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Couple quit prime US jobs to teach their daughter Gujarati

Couple quit prime US jobs to teach their daughter Gujarati

RAJKOT: Quitting a high-salary job with the world’s second biggest investment bank is not an easy decision. But Gaurav Pandit and his wife Sheetal had no qualms when they resigned together from Goldman Sachsin New York. But the reason for this bold decision could leave many surprised. This couple from Gujarat put in their papers […]

Free SIM cards for tourists coming to India on e-Visa

Free SIM cards for tourists coming to India on e-Visa

Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday launched pre-loaded SIM cards for tourists arriving in India on e-visa. These SIMs, which will be provided by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, will have Rs 50 talk time and 50 Mb internet data at free of cost. Click here to read more… Credit: in.pcmag.com

NRI Bishnujee Singh given UK’s top honour in Mathematics

NRI Bishnujee Singh given UK’s top honour in Mathematics

Cayley Aerospace Inc Chief Executive Officer Eur Ing Bishnujee Singh has been elected Fellows of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in the UK on January 26. The honour recognises outstanding contribution to the advancement of mathematics. The Indian-origin scientist is also a chartered mathematician of the same institute and also the first ever […]

Trump appoints Indian-American attorney to key White House post

Trump appoints Indian-American attorney to key White House post

WASHINGTON: US PresidentDonald Trump has appointed prominent Indian-American attorney Uttam Dhillon to a key White House position to assist him on ethics and compliance matters. Dhillon, who served as chief oversight counsel for the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, has been appointed as special assistant to the President. Click here to read more… Credit: […]

Evicted by son in US, woman seeks PM Narendra Modi’s nod to spend her last years in India

Evicted by son in US, woman seeks PM Narendra Modi’s nod to spend her last years in India

AHMEDABAD: In what may be called the mother of all ironies, a nonagenarian, who is a US citizen, is resisting her deportation to America citing she wants to spend her last years in her motherland. Ailing Kantaben Shah (90), who remains mostly confined to her bed in her elder son Jayesh Shah’s house in Paldi […]

Indian investor jailed in insider trading case in US

Indian investor jailed in insider trading case in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin ex-private equity investor has been jailed for 20 months for tipping off two friends about the proposed 2013 acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company by India-based Apollo Tyre, an insider trading scheme that netted over $1 million in illegal profits. Amit Kanodia,, 49, of Brookline, was sentenced yesterday by US […]

‘Haley to embody vibrant parts of American society before UN’

‘Haley to embody vibrant parts of American society before UN’

WASHINGTON: As a “proud daughter” of Indian-American immigrants, Nikki Haley, tapped by US President-elect Donald Trump to be the ambassador of US to the United nations, will embody vibrant parts of the American society before the world forum, the Trump Transition team has said. South Carolina Governor Haley, whose Sikh parents immigrated from Punjab, is […]

After Indian flag doormat, Amazon withdraws offensive flip-flops

After Indian flag doormat, Amazon withdraws offensive flip-flops

After Amazon withdrew a Tri-coloured doormat offensive to Indian sensitivities from its Canadian platform in the face of warnings by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the e-commerce major has now also pulled out flip-flops bearing the picture of Mahatma Gandhi, a senior official said on Thursday. “We have been in touch with Amazon both in […]

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Closes; Engagement Extremely Substantive: Government

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Closes; Engagement Extremely Substantive: Government

BENGALURU:  The three-day 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, a mega meet of the Indian disapora which saw its largest convergence, came to an end in the IT city today, with the government saying the PBD engagement was “extremely substantive” and outcome oriented. “This year we have had a very large gathering, we have had more than […]

Indian-origin teens bag $100K in US science contest

Indian-origin teens bag $100K in US science contest

HOUSTON: Three Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters, in the US have bagged a scholarship worth $100,000 in a science competition for their innovative research that will help doctors diagnose health problems like schizophrenia. Shriya and Adhya Beesam, 16, who are grade 11 students in Plano, Texas won the competition in the 17th annual Siemens […]

Over two lakh Indians studying in American universities: Report

Over two lakh Indians studying in American universities: Report

WASHINGTON: As many as 2,06,582 Indians are currently enrolled in American universities and institutes of higher education, registering a growth of over 14 per cent, with most of them studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) courses, according to new official figures. In its latest report released on Thursday, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) […]

Indian-origin student sues Oxford University for ‘boring’ teaching

Indian-origin student sues Oxford University for ‘boring’ teaching

LONDON: An Indian-origin student has sued Oxford University for “boring” teaching which allegedly resulted in him getting a second class degree and in turn led to loss of earnings in his career as a lawyer. Faiz Siddiqui studied modern history at Brasenose College at the university and accuses its staff of “negligent” teaching of his […]

March of the Desi Brigade

March of the Desi Brigade

Donald Trump doesn’t have the vote or support of most Indian Americans, but they do concede that his presence at a New Jersey rally in October marked a watershed moment for them. It was the first time that a US presidential nominee had made a direct pitch to them, bowl in hand, acknowledging the growing […]

Meet the Hindus for Donald Trump

Meet the Hindus for Donald Trump

Of the 13 “Little Indias” in New Jersey, the one that offends Gloria Nisbet most is a 15-minute drive away, on Oak Tree Road in Iselin. Nisbet is mixed race and reluctantly admits she has a bit of Indian ancestry. She lives in Woodbridge, New Jersey, and visits this particular Little India often. “I have […]

Meet Nereaparambil, former mechanic who now owns 22 flats in Burj Khalifa

Meet Nereaparambil, former mechanic who now owns 22 flats in Burj Khalifa

An Indian mechanic-turned-businessman owns 22 apartments in the popular Burj Khalifa, a media report said on Sunday. George V Nereaparambil says he is not stopping at 22 and will continue to buy more if he gets a “good deal”. “If I get a good deal, I’ll buy more. I am a dreamer and I never […]

Keith Vaz sex scandal: I forgive the betrayal, says wife, but warns he’ll be slung out

Keith Vaz sex scandal: I forgive the betrayal, says wife, but warns he’ll be slung out

Maria Fernandes, the wife of Labour MP Keith Vaz has said news of her husband’s involvement in an alleged sex scandal came as a ‘complete shock’ to her, but she has decided to ‘forgive the betrayal’. In a detailed interview to Daily Mail, Maria Fernandes explains why she decided to give the scandal-hit MP a second chance […]

British MP Keith Vaz to quit key panel after reports he paid male escorts

British MP Keith Vaz to quit key panel after reports he paid male escorts

Keith Vaz, the senior-most British MP of Indian origin, announced his resignation as chairman of a key parliamentary committee after he was caught in a sting operation with male prostitutes in his London flat, details of which were splashed by tabloids on Sunday. The mass circulation ‘Sunday Mirror’ reported that Vaz, who is chairman of […]

Samay Kohli scores big with robotic automation

Samay Kohli scores big with robotic automation

NEW DELHI: Samay Kohli isn’t certainly a household name in India. He has, sort of, come from nowhere to become the lone Indian to be part of the global list of 2016 Innovators under 35, in the Entrepreneurs sub-category, published by the MIT Technolgy Review. Kohli, 30, has been honoured as an entrepreneur for his outstanding contribution […]

MoS V K Singh in Saudi Arabia to help jobless Indians

MoS V K Singh in Saudi Arabia to help jobless Indians

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh has again gone to Saudi Arabia to help thousands of laid-off Indian workers either to return to India or seek alternative employment in the Gulf nation which is faced with severe economic slowdown that has forced companies to retrench work force. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas […]

Govt plans to evacuate 10,000 laid off Indians in Saudi amid food crisis

Govt plans to evacuate 10,000 laid off Indians in Saudi amid food crisis

The government is considering evacuating about 10,000 Indian workers laid off in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, who are grappling with hunger as they have little money to buy food, let alone for tickets home. Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said the condition in Saudi Arabia was worse and the government had asked the consulate in Riyadh […]

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