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Country-based quota behind long Green Card wait time for India, says official

A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently. The per-country caps are numerical limits on the issuance of green cards to individuals from certain countries.

Published on 19 May 2023 | 3:43 am

Indian-American woman from Texas found dead mysteriously in Oklahoma

A 25-year-old Indian-American woman, who went missing from the US state of Texas earlier this month, was found dead nearly 322 kilometres away in neighbouring Oklahoma state, a day after she disappeared on her way to work. Lahari Pathivada was last seen driving a black Toyota to work in the McKinney suburb.

Published on 17 May 2023 | 6:24 am

Gujarat student found dead in Toronto

Published on 14 May 2023 | 1:52 am

Gujarati student found dead in Toronto; second such case in less than month

Body of Ayush Dankhara (23) -- a native of Bhavnagar in Gujarat and studying in Toronto, Canada -- is likely to arrive at Ahmedabad international airport on Saturday evening.

Published on 13 May 2023 | 10:02 am

Family performs last rites of Aishwarya Thatikonda killed in Texas mass shooting

The grieving family of civil engineer Aishwarya Thatikonda performed the funeral of the 27-year-old at Nagole in Telangana's Medchal district on Thursday.

Published on 11 May 2023 | 11:03 am

In Kerala, a glut of empty NRI mansions as whole families settle abroad

Around 100 NRI houses, most of them palatial, are up for sale at Kaippuzha village in Kerala’s Kottayam district. The village has all the amenities of a township, thanks to the NRI money invested here over the years.

Published on 7 May 2023 | 12:42 am

Biden names Indian-American Neera Tanden as his domestic policy adviser

US President Joe Biden on Friday (local time) announced that Indian-American Neera Tanden will serve as the next head of his domestic policy council, replacing outgoing adviser Susan Rice. Tanden will be the first Asian-American to lead any of the three major White House policy councils in history.

Published on 5 May 2023 | 9:56 pm

Two Indian-origin brothers killed in US; compatriot arrested

Two Indian-origin brothers were shot dead by a compatriot in the US state of Oregon in a case of possible homicide, police and media reports said. The incident occurred on Wednesday when the accused, 21-year-old Jobanpreet Singh, shot and killed two men in their 20s in a strip mall in Portland city, KGW news channel reported.

Published on 5 May 2023 | 9:51 am

Boy from humble roots in Bihar to participate in King Charles coronation

Raaghav Das is one of 48 King’s Scholars at the private boarding Westminster School in London, next to Westminster Abbey where the coronation ceremony will take place.

Published on 5 May 2023 | 12:18 am

Singapore hangs Indian-origin man over 1kg of cannabis

Singapore on Wednesday executed a 46-year-old Indian-origin drug trafficker, ignoring pleas for clemency from his family, human rights activists and the UN. Tangaraju Suppiah was hanged at dawn in Changi Prison, aday after his 11th-hour appeal was rejected by a court here. The 46-year-old was sentenced in 2018 for coordinating with two other men to import 1kg of cannabis in 2013. Although he never came into contact with the drug, he was sentenced to death by hanging.

Published on 27 April 2023 | 1:37 am

Two students from Hyderabad killed in US car-trailer smash

Two students from Hyderabad were killed in a road accident in the United States when the car they were travelling in rammed a tractor-trailer on the Johnsburg highway in Kentucky on April 24.

Published on 26 April 2023 | 11:55 pm