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Former owner of Boston area jewelry chain, Raman Handa, arrested in multi-million dollar fraud scheme

Handa had been living in India for almost 10 years   BOSTON, U.S.: The former owner of a well-known Boston-area jewelry chain, Alpha Omega Jewelers, was arrested last week in Los Angeles after living abroad for almost 10 years following a scheme to defraud the company’s former lenders. Raman Handa, 67, formerly of Lexington, Massachusetts, was […]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in India,South Asia,United States,World News | Read More »

Mission staff in touch with wife of Indian killed in US: Sushma

New Delhi (IANS): Officials of the Indian Consulate General in Houston are in touch with the wife of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian engineer who was killed in a shooting incident in US’ Kansas state, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Friday. “I have received a report from Mr.Anupam Ray CGI Houston,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted late […]

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in India,South Asia,United States,World News | Read More »

White House blocks news organisations from press briefing

Washington (IANS): Several news outlets were blocked from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, resulting in outrage among media organisations. CNN, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Politico, BuzzFeed, the BBC and the Guardian were excluded from the meeting, which was held on Friday in White […]

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in United States,World News | Read More »

Keep Up ‘resistance and persistence’: Hillary

Washington (IANS): Hillary Clinton rallied the opposition on Twitter with a videotaped message urging “resistance plus persistence”. “The challenges we face as a party and a country are real,” Clinton said in the video message posted on Twitter on Friday. “So now more than ever, we need to stay engaged in the field and online, […]

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in United States,World News | Read More »

53% Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance: Poll

Washington (IANS): A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job after a month in office, according to a poll. The poll by NBC News and SurveyMonkey suggests that 53 per cent of people are not satisfied by his actions, compared to 43 per cent who approve, NBC News […]

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in United States,World News | Read More »

Obama draws crowd, cheers in NYC

New York (IANS): Former US President Barack Obama drew a huge crowd and overwhelming cheers when he visited an office building here, media reports said. New Yorkers who are supposed to be cool with any celebrity in their midst, had no chill Friday in Manhattan when the former President was spotted at downtown Starbucks, CBS […]

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in United States,World News | Read More »

Indian man killed in hate crime in US bar

Washington/Hyderabad (IANS): An Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for “Middle Easterners” and yelled “Get out of my country” before shooting them at a bar. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani was injured when Adam W. Purinton, a white who earlier served in the US Navy, shot […]

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in India,South Asia,United States,World News | Read More »

South Asian group in Brampton completes its pledge to Osler, raising $1,000,000

  Osler working in partnership with Punjab’s Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha and Apollo Hospitals   BRAMPTON: A $1-million donation to William Osler Health System (Osler) hospitals was announced at a fundraising dinner this month at Brampton’s Pearson Convention Centre. Led by Brampton-based entrepreneur Satish Thakkar and his wife Rimple, the Indo-Canadian […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Canadian News,Health,India,Ontario,South Asia,Top Stories,World News | Read More »

UBC and University of Washington establish joint centre to use data for social good in Cascadia region

IN an expansion of regional cooperation, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington on Thursday announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative to use data to help cities and communities address challenges from traffic to homelessness. The largest industry-funded research partnership between UBC and the UW, the collaborative will bring faculty, […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,British Columbia,Canadian News,Headlines,United States,World News | Read More »

Seven airports do away with stamping of baggage tags

New Delhi (IANS): The central government on Thursday did away with security requirement of stamping hand baggage tags at the time of boarding the aircraft at seven airports. According to Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), airports in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderbad, Ahmedabad and Cochin have been exempt from following the security procedure […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in India,South Asia,World News | Read More »

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