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Meet the Hindus for Donald Trump

Meet the Hindus for Donald Trump

Of the 13 “Little Indias” in New Jersey, the one that offends Gloria Nisbet most is a 15-minute drive away, on Oak Tree Road in Iselin. Nisbet is mixed race and reluctantly admits she has a bit of Indian ancestry. She lives in Woodbridge, New Jersey, and visits this particular Little India often. “I have […]

Meet Nereaparambil, former mechanic who now owns 22 flats in Burj Khalifa

Meet Nereaparambil, former mechanic who now owns 22 flats in Burj Khalifa

An Indian mechanic-turned-businessman owns 22 apartments in the popular Burj Khalifa, a media report said on Sunday. George V Nereaparambil says he is not stopping at 22 and will continue to buy more if he gets a “good deal”. “If I get a good deal, I’ll buy more. I am a dreamer and I never […]

Keith Vaz sex scandal: I forgive the betrayal, says wife, but warns he’ll be slung out

Keith Vaz sex scandal: I forgive the betrayal, says wife, but warns he’ll be slung out

Maria Fernandes, the wife of Labour MP Keith Vaz has said news of her husband’s involvement in an alleged sex scandal came as a ‘complete shock’ to her, but she has decided to ‘forgive the betrayal’. In a detailed interview to Daily Mail, Maria Fernandes explains why she decided to give the scandal-hit MP a second chance […]

British MP Keith Vaz to quit key panel after reports he paid male escorts

British MP Keith Vaz to quit key panel after reports he paid male escorts

Keith Vaz, the senior-most British MP of Indian origin, announced his resignation as chairman of a key parliamentary committee after he was caught in a sting operation with male prostitutes in his London flat, details of which were splashed by tabloids on Sunday. The mass circulation ‘Sunday Mirror’ reported that Vaz, who is chairman of […]

Samay Kohli scores big with robotic automation

Samay Kohli scores big with robotic automation

NEW DELHI: Samay Kohli isn’t certainly a household name in India. He has, sort of, come from nowhere to become the lone Indian to be part of the global list of 2016 Innovators under 35, in the Entrepreneurs sub-category, published by the MIT Technolgy Review. Kohli, 30, has been honoured as an entrepreneur for his outstanding contribution […]

MoS V K Singh in Saudi Arabia to help jobless Indians

MoS V K Singh in Saudi Arabia to help jobless Indians

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh has again gone to Saudi Arabia to help thousands of laid-off Indian workers either to return to India or seek alternative employment in the Gulf nation which is faced with severe economic slowdown that has forced companies to retrench work force. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas […]

Govt plans to evacuate 10,000 laid off Indians in Saudi amid food crisis

Govt plans to evacuate 10,000 laid off Indians in Saudi amid food crisis

The government is considering evacuating about 10,000 Indian workers laid off in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, who are grappling with hunger as they have little money to buy food, let alone for tickets home. Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said the condition in Saudi Arabia was worse and the government had asked the consulate in Riyadh […]

Op Sankat Mochan: Indians rescued from South Sudan to reach Delhi today

Op Sankat Mochan: Indians rescued from South Sudan to reach Delhi today

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said the two flights sent to evacuate Indians from South Sudan, where a fragile ceasefire holds amid civil war, had cleared the conflict zone late on Thursday. In a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, the minister gave updates on Sankat Mochan — the evacuation operation — stating both […]

Indian-American running for Congress seat in New Jersey

Indian-American running for Congress seat in New Jersey

WASHINGTON: A 30-year-old Indian-American Democratic social worker is running for the US House of Representatives from New Jersey which is known to be a strong Republican bastion. Peter Jacob, a staunch supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont, was elected unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 7. He is seeking to unseat incumbent Leonard […]

Donald Trump unfit for holding public office: Kamala Harris

Donald Trump unfit for holding public office: Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON: In an attack on Donald Trump, Indian-American California Attorney General Kamala Harris has said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has an “unstable temperament” and his dangerous policy positions make him “unfit” for holding a public office. All set to become the first Senator of Indian-origin this year, Harris said, “Donald Trump is doubling down […]

Will take up problems faced by Indian workers in Qatar: PM Modi

Will take up problems faced by Indian workers in Qatar: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday night assured Indian workers in Qatar that he will take up problems faced by them during his talks with leaders of this Gulf nation. Addressing Indian workers at a medical camp in downtown Doha, Modi said he is aware of the issues being faced by Indian workers and the companies that bring them to Qatar. “I […]

Indian-Americans keen about PM Modi’s address to US Congress

Indian-Americans keen about PM Modi’s address to US Congress

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans in the US are looking forward to listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to a joint session of the US Congress with American lawmakers flooding with requests from the community members for tickets to the visitor’s gallery on June 8. A large number of Indian-Americans are disappointed by not being able to […]

Majority of Indian-origin voters against ‘Brexit’: Study

Majority of Indian-origin voters against ‘Brexit’: Study

LONDON: Indian-origin voters are largely in favour of Britain remaining in the European Union (EU), with a significant chunk still undecided ahead of the June 23 referendum, which has been described as a knife-edge vote. According to the British Election Survey (BES) released this week, 51.7 per cent of Indian-origin voters were against Brexit, compared to 27.74 per […]

Sikh councilman called ‘terrorist’ by Trump supporter; he hits back

Sikh councilman called ‘terrorist’ by Trump supporter; he hits back

A Sikh-American councilman was called a “terrorist” on Twitter by a Donald Trump supporter but the Indian-origin politician hit back at the troll, saying “you clearly don’t know what it means to be an American”. Ravinder Bhalla, city council member at large and council president of Hoboken, New Jersey, posted a message on Twitter about […]

Indian-American teen wins Intel Young Scientist Award

Indian-American teen wins Intel Young Scientist Award

WASHINGTON: A 15-year-old Indian-American boy has won the prestigious ‘Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award’ for developing a low-cost electronically-aided knee brace that allows a person with a weakened leg to walk more naturally. Syamantak Payra, a Texas resident, won the $50,000 award along with 17-year-old Kathy Liu. The award was given by Intel Corporation and […]

Indian American scientist Rakesh K Jain to get medal of science from Barack Obama

Indian American scientist Rakesh K Jain to get medal of science from Barack Obama

WASHINGTON: A 65-year-old Indian American scientist is set to receive the prestigious ‘National Medal of Science’ award from US President Barack Obama. Rakesh K Jain, a professor of tumour biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School, will receive the award from Obama along with 16 other recipients of the ‘National Medals of Science and National […]

Indian American Sikh woman elected to key Republican position

Indian American Sikh woman elected to key Republican position

WASHINGTON: An Indian-Americanwoman Sikh lawyer from California has been elected to a key position in theRepublican party at the national level. Chandigarh-born Harmeet Kaur Dhillon , 47, was elected as the newest national committee member of the Republican National Committee on Sunday by thousand plus votes in attendance at the California Republican Party convention. She was earlier the vice […]

Barack Obama honours Indian-American woman teacher

Barack Obama honours Indian-American woman teacher

HOUSTON: An Indian-American woman elementary teacher from Texas has been honored by US President Barack Obama at the White House for her excellent work in the field of education. Revathi Balakrishnan , a gifted teacher at Patsy Sommer Elementary School, was also named 2016 ‘Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year’. “It is not work for me. It is actually a passion,” said 53-year-old […]

A.Q. Khan’s family figures in Panama Papers

A.Q. Khan’s family figures in Panama Papers

KARACHI: The family of Abdul Qadeer Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme, has been named in the Panama Papers. Abdul Quyuim Khan, the brother of A.Q. Khan, and Hendrina, his wife, as well as Dina and Ayesha Khan, his two daughters, are all shown as owners of Wahdat Ltd, a company registered in the […]

Indian-origin man elected to Singapore parliament

Indian-origin man elected to Singapore parliament

SINGAPORE: An Indian-origin lawyer from Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has been elected member of the parliament following his victory in the by-election held at suburban Bukit Batok constituency. Murali Pillai garnered 61.21 per cent of the votes, while Singapore Democratic Party’s Chee Soon Juan got 38.79 per cent of votes. Click here for […]