Robert Vadra Attends Iftekhar Shareef Daughter Wedding In Chicago

CHICAGO – Robert Vadera of India’s illustrious Gandhi family attended prominent Chicagoan Iftekhar Sharief’s daughter Iram Shareef’s wedding reception. Robert Vadera is husband of Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi.

$1.5-million floating house prototype in Panama partially sinks during unveiling

A prototype of a floating house worth $1.5 million partially sank during its unveiling in Panama.

Local Americans Pay Rich Tributes To Mahatma Gandhi at IAGC’s Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations

CHICAGO – Under the leadership of its President Malla Reddy the IAGC organized a big Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations in Chicago. NRIs came from across Greater Chicago to pay tributes to the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. A group of local Americans as well as Chinese also attended the event. Rich floral tributes were offered to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in neck on lecture stage in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck Friday by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man confront Rushdie on stage at the Chautauqua Institution and punch or stab him 10 to 15 times as he was being introduced. The 75-year-old author was pushed or fell to the floor, and the man was arrested.

United States Supreme Court strikes down New York restriction on guns

The United States Supreme Court has deemed unconstitutional a decades-old New York state law that requires gun owners to show “proper cause” to carry a concealed handgun for self-defence in public. The ruling says a law requiring a resident to show ‘proper cause’ to carry a concealed gun in public is unconstitutional.


United States President Joe Biden has called on oil refiners to produce more petrol and diesel, saying their high profit margins are hurting consumers. Biden made the appeal in a letter delivered on Wednesday to major refining companies, including Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell, and British Petroleum. 

Shantanu Gupta Intros His Yogi Book To Chicago

CHICAGO - Under the banner of the US India Friendship Council, Ms Nirmala Reddy organized the book-launch of the book titled 'Yogi Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh.' Its author Mr Shantanu Gupta was present during the book launch.


Federation of India Associations Chicago (FIA Chicago), at a glittering ceremony celebrated India’s 73rd Republic Day in Chicago; and, in presence of three US Congressmen, installed its new Executive team with Rakesh Malhotra as its President. Ranking Congressman Danny Davis, Congressman Brad Schneider, and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi were present. Also present was Amit Kumar, India’s Midwest Consul General as Chief Guest. FIA Chicago's new Executive Committee comprises: Rakesh Malhotra, President; Rajesh (Raj) Patel, Ex Officio Past President; Hemant Patel, Executive Vice President; Jayesh Patel, Vice President; Amar Upadhaya, Vice President; Amitabh Mittal, Vice President; Jatinder Singh Bedi, Secretary; Chirag Chavda, Joint Secretary; Vijender Doma, Treasurer; and Nirmala Reddy, Joint Treasurer. Bhailal Patel and Kantibhai N Patel, Trustees FIA administered the ‘Oath of Office’ to the incoming Executive Committee.

Canada urges avoiding non-essential travel to Ukraine due to 'Russian aggression'

The Canadian government is urging its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine, in a new advisory citing "Russian aggression."

Barbados calls snap election weeks after becoming Republic

Barbados PM Mia Mottley has called for a snap general election on January 19.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says daughter, 11, will not get COVID-19 jab

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will not vaccinate his 11-year-old daughter against COVID-19, he said on Monday, maintaining the firm anti-vaccine stance that has drawn criticism from public health experts and hit his poll numbers.

US Vice President Kamala Harris Buys Pots In Paris

US Vice President Kamala Harris shopped at E. Dehillerin, a legendary culinary emporium near Les Halles that has a history dating back to 1820. “I just want to buy a pot,” she told reporters during the Nov. 13 visit. Harris’s purchases had totaled 516 euros, or about $580, and included a copper dish and a copper frying pan.

Hindu Women Group Launches A Network In Chicago

A  group  of  40  highly  accomplished  Hindu  women  met  at  the  Gaylord  India  Restaurant  and announced  the  formation  of  the  Chicagoland  Chapter  of  “Hindu  Women’s  Network”  an initiative of World Hindu Council of America VHPA.   There  was  invited  panel  of  three  women  from  the  Hindu  Community  who  have  achieved success in fields of Medicine, Media and Politics.

A Made In India Aromatherapy Spray Faces Recall In US

US health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had travelled internationally: an aromatherapy spray imported from India.

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