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Indian man charged in Dubai for groping woman

DUBAI: A Dubai court has charged an Indian man with groping a woman while she was walking late at night.

Indian charged with stabbing roommate for talking loudly on phone

ABU DHABI: An Indian man has been charged with stabbing to death his roommate for talking loudly on the phone.

Hindus seek dedicated area for scattering cremated remains on England’s Windermere Lake

NEVADA: Hindus are urging for the creation of a dedicated area for the dispersal of the cremated remains over Windermere Lake, England's largest lake and part of English Lake District World Heritage Site.

Fake news nets $1.2 mn compensation for NRI businessman

VANCOUVER: An Indo-Canadian businessman, who is originally from Bhuj, Gujarat, has been awarded $1.

Upset Hindus urge England brewery to withdraw goddess Kalika beer & apologize

NEVADA(USA): Upset Hindus are urging Ashby-de-la-Zouch (Derbyshire, England) based Tollgate Brewery to apologize and withdraw its “Kalika IPA” beer; calling it highly inappropriate.

Indian racially abused in Canada over parking row

OTTAWA: An Indian man has been racially abused in Canada over a parking dispute by a white woman who yelled "go back to your country" and called him "Paki with sh*t-coloured skin", the media reported.

Welcoming Jonas-Chopra engagement, Hindus urge Nick to be more plugged into Hinduism

NEVADA: Welcoming the engagement of American singer Nick Jonas with Bollywood-Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Hindus are urging Jonas to be more conversant with Hinduism and its concepts for the better foundation of the union.

Portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Subhas C Bose and Bhagat Singh in India Parade in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS: Appearances of placards of Father of the Nation Mahatma Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, Iron Man of India Sardar Patel, Freedom Fighters Subhas Chander Bose and Bhagat Singh marked the India Independence Day celebrated by India Association of Indianapolis at Monument Circle here.

Sikh store-owner stabbed to death in US

NEW YORK: A Sikh store-owner has been stabbed to death in the US state of New Jersey, according to media reports.

India-born British billionaire launches renewable plan in Australia

CANBERRA: India-born British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has launched a $1 billion, one-gigawatt renewable energy plan based in South Australia's mid-north that he says will lead the country's industry transition to more competitive power.

Hindus urge all Canadian cities for dedicated areas for scattering cremated remains, as Sarnia

NEVADA: Hindus are urging all cities and towns of Canada to work on creating dedicated areas for the dispersal of the cremated remains over sea, river, or other bodies of water.

Hindu prayer opening Lyon County Commissioners meeting in Nevada for 1st time

NEVADA: For the first time, Board of County Commissioners of Lyon County, created 1861, will start its day in Yerington (Nevada, USA) on August two with Hindu invocation, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

Lauding Tempe School District for offering yoga, Hindus seek yoga in all Arizona schools

NEVADA(USA): Hindus have commended Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) in Arizona for offering Yoga and Advanced Yoga in its 2018-19 Course Catalog, calling it a step in the positive direction.

5 Indian-origin men in Singapore face slashing charge

SINGAPORE: Five Indian-origin men in Singapore were on Friday slapped with the charge of slashing another Indian-origin man and causing severe injuries.

Upset Hindus urge Italian brewery to retire “Sons of Shiva” beer & apologize

NEVADA: Upset Hindus are urging Latina (Lazio, Italy) based Pontino Brewery (Birrificio Pontino) to apologize and withdraw its “Sons of Shiva” beer; calling it highly inappropriate.

Hindus welcome Trident Health for free Yoga Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston

NEVADA(USA): Hindus have commended award-winning Trident Health hospital system for launching free Yoga Summer Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston (South Carolina).

Hindus shocked at Vatican Museums labelling them as “cult”

NEVADA(USA): Hindus are shocked at the description of a portable Hindu temple, a collection of Vatican Museums, which in their Online Catalogue states as “dedicated to the cult of the god Vishnu”.

India-US 2+2 strategic dialogue on Sep 6 in Delhi

WASHINGTON: The US on Friday said that the first edition of the US-India 2+2 strategic dialogue will be held in the national capital on September 6.

Master Spas plans Allen County Expansion and 100+ new Hoosier jobs

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Master Spas, one of the largest swim spa manufacturers in the world, announced plans today to expand its operations in Allen County, creating up to 107 new jobs by 2021, according to Indiana Economic Development Corporation press release issued today.

Sikh, Hindu victims of Afghan attack honoured in Washington

WASHINGTON: Condemning the terrorist attack on Sikhs and Hindus that killed 18, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has called for confronting "hatred with love, fear with understanding, and darkness with light".

Guterres backs Zeid's call for Kashmir human rights investigation

UNITED NATION: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has backed Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's call for an international investigation into human rights situation in Kashmir saying that it represents the "voice of the UN".

Black carbon in Delhi air is 5 times more than in US, Europe: Study

LONDON: If you live in Delhi and commute to work by car, you are up to five times more likely to be exposed to the deadly black carbon than those living in Europe or North America, say researchers.

Canada urged to give asylum to Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

TORONTO: The Canada India Foundation (CIF) has urged the country to accept Sikh and Hindu minority communities from Afghanistan as refugees following the killing of 19 Sikhs by an IS suicide bomber in Jalalabad.

Hindus welcome free yoga sessions at Newfoundland-Labrador Lt. Governor residence

NEVADA(USA): Welcoming launching of yoga sessions during summer at Newfoundland-Labrador Government House, the official residence of provincial Lieutenant Governor in St.

Indian wins lottery before leaving UAE

ABU DHABI: An Indian expatriate won a 7 million dirham ($1.

Texas fashion firm apologizes & removes Ganesha leggings within 3 hours of Hindu protest

NEVADA(USA): San Antonio (Texas) based art-clothing company DiZurita withdrew leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha within three hours after upset Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”.

Upset Hindus urge San Antonio art-clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha leggings

NEVADA(USA): Upset Hindus are urging San Antonio (Texas) based art-clothing company DiZurita for immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.

Probation for Indian-origin student who changed failing grades via hacking

NEW YORK: An Indian-American student who hacked into his school's computer system last year to change his failing grades to "A" has been granted probation and asked to apologise to his professors.

Arrest in threats to kill senior Indian-American official's children

NEW YORK: A person has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill the children of Ajit Pai, the head of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to a court document.

NRI matrimonial disputes: WCD awaits law ministry nod for changes

NEW DELHI: The ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Monday said that it was waiting for a nod from the law ministry on legal and regulatory changes in NRI marriage cases before sending them to the cabinet for approval.

Abu Dhabi firm compensates Indian amputee

ABU DHABI: An Abu Dhabi-based Indian, who lost his hands and legs following an injury at work, has been paid 202,000 dirhams ($54,994) as compensation by his company after the intervention of the Indian embassy here, the media reported.

Matrimonial disputes: MEA website to display summons to NRI husbands

NEW DELHI: In order to create a stronger deterrent for NRIs who have abandon their wives in India, the Ministry of External Affairs will now display the summons to such men on their official website, an official said on Wednesday.

Indian Tricolour at IPL 500 Festival Parade

INDIANAPOLIS: More than 30,000 spectators lined up the streets of Downtown Indianapolis on the occasion of  IPL 500 Festival Parade to experience the larger-than-life floats, giant helium balloons, celebrities, award-winning bands, and all 33 drivers competing in the 102nd running of the Indy 500.

"Sikh American Heritage Day" proclaimed in Illinois by the Governor

CHICAGO: State of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner proclaimed April 14, 2018 as “Sikh American Heritage Day” in Illinois. Representing the Governor the Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguetti came to address the congregation, and present the proclamation to the community at the Sikh Religious Society Palatine Gurdwara congregation hall in a suburb of Chicago.

Punjabi couple in Canada charged with cocaine smuggling from US

NEW YORK: Two Californians of Indian-descent have been charged by Canadian authorities with smuggling 100 kgs of cocaine valued at about $6 million, according to media reports.

Another big rally planned for truck drivers against ELD mandate planned at Yuba City

INDIANAPOLIS : With a view to further continuing their fight against the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, Sikhs Political Action Committee Founder and Chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa of Fishers announced that former judge Linda Chezem would address the truck owners on November 4 at 4:00 pm during the Sikh Parade at Yuba City (California).

Toronto Bhangra Team "Nachdi Jawani Folk Loverz" Wins the P.C.S. Trophy at Punjabi Cultural Society's Chicago competition

CHICAGO, IL: Punjabi Bhangra (folk dance) teams including University of Chicago, Spartan Bhangra from Cleveland Ohio, "Raakhe Virse De" from Michigan, SFU Bull Bhangra from Tampa Florida, Nachdi Jawani Folk Loverz from Toronto competed in the 10th PCS Chicago International Bhangra and Gidha Competition held on October 14, 2017 at Meadows Club, in Rolling Meadows Illinois.

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