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 […]

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 […]

How CRPF troopers got trapped

IANS-   The Valentine’s Day isn’t a very popular event among the forces, yet for over 2,500 men of CRPF’s 76th Battalion returning from leave to join duty in Srinagar, the bus ride from Jammu starting as early as 2.33 am was to be memorable — which turned most tragic as events unfolded in a […]

Mexico wall: Trump defends his emergency move

IANS-   US President Donald Trump has defended his move to impose a national emergency in the country, saying that “we have an invasion of drugs, gangs, people, and it’s unacceptable”. He also confirmed that he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, saying “walls work”, the BBC […]