Nexus Graduates Fourth Cohort, Welcomes South Asia Connect

The Nexus Startup Hub at the American Center held a graduation ceremony today for its latest cohort of entrepreneurs.  The 11 startups, coming from a plethora of fields, including healthcare, telecommunications, and home automation, marked the end of their 10-week program by showcasing some of what they had learned in the form of two-minute business ...
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Remarks by Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India, at Independence Day Celebration

Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Delhi, India August 2, 2018 Thank you Minister Puri for those most gracious remarks, and good evening everyone.  I would like to welcome representatives of the Government of India; members of the diplomatic corps; our distinguished guests; and, especially, our Chief Guest – who is a great friend of the United ...
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American Center Marks 70 Years of U.S.-India Relations

This evening, the American Center launched its newest exhibition: “Celebrating 70 Years of U.S.-India Relations.” The event also featured a dance performance, “Dancing Stories from the East and West,” by Nyama McCarthy-Brown, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance at Indiana University, and Tanya Saxena, a Bharatanatyam dancer. The art exhibition, which runs through August 14, features ...
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The “ME WE” Visual Arts Exhibition Opens at The American Center Today

A visual arts exhibition, ME WE, curated by Engendered and presented by the American Center, breaks through dominant ideas that limit and marginalize queer art by creating a new concept of queer as a wider platform for excellence in arts, capable of tracking, discovering, and interpreting new trends while daring to speak openly about the ...
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Presidential Message on Ramadan

With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through fellowship and prayer.  Many observe this holy time by fasting, performing ...
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Battery Dance Company to Stage Performance in New Delhi

The U.S. Department of State and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) are presenting a performance, “Shakti: A Return to the Source,” by the New York-based Battery Dance Company.  The performance will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi. The performance is directed by ...
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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Closing Reception

Novotel Hotel Gardens Hyderabad, India ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Welcome, everyone. And what a great GES. First, on behalf of the U.S. government, thank you. Over the last few days we’ve met entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders from over 150 countries. Some have traveled here from quite literally the other side of the world. Now, there’s an old ...
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Foreign Missions in New Delhi Celebrate the Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for all Human Beings Regardless of Sexual Orientation…

Full Title: Foreign Missions in New Delhi Celebrate the Commitment of their Country to Full Equality for all Human Beings Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity This June, we the undersigned diplomatic missions in India’s capital, reaffirm our countries’ strong commitment to promote the universality of human rights and to ensure that everyone, regardless of ...
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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson on Student Visa Day

(As Prepared) Introduction Good morning and welcome to the U.S. Embassy.  I am pleased to have you here for our Student Visa Day celebration.  Today, all five of our posts throughout India – Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai – are hosting special events dedicated to Indian students who plan to study in the United ...
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Student Visa Day 2017: Celebrating Higher-Education Ties between the United States and India

Today, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and Consulates General in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai, opened their doors to more than 4,000 Indian students applying for visas to pursue higher education in the United States. Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson ( remarks here ) in New Delhi and Consuls General throughout India congratulated applicants as they joined ...
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U.S.-Supported Conclave Discusses Women’s Safety and Empowerment

Ministers and representatives from 12 Indian states met in New Delhi today to discuss strategies to leverage partnerships with the private sector, international organizations, and civil society to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the United States and India. The one-day conclave was hosted by the Delhi Commission for Women and NGO Shakti Vahini ...
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Nexus at the American Center to Host Startups and Renewable Energy Seminar March 28

On Tuesday March 28 from 4:30 – 8pm, Nexus @ The American Center will host a seminar on key challenges startups face in the renewable energy sector and how can these be overcome. Nexus is the newly established start-up hub at the American Center in New Delhi. Leading subject matter experts, funders and entrepreneurs will ...
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Chargé d’affaires MaryKay Carlson visits Kolkata

Chargé d’affaires (CDA) MaryKay Carlson started her day watching the  #superbowl  with members of the Kolkata Vipers football team at the American Center. CDA Carlson later visited the Access program at the  Samaritan Help Mission  in Howrah and encouraged students to study hard and follow their dreams. She took a boat ride to  Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math  later in the afternoon with Consul ...
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EducationUSA@USIEF Hosts 10th Annual Student Alumni Fair

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location: Fulbright House Lawns, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001 This Saturday, alumni from U.S. higher education institutions will participate in EducationUSA’s annual alumni fair in New Delhi.  At the fair students interested in U.S. higher education can interact with current students and ...
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First Secretary visits Dehradun Exchange Alumni

First Secretary for Exchanges and Education, Mr. Matthew Asada, visited Dehradun to meet with exchange alumni and visit education institutions on December 6, 2016. After visiting Welham Girls’ School and The Doon School , he met with a group of Dehradun Exchange Alumni. These alumni and their partner organization, SPECS, are leading a #AEIF2016 project Lighting Up Lives that will train ...
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Foreign Missions in India to Celebrate International Day of the Girl

To commemorate the International Day of the Girl on October 11, over 20 diplomatic missions in New Delhi have come together to organise a range of activities highlighting the importance of the rights of women and girls around the globe. Girls face discrimination and unique obstacles in many parts of the world simply because of ...
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Creation of the North India Office at Embassy New Delhi

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the creation of a North India Office that will manage U.S. Government outreach to the more than 355 million Indian citizens that live in the Embassy’s New Delhi Consular District. As the U.S. relationship with India strengthens, the extent of our partnership becomes more diverse and deeper.   ...
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North India Office at Embassy New Delhi

During 2016, the North India Office’s first full year of operation, the office will focus on programs on skills development, smart cities, improving air quality, promoting multicultural societies, boosting economic growth, and combating gender-based violence with partners throughout the region. The North India Office has already helped the Embassy expand this outreach to every state in ...
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Poetry Writing Competition Based on Work from African American Authors

The American Library Poetry Writing Competition – for students only Do you like to write poems or want to write poetry and are just waiting for inspiration? This competition is for you! To commemorate Black History Month, the American Library is organizing a poetry writing competition based on work from African American authors. Black History ...
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken at the Brookings Global Order Roundtable

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good morning. Thank you, Vikram, for your kind introduction and your hospitality. Under your leadership, Brookings India has become one of the premier centers in the world for exploring and understanding the dynamic U.S.-India strategic partnership. We are very proud of our work together to strengthen the political, security, economic, and ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Richard R. Verma on World AIDS Day Commemoration Event in American Center Library

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good afternoon and welcome.  It’s great to see you all here today. Each year on December first, we mark World AIDS Day to honor those who are living with HIV, those who have lost their lives to AIDS, and the caregivers, families, friends and communities who support them.  We also celebrate ...
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U.S. Consul General Helen LaFave inaugurated the new building of the Sushila Birla Gils’ School

U.S. Consul General Helen LaFave inaugurated the new building of the Sushila Birla Gils’ School on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Her remarks on ‘Women’s Empowerment’ during the occasion, highlighted the importance of women’s education and the initiatives taken by the U.S. government to continue to educate and empower women.
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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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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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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 4.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2014 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials.  U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is ...
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Absentee Voting Week is September 29-October 6

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2014 elections is October 6.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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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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Passport and Notarial Services in Varanasi

Dear U.S. Citizens: The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, will offer off-site passport services for U.S. citizens in Varanasi from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on July 23, 2014 at the lobby of The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Nadesar Palace Grounds, Varanasi.  On this date, a Consular Officer and staff will accept passport applications and notarials.  If ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Independence Day Celebration at the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi Open to all U.S. Citizens

Date:  Saturday, June 29, 2013 Time:  6:30 p.m. – onwards. Gates will open at 6:15 p.m.  No admittance after 9:00 p.m. Place:  ACSA Ballfield (entrance at Gate E, the “ACSA Gate,” on Panchsheel Marg across from New Sikkim House, in the Chanakyapuri neighborhood,New Delhi) Price:  Rs.300 per person (children under 5 admitted for free) ID Requirements:  Valid U.S. Passport The ...
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Town Hall Meeting with ACS

The ACS Unit at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi will be hosting a Town Hall for American Citizens on Friday, May 11th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Embassy Consular Section in Chanakyapuri. This is an opportunity for U.S. Citizens to learn more about their Embassy, its mission, and how it can assist ...
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