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US varsity building to be renamed after Indian-American couple

The university's Engineering Research Building will be named after Durga D and Shushila Agrawal who made a sizable donation to the college, the varsity's Indian- American president Renu Khator said. The $51 million building, which opened in 2017, already has a floor named after the couple.

Published on 12 October 2018 | 6:51 am

Indian-American invest $60 mn in medical device company: Seema Hakhu Kachru

Indian-American cardiologist and entrepreneur has invested $60 million in a medical company that will support clinical trial on cardiac devices to replace stent. Dr Kiran Patel's investment is for the Concept Medical Inc, a Florida-based medical device company's Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for the world's first sirolimus-coated balloon.

Published on 12 October 2018 | 6:06 am

Trump taps Indian American woman to head nuclear energy division

US President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate a top Indian American nuclear expert Rita Baranwal to be an assistant secretary of energy (nuclear energy) at the Department of Energy. Baranwal currently serves as the Director of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)initiative.

Published on 4 October 2018 | 2:49 am

Indian religious leaders back new declaration of peace in Europe

Prominent religious leaders of diverse faith, including Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Christian and Jewish, from around the world would sign the document at a major summit to be held at the Peace Palace in June 2020, an official statement said.

Published on 26 September 2018 | 2:41 pm

Donald Trump nominates Indian-American to key administration post

Indian-American Bimal Patel, from Georgia, has been nominated to be an assistant secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. Currently, he serves as the deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Patel earned his BA from Stanford University.

Published on 14 September 2018 | 4:15 am

15 people, five Indian BPOs, indicted in massive call centre scam in US

The scam involved call centre operators who called potential victims while impersonating officials from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or individuals offering payday loans, US Attorney Byung J Pak said. Seven Indians and five call centres based in Ahmedabad have been charged for their alleged involvement.

Published on 8 September 2018 | 5:45 am

Boris Johnson and Indian-origin wife announce divorce

Wheeler, a respected human rights lawyer, is the daughter of former BBC journalist Charles Wheeler and his second wife Dip Singh. Johnson has often made reference to his wife's Indian roots to categorise himself as the son-in-law of India. During his term as London Mayor in 2013, he branded himself the "first and only mayor of London with real live relatives in India".

Published on 7 September 2018 | 11:58 am

British MPs demand inquiry into cheating 'scandal' involving Indian students

Terming the incident as "social injustice" which happened under the "government's watch", Indian-origin Labour MP Seema Malhotra said the entire episode hit the reputation of the students' families. She said the incident led to depression and affected whole families, including children, and demanded an "extensive apology and potential compensation".

Published on 5 September 2018 | 2:08 pm

3 Indian-Americans win primaries in race for US House of Representatives

Hiral Tipirneni and Anita Malik are running for the US House of Representatives seats from Arizona, while Sanjay Patel is seeking to enter the House from Florida. Tipirneni won the Democratic primary from the 8th Congressional District of Arizona uncontested, while Malik won the party primary in a three-way contest from the 6th Congressional District of Arizona.

Published on 4 September 2018 | 4:19 pm

Indian man in UAE hits Dh12 million in monthly lucky draw

George Mathew, who purchased ticket number 175342 at Big Ticket Abu Dhabi, was announced as the winner of the bumper prize on Monday, reported the Khaleej Times. Six other Indians also won prizes at the same lottery. Several Indians living in the UAE have won lottery in the recent times. Tajo Mathew from Kerala, had hit a jackpot by winning a whopping $1.9 million in a monthly raffle in July this year.

Published on 3 September 2018 | 10:32 am

9 distressed Indian construction workers rescued in Malaysia

The nine men had gone to the country between May and June with help of an agent but did not receive benefits as per the contract. Their passports were also taken, Noor, the Lok Sabha MP of Malda Uttar constituency said in a statement. The Indian High Commission to Malaysia today informed Noor that the workers have been rescued, the statement said.

Published on 30 August 2018 | 12:40 pm

NRI wife-killer to be deported to Indian jail from UK

Harpreet Aulakh was sentenced to a minimum of 28 years in London in December 2010 for ordering the murder of his wife, Geeta Aulakh, after she asked for a divorce. The 40-year-old will be deported under the India-UK Repatriation of Prisoners Act, the BBC reported on Monday. The man from Punjab, had told the UK authorities that he wanted to serve his remaining term in India, said police.

Published on 27 August 2018 | 2:41 pm

Indian-origin executive settles charges with SEC, another charged for making false claims

Hari Ravichandran, 42 former chief executive of web hosting company Endurance International Group Holdings and former chief financial officer Waruna Ellawala knowingly provided inflated subscriber figures for the Massachusetts-based online marketing company.

Published on 25 August 2018 | 6:16 am

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