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Chhota Rajan gets 7 yrs in jail in fake passport case

The Patiala House Court on Tuesday awarded seven years in jail to gangster Chhota Rajan and other accused in the fake passport case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on each of them.​​

Published on 25 April 2017 | 10:12 am


Murthy sacking: Indian-American doctors body shocked

Murthy, 39, the first Indian-American appointed by the Obama regime as the Surgeon General, was dismissed last week to bring new leadership to the vital public health sector.

Published on 25 April 2017 | 5:03 am


Note ban: SC notice to govt on Indian-origin woman's plea

A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud issued notice to the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the plea filed by Sangeeta Pandey, an overseas citizen of India (OCI) card holder who was turned down by the bank when she went to get Rs 18,000 exchanged.

Published on 25 April 2017 | 3:43 am


Indian 'couples may be aborting female foetus in Canada'

The research published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada has found that among all Indian immigrant women with two previous daughters, male to female ratios were higher than expected, particularly among those whose mother tongue was Punjabi and Hindi.

Published on 25 April 2017 | 3:32 am


'SA should take deep look to continue Gandhi's legacy'

South Africans should take a deep look within themselves to continue the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and counter claims that call him a "racist" and "sell- out", Indian-origin executive of an NGO said. Nishan Balton was referring to comments about Gandhi being racist during his tenure in the country.

Published on 24 April 2017 | 3:39 pm


NRI designs vending machine for morning after pills

In a first, a vending machine designed by a student of Indian origin, that dispenses the morning after pill, has been installed in a university campus in the US. The machine called "Wellness To Go" was installed in early April in a study room at the University of California, Davis in the US.

Published on 24 April 2017 | 1:48 pm


7-year-old Indian origin boy is UK's Yoga champ

Seven-year-old Ishwar, an Indian-origin yoga maverick, has won at a national level competition for yoga for the second consecutive year. A student of St Michael's School in London, has been quoted as the 'youngest wonder boy' by a global yoga magazine.

Published on 24 April 2017 | 11:14 am


Indian-American top doc asked to step down by Trump administration

Vivek Murthy, the first Indian-American appointed by the Obama regime as the Surgeon General, has been dismissed by the Trump administration to bring new leadership to the vital public health sector. At 37, he was the youngest ever Surgeon General.

Published on 22 April 2017 | 10:55 am


India-born doctor, wife charged in US genital mutilation probe

An India-born doctor and his wife were arrested and charged on Saturday for allegedly helping another Indian-origin doctor perform genital mutilations, a procedure that is criminalised in the United States, on minor girls.

Published on 22 April 2017 | 3:23 am


Women commissions want law on fraud marriages

National Commission for Women (NCW) member Rekha Sharma stressed on the need to enable women to be self-sufficient and self-reliant in all aspects, especially economically. She said that the present legislation is too mild and provides an easy escape route to the fraudulent NRIs.

Published on 22 April 2017 | 2:58 am


Indian-origin tycoon Sanjay Gupta to acquire Mittal's US unit

UK-based Indian-origin entrepreneur Sanjeev Gupta's Liberty House Group announced an in- principal agreement to acquire ArcelorMittal's Georgetown Steelworks in South Carolina. It would also mark the first significant step in Liberty's plan to make major investments in the US steel industry.

Published on 21 April 2017 | 4:48 pm


Indian-Americans launch White House petition to save Kulbhushan Jadhav

The Indian-American community in the US has launched a White House petition, seeking the Trump administration's intervention to save Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani court for alleged espionage and subversive activities.

Published on 21 April 2017 | 10:25 am


Saginaw Valley State University celebrates Holi

The South Asian Student Association (SASA) of Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), Saginaw, Michigan, celebrated India's very own 'Festival of Colors (Holi)' on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This was the fourth year of celebration in the university.

Published on 20 April 2017 | 4:48 pm


Indian-origin CEO in US beats wife, gets one month in jail

An Indian-origin Silicon Valley CEO accused of beating his Indian-American wife for several years may end up serving less than just a month in jail after he was offered a plea deal, according to a US media report.

Published on 20 April 2017 | 8:59 am


Indian dies of heart attack in Scotland, body arrives home

Arava Kiran Kumar Reddy was said to have been alone at home when he suffered a heart stroke. He was employed as a deputy manager in a company in London. Though he married a year ago, his wife was in India when the family learnt about his death.

Published on 20 April 2017 | 6:35 am


NRI uses American practices in Indian schools, hopes to raise bar

Sudheer Jalagam, who lives in Issaquah, Washington, has been sharing practices, followed in US schools, with stakeholders in the state. He hopes to improve parental participation and levels of education.

Published on 20 April 2017 | 1:25 am


Steep decline in H-1B visa applications this year: USCIS

The US has received 37,000 less petitions for the H-1B visas for the 2018 fiscal year, the country's immigration agency has said amidst a revamp of the visa programme popular among Indian IT firms and professionals.

Published on 19 April 2017 | 4:52 pm


Australian move to replace 457 visa unlikely to impact Indian IT workers: Nasscom

"Our initial assessment is that the move should not have a major impact on visas granted to Indian IT workers as the 457 visa category covered a lot of fields and was difficult to manage," Nasscom said.

Published on 19 April 2017 | 12:51 pm


When Vir Das came calling to Bellevue

Vir Das is touring and performing in six continents covering more than 20 countries from March to May, under the banner 'Boarding Das'. He is among the highest paid comedians in India and happens to be the first Indian to have his own Netflix show called 'Abroad Understanding' that will air on April 25.

Published on 19 April 2017 | 5:44 am


Indian-American CEO ordered to pay $135,000 to former worker

Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Rose International and IT Staffing, will have to pay her former live-in domestic service worker back wages and damages under the terms of a consent judgement entered into the US District Court for the Central District of California.

Published on 19 April 2017 | 4:21 am








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