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March 14, 2012

Washington: Indian American teenager Nithin Reddy Tumma has won a whopping $100,000 prize in the prestigious Intel Science Talent competition for his research on devising a more effective and less toxic breast cancer treatment.

March 14, 2012

The custom of many Indian-Americans of keeping large amounts of high quality gold and gold jewelry in their homes is making them targets for criminals around the United States.

March 14, 2012

After presenting his maiden Rail Budget, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi told a customary press conference said that the decision to hike passenger fares was imperative.“The Railways was in big mess. I have pulled it out of ICU,” Trivedi said.

March 13, 2012

Houston A 30-year-old Indian-American pharmacist, suffering from postpartum depression, allegedly killed her one-year-old son she hated by drowning him in a bathtub.

According to police reports, Neha Patel, of Florida allegedly drowned her infant son Ishan on February 16, then wrapped him in a blanket and went on a 13-hour drive through Florida, including the Tampa International Airport, where she intended to jump from the parking structure.

March, 2012

Washington, March 11 - Indian Americans have emerged as an increasingly powerful segment of the American electorate as President Barack Obama makes his re-election bid this November, according to a demographic snapshot of South Asians.

The number of Indian-Americans who as US citizens are eligible to vote has now crossed one million with their total population, including multiple ethnicities, growing by 68 per cent over the 2000-2010 decade from 1.9 million to 3.19 million.

March 13, 2012

President Barack Obama, whose administration has by far the largest number of Indian Americans, has appointed two more to key White House jobs. USAID administrator Rajiv Shah is the highest ranking Indian American appointee.

A list of top Indians in the Obama administration:

Paula Gangopadhyay, Member, National Museum and Library Services Board,

Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Anuj Chang Desai, Member Foreign Settlement Claims Commission

March 13, 2012

Scorecard: India 304 for 3 (Gambhir 100, Kohli 108) beat Sri Lanka 254 (Jayawardene 68, Sangakkara 65, Pathan 4-32) by 50 runs

The Asia Cup was a chance for India to wipe the slate clean after the horrors of Australia, and they began their campaign by playing to their strengths - batting the opposition out of the game.

March 13, 2012

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama’s approval rating plunged to 41 per cent in a new poll yesterday, underlining that despite improving jobs data, his prospects for November’s election remain uncertain.

March 12, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Echoes of ‘zinda hai Bhutto zinda hai’ (Bhutto is alive) roared in the senate as 54 new and 50 continuing senators took oath of office on Monday, presided by Senator Afrasiab Khattak.

Secretary Senate Iftikharullah Babar formerly welcomed the newly elected Senators.

March, 2012

NEW DELHI: As the country celebrates Women's Day on Thursday, data on Parliaments across the world reveal that India, the largest democracy, lags much behind other countries including its neighbours such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal when it comes to women's participation in politics.