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Raj Shah to leave Obama Administration in February

Raj Shah to leave Obama Administration in February

WASHINGTON: Raj Shah, the highest ranking Indian-American in the Obama Administration, has decided to quit as Administrator of the country’s global development agency after serving for nearly six years. “It… Read more »

India-born American sentenced for helping al Qaeda

India-born American sentenced for helping al Qaeda

WASHINGTON: India-born US citizen Ahmed Kauser Mohammed has been sentenced to 15 years in jail by a US court for providing thousands of dollars in material support to al Qaeda… Read more »

Indians living longer, healthier lives study

Indians living longer, healthier lives

WASHINGTON: India has made great strides in reducing both child and adult mortality since 1990, according to a new study that found adults and children in the country are living… Read more »

Indian cricketers'' security increased in Brisbane

Indian-Americans campaign ahead of Senate vote

WASHINGTON: Ahead of a key Senate vote which could make Vivek Murthy the youngest ever Surgeon General of the US, Indian-Americans here have launched a nationwide campaign calling their Senators… Read more »

Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard traveling to India

Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard traveling to India

WASHINGTON: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the first ever Hindu to be elected to the US House of Representatives, would travel to India this week at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation. “I… Read more »

Indian fund manager asked to pay USD 390K settle charges

Indian fund manager asked to pay USD 390K settle charges

NEW YORK: An Indian portfolio manager has been ordered to forfeit over USD 300,000 to settle charges filed by US Securities and Exchange Commission that she illegally tipped and traded on… Read more »

Former Uber driver charged in US with manslaughter

Former Uber driver charged in US with manslaughter

NEW YORK: Amid growing global uproar against US-based taxi service company Uber, a former driver with the company has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a six-year-old girl… Read more »

Obama Admin to focus next 2 yrs on India-US trade ties'

‘Obama Admin to focus next 2 yrs on India-US trade ties’

WASHINGTON: Over the next two years, the Obama Administration would focus significantly on India-US economic and financial partnership and support the reform effort of the Indian government, a US official… Read more »

'Obama's trip a defining & exciting time in Indo-US relations'

‘Obama’s trip a defining & exciting time in Indo-US relations’

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s visit to India will build on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s highly successful trip here, nominee for US Ambassador to India Richard Rahul Verma has said, describing… Read more »

US hopeful of resolving nuclear liability issue with India

US hopeful of resolving nuclear liability issue with India

WASHINGTON: The US is hopeful of resolving the contentious nuclear liability issue with India so that the process of implementation of the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal can be accelerated, Richard… Read more »

Amazon ex-employee to go on fast against firm

Amazon ex-employee to go on fast against firm

SEATTLE, WA: A former employee of the behemoth online retailer Amazon is set to go on a hunger strike Tuesday outside of its Seattle headquarters in an attempt to force… Read more »

UNSC at stake

Legitimacy of unreformed UNSC at stake: India

NEW YORK: Describing the composition of an unreformed UN Security Council as “anachronistic”, India has said the legitimacy of the United Nations itself will be at stake if its most… Read more »

Mathew Martoma

Indian-American fails to avoid jail in insider trading case

NEW YORK: Mathew Martoma, the Indian-origin portfolio manager, sentenced to nine years in jail on insider trading charges for the most lucrative insider trading scheme in US history, has lost… Read more »

Indians charged for running fraudulent investment scheme

Indians charged for running fraudulent investment scheme

NEW YORK: Two Indians have been charged by US authorities for running an alleged high-yield investment scheme through which they sought to exploit investors by pervasive social media pitches on… Read more »

Ex-US diplomat under counter intelligence

Ex-US diplomat under counter intelligence

WASHINGTON: Veteran American diplomat Robin Raphel, known for her strong pro-Pakistan leanings, has been placed under federal counter intelligence investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) searched the homes of… Read more »

Obama defiant after election defeat

Obama defiant after election defeat

WASHINGTON: A day after a poll drubbing, US President Barack Obama struck a defiant tone saying he is ready to work with Republicans but could bypass Congress on issues like… Read more »

Republicans to focus on jobs and economy

Republicans to focus on jobs and economy

WASHINGTON: A day after the Republicans gained full control of both chamber of the US Congress, the party leadership outlined their agenda centered around job creation and economy. In an… Read more »

Branson shocked as Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot

Branson shocked as Virgin spaceship crash kills pilot

LOS ANGELES: Virgin’s pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft has crashed on a test flight in California, killing a pilot and scattering debris across the desert – and raising questions about the program’s… Read more »

Ex-Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson passes away

Ex-Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson passes away

NEW YORK: Former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, wanted in India in connection with the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which claimed over 3,000 lives in one of the world’s most… Read more »

India ranks 142 in Ease of Doing Business report

India ranks 142 in ‘Ease of Doing Business’

WASHINGTON: India ranked 142 among the 189 countries surveyed for the latest World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” report released today, a drop by two places from the last year’s… Read more »