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Top MIT professor to chair World Hindu Congress in Chicago

Top MIT professor to chair World Hindu Congress in Chicago

  WASHINGTON: A top professor of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr Sriprakash Kothari, would chair the second World Hindu Congress set to be held in Chicago this September, organizers of the mega event have announced. More than 2,000 delegates from over 80 countries are expected to attend the second edition of the quadrennial conference to be addressed […]

Gujarat NRI killed in US, Vadodara-based kin in shock

Gujarat NRI killed in US, Vadodara-based kin in shock

  VADODARA: A man from Vadodara settled in the US was shot dead allegedly by an African-American man near his gas station-cum-store in Atlanta in the state of Georgia, his family members said here on Monday. Harikrishna alias Harish Mistry (51), the owner of a gas station-cum-store, was shot at three times on Saturday last. […]

All NRI marriages to be registered within 48 hours or passport won’t be issued, says Maneka Gandhi

All NRI marriages to be registered within 48 hours or passport won’t be issued, says Maneka Gandhi

  New Delhi: All NRI marriages solemnized in India would have to be registered within 48 hours, Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said on Wednesday. As of now, there is no time frame to register marriages in India. However, a Law Commission report has recommended that the time limit to register […]

22-year-old Indian-American running for California governor

22-year-old Indian-American running for California governor

  HYDERABAD: A 22-year-old Indian-American IT professional, who has thrown his hat in the ring for the post of California governor, is drawing attention for more than one reason. Shubham Goel, a techie with roots in Uttar Pradesh, is drawing more and more eyeballs to his campaign blitz. He is there on the streets with his […]

Indian-American boy wins Spelling Bee contest

Indian-American boy wins Spelling Bee contest

HOUSTON: Karthik Nemmani, a 14-year-old Indian-American boy, on Friday won the prestigious 5, taking home more than $42,000 in cash and prizes after correctly spelling “koinonia” to become the 14th champion from the community in 11 consecutive years. An eighth-grader from McKinney, Texas, Karthik won the spelling competition after numerous rounds against Naysa Modi, another Indian-American […]

Sabika Sheikh laid to rest in Karachi

Sabika Sheikh laid to rest in Karachi

KARACHI: The funeral prayers for Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a Texas school shooting last week, were offered at Karachi’s Hakeem Saeed Ground at 9am on Wednesday. Sheikh was among the 10 people gunned down at a high school in Santa Fe last Friday when a heavily armed student opened […]

Family, friends mourn Pakistani exchange student killed in Santa Fe school shooting

Family, friends mourn Pakistani exchange student killed in Santa Fe school shooting

SANTA FE: Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani scholar participating in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme in the US, was one of the 10 people killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in the Santa Fe High School in Texas. “We found out about the shooting from a […]

Houston Embraces a Vibrant Jamboree of Fine Arts & Culture

Houston Embraces a Vibrant  Jamboree of Fine Arts & Culture

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON:  “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. This famous quote by Thomas Merton is apt as art has the power to mesmerize. Houston’s colorful personality was felicitated by a captivating MFAH Mixed Media event on Friday, April 6. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston […]

Traces of South Asian Heritage in Way Up North in Scotland

Traces of South Asian Heritage in Way Up North in Scotland

By Jawahar Malhotra DUNDEE, SCOTLAND: My first contact with a desi in Scotland was the taxi driver in Dundee who dropped me off around 10 pm to my hotel (Malmaison) in the center of the city. He was an inquisitive type who struck up a conversation and I was only too glad to know more […]

Indian man hits jackpot, wins 12 million dirham lottery

Indian man hits jackpot, wins 12 million dirham lottery

  DUBAI: An Indian driver in Dubai has hit a jackpot by winning a whopping dirham 12 million in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to the long list of lucky winners from India. John Varughese, who has been working as a driver for a private company since 2016, when he came to […]

Indian-origin US physicians to partner with USAID to fight TB

Indian-origin US physicians to partner with USAID to fight TB

MUMBAI: The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) today announced a partnership with United States Agency for International Development(USAID) to end tuberculosis(TB) in India. The AAPI signed a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard with USAID in New Delhi a few days ago, its functionaries said in a press conference here today. Click here to […]

UK cities gear up for 1st-ever ‘National Samosa Week’

UK cities gear up for 1st-ever ‘National Samosa Week’

Six cities in the UK will take part in the first-ever ‘National Samosa Week’ next month where participants will make, sell and consume the Popular Indian snack to raise money for charity. The event, to be organised from April 9 to 13, is the brainchild of a Leicester-based media personality who believes that the popularity […]

Indian doctor sentenced in US for sex offenses

Indian doctor sentenced in US for sex offenses

WASHINGTON: An Indian doctor has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars in the US for groping two teenage female patients and faces deportation to India after the completion of his jail term. Arun Aggarwal, 40, was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to four counts of gross sexual imposition. Click here to read more… […]

Indian-origin triple crash driver pleads guilty

Indian-origin triple crash driver pleads guilty

LONDON: An Indian-origin man has pleaded guilty to killing three teenage boys as they walked to a birthday party while he was drunk at the wheel and speeding. Jaynesh Chudasama, 28, an employee of a car hire firm, from Hayes, West London, pleaded guilty to three counts of causing death by dangerous driving at the […]

Canada believes in a united India, says its Sikh woman ex-MP

Canada believes in a united India, says its Sikh woman ex-MP

NEW DELHI: There is no space in Canada for religion to be used for political motives to promote any type of extremism, Canada’s Sikh woman ex-MP Ruby Dhalla has said while asserting her country believes in a united India. Expressing her concern over talk about possible links between Canada and ‘Khalistani’ sympathisers demanding a separate […]

Indian-origin illegal moneylender jailed in UK

Indian-origin illegal moneylender jailed in UK

LONDON: An Indian-origin businessman who ran an unauthorised money-lending service in the UK has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison after being found guilty of crimes under the country’s financial regulations. Dharam Prakash Gopee, charged under the the UK’s Consumer Credit Act 1974 and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, has also been […]

India House Flaunts the Cultural Diversity of India at the 69th Republic Day Event

India House Flaunts the Cultural Diversity of India at the 69th Republic Day Event

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: The Republic Day is celebrated every year on January 26 to honor the historic day on which the Constitution of India came into effect, in the year 1950. The Constitution of India tied together the hitherto fluid borders of the country and gave birth to the ‘sovereign democratic republic’ that […]

The Indian Flag Flutters and Voices Rise in Admiration

The Indian Flag Flutters and Voices Rise in Admiration

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It is one of the two most patriotic days in the Indian government’s calendar; an occasion to be proud of the progress that the country has made since it gained independence, completed its transition into an independent republic and Republic Day in New Delhi is a day when Rajpath, the wide […]

Two Indian-origin MPs get promoted in Theresa May’s government reshuffle

Two Indian-origin MPs get promoted in Theresa May’s government reshuffle

LONDON: Two 37-year-old British Indian MPs have moved from the backbenches to junior ministerial positions in Theresa May’s government reshuffle. Suella Fernandes and Rishi Sunak are the same age and were both elected in 2015. But the reshuffle has come under fire for not making the Cabinet diverse enough. “It is disappointing that there are no new Asian members […]

US revokes citizenship of Indian native who now faces deportation

US revokes citizenship of Indian native who now faces deportation

WASHINGTON: In a first of its kind case, the US has revoked the American citizenship of an Indian native, who, authorities said, acquired it by fraud. Baljinder Singh alias Davinder Singh, 43, who married a US citizen, has now been reverted to the Green Card status which leaves him potentially subject to removal proceedings at the Department of Homeland Security’s […]

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