Diaspora

Dr.Martin Luther King's Legacy rememebered on Long Island,New York

Punjab News Express
LONDON : Just as Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence and civil disobedience had changed the fate of India and shook up the British Empire in the same manner Dr. Martin Luther King’s movement had a profound effect on America and its people. Other parts of the world that changed the course of their country’s history include South Africa, Poland, Myanmar etc. and civil disobedience is used in many parts of the world on a daily basis with tremendous success.

I feel stronger, better and lighter on court: Saina

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal on Friday said she now feels "stronger, better and lighter" on the court post her successful return from a knee surgery after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Indian American DJ performs at Trump's inauguration concert

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : Indian American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia opened the "Make America Great Again!" concert here with a power-packed performance marking US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Amazon.com removes Lord Ganesha skateboards after Hindus protest

Punjab News Express
NEVADA (USA) : Amazon.com, said to be world's largest online retailer, has seemingly removed skateboards carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha from its website after Hindus protested.

Mika Singh attends Trump's pre-inaugural dinner

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : Bollywood singer Mika Singh says he is honoured to attend a "prestigious dinner" hosted by the incoming US President Donald Trump here.

Obama calls Modi to review US-India ties

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : US President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the two reviewed the significant progress in India-US relationship, an official statement said.

Merrimack College urged to add “Hindu” to its Jewish-Christian-Muslim Center

Punjab News Express
NEVADA (USA) : Hindus are urging renowned Merrimack College in North Andover (Massachusetts) to add “Hindu” to its Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations Center to be inclusive for its Hindu students and the community.

Indian-American may head US communication commission

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Ajit Pai, a commissioner in the US communications regulatory agency, has met President-elect Donald Trump amid speculation that he could head the body that deals with cellphone spectrum and broadcasting.

Indian-origin doctor charged with having firearms for drug trafficking

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : An Indian-origin doctor has been charged with having firearms for drug trafficking, according to federal authorities.

Hindus disappointed as Amazon continues to carry Lord Ganesha skateboards despite requests

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : Hindus are disappointed with world's largest online retailer Amazon.com for continuing to carry skateboards, bed covers, duvet covers and bedspreads; showing images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; which they called highly inappropriate and urged their withdrawal sometime back.

Indian American Congresswoman not to attend Trump's inaugration

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has said she won't attend the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump on January 20.

Hindus welcome Dublin Archdiocese for hosting yoga in Kilcullen Parish Centre

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : Hindus have commended Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin (Ireland) and its Kilcullen Parish for hosting yoga classes in Kilcullen Parish Centre.

Hindus urge CERN in Switzerland to ensure its Lord Shiva statue is treated with reverence

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : Hindus are urging CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, to ensure that Lord Shiva statue installed in its complex near Geneva (Switzerland) is treated with reverence it deserved.

Upset Hindus urge Texas brewery to withdraw Lord Shiva beers

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : Upset Hindus are urging New Braunfels (Texas) based New Braunfels Brewing Company (NBBC) to withdraw three beers named after Hindu deity Lord Shiva, calling these highly inappropriate.

Amazon removes Indian flag doormat from website

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA: Soon after India threatened it won't grant visas to any Amazon official if the company did not withdraw an Indian flag-themed doormat from its Canadian platform, the e-commerce website removed the article from the online marketplace, a media report said on Thursday.

Huge opportunity for investment in India: Navtej Sarna

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: Newly appointed Indian Ambassador to the United States Navtej Sarna was honoured by the Indian-American Community at a special honoring function organized by Indianapolis Hyderabad Sister City, at Hilton Hotel and Suites here. It was the maiden visit to Indianapolis for Mr Sarna after his appointment as Indian Ambassador to USA. He was accompanied by Dr Ausaf Sayeed, Consul General of India, Chicago and other members of the Indian Embassy in Washington DC.

NRIs from Haryana: We were invited, insulted

Punjab News Express/Pradeep Singh 
GURGAON: Some Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) who attended the two-day Pravasi Haryana Divas that ended on Wednesday complained about poor arrangements by the organisers.

Hindus commend University of California Santa Cruz for free meditation sessions

Punjab News Express
NEVADA (USA) : Hindus have welcomed University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), a public research university, for offering free meditation sessions for students, faculty and staff; and are urging all US universities to launch such sessions.

Hindus welcome Arkansas’ Ozarka College offering yoga with Om & chanting

Punjab News Express
NEVADA(USA) : Hindus have welcomed Ozarka College of Arkansas, a public community college, for offering “Hatha Yoga” course including “Oms and chanting”, pranayama and meditation.

Diaspora seeks more time to exchange old notes

By Fakir Balaji/IANS
BENGALURU: The Diaspora comprising Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) has sought extension of the deadline to exchange or deposit the banned notes till December 31.

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