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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 […]

Meera Sachdeva Sentenced: Doctor Gets 20 Years in Mississippi Cancer Center Fraud

Meera Sachdeva Sentenced: Doctor Gets 20 Years in Mississippi Cancer Center Fraud

JACKSON, MS (Huffington Post): A federal judge on Friday sentenced a doctor to 20 years in prison and ordered her to repay nearly $8.2 million for fraud at a former Mississippi cancer center she ran. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III said he was “appalled” at how Dr. Meera Sachdeva treated patients at a […]

Keshav Smriti Holds Prayer Meeting to Honor Sandy Hook Victims

Keshav Smriti Holds Prayer Meeting to Honor Sandy Hook Victims

  By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It was hastily arranged as many of the familiar names of local Hindu leaders fanned out to their friends and acquaintances. But between the calls that Sharad Amin, Girish Desai and Vijay Pallod made, about 30 people turned up on Sunday, December 16 at the Keshav Smriti – the meeting […]

Christmas Time, But 2013 is Around the Corner! My New Year Resolution is …

Christmas Time, But 2013 is Around the Corner! My New Year Resolution is …

  By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Christmas isn’t even over and the kids still want their presents (see page 1) but some people already are thinking way ahead about the New Year and the resolutions they swear they will keep.  Indo American News touched base with a broad mix of people – seniors, children, men and […]

Santa Claus, All I Want for Christmas is ….

Santa Claus, All I Want for Christmas is ….

  HOUSTON: Brightly colored packages tied up with satin ribbons with your name on it under the Christmas tree?  Does Christmas get any better?  Probably not. We posed the above question to several children and judging by their lightning quick responses, they’ve been thinking about this for a while.  Let’s hope their parents are reading […]

Norah Jones – A Decade of Singing

Norah Jones – A Decade of Singing

By Sowmya Nandamukar Norah Jones, (Geetali Norah Jones Shankar) was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York on March 30, 1979 to Sue Jones (a concert producer at that time) and Pandit Ravi Shankar of Sitar glory. Her father named her Geetali at birth, a name which contains the word Geet, which means song or melody. […]

Sergeant Uday Singh Taunque – First US Army Soldier of Indian Origin to Die in Iraq

Sergeant Uday Singh Taunque – First US Army Soldier of Indian Origin to Die in Iraq

As the USA celebrates July 4th, independence day, all the immigrant, Indian Americans, a large community and a vital social force in American society are as much a part of the celebrations, having embraced this nation for many a reason.  There couldn’t be a better time than that to remember a US army soldier of […]

Vikram Seth – A Multi-Faceted Writer, Polyglot and Perhaps Even a Musician?

Vikram Seth – A Multi-Faceted Writer, Polyglot and Perhaps Even a Musician?

By Sowmya Nandakumar Vikram Seth, son of Leila and Prem Seth was born on June 20, 1952 in Kolkata. He is of Punjabi origin.  His father Prem Seth was an executive of a shoe company – so one of the places Vikram has lived in is Batanagar, the town of the Bata shoe company, near […]

Indian Principal gets a Top Position in a Utah Global School

Indian Principal gets a Top Position in a Utah Global School

By Raj Kanwar, IAN India Correspondent When Dev Lahiri retired a year ago as the Principal of India’s famed Welham Boys School in Dehra Dun, everyone, including Lahiri himself, thought that he had reached the pinnacle of his eventful teaching career that had spanned over 30 years. He and wife Indrani had planned to lead […]