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Biden renominates Arun Subramanian as NY district court judge

President Joe Biden has renominated Indian-American attorney Arun Subramanian to be the District Court judge for the Southern District of New York.  If confirmed, Subramanian, who would replace Alison J. Nathan, would become the first South Asian judge to serve on the powerful bench.  Subramanian’s nomination was first announced by the White House in September […]

Harmeet Dhillon loses Republican NC chairmanship election

Washington, DC: Harmeet Dhillon, a prominent Indian-American attorney failed in her bid to win the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to Ronna McDaniel who was reelected in a high-profile and combustible election that could hurt the party as it prepares for the race for the White House in 2024. Dhillon, 54, a former […]

Indian Americans in California protest against BBC documentary on PM Modi

New York: The Indian community on Saturday held a protest against the BBC documentary series “India: The Modi Question” at Fremont in the San Francisco Bay area of California. About 50 members, under the banner of “Indian Diaspora”, chanted slogans and marched through the streets of Fremont in San Francisco area of United States stating […]

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China accuses U.S. of abusing tech export controls

US widens military presence in Philippines North Korea warns of ‘overwhelming nuclear force’ to counter US US opens embassy in Solomon Islands Beijing: Amid the increasing tension in the South China Sea, China has criticized United States’ controls on technology exports as a trade violation, after Japan and the Netherlands agreed to join Washington in limiting Beijing’s […]

Ex-minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed arrested in Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistani police arrested ex-minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed in an overnight raid on his home near Islamabad days after he accused the former president of the country of plotting to kill ex-prime minister Imran Khan, officials said Thursday. The latest government move is likely to deepen political turmoil at a time when the government is […]

Iran court jails dancing pair for 10 years

New York: An Iranian couple, Astiyazh Haghighi and her fiancé, Amir Mohammad Ahmadi, both in their early 20s, received prison sentences of more than 10 years after appearing in a video where they danced in front of an iconic Tehran landmark, activists said. The young couple was arrested in November after footage of their romantic tango […]

Pope Francis to travel to India next year

Pope Francis, on Sunday, said that he is planning to visit India next year and is also expected to take a trip to Mongolia later in 2023, as per Vatican News.  Pope Francis outlined his upcoming travel schedule during his flight back to Rome from South Sudan. While addressing the presser, the Pope said, “I […]

Budget 2023: Education, Skilling, Digitalization and Make in India

By Heena Goswami   The Union Budget 2023 has been lauded for its increased allocation on higher education to the tune of Rs 44,094.62 crores for 2023-24, a considerable increase from Rs 40,828.35 crores for 2022-23. The grant for the UGC has also been increased by 9.37 per cent – an increase of INR 459 crore […]

India announces new clean energy funds in budget 2023-24

New Delhi: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced several new clean energy initiatives in India’s annual federal budget speech Wednesday, saying “green growth” is a top priority for the country. More than $8 billion dollars were announced for projects like mangrove restoration in coastal regions which help suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, converting waste […]

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Sanaa’ to premiere at Santa Barbara Film Fest

Filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria’s directorial ‘Sanaa’ starring Radhika Madan has locked its North American premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and will be the only Indian film to be screened at the event. Saria said: “I’m so honored that the festival has chosen to invite Sanaa and launch the film in North America. Their […]

‘Immortals’ director Tarsem Singh shoots his first Indian feature

Indian-origin Hollywood director Tarsem Singh, who is known for films such as ‘The Cell’ (Jennifer Lopez), ‘The Fall’ (Lee Pace), ‘Immortals’ (Henry Cavill, Frieda Pinto) and ‘Self/Less’ (Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley), recently shot his first Indian feature film titled ‘Dear Jassi’. Based on a true story, the movie has been shot by the celebrated Hollywood […]

Jennifer Aniston sports Indian wear in ‘Murder Mystery 2’ trailer

Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler look their best in lehenga and sherwani as they solve a mystery during an Indian wedding in the trailer of the upcoming film ‘Murder Mystery 2’. Streaming giant Netflix dropped the trailer on Instagram and captioned it: “An Indian wedding, a kidnapped Maharaja and murder mystery.” The over […]


Suryakumar retains No 1 position in ICC T20 rankings

New Delhi: India’s middle order batter Suryakumar Yadav retained his No 1 position with career-high rating points in the latest ICC T2O rankings. Suryakumar has a rating of 910 points after he stroked quickfire innings of 47 during the first match of India’s ongoing series against New Zealand in Ranchi as the exciting right-hander maintained his […]

Bowlers power India to 2-1 series win over New Zealand

Ahmedabad: A historic maiden T20I century by opener Shubman Gill (126 not out off 63) followed by a dominating performance by bowlers powered India to a clinical 2-1 series victory over New Zealand with a massive 168-run win in the third and final T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium, here on February 1. In terms of […]

Tendulkar, BCCI felicitate WC-winning India U19 women team

Ahmedabad: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar along with BCCI secretary Jay Shah and other board office-bearers felicitated the Shafali Verma-led side that won the inaugural edition of U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, before the start of the third and final T20I between India and New Zealand. The legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar graced the […]


Adani shares nosedive again, wipeout crosses $92 billion

Mumbai: Shares in business tycoon Gautam Adani’s flagship firm nosedived again on Wednesday as the conglomerate fought short-seller allegations of accounting fraud. Adani Enterprises stocks were down 30 per cent on the Bombay Stock Exchange minutes before the bourse’s scheduled close, their fifth straight day of losses. The rout has wiped out around $92 billion […]

Budget passes BJP’s political test ahead of 2024 elections

By Prashant Jha New Delhi: The political test of the final full budget of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government before the 2024 elections was based on a simple metric — would it be enough to sustain the party’s multi-class alliance or would budget measures fracture that wide alliance? On this yardstick, union finance minister […]

After mass layoffs, CEO Sundar Pichai to take salary cut

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai in a recent town hall meeting announced a ‘significant reduction’ in annual bonuses for all roles above the senior vice president level. Pichai himself is likely to see a reduction in salary, as his compensation is closely linked to the company’s performance. While Pichai did not explicitly mention taking a salary […]


A first-of-its-kind multimedia exhibition in Zurich spotlights Jainism

‘Being Jain – Art and Culture of an Indian Religion’ in Rietberg Museum in Zurich   18.11.2022–30.4.2023  Hardly any religion formulates ethical values more rigorously than Jainism. Until today, absolute non-violence, renunciation of possessions and universal tolerance are the guiding principles of this religion originating in India. The exhibition “Being Jain – Art and Culture of […]

Make History: Be the First to do Something

Only 12 men have ever walked on the moon, but most people – if they racked their brains hard enough – would be able to name only one of them: Neil Armstrong.  That’s because he was the first human to walk on the moon, and enjoyed almost as much fame as the first human to […]

Rare painting stained with bird droppings sold for $3 million

A rare 17th-century art piece, rediscovered in a farm shed in a neglected condition, has fetched over $3 million at a recent Sotheby’s auction. The painting, of an old man seated on a stool, belongs to the Belgian painter Anthony van Dyck. It was a figure study for his famous painting “St Jerome”. The piece […]