Demonstration Message: Security Awareness

As a reminder, spontaneous and planned demonstrations take place in India from time to time in response to world events or local developments.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  As a general rule, please avoid the areas where demonstrations are occurring and exercise caution if within the vicinity of any large gatherings.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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Remarks by Consul General Phillip A. Min at the International Conference on Curriculum Development for the Indian Community Colleges Loyola College

CHENNAI:  Vannakam. Good morning and warm greetings to you all. It is my honor and privilege to be here today for the inauguration of the “International Conference on Curriculum Development for the Indian Community Colleges.”  I congratulate Montgomery College and the ICRDCE for their collaboration in sharing curriculum and syllabus models for community colleges in ...
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Indian American Captivates Singing Celebrating Women

On March 3, 18 year-old Indian American singer Pragathi Guruparasad celebrated Women’s History Month at the American Library with an intimate concert of Tamil, Hindi, and English songs celebrating women. Her choice of songs honored the multiple roles of women in creating a world of equality and compassion, from mother to teacher to activist.  Pragathi ...
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Remarks by Consul General Phillip A. Min at Sathyabama University

CHENNAI:  Vannakkam.  I am pleased to join Sathyabama University for this international conference “Emerging Novelties and Vistas in Space Technologies and Applications” or ENVISTA 2016.  I want to thank Dr. T. Sasipraba, Dean of the University, for the invitation to speak with you today.  And I am honored to share the dais with Chancellor Dr. ...
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The United States and India Partner to Broaden Efforts to Fight Cancer

Incidence and mortality rates are on the rise in India; prevention, early detection, and research may improve outcomes Representatives from the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institutes of Health visited Chennai and Tamil Nadu from February 22-24, 2016, to discuss partnership opportunities with their Indian cancer control and research colleagues on ways to ...
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Students Reminded of the Three R’s of Environmental Stewardship

On February 9, 2016, fifty plus undergraduate students from the Department of English, Women’s Christian College, as part of their course on environmental literature visited the American Space Library for a screening of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”  As part of the fulfilment of the term project, each of the student is expected to do ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Heavy Rains and Flooding in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry

The city of Chennai and surrounding areas in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, as well as the adjacent Union Territory of Pondicherry (Puducherry), have experienced very heavy rains in recent weeks resulting in localized flooding, which has been severe in some areas. The rains have lessened in recent days, but parts of Chennai ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General in Chennai is Closed

The city of Chennai and surrounding areas in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu as well as the adjacent Union Territory of Pondicherry (Puducherry) have experienced very heavy rains in recent weeks resulting in localized flooding, which has been severe in some areas. The Adyar River has overflowed its banks and rains are expected ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General in Chennai is Closed

The city of Chennai and surrounding areas in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu as well as the adjacent Union Territory of Pondicherry (Puducherry) have experienced very heavy rains in recent weeks resulting in localized flooding, which has been severe in some areas. The Adyar River has overflowed its banks and rains are expected ...
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The U.S. & India: A Fellowship of Minds in Service to Humanity, Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Verma at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

BENGALURU:  Introduction – I’d like to talk to you today about what I believe is the greatest promise in the coming together of the people of the United States and India – our young thinkers.    As I have traveled around this great country and met with scientists, entrepreneurs, scholars and students I have marveled at ...
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U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma visits State-of-the-Art WaterHealth Center in Bengaluru

U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma today visited a state-of-the-art WaterHealth Center at Lingarajpuram, Bengaluru. He later spoke with people in the surrounding neighborhoods who benefit from this U.S.-supported project. Visiting the Center, U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma said, “It’s heartening to see how these new WaterHealth Centers are transforming communities by improving family health, ...
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U.S. Ambassador attends Malabar Exercise

AT SEA ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT – Today U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma observed the combined naval exercise Malabar 2015 being conducted in the Bay of Bengal.  Ambassador Verma was joined by Japanese Ambassador Takeshi Yagi and Vice Admiral RK Pattanaik from the Indian Navy along with other officers, diplomats, and civilian leaders.  Together they ...
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Chennai Students Experience Crossover

On October 14, 2015, with shine and hope in their eyes, Chennai school athletes had a life time opportunity of interacting with Shaun Jayachandran, Basketball Coach and Educator, Crossover, Boston, Massachusetts at the American Library.   In conjunction with the Global Diaspora Week, CAO Andie De Arment led the skype enabled lively chat by contouring the ...
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U.S., Indian, Japan Navies to Participate in Malabar 2015

Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2015, Oct. 14-19, 2015. Malabar is a complex, high-end warfighting exercise that has grown in scope and complexity over the years. Malabar 2015 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises conducted to advance multi-national maritime relationships ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Phillip Min on The United States – India Partnership on Climate Change

MADURAI:  Vannakam.   It is an honor for me to speak with students from a number of colleges here in Madurai.  Thank you to Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College for hosting students from Fatima College, Lady Doak College, Madura College, Sourashtra College, Vellaichami Nadar College and Thiagaraja School of Management as well.  I’d like to especially thank ...
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U.S.-India Working Closely Together for a Successful Climate Agreement in Paris in December

CHENNAI: When President Obama and Prime Minister Modi met in September, much of their conversation was focused on climate change. The profound threat to humanity climate change poses makes sustainable development, growth, and the eradication of poverty all the more imperative.  The United States and India partnership to address climate change is a critical piece ...
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Indian-American author Nina McConigley “hangs out” with Chennai students

On September 9, 2015, the American Library hosted American Writer Nina McCongiley via Skype to share her thoughts and experiences growing up in the rural, under-populated western state of Wyoming with an Indian mother, an Irish father, and a totally American life.  Forty literature students from Chennai colleges questioned Nina on how this experience shaped ...
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U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma’s Remarks at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore

Thank you for the warm introduction.  I would also like to thank TNAU Vice Chancellor Dr. Ramaswamy, the faculty of TNAU, and the student body for the invitation to speak with you today—it is an honor.  I would like to start this morning by congratulating you, the students and faculty of Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, ...
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New Tools and Methodologies in Teaching English Language Teaching

The American Library in Chennai organized four half-day workshops entitled “Learning to Teach: Developing Strategies in the English Classroom” on August 13-14 & 17-18, 2015.  24 Chennai based high school English teachers attended the workshops, conducted by  Dr. Padma Ravindran, ELT Consultant and Master Trainer for U.S. Department of State sponsored English Access Microscholarship Program ...
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Announcement of 2016 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State  United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) is happy to announce the 2016 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program and invites applications from full time Indian teachers teaching any subject at any level (primary, middle or secondary) at a school in India. This program ...
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Chat with a Diplomat: Michael Pelletier, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy New Delhi

On August 10, 2015, Michael P. Pelletier, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi engaged more than 45 students, civil service aspirants, journalists and others, discussing his own career, various facets of diplomacy, and the U.S.-India partnership.  During the hour-long “Chat with a Diplomat” session, he answered questions on a ...
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EducationUSA’s Pre-departure Orientation for students admitted to U.S. universities for academic year 2015-16

EducationUSA Center at the United States – India Educational Foundation invites students joining U.S. universities in the academic year 2015-16 to a pre-departure orientation on Friday July 10, 2015, 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chennai. The event will have interactive sessions on a range of topics covering travel planning, F1 visa rules as an ...
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Chennaites Learn Ikebana at the American Library

On May 26, the American Library in Chennai celebrated Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with a live demonstration of Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement, led by the Consulate Chennai’s own Yukari Mire and visiting professors Mieko Tokiwa and Tae Sakakibara of the Ikenobo School of Ikebana in Japan. Consul General Phillip Min opened ...
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Arise ‘n’ Shine Kids experience the American Library

On May 13, 2015, the American Library welcomed 90 children, ages 5-12, and nine teachers from seven centers of  Arise ‘n’ Shine summer school program.  Children were treated to a screening of “Finding Nemo” before letting loose in the Library’s new children’s corner.  PAO Ariel Pollock enthralled the kids with a story-reading session of “Duck for ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consulate General Chennai Public Affairs Officer Ariel Pollock at English Access Graduation Ceremony

Tiruchirapalli: Good afternoon, and warm greetings to you all. I am delighted to be here this afternoon to present the “Certificate of Achievement” to the students who successfully completed the “English Access Microscholarship Program” at the Periyar Maniammai Girls’ Higher Secondary School in Tiruchirapalli. I am very impressed with the WIND Trust and Periyar Trust ...
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IVLP Alumna enthralls her audience

Renowned storyteller Dr. V.R. Devika captivated imaginations with her vivid and lively stories of Martin Luther King, Jr and Mahatma Gandhi at the American Library.  60 children ages 3 to 12 participated in the storytelling session.  She highlighted Gandhi’s influence on Martin Luther King, Jr. and how he successfully led the civil rights movement in ...
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Consul General Phillip A. Min’s Remarks at CMAI’s Safe Medicines Seminar

Chennai:  Vannakam and good morning.  First, let me congratulate the Christian Medical Association of India for hosting today’s seminar with the support of the U.S. Embassy New Delhi.  I am honored to join the distinguished guests on the dais this morning. The U.S. Embassy has provided support for this seminar because we share your commitment ...
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India’s Act Easy Policy and Our Rebalance to Asia are Complementary, Says U.S. Consul General Min

KOCHI: A two-day conference on ‘U.S. Rebalance and the Asia Pacific Region’ hosted by the U.S. Consulate General Chennai in association with the Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR) opened in Kochi today with U.S. Consul General Phillip Min delivering remarks at the inauguration.  Former National Security Advisor and former West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayan ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Phillip Min at the “U.S. Rebalance to the Asia Pacific” Conference in Kochi

KOCHI: Good Afternoon!  It’s a pleasure to be back in “God’s Own Country.”  This is my second visit to Kerala, and my first visit to Kochi.  The people of this great city have welcomed me with incredible warmth, generosity and hospitality, and I am very excited to be here. Let me begin by thanking the ...
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India’s Act Easy Policy and Our Rebalance to Asia are Complementary, Says U.S. Consul General Min

KOCHI: A two-day conference on ‘U.S. Rebalance and the Asia Pacific Region’ hosted by the U.S. Consulate General Chennai in association with the Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR) opened in Kochi today with U.S. Consul General Phillip Min delivering remarks at the inauguration.  Former National Security Advisor and former West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayan ...
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U.S.-India Strategic Partnership on Display at Aero India 2015

BENGALURU: On February 18, U.S. Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma opened the U.S. Pavilion at Aero India 2015, calling the exhibit “the best of U.S. aviation and defense technology.” “Airshows like Aero India allow us to demonstrate our commitment to the strategic relationship with key international partners,” Ambassador Verma said.  “And in 2015, the ...
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New U.S. Commercial Service Office Opens for Business in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: On February 16, U.S. Consul General Phillip Min and Principal Commercial Officer John Fleming inaugurated new office space in central Bengaluru for the United States Commercial Service (USCS).  USCS will continue to foster strong business ties between the United States and South India from its new location in the JW Marriott at Vittal Mallya ...
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New U.S. Commercial Service Office Opens for Business in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: On February 16, U.S. Consul General Phillip Min and Principal Commercial Officer John Fleming inaugurated new office space in central Bengaluru for the United States Commercial Service (USCS).  USCS will continue to foster strong business ties between the United States and South India from its new location in the JW Marriott at Vittal Mallya ...
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CG Motivates NGOs at TechCamp Chennai

“REMARKS BY CONSUL GENERAL PHILLIP A. MIN AT TECHCAMP CHENNAI” (As Prepared for Delivery) CHENNAI: Good morning, everyone!  Vannakkam!  It’s a pleasure to be here at TechCamp Chennai with such a diverse group of individuals – non-profit leaders, technology experts, and students – all working together to use technology for the greater good. Before you ...
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Remarks by Consul General Phillip A. Min at TechCamp Chennai

CHENNAI: Good morning, everyone!  Vannakkam!  It’s a pleasure to be here at TechCamp Chennai with such a diverse group of individuals – non-profit leaders, technology experts, and students – all working together to use technology for the greater good. Before you dive into your technical sessions, I want to speak briefly about why we organize ...
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American Library, Chennai to Close Temporarily for Renovation (January 13, 2015)

CHENNAI: The American Library located at the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will close temporarily for renovation at the end of business on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. During renovation, members can return books at the Consulate’s Cathedral Road security entrance by calling library staff at +91-44-2857-4223/4321/4041 or by sending an email to  chennairefdesk@state.gov  or chennaicirdesk@state.gov .  Any ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Phillip Min at Consumer Product Safety Seminar

“U.S. GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ON PRODUCT SAFETY” CHENNAI: Vanakkam! Good Morning!  I am delighted to be here with all of you today to inaugurate this two-day seminar on consumer product safety. Thank you to the Consumer Association of India and specifically to Ms. Desikan, Mr. Desiraju, Ms. Thuraisingham and all the participants who are working towards ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Phillip Min at Seven Performance in Chennai

CHENNAI: Good Evening!  On behalf of the U.S. Mission in India, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to this performance of “Seven.”  Tonight’s program begins our efforts as part of the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” campaign. In 1991 the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) of Rutgers University in New ...
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Consul General Phillip A. Min Remarks at The Confederation of Indian Industry Lunch for South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

GREETING Good afternoon and thank you for the very warm welcome. We are delighted to have the Governor from the great state of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, with us today in Chennai.  But before formally introducing the Governor, with her permission, I would like to say a few words about the U.S. business profile in ...
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Information Officer Emily S. Fertik’s Remarks for Behind The Lines/Between The Lines International Film Festival

CHENNAI: Good afternoon.  I am thrilled to be here with our valued partners from Aseema Trust to announce the start of a very special film festival honoring the memory and celebrating the ideals of slain journalist Daniel Pearl and his love of the arts. Thank you to Devika and to Uma for their incredible work ...
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Security Message for U.S. citizens: Demonstrations Surrounding Verdict in Chief Minister Case

U.S. citizens in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are advised of the possibility of spontaneous and planned demonstrations after the verdict in the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s court case.  The U.S. Consulate advises individuals to exercise extreme caution and pay attention to media reports. Indian media currently reports some gatherings in parts of Chennai city, and ...
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The Kickst’art Challenge: Empowering Students with Leadership Lessons

CHENNAI: On September 25, 2014, the U.S. Consulate General Chennai will launch “The Kickst’art Challenge: Empowering students with leadership lessons,” a six-month mentoring project aimed at empowering young Indian college students. According to Ms. Ariel H. Pollock, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, “this exciting program will forge a long-term relationship with U.S. exchange ...
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Remarks of SELECTUSA Executive Director Ambassador Thummalapally at Bangalore Chamber Of Industry & Commerce Networking Event

BANGALORE: Thank you. This is the last full day of official business on my trip. We’ve been to Delhi, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, and Mumbai.  We’ve had an incredible reception in every city, and that is due to the tremendous number of Indian companies that want to learn more about doing business in United States. Today is ...
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U.S Consul General Phillip Min to Inaugurate the Kickst’art Challenge: Empowering Students With Leadership Lessons

CHENNAI: On September 25, 2014, U.S. Consul General Phillip A. Min  will inaugurate “The Kickst’art Challenge: Empowering students with leadership lessons,” a goal-directed mentoring project aimed at transforming 100 undergraduate students into future leaders using the mentorship of 50 experts, who are alumni of U.S. exchange programs, over a six month period, at Hotel Raj ...
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Remarks of Consul General Phillip Min at USIEF-IIE EducationUSA Fair 2014

CHENNAI: Vanakkam and good afternoon!  I am delighted to be here today to inaugurate the USIEF-IIE EducationUSA Fair.  This is an annual flagship event for our EducationUSA office. Today you are taking part along with students all over India – across 5 cities – Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. I arrived in Chennai only ...
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Remarks of SELECTUSA Executive Director Ambassador Thummalapally at Indo-American Chamber Of Commerce Networking Event

COIMBATORE: Thank you.  Tamil Nadu is home to storied textile companies, and we are starting to see new chapters being added to those stories.  Each time we interact with companies from here, it just reinforces our point that the U.S. is an important strategic market in ways that many would never consider.  I have been ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – October 14, 15, and 16, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of October 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for U.S. passport renewals for minors and first-time adult passports.  Services will be available by appointment ...
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New Consul General Phillip Min Arrives In Chennai: “An Exciting Time to be in South India and for U.S. – India Relations”

Chennai: Phillip A. Min began his tenure as Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General Chennai on September 18. Over his 27-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Consul General Min has served in South America, Europe, East Asia, and South Asia including posts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Warsaw, Poland; Seoul, Korea; Tokyo, Japan; ...
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Security Imperatives in a Changing Global Order: Recent Developments in the Middle East and West Asia

Saturday, September 27, 2014 09:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Gulmohar Hall, GRT Convention Center, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017 CHENNAI: The Center for Asia Studies, Chennai in association with the U.S. Consulate General Chennai and supported by the Exchange Visitors Alumni Association of South India (EVAA) will host a one-day conference on “Security Imperatives in a Changing ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – September 17, 18, and 19, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of September 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for U.S.passport renewals for minors and first-time adult passports. Services will be available by appointment only.  ...
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Remarks of Acting Consul General Lawrence Mire on ‘Business Opportunities Between U.S.A & India’

CHENNAI: Good Evening. Dr. Rajan Natarajan, Deputy Secretary of State of Maryland, Chamber President, senior officials, and distinguished members of the Tamil Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  It is my great pleasure to be here tonight, and have the opportunity to meet with you. We are so very lucky to be alive right here, right ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – August 20, 21, and 22, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of August 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for U.S.passport renewals for minors and first-time adult passports. Services will be available by appointment only.  ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at Chikmagalur House Project Inauguration

CHENNAI: Good Afternoon! Vanakkam! Asalamu alaikkum! As U.S. Consul General, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity over the last three years to travel widely throughout South India and see first-hand the tremendous cultural diversity that enriches this region – from language to food; from clothing to political views; from religious practices to traditional ...
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Restored ‘Chikmagalur House’ Inaugurated by U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre

CHENNAI: U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre inaugurated the restored ‘Chikmagalur House’ and an exhibition on ‘A Shared Heritage’ at the DakshinaChitra Museum, Muttukadu on Saturday, July 5, 2014.  The author of The Hussaini Alam House, Huma R. Kidwai, was the chief guest.  The exhibition was funded by the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai.  The original house ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – July 15, 16, and 17, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 15th, 16th and 17th of July 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available by appointment ...
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EducationUSA’s Pre-Departure Orientation for students admitted to U.S. universities for academic year 2014-15

EducationUSA Center at the United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF) invites students admitted to U.S. universities for the 2014-15  academic year to participate in a pre-departure orientation Thursday June 26, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hotel Savera, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004. The event will include interactive sessions on topics ...
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U.S.-India Joint Research on Monsoons and Ocean Mixing

CHENNAI: U.S. research ship Roger Revelle, operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography and part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System, made a port call in Chennai, June 14th to 16th.  Research vessels and scientists from both the United States and India will be working together to understand ocean science in the Bay of Bengal’s international ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at the Inauguration of American Corner

(As Prepared for Delivery)  KOTTAYAM: Namaskaram!  I always enjoy traveling to the beautiful, historic state of Kerala to represent the people and government of the United States.  It is a pleasure for me to be here again to inaugurate this American Corner in Kottayam. This Corner – the eighth and the newest in India – ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at the Maritime Trade and Security Conference

KOCHI:  Ladies and gentlemen, good morning!  On behalf of the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, I welcome you all to South India for the second component of the Maritime Security Conference. In Chennai, we discussed how a range of maritime issues affect Tamil Nadu and the surrounding region.  Today, we’ll have a Kerala perspective.  Like Chennai, ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at the Maritime Trade and Security Conference

CHENNAI: Ladies and gentlemen, good morning! On behalf of the U.S. Consulate General, I welcome you to this important conference in the thoroughly apropos location of Chennai. Three years ago, in July 2011,then U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a historic trip to Chennai. Addressing a huge public gathering here, she stated: “In this ...
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Remarks by David Gainer, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, at the Maritime Trade and Security Conference Press Conference

CHENNAI: Vannakam !  Good Afternoon, I am delighted to welcome members of the media for this press conference on the “Maritime Trade and Security Conference,” which starts tomorrow.  It also gives me great pleasure to welcome David Michel, from The Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington D.C.; and Dr. P.K. Ghosh from the Observer Research ...
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U.S. Consulate General to Host Three-Day Maritime Trade & Security Conference in Chennai & Kochi

CHENNAI: In association with the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, The Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington D.C., and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, are organizing a three-day maritime trade and security conference on “Sea Change: Evolving Maritime Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific Region” in Chennai (June 10-11, 2014) and Kochi (June 12, 2014). U.S. Consulate ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre for VA Tech Opening

CHENNAI: Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Evening.  It’s an honor to be here tonight to celebrate the launch of the Virginia Tech India-Institute of Critical Technology and Applied Science, or “ICTAS.” This ground-breaking partnership initiative is one that I hope can serve as a model for other institutions seeking to expand educational collaborations between the U.S. ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – June 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th of June 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available ...
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Remarks of U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy Powell at the SHARE-FICCI MOU Exchange Program

CHENNAI: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.  I am delighted to be here today to participate in the launch of the Partnerships Beyond Borders initiative. Let me first start by expressing my appreciation to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and the South-To-South HIV/AIDS Resource Exchange (SHARE), for conceiving this joint initiative. ...
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U.S. And India Combat HIV/AIDS through African Partnerships

CHENNAI: The United States and India launched the program “Partnerships Beyond Borders” to promote HIV/AIDS best practices and innovations between Indian and African companies. Addressing the gathering, U.S. Ambassador Nancy J. Powell said, “This is the first time a dedicated effort is being undertaken to engage both Indian and African companies to work together to ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – May 19, 20 and 21, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 19th, 20th and 21st  of May 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available by ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – May 5,7, and 8, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 05th,07th and 08th of May 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available by appointment ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at TIE Panel Discussion ‘Women in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities’

CHENNAI: Thank you for the opportunity to open this panel today on the issue of gender equality within the workplace. In the next few minutes, I’d like to provide some of my observations related to women’s economic participation, and mention a few ways in which my organization – the United States Department of State – ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consulate General, Chennai Deputy Consular Chief Michael Cathey

BENGALURU: Good morning and warm greetings to you all. I am delighted to be here this morning for presenting the “Certificate of Achievement” to the students who successfully completed the “English Access Microscholarship Program” at Government High School in Uttarahalli. I am very impressed with the School and CSA team for their vision and commitment ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at Meeting with the Expat Entrepreneurs Circle

BANGALORE: Good evening, distinguished members of the Expat Entrepreneurs Circle (EEC), and ladies and gentlemen.  It is my great pleasure to be here tonight to participate in the second anniversary meeting of the EEC, and to have the opportunity to interact with you. Joining me this evening from the U.S. Consulate in Chennai are: our ...
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Bangalore Passport services – April 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 7th  , 8th , 9th and 10th of April 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre for the Poynter Institute Journalism Workshop

CHENNAI: Good Morning! On behalf of the U.S. Consulate, Chennai, I’d like to thank Howard and the entire Poynter team for traveling here for this series of workshops. I would also like to thank Poynter’s local partner organizations – M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women in Chennai; The Kerala Press Academy in Kochi; and The Indian ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre for the Poynter Institute Journalism Workshop

CHENNAI: Good Morning! On behalf of the U.S. Consulate, Chennai, I’d like to thank Howard and the entire Poynter team for traveling here for this series of workshops. I would also like to thank Poynter’s local partner organizations – M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women in Chennai; The Kerala Press Academy in Kochi; and The Indian ...
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English Language Fellow Trains Government Teachers

Ms. Connie Greenleaf taught 70 Karnataka government teachers innovative storytelling techniques and activity methods  to engage their students during two workshops at the American Corner in Bangalore on March 17-18, 2014.  Ms. Greenleaf currently serves as the Senior English Language Fellow in Trivandrum.  PAS Chennai organized these workshops in collaboration with the American Corner in ...
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Poynter Collaborative Journalism Workshops in Chennai, Kochi & Bengaluru

CHENNAI: Through a grant from the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, The Poynter Institute ( www.poynter.org ) will conduct a series of journalism workshops in India during March 2014.  The workshops will share American journalism training ideas and best practices with Indian journalists and educators, while exploring how to strengthen the ties between journalism and education in ...
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Cultural Vistas Hosts ‘Educating For Exchange’ Workshops in Chennai

CHENNAI: With India becoming an increasingly attractive destination for American students studying Abroad, Cultural Vistas – a not for profit organization based in the United States – conducted one-day ‘Educating for Exchange’ workshop in Chennai on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. As India continues to accommodate more young leaders from the United States, Indian and American ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at the Women Entrepreneurs Event

MADURAI Chairperson Jeevagan, Mr. Subramaniam, esteemed colleagues on the dais, Members of the Women Entrepreneurs wing of Tami Nadu Chamber, honorees, and ladies and gentlemen, good morning!   I am delighted to be back in the beautiful and historic city of Madurai and honored to participate with you in recognizing the outstanding women of Madurai during ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at the U.S. Education Promotion Seminar

CHENNAI: Good afternoon everyone. I am delighted to see this eager crowd of students and their parents interested in higher education in the United States. Education is one of the most important links between the United States and India and much of the vibrancy in our countries’ relationship today comes from the people-to-people links that ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at Access America Inauguration

MADRUAI: Vanakkam.  I would like to thank Mr. S. Rethinavelu, Senior President, Mr. N. Jegatheesan, President and the Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce Madurai for their wonderful hospitality and support for growing U.S.-India business ties with Madurai. The United States has been heavily engaged with Madurai area companies to explore opportunities for business partnerships, and ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at Access America Inauguration

MADRUAI: Vanakkam.  I would like to thank Mr. S. Rethinavelu, Senior President, Mr. N. Jegatheesan, President and the Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce Madurai for their wonderful hospitality and support for growing U.S.-India business ties with Madurai. The United States has been heavily engaged with Madurai area companies to explore opportunities for business partnerships, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. citizens: Demonstrations Surrounding UNHRC Vote

U.S. citizens in Tamil Nadu are advised of the possibility of spontaneous and planned demonstrations targeting commercial establishments with U.S. connections ahead of a vote on a U.S.-co-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  U.S. citizens are encouraged ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – March 25, 26, and 27, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 25th, 26th,  and 27th of March 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available by ...
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Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal’s Announcement of USAID Grants to Bangalore-Based Projects

BENGALURU: I am pleased to be here to highlight this latest addition to the constellation of amazing cooperative activities between the United States and India to expand access to clean energy.  Thank you to our hardworking partners on these projects, SELCO and Orb Energy.  Nowhere is U.S.-India collaboration more important than in working together to ...
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Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal’s Announcement of USAID Grants to Bangalore-Based Projects

BENGALURU: I am pleased to be here to highlight this latest addition to the constellation of amazing cooperative activities between the United States and India to expand access to clean energy.  Thank you to our hardworking partners on these projects, SELCO and Orb Energy.  Nowhere is U.S.-India collaboration more important than in working together to ...
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Assistant Secretary Biswal Announces Two New USAID Partnerships in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal announced two new United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnerships to increase clean energy access to India. In her first trip to India as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Biswal met with government and ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at Bengaluru Techcamp for NGOs & Journalists

BENGALURU: Good afternoon members of Karnataka NGOs and media outlets, resource experts and students. I am excited to be here at TechCamp Bengaluru with such a diverse group of individuals from many different Indian states working together using technology for the greater good. It sounds like you’ve had a busy, and hopefully stimulating, morning. Before ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at Bengaluru Techcamp for NGOs & Journalists

BENGALURU: Good afternoon members of Karnataka NGOs and media outlets, resource experts and students. I am excited to be here at TechCamp Bengaluru with such a diverse group of individuals from many different Indian states working together using technology for the greater good. It sounds like you’ve had a busy, and hopefully stimulating, morning. Before ...
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U.S. Consulate General to Celebrate International Women’s Day with Online Photo Collage

CHENNAI:  The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, is conducting an International Women’s Day Photo Collage Project “Breaking Traditions: Inspiring Change” in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2014.  Photos will be accepted from February 24-March 5, 2014, and will be posted on the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai’s, Facebook page . Entries will be evaluated by a panel of Consulate staff and ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – March 3, 4 and 5, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 3rd , 4th, 5th of March 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available by ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre for the Inauguration of Mdrf-Uab-Fiu 12th International Seminar on ‘Prevention and Control of NCDS &a

CHENNAI: Good afternoon Dr. Kurpad, Dr. Mohan, and all those involved in the prevention of non-communicable diseases here in India and worldwide. It is my great pleasure to participate in this important seminar hosted by the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation – and to honor Dr. Kurpad of the St. John’s Research Institute in Bangalore. This ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at Belgaum Chamber of Commerce and Industry

BELGAUM: Good Evening. President Rajendrakumar, senior officials, and distinguished members of the Belgaum Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I am delighted to finally have the chance to visit Belgaum. During this visit, we look forward to exploring opportunities for partnership with BCCI, and to learn how the U.S. Consulate may be able to assist you ...
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Remarks of U.S. Consul General Jennifer McIntyre at Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce

BANGALORE: Good morning, President H.V. Harish; Senior Vice President A.N. Chandramouli; and distinguished members of the Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce. The U.S. Consulate and Commercial Service office in Bangalore have enjoyed a long and productive partnership with BCIC with collaborative initiatives and events such as the one today. I was delighted to have ...
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TechCamp, Bengaluru – January 25th is the Last Date for Registration

CHENNAI: The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai in partnership with Global India Fund and Samhita Social Ventures, will organize a one-day technology conference – TechCamp, Bengaluru – on February 28, 2014.  Over 80 technology experts and participants from Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), journalists and university students from Bengaluru, Mysore and other areas in Karnataka will meet ...
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Bangalore Passport Services – February 04, 05, 06 and 07, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, will conduct off-site passport services for American citizens in Bangalore on the 04th, 05th, 06th and 07th  of February 2014.  On these dates, a Consular Officer will be in Bangalore to accept applications for passport renewals for minors and first time adult passports . Services will be available ...
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Earth Day Celebrations

On April 10, 2012 American Corner at Bangalore celebrated Earth Day on at Bhavan’s Bangalore Press School Campus.  More than 100 Children from Grades 5 and 6 participated. Corner coordinated a drawing and quiz competitions relating to environment and the students also cleaned the waste around the school. Competition winners received an appreciation certificate. On ...
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Graduate Studies in the U.S.

On March 21, 2012 American Corner, Bangalore hosted a Presentation on ‘Graduate Studies in United States’ by Mr. Shyam Karrah, Director of Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Dallas.  46 enthusiastic students pursuing Engineering degrees in various colleges in Bangalore listened to Karrah and got their doubts clarified about the application process.
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Business Planning Workshop at Mysore

On February 14, 2012 American Corner in association with U S Consulate Chennai and Bhavan’s Priyamvada Birla Institute of Management, Mysore organized one day Business Plan workshop at Mysore. Sixteen Colleges from Management, Engineering / Science and Commerce background participated in the workshop. 97 students attended the workshop. Dr. N. R.Parshuraman, Director SDM-IMD inaugurated the ...
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Business Students Learn about Planning at the Corner

On January 30, 2012 American Corner organized Business Plan workshop in association with U.S. Consulate, Chennai and M P Birla Institute of Management. 40 students from nine colleges participated in the workshop, (R V Institute, M S Ramaiah Institute of Management, Surana College, Al-Ameen College, Brindavan College, Reva Institute, BPBIM-Mysore, Bhavan’s PGEMP, and MP Birla ...
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