North America

  • Asia edged out by North America in wealth list September 25, 2013

    Hong Kong: Some 300,000 people joined Asia's millionaire ranks last year, according to a world wealth report released Wednesday, which also found that the region slipped behind a rebounding North America. The report by CapGemini and Royal Bank of Canada is the latest of several recent surveys highlighting the strong rise...
  • Infosys Americas head Ashok Vemuri resigns August 28, 2013

    Bangalore: India's number 2 software services provider Infosys Limited's head of operations in the Americas Ashok Vemuri has resigned. Vemuri, who was a member of the board of directors was also the company's global head of manufacturing and engineering services and was widely considered to be a contender for the...
  • United States: Coca-Cola to cut 750 jobs March 22, 2013

    New York: Coca-Cola says it's cutting 750 jobs in the US as it continues to streamline its business. The world's biggest beverage maker says the jobs cuts will be across the board and that affected individuals will be notified in coming weeks. The cuts represent roughly 1 per cent of the...
  • Singapore new home to Asia's wealthy June 21, 2012

    Singapore: Singapore overtook Hong Kong as home to Asia's wealthy last year as declining stock markets hit the former British territory a lot harder than its Southeast Asian rival, according to Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management. Hong Kong, whose stock market capitalisation slumped 16.7 per cent last year, saw a sharper...
  • Video: FeTNA's Annual Tamil Convention invitation June 18, 2012

    Its time to rejoice for the Tamils of North America! Washington DC / Baltimore, Maryland, prepares to showcase the largest event for the Tamils with various activities of glamour, grandeur and colour, with Tamil language and tradition running a common thread in all the activities and events! Federation of Tamil Sangams...
  • Indian student shot dead in US store December 28, 2010

    New Delhi: An Indian student was murdered in the United States on Christmas morning. 22-year old Jayachandra Elaporalu from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh was shot dead during a store robbery at a gas station. He was doing a masters course and was also working at a convenience store in Pasadena....
  • U2 tour tops annual rankings in N America January 2, 2010

    Los Angeles: U2 may have suffered disappointing sales for their new album, but the Irish rockers were easily the most popular draw on the North American concert circuit this year, according to data issued. The band sold $123 million worth of tickets to its stadium tour, while Bruce Springsteen and the...
  • Watch: 20 yrs on, the Berlin Wall is everywhere November 10, 2009

    New York: 20 years ago the Berlin Wall surrounded a city, sealed off half-a-continent and imprisoned millions. Today, Most of it is gone. Or is it? In a very real sense, more than ever before, the Berlin Wall is everywhere. You can find it at Presidential libraries in the United...
  • NRI dreams sour, but hopes soar June 20, 2007

    Jalandhar: In rural Punjab, being an NRI is the stuff dreams are made of. People are keen to migrate to Europe and North America. But for many of them, the dreams have gone horribly sour. In June 2004, local travel agents promised Charanjit Singh a direct flight to Spain....
  • Taj Hotels heads for North America June 17, 2007

    Boston: The Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces group is making its presence felt globally. While it is already operating the Pierre in New York, Taj Hotels is focusing on luxury hotels in North America. In an interview Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Managing Director and CEO Raymond N Bickson discussed...