Sikh man barred from jury duty in California

Washington, April 24 (IANS) A Sikh American is being prevented from doing jury duty in Sutter County in Northern California because of his kirpan, the ceremonial dagger worn by Sikhs as part of their religion. …

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  • Air India to lease aircraft to generate cash IANS - 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In a bid to generate extra revenue, the cash-strapped national carrier Air India Thursday sought to lease 14 old Airbus A320 aircraft. The company issued a tender for dry-lease bid for the A320 aircraft for a maximum six years. The new bid number should also be around 14 A320 aircraft," a senior official with the state-run carrier told IANS. "Air India additionally will shortly invite tender for dry lease of up to 14 new A320 aircraft with sharklets. More »

  • US special envoy lands in Pakistan to discuss Afghanistan IANS - 10 minutes ago

    Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan James Dobbins has opened talks with Pakistani leaders on bilateral and regional issues, focusing on the situation in Afghanistan, officials here said Thursday. It is Dobbins's first visit to Pakistan after the April 5 presidential and parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, and officials said both sides would share thoughts about the post-NATO Afghanistan, Xinhua reported. Dobbins, who arrived from Afghanistan, met Sartaj Aziz, adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, and exchanged views on a wide range of issues. More »

  • Four killed in attack on police vehicle in Pakistan IANS - 10 minutes ago

    Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) At least four policemen were killed when some unidentified gunmen opened fire at their vehicle in southwest Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. More »

  • Royal Challengers opt to field against Knight Riders IANS - 12 minutes ago

    Sharjah, April 24 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here Thursday. More »

  • A decade without a league title, Kolkata clubs continue to go backwards
    A decade without a league title, Kolkata clubs continue to go backwards Sportskeeda - 22 minutes ago

    East Bengal were the last Kolkata club to win the title in 2004 One of the longest streaks in Indian football is the wait of Kolkata clubs to land a league title and it got extended to a decade as Bengaluru FC clinched the I-League title in their debut campaign on Monday. For eight of […] More »

  • Indians, Asians fast becoming politically relevant in US: Report IANS - 32 minutes ago

    They are also quickly reaching the critical mass needed to be politically relevant, says the report from the Centre for American Progress and AAPI Data on how the growth of this group will affect a variety of key policy areas from immigration and education to healthcare and the environment. With the Indian-American population shooting up 76 percent in the first 12 years of the 21st century, Indian-Americans numbering 3.34 million are already the third largest Asian community in the US, after people from China and the Philippines. "While this shows a fair amount of national origin concentration, it nevertheless represents a decline from 89 percent for these top six groups in 2000, as smaller Asian American groups have grown disproportionately in the last decade," noted authors Karthick Ramakrishnan and Farah Ahmad. Chinese are still by far the largest group of Asian-American population with 4.1 million (22 percent), Filipinos come next with 3.59 million (19 percent) followed by Indians with 3.34 million (18 percent) in the third place. More »

  • India faces below normal monsoon under El Nino effect IANS - 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Monsoon rainfall in India this year is likely to be below average and there is a 60 percent chance that El Nino will affect farm output and economic growth, the weather office said Thursday. Average rainfall during the 2014 monsoon season (June to September) across the country is likely to be 88 percent with a margin for error of plus or minus five percent, according to data released by the India Meteorological Department and Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO). Deficient monsoon will negatively impact farm output and economic growth. Nearly half of India's farmland lacks irrigation and is dependent on monsoon. More »

  • Woo your taste buds with Birizza IANS - 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) American restaurant chain Pizza Hut Thursday launched a new dish - Birizza, a biryani with the taste of pizza. "We wanted to bring in rice to Pizza Hut. Hence, we introduced rice in Pizza hut," said Arjyo Banerjee, Head, food innovation, Pizza Hut. More »

  • Kazakh-India Inter Governmental Commission meeting begins in Astana ANI - 55 minutes ago

    Astana, Apr.24 (ANI): The 11th meeting of the Kazakh-India Inter Governmental Commission (IGC) started here today. More »

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