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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Reshma Saujani

Lawyer and politician, Reshma Saujani was born and raised in Illinois. Her Gujarati parents migrated to the United States from Uganda in the 1970s, choosing to settle and raise a family in Chicago. Saujani earned a degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then completed her Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University in …

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Valarie Kaur

Born in Clovis, California, and raised in the United States to parents of Indian origin, Valarie Kaur grew up practicing the  Sikh faith. Kaur earned bachelor’s degrees in international relations and religion from Stanford University. She also holds a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School and a JD from Yale Law School. Kaur began her career as …

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First time a record 27 US Congressman travelling to India

It is for the first time in the history of India that 27 US Congressmen will visit the country later this month. The delegation includes top officials and lawmakers from both the parties. However, the Democratic and Republican parties will visit India as two different delegations. The US delegation that will visit India is considered to be an important visit …

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Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada

In a recent announcement made by the Government of India, Vikas Swarup will be appointed as India’s next envoy to Canada. Currently he is the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. He will be the next High Commissioner to Canada. Vikas Swarup was born in Allahabad and pursued his higher education at the Allahabad University and …

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Guterres extends Khare’s term as UN Under-Secretary General

Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General at the UN has decided to extend the term of some officials in the UN. In the list, features Atul Khare who is presently serving as the Under-Secretary for field support. He holds the highest rank in the UN as an Indian Civil Servant. His tenure has been extended by one year till April 2018. …

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Miss Puerto Rico lands Miss World 2016 crown

Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico has been crowned Miss World 2016, edging out runners-up from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia, and beauties from around the globe. Del Valle, 19, is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English and French, and hopes to get into the entertainment industry. Crowned by Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna of Spain, del Valle …

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US Electoral College to decides next US President today

Five hundred and thirty-eight members of the electoral college will convene in various places around the US tonight to officially elect the country’s next president and vice president. While usually considered a mere post-election formality, the vote has drawn unprecedented attention and anxiety this year-because of the chance, however small, that Donald Trump could end up not being president after …

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Obama expresses concern on cyber attacks

The Russians can’t change us or significantly weaken us, Says US president Barack Obama. Addressing the last press conference of 2016, Obama said he had warn Russian President Vladimir Putin in September to stop meddling in American political campaigns after hacks of Democratic Party emails in the lead-up to the Nov 8 elections. He added that after warning Putin, there …

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President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), a leading Indian American republican, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), a leading Indian American republican, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations On November 23, 2016 President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), a leading Indian American republican, as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a cabinet-level position in the Trump-Pence Administration. Governor Haley …

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Broward Funeral Choices

Hindu Community Service Package #1                                                                     $850 Witness Direct Cremation Package This package Includes: – Removal from Place of Death – Notifying Social Security – One Certified …

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