India

Indian-American community holds 'Boycott China' protest at Times Square in New York

A large number of Indian-Americans chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and other patriotic slogans staged a protest against China at the iconic Times Square here, demanding an economic boycott and a diplomatic isolation of the country for its aggression against India. The protesters, wearing face masks in view of the coronavirus pandemic, held placards that read ‘We salute our fallen heroes'.

Published on 4 July 2020 | 1:36 pm


Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, Prof Raj Chetty among '2020 Great Immigrants' honourees

Two renowned Indian-Americans who have contributed towards the efforts in mitigating the Covid-19 health crisis are among the 38 immigrants honoured by a prestigious American foundation ahead of US Independence Day commemoration this year.

Published on 2 July 2020 | 11:03 am


Indian held on charges of smuggling drugs into US

Published on 30 June 2020 | 8:34 am


Leo Varadkar becomes Deputy PM in historic Irish coalition pact

Ireland's Indian-origin Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, has stepped down to make way for new Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin as part of a historic coalition deal which will see him return as the PM in over two years' time.

Published on 28 June 2020 | 7:14 pm


Donald Trump grateful for Indian-Americans' support: White House

US President Donald Trump is “Incredibly grateful” for the "widespread support" he has received from the people of India and Indian-Americans, the White House has said in response to a survey suggesting that over 50 per cent of the community members in some key battleground American states are switching over to him in the presidential election in November.

Published on 27 June 2020 | 10:56 am


Indian-origin ex-Hindu temple official charged in Singapore

An Indian-origin former official of a Hindu temple in Singapore has been charged in a court here for acting as its board member despite being disqualified for offences involving deception, according to a media report. Ratha Krishnan Selvakumar, 64, was on Wednesday charged with acting in the capacity of a governing board member of Sri Veeramakaliamman temple despite his conviction on May 9, 2017 in 10 offences

Published on 26 June 2020 | 6:46 pm


Indian national jailed in Singapore for GST fraud

Published on 19 June 2020 | 4:30 pm


Indian man arrested for smuggling 3,346 pounds of marijuana into US

An Indian national has been arrested for smuggling about 3,346 pounds of marijuana worth approximately USD 5 million into the US from Canada, a US attorney said on Tuesday.

Published on 17 June 2020 | 9:30 am


Indian-American soil scientist wins prestigious World Food Prize

Indian-American soil scientist Dr Rattan Lal (75) has won the prestigious World Food Prize, considered to be equivalent to a Nobel Prize in agriculture, in recognition of his contribution to increasing the global food supply by helping small farmers improve their soil's health. Over five decades and four continents, Dr Lal has helped more than 500 million small farmers.

Published on 12 June 2020 | 10:52 am


Trump thanks Indian-American health policy consultant for designing a plan to cap insulin costs for senior citizens

US President Donald Trump has praised Indian-American health policy consultant Seema Verma and thanked her for working hard on evolving a Medicare plan for seniors that will cap their insulin bills at USD 35 a month. In March, 49-year-old Verma was appointed as one of the key members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force constituted by Prez Trump to combat the pandemic.

Published on 28 May 2020 | 5:43 pm


Covid-19: Indian-American couple develops low-cost ventilator

Prompted by the lack of adequate ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, Devesh Ranjan, a professor and associate chair in the prestigious Georgia Tech's George W Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and his wife Kumuda Ranjan, a practising family physician in Atlanta, developed the emergency ventilator from concept to prototype in just about three weeks-time.

Published on 26 May 2020 | 9:06 am






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