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Priti Patel appointed Britain’s 1st Indian-origin Home Secretary

She was among the most vocal critics of former UK prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy. She replaces Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid, who moves to the Treasury department as the first ethnic minority Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sajid Javid, the former U.K. home secretary and a onetime managing director of Deutsche Bank AG, was named chancellor of the exchequer by Prime ... Read More »

UK Foreign Office Board gets first Indian-origin member

Kumar Iyer, who was born in London and spent his early years in India, has previously been based in Mumbai as Britain’s Deputy High Commissioner. In this new role as the Chief Economist, which commences in July, he will lead the FCO’s Economics Unit which provides in-house economic analysis input into foreign policy formulation, and also develops economics capability within ... Read More »

1 Indian, 3 Indian-origin persons killed in US: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

However, Union Minister Sushma Swaraj ruled out the possibility of a hate crime. “Indian Ambassador in United States @IndianEmbassyUS has informed me about the killing of four persons in Cincinnati on Sunday evening. One of them was an Indian national on a visit to US while others were persons of Indian origin,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted. Union Minister Sushma Swaraj ... Read More »

Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris launches 2020 presidential bid

Addressing a cheering crowd in downtown Oakland, she said free press has been bullied and attacked, and democratic institutions undermined under the current leadership. Harris also slammed Trump’s  policies at the border, and his decision to shut down the government. She denounced his plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border as a medieval vanity project.   54-year-old Harris, who was ... Read More »

Scotland Yard`s Indian-origin chief Neil Basu launches new anti-terror campaign

LONDON: Scotland Yard’s newly appointed Indian-origin counter-terrorism chief, Neil Basu, has launched a new campaign to urge the public to help in the fight against terrorism. The Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations revealed that last year more than a fifth of reports from the public produced intelligence which is helpful to police. “Since the beginning of 2017, we ... Read More »