British-Indian couple launch allergy awareness drive 

An Indian-origin couple based in London have launched a worldwide allergy awareness drive in memory of their nine-year-old daughter who died of a severe reaction to blackberries and dairy.

Published on 22 October 2017 | 5:39 am

Jallianwala Bagh: Motion tabled in UK parliament

Virendra Sharma, one of Britain's senior-most Indian-origin MPs, tabled his Early Day Motion (EDM) titled 'Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919' earlier this week and has attracted five additional signatures from British MPs so far.

Published on 20 October 2017 | 3:08 am

Donald Trump celebrates Diwali in Oval office

US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali in Oval Office of the White House along with senior Indian-American members of the administration, including Nikki Haley, Seema Verma and community leaders.

Published on 18 October 2017 | 3:14 am

Working through CCTV: US police on missing girl

Police in Richardson, Texas, are still holding out hope for a 3-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared 10 days ago after her foster father left her in an alley at 3am for not drinking her milk.

Published on 17 October 2017 | 5:09 pm

Indian-origin teenager is UK's 'youngest millionaire'

An Indian-origin teenager has made a fortune by selling houses through his online estate agency business during his school lunch breaks and has become one of UK's youngest millionaires, a media report said.

Published on 17 October 2017 | 4:29 am

US: Police clueless on Indian girl's disappearance

One week since a three-year-old Indian girl vanished during an alleged incident of bizarre late-night punishment meted out by her Indian foster father, police in Richardson are yet to find a clue as to what happened to her, US media reports said on Sunday.

Published on 15 October 2017 | 5:35 pm

Chef of Indian restaurant in UK fined for nuts in curry

Bangladesh-origin Mohammed Uddin of Masala Indian Cuisine in Grimsby in east England pleaded guilty to selling the contaminated dish, which contained 6.8 milligrammes of peanuts, enough to endanger allergy sufferers.

Published on 14 October 2017 | 11:29 am

American Sikh drivers lining up their trucks at I-465 against ELDs

Over 300 Sikh truck drivers have returned to Indiana from Washington DC and are forming a truck line on Interstate 465 to call attention to a directive from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that poses not only economic threat, but added highway safety threats.

Published on 9 October 2017 | 2:37 pm

69% Canadians can think of voting for turbaned Sikh Jagmeet Singh

After Jagmeet Singh was elevated as the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) - the first nonwhite and turbaned Sikh to head any political party in Canada - 69% respondents in an online poll said they would consider voting for a national party leader who wears a turban and carries a kirpan.

Published on 9 October 2017 | 3:51 am

Indian-American entrepreneur offers fast track mini nuclear reactors to India

An Indian-American entrepreneur has pitched for fast track mini nuclear reactors, saying they are economical and could be constructed within two years. Negotiations on mega nuclear power plants with US companies Westinghouse and General Electric are either in doldrums or moving at snail's pace.

Published on 8 October 2017 | 4:32 am

Indian-origin doctor, killed in Kansas, was stabbed 165 times

Psychiatrist Achutha N Reddy, who hailed from Nalgonda in Telangana, and settled in Wichita, Kansas, US, suffered as many as 165 'sharp force trauma injuries'. He was allegedly stabbed by one Umar R Dutt, who was also his patient at the Holistic Psychiatric Services clinic, Wichita.

Published on 6 October 2017 | 4:46 pm

Indian entrepreneur wins UK business award

Birendra Sasmal, CEO of Subah, bagged the International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London last week, for turning the company into a thriving IT, telecoms and manufacturing success story with operations across West Africa.

Published on 1 October 2017 | 10:01 am

Harvey: US lawmaker lauds Indian-Americans

A top American lawmaker has lauded the role of the Indian-American volunteers in the relief and reconstruction work during and post hurricane Harvey in the US state of Texas.

Published on 29 September 2017 | 7:19 am

Hindu group in US condemns Hindu massacre in Myanmar

An eminent Hindu group in the US has expressed concern over reports that a mass grave containing the bodies of 28 Hindu villagers has been discovered in conflict-wreaked Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Published on 28 September 2017 | 6:53 am

Indian-American couple pledges $200 million to transform healthcare in India

With Zambia-born India-educated cardiologist Kiran Patel and his paediatrician wife Pallavi Patel's gift, the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) located in picturesque Fort Lauderdale, near Miami, will open a new campus in Tampa, 400 km away.

Published on 26 September 2017 | 6:18 am

India-origin bodybuilder dies after celebrity kickboxing bout

A 32-year-old Indian-origin bodybuilder in Singapore died of cardiac arrest, an hour after he stepped into the ring for a "celebrity" bout of Thai kick- boxing, local media reported.

Published on 24 September 2017 | 11:05 am

Australian Hindus protest meat advertisement featuring Lord Ganesha

Hundreds of people attended rallies across Australia to protest an advertisement the Indian community described as “highly insulting” in its depiction of Lord Ganesha. The ad featured various religious figures including Ganesha, considered vegetarian by followers, sitting down to a meal of lamb.

Published on 24 September 2017 | 9:07 am

Lord Meghnad Desai's book explores Modi, Trump rise

The elevation of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump to top government positions in their respective countries, the significance of their rise and whether the old liberal world order has collapsed are among a bevy of issues Lord Meghnad Desai analyses in his new book.

Published on 24 September 2017 | 8:00 am

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