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India American author pens 3-generational immigrant

NEW DELHI: US-based author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni likes to set her books in places where she actually lived and her latest work “Before We Visit the Goddess”, a three-generational immigrant… Read more »


Hate crimes against South Asians spiked during US polls

WASHINGTON: South Asian community in the US bore the brunt of a spike in hate violence and xenophobic political rhetoric during the presidential election similar to levels seen the year… Read more »

Senator Jeff Sessions

Trump nominee promises curbs on H1B visas

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration will take steps, including pushing legislative measures to curb “abuse” of H-1B and L1 visas by foreign workers, President- elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the post… Read more »


California hires ex-AG Holder to fight Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif: Democratic leaders in the California Legislature say they have hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to advise them on a legal strategy as they gird for a… Read more »


Ranveer graces cover of Esquire Mideast mag

Kick-starting 2017 with panache, the next generation superstar of Bollywood and Indian cinema’s inimitable actor – Ranveer Singh – has become the first Indian male celebrity to grace the cover… Read more »

The bill among other things increase the minimum salary of H-1B visa to USD 100,000 per annum and eliminates the Masters Degree exemption.

Bill targeting H1B program visas reintroduced in US Congress

WASHINGTON: A bill backing key changes in the H1-B program that allows skilled workers from countries like India to fill high-tech jobs in the US has been re-introduced in the… Read more »

Dee and John Gibney, right, sit holding anti-refugee signs and watch a small group of counter protesters at far left during a rally in Missoula

Anti-refugee sentiment from election spills over to states

HELENA, Mont.: The push to restrict refugee resettlements and immigration in the U.S. that figured so prominently in Donald Trump’s election is now headed to states that are preparing to… Read more »

Farooq Abdullah

Farooq opposes domicile for Pak refugees

JAMMU: After the separatists, National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has said the move to grant domicile certificates to West Pakistan Refugees is “unacceptable”… Read more »


Ohio varsity attacker stewed over treatment of Muslims

COLUMBUS, Ohio: A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University stewed over the treatment of Muslims while apparently staying under the radar of federal law… Read more »

Abdulhamid Ashehneh, 12, warks on English language exercises with fellow students in a class filled with refugee children at Cajon Valley Middle in El cajon, Calif

Most US Syrian arrivals are kids, now enrolling in school

EL CAJON, CA: Seated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the painful memories of his… Read more »

Poll workers assist at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds in Casper

Wyoming asks citizenship proof from voters

JACKSON, Wyo.: The Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office alerted county clerks to require an undetermined number of people to provide proof of citizenship before allowing them to vote, stirring anger… Read more »


India wants pact with UK on short-term visas for students

LONDON: India hopes to reach a deal with Britain for facilitating short-term visas for Indian students, academicians and businessmen during Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit, Acting High Commissioner to the… Read more »


World focused on combating terror, Pak isolated on Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s months-long efforts to internationalize the Kashmir issue at the UN have not found any resonance with nations at the world body that are focused on combating the… Read more »


For immigrants in US, a Soccer World Cup of their own

PHILADELPHIA: During Bawitha Tling’s tumultuous journey fleeing war and forced labor under Myanmar’s dictatorship – first to a Malaysian refugee camp, and eventually to Philadelphia – one of the few… Read more »

Young demonstrators participate in a rally in support of President Barack Obama after the president announced that the U.S. government will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants

Young voters from immigrant families lean liberal

WASHINGTON: Young Hispanic and Asian-Americans who are immigrants or have an immigrant parent are more likely to be liberal in their views on politics and immigration than those with families… Read more »

Donald Trump

GOP lawmakers distance selves from Trump comments

WASHINGTON: Dismayed Republicans scrambled for cover from Donald Trump’s inflammatory response to the Orlando massacre, while President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton delivered fiery denunciations that underscored the potential… Read more »

In riverine areas pontoon bridges are proposed to be laid so that BSF personnel can patrol and make 'morchas' (observation posts) atop them to monitor any movement along the border where rivers and rivulets run.

Pontoons, airships to plug Indo-Bangla border

NEW DELHI: Pontoon bridges, sluice gates and airships will be deployed to plug the riverine and vulnerable frontier patches along the 60-km stretch on the Indo-Bangla border in Assam with… Read more »

Clinton wins final primary, set for poll battle with Trump

Clinton wins final primary, set for poll battle with Trump

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton today ended her Democratic presidential primary campaign on a winning note as she defeated her party rival Senator Bernie Sanders in the US capital, setting the stage… Read more »

Supervisor John Avalos speaks during a Board of Supervisors 
meeting at City Hall in San Francisco.

San Francisco retains immigrant sanctuary protections

SAN FRANCISCO: Despite national outrage after a Mexican man killed a woman along a waterfront pier, San Francisco officials upheld the city’s strict sanctuary protections for people who are in… Read more »

Hugo Swire quotes PM Modi during his speech speech at Chatham House in London.

UK minister cites Modi for anti-Brexit case

LONDON: One of Britain’s senior Foreign Office ministers has used Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s words to make his case against the UK leaving the European Union in the June 23… Read more »