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TCC Taped Ball Winter 2016 Tournament: ECC Winners, Gladiators Runners Up

TCC Taped Ball Winter 2016 Tournament: ECC Winners, Gladiators Runners Up

HOUSTON: ECC won the TCC taped Ball Winter 2016 tournament by defeating Gladiators by 13 runs in a keenly contested final between 6-time finalist and 3 time winners ECC and 6 time finalists and 2-time winner Gladiators. With this win ECC claimed its 4th and 2nd consecutive title. On a slightly overcast Saturday morning with […]

Michael Clarke Defends Virat Kohli, Says Australian Media Trying To Tarnish Image

Michael Clarke Defends Virat Kohli, Says Australian Media Trying To Tarnish Image

Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke has defended Virat Kohli, saying that two or three Australian journalists are trying to tarnish the Indian skipper’s image. Clarke, who led Australia to the 2015 World Cup title at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, has said that Kohli should not ‘bothered’ by a couple of Australian journalists. Australia’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ […]

Former US Attorney Preet Bharara, fired by Trump, joins NYU law school

Former US Attorney Preet Bharara, fired by Trump, joins NYU law school

Former Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara, whom President Donald Trump fired earlier this month, will join New York University’s law school on April 1 as a distinguished scholar in residence, the school announced on Tuesday. In a statement provided by the school, Bharara said he was honored to join NYU, and welcomed the opportunity “to […]

Hours after Yogi Adityanath taking over, 2 slaughterhouses sealed in Allahabad

Hours after Yogi Adityanath taking over, 2 slaughterhouses sealed in Allahabad

Two slaughterhouses were sealed by the authorities here on Sunday night, a development that comes within hours of BJP leader Yogi Adityanath taking over as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. Almost an year ago the National Green Tribunal had ordered the closure of these two slaughterhouses, an official said. Click here to read more… Credit: hindustantimes.com

Adityanath orders security, amenities in temples ahead of Navratri, Ram Navami

Adityanath orders security, amenities in temples ahead of Navratri, Ram Navami

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the state administration and police to strengthen security and amenities in temples across the state, including in Ayodhya, ahead of the Basant Navratri and Ram Navami festivals. “Security arrangments at all levels must be up to the mark and the police must watch out of anti-social elements,” […]

Ban on laptop, iPad in flight cabin: If you are flying with Emirates or Etihad, should you worry?

Ban on laptop, iPad in flight cabin: If you are flying with Emirates or Etihad, should you worry?

The Trump administration’s restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States are expected to impact hundreds of Indians who regularly transit through airports in the Middle East where the new rules are applicable. On Tuesday, the US department of homeland security said passengers travelling from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries would […]

China Angered As Dalai Lama Shares Stage With Indian Officials

China Angered As Dalai Lama Shares Stage With Indian Officials

BEIJING:  China expressed anger on Monday after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama attended a Buddhist conference supported by the Indian culture ministry, the latest spat with India over a man whom China brands a dangerous separatist. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India after a failed uprising against […]

India Vs Australia: Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh Defy Hosts As Ranchi Test Ends In Draw

India Vs Australia: Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh Defy Hosts As Ranchi Test Ends In Draw

A superb 124-run fifth-wicket partnership between Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb ensured that the 3rd Test between India and Australia ended in a draw. The hosts failed to drive home the advantage they got in the initial stages of the Australian innings and were found way short when it came to running through the visitors’ […]

President Mamnoon promulgates Hindu Marriage Bill into law

President Mamnoon promulgates Hindu Marriage Bill into law

President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday promulgated the Hindu Marriage bill into law, Radio Pakistan reported. The Act will protect Hindu marriages and family rights. The president signed the bill on the advice of the prime minister. Click here to read more… Credit: dawn.com

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister, says will work without bias

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister, says will work without bias

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed its first government in Uttar Pradesh in nearly 15 years on Sunday as Yogi Adityanath took oath as chief minister along with Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma as deputy chief ministers. A 47-member council of ministers that was sworn in includes former Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi, former […]

Rejected for jobs 40 times, this Saddam Hussain goes to court for a new identity

Rejected for jobs 40 times, this Saddam Hussain goes to court for a new identity

His grandfather had lovingly given him his name, hoping that one day he would grow up into a ‘positive’ human being. Some 25 years later, the marine engineer from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand is despondent on being forced to bear the burden of his name. Two years after passing out as a marine engineer from Tamil […]

Candle Light Vigil Held at India House for Shooting Victim Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Candle Light Vigil Held at India House for Shooting Victim Srinivas Kuchibhotla

                    By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: One day, you’re taking a selfie with your wife at a happy occasion. Not much later, you get shot while having a drink with your colleague. That’s the tragic turn of events which took the life of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Olathe, […]

India House to Honor American Hero Ian Grillot at its Annual Gala

India House to Honor American Hero Ian Grillot at its Annual Gala

HOUSTON: India House is privileged to honor the true American hero, Ian Grillot, 24 at its 14th annual India House gala on March 25, at J W Marriott in Houston. Ian was at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas on 22 February when suspected gunman allegedly yelled “get out of my country” and opened […]

Election results: Why BJP’s sweep in UP could be ominous for Mamata Banerjee

Election results: Why BJP’s sweep in UP could be ominous for Mamata Banerjee

At the pinnacle of her political career, Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress boss Mamata Banerjee is a worried person after the election results in the five states. The comfort with which she can rule her state in the near and medium term future is indeed related to how the states — more specifically the […]

Modi’s vision 2022: A ‘new, inclusive India’ for poor, middle class and women

Modi’s vision 2022: A ‘new, inclusive India’ for poor, middle class and women

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought in his moment of triumph on Sunday to redefine India and Indians, and assured that his government will work for everyone regardless of who they voted for in the five-state assembly polls. The election results are a foundation for a “New India”, he said and exhorted people to take a […]

Why exit polls got UP election results wrong

Why exit polls got UP election results wrong

One possible reason opinion and exit polls failed to anticipate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s spectacular performance in the assembly election in Uttar Pradesh was that they couldn’t quite figure out how to treat the 2014 general election. Those election results showed the BJP secured over 40% of the popular vote in Uttar Pradesh on […]

China’s Xi pushes advanced technology for military

China’s Xi pushes advanced technology for military

BEIJING: China’s military needs to promote technological innovation as the “key” to its upgrading and modernisation, President Xi Jinping told military delegates to the annual meeting of parliament. Xi is overseeing a sweeping modernisation of the country’s armed forces, the largest in the world, including stealth jet, anti-satellite missiles and advanced submarines, seeking to project […]

India Vs Australia: Virat Kohli Gets Support From Matthew Hayden On Ian Healy’s Remarks

India Vs Australia: Virat Kohli Gets Support From Matthew Hayden On Ian Healy’s Remarks

The ongoing India-Australia series has made global headlines not just for the battle on the pitch but off it as well. From Harbhajan Singh’s comments ahead of the 1st Test to the ‘brain fade’ row in the 2nd, there has never been a dull moment so far. Both camps have traded several verbal blows in […]

Attacks on Indian-origin people: Diplomats open channels, community rallies support online

Attacks on Indian-origin people: Diplomats open channels, community rallies support online

Alarmed by incidents targeting Indian-origin people in the US, Ambassador Navtej Sarna is quietly working the diplomatic channels by reaching out to governors, Congressmen and US administration officials, while the influential Indian community has been encouraged to mobilise public opinion and increase awareness. The Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organisation in the US […]

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: After Kejriwal and Parrikar, Akhilesh Yadav asks voters to accept money

Uttar Pradesh elections 2017: After Kejriwal and Parrikar, Akhilesh Yadav asks voters to accept money

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav is the latest addition to the list of leaders who have asked the electorate to take money from other outfits but cast vote for their respective parties. “I (have) heard that voters are being given money. My advice to you is to keep the money and vote for the bicycle,” […]

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