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Ex-Pakistani PM Raja Pervez Ashraf loses

Ex-Pakistani PM Raja Pervez Ashraf loses

Islamabad, May 12 Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has been defeated in the National Assembly elections, a media report said Sunday. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Raja Pervez Ashraf suffered a defeat in NA-51, Geo News reported. According to unofficial and initial results, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Raja Mohammad Javed Ikhlas won the […]

Ten Indians on Forbes Midas List

Ten Indians on Forbes Midas List

Washington, May 9  Only three Indian dealmakers figure among 100 top tech investors on ,Forbes Midas List far outdistanced by China with 17 top dealmakers in the Asian venture market. Remarkably, some 20 percent of the top 100 VCs have invested in China and India, up from 17 percent last year, a major development in […]

Brutal attack on elderly Sikh in US

Brutal attack on elderly Sikh in US

Washington, May 8  US police have arrested a 29-year-old transient in connection with a brutal Sunday morning attack with a steel rod on an 81-year-old Sikh man outside the Nanaksar Sikh gurdwara in southwest Fresno in central California. The attack happened just after 7 a.m. at the temple on South Cherry Avenue as the victim, […]

Solar plane starts journey across US

Solar plane starts journey across US

Washington, May 4  The first airplane that can fly both day and night powered exclusively by the sun’s rays has taken off from California in the first stage of an attempt to fly across the US without using any fuel. The solar-powered plane, dubbed Solar Impulse, set off Friday from San Francisco shortly after 6 […]

Gandhi’s prayer beads, letters to go under hammer in UK

Gandhi’s prayer beads, letters to go under hammer in UK

London, May 2  The sale of effects and documents belonging to Mahatma Gandhi will be organised in Ludlow in England May 21, a statement from a renowned auction house in Europe said Thursday. “His personal prayer beads, his shawl, made from linen thread he spun himself, his bed sheet, his personal bowl with fork and […]

Two killed, 28 injured in Syria blasts

Two killed, 28 injured in Syria blasts

Damascus, May 1 Two people were killed and 28 others wounded Wednesday in twin blasts in the Syrian capital, a local media report said. A man and a 10-year-old boy were killed and 28 others were wounded, some of them seriously, when two explosive devices ripped through the Khaled Bin al-Walid Street and Bab Musalla Square […]

Three more detained in Boston bombing

Three more detained in Boston bombing

Boston, May 1  Two weeks after the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, two classmates of the dead suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and a third person have been arrested and face federal charges. Boston police announced the arrests Wednesday morning, adding that there was “no threat to the public”. They were expected to appear before a federal […]

Guantánamo Bay: Obama Promises To Close Detention Center

US President says ‘I don’t want these individuals to die’ as medical team arrives in Cuba to keep striking protesters alive.” It needed to stop, he said. “It’s not a surprise to me we’ve got problems at Guantanamo,” he said. “That’s why I’ve said and believe we need to close Guantanamo.” The prison was “contrary […]

Indian origin woman short-listed for ‘best job in world’

London, April 30  An Indian origin woman in Britain has been shortlisted for the role of Western Australia taste master, advertised in the Australian state’s tourism website as “one of the best jobs in the world”. If she finally lands the role, Asha Patel’s job would be to eat her way across the state, forage […]

Indian American students shine in California science fair

Indian American students shine in California science fair

New York, April 27  Indian American students shone in this years’s California State Science Fair, grabbing the top award, six first place honours and various other awards. Eesha Khare, a 12th grade student of Lynbrook High School in San Jose, California, won the top award for ‘Project of the Year’ in the senior grade at […]

Boston bombers targeted New York’s Times Square

Boston bombers targeted New York’s Times Square

Washington, April 26 Amid a brewing controversy over whether the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect was read his legal rights too soon, officials said the brothers planned to detonate the rest of their explosives in Times Square. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, recovering from serious injuries in a Boston Hospital had told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that […]

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