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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

Ola, Uber Drivers On Indefinite Strike From Today Over Low Payments

Ola, Uber Drivers On Indefinite Strike From Today Over Low Payments

MUMBAI:  The transport wing of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has called for a strike of drivers of cab aggregators Uber and Ola starting today. The strike has been called by the Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena which has claimed that several drivers are not being able to cover costs due to falling business. Click here to […]

RBI Explains What It Is Doing With Banned Rs. 500 And 1,000 Notes

RBI Explains What It Is Doing With Banned Rs. 500 And 1,000 Notes

NEW DELHI: Demonetised Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, which have been counted and processed for genuineness, are shredded and briquetted before being disposed off through a tendering process, the RBI has said. The central bank had earlier estimated the value of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes received, as on June 30, 2017, […]

India: Pakistan shelling kills 5 family members in Kashmir

India: Pakistan shelling kills 5 family members in Kashmir

JAMMU, India (AP): Five members of a family were killed and at least eight other people injured Sunday in cross-border shelling between Indian and Pakistani soldiers in disputed Kashmir, officials said, as the two rivals traded blame for initiating the violence. The five were killed after a shell fired by Pakistani soldiers hit their home […]

Shoe thrown at former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in madrasa

Shoe thrown at former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in madrasa

LAHORE: A shoe was hurled at Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif by a religious extremist on Sunday during a function at an Islamic seminary in Lahore. The incident took place a day after religious extremist blackened the face of Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif with ink when he was addressing his party’s worker’s convention […]

Maharashtra: Braving the heat, over 30,000 farmers reach Mumbai to protest against agrarian distress

Maharashtra: Braving the heat, over 30,000 farmers reach Mumbai to protest against agrarian distress

NEW DELHI: Braving the blazing sun, more than 30,000 farmers from across Maharashtra covered an arduous 180-km long march to reach the capital city Mumbai on Sunday to stage a protest outside the state legislature against what they call the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government’s failure to respond to prevailing farm distress. The farmers’ “long march” has […]

Narendra Modi, Emmanuel Macron look to broaden ties as India, France ink 14 deals

Narendra Modi, Emmanuel Macron look to broaden ties as India, France ink 14 deals

NEW DELHI: India and France on Saturday outlined concrete steps to broaden the scope of their 20 year-old strategic partnership, signing 14 pacts in areas ranging from defense, security, nuclear energy to the protection of classified information besides agreeing to hold biennial summits between top level leaders of the two countries and an annual bilateral […]

Upset over denial of special status for Andhra, Chandrababu Naidu pulls out TDP ministers from Modi cabinet

Upset over denial of special status for Andhra, Chandrababu Naidu pulls out TDP ministers from Modi cabinet

NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu announced late on Wednesday evening that Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has decided to pull out its two ministers from the NDA cabinet after Centre’s refusal to give Andhra Pradesh central funding under a “special status”. Addressing a press conference in Amaravati, Naidu said that he has directed Union […]

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