Pakistan is worried that Trump will support India in its war against cross-border terrorism

Pakistan is worried that Trump will support India in its war against cross-border terrorism

Indians expect Trump to side with them vis-a-vis Pakistan and China: Photo:AFP Karachi/New Delhi, November 10 (Reuters): Donald Trump's surprise election as United States President has Pakistanis wary that he may accelerate what they see as a shift in American policy to favor arch-foe India, in the long rivalry between nuclear-armed neighbors, analysts said on Wednesday. Historical allies in the...

Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian origin Tamil woman to be elected to US Congress

Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian origin Tamil woman to be elected to US Congress

Washington, November 9 (NIA): Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal, 51, won the Congressional seat from Seattle in Washington State to enter the House of Representatives in the November 8 general elections to become the first Indian-American Tamil woman to accomplish this feat. She has made a name for herself by upholding and campaigning for the rights of immigrants and relentlessly fighting for...

In another first, Kamala Devi Harris becomes the first Black Indian Tamil American to win a seat in the US Senate

In another first, Kamala Devi Harris becomes the first Black Indian Tamil American to win a seat in the US Senate

Los Angeles, November 9 (NIA): California Attorney General Kamala Devi Harris beat Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Tuesday night for a coveted U.S. Senate seat, KABC reported. With this, Democrat Kamala Devi Harris or "Kamala" as she is better known, becomes the first Black Indian Tamil American to win a US Senate seat and the first biracial to be in the Senate....

Raja Krishnamoorthi becomes the first Tamil and Hindu-Indian American to be elected to the US Congress

Chicago ,November 9 (ABC): Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi has won the 8th Congressional District race against Republican Peter DiCianni. He will be the first Tamil and Hindu Indian-American congressman in American history. Krishnamoorthi and DiCianni were both trying to win the seat vacated by Tammy Duckworth, who won Illinois' U.S. Senate seat Tuesday night. Krishnamoorthi thanked supporters in a victory speech...

China angst and media hysteria: hard lessons for India

Financial panic spreads in India as PM scraps 500, 1000 bank notes

New Delhi, Nov 9 (NIA) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the Rs.500 and Rs.1000 bank notes will be withdrawn from the country's financial system from Tuesday midnight, delivering a severe blow to money launderers and causing pain amongst millions of citizens holding cash savings. In a surprise address to the nation on Tuesday evening, Modi said...

Raja Krishnamoorthi is the first Tamil to run for US Congress

Washington, November 8 (NIA): Raja Krishnamoorthi (43) is the first Tamil to run for the US Congress. A Democrat, he is standing for the US House of Representatives from the 8th district of Illinois. Born in New Delhi Krishnamoorthi’s family moved to Buffalo, New York, when he was three months old, so that his father could attend graduate school. They lived in public housing and...

Was the 18 th. Century Indian Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan a freedom fighter or an Islamic zealot? Controversy dogs annual celebrations

Was the 18 th. Century Indian Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan a freedom fighter or an Islamic zealot? Controversy dogs annual celebrations

British troops storm Tipu Sultan's fort at Seringapatam. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.Painting by Henry Singleton Bengaluru, November 8 (NIA): Even as the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and organizations of the people of Kodagu (Coorg) and Dhakshina Kannada (South Canara) have announced plans to agitate against it, the Congress government in the South Indian state of Karnataka has vowed to celebrate...

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