Tuesday December 18, 2018
Home India India’s...

India’s Ambassador to US, Arun K. Singh meets top Democratic Lawmakers at DNC in Philadelphia

Indian Ambassador to the U.S., Arun Singh, meets with Democratic lawmakers at Democratic National Convention to emphasise bilateral ties

0
//
Arun K. Singh (Right). Image source: Pintrest
Republish
Reprint
  • Arun K. Singh, met up with the top Democratic lawmakers on July 26 to establish the importance of bilateral ties with India
  • Singh also met with Senator Patrick Leahy, who is also the Ranking Member of Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Appropriation Committee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
  • Singh addressed the event and emphasised the importance of the role the Indian-American community plays in strengthening the ties between the two countries

India’s Ambassador to the US Arun K. Singh, met the top Democratic lawmakers on July 26, to establish the importance of bilateral ties with India. The reception called “Chai and Chaat”, took place during the Republic National Convention, Philadelphia, and included lawmakers of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The reception was organized for Singh by top Indian-American community leaders who were attending the RNC. With the elections approaching fast, the timing of the meeting may also shed light on the importance the U.S. Democrats, its lawmakers, and Clinton’s campaign was placed on strengthening the relationship with India, reported PTI.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter

Singh addressed the event and emphasised the importance of the role the Indian-American community plays to reinforce the ties between the two countries. He also addressed a second event, “South Asians for Hillary”, and made similar remarks. The Ambassador also attended a diplomatic reception by the American Jewish Committee and addressed it briefly.

Singh met with important figures such as the Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi. He also met with Senator Patrick Leahy, who is also the Ranking Member of Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Appropriation Committee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs.

PTI reported that the Clinton administration also highlighted the importance it would place on India-U.S. ties when the chair of Clinton’s campaign and former counsellor to current POTUS Obama, John Podesta, met with the Indian Ambassador.

Arun Singh at "Chai and Chaat" reception with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Image source: Indian Embassy
Arun Singh at “Chai and Chaat” reception with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Image source: Indian Embassy

Singh also interacted with high-ranking Democratic lawmakers Frank Pallone, Nita Lowey and Joe Crowley, who is also the vice-chair of the Democratic Caucus and has previously co-chaired the House India Caucus.

Follow NewsGram on Facebook

Ami Bera, the only Indian-American lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives, is also reported to have had a meeting with Singh. The reception was also attended by Senator Corry Booker, Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guards, mentioned PTI.

The Ambassador also met Vermont State Representative Kesha Ram, who is running for state lieutenant governor. 

Other attendees included notable politically inclined Indian-Americans Priya Dayananda, Shekhar Narasimhan, Anurag Verma, Sunil Puri, Mahinder Tak, Mini Timmaraju and Deepak Raj.

– prepared by Varsha Gupta of NewsGram. Twitter: @VarshaGupta94

ALSO READ:

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 NewsGram

Next Story

For Delhi Commuters, Google Maps Now Show Auto-Rickshaw Routes

Google Maps provides globally over a billion kilometres worth of transit results every day and has schedules for over three million public transit stops

0
Auto rikshaws in India. Pixbay

Commuters in the national capital can now view “auto-rickshaw” routes as well as fares on Google Maps app, tech giant Google Monday said.

“Starting today, commuters in Delhi will be able to see a new public transport mode in Google Maps — auto-rickshaws. By selecting this mode of transport, commuters will be able to view suggested routes for the ride as well as the estimated auto-rickshaw fares,” Google said in a statement.

The new feature will reflect fares based on the official fare model shared by the Delhi Traffic Police, it said.

Google maps, auto-rickshaw
The latest version of the application includes enhanced voice input.

This feature will be available in the Google Maps app on the Android devices.

The idea is to incorporate one of most commonly used modes of public transport in Google Maps and share transparent information about the price of journey, Google Maps Product Manager Vishal Dutta said.

“Currently, for an unfamiliar journey, commuters often overpay and don’t have an idea about the distance or best route,” he added.

auto-rickshaw
By selecting this mode of transport, commuters will be able to view suggested routes for the ride.

Dutta said the feature will also help the users plan their journey better.

“…so they could look at the expected cost of the auto-rickshaw ride and decide whether they want to take it all the way, or perhaps take a different mode of transport instead — like a bus or the metro,” he explained.

Also Read: Google Not Going to Offer Controversial Face Recognition Technology

Google Maps provides globally over a billion kilometres worth of transit results every day and has schedules for over three million public transit stops worldwide, the statement said. (IANS)