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  • 11 Indian-Americans in Forbes's list of best venture capitalists 3 days ago

    New York: Eleven influential Indian-American investors feature in Forbes magazine's annual list of the 100 best venture capitalists with the "Midas" touch who are making big and early bets on the leading technology companies of on Friday and earning outsized returns for their investors. The Forbes 2015 Midas List represents...
  • 'Open Humans Network' seeks to open-source your body 5 days ago

    New York: People eager to share personal information beyond what's on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data. The 'Open Humans Network' aims to make more health-related data available for scientists...
  • Islamic State calls on backers to kill 100 US military personnel March 22, 2015

    Washington: Islamic State has posted online what it says are the names, US addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon its "brothers residing in America" to kill them. The Pentagon said after the information was posted on the Internet that it was investigating the matter. "I...
  • The song is over, as 'Glee' ends its tuneful 6-season run March 21, 2015

    New York: The 'Glee' series finale delivered glorious news that William McKinley High School is being turned into an arts school and that Will Schuester, who started its glee club way back in 2009, will become its principal. Oh, and that wondrous show choir, New Directions, won the national championship. But "Glee"...
  • Nine Indian Americans among Sloan research fellowship winners March 19, 2015

    Washington: Nine Indian-Americans are among 126 young US and Canadian scholars awarded $50,000 Sloan Research Fellowships honouring outstanding early-career scientists in eight fields to further their research. Instituted in 1955 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, these honour scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation...
  • Indian diaspora launches new philanthropy initiative in Atlanta in USA March 18, 2015

    Atlanta (USA): The American India Foundation (AIF) is pleased to announce the inaugural Gala of its newest chapter in Atlanta, Georgia, joining a national network dedicated to raising awareness and funds for its development programs across India. AIF has fostered the support of internationally recognized members of the Indian diaspora,...
  • No reservation for Jessica Lange in next 'Horror Story' March 16, 2015

    Los Angeles: Jessica Lange is passing up a 'Hotel' stay. The Emmy-winning star of the first four seasons of 'American Horror Story' announced Sunday she would not be returning for the fifth in the FX anthology series, which will be subtitled "Hotel." Committing to each season "is a huge investment," Lange said...
  • India must focus on political influence in its neighbourhood: Elizabeth Economy March 10, 2015

    As Prime Minister Modi undertakes a three-nation visit to Indian Ocean countries, an American expert warns India not to look at competition with China as a zero sum game. "India must focus on political influence in its neighbourhood," said Elizabeth Economy, the CV Starr fellow at the Council on foreign...
  • Indian-American surgeon among first to help actor Harrison Ford, injured in plane crash March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Indian-American spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf on Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed on the course. The pilot was none other than famous Hollywood actor Harrison Ford. Khurana was among the first to pull out the injured star from the wreckage. When Khurana saw the plane crash on...
  • Barack Obama re-nominates Indian-American to key administration post March 5, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has re-nominated Sunil Sabharwal, an independent Indian-American investor, to a key administration post as Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund. First nominated in April 2014 to the position of Alternate Executive Director of the IMF, Sabharwal has been an independent investor in the payments...
  • Man charged in deadly stabbing of Nicki Minaj crew member March 4, 2015

    Philadelphia: A Philadelphia man already facing an attempted murder charge in the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj's tour has been charged with murder. Homicide Capt. James Clark says 31-year-old Pierce Boykin was charged Tuesday with murder in the stabbing death of 29-year-old Devon Pickett. The double stabbing outside a...
  • New budget growth oriented, but short of big reforms: US media February 28, 2015

    Washington Describing the first full-fledged annual budget of the new Indian government as growth oriented, the American media on Saturday said the announcements made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will boost investment and focus on infrastructure. The budget promises to boost growth with a major increase in public spending on infrastructure...
  • How Niagara Falls freezes ... or does it? February 25, 2015

    New York: It's a stunning site: Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place. The icy spectacle, brought on by weeks of severe cold, has drawn a steady flow of intrepid tourists. But are the Falls really frozen? Not exactly. Here's a brief explanation of what really...
  • Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 Christians February 24, 2015

    Amman: Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group tracking violence in Syria said on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they carried out dawn raids on rural villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority west of...
  • 'American Horror Story' actor Ben Woolf dies after being injured in a street accident February 24, 2015

    Los Angeles: Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34.Woolf died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, publicist Zack Teperman said. Woolf's family was at his side.The 4-foot-4 actor was hospitalized in critical condition after he...
  • 'American Sniper' at the Oscars: Despite being in the news for all the wrong reasons, the film deserves to be in the race February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Not to start off with a spoiler or anything, but have you seen the trailers for 'American Sniper'? One of the first trailers for the Clint Eastwood film features a rugged-looking Bradley Cooper pointing an evil-looking sniper at a small Muslim kid, in a tense situation. "Don't pick it...
  • Indian-American Rashad Hussain appointed as US Special Envoy and Coordinator February 19, 2015

    Washington: Indian-American Rashad Hussain has been appointed Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications to expand global engagement and partnerships of the US to counter violent extremism, the state department has said. 37-year-old Hussain is currently the Special Envoy of the US to Organisation for Islamic Countries (OIC). He...
  • News 360: PM Modi says there is no space for religious intolerance in India February 17, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that there is no space for religious intolerance in India and that his government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 17, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 17, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Indian-American shot dead in US February 16, 2015

    New York: A 28-year-old Indian-American, who was shot by unknown gunmen in his family-owned liquor shop in the US, has succumbed to his injuries. Amit Patel from Edison was shot and killed in New Jersey inside Roseway Liquors in Irvington on Sunday. When police arrived at the store, they found Patel...
  • This video of American kids trying breakfasts from around the world is the most adorable thing ever February 14, 2015

    These extra-adorable kids are made to taste different breakfasts from around the world and their reactions are just aaaawwwww-inspiring! If you want honest food critics who are not snooty, I suggest you hire these little ones! ...
  • Bradley Cooper favored for best actor - Reuters/Ipsos Oscar poll February 13, 2015

    Los Angeles: Bradley Cooper's turn as America's most lethal military sniper and Reese Witherspoon's portrayal of a woman on a journey of self-discovery should win this year's top acting Oscars, in the view of Americans surveyed in the annual Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll. Twenty-eight percent of respondents said Cooper, a four-time Academy...
  • First lady of US Michelle Obama defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event January 31, 2015

    New York: First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of the late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, joined...
  • Phillip Phillips sues to escape 'American Idol' contract January 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: Former 'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips wants to part ways with producer of the show that launched his career. The winner of the 11th season of the reality series has filed a legal petition against the show's producer 19 Entertainment to get out of an "oppressive, fatally conflicted"...
  • It was rumoured that I was born as man: Jennifer Lopez January 25, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer Jennifer Lopez says the rumour that she was born as a small Guatemalan man is the weirdest false story she has ever heard about herself. The 45-year-old 'Papi' singer says there was a rumour that she underwent major changes to become Jennifer Lopez, reported Aceshowbiz. "I've never said...
  • Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims January 25, 2015

    (Reuters) - An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said in a letter to Eastwood and Cooper...
  • American Express says to cut more than 4,000 jobs January 22, 2015

    Washington: More than 4,000 employees of American Express Co will lose their jobs over the next year as part of a restructuring program at the credit card company, a spokeswoman said. The planned redundancies contributed to a restructuring charge taken by the world's largest credit card issuer during the fourth quarter,...
  • Michelle Obama invites Indian doctor for State of the Union Address January 20, 2015

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama has invited a prominent Indian-American doctor, who is playing a key role in fighting the dreaded Ebola disease in West Africa, for Wednesday's State of the Union Address. Dr Pranav Shetty from the International Medical Corps is the only Indian-American to be invited by the...
  • Preity Zinta: Loved how 'American Sniper' showed the personal side of war January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: History lessons are often synonymous with being boring, stretched and dull. But actress-producer Preity Zinta seems to have come up with an interesting method to gulp down all the facts, and that's through watching "true stories" on screen. "I love 2watch true stories. It's like a history lesson. Sadly...