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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 »

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 »

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 »

Sena-BJP tussle in Mumbai, BJP gains elsewhere

Mumbai (IANS): The Shiv Sena finished on top of a hung BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday but the BJP said it could take control of India’s richest civic body with the backing of at least four independents. Shiv Sena activists celebrated earlier in the day as it appeared it was set to take control of […]

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

INLD leaders, others held over SYL protest at Punjab border (update)

Chandigarh (IANS): Top INLD leaders were among scores of persons arrested on Thursday on the Haryana-Punjab border at Shambhu, 10 km from Ambala in Haryana, as they drove to the spot as part of their declared plan to dig the SYL canal. Among those held by the Punjab Police for violating orders prohibiting gathering of five […]

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

Police seal Haryana-Punjab border, traffic disrupted

Chandigarh (IANS): Thousands of people, especially motorists, faced inconvenience on Thursday morning after security forces sealed a busy portion of a national highway on the Haryana-Punjab border that links Delhi with Amritsar. A 24 km stretch of the NH-1 was sealed off on the Ambala (Haryana)-Rajpura (Punjab) section in wake of the Indian National Lok […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in India,South Asia,World News | Read More »

SBI ATM dispenses fake Rs 2,000 notes: ‘Churan lable’!

New Delhi (IANS): An SBI ATM here dispensed fake Rs 2,000 notes — with “Children Bank of India” printed in place of Reserve Bank of India and other glaring discrepancies. Police said on Wednesday they have identified the culprits, while the SBI said it suspected the involvement of some miscreants with mischievous intent in the […]

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in India,South Asia,World News | Read More »

After PM’s graveyard jab, comes Akhilesh’s ‘Gujarat ass’ punch

Rae Bareli/Jalaun (IANS): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by asking Amitabh Bachchan to stop promoting “donkeys of Gujarat” — a sarcastic reference to a tourism promo on wild asses that features the superstar. The remarks amid the hotly contested and bitterly fought Uttar Pradesh […]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in India,South Asia,World News | Read More »

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