Washington decries India's 'self denial'
"India's tariff and non-tariff barriers impede its own prospects for higher growth, rising living standards, and technological innovation," said Susan Essar, deputy US trade representative.
Silicon Valley congresswoman slams INS
Zoe Lofgren claims the federal agency is making a 'nightmare of the American dream'.
Professor flays IT industry, INS for
H1-B visa fraud
The H1-B visa program has not only led to comparatively small-scale unscrupulous employers misusing it but also led the IT industry to create a climate of indentured labor, argues UC-Davis Professor Norman Matloff.
Samosas, sitars and a goal achieved
"When I started my journey on December 31, 1964... little did I know... that I would be standing here before you today, being called premier of the province," Ujjal Dosanjh said at his swearing-in ceremony.
They have to relive their daughter's death
As Reena Virk's family prepares for the second trial -- against Kelly Ellard, who was 15 at the time of the murder -- they say they feel it's opening for the first time.
The doctors organise 'em better
High tech firms in Silicon Valley organise lower profile fundraising events than doctors did earlier.
Shyamalan passes Stuart Little sequel
Meanwhile, industry experts expect his film, The Sixth Sense, to generate at least $ 150 million in video sales in America alone. The film has been sold to airlines, television and cable networks for about $ 30 million in America. In all, the film could collect about $ 1 billion.
Hospitality business leader ventures into banking
You could say he is a banker with a game plan, with the rules borrowed and
improvised from life and sports. Or how else could Mike Patel, an immigrant who has lived on two continents and been a professional soccer player, build 15 hotels in the US and be the chairman of a new bank?
Family values first: New premier
I want to put the values of today's families first, said Punjab born Ujjal Dosanjh at his swearing in as the 33rd premier of British Columbia.
Karma, dharma talk gets record attendance in Silicon Valley
At least 720 people turned up to listen to Deepak Chopra on Nourishing The Human Spirit.
Pakistan doesn't warrant Clinton's visit: Ackerman
Unless Islamabad removes the doormat that says "Terrorists Welcome" and
takes concrete steps to end its proxy war with India, and gives ironclad
guarantees of free and open elections held under international supervision, no visit should be ever contemplated, the Congressman from New York believes.
Court insists priest in sexual assault case must continue wearing electronic monitor
The self-appointed priest, who has a history of "womb cleansing," says he
cannot afford the $ 100-per month surveillance electronic monitor that he
must wear as per court order.
Will Sanjay Dutt lift the box office gloom?
With Hey! Ram grossing a weak $ 170,000 in four days, the desi graveyard of flops is getting over-crowded.
Indians and Pakistanis in Houston mourn slain store workers
Community leaders said because they had put behind their differences and
joined hands, their memorial service was taken seriously, and was attended
by, among others, Sheila Jackson Lee, a Congresswoman from Houston.
USA Today honours two more Indian American students
But it was not just their grades that caught the attention of the judges for the All-USA College Academic Team.
Moe Sihota could lose cabinet post
The charismatic and outspoken cabinet minister could be jobless by next week. That is when the newly elected premier, Ujjal Dosanjh, will announce his cabinet.
Death of Sridevi's mother is recalled, as America gets tough on medical errors
When D Ehud Arbit operated on the wrong side of the brain of Rajeswari Ayyappan, mother of movie star Sridevi, five years ago, the mistake was widely reported in the American media.
Scholarship to be set up in memory of Ron Patel
Among the most successful immigrant editors in the USA, Patel made a point to help Asian journalists.
Why I am singing for Ron
Ron would be there leaning on the bar, nursing a scotch and watching, black eyes shining, just smiling a little smile like an Indian wise man, knowing he created all this.
Peter Mathews Makes Another Bid for Congress
He says there is no way he will give up fighting to get a seat in the Congress. No Indian has found a seat in the House of Representatives since Dalip Singh Saund's election in the 1960s.
The numbers man
Shripad Tuljapurkar's four-year-old firm, Mountain View Research, develops analytical tools and educational products to help policy-makers and individuals adapt to demographic change.
Mahajans disgusted; university cancels Kissinger visit
The university canceled Kissinger's visit citing 'analysis and advice of
security agencies, including the US Secret Service and the UT-Austin
police,' although the Secret Service said this week it did not tell school
officials to cancel the lecture.
Baldwin competes with Rushdie for Commonwealth Writers Prize
'If you had predicted that I, a second-generation Canadian living in Milwaukee, would write a book set in colonial India, in the area that is now Pakistan, about a Sikh woman in a polygamous marriage, I would have said, "Me?" ' Shauna Singh Baldwin says.
'If I don't put handcuffs, you may grab a pen and kill me'
'The agent put a handcuff on me. He didn't say anything. He didn't read my rights... They treated us like common criminals.' Rajeev Srinivasan on the INS's abominable treatment of 40 Indian software developers.
Politicians intrigued by labor union's plea to
give amnesty to 6 million illegal immigrants
The AFL-CIO policy shift marks a dramatic turnabout from its historic opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants and efforts to force employers to help keep them out.
He brings the moon to you
Moon sighting data provided by computer programs like Shaukat's help Muslims to prepare for festivities in advance.
Rumors have it that two Indian Americans will accompany President Clinton to India. Who will be they?
Dosanjh savoring historic victory, rejects Opposition demand for mid-term poll
The election is due next year but the Liberals led by Gordon Campbell have started saying that Dosanjh has no mandate to rule British Columbia.
Hey! Ram: The title says it all!
Audiences in many theatres felt cheated that Shah Rukh Khan, who featured prominently in the movie's publicity, had a small role.
Charges against computer programmers in San Antonio dropped
But there is not a word of apology from the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the agency that arrested them.
Attorney General Dosanjh makes history, becomes first Asian premier in Canada
Dosanjh fought off a serious challenge by his charismatic opponent and charges that his supporters signed up hundreds of bogus members.
Refugee 'head tax' may be dropped
While Immigration Minister Elinor Caplan favours removal of the tax for all immigrants, she wants the federal government to set up a special fund to screen immigrants and speed up the process of deportation.
Immigrant murders in Houston: 3 charged
Robert Lee Woodard, 19, Exzavier Lamont Stevenson, 31, and Steven Ray Tatum, 19, who were arrested over the weekend have been charged with capital murder and are being held without bail.