Thursday 19 October, 2017

Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Modi

Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House by lighting a diya amid a gathering of leading members of the Indian American community and said he greatly valued his relationship with Indian Prime Minister [...]

Woman left to die in burning car

New York, Oct 15 (IANS) A woman of Indian-descent was left to die in a car by the driver who left her behind after the vehicle caught fire in New York, according to media reports. Firefighters found the charred body of 25-year-old Harleen Grewal [...]

Sherin Mathews update: Family car was missing morning of disappearance

Washington & Atlanta, Oct 14 (IANS & NRI Pulse Staff): It has been almost a week since three-year-old Sherin Mathews went missing in Richardson, Texas after her father told her to stand outside their home in the middle of the night [...]

Nisha Biswal to head US-India Business Council

Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Nisha Biswal, a former US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, will head the US India Business Council (USIBC), according to an official announcement. “We are thrilled to welcome [...]

3-year-old girl missing after late-night punishment

Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) A three-year-old India-born girl has gone missing in the US state of Texas after her father told her to stand outside their home in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk, officials said. Sherin [...]

Indian-American Ajit Pai gets 2nd term as FCC Chairman

Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) The US Senate has approved the nomination of Indian American Ajit Varadaraj Pai for a second term as the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman. Pai, whose term was to end later this year, was reappointed on [...]

Under grim shadow of Las Vegas shooting, leaders re-commit UN to embodying nonviolence

United Nations, Oct 2 (IANS) Meeting under the grim shadow of the overnight Las Vegas massacre, the leadership of the global organisation on Monday renewed its commitment to embodying Mahatma Gandhi’s belief in the power of nonviolence. Gandhi’s [...]

US to collect social media data of immigrants

Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) The US Department of Homeland Security will soon begin collecting social media data from all immigrants in an effort to more effectively screen those coming to the country, a media report said. The department will [...]

Indian American couple pledges $200mn to Florida’s NSU University

Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Sep 26 (IANS) With a $200 million commitment, an Indian American doctor couple has teamed up with a Florida university to bring world class medical education to India and potentially transform healthcare in the country. With [...]

Virginia Governor calls meeting with Rahul productive

Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe, who called it a “productive meeting”. McAuliffe tweeted: “Growing relations between India and the Commonwealth [...]