Sunday 27 May, 2018

Leading US website questions Tata Trusts’ $50mn donation to Harvard

Washington, May 25 (IANS) The controversy surrounding the $50 million donation from not-for-profit Tata Trusts to the Harvard Business School in 2010 has now reached the American shores with a leading Conservative website questioning the globally [...]

ACLU: Documents show widespread abuse of child immigrants in US custody

Atlanta, GA, May 25, 2018: Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union featured in a new report released recently show the pervasive abuse and neglect of unaccompanied immigrant children detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [...]

Bombay Bhel: Blast in Canada Indian restaurant injures 15

Ottawa, May 25 (IANS) At least 15 people were injured following an improvised explosive device (IED) blast at an Indian restaurant in Canada’s Mississauga city, police said. A search operation has been launched for two male suspects [...]

Serious concerns over Aadhaar data collection: Ex-US State Department official

Vancouver, May 16 (IANS) There are serious concerns about the collection of biometric data for Aadhaar cards in India and these must be allayed, a former State Department official who is considered an expert on social media and cyber-crime [...]

US apologizes after Canadian Minister told to remove turban

Ottawa, May 11 (IANS) US security officials have apologised after a Sikh minister of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet was asked to remove his turban at a US airport before boarding a flight last year. Minister of Innovation, Science [...]

Trump nominates Indian-American to federal judgeship

New York, May 10 (IANS) US President Donald Trump nominated Diane Gujarati, a prosecutor of Indian descent, to a federal judgeship on Thursday in an unusual move as she had been former President Barack Obama’s choice for the position. The [...]

Modi ranked 9th among 75 most powerful globally in Forbes list, Chinese President Xi tops

New York, May 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi figures among the 10 most powerful people in the world in US magazine Forbes’ 2018 list that is topped by Chinese President Xi Jinping, while Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh [...]

Nikki Haley disapproves of Trump’s ‘communication style’

United Nations, May 7 (IANS) The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has said that President Donald Trump’s “communication style” has made her uncomfortable and has proven to have complicated relationships in the diplomatic [...]

Kansas shooting: Kuchibhotla’s killer gets life term

Washington, May 5 (IANS) A former US Navy veteran has been sentenced to life in prison for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas city in 2017. Adam Purinton, 51, was sentenced on [...]

CIA head nominee helped Mother Teresa get food aid: Report

New York, May 3 (IANS) US President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gina Haspel, helped Mother Teresa get food aid to a region facing shortages, according to a media report. While Haspel was on her [...]