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20 Indian Americans running for US Congress raise more than $ 15.5 million

​​Collectively they have raised more than $15.5 million, as per latest official figures, with seven of them raising over a million each. As per the latest fund-raising figures released by the Federal Election Commission, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi from Illinois has raised maximum over $3.5 million.

Published on 22 April 2018 | 9:44 am

Indian-American teen wins $100,000 in Jeopardy college quiz contest

Dhruv Gaur, the first-year student at Ivy League Brown University, emerged the champion on Friday in the two-day final round of the college edition of America's most popular quiz show televised nation-wide.

Published on 21 April 2018 | 3:23 am

'Donald Trump throws Nikki Haley under the Russia bus'

In an otherwise tempestuous administration that has seen frequent personnel changes at the top level, Indian-American Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, is seen as a trusted hand who has won President Trump’s confidence, to the extent that she is often spoken of as a possible Secretary of State.

Published on 17 April 2018 | 3:20 pm

4 injured in brawl at Gurudwara in US

A brawl at a Sikh temple in the United States' Indianapolis left four people with minor injuries. The altercation began as there was a change of leadership within the temple which happens every two years. The police are reviewing the surveillance video from the temple to know the exact sequence of events.

Published on 16 April 2018 | 2:46 am

Police: Brawl at Gurdwara in Indiana leaves 4 injured

Greenwood Assistant Police Chief Matthew Fillenwarth says police and medics responded today to a verbal and physical fight involving about 150 people at the Gurdwara Sikh temple in the city just south of Indianapolis.

Published on 16 April 2018 | 1:46 am

Indian-American among dead in Arizona plane crash

A young Indian-American entrepreneur was among six people killed in a plane crash in a suburb of Phoenix in Arizona, authorities said on Friday. They identified him as Anand Patel, 26, the founder of What's Happy Clothing.

Published on 13 April 2018 | 4:30 am

Indian man jailed over emailing porn clips to girl

Appearing before the Appellate Court this week, the Indian man pleaded not guilty and denied sending any emails to the girl. But the judge rejected his appeal and upheld his three-month imprisonment.

Published on 12 April 2018 | 9:05 am

Indian engineer in US pleads guilty to raising money for top al-Qaida terrorist

Mohammad is to receive an agreed-upon prison sentence of 60 months, although he would receive credit for the 30 months he already has spent in the Lucas County jail awaiting trial, The Blade newspaper reported yesterday.

Published on 12 April 2018 | 8:43 am

Desi family missing in US may have been washed away

Published on 12 April 2018 | 1:44 am

Indian family missing in US, authorities probing link to vehicle crashed into river

An Indian family of four was reported missing in the US state of California while on a road trip and authorities feared the worst after an SUV matching their vehicle was believed to be swept away by a flood-swollen river, according to a media report.

Published on 11 April 2018 | 4:48 pm

Indian man hits jackpot, wins 12 million dirham lottery

​John Varughese, who has been working as a driver for a private company since 2016, when he came to Dubai from Kerala, won the huge amount at the Big Ticket raffle held the Abu Dhabi International Airport on Tuesday.

Published on 7 April 2018 | 9:58 am

SEC charges Indian-origin man with fraud

An Indian-origin man and his business associate have been arrested and charged by federal authorities for masterminding a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) that raised more than $32 million from thousands of investors last year.

Published on 3 April 2018 | 3:55 am

H-1B application process to begin tomorrow; to face unprecedented scrutiny

The process of filing petitions for H-1B, considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins on April 2 amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump Administration.

Published on 1 April 2018 | 7:12 am

Indian artist captures lives of Dubai’s migrant workers

When 28-year-old Poonam Jain arrived in Dubai from Mumbai a month ago, she imagined herself as one of the millions of anonymous migrant workers. Jain, an artist-in-residence at Art Dubai, set to work daily in a uniform, collecting and counting concrete blocks that she then cleaned, numbered by weight, and presented as a coded puzzle.

Published on 26 March 2018 | 7:03 pm

Indian-origin UK boy died of allergy after consuming sweets

An inquest into the death of an 11-year-old Indian-origin boy in England concluded this week that he died of a nut allergy after consuming 'mithai' from a gift box which was contaminated with nuts.

Published on 20 March 2018 | 2:22 pm

Indian man jailed for 33 months in US

An Indian man has been sentenced to 33-month imprisonment for money laundering and smuggling misbranded drugs from India into the US.

Published on 17 March 2018 | 6:57 am

Indian-origin archdeacon appointed Bishop of Bradwell

​​John Perumbalath, a former priest in the united Church of North India's Diocese of Calcutta, was nominated by the Queen as the sixth Bishop of Bradwell, the British Home ministry said.

Published on 11 March 2018 | 3:39 pm

Sikh student dragged out of UK nightclub for wearing turban

A Sikh law student in the UK felt "victimised" after he was dragged out of a bar because he was wearing a turban, media reports said. Amrik Singh, 22, claimed that he was ordered to leave Rush Late Bar in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, yesterday for wearing his religious headgear, BBC reported.

Published on 11 March 2018 | 6:57 am

Indian American finishes first in Democratic primary in Texas 22nd district

An Indian American has finished first in the Democratic primary in a congressional district in the US state of Texas, but will have to face a fellow party leader in the May 22 runoff to earn the right to take on the Republican candidate.

Published on 8 March 2018 | 10:11 am

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