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Kal Penn makes a four letter call: “Vote”


September 5th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian American actor Kal Penn, best known for his "Harold and Kumar" movies, brought the house down at the Democratic National Convention as he ended ... Read more...

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US aid to transition from cash to electronic form


August 25th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Entrepreneur Karl Mehta, the only Indian-American among 18 Presidential Innovation Fellows, would work on "The 20 percent Initiative" that aims to transition international development assistance payments ... Read more...

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RBI will adjust monetary policy to spur growth: Pranab (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday exuded confidence that the Reserve Bank of India would "adjust" the monetary policy to ease macro-economic concerns of slow growth ... Read more...

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Will seek support of all concerned: Pranab


June 16th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Saturday reiterated he would seek "the support of all concerned" in his journey to the country's highest ... Read more...

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RBI must adjust monetary policy: Pranab (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The basic strategy to bring the country's economy back on track is by stimulating domestic demand, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said and exuded confidence ... Read more...

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Rights panel plans open hearing in Odisha


April 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said Wednesday it will hold an open public hearing at Puri April 9 on various issues concerning the scheduled ... Read more...

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Obama campaign reaches out to Indian Americans (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama, whose administration has by far the largest number of Indian-Americans, has turned to three prominent members of this growing and influential community ... Read more...

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Obama campaign reaches out to Indian Americans


February 24th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama, whose administration has by far the largest number of Indian-Americans, has again turned to three prominent members of this growing and influential community ... Read more...

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School kids plea to president to save forests


November 14th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) On the occasion of Children's Day, school children Monday appealed to President Pratibha Patil to join in their fight to save the country's forests ... Read more...

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Sonia in US for treatment, Rahul Congress in charge


August 5th, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is in the US for an undisclosed medical treatment, the party said Thursday amid intense speculation that she had cancer. ... Read more...

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Kal Penn returning to TV


August 4th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian-American actor Kal Penn, who is best known for his role in the "Harold and Kumar" movies, is ready to return to television after a ... Read more...

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Kal Penn’s attacker jailed


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The man who attacked actor Kal Penn has been sentenced to three years behind bars.Marcellus Chambers pulled a gun on the "The Namesake" actor when he ... Read more...

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Homeless girl who moved Prince William invited to royal wedding


April 18th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): A teenager girl, who shared homeless shelters with drug addicts while recovering from a serious stroke barely a year ago, is all set to attend the upcoming ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth gets bleeding nose


April 15th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Britain's Queen Elizabeth was forced to miss a public engagement after suffering from a bleeding nose, officials said.Buckingham Palace officials confirmed that the queen was ... Read more...

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Jordan admits her marriage is in crisis


January 6th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Katie Price, also known as Jordan, has admitted that her marriage is on the rocks."My marriage is in crisis," wrote the English celebrity, online, after returning from a ... Read more...

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iPods filled with music could help patients recover from ops faster


December 26th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): Apple iPods loaded with patients' favourite music could help them recover from operations faster.A trial will be conducted to test the theory that patients allowed to listen to ... Read more...

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White House celebrates Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) The White House celebrated Guru Nanak's birth anniversary with US President Barack Obama, in a message of "best wishes", lauding the "many contributions that Sikh ... Read more...

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Kal Penn returns to White House


November 17th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian-American actor Kal Penn, who is best known for his role in the "Harold and Kumar" movies, has returned to the White House after a ... Read more...

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Indian origin Kal Pen re-joins White House job after filming ‘Harold & Kumar’ sequel


November 16th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Kalpen Modi, the Indian-American political aide who resigned from his post as US President Barack Obama's associate director of public engagement this summer to act in a ... Read more...

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Forest rights panel on Uttar Pradesh visit from Saturday


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) The special committee set up jointly by the union Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to enquire into the status of implementation of ... Read more...

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Time magazine apologises for article on Indian-Americans


July 7th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 7 (IANS) Time magazine has apologised to Indian Americans after some of them took umbrage at a humour piece, which they said has racist overtones, about the community ... Read more...

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Princess Di’s dress fetches record price at auction


June 9th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 9 (IANS) The low-cut black taffeta dress that transformed Lady Diana Spencer from a demure girl to fashion icon Princess Di has fetched 192,000 pounds at an auction. ... Read more...

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White House sways to bhangra to celebrate Asian heritage


May 25th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 25 (IANS) After celebrating Diwali last year by lighting a ceremonial diya, US President Barack Obama celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with bhangra beats ... Read more...

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West outraged by Malawian gay couples’ 14 years’ hard labour sentencing


May 21st, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): The decision to jail two homosexual Malawian men for fouteen years with hard labour has been condemned by the West for its intolerance of those with alternative sexuality.Following ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni wears glasses to cultivate ‘a more serious image’


May 20th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wore glasses for the first time at a public engagement in order to promote 'a more serious image' of herself.Mrs Sarkozy put ... Read more...

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US Secret Service now investigating Kal Penn robbery case


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 22 (ANI): The crook who robbed Indian-American actor-turned-politician Kal Penn at gunpoint may now be regretting - because the Secret Service has joined the investigation of the case, it ... Read more...

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Secret Service launches probe into Kal Penn robbery


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) The US Secret Service has launched a probe into the robbery case of Indian American actor Kal Penn. Penn, best known for his roles in the "Harold ... Read more...

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‘Harold and Kumar’ Star Kal Penn Mugged


April 21st, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Kal Penn, well-known for his portrayal of Kumar, in the comedy film ‘Harold & Kumar’, was held up at gunpoint early on Tuesday morning ... Read more...

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“Harold & Kumar” Star Kal Penn Robed


April 21st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, Apr 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hollywood star Kal Penn was reportedly robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday at round 1:20 a.m. The incident has been confirmed by Jennifer Goodwin, the agent ... Read more...

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Kal Penn robbed at gunpoint


April 21st, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Indian American actor Kal Penn, who recently resigned as an associate-director in the White House Office of Public Engagement to return to his acting career, was robbed at ... Read more...

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Harold & Kumar’s Kal Penn Robbed At Gunpoint


April 21st, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Kal Penn recently spent a year working for the Obama administration, only to announce earlier this month that he will soon be leaving Washington to return to ... Read more...

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Kal Penn ‘ditches White House gig for Harold & Kumar sequel’


April 3rd, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 3 (ANI): Kal Penn, best known for his role in "Harold & Kumar" flicks, is ditching his White House gig to appear in a new Christmas-themed flick as his ... Read more...

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‘Harold and Kumar 3′ filming likely to begin in June


March 16th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 16 (Pen Men at Work): Many of the viewers were made to feel overjoyed by the initial two ‘Harold and Kumar’ movies – ‘Harold and Kumar Got To White Castle’ ... Read more...

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Valerie Jarrett Speaks On Security Breach And More


December 4th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri DeyDec. 04, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Valerie Jarrett appeared on MSNBC on Dec. 03. She is the senior adviser and assistant to President Barack Obama on Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. She ... Read more...

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White House celebrates Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary


November 16th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) After Diwali, the Obama White House for the first time celebrated Gurparab, Guru Nanak's birth anniversary, with about 125 Sikh men in colourful turbans and women in ... Read more...

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