Thursday 30 March, 2017

Nikki Haley claims mother denied judgeship in India for being woman

By Arul Louis New York, March 30 (IANS) Nikki Haley, the US Permanent Representative to the UN, has claimed that her mother was not allowed to be a judge in India because she was a woman, while in fact women have been judges in the country [...]

Man attacks woman in US gurdwara, held

Washington, March 29 (IANS) A 37-year-old man was arrested after he attacked a woman inside a gurdwara in the US state of Oregon. According to the police, Timothy Walter Schmidt was intoxicated and was walking by the Sikh temple in Oregon’s [...]

India takes US to WTO over visa fee hike

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) India has taken the issue of hike in visa fees by the US to the dispute settlement agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Parliament was informed on Wednesday. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the [...]

2 Indian-Americans sentenced for credit card fraud

Washington, March 28 (IANS) Two Indian-American men were sentenced by a US court for a $200 million international credit card fraud, one of the largest-ever exposed by federal authorities, said officials. Vijay Verma and Tarsem Lal, both of [...]

Republicans are making a bargain with the ‘devil’: Congressman Ro Khanna

Washington, March 28 (IANS) Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna, a Democrat who represents the 17th Congressional District of California, known as the Silicon Valley, called US President Donald Trump a “devil” and his budget proposal [...]

Number of Indian applicants at US universities drops this year

Washington, March 27 (IANS) The universities in the US have registered a decline in applications from Indian students following rising hate crimes and concerns over potential changes in visa policies by the Trump administration, according to [...]

Rebellion led Indian-American teen to $250,000 science prize

New York, March 26 (IANS) A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students. Most Indian parents want their [...]

Indian-Americans raise $100,000 for Ian Grillot,who took a bullet for Kuchibotla in Kansas

Washington, March 26 (IANS) The Indian American community in Houston has presented $100,000 to Ian Grillot, a 24-year-old American who was shot while trying to save Indian techies Srinivas Kuchibotla and Alok Madasani during a shooting in Kansas. The [...]

“Go back to Lebanon”: Sikh-American girl harassed in NYC subway

Washington, March 25 (IANS) A Sikh-American girl was harassed on a subway train here by a man who mistook her as a Middle-Easterner and told her to “go back to Lebanon” and “you don’t belong in this country”, a [...]

US lawmakers cancel vote on Trump healthcare plan

Washington, March 25 (IANS) The Republican leadership of the US House of Representatives cancelled Friday’s scheduled vote on President Donald Trump’s bill to replace the healthcare reform carried out by predecessor Barack Obama. House [...]