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Narendra Modi to woo Indian Americans via satellite

Sep 17 2013, 11:06am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Denied a US visa for years, Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata party's newly-anointed prime ministerial candidate, is all set to woo Indian diaspora via satellite video ahead of the 2014 parliamentary poll.

Washington, Sep 17 — Denied a US visa for years, Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata party's newly-anointed prime ministerial candidate, is all set to woo Indian diaspora via satellite video ahead...

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Narendra Modi to woo Indian Americans via satellite

Sep 17 2013, 11:06am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Denied a US visa for years, Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata party's newly-anointed prime ministerial candidate, is all set to woo Indian diaspora via satellite video ahead of the 2014 parliamentary poll.

Washington, Sep 17 — Denied a US visa for years, Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata party's newly-anointed prime ministerial candidate, is all set to woo Indian diaspora via satellite video ahead of the 2014 parliamentary poll.

The Gujarat chief minister will address the annual national convention of the US chapter of Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) at Tampa, Florida Sep 21 through satellite video with his speech telecast live on "TV Asia" across US, Canada, Europe, and India.

The theme of the conference is "Mission 2014: BJP 272+", a reference to the party's ambition to secure absolute majority on its own in the 543-member Lok Sabha, according to Chandrakant Patel, president-elect of OFBJP.

The event would kick start OFBJP's campaign for "Congress Mukt Bharat Nirman" or building India without Congress - by winning power at the centre "with new thought and new hope to build one and excellent India" among the Indian diaspora, he said.

To be inaugurated by BJP vice president Smriti Irani Sep 20, the convention will be attended by over 1,000 members of the Indian American community.

Modi, who has been denied a US visa since 2005 for his alleged inaction in controlling the 2002 Godhra riots, has reached out to American audiences through satellite a couple of times earlier this year too.

Declining comment on BJP naming Modi as its prime ministerial candidate, the US state department last week said he would still have to apply for a visa like anyone else.

"There's no change in our longstanding visa policy," spokesperson Marie Harf said. But Modi "is welcome to apply for a visa and await a review like any other applicant".

Modi has not applied for a US visa since 2005 when he was denied a diplomatic visa and his previously granted B-1/B-2 visa was revoked.

While there has been no change in the US position officially, the US business has been warming up to the Gujarat leader and the issue is being debated both in the administration and among the lawmakers.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

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Feminism: The Men Arrive!

Nov 3 2014 9:40am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi used his Independence Day speech to address India's rape problem. (Photo: Global Panorama)What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football League punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari have in common? It’s not that they’ve all walked into a bar, though Ansari could probably figure out the punch line to that joke. They’ve all spoken up for feminism this year, part of an unprec ...
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Feminism: The Men Arrive!

Nov 3 2014 9:40am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi used his Independence Day speech to address India's rape problem. (Photo: Global Panorama)What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football League punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari have in common? It’s not that they’ve all walked into a bar, though Ansari could probably figure out the punch line to that joke. They’ve all spoken up for feminism this year, part of an unprecedented wave of men actively engaging with wh ...
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Feminism: The Men Arrive! (Hooray! Uh-Oh!)

Nov 3 2014 7:30am CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football League punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari have in common? It’s not that they’ve all walked into a bar, though Ansari could probably figure out the punch line to that joke. They’ve all spoken up for feminism this year, part of an unprecedented wave of men actively engaging with what’s usually called “women’s is ...
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This Viral Short Film In India Makes A Strong Statement On Women's Safety

Oct 22 2014 5:23pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Can India, a country struggling to combat an increasingly high-profile rape culture, envision a society where women feel safe in the company of unknown men? A new short film on women's empowerment, "Going Home," urges its audience to imagine such a place, focusing on a young woman who stumbles upon a group of men after her car breaks down late at night. Starring Alia Bhatt, a ...
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The U.S. and India: Forward Together

Oct 14 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A re-energized commitment to move both countries forward, together. That is what President Obama, leader of the world's oldest democracy, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the world's largest democracy, collectively committed to after their meeting last month. I say re-energized commitment because we are already committed to each other, particularly economically. India's economic growth has created a rising market for our exports, ...
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Modi’s Visit Foreshadows Challenges for ‘Lame Duck’ Obama

Oct 7 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: World Politics Review

Last week’s meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington provides a convenient benchmark to assess where U.S. foreign policy is and how it is likely to be conducted in the remaining time allotted to the Obama administration. ...
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New York Times Apologizes For Cartoon Slammed As ‘Blatantly Racist’

Oct 6 2014 2:29pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: NEW YORK TIMES The New York Times posted a formal apology on its Facebook page for a cartoon that portrayed India’s space program in manner that outraged many readers. The cartoon depicted a thin man dressed in traditional attire with a cow in tow knocking on the door of the “Elite Space Club” where two formally-dressed men appeared rather perturbed by his presence. Many Indians have written about the cartoon’s portrayal of spa ...
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US and India Progress on Long-Missed Opportunity: Increasing Clean Energy Access

Oct 2 2014 2:42pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Meeting in Washington, D.C. this week, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made important commitments for U.S.-India partnership in fighting climate change and accelerating clean energy, echoing discussions at the timely 5th U.S.-India Energy Partnership Summit hosted by Yale University and the Indian think tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) across town. With India’s 300 days of sunshine per year, off-grid, d ...
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Modi and the Environment

Oct 2 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

As India's NDA government led by Narendra Modi settles into the corridors of power in New Delhi, its policy directions are becoming clear. The initial trends are not very encouraging for environmentalists. Proactive decision-making is normal for new regimes and not unique to the NDA. Many thousands of hectares of forestland were cleared for development projects - mainly mining - in the last thr ...
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Modi and the Environment

Oct 2 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

As India's NDA government led by Narendra Modi settles into the corridors of power in New Delhi, its policy directions are becoming clear. The initial trends are not very encouraging for environmentalists. Proactive decision-making is normal for new regimes and not unique to the NDA. Many thousands of hectares of forestland were cleared for development projects - mainly mining - in the last three decades.Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at the US Capitol, September 3 ...
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