Thursday, August 05, 2021

Indian origin girls in Johns Hopkins' world's 'brightest' list

NEW YORK: Indian origin girls -- New Jersy-based Natasha Peri (11) and Dubai-based Priyamvada Deshmukh (12) -- have been named in the worlds "brightest" students list based on results of above-grade-level testing of 19,000 students across 84 countries, according to Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), a part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Army helicopter crash: Both pilots safe 

JAMMU:Both pilots of the army helicopter that crashed on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district are safe, defence sources said.

Youth beaten to death for molesting girl in Gurugram

GURUGRAM:A youth was allegedly beaten to death after he allegedly tried to molest a girl at a private Badminton Academy located in Sector-37 area in Gurugram on Monday evening, the police said.

Deepak Das takes charge as new Controller General of Accounts

NEW DELHI:Deepak Das took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on Sunday.

Border tension: Assam asks residents not to visit Mizoram

GUWAHATI:In wake of the bloody border clash on Monday and subsequent developments, the Assam government on Thursday asked its citizens not to visit Mizoram and those staying in the neighbouring state to maintain utmost caution.

Blinken addresses civil society leaders in India visit

NEW DELHI:US Secretary of State Antony Blinken commenced his India visit with an address to civil society leaders.

TN govt to promote Tamil language among diaspora

CHENNAI:The Tamil Nadu government is to promote the Tamil language among the diaspora and others by using modern technologies.

Sugarcane output per hectare rises in UP

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh has scored another high with the sugarcane cultivation.

Assam Congress blames state, Centre for border troubles

GUWAHATI:The Assam Congress on Tuesday accused the state and Central government for their "total failure to deal with the inter-state border disputes".

Indians to benefit from Canada's family reunification programme

Toronto:A record number of 40,000 immigrant families will be allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents to bring them to Canada in 2021.

Indian flavours infuse MasterChef Australia Season 13 finale

NEW DELHI:When Sarah Todd, fashion model-turned-restaurateur, made 'aloo-gobhi' on the sets of MasterChef Australia in 2014, it made headlines because Indian food was then still a novelty Down Under.

Three Punjabis appointed Ministers in Ontario

TORONTO: Three Punjabis were appointed as Ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle in Canada's Ontario province. Moga-born Parm Gill, 47, was on Friday appointed as Ontario's new Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism.

Thanks to Yusuf Ali, Keralite gets freedom after 6 years

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finally, it was a much awaited and perhaps a walk to freedom by Beks Krishna, when he landed at the Cochin Airport from UAE and this was made possible by none other than billionaire businessman M.A. Yusuf Ali.

Punjabi man held for murdering wife in Canada

TORONTO: A 64-year-old Punjabi man has been arrested for the alleged murder of his wife in Brampton city in the Toronto suburbs.

Indian-origin man among 9 victims of mass shooting in California

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin man, who saved at least one person in a California mass shooting, was among the nine people killed by a railway worker who killed himself in San Jose, according to officials.

Sewa International to build 100 Oxygen Generation plants in India

Houston (TX): US-based Sewa International will be funding the installation of 100 oxygen generation plants in hospitals across India to ease oxygen scarcity in the country. It has ordered 20-tonn Zeolites (molecular sieves that absorb nitrogen and produce oxygen as a product) from Honeywell to establish up to 30 plants immediately.

Akal Takht has asked the Australian government to revoke its decision of banning the ‘kirpan’ in government schools

AMRITSAR: Akal Takht has asked the Australian government to revoke its decision of banning the ‘kirpan’.

Indian origin man busted in US for letting Tesla car autodrive from back seat

NEW YORK: An Indian origin man who pulls off stunts to flaunt his wealth was arrested in California for letting his Tesla car illegally "autodrive", but as soon as he was let out he bought a new one and repeated the stunt, according to media reports.

Indian student shot dead by uncle in Canada

TORONTO: A 43-year-old man has been charged with shooting dead his 19-year-old nephew and attempted murder of his wife.

Body of Kerala caregiver killed in rocket attack to be brought home

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The mortal remains of Kerala's Soumya Santhosh, who was killed on Tuesday in a rocket attack in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, where she has been working as a caregiver, will be brought to her home, said relatives and authorities.

Indian origin man charged with assaulting, killing mom on Mother's Day eve

NEW YORK: An Indian origin man has been charged with assaulting and killing his own mom on the eve of Mother's Day, according to a New York prosecutor.

This doctor-turned-filmmaker is winning laurels in US

CHENNAI: Dr Lakshmi Devy, a doctor by profession has always been passionate about acting and filmmaking and her dreams have come true after she won the prestigious Gold Remy award for direction at the 54th World Houston International Film festival for her movie -- "When the Music Changes."

Indian-American bodies mobilise resources for Covid relief in India

WASHINGTON: Several Indian-American organisations have mobilised resources and raised millions for Covid-19 relief in India, which is currently battling a deadly second wave of the pandemic, according to a media report.

National and interfaith leaders join for prayer at Sikh Satsang Gurdawra in Indiapolis

INDIANAPOLIS:Shock-waves continue to ripple through Hoosier Sikhs and our friends across the USA and the other communities in American and around the world, following the mass shooting on April 15 night at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis that claimed eight innocent lives and injured several others.

U.S. Senator Todd Young to visit Gurdwara Sikh Satsang

INDIANAPOLIS: United States Senator U.S. Senator Todd Young of Republican Party will visit the Gurdwara Sikh Satsang, Acton, on April 18 (Sunday) to express his support and solidarity to the grieving Hoosier Sikh community over the deaths of eight innocent employees, including four members of the Sikh community, in a shooting in FedEx parking area on Thursday night.

A sad day for Americans, Hoosiers, and Sikhs: Khalsa

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikhs Political Action Committee chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who originally hails from Haryana, described killing of eight innocent persons, half of them were Indian American Sikhs as "Today is a very sad day for Americans, Hoosiers, and particularly for the Sikh community."

NAPA Urge to extend date for OCI Card renewal till December 31, 2021

JALANDHAR: US Based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) urged the Government of India to extend the date of OCI Card renewal till December 31,2021. Releasing this statement NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal said that as per existing Indian Government guidelines, the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards required to be renewed each time a new passport is issued up to the age of 20 years of age,

Punjabi Diaspora want more powers for courts to settle NRI’s property cases

JALANDHAR: Punjabi Diaspora around the Globe feel that NRI courts in Punjab should be given more power and officers be made accountable if the NRI Property Safeguards Act is to serve its purpose.

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.

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