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  • Indian Americans have high hopes on PM Modi Yesterday

    Indian couple who run an NGO in the US are hopeful that with the help of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they will be able to open a similar organisation back in India too. ...
  • Indian-Americans wait outside White House to catch a glimpse of PM Modi 2 days ago

    An good number on Indian-Americans are waiting outside the White House to catch a glimpse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. US President Barack Obama has hosted a private dinner for the PM. ...
  • Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes, 21st time in a row 2 days ago

    New York: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released yesterday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 per cent to USD 2.29 trillion,...
  • American Justice Centre offers reward of $10,000 to anyone who serves summons to Modi -1733678625 minutes ago

    New York: The civil rights body behind a lawsuit filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots case has offered a reward of US dollar 10,000 to anyone who could serve him with the court summons. New York-based legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun told reporters on...
  • Indians and Americans see each other in positive light: Survey 4 days ago

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US comes at a time when people of both countries continue to see each other in a largely positive light, according to a Pew Research Centre survey. While Madison Square Garden's sold-out shows usually include headliners like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna or Arcade...
  • 'Unagi is a total state of awareness': 10 best quotes of Ross Geller as 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' turns 20 September 22, 2014

    Those who grew up the '90s, must have had 'Friends' playing an integral part in their lives. The six characters based living in New York struck a chord with people across the world and became household names. Each group would have a geeky Ross, a goodlooking Rachel with great hair...
  • 'Well, the fridge broke. So I had to eat everything.': 10 best quotes of Joey Tribbiani as 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' turns 20 September 22, 2014

    Those who grew up the '90s, must have had 'Friends' playing an integral part in their lives. The six characters based living in New York struck a chord with people across the world and became household names. Each group would have a geeky Ross, a goodlooking Rachel with great hair...
  • 'I'm not great at advice. But can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?': 10 best quotes of Chandler Bing as 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' turns 20 September 22, 2014

    Those who grew up the '90s, must have had 'Friends' playing an integral part in their lives. The six characters based living in New York struck a chord with people across the world and became household names. Each group would have a geeky Ross, a goodlooking Rachel with great hair...
  • Big stars lining up for PM Narendra Modi reception in New York September 17, 2014

    Washington: Young IndianAmerican pop star sensation Anjali Ranadive, popular playback singer Kavita Subramaniam along with renowned violinist L Subramaniam would perform at a public reception being hosted by IndianAmerican community for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York. Ranadive, the daughter of the Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, would sing the...
  • Baby registered in Brazil with two mothers and a father September 14, 2014

    Brasilia: A judge in Brazil has ordered a baby be registered as born with two mothers and a father, a first in the South American country. The novel step had been requested both by the baby's biological father and mother, and the biological mother's female partner. Judge Rafael Pagnon Cunha...
  • Barack Obama asks Americans to devote themselves to social service September 13, 2014

    Washington: Giving a clarion call to his countrymen to devote themselves to voluntary social service, US President Barack Obama said he would not be in the position he is now if it was not for service to others. "I would not be standing here if it were not for service...
  • Ebola survivor gives blood to ill American September 12, 2014

    Omaha: A survivor of Ebola has donated blood to an American aid worker infected with the disease, and doctors treating him at a Nebraska hospital say he has responded well to the aggressive treatment. Dr Phil Smith said that Dr Rick Sacra received blood transfusions from Dr Kent Brantly shortly...
  • Barack Obama appoints IndiaAmerican to key administration post September 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has appointed another IndianAmerican to a key administration post as member of prestigious J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Obama announced Maneesh K Goyal's appointment and other key administration posts, the White House said in a statement. "These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout...
  • American spearheading ISIS social media campaign? September 5, 2014

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation suspects that a man from Boston, Ahmad Abousamra, could be the incharge of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's social media campaign. ...
  • Lottery to decide participants at Narendra Modi's public reception in US September 3, 2014

    Washington: A lottery system would decide the participants who would get to attend the public reception of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 28 at the prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York City, organisers of the event have said. IndianAmerican Community Foundation, set up recently for the purpose, till Monday...
  • ISIS beheads another American journalist, releases video September 2, 2014

    An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued US airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff, 31, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until...
  • Apple iPhone 6 to have a 'mobile wallet' feature September 1, 2014

    Apple plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes participation by Visa, MasterCard and American Express and...
  • IndianAmerican scholar to explore dinosaur extinction August 30, 2014

    Houston: An IndianAmerican scholar has won the prestigious 'FulbrightNehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award' which includes a grant to study the causes behind Dinosaur extinction. Sankar Chatterjee, a Horn Professor of Palaeontology and Curator at the Museum of Texas University, will travel in the spring of 2015 to India to continue...
  • UN Council condemns 'heinous and cowardly' James Foley murder August 23, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages. In a unanimous statement released, the 15member council said the murder "demonstrates the brutality of ISIL," the Islamic State...
  • American Ebola survivor doctor says 'thrilled to be alive' August 22, 2014

    Atlanta: Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Dr Kent Brantly and his fellow medical missionary,...
  • US media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus August 22, 2014

    Washington: Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of BKS Iyengar, calling him one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spiritual exercise to West. Iyengar died on Wednesday at the age of 95 in Pune. "No other individual has been as...
  • Long time 'Saturday Night Live' announcer Don Prado dies at 96 August 20, 2014

    Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded 'Saturday Night Live.' Don Pardo, the erasspanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voiceover style was celebrated for its majesty and power, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96. "He became...
  • 'Turtles' tops again, beats 'Guardians' at North American box office August 18, 2014

    Reuters: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," last weekend's most popular film, collected ticket sales of $28.4 million to top the U.S. and Canadian box office rankings for a second consecutive week, beating" Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits. "Guardians of the Galaxy," which has collected $419 million worldwide...
  • Indian American student to sue New York City August 9, 2014

    Washington: A 19yearold Indian American student is set to sue the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City for the physical injuries and trauma she suffered while riding a subway train which jumped tracks. Melanie Chandan, a student of Hunter College, said she injured her knees, arms, head and neck due...
  • 'American Idol' contestant Michael Johns dies at 35 August 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: "American Idol" contestant Michael Johns, who appeared in season 7 of the hit Fox singing competition and was voted off in an eighthround stunner, has died. He was 35. The network and his family released statements Saturday confirming the Australianborn singer's death. His family says it appreciated the support streaming...
  • Bobby Jindal still mulling 2016 White House run July 16, 2014

    Washington: Louisiana's IndianAmerican Governor Bobby Jindal will not make a decision about a White House run in 2016 until after November as he tries to make his Republican Party "stop being the stupid party". "We've said it's something we're thinking about, praying about. It's something we're considering. But we won't make...
  • Three of IndianAmerican family killed in accident July 14, 2014

    New York: Three members of an IndianAmerican family died when their car was hit by a pickup driven by a possibly drunk woman in the US state of Texas, media reported. Ryera Patel, 5, and Trish Patel, 12, were killed along with their mother Heena Patel, 43, when their van, driven...
  • IndianAmerican pleads guilty to funding alQaeda groups July 13, 2014

    Washington: A 31yearold IndianAmerican, caught in a FBI sting operation, faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing thousands of dollars in material support to three terror groups operating under alQaeda in wartorn Syria and Somalia. Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed was arrested last year in a Miamibased...