All stories by George Joseph
'Ab ki baar Trump Sarkar' Kumar on transition teamRediff.com1 Dec 2016
'Looking forward to working with members of the Trump administration,' Shalabh Kumar said after he was appointed to the transition finance and inauguration teams.
Why did Preet Bharara meet Donald Trump?Rediff.com1 Dec 2016
Bharara's presence at Trump Tower provoked much curiosity.
The making of the first Indian-American woman in US House of RepresentativesRediff.com11 Nov 2016
Chennai-born Pramila Jayapal makes history in Washington state; she is also the first person of colour in the Washington State Democratic delegation.
Kerala-born Peter Jacob loses bid for US CongressRediff.com9 Nov 2016
The 30-year-old Democrat ran a spirited race in the 7th Congressional District in New Jersey, which is a Republican bastion.
For many Americans, Election Day brings reliefRediff.com9 Nov 2016
"Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton represent the values and ideals of America." "After long quarrels, it is finally getting close to being over." George Joseph hears from voters.
Republican Hindu Coalition denounces Hillary's aide HumaRediff.com3 Nov 2016
The Republican Hindu Coalition, which hosted Donald Trump's desi rally in New Jersey last month, has branded Huma Abedin 'pro-terrorist.
Trump came, Trump saw, Trump conquered Hindu AmericansRediff.com3 Nov 2016
'I'm a big fan of Hindu and a big fan of India -- big, big fan.'
Aakash Dalal found guilty, faces life term for US synagogue bombingsRediff.com2 Nov 2016
Indian American Aakash Dalal faces 30 years in jail after being found guilty by a New Jersey jury on charges of vandalising and firebombing North Jersey synagogues five years ago.
All set for Trump to address desis in New JerseyRediff.com13 Oct 2016
This is the first time a Presidential candidate is addressing the Hindu community, that too days before the election.
Donald Trump to get a dose of desi culture on Oct 15Rediff.com5 Oct 2016
From Bollywood-themed performances to a heritage tour... Donald Trump will soak up all things Indian.
Ooty church signs landmark deal with US abuse victimRediff.com4 Oct 2016
Diocese agrees to revoke molester priest's return to the priesthood and keep him away from children.
Houston shooter Nathan DeSai wore military uniformRediff.com27 Sep 2016
Prakash Desai, Nathan DeSai's father, said his son was depressed because his law practice was not going well.
Meet the Indian behind the New York bomber's arrestRediff.com23 Sep 2016
'I came to this country from India 20 years ago to create a better life for my family. I am a father of four and a proud American citizen. I am also what America looks like.'
'I feel incredibly lucky to be alive after coming so close to death'Rediff.com12 Sep 2016
Jyoti Vyas was seven months pregnant when two planes flew into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. She ran down 77 flights of stairs and 15 years later, she remembers how she survived the tragedy almost unscathed.
9/11: 'Sneha's room has been kept the same way for the past 15 years'Rediff.com11 Sep 2016
Though 15 years have passed since the World Trade Centre bombing, the mystery of the circumstances surrounding Dr Sneha Ann Philip's death has not been unravelled and might remain that way forever. Yet her memory lives on in other ways.
'She was snatched away from me'Rediff.com11 Sep 2016
'If only she arrived at the station 60 seconds later, she would have missed her train, and thereby missed her death.'
Out of the 9/11 ashes, the One World Trade Center stands tallRediff.com10 Sep 2016
Two skyscrapers were decimated the day 2,996 died, one and a half decades ago. George Joseph profiles the monument that has replaced them.
Gold monetisation scheme to help cut loan ratesRediff.com3 Nov 2015
Gold loans can be released online or by bank transfers.
Civil aviation ministry cancels Rs 2,000 crore Aranmula airportRediff.com28 May 2015
Civil Aviation ministry has cancelled approval to the controversial private airport project at Aranmula in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala.
Bharara moves to dismiss complaint against RSSRediff.com26 Mar 2015
The New York-based Sikhs For Justice has sought a court order directing US Secretary of State John Kerry to designate the RSS a 'Foreign Terrorist Organisation,' which Preet Bharara says the US government intends to move to dismiss.
After vandalism of temple, offensive graffiti stuns Hindus in New YorkRediff.com12 Mar 2015
"Hindu Gang" has been spray painted on a building often used to host community meetings. George Joseph/Rediff.com reports from New York.
5 Indian workers in US awarded 88 cr in labour trafficking caseRediff.com19 Feb 2015
Signal International, its network of recruiters and labour brokers are being sued for trafficking 500 Indian guest workers to the United States and forcing them to work under barbaric conditions. George Joseph reports for Rediff.com from New York
US: Cop who left aged Indian paralysed sacked, arrestedRediff.com13 Feb 2015
Officer Eric Parker was fired from his job for his use of force against a man who committed no crime, did not speak English and could not understand the police commands.
Delhi cab rape victim sues Uber in CaliforniaRediff.com30 Jan 2015
The suit claims Uber sacrificed customer safety for the sake of profit and expansion.
22 years ago, before Barack, there was John AbrahamRediff.com26 Jan 2015
'It was a moment when I felt what power can get. Such a reception was beyond my expectation.'
Pravasi Special: A look back in anxietyRediff.com7 Jan 2015
'Non Resident Indians know that India's problems are the combination of many factors over the centuries, including foreign rule, lack of resources and the ever-growing population, among other things. Yet, India has achieved many things and even looks at Mars as a neighbour.'
NRIs with US 'T' visas not being allowed to leaveRediff.com11 Dec 2014
Victims decry Ministry of External Affairs' 'vengeful' decision to stop them from leaving the country if they have a 'T' visa (Trafficking category) affixed on their passports. George Joseph/Rediff.com reports
Bird flu: Red alert issued in 3 districts in KeralaRediff.com26 Nov 2014
Around 2 lakh ducks will be killed in the Kuttanad area.
Meet the 23-year-old desi who won from OhioRediff.com5 Nov 2014
Indian-American law student Niraj Antani makes history as he goes on to become the youngest sitting state representative. Rediff.com's George Joseph reports
Maya Sarihan wins 'Miss India America' titleRediff.com24 Oct 2014
Physiology student Maya Charuni Sarihan from Scottsdale, Arizona, was crowned the 22nd Miss India America 2014 in Los Angeles.
Texas city gets Mahatma Gandhi statueRediff.com22 Oct 2014
On the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Irving city in Texas, United States became the sixth town in the country to install a Gandhi statue.
Kerala observes first liquor 'Dry Sunday'Rediff.com6 Oct 2014
Apart from Sundays, the first day of each month will be a dry day and holidays like Gandhi Jayanti and Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti are also termed as dry days.
Lawyer wants FBI enquiry in Indian couple's murder caseRediff.com9 Sep 2014
Attorney David Finn said he has no idea what led to the death of Pallavi and Sumeet Dhawan, but he knew they were under tremendous stress over accusations that the mother killed their 10-year-old son, Arnav. George Joseph reports
Indian-American's mysterious death: Mother sues for damagesRediff.com6 Sep 2014
Lovely Varughese, the mother of Pravin Varughese, 19, a student at the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, filed a civil suit against Gaege Bethune, 22, the last person to see Pravin alive, the City of Carbondale and Police Chief Jodi O'Guinn demanding compensation in excess of $1 million (Rs 10,00,000)from each.
Indian-American gets $1.4 million grant for stem cell researchRediff.com2 Sep 2014
Dr Prashanth Rangan was among the 22 outstanding early-career researchers who were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Rediff.com's George Joseph reports
Indian American Niraj Antani set to become Ohio state RepRediff.com1 Sep 2014
If elected, Niraj Antani, 23, will be the second Indian American -- after Jay Goyal, who served 3 terms from 2006 from the 73rd District -- in the Ohio House. George Joseph reports
Robots to guard Cochin airportRediff.com26 Aug 2014
CIAL is all set to implement a high-end robotic security system with Canadian-built robotic equipment at an estimated Rs 12 crore (Rs 120 million).
Madison Square Garden gears up to receive PM ModiRediff.com13 Aug 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the event at the Madison Square Garden in NEw York to be representative of an emerging India
Diwali holiday decision divides US townRediff.com1 Aug 2014
Asked to declare a holiday on the Hindu festival, the school board in Millburn Township, New Jersey, instead comes up with a solution that angers many. Rediff.com/India Abroad's George Joseph reports.
How Air India crew averted a major air disasterRediff.com18 Jul 2014
The pilot's decision and professional competence to bring flight AI 144 safely back to Newark Liberty International Airport after an engine fire, saved the lives of 300 passengers and 15 crew members. George Joseph/Rediff.com reports