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Who is Vivek Murthy?

Vivek Hallegere Murthy has made history as the youngest US Surgeon General and the first of Indian descent with his Senate confirmation in the teeth of strong opposition of powerful gun lobby. The Democratic controlled Senate voted Monday 51-43 to confirm Murthy, 37 as ‘America’s doctor’ more than a year after his nomination with the Republicans dead set against him ...

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Obama’s immigration plan falls short of Indian techies’ hopes

As President Barack Obama campaigned to sell his immigration plan to shield up to five million people from deportation and retain high-skilled immigrants, largely from India and China, analysts called it a mixed bag. Obama’s plan, according to the White House, “focuses on cracking down on illegal immigration at the border; deporting felons, not families; and accountability through criminal background ...

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US has 450,000 illegal immigrants from India; Will they get Obama amnesty?

As President Barack Obama mulls executive action to give relief from deportation to some of the 11.2 million illegal immigrants in the US, a new report said about 450,000 of them are from India. In fact, India is the fourth top source country of unauthorised immigrants after top-ranked Mexico, according to the report based on the 2012 census, released Tuesday ...

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Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

US President Barrack Obama on Friday met Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence in Myanmar capital Yangon, media reported. Obama urged for “free, fair and inclusive” elections in the country, where Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party are set to contest polls next year, BBC reported. “Constitutional rules which bar me from running ...

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Narendra Modi’s Hectic Meetings in US Include NRIs, top Journalists, Clintons and Obama

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a whirlwind tour of the US with his meeting schedule drawn tightly with speeches at the UN General Assembly on Saturday, followed by about 35 meetings in total, besidees meeting 36,000 NRIs at Madison. Though he is on fast owing to Navratri festival during the trip, he will nonetheless, take part in all ...

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President Obama Offers Pregnant Chelsea Clinton His Motorcade in New York to Reach Hospital for Delivery

US President Barack Obama , while attending a charity session of former President Bill Clinton, offered his motorcade to help Clinton’s daughter Chelsea to travel to New York for her delivery. President Obama made the offer on Tuesday in New York while addressing the Clinton Global Initiative event. “I was just discussing with President Clinton that if Chelsea begins delivery ...

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Obama rules out military action over Russian ‘invasion’ in Ukraine

  US President Barack Obama on Thursday emphatically said NO to pleas for quick U.S. action in Ukraine after reports of vivid Russia’s military invasion into Ukraine surfaced. Obama, who authorized immediate air raids in Iraq early this month, however, remained cautious about Russia saying his administration would penalize Moscow for opening a new front against Ukrainian forces. Otherwise, Obama ...

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