Politics

Hindus And Jews Gain Ground in New US Congress

For the first time in American history, the Congress has 3 Hindus members -- Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna.

India, Singapore Revise Tax Treaty

India and Singapore have signed a protocol to limit abuse of their double taxation avoidance agreement.

Five Indian-Americans Take Oath as Members of Congress

A record five Indian-Americans took oath as members of the US Congress, scripting history for the minority ethnic community that comprises just one per cent of America's population.

Donald Trump Appoints Indian-American to key White House Position

Raj Shah has been appointed as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communication Director and Research Director.

Trump is Going to be Best USA President For India

Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) India Ambassador and Trump supporter Manasvi Mamgai has said that Trump is going to be the best USA President for India.

Zero Mitron References in PM Narendra Modi's Speech

India's teetotaler Prime Minister Narendra Modi almost fueled a booze binge on New Year's eve in the nation's cities.

Indian-Origin Appointed to Top Military Post in Kyrgyzstan

An Indian-origin Saudi-based entrepreneur has been appointed Major General of Kyrgyzstan, a rare military position occupied by an Indian in the Central Asian country.

China Blocks India’s Move to Declare Masood Azhar a Terrorist

Beijing’s stand on Azhar has been an acute stress point on India-China relations this year.

Not Much Interest From NRIs Voters in Punjab Elections

The Punjabi diaspora has shown little interest to vote in the Assembly elections. As per the Punjab Election Commission, only 275 NRIs registered as voters.

US Offers Big-ticket Military Tie-ups With India

The US has now proposed joint development and production of futuristic military helicopters as well as infantry combat vehicles in the first such big-ticket programmes under the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative

India, Singapore Amend Tax Treaty

India and Singapore amended a decade-old double tax avoidance agreement (DTAA) that will allow the tax department to impose capital gains (tax) on investments routed through the island nation and plug a possible misuse of benefits.

Israel Warns of New Year Terror Threat in India

Israel has issued a warning of imminent "terrorist attacks" on tourists in India, advising its citizens to avoid public places during the New Year celebrations.

2016: Not a Good Year For The Liberal

In many parts of the world, the individual is being made to adhere to the will of the collective

Sasikala: The New Mother of Tamil Nadu Politics

From a homemaker to becoming a trusted friend of the most powerful woman in Tamil Nadu politics, it has been a long and dramatic journey for Sasikala.

Why Many Young Indians And Americans Have Authoritarian Leanings

The rise of authoritarianism among young people points to the big questions facing liberal democracy in the 21st century.

Storm Over Honorary Olympic Role

A senior Indian politician charged with corruption has turned down an honorary Olympic role amid a storm of protests.

What’s Wrong With Democracy

This dispute over democracy is as old as democracy itself.

EAEU to Start Free Trade Zone Talks With India

The presidents of four countries have approved the proposal that it is necessary to launch negotiating process (on creation of free trade zone - TASS) with Iran, Egypt, India and Singapore.

The Geopolitics of India and Russia’s Disparate Interests

Throughout the past few decades, India and Russia have maintained extraordinarily close relations.

How Indian-Americans Progressed in US Politics And Public Life

All five Indian-American lawmakers coming to Washington in 2017 are Democrats.

Narendra Modi Under Fire For Huge $530 Million Statue

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone for a massive memorial of a medieval warrior king that’s expected to cost billions of rupees and has come under criticism from environmental activists and others.

Brexit Year Will Define Britain And Ties With India

2016 will go down in history as the year that marked a milestone in how Britain sees itself and the world. sees it.

Obama Signs Defense Bill Enhancing Security Corporation With India

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2017 – the annual defense policy bill into law - which enhances security cooperation with India.

Reviving Mahatma Gandhi's Legacy in Malaysia

In the 1950s, the small, sleepy town of Sungai Petani in Kedah district of Malaysia, with its sizeable population of workers of Indian origin had come together to set up a memorial for Gandhi within few years of his death in 1948.

Intense Focus on India at World Stage

The contribution of the Indian diaspora across the world has also helped India attract attention

US Help in Development of India's Smart Cities to go on Under Trump

The new administration under President-elect Donald Trump will continue to engage with India on development of smart cities.

The Man Leading PM Modi's NRI Outreach

Forging better relations with the diaspora is part of PM Modi's plan to lure foreign investment and entrepreneurs to India.

India-UK After Brexit

Hope for strategic partnership overshadowed by tight visa norms

Mohanlalganj Best Place to be a Woman Politician in India

Mohanlalganj in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has elected more women to represent them in parliamentary elections than any other constituency in the history of independent India.

AAP NRI Wing to Seek Details of Funds Collected from US

As per the media reports the Aam Aadmi Party's NRI wing of the Punjab unit and local volunteers will seek details about the party's Punjab and overseas funding in New Delhi.

Trump Refugee in India Scores The 2016 Election

n 1958, the author Aldous Huxley gave an interview on U.S. television in which he sagely forewarned the inevitability of a media-savvy personality

Narendra Modi in the Year of Unthinkable Thinking

India in 2016 saw the normalisation of extremes, just as the rest of the world did—the unthinkable was thought out aloud and the undoable done.

Cupertino Gets an Indian-American Mayor

For the first time, an Indian-American woman has been elected as the new Mayor of the key Californian city of Cupertino, globally known for its Apple headquarters.

US India Security Council Claims Victory

US India Security Council Inc., known as USIS, claimed a major victory and said that for the first time the US law has recognized that “India is a major Defense Partner” of the United States.

Anderson And Bonneville Give India Back its Freedom

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming Viceroy's House, a rousing historical drama set in the final months of British rule in India.

Is India Prepared For a Post-America Afghanistan

It simply makes good sense in general for India and the EU to partake in dialogue over Afghanistan.

Trump Appoints PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to Strategic And Policy Forum

Indra Nooyi, 61, is the only Indian-American executive in the 19-member President's Strategic and Policy Forum, which was first announced early this week.

UK to Cut Student Visas by Half

The UK government is finalising plans to cut annual student visa figures by nearly half, from the current 300,000 to 170,000, a media report said today amid a sharp fall in students coming to the country from outside Europe including India.

Won't Allow H-1B Visa Hires to Replace US Workers: Trump

Trump's hardline posturing on outsourcing can prove worrisome to Indian technology companies.

Trump Vows to Enforce Visa Restrictions

US President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to end the practice of laid-off American workers being made to train foreigners brought over to replace them, a move which could impact Indian technology workers and outsourcing companies.

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