Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Indian-American CEO racially abused after Trump criticism

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) An Indian origin CEO says he was racially abused and was told to “go back” to India and also take along top Indian-American diplomat Nikki Haley after he refused to defend US President Donald Trump’s [...]

Indian origin editor-publisher ousted by LA Times

Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) An Indian origin journalist has been fired as the editor of the Los Angeles Times daily in a dramatic shake-up to move the daily more quickly into the digital age. Davan Maharaj, who served as both editor and publisher [...]

Nadella, Cook, Zuckerberg slam Charlottesville violence

San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Breaking their silence over the violence at a white supremacist rally in the US, Microsoft’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, Apple’s Tim Cook and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have condemned the incident [...]

Google buys Indian-origin professor’s health monitoring start-up

San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google has acquired Senosis Health, a Seattle-based health monitoring start-up founded by University of Washington Professor Shwetak Patel, the media reported. The start-up turns smartphones into medical devices [...]

Ivanka Trump to lead US delegation for summit in India

Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump will lead the US delegation to India for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) slated for November, the media reported. The move was announced [...]

Indian-American girl sues school over gender identity

Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) An eight-year-old Indian-American transgender girl and her family are suing a private school in California for forcing her to dress as a boy and preventing the child from expressing her preferred gender identity. Nikki [...]

Haley to raise India’s UNSC membership at UN

Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The US, which has announced its backing for India’s membership of the UN Security Council, is to raise the issue at the UN where Nikki Haley will take it up, the State Department has said. State Department spokesperson [...]

Indian athlete indicted on sexual abuse charge in the US

New York, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian snowshoe athlete Tanveer Hussain Parra has been indicted in the US for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a 12-year-old girl. The Essex County grand jury charged the 25-year-old with one count of first-degree [...]

Mandsaur cow vigilante attack: 27th this year

By IndiaSpend Team The attack on two women in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh suspected of carrying beef (though it turned out to be buffalo meat) was the 26th in 118 days since 55-year-old Pehlu Khan died after a mob attack on April 1, bringing [...]

India hits out at double standards on terrorism, nations playing terror card

United Nations, July 28 (IANS) India has condemned countries playing the terrorism “card” in international relations and criticised the double standards in dealing with terrorists while warning about the emerging “apocalyptic” [...]