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Man leaves Indian-origin woman to die in blazing car in US

Man leaves Indian-origin woman to die in blazing car in US

NEW YORK: A 25-year-old Indian-origin woman was left to die in a blazing car following a fiery crash in the US, police said. Harleen Grewal was burned to death on Friday after Saeed Ahmad, 23, slammed his luxury Infiniti 35G into a concrete barrier on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the New York Daily reported. The driver left […]

Indian-origin ‘chicken king’ in UK eyes biscuit empire

Indian-origin ‘chicken king’ in UK eyes biscuit empire

LONDON: Britain’s Indian-origin “chicken king”, whose poultry operations is battling a hygiene scandal at one of its factories, is reportedly looking at expanding his biscuit empire.  Ranjit Singh Boparan, who owns ‘2 Sisters Food Group’ — the biggest supplier of poultry to supermarkets in the UK — is in talks to merge his Fox’s Biscuits […]

Indian-American entrepreneur offers fast track mini nuclear reactors to India

Indian-American entrepreneur offers fast track mini nuclear reactors to India

WASHINGTON: An Indian-American entrepreneur has pitched for fast track mini nuclear reactors, saying they are economical and could be constructed within two years. Negotiations on mega nuclear power plants with US companies Westinghouse and General Electric are either in doldrums or moving at snail’s pace. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

NRI association discusses demonetisation issue with Sushma

NRI association discusses demonetisation issue with Sushma

NEW YORK: Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and persons of Indian origin (PIO) are still struggling with demonetisation with at least Rs 75,000 crores lying with them in demonetized notes. The issue was brought up as a delegation from Gopio(Global Organization of People of Indian Origin) met external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in New York recently. “The minister said the […]

Indian doctor new WHO deputy director-general

Indian doctor new WHO deputy director-general

NEW DELHI: Dr Soumya Swaminathan, director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and secretary to the department of health research, has been appointed the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) deputy directorgeneral, programmes, in Geneva. This is the second-highest position at the UN agency. The new WHO leadership team was announced on Tuesday by director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who was […]

Indian entrepreneur wins UK business award for innovative IT solutions

Indian entrepreneur wins UK business award for innovative IT solutions

LONDON: A Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur has won a prestigious business award in the UK for his efforts to bring innovative IT solutions to Africa. Birendra Sasmal, CEO of Subah, bagged the International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London last week, for turning the company into a thriving IT, telecoms and manufacturing success […]

Indian-American couple pledges $200 million to transform healthcare in India

Indian-American couple pledges $200 million to transform healthcare in India

FORT LAUDERDALE: With a $200 million commitment, an Indian American doctor couple has teamed up with a Florida university to bring world class medical education to India and potentially transform healthcare in the country. With Zambia-born India-educated cardiologist Kiran Patel and his paediatrician wife Pallavi Patel’s gift, the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) located in picturesque Fort Lauderdale, near Miami, will […]

Indian-origin bizman drives petrochemical, fertiliser projects in Nigeria

Indian-origin bizman drives petrochemical, fertiliser projects in Nigeria

ACCRA: After making his name in India, Manish Mundra, the founder of Drishyam Films, is in the news in Nigeria for contributing to its economic growth in several ways: From petrochemicals to fertilisers. Indorama Corporation, the conglomerate Mundra heads in Nigeria, aims to boost the agriculture sector in the West African nation with the opening of a $1.5 […]

Australian Hindus protest meat advertisement featuring Lord Ganesha

Australian Hindus protest meat advertisement featuring Lord Ganesha

SYDNEY: Hundreds of people attended rallies in Australia’s major cities on Sunday to protest an advertisement the Indian community described as “highly insulting” in its depiction of the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha. The India Forum Australia (IFA) arranged the protests in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in response to a Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) advertisement, aired […]

Donald Trump appoints Indian-American to key White House position

Donald Trump appoints Indian-American to key White House position

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Raj Shah, a well known aide of Donald Trump, has been appointed to a key position by the US President in his communications team, the White House has said. Shah, 32, was one of the few handful aides of Trump who landed in the White House within hours of the billionaire tycoon’s swearing in as the 45th […]

Indian-origin doctor stabbed to death in Kansas

Indian-origin doctor stabbed to death in Kansas

HYDERABAD: Dr Achutha Reddy, a well-known psychiatrist hailing from Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district, was stabbed to death in the US state of Kansas on Wednesday. The Wichita police have arrested a suspect, 21-year-old Umar Rashid Dutt, in connection with the murder and have sent to him Sedgwich County jail. The motive for the murder is still unclear. The […]

Suspects plead guilty in US multi-million dollars scam

Suspects plead guilty in US multi-million dollars scam

WASHINGTON: Four suspects have pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from tens of thousands people, says the US Justice Department. The department has charged a total of 61 individuals and entities — all Indians — in one of the worst impersonation fraud in the US history. The gang particularly targeted the […]

Indian-Americans open homes as hurricane Irma makes landfall

Indian-Americans open homes as hurricane Irma makes landfall

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans in Atlanta and neighbouring areas have opened up their homes for friends, families and community members from Florida, as catastrophic hurricane Irma+ made landfall on the state’s southern islands. Hurricane Irma has claimed three lives in Florida till now. Sewa International, one of the Indian-American organisations carrying out relief and rescue work+ , provided shelter to more […]

Many Indian-Americans stay put in Florida despite evacuation warnings

Many Indian-Americans stay put in Florida despite evacuation warnings

WASHINGTON: A large number of Indian-Americans in Florida have decided to stay back despite US officials calling for a mandatory evacuation ahead of hurricane Irma’s landfall on the coastal parts of the state. As hurricane Irma barrelled towards Florida, Indian-Americans, who own a large number of hotels in Florida, have opened up their properties for people in need, […]

Second Indian student rescued from lake in Hurricane Harvey-hit Texas dies

Second Indian student rescued from lake in Hurricane Harvey-hit Texas dies

HOUSTON: A 25-year-old Indian student has died here, days after she was rescued along with another Indian man from a swollen lake in the US state of Texas where Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc. Shalini Singh, a student pursuing Masters degree in public health from the Texas A&M University, was rescued from the Lake Bryan along with another Indian student Nikhil […]

Indian-Americans help in massive evacuation, rescue operations during ‘Harvey’

Indian-Americans help in massive evacuation, rescue operations during ‘Harvey’

HOUSTON: The Indian-American community in Texas is helping hundreds of people affected by Hurricane Harvey, one of the most destructive storms in American history, by distributing fresh food, medical and essential needs. Massive evacuation and rescue operations continue to take place in Texas and fund raising has begun for disaster relief operations to help victims of Harvey. Click […]

Indian-origin actress hid in cafe freezer, live-tweeted Barcelona terror attack

Indian-origin actress hid in cafe freezer, live-tweeted Barcelona terror attack

LONDON: An Indian-origin television actress in the UK had a lucky escape when she hid in a restaurant freezer during the terrorist attack in Spain where a van ploughed through pedestrians, killing 14 people and injuring around 100. Laila Rouass, 46, who was on a holiday in the city with her 10-year-old daughter Inez Khan, […]

Five Indian-origin persons in Fortune’s ’40 Under 40′ list

Five Indian-origin persons in Fortune’s ’40 Under 40′ list

NEW YORK: Five Indian-origin persons, including Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, have featured in Fortune’s annual list of 40 young and influential people in the field of business inspiring others with their work. Fortune’s 2017 ’40 Under 40′ list is an annual ranking of the most influential young people who are under 40 in business, whom the magazine […]

Will PIOs violate visa rules if they campaign in Indian polls: EC asks Law Ministry

Will PIOs violate visa rules if they campaign in Indian polls: EC asks Law Ministry

NEW DELHI: If people of Indian origin (PIOs) campaign in Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the country, will they violate their visa conditions? This question has been posed to the Law Ministry by the Election Commission as the election law is silent on as to who can campaign in Indian elections. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Indian-origin boy Rahul wins UK Child Genius show with IQ higher than Einstein and Hawking

Indian-origin boy Rahul wins UK Child Genius show with IQ higher than Einstein and Hawking

A 12-year-old Indian-origin boy, believed to be having an IQ higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, has been crowned as the UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition. Rahul Doshi, who a few days a back became an overnight sensation after answering all questions correctly in some of the earlier rounds, won […]