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Indian-American docs to brief US lawmakers on healthcare issues

The largest ethnic organization of physicians, representing over 100,000 physicians of Indian origin, would hold a Legislative Day here in March to brief lawmakers on their views regarding healthcare issues.

US lawmakers condemn police assault on Indian grandfather

Several US lawmakers condemned the police assault on an Indian grandfather who was slammed to the ground by a police officer in Alabama - while he was out for a walk in the neighbourhood - leaving him partially paralysed as donations poured in for the victim.

Impose travel ban, sanctions on Pakistan: US Senators to Kerry

Expressing concern over Pakistan's failure to combat terrorism, two top US lawmakers have asked Secretary of State John Kerry to consider travel ban, suspending portions of assistance and impose sanctions on officials who maintain ties with designated terrorist groups.

Give Iran diplomacy a chance, Europeans urge US lawmakers

Top European diplomats on Thursday waded into the political fray in Washington over Iran, urging US lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions and pleading for time to allow nuclear talks to succeed.

Sikhs ask US lawmakers to ensure religious liberty in military

Sikhs enjoy greater religious liberty in the militaries of countries like India, Canada and Britain than the US, a Sikh advocacy group has said, presenting a case for removal of barriers for the members of the community to join armed forces in America.

US lawmakers congratulate Malala for winning Nobel prize

More than a dozen of US lawmakers have introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives congratulating young Pakistani peace activist Malala Yousafzai for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Top US lawmakers send Diwali greetings celebrations

Cutting across party lines, top US lawmakers have greeted the influential Indian American community on Diwali and wished them an auspicious and successful year ahead.

US lawmakers in strength at Modi's reception

Several US lawmakers, including the only Indian-American Congressman and the first Hindu House member, made a beeline for the Madison Square Garden in New York to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi and boost India-US relations.

More than three dozen US lawmakers attend Modi's Madison Square event

In an unprecedented show of solidarity for India-US relationship, more than three dozen top US lawmakers on Sunday attended the public reception hosted for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the iconic Madison Square Garden here.

US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players
US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players

 Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years.

US lawmakers to debate tailored Syria action bill Tuesday

Republican leaders will seek to convince lawmakers Tuesday to authorize the Pentagon to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight extremists, while also putting checks on President Barack Obama`s use-of-force powers.

Lawmakers back Obama's fight against Islamic State, but vote uncertain

US lawmakers pledged support on Thursday for President Barack Obama`s plan to expand the military fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but fears of an open-ended conflict and questions about how to pay for it could complicate any vote on the effort.

US Congress may soon vote to arm, train Syria rebels

US lawmakers could vote within days to authorize the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, with Democrats drafting the legislation Wednesday in an effort to reverse advances by the Islamic State (IS).

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans
US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

Two US lawmakers, including the lone Indian-American Congressman, have joined Sikh community groups in protesting the world basketball body FIBA's delay in reviewing the discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans.

`End ban on Sikh basketball players with turbans`

A coalition of US lawmakers Tuesday urged the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, an important article of their faith.

Lawmakers call for ending discrimination of Sikhs in US

Recalling the Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting victims two years ago, two American lawmakers have called for working towards ending discrimination of Sikhs in the US.

Syria defector shows war `torture` photos to US lawmakers

US lawmakers saw graphic images of the brutal conflict in Syria as an Army defector gave an eyewitness account of the horrors he was forced to photograph.

US lawmakers boost funding for Israel`s Iron Dome

With US ally Israel facing a barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza, a Senate panel on Tuesday approved a 50 percent funding boost for the Jewish State`s Iron Dome anti-missile system.

Indian PM should address Congress: US lawmakers

US lawmakers were spearheading an effort Friday to get Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to address a joint session of Congress when he visits the United States in September. 

Once denied visa, Narendra Modi now likely to address US Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once denied a visa to enter the United States over 2002 Gujarat riots, is expected to receive the honour of addressing a joint session of the US Congress during a visit to Washington in September.