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Preet Bharara was probing Trump cabinet member when fired: Report

Preet Bharara was probing Trump cabinet member when fired: Report

Indian-American attorney Preet Bharara, who was recently fired by the Trump administration, was investigating into allegations of trading of health-related stocks of secretary of health and human services Tom Price, an investigative news media outlet has claimed. New York-based independent and non-profit ProPublica, which is known for its investigative reporting mostly on health-related issues, in its […]

Indian-American running for key civil rights post in US: Report

Indian-American running for key civil rights post in US: Report

A prominent Sikh-American woman lawyer is in the running for leading the civil rights division of the US Department of Justice, a media report has said, amid a recent spurt in hate crimes against Indians+ in the country. Harmeet Dhillon, 48, a senior Republican leader from California, interviewed with attorney general Jeff Sessions last week, […]

Critics raise questions after Trump fires India-born attorney Preet Bharara

Critics raise questions after Trump fires India-born attorney Preet Bharara

Defiant to the end, Preet Bharara, the high profile Indian-born US attorney often called the Sheriff of Wall Street, refused to hand over his resignation, among the 46 sought by the Trump administration and announced he had been fired. While there were no indications his firing, or the others, had anything to do with any […]

Indian-origin businessman shot dead outside his US home in S Carolina

Indian-origin businessman shot dead outside his US home in S Carolina

A 43-year-old Indian-origin store owner in South Carolina, US, was shot dead outside his home, just days after an Indian engineer was killed in Kansas in a hate crime shooting that had sent shock waves across the country. But the county sheriff told the Indian mission that this “may not be a hate crime,” but […]

F.B.I. Investigating Kansas Shooting of Indian Men as Hate Crime

F.B.I. Investigating Kansas Shooting of Indian Men as Hate Crime

The F.B.I. said on Tuesday that it was investigating the shooting of two Indian immigrants by a white man who leveled ethnic slurs at them and questioned their immigration status before he opened fire at a Kansas bar as a hate crime. The suspect, Adam W. Purinton, was thrown out of Austins Bar and Grill […]

Jaishankar to visit US this week, discuss concerns over H-1B visas, safety of Indians

Jaishankar to visit US this week, discuss concerns over H-1B visas, safety of Indians

Foreign secretary S. Jaishankar will leave for the US on a four-day visit this week, aimed at sensitising the Trump administration over India’s concerns over a possible cut in H1B and L1 visas used extensively by Indian IT professionals. A person familiar with the developments said Jaishankar would also be discussing the possibility of cuts […]

Avoid Indian languages in public places: Indians in US share dos and don’ts

Avoid Indian languages in public places: Indians in US share dos and don’ts

“Don’t talk to each other in Hindi or any other Indian language when you are at a public place in the US. It might land you in deep trouble.” This is one of the suggestions doing rounds among Indians in the US in their social media groups. That sums up the fear psychosis among Indians, […]

Couple quit prime US jobs to teach their daughter Gujarati

Couple quit prime US jobs to teach their daughter Gujarati

RAJKOT: Quitting a high-salary job with the world’s second biggest investment bank is not an easy decision. But Gaurav Pandit and his wife Sheetal had no qualms when they resigned together from Goldman Sachsin New York. But the reason for this bold decision could leave many surprised. This couple from Gujarat put in their papers […]

Free SIM cards for tourists coming to India on e-Visa

Free SIM cards for tourists coming to India on e-Visa

Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday launched pre-loaded SIM cards for tourists arriving in India on e-visa. These SIMs, which will be provided by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, will have Rs 50 talk time and 50 Mb internet data at free of cost. Click here to read more… Credit: in.pcmag.com

NRI Bishnujee Singh given UK’s top honour in Mathematics

NRI Bishnujee Singh given UK’s top honour in Mathematics

Cayley Aerospace Inc Chief Executive Officer Eur Ing Bishnujee Singh has been elected Fellows of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in the UK on January 26. The honour recognises outstanding contribution to the advancement of mathematics. The Indian-origin scientist is also a chartered mathematician of the same institute and also the first ever […]

Trump appoints Indian-American attorney to key White House post

Trump appoints Indian-American attorney to key White House post

WASHINGTON: US PresidentDonald Trump has appointed prominent Indian-American attorney Uttam Dhillon to a key White House position to assist him on ethics and compliance matters. Dhillon, who served as chief oversight counsel for the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, has been appointed as special assistant to the President. Click here to read more… Credit: […]

Evicted by son in US, woman seeks PM Narendra Modi’s nod to spend her last years in India

Evicted by son in US, woman seeks PM Narendra Modi’s nod to spend her last years in India

AHMEDABAD: In what may be called the mother of all ironies, a nonagenarian, who is a US citizen, is resisting her deportation to America citing she wants to spend her last years in her motherland. Ailing Kantaben Shah (90), who remains mostly confined to her bed in her elder son Jayesh Shah’s house in Paldi […]

Indian investor jailed in insider trading case in US

Indian investor jailed in insider trading case in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin ex-private equity investor has been jailed for 20 months for tipping off two friends about the proposed 2013 acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company by India-based Apollo Tyre, an insider trading scheme that netted over $1 million in illegal profits. Amit Kanodia,, 49, of Brookline, was sentenced yesterday by US […]

‘Haley to embody vibrant parts of American society before UN’

‘Haley to embody vibrant parts of American society before UN’

WASHINGTON: As a “proud daughter” of Indian-American immigrants, Nikki Haley, tapped by US President-elect Donald Trump to be the ambassador of US to the United nations, will embody vibrant parts of the American society before the world forum, the Trump Transition team has said. South Carolina Governor Haley, whose Sikh parents immigrated from Punjab, is […]

After Indian flag doormat, Amazon withdraws offensive flip-flops

After Indian flag doormat, Amazon withdraws offensive flip-flops

After Amazon withdrew a Tri-coloured doormat offensive to Indian sensitivities from its Canadian platform in the face of warnings by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the e-commerce major has now also pulled out flip-flops bearing the picture of Mahatma Gandhi, a senior official said on Thursday. “We have been in touch with Amazon both in […]

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Closes; Engagement Extremely Substantive: Government

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Closes; Engagement Extremely Substantive: Government

BENGALURU:  The three-day 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, a mega meet of the Indian disapora which saw its largest convergence, came to an end in the IT city today, with the government saying the PBD engagement was “extremely substantive” and outcome oriented. “This year we have had a very large gathering, we have had more than […]

Indian-origin teens bag $100K in US science contest

Indian-origin teens bag $100K in US science contest

HOUSTON: Three Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters, in the US have bagged a scholarship worth $100,000 in a science competition for their innovative research that will help doctors diagnose health problems like schizophrenia. Shriya and Adhya Beesam, 16, who are grade 11 students in Plano, Texas won the competition in the 17th annual Siemens […]

Over two lakh Indians studying in American universities: Report

Over two lakh Indians studying in American universities: Report

WASHINGTON: As many as 2,06,582 Indians are currently enrolled in American universities and institutes of higher education, registering a growth of over 14 per cent, with most of them studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) courses, according to new official figures. In its latest report released on Thursday, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) […]

Indian-origin student sues Oxford University for ‘boring’ teaching

Indian-origin student sues Oxford University for ‘boring’ teaching

LONDON: An Indian-origin student has sued Oxford University for “boring” teaching which allegedly resulted in him getting a second class degree and in turn led to loss of earnings in his career as a lawyer. Faiz Siddiqui studied modern history at Brasenose College at the university and accuses its staff of “negligent” teaching of his […]

March of the Desi Brigade

March of the Desi Brigade

Donald Trump doesn’t have the vote or support of most Indian Americans, but they do concede that his presence at a New Jersey rally in October marked a watershed moment for them. It was the first time that a US presidential nominee had made a direct pitch to them, bowl in hand, acknowledging the growing […]