Trump is aware of India-China border row: White House

US president Donald Trump is aware of the fierce clash between the Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Laddakh, the White House said on Wednesday, stressing that there are no formal plans on mediating between the two countries. Twenty Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel, were killed in the clash with Chinese troops in the […]

Indian-American socialist leads ”Black Lives Matter” protests in Seattle

A 46-year-old Indian-American software engineer turned socialist is at the forefront of “Black Lives Matter” protests in Seattle to permanently oust city police officials from the downtown area that has now been designated the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” (CHAZ), according to media reports. Kshama Sawant, the Seattle City Councilwoman, is encouraging activists in the CHAZ […]

Trump considering suspending H1B, other visas: Report

US president Donald Trump is considering suspending a number of employment visas including the H-1B, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, in view of the massive unemployment in America due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a media report. The proposed suspension could extend into the government’s new fiscal year beginning October 1, when many […]

Fatal police shooting of a black man stokes US racism tensions

THE FATAL shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Atlanta has poured more fuel on the raging US debate over racism, prompting another round of street protests and the resignation of the southern city’s police chief. The death of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was ruled a homicide by the county medical examiner’s […]

Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris helps Biden to raise $3.5 million

INDIAN-ORIGIN California Senator Kamala Harris helped former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to raise $3.5 million during the virtual mega fund raiser. Tuesday‘s (9) fundraiser is the second-largest single event haul so far for the Biden campaign, which raised $4 million at an event in early June. This assumes significance as […]

Sundar Pichai pledges $37-million Google fund to fight racism

GOOGLE will give $37 million to fight racism, Sundar Pichai has announced, in the wake of global protest in the US against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd. In an email to his employees on Wednesday (3), the Indian-American CEO of Alphabet and Google, also urged them to stand together in silence for 8 […]

US expresses ‘sincere apologies’ over desecration of Gandhi statue in Washington

US ambassador to India Ken Juster on Thursday (4) apologised for desecration of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Indian embassy in Washington DC. Unknown miscreants vandalised the statue with graffiti and by spraying paint, prompting the Indian embassy officials to register a complaint with the local law enforcement agencies. The incident is reported […]

Indian man hailed as ‘cult hero’ for sheltering ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrators

AN Indian-American man who opened the doors of his home here to over 70 people demonstrating against the police killing of George Flyod has emerged as a ‘cult hero’ after he rescued the strangers from the clutches of the police. The death of the 46-year-old African-American last week in Minneapolis has led to one of […]

Anti-racism protesters defy curfews as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown

PROTESTERS defied curfews across the US on Tuesday (2) as leaders scrambled to stem anger over police racism while President Donald Trump rejected criticism over his use of force to break up a peaceful rally. Standoffs between police and demonstrators stretched into the night in cities from New York to Los Angeles over the death […]

US police hit by gunfire as ‘Black Lives Matter’ riots and looting rage on

FOUR St Louis police officers were hit by gunfire late on Monday during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to use the U.S. military to halt the spreading clashes. Trump deepened outrage by posing at a church clutching a bible after law enforcement […]