Obama calls Modi to review US-India ties (10:12)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the two reviewed the significant progress in India-US relationship, an official statement said.

Obama appoints 2 Indian-Americans to senior administration posts (20:50) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) With only hours to go until he leaves the White House, President Barack Obama appointed two Indian-Americans to key administration positions.

Indian American DJ to perform at Trump's inauguration (16:46)
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia, popularly known as DJ Ravidrums, would perform at US President-elect Donald Trumps inauguration at Washingtons National Mall on January 19, the media reported.

Indian-origin doctor charged with drug trafficking (Lead) (14:34)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) A 50-year-old Indian-origin doctor in the US has been charged with drug trafficking and money-laundering, according to federal authorities.

Indian-origin doctor charged with having firearms for drug trafficking (08:30)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor has been charged with having firearms for drug trafficking, according to federal authorities.

Indian-American may head US communication commission (With Images) (08:22)
By Arul Louis IANS Photo Service
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Ajit Pai, a commissioner in the US communications regulatory agency, has met President-elect Donald Trump amid speculation that he could head the body that deals with cellphone spectrum and broadcasting.

Sikh boy in Australia denied enrolment in school for wearing turban (20:18)
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) A five-year-old Sikh boy was denied entry by a school here for wearing a turban as it said that the religious head gear was not in conformity with the school's uniform policy.

Malaysia lifts curbs on hiring foreign workers in more sectors (17:48)
Kaula Lumpur, Jan 17 (IANS) Citing critical need for manpower and economic progress following dismal reception from locals, the Malaysian government has withdrawn curbs on hiring foreign workers for two industries on Tuesday, a newspaper here reported.

Indian-Americans get 1% representation in US Congress: Forbes (17:20)
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Americans, who comprise around one per cent of the US population, now for the first-time ever also make up one per cent of the US Congress.

Microsoft's Satya Nadella not nervous of Trump (13:50) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Donald Trump does not make India-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella nervous, and he is confident about the tech giant's place as a job creator.

Community currencies important in demonetisation: Innovator Geeta Mehta (12:44)
By Sahana Ghosh
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Leveraging the power of social capital, community currencies such as Social Capital Credits (SoCCs) have a "very important" role in situations such as demonetisation, says its developer, New York-based Indian American Geeta Mehta.

All 5 Indian American lawmakers nominated to key Congressional panels (16:56)
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) All five Indian American lawmakers have been nominated to key Congressional panels, the media here reported.

Indian American Congresswoman not to attend Trump's inaugration (13:56) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has said she won't attend the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump on January 20.

Pawan Kalyan, Madhavan to speak at Harvard (13:36) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actors Pawan Kalyan and R. Madhavan have been invited as guest speakers at the 14th edition of the India Conference at Harvard, one of the largest student-run conferences with a focus on India in the US.

Canadian PM wishes Tamils 'Happy Pongal' (19:42) IANS Photo Service
Ottawa, Jan 15 (IANS) In a heart-warming gesture, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has wished Tamils in Canada and around the world 'Happy Pongal'.

Toronto Punjabis head to India to campaign for AAP (18:42)
Toronto, Jan 15 (IANS) Some 90 Punjabis of Indian origin from Canada's Toronto area are flying to Punjab to campaign for the AAP in the February 4 assembly election, a Canadian daily reported.

American Kashmiri group hopes for Trump's mediation (17:38)
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) The US-based World Kashmir Awareness organisation expressed the hope that the US President-elect Donald Trump would help resolve long-standing Kashmir dispute to establish durable peace in the region.

2-year-old Indian-origin boy burned by nanny in US (21:50)
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) A two-year old Indian-origin baby boy was burned by his nanny with a curling iron and the incident was captured by a security camera leading to her arrest, according to media reports quoting police.

Indian American teen crushes to death another diaspora member, arrested (18:46)
Miami, Jan 14 (IANS) A 16-year-old Indian American teenager, Madhav Sood, was arrested earlier this month for crushing to death another Indian, Florida resident Priya Pachauri, while racing his pickup truck.

Congressman Krishnamoorthi to serve on two influential House panels (15:04) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian American Raja Krishnamoorthi, who was sworn in as a Member of the US House of Representatives earlier this month, has said he would be serving on two influential committees.

Indian American student wins essay contest (13:44)
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Arth Patel, an Indian American student at the UCLA School of Dentistry, earned a $5,000 scholarship for his winning essay on how dental health contributes to the well being of children and families.

'UAE, India hope to seal comprehensive deal' (19:14)
Abu Dhabi, Jan 13 (IANS) The UAE and India will look forward to finalising a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement when the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi visits New Delhi as Chief Guest at the 2017 Republic Day parade, a daily here reported.

Indian-American sex abuse survivor opposes Trump's AG choice (16:24)
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Indian-American activist and sexual-abuse survivor Amita Swadhin urged the US Senate Judiciary Committee to reject President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney-General, saying the prospect of him in the role is "incredibly worrisome".

Indian worker steals cash, goods from Dubai supermarket (15:44)
Dubai, Jan 13 (IANS) An Indian worker here has pleaded guilty to charges of theft at a local supermarket, a newspaper reported on Friday.

'Hate crimes against South Asians increased during US polls' (20:22)
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) South Asians in the US experienced a spike in hate violence and xenophobic political rhetoric during the 2016 presidential election similar to levels seen the year following the September 11, 2001, attacks, said a report by a leading South Asian American advocacy organisation here.

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