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Scores of Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath Pooja in US

Oct 31 2014

Washington: Scores of Indian-Americans, some even driving a few hundred miles, gathered on the banks of the historic Potomac river in the suburb of the US capital here and celebrated the ancient Hindu festival of Chhath. Into its sixth year, the celebration of Chhath which was initially started here by one Kripa Shankar Singh, a software engineer from Patna, the annual Hindu festiva...

White House Computers are Breached by Hackers

Oct 30 2014

"In the course of assessing recent threats, we identified activity of concern on the unclassified Executive Office of the President network,"a White House official was quoted as saying. "We took immediate measures to evaluate and mitigate the activity...Unfortunately, some of that resulted in the disruption of regular services to users. But people were on it and are dealing with it," t...

Ebola vaccine in five years: Israeli scientist

Oct 30 2014

Jerusalem: Leslie Lobel, a virologist at Israel's Ben-Gurion University, is not surprised by the current epidemic of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa and says that sooner or later it would have happened. For the past 12 years, Lobel has studied several strains of the deadly virus in his laboratory at the Israeli university, in coordination with the Virus Research Institute in ...

India among 188 nations calling for end to US embargo on Cuba

Oct 29 2014

India was among 188 nations that voted in favour of a UN General Assembly resolution, which for the 23rd year in a row called for an end to the US economic, commercial and financial embargo on Cuba. The resolution 'Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba' had 188 nations voting in favour and, as in previous years, the United ...

India ranks 114 out of 142 nations on WEF's Gender Gap Report

Oct 28 2014

New York: India has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival. India's slipped 13 spots from its last year's ranking of 101 on the Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum. I...

Obama nominates Indian-American as Ambassador to Sweden

Oct 24 2014

Obama nominates Indian-American as Ambassador to SwedenPresident Obama nominated his highest Indian-American bundler Thursday to the coveted diplomatic post of U.S. ambassador to Sweden. The president selected Azita Raji, an investment banker and philanthropist who raised more than $3 million for his re-election campaign in 2012. Ms. Raji, who also donated money to Mr. Obama’s 2008 presidential bid, earlier received an appointment to the pr...

India initiates efforts at UN for 'International Yoga Day'

Oct 21 2014

India initiates efforts at UN for India has initiated efforts to have June 21 commemorated each year as the 'International Day of Yoga' at the United Nations, aiming to bring to fruition the idea floated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly last month. Underscoring the widespread recognition and popularity of the ancient Indian practice, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission o...

Developing countries participate in half of world trade

Oct 21 2014

The participation of developing countries in world trade accounts for nearly half of global trade, according to a report by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The report says that during the period between 2000 and 2012, the involvement of developing countries in world trade increased from 33 to 48 percent. In the same period, the share of developing economies in world production rose ...

Obama gives calming message, says US prepared for Ebola

Oct 18 2014

US President Barack Obama delivered a calming message to Americans on Saturday following the alarm sparked by the first two Ebola infections in the country, and said the nation is "prepared" to ward off an outbreak of the virus." "There is no country better prepared to confront the challenge Ebola poses than US and even one case here at home is too many, the country is not facing an...

US and India focused on moving relationship forward: Jen Psaki

Oct 18 2014

India and the US are now focused on moving their ties forward after a row over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York last year, top American official has said. This was an issue that was discussed between the two countries last year and early this year, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters when asked about the recent interview by Devyani Khobragade, who was ...

Indian American named to lead US civil rights division

Oct 16 2014

Indian-American lawyer Vanita Gupta has been chosen to lead US justice department's civil rights division charged with enforcing laws that prevent discrimination and inequitable practices in housing, education and employment. Named Acting Assistant Attorney General Wednesday, the first South Asian American lawyer to get the job, is expected to be nominated by President Barack Obama for the...

Hardly any Indian Muslim indulges in terrorism, says President Pranab Mukherjee

Oct 14 2014

Asserting that the problem of terrorism in India was imported, President Pranab Mukherjee has said indigenous terrorist activity was "extremely negligible" with hardly any involvement of the 150 million Muslims of the country. "Of course there may be one or two out of hundred fifty million but all of these are imported. These are coming from outside. Indigenous terrorist activity in India ...

Mukherjee dodges question on India-Pakistan tensions

Oct 14 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee praised the Nobel committee for choosing India's Kailash Satyarthi for this year's Peace Prize but declined to comment if the joint conferment of the award on Pakistan's Malala Yousufzai was possibly intended to help find a solution to the long-lasting tension between the two countries. According to Norway's NTB news agency, the Indian president, during an intera...

First Ebola patient diagnosed in US dies

Oct 09 2014

Washington: The first Ebola patient diagnosed in US died on Wednesday at a hospital in Dallas, a city in the northern part of US state of Texas, hospital authorities said. "It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7.51 am," Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was quoted as saying in a statem...

Have you sent your name to Mars?

Oct 09 2014

Would you like to imprint your name on the surface of the Red Planet? NASA is giving you a chance to send your name to Mars via its Orion spacecraft, scheduled for a test flight December 4. Nearly 95,000 people have already submitted their names. To sign up, visit NASA's website on Orion's Mars visit, fill out some basic information and submit. The site will then generate a digital 'boa...

Rare clean-shaven Christ unearthed in Spain

Oct 08 2014

Rare clean-shaven Christ unearthed in SpainArchaeologists say they have found one of the earliest pictures ever of Jesus Christ, sporting an unusual clean-shaven, short-haired look, on an old glass plate unearthed in southern Spain. The team found numerous fragments of glass during a three-year dig in the ruined ancient city of Castulo and in July dug up some bigger bits with designs that caught their eye. When pieced tog...

New York City Mayor, Modi discussed need for strong working relationship

Oct 07 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi importance of a strong working relationship between India and US, underscoring that such ties are critical for democracy and security around the world. The Mayor said he was honoured to have spent time with the visiting Indian leader last week. "We talked about how the two greatest, strongest democracies of t...

US officials discuss inclusion of 'Seva' in social milieu

Oct 07 2014

Indian Americans and officials of the Obama Administration are discussing ways to include the Hindu concept of "Seva" or service in the American socio-cultural milieu. They also plan to include the cleanliness drive launched last week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the social environment in US. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal ...

United colours of Modi in America

Oct 06 2014

Narendra Modi was dressed for the occasion wherever he went, but the diverse colours that the Indian Prime Minister donned on his recent US visit had one unifying theme - to win America. And this is being talked about even a week after his visit. It was a surprise performance from a once provincial leader with little foreign policy experience who came to power just four months ago though w...

Modi visit laid foundation for deepening Indo-US cooperation

Oct 01 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to US had been a "great success" and has "laid the foundation" for deepening cooperation between the two countries, a top official has said. National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval met US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday, and discussed a range of issues including common security interests. "In their discussion they emphasised US-India co...


Sep 24 2014

టాంటెక్స్ ”నెల నెలా తెలుగు వెన్నెల” వేదికపై అద్భుతంగా ముగిసిన ౩౩ వ &#...

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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