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Indian youngsters more aware of politics, says Chetan Bhagat

Apr 14 2014

As India’s national elections get underway, author Chetan Bhagat has said the country's youngsters are becoming increasingly aware of the political alternatives and any government that comes into power cannot afford to be ‘unaccountable’. Bhagat said a large number of youngsters are expressing their views about the nation’s politics and leaders through the social media and learning ...

World Bank projects 5.7 percent growth for India this fiscal

Apr 10 2014

The World Bank on Wednesday projected an economic growth rate of 5.7 percent in fiscal year 2014 for India on the back of a more competitive exchange rate and many large investments going forward. "The region’s largest economy, India, would see growth rise to 5.7 percent in fiscal year 2014 from 4.8 percent last fiscal year with activity receiving a boost from a more competitive exc...

US reaches H-1B visa cap for FY 2015

Apr 10 2014

The US today said it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for the fiscal year 2015. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption. According to its release, USCIS said it received about 172,500 H-1B petitions during the f...

Indian travellers to US to grow 54 percent by 2018

Apr 09 2014

India, the eleventh top country of origin of international travellers to US, is forecast to send as many as 54 percent more visitors during the next five years. US can expect four percent average annual growth in tourism during the next five years with a record 72.2 million foreign travellers projected to visit in 2014 alone, US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said releasing the S...

Tantex Ugadi Utsavalu

Apr 09 2014

స్థానిక కళాకథరుల ప్రతిభా ప్రదరశనలతో వసంతాల స్ౌరభాలను కురిప ంచిన...

Can robots find remains of missing Flight 370?

Apr 08 2014

Robots that can operate under water would now be deployed to search wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for signs deep inside the ocean, according to experts. To look for the plane, the robotic vehicles would use sonar because the water is much too deep to see at those depths. Sonar is a technique that uses sound propagation to navigate, communicate with or dete...

Americans facing competition from India, China: Obama

Apr 08 2014

US President Barack Obama has said that Americans are facing competition from India and China and exuded confidence that young Americans can match or exceed anything that they do. "You guys are all coming up in an age where you're not going to be able to compete with people across town for good jobs you’re going to be competing with the rest of the world. Young people in India and C...

New York Mayor supports NYPD officer arrested in India

Apr 08 2014

New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio has said there "may be" an "ulterior motive" behind the arrest of a New York Police Department officer in India, even as he vowed to make all efforts to ensure fair treatment to officer. "We don't have enough information to 100 per cent determine whether there is an ulterior motive in that situation. Obviously, I'm concerned there may be," he told reporte...

Sonia Gandhi declines to provide passport copy to US court

Apr 08 2014

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court here as documentary evidence in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, citing refusal by the Indian government on grounds of personal security and confidentiality. US District Judge Brian Cogan had last month asked Gandhi to provide some form of documentary evidence by April 7 to enable the court to...

Indian scientist develops potential non-insulin diabetes drug

Apr 03 2014

A young Indian scientist has developed a potential non-insulin drug candidate for diabetic patients that can help eliminate the risk of low-blood glucose shock in case of an insulin overdose. Arnab De, a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Columbia University , has developed the non-insulin drug candidate in collaboration with Richard DiMarchi of Indiana University. Patients ...

BJP bet on 'Chai pe Charcha' in US

Apr 03 2014

BJP bet on Drumming up support for Narendra Modi, the Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) is organizing ‘chai pe charcha’ events in US and calling up people in India to influence potential voters. OFBJP president, Chandrakant Patel, who has been travelling across US to mobilise non-resident Indians for ‘Modi for PM’ campaign, claimed that such enthusiasm has never been seen among the Indian Americ...

US lawmakers call for improved India-US ties

Apr 03 2014

Terming India as the most important strategic partner, top US lawmakers have called for improving the bilateral ties. Addressing an event organized by the US India Business Council at the Capitol Hill, Congressman Joe Crowley observed that there is a tremendous amount that binds the two countries together. Crowley described India as the most important strategic partner of the US ...

US lawmakers to discuss Indian election, bilateral ties

Apr 02 2014

US lawmakers will discuss the impact of Indian general elections on strained bilateral ties and the ways to reinvigorate them. Indian Ambassador to US S Jaishankar has been invited to speak at the event in the Capitol Hill on Thursday organised by the US-India Business Council (USIBC). It is believed to be the first pre-election deliberation at the Capitol Hill. Senator John ...

US to accept H-1B visas from 1-April 2014

Apr 02 2014

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made elaborate arrangement for receiving applications for the much coveted H-1B visas, beginning on Tuesday, to meet the expected rush. The agency will determine the allocation of visas, highly popular among IT professionals, through computerised draw of lots. "USCIS anticipates receiving more than enough petitions to reach ...

Indians denied US L-1 visa more than others: Report

Apr 01 2014

Indians are experiencing a significantly higher denial rate of American non-immigrant L-1 visa as compared to applicants from any other country, a US think-tank has said. "It appears much of the increase in the denial rate has been focused on Indian nationals. US Citizenship and Immigration Services denied more new L-1B petitions for Indians in FY 2009 (1,640) than in the previous n...

700-year-old excreta still smells pungent!

Mar 27 2014

Turn your nose up first. The 700-year-old barrels found at an archaeological site in Odense on the island of Funen in Denmark has human excreta intact in “excellent condition”. What is more, the ancient faeces still smell bad! The 14th century barrels, previously used to transport goods and store fish, were later used as lavatories. Three barrels were stacked on top of one another to...

Four arrested in World Trade Center jump

Mar 25 2014

Three extreme-skydiving enthusiasts accused of parachuting off the 1 World Trade Center tower last year were arrested, authorities said, in a second criminal case in two weeks arising from surreptitious stunts at the nation's tallest skyscraper. The three daredevils and someone accused of being an accomplice were facing charges including felony burglary in a September 30 leap from the buil...

US court asks Sonia Gandhi to provide passport copy by 7th April

Mar 23 2014

Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) claims that Gandhi was served summons in September last year when she had allegedly visited Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York for a medical check-up. The group has challenged in court Gandhi's claim that she was not present in New York in September last year and so was not served with summons or complaint in the human rights violation lawsuit filed ...

A Bollywood and Hollywood gala with Mr. & Miss South Asia 2014

Mar 20 2014

A Bollywood and Hollywood gala with Mr. & Miss South Asia 2014A Bollywood and Hollywood gala with Reena Rai winning Miss South Asia 2014 and Puneet Prasad declared Mr. South Asia 2014* California, USA: Filled with glitz and glamour, Reena Rai was crowned Miss South Asia 2014 and Puneet Prasad was announced Mr. South Asia 2014. Over 450 people packed the ballroom to see Spirit Of India's 22nd annual pageant held on March 8 in Milpitas, California. ...

India visa facility via e-button soon

Mar 20 2014

The electronic visa facility or e-visa is in its final stage of development and is expected to be introduced this year, a tourism ministry official said Wednesday. Speaking at the "Think Tourism-Think India: Thought Leadership Meet", organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), tourism secretary Parvez Dewan said the move would catapult India among the...

Say hello to ancient 'chicken from hell' dinosaur

Mar 20 2014

Say hello to ancient A bird-like dinosaur nicknamed ‘chicken from hell’ that roamed the earth with deadly T. Rex 66 million years ago has been unearthed. Scientists from Carnegie and Smithsonian museums and the University of Utah have named the sharp-clawed 500-pound bird-like dinosaur ‘Anzu wyliei’. Anzu means a bird-like demon in Mesopotamian mythology and wyliei is given after a boy named Wylie, t...

Scientists find presence of water vapour around 'hot Jupiter'

Mar 20 2014

Scientists find presence of water vapour around Researchers have made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of a 'hot Jupiter' planet orbiting the nearby star Tau Bootis. The planet, named tau Boo b, belongs to a class of exotic planets called 'hot Jupiters'. A 'hot Jupiter' is a massive extrasolar planet that orbits very close to its parent star. Unlike our Jupiter, which is fairly cold and has an orbital period of about 12...

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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