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Donald Trump appoints Indian-American to key White House position

Donald Trump appoints Indian-American to key White House position

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Raj Shah, a well known aide of Donald Trump, has been appointed to a key position by the US President in his communications team, the White House has said. Shah, 32, was one of the few handful aides of Trump who landed in the White House within hours of the billionaire tycoon’s swearing in as the 45th […]

Indian-origin doctor stabbed to death in Kansas

Indian-origin doctor stabbed to death in Kansas

HYDERABAD: Dr Achutha Reddy, a well-known psychiatrist hailing from Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district, was stabbed to death in the US state of Kansas on Wednesday. The Wichita police have arrested a suspect, 21-year-old Umar Rashid Dutt, in connection with the murder and have sent to him Sedgwich County jail. The motive for the murder is still unclear. The […]

Suspects plead guilty in US multi-million dollars scam

Suspects plead guilty in US multi-million dollars scam

WASHINGTON: Four suspects have pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from tens of thousands people, says the US Justice Department. The department has charged a total of 61 individuals and entities — all Indians — in one of the worst impersonation fraud in the US history. The gang particularly targeted the […]

Indian-Americans open homes as hurricane Irma makes landfall

Indian-Americans open homes as hurricane Irma makes landfall

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans in Atlanta and neighbouring areas have opened up their homes for friends, families and community members from Florida, as catastrophic hurricane Irma+ made landfall on the state’s southern islands. Hurricane Irma has claimed three lives in Florida till now. Sewa International, one of the Indian-American organisations carrying out relief and rescue work+ , provided shelter to more […]

Many Indian-Americans stay put in Florida despite evacuation warnings

Many Indian-Americans stay put in Florida despite evacuation warnings

WASHINGTON: A large number of Indian-Americans in Florida have decided to stay back despite US officials calling for a mandatory evacuation ahead of hurricane Irma’s landfall on the coastal parts of the state. As hurricane Irma barrelled towards Florida, Indian-Americans, who own a large number of hotels in Florida, have opened up their properties for people in need, […]

Second Indian student rescued from lake in Hurricane Harvey-hit Texas dies

Second Indian student rescued from lake in Hurricane Harvey-hit Texas dies

HOUSTON: A 25-year-old Indian student has died here, days after she was rescued along with another Indian man from a swollen lake in the US state of Texas where Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc. Shalini Singh, a student pursuing Masters degree in public health from the Texas A&M University, was rescued from the Lake Bryan along with another Indian student Nikhil […]

Indian-Americans help in massive evacuation, rescue operations during ‘Harvey’

Indian-Americans help in massive evacuation, rescue operations during ‘Harvey’

HOUSTON: The Indian-American community in Texas is helping hundreds of people affected by Hurricane Harvey, one of the most destructive storms in American history, by distributing fresh food, medical and essential needs. Massive evacuation and rescue operations continue to take place in Texas and fund raising has begun for disaster relief operations to help victims of Harvey. Click […]

Indian-origin actress hid in cafe freezer, live-tweeted Barcelona terror attack

Indian-origin actress hid in cafe freezer, live-tweeted Barcelona terror attack

LONDON: An Indian-origin television actress in the UK had a lucky escape when she hid in a restaurant freezer during the terrorist attack in Spain where a van ploughed through pedestrians, killing 14 people and injuring around 100. Laila Rouass, 46, who was on a holiday in the city with her 10-year-old daughter Inez Khan, […]

Five Indian-origin persons in Fortune’s ’40 Under 40′ list

Five Indian-origin persons in Fortune’s ’40 Under 40′ list

NEW YORK: Five Indian-origin persons, including Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, have featured in Fortune’s annual list of 40 young and influential people in the field of business inspiring others with their work. Fortune’s 2017 ’40 Under 40′ list is an annual ranking of the most influential young people who are under 40 in business, whom the magazine […]

Will PIOs violate visa rules if they campaign in Indian polls: EC asks Law Ministry

Will PIOs violate visa rules if they campaign in Indian polls: EC asks Law Ministry

NEW DELHI: If people of Indian origin (PIOs) campaign in Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the country, will they violate their visa conditions? This question has been posed to the Law Ministry by the Election Commission as the election law is silent on as to who can campaign in Indian elections. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Indian-origin boy Rahul wins UK Child Genius show with IQ higher than Einstein and Hawking

Indian-origin boy Rahul wins UK Child Genius show with IQ higher than Einstein and Hawking

A 12-year-old Indian-origin boy, believed to be having an IQ higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, has been crowned as the UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition. Rahul Doshi, who a few days a back became an overnight sensation after answering all questions correctly in some of the earlier rounds, won […]

Indian-origin biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy raises $1.1 billion

Indian-origin biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy raises $1.1 billion

BENGALURU: A biotech company founded by 32-year-old Indian-origin entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has raised $1.1 billion, one of the largest ever fundings in the life sciences sector. The funding was led by Japanese behemoth Softbank and other existing investors. Ramaswamy’s US-based Roivant Sciences group of companies has five subsidiaries focused on different disease areas – Axovant for neurology, Myovant for women’s health […]

Only 24,000 overseas Indians have registered as voters

Only 24,000 overseas Indians have registered as voters

NEW DELHI: A little over 24,000 overseas Indians, who are entitled to cast their ballot in India, have registered themselves as voters. Now, in a bid to attract more such Indian citizens living abroad to become voters here, the Election Commission has launched a portal which allows them to register online. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Indian-origin doctor helps gene editing of human embryos

Indian-origin doctor helps gene editing of human embryos

NEW DELHI: For the first time, genetically modified human embryos have been developed in the US and Kashmir-born doctor Sanjeev Kaul has played a lead role in this breakthrough. Scientists have now demonstrated an effective way of using a gene-editing tool to correct a disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos and stop it from passing to future generations. Click […]

Harvard biased against Indians, Asians? US to probe complaint

Harvard biased against Indians, Asians? US to probe complaint

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to probe a complaint by four Indian-American organisations and other Asian groups that Harvard University discriminates against students from the communities in its admission process. Justice Department Spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said on Wednesday the department wants to investigate the “administrative complaint filed by a coalition of 64 Asian-American associations […]

Two Sikh Americans killed in the US

Two Sikh Americans killed in the US

WASHINGTON: Two SikhAmericans have been killed in two separate incidents in one week in California, according to community organisations and media reports. Subag Singh, 68, was found dead in a canal after he went missing in the morning of June 23. His body had injuries. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

India-born Anantha Chandrakasan named dean of MIT’s engineering school

India-born Anantha Chandrakasan named dean of MIT’s engineering school

NEW YORK: An India-born academician at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been named as the dean of its engineering school. Anantha Chandrakasan, the Vannevar Bush Professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) was last month named the dean of the MIT’s School of Engineering. Click here to read […]

Indian doctor received Paris appreciation award for excellence in stem cell therapy

Indian doctor received Paris appreciation award for excellence in stem cell therapy

Dr Pradeep V Mahajan, chairman and managing director of StemRx Bioscience Solutions received the Paris appreciation awards, 2017 for excellence in stem cell therapy. It is an initiative of the French European Indian Organization based in Paris, World News Network and Art for Peace Awards Beverly Hills, USA. “Being honoured at an international platform in the presence […]

NRIs’ overseas bank info needed only for tax refund

NRIs’ overseas bank info needed only for tax refund

NEW DELHI: It is not mandatory for NRIs to provide details of their overseas bank accounts when they file tax returns and only those who seek refunds need to do so, Sushil Chandra, chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), said on Monday, putting to rest all confusion on the issue. The tax […]

Indian-origin tycoon buys car parts maker; saves 550 jobs in UK

Indian-origin tycoon buys car parts maker; saves 550 jobs in UK

LONDON: Indian-origin businessman Sanjeev Gupta, whose Liberty House group has been on a buying spree in the UK’s steel sector, has come to the rescue of hundreds of employees of a top British manufacturer of cast aluminium engine and vehicle components. The Liberty House group on Thursday said that is has bought the trade and assets of AmtekAluminium Castings […]

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