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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 […]

Indian hits Rs 21 crore jackpot in UAE lottery

Indian hits Rs 21 crore jackpot in UAE lottery

It was third-time lucky alright for UAE-based Indian Hari Krishan, who won 12 million dirham (roughly Rs 20.8 crore) on his third attempt at the Abu Dhabi international airport’s ‘big ticket’ lottery this weekend. The business developer first thought the calls about his win were a prank. “I overlooked the first couple of calls… But later, when some radio […]

Aziz Ansari becomes first Asian to win Golden Globe on a night Oprah lights up speculation on White House 2020

Aziz Ansari becomes first Asian to win Golden Globe on a night Oprah lights up speculation on White House 2020

WASHINGTON: Aziz Ansari, the US-born son of immigrants from Chennai, became the first Indian-American and first Asian to win a Golden Globe for best actor on a night the awards ceremony was steeped in unspoken politics, with minorities and colored people holding center-stage. The most electrifying moment of the evening occurred when Oprah Winfrey, after receiving the Cecil B. […]

96 gurdwaras in US ‘ban’ entry of Indian officials

96 gurdwaras in US ‘ban’ entry of Indian officials

The Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) and American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (APGC) have claimed that 96 gurdwaras in the United States have resolved to ban the entry of Indian officials. The ban will apply to nagar kirtans, or religious processions, as well. The move comes days after 14 gurdwaras in Ontario, Canada, banned the entry of Indian diplomatic officials. The […]

PM Narendra Modi calls on PIO lawmakers to help boost India’s growth

PM Narendra Modi calls on PIO lawmakers to help boost India’s growth

India attracted a record $60 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2016-17, a testimony to the success of the far-reaching initiatives implemented by the government since taking office in May 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. Addressing the first Persons of Indian Origin Parliamentarians’ Conference in New Delhi, Modi also called on […]

Jinder Mahal: WWE built character for India or a short-lived fairytale of Canadian Sikh wrestler?

Jinder Mahal: WWE built character for India or a short-lived fairytale of Canadian Sikh wrestler?

Don’t hinder Jinder’ was the best the clever minds on the internet could come up with. A snarky, faux-rallying call to poke fun at Jinder Mahal’s status as a jobber (wrestling speak for a guy whose job is to lose, and make his star opponent look mightier and more invincible than he is). And then, […]

Hyderabad youth shot at in Chicago, family seeks Indian government’s help

Hyderabad youth shot at in Chicago, family seeks Indian government’s help

A Hyderabad youth studying in Chicago was allegedly shot by an unidentified assailant on Sunday. The student is presently under observation, news agency ANI reported. The family members of the victim have sought the help of the Indian government. The family said Mohammed Akbar who is pursuing his masters in computer sciences, was injured after […]

Indian-American California Senator tops global thinkers’ list

Indian-American California Senator tops global thinkers’ list

WASHINGTON: Indian-American California Senator Kamala Harris has topped the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine’s 50 Leading Global Thinkers’ list which also features two others from the community. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj have also made it to the list which recognises a remarkable range of individuals who have found ways to exert enormous […]

Activist turned Politician, Pramila Jayapal storms into Politico Power List

Activist turned Politician, Pramila Jayapal storms into Politico Power List

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has figured in the Politico’s Power List for the year 2018, for having assumed the mantle of a House ‘leader of resistance’. Jayapal, 52, ranked fifth on 18 is the only Indian- American to figure in the Politico’s power list. “18 to watch in 2018 highlights politicians, activists and operatives across the country […]

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