Indian-American activist who yelled at Jeff Bezos arrested

Las Vegas, June 8 (IANS) Indian-American activist Priya Sawhney, who interrupted Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ on-stage talk, was arrested on trespassing and burglary charges. Sawhney, 30, rushed on stage during Amazon’s... Read more »

7 Indian-origin kids are US Spelling Bee co-champions

BY ARUL LOUIS  New York, May 31 (IANS) Seven Indian-origin kids, along with an American, have been declared co-champions of the US National Spelling Bee after the tie among the eight couldn’t be... Read more »

Indian dies after setting himself on fire near White House

Washington, May 30 (IANS) A 33-year-old man, identified as an Indian, died after setting himself on fire near the White House, the US Park Police said on Thursday. Arnav Gupta of Bethesda, Maryland,... Read more »

US judge sentences Indian for call-centre fraud

BY ARUL LOUIS New York, May 31 (IANS) In an on-going US crackdown on Indian call-centre fraud extorting Americans, an American federal judge has sentenced a participant in the scam to seven and... Read more »

Indian charged with transporting illegal immigrants from Canada to US

BY ARUL LOUIS  New York, May 26 (IANS) An Indian has been charged with allegedly transporting illegal immigrants who crossed from Canada to the US, according to officials. Jawant Singh, 30, who was... Read more »

Indian to head UN peacekeeping in South Sudan

BY ARUL LOUIS  United Nations, May 25 (IANS) The commandant of the Indian Army Infantry School, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, has been appointed the commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS),... Read more »

Harris invokes Indian heritage to Trump’s immigration plan

Washington, May 17 (IANS) In response to US President Donald Trump announced his “merit based” immigration proposal, Democrat Senator Kamala Harris invoked her unique background as a presidential candidate — being the daughter... Read more »

Hinduja brothers top UK’s Rich List for third time

London, May 12 (IANS) The billionaire Hinduja brothers have been named as the wealthiest people in the UK for a third time, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Sri and Gopi Hinduja... Read more »

Indian-American judge to fast-track ruling on Trump finances subpoena

Washington, May 10 (IANS) Amit Mehta, an Indian-American judge, will fast-track a decision on President Donald Trumps bid to quash a subpoena for financial records from his accounting firm, saying he will decide... Read more »

KTR urges Sushma to help Telangana man stuck in Abu Dhabi

Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) TRS Working President K. T. Rama Rao on Wednesday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help a man from Telangana reportedly stuck in Abu Dhabi. Rama Rao tweeted... Read more »

Sushma “Three Indian-origin people killed in US”

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) An Indian visitor and three others of Indian origin were reported killed in the US’ Cincinatti city, but it was not a hate crime, External Affairs Minister Sushma... Read more »

Ness Wadia sentenced for drug possession in Japan

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Ness Wadia, son of industrialist Nusli Wadia and inheritor of one of Indias wealthiest business families, has been sentenced for drugs possession while on a skiing holiday to... Read more »

American India Foundation honours Dell CEO, HDFC MD

New York, April 26 (IANS) The American India Foundation honoured Dell Technologies Chairman and CEO Michael Dell and Aditya Puri, the Managing Director of Indias largest private sector bank of HDFC, at its... Read more »

18 young Indian scientists in Google contest

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Google on Friday selected 18 young scientists from India who will compete in the 2019 Google Science Fair contest for the winning prize of $50,000 and other rewards.... Read more »

Russell Peters to bring Deported World Tour to India

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Indo-Canadian comedian Russell Peters will be performing in Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai as part of his Deported World Tour. “Going to India is always at the top of my... Read more »

Indian death toll in Sri Lanka rises to 10

Colombo, April 23 (IANS) A total of 10 Indians have died in the Easter Sunday serial bombings in Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission here announced on Tuesday. “Regret to confirm the deaths... Read more »

2 JD-S members among 5 Indians killed in Easter Sunday bombing in Sri Lanka

Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said that two Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) members were among the five Indians who were killed along with 285 others in the deadly... Read more »

Indian citizen sentenced in US for call centre-linked fraud

New York, April 19 (IANS) A federal judge in Florida has sentenced an Indian citizen to eight years and six months in prison for his involvement in an India-based call centre scam, according... Read more »

Kamala Harris’ campaign raises $12m for 2020 bid

Washington, April 2 (IANS) US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has announced that her campaign raised $12 million in the first quarter of 2019 from... Read more »

Indian-origin consultants charged in US visa fraud

By Arul Louis New York, April 2 (IANS) Three Indian-origin high-tech consultants have been arrested and charged with H1-B visa fraud in a California federal court, according to US officials. Kishore Dattapuram, Kumar... Read more »