The new Indian ambassador to the U.S., Harsh Vardhan Shringla, touched by the rousing welcome Congressional reception accorded him on Feb. 7 on Capitol Hill, which attracted an unprecedented number of lawmakers and hundreds of Indian Americans from across the country, observed that it’s an undeniable reflection of the goodwill and natural affinity towards India.
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An incensed Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), has publicly lashed out against the 15-term Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) — founder of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans — for allegedly torpedoing his bill to explore the economic impact of broadband Internet.
In a surprising about-face, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Varadaraj Pai has jettisoned the highly controversial deal by conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group to acquire Tribune Media. The FCC action incensed President Donald Trump, particularly since it was led by Pai, 45, whom he had appointed chairman last year.
India’s bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council has gotten a boost from Capitol Hill, where two leading lawmakers have introduced a resolution calling for its creation.
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) has pressed President Donald Trump to nominate a U.S. ambassador to India, a position that has remained vacant since the Jan. 20 departure of Obama administration appointee Richard Rahul Verma.
Vin Gopal, an Indian-American small business owner running for New Jersey State Senate in the 11th Legislative District has touched an issue New Jerseyans can readily relate to: the state’s high property tax.