Wednesday, February 20, 2013

NRI:2/20/2013 12:05:15 PM

NRI doctor helps officially end slavery in America — in 2013!

Dr Ranjan Batra, an India-born research scientist, has driven the last forgotten nail in the coffin of slavery in the United States.

Indian Americans: What not to forget while filing US taxes

As you get ready to file your tax returns by the due date of April 15, some important things Indian Americans should remember.

More Andhra migrants return from Gulf

Another group of migrants from Andhra Pradesh granted amnesty for overstaying in the United Arab Emirates returned home on Sunday.

Air India slammed for poor service by angry UAE Indian residents

In a blow to India's national carrier Air India, angry non-resident Indians from the UAE have complained about the poor services of the carrier, including frequent cancellations, delays and schedule cut-backs.

Indian-origin physicians to meet in Chicago

Over 3,000 doctors are expected to attend the annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic medical organization in the US, in Chicago on May 23-27.

LSE scholarship for 50 Indian students

There is good news for Indian students who want to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) — the alma mater of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar and ex-president K R Narayanan, this summer.

Freida Pinto to host the pre-Oscar party

Freida Pinto will play host to Hollywood's glitterati as a run-up to the Oscars.

Indian guru helped Helen Hunt conceive

Oscar-winning actress Helen Hunt believes an Indian guru helped her realise her dream of becoming a mother after an uplifting experience with him.

'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.

Rare contemporary art from Myanmar showcased in India

The colours of Myanmar are vivid, realistic and a little abstract on its contemporary canvas and, for the first time, collectively on display in India.

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

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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