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CU alumni association organises musical event in US

For the first time, the Calcutta University Alumni Association, US chapter, organized a musical event at Nashville Airport Mariott. The three-day event (September 1-September 3) was hosted by BPACON (Bengali Performing Arts Conference).

Published on 21 September 2017 | 2:54 pm


Indian-origin UK MP lobbying for direct flights between Amritsar and UK

After raising the issue of resumption of direct flights between Amritsar and UK with ministers in the Indian government and Punjab government, Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi is now lobbying with airlines in UK and urging them to start the direct flights.

Published on 20 September 2017 | 4:57 pm


India-born Sriram Krishnan joins Twitter as senior director

India-born Sriram Krishnan, a former top executive from Facebook and Snap, has been hired by Twitter as its senior director of product. A well-known product executive around Silicon Valley, Krishnan has primarily focused on ad technology. Now he is taking on a consumer product role, the report said.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 7:34 am


3 Indian students to join as Scholastic kid scribes

Ananyaa Chopra (from Delhi), Roopkatha Roy (Kolkata) and Rohan Saketh Devulapalli (Bengaluru) figure in a list of 44 kid reporters selected to cover current events, breaking news, entertainment stories, and sporting events from around the world this school year.

Published on 16 September 2017 | 5:32 pm


Indian-origin doctor stabbed to death in Kansas

Dr Achutha Reddy, a well-known psychiatrist hailing from Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district, was stabbed to death in the US state of Kansas on Wednesday. The Wichita police have arrested a suspect, 21-year-old Umar Rashid Dutt, in connection with the murder and have sent to him Sedgwich County jail.

Published on 15 September 2017 | 2:58 am


Kansas shooting: Murdered Indian techie's widow gets work visa

Sunayana Dumala, whose 32-year-old husband Srinivas Kuchibhotla was killed at a Kansas bar in Feb, fell out of status because her permission to reside in the US was tied to Kuchibhotla through marriage, Congressman Kevin Yoder said. "We're not going to let this happen to Sunayana," Yoder tweeted.

Published on 14 September 2017 | 12:14 pm


Trump appoints Raj Shah to key White House position

Indian-American Raj Shah, a well known aide of Donald Trump, has been appointed Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary, the White House has said. Shah was head of the Opposition Research in the Republican National Committee before he moved to the White House.

Published on 13 September 2017 | 2:58 pm


140 British MPs demand separate Sikh ethnic identity in census

Demand of British Sikhs to be counted as a separate community gained further momentum on Wednesday as Labour MP Preet Kaur Gill handed Office of National Statistics a letter signed by 140 MPs demanding a separate Sikh ethnic tick in the 2021 census.

Published on 13 September 2017 | 2:08 pm


Make Aadhaar mandatory for NRI marriages: Expert panel to MEA

Aadhaar should be made mandatory for registration of NRI marriages in India to tackle desertion and other marital issues, an inter-ministerial committee has recommended to the Ministry of External Affairs. The draft is aimed at protecting women who are deserted by NRI husbands or face domestic abuse

Published on 13 September 2017 | 11:39 am


Trump nominates Indian-American lawyer Manisha Singh to key diplomatic position

Currently, Chief Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Dan Sullivan, Singh from Florida, if confirmed by the Senate would replace Charles Rivkin as the assistant secretary of state for economic affairs. The nomination was sent to the Senate on Monday.

Published on 13 September 2017 | 3:11 am


Many Indian-Americans stay put in Florida despite evacuation warnings

A large number of Indian-Americans in Florida have decided to stay back despite US officials calling for a mandatory evacuation ahead of hurricane Irma's landfall on the coastal parts of the state.

Published on 9 September 2017 | 5:40 pm


Indian-Americans urged to raise funds for Harvey relief

The Indian-American community in Houston met after Consul General of India Anupam Ray's appeal to coordinate a fund-raising effort by the community.

Published on 9 September 2017 | 6:25 am


Indian-origin men plead guilty in US call centre scam

Nisarg Patel, 26, of New Jersey, Dilip Kumar Ramanlal Patel, 30, of Florida and Rajesh Kumar, 39, of Arizona each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering offences. The pleas were entered before US district judge David Hittner of the Southern District of Texas.

Published on 9 September 2017 | 6:15 am


Sikh group in US prepares itself to brace three more hurricanes

After extending help to hurricane Harvey victims in Houston, Sikhs in America are preparing themselves to send aid and teams of volunteers in wake of hurricane Irma which has already struck Florida leaving thirteen dead and thousands homeless.

Published on 8 September 2017 | 12:51 pm


14-year-old Indian-origin boy youngest to fly single-engine plane

Mansour Anis, a 14-year-old Grade 9 student at Delhi Private School in Sharjah, received a certificate for his first solo flight from an aviation academy in Canada last week, Gulf News reported on Wednesday.

Published on 7 September 2017 | 12:31 pm


Indian man wins $1.9 million in UAE draw

An Indian man in the UAE on Thursday won a whopping $1.9 million after he hit the jackpot in a mega raffle draw in Abu Dhabi.

Published on 7 September 2017 | 12:16 pm


Indian-American lawmakers slam Trump for scrapping DACA

Indian-American lawmakers have criticised US President Donald Trump for scrapping an amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children, saying the consequences of the decision will be "devastating".

Published on 7 September 2017 | 5:17 am


Inquest into death of eight Indians in UK road crash suspended

The inquest by Coroner Tom Osborne at the Crownhill Crematorium site on Dansteed Way in Milton Keynes, southern England, formally identified the victims as Indians based in the UK and some of their friends and members of their families who were in the UK as tourists.

Published on 5 September 2017 | 6:04 pm


Indian origin Harvard doctor to become Novartis CEO

Vasant Narasimhan, 41, chief medical officer and global head of drug development at Novartis will take over as the CEO of Europe's largest drugmaker after the company announced the surprise departure of CEO Joseph Jimenez after eight years at the helm.

Published on 5 September 2017 | 1:06 am








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