MONTREAL - Muslim woman in Canada, who was denied a court appearance because of her hijab, sought legal clarification on the rights of Quebecers, who want access to justice while wearing religious attire. Rania El-Alloul's lawyer appeared in Quebec Superior Court on Thursday seeking a declaratory judgment that would clarify that litigants have the right to wear a hijab or other religious attire in court, Toronto Star reported.
WASHINGTON - The US police surrounded a Sikh man carrying a Kirpan -- ceremonial dagger -- in Pennsylvania after receiving multiple calls about an apparent Muslim man walking around a shopping centre with a "large knife" or "sword". Harpreet Singh Khalsa, 33, said he was a victim of racial profiling in Northampton county, but the police said those who called in their concerns did the right thing, WFMZ TV reported on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON,D.C.-Wearing masks and brandishing signs in the colors of India’s flag that proclaim, “India: Keep the Ban on Cruel Jallikattu & Bull Racing,” half a dozen PETA “bulls” gathered outside the High Commission of India on Sept 15.The action came as special-interest groups attempt to overturn the Indian Supreme Court’s recent confirmation that bullfights, bull races, and jallikattu violate India’s Prevention...
NEW YORK - A computer programme developed by a team of researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist has outperformed physicians in diagnosing brain cancer. The programme was nearly twice as accurate as two neuroradiologists in determining whether abnormal tissue seen on magnetic resonance images (MRI) were dead brain cells caused by radiation, called radiation necrosis, or if brain cancer had returned,
NEW DELHI - US Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma on Tuesday said that by 2030, India will lead the world in key categories, including by becoming the third largest economy. "The great promise in our (India-US) partnership lies not only in our work together, but also in India's rising influence and confidence on the global stage, which of course is generated from strength here at home," Verma, who is of Indian origin,
SEATTLE, WA - Starbucks has created a 10-part original content series to inspire Americans to engage in acts of compassion, citizenship, and civility. The series, called Upstanders, features 10 stories written and produced by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, SVP and executive producer of the company’s social impact media initiatives. Each story is being told in three formats – written, video, and podcast –
NEW DELHI - Wimpy Kid fans can rejoice as Jeff Kinney, the author of the series, is visiting India this December. The best-selling author of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid series', will visit Delhi and Mumbai to deliver the 2016 Penguin annual lecture. Kinney's first visit to India will give his countless fans a rare opportunity to see their favourite author in person and to interact with him. "I'm thrilled to visit more places where...
NEW DELHI - Seven months into his term as India’s High Commissioner to UK, Navtej Sarna is being asked to move to Washington as the country’s next ambassador, as the US prepares for a presidential transition, well-informed sources said. Sarna’s name was discussed and cleared at the highest level,sources said. He will take over from Arun Kumar Singh who retires by month-end. Both Sarna and Singh are former Indian ambassadors...
NEW YORK,NY - U.S. retailers including J.C. Penney, Wal-Mart and Bed, Bath and Beyond are scrutinizing whether sheets Welspun India Ltd. had said were high-end Egyptian cotton were actually cheaper knock-offs, questions that have sent the textile company’s shares plunging more than 40 percent. Since Target announced recently that it was pulling the sheets from its stores and online and was terminating its relationship...
WASHINGTON,D.C.-India and the US signed an agreement on sharing military logistics, in a major step forward in closer bilateral defence cooperation, though both sides clarified it will not involve setting up of military bases. The Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement agreement was inked in Washington, by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar during his three-day visit to the US, and his US counterpart, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.