All stories by Lalit K Jha
US Congresswoman introduces anti-India resolution in HouseRediff.com23 Jun 2022
A resolution calls the US Secretary of State to designate India as a country of particular concern for alleged violation of religious freedom.
US is there for India, we are ready and able: Biden admnRediff.com17 Jun 2022
Price said India's relationship with Russia developed over several decades.
US condemns BJP leaders' offensive remarks on ProphetRediff.com17 Jun 2022
We encourage India to promote respect for human rights, the Biden Administration said.
24-yr-old Indian national held in US over scam targeting senior citizensRediff.com11 Jun 2022
Anirudha Kalkote, 24, was produced before a US magistrate in Houston on Friday to face the charges.
Rising attacks on places of worship in India: BlinkenRediff.com3 Jun 2022
Blinken asserts that America will continue to stand up for religious freedom around the world.
Attacks on minorities continued in 2021, says US report on IndiaRediff.com2 Jun 2022
The US state department in its annual report to the Congress on international religious freedom has alleged that in India in 2021, attacks on members of the minority communities, including killings, assaults, and intimidation, occurred throughout the year.
Dalit rights body in US accuses Google of being casteist, a hostile workplaceRediff.com2 Jun 2022
A US-based Dalit civil rights organisation on Thursday accused Google of having a casteist and hostile workplace practices.
US Intel fears India-Pak clash amid strained ties with ChinaRediff.com11 May 2022
In its annual threat assessment presented before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a Congressional hearing on Tuesday, the US intelligence community said the expanded military posture by both India and China along the disputed border elevates the risk of armed confrontation between the two nuclear powers that might involve direct threats to US persons and interests and calls for America's intervention.
US state issues citation on 'Sikh independence', raises red flagRediff.com3 May 2022
In the 'official citation' dated April 29, the Connecticut general assembly congratulated the pro-Khalistan organisation World Sikh Parliament 'in recognition of the 36th anniversary of the declaration of Sikh independence.'
US, allies launch declaration for future of Internet, invite India to joinRediff.com29 Apr 2022
The Declaration for the Future of the Internet is in part a response to a rising trend of digital authoritarianism, including Russia's actions to block credible news sites
Eye on China: Modi, Biden to meet in Japan at Quad next monthRediff.com28 Apr 2022
"This trip will advance the Biden-Harris administration's rock-solid commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in Washington, DC on Wednesday.
Sitharaman urged to allow NRIs to invest in Indian stock marketsRediff.com26 Apr 2022
A prominent Indian Diaspora body, FIIDS, on Monday urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to allow non-resident Indians and overseas citizens of India (OCI) card holders to invest in the Indian stock market. Such a move would boost the Indian economy further by attracting investment from the global Indian community, said the Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) USA. FIIDS is a US-based institute for US-India policy studies and awareness.
US panel wants India designated as country of concern over lack of religious freedomRediff.com25 Apr 2022
A US Congress-constituted quasi-judicial body on Monday recommended to the Biden Administration to designate India, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and 11 other nations as "country of particular concern" in the context of status of religious freedom.
Biden says Xi told him Quad was against ChinaRediff.com23 Apr 2022
Biden said when he got elected, Putin thought that he would easily be able to break up NATO.
US Congressman expresses concern over human rights situation in KashmirRediff.com22 Apr 2022
India has repeatedly rejected criticism by foreign governments, lawmakers and human rights groups on allegations that civil liberties have eroded in the country.
After India's criticism, US distances from Ilhan Omar's Pak visitRediff.com22 Apr 2022
India on Thursday condemned Omar's visit to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
India won't spare anyone: Rajnath's strong message to ChinaRediff.com15 Apr 2022
Singh, in his address to the Indian-American community in San Francisco, also sent a subtle message to the United States that New Delhi does not believe in a diplomacy of 'zero-sum game' and its relationship with one country cannot be at the expense of the other.
India too has views on human rights situation in US: JaishankarRediff.com14 Apr 2022
Responding to a question, Jaishankar said while the issue of human rights was not discussed during the current meeting, it has come up in the past.
Russian forces are committing 'genocide' in Ukraine: BidenRediff.com13 Apr 2022
It is for the first time he's publicly invoked the word genocide since Putin began his deadly assault on Ukraine on February 24.
Officials 'intimidated' Indian journalists critical of govt: US reportRediff.com13 Apr 2022
India in the past rejected similar reports.