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Supreme Court asks Centre to apprise it on issue of NRI voting in polls

Supreme Court asks Centre to apprise it on issue of NRI voting in polls

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to apprise it within a week as to whether it is going to amend the election law or rules for enabling non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote in polls here. A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud considered the statement that the Centre and the Election […]

Six NRIs booked for harassing woman over dowry

Six NRIs booked for harassing woman over dowry

PHAGWARA (Punjab): Six members of an NRI family were on Sunday booked for allegedly harassing a woman for dowry, the police has said. Manbir Kaur complained to police that her husband Harsimran Singh and five of her in-laws have been harassing her for dowry after she got married in 2008. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

NRIs’ foreign bank accounts under income tax lens

NRIs’ foreign bank accounts under income tax lens

MUMBAI: For decades, many Indians have escaped tax and legitimised their money stashed abroad by staying 182 days out of the country every year and declaring themselves as ‘non-resident’. The status of a non-resident Indian, or NRI, allowed them to claim such funds lying in offshore bank accounts as lawful income earned abroad. From now […]

Telugu diaspora teaches language to the new generation

Telugu diaspora teaches language to the new generation

HYDERABAD: In a bid to ensure that children learn their mother tongue, Telugu diaspora in the US, UK, Brunei and other countries have launched a mission to teach their children the language. So far, if children were watching Telugu films to be familiar with the language, it will henceforth be a formal affair to learn it. While […]

Indian-American doctor couple killed in plane crash in US

Indian-American doctor couple killed in plane crash in US

HOUSTON: In a tragic incident, an Indian-origin psychiatrist couple were killed when their private plane crashed in the US state of Ohio, police officials said on Wednesday. Umamaheswara Kalapatapu, 63, and his wife Sitha-Gita Kalapatapu, 61, both of Logansport, were killed in the crash, according to a media release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Click […]

Seven-year-old’s mission to plant 750 trees

Seven-year-old’s mission to plant 750 trees

Isha Blokhra, a seven-year-old student from New Jersey, US, is travelling to India to begin her unique plantation drive. Isha Blokhra recently learnt about global warming and the importance of trees at her school. When she asked her father what he wanted to do for his birthday, which he eventually left to Isha to decide, […]

Indian-origin fugitive arrested after being on run for 26 years

Indian-origin fugitive arrested after being on run for 26 years

NEW YORK: A 63-year-old Indian-origin fugitive has been arrested and jailed in the US more than 26 years after he was sentenced for driving in an inebriated state and causing an accident that severely injured a woman. Jaipaul Maharaj of New Jersey was arrested on Friday and brought before the court where he was remanded to the state Department […]

Trump appoints Indian-American as US Ambassador to Peru

Trump appoints Indian-American as US Ambassador to Peru

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American Krishna R Urs as the new US Ambassador to Peru. A career service American diplomat since 1986, Urs is currently Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Madrid, Spain, where he was also the Deputy Chief of Mission. During three decades of State Department service, Urs has specialised in economic issues and developed extensive policy experience in […]

How a Punjabi billionaire saved many Indians from execution/ imprisonment in UAE

How a Punjabi billionaire saved many Indians from execution/ imprisonment in UAE

Jagtar Singh has never stopped regretting the day he agreed to his son’s request to go to Dubai. Satwinder Singh was 24 years old, the son of a small mill-owner, growing increasingly frustrated by the lack of opportunities in Barnala, Punjab. In January 2014, he landed a job in Al Ain, Sharjah, as an industrial […]

2 Indian-Americans To Be Honoured With Great Immigrants Award

2 Indian-Americans To Be Honoured With Great Immigrants Award

NEW YORK:  Indian-Americans, Adobe chief Shantanu Narayen and former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, are among 38 immigrants to be honoured this year for their role in helping advance the country’s society, culture and economy. Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy will be honoured with the prestigious ‘Great Immigrants’ annual award on US’s Independence Day on July […]

Indian-American arrested for shooting ex-wife, killing a man

Indian-American arrested for shooting ex-wife, killing a man

HOUSTON: Sayantan Ghose, the Indian-American who allegedly shot at his ex-wife and her husband, leaving her injured while the latter dead at their home, has been arrested, police said. According to the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, Ghose was detained at a border checkpoint near New Mexico yesterday. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

‘Smash an Indian’ incident: 3 arrested in US

‘Smash an Indian’ incident: 3 arrested in US

NEW YORK: Three people have been arrested and charged in the US in connection with the murder case of a 43-year-old Indian-origin store owner who was gunned down outside his home in South Carolina in March. The incident had sent shockwaves through the Indian-American community in the country. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Indian-origin Sikh woman first turbaned judge in Canada Supreme Court

Indian-origin Sikh woman first turbaned judge in Canada Supreme Court

British Columbia Supreme Court judge of Indian-origin, Parbinder Kaur Shergill, has become first turbaned Sikh woman Supreme Court judge of Canada. Shergill migrated from Punjab to Canada with her family when she was four years old. Her appointment was announced along with two other judges by Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of […]

MIT’s School of Engineering gets Indian-origin dean

MIT’s School of Engineering gets Indian-origin dean

Anantha P Chandrakasan, the Indian-origin head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been named dean of the university’s School of Engineering, effective July 1. His predecessor Ian A Waitz is set to take over as the university’s vice chancellor. Click here to read […]

Two NRIs featured to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary

Two NRIs featured to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary

MONTREAL: Two Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), one whose origin is Gujarat and one who hails from Punjab, have been featured in the 150 stories to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. The two are journalist Sultan Jessa and former Liberal Member of Parliament in Canada, Gurbux Singh Malhi. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Indian Consulate marks third International Yoga Day in US

Indian Consulate marks third International Yoga Day in US

NEW YORK: A large number of people including those from the Indian community have participated in special yoga sessions organised by the Indian Consulate here to commemorate the third International Yoga Day. Consul General Riva Ganguly Das led the Yoga Day celebrations at the Consulate premises on Monday and participated in the yoga and Art […]

South Asians in London’s Finsbury Park fear being targeted due to skin colour

South Asians in London’s Finsbury Park fear being targeted due to skin colour

KOLKATA: Civil engineer Sushanta Das Gupta, who has a number of projects lined up on north London’s Finsbury Park, is tense hearing about how on Monday night a van travelling struck a crowd+ outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road. It was shortly after Londoners had finished offering their prayers at Finsbury Park […]

Indian-origin achievers in Queen’s birthday honours list; Medic tops

Indian-origin achievers in Queen’s birthday honours list; Medic tops

LONDON: A leading gastroenterologist, academics and several professionals across different fields are among the various Indian-origin achievers in the UK named in the Queen’s annual Birthday Honours’ list released on Saturday. Parveen June Kumar has been conferred the prestigious Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to medicine and medical […]

Sikh man arrested, handcuffed in US for carrying kirpan

Sikh man arrested, handcuffed in US for carrying kirpan

WASHINGTON: A 33-year-old Sikh convert was handcuffed and arrested in the US for carrying a kirpan after a customer at a grocery store called police. Harpreet Singh Khalsa, who was born as Justin Smith, has worn the ceremonial knife known as a kirpan every day since he converted to Sikhism nine years ago. Click here […]

International Yoga Day celebrations kickstart in parts of the world

International Yoga Day celebrations kickstart in parts of the world

With the third United Nations International Day of Yoga just around the corner, yoga enthusiasts from several countries have already began participating in events to mark the occasion, a full  three days ahead of schedule. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared photographs of the Yoga Day celebrations in several countries through his Twitter handle. Pictures […]

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