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Indian-Americans Protest Against CNN Over ‘Negative’ Portrayal Of Hinduism In Documentary

Indian-Americans Protest Against CNN Over ‘Negative’ Portrayal Of Hinduism In Documentary

WASHINGTON:  Many Indian-Americans turned up at the CNN office in downtown Chicago to protest against a documentary they allege portrayed Hinduism in a negative light. “The documentary aired by CNN portrayed Hinduism in a negative light. This is now what Hinduism is all about,” said Bharat Barai, an eminent Indian-American from Chicago area who attended […]

Yogi Adityanath asks BJP functionaries to shun contracts

Yogi Adityanath asks BJP functionaries to shun contracts

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi on Sunday asked all BJP office bearers and public representatives not to undertake any contractual work and instead monitor them for effective execution. He said BJP’s unprecedented win in the recent Assembly elections had only increased the responsibilities of the party and its workers. Click here to read more… […]

Kerala minister AK Saseendran quits over alleged obscene phone call with woman

Kerala minister AK Saseendran quits over alleged obscene phone call with woman

In a huge embarrassment to the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front government in Kerala, transport minister A K Saseendran (NCP) resigned on Sunday after allegations of misconduct with a woman surfaced against him. A new Malayalam news channel named Mangalam which launched on Sunday dropped an audio bomb claiming that a clip it aired on the […]

Mann ki Baat: PM Modi says 125 crore Indians will help create Bhavya, Divya Bharat

Mann ki Baat: PM Modi says 125 crore Indians will help create Bhavya, Divya Bharat

In his first ‘Mann ki Baat‘ after the Bharatiya Janata Party swept Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the recently concluded state assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said 125 crore Indians want to create a Bhavya and Divya Bharat. “New India manifests the strength and skills of 125 crore Indians, who will create […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

US to temporarily suspend special payment programme for H-1B visas

US to temporarily suspend special payment programme for H-1B visas

In a significant development for Silicon Valley and Indian IT firms and engineers, the Donald Trump administration on Friday suspended “premium processing” of H-1B visas — a fast lane used by US companies to circumvent long waiting periods to get their petitions for high-skilled foreign workers approved, or rejected, for an extra fee. Under “premium […]

India says talks positive amid US move to plug H-1B shortcut

India says talks positive amid US move to plug H-1B shortcut

In a significant development for Silicon Valley and Indian IT firms and engineers, the Trump administration on Friday suspended “premium processing” of H-1Bs, a fast lane used by US companies to circumvent long waiting periods to get their petitions for high-skilled foreign workers approved, or rejected, for an additional fee. It could severely impact the […]

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