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Op Sankat Mochan: Indians rescued from South Sudan to reach Delhi today

Op Sankat Mochan: Indians rescued from South Sudan to reach Delhi today

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said the two flights sent to evacuate Indians from South Sudan, where a fragile ceasefire holds amid civil war, had cleared the conflict zone late on Thursday. In a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, the minister gave updates on Sankat Mochan — the evacuation operation — stating both […]

Indian-American running for Congress seat in New Jersey

Indian-American running for Congress seat in New Jersey

WASHINGTON: A 30-year-old Indian-American Democratic social worker is running for the US House of Representatives from New Jersey which is known to be a strong Republican bastion. Peter Jacob, a staunch supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont, was elected unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 7. He is seeking to unseat incumbent Leonard […]

Donald Trump unfit for holding public office: Kamala Harris

Donald Trump unfit for holding public office: Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON: In an attack on Donald Trump, Indian-American California Attorney General Kamala Harris has said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has an “unstable temperament” and his dangerous policy positions make him “unfit” for holding a public office. All set to become the first Senator of Indian-origin this year, Harris said, “Donald Trump is doubling down […]

Will take up problems faced by Indian workers in Qatar: PM Modi

Will take up problems faced by Indian workers in Qatar: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday night assured Indian workers in Qatar that he will take up problems faced by them during his talks with leaders of this Gulf nation. Addressing Indian workers at a medical camp in downtown Doha, Modi said he is aware of the issues being faced by Indian workers and the companies that bring them to Qatar. “I […]

Indian-Americans keen about PM Modi’s address to US Congress

Indian-Americans keen about PM Modi’s address to US Congress

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans in the US are looking forward to listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint session of the US Congress with American lawmakers flooding with requests from the community members for tickets to the visitor’s gallery on June 8. A large number of Indian-Americans are disappointed by not being able to […]

Majority of Indian-origin voters against ‘Brexit’: Study

Majority of Indian-origin voters against ‘Brexit’: Study

LONDON: Indian-origin voters are largely in favour of Britain remaining in the European Union (EU), with a significant chunk still undecided ahead of the June 23 referendum, which has been described as a knife-edge vote. According to the British Election Survey (BES) released this week, 51.7 per cent of Indian-origin voters were against Brexit, compared to 27.74 per […]

Sikh councilman called ‘terrorist’ by Trump supporter; he hits back

Sikh councilman called ‘terrorist’ by Trump supporter; he hits back

A Sikh-American councilman was called a “terrorist” on Twitter by a Donald Trump supporter but the Indian-origin politician hit back at the troll, saying “you clearly don’t know what it means to be an American”. Ravinder Bhalla, city council member at large and council president of Hoboken, New Jersey, posted a message on Twitter about […]

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 […]