Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicIndian American

Topic: Indian American

4 anti-India, anti-Hindu incidents in US in a month, Indian Americans say Hinduphobia on rise

Data on crimes against Hindus still in nascent stage, says community leader, though Hindu-phobic rhetoric in traditional and social media have seen exponential spike.

‘Documented’ Indian-American woman says she will be forced to leave US in eight months

Athulya Rajakumar from Washington State told Senators that over 5,000 documented dreamers face deportation every year in the absence of reforms in US immigration system.

‘Misguided’: Professors at US university want ‘caste’ removed from anti-discrimination policy

In an open letter, more than 80 professors at California State University demanded that the addition of caste as a protected category in university policy be removed .

Biden looks to appoint 4 Indian-Americans as advisory members to AANHPI community panel

The Commission will advise the US President on ways to advance opportunity among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community and address anti-Asian xenophobia.

Biden nominates Indian American Ravi Chaudhary to key post in Pentagon

A former Air Force officer, Chaudhary has been nominated for the position of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and the Environment.

Rashad Hussain — Indian-American & first Muslim nominated as US’ religious rights ambassador

US President Joe Biden has nominated Hussain, the son of Indian immigrants from Bihar, as the US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom but it still needs approval from the Senate. 

US Senate confirms Indian-American Seema Nanda as solicitor for labour department

Nanda also served in the Labour department under the Obama Administration and her office now will play a central role in fighting Covid, climate change and other legal challenges.

Indian-American health policy expert Meena Seshamani appointed US Center for Medicare director

Sheshamani, 43, will lead the Centre's efforts in serving the people 65 or older, people with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease that rely on Medicare coverage.

1 out of 2 Indian Americans faces discrimination, most due to skin colour, US survey finds

The survey was conducted from 1-20 Sept 2020 — in the final year of former US President Donald Trump's term and right in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.

8 in 10 Hindu Indian Americans who identify with caste say they are upper caste: Survey

A new Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Johns Hopkins-SAIS and University of Pennsylvania survey notes caste and political attitudes of Indian Americans.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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