Indian-descent man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud

(IANS) A 70-year-old man of Indian-descent, who pretended to be a US government official, has admitted to running a multi-million-dollar immigration fraud that duped over 100 people, according to federal prosecutors. Hardev Panesar... Read more »

Telangana man shot dead in US

Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A man from Telangana was shot dead by unidentified persons in Florida State of the US. K. Goverdhan Reddy (50), who was hailing from Yadadri Bhongir district of Telangana,... Read more »

Indian appointed to high-level accounting post at UN

By Arul Louis United Nations, Feb 15 (IANS) Chandramouli Ramanathan has been appointed as the world body’s controller by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. Dujarric told reporters: “Chandramouli brings... Read more »

Trump’s Indian American judicial nominee apologises for writing on rape

Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Neomi Rao, US President Donald Trump’s Indian American nominee for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals judgeship has apologised for her controversial college writings about date-rape victims, which... Read more »

3 Indian student teams vie for top slot in Microsoft’s Asia talent hunt contest

By Nishant Arora Sydney, Feb 11 (IANS) Three Indian teams are among the 12 finalists who will vie for the top slot in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Asia Regional Semifinals here and move... Read more »

UNSW Sydney marks India’s Martyr’s Day with Gandhi Oration

Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) UNSW Sydney, one of Australia’s world-class universities, joined the Indian community and business leaders to commemorate Indias Martyrs Day – the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhis assassination on January 30,... Read more »

Deepa Mehta to be feted with Lifetime Achievement Award

Toronto, Feb 8 (IANS) Acclaimed Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. A post on the official Twitter account from The... Read more »

Tulsi Gabbard: Assad isn’t enemy of US

Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu US Congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate, has said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been accused of using chemical weapons to attack civilians... Read more »

Trump nominee Rao faces scrutiny over past writing about rape

Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) The judicial wars returned to Washington on Tuesday as the Senate Judiciary Committee met to consider Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump’s nominee for newest Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s... Read more »

Indian expat wins $2.7 mn raffle in Abu Dhabi

An Indian expat won 10 million dirhams ($2.7 million) in a raffle held in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Prashanth Pandarathil bought the ticket online on January 4. The second prize of 100,000... Read more »

India issues demarche, urges US to release detained Indian students

New Delhi, Feb 2 India has issued a demarche to the US asking it to release at the earliest Indian students detained in connection with their enrolment in a fraudulent university and... Read more »

130 students arrested in visa sting face only civil immigration charges: US official

Washington, Feb 1 The 130 students arrested so far in a “pay-to-stay” sting operation using a fake university face only civil immigration charges, according to media reports. “We have arrested 130 foreign... Read more »