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March 28, 2012

New York, March 28: Upendra Chivukula, an Indian American member of the New Jersey state assembly, plans to run for US Congress with the hope of unseating Republican Leonard Lance, who is seeking a third term.

Chivukula, a 10-year assembly veteran who chairs the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, is the state’s first and only Indian-American lawmaker. He is also a former mayor and councilman in Franklin Township.

March 27, 2012

Members of Huntsville's dominant Asian community - Asian Indians - have a simple answer to why this metropolitan area has more Asians than any other in Alabama except Birmingham.

Opportunity.

March 27, 2012

Quest for status unearths Aboriginal identity issues

For many Canadian citizens who move abroad, the prospect of having to make a decision as to whether or not to keep their citizenship isn’t even a necessary conversation.

And here at home, choosing to marry someone from a different country or of a different race generally doesn’t require one having to give up their own cultural identity.

March 27, 2012

MARCH 26 — The Malaysian Indians Progressive Association (MIPAS) has done surveys, studies, gained information and feedback from the rakyat showing that it is not true that the rakyat’s support for Barisan Nasional (BN) is peaking based on the party’s record of fulfilling its promises, as claimed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

MIPAS feels that it is not true that “big winds” are blowing towards BN.

March 27, 2012

Kingfisher Airlines may have landed into all kinds of troubles, but its flambouyant promoter Vijay Mallya thinks that India's image as an investment destination has taken a beating. "India's global image has taken a beating," Mallya said Monday on the social networking platform Twitter. Kingfisher which is neck-deep into financial problems, seems to be betting on the government's intent to allow foreign airlines to invest in the domestic carriers.

March 27, 2012

Amid outrage over his claims of having been offered a bribe, Army Chief General VK Singh said that corruption is entrenched in the system like a cancer and a big surgery is the need of the hour. Gen Singh, in an interview to a newspaper, had made explosive revelation that he was offered a bribe by an equipment lobbyist.

March 26, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar does not want to predict whether his seemingly unconquerable record of 100 international centuries would ever be broken but the iconic cricketer hopes that as and when it happens, the feat is accomplished by a fellow Indian.

March 26, 2012

A Tibetan protester lit himself on fire at a demonstration in the Indian capital ahead of a visit by China's President.The protester was engulfed in flames as he ran near the speakers at the rally near the Indian Parliament. Fellow activists beat out the flames with Tibetan flags they were carrying, while others poured water on him.

March 26, 2012

President Pratibha Patil's wanderlust has cost the public exchequer a whopping Rs 205 crore on her foreign visits, surpassing the record of all her predecessors.

March 26, 2012

Despite initiating steps to prevent crime in trains and stations, there has been an increase in cases of misconduct against women passengers.

As per data available with the Railways, a total of 712 cases including rape, murder, robbery and eve-teasing were reported against women and children in railway premises in 2011 as against 501 cases in the previous year.