India Backs Mauritius’s Sovereignty Claim Over Chagos Islands at ICJ

first_imgIndia has submitted a written statement to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in support of Mauritius’s demand for sovereignty over Chagos Archipelago from Britain.Sources told The Wire that New Delhi submitted its statement on the Chagos question to The Hague-based ICJ on February 28, a day before the deadline.The ICJ was asked by the UN General Assembly to give its advisory opinion on whether UK’s continuing possession of Chagos was in violation of international law. The General Assembly had agreed through a resolution on June 22, 2017 to refer two questions to the UN’s main judicial organ to give their advisory opinion. India was one of the 94 countries that voted in favour of the resolution.Read it at The Wire Related Itemslast_img

Indians Top Foreign Student Group

first_imgFor the eighth consecutive year, India sent the largest number of foreign students to the United States, topping 100,000 for the first time for any country, according to the 2009 annual report of the Institute of International Education Open Doors.Texas (11,987) has the largest Indian student population, followed by California (11,462) and New York (10,716). However, the proportion of Indians in the foreign student body is highest in Connecticut (30%),  followed by New Jersey (24%) and Alabama (23%). Indians are the leading foreign student group in 17 states and the second largest group in 14 others. Indeed, they are among the top 5 foreign student groups in all but four states (West Virginia, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska).The institute does not report country breakdowns for individual universities, but the University of Southern California had the largest number of foreign students (7,482), followed by New York University and Columbia University.There is little reciprocal interest in Indian education in the United States. India ranks as the 17th most popular choice among U.S. students studying abroad. Even though India experienced the greatest growth in U.S. student enrollment (20 percent) between 2007 to 2008, just 1.2 percent of the U.S. students in study abroad programs headed to India, a quarter those selecting China. The United Kingdom, Italy and Spain are the most popular destinations for U.S. students, according to Open Doors.Statewide Distribution of Indian Students StateIndian StudentsPercent of TotalState Rank Foreign Students    Texas1198720.61California1146212.33New York1071614.32Illinois642621.51Pennsylvania503818.31Ohio449721.71Massachusetts429712.72Michigan389716.52Florida382912.61New Jersey356324.11Indiana309518.12Connecticut270029.51North Carolina264021.61Georgia238417.01Virginia222015.21Arizona207119.21Missouri183916.32Maryland183612.92Alabama158823.31Louisiana134821.71Minnesota126911.72Oklahoma117613.91Kansas117013.52Iowa110912.32Kentucky96620.31Wisconsin90810.53Colorado74110.83Tennessee68812.12South Carolina67016.91District of Columbia6457.63Washington5743.69Mississippi56721.92New Mexico46917.91Arkansas43913.11Oregon4326.55North Dakota41215.83Rhode Island407 Related ItemsLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Bigger India Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019Virginia Brewery Apologizes For Beer Sharing Name With Hindu DeityA Virginia brewery has apologized for a beer that shares its name with a Hindu deity. Olde Salem… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019Easier E-visa For Business Trip To IndiaIn a bid to make it easier for foreign nationals to visit India for business trips, the government… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019The Rise Of The NRI, The Influential Non-voterIn 1936, Radhakamal Mukerjee, a famous Lucknow-based social scientist, wrote a book titled Migrant Asia that contained an… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019Why India Refuses To Sign On To US Plans For Overseas Regime ChangeThe India-US embrace today is much tighter than it was in 2001, in the chaotic days after the… Chetna Kapoor | February 28, 2019How The Escalating Crisis Between India And Pakistan Threatens The USAs the world’s largest democracy gears up for a national election, India is facing a dramatic rise in… Featured Darjeeling’s Tea Gardens Limp Back IFFLA: Independence, Longevity, and Community Art Is Taking Young Entrepreneurs Abroad, Journey Of Three Young  Artists Cluster of Harassment Claims in Bollywood and Elsewhere Startles India Hundreds of Cases a Day and a Flair for Drama: India’s Crusading Supreme Court Editors Selection Hundreds of Cases a Day and a Flair for Drama: India’s Crusading Supreme Court Out of Chaos, Trump Reshapes Immigration Jennifer Reeder’s Signature Move Braving Harvey 15 Largest Gifts by Indian Philanthropists in the United States HomeNRIExpatsLifeEntertainmentPoliticsCrimeBusinessTravelMagazineBigger IndiaAdvertisingHomeAbout UsAdvertisingWritersJobsSubscribeContact UsFeedbackArtsBollywoodBooksBusinessCrimeData FileEducationEntertainmentExpatsFoodGo FigureHealthImmigrationiSpyLifeMagazineNRIOpinionPhotographyPoliticsRaceMultimediaReligionScienceSportsTechnologyTravelYouthArchivesApril 2019February 2019January 2019December 2018November 2018See Older Posts…last_img read more