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President Biden nominates Indian-American scientist Dr Arati Prabhakar to key White House role

Welcoming Dr Prabhakar’s nomination to the key role, Research!America, an influential non-profit medical and health research advocacy alliance, said that the US will be well served by her deep understanding of the pivotal role the federal government can play to advance innovation in science and technology.

Published on 22 June 2022 | 4:11 am


US National Spelling Bee championship regained by Indian-origin teen

Harini Logan was declared the champion beating out 234 children from around the US and abroad who had won local contests, and she gets a prize package of $52,500. The runner up was Vikram Raju, who gets $25,00, and Vihan Sibal came in third, winning $15,000.

Published on 3 June 2022 | 5:35 am


Indian American Congressman supports bipartisan Bill to end aging out of Indian immigrants

A group of 40 youth members of Improve The Dream from all across the country came to the United States Capitol to advocate. Improve The Dream is a youth-led organisation, founded by Dip Patel, that advocates for children of legal immigrants who have grown up in the United States, but have no clear path to citizenship because they "age out" of the system at 21. They are often referred to as documented dreamers.

Published on 23 May 2022 | 8:13 am


Canadian MP Chandra Arya's speech in Kannada in Parliament earns him praise

Chandra Arya, a Member of Parliament from Nepean, hails from Dwaralu, a small village in Sira Taluk of Tumakuru district in Karnataka. His speech received a standing ovation from some of his Parliament colleagues.

Published on 20 May 2022 | 9:51 am


Indian-origin man jailed for assaults and racist comments in Singapore

Sanjeevan Maha Lingam, 43, on his birthday last year, September 24, punched a cleaning worker and fractured his jaw during an argument over the victim sleeping in a bin centre. He pleaded guilty to a total of five charges - one for voluntarily causing grievous hurt, two for using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty, and two under the Protection from Harassment Act, according to a report by The Straits Times newspaper.

Published on 18 May 2022 | 1:35 pm


Indian-origin narcotics officer gets five years in jail for assaulting drug offender

Vengedesh Raj Nainar Nagarajan, who has been suspended since October 2019, was also ordered to give the Malaysian victim, Sivabalan Kanniappan, then 34, a compensation of SGD4,500 for his pain and suffering, The Straits Times reported.

Published on 29 April 2022 | 10:40 am


Five Indian students killed in road mishap in Canada

Five Indian students were killed in a road accident in Canada, said India's High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria on Monday, adding that two others were injured and were hospitalized. The accident occurred on Saturday on the Ontario highway and two injured students were rushed to the hospital.

Published on 14 March 2022 | 3:51 am


Biden nominates Shefali Razdan as his envoy to Netherlands

US President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Indian-origin political activist Shefali Razdan Duggal as his envoy to the Netherlands, according to the White House. An immigrant to the US from Kashmir, Duggal, 50, has been raised in Cincinnati, Chicago, New York and Boston.

Published on 12 March 2022 | 11:34 am


Indian origin woman jailed for cheating Singapore insurance agent

Muthu's 38-year-old son, Rajeshvran Veerappan, who conspired in the cheating case in 2016 by pretending to be the chief justice or a senior judge, had previously been sentenced to 20 months in jail.

Published on 4 March 2022 | 12:05 pm


Indian-origin cop in short-list to be Scotland Yard chief

Published on 11 February 2022 | 5:48 am


Canadian officials identify 4 Indians found dead at Canada-US border: Indian High Commission

In a statement issued on Thursday by the High Commission of India, it said that the Canadian authorities have confirmed the identities of a family of four Indians, including a baby, whose bodies were found frozen in Manitoba near the Canada-US border on January 19.

Published on 28 January 2022 | 4:06 am