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IACCGH is Proud to Celebrate 20 Years of Excellence

IACCGH is Proud to Celebrate 20 Years of Excellence

    HOUSTON: The Chamber commemorated the start of its 20th Anniversary at the Houston City Hall with the Guests of Honor Mayor Sylvester Turner and Indian Consul General Dr Anupam Ray. It was attended by over 170 members and supporters of the Chamber, representatives of the other local chambers and resource partners the Chamber […]

American jailed for attacking Sikh taxi driver with hammer in US

American jailed for attacking Sikh taxi driver with hammer in US

A man in the US has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for brutally attacking a 53-year-old Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver in Seattle last year. Swarn Singh was assaulted with a deadly weapon by Rory Benson in December 2017, according to Sikhs civil rights group The Sikh Coalition.   Click here to read more… […]

Stepping out of the last Matryoshka

Stepping out of the last Matryoshka

By Deepak M Ranade   A Matryoshka is a set of seven wooden dolls of decreasing sizes fitting inside of each other. One by one, each doll splits into half at the mid-section to reveal a smaller replica of the same doll nesting within. The first Russian doll set was made in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin […]

Aadhaar savings can fund 3 schemes of the size of Ayushman Bharat: Arun Jaitley

Aadhaar savings can fund 3 schemes of the size of Ayushman Bharat: Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Terming Aadhaar  as a “game changer”, finance minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said savings made through its implementation can fund three public welfare schemes of the magnitude of Ayushman Bharat  – the ambitious healthcare programme to provide free hospitalisation to millions of poor people. He also attributed the successful implementation of Aadhaar to the decisive leadership of […]

Biggies pay lower online platform fee than small cos

Biggies pay lower online platform fee than small cos

BENGALURU: Large online sellers who have affiliations or investments from e-tailers like Amazon and Flipkart  are paying only about 5-11% of their revenue as marketplace fee, while regular third-party sellers typically pay at least 15% as platform fee. The latest balance sheets of major online sellers like Cloudtail, Appario Retail, and Tech-Connect Retail show the amount […]

Houston’s Elite Celebrate the New Year with Grand Party at India House

Houston’s Elite Celebrate the New Year with Grand Party at India House

HOUSTON: India House held its annual New Year’s Eve party in grand style with more than 200 of elite members of Indo-American community and their guests enjoying the festivities. “The event was sold out,” exclaimed Col. Vipin Kumar (retired), Executive Director of India House. “We were forced to refuse 80 guests, who had called on […]

Indian-American Sworn In As Fort Bend County Judge In Texas

Indian-American Sworn In As Fort Bend County Judge In Texas

HOUSTON: Indian-American KP George sworn in as the Fort Bend County Judge on January 1, becoming the first person from the community to hold the office of one of America’s most diverse counties. Mr George, 53, a Democrat and Fort Bend Independent School District Board trustee, defeated Republican Judge Robert Hebert in November polls. In […]

High School Seniors Raise Funds for Indian Doctor’s Charity Clinic

High School Seniors Raise Funds for Indian Doctor’s Charity Clinic

By Krisha Tripathy CLEAR LAKE, TX: Bruce Lee once said, “Real living is living for others.” It is this altruistic nature of the field of medicine that drew me to donating to the Indian Doctor’s Charity Clinic. Currently, I am a senior at Clear Lake High School, and I involve myself in debate, orchestra, Red […]

Modesty and Moxie: The Inspiring Story of Judge Sandhill

Modesty and Moxie:  The Inspiring Story of  Judge Sandhill

By Saivachan Ponnapalli HOUSTON: Walking in to the Harris County Civil Courthouse, I instantly knew that this YLDP session was going to be an unforgettable experience. The sheer grandeur of the Courthouse astounded me, and I was really looking forward to the session. The session with Judge Ravi Kumar Sandhill, renowned in Houston for coveted […]

TiE Houston Celebrates 2018 Accomplishments!

TiE Houston Celebrates 2018 Accomplishments!

HOUSTON: Before the year could come to an end, TiE Houston wanted to host one more networking social to celebrate all of their accomplishments from 2018 and have to look forward to in 2019. The event was held on December 20, at one of Houston’s newest restaurants, Poitin, which has great food, ambiance, and view […]

CricRealty Announces Cricket Stadiums in 8 Major Cities

CricRealty Announces Cricket Stadiums in 8 Major Cities

ALLEN, Texas: The CricRealty Company, Dallas announced that the town of Allen, TX has been selected as one of 8 proposed sites for professional cricket stadiums. The multi-use facility will serve the growing need of pro-cricket while bringing urbanization and development to the area. The two phased project has a 35-acre stadium facility that plans […]

Dr. Syamal Poddar 2018 Elected Chair of AIChE Fellows Council

Dr. Syamal Poddar 2018 Elected Chair of AIChE Fellows Council

New Chair invites upcoming generation of chemical engineers to join path of future leaders of the institute By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: A 40-year member of the AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), Dr. Syamal Poddar has been elected Chair of AIChE’s Fellows Council for 2018. Dr. Poddar served as the Chair Elect in 2017. Dr. […]

STAR India’s TV Channels will STREAM ONLY on Hotstar in the US

STAR India’s TV Channels will STREAM  ONLY on Hotstar in the US

Stream your favorite shows anytime, anywhere, on any device only on Hotstar NEW YORK: Hotstar, the go-to streaming platform for the South Asian Diaspora, will now be the exclusive destination in the US to watch your favorite shows from the Star India network including hit titles such as Koffee with Karan, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata […]

Airplane Assault Lands Indian in Prison for Nine Years

Airplane Assault Lands Indian in Prison for Nine Years

DETROIT: An Indian man living in the U.S. on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison Dec. 13 for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit. Prabhu Ramamoorthy was in a middle seat between the victim and his wife when he assaulted the woman on an overnight Spirit Airlines […]

Vajpayee Statue Unveiled in Debra Bazar, West Medinipur, India

Vajpayee Statue Unveiled in Debra Bazar, West Medinipur, India

West Bengal State BJP president Shri Dilip Ghosh and Dr Bishnupada Goswami of Houston, USA unveiled the statue of former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Debra Bazar, West Bengal on occasion of 94th birthday anniversary on December 25, 2018. Addressing the people after the inauguration of the statue by video conference, Dr Goswami […]

Kochamma Mary Philip, 81, Passes

Kochamma Mary Philip, 81, Passes

HOUSTON: Mary Philip, a long-time resident of Houston, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 surrounded by family in Manchester, New Hampshire. She had moved there in 2015 with her husband to be live with her youngest daughter Annie and her family. She was born on July 13, 1937, in Kozencherry, Kerala, India to Theketh-Valluparambil House, […]

Initiator and Guru

Initiator and Guru

By Srila B B Tirtha Maharaj   The words ‘initiation’ and ‘diksha’ are not synonymous. The Oxford English Dictionary says, ‘initiation’ means admitting or introducing somebody to membership of a group, often by means of a special ceremony. The definition of ‘diksha’ is given in Hari-bhakti-viläsa: “the procedure by which self-effulgent (divine) knowledge that eradicates the […]

Why 2018 will be a landmark year for India-US strategic relationship

Why 2018 will be a landmark year for India-US strategic relationship

Washington: Notwithstanding irritants on trade issues, India and the US made “landmark” progress in 2018 to bolster their strategic and defence ties – from holding the maiden trilateral meeting with Japan to the first-ever 2+2 dialogue during which they signed the long-pending COMCASA agreement that would open the way for sales of more sensitive US military equipment […]

India’s robust economic growth to continue in 2019: CII

India’s robust economic growth to continue in 2019: CII

Related News Growing constraints on capacity could push the investment cycle next year Primary market mobilisation falls 60% to Rs 63,744-crore Non-food bank credit grows by 15.07 per cent, deposits by 9.66 per cent The country is expected to witness strong economic growth in 2019, after it has emerged as the fastest growing major world […]

Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx president

Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx president

Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam  has been named as the president and chief executive officer of US multinational courier delivery giant FedEx. Subramaniam, currently the executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corporation, will assume his new role on January 1, 2019.   Click here to read more… Credit: economictimes.indiatimes.com

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