Relations with India not of dictation but partnership: US

New York, Oct 22 (IANS) The United States does not dictate to India but partners with it, Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells declared on Tuesday at a Congressional hearing on human rights in South Asia at which Representatives leveled caustic criticism of India’s action in Kashmir after rescinding its special constitutional status. “This is … Read moreRelations with India not of dictation but partnership: US

‘The Last Koan’ wins awards at film fest in New York

New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Indo-Australian Satya Prakash Choudharys directorial debut “The Last Koan” won two awards at Chelsea Film Festival 2019 here. The film revolves around a writer who has unresolved issues with his dead mother and a woman who has intermixed the identities of her husband and his best friend, as they explore the … Read more‘The Last Koan’ wins awards at film fest in New York

US company with Sanskrit name gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump; creates problems for cultural association with same name

New York, Oct 22 (IANS) An American clothing company with no connections to India that uses the Sanskrit name ‘Dhvani’, has launched a media campaign showing violence against President Donald Trump, causing confusion and problems for Indian cultural organisations. After the company placed a nine-metre advertisement in Times Square showing Trump lying on the ground in … Read moreUS company with Sanskrit name gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump; creates problems for cultural association with same name

Infosys techies accuse CEO, CFO of unethical practices

Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) A few anonymous employees of global software vendor Infosys have accused its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salil Parekh and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Nilanjan Roy of unethical practices for many quarters. “Parekh and Roy have been resorting to unethical practices for many quarters, as evident from their e-mails and voice recordings of … Read moreInfosys techies accuse CEO, CFO of unethical practices

Consulate briefs media about steps taken for normalcy in Kashmir, plans to boost its economy

BY JYOTHSNA HEDGE Atlanta, GA, October 21, 2019: The office of Consul General of India, Atlanta hosted a media briefing on October 17, 2019 at the India House to provide updated information about the state of affairs in Kashmir post the abrogation of article 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution, and the bifurcation of … Read moreConsulate briefs media about steps taken for normalcy in Kashmir, plans to boost its economy

Two Indian-American teens arrested for using racial slurs, urinating on African-American girl

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, October 21, 2019: Police have arrested two Indian-American teenage boys following an alleged bias incident at a football game. “It is alleged that racially derogatory names were being used and that someone urinated on one of the victims while using this language,” Lawrence police said in a statement. “As … Read moreTwo Indian-American teens arrested for using racial slurs, urinating on African-American girl

Six-year-old Gurpreet’s death no deterrence to Indians with American dreams; 7000 face deportation

New Delhi/Mexico City, Oct 19 (IANS) The death of six-year-old Gurpreet Kaur in the Arizona desert in June this year, shocking as it was, was also a pointer to the sharp rise in the number of Indians seeking to surreptitiously cross into the United States from the southern border. The deportation of 311 Indians from … Read moreSix-year-old Gurpreet’s death no deterrence to Indians with American dreams; 7000 face deportation

After call from Indian diplomat, library pulls Sikh ‘genocide’ memorial

Norwich (Connecticut, US), Oct 20 (IANS) About three months after a ‘1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial’ to the Sikh victims of the 1984 riots in India was installed at Otis Library here, the memorial was removed – in part following the urging of the Indian government. The memorial, that featured a prominent photo of Khalistani leader Jarnail … Read moreAfter call from Indian diplomat, library pulls Sikh ‘genocide’ memorial

Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera joins Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera has formally joined the Shiv Sena on Saturday, just days before the Maharashtra Assembly polls. Party leader Aditya Thackeray tied a ‘Shiv Bandhan’ to Shera and welcomed him in to the Sena. The Shiv Sena took to Twitter on Saturday to make the announcement. “We are fighting … Read moreSalman Khan’s bodyguard Shera joins Shiv Sena

Gabbard responds to Hillary Clinton’s Russian ‘grooming’ slur; calls her ‘queen of warmongers’

New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu to seek the presidential nomination of a major party, has lashed out against a smear campaign by her Democratic Party’s leaders and their supportive media. Reacting to attacks by former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, Gabbard on Friday called her “the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, … Read moreGabbard responds to Hillary Clinton’s Russian ‘grooming’ slur; calls her ‘queen of warmongers’

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder after FDA finds traces of asbestos

Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 33,000 bottles of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder have been recalled by the company in the US after health regulators found asbestos traces in a bottle that was purchased online, reports said. Government officials said customers should stop using powder from the affected batch “immediately”, the BBC reported. Health … Read moreJohnson & Johnson recalls baby powder after FDA finds traces of asbestos

Indian in FBI’s top 10 most wanted list, biggest ever hunt launched

New York/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Considered as one of the biggest ever simultaneous chases in the US and India, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is hunting for an Indian fugitive, Bhadresh Kumar Patel, for the past four years. Patel, who hails from Viramgam in Ahmedabad, figures in the FBI’s top 10 list of most … Read moreIndian in FBI’s top 10 most wanted list, biggest ever hunt launched

Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti enter the ‘Frozen’ world

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas along with her sister and actress Parineeti Chopra will be dubbing for the Hindi version of Hollywood animated movie “Frozen 2”. Disney India has roped in Priyanka to dub for Elsa and Parineeti will voice for Anna in the upcoming sequel of hit film “Frozen”. “Elsa is a … Read morePriyanka Chopra, Parineeti enter the ‘Frozen’ world

Over 300 Indians deported for illegally entering Mexico

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) More than 300 Indians, who were deported by Mexican immigration authorities for illegally entering the country, reached Delhi airport on Friday on a specially arranged non-scheduled flight. Of the deported 311 Indians, 310 are men and one woman. All of them were caught over a period of several months in the … Read moreOver 300 Indians deported for illegally entering Mexico

Indian-American techie who confessed to 4 murders makes first court appearance

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, October 17, 2019: Shankar Hangud, the Indian-American data architect who is accused of murdering four members of his family, then driving up to the police station with a dead victim in his car, was arraigned in a Placer County courtroom on Tuesday. Hangud reportedly told the judge twice, then once again, … Read moreIndian-American techie who confessed to 4 murders makes first court appearance

USHA announces first global human rights conference to highlight persecution of voiceless people

Atlanta, GA, October 17, 2019: The United States Hindu Alliance (USHA) plans to organize the first global human rights conference to “highlight the persecution of 3.2 billion voiceless people worldwide, including Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Taoists, Romas and various native traditions of Asia, Africa and the Americas”, said a press release issued by the organization. … Read moreUSHA announces first global human rights conference to highlight persecution of voiceless people

NASA doing ‘rigorous’ search for Vikram with fresh lunar pictures

New York, Oct 17 (IANS) NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has taken a fresh set of pictures under better lighting conditions of the area where the Indian moon lander Vikram likely ended up and experts will be making a rigorous search for it, according to LRO Project Scientist Noah Petro. “The lighting conditions on Monday were … Read moreNASA doing ‘rigorous’ search for Vikram with fresh lunar pictures

Satya Nadella took home $42.9mn last fiscal, gets 66% raise

San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $42.9 million in total compensation for the fiscal year 2019 — 66 per cent raise from the prior fiscal year, the company has announced. Nadella received a $1 million base salary jump and an increase in stocks. “Nadella’s strategic leadership, including his efforts to strengthen trust … Read moreSatya Nadella took home $42.9mn last fiscal, gets 66% raise

Alia Bhatt to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi

Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Alia Bhatt stars in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next release, “Gangubai Kathiawadi”, and the release date of the film has been scheduled as September 11, 2020. “This film will have Alia Bhatt play the title role of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi. First time Bhansali Productions collaborates with Jayantilal Gada’s Pen India Limited,” an official statement … Read moreAlia Bhatt to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi

Indian-American man drives to police station with dead body in car; confesses to 3 other murders

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, October 15, 2019: Police have arrested an Indian-American man in California who is accused of murdering four members of his family, then driving up to the police station to confess, with a dead victim in the back seat of his car. At a press conference on Tuesday, Roseville Police Department … Read moreIndian-American man drives to police station with dead body in car; confesses to 3 other murders

Indian economy in ‘tailspin’ warns Nobel laureate Banerjee

New York, Oct 15 (IANS) The newly-minted economics Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has warned that the Indian economy is going into “a tailspin” and his prescription is for the government to focus to increasing demand rather than on deficits or stability. When “the economy going into a tailspin is the time when you don’t worry so … Read moreIndian economy in ‘tailspin’ warns Nobel laureate Banerjee

Indian-American contestant collapses before Miss World America final night

Las Vegas, Oct 14 (IANS) Indian American beauty Shree Saini collapsed right before Miss World America final night of the competition. Shree will stay in a hospital for a “cardiac arrest watch”, says her mother. “Please pray for my daughter Shree Saini. This is Ekta Saini, Shree’s mom. Shree collapsed right before Miss World America final … Read moreIndian-American contestant collapses before Miss World America final night

MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee is co-winner of Nobel Prize in Economics

Stockholm, Oct 14 (IANS) The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Indian-American MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty”, it was announced on Monday. Banerjee was born in 1961 in Mumbai. He is a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is a … Read moreMIT professor Abhijit Banerjee is co-winner of Nobel Prize in Economics

Emory doctor Nieraj Jain, associates link popular bladder pill to retinal damage

San Francisco, Oct 13 (IANS) A team of Indian-origin doctors, including Dr Nieraj Jain of Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, has found that a drug widely prescribed for a bladder condition for decades globally, now appears to be toxic to the retina. After an initial report last year that Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) may be associated … Read moreEmory doctor Nieraj Jain, associates link popular bladder pill to retinal damage

20 arrested outside Salman Khan’s house over Bigg Boss protest

Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The season 13 of the popular reality show “Bigg Boss” has been mired in controversies right from its launch two weeks ago. Many organisations, including Confederation Of All India Traders (CAIT) have sought ban on the show, raising objection over the concept of “Bed Friends Forever”. Many have alleged the show is … Read more20 arrested outside Salman Khan’s house over Bigg Boss protest

Federal court blocks Trump policy for green card denials

Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) A US federal court has issued a temporary injunction against President Donald Trump’s administration’s rule that would deny permanent residency to immigrants deemed likely to depend on public welfare. Judge George Daniels of the US District Court in the Southern District of New York wrote in a 14-page opinion on Friday that … Read moreFederal court blocks Trump policy for green card denials

Indian Embassy lists steps taken for normalcy in Kashmir

Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) The Indian Embassy in Washington has listed out the steps being taken by the Indian government to bring about normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir since revocation of its special status, including organizing of elections to 310 block development councils on October 24. In a note detailing the actual ground situation in J&K … Read moreIndian Embassy lists steps taken for normalcy in Kashmir

Top trending Diwali outfits for women in 2019

BY RANI SHARMA , Raneez Boutique Is your wardrobe ready for the upcoming Diwali festivities? Kurtis, kurtas, shalwar suits and saris are a common sight during the season. It’s time to think out of the box. It’s time to think Indian combination and fusion wear. Fusion outfits with dhoti shalwar —These are so in and are official … Read moreTop trending Diwali outfits for women in 2019

Indian-Americans attend Tulsi Gabbard’s Atlanta town hall meeting

Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: A group of Indian-Americans were at the Town Hall meeting with US Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) at Atlanta Music Project on August 30. In her address, Gabbard reminded the appreciative audience about the values of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. She said her campaign was about moving forward as … Read moreIndian-Americans attend Tulsi Gabbard’s Atlanta town hall meeting

Thousands attend spectacular Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at HTA

BY MAHADEV DESAI Photos by Krish Photography & Sri Photos Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: The Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale, Georgia, (HTA) celebrated a spectacular and joyous annual Ganesh Utsav celebration from September 2nd to September 7th, 2019 which attracted thousands of devotees and visitors from all over Atlanta and South East. The celebrations … Read moreThousands attend spectacular Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at HTA

TAMA hosts table tennis tournament

Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) conducted a Table Tennis Tournament on September 14th at Atlanta Recreation Club (ARC) in Cumming, GA. This event was sponsored by Kris Gadde from Allied Informatics Inc., and the response was overwhelming, with more than 100 participants from various categories. The tournament was managed … Read moreTAMA hosts table tennis tournament

Magical splash of color & gaiety at TAMA Dussehra & Bathukamma celebration

REPORT BY VIJU CHILUVERU Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: A magical splash of colors. A well-coordinated display of music and dance. A perfect blend of joy and ecstasy… the mood and tone set at the first-ever Dussehra & Bathukamma celebration by Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) celebrated on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at DeSana … Read moreMagical splash of color & gaiety at TAMA Dussehra & Bathukamma celebration

Global Mela kicks off festive season; over 21,000 attend 2-day event

COVERAGE OF GLOBAL MELA IN OUR VIDEO NEWS BULLETIN BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Vinod Devlia, Photography by Vinod Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: Well over 21,000 people flocked to the 18th Annual Global Mela hosted by the Global Mall in Norcross on September 21st and 22nd, 2019. The mall brimmed with vigor and energy as … Read moreGlobal Mela kicks off festive season; over 21,000 attend 2-day event

The Nawab of Bollywood’s jawabs for Atlanta fans

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Vinod Devlia, Photography by Vinod Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: The Nawab of Bollywood had some jawabs for Atlanta fans in an easy breezy conversational show, ‘Power of One: The Nawab Story’ on August 31, 2019 at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. Hosted by the high-spirited Javed Jaffrey, Saif Ali … Read moreThe Nawab of Bollywood’s jawabs for Atlanta fans

Paramount Software donates $30,000 at employee giving event

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: Christmas came early for six charities working with children, as Paramount Software Solutions donated $30,000 at PARAMOUNT GIVES, an inaugural employee giving appreciation event held at their office in Alpharetta on September 29, 2019. Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger and Fulton County Commissioner, Bob Ellis were the … Read moreParamount Software donates $30,000 at employee giving event

Young women hackers tackle complex issues at Microsoft’s Alpharetta office

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: The Microsoft office in Alpharetta buzzed with activity as 110 female participants and youth organizers came together for Women In Code: MetroHacks W, Atlanta, MetroHacks’s third 12 hour hackathon on September 21, 2019. The free 12-hour event brought together female high school students, aged 13-18, who learnt … Read moreYoung women hackers tackle complex issues at Microsoft’s Alpharetta office

Hindu Temple of Atlanta honors Mahadev Desai for exemplary journalism

BY VIREN MAYANI & SUZANNE SEN Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2019: At the Hindu Temple of Atlanta’s Volunteer Appreciation Day on September 15, 2019, several volunteers were recognized and some high school students received scholarships; the primary person honored was Atlanta’s veteran reporter Mahadev Desai, for his years of reporting in Atlanta and especially for … Read moreHindu Temple of Atlanta honors Mahadev Desai for exemplary journalism