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Richard Verma to be sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

Dec 19 2014

Richard Rahul Verma will be sworn-in as US Ambassador to India tomorrow, becoming the first Indian-American to hold the post. Verma, 46, was confirmed by the US Senate by a voice vote last week. Secretary of State John Kerry would host the swearing in ceremony of Verma. Verma is expected to head for New Delhi and present his credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee, ahead of the vis...

Healthcare fraud: Indian-American doctor faces charge

Dec 18 2014

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a USD 250,000 fine. Assistant US Attorney MaryEllen Kresse said Cheruvu treated patients for opioid addiction. He submitted false and fraudulent claims between January 2009 and May 2014 to private insurance companies seeking reimbursement for services allegedly provided. Claims submitted by him included reimbursement ...

US Senate confirms Indian-American Mehta as a federal judge

Dec 17 2014

Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this important position. His nomination was cleared late in the night by a voice vote along with over a dozen pending judicial nominations. Nominated by P...

India ranks third in black money list

Dec 17 2014

As India continues its pursuit of suspected black money stashed abroad, a global think-tank has ranked the country third globally with an estimated $94.76 billion (nearly Rs 6 lakh crore) illicit wealth outflows in 2012. India ranks third in black money list December 17,2014, 10.56 AM IST | | THE HANS INDIA inShare Rs 28 lakh cr moved out out in 10 yrs New Delhi: As India c...

US Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General

Dec 16 2014

Indian-American Vivek Murthy (37) has become the youngest-ever US Surgeon General after being confirmed by the Senate, despite strong opposition from Republicans and the powerful gun rights lobby. Murthy, who was confirmed on Monday by US Senate by 51 votes to 43 more than a year after being nominated, will be the first Indian-A...

TANTEX Alumni Reunion Day

Dec 16 2014

TANTEX Alumni Reunion Dayటాంటెక్స్ వారి పునస్సమాగమ వేడుక – పెల్లుబికిన గతస్మృతులు డాల్లస్...

Russia, India sign seven inter-governmental agreements

Dec 12 2014

Adding zing to the subsisting bonhomie between New Delhi and Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin during his two day visit inked seven inter-governmental agreements with India. Envisaging close consultation between the two External Affairs Ministries on as many as 17 issues, ranging from Asia-Pacific to West Asia to West Europe to Latin America as also at various multilateral forum li...

Why is Nobel Peace Prize given by Norway?

Dec 10 2014

Ever wondered why the Nobel Peace Prize is given by a Norwegian Committee in Oslo and not in the Swedish capital unlike the other Nobel awards? Since 1901, when Nobel Prizes were first given, Peace Prize has been awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Norwegian Parliament Storting in accordance with A...

'India blocking China's entry into SAARC to retain supremacy'

Dec 09 2014

Riled by India's opposition to expanding SAARC, a Chinese think-tank on Tuesday accused the country of attempting to retain its supremacy in the South Asian bloc, saying it is "afraid" that an anti-India group will take shape if China joins the eight-member grouping. In an article titled 'South Asia forum delayed by India's self interests', published in the state-run Global Times on Tuesda...

Malala Yousafzai fails to make it to TIME's Person of the Year award shortlist

Dec 09 2014

A short-list unveiled by the TIME magazine has showed that Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has missed out on the TIME`s Person of the Year award, scheduled to be announced on December 10. Those who have been shortlisted for this year`s prize include the Ferguson protesters, Ebola caregivers, Russian President Vladmir Putin, singer Taylor Swift, Alibaba founder and CEO Jack Ma, Apple CEO T...

Will not quit if AAP returns to power in Delhi: Kejriwal

Dec 08 2014

Arvind Kejriwal on Monday assured his supporters in the US that he will not repeat the "mistake" of resigning if the Aam Aadmi Party returns to power in Delhi and dismissed the notion that the party is falling apart, saying the brakes and clutch of his AAP bus are working fine. Kejriwal, who had a packed schedule in the city on Sunday, acknowledged to AAP volunteers and supporters during a...

TANA HudHud Fundraiser Volleyball Event in BayArea

Dec 05 2014

TANA HudHud Fundraiser Volleyball Event in BayArea TANA’s first volleyball tournament in bay area organized by Bhakta Balla (West,Regional Representative), in association with Samskruti Foundation on November 23,2014 at Sunnyvale, California. All the Proceeds from this tournament were donated to the “HudHud victims in Vizag”. This sporting event was sponsored by Peacock and Ulavacharu res...

US health care worker in West Africa brought home for Ebola tests

Dec 04 2014

A US health care worker who has been assisting efforts in west Africa has been flown to the United States to be tested for Ebola in Atlanta, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Emory University Hospital will monitor the patient to see if they have been infected, spokeswoman Holly Korschun told AFP. "An American health care worker from West Africa who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus i...

India welcomes Saudi investment in infrastructure sectors

Dec 03 2014

Saudi businessmen have a good opportunity to invest in India's vital infrastructure sectors including oil, gas and petrochemicals under the new government's 'Make In India' initiative, a top Indian diplomat said here. The campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September aims at eliminating unnecessary laws and regulations, making bureaucratic procedures easier and shor...

TANTEX Vanitaa Vedika : Vantala Poteelu

Dec 02 2014

TANTEX Vanitaa Vedika : Vantala Poteelu“ఘుమఘుమలతోనోరూరిస్తూసాగినటా౦టెక్స్వనితావేదికవంటలపోటీలు” నవం...

Actor Gauahar Khan 'slapped' for wearing short skirt on reality show

Dec 01 2014

According to the police, the incident took place during the final episode of India's Raw Star at studio number 9. “A preliminary probe has revealed that someone from the audience started teasing Khan to which she protested. An argument ensued between Gauahar and the man who was teasing her. Things turned ugly when the man suddenly slapped the actor,” an Aarey police officer said requesting an...

Modi slips to second spot in TIME's 'Person of the Year' poll

Nov 30 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slipped to the second place in the Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' poll with the Ferguson protesters surging ahead of him in a vote by the readers. As per latest reports, Modi is leading second with 9.8 percent of the total votes polled so far while the Ferguson protesters are leading with 10.8 percent of the votes. Joshua Wong, face of the H...

US keen for co-production,co-development in defence with India

Nov 30 2014

With India being one of the top priorities of the Obama Administration, the US is keen to explore co-production and co-development opportunities in defence with the rising Asian power and expand maritime security cooperation to further strengthen the strategic ties. "We think there is a strong potential (in Indo-US defense ties). We want to translate that strong potential into action and rea...

PM Modi calls for better economy in SAARC, announces immediate medical visa for treatment in India

Nov 26 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for a better economy in SAARC, expressing concern that under 5 percent of the region's global trade takes place between its eight member countries. Modi also promised that India will provide immediate medical visa for the patient and an attendant for treatment in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for a better ec...

Veena Malik, media mogul get 26 years in jail for blasphemy

Nov 26 2014

The owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV along with actor Veena Malik and her husband Assad Bashir Khattak was sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme. The owner of Pakistan’s biggest media group, Geo TV along with actor Veena Malik and her husband was sent...

Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank

Nov 25 2014

Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank has warned. In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts to bring populations out of poverty. "Climate change poses a substantial and escalating ris...

Obama's India visit next year great chance for bolstering ties: Susan Rice

Nov 22 2014

US President Barack Obama's proposed visit to India, to be the chief guest at the 2015 Republic Day celebrations, is a great opportunity to strengthen and expand bilateral strategic partnership, top American administration officials and experts have said. "First time a US President is to attend Republic Day (celebrations), which commemorates the adoption of India's constitution. We are com...

Obama encourages 'best and brightest' to stay in US

Nov 22 2014

Referring to the innovative and entrepreneurial skills of immigrants, in particular Indians, US President Barack Obama has pushed for immigration reform to encourage the best and the brightest to stay in America and not to return to their home country after completing studies. "We educate the world's young people in our universities, and then we just send them home, even if they're wanting...

Mangalyaan has been named among the best inventions of 2014

Nov 21 2014

Mangalyaan has been named among the best inventions of 2014 which described it as a technological feat that will allow India to flex its “interplanetary muscles.” “Nobody gets Mars right on the first try. The US didn’t, Russia didn’t, the Europeans didn’t. But on September 24, India did. That’s when the Mangalyaan …went into orbit around the Red Planet, a technological feat no other Asian ...

India Prime Minister Had an Extraordinarily Successful Visit: US Official

Nov 21 2014

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit as "extraordinarily successful", a top official in the Obama administration has said US-India relationship has come "a remarkable distance". "We've just had the extraordinarily successful visit of Prime Minister Modi here to the United States, and an ...

Bihar has produced number of poet, writers and scholars, including Aster Gayavi urdu poet and Nikita

Nov 03 2014

Bihar has produced number of poet, writers and scholars, including Aster Gayavi urdu poet and NikitaBihar has produced a number of poet, writers and scholars, including Aster Gayavi urdu poet from Gaya, Nikita singh great author the great writer and Buddhist scholar Hrishikesh Sulabh are the prominent writers of the new generation. The later is a short story writer, playwright and theatre critic. Arun Kamal and Aalok Dhanwa are the well-known poets. Different regional languages also ha...

Indian Americans Honor Supreme Court Justice Jerome Murphy

Oct 20 2011

Samir Chopra, President – Elect of Indian Americans of New York, recently honored at a ceremony at the La Bottega restaurant in New York the Honorable Jerome Murphy for Supreme Court. Judge Jerome Murphy is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, former Justice for Island Park and a distinguished graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the proud father o...

DR. Parveen Chopra, the first Asian-American, awarded prestigious LIBERTY BELL AWARD

May 08 2010

DR. Parveen Chopra, the first Asian-American, awarded prestigious LIBERTY BELL AWARD Supreme Court justice Hon. Ira Warshawsky, Chair of the Law Day 2010 Committee and Hon. Judge Susan Katz – Richman conferred upon Dr. Praveen Chopra the Liberty Bell Award. This award was given at the Nassau County Bar Associations’ annual function focusing on enduring traditions and emerging challe...

Ramnavmi celebration at yogi divine society , parsippany nj

Apr 18 2010

Raamnavmi and Hari Jayanti, 2010 at Haridham Temple, NJ The Birth of Lord Rama, Lord Swaminarayan’s manifestation, P.P. Yogiji Maharaj’s initiation as a Saint and the 30th anniversary of ‘Haridham’ temple in Sokhada, Gujarat all concur on the auspicious day of Ramnavmi. The Hindu Swaminarayan Temple and Cultural Center ‘Haridham’ in Parsippany NJ celebrated these four confocal events with...

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