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14 Indians indicted in fake marriage visa fraud

Saturday, 21/05/2016

WASHINGTON: Fourteen people of Indian descent are among 19 charged with involvement in visa fraud through fake “green card” marriages or by falsely making claims of being crime victims, according to officials.



Indian-origin Sanjay Gupta second most popular doctor in US

Saturday, 21/05/2016

New York: With over two million followers, Indian-origin neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta has emerged as the second most popular doctor in the US, a study that analysed Twitter use by doctors across the country has found. A neurosurgeon at Emory Clinic in Atlanta, Gupta is also a multiple Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN.



Canadian Sikhs demand 1914 episode in school curriculum

Friday, 20/05/2016

TORONTO: Canadian Sikhs have demanded that the 1914 Komagata Maru tragedy be made a part of Canada’s school curriculum, as they welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology for the “great injustice” done to Indian migrants.



Obama appoints Sikh engineer to key administration post

Saturday, 14/05/2016

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has appointed a Sikh engineer to a key administration post, the White House has said. Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund co-founder Manjit Singh has been appointed member of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.



Indian-American teacher honoured by US President

Thursday, 12/05/2016

Washington: An Indian-American woman elementary teacher from Texas has been honored by US President Barack Obama at the White House for her excellent work in the field of education. Revathi Balakrishnan, a gifted teacher at Patsy Sommer Elementary School, was also named 2016 ‘Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year’.



Indian-American running for Senate seat in Nevada

Thursday, 12/05/2016

Washington: An Indian-American public accountant is running for a Senate seat in the US state of Nevada by employing a non-conventional anti-corruption campaign which promises to get “dirty money” out of politics. Bobby Mahindra is pinning his hope on the grass-roots campaign he built to replace Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, 76, who has held the position uninterrupted since 1987. Mahindra, 42, claimed he had “achieved the real front runner status” by building a grass-roots campaign on the Facebook and, unlike other candidates, has not taken a single penny from corrupt sources.



‘Sikh Capt America’ takes on hate, intolerance

Tuesday, 10/05/2016

Washington: Donald Trump wants to make America great again but ‘Sikh Captain America’ feels the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is making America hate again. “Donald Trump has certainly been a candidate whose words have been alarming for someone like me, who happens to be at the front lines of bigotry in post-9/11 America,” said Vishavjit Singh, a Washington-born Sikh artist, who occasionally transforms into ‘Sikh Capt America’.



British Sadiq Khan elected London’s mayor

Sunday, 08/05/2016

London: Sadiq Khan has been elected the new Mayor of London boosting Labour after it slumped in Scotland’s elections. Khan was the city’s first Muslim mayor, after beating Tory Zac Goldsmith by 1, 310,143 votes to 994, 614. The result bolsters leader Jeremy Corbyn after Labour were beaten into third in Scotland by the Tories and lost some English councillors.



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Sikh charity helps UK travellers

Tuesday, 26/07/2016

LONDON: A UK-based Sikh charity has won praise for distributing water among passengers stranded at a British border crossing over the weekend.