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People facing criminal, corruption charges should not be made ministers SC

People facing criminal, corruption charges should not be made ministers: SC

NEW DELHI: Sending a strong message that people against whom criminal and corruption charges have been framed be not inducted as ministers, the Supreme Court today said Prime Minister and… Read more »

PMO, Rajnath reject reports about HM''s son

PMO, Rajnath reject reports about HM’s son

NEW DELHI: The government was faced with an embarrassing situation today over reports which claimed that Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj had been ticked off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for… Read more »

Pak survived difficult times, this too shall pass Sharif

Pak survived difficult times, this too shall pass: Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Amid mounting pressure from protesters to quit as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, a defiant Nawaz Sharif today refused to resign saying the country has survived “difficult times” and the current… Read more »

China''s Islamic militant group founder admits Pak terror links

China’s Islamic militant group founder admits Pak terror links

BEIJING: In a rare public admission of Pakistani links to militancy in China’s Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, the official media here today said the co-founder of al-Qaeda linked East Turkestan Islamic… Read more »

Court sends shooter's husband in transit remand in abuse case

Court sends shooter’s husband to transit remand

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court today granted three days transit remand of Ranjit Kumar Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain, accused of deceiving national shooter Tara Shahdeo into marriage and forcing her… Read more »

NC a sub-regional party, has no support base in Jammu, Ladakh

NC a sub-regional party, has no support base in Jammu, Ladakh:

JAMMU: Terming the claim of Jammu and Kashmir’s ruling National Conference (NC) that it represented the entire state as “ridiculous”, BJP today asked how a party which got only 11.1… Read more »

Water talks between India, Pak ended inconclusively

Water talks between India, Pak end inconclusively

LAHORE: The three-day talks between India and Pakistan here over designs of Kishan Ganga Dam and four other hydroelectric power projects at the Jhelum and the Chenab rivers respectively have… Read more »

Guv orders meet to review Amarnath shrine route

Guv orders meet to review Amarnath shrine route

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has asked the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board to convene an urgent meeting with various stakeholders to review the cleanliness in the area… Read more »

VGS Chicago speakers (L to R) President Naren Patel, Events Chair Mafat Patel and CG Dr Ausuf Sayeed.
Pics courtsey Asian Media USA

VGS hosts simultaneous India Day and victory celebrations

CHICAGO: Jai Shri Krishna – greeted one of the guests in chaste Gujarati to the Vishwa Gujarati Samaj-USA (VGS) audience at the Jain Mandir Auditorium in Bartlett last week. Many… Read more »

Prem Lalvani (right) Dave Vasudevan (left) honoring 
Mayor George A Pradel

Grand India Day celebrations by Midwest Alliance

CHICAGO: It was a seven years’ dream for many an activist associated with the Alliance of Midwest Indian Associations to hold a grand celebration of India Day in the suburb… Read more »

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Colorful floats & Grand Mela at India Day

CHICAGO: The Indian Independent Day celebrations organized by the Federation of Indian Associations, Chicago, turned out to be a highly successful affair with huge participation by the mainstream Indian Americans… Read more »

Bhartiya Senior Citizens of Chicago celebrating Independence Day with President Haribhai Patel, Joint Secretary Ramesh Patel and Executive 
Member Madhubhai Patel

Seniors celebrate India Day in Carolstream

CHICAGO: Bhartiya Senior Citizens of Chicago celebrated 68th Independence of India and the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, Janmasthami on August 16 in Carol Stream, a northwest suburb of Chicago,… Read more »

Indian business owners met State Rep. Ms Michelle Mussman. Standing: Thakar S Basati, Sunil Gupta, Praful Rami, CB Brahmbhatt, Kishore Purohit. Sitting: Mrs Santosh Kumar, 
State Rep Michelle Mussman and Laddi K Singh

Mussman talks to Indian small business owners

CHICAGO: Ms Michelle Mussman, State Representative from District. 56 which includes Schaumburg – a northwest suburb of Chicago with heavy Indian population – had a luncheon meeting with local Indian… Read more »

Youth camp participants with Swami Purnatmanandaji

BSS camp teaches youth to be better citizens

CHICAGO: Bharat Sevashram Sangha, (BSS) in Chicago kept its years long tradition of cultivating the youth to be well grounded and become better citizens by conducting a Youth Summer Camp…. Read more »

From L to R: Dr Krishan Kumar, Dr Rama Raju, Dr Seema Jain, Dr Ravi Jahagirdar, Dr Udita Jahagirdar and Dr Sanjay Jain during the India Day parade in New York City on August 17

AAPI leaders join India Day Parade in NY

NEW YORK: The leaders of the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) joined the India Day Parade in New York City on Sunday August 17. The applause from… Read more »

Lamp lighting ceremony at India Fest, 
Milwaukee

Color, fun & food at Milwaukee India Fest

MILWAUKEE, WI: India Fest Milwaukee 2014 was organized successfully by Spindle India on August 16, second year in a row in Milwaukee, WI. This was part of India’s 68th Independence… Read more »

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Rucha Deshpande excels in her Bharatnatyam Arangetram

CHICAGO: It is said that dancing is like dreaming with your feet. Rucha Deshpande was introduced to this dream when she was five years old. Although she had learned ballet… Read more »

Shraddha Tarpan in India

Pay homage to ancestors on Pitru Divas

Pitru Paksha (fortnight of the¬†ancestors) is wrongly considered by Hindus to be inauspicious, given the death rite performed during the ceremony, known as Shraddha or Tarpan. By and large, people… Read more »

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Continuous support of sponsors led to Festival of India success

The Federation of Indo-Americans of Northern California would like to thank its sponsors for their continuous support for the Festival of India 2014. We are grateful for the generous and… Read more »

Kailash Kher, Dakshata Anand and Shalu S. Dewan

Kailash Kher visits Nurture Kids open house

Kailash Kher’s spectacular journey from a humble upbringing to revered pop star, Bollywood playback singer and television celebrity is nothing less than remarkable. During his recent visit to San Francisco… Read more »