Sunday, February 28, 2021
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Surge in Covid cases in MP, but lockdown not to be imposed

BHOPAL: With the surge in daily Covid cases in Madhya Pradesh, the state government has implemented strict measures like making wearing masks compulsory, restrictions on holding any function etc. but ruled out the possibility of a complete lockdown in the state.

Indian-origin US officer arrested in connection with fake shooting

NEW YORK: An Indian origin law enforcement officer in California has been arrested in connection with allegations that he had faked a shooting incident and claimed that his body camera stopped the bullet, according to officials.

US Sikhs welcome Joe Biden’s inauguration

NEW YORK: Dr. Rajwant Singh, Founder of EcoSikh and Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), welcomed Biden’s inauguration today and said, “We are pleased that Joe Biden has become the 46th president of the United States. We are very confident that he will bring the nation together, a task which is critically needed in the face of pandemic and deep polarization in America.”

3 killed in Delhi scrap shop fire

NEW DELHI:Three people were killed in a fire that broke out at a scrap shop in Delhi's Kirti Nagar area, officials confirmed on Friday.

Self-regulation key to responsible growth of online fantasy sports: Shailesh Haribhakti

NEW DELHI:In December 2020, the NITI Aayog released the first-of-its-kind draft guidelines, titled 'Guiding Principles for the Uniform National-Level Regulation of Online Fantasy Sports Platforms in India'. These guidelines emphasise the need to differentiate between fantasy sports and online gaming, create an independent identity of the fantasy sports industry, and appoint a single-purpose self-regulatory industry body for governance.

UP: Newly married woman decamps with cash, jewellery

SHAMLI:A man has filed a complaint against his newly-married wife who has allegedly run away from his home with cash and gold jewellery.

Punjabi diaspora Canada took out car rally in support of farmer protests

US post office to be named after slain Sikh police officer

HOUSTON: A post office in the US city Houston will be named after Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, the first Sikh Deputy in Texas's Harris County who was shot dead while on duty in September 2019.

Biden picks Indian-American Neera Tanden to head powerful budget office: Reports

NEW YORK: Joe Biden, who is to become US President in January, has picked Indian-American Neera Tanden, a controversial close confidante of the Clintons, to head the powerful White House Office of Management and Budget, according to several media reports.

Indian American charged with pushing woman on to train track

NEW YORK: An Indian American man has been charged with randomly pushing a woman on to the rail track as a train was coming into a station in the city's underground system.

Indian-American scientists identify possible Covid-19 treatment

NEW DELHI: A team of Indian-origin immunologists in the US has discovered a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening inflammation, lung damage and organ failure in patients with Covid-19.

PSUs may be roped in if BPCL sale does not get desired valuations

NEW DELHI: The government may consider roping in at least two of its blue chip firms - Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) - to participate in the strategic disinvestment of BPCL as an alternate plan if the current bidding process, open to private sector domestic and global players, failed to get the desired interest or valuation, two officials privy to discussions on the issue said.

BR Shetty stopped at B'luru airport from boarding Abu Dhabi flight

BENGALURU:Indian-origin UAE businessman B.R. Shetty who made a surprise attempt to return to the UAE after eight months in India, has been stopped by immigration officials at the Bengaluru airport as he was about to board an Etihad flight, Khaleej Times has reported.

Harsh Vardhan holds policy consultation with scientific diaspora

NEW DELHI: Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday held policy consultations with Indian scientific diaspora in a virtual meeting and invited them to play active role in formulation of the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), 2020.

Biden refers to Harris as 'South Asian', not Indian

NEW YORK: While praising his running mate Kamala Harris as "a fantastic Vice President", US President-elect Joe Biden avoided calling her "Indian" and instead referred to her as "South Asian".

Sikhs welcome the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON: Sikhs across the United States have expressed joy at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's election in the United States. Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) and Founder of EcoSikh, said, "We are pleased with the results of these hard fought elections. Finally the nation can come together and move towards reconciliation during this very difficult time."

Indian-origin woman held for 'spitting' on cop during pro-Biden protest

NEW DELHI: An Indian-origin woman has been arrested in New York during a violent protest in support of Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden for allegedly spitting on a police officer.

Many Indian Americans are in race for Congress, state legislatures

NEW YORK: Kamala Harris, who is of part Indian origin, is at the top of the ballots as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, but there are several Indian Americans running for elected offices in the elections that conclude Tuesday.

Hyderabad man stabbed to death in US

HYDERABAD:A 37-year-old man from Hyderabad has been stabbed to death by unknown persons in Georgia, the US, his family said here.

Hyderabad man stabbed to death in US

HYDERABAD: A 37-year-old man from Hyderabad has been stabbed to death by unknown persons in Georgia, the US, his family said here.
Mohammed Arif Mohiuddin, who was running a grocery store, was stabbed when he opened the door of his house at the Crawley Street in Thomaston city.

On the brink of history, Kamala Harris goes flat out in Pennsylvania

NEW YORK: On the final day of campaigning before the US presidential election, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are pitching their tent in all-important Pennsylvania, shaping up to be one of the biggest prizes of 2020. Pennsylvania delivers 20 electoral votes in the race to 270.

21 Indian-Americans collected over $100k each for Biden

NEW YORK: At least 21 people of Indian descent figure on the list of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's list of elite contribution-collectors pitching in more than$100,000 to his campaign coffers.

Punjabi truck driver who killed 16 in Canada faces deportation

TORONTO: A Punjabi truck driver, who killed 16 Canadian junior hockey players and injured 13 others by jumping red light in April 2018, faces deportation to India.

Offer NRIs life insurance with currency flexibility: IFSCA panel

NEW DELHI: The International Financial Services Centres Authority's (IFSCA) Expert Committee on international retail business development in the IFSC said that NRIs and PIOs should be allowed to buy portable life insurance policies which offers them flexibility to pay the premium in rupees or in foreign currency, based on their choice, after they return to India.

ECG feature on Apple Watch saves man's life in India

NEW DELHI: In the first such reported case in India to date, the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature on Apple Watch has saved the life of a 61-year-old Indore resident and Apple CEO Tim Cook wished him fast recovery post-surgery.

Canada police hunt for Indian man wanted in call centre scams

UNITED SIKHS seeks justice for Paramjit Singh Kang, murdered in Tracy, California

TRACY (California): UNITED SIKHS conducted a community press conference on October 15, 2020 attended by the Mayor of Tracy, California to call for answers in the on-going fight for justice for Parmjit Singh Kang who was murdered in a Gretchen Talley Park on August 25, 2019 in Tracy, California. The police arrested and held a white male without bail for a year in connection with the murder but the San Joaquin Court dismissed the case against the accused citing lack of sufficient evidence.

Overwhelming Indian-American support for Biden, Harris generates enthusiasm

NEW YORK:A new poll has revealed that Indian-Americans overwhelmingly support the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for the November 3 election with "great enthusiasm", generated by having Kamala Harris as the Vice Presidential candidate.

Indian-American running for Lt. Governor of Virginia

WASHINGTON: Puneet Ahluwalia, an Indian-American business consultant, is running for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor of Virginia, saying the state needs a new leadership to attract investment, jobs, growth and wealth, it was reported.

"Virginia is in trouble right now, and we're running out of time as Democrats offer the same old tired promises," The American Bazaar reported on Saturday citing the 55-year-old as saying while announcing his run.

The Indian royals who modelled for first vaccine in the world

LONDON: Krishnaraja Wodiyar III was the new ruler of the southern Indian kingdom of Mysore when Devajammani arrived at the royal court in 1805, to marry him. Both of them were 12 years of age.

Sikh man assaulted in England, asked if he was Taliban

LONDON: A Punjab-born Sikh taxi driver has said that four white men assaulted him in Berkshire, England, and asked if he was a member of the Taliban militant group.

Vaneet Singh (41), from Tilehurst suburb of Reading town, believes the four accused could have been Scottish or Irish.

Woman kills daughter, commits suicide in UP district

BANDA: A 28-year-old woman committed suicide after killing her two-year-old daughter in Banda district's Chilla locality, police said.

Job losses weighing heavy on expats' minds: Official


 PANAJI: The thought of returning home from abroad after losing jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be a key concern for Indian expatriates, said Shubham Singh, Protector of Emigrants for Karnataka and Goa region.

Sikhs being counted as separate 'ethno-religious' group in US census

NEW YORK: In a break from the US constitutional separation of state and religion, the administration of President Donald Trump has introduced Sikhs as a distinctive group to be counted in the ongoing census and not as Asian Indians.

Because of the legal prohibition against asking questions about religion, Census Bureau officials said they consider Sikhism a "cultural" or an "ethno-religious" identity.

Indian expat sexually abuses jogger in Dubai

DUBAI: An Indian expat man sexually abused a jogger while she was exercising near her residence in Dubai, a court he

Most expat women employed in Oman govt sector are Indians: Report

MUSCUT: Indian women accounted for the most number of expat female employees in Oman's government sector, according to a report by the Middle Eastern country's National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI)

India Social and Culture Centre reopens in Abu Dhabi

ABU DABI:The India Social and Culture Centre (ISC) has reopened its doors for the Indian community after remaining shut for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a media report said.

IPL is a good training ground for players: Gower

NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a good place for young cricketers to cut their teeth in top level cricket, according to former England captain and commentator David Gower.

BCCI seeks leeway in COVID protocols from three UAE govts for IPL

NEW DELHI: Strict COVID-19 protocols in Abu Dhabi, one of the three emirates scheduled to host the IPL matches from September 19, has hamstrung the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The world's wealthiest cricket board is currently in talks with the governments of the emirates, desperately seeking concessions.


And because of the COVID-related problems in organising the 13th edition of the IPL, the BCCI has not only not announced the schedule of matches, but has also not shared its plans with the eight franchises.

Striking a good combination can see KKR win IPL 13, feels Kuldeep

DUBAI: Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav says in the last two editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) he had a "strong feeling" that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would win the title.

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