Washington, Dec 13 - How to encourage civic engagement between India and the US and other issues affecting Indian-Americans were highlighted at a briefing on the state of US-India relations for senior Congressional staff on Capitol Hill.
Arun Singh, India's Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington and Rich Verma, former Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs at the US Department of State, led the discussion. The briefing was organised Wednesday by the office of Joe Crowley, Democratic member of the House of Representatives from New York and co-Chair of the House Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans.
Washington, Jan 25 - As India officially took up the issue of popular TV show host Jay Leno's objectionable depiction of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, a US based Sikh rights group lodged a complaint with Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Indian Deputy Chief of Mission Arun Kumar Singh met US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake Tuesday and conveyed India's objection to Leno passing off a visual of the Golden Temple as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's vacation home.
The Indian mission has also written a "strong letter" to NBC, which broadcast Leno's "The Tonight Show" featuring the joke Thursday.