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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 […]

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 […]

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