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Houston Celebrates BJP Victories in India’s State Elections

Houston Celebrates BJP Victories  in India’s State Elections

HOUSTON: OFBJP Houston organized Vijay Diwas celebrations on March 19, at Bhojan restaurant. The event was attended by close to a 100 jubilant BJP supporters who danced and sang patriotic songs as they registered their happiness over BJP forming government in 4 states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa.  Welcoming all the guests, Houston […]

Houstonians Relish A Curry on an American Plate

Houstonians Relish A Curry on an American Plate

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: Movie screening can be a mix of fun and learning experience, especially when it is about a bitter-sweet tale, directed by an award winning filmmaker, and stars talented and passionate actors. The University of Houston Theatre was abuzz on March 5, with a special screening of A Curry on an […]

IACCGH Honors Asif Dakri’s Appointment to FDIC’s Advisory Committee

IACCGH Honors Asif Dakri’s Appointment to FDIC’s Advisory Committee

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On February 27, IACCGH Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia welcomed “the roomful of friends and supporters” who had gathered to honor Wallis State Bank’s Vice Chairman and CEO Asif Dakri’s appointment to the prestigious FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations) Advisory Committee on Community Banking. Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray, Chancellor and Chief […]

Golden Moon Festival at ISKCON of Houston

Golden Moon Festival at ISKCON of Houston

HOUSTON: On March 12, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of Houston celebrated Gaura Purnima, translated as “golden full moon” signifying the appearance of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu during the full moon, 531 years ago. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu also known as Gauranga, due to his golden complexion, appeared in Mayapur, India and propagated “Sankirtana” – […]

TCC Taped Ball Winter 2016 Tournament: ECC Winners, Gladiators Runners Up

TCC Taped Ball Winter 2016 Tournament: ECC Winners, Gladiators Runners Up

HOUSTON: ECC won the TCC taped Ball Winter 2016 tournament by defeating Gladiators by 13 runs in a keenly contested final between 6-time finalist and 3 time winners ECC and 6 time finalists and 2-time winner Gladiators. With this win ECC claimed its 4th and 2nd consecutive title. On a slightly overcast Saturday morning with […]

HPL and FIS to Join Hands to Celebrate Indo-American Heritage iDay in 2018

HPL and FIS to Join Hands to Celebrate Indo-American Heritage iDay in 2018

HOUSTON: Houston Public Library (HPL) and Foundation for India Studies (FIS) have met in Julia Ideson Library on March 9, to plan for Indo-American Heritage Celebrations in 2018 highlighting India’s heritage. HPL and the Foundation for India Studies will co-lead the effort to plan the event in 2018. Encouraged by the success of last year’s […]

Bollywood Shake to Host Its 5th Annual Bollywood Pageant USA

Bollywood Shake to Host Its 5th Annual Bollywood Pageant USA

HOUSTON: Bollywood Shake will be hosting its 5th Annual Bollywood Pageant USA 2017 on March 26, at 6PM at Stafford Civic Center (1415 Constitution Ave, Stafford TX). This year’s show will feature contestants from all over the United States. Bollywood Shake conducted its auditions and extensive search for the last 6 months all over the […]

Pratham Houston Holds Annual Volunteers Meet

Pratham Houston Holds Annual Volunteers Meet

By Nirali Shah HOUSTON: This year’s Pratham Gala volunteer’s meeting hosted at the Madras Pavilion in Sugar Land was, per usual, a wonderful success. Volunteers from across the Houston area ranging in age, background, profession, and experience came together to be incorporated into the final details and logistics of the event. Darel D’Souza, the president […]

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Historic Kolhapur & Konkan Coast

Sightseeing in India Off the Beaten Path Historic Kolhapur & Konkan Coast

By Pramod Kulkarni On the Road: This is the fourth episode describing my wife Jyoti and I’s visit to India during Dec.-Jan. 2016. After returning from Hyderabad to Mumbai, we still had about 10 days before our return to the US. So, we decided to take another excursion, this time to Goa. At the time, […]

Rupee closes near 17-month high against US dollar

Rupee closes near 17-month high against US dollar

The Indian rupee on Tuesday rebounded and closed near 17-month high against the US dollar. It gained six out of seven trading sessions. The rupee closed at 65.28 a dollar—up 0.12% from its Monday’s close of 65.36. The rupee opened at 65.40 a dollar and touched a high and a low of 65.21 and 65.44, […]

Banks will take Rs27,400 crore hit if BJP sticks to UP farm loan waiver promise: SBI

Banks will take Rs27,400 crore hit if BJP sticks to UP farm loan waiver promise: SBI

If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh goes ahead with its poll promise of waiving loans to small and marginal farmers, banks will have to take a hit of Rs27,419.70 crore, said a research report. That impact, of course, will be temporary, as the state government will step in to reimburse lenders. […]

Aadhaar to be mandatory for income tax returns, getting PAN

Aadhaar to be mandatory for income tax returns, getting PAN

The government on Tuesday proposed making Aadhaar, the unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India, mandatory for filing of income-tax returns as well as for obtaining and retaining the permanent account number (PAN). It also proposed making cash transactions above Rs2 lakh illegal, reducing the limit from the earlier proposed one of […]

Govt moves fresh proposal to cap cash transactions at Rs 2 lakh, instead of Rs 3 lakh

Govt moves fresh proposal to cap cash transactions at Rs 2 lakh, instead of Rs 3 lakh

Government on Tuesday moved a fresh proposal to cap cash transactions at Rs 2 lakh instead of Rs 3 lakh as provided in the Budget, as it introduced as many as 40 amendments to the Finance Bill in an ‘unprecedented move’. As the Finance Bill was taken up for consideration in the Lok Sabha, opposition […]

Trump nominates Indian-American Amul Thapar to top judicial post

Trump nominates Indian-American Amul Thapar to top judicial post

An Indian-American legal luminary has been nominated by US President Donald Trump to a key judicial position on the powerful US court of appeals. Amul Thapar, 47, who in 2007 became the first South Asian Article III judge when he was appointed as a US District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, is the […]

Radicalised German teens sentenced for attacking Gurudwara

Radicalised German teens sentenced for attacking Gurudwara

BERLIN: Three radicalised German-born teens were on Tuesday sentenced to up to seven years in juvenile detention for carrying out a “religiously motivated” bomb attack on a Gurdwara that left a Sikh priest badly injured. The judge ruled that the teens should serve sentences of seven years, six years and nine months, and six years […]

Currency in circulation 30% short of pre-demonetisation levels, shows RBI data

Currency in circulation 30% short of pre-demonetisation levels, shows RBI data

Currency in circulation in India stood at Rs12.45 trillion as on 10 March, showed data from the Reserve Bank of India. Although the pace of remonetisation was quicker in the week to 10 March compared to the two previous weeks, currency in circulation is still at about 70% of pre-demonetisation levels. On 4 November 2016, […]

Mukesh Ambani says expatriate talent should be brought back to India

Mukesh Ambani says expatriate talent should be brought back to India

Days after terming the protectionist bent of the Donald Trump regime as a “blessing in disguise”, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani on Saturday said it’s “high time” India promoted reverse brain-drain wherein its brightest talent come back and serve the homeland. “It’s high time that our brightest and the best work for the […]

One held in Hyderabad for cheating NRI

One held in Hyderabad for cheating NRI

HYDERABAD: A 30-year-old man was on Thursday arrested for allegedly cheating an NRI of over Rs 9 lakh by fraudulently using his international credit card for buying a car and gold ornaments. Cyber crime wing of Hyderabad Police arrested K Nageswara Rao, a native of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh, who is presently staying here, […]

Preet Bharara was probing Trump cabinet member when fired: Report

Preet Bharara was probing Trump cabinet member when fired: Report

Indian-American attorney Preet Bharara, who was recently fired by the Trump administration, was investigating into allegations of trading of health-related stocks of secretary of health and human services Tom Price, an investigative news media outlet has claimed. New York-based independent and non-profit ProPublica, which is known for its investigative reporting mostly on health-related issues, in its […]

Candle Light Vigil Held at India House for Shooting Victim Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Candle Light Vigil Held at India House for Shooting Victim Srinivas Kuchibhotla

                    By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: One day, you’re taking a selfie with your wife at a happy occasion. Not much later, you get shot while having a drink with your colleague. That’s the tragic turn of events which took the life of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Olathe, […]

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