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Vanita Gupta becomes 1st Indian-American to be US associate attorney general

Prominent Indian-American civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta has been confirmed by the United States Senate as associate attorney general, making her the first person of colour to occupy the third......

The A to Z of 2020

Wow -- 2020, huh? From the deadly coronavirus to lockdowns, wildfires to the Black Lives Matter movement, to the Bihar and US elections, it's been a year we won't forget. It's hard to believe it......

Protests sweep US

Nine days after George Floyd's death, protesters are still out on the streets of major cities across America. The 46 year old was killed when a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly......

What the lockdown could have avoided

'As 1.3 billion people wait for our prime minister to tell us what to do and then vanish again from our television screens, it is worth noting that this is not how the rest of the world is being......

Trump to avoid spending time in London during UK visit

Donald Trump is set to avoid spending much time in London during his first official visit to the United Kingdom as United States president next week, widely being seen as a way to avoid the many......

Immigration ban: America Inc vs Trump

US President Donald Trump's executive order prohibiting the entry of people from seven Muslim majority nations -- Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya -- for 90 days widened the rift......

COLUMN: Pirates of the modern world

Filtering of websites has now been introduced as a discussable topic. The current battle is about who will control the most visible and glamorous layer, the content layer, writes Ajit Balakrishnan.......

Signal Intl 'abused' Indian staff: US files suit

US federal authorities have filed a lawsuit against a marine services company based in Alabama for alleged demeaning treatment of 500 Indian employees, who were forced to live in 'substandard'......

Who's afraid of Synthia?

Venter's patent application for his synthetic cell creation has set off a frenzied debate on monopolies in genetic research, writes Latha Jishnu. Every time Craig Venter erupts on the scene, there......

Privacy issues: Facebook readies for legal battles

Social networking site Facebook has appointed a former senior Bush administration regulator, Tim Muris, with a view to defend its privacy practices, says a media report. "Facebook has hired a......

Tulia, where art thou?

A few years ago, reports from Hollywood indicated that Oscar-winning actor Halle Berry was to play the Indian-American activist-lawyer Vanita Gupta, who won the 2004 India Abroad Publisher's......

'Mother of Judo' receives her gold 50 years on

The "Mother of Judo" waited 50 years to get the gold medal that was snatched from her in her first serious competition, a gender injustice that fuelled Rusty Kanokogi's winning crusade for women's......

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