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PM Modi visiting the United States in September.

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PM Modi will be visiting New York to attend the UN General Assembly session from September 20-23. He will then take a day off to visit Houston to meet and greet the large Indian-American community in Texas, according to community organizers who have been apprised of his program. It is likely he will meet President Trump and other world leaders on the sidelines of the UN meet.

It is not yet confirmed if he will be Will Washington DC but there are chances he will meet President Donald trump.

Indian Prime Ministers in past seldom went beyond the New York and Washington DC axis. After that there has been always a call from the Indian- American Community in various states and cities of USA. PM Modi has decided to choose Houston because of the largest Indian population there.

Including Chicago, Dallas and other nearby cities, there are almost 250,000+ people of Indian origin.

This will be Modi’s third major address to the Indian-American community after he became the Prime Minister in 2014.

His first address was at the Madison Square Garden in New York in 2014 and Silicon Valley in 2016. Both the events were a huge hit with the Indian-American diaspora with over 20,000 people attending it.

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Protest at BHU after professor accused of sexual harassment returns

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Varanasi: Banaras Hindu University students staged an overnight protest outside the campus gate after a professor, accused of sexual harassment, was reinstated and allowed to take classes. The students have been protesting since Saturday evening, demanding that the professor be punished.

Professor S.K. Chaubey of the Zoology Department was suspended in 2018 after charges levelled by a few students. In June, the BHU executive council revoked the suspension of Mr. Chaubey. However, it censured and restricted him for taking academic classes. Mr. Chaubey returned to taking classes a few days ago.

After assurance from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor that the matter would be reconsidered and referred back to the executive council for a review, the students called off their protest, according to a press release.

“The complaint against Prof SK Chaube, Department of Zoology, by some students of the department were inquired into by the Complaints Committee.The report of the committee was considered by the executive council and a punishment was imposed on him.

“However, on the recommendation of the matter, it has been decided to refer it back again to the executive council for a review of its decision,” the BHU release said.

“Till the time, the executive council reconsiders it, Prof S K Chaube is directed to proceed on long leave,” it said.

Chaube was suspended in October last year on the charges of sexual misconduct levelled by some students of his department.

In June, the BHU executive council, the highest decision-making body of the varsity, revoked the suspension of Chaube, however, it censured and restricted him for taking academic classes.

Chaube returned to taking classes a few days ago, triggering protests, a student said.

In order to ensure prevention of sexual harassment, the university has already circulated guidelines framed under the Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women Employee and Students in Higher Educational Institutions Act, the release said.

It will be re-circulated for displaying it on the notice board of each department, it said.

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