Thursday 20 September, 2018

Americans don’t trust Trump: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Americans are recognizing that they don’t trust the US President who has maintained that he knew nothing about what was went on in his campaign, Indian-American Congressman Pramila Jayapal has said. Her comments [...]

Revoke Suu Kyi’s Congressional Gold Medal: Congressman Ro Khanna

Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna has said that he wants to revoke Myanmar State Counsellor Suu Kyi’s Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor in the US, which was bestowed on her with much fanfare [...]

India remains on White House ‘major’ list on drug trade

New York, Sep 12 (IANS) India continues to remain on the White House list of countries that are “major” transit points for or producer of illicit drugs. The annual list was released on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump prepared [...]

Indian-American researcher wins 2018 Marconi Society Young Scholar Award

Bengaluru, Sep 11 (IANS) An Indian-born woman research scholar from the University of Washington won the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for 2018 for using smartphones to detect life-threatening symptoms, the California-based Marconi Society, [...]

Indian-American researcher awarded $6.5Mn to identify cancer biomarkers

Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) The US National Cancer Institute has give the “Outstanding Investigator Award” to Professor Arul Chinnaiyan, from the University of Michigan, and $6.5 million in funding over seven years, to identify cancer [...]

Indian-origin persons among 15 indicted in US call center scam

Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Fifteen people, including some of Indian-origin, and five India-based call centres have been indicted in a multi-million call centre scam that victimized thousands of people in the US. Seven people were arrested on [...]

25-year-old Indian man, 2 others killed in bank shooting

Hyderabad, Sep 7 (IANS) An Indian youth was among the three people who were killed when a gunman opened fire at a bank in the US state of Ohio. Pruthviraj Kandepi 25, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, and two others, Luis Felipe Calderon, 48, [...]

India seeks non-discriminatory approach to H-1B visa regime

New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India on Thursday called upon the US to ensure a non-discriminatory and predictable approach to issuance of H-1B visas, largely availed of by Indian IT firms. “I sought Secretary Pompeo’s support to nurture [...]

White House backs Asians suing Harvard alleging race discrimination

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) The Donald Trump administration is supporting Asian Americans who are suing the Ivy League Harvard University alleging it racially discriminates against them in admissions. “No American should be denied admission [...]

Indian appointed UN Assistant Secretary-General; will head NY environment office

United Nations, Aug 28 (IANS) Development and environment expert Satya S. Tripathi has been appointed an assistant Secretary-General and will head the UN Environment Programme’s New York office. The appointment made Monday by Secretary-General [...]