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Kruthi Bhat of Texas, Youngest Recipient of the “Kala Rathna” Title

Kruthi Bhat of Texas, Youngest Recipient of the “Kala Rathna” Title

By Dr. Lakshmi Srivaths HOUSTON : Kruthi Bhat was conferred this title at the 41st Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana held in Cleveland, Ohio from March 28 to April 8 celebration. The Kala rathna award is given by the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana to artists under the age of 35, as an appreciation and recognition for their tireless […]

Sur Sang: One of the Multi-faceted Offerings by CICMH

Sur Sang: One of the Multi-faceted Offerings by CICMH

HOUSTON: This Sunday April 22, Center for Indian Classical Music of Houston (CICMH) presents another concert in its SUR SANG series. The concert will feature, for the first time ever in Houston, the Living Legend of Sitar, Ustad Shahid Parvez and the world-renowned Flautist Maestro Shashank together on the same stage – playing both solo […]

30 Years of Hindi at Bellaire High School, Holika Celebration a Huge Success

30 Years of Hindi at Bellaire High School, Holika Celebration a Huge Success

By Ishani Shethia, Cassandra Martinez & Satya Das HOUSTON: First high school Hindi program of the nation celebrated 30 years of the program on Saturday, March 24 at the Bellaire High School’s auditorium. Almost house full of audience of over 700 guests, parents, and students were entertained with 21 beautiful performances by Bellaire high school […]

‘I don’t rule anything out’: Mattis on taking action in Syria

‘I don’t rule anything out’: Mattis on taking action in Syria

WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday pointed toward Russia’s role in a suspected poison gas attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma, and said he would not rule out a military response. Russia was supposed to guarantee the disposal of Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons in September 2013, but President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is suspected of conducting repeated […]

CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal helps India claim historic gold medal in badminton mixed-team event

CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal helps India claim historic gold medal in badminton mixed-team event

India’s badminton team created history on Monday as they claimed their first gold medal in mixed-team event, defeating Malaysia 3-1 in final. Saina Nehwal led a long, intense battle against Soniia Cheah to give India the top position. India’s gold-medal campaign started with the pair of Ashwini Ponnappa-Satwik Rankireddy taking down Peng Soon Chan and Liu Yong […]

Pakistan not discussing resumption of aid with US, claims Aizaz Chaudhry

Pakistan not discussing resumption of aid with US, claims Aizaz Chaudhry

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has not, and does not intend to, discuss the resumption of suspended security aid with the United States, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary said on Friday while briefing the US and Pakistani media. The briefing, although intended to highlight Indian atrocities in held Kashmir, drifted to US-Pakistan ties and the Afghan dispute. Click here […]

Shiv Sena spurns BJP’s overture, to go it alone in 2019 polls

Shiv Sena spurns BJP’s overture, to go it alone in 2019 polls

MUMBAI: Just a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah expressed his hope that the Shiv Sena will stay with the BJP for the next elections, two prominent Sena leaders on Saturday rebuffed the overture. Shiv Sena member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut told reporters on Saturday that “the time to formalize an […]

Indian Army rejects China’s accusations of ‘transgression’ in Arunachal, says it would continue patrols up to LAC

Indian Army rejects China’s accusations of ‘transgression’ in Arunachal, says it would continue patrols up to LAC

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army has categorically rejected Chinese accusations of transgression’ in Asaphila area along the disputed border in Arunachal Pradesh, news agency PTI reported quoting official sources. The area is considered to be of vital strategic importance to both the Asian giants Indian authorities further informed that Chinese officials flagged the issue in a […]

‘No alternative to excellent ties between Nepal, India’

‘No alternative to excellent ties between Nepal, India’

KATHMANDU: There is no alternative to excellent bilateral relations between Nepal and India despite some twists and turns in the recent past, Nepalese foreign minister said today, ahead of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s maiden foreign trip to India this week. Admitting that ties between Nepal and India had reached a historic low during the […]

IPL 2018: Bowling the concern as revamped Kings XI Punjab chase elusive title

IPL 2018: Bowling the concern as revamped Kings XI Punjab chase elusive title

NEW DELHI: With a few exceptions, the current Kings XI Punjab squad for the 11th season of the IPL bears little resemblance to any past squad in any season – and herein lies the riddle. Will wholesale changes during January’s player auction bring the desired results? Just to remind you: KXIP have only made the IPL play-offs in two […]

Zardari and Imran are ‘brothers’, Maryam tells crowd in Swat

Zardari and Imran are ‘brothers’, Maryam tells crowd in Swat

PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz on Sunday said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari are brothers that have joined hands under a banner that does not represent the people. In a fiery speech made while addressing a huge crowd at Kabal in Swat, Maryam said, “These two brothers have joined […]

Malala’s brief return to Pakistan is a big defeat for terrorism

Malala’s brief return to Pakistan is a big defeat for terrorism

Malala Yousafzai is back in Pakistan, even though temporarily. Proven that her home country is moving in the right direction, even if this movement is very slow, Malala’s return is a big defeat for extremism. But here is the bitter truth: Almost all important political leaders from the government and opposition welcomed her, but there […]

Cauvery dispute: DMK calls for state-wide shutdown on April 5, plans to show black flags to PM Modi

Cauvery dispute: DMK calls for state-wide shutdown on April 5, plans to show black flags to PM Modi

In light of the Centre failing to constitute a Cauvery Water Management Board within the six-week deadline given by the Supreme Court, which ended on Thursday, the DMK announced a shutdown across Tamil Nadu on April 5. Addressing the media after chairing an all-party meeting on Sunday, DMK working president M K Stalin also said […]

US expels 60 Russian diplomats over UK spy attack, orders closure of Seattle consulate

US expels 60 Russian diplomats over UK spy attack, orders closure of Seattle consulate

The Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats on Monday and ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the United States and European nations sought to jointly punish Moscow for its alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. Senior Trump administration officials said all 60 Russians were spies working in the US under diplomatic […]

Steve Smith steps down as Rajasthan Royals captain for IPL 2018, Ajinkya Rahane to lead

Steve Smith steps down as Rajasthan Royals captain for IPL 2018, Ajinkya Rahane to lead

Steve Smith has been removed as the captain of Rajasthan Royals and Ajinkya Rahane will replace him as the skipper in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League 2018. Confirming the development  Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket, said, “The incident in Cape Town has certainly disturbed the cricketing world. We have been in constant touch with the BCCI […]

Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash to wed diamantaire’s daughter Shloka Mehta later this year

Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash to wed diamantaire’s daughter Shloka Mehta later this year

Akash Ambani, the eldest son of India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, on Saturday proposed to Shloka Mehta in Goa, it is learnt. The wedding will happen in Mumbai later this year. Shloka Mehta is the daughter of Russell Mehta, who heads Rosy Blue Diamonds, one of the country’s leading diamond companies. The Ambanis and Mehtas […]

Doklam: India will maintain territorial integrity, asserts defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Doklam: India will maintain territorial integrity, asserts defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman today asserted that India was “ready for any unforeseen situation” in Doklam and will “maintain” its territorial integrity, reported ANI. “We are alert and ready for any unforeseen situation in Doklam. We are constantly working on the modernisation of our forces. We will maintain our territorial integrity,” ANI quoted the minister as saying […]

Rahul Gandhi targets PM, claims Narendra Modi app steals data and gives it to American companies

Rahul Gandhi targets PM, claims Narendra Modi app steals data and gives it to American companies

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica row, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter alleging that the Narendra Modi app is leaking data to US companies. He claimed on Twitter that the Prime Minister is allowing ‘American companies’ to take away the data of the users who sign […]

Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets 14-year jail term in Dumka treasury case; RJD, BJP cross swords

Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets 14-year jail term in Dumka treasury case; RJD, BJP cross swords

Former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday was sentenced to “14 years of imprisonment” in the fourth fodder scam case that pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka treasury by Animal Husbandry Department officials between 1991 and 1996. The conviction has been made under 120-B (criminal conspiracy), […]

Several people shot at Maryland high school: Media report

Several people shot at Maryland high school: Media report

WASHINGTON: Several people were shot at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, local news media reported, after school officials confirmed the campus was on lockdown and the incident had been “contained.” Multiple people were shot and their condition was not yet clear, ABC News reported, citing the St. Mary’s County sheriff. Click here to read […]

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