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Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways at the 4th IIT BHU Alumni Meet

NAPERVILLE, IL:  The IIT BHU Global Alumni Association recently held its fourth Global Alumni Meet at the Sheraton Lisle Hotel in Lisle, Illinois. Theme for the Meet was “The IIT BHU Journey of Excellence Continues…”.  Over 200 people attended the Meet. At the opening, a lamp lighting ceremony was held with the portrait of Mahamana […]

“Krishna, Love Re-invented” Where Dance Crosses all Barriers of Race, Religion and Geography

  HOUSTON: After Sangamam, Dashavatar, Go to your room, Mother, Bollywood Blast, and The Life of Gautama Buddha Samskriti brings to Houston an unusual production from Malaysia – Krishna, Love Re-invented – by Ramli Ibrahim and the Sutra Dance Theatre. This presentation is a perfect example of ‘dance without borders’, where art transcends religion and […]

How to Apply for College Without Going Gray in the Process

Best in Class Education Center offers tips for parents and students to make the college application process as stress-free as possible Eager high school students (and their parents) are in the midst of spending many late nights and weekends writing essays, organizing forms, and waiting on pins and needles to find out if they’ve been […]

MassMutual Honors Diwali and Business Tradition of Chopda Pujan

No-Cost Seminars Help Business Owners Secure Their Futures and Protect the Next Generation SPRINGFIELD, MASS: Almost three million Asian Indians in the United States are preparing to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, on Oct. 23. For the more than 300,000 Asian-Indian owned firms* in the U.S., the holiday takes on an added dimension, as […]

Mama’s Punjabi Recipes: Atte Da Halva (Whole Wheat Flour Halva)

  For Punjabis, atta (whole wheat flour) is the carbohydrate of preference, and rice is less of a staple dish. Hence, lots of dishes, including many sweets like pinnis, poodras and halwa, are made of atta. It helps that whole wheat is preferred by dieticians for health reasons, even though excessive carbohydrates consumed are equally […]

Rath Yatra and Bahuda Yatra Fast Becoming a Tradition at Durga Bari

HOUSTON: With much pomp and ceremony, Rath Yatra was celebrated at Durgabari on June 29. Well attended by more than 1000 people, this year marks the 3rd year in a row and it’s fast becoming a tradition at Durga Bari. People flocked to the temple early morning that day and waited patiently as Mahamahopadhyay Dr. […]

Dhoni should continue as captain till 2019 World Cup: Sunny

Dhoni should continue as captain till 2019 World Cup: Sunny

New Delhi: Impressed by the changed leadership style of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar today said that the Jharkhand dasher should continue as India’s captain till the 2019 World Cup.  Gavaskar feels that Dhoni has changed his captaincy approach after the debacle against Australia and England and he was now a much-more assertive leader […]

Abu Jundal says ‘hallucinating’ about Kasab

The special MCOCA court on Tuesday directed Arthur Road jail to file a report on the medical condition of key 26/11 handler Abu Jundal on his plea that he was ‘hallucinating’ about hanged terrorist Ajmal Kasab. “Jundal had filed an application in the court saying he was mentally disturbed when detained in Saudi Arabia last […]

Govt proposes to lower age for consensual sex from 18 to 16

Govt proposes to lower age for consensual sex from 18 to 16

The government has proposed to lower the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16 and reintroduce the word ‘rape’ instead of ‘sexual assault’ in the new criminal law amendment bill.  The draft of the bill has been readied by the government to replace the recently-promulgated criminal law amendment ordinance.  Official sources said the Union […]

Rahul Gandhi says not interested in Prime Minister’s post; party undeterred

Rahul Gandhi says not interested in Prime Minister’s post; party undeterred

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi today shared his agenda with MPs from his party in an impromptu session. “The Prime Minister’s post is not my priority. I believe in long-term politics,” the 42-year-old said, while stressing that the Congress’s infamous “high command culture” must be over-written with power being distributed through the party.  Barely three hours later, […]

Five years after 26/11, India faces intelligence famine

Five years after 26/11, India faces intelligence famine

Even as the Ministry of Home Affairs has renewed efforts to set up a new Rs. 3,400-crore National Counter-Terrorism Centre, highly placed government sources told The Hindu that little effort had been made to address crippling shortages of capacity in the domestic intelligence service, the Intelligence Bureau, or in State police intelligence services.  The Ministry’s renewed push […]

Bansal’s rail budget: Reforms, populism share berth

Bansal’s rail budget: Reforms, populism share berth

In the first railway budget by a Congressman in 17 years, minister Pawan Kumar Bansal sought to walk a tightrope by combining political compulsions with fiscal prudence.  This being the last railway budget before the 2014 general elections, Bansal avoided increasing passenger fares — which were hiked by 20% just 34 days ago — but made […]

Afzal Guru ‘justified’ Parliament attack in letter written four years ago

Afzal Guru ‘justified’ Parliament attack in letter written four years ago

SRINAGAR: Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru had in a letter, purportedly written by him over four years ago, said that there was no need to be ashamed of the December 13 attack on Parliament, but had stopped short of owning any responsibility for it.  In the letter written to editor of a local Urdu weekly, Guru, who was […]

Cameron Calls Colonial-Era Massacre in India ‘Shameful’

Cameron Calls Colonial-Era Massacre in India ‘Shameful’

NEW DELHI — Britain’s prime minister laid a wreath on Wednesday at the site of a notorious 1919 massacre that cost the lives of hundreds of Indians and has long been seen as one of the British Empire’s most shameful episodes. David Cameron was the first serving prime minister to voice regret about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre […]

Warning Signs Seen Ahead of India Bombings

Warning Signs Seen Ahead of India Bombings

NEW DELHI — The death toll from Thursday’s explosions in Hyderabad, India, rose on Friday to 16 people, as new information about India’s deadliest bombing since 2011 suggested the attacks had been long planned, raising questions about whether they could have been prevented.Two days before the blasts, national intelligence sources warned that there might be terrorist […]

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