Poonam Sharma

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Poonam Sharma, Managing Editor, America Times
Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Pakistani FM Qureshi Has No Answers on Taliban’s Oppression of Women

On a mission to promote the Taliban, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was unable to answer a question on the deteriorating status of...
pentagon remembrance

Pentagon Observance Ceremony: A Day of Remembrance

Washington, DC – At 9:37 a.m., everyone at the Pentagon observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the 184 lives lost 20 years ago...

Pakistan has been the lifeline for the Khalistani movement since it began 50 years...

Initially the Canadian government treated the Air India bombing as an Indian tragedy, with the then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney speaking to Indian Prime...

Pentagon Confirms Death of US Service Members in Attack at HKIA

Washington, DC - Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby confirmed the deaths of “a number of US service members” in today’s attack at Hamid Karzai...

Biden Vows to Avenge the Deaths of 13 US Service Members Killed in Suicide...

Washington, DC - In an emotional address to the nation, President Biden said that America will not be deterred by terrorists and will continue...

Rep. Dan Crenshaw: Biden’s Botched Withdrawal Has Serious Global Consequences for Our Allies

Over the past two decades, the US has spent over $80 billion in providing training and sophisticated weaponry, equipment, and aircraft to the Afghan...
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US State Department Announces New Resettlement Program for Afghans

Washington, DC - In remarks to the press today, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced a new resettlement program for Afghans who assisted the...
Blinken at Roundtable discussion

In India: Secretary Blinken Shows Support for Religious Freedom, Tibet

New Delhi - In his first visit to India as Secretary of State, Antony Blinken kicked off a packed schedule of meetings on Wednesday...
USAID Mission Director Veena Reddy

Veena Reddy Makes History as USAID’s First Indian-American India Mission Director

Washington, DC - Veena Reddy, a career foreign service officer with USAID, was sworn in as the agency’s first Indian-American Mission Director to India...
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travels to India

Washington, DC - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken embarked on his first visit to India on Monday July 26. He will be meeting...

Afghan Forces Have Capacity to Fight, Defend Country, Milley Says

The Afghan security forces have the capacity and capabilities needed to fight and defend their country, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley said today, and...
Canada Day

Those Who Never Made it Back Home: A Somber Canada Day

Today is Canada Day, and the nation reflects on some harsh truths. On May 27, 2021 the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced the...
Congressional Hearing on Conflict in Ethiopia

Statement For the Record Submitted for Congressional Hearing on “Conflict in Ethiopia”

Written testimony of Mesfin Mekonen for the Congressional Hearing on Conflict in Ethiopia Honorable Chairman Gregory Meeks, Ranking member Congressman Michael McCaul, Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen...

Pakistan Remains on FATF’s Grey List: Two Action Plans Need to Be Completed Before...

Washington, DC: The global terrorist hub of Pakistan continues to remain on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) grey list with one item yet...
MQM at Lafayette Park

MQM USA Protests Against Continued Oppression of Mohajirs in Pakistan

Washington, DC - The Muttahida Quami Movement USA (MQM USA) held a rally here on Saturday, June 19 - including a peaceful demonstration in...

Dr. Amit Roy Appointed Executive Director of Global Phosphorus Institute

(Benguerir, Morocco) - The newly launched Global Phosphorus Institute (GPI) announced the appointment of Dr. Amit Roy as Executive director to develop and lead...

Australia Scores Point Over China as Alternative to Belt Road Initiative Planned

The bilateral relations between Australia and China have seen constant deterioration over the past one year as Canberra refused to succumb to what it...
White House

President Biden Announces Nine Ambassador Nominees

Washington, DC – On Tuesday President Joe Biden announced nine nominees for ambassador posts to represent the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty...
Aging population

Rapidly Aging China Exposes CCP’s Healthcare Deficiencies

The COVID-19 pandemic and the 2021 national census have raised concerns over not just the alarmingly aging population of China but the utterly deficient...

Biden Pledges 500 Million Doses of the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine to Developing Nations

Cornwall, United Kingdom - President Biden on Thursday announced that the United States will purchase half a billion doses of the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine...
Homage to Tejinder

Au Revoir, Editor

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ~...

Tejinder Comforted the Afflicted, and Afflicted the Comfortable

New York - Ranju and I were shocked and saddened to our core to learn that dear Tejinder was no more. That he was...
Shringla-Teji

Foreign Secretary Shringla Condoles the Passing of Tejinder Singh

In a message sent to Poonam Sharma, the Managing Editor of India America Today, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla condoled the passing of...

Stop Asian Hate Crimes

Washington, DC - It’s been more than a year since the pandemic took hold of North America, and it has been almost the same...

International Women’s Day: Long Way to Gender Equality in Politics and Public Life

Washington, DC - The United Nations started observing International Women’s Day in 1975 – an occasion to celebrate women’s achievement  – and in 1977,...

Misinformation – A Reality Check

Washington, DC - The COVID -19 pandemic in reality has brought on a deluge of misinformation or outright lies in its wake as people...

Gender Parity is Everyone’s Responsibility

Washington, DC - The world is still 99.5 years away from achieving gender parity as per the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Gender Gap...

Climate Emergency

Washington, DC - 2015- 2018 were the four warmest years on record, and the trend continues in 2019. Germany, France and the UK have...

US Struggles with Measles, Anti-Vaccination Sentiments

Washington, DC - From January 1 to April 26, 2019, 704 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states, according to US...

UPDATE: EU Privacy Law Set to be a Game Changer

Washington, DC - The GDPR roll out is just days away, and people's’ inboxes are receiving a steady stream of privacy updates from sites that...