Exhibition on Sikh faith to open in NY as US marks 9/11 anniv
New York: A Sikh subway driver who saved countless lives by reversing a train headed for ground zero on 9/11 and a decorated Sikh-American army veteran are among the several men and women from the community profiled in an art exhibition to showcase their perseverance in the face of backlash against them after the terror attack.
Indian acid attack survivor makes runway appearance in US
New York: Sending a powerful message of resilience and courage, an Indian teenager whose face was brutally disfigured in an acid attack walked the runway at the prestigious New York Fashion Week here, winning hearts with her message that beauty is not skin deep. Reshma Qureshi, 19, was invited to take part in the bi-annual fashion week by fashion production company FTL Moda.
Harnaam Kaur’s hair-raising Guinness feat
LONDON: Harnaam Kaur, who has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest female with a full beard, is delighted with the title and says it is “absolutely humbling” to be included in the 2017 edition.
Indian-origin CEO accused of abusing maid
WASHINGTON: An Indian American head of an IT consulting firm who once figured among top women business leaders has been accused by the US government of grossly underpaying her live-in domestic help from India and mistreating her by making her sleep in the garage with the family’s dogs when unwell.
UK MP Keith Vaz in trouble after sting shows him with 4 male prostitutes
LONDON: Keith Vaz, the seniormost British MP of Indian origin, announced his resignation as chairman of a key parliamentary committee after he was caught in a sting operation with male prostitutes in his London flat, details of which were splashed across tabloids on Sunday.
Sikh contestant in UK bakery show racially abused
London: A 28-year-old Sikh contestant on this year’s Great British Bake Off disclosed that he suffered racial abuse after appearing in the first two episodes of the hit BBC show.Rav Bansal said he was asked whether he was a “P---” by a stranger who referred to the “not-so-British Bake Off”, The Telegraph reported late Friday.“So today I was asked ‘Are you the p --on the not so British bake off?’ Really, in 2016?,” Bansal tweeted.
Indian-origin Major in UK returns honour in protest
London : A former Indian-origin soldier-turned-politician in the UK has returned his Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) to protest what he feels is the misuse of the honours system by former PM David Cameron.
Indian-origin boy Krtin devises breast cancer treatment
London: A 16-year-old Indian-origin boy in the UK has claimed to have found a treatment for the most deadly form of breast cancer which is unresponsive to drugs. Krtin Nithiyanandam, who moved to the UK from India with his parents, hopes he has found a way to turn so-called triple negative breast cancer into a kind which responds to drugs.
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