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Indian-American teen wins Intel Young Scientist Award

Indian-American teen wins Intel Young Scientist Award

WASHINGTON: A 15-year-old Indian-American boy has won the prestigious ‘Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award’ for developing a low-cost electronically-aided knee brace that allows a person with a weakened leg to walk more naturally. Syamantak Payra, a Texas resident, won the $50,000 award along with 17-year-old Kathy Liu. The award was given by Intel Corporation and […]

Indian American scientist Rakesh K Jain to get medal of science from Barack Obama

Indian American scientist Rakesh K Jain to get medal of science from Barack Obama

WASHINGTON: A 65-year-old Indian American scientist is set to receive the prestigious ‘National Medal of Science’ award from US President Barack Obama. Rakesh K Jain, a professor of tumour biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School, will receive the award from Obama along with 16 other recipients of the ‘National Medals of Science and National […]

Indian American Sikh woman elected to key Republican position

Indian American Sikh woman elected to key Republican position

WASHINGTON: An Indian-Americanwoman Sikh lawyer from California has been elected to a key position in theRepublican party at the national level. Chandigarh-born Harmeet Kaur Dhillon , 47, was elected as the newest national committee member of the Republican National Committee on Sunday by thousand plus votes in attendance at the California Republican Party convention. She was earlier the vice […]

Barack Obama honours Indian-American woman teacher

Barack Obama honours Indian-American woman teacher

HOUSTON: An Indian-American woman elementary teacher from Texas has been honored by US President Barack Obama at the White House for her excellent work in the field of education. Revathi Balakrishnan , a gifted teacher at Patsy Sommer Elementary School, was also named 2016 ‘Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year’. “It is not work for me. It is actually a passion,” said 53-year-old […]

A.Q. Khan’s family figures in Panama Papers

A.Q. Khan’s family figures in Panama Papers

KARACHI: The family of Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme, has been named in the Panama Papers. Abdul Quyuim Khan, the brother of A.Q. Khan, and Hendrina, his wife, as well as Dina and Ayesha Khan, his two daughters, are all shown as owners of Wahdat Ltd, a company registered in the […]

Indian-origin man elected to Singapore parliament

Indian-origin man elected to Singapore parliament

SINGAPORE: An Indian-origin lawyer from Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has been elected member of the parliament following his victory in the by-election held at suburban Bukit Batok constituency. Murali Pillai garnered 61.21 per cent of the votes, while Singapore Democratic Party’s Chee Soon Juan got 38.79 per cent of votes. Click here for […]

Neera Tanden leads Hillary Clinton campaign, slams Donald Trump’s policies

Neera Tanden leads Hillary Clinton campaign, slams Donald Trump’s policies

WASHINGTON: Indian American Neera Tanden led the Hillary Clinton campaign in slamming the economic policies of Donald Trump, Republican presidential presumptive nominee, on Thursday, alleging that this poses threat to the economic future of women and families. “Make no mistake: Trump’s divisive comments about women’s health are a direct threat to our dignity and economic security,” said […]

Debate erupts in California over curriculum on India’s history

Debate erupts in California over curriculum on India’s history

LOS ANGELES: Victors are said to write history. But in California, history is being written by a committee that is at the center of a raging debate over how to tell the story of South Asia as it tries to update textbooks and revise curricula for grades six and seven. The dispute centers on whether […]

Indian-American scientist creates T-cells to treat pancreatic cancer

Indian-American scientist creates T-cells to treat pancreatic cancer

NEW YORK: An Indian-American scientist has engineered T-cells – a type of immune cells – to break the pancreatic cancer’s physical and immunological walls using immunotherapy. Dr Sunil Hingorani, member of the clinical research and public health sciences divisions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and colleagues created T-cells with a high affinity to a […]

After Sadiq Khan’s win, the internet points out hypocrisy on Pakistan’s part

After Sadiq Khan’s win, the internet points out hypocrisy on Pakistan’s part

Khan, a former human rights lawyer and Labour government minister, is the son of a Pakistani immigrant who came to Britain in the 1960s. Though his father worked as a bus driver, he wanted something better for his children. Sadiq Khan’s extraordinary rise to prominence in politics has been hailed as an inspiration to immigrants everywhere. Pakistanis […]

This is what Priyanka Chopra discussed with ‘charming’ Barack Obama

This is what Priyanka Chopra discussed with ‘charming’ Barack Obama

Wondering what Priyanka Chopra discussed with US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Sunday? Well, the Bollywood star who is busy filming her Hollywood debut Baywatch has spilled the beans. The 33-year-old actress, who found global recognition with her character Alex Parrish in the American TV series […]

Rajat Gupta released after completing 2-year prison term

Rajat Gupta released after completing 2-year prison term

New York: India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta has been released after completing his two-year prison term, weeks after a US court agreed to rehear his appeal to throw out his 2012 insider trading conviction. Gupta, 67, was “released” on 11 March, according to his record at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. While Gupta’s prison […]

Indian-American investor occupies key IMF position

Indian-American investor occupies key IMF position

WASHINGTON: Independent investor Sunil Sabharwal has become the first Indian-American to occupy a key administration post at the IMF, three weeks after he was confirmed by the Senate. Sabharwal, who was confirmed by the US Senate after a long waiting, assumed the position as Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday. Given […]

I have more Sikhs in cabinet than Modi: Canada PM Justin Trudeau

I have more Sikhs in cabinet than Modi: Canada PM Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, known for his witty repartees, told an American audience in Washington that he has more Sikhs in his Cabinet than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The quip came when Trudeau was taking 10 questions from students at the American University in northwest Washington during his state visit to the US. During […]

This sherwani-clad guy shows you how to get kicked out of a Trump rally in style

This sherwani-clad guy shows you how to get kicked out of a Trump rally in style

It was the hair flick to end all hair flicks. Yesterday Saqib Javed showed the world how to call Donald Trump out for racism and get kicked out of a rally in style. In a video on AJ+ and on Saqib’s Facebook page, the young student, attending a Trump rally in Warren, Michigan, is shown screaming at […]

Indian priest held by suspected IS militants in Yemen

Indian priest held by suspected IS militants in Yemen

An Indian priest missing after an attack on a care home run in Yemen is being held by the assailants, likely militants from the Islamic State (IS) group, officials said on Sunday. Yemeni authorities have blamed IS for the Friday attack on the refuge for the elderly operated by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in […]

New Year, New Perspective

New Year, New Perspective

By Akriti Keswani HOUSTON: It’s a brand new year again, and all of a sudden, everyone is reflecting on what resolutions they need to make, in order to change themselves for the better this year. With this New Year, I hope to bring new perspectives into the picture so life isn’t just filled with the […]

Reflections on India’s Godman Syndrome

Reflections on India’s Godman Syndrome

By Dr. Sulekh C. Jain During the past few weeks nearly all media in India and some in the US carried news of the arrest of the self-styled godman Rampal of Satlok Ashram in Haryana. The 63 year-old Rampal was arrested on November 19 after a two-week tense standoff between his supporters and the police […]

Illinois man killed by cyanide poisoning after striking it rich in lottery

Illinois man killed by cyanide poisoning after striking it rich in lottery

(CNN) — One day, Urooj Khan jumped for joy after scoring a $1 million winner on an Illinois lottery scratch ticket. The next month, he was dead. Investigators initially ruled Khan’s manner of death natural. But after being prompted by a relative, the medical examiner’s office in Cook County, Illinois, revisited the case and eventually […]

Chicago Vedic Day Care Center Celebrates Christmas and Gita Jayanti

Chicago Vedic Day Care Center Celebrates Christmas and Gita Jayanti

By Nand Kapoor IAN Chicago Correspondent CHICAGO: Chicago based one of its kind  Vedic Day Care Center celebrated its annual Christmas function last week. About 100 people attended the function. The occasion was celebrated with various performances by the children of the day care. The children sang devotional songs, Christmas carols, and performed a drama […]