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US varsity building to be renamed after Indian-American couple

US varsity building to be renamed after Indian-American couple

HOUSTON: A building at the University of Houston will be renamed after an Indian-American couple in recognition of a gift that will provide ongoing support for faculty, students and research, the varsity has said. The university’s Engineering Research Building will be named after Durga D and Shushila Agrawal  who made a sizable donation to the college, the varsity’s […]

Trump taps Indian American woman to head nuclear energy division

Trump taps Indian American woman to head nuclear energy division

WASHINGTON: Days after signing a new legislation to speed up the development of advanced reactors, President Donald Trump  has roped in a top Indian American nuclear expert for a key administrative position in the department of energy. Trump has announced his intent to nominate Rita Baranwal  to be an assistant secretary of energy (nuclear energy) at the […]

Indian-origin steel tycoon named 21st Century Icon in UK

Indian-origin steel tycoon named 21st Century Icon in UK

LONDON: Indian-origin steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has been awarded the title of 21st Century Icon at an awards ceremony in London in recognition of his success in building a flagship UK-based international metals, industrials, energy and financial services group.  Gupta, Executive Chairman of GFG Alliance, was named an “Icon” in the “Astute Finance and Investments” […]

Indian-American entrepreneur among dead in Arizona plane crash

Indian-American entrepreneur among dead in Arizona plane crash

WASHINGTON: A young Indian-American entrepreneur was among six people killed in a plane crash in a suburb of Phoenix in Arizona, authorities said on Friday. They identified him as Anand Patel, 26, the founder of What’s Happy Clothing.   Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

A record number of Indian Americans are aiming for midterm polls in US

A record number of Indian Americans are aiming for midterm polls in US

The upcoming midterm polls in the US is keeping the activists of Indian American Impact Fund (IAIF) busy these days. The Washington DC-based political action committee, which works with candidates from the community running for the US elections, recently endorsed Anita Malik, the Democratic candidate running for the US Congress to represent Arizona’s 6th Congressional […]

3 Indian-Americans win primaries in race for US House of Representatives

3 Indian-Americans win primaries in race for US House of Representatives

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans  Hiral Tipirneni, Anita Malik  and Sanjay Patel  – all from the opposition Democratic party – have won their respective primaries to advance to the US Congressional elections in November. While Tipirneni and Malik – both women – are running for the US House of Representatives  seats from Arizona, a State which is known for its Republican […]

Akali Dal leader Manjit Singh attacked again by pro-Khalistan supporters in US; three arrested

Akali Dal leader Manjit Singh attacked again by pro-Khalistan supporters in US; three arrested

Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjit Singh GK was “brutally” attacked by a mob of alleged pro-Khalistan supporters in California on Saturday. Singh, who is also the president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) , was earlier allegedly attacked by protesters in New York. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the attack […]

Indian-origin restaurateur racially targeted in US

Indian-origin restaurateur racially targeted in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin restaurateur in the US was racially targeted by a customer who referred to him and his family as “a tribe from India” and went on to comment that he “probably just funded Al-Qaeda ” by eating at the hotel, according to a media report. Taj Sardar, the owner of ‘The Kings Diner’ in Ashland, […]

VS Naipaul: A controversial author who crafted his lines and insults

VS Naipaul: A controversial author who crafted his lines and insults

NEW DELHI: Trinidad-born Indian-origin author V S Naipaul passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday. Known for his critical commentary on colonialism, religion, and politics, Naipual won the Booker Prize for his novel In a Free State in 1971. In 2001, he won the Nobel Prize Nobel Prize in Literature. In his lifetime, Naipaul also won several other […]

Indian-American Seema Nanda becomes CEO of Democratic party

Indian-American Seema Nanda becomes CEO of Democratic party

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Seema Nanda, who took over as CEO of the opposition Democratic National Committee  last week, has vowed to fight for the “soul of the country” and help elect Democrats in every corner of the US. “We are fighting now for the soul of our country – for our democracy and for opportunity,” Nanda, the first […]

Indian-American senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai attacked by ‘racist’ opponent supporter

Indian-American senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai attacked by ‘racist’ opponent supporter

NEW YORK: An Indian-American senatorial candidate has been assaulted allegedly by a racist man who punched him in the face leaving him severely bleeding at a town hall in Massachusetts, according to media reports. Shiva Ayyadurai, 54, who is running Independent against powerful incumbent Elizabeth Warren from the Democratic party was attacked last week by her supporter, […]

Indian-Americans donate $1 billion a year: Survey

Indian-Americans donate $1 billion a year: Survey

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans, who are among the ethnic groups with highest per capita income, donate about $1 billion per year, far less than their potential of $3 billion philanthropy in the US, according to the results of a first-of-its-kind survey. The survey, which assessed the giving habits of Indian-Americans, concluded that the community donates in the […]

8-year-old yoga champion named ‘British Indian of the Year’

8-year-old yoga champion named ‘British Indian of the Year’

LONDON: An eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy who is the under-11 UK national yoga champion has been named the ‘British Indian of the Year’ in the young achiever category for his accomplishments in the field. Ishwar Sharma has won a string of titles in both individual and artistic yoga, most recently a gold medal representing Great Britain […]

Indian-origin truck driver arrested for crash that killed 16 people in Canada

Indian-origin truck driver arrested for crash that killed 16 people in Canada

OTTAWA: A 29-year-old Indian-origin truck driver in Canada has been arrested in connection with a bus crash that killed 16 people, mostly members of a junior hockey team,  one of the worst disasters in the country’s sporting community. The driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was arrested at his home in Calgary city on Friday and remanded […]

Indian origin woman in Singapore faces jail term in biggest US Navy bribe case

Indian origin woman in Singapore faces jail term in biggest US Navy bribe case

SINGAPORE: A 57- year- old Indian origin Singaporean woman, accused of being involved in the largest bribery case in the history of the US Navy, may face a jail term of more than three years, a media report said on Friday. Sharon Rachael Gursharan Kaur, who was a lead contract specialist for the US Navy, was […]

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 […]

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