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Indo-Canadian woman charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of another Indo-Canadian woman
OTTAWA — A 34-year old woman with three young children, Gurpreet Ronald (see image) was charged on April 9 with first-degree murder in the death of Jagtar Gill over two months ago.

In court, the accused did not make eye contact with her husband, Jason Ronald, or with the friends and family of the woman she is accused of killing.

Her lawyer said:“She is actually quite together and very upset and quite shocked by ... Read More

UK exempts Sikhs from wearing hard hats at construction sites
London: Sikhs in the UK will be exempted from wearing hard hats at construction sites, British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

"From now on Sikhs don't have to wear hard hats at construction sites in our country," Cameron said last night at a Vaisakhi reception he hosted at 10, Downing Street.

"We have already stopped searching of turbans in the UK," he said, describing British Sikhs as "absolute role models in integrating with the British society."

Construction ... Read More

Indo-American physicians to give back to society
Washington: An influential body of Indo-American physicians will hold its annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, in June focusing on how to enhance their professional growth and to give back to the society.

Over 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the 32nd annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) from June 25 to 29, according to AAPI pesident Jayesh Shah.

Aimed at continuing with the theme of 'Be Fit and Be Cool', ... Read More

Hindu invocation opens California’s Newman City Council 1st time
Newman City Council in California (USA), which celebrated 125th Anniversary in 2013, had its first historic Hindu invocation on April eight evening, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the opening prayer from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages.

Zed, who is President of ... Read More

Indian English poet Ram Krishna Singh, whose poems, particularly tanka and haiku, have been widely anthologized and translated into various languages, has published his new collection I Am No Jesus and Other Selected Poems, Tanka and Haiku (ISBN 9786066245623).

The volume contains 33 selected poems, 31 tanka and 81 haiku with translations into Crimean Tatar by Taner Murat, Editor, Nazar Look, and illustrations by Alsou Shikhova Ildarovna. It is published by Editura StudIS, Iasi, Romania.

R.K.Singh's ... Read More

Narendra Modi Election Campaign and Birthday Celebration of Atma Singh
Jose Pinto Stephen

Edison, New Jersey: A high level Election campaign in favor of Shri Narendra Modi was held in Akbar Restaurant in Edison on 29th March 2014. This event was organized by Community leader Atma Singh and his team. Program was well attended by politicians, Social leaders, businessmen, journalists and supporters of Narendra Modi.

There was actually three programs coupled together and so the event was filled with serious political discussions at the beginning ... Read More

Award for Sanjana Jon
Institute of Marketing & Management (IMM) organized the 40th World Marketing Congress on “India & the Gulf: Collaboration and Cooperation”, under the Congress Chairmanship of Dr. Ajay Dua (IAS), Former Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion.
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Indian expatriate beaten to death in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh: An expatriate Indian in Saudi Arabia was beaten to death by a fellow countryman, a police officer said.

Abbas Moideen died after a fight with a fellow countryman following a family dispute, Arab News reported Monday.

The two Indians, hailing from the south Indian state of Kerala, were living in Azizia district in Saudi Arabia's coastal city of Jeddah.

"The victim died within five days of being admitted for treatment," police said Sunday.

The victim, who had ... Read More
Plans to establish Hindu studies at Berkeley in California welcomed
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcoming Hindu studies program at GTU, said that religion was the most powerful, complex and far-reaching force in our society, so we must take it seriously. And we all knew that religion comprised much more than our own particular tradition/experience.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that in our shared pursuit for the truth, we could learn from ... Read More
Now Preet Bharara takes on New York governor
Washington: New York's Indo-American prosecutor Preet Bharara, who is known in India for his dogged prosecution of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, has now taken on the state's Governor Andrew M. Cuomo over his decision to shutter an anti-corruption commission as part of a deal with legislators for an ethics package.

"I think in the letter I sent to the commission I said there was an appearance that cases were bargained away in exchange for a political ... Read More
U.S. Congressman Introduces Legislation to Protect Access to Religious Workers
(Pic:Skilled artisans from India working at Hindu temple site in Kauai, Hawaii.)
Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2014) - Leaders of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) applauded the introduction of the Freedom of Faith Act by Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) earlier today. The Foundation worked closely with Rep. Honda on the legislation, which permanently reauthorizes the Special Immigrant Non-Minister provision of the Religious Worker Visa program. The Religious Worker Visa program is considered essential ... Read More
Global organization invites nominations
GOPIO International is planning to confer GOPIO Jubilee Recognition for outstanding achievements in selected categories which contribute to benefit or betterment of life for people of the Indian Diaspora. This is in addition to GOPIO Community Service Awards (GOPIO CSA) Banquet on the evening of May 29, 2014 in Port of Spain,Trinidad as the concluding event of GOPIO Convention 2014 (Trinidad).

The Jubilee Recognition recipient must have achieved a significant and prominent level of ... Read More
Employee Engagement - The Leaders’ Challenge
When leaders are able to positively influence employees to willingly become engaged, it’s a powerful investment that reaps rich dividends - says Nita Thaker - Director Human Capital Advisory, Niojak.com - The HR MALL.

There’s a good reason why employee engagement has taken centre stage in the world of HR. Employees who are engaged are more productive, more deeply committed to their work and are more likely to stick on with the company. They have ... Read More
Giving More Kids Access to Free Dental Care
Thousands more children across Ontario now have access to free dental care.

As of April 1, 70,000 more kids from low-income families can get dental services including regular cleanings, diagnostics and treatment through the newly expanded Healthy Smiles Ontario program.

As a result, over 460,000 children are now eligible for dental treatment through the province's low-income dental programs. Starting August 2015, six publicly funded dental programs will be integrated into one program to provide seamless ... Read More
Free legal aid a boon for distressed Indian women abroad

Case 1: Highly-educated Gita Patel left her lucrative job in a top-drawer information technology company in Ahmedabad in the western Indian state of Gujarat to marry a non-resident Indian, an engineer, and settle in the United States. But soon she realized that her husband was a low-paid mechanic and a dipsomaniac at that.

Case 2: Just three months after Leena Dave, daughter of a Surat diamantaire, tied the knot with a Singapore doctor, the ... Read More
Focusing on Education for a Brighter Future
Mississauga-Brampton South – Our younger generations are the future of our communities. They will be the business owners, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs and teachers that will ensure our province grows and succeeds. Their future depends on the opportunities they are provided early on in their lives.

"The Ontario PC Party recently unveiled the Math Achievement Action Plan, which aims to bring fundamental math skills back to classrooms across Mississauga and Brampton," said Amarjeet Gill, Ontario PC Party ... Read More
We are pleased to announce that the East-West Center is accepting applications for the 2014 Senior Journalists Seminar (SJS), which seeks to enhance media coverage of religion and elevate the public debate regarding religion and its role in the public sphere, specifically as it regards US-Muslim relations.

The 2014 Senior Journalists Seminar will bring together American and Asian journalists for a 21-day professional dialogue, study and travel program to Washington, DC; Boston, Massachusetts; Honolulu, Hawaii; Jakarta, ... Read More
Sonia Gandhi declines to show US court her passport
IP Singh,TNN
JALANDHAR: Claiming that Government of India has denied her permission to disclose her travels which are contained in her passport, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has refused to provide copy of her passport to the US court and has instead given up her plea contesting the personal jurisdiction of the court in a rights violation case filed against her in US.

Federal Court for the Eastern District of New York on March 20 ordered Sonia Gandhi ... Read More
International Workshop on Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Jose Pinto Stephen

The International Workshop 2014 is organized by WNYLE. WNYLE stands for the World Network of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs, it is a non-profit organization based in the city of Tampere, Finland concentrated in the nurturing of innovative leadership and innovative entrepreneurship among international youth. WNYLE has developed their own methodology to boost the entrepreneurial mind-set based on the 'learning by feeling' approach. WNYLE is the first organization in developing and applying the ... Read More


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The Journal was established in 1970 to publish high quality research in cross cultural family studies. It promotes a better understanding of inter-ethnic family interaction that is essential for all multicultural societies. It draws articles from social science researchers around the world and contains invaluable material for Sociologists, Anthropologists, Family Counselors, and Social Psychologists.

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