Hollywood ‘con queen’ Hargobind Tahilramani remanded in custody in the UK

A suspected con artist who allegedly impersonated top female Hollywood executives to swindle wide-eyed aspiring stars out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was remanded in custody on Friday(4) when he appeared at a central London court. Dubbed the ‘Con Queen of Hollywood’, suspect Hargobind Tahilramani, 41, led investigators on a years-long, global manhunt so […]

US sues Facebook for ‘favouring H-1B visa holders’

THE US government has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for discriminating American workers and favouring H-1B visa holders. The Justice department has alleged that Facebook refused to recruit, consider or hire qualified and available US workers for over 2,600 positions and instead, reserved for temporary visa holders it sponsored for permanent work authorisation (or green […]

India summons Canada envoy after Trudeau backs protests

India on Friday (4) summoned Canada’s ambassador and warned of serious damage to diplomatic ties after prime minister Justin Trudeau commented on growing protests by farmers, authorities said. Tens of thousands of Indian farmers have been trying for more than a week to encircle the capital New Delhi in protest at new laws on farm […]

Jadeja injured as concussion substitute Chahal fires India to win

Concussion substitute Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets as India beat Australia by 11 runs in the first Twenty20 match in Canberra on Friday but the win was soured by an apparent hamstring injury to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. In a contest laced with controversy, Jadeja top-edged into his helmet in the final over but was not […]

Ambedkar Museum to start operations soon as Camden council shows green light

THE  Ambedkar House in Camden can resume its operation as a memorial for visitors as it received the necessary permission from the local authority. Camden council has given the final go-ahead for the museum after UK communities secretary Robert Jenrick had intervened to grant retrospective planning permission for 10 King Henry’s Road in Camden. Dr […]

Indian-American Gitanjali Rao is Time’s first-ever ‘kid of the year’

A 15-year-old Indian-American has been named as Time magazine’s first-ever ‘kid of the year’. Gitanjali Rao, from Denver, Colorado, the US has been recognised for her technological inventions including a device that can identify lead in drinking water, and an app and Chrome extension that uses artificial intelligence to detect cyberbullying. She was chosen from a […]

Biden names Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy as surgeon general

US president-elect Joe Biden has named Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy as the next surgeon general, reports said. UK-born Dr Murthy held that post during the Obama administration, but had to leave abruptly during the Trump administration. Dr Murthy,43, is one of the three co-chairs of the Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board. “Vivek Murthy, a former US […]

India’s Ranjitsinh Disale wins Global Teacher Prize; to share prize money with finalists

INDIAN village teacher Ranjitsinh Disale has won this year’s Global Teacher Prize worth $1 million, for his work helping girls at a village school in western India. Disale immediately announced he would share the prize money with the nine other finalists. He was honoured for having ‘transformed the life chances’ of girls at the Zilla […]

Travel agents prepare ‘UK packages’ for Indians as many wish to travel to get Covid-19 vaccine

AS THE UK is all set to start the mass vaccination drive against Covid-19 next week, many Indians want to travel to the country to get the vaccine. Travel agents in India said that they have  started receiving enquiries from people who want to go to the UK ‘as soon as possible’ to get the […]

Kohli inspiration behind career revival for England’s Hameed

Haseeb Hameed paid tribute to India captain Virat Kohli for inspiring a revival that the England top-order batsman hopes will see him regain his Test place. Hameed signed a new contract with English county side Nottinghamshire on Thursday (3) that is set to keep him with the Midlands club until the end of the 2022 […]

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