its leaders with various gifts displaying India's rich art and crafts, particularly, those related to Uttar Pradesh's one district one

SCHLOSS ELMAU, (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and agreed to expand trade and economic linkages as the two leaders took stock of India-Canada relations. "Useful exchange between PM @narendramodi and Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau

TORONTO, (IANS) - Two Sikhs were sworn as ministers in the new 30-member Cabinet of Ontario province in Canada on June 24. Parm Gill, 48, who was Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism in the outgoing ministry, took oath as Minister for

BERLIN (ANI) - In an instance of bonhomie President Joe Biden walked up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to greet him at the venue of the Group of Seven (Summit at Schloss Elmau, Germany on June 27.India is among the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - US President Joe Biden's spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre has left open the possibility that as a "straight-shooter", he may raise human rights issues concerning Muslims with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they speak during the launch

KABUL, (ANI) - US Special Envoy Rina Amiri has raised concerns about the escalating attacks against Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan. This comes in the wake of the Islamic State attack on Karte Parwan Gurdwara in which two people were

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has dismissed suggestions that the invitation to India and other countries to the upcoming G-7 summit in Germany was intended to splinter them from Russia. India, Indonesia, South Africa, Senegal, Argentina, and Ukraine

Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi called for rallying to Ukraine's help without criticizing India BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on June 22 said India and the US need to come together to do more for

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The United States is in regular engagement with India at senior levels on human rights concerns, including freedom of religion, said State Department spokesperson Ned Price. This comes weeks after several nations - including Saudi Arabia, Qatar,

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian Americans have been a strong and critical pillar of India's strategic relationship with the US. But the Modi government's current stand on the Russian invasion of Ukraine has pushed them furthest than they

OTTAWA, (ANI) - Canadian MP Tom Kmiec recognized the rights of Sindhis to struggle against Pakistan for human rights abuses they commit on them. Kmiec on June 17 supported the solidarity of the Canadian public for the Ottawa-Freedom Walk for Sindh's

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - China has blocked a joint proposal by India and the US to list Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Security Council. Both India and the US

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - At a time of changing world order and security challenges emanating in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war, White House Indo-Pacific adviser Kurt Campbell said that the US has decided to step up its partnership with

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Noting that New Delhi's relationship with Moscow developed over several decades when Washington was not ready for that, the State Department on June 16 said, the United States is "there for" India. "We have had a number

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - The idol wing of the Tamil Nadu police has commenced a probe after two idols from the state were traced to museums in the US. Idol wing's sleuths said that a 10th century idol

India-West Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - The US State Department has launched the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange initiative which will explore the history and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The first-of-its-kind initiative, which was launched on June 14

By Shakeel Syed The recent murder of the innocent people on both coasts reminds us of the mordant wit of the Sufi mystic who said “I love the moon because it brightens the sky and helps us navigate the dark night.

ISLAMABAD (ANI) - Appointed during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's tenure, Islamabad's ambassador in Washington, Masood Khan met US President Joe Biden on his visit to the White House for a 'meet and greet ceremony' on June 14  as a part of

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has said it will launch a new four-nation dialog with India, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates during President Joe Biden's visit next month to the region. It will be called I2U2 --

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez has asked the Quad to help Sri Lanka to avoid "an economic implosion". In a letter to India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, he acknowledged India's help to Colombo and

OTTAWA, (IANS) - Indian para shuttlers continued their great run of form as they clinched nine medals including two gold by Manasi Joshi and Manisha Ramadass at the Canada International Para Badminton here. However, Paralympic gold medallist Pramod Bhagat had to

BY KAVYA DUBEY When Khalistan flags were found fastened at the entrance of Himachal Pradesh Assembly complex in Dharamshala earlier in May, the state police promptly sealed the borders and beefed-up security. The police was quick to book Canada-based Sikhs for

TORONTO, (IANS) - Indians will benefit the most from changes introduced by Canada to its super visa program for parents and grandparents. Under the changes announced by Immigration Minister Sean Fraser on June 7, parents and grandparents coming to Canada can

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - With gangster Goldy Brar claiming responsibility for killing of Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, on behalf of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, Punjab Police on June 8 said it has been working to extradite

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Pande held talks with visiting US Army's Pacific Commanding General Charles Flynn on Jun 7 and discussed aspects of bilateral defense cooperation. The US Army General is on a four-day

BY SANJEEV SHARMA NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in California was vandalized by a group of miscreants in January 2021 in a nefarious act against the embodiment of peace. The statue given by the Indian government to

BY GURMUKH SINGH TORONTO, (IANS) - Though pro-Khalistan elements today account for a very small fraction of the Sikh community in Canada, they still wield outsized influence in community affairs. In December 2018 when a Canadian intelligence report mentioned threats of pro-Khalistani

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken cited "rising" attacks on people at places of worship in India among ongoing violations of freedom of religion around the world.A senior US State Department official went further and accused Indian

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra was called on by the US delegation to discuss regional developments and growing partnerships between the two nations on global issues on May 30. Official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi,

BY VISHAL GULATI CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - The killing of Punjabi rapper Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, widely known by his stage name Sidhu Moosewala with a huge fan base running into millions, especially among the Punjabi diaspora in countries including the UK and

Sufi Munawar Laghari, the Executive Director of Washington-based Sindhi Foundation OTTAWA, (ANI) - The Freedom Long Walk for Sindh's human rights, climate change and environmental justice has kicked off in Canada. The protest march will take place from Toronto to Ottawa,

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India voted for a US resolution to strengthen sanctions on North Korea which were vetoed by China and Russia. The US launched the unsuccessful effort on May 27 to punish North Korea which had

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - At a time when Quadrilateral Security Dialog (Quad) -- comprising Australia, Japan, India, and the United States -- is broadening cooperation with every summit-level meeting, another such grouping West Asia Quad, launched last October is also

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on May 26 that while the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine was an immediate threat to the international order, the US remained focused on China because the

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US special envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West on May 26 commended India for bringing "enormous" capability in helping the people of Afghanistan with humanitarian assistance. West praised India for working towards protecting the Afghan people with aid to the

DAVOS, (IANS) - India has joined the US-led First Movers Coalition, a flagship public-private partnership to clean up the most carbon-intensive industry sectors, from heavy industry to long-distance transport. The coalition on May 25 announced a major expansion to more than

WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 24 in Tokyo to reaffirm their commitment to work together for a more prosperous, free, connected, and secure world. The leaders reviewed the progress made in