India,USA

India plans huge ‘Kem Chho, Trump’ welcome, Melania excited


New Delhi/Washington: US President Donald Trump will get a red carpet welcome in Gujarat later this month -- on a grander scale than the event organized for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston last year. Sources said the government is organizing 'Kem Chho, Trump', the Gujarati equivalent of Texas event 'Howdy Modi' in Prime Minister's...

Indian American man to be sentenced for pushing opioid


Boston: John Kapoor, an Indian-origin Founder of Pharmaceutical Company, is set to be sentenced in Boston for pushing opioid for representational purpose. Kapoor, the 76-year-old former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy last May after a trial that lasted 10 weeks and led to 15 days of jury deliberation. Prosecutors are requesting...

Tulsi Gabbard files $50m defamation suit against Hillary


New York: The outspoken, independent-minded Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has hit Hillary Clinton with a $50-million suit alleging that the defeated presidential candidate defamed her by calling her a "Russian Asset." "Whether out of personal animus, political enmity, or fear of real change within a political party Clinton and her allies have long dominated" Clinton...

Amrit Singh becomes first turban-wearing Deputy Constable in US


New York: In a historic moment, an Indian American law enforcement officer Amrit Singh, 21, has become the first turban-wearing Sikh to be sworn in as Deputy Constable in Harris County in Texas. Singh’s swearing-in ceremony coincided with the adoption of a new policy that allows law enforcement officers in Harris County Constable’s Office to...

AAPI Victory Fund endorses Joe Biden for President


Washington: Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) has formally announced its endorsement of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for the November presidential election, as he was hugely popular with the Indian-American community. Indian-American Shekar Narasimhan, co-founder of the AAPI Victory Fund, told the India West newspaper that the organization had met several of the party candidates in...

Missing for 2 weeks, Indian-American woman found dead in car


New York: In a sensational incident, a 34-year-old Indian-American woman Sureel Dabawala -- missing for nearly two weeks -- has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in the trunk of her car in Illinois. Dabawala was reported missing by her family on January 1 after she failed to return to her home in Schaumburg, Illinois...

Trump likely to visit India in February


New Delhi/Washington: President Donald Trump is slated to visit India next month for the first time since he joined office and before he goes to elections for a second term later this year. New Delhi and Washington DC are in the process of finalizing dates. “We are working on mutually agreed dates. It is likely...

Indian-origin school teacher is new Mayor of Manhattan


Indian-American Usha Reddi, who is also seeking the US Senate seat in Kansas as a Democrat in 2020, took office as the Mayor of Manhattan. Reddi, who served as mayor pro tem before being selected as mayor, will serve in her position until January 2021. “I’m honored to be the mayor of Manhattan once again. And...

Indian immigration to US down 7.5%: Think tank


Stricter regulations by the Donald Trump administration ensured fewer Indians moved to the United States on a green card during the two years leading up to 2018, data from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) revealed. According to an Economic Times report, the 7.5% drop in legal immigration was in line with the overall...