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  • Rajasthani folk music group 'Barmer Boys' on US tour from April 19 18-04-2014 10:21 PM

    Keeping alive the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars, a hereditary caste of Muslim musicians in India's desert state of Rajasthan, the "Barmer Boys" are on a debut two week coast-to-coast US tour. Barely in their 30s and yet seasoned performers of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the group, during...
  • Indian-American firm to pay $15 mn for false claims 26-02-2014 10:55 PM

    A diagnostic firm founded by an Indian-American physician has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle charges that it falsely billed federal and state health care programmes and paid kickbacks to physicians. The Diagnostic Imaging Group (DIG), founded in 1985 by Mumbai native Leena Doshi, would pay $13.65 million to...
  • 10 Indian-Americans in race for 2014 elections in US 24-02-2014 11:37 AM

    Even as the 2014 general elections in the US are still more than eight months away, as many as 10 Indian-Americans have already announced their decision to enter the race for elected public offices, including the House of Representatives. Ami Bera, the only Indian-American Congressman and the third ever, is...
  • As snowy winter drags on, Northeast struggles to cope 06-02-2014 07:48 AM

    The latest in a series of winter storms hit the United States on Wednesday, dropping wet, heavy snow in the Northeast states that disrupted travel and threatened supplies of salt needed to keep roads clear. Officials in New York and New Jersey warned they were starting to run short of...
  • Is Justin Bieber slowly losing his focus on music? 02-02-2014 10:59 AM

    New York: Troubled star Justin Bieber partied with a mystery blonde at the Maxim Big Game Weekend party. The 19-year-old 'Confident' singer's arrival in the US was delayed at the airport where customs officials searched his private plane for marijuana and held him for five hours of extended questioning -...
  • US: Bitter cold lingers as northeast digs out from snow 23-01-2014 08:41 AM

    New York/Maplewood/New Jersey: Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday dug out from a deadly winter storm that dumped more than 15 inches (38 cm) of snow in some places, with frigid temperatures forcing school closings and extensive flight delays and cancellations. At least two deaths were blamed on...
  • Frigid temperatures to persist in northeast US, less snowfall expected today 22-01-2014 04:44 PM

    Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday looked to dig themselves out from a storm that has dumped over a foot (30.5 cm) of snow in many places, snarling traffic and forcing the Philadelphia school system to shut down. The weather system packing snow and Arctic cold forced the...
  • New Jersey, Mexico and South Korea off 2014 calendar 04-12-2013 10:28 PM

    Races in New Jersey, Mexico and South Korea were dropped from Formula One's official 2014 calendar on Wednesday, with the season remaining at 19 races instead of a record 22. All three grands prix had been listed provisionally, with asterisks against them, on a previous calendar published in September by...
  • India will face 'pink' South Africa in the first ODI 29-11-2013 10:11 AM

    The first one-day international of the three-match series between India and South Africa will see the hosts turn up in pink uniform instead of the customary green, Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced. The match at the Wanderers on December 5 will be played on a 'Pink Day' in support...
  • Snapshot: Monica Gill crowned Miss India USA 2013 26-11-2013 03:56 PM

    In New Jersey, Monica Gill was crowned Miss India USA 2013 by outgoing Miss India USA 2012 Priyan Bhargava at a beauty pageant held on November 25. All photos are from PTI. ...
  • Sikh man to get compensation in religious discrimination case 20-11-2013 11:17 AM

    A New Jersey car dealership will pay monetary compensation to a Sikh man to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by him which alleged that he was not hired by the dealership because he maintains a beard. Gurpreet Kherha had filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...
  • New York gets first Democrat Mayor since 1989 06-11-2013 11:05 AM

    Bill de Blasio was elected as the Mayor of New York making it the the first Democratic win since 1989. In other, widely scattered off-year balloting, Houston rejected a plan to turn Astrodome into a convention hall, likely dooming it to demolition, while Colorado agreed to tax marijuana at 25...
  • New Jersey: Shots fired in shopping mall, no casualties reported 05-11-2013 09:08 AM

    Paramus (New Jersey): Police are searching for a gunman at a mall in northern New Jersey after shots were fired inside it just before closing. WCBS-TV reports that shots were fired at Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall around 9:30 pm on Monday. There were no immediate reports of injuries. People...
  • Indian-American Emily Shah wins Miss New Jersey title 26-10-2013 12:49 AM

    Just a month after beauty queen Nina Davuluri made history by becoming the first Indian-American Miss America, 18-year-old Emily Shah has won the Miss New Jersey USA 2014 title. Shah, a resident of Edison, home to a large Indian-American community, was crowned on Sunday at a glittering ceremony at the...
  • Indian-American Emily Shah crowned Miss New Jersey USA 25-10-2013 08:12 AM

    Washington: Eighteen-year-old Indian-American Emily Shah has won Miss New Jersey USA 2014 title, following in the footsteps of Nina Davuluri, who was crowned Miss America recently. Emily would now compete for Miss America and Miss Universe titles. Davuluri had won the coveted beauty pageant in September. Emily was the youngest...
  • Mumbai Indians to retire Sachin Tendulkar's No. 10 jersey 14-10-2013 11:04 AM

    The reigning IPL and CLT20 champions Mumbai Indians have decided to retire the No. 10 jersey worn by Sachin Tendulkar, who - following his decision to quit T20s - has decided to hang up his boots after his 200th Test next month. After Mumbai won their maiden IPL trophy earlier...
  • FIA has 22 races in provisional 2014 F1 calendar 27-09-2013 08:39 PM

    Paris: The Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi is set to host its first Formula One grand prix next year after motorsport's governing body published its provisional calendar for what would be a record 22 races. The calendar will not be finalized until December but there is little reason to...
  • Mexico on draft Formula One calendar, no New Jersey 05-09-2013 06:30 PM

    Monza: Mexico City looks set to host a Formula One grand prix next year for the first time since 1992 while New Jersey, whose debut was postponed this season, is again absent from a draft 21-race calendar seen by teams and broadcasters. Team sources, sent the list by commercial supremo...
  • Woods hopes shorter Sunday works to his advantage at The Barclays 25-08-2013 11:27 AM

    Jersey City: Tiger Woods said he hopes a normal work day on Sunday at The Barclays will enable him to ward off the effects of a sore back and challenge for victory in the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. Woods complained of back and neck discomfort earlier this week...
  • Woods hopes to regain hot hand as Barclays resumes 23-08-2013 08:38 AM

    New Jersey: Tiger Woods could not pick up where he left off and settled for a par that ended his birdie surge after the weather-hit Barclays tournament resumed on Thursday after a nearly four-hour delay. Woods had birdied three in a row to stand three under par through seven holes,...
  • F1 teams reluctant to go to more than 20 races 28-07-2013 04:42 PM

    Budapest: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone could have 22 races jostling for a slot next season but teams have made clear they want the calendar limited to 20. The current championship has 19 rounds but Austria is returning in 2014 after an 11-year absence while new races in New Jersey...
  • Snooki wants to write her wedding vows 06-06-2013 06:17 PM

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Snooki hopes to pen down her own vows for her wedding to Jionni LaValle next year. The former 'Jersey Shore' star, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, and her fiance Jionni LaValle are planning to tie the knot next year and Snooki is trying to...
  • US: Indian-origin engineer arrested for stealing trade secrets 06-06-2013 03:06 AM

    Washington: An Indian-origin engineer has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly stealing trade secrets from his former employer. Ketankumar Maniar (36), a resident of Mahwah township in New Jersey allegedly stole trade secrets of products being developed by a global medical technology company named Becton,...
  • Freight train derails in New Jersey 30-11-2012 09:09 PM

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  • UK HSBC under probe for opening criminals' accounts 10-11-2012 10:36 AM

    London: HSBC, Britain's biggest bank, is at the centre of a major Revenue and Customs investigation after it opened offshore accounts in Jersey for "serious criminals" living in the country, The Telegraph reported on Saturday. The tax authorities have obtained details of every British client of HSBC in Jersey after...
  • New storm bears down Sandy-battered NY, NJ 08-11-2012 07:18 AM

    New York: A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday with rain and wet snow, plunging homes right back into darkness, stopping commuter trains again and inflicting another round of misery on thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy's blow more than a week ago. Under...
  • New York, New Jersey order evacuations ahead of new storm 07-11-2012 10:50 PM

    New York: New York and New Jersey ordered the evacuation of nursing homes and low-lying coastal areas already devastated by deadly Superstorm Sandy as a smaller but still powerful Nor'easter approached from the Atlantic Ocean. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed parks and beaches and temporarily halted outdoor construction...