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Sri Lankan Navy chase away 1,700 TN fishermen, ‘snap’ fishing nets

RAMESWARAM: More than 1,700 Tamil Nadu fishermen on Tuesday were allegedly chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy which also "snapped" fishing nets of...

IISD anniversary celebrated

(By Shomik Chaudhuri) United Nations-  Institute of International Social Development, an international NGO based in India in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the...

Nepal-India border to be sealed for 72 hours ahead of polls

KATHMANDU: Nepal will shut its border crossings with India from Friday for 72 hours ahead of the first phase of parliamentary and provincial assembly...

Very proud of my Indian heritage, Preet Bharara says

(By Our Staff Reporter) New York : India-born former top federal prosecutor in Manhattan Preet Bharara said he is very proud of his Indian...

Indian-Origin Web Expert Faces Jail For Fraud In UK

LONDON:  A 31-year-old Indian-origin web manager charged with siphoning off nearly 100,000 pounds from his boss’ firm is facing jail in the UK. Gaurav...

Indian-American announces run for US Congress

(News Agencies) WASHINGTON: Indian-American Jitendra Diganvker has announced to run for the US House of Representatives in the 2018 Congressional elections. If elected by his...

Three Indian-American women in race to make history in US politics

As U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton targets to break the “highest glass ceiling” in the US, three Indian-Americans figure in a list of...

Code Load On Cyber Coolies

Three US H-1B laws, seeking to raise costs for firms, may hit Infosys, but make crucial points (Agencies) The alarm bells may have started ringing...

Ninth Season of the MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee Announced

(By a staff reporter) New York- At a glittering event held in New York to mark the 9th anniversary of the South Asian Spelling...

Borough President Katz to Queens Resident “Home Energy Assistance is available”

Renders Borough Hall Available to Assist Residents with HEAP Application (By a staff reporter) QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz announced that residents who...

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