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 »

Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora hails government decision to ban JKLF

March 23 (IANS) Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) on Saturday welcomed Union government’s “positive and pathbreaking” decision to ban separatist organization Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and holding its founder, Yasin Malik,... Read more »

Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora hails government decision to ban JKLF

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) on Saturday welcomed Union government’s “positive and pathbreaking” decision to ban separatist organization Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and holding its founder, Yasin... Read more »

Nirav Modi held in London, in police custody

London/New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been arrested in London in connection with a Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case and was sent... Read more »

Trudeau to Lilly Singh “You are making Canada proud”

Ottawa, March 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Canadian-born Lilly Singh, who goes by the stage name Superwoman, on bagging a late night show of a major TV network and said... Read more »

Christchurch attack: 5 Indian victims identified

Christchurch, March 17 (IANS) The Indian High Commission in New Zealand on Sunday confirmed that five Indians were killed in the Christchurch terror attack that claimed 50 lives. “With a very heavy heart... Read more »

Indian-origin man loses 6 of family in Ethiopia air crash

Ottawa, March 12 (IANS) An Indian-origin man here has lost six of his family members in the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board. The victims were identified as Pannagesh... Read more »

Andhra physician among Ethiopian plane crash victims

Amaravati, March 11 (IANS) A US-based young physician from Andhra Pradesh was among the 157 killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Nukavarapu Manisha, hailing from Guntur district, was on her way to... Read more »

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 »