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Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV

Jul 01 2015

Cuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. "Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible," WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said yesterday. "This is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually trans...

Bobby Jindal sued over order to protect same-sex marriage opponents

Jul 01 2015

A gay rights advocacy group and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana are suing Louisiana`s Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal for issuing an executive order aimed at protecting opponents of same-sex marriage. Jindal signed the religious freedom executive order in May hours after the Louisiana Legislature refused to pass a bill that would have implemented similar protec...

P.C.S. Chicago Hosted Fifteenth Annual “Punjabi Youth Graduation & Scholarship Awards Night

Jul 01 2015

The Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) www.PCSChicago.org hosted its fifteenth annual “Punjabi Youth Graduation and Scholarships Awards Night” on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Viceroy of India Banquets in Lombard, Illinois. More than 250 attended. Professor Sanjay Mehrotra of Northwestern University was the keynote speaker. The guests of honor were Class of 2015 graduates from the Punjabi...

TANTEX 95th Nela Nela Telugu Vennela

Jun 29 2015

సామాన్య మానవుడి జీవితంలో నవరసాలు–టాంటెక్స్ సాహిత్యవేదికపై శ్రీ&...

1,900 jobs are being axed in this country due to emails

Jun 26 2015

The rapid decline of traditional letters due to emails has led the Australia Post to announce 1,900 job cuts over the next three years, authorities said on Friday. The Australia Post said losses in its mail delivery business were approaching 500 million Australian dollars ($387 million) this financial year, reported Xinhua news agency. The volume of ordinary mail is expected to fall by ...

Eight Indians arrested at Sri Lanka airport for smuggling gold

Jun 25 2015

The eight Indians were nabbed along with a Sri Lankan national while they were on board a flight to Chennai at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The men, aged between 19 and 58, were deboarded from the Sri Lankan Airlines Flight UL 125 and on search 1200 grammes of gold were recovered from them. "They were arrested on board the flight heading for Chennai at 0005 Hours this m...

China opens second route via Nathu La for Kailash pilgrims

Jun 23 2015

In what appears to be a confidence-building measure between the two neighbours, China yesterday opened a new, 'safer' and 'more convenient' route for Indians undertaking the arduous Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra as the first batch of pilgrims crossed the Indian border and entered Tibet via Nathu La. A total of 43 Indian pilgrims, several of them middle- aged, went through the second lan...

Trans fats banned in US: How bad are they? Should India follow the suit?

Jun 18 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration's directive to remove artificial trans fats from processed foods can act as an eye-opener for millions of Indians, considering the adverse affects that it has on the human health. Experts claimed that in Indian snacks, both packaged products and the ones being sold at the roadside, contain exuberant amounts of unhealthy fats, which is accountable for a r...

US proposes to expand work permits of foreign students

Jun 10 2015

Aiming to attract more students from abroad, including India, the Obama administration has proposed to provide six-year work permit to certain category of foreigners who come to study in the US. The move, likely to benefit Indian students, the most is being opposed by a top Republican lawmaker. According to new regulations proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, foreign student...

Actress Aarthi Agarwal Dead

Jun 06 2015

Aarthi Aggarwal is an actress who primarily acts in Telugu films. She made her Telugu film debut in Nuvvu Naaku Nachav with actor Venkatesh. Born: March 5, 1984 (age 31), New Jersey, United States Height: 1.68 m Spouse: Ujjwal Kumar Siblings: Adithi Aarthi Agarwal died on 6th June 2015 ...

NASA finds Pluto's moons tumbling in absolute chaos

Jun 05 2015

NASA's Hubble space telescope has provided the first glimpse of Pluto's moons that wobble unpredictably, tumbling in absolute chaos. It means if you lived on one of Pluto's moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the Sun will rise each day. "Hubble has provided a new view of Pluto and its moons revealing a cosmic dance with a chaotic rhythm," sai...

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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