Monday 22 May, 2017

Chicago launches campaign against Trump’s immigration policies

Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US city of Chicago is launching a campaign in response to President Donald Trump’s threats to cut off funding for sanctuary cities, the media reported. Sanctuary city is a broad term applied to jurisdictions [...]

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard condemns Trump’s arms sale to Saudi Arabia

NRI Pulse Staff Report Washington, DC, May 21, 2017: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), through a press release, condemned the Trump Administration’s new $460 billion arms deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—$110 billion immediately and $350 [...]

Huma Abedin files for divorce after husband’s guilty plea

New York, May 20 (IANS) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin has filed for divorce from her husband and former Congressman Anthony Weiner after he pleaded guilty to a federal sex crime, the media reported. The [...]

Florida man jailed for $33 million fraud

Washington, May 19 (IANS) An Indian-American businessman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fraud schemes that cost investors over $33 million. Navin Shankar Subramanian Xavier, of Miramar, Florida, operated Miami Gardens-based Essex [...]

Missing Cornell student found dead

New York, May 20 (IANS) An Indian-origin student was found dead here after he went missing earlier this week, police said. Aalaap Narasipura, 20, was an electrical engineering student at Cornell University and was missing from Wednesday, ABC [...]

California court jails 2 for hate crime against Sikh man

Washington, May 19 (IANS) A US court sentenced two men to three years in prison for severely beating a Sikh man in California and cutting off his hair. Chase B. Little and Colton T. Leblanc, both of Texas, pleaded no contest to felony assault [...]

Texas middle-schooler wins National Geographic Bee contest

Washington, May 18 (IANS) A 14-year-old Indian American student has won the prestigious $50,000 National Geographic Bee contest here, becoming the sixth consecutive Indian American to win the championship. Pranay Varada, who is Dewitt Perry [...]

26-year-old Brown graduate reported missing

Washington, May 17 (IANS) A 26-year-old Indian-American man has gone missing in the US city Boston and police have urged people to come forward to help with information about him. Ram Jayakumar, a resident of Lexington, Massachusetts, parked [...]

Preet Bharara calls for independent counsel for Russia probe

New York, May 15 (IANS) Indian-American prosecutor Preet Bharara who was fired by President Donald Trump’s administration in March, has called for the appointment of an independent counsel to lead the probe into Russian meddling in the [...]

United Airlines cancels man’s flight for filming dispute

Washington, May 11 (IANS) An Indian-origin man in the US has said that United Airlines cancelled his flight for filming a dispute involving an employee of the airlines. Navang Oza, 37, said the incident happened earlier this week when he complained [...]