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The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 5

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Mahatma Gandhi – Part 5

                        The story thus far…In South Africa, Gandhi saw how the Indians were treated as inferiors, only allowed to work the soil but not permitted to own land. Under the law enacted in the Orange Free State in 1888, Indians had been deprived of […]

Malaysia’s king abdicates after two years on throne

Malaysia’s king abdicates after two years on throne

By Reuters KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s King Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday, the palace said, after two years on the throne, the first time a monarch has stepped down before completing their five-year tenure. The king’s resignation took effect immediately, the National Palace said in a statement. No reason was given and palace officials did not respond […]

Indian-origin police officer killed in California; suspect arrested

Indian-origin police officer killed in California; suspect arrested

NEW YORK: A man was arrested for allegedly killing an Indian-origin police officer in California’s Newman County, when he was planning to flee to his native Mexico, police said. The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga and living illegally, was arrested from a home in the Kern County, about 200 miles south from the […]

Eight Indian-American women honoured in US

Eight Indian-American women honoured in US

Eight Indian-American women have been honoured in the US in recognition of their achievements in diverse fields ranging from politics and business to civil rights activism and astrophysics. Immigration lawyer Sheela Murthy, vice chairwoman of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Jagruti Panwala and NASA  astrophysicist Madhulika Guhathakurta were among the awardees.   Click here […]

Indian restaurant owner in UK convicted of causing girl’s death

Indian restaurant owner in UK convicted of causing girl’s death

LONDON: A deliveryman and the owner of an Indian restaurant in Britain have been found guilty of manslaughter for delivering food to a teenage girl who died from the effects of a peanut allergy. The teenager, Megan Lee, who was 15 at a time, suffered a reaction after ordering from her local takeout in Lancashire, […]

‘117 Indians died for every billion dollars remitted from gulf countries’

‘117 Indians died for every billion dollars remitted from gulf countries’

NEW DELHI: Nearly 10 workers from India died every day in Gulf countries  during the last six years, which translates to 117 deaths for every billion dollars remitted to the country from there, a voluntary group said based on analysis of RTI responses. Venkatesh Nayak from Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative had sought data from external affairs […]

​Indian-origin man ordered to pay $8.6 million for launching cyberattacks on US university

​Indian-origin man ordered to pay $8.6 million for launching cyberattacks on US university

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin man has been ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution and serve six months of home incarceration for launching a series of cyberattacks  on the computer network of a leading US university. Paras Jha, 22, of New Jersey had previously pleaded guilty before US District Judge Michael Shipp to violating the Computer […]

Istanbul to unveil new airport, seeks to be world’s biggest

Istanbul to unveil new airport, seeks to be world’s biggest

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has held plenty of grand opening ceremonies in his 15 years at Turkey’s helm. On Monday he will unveil one of his prized jewels — Istanbul New Airport — a mega project that has been dogged by concerns about labour rights, environmental issues and Turkey’s weakening economy. Erdogan is opening what he […]

Kidnapped Indian-Origin Tanzanian Billionaire Mohammed Dewji freed

Kidnapped Indian-Origin Tanzanian Billionaire Mohammed Dewji freed

DAR ES SALAAM: Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was captured by gunmen outside a gym here nine days ago, is back home safe after his kidnappers freed him, the police said. Mr Dewji, 43-year-old CEO of the METL Group family conglomerate, was kidnapped by unknown men on October 11 while he was going for his […]

‘Not Hindu’, scientist booted from US garba event

‘Not Hindu’, scientist booted from US garba event

VADODARA: A renowned astrophysicist from Vadodara who is now settled in US has alleged that he, along with his three friends, was thrown out from a garba venue in Atlanta on Friday by the organisers because their surnames “didn’t appear to be Hindu”. Karan Jani (29), who in 2016 had made it to the Laser […]

Silence of Pakistan, Turkey on Chinese repression of Uyghur Muslims outrageous: US lawmakers

Silence of Pakistan, Turkey on Chinese repression of Uyghur Muslims outrageous: US lawmakers

WASHINGTON: It is outrageous that countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Gulf states, who have led global efforts in support of the Rohingya refugees, have turned their back on the repression of Uyghur Muslims in China, American lawmakers have said. “We ought to especially call out the Muslim countries that are saying nothing,” Congressman Brad […]

Indian-origin MPs in UK will be happy to assist India to bring back Netaji’s ashes from Tokyo: Vaz

Indian-origin MPs in UK will be happy to assist India to bring back Netaji’s ashes from Tokyo: Vaz

LONDON: Indian-origin parliamentarians in the UK would be happy to assist India to bring back the mortal remains of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose  from Tokyo, a British lawmaker of Indian descent said here Wednesday. There are more than 20 Indian-origin lawmakers in the UK parliament.   Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Donald Trump nominates Indian-American to key administration

Donald Trump nominates Indian-American to key administration

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Bimal Patel  has been nominated to a key administrative position in the Treasury Department by US President Donald Trump. Patel, from Georgia, has been nominated to be an assistant secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. Currently, he serves as the deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Prior to […]

America a ‘developing nation’, can’t fund India, China subsidies: Trump

America a ‘developing nation’, can’t fund India, China subsidies: Trump

CHICAGO: President Trump on Friday said he wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the United States, which he considers as a “developing nation”, to grow faster than anybody. Addressing a fundraiser event in North Dakota, he also accused the World Trade Organisation (WTO) […]

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, says government

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, says government

The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group’s hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday. Ten other members of the militant group were also killed in a joint ground and air operation by Afghan and foreign forces, the National Directorate of […]

US: Sikh man stabbed to death in his store, third incident in 3 weeks

US: Sikh man stabbed to death in his store, third incident in 3 weeks

A Sikh man has been stabbed to death at his store in the US state of New Jersey, the third incident targeting the minority Sikh community in the country in three weeks. Terlok Singh was discovered dead by his cousin yesterday in his store with an apparent stab wound in the chest. The Essex County […]

Nine-year-old chess prodigy wins fight to stay in Britain

Nine-year-old chess prodigy wins fight to stay in Britain

LONDON: A 9-year-old India-born chess prodigy whose fight to stay in Britain drew international attention can remain in the country, the U.K. government said Friday. Shreyas Royal, who came to Britain with his family when he was 3, has competed internationally and came fourth in the World Cadets competition in Brazil last year. But his […]

Protest in Bangladesh turns violent; hundreds of students and dozens of journalists attacked

Protest in Bangladesh turns violent; hundreds of students and dozens of journalists attacked

DHAKA: The week-long students agitation against reckless driving in Bangladesh took a violent turn on Sunday after the government’s decision to crack down on the protesters. Social media was filled with images and videos of men, armed with rods and machetes, attacking students and journalists who were trying to cover the protests. According to local […]

US radio hosts apologize for ‘turban man’ remark

US radio hosts apologize for ‘turban man’ remark

NEW YORK: Two radio hosts in New Jersey, who called America’s first Sikh-American attorney general  Gurbir Grewal, “turban man” on air, have apologized for their racist remarks and have been slapped with a 10-day suspension for using “demeaning and inappropriate” language. Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco, who host the “Dennis and Judi Show” on NJ 101.5FM, […]

Memo from the boss: You’re a vegetarian now

Memo from the boss: You’re a vegetarian now

WeWork is no longer a safe space for carnivores. Earlier this month, the co-working juggernaut announced that it was essentially going vegetarian. The company will no longer serve red meat, pork or poultry at company functions, and it will not reimburse employees who want to order a hamburger during a lunch meeting. In a memo […]

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