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Two toll employees on Gurgaon Expressway held for extortion


September 21st, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 21 (IANS) Two toll employees at Sirhol toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway were arrested for charging illegally from motorists, police said Friday.Sanjay, an employee with the Delhi-Gurgaon ... Read more...

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Hillary enlists Indian chef in aid of diplomacy


September 12th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has added a culinary dimension to the exercise of "smart power" by enlisting 80 top chefs including an Indian-American ... Read more...

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11 Indian firms in Forbes Asia’s Fab 50


September 4th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) India claims the second-biggest haul after China in Asia's Fab 50 with 11 Indian companies, up from seven last year, figuring in Forbes 2012 list of ... Read more...

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Obama names Bombay IIT graduate to key post


September 1st, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama has appointed Romesh Wadhwani, an Indian American founder of several software and IT companies, on board of trustees of the John F. ... Read more...

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Sunita Williams takes fifth spacewalk (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest space flight (195 days) for a woman, has completed her fifth spacewalk lasting a near ... Read more...

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Dhumal pleads for Himachal sailor’s release by Somali pirates


August 30th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday pleaded with the central government to secure freedom for sailor Aman Kumar, who is held captive by Somali ... Read more...

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Indian American director’s thriller wins two US awards


August 28th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) "9 Eleven", a Bollywood-style thriller by Indian American director Manan Singh Katohara, has won the Best Feature and Best Director awards at the 2012 World Music ... Read more...

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Romney lands in controversy with ‘birther’ joke


August 25th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) A 'birther' joke has landed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in a controversy with a not so amused Obama camp accusing him of ... Read more...

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Apple awarded $1 bn in patent fight with Samsung


August 25th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Apple scored a huge victory as a federal jury in California found rival Samsung guilty of "wilful" violations of a number of Apple's patents and awarded ... Read more...

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Balance security with internet freedom: US tells India


August 24th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Asking India to strike a balance between national security and importance of online freedom, the US has said it stands ready to assist US social media ... Read more...

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US community groups seek hate crime hearings


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) A diverse group of over 150 organisations led by the Sikh Coalition has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct hearings on hate crimes and the ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to meet gurdwara shooting victims’ families (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) In an effort to reach out to the Sikh Community, US first lady Michelle Obama will next week meet the families of the victims of the ... Read more...

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Indians among illegal immigrants seek relief from deportation


August 16th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Thousands of young, undocumented immigrants including Indians have began applying for relief under President Barack Obama's mini DREAM Act that allows them to work without ... Read more...

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US seeks stronger military ties with India


August 15th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Taking the US military-to-military relationship with India to the next level is a big focus of US Pacific Command (PACOM) as it builds stronger alliances and ... Read more...

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Tulsi Gabbard set to become first Hindu in US Congress


August 13th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Honolulu City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard has a great chance to become the first Hindu member of the US House of Representatives in 2013 with her ... Read more...

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Finish probe in three months, Kerala court says


August 8th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday directed the government to ensure that the probe against former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan's son in an alleged land deal ended ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooter motivated by hate: Romney


August 8th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for a moment of silence in honour of the victims of Sunday's tragic shooting at a Wisconsin gurdwara, saying the ... Read more...

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Four Indians among 6 killed in gurdwara shooting


August 7th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Four of the six Sikh worshippers killed in Sunday's attack on a Sikh gurdwara in Winsconsin were Indian citizens, with one of them being a ... Read more...

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US Sikh groups rally to ensure safety of community


August 6th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Devastated by the killing of six Sikh worshippers at a gurdwara in Wisconsin, the 700,000-strong Sikh community in the US has rallied round to offer succour ... Read more...

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Obama offers full support to Sikhs who have enriched US (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Calling Sikhs "a part of our broader American family", President Barack Obama has promised his administration's full support to the response and investigation of Sunday's rampage ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bijlani sinks Panchal in all-India snooker


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Sanjeev Bijlani of Park Club edged out Manav Panchal of Malabar Hill Club in a nail-biting decider to progress to the sixth round of the Shyam ... Read more...

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Most Indians pessimistic about job market


July 31st, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Most of the world, including India, was pessimistic about the job market last year with 57 percent of adults saying it was a bad time to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US keen to boost defence trade with India


July 28th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to boost defence sales to India, the US is touting the "technical and political advantages" of its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian American director’s thriller gets 8 festival nominations


July 27th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) "9 Eleven", a Bollywood-style thriller by an Indian American director, has been nominated for a record eight awards at the 2012 World Music & Independent Film ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Obama names Indian-American to national arts council


July 25th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) President Barack Obama has nominated Ranee Ramaswamy, an Indian-American master teacher and performer of Bharatanatyam since 1978, as a member of the prestigious National Council ... Read more...

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Four young Indian-American scientists honoured by Obama


July 24th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Four Indian-American researchers figure among 96 named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Americans like cricket, if India, Pakistan play’


July 24th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Americans don't understand cricket, but they like it, particularly of the diplomatic variety between friend India and ally Pakistan."We're for cricket. We don't understand it, but ... Read more...

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US senators seek expanded defence trade with India


July 21st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Eyeing India's expansive multi-million dollar military modernisation programme, two top US lawmakers have asked the Pentagon to develop a closer defence relationship with New Delhi, including ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Second Boeing plane for Indian Navy completes first flight (with images)


July 17th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) The second of the eight long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare P-8I aircraft Boeing is building for the Indian Navy has completed its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sunita Williams arrives at her new home in space


July 17th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest space flight (195 days) for a woman, arrived at her new home amid stars with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bobby Jindal blasts Obama, helps Romney


July 17th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal helped Mitt Romney raise two million dollars amid speculation that he could be presumptive Republican presidential nominee's running mate in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US senate probe blames HSBC for money laundering


July 17th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) US Senate investigators have accused global banking giant HSBC of failing to prevent billions of dollars worth of money transfers linked to drug cartels and terrorist ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sunita Williams takes off on her second space odyssey


July 15th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the record of the longest space flight (195 days) for a woman, has taken off on her second space odyssey ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Romney booed for claim to improve blacks’ lot


July 12th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was met with a round of boos from a group of African-American voters when he made a bold claim ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian-American woman murdered in California motel


July 12th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) A US Army veteran has been charged in the brutal sexual assault and murder of a 62-year-old Indian American woman at a motel in California run ... Read more...

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