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India home to one in every three child brides in world

Jul 23 2014

India has the sixth highest prevalence of child marriage in the world with one in every three child bride living in India, a United Nations report said. Child marriage among girls is most common in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and India is among the top 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage, UNICEF said in a report titled "Ending Child Marriage - Progress and pr...

Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake': US officials

Jul 23 2014

US government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, US intelligence officials has said. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the "most plausible explanation" for the destruction of the plane was that the separatists fired a Russian-made SA-11 missile at i...

TANTEX Sahitya Vedika - 7th Anniversary

Jul 18 2014

సంగీత నవావధానం తో దివయంగా సాగిన ట ంటెక్స్ సాహితయ వేదిక సప్తమ వార్Ĺ...

India to host 2015 IBSA Summit

Jul 17 2014

The decision was taken at a meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with South African President Jacob Zuma here on Wednesday night on the sidelines of BRICS summit. Both leaders recognised the importance of IBSA as a forum of members who have long established democracies and similarities of views on various matters of international agenda of political and economic consequences. The da...

PM pledges deeper collaboration with South American countries

Jul 17 2014

assure you that India will work more closely with South America than ever before. At the bilateral level, as a BRICS member, in the G-77, as well as other international forums," he told leaders from South America. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who was the host of this year's BRICS summit, invited leaders from South America including those from Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia...

Modi meets Putin; favours broadening of strategic partnership

Jul 16 2014

Describing Russia as India’s ‘best friend’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured broadening of the special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors. He also invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip in December. Both leaders met for 40 minutes on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in ...

Grand reception awaits Modi in US

Jul 10 2014

Grand reception awaits Modi in USThe Indian-American community will accord a grand reception to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he will visit US in September to attend the annual General Assembly session in New York and a White House meeting with US President Barack Obama. Leading organizers of the proposed reception have been searching for past few weeks a venue that can accommodate between 60,000 and 80,000 peo...

Top US diplomat to visit India ahead of strategic dialogue

Jul 10 2014

Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns will be in India on a two-day visit starting July 10 in advance of the US-India Strategic Dialogue, the State Department said. "He will discuss the full range of bilateral issues –- including economic, energy, and security cooperation –- with senior Indian officials," the State Department said in a statement. "The deputy secretary will b...

Amit Shah may be named BJP president today

Jul 09 2014

Amit Shah may be named BJP president todayPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah, who has been credited with the party’s impressive performance in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, may be named the next Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president on Wednesday. Shah will be stepping in the shoes of party stalwarts Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. If selected for the cove...

British minister welcomes decision to install Gandhi statue

Jul 09 2014

British minister welcomes decision to install Gandhi statueShailesh Vara, an Indian-origin British Minister for Justice, has welcomed UK government's decision to install a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square here by early next year. British Foreign Minister William Hague and Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne, who are on a visit to India, on Tuesday announced plan for the statue of Gandhi, the inspiration for non-violent civil...

Number of Indians working in Oman on the wane

Jul 08 2014

The number of Indians working in Oman has witnessed a drop over the last two months, according to a news report. There has also been a drop in the number of expatriate workers coming to Oman from Pakistan, Ethiopia and Egypt, a media report said quoting the latest data released by National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The NCSI data shows 0.1 percent drop in the n...

US keen to expand ties with India under Modi

Jul 07 2014

Recognizing that India is one of its most important strategic partners, the Barack Obama administration is keen to push boldly on expanding the envelope of cooperation with Narendra Modi-led government, analysts suggest. "I think Prime Minister Modi has got off to a splendid start on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts," Ashley J Tellis, senior associate at Carnegie Endowmen...

Four Indian-Americans honoured in US on Independence Day

Jul 07 2014

Four Indian-Americans were among the 40 people, who were honoured for their contributions to US in the annual Great Immigrants tribute held in New York on the country's Independence Day. Microsoft Corp chief executive Satya Nadella, Comedian and actor Aasif Mandvi, Carnegie Mellon University president Subra Suresh and former president of the University of West Georgia Beheruz Sethna...

India-born doctor wins battle against deportation

Jul 04 2014

An India-born doctor in Australia, convicted of sexually assaulting a patient, Friday won a court battle to overturn a ministerial decision to deport him. Suhail Durani was jailed for more than 18 months for sexually assaulting the 19-year-old woman while examining her at Royal Perth Hospital's emergency ward in February 2010, ABC News reported. Durani has been fighting to stay in Perth...

TANTEX - "Sirivennela Antharangam

Jul 04 2014

ట ాంటెక్స్ వేదికప ై “సిరివెన్ెెల అాంతరాంగాం”: డాలస్ రసజ్ఞు ల హృదయాల...

India donates NRs 22.6 million for school construction

Jul 03 2014

India has provided a financial assistance of NRs 19.6 million for the construction of a school building in Nepal's first fully literate district of Lalitpur. India's ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae inaugurated the newly constructed school building under Nepal-India Economic Cooperation Programme. Addressing a function Rae underlined the importance of the Nepal–India Economic Cooperati...

South African Indian couples prefer adopting Indian children

Jul 03 2014

South African Indian couples would rather adopt a child from India despite the lengthy administrative processes than adopting one of the many African babies put up for adoption in their own country, acccording to a leading social worker here. "Adoption from India is very common among Indian South Africans," Jeevie Pillay, a specialist in adoption associated with the Ministry of Soci...

Development in India and China adds to the CO2 emission: Obama

Jun 27 2014

The fast developing economies of India and China are adding to the emission of carbon dioxide, US President Barack Obama has said asking Americans to be ready and adopt more and more green technologies. "Hurricane Sandy may not be as unusual as it used to be. You see higher incidents of flooding. There are some areas where now every time there's a high tide or flood," Obama said in...

Major quake strikes off Alaska, local Tsunami warning issued

Jun 24 2014

Major quake strikes off Alaska, local Tsunami warning issuedAn 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska generating a local Tsunami warning, the US Geological Survey has said. But the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre on Monday said that "based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected," adding that Hawaii was also not at risk. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 2053 GMT, was located...

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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