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Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF

Aug 29 2014

Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEFNotwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. “In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage. Nevertheless, recent studies have shown a rising rate in Kerala,” UNICEF's Child Protection ...

When women succeed, America succeeds: Barack Obama

Aug 26 2014

Asserting that success of women translate into country's success, US President Barack Obama has said that there was still more work to do and more doors of opportunity to open for them. "We know that when women succeed, America succeeds. In the 21st century, a mother should be able to raise her daughter and be her role model—showing her that with hard work, there are no limits to wh...

15th-century paintings stolen from Italy's castle

Aug 24 2014

Three small artworks of the 15th century have been stolen from the picture gallery of the iconic Sforza Castle in Italy's Milan, media reports said on Sunday. The paintings belong to the Milan municipality and were found disappeared from the picture gallery by security guards on Saturday. The artworks, depicting male faces and each measuring 25 cm by 25 cm, are attributed to an anon...

TANTEX 85th Nela Nela Telugu Vennela Sahitya Vedika

Aug 22 2014

TANTEX  85th Nela Nela Telugu Vennela Sahitya Vedikaవర్తమాన మాధ్యమాల విశ్లేషణ: శ్రోతలను ఉత్తేజపరుస్తూ ముగిసిన టాంటె&...

US media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus

Aug 22 2014

Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of B K S Iyengar, calling him as one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spritual exercise to West. Iyengar died this past on Wednesday at the age of 95 in Pune. "No other individual has been as influential in turning yoga into a phenomenon that somehow retains the essence of...

Manmohan Singh enjoys immunity as PM but not as FM: US Court

Aug 22 2014

Ruling that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh enjoys immunity in his capacity as the head of the state, but not as the Finance Minister, a US Court has partially dismissed a human rights violation case against him filed by a US-based Sikh man and a Sikh rights group. US District Judge James Boasberg in District of Columbia gave this ruling in an alleged human rights violation cas...

US in touch with India, Pakistan over resumption of talks

Aug 20 2014

United States, through its embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad, is engaging with the Indian and Pakistani governments on bilateral talks, which the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Narendra Modi called off while objecting to Pakistan consulting Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting. "We are engaging with the governments of both India and Pakistan directly th...

Indian community launched its first museum in Australia

Aug 20 2014

Indian diaspora in Australia has opened its first museum comprising over 1200 rare pieces including pictures, paintings, photographs, coins and stamps here on the Independence day. Partly funded by Indian High Commission in Canberra, the museum is an initiative of Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria (FIAV). The museum has artworks as old as 1800s showcasing rich Indian ...

Obama looks forward to welcoming Narendra Modi to US: State Department

Aug 20 2014

President Barack Obama looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to US next month, despite an online petition by a Sikh rights group seeking cancellation of his meeting at the White House, a top American official has said. "The President, the Secretary (of State) looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Modi to US. We have said that consistently since his election, an...

US working on ambitious roadmap for Modi-Obama meeting: Biswal

Aug 15 2014

"We have a pretty ambitious roadmap and workload over the next six weeks and we look forward to a very substantive and consequential visit for Prime Minister (Modi) and look forward to being able to really put a great deal of meat on the bones in terms of this very important relationship that the President has characterised as a defining partnership for the US in the 21st century," Assistant ...

In 21st century, India and US have common responsibility: John Kerry

Aug 15 2014

"In this century India and tUnited States have a common responsibility: to prove that democracies can deliver for their citizens. With the shared prosperity we create for one another and for the world, we can prove to the world the power of our shared ideals," Kerry said in his Independence Day message to the people of India. "As India celebrates Independence Day, we celebrate with you...

Over 300 India-US organizations join hands to welcome Modi

Aug 13 2014

Over 300 India-US organizations join hands to welcome Modi More than 300 Indo-American organizations from across US have come together to give Narendra Modi a ‘historic public reception’, when he comes in Washington on his maiden visits as India's Prime Minister in September. More than 300 Indo-American organisations from across the US have come together to give Narendra Modi a "historic public reception", when he comes to Washington on his...

India is one of world's most dynamic countries: UK MP

Aug 13 2014

Priti Patel, 42, said Indians could be proud of their country's important role in shaping the new world. "Since Jawaharlal Nehru delivered his historic speech on 15th August 1947, India has secured its place as one of the world's most remarkable and dynamic countries. Through the spirit of its people and the power of its global vision, India is shaping today's new world in ways that we...

Modi arrives in Kargil, first PM to visit after 1999 war

Aug 12 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his second visit to Jammu and Kashmir after assuming charge at the Centre, arrived in Kargil on Tuesday in his first-ever visit to the region. He is the first Prime Minister to visit the region after 1999 Kargil war. Modi, who is also scheduled to visit Leh, will also meet Army and IAF personnel besides inaugurating two hydro-power projects an...

Miss Neel Gonuguntla New President Of The Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.

Aug 06 2014

Miss Neel Gonuguntla New President Of The Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. Miss. Gonuguntla has held many leadership positions during her career.Most recently, she served as President of Ready-to-Work® - an organization which provides workforce development and educational services to educational institutions, non-profits and corporations. Her experience handling admini...

Andhra Pradesh welcomes SC order on admissions in professional colleges

Aug 05 2014

Andhra Pradesh welcomes SC order on admissions in professional collegesThe Andhra Pradesh government on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court ruling on counselling for admission in professional colleges like engineering and medical in AP and Telangana. The Supreme Court said the counselling process will go on till August 31. The cut-off date for completion of counselling process is July 31 every year. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu welcomed the orde...

Narendra Modi to address UN General Assembly on 27th September

Aug 03 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address United Nations General Assembly on September 27, giving his first global speech to an audience of nearly 200 world leaders and foreign ministers at the annual gathering of the world body's policymaking organ. According to a first provisional list of speakers released, India's ‘Head of Government’ is scheduled to address the General...

Graffiti mars sacred Indian site in US

Aug 03 2014

Graffiti expressing affection for someone named Miranda has marred one of the most sacred sites for an American Indian tribe in Washington state. Jamestown S'Klallam officials learned last month of the pink and white painting of "I (heart) Miranda" on the towering Tamanowas Rock northwest of Seattle. The 43-million-year-old monolith has been used for millennia by Salish Native Americans fo...

John Kerry meets Narendra Modi at 7-RCR residence, discusses bilateral issues

Aug 01 2014

John Kerry meets Narendra Modi at 7-RCR residence, discusses bilateral issues It needs to be mentioned here that Kerry’s visit is the first high-level contact on behalf of US government with Modi. On Thursday, Obama administration reached out to the National Democratic Alliance government led by Modi promising to partner it in its vision of "Sabka saath, sabka vikas or development for all". The meeting, however, also had its share of some uneasy topics as India r...

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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