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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 […]

Mosque blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria: Cops

Mosque blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria: Cops

YOLA: Explosions in and around a mosque in northeast Nigeria killed at least 20 people on Tuesday, police said. The blasts in the town of Mubi bore the hallmarks of Islamist terror group Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in Africa’s most populous country since 2009 and often deploys suicide bombers in crowded places. […]

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 […]

‘I don’t rule anything out’: Mattis on taking action in Syria

‘I don’t rule anything out’: Mattis on taking action in Syria

WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday pointed toward Russia’s role in a suspected poison gas attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma, and said he would not rule out a military response. Russia was supposed to guarantee the disposal of Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons in September 2013, but President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is suspected of conducting repeated […]

‘No alternative to excellent ties between Nepal, India’

‘No alternative to excellent ties between Nepal, India’

KATHMANDU: There is no alternative to excellent bilateral relations between Nepal and India despite some twists and turns in the recent past, Nepalese foreign minister said today, ahead of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s maiden foreign trip to India this week. Admitting that ties between Nepal and India had reached a historic low during the […]

US expels 60 Russian diplomats over UK spy attack, orders closure of Seattle consulate

US expels 60 Russian diplomats over UK spy attack, orders closure of Seattle consulate

The Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats on Monday and ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the United States and European nations sought to jointly punish Moscow for its alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. Senior Trump administration officials said all 60 Russians were spies working in the US under diplomatic […]

Several people shot at Maryland high school: Media report

Several people shot at Maryland high school: Media report

WASHINGTON: Several people were shot at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, local news media reported, after school officials confirmed the campus was on lockdown and the incident had been “contained.” Multiple people were shot and their condition was not yet clear, ABC News reported, citing the St. Mary’s County sheriff. Click here to read […]

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