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Indians Genetically Predisposed To Obesity

Indians are more likely to carry a gene sequence linked to an expanding waist line, weight gain and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at

Nepal Abolishes Monarchy

Nepal has ordered its monarch, long revered by Hindu Nepalese as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, to vacate his palace. The country has voted to


Amitabh Bachchan has launched his own blog (bigadda.com), where he holds forth on things personal and public. Not surprisingly, greatest attention has focused on his

Charged With Child Abuse

Prakashanand Saraswati, also known as Shree Swamiji, the 79-year-old founder of Barsana Dham, a 200-acre Hindu ashram complex outside Austin, Texas, has been charged with

Chastising The Chaste

A Delhi High Court has denounced the "new puritanism" of "ignorant people" in dismissing obscenity complaints against eminent Indian painter MF Husain.Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul

Indian Physician Questions Nobel Prize Work

An Indian American physician is challenging the theoretical framework behind a new class of drugs drawn from a Nobel Prize winning gene treatment that is

Sports Museum

For Sameer Ahuja, the Sports Museum of America was "a once-in-a-lifetime entrepreneurial opportunity."

Too Smart For Valedictorian

Anjali Datta, 16, a Grapevine-Colleyville senior chalked up a GPA of 5.898, the highest in the high school's history. But the school will not designate

Three Charged With LSU Murders

Six months since th crime, police have charged three men for the murders of two Indian doctoral students at LSU.

Indians Top UK's Under-40 Richest Club

Eight Indians make UK's richest young entrepreneurs list.

World Kabbadi League?

A political party in Punjab is developing a World Kabbadi League (WKL), along the lines of the Indian Premier League to promote the state's most

Death By Gulab Jamun?

An Indian journalist is charged with intimidation after sending gulab jamuns to Ontario's premier.

Berry Bitter Harvest

Indian Canadian berry pickers in farms outside Vancouver work in conditions reminiscent of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a Canadian Tax Court judge has

Raining Money

A $450,000 fee paid to former Pres. Bill Clinton by British socialite Renu Mehta's Fortune Forum charity for a speech at a charity dinner in

Don't Go There!

A New York Jury has rejected a claim from a construction worker who sued a New York Presbyterian Hospital for administering an unwanted rectal exam

Traditional Clothes Good For Your Mental Health

Traditional clothing represents a tighter family unit

Sixth Most Popular Country

India is the sixth most popular country in America, according to a Gallup poll of 22 countries.  69 percent of Americans have a positive image

Trillion Dollar Economy

India’s gross domestic product (GDP) for 2007-08 is projected to touch $1.16 trillion (Rs 47,00,000 crores). India’s per capita income crossed the $1,000 mark for

Indian MNCs Create 65,000 U.S. Jobs

Indian multinationals in the United States have generated 65,000 jobs, according to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). An Ernst & Young

Indian Companies Top H1 Visa Approvals

Indian companies account for nearly 80% of visa petitions approved in 2007 among the top 10 participants in the program. Infosys topped the list with 4,559

Indian Economy to Match U.S. in 2050

India’s economy will grow to 90 per cent of the U.S. by 2050 and China will become the world’s current largest economy by 2025, according

Tax Free Indian Zones In Zambia

Zambia is proposing the creation of a tax free economic zones for Indian companies to invest in its mining industry. "We have had a long

Worst Fiscal For Sensex In Five Years?

The benchmark Bombay Stock Exchange index, the Sensex, is heading for its worst fiscal performance in five years. The index, which traded below 15,000 points

Record Salary

A graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, bagged the top salary of Rs 1.4 crores ($350,000) in this year’s graduating class. Last year,

Irish Giant Enters India

Irish building materials giant Cement Roadstone Holdings has bought a 50 percent stake for $450 million in a rapidly growing cement manufacturer, My Home Industries

U.S. Visa Windows In Mumbai To Double

The U.S. Consulate in Mumbai will double the number of U.S. visa windows to 40 from the present 17 when it moves its consulate to

Indian Mission Ordered To Fork Out $42 Million

A US court has ordered India to pay $42.4 million in back real estate taxes on a 26-storey building occupied by its United Nations diplomatic

FDA Agents in India?

U.S. officials are proposing stationing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors in India to check the safety of U.S. bound food products.  The FDA is setting

Heart Burn

An Indian American man has been awarded $40 million, one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Washington state, after a malfunctioning machine burnt his

Mining Tourism

Jharkhand is launching mining tourism to lure tourists to the state. The state has a strong coal, iron, copper and minerals extraction industry and plans

Indians Fastest Growing Illegal Immigrants

India is the fastest growing source of illegal immigrants, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.The agency estimates that there are 270,000 undocumented Indians

Barack Trounces Hillary in India

Barack Obama trounced Hillary Clinton in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential primaries in India by 71% to 28%.   Obama received 244 votes from American Democrats

9/11's Last Victim?

A New York Court has ruled that an Indian doctor missing since Sept. 10, 2001, died while trying to save lives at the Twin Towers.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

Want a Bollywood celebrity at your wedding or your daughter's sweet 16?  Shah Rukh Khan will make a cameo appearance for $250,000. For a tenth of

Suicidal Palm Tree

A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies has been discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar.   "It's spectacular. It


A New Jersey man is suing a Pennsylvania software company that uses workers in India and Nepal to get around limits that Ticketmaster sets for

See You Again, Sarkozy?

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose state visit to India was overshadowed by frenzied speculation over whether his girlfriend Carla Bruni would accompany him, ultimately came

Canadian Sikhs Rally For Paraplegic

Protestors have blocked Canadian Border Service agents from seizing and deporting a paralyzed Indian man who has found sanctuary inside a Sikh temple in suburban

No Millionaire, But Fun All the Same

Vivek Bavda came away with $1,000 from the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." Says Bavda: "It was a great time; very  energetic

Better Than Queen

Aishwarya Rai, who plays a 16th century queen in the historical romance Jodha Akbar says modern women are far better off than the queens of

Hit On The Head. Pain In The Butt

A  Brooklyn construction worker is suing the New York-Presbyterian Hospital for forcibly conducting a rectal exam when he came for a head injury. Brian Persaud was

Scrabulous: Not Fabulous?

The owners of the word game Scrabble are seeking to shut down Scrabulous, an online version of the game, which is one of the most

Reliance Power IPO

Reliance Power raised $3 billion in India's biggest initial public offering ever. The 228 million shares listed were snapped up in under a minute and

Whose Pashmina

A pashimna trading group in Pakistan is protesting an attempt by a Jammu & Kashmir handicrafts association to register a Geographical Indicator tag for "Kashmiri

Gujaratis Lose $1 Billion In Kenya's Violence

Indian businesses have suffered almost $1 billion in damages in Kenya's ongoing ethnic violence. Business establishments owned by Indians were looted and destroyed by rioters, particularly

India Surpasses China In Private Equity Deals

India has overtaken China for the first time in private equity deals. Indian firms received $9.9 billion in private equity capital in 2007 against $9.5

What Price Happiness?

Statisticians are also interested in happiness

Fast Track for NRIs in Punjab

The Punjab government is setting up six police stations and a fast track court for NRIs. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the six

Tata Unveils $2,500 Nano

Tata Motors unveiled its much anticipated $2,500 four-door subcompact - the world's cheapest car - which some auto experts are calling as revolutionary as Henry

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