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Obama appointed Indian-American surgeon general asked to step down

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Indian-American Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, an Obama administration holdover, was asked to resign by the Trump administration, a media...

Indian man ‘commits suicide’ in Sharjah

Sharjah, April 15 (IANS) A 52-year-old Indian man allegedly committed suicide here by hanging himself in his room in his family apartment, a media...

Sikh group launches TV campaign to educate Americans about Sikhism

New York, April 15 (IANS) Appalled by the widespread ignorance of Sikhism that sparks hate crimes, a Sikh organisation has launched a $1.5 million...

Indian-origin doctor in US held for child genital mutilation

Washington, April 14 (IANS) An Indian-origin female doctor in the US was arrested and charged with performing female genital mutilation on girls as young...

Indians become biggest migrant group in Victoria: Census

Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Indian people are Victoria's biggest migrant group for the first time in history, Australia's national census has found.The first results...

Father of Maldivian model accuses Kashmiri friend of her murder

Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) The father of a Maldivian model who was found dead in her college in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, last month has accused...

US-based foundation launches livelihood programme in Kerala

Washington, April 3 (IANS) A US-based foundation has launched a "livelihood and income generation" programme in India's Kerala state, a media report said.The programme...

Indian student beaten up in Poland

Warsaw/New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) An Indian student was beaten up on a tram in Poland in an apparent racist attack. The Indian government...

Sikhs in US ‘intimidated, harassed’ at alarming rate

Washington, March 31 (IANS) Sikhs in the US are reporting an increase in violent threats and harassment against the community amid rising incidents of...

Indian-American killed in hit-and-run in US

Washington, March 29 (IANS) An Indian American man was killed and his wife was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in the US state...

Man attacks woman in US gurdwara, held

Washington, March 29 (IANS) A 37-year-old man was arrested after he attacked a woman inside a gurdwara in the US state of Oregon.According to...

Pakistani family pardons Indians for murder in UAE

Abu Dhabi, March 27 (IANS) The family of a Pakistani man, allegedly murdered by 10 Indians in Abu Dhabi in 2015, has pardoned the...

12 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka

Colombo, March 26 (IANS) At least 12 Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan navy for allegedly poaching in its waters, it said on...

$100,000 given to American who tried saving Indians

Washington, March 26 (IANS) The Indian American community in Houston has presented $100,000 to Ian Grillot, a 24-year-old American who was shot while trying...

Rebellion led Indian-American teen to $250,000 science prize

New York, March 26 (IANS) A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar...

Sikh-American girl harassed in US

Washington, March 25 (IANS) A Sikh-American girl was harassed on a subway train here by a man who mistook her as a Middle-Easterner and...

Indian woman, son found murdered in US

Vijayawada, March 24 (IANS) An Indian woman and her seven-year-old son were found dead in their home in New Jersey, according to the family...

Many California voters unaware of Senator Kamala Harris: Poll

San Francisco, March 23 (IANS) Kamala Harris, first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, remains unknown to many residents of her own state...

TN wants bodies of fishermen from Saudi Arabia

Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday urged the Indian government to bring back the bodies of three Indian...

US man charged with hate crime for assaulting Indian-American

Washington, March 18 (IANS) A US man has been indicted on a hate crime charge for assaulting an Indian-origin man and hurling racial slurs,...

Bharara was probing Trump cabinet member when sacked

Washington, March 18 (IANS) Fired US Attorney Preet Bharara was investigating a key member of President Donald Trumps cabinet, a new report has revealed.Bharara...

Indian-American confirmed for Trump’s healthcare overturn

Washington, March 14 (IANS) Indian-American Seema Verma has been confirmed by the US Senate to head the government's insurance programmes putting her in a...

US man tries to burn Indian-Americans’ store

Washington, March 12 (IANS) A man in Florida tried to burn down a convenience store owned by Indian-Americans because he thought the owners were...

Defiant high-profile Indian-American prosecutor fired

New York, March 12 (IANS) Preet Bharara, the high-profile Indian-American federal prosecutor, who defied US President Donald Trump administration's request to resign, said he...

Indian-origin victim’s widow pleads for ‘selflessness, love’

New York, March 11 (IANS) The widow of Harnish Patel, an Indian-origin businessman who was shot dead outside his home in South Carolina, has...

Indian-American federal prosecutor Bharara asked to quit

New York, March 11 (IANS) Preet Bharara, a high-profile Indian-American federal prosecutor who had an Indian diplomat arrested, has been asked to quit by...

FBI, police seek tips, offer reward in Sikh shooting case

Washington, March 10 (IANS) The FBI and the Seattle city police in the US are asking for the public's help and have offered a...

Pradeep Nair named Ford Foundation regional director for sub-continent

New York, March 8 (IANS) Pradeep Nair, who previously headed then US President Bill Clinton's Climate Initiative in India, was on Wednesday named The...

US man video-stalks Indians, says ‘they’re stealing jobs’

Washington, March 7 (IANS) Members of the Indian community in the US have been alarmed by a video posted on an anti-immigration website, which...

Indian-American lawmakers slam new immigration order

Washington, March 7 (IANS) Prominent Indian-American lawmakers have slammed US President Donald Trump's new executive travel ban order, saying it "does not make US...

Indian-American gets 9-year jail for multi-million fraud

Washington, March 3 (IANS) An Indian-American man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for a multi-million dollar fraud scheme.Amit Chaudhry, 44,...

We will stand with you, India tells Kansas man who tried...

Houston, March 3 (IANS) India has told Ian Grillot, the Kansas man who took bullets while trying to save Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and...

India-born Uber executive quits over old harassment claim

San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) An India-born top executive at Uber has left his job for not disclosing an allegation of sexual harassment by...

Indian techie murder: Killer appears in court

Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) A former US Navy veteran arrested last week for shooting two Indian engineers and an American at a bar had...

Indian techie murder: Hundreds attend peace march

Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Hundreds gathered in Kansas city for a peace march and prayer vigil for slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and two...

Indian-origin researcher tweaks drones for moving targets

New York, Feb 25 (IANS) What if a drone delivers a mouth-watering pizza right in your car as you wait at the red signal...

Mistaken for ‘Middle Easterner’, Indian-origin man killed in US

New York, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian-origin man was killed and another injured by a former Navy serviceman who mistook them for "Middle Easterners",...

Bank of England meets Hindu Council members over beef tallow in...

London, Feb 19 (IANS) The Bank of England invited members of the Hindu Council UK for a meeting over concerns that the new 5...

Body of Indian techie killed in US brought home

Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The body of Indian software engineer Vamshi Reddy Mamidala, who was shot dead in the Us, was brought home on...

‘Indian-origin woman HR manager convicted in H1-B visa fraud’

New York, Feb 15 (IANS) An Indian-origin human resource manager has become the third person connected with two outsourcing companies to be convicted of...

Indian-Americans offer food, shelter to California dam evacuees

Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Several gurdwaras in Sacramento, California's capital city, have come forward to offer meals and shelter to the evacuees of Yuba...

Telangana youth shot dead in US

Hyderabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen shot dead a youth from Telangana in California in the US.V. Vamshi Reddy, 27, was killed near his...

Indian-origin astronaut denies being NASA pick

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian-origin citizen-astronaut Shawna Pandya has denied reports she had been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the...

Indian-origin man charged in fraud case

New York, Feb 8 (IANS) An Indian-origin man who allegedly sent over 1 million spam emails and damaged several computer networks has been charged...

Indian-origin US academics denounce Trump’s travel ban

Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) A section of Indian-origin researchers based in the US, who have joined 51 Nobel laureates and over 27,000 academics from...

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Egyptian Muslim, Christian lawmakers welcome Pope

Cairo, April 28 (IANS/AKI) Over 100 Egyptian MPs, including Muslims and Christians, greeted Pope Francis at Cairo's international airport on Friday at the start...
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