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US strip-club-owner livid after plan for job providing club is opposed


February 7th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 7 (ANI): A strip-club-owner in the US, who planned to open a joint at one of the most unemployed boroughs, has been left fuming after civic leaders did not ... Read more...

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Malaysian assemblyman apologises for using ‘racial slurs’ against Indian restaurateur


January 15th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
George Town (Malaysia), Jan 15 (ANI): A Malaysian legislator Ng Wei Aik has apologised to the Indian owner of a nasi kandar restaurant over his rough conduct during an enforcement operation at ... Read more...

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Malaysian assemblyman urges Indian parents to send children to Tamil schools


January 7th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 7 (ANI): Malaysian lawmaker Wong Koon has reportedly urged Malay Indian parents to admit their children to Tamil schools.The Star quoted him as saying that student enrolment in ... Read more...

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Barbara Boxer claims victory over Carly Fiorina


November 3rd, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senator Barbara Boxer has claimed a win in the senatorial election at approximately 11:00 PM even though her rival Carly Fiorina hasn’t accepted defeat yet. ... Read more...

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Wild monkey kills 4-day-old Malaysian-Indian baby


October 7th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 7 (ANI): An Indian-origin family in Malaysia was devastated when a wild monkey stole into their living room; snatched their four- day-old child and fled up the roof of ... Read more...

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Amber Dubois and Chelsea King Will Be Remembered In Many Ways


September 25th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Amber Dubois will be remembered in many ways by San Diego. Not only the young teenager will reside in their memories, for the mishap she was ... Read more...

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Missing Malay-Indian toddler’s mom believes she’s in captivity


September 16th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Mentakab, Sep 16 (ANI): The mother of a missing Malay-Indian toddler Nisha Chandramohan believes her daughter is still alive and is held captive at someplace in the country.Twenty-one-year-old Wong Lai Lan said ... Read more...

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November to be Sikh Awareness Month in California


September 5th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Yuba City (Northern California), Sep 5 (IANS) In a historic gesture for the 250,000-strong Sikh community in California, the state assembly has passed a resolution declaring November as 'California Sikh ... Read more...

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MIC blamed for fall in Indian council seats in local government


July 30th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 30 (ANI): A. Sivanesan, a Sungkai assemblyman in Malaysia, has expressed his disappointment over the fact that the Barisan Nasional government in Perak has only appointed 35 Indians among ... Read more...

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Getting out of marriage will soon become easier in NY


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 2 (ANI): Ending a marriage will soon get easier in New York, as Governor David Paterson is poised to sign no-fault divorce legislation for the city.On Thursday, the Assembly ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian leader calls for anti-defection law


June 16th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (IANS) A Malaysian opposition leader has called for enacting an anti-defection law after one of his party legislators switched sides to be 'friendly' to the ruling coalition. Democratic Action ... Read more...

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Malaysian state civil service has only 10 Chinese and 116 Indians


March 30th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Johor Baru (Malaysia), Mar.30 (ANI): The 8,372-strong civil service of the Malaysian state of Johor Baru has only 10 Chinese and 116 Indians, The Star has quoted an assemblyman, as saying.Bentayan assemblyman ... Read more...

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Fox’s Bret Baier criticized for his Barack Obama interview


March 20th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fox’s Bret Baier has been criticized a lot for the way he interviewed the US President Barack Obama. And the most surprising bit is that ... Read more...

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One-legged man plans to climb Malaysia’s Mt. Kinabalu


March 16th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kuching (Malaysia), Mar.16 (ANI): A one-legged Malaysian going by the name of Junaidi Fauzan, hopes to scale the country's highest mountain -- Mount Kinabalu, in Sabah, this year.The 58-year-old retiree wants to ... Read more...

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California State Assembly want to pass a resolution for a cuss-free week


February 26th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sacramento, Feb 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) California lawmakers are trying to pass a resolution on Thursday, to make the first week of March as the ‘Cuss Free Week’. This bill will appear at ... Read more...

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NY Governor Paterson announces the net metering law


February 24th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by BNO News
ALBANY, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – On Tuesday, Governor David Paterson announced the passage of a bill negotiated with the Legislature to improve net metering in New York.The net metering law allows ... Read more...

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Legislation to bring federal funding to NY housing projects announced


February 24th, 2010 - 4:06 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – The passage of legislation to Federalize State and City Owned Public Housing was announced by Assemblyman Sheldon Silver on Tuesday.The legislation would authorize the New York ... Read more...

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HINDRAF chief files RM 100 m libel suit against ten persons


January 1st, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.1 (ANI): HINDRAF chairman P. Waytha Moorthy is suing Penang Deputy Chief Minister Prof Dr P. Ramasamy, six local media organisations and three others for RM 100 million for defamation. ... Read more...

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Hindu temple faces demolition in Malaysia


December 11th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 11 (ANI): A Hindu temple in Malaysia's Perak state will decide in a week whether or not it will vacate the temple premises, as per the district council's order.Meanwhile, ... Read more...

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California to get its first openly gay speaker


December 11th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Dec 11 (DPA) California is to get its first openly gay speaker of the assembly after John Perez, a Latino Democrat from Los Angeles, was chosen by fellow legislators for ... Read more...

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Protest to be launched against ‘harassment’ of Malaysian-Indian businessman


November 28th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Bentong (Malaysia), Nov. 28 (ANI): The Pahang Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has decided to launch a protest against the Temerloh Municipal Council for its alleged harassment of Malaysian-Indian businessman Subramaniam ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leader sues Malaysian Govt for 100-million-ringgit over terrorist tab


September 12th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep. 11 (ANI): Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leader M. Manoharan has sued the Malaysian Government for a whopping 100-million-ringgit for calling him a terrorist.Manoharan, who was accompanied by ... Read more...

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California passes bill on Sikh symbol kirpan


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) The California assembly has passed a bill that makes it mandatory for the state to train law enforcement agencies about the Sikh symbol kirpan. The bill AB-504, ... Read more...

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HINDRAF must file an appeal first, says Malaysian Home Minister


May 12th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), May 12 (ANI): The ban on HINDRAF will be reviewed if the organisation makes an appeal to the Malaysian Home Ministry to reconsider its status, said the country's Home Minister ... Read more...

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Hindraf leader to stay on as assemblyman in Malaysia


May 10th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, May 10 (ANI): Hindraf lawyer and Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M. Manoharan will not be stepping down from his seat as he is no longer an Internal Security Act ... Read more...

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Arnie in favour of legalising cannabis sale in California to raise revenue


May 6th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said it is time to talk about legalising the sale of cannabis to generate much-needed tax revenue for the state to help ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leader Manoharan held for ‘certain reasons’


May 6th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 6 (ANI): Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M. Manoharan, who is being detained under the Internal Security Act, will not be released just because of the brouhaha over his possible ... Read more...

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HINDRAF leader to decide on assembly resignation after meeting party chief


May 3rd, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Klang (Malaysia), May 3 (ANI): Kota Alam Shah assemblyman and Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) leader M. Manoharan will decide whether he will quit after meeting party chairman Karpal Singh on May ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress Secretary General nominated for speaker’s job


May 2nd, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Ipoh (Malaysia), May 2 (ANI): The Perak Barisan Nasional has nominated Perak Malaysian Indian Congress secretary, and former Sungkai assemblyman, R. Ganesan, to replace Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar.In his blog, Sivakumar has ... Read more...

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Jailed Malaysian Indian lawmaker may quit: Report


May 1st, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (IANS) Unable to personally serve his constituency, a jailed Malaysian Indian legislator may quit his assembly seat, a website reported. But M. Manoharan's wife says she has no ... Read more...

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Malaysias Little India to be renamed amid fierce opposition


March 18th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Klang (Malaysia), Mar. 18 (ANI): Despite constant opposition from elected representatives, businessmen and tourists, the Klang Municipal Council has decided to change the name of Klangs famous Little India to Medan ... Read more...

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Freedom plea of jailed Malaysian Indian lawmaker rejected


February 18th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 18 (IANS) Malaysia's federal court has turned down the freedom plea of an Indian lawmaker belonging to a banned Hindu body and he will now have to complete his ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition lawmaker quits after nude photo scandal


February 17th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 17 (DPA) A Malaysian opposition lawmaker resigned Tuesday in response to a scandal which erupted after her nude photos, believed to be taken without her consent while she was ... Read more...

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MIC seeks Indian representation in Perak Govt.


February 11th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya, Feb 11 (ANI): The Malaysia Indian Congress (MIC) is seeking Indian representation in the Government of Perak State for the welfare and interests of the Indian community. The Star quoted ... Read more...

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Hindraf lawyers third bail plea dismissed


November 13th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 13 (ANI): A Malaysian High Court yesterday dismissed the third bail application of Hindraf lawyer M. Manoharan, of India origin, to free himself from detention under the Internal ... Read more...

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