Farmington ‘students’ hang in limbo

Ritu Jha-   “It’s hard, no one can do anything, not even the Indian consulate,” said Raj, the cousin of a student detained at Adelanto ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, California. His cousin, arrested on January 30 from Raj’s home in Los Angeles at around 7 am, was one of 160 people enrolled as students […]

Father slams Kamala Harris over pot-smoking joke

IANS-   US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has been slammed by her father for saying that she smoked marijuana in her younger years and supports it becoming legalized. Donald Harris, an economics professor at Stanford University, claimed his daughter was playing “identity politics” and added that […]

Dr Reddy’s re-launch generic version of Suboxone in US

IANS-   With US Supreme Court ruling in its favor, Indian pharma major Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on Wednesday announced re-launch of a generic version of Suboxone, a sublingual film for opioid addiction treatment, in the US market. Decks were cleared for the re-launch of Buprenorphine and Naloxone sublingual film after the US Supreme Court turned […]

Nasscom sees economic uncertainties ahead, stops forecasting

IANS-   Industry body Nasscom on Wednesday released the findings of a survey of 100 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of information technology companies showcasing “cautious optimism” due to global economic uncertainties like trade wars, Brexit and currency fluctuations. “As per the survey, global economic uncertainties are leading to a cautionary outlook among CEOs, but they […]

Seminar discusses India’s democracy, challenges

Surekha Vijh –   Many students from various local universities, interacted with academicians, diplomats and scholars at a daylong seminar on ‘Delivering Democracy in India,’ organized to discuss the Indian democratic process and the economic and social challenges the country faces. Hosted by the Hudson Institute, the Indian Council of Cultural Relation and the Embassy […]

UN urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions

IANS-   UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to exercise “maximum restraint” and offered to mediate in the face of rising tensions following the attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers. Guterres, through a spokesman, said that the UN is deeply concerned […]