April 30, 2001
'We are the Wright Brothers of our age'
Chirinjeev Kathuria and Walt Anderson, who formed MirCorp to 'colonize space', have sent the first tourist into space.
Ali found guilty of first degree murder
The prosecution insisted that Mohammed Haroon Ali, a 25-year-old immigrant from Fiji, was known for systematically abusing women.
Bollywood rocks the Nassau Coliseum
"Namaskar, aap kaise hai," said a beaming Steven Seagal, one of the guests at the third Bollywood Awards.
April 28, 2001
Kanwal Rekhi takes up immigration issue
Rekhi has joined the Immigrant Support Network to band with foreign tech workers fighting to change 'outdated and strict immigration laws'.
Malayil's death a homicide
A coroner's inquest into the death of 57-year-old Xavier Malayil, allegedly stabbed to death in February by his friend and former co-worker Joyel Joseph, has revealed more details of the murder, that has left the police in Downer's Grove, Illinois, confused.
April 27, 2001
Indian wins damages for strict work contract
Compubahn, a consulting firm, has been ordered to pay $207,051.50 in attorney fees and $7,999.11 in other costs to Dipen Joshi who sued for fraud, misrepresentation and violation of a California statute against unfair competition.
Albela Beats pirates at their own game
Two days after the film hit the screens, the producers released more than 10,000 copies of the film's DVD in the market thus cutting into the business of video pirates.
Alka Yagnik plans 9-city US tour
Last September, the popular singer had performed before a crowd of 5,000 in San Francisco, and now the rest of the country too wants to hear her.
April 26, 2001
Shyamalan to Make 'Signs'
Manoj Night Shyamalan, whose last film 'Unbreakable' grossed a strong $250 million worldwide, has been signed on to direct Signs for Walt Disney Pictures, his fourth film for the studio.
'I try to do something different each year'
The third Bollywood Awards will be held at the Nassau Coliseum in New York. Meet Kamal Dandona, the man behind the awards.
'Bug' Bucks to Fight the Big C
Rajendra Vattikuti, the 47-year-old founder and co-chairman of Covansys, and his wife Padma announced on Tuesday that they would support the cancer programmes at Beaumont and Henry Ford hospitals with an initial donation of $4 million each, followed by more donations over the next 12 years.
'The Russian Space Programme Is the Safest'
Chirinjeev Kathuria, a Chicago-based doctor who gave up medicine to pursue business ventures in telecommunications, joins rediff.com for a chat.
April 25, 2001
'Every single recipe had to be tested on children'
As Mother's Day comes up, surprise your parents with a mouth-watering lassi! Navneeta Rekhi, 16, tells you how.
Dosanjh unlikely to be re-elected premier
Ujjal Dosanjh, the first Indo-Canadian ever to hold the post of provincial premier, is in danger of losing it in the next election scheduled for May 16.
April 24, 2001
Strangers in the night
Lost, late at night in Manhattan, Suleman Din finds his way to a subway station. En route, he meets Shenoya, life-long New Yorker, married to a Bangladeshi old enough to be her father. She now wants a divorce. She also wants to go to Bangladesh. To meet her in-laws.
Reluctant NASA clears first space tourist
After fighting off serious objections from NASA on safety grounds, California-based millionaire Dennis Tito will have his dream come true on Saturday when he becomes the first space tourist.
Helping theatre find a new DISHA
Purva Bedi and Rizman Manji have created a theatre group to enable themselves and others to find the path that leads to fulfilling work.
Sentencing for harbouring illegal maid postponed
Rabiya Akhter, whose husband Nur Alamin was sentenced last week to 11 years in prison for the employment and alleged abuse of an illiterate Bangladeshi maid, will have to wait two weeks to find out how much of her future will be spent in jail.