Home » Archives by category » News » US South Asian

Couple in Yosemite Death Plunge were Intoxicated: Report

Couple in Yosemite Death Plunge were Intoxicated: Report

  Yosemite: A couple who died in October after falling from a popular scenic overlook at Yosemite National Park in California were intoxicated at the time, according to autopsy results. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and his wife, Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, were found to have ethyl alcohol in their systems prior to falling 800 feet from Taft […]

Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Run vs. Donald Trump

Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Run vs. Donald Trump

Washington DC: Democrat Tulsi Gabbard announced on Friday that she would run for president in 2020, entering what is expected to be a crowded field of liberal contenders. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” the Hawaii congresswoman said on CNN in an interview that’s slated […]

US-India Business Council Hosts Reception in Honor of Shringla, Indian Ambassador to U.S.

US-India Business Council Hosts Reception in Honor of Shringla, Indian Ambassador  to U.S.

  Washington DC: On 15 January 2019, the United States-India Business Council (USIBC) hosted a welcome reception in honour of Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Ambassador of India to the United States. Congressmen, senior US government officials, representatives of U.S. companies, industry associations and a cross-section of the media were present at the event. In his […]

Clock ticking, Naga talks stuck for long over issue of symbols

Clock ticking, Naga talks stuck for long over issue of symbols

By Sushant Singh NEW DELHI: As the tenure of the NDA government at the Centre nears completion, there is no progress on negotiations for a peace accord with Naga armed groups, with talks stuck for almost a year due to an intransigent position taken by the Naga side on ‘symbolic’ issues, such as a separate flag. […]

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman clash over her claim on HAL

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman clash over her claim on HAL

NEW DELHI: A Twitter war broke out on Sunday between Rahul Gandhi and  Nirmala Sitharaman  over a TOI report, with the Congress president claiming that she had lied to Parliament over orders placed with defence PSU HAL and the defence minister hitting back by furnishing contract records and advising him to read the full TOI article. Gandhi […]

PM Hasina’s party wins Bangladesh election: TV report

PM Hasina’s party wins Bangladesh election: TV report

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won Sunday’s controversial general  election, local TV said. Hasina’s Awami League-led ruling coalition had won 241 seats in the 300-member parliament, results on local TV channels showed. The main opposition National Unity Front Alliance, led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), had secured just seven seats.   Click […]

PM Narendra Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

PM Narendra Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

The three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — will now be called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively, said Modi at a public function in Port Blair. NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday renamed three islands of Andaman and Nicobar as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra […]

VHP raises Ram temple pitch, Sena warns BJP not to take Hindu sentiments for granted

VHP raises Ram temple pitch, Sena warns BJP not to take Hindu sentiments for granted

AYODHYA: Tensions flared high in Ayodhya as the ‘Dharma Sabha’ organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) commenced in the temple town on Sunday to drum up support for the construction of a Ram temple. A parallel rally was also held by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who warned that unless the temple was built, the BJP […]

US man killed in Andaman: Police team retreat after spotting armed tribals in second expedition

US man killed in Andaman: Police team retreat after spotting armed tribals in second expedition

  By Ravik Bhattacharya PORT BLAIR: After several failed attempts to locate and retrieve the body of American John Allen Chau, a joint team of Andaman police, forest officials and tribal welfare department made a second expedition to the North Sentinel Island, this time along with two of the accused to identify the area where […]

While world was looking at Delhi, Kolkata became the most polluted city in India

While world was looking at Delhi, Kolkata became the most polluted city in India

NEW DELHI: The level of pollutants in Kolkata has surpassed the level of particulate matter in New Delhi, which is globally infamous for its air pollution. In the past 72 hours, the air quality index (AQI) in the City of Joy has dipped to “very poor” category, crossing levels registered in the national capital, making […]

Amarinder Singh suspects ISI hand in Amritsar ‘terror’ attack

Amarinder Singh suspects ISI hand in Amritsar ‘terror’ attack

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh  on Sunday suspected Pakistan’s ISI-backed Khalistani or Kashmiri terrorists’ role in the Amritsar terror attack that killed three persons and injured twenty others. Amarinder also vowed that he would not let the “forces of terror” destroy the state’s “hard-earned peace”. “The possibility of involvement of ISI-backed Khalistani or Kashmiri terror […]

Build Ram temple in Ayodhya, let Muslims live in peace: Minorities panel chief

Build Ram temple in Ayodhya, let Muslims live in peace: Minorities panel chief

NEW DELHI: National Commission for Minorities chief Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on Sunday said Ram temple must be built in Ayodhya so that Muslims in the country can live peacefully and respectfully, PTI reported. The commission chief further stressed that in order to strengthen ties between the two communities, the dispute should be resolved soon.   […]

Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ to hit northern coast of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, bring heavy rainfall

Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ to hit northern coast of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, bring heavy rainfall

NEW DELHI: A deep depression over southeast Bay Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm, named ‘Gaja’, and is expected to hit the northern coast of Tamil Nadu between Karaikal and Cuddalore on the midnight of November 14, bringing heavy rainfall accompanied by wind speeds up to 100 kmph. ‘Gaja’ to intensify into severe cyclonic […]

‘Modi Kurta-Jacket’ the latest fashion-fad among youngsters

‘Modi Kurta-Jacket’ the latest fashion-fad among youngsters

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Kurta-Jacket’ combination, that he recently gifted to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, is the new fashion fad among youngsters. According to a report in PTI, more than 1,400 pieces of that outfit are sold every day from the seven khadi outlets in the national capital. Famously known as Modi-Jackets and Modi-Kurtas, this range of […]

Sabarimala row: Police on high alert, 1500 cops, commando team deployed ahead of temple opening on November 5

Sabarimala row: Police on high alert, 1500 cops, commando team deployed ahead of temple opening on November 5

SABARIMALA: With the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala set to open for monthly poojas on November 5, the police is on high alert and tight security arrangements are in place in the backdrop of violent protests over entry of women of menstrual age last month. According to a Kerala police release, 1,500 personnel, 100 of them women, […]

PM Modi on two-day visit to Japan, holds informal talks with Shinzo Abe

PM Modi on two-day visit to Japan, holds informal talks with Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Tokyo late Saturday night for his two-day visit to Japan for the 13th India-Japan annual summit. The two countries are expected to engage on a range of issues including defence and regional security. On his first day, PM Modi was hosted by his Japenese counterpart Shinzo Abe at his holiday villa near […]

Modi’s diagnoses was often right, prescription wrong: Shashi Tharoor

Modi’s diagnoses was often right, prescription wrong: Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said Narendra Modi could have succeeded as prime minister because he often got his diagnosis right but “failed” on account of poor prescriptions. It is time for Modi to go, he said, highlighting a range of contradictions in the prime minister’s style of working over the last four and a half years.   Click […]

Mohan Bhagwat wants law to build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

Mohan Bhagwat wants law to build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

By Abhiram Ghadyalpatil NAGPUR: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said the government should pass a law to authorise the building of a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya rather than “test the patience of the society”, while endorsing the government led by Narendra Modi. Bhagwat made the remarks, aimed at the next general election, at the […]

Amritsar tragedy: Eyewitnesses, locals rubbish train driver’s claims of being pelted with stones

Amritsar tragedy: Eyewitnesses, locals rubbish train driver’s claims of being pelted with stones

NEW DELHI/AMRITSAR: Locals on Sunday came out hard against the statement of the driver, who has said that the Dussehra revellers at the spot of the accident had pelted stones at the train. In a statement given to police as well as the railway authorities, the driver of the train, which mowed down 59 people […]

MJ Akbar hints political vendetta: Charges false, will take action; why this storm before elections, asks Union minister

MJ Akbar hints political vendetta: Charges false, will take action; why this storm before elections, asks Union minister

NEW DELHI: Facing allegations of sexual harassment, Union Minister MJ Akbar on Sunday said that making accusations without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections. Denying all accusations against him as baseless, the senior journalist-turned-minister said he will take legal action. “Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections. Whatever be […]

Page 1 of 36123Next ›Last »