Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Indian-American lawmaker welcomes Obama plan

Ami Bera, the only Indian-American member of the US Congress, has welcomed President Barack Obama's plan "to restore an economy that works for middle class families by investing in infrastructure, innovation, and education."

Indian-American lottery winner's death: Brother raised suspicion over death

Urooj Khan, 46, an immigrant from India, died July 20 as he was about to collect his $425,000 in Illinois State Lottery winnings.

Indian migrant workers return home with horror tales from UAE

A group of 10 migrants returned to Andhra Pradesh from the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, availing the amnesty declared by the government.

Blood money secures release of 17 death-row Indians

The 17 men who returned to India on Tuesday after as good as cheating death in the UAE could neither praise god enough nor control their emotions on seeing their families.

Cochin varsity to set up innovation centre for NRIs

The CITTIC will provide all the support to non-resident Indian students who want to become entrepreneurs.

Indian doctor jailed in UK over patient's death

An Indian doctor on deputation in Britain has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for manslaughter after wrongly diagnosing a patient who later died.

'Kai Po Che!' tickets sold out at Berlin film fest

Tickets for Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che! were sold out a day before the movie's screening at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be screened Wednesday.

Manimajra residents hope 'Zero Dark Thirty' will win Oscar

The residents of Manimajra town in Chandigarh, where large parts of Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty" were shot, are hoping that the film will win the prestigious award.

'Indian men consider UK student visas as dowries'

British home office's migration policy head Glyn Williams has said that UK student visas possessed by Indian women were looked upon as "marriage dowries" by men desiring to marry them.

Islamists attack Indian student in Germany, slash tongue

A 24-year Indian student in Bonn was brutally attacked by Islamic extremists who slashed his tongue when he refused to convert, German police said on Thursday.

Our teen peace-club founder stands out in a crowd

"Age is not a barrier to volunteer", says Harnoor Gill – a 2012 Recipient of the YMCA Peace Medallion.

Presidential proclamation for domestic violence awareness month

A Presidential Proclamation marking October 2012 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month was presented on December 10, 2012 (Human Rights Day) to the Governor's Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence at the council's monthly meeting.

Riyadh Student Saif ur Rahman turns young fiction writer

An ardent reader at young age, while reading "A tale of two cities" by Charles Dickens, he stumbled to an idea to try his hands in fiction writing

Art with a difference

Artist Rakhee Shah's works have been inspired from her own troubled past.

My mother and father never lacked for adventure: Anjali Sastry

Dr Anjali Sastry is a senior lecturer in System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Sonu Nigam: The lord of cords

Well, the king of cord, Sonu Nigam demanded no such attention and yet my heart and soul played to each note he sang.

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