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850 Wawa stores hit by data breach, 30 million cards hacked


New York: A massive data breach has hit Wawa, an East Coast-based convenience store and gas station, as hackers broke into over 850 Wawa stores and potentially exposed 30 million sets of payment records including those from Asian countries -- making it largest payment card breaches of all time. According to cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory,...

Marathi Vishwa NJ kicks off 40th anniversary at Ganesh fest Sept 22


Hamilton, NJ- Marathi Vishwa, the NJ based organization Marathi organization is gearing up for their annual Ganesh celebrations on Saturday, September 22 at Montgomery High School, in Skillman NJ at 9am. The celebration will be extra special this year as it marks the kick off of the 40th anniversary celebrations this year for...

Indian-origin man killed by UK teen for refusing to sell cigarette paper


London:A 16-year-old has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for the murder of an Indian-origin shopkeeper who refused to sell him cigarette paper because he was underage. The shopkeeper, Vijaykumar Patel sustained a fatal head injury in the unprovoked attack by the boy, whose name has not been revealed for legal reasons, outside...

India to cancel OCI card of Sherin Mathews’ parents, relatives in US


Houston: India has decided to revoke the Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) cards of the Indian-American adoptive parents of Sherin Mathews, the three-year-old girl found dead in a culvert in Dallas, and some of their relatives and friends. Counsel General of India in Houston, Anupam Ray said India is cancelling the OCI cards...

India seeks non-discriminatory approach to H-1B visa regime

Post Date: September 14, 2018

New Delhi: India on Thursday called upon the US to ensure a non-discriminatory and predictable approach to issuance of H-1B visas, largely availed of by Indian IT firms. I sought Secretary Pompeos support to nurture our people-to-people links, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said while addressing the media after participating in the first...

Prof. Somasundaran named to National Academies’ Board of Global Health

Post Date: September 14, 2018

New York: Ponissseril Somasundaran, LaVon Duddleson Krumb Professor of Mineral Engineering in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and a world leader in surfactant science, has been has been invited to serve as a member of the National Academies Board on Global Health by Dr. Victor Dzau, president...

Vanita Gupta questions DOJ’s stand in lawsuit against Harvard

Post Date: September 14, 2018

New York: A coalition of civil rights and Asian-American advocacy organizations, led by the former head of the Department of Justices Office of Civil Rights, Vanita Gupta, have slammed the amicus brief filed by the department in support of the lawsuit filed by Asian-American students and parents against Harvards race-conscious admissions policy. Harvard...

Documentary spotlights Pakistani American doctors’ work in remote US towns

Post Date: September 14, 2018

New York: Pakistani American actor/filmmaker Noor Naghmis new docudrama, Angels Within along with highlighting how Muslims are discriminated against in the country, also outlines how Pakistani American doctors are spending their lives providing healthcare in the rural parts of the U.S. The film addresses the generalization and stereotyping of Muslims and how they...

Madhulika Sikka hired to create flagship podcast at Washington Post


New York: The Washington Post has hired award-winning journalist and veteran audio storyteller Madhulika Sikka as an executive producer on The Posts audio team. Sikka will hire a team and oversee the creation of a new flagship podcast set to launch later this year. Madhulika Sikka, who begins her new assignment Sept. 10,...