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‘Not Hindu’, scientist booted from US garba event

‘Not Hindu’, scientist booted from US garba event

VADODARA: A renowned astrophysicist from Vadodara who is now settled in US has alleged that he, along with his three friends, was thrown out from a garba venue in Atlanta on Friday by the organisers because their surnames “didn’t appear to be Hindu”. Karan Jani (29), who in 2016 had made it to the Laser […]

Silence of Pakistan, Turkey on Chinese repression of Uyghur Muslims outrageous: US lawmakers

Silence of Pakistan, Turkey on Chinese repression of Uyghur Muslims outrageous: US lawmakers

WASHINGTON: It is outrageous that countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Gulf states, who have led global efforts in support of the Rohingya refugees, have turned their back on the repression of Uyghur Muslims in China, American lawmakers have said. “We ought to especially call out the Muslim countries that are saying nothing,” Congressman Brad […]

Indian-origin MPs in UK will be happy to assist India to bring back Netaji’s ashes from Tokyo: Vaz

Indian-origin MPs in UK will be happy to assist India to bring back Netaji’s ashes from Tokyo: Vaz

LONDON: Indian-origin parliamentarians in the UK would be happy to assist India to bring back the mortal remains of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose  from Tokyo, a British lawmaker of Indian descent said here Wednesday. There are more than 20 Indian-origin lawmakers in the UK parliament.   Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Donald Trump nominates Indian-American to key administration

Donald Trump nominates Indian-American to key administration

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Bimal Patel  has been nominated to a key administrative position in the Treasury Department by US President Donald Trump. Patel, from Georgia, has been nominated to be an assistant secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. Currently, he serves as the deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Prior to […]

America a ‘developing nation’, can’t fund India, China subsidies: Trump

America a ‘developing nation’, can’t fund India, China subsidies: Trump

CHICAGO: President Trump on Friday said he wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the United States, which he considers as a “developing nation”, to grow faster than anybody. Addressing a fundraiser event in North Dakota, he also accused the World Trade Organisation (WTO) […]

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, says government

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, says government

The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group’s hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday. Ten other members of the militant group were also killed in a joint ground and air operation by Afghan and foreign forces, the National Directorate of […]

US: Sikh man stabbed to death in his store, third incident in 3 weeks

US: Sikh man stabbed to death in his store, third incident in 3 weeks

A Sikh man has been stabbed to death at his store in the US state of New Jersey, the third incident targeting the minority Sikh community in the country in three weeks. Terlok Singh was discovered dead by his cousin yesterday in his store with an apparent stab wound in the chest. The Essex County […]

Nine-year-old chess prodigy wins fight to stay in Britain

Nine-year-old chess prodigy wins fight to stay in Britain

LONDON: A 9-year-old India-born chess prodigy whose fight to stay in Britain drew international attention can remain in the country, the U.K. government said Friday. Shreyas Royal, who came to Britain with his family when he was 3, has competed internationally and came fourth in the World Cadets competition in Brazil last year. But his […]

Protest in Bangladesh turns violent; hundreds of students and dozens of journalists attacked

Protest in Bangladesh turns violent; hundreds of students and dozens of journalists attacked

DHAKA: The week-long students agitation against reckless driving in Bangladesh took a violent turn on Sunday after the government’s decision to crack down on the protesters. Social media was filled with images and videos of men, armed with rods and machetes, attacking students and journalists who were trying to cover the protests. According to local […]

US radio hosts apologize for ‘turban man’ remark

US radio hosts apologize for ‘turban man’ remark

NEW YORK: Two radio hosts in New Jersey, who called America’s first Sikh-American attorney general  Gurbir Grewal, “turban man” on air, have apologized for their racist remarks and have been slapped with a 10-day suspension for using “demeaning and inappropriate” language. Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco, who host the “Dennis and Judi Show” on NJ 101.5FM, […]

Memo from the boss: You’re a vegetarian now

Memo from the boss: You’re a vegetarian now

WeWork is no longer a safe space for carnivores. Earlier this month, the co-working juggernaut announced that it was essentially going vegetarian. The company will no longer serve red meat, pork or poultry at company functions, and it will not reimburse employees who want to order a hamburger during a lunch meeting. In a memo […]

No claimants for Rs 300 crore lying in India-linked dormant

No claimants for Rs 300 crore lying in India-linked dormant

ZURICH/NEW DELHI: It is the third year since Swiss banks made public a list of accounts lying dormant without any trace of owners and no claimant has come forward for those with Indian links, even as a political slugfest continues in India over alleged black money parked there. The list of all such accounts — […]

Thai cave rescue LIVE: Four more boys pulled out, operation ends for the day

Thai cave rescue LIVE: Four more boys pulled out, operation ends for the day

Rescue workers have brought out a sixth boy from the Tham Luang cave in Thailands northern Chiang Rai province and was carried on a stretcher to an ambulance. He is the second person to be extricated in the second phase of rescue operations that began on Monday. Four boys, part of the ‘Wild Boars’ football team, […]

Over 700 Americans perform yoga in Texas

Over 700 Americans perform yoga in Texas

HOUSTON: Hundreds of American yoga enthusiasts rolled out their colourful mats and performed various asanas to mark the International Day of Yoga here. An event was organised in partnership with the Consulate General of India in Houston, various yoga studios, and Indian organisations yesterday. The fourth International Day of Yoga at Houston’s Midtown Park on […]

Early start to International Yoga Day for thousands of South Africans

Early start to International Yoga Day for thousands of South Africans

JOHANESSBURG: Thousands of South Africans gathered at four different venues across the country over the weekend for an early start to the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21. In Johannesburg on Saturday, more than 1,000 people from different communities gathered on the pitch at the Wanderers Stadium for a yoga session on a […]

Pak SC wants ex-PM Sharif’s trial in graft cases completed in a month

Pak SC wants ex-PM Sharif’s trial in graft cases completed in a month

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Sunday directed an anti-corruption court to wind up within a month proceedings against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. Three cases were launched against Sharif, 68, and his family members in September last year post his disqualification as the premier by the Supreme Court in July. The court had also set […]

Indian American techie convicted of sexually assaulting ‘date’

Indian American techie convicted of sexually assaulting ‘date’

WASHINGTON: An Indian American IT executive has been convicted of sexually assaulting, choking and beating a woman he met on a dating website and faces up to 25 years in jail, the media reported. Sanjay Tripathy, 48, of North Carolina was found guilty this week of criminal sex act, sex abuse, assault, strangulation and unlawful imprisonment in […]

Former US President George HW Bush hospitalised, misses parade

Former US President George HW Bush hospitalised, misses parade

The hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush caused him to miss out on a Memorial Day parade in Maine that he traditionally attends. The 93-year-old said in a tweet Monday evening that he regrets missing the event earlier that day in Kennebunkport, down the road from his summer home. He also said he’s “forever […]

Prince Harry and Meghan thank royal wedding guests

Prince Harry and Meghan thank royal wedding guests

  LONDON: Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday, as their Kensington Palace residence published three official wedding photographs. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday,” the palace said in a statement. Click here to […]

Symbolic Or Meaningless? What Do Black Britons Think Of Meghan Markle’s Marriage To Prince Harry?

Symbolic Or Meaningless? What Do Black Britons Think Of Meghan Markle’s Marriage To Prince Harry?

LONDON:  Lawyer Gaile Walters has no time for the British monarchy but still believes the wedding of American actress Meghan Markle to Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry marks an important moment for Britain’s black community. “It has to be significant. The fact of someone black being married into the royal family represents a widening and […]

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