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Nipah virus outbreak: Death toll rises to 14 in Kerala, two more cases confirmed

Nipah virus outbreak: Death toll rises to 14 in Kerala, two more cases confirmed

KERALA: The Nipah virus claimed one more life in Kozhikode district of Kerala on Sunday, taking the overall death toll to 14. The latest victim to the outbreak was 22-year-old Abin who was being treated at Baby Memorial Hospital in the city. Meanwhile, two more confirmed cases of Nipah were reported in the state. Earlier on Saturday, according to […]

China’s gold mine at Arunachal border may become another flash point with India

China’s gold mine at Arunachal border may become another flash point with India

  BEIJING: China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued at about USD 60 billion has been found, a media report said on Sunday. The mine project is being undertaken in Lhunze county under Chinese control […]

US makes India a catspaw with CAATSA sanctions legislation

US makes India a catspaw with CAATSA sanctions legislation

WASHINGTON: The malign shadow of US sanctions hangs over the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday, with New Delhi becoming a cat’s paw not only in the scrap between Washington and Moscow, but also in the turf war between the White House and Congress. Although […]

Isha Ambani, Anand Piramal to marry in December

Isha Ambani, Anand Piramal to marry in December

MUMBAI: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani will marry Anand Piramal, son of Ajay Piramal, chairman of Piramal Group and Shriram Group.  In a press statement on Sunday, Reliance Industries said the wedding is slated to be this December. Isha’s twin brother Akash Ambani will also tie the knot with Shloka […]

Six Indians abducted in Afghanistan: Baghlan governor blames Taliban, MEA in touch with authorities

Six Indians abducted in Afghanistan: Baghlan governor blames Taliban, MEA in touch with authorities

NEW DELHI: Six Indians were among the seven people who have been abducted by unidentified armed men from Baghlan province in Afghanistan on Sunday, reported TOLO News. The Indian nationals are staff members of KEC International ltd, an infrastructure company which recently bagged a Rs 226-crore contract in the war-torn country. One Afghan employee was also […]

Congress has initiated culture of ‘ease of doing murder’: PM Modi

Congress has initiated culture of ‘ease of doing murder’: PM Modi

SANTEMARANAHALLI/UDUPI (Karnataka): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assailed the Congress government in Karnataka for initiating the culture of “ease of doing murder”, as he launched the second leg of his campaign blitz in the state for the assembly elections. He also accused the successive Congress governments at the Centre of allowing a handful of […]

Oil PSUs freeze petrol, diesel prices ahead of Karnataka polls

Oil PSUs freeze petrol, diesel prices ahead of Karnataka polls

NEW DELHI: A fortnight before Karnataka goes to polls, PSU oil firms have stopped revising petrol and diesel prices even though benchmark international rates have gone up by almost $2 per barrel. With finance ministry refusing to cut excise duty to give relief to the common man from petrol hitting a 55-month high of Rs […]

Infused Performing Arts 6th Halftime Performance, Showcases Best of Bollywood

Infused Performing Arts 6th Halftime Performance, Showcases Best of Bollywood

Click Here for Photo Collage By Akhila Kumar HOUSTON: As thousands of viewers filed into the Toyota Center on Saturday, April, 7, they had no idea they were in for more than just a show down between James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Houston’s premier Bollywood dance company, Infused Performing Arts, took to the courts for […]

Club 24 Plus: Cool Waterfront Party, Cooler Philanthropy

Club 24 Plus: Cool Waterfront Party, Cooler Philanthropy

Click Here for Photo Collage By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Saturday, April 14 was the date for Club 24 Plus annual Evening of Philanthropy. In the morning, the sky was alive with thunderstorms, lightning, and even hailstorms in some areas. Hosts Dr. Kuldip and Veena Kaul were not certain whether to hold the party inside or […]

JSW Group, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs & Sharing Profits with India House

JSW Group, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs & Sharing Profits with India House

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: JSW Group, the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate and a part of O.P. Jindal Group, has played a key role in India’s growth story. It has a presence in Steel, Energy, Infrastructure, Cement, Ventures and Sports. From humble beginnings with a single plant in 1982, JSW Steel is now India’s leading manufacturer of […]

When You Tickle the Funnybone in Hindi, it Just Feels More Hilarious!

When You Tickle the Funnybone in Hindi, it Just Feels More Hilarious!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: This 11th annual Hasya Kavi Sammelan (Laughing Poet’s Society) organized, once again, by the local chapter of the International Hindi Association in conjunction with the India Culture Center was held again this year at India House on Sunday, April 22 in the late afternoon at 4:30, starting with a tea and […]

Book Launch Event Benefits Pratham’s Beauty Entrepreneurship Program

Book Launch Event Benefits Pratham’s Beauty Entrepreneurship Program

HOUSTON: Dermatologist and author Dr. Rajani Katta recently released her latest book, on eating for younger skin, at an event held to raise funds for Pratham. At the book launch event held on Friday, April 13, all proceeds from the sale of Glow: The Dermatologist’s Guide to a Whole Foods Younger Skin Diet were donated […]

Judge Sandill Meets YLDP Students

Judge Sandill Meets YLDP Students

By Tarini Kumar HOUSTON: On Saturday, April 7, the students of YLDP met with Honorable Judge Ravi Kumar Sandill at the Harris County Courthouse.  Judge Sandill is the only person of South Asian decent to hold a high-ranking public office in the state of Texas. Judge Sandill was born in Canada to immigrant parents from […]

CRY America’s Annual Volunteer Conference Held in Houston

CRY America’s Annual Volunteer Conference Held in Houston

HOUSTON: CRY, Child Rights & You America Inc, a non-profit that works towards ensuring underprivileged children their basic rights, held their Annual CRYAmerica Volunteer Conference in Houston on April 7 and April 8 at the Four Points by Sheraton Energy Corridor Hotel owned by Juuhi and Prakash Ahuja. It was well attended by volunteers, Action […]

Candidate Sri Kulkarni Shares His Platform at Rao’s Fundraiser

Candidate Sri Kulkarni Shares His Platform at Rao’s Fundraiser

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Ever since he announced his candidacy for the District 22 Congressional seat, this Democratic contender, Sri Preston Kulkarni, has stolen the hearts and minds of many of the desi community. Not only is he a product of growing up in a tough Alief neighborhood, and later went to the University of […]

Celebrating Bengali New Year in the Heart of Texas

Celebrating Bengali New Year in the Heart of Texas

HOUSTON: Houston Durga Bari celebrated Poila Baishakh in the heart of Texas with a day full of fantastic events on Sunday, April 15. It brought the Indian and Bangladeshi communities, Durga Bari and Tagore Society of Houston , together at our home away from home right here in Houston, celebrating Poila Baishakh.   The Tagore […]

VYASA Houston’s Annual Yoga Retreat 2018

VYASA Houston’s Annual Yoga Retreat 2018

HOUSTON: VYASA-USA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana) Houston chapter recently conducted its 6th annual Yoga Retreat from 13 to 15 April in Camp Cho-Yeh near Livingston, an ideal setting for practice and contemplation of the great gift that India has offered to the world – Yoga. Yoga, a scientific way of life crafted by ancient […]

Save A Mother, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

Save A Mother, Celebrating its 10th Anniversary

HOUSTON: Young mothers die during childbirth in poor countries with limited resources. Rural India has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. In 2008, a group of volunteers joined together in Houston and Chicago to start ‘Save A Mother,’ an organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant mortality in rural India. What […]

The Spectacular Utsavam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple, Houston

The Spectacular Utsavam at Sri Guruvayurappan Temple, Houston

By Chittoor K. Ramachandran HOUSTON: Greater Houston is looking forward to this season of Indian cultural extravaganza. Year after year, this is the time hundreds of families from nearby towns look forward to rush to Sri Guruvayurappan Temple. The annual festival (Utsavam) of this temple falls this year during April 26 through May 5.  Unique […]

IMS Presents Rahul Sharma and Aditya Kalyanpur

IMS Presents Rahul Sharma and Aditya Kalyanpur

HOUSTON: Santoor was brought from folk music to mainstream classical music by Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. In his lifetime, he achieved this great feat and as a result the world got to hear this incredibly sweet instrument as the lead instrument. Prior to that santoor was part of the folk and Bollywood background music. Ustad Zakir […]