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Never needed to scold a bureaucrat, PM Narendra Modi says

Never needed to scold a bureaucrat, PM Narendra Modi says

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he never had a reason to be disappointed or lose his cool while dealing with the bureaucracy. “After my long experience in government, I can say with confidence that I have never scolded a civil servant or felt the need to raise my voice at them … […]

West Bengal polls: Nearly 80 percent turnout in second phase

West Bengal polls: Nearly 80 percent turnout in second phase

Nearly 80 percent of about 1.22 crore voters exercised their right to franchise across 56 constituencies in the second phase of elections to the West Bengal assembly on Sunday, amid allegations of sporadic violence and voter intimidation. “At 5 p.m., the overall polling percentage was 79.70 percent,” an Election Commission official said. Long queues of […]

India ‘not forthcoming’ on resuming comprehensive dialogue, Pakistan envoy at UN

India ‘not forthcoming’ on resuming comprehensive dialogue, Pakistan envoy at UN

NEW YORK: India is “not forthcoming” in resuming comprehensive dialoguewith Pakistan and such an attitude is “impeding” prospects of normalization of bilateral relations, Pakistan’s envoy to the UN has said. Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told a group of students and faculty members from the US Army War College last week that […]

BJP to field Netaji’s grandnephew against CM Mamata in Bengal polls

BJP to field Netaji’s grandnephew against CM Mamata in Bengal polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Wednesday it will field Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew Chandra Bose against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in the upcoming assembly elections. Chandra Bose joined the BJP on January 25 , two days after he attended a ceremony in Delhi where the government released 100 declassified files on Netaji. […]

Sharif, Modi likely to meet in Washington next month

Sharif, Modi likely to meet in Washington next month

WASHINGTON: The United States, Pakistan and India are quietly exploring the possibility of a meeting between Indian and Pakistani prime ministers in the US capital next month, diplomatic sources told Dawn. Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi have both accepted US President Barack Obama’s invitation to attend a nuclear summit he is hosting in […]

The teacher with a million-dollar plan

The teacher with a million-dollar plan

Mumbai: Robin Chaurasiya, one of the 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2016, knows what she is going to do with her million dollars if she wins—she will share it with the nine others. “They all need the money as much as I do to support the work that they are doing,” says the 30-year-old […]

SC to hear arrested JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea today

SC to hear arrested JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea today

The bail plea of JNU leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges for allegedly chanting “anti-national” slogans at an event in the university, will come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Friday. Kumar had moved the apex court seeking bail on Thursday, claiming threat to his life in Tihar Jail, where he was sent on […]

1 ‘killed’ in police firing; minister’s house attacked in Jat stir

1 ‘killed’ in police firing; minister’s house attacked in Jat stir

As police opened fire on Jat protesters seeking reservation, at least one person was reported killed and six were injured near the Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) campus here. The protesters also attacked in a bid to set on fire the house of Haryana minister Capt Abhimanyu, who was not inside. Another house was also burnt. […]

Council Member Himesh Gandhi Files for Re-election to Sugar Land City Council, At-Large Position 1

Council Member Himesh Gandhi Files for Re-election to Sugar Land City Council, At-Large Position 1

SUGAR LAND: On Wednesday morning, Council Member Himesh Gandhi filed for re-election to the Sugar Land City Council, At-Large Position 1. First elected by a city-wide vote in 2012, Council Member Gandhi remains committed to responsible, transparent city government, superior development, and smart spending to keep the City living within its means. “Since the first […]

Donald Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S.

Donald Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S.

(CNN)Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the United States. “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” a campaign press release said. Trump, who has previously called for surveillance […]

PM Narendra Modi is ninth most powerful figure in Forbes list

PM Narendra Modi is ninth most powerful figure in Forbes list

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ninth most powerful man in the world, according to Forbes magazine. He was ranked 15th in the list released last year. In the list for 2015 released by the magazine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ranked one once again, while German chancellor Angela Merkel jumps three spots […]

Himesh Gandhi Named to HBJ’s 40 Under 40

SUGARLAND: Sugar Land City Councilman and attorney Himesh Gandhi has been named a recipient of the Houston Business Journal’s prestigious 40 Under 40 Award. The award annually recognizes 40 of the greater Houston area’s best up-and-coming professionals under the age of 40.  Honorees have to be nominated and are chosen by judges based on leadership, […]

Prime Minister Modi in Silicon Valley

Prime Minister Modi  in  Silicon Valley

By Rakhi Israni and Vijay Pallod HOUSTON: Recently, we were very fortunate to be involved in the Community Reception for Prime Minister Modi in Silicon Valley.   As the media-in-charge for the event, we were afforded a unique look into the differences between the inside perspective from the mainstream Media living in India and the outside […]

Harish Jajoo’s Sugar Land Mayoral Campaign Kicks Off with a Bang

Harish Jajoo’s Sugar Land  Mayoral Campaign Kicks Off with a Bang

By Sanchali Basu SUGAR LAND: Harish Jajoo kicked off his much anticipated mayoral campaign on Thursday, September 17th, at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. The general election for the mayoral seat will be held on Saturday May 7, 2016. The current mayor, James Thompson, has reached his term limit and cannot seek re-election. The […]

Donald Trump’s Phone Call with Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump’s Phone Call with Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump Interviews Himself In the Mirror

Donald Trump Interviews Himself In the Mirror

U.S. Republicans warn Iran nuclear deal with Obama may not last

U.S. Republicans warn Iran nuclear deal with Obama may not last

(Reuters) – Republican U.S. senators warned Iran’s leaders on Monday that any nuclear deal with President Barack Obama could last only as long as he remains in office, an unusual partisan intervention into foreign policy that could undermine delicate international talks with Tehran. The open letter was signed by 47 senators, all but seven of […]

Will Narendra Modi be India’s Thatcher?

Will Narendra Modi be India’s Thatcher?

  Expectations are running high for the new government’s first major budget. The hundreds of millions of Indians whose votes helped sweep Prime Minister Modi to power in May last year believed that he offered the best hope for bringing growth and jobs to the country. The budget will be the first really big test […]

Modi Acts after Attack on Christian School in Delhi

Modi Acts after Attack on Christian School in Delhi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday summoned Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi after a Christian-run school was ransacked, and expressed “deep concern and anguish” over rising crime in Delhi. Modi told Bassi to speedily investigate the incident, which occurred at the Holy Child Auxilium School in Vasant Vihar in South Delhi. […]

Schiller Institute Introduces Houston to the“BRICS”

Schiller Institute Introduces Houston to the“BRICS”

HOUSTON: The Schiller Institute of Texas held an event on December 11, at the Houston Chinese Community Center: “The USA Must Join the BRICS.” The BRICS countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and have formed a coalition for global development. Opening the meeting, former U.S. Senate candidate Kesha Rogers, stated that this […]

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