Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicUS Congress

Topic: US Congress

Kamala Harris is vocal on Kashmir, ‘unbreakable bond’ with India & loves her idli-sambhar

Democrat Kamala Harris was Tuesday picked by US presidential nominee Joe Biden as his running mate. She is the first person of Indian, and Asian, origin to enter the vice-presidential race.

Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, Bezos grilled by US Congress over their power to ‘crush rivals’

Google’s control over search & online advertising; Apple’s tight grip over apps; Facebook’s acquisition of rivals, and Amazon’s leverage over 3rd-party sellers were criticised.

‘India took extraordinary step’ — 25 US Congress members urge Trump to also ban Chinese apps

In letter to Donald Trump, US Congress members said America should ban Chinese apps such as TikTok, like India has done, to protect privacy & national security.

Seattle City Council passes resolution against ‘far-right’ BJP’s CAA and NRC

Seattle City Council Resolution 31926 opposes CAA and NRC and was introduced by Council member Kshama Sawant.

Why US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s Kashmir resolution doesn’t have many takers

Kashmir resolution lists security challenges faced by India in J&K but also urges govt to refrain from use of force against peaceful protesters and those detained.

Not all flak from US, 6 lawmakers back Modi govt on Article 370, J&K clampdown

According to the 6 US lawmakers, Modi govt’s actions in J&K will help strengthen India’s security and curtail terrorist infiltration from Pakistan.

No interest in meeting Pramila Jayapal, Jaishankar says after cancelling meet with US panel

Jaishankar was to meet US lawmakers' committee that included Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who has introduced a resolution to lift restrictions in Kashmir.

India informed US Congress about citizenship bill before it was moved in Lok Sabha

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has triggered several protests across India, has now been cleared by both Houses of Parliament.

Champion of liberalism, Trump critic — Pramila Jayapal has always spoken against persecution

Pramila Jayapal, the Indian-American Congresswoman, introduced a resolution last week urging India to end the ‘remaining’ restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.

Indian-American lawmaker moves Kashmir resolution in US Congress, seeks end to restrictions

The resolution moved by Pramila Jayapal urges India to restore internet access across Jammu & Kashmir and free 'arbitrarily detained people'.

On Camera

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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