The 37th India Day Parade organized by the Federation of Indian Associations - NY, New Jersey, Connecticut - ran through several streets in Madison Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday and featured tableaux by many Indian-American organisations, marching bands, police contingents and cultural performances.
Marie Goradia has been named for "Impact on Humanity" award while Swapnil Agarwal would receive 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year' award and Bal Sareen will be honoured with the 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award. Janiece Longoria, an American national, is also being awarded "Economic Impact" award of the year.
During the recently-held Punjab assembly elections, when several PIOs came to the state to campaign for the AAP, the chief electoral officer had raised a query with the commission on whether this category of the people can do so. The election law is silent on who can campaign in Indian elections.
Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and other lawmakers have unveiled a resolution to censure Donald Trump for his comments about the violent white nationalist rally in Virginia. "The American people expect their leaders to condemn white supremacy in unambiguous terms," Jaypal said.
An Indian-origin television actress in the UK had a lucky escape when she hid in a restaurant freezer during the terrorist attack in Spain where a van crashed through pedestrians, killing 14 people and injuring around 100.
They are Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, 26-year-old Divya Nag, who oversees Apple's ResearchKit and CareKit programmes, Rishi Shah, 31, and Shradha Agarwal, 32, who helm health-tech firm Outcome Health and CEO and founder of non-profit Samasource, 31-year-old Leila Janah. The list has been topped by 39-year-old French President Emmanuel Macron.
Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate, said she believes in solving problems and improving lives. She would run from the Arizona's eighth Congressional District, which is one of five primarily urban districts centered around Phoenix. She is running on a Democratic ticket.
Kalavati Mistry, 48, and Miriam Jefferson, who is from Texas, met more than 20 years ago on a training course in the US, and tied the knot last week. During the ceremony, the brides wore traditional red and white bridal colours, fresh floral garlands and a 'mangal sutra' to show that they are now married women.
Twelve-year-old Rahul got all 14 of his questions correct in the first round of the latest series of 'Child Genius', a show broadcast by Channel 4. He has an IQ of 162. Rahul achieved full marks in a spelling test, correctly reciting the letters in words like garrulous, accouchement & hyponatraemia.
An Indian-origin businessman Wednesday cleared of causing the death of his wife and son during a car accident in Leicester city last year. Gill was driving back with his family in the torrential rain from a meal out and the prosecution claimed his speed was too much given the weather conditions.
A 25-year-old man, believed to be of Indian-origin, was beaten with a baseball bat in New Zealand's Auckland city and is in a critical condition, media reports said. Police are seeking the public's help to identify the man seriously assaulted in Takanini.
"Thanks to the irreplaceable contributions of Hindus and Indian Americans, the future of our valued partnership has never looked brighter, and we continue to foster even greater cooperation for future generations," Trump said in the message.
Soaked in patriotism, hundreds of Indians abroad today marked the country's 71st Independence Day with the tricolour fluttering high and the national anthem reverberating at Indian missions across the world.
Britain's longest-serving Indian-origin MP, Keith Vaz, was re-elected to one of the Labour party's key executive bodies. Vaz, 60, takes charge of the National Executive Committee of the Labour party as its Black Asian and Ethnic Minority representative, after getting 72.2 per cent of the votes.
The Interpol has issued red notices against four Indian-origin businessmen in South Africa following a legal spat over a Rs 2.5-billion rare pink diamond with a Russian telecommunications magnate and a local diamond dealer amid intriguing claims and counter claims of theft.
Ramesh Krishnan had accused AXA Life Insurance Singapore of defaming him while providing references on his work performance in 2012, the Strait Times reported on Tuesday. He had sought 63 million Singaporean dollars in damages.