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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Ivanka Trump urges India to boost women in workplace

By Abhaya Srivastava

Ivanka Trump urged India on Nov. 28 to close its yawning gender gap in the job market, telling a business summit in her biggest foreign mission yet that this would bring huge economic benefits. Read more

Republican Hindu Coalition-backed candidate to challenge Indian American Congressman

By Arul Louis

Vandana Jhingan, a candidate backed by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) has announced she wants to challenge Indian American Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi when he is up for re-election in 2018. Read more

Indian court rejects bid to stop world release of Bollywood film

Agence France-Presse

India's top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic. Read more

Ivanka Trump a 'rockstar' in India, despite criticism

By Abhaya Srivastava

Ivanka Trump on Wednesday pushed business leaders to change their attitudes toward women at an Indian summit where she has drawn mixed reviews amid criticism over her White House role and clothes brand. Read more

Ivanka Trump, Modi attend dinner at Falaknuma Palace

Indo-Asian News Service

Modi, Telangana Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and some top politicians and industrialists dined with Ivanka on 101-seater dining table at the palace hotel. The guests were treated with a variety of delicacies including the famous Hyderabadi biryani. Read more

Ivanka Trump urges India to boost women in workplace

By Abhaya Srivastava

Ivanka Trump urged India on Nov. 28 to close its yawning gender gap in the job market, telling a business summit in her biggest foreign mission yet that this would bring huge economic benefits. Read more

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Dark history behind India's 'guru in bling'

By Abhaya Srivastava

Self-styled "godman" Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh inspired extraordinary devotion in India, where huge crowds flocked to hear his teachings — even after he was accused of rape in a high-profile case that ended in conviction. Singh counted film stars, cricketers and politicians among his legions of supporters. Read more

Fremont landlord charged in tenants’ sex-tape extortion

By Bhargavi Kulkarni

The suspect, Maninder Adama, 33, of Fremont, allegedly blackmailed the young Indian-American couple, threatening to post the videos online and tag the victims, as well as send the videos to their family members. Read more

Attacks on Sikhs leave 2 dead, shake Calif. communities

By a Staff Writer

Three separate attacks on Sikhs in California left two of them dead, shaking the Sikh-American community which is already under siege of hate crimes, discrimination and abuse. Read more

Ramayana musical a highlight of ‘Lights of Diwali’ fest

By Suman Guha Mozumder

A Jersey City, New Jersey audience was entertained on Nov. 5 by a Ramayana musical, based on the story of Rama and Sita and narrated throug… Read more

Bengaluru engineering firm to create 500 tech jobs in Indiana

By Suman Guha Mozumder

A Bengaluru-based engineering firm has announced plans to create as many as 500 new, high-wage jobs in Indiana where it plans to locate its North American headquarters next year. Read more

Veteran South Asian diplomat Howard B. Schaffer, 88, dies

By Aziz Haniffa

Howard B. Schaffer, retired U.S. diplomat-turned-scholar once considered the pre-eminent South Asian specialist in the State Dept., died on Nov. 17 at the age of 88. He and his wife and partner of nearly six decades, Teresita “Tezi” Schaffer boasted of more than 60 years of experience and expertise in the region. During their State Dept.  Read more

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