LONDON - Sikhs around the world are taking part in a scheme to plant a million new trees as a "gift to the entire planet" as part of celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak, the media reported on Friday. According to the Guardian, the project aims to reverse environmental decline and help people reconnect with nature. Rajwant Singh, the President of the Washington DC-based environmental...
NEW YORK - Indian-Americans across New York are coming together to fight food insecurity, with a major organisation working to end hunger throughout the city's five boroughs. The Food Bank For New York City's new Indian-American Council (IAC) will work to raise awareness, improve engagement and channel community resources to help end hunger, The American Bazaar daily reported.
LONDON - A court in London has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the Rs 12,700 crore bank, confirmed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday. According to the ED, the Westminster Court issued the arrest warrant against Nirav Modi on March 13. The Indian government had moved an extradition request for Modi, who is currently in London, ED sources said in Delhi.
BRUSSELS - The European Union (EU) has said that US citizens will need a new type of visa, a European Travel Information and Authoriation System (ETIAS), to visit the European Schengen Area from 2021. Currently, American citizens can travel to Europe for up to 90 days without a visa, reports CNN. The Schengen Area is a zone of 26 European countries that do not have internal borders and allow people to move between them freely,
HOUSTON,TX - A couple was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in their home in Texas, police said. The couple was identified as Sreenivas Nakirekanti, 51, and his wife, Shanti Nakirekanti, 46 and the incident took place at Pendergrass Trail on Feb 18, KPRC-TV station reported. The police said they were called to the house in Sugar Land and upon reaching the scene they found the woman’s body in the driveway of the home.
TORONTO - Acclaimed Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. A post on the official Twitter account from The Canadian Academy read: "We are thrilled to announce that Deepa Mehta will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award. We are proud to recognize the artistry of Ms. Mehta and the tremendous impact she has had on the fabric...
EDISON, NJ - Produced by TV Asia and Rasha Goel, ‘Star Talk,’ a celebrity entertainment and lifestyle show, premiered on the channel Jan 22 according to a press release. Hosted by Emmy-nominated Los Angeles-based producer Rasha Goel, Star Talk is TV Asia’s newest show that brings viewers the very latest from Hollywood and celebrity visits from India. It’s part of TV Asia’s line-up of new programming to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
WASHINGTON - The US city of Louisville in Kentucky state is set to rename its airport after hometown hero and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died in 2016. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said on Wednesday that Ali had inspired billions of people around the world with his boxing accolades as well as his openness about his conversion to the Muslim faith, according to the Courier-Journal. The announcement came just a day before Ali would have turned 77.
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft has signed a seven-year deal with Walgreens where it will provide its Azure Cloud services to help the second-biggest pharmacy chain in the US develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations. Microsoft will also deploy Microsoft 365 to Walgreens' 380,000 employees and stores globally. Through this partnership, the companies will deliver innovative platforms that enable next-generation health networks, integrated digital-physical experiences and...
NASSAU - An Indian-origin professional poker player is among the top contenders in the Pokerstars tournament here, even as the top winning price goes up to Rs 36 crore ($5.1 million), helped by new players who joined in till noon on Tuesday -- the cut-off time. Shyam Srinivasan, a Canadian citizen born in Toronto with parents from Chennai and Bengaluru, is still among the top players, even as 215 players are left in the fray, after being in the top six on Sunday.