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‘Indian American community not polarized but segregated’


Washington: Ghazala Hashmi, an Indian-origin Democrat Senator and the first Muslim woman elected to the Virginia Senate, has said that the Indian-American community "not polarized but segregated", a media report said. In an interview to the India-West magazine published online on Friday, Hashmi said: "The community is not polarized but segregated. Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs...

Sea-level rise threatens 13 million Americans in coastal areas


Los Angeles: Coastal areas in the US are at increasing flooding risk and climate change-driven sea level rise could trigger mass migration of 13 million Americans to inland cities, researchers have warned. The people could be forced to relocate due to rising sea levels by 2100. Most popular relocation choices will include land-locked cities such...

India may raise import duties on over 50 items in budget


New Delhi: India plans to increase import duties on more than 50 items including electronics, electrical goods, chemicals and handicrafts, targeting about $56 billion worth of imports from China and elsewhere, Reuters reported, citing officials and industry sources. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman could make the announcement when she presents her annual budget on February 1,...

PM Modi reveals secret of his glowing face to kids


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday shared the "secret of his radiance" with winners of children's bravery awards, in New Delhi for the Republic Day parade. During an interaction with 49 recipients of the "Prime Minister National Children's Award 2020", Modi also gave them tips and life lessons. "Someone asked me many years ago,...

Indian woman stabbed in Toronto, Jaishankar ‘deeply shocked’


Toronto: Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was deeply shocked after hearing that a 23-year-old Indian-origin woman was battling for life after she was stabbed near the York University campus in Toronto. Jaishankar asked officials to immediately arrange visas for her family. “Deeply shocked to learn of the serious attack on Rachel Albert, an Indian student...

New Jersey Governor signs tuition equality legislation for H-1B dependents


Trenton: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Jan. 21 signed S2555, allowing New Jersey students who are children of H-1B visa holders to qualify for in-state tuition at public institutions of higher education. This legislation is a plus for Indians in the U.S., as they are the largest contingent of H-1B visa holders. “New Jerseyans...

Trump’ impeach trial: Party lines prevail amid high drama


 Washington: Republicans beat back 11 amendments by Democrats to bring in witnesses and new evidence and change the rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump during a marathon sitting that stretched into Wednesday and finally adopted the ground rules. At the trial that began on Tuesday afternoon under the presidency of Supreme Court...

Indian Republic @ 70: Grand celebrations on Jan 26


New Delhi: The full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on Thursday concluded successfully, giving a glimpse of the grand spectacle to unfold to celebrate India’s 71st Republic Day. Thursday's dress rehearsal gave sneak previews of the way the grand spectacle, combining a display of India's military might and cultural grandeur, will be seen...

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...