Eight Indian tourists, including four children, have died after they were found unconscious in their room at a hill resort in Nepal on Tuesday, police said.
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D.-Mich.) has become the latest lawmaker among moderate and progressive Democrats to express concern over human rights violations in Kashmir in the aftermath of the Indian government’s abrogation of Article 370.
Influential U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D.-N.J.) has fired off a missive to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing concern over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the envisaged National Register of Citizens (NRC), and called on the Trump administration to press for the “swift reversal of the policies and practices.”
The number of legal immigrants to the United States from India, China, and Mexico declined sharply between FY 2016 and FY 2018 and further reductions are likely from these and other major immigrant-sending countries, if current immigration policies continue.
Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday passed laws limiting the maximum age and tenure of the country's army chief, a significant move in a country which has been ruled by the powerful military for nearly half its existence.
In a farewell exclusive interview with India Abroad—his first after the announcement that he would be India’s next Foreign Secretary— Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla reflected on his ambassadorial tenure and the key highlights, and praised the catalytic role played by the Indian American community in the continuously evolving U.S.-India relationship.
Concern in some quarters of the U.S. Congress over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the government of India’s abrogation of temporary Article 370, has been “constructively addressed,” thanks to the sustained engagement and constant updates provided to U.S. lawmakers by embassy officials, according to outgoing Indian Ambassador to the U.S., Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
Bangladesh has cut services to millions of mobile phones along its border with India for "security" reasons amid fears a new citizenship law passed by its giant neighbor could prompt an influx of migrants.
Christmas is not over. According to the Church calendar, the Twelvetide of Christmas lasts until January 5th.During this season, we cannot forget the persecuted church in India. Let me tell you the story of how I came to realize how crucial it is to support this marginalized religious minority.
In its first reaction to the government of India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which has sparked protests and demonstrations across the country and also in the U.S. by diaspora groups, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said the CAA and the envisaged National Register of Citizens (NRC), “may affect the status of India’s large Muslim minority of roughly 200 million.”
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, a fierce proponent of religious freedom ever since he took over as America top diplomat, was circumspect when pressed on India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CA) viewed as anti-Muslim and has spurred raging protests and violence across the country.
The Trump administration, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. lawmakers, the United Nations Human Rights Office, and progressive American groups, have expressed grave concern over the implications of the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which was recently passed by the Indian Parliament.
Exiled former Pakistani military leader Pervez Musharraf was sentenced to death Tuesday after being found guilty of treason, a verdict swiftly condemned by the armed forces which have ruled the country for almost half its 72-year history
Nearly two months after he expressed concern over the situation in Kashmir in a tweet, influential U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D.-Va.), who is the co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, has said he continues to remain concerned over the humanitarian crisis and communications blockade in the valley, and vowed to continue monitoring the situation closely.
On Nov. 22, just before Congress adjourned for the Thanksgiving holiday recess, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D.-Mich.), one of two Muslim American women (the other being Rep. Ilhan Omar, D.-Minn.), introduced House Resolution 724 "Condemning the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and supporting Kashmiri self-determination" and referred it to the House Foreign Affairs Committee that has jurisdiction over such matters.
Sri Lanka's new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has warned India and Western nations that his country will be forced to seek finance from China again if they do not invest in the island.
Ani Raj, 35, was killed in the attack that injured five other civilians, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed while talking to reporters at a news conference in Washington Nov. 26. He said that Raj, a U.S. citizen, was killed in a terrorist attack on a UN vehicle.
Pakistan's Supreme Court gave the country's army chief a reprieve Thursday, allowing him to hold on to power for at least six more months after a days-long legal battle posed unprecedented questions about the nuclear-armed nation's most powerful institution.
Senators Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar have promised the Asian-American community that if elected president, they will immediately revoke President Trump’s anti-immigration measures, and also make sure that the family reunification provisions under siege by the administration’s immigration czar Stephen Miller, would not be tampered with.
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Devi Harris, seems to have appeased the angst of the Asian-American community, hitherto peeved over her perceived indifference towards the largest Asian American Political Action Committee’s efforts to engage with her on behalf of the community, along with other presidential candidates.
Sri Lanka's new president said Friday that he will call a snap parliamentary election in March following his sweeping victory at the weekend.
Corruption charges against Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa were dropped Thursday by a court, which handed his passport back as he acquired immunity from prosecution after being elected last weekend.
India and Pakistan's Davis Cup tie originally scheduled to take place in Islamabad will now be played in Kazakstan's capital Nur-Sultan, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Wednesday.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of Tamil Tigers a decade ago, stormed to power Sunday but promised to be a president for all Sri Lanka's races and religions after a divisive election.
In her new book, ‘With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace,’ which was released on Nov. 12, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley recounts how President Trump was outraged when she informed him that Pakistan — one of the largest beneficiaries of American military and economic largesse — not only voted against U.S. at the UN, but also harbored terrorists, “who try to kill American soldiers.”