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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

USA

Two Indo-American students go missing in NY

Even as search continues for an Indian-American nursing student who went missing in New York 10 days ago another India native has mysteriously vanished on a spring break trip to Florida.

US: Indian held for sexually assaulting co-passenger

A 61-year-old Indian national has been arrested in the US on charges of sexually assaulting a fellow woman passenger aboard a domestic flight. Devender Singh, who lives in Baton Rouge, was arrested on Sunday by the FBI after the plane arrived in Newark.

Exhibition on Indian-Americans opens to public in US

A first-of-its-kind exhibition exploring the heritage, daily experience, diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to shaping the US was today opened here to the public.

Sikh bus driver wins right to wear turban in Finland

A Sikh bus driver in Finland has won his fight to wear a turban while at work. Gill Sukhdarshan Singh has been in dispute with his employer, Veolia Transport, in the city of Vantaa, for more than a year for his right to wear turban at work, Yle, the Finnish public broadcasting company, reported on Tuesday.

Nikki Haley calls US military cuts a 'slap in the face'

South Carolina's Indian American governor Nikki Haley has blasted the Obama administration's plan to make cuts to the reserve military force while reducing the size of the army to its pre-World War II size.

Missouri spelling bee runs out of words after marathon duel

A spelling bee competition in the US has been tied between a 13-year-old Indian-origin boy and an 11-year-old girl after they duelled for 66 rounds until finally the judges ran out of words.

10 Indian-Americans in race for 2014 US elections

Even as the 2014 general elections in the US are still more than eight months away, as many as 10 Indian-Americans have already announced their decision to enter the race for elected public offices, including the House of Representatives.

US 'not targeting' India companies: FDA chief

The United States is "not targeting" Indian companies, but has a strict quality control regime for all products being imported into America, the head of the US Food and Drug Administration said on Saturday.

NYC mayor urged to include Diwali as school holiday

A broad-based coalition of about 40 organisations and temples from New York City has asked the mayor Bill de Blasio to include Diwali alongside the new proposed public holidays for Eid and Lunar New Year.

I committed no crime: Sanjay Puri

Indian American owner of a billing firm, who agreed to pay fine of USD 3.3 million along with three others to settle alleged medical overbilling fraud, has said he and his company committed no crime.

Indian-Americans honour US lawmaker

Indian American community in Jackson Heights and broader Queens area of New York has honoured Joe Crowley, Democratic member of the US House of Representatives for his efforts on behalf of the community.

US Sikh group challenges Congress party plea

A US Sikh human rights group has challenged a motion filed by India's Congress party for dismissing of a human rights violation case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh violence.

Probe UK's role in Bluestar, demand Sikh groups

Sikh groups in the UK have called for a full inquiry into alleged British involvement in the deadly 1984 Indian military attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Sonia not to depose in US: attorney

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will not depose here in a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh rights group, her attorney has said.

Sikh case: Seattle man jailed for 3 yrs for brutal assault

A Seattle man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to pay damages for brutally assaulting a Sikh taxi driver last year in a racially-motivated hate crime during which he used "the most disgusting and ugly" racist language against the victim.
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