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Former US Alabama cop indicted on federal charge for assaulting Indian
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Indian researcher wins woman of the year 2015 in New South Wales
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Indian-origin schoolboy in UK wins major physics prize
A 15-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy in the UK has been awarded the Institute of Physics Prize for conducting an experiment that verified an effect of Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity. Pratap Singh, a student at The Perse School, Camb [...]
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Indian-American professor wins teaching award
An Indian-American assistant professor, who employs a game called “Baffa Baffa” to have students understand culture’s role in business, has won the prestigious Peltier Award for her innovative teaching methods. Rajani Ganesh-Pillai, who [...]
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First Indian-origin Sikh politician to contest UK General Elections
A 31-year-old Sikh politician will be the first Indian-origin candidate to contest in the UK General Elections from Northern Ireland on May 7. Amandeep Singh Bhogal, who was born in Jalandhar, is already making his mark on the campaign trail for the Conse [...]
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Three Indian-Americans among biggest philanthropists of 2015
Three Indian-Americans are among 50 biggest philanthropists of 2015, that includes top business honchos like Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The list compiled by American lifestyle ‘Town and Coun [...]
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At 17, Indian-origin girl gets into all 8 Ivy League schools
At just 17, an Indian-origin girl has earned admission to 14 top US universities, including all eight Ivy League schools considered the most prestigious varsities worldwide. Virginia-born Pooja Chandrashekar decided to apply to all eight ivies hoping to g [...]
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Frustrated with lawyers, techie seeks execution over trial
An Indian IT professional, sentenced to death in the US for killing a baby and her Indian grandmother, is so frustrated with his lawyers that he sought immediate execution rather than seeking a new trial with them. Raghunandan Yandamuri, 29, appeared in M [...]
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Indian-origin researchers develop car safety system to predict the driver’s mistake
Indian-origin researchers have developed a new car safety system that anticipates what the driver is going to do a few seconds before it happens to prevent those behind the wheel from committing mistakes. Cornell University researchers said some cars are [...]
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US President Barack Obama to honour Satya Nadella with ‘Champion of Change’ award
Satya Nadella US President Barack Obama plans to honour Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the ‘Champions of Change’ award for bringing about change [...]
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Indian-origin trader arrested in UK over 2010 ‘flash crash’
Navinder Singh Sarao, 37, was arrested by British authorities on Tuesday at the request of the US Department of Justice and the US is requesting his extradition. An Indian-origin fu [...]
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Indian-origin soldier awarded President’s Medal in Israel
President’s Medal of Excellence is awarded every year based on recommendations from commanders of various IDF units for the significant service and outstanding contribution to the Israe [...]
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Video: Two Indian labours awarded by Singapore for saving a toddler
Two Indian nationals in Singapore were hailed as heroes and commended for saving a dangling toddler stuck between the rails on a parapet of a second floor apartment block. S Shammugun Nathan, 35, and P Muthukumar, 24, were both lauded by the Singapore Ci [...]
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New York City gets its first India-born woman judge
Raja Rajeswari from Chennai in India (2nd R) raises her right hand during a Judicial Swearing-In Ceremony at New York City Hall in New York April 27, 2015. (Source: Reuters) Raja Ra [...]
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Indian-American among top 25 women in US healthcare
An Indian-American Harvard Professor has been named as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare in the US by Modern Healthcare magazine. Tejal K Gandhi, president and chief executive officer of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has been named as [...]
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Sikh group lauds USCIRF for recognising violation against them
Obama’s visit to India in Jan 2015, SFJ had petitioned Barack Obama with 100,000 asking him to raise the issue with the government. (Picture for representational purposes only)[/caption [...]
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Indian woman shot dead in a robbery attempt in US
Mradulaben Patel from Gujarat, 59, is believed to be shot during a robbery attempt. An Indian-origin woman working at a gas station died after being shot in the face in an attempted [...]
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3 Indians plead guilty to student visa fraud charges in US
Three Indians have pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiring to commit student visa and financial aid fraud through a for-profit school they ran and agreed to forfeit over USD eight million to federal authorities. Suresh Hiranandaney, 61, Lalit Cha [...]
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Indian-origin woman clerk shot dead in US
Mradulaben Patel was shot at a store in Anderson County on Thursday night, she died on Saturday. An Indian-origin store clerk who was shot in the face in the US state of South Carol [...]
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Indian ‘flash crash’ trader pleads innocence in UK court
In this courtroom sketch, British financial trader Navinder Singh Sarao, who is fighting extradition to the U.S. where he faces charges of using lightning-fast software to manipulate the mark [...]
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US-Indians raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Nepal
In the shattered neighborhoods of Kathmandu, down buckled, potholed dirt roads, similar stories emerge. (Source: Reuters) Indian-Americans, along with the small Nepali community, ar [...]
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David Cameron’s cabinet to have 10 Indian-origin MPs
Long-serving Indian-origin UK MP Keith Vaz. (Leicester East) A record number of 10 Indian-origin candidates including Keith Vaz, Priti Patel and Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy&# [...]
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Indian techie allegedly knocked down by drunken driver, body found in US river
Nehra, who went missing on May 3, was allegedly found dead in a US river after being pushed over by a drunken driver. (reuters) US authorities have recovered a body believed to be t [...]
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Indian-origin lawmaker to take oath on the Gita in Australia
Daniel Mookhey with the Bhagavad-gita outside NSW Parliament. (SourceL NSW parliament) Indian-origin Daniel Mookhey will on Tuesday become the first politician to be sworn in to an [...]
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Gujarati-origin MP Priti Patel takes charge at UK political helm
Priti Patel arrives at 10 Downing Street as Britain’s re-elected Prime Minister David Cameron names his new Cabinet. She will be the Minister of State for Employment at the Department f [...]
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Indian-origin woman becomes first Asian elected mayor in UK
An Indian-origin councillor woman has became the first Asian woman elected mayor of Ealing Council in London. Harbhajan Kaur Dheer, 62, at a ceremony at the Victoria Hall at Ealing Council yesterday became the Mayor of Ealing Council after succeeding cou [...]
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Indian-American policeman wins prestigious police award
A 44-year-old Indian-American policeman has been awarded the prestigious “Top Civilian Supervisor of the Year” award for his efficient services to the Houston Police department in the US state of Texas. Harkeert Singh Saini received the award [...]
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Tulsi Gabbard features in ’25 Most Influential Women in Congress’
Tulsi Gabbard Influential lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard has figured in the list of 25 most influential women in the US Congress. Gabbard, 33, the only Hindu member of the US Congress, was [...]
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