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  • Growing number of detainees are Indians crossing through Mexico

    08/20/2018 12:53:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Havasu News ^ | August 20, 2018 | Sarah Parvini, The Los Angeles Times
    LOS ANGELES — On a recent visit to the federal prison in Victorville, Calif., U.S. Rep. Mark Takano was caught by surprise. Of the hundreds of immigrants detained there, he learned, possibly 40 percent had traveled from India seeking asylum....
  • Hindu ultra-nationalists say Trump can 'save mankind'

    08/20/2018 12:01:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sydney Morning Herald | June 13, 2018 | Matthew Clayfield
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  • New Article: Is Kamala Harris Eligible to be President? Junior CA Senator May Run In 2020.

    08/19/2018 10:24:18 PM PDT · by CDR Kerchner · 66 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | 19 August 2018 | Sharon Rondeau
    New Article: Is Kamala Harris Eligible to be President? Junior CA Senator May Run In 2020, by Sharon Rondeau, at The Post & Email (Aug. 19, 2018) — Given that California Sen. Kamala Harris’s Wikipedia biography states that she was born in Oakland, CA in 1964 to immigrant parents and speculation exists that she plans to run for president in 2020, Golden State citizen Gary Wilmott has been seeking information as to her citizenship status and whether or not she meets the constitutional requirement of “natural born Citizen.” The Wikipedia entry states that Harris’s mother, Dr. Shyamala G. Harris, was...
  • PM Rowley sorry for ‘sari skit’ (Trinidad and Tobago)

    08/19/2018 7:29:46 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Trinidad Guardian ^ | August 19, 2018 | Joel Julien
    Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night unreservedly apologised to the Hindu community for a skit performed at the People’s National Movement (PNM) family day, saying the skit was disrespectful to that religion but it was done out of ignorance and not malicious intent. Rowley gave the apology during a PNM political meeting held at the Malabar Community Centre last night. “Tonight, on behalf of the People’s National Movement and all concerned, I unreservedly apologise to the Hindu community,” he said.
  • H-1B: U.S. officials cracking down on Indian citizens, report says

    08/16/2018 7:21:52 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 212 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    A crackdown on the controversial H-1B visa intended for skilled workers has struck Indian citizens harder than other foreign nationals, with federal officials hitting them with more visa denials and demands for proof of their eligibility to work.
  • India will send a manned flight into space for the first time by 2022, premier Narendra Modi [tr]

    08/15/2018 7:22:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 15, 2018 | Phoebe Weston
    India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, premier Narendra Modi pledged during his annual 'Independence Day' speech. If the country successfully completes the flight, it will become the fourth country to ever achieve the feat, following in the footsteps of Russia, United States and China. India has yet to select the astronauts that will travel aboard the ship, but confirmed the cosmonauts could be men or women. Active since the 1960s, India's space programme has launched scores of satellites for itself and other countries, including a satellite that now orbits Mars.
  • The Taj Mahal is wasting away, and it may soon hit the point of no return

    08/13/2018 8:55:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    The Conversation UK ^ | August 10, 2018 | Carolyn Roberts, Keele University
    The saying goes that the Taj Mahal is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, and golden when the moon shines. Though this may once have been true for the famously pristine marble monument, a mixture of pollution and poor management has now burdened the Taj with a 24-hour layer of yellowy-brown. Condemning the "lethargy" of restoration efforts, India's Supreme Court recently told the government to restore the Taj or demolish it. Located in Agra, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the Taj Mahal is one of the most iconically beautiful buildings in the world. Built...
  • Indian MP dresses as Adolf Hitler in protest against PM Narendra Modi

    08/13/2018 3:36:27 PM PDT · by plain talk · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Sky News
    An Indian politician has dressed as Adolf Hitler in a bizarre protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Appearing outside the country's parliament, Naramalli Sivaprasad wore a khaki jacket with swastikas on the pocket and arm, and a moustache similar to that of the genocidal dictator. He claimed Mr Modi has gone back on a promise to provide more funds for his state, Andhra Pradesh, something Mr Modi's government has denied. Mr Sivaprasad alleged the PM "does not get the pulse of what people want and I want to urge him to not be like him (Hitler)".
  • India rupee hits SHOCK LOW as Bank of India undertakes emergency intervention

    08/13/2018 6:49:58 AM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 08:28, Mon, Aug 13, 2018
    India rupee hits SHOCK LOW as Bank of India undertakes emergency intervention The Indian rupee on Monday touched an all-time low of 69.62 per dollar in early trade, tracking broader weakness in other emerging market currencies on concerns of a spill-over from a crisis-hit Turkey. The Reserve Bank of India was seen intervening to stem a sharp fall in the rupee, two dealers said. “The RBI was there to curtail the volatility in early trade, but not in a big way,” said a senior dealer at a foreign bank. The rupee reversed marginally from its record lows to trade at...
  • 99-Million-Year-Old Snake Hatchling Found Encased in Burmese Amber

    08/12/2018 9:05:43 AM PDT · by ETL · 23 replies ^ | Jul 19, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    The newly-reported specimen was obtained from an amber deposit in the Angbamo area in Myanmar’s Kachin province.The fossil is a 1.6-inch (4.75 cm) long postcranial skeleton made up of 97 vertebrae; the snake’s head is missing. It dates from the Late Cretaceous epoch, approximately 99 million years ago.“This snake, named Xiaophis myanmarensis, is linked to ancient snakes from Argentina, Africa, India and Australia,” said University of Alberta’s Professor Michael Caldwell.“It is an important — and until now, missing — component of understanding snake evolution from southern continents, that is Gondwana, in the mid-Mesozoic.” “At 99 million years old, it dates...
  • U.S. Takes Trade Fight to Smaller Nations

    08/12/2018 9:36:46 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/12/2018 | Lucy Craymer Josh Zumbrun
    The White House push to confront rivals over trade has spread beyond the world’s biggest economies such as China and Europe to include poorer countries that also see the U.S. as a critical market for their goods. Since President Trump took office 18 months ago, the U.S. Trade Representative has launched wide-ranging reviews of the eligibility of less-developed countries for a federal government program that lowers tariffs for thousands of the products they export to the U.S.
  • Exclusive: As Trump cracks down on Pakistan, U.S. cuts military training programs

    08/10/2018 10:25:31 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 10, 2018 / 7:18 AM | Idrees Ali, Phil Stewart
    ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programs that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, U.S. officials say.
  • Two die in stampede at funeral of Indian Tamil leader

    08/08/2018 6:48:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | August 8, 2018 | 4:39 PM
    New Delhi: A stampede on Wednesday among thousands of mourners at the funeral of a powerful southern Indian politician killed two people and injured 47, a doctor at a government hospital said. Muthuvel Karunanidhi, a dominant figure in the politics of southern India for half a century who had been chief minister of Tamil Nadu state five times, died on Tuesday aged 94. Television broadcast images of thousands gathered in the state capital, Chennai, to pay their last respects to the leader at a funeral attended by senior politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The stampede happened when a sudden...
  • Royal Chariots, Skeletal Remains And Swords Discovered By Institute Of Archaeology From Bronze Age

    08/08/2018 2:59:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Indiatimes ^ | Updated: July 30, 2018 | unattributed
    Three coffins, skeletal remains, chariots and swords were recovered from the excavation site of Sanauli, Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh. This discovery is estimated to belong to a royal warrior class dating four millennia back, from the Pre-Iron or Bronze Age of 2000-1800 BC, reported India Today. Though the findings are not being linked to any race or civilization particularly, Sanauli's close proximity to Hastinapur, the land of Kauravas and Mahabharata's estimated time period dating to 2nd millennium BC has got the historians thinking! The findings might actually be linked to the Mahabharata! The royal remains have now been transferred to...
  • Team led by Indian-American develops trickle-down method to ‘grow’ graphene

    08/06/2018 9:10:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Tribune ^ | August 6, 2018 | IANS
    By making carbon leak (trickle down) through cracks on copper, researchers have developed a new process for “growing” graphene directly on materials used for nano-scale electronic applications, thereby opening the way to produce high-performance electronic devices. This versatile process, developed by a team of chemical engineers led by Indian-American Vikas Berry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the US, enables graphene to be economically grown on almost any semiconducting or dielectric substrate of relevance to the electronic industry, the researchers claim. They have reported this new method in the journal “ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces” of the...
  • India: Lawyer argues that female genital mutilation “is an essential aspect of Islam”

    08/01/2018 3:48:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/1/18 | Robert Spencer
    This is routinely denied in establishment media treatments of female genital mutilation, but actually FGM is mandated in Islamic law: “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64Why is it obligatory? Because Muhammad is held to have said so: “Abu al- Malih ibn Usama’s father relates that the Prophet said: ‘Circumcision is a...
  • UN envoy demands Trump resume funding to UNRWA

    07/24/2018 11:18:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/18 | Ben Ariel
    The UN special envoy to the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to resume funding he had cut to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN agency which assists “Palestinian refugees”. Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East and quoted by Haaretz, Mladenov said that "UNRWA’s financial crisis remains a very serious concern. At present, UNRWA needs some $217 million to sustain its work in 2018. I urge the swift mobilization of support to enable the continuity of assistance and a maintenance of stability on the ground in the region."...
  • 22% of US population does not speak English at home

    07/24/2018 6:30:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Some 13.5 percent of the U.S. population -- 44 million -- is foreign born, the highest level ever, and many are not proficient in English, choosing to speak Spanish at home instead. A report from the Migration Policy Institute found that 22 percent of the U.S. population does not speak English at home. The share was highest in Nevada at 31 percent and Florida at 29 percent. The report revealed a new trend in migration to the U.S where immigrants are dispersed throughout the nation instead of clustering in a few states and cities. For example, while the number of...
  • IIS officers get a taste of Trump’s campaign (Campaign Data Mining)

    07/24/2018 5:45:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hindu ^ | July 21, 2018 | Nistula Hebbar
    Top campaign leader offers them data-mining tips What can Indian Information Service (IIS) officers, at the vanguard of government communication, gain from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in what is a crucial election year ahead? Plenty, if you go by the fact that the IIS Association invited Avinash Iragavarappu, the executive director of Mr. Trump’s campaign in Arizona, to do a presentation on how to mine big data for tailored communications. Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Iragavarappu, an IIM-Lucknow alumni who worked with the YSR Congress Party campaign in 2014, said the association had asked him to do a presentation on...
  • Their father was a refugee in India. Now they’ve teamed up with the Trumps. (In Mississippi)

    07/24/2018 5:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Economic Times of India ^ | July 23, 2018 | Steve Eder and Ben Protess, The New York Times
    Dinesh Chawla has long run his family’s hotel business from a high-top table at a Hampton Inn on the edge of this out-of-the-way Mississippi Delta town. It used to be the kind of work that usually involved friends and neighbors. But in the year since Chawla and his brother signed a hotel deal with President Donald Trump’s family business, he has been courted by strangers. Goldman Sachs dispatched a wealth manager in hopes of signing him as a client....