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  • Indian-American lawyer to head Hillary Clinton's campaign agenda team 2 days ago

    Washington: Hillary Clinton has named a prominent Indian-American civil rights lawyer to lead a team of senior policy advisers who will be charged with moulding her presidential campaign agenda. Maya Harris, 46, a former senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), will lead the team that will also include...
  • US CEO takes 90 per cent pay cut to give workers huge raise 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: A CEO of an American firm has surprised one and all by announcing a 90 per cent pay cut for himself and slashing of company's profits to give employees a hefty salary hike after he read a study about happiness. The boss of a technology start-up in Seattle shocked...
  • American artist destroys his own works-of-art in protest of extortion by the labour unions of Kerala April 6, 2015

    The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. Indian and international artists exhibits artworks across a variety of mediums including film, installation, painting, sculpture, new media and performance art.The trade unions in Kerala apparently charge exorbitant sums of money from the artists participating in...
  • Two Indian Americans charged with $1.1 million fraud April 5, 2015

    Washington: Two Indian American long-time friends have been charged with making over $1.1 million in illegal profits from insider trading on news of a proposed acquisition of Cooper Tire and Rubber Company by India-based Apollo Tyres Ltd. In a complaint filed in a US district court in Connecticut on Thursday, US...
  • Job opportunities to grow fastest in India: CFO survey April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Job opportunities in India are expected to grow at the fastest pace globally as 78 per cent of finance leaders believe that growth in existing businesses will add to the creation of jobs, says a survey. According to the survey by American Express, carried...
  • Indian-American woman's sentenced for foeticide, child maltreatment April 2, 2015

    The stiff 30-year prison sentence for an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child maltreatment has sparked a debate in the US on how prosecutors are using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalise women for terminating a pregnancy. ...
  • US: Indian-American woman convicted of foeticide jailed for 30 years April 1, 2015

    Washington: A 33-year-old Indian-American woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for female foeticide and child maltreatment of a dependent. Purvi Patel, was sentenced on the neglect of a dependent charge to 30 years in prison with 20 years executed, 10 suspended. She will also...
  • 11 Indian-Americans in Forbes's list of best venture capitalists March 26, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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...