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Diwali in US Resolution Co-sponsored by Democrats Maloney, Meng

WASHINGTON, DC: The issue of a postage stamp in the United States to mark Diwali is perhaps second only to the call for an Indo-US nuclear deal by Indian American community leaders. While the latter was accomplished under the Bush administration, there is fresh hope for the stamp too to become reality. Ami Bera, the newly-minted Congressman from California, who ...

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US, NZ Antarctic Marine Protection Proposal fails to get initial nod

The 31st Meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) held in Hobart, Australia early this month has failed to reach its final stage despite the United States and New Zealand agreeing to a common plan. The meeting yielded a significant step toward protecting Antarctica’s Ross Sea as the United States and New Zealand reached ...

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US imposes new sanctions on Iran: Full Statement

The United States has tightened several sanctions against Iran on Tuesday to confront the threat posed by Iran and increase pressure on Iran to comply with the full range of its international obligations and to address the international community’s longstanding concerns regarding its nuclear program. These steps include: expanding sanctions to target the supply of goods, services, technology, or support ...

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We don’t want fly-by-night operators: Kapil Sibal on US varsities

WASHINGTON, DC: Union Minister of Human Resources and Development Kapil Sibal was in Washington, DC, last week to attend the first US-India Higher Education Summit, which was held on October 13th. Chaired by the minister and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the education dialogue is part of a series of cabinet-level engagements between the two countries in a number of ...

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OPINION: Pakistan Puzzle for US Remains

OPINION: By M. Osman Siddique WASHINGTON: The relationship between the United States and Pakistan is slipping from bad to worse. To say that there exists a “trust deficit” between the two countries is simply an understatement. Pakistan is the only Islamic country that has its own nuclear armaments. Although at odds today, Pakistan and the United States remain deeply co-dependent ...

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Samsung tops US mobile industry: comScore report

comScore’s latest report on key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending August 2011 shows that in a survey of more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers, Samsung was found to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 25.3 percent market share. Google Android continued to gain ground in the smartphone market reaching 43.7 ...

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US-Iran flip-flop drama on hostages remains thorny

Thirty-two years ago, Iran held the US embassy staff hostage for over 444 days coinciding with the so-called Islamic Revolution led by cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The hostage drama which was led by student leaders, including the present Iranian President  Ahmedinejad. The trick had worked for Tehran while it showed the shallow diplomacy by Washington in such situations. The US ...

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