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NRIs, PIOs don’t need to link bank a/c, PAN with Aadhaar: UIDAI

NRIs, PIOs don’t need to link bank a/c, PAN with Aadhaar: UIDAI

NEW DELHI: NRIs and PIOs are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said on Friday, while instructing various implementation agencies to work out a mechanism to verify the status of such individuals. It said the Prevention of Money laundering Rules 2017 and the Income Tax Act […]

Chennai-born Shefali now Seattle deputy mayor

Chennai-born Shefali now Seattle deputy mayor

CHENNAI: Having already gained kudos as a policy wonk in the field of transportation, 38-year-old Shefali Ranganathan of Chennai has now achieved another distinction. She has been named deputy mayor of the US city of Seattle. Ranganathan was selected by mayor-elect Jenny Durkan to head her transition team, along with two others. She is the executive director […]

Tulsi Gabbard named chairperson of World Hindu Congress 2018

Tulsi Gabbard named chairperson of World Hindu Congress 2018

WASHINGTON: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has been named as the chairperson of the World Hindu Congress to be held in Chicago next year, organisers of the mega event announced today. Held once every four years, World Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one […]

Indian-American announces to run for US Congress

Indian-American announces to run for US Congress

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Jitendra Diganvker has announced to run for the US House of Representatives in the 2018 Congressional elections. If elected by his Republican party in the primaries, Diganvker, a business owner and community worker, would be pitted against popular Democratic Incumbent Raja Krishnamoorthi from the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. Click here to read more Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Govt to SC: Will soon bring bill to let NRIs vote

Govt to SC: Will soon bring bill to let NRIs vote

NEW DELHI: The Centre told the Supreme Court on Friday that the government intended to introduce a bill during the winter session of Parliament to amend a law to allow NRIs to vote through postal or e-ballots. The SC had on July 14 asked the Centre to decide whether it would amend the electoral law to allow NRIs to […]

Indian-Origin Motel Owner, 40, Killed In Shootout In US

Indian-Origin Motel Owner, 40, Killed In Shootout In US

NEW YORK:  An Indian-origin owner of a motel was shot dead and four other people were injured in a shootout in the US state of North Carolina, police said. Akash R Talati, 40, who owned Knights Inn and Diamondz Gentlemen’s Club in Fayetteville city, was an innocent bystander when a man who had been escorted out […]

Indian-origin girl at top of new pop with debut album

Indian-origin girl at top of new pop with debut album

Earlier this month, a 17-year-old singer-songwriter found herself on BBC Radio 1’s Top New Pop chart, along with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Miley Cyrus, for her debut single in the first week of its release. The singer was Rika, aka Chandrika Darbari, a half-Indian, half-Serbian musician from northwest London. Her song ‘No Need’ is set in an archetypal […]

Sikh teen beaten in US, family claims hate crime

Sikh teen beaten in US, family claims hate crime

WASHINGTON: A 14-year-old Sikh boy was punched and knocked down by his classmate in the Washington State with his father claiming that his son was targeted because he is of Indian descent, media reports have said. The boy wearing a traditional Sikh turban was beaten less than a block outside of the city’s Kentridge High School. […]

UK rejects two Indian extradition requests

UK rejects two Indian extradition requests

LONDON: A British court currently hearing the extradition case of embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya has rejected two extradition requests by the Indian authorities in recent weeks. Judges at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London ruled in favour of UK-based alleged bookie Sanjeev Kumar Chawla on October 16 and also discharged a fraud case against a British Indian couple, Jatinder […]

Two Indian-American businessmen felicitated by Trump

Two Indian-American businessmen felicitated by Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has honoured two Indian-American businessmen in recognition of their small but significant contribution to the US economy. Trump felicitated Sharad Thakkar and Karan Aroraalong with seven other owners of minority businesses in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Aziz Ansari honoured with Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy

Aziz Ansari honoured with Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy

The award “recognises talent whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy.” The comedian was just as hilarious in his acceptance speech, poking fun at the pressures of receiving honours, the bad food at award functions, and the irony of flying from London to Los Angeles to accept a British […]

Donald Trump celebrates Diwali in Oval office

Donald Trump celebrates Diwali in Oval office

US President Donald Trump has hailed the extraordinary contributions of Indian-Americans to science, medicine, business and education in the country as he celebrated his first Diwali at the White House! Trump was joined by senior Indian-American members of his administration including Nikki Haley, his Ambassador to the United Nations and Seema Verma Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Click […]

Trudeau’s new political rival is a Canadian Sikh with swag

Trudeau’s new political rival is a Canadian Sikh with swag

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s newest political rival is a charismatic Sikh politician who rocks bright turbans, has social media savvy and is a vocal champion of the rights of people of colour and the LGBT community. Jagmeet Singh, the 38-year-old son of Punjabi immigrants, became the first non-white to head a major political party in […]

Police clueless on three-year-old adopted Indian girl’s disappearance in US

Police clueless on three-year-old adopted Indian girl’s disappearance in US

One week since a three-year-old Indian girl vanished during an alleged incident of bizarre late-night punishment meted out by her Indian foster father, police in Richardson are yet to find a clue as to what happened to her, US media reports said on Sunday. Sherin Mathews vanished last Saturday after her father Wesley Mathews told […]

Man leaves Indian-origin woman to die in blazing car in US

Man leaves Indian-origin woman to die in blazing car in US

NEW YORK: A 25-year-old Indian-origin woman was left to die in a blazing car following a fiery crash in the US, police said. Harleen Grewal was burned to death on Friday after Saeed Ahmad, 23, slammed his luxury Infiniti 35G into a concrete barrier on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the New York Daily reported. The driver left […]

Indian-origin ‘chicken king’ in UK eyes biscuit empire

Indian-origin ‘chicken king’ in UK eyes biscuit empire

LONDON: Britain’s Indian-origin “chicken king”, whose poultry operations is battling a hygiene scandal at one of its factories, is reportedly looking at expanding his biscuit empire.  Ranjit Singh Boparan, who owns ‘2 Sisters Food Group’ — the biggest supplier of poultry to supermarkets in the UK — is in talks to merge his Fox’s Biscuits […]

Indian-American entrepreneur offers fast track mini nuclear reactors to India

Indian-American entrepreneur offers fast track mini nuclear reactors to India

WASHINGTON: An Indian-American entrepreneur has pitched for fast track mini nuclear reactors, saying they are economical and could be constructed within two years. Negotiations on mega nuclear power plants with US companies Westinghouse and General Electric are either in doldrums or moving at snail’s pace. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

NRI association discusses demonetisation issue with Sushma

NRI association discusses demonetisation issue with Sushma

NEW YORK: Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and persons of Indian origin (PIO) are still struggling with demonetisation with at least Rs 75,000 crores lying with them in demonetized notes. The issue was brought up as a delegation from Gopio(Global Organization of People of Indian Origin) met external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in New York recently. “The minister said the […]

Indian doctor new WHO deputy director-general

Indian doctor new WHO deputy director-general

NEW DELHI: Dr Soumya Swaminathan, director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and secretary to the department of health research, has been appointed the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) deputy directorgeneral, programmes, in Geneva. This is the second-highest position at the UN agency. The new WHO leadership team was announced on Tuesday by director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who was […]

Indian entrepreneur wins UK business award for innovative IT solutions

Indian entrepreneur wins UK business award for innovative IT solutions

LONDON: A Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur has won a prestigious business award in the UK for his efforts to bring innovative IT solutions to Africa. Birendra Sasmal, CEO of Subah, bagged the International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London last week, for turning the company into a thriving IT, telecoms and manufacturing success […]

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