Showing posts from January, 2009

The Precedent Of The United States

American presidents have always taken their exercise and their holiday seriously.

It’s official, Kashmir not Holbrooke’s job

At a meeting in Washington in early December, a high-level Indian delegation warned members of Barack Obama's transition team that New Delhi may pre-emptively make Richard Holbrooke persona non grata if his duties as special envoy for South Asia were to include India or Kashmir, according to a US magazine. State Department spokesman Robert Wood, meanwhile, reiterated Holbrooke's mandate did not include India or Kashmir.

Ice Breaks On The Potomac

Martin Luther King Jr's dream comes true as a black man becomes America's great white hope.

Osama hiding in Afghan-Pak border region: Holbrooke

US President Obama's special envoy on Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke said the planners of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States are hiding in Pakistan.

Amar Singh cited as Hillary gets Senate nod

A US senator, raising concerns about whether foreign donations to former President Bill Clinton’s foundation would influence Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decisions as Secretary of State, cited as an example financial contributions made by an Indian politician to the foundation at the time the US-India civilian nuclear deal was being discussed in Congress.

Obama’s second take flawless

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. administered the oath of office a second time - and this time flawlessly - to President Barack Obama in the White House on Wednesday evening.

Indian American is policy adviser

President Barack Obama has appointed an Indian American to a key post in the office of management and budget (OMB).

Barack Obama becomes first black American to occupy White House

Sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama today became the first black American to occupy the White House, fulfilling Martin Luther King's dream sooner than anyone had imagined.

Celebrations kick off as Obama readies for inauguration

Thousands of people from all over the United States filled in the spaces between the marble and granite memorials on the National Mall on a frigid Sunday for a party to kick off Barack Obama’s inauguration celebrations.

'Delinking ISI From Terror Groups Is A Work In Progress'

'The most effective way, in our mind, is to work with the Pakistanis to eliminate these groups from their soil' As India threatens to roll back its diplomatic ties with Pakistan, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher spoke to Ashish Kumar Sen in Washington.

We have been a victim of terrorism: Musharraf

As tensions between India and Pakistan escalate in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks, Pervez Musharraf on Friday warned India against sabre-rattling saying Pakistan will not hesitate to respond if attacked.

Obama takes slow train to power

In 1861, Abraham Lincoln’s train rolled through Philadelphia on its way to Washington when he was inaugurated president. On Saturday, Barack Obama embarked on a similar journey to pay tribute to Lincoln and the founders of America.

Goodbye: Bush

President George W. Bush bade farewell to the American people in his final address to the nation on Thursday night saying if given the chance there are things he would do differently. But he was quick to point out that he had “always acted with the best interests of our country in mind.”

Don’t roll back ties with Pakistan: Boucher

Even as India threatens to roll back ties with Pakistan, a US official has cautioned against such a move saying it is in both nations’ interests to continue moving ahead in the relationship.

Who Says This Is A Litmus Test?

Bilateral ties don't matter as much to US as terror per se

Democrat opposes Gupta’s nomination

A Democratic US Congressman is urging his colleagues on Capitol Hill to oppose the expected nomination of an Indian-American doctor to be the next Surgeon General of the United States.

Holbrooke to be India, Pakistan envoy

President-elect Barack Obama is expected to name Richard C. Holbrooke as his special envoy to India and Pakistan.

US rushing Biden to Islamabad

Vice-President-elect Joseph R Biden Jr will travel to Pakistan this week in a high-profile diplomatic effort to defuse tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, according to press reports from Islamabad.