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  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 American Music Awards 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories. Katy Perry, who was absent from Sunday's award show because of her world...
  • Taylor Swift receives the first Dick Clark Award For excellence at the 2014 AMAs 14 hours 34 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift has been named as the first recipient of Dick Clark Award For excellence at 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs). The 24-year-old, who is enjoying a great year with her latest album '1989' selling more than a million copies in a week, will receive the new honour...
  • American Actor Bill Cosby keeps mum on sexual assault allegations 3 days ago

    Comedian Bill Cosby, in an interview declined to answer questions about accusations of sexual assault that resurfaced in recent weeks. ...
  • Back from North Korea, Americans recount horror November 10, 2014

    Two Americans who spent many months imprisoned in North Korea are now back on the US soil. ...
  • Robbers targeting Indian-Americans in New Jersey November 2, 2014

    New York: Several Indian-American families living in the New Jersey area have been robbed following the festival of Diwali, triggering fear among the community for their safety. Rajesh Singh said in a report in PIX 11 that after Diwali robbers came into their house, "tied" his family up and took...
  • Anger in Hong Kong as protesters compared to slaves November 1, 2014

    Hong Kong: A prominent businesswoman has sparked outrage in Hong Kong by comparing the city's pro-democracy protesters to African-American slaves, suggesting they might need to "wait for a while" to win the freedoms they are seeking. "American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107...
  • Barack Obama names Indian-American as ambassador to Sweden October 24, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama has nominated investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden. Raji, a top bundler for Obama who raised more than $3 million for his 2012 re-election campaign, was earlier appointed to the president's Commission on White House Fellowship last...
  • Coming soon! 'Archie' and gang to feature in a TV show October 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Archie' will be coming to the small screen as FOX has picked up the TV series rights to 'Archie Comics', developing it as a one-hour drama titled 'Riverdale'. The live-action series is written by former 'Glee' scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Greg Berlanti, reported Ace Showbiz. "This is a...
  • Indian-American jailed in US for selling fake sculptures October 18, 2014

    New York: An Indian-American foundry owner, who claimed that he had been invited to participate in building the world's largest statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in Gujarat, has been sentenced to prison for selling fake bronze sculptures for millions of dollars in the US. Brian Ramnarine, 60, of Queens was sentenced...
  • Oil dips below $84, near four-year low, on oversupply October 15, 2014

    London: Brent crude fell to a fresh 47-month low on Wednesday, dipping below $84 a barrel as faltering global growth curbed demand for fuel at a time of heavy oversupply. Oil saw its biggest daily fall in more than three years on Tuesday after the West's energy watchdog slashed its forecasts...
  • Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations October 14, 2014

    Reuters: Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell Williams and pop star Katy Perry were not far behind with...
  • India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India's air pollution policies are more successful than the water pollution ones because of the country's Supreme Court's effective intervention to address matters polluting the atmosphere, according to a new study. The study, published in the October issue of the American Economic Review, says that high levels of...
  • 'American Horror Story' crime counterpart tackles OJ Simpson trial October 8, 2014

    (Reuters) - With "American Horror Story" drumming up scares for cable channel FX, its new companion series "American Crime Story" will serve those drawn to real life criminal investigations, the network said on Tuesday. "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" is the next venture for "American Horror Story" creator...
  • Social media can generate content for advertisers: Expert October 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Indian advertisers can use social media as a content generator besides utilising it as a new marketing medium, says an expert. "Millions of people all over the world are sharing videos and pictures every day on a number of social media platforms. You can filter out the type of...
  • Islamic State beheads another British hostage, releases video October 4, 2014

    Cairo: An Internet video released on Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in US-led airstrikes. The video mirrored other beheading videos shot by the Islamic State group, which now holds territory...
  • I'm an actor, I love acting, whether it is in India, America or anywhere in the world: Kunal Nayyar October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Kunal Nayyar has found worldwide fame for playing a nerdy, awkward astrophysicist on hit American TV show 'The Big Bang Theory' but the actor from Delhi says his heart still lies in his homeland and he would love to do a Bollywood film soon. The 33-year-old actor, who got...
  • Indian Americans have high hopes on PM Modi September 30, 2014

    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 September 30, 2014

    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 September 30, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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...