May 22, 2001
Punjabi slugfest puts Southall in spotlight
Never has there been such Asian interest in a British parliamentary constituency as there is in the battle being fought between the Labour Party's Piara Khabra and radio station owner Avtar Lit, an independent.
Redback CEO Vivek Ragavan quits
Ragavan had joined Redback in March 2000, when it acquired Siara Systems Inc, where he was CEO.
Will Gibson see $$ 'Signs'?
The Australian star reportedly read Manoj Shyamalan's script, one of the most guarded properties in Hollywood, last week.
May 21, 2001
The Wordsmith's Tale
Growing up in Nainital, Anu Garg remembers enjoying "word books" over "picture books". Now as an adult, he says, he dreams in words.
He promises invincible security
Vijay Takanti's firm is leveraging the fact that the e-signature Act has been cleared by Congress and trying to provide technology that is not available.
Dalai Lama seeks 'inner disarmament'
World peace and disarmament cannot be achieved, the exiled Tibetan leader said, unless people take the first step towards "inner disarmament".
Canada's HRC hammered on staff rights
The staff turnover has reportedly reached 40 per cent, being attributed to low morale, a poisoned work environment, harassment of employees and mismanagement.
Retirement age is discriminatory: OHRC chief
'If they want to continue to work, why shouldn't they have a choice as opposed to being arbitrarily dismissed at 65?' Keith Norton says.
May 19, 2001
Where's that Indian girl?
Preeti Dawra gate-crashed into Al Gore's journalism class at Columbia University and engaged him in a discussion on the impact of satellite television. The next day Gore sent his assistants out to look for her...
Two Indian Americans among Small Business Persons of the Year
All of the 53 awardees maintained that despite the hard work, long hours, stress and anxiety that is part of starting and growing a small business, they would do it all over again.
Senate panel gives Jindal enthusiastic welcome
Bobby Jindal's confirmation as assistant secretary of health and human services for planning and evaluation is expected to be a formality, going by the way the members of the Finance Committee gushed over him.
British Columbia's chosen six
The six MLAs of Indian origin elected on Liberal Party tickets in British Columbia's recent elections come from varied backgrounds.
Monsoon Wedding heads for the US
Mira Nair's new film, which was showcased at Cannes, will be distributed in North America by USA Films, which released the highly acclaimed drugs saga Traffic.
The doctor of good ideas
Jaya Agrawal, new president of the American Medical Students Association, has plans for the poor.
Judge orders Pak admiral sent back
US marshals will escort Admiral (retd) Mansur-ul-Haq back to Pakistan to face corruption charges.
May 18, 2001
Chokila holds talks with Grossman
The foreign secretary later said New Delhi was most appreciative of the 'importance which President Bush's administration has attached to India in its foreign policy'.
Rocca rates Taleban biggest threat to South Asia
Earlier in the day, Secretary of State Colin Powell, declaring that 'Afghanistan is in crisis' and warning of a 'widespread famine', announced a package of $43 million in new humanitarian assistance for the people of the country.
28ft Stupa Gifted to Oakland
Though Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown thanked philanthropist Richard Blum for his largesse, privately he may have been scratching his head about just what to do with it.
Houston Cop Lives to Serve
Muzzafer Siddiqi has earned one of the top honours of the police department for his tremendous work ethic: the 'Officer of the Year' award.
Pallone for stronger defence ties with India
Pallone, founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, said it was time for the world's two greatest democracies to come together as natural allies.
Veritable love fest at Rocca's confirmation
Rocca's immediate ex-boss, Senator Sam Brownback, and other members of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, before whom she was appearing, fawned over her and gushed about how much they were going to miss her.
'I didn't want to be invisible'
In the late 1960s, Sugith Varughese, an 11-year-old in Saskatoon, saw his first Indian film. 'I remember thinking Oh my God, there are Indian people in a movie,' he recalls.
May 17, 2001
Sycamore reports loss in third quarter
The company's actual net loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2001 was $225.1 million, compared with $5.7 million for the same period last year.
British Columbia voters kick out Dosanjh, party
Soon after the results, Dosanjh reportedly said he would resign as NDP leader. An interim leader will soon be chosen.
Jaitley pitches for India
One thing rang out loud and clear at the 8th Annual Kellogg India Business Conference held in Chicago over the weekend: when it comes to business, Indians -- both in the US and in India -- are definitely in a league of their own.
May 16, 2001
'If I can do it, anyone can'
Ruchit Shah hasn't hit 18 yet. But he's already created and managed a million-dollar company and now, he's retiring.
Pakistani admiral's deportation imminent
The retired navy admiral is wanted on corruption charges back home and has been desperately fighting extradition since his arrest by the FBI in April.
Asian Indian population doubles in a decade
According to the 2000 census, there are 1.7 million people in the US who identify themselves as Asian Indians or Indian Americans.
May 15, 2001
'Why didn't you just kill yourself?'
Killer racist Richard Baumhammer may have received the death sentence. But will that give back her paralysed brother his life, asks Sandip Patel's devastated sister Leena.