Arjun Rampal expecting child with girlfriend Gabriella

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Arjun Rampal on Tuesday announced he is expecting a child with his lady love Gabriella Demetriades. Sharing the news on Instagram, Arjun wrote: “Blessed to have you and start all over again. Thank you baby for this baby.” Along with it, the “Roy” … Read moreArjun Rampal expecting child with girlfriend Gabriella

Parineeti excited for ‘The Girl On The Train’ remake

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, April 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has been roped in for the Hindi remake of the American film “The Girl On The Train”. She has called it a “thrilling ride”. The 30-year-old actress took to Twitter and wrote: “Hopping onto this thrilling ride! Excited to be … Read moreParineeti excited for ‘The Girl On The Train’ remake

2 suicide bombers sons of Sri Lankan spice mogul

This post was originally published on this siteColombo, April 24 (IANS) Two sons of millionaire businessman and spice trader Mohammed Yusuf Ibrahim were among the suicide bombers who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka which killed at least 359 and injured hundreds, media reports said. The brothers — Ilham Ibrahim and Inshaf … Read more2 suicide bombers sons of Sri Lankan spice mogul

Shemaroo enters US market with launch of its Direct-to-Consumer OTT platform

This post was originally published on this siteHOBOKEN, N.J.: Shemaroo Entertainment Limited (Shemaroo), one of India’s leading integrated media content houses, enters the US market with the launch of its over-the-top (OTT) video streaming  service, ShemarooMe, in the US. Building on its vast content library and expertise gained over the past 57 years and in more than 30 … Read moreShemaroo enters US market with launch of its Direct-to-Consumer OTT platform

Kamala Harris supports Congress over Trump’s impeachment

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, April 23 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has said that she supports Congress moving towards President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Harris’ comment at a CNN town hall on Monday in New Hampshire comes amid a growing debate among Democrats … Read moreKamala Harris supports Congress over Trump’s impeachment

Priyanka, Nick celebrate first Easter in Atlanta

This post was originally published on this siteLos Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas celebrated her first Easter with her husband and pop singer Nick Jonas. The two celebrated Easter in Atlanta and shared photographs of their family time with his mother, Denise Jonas, also making an appearance in their images that Priyanka … Read morePriyanka, Nick celebrate first Easter in Atlanta

Meryl Streep or Madhuri Dixit for my biopic: Makeup icon Bobbi Brown

This post was originally published on this siteBy Sugandha Rawal New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Global make-up icon Bobbi Brown, who found global fame by following her passion to make women look beautiful in a natural way, finds the idea of her life story finding a way to the silver screen overwhelming. “That would be … Read moreMeryl Streep or Madhuri Dixit for my biopic: Makeup icon Bobbi Brown

IMA, Deepika’s foundation slam ‘Mental Hai Kya?’

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, April 20 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) and actress Deepika Padukone’s The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF) on Saturday condemned the title and poster of Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao-starrer “Mental Hai Kya?”. The IMA, along with the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), has appealed to the … Read moreIMA, Deepika’s foundation slam ‘Mental Hai Kya?’

Sri Lanka terror attack ‘affront’ to universal freedoms: US

This post was originally published on this siteBy Arul Louis (23:36)  New York, April 21 (IANS) The United States denounced the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka as an affront to universal values and confirmed that many of its citizens were among the victims. Washington “condemns in the strongest terms the outrageous terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka”, … Read moreSri Lanka terror attack ‘affront’ to universal freedoms: US

‘Selection Day’ Season 2 powered by Samad & Tailang’s performances

This post was originally published on this siteBy Subhash K. Jha “Selection Day” Season 2 (Netflix); Starring: Mohammad Samad, Yash Dholye, Rajesh Tailang, Akshaye Oberoi, Mahesh Manjrekar; Rating: *** 1/2 (3 and a half stars) In spite of some patently inconsistent storytelling towards the closing episodes, the second season of Selection Day keeps you glued … Read more‘Selection Day’ Season 2 powered by Samad & Tailang’s performances

Tulsi Gabbard outraises Kamala Harris among Indian-American donors

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, April 21 (IANS) Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu US Congresswoman and Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, has vastly outraised Senator Kamala Harris of Indian and Jamaican descent among Indian-American donors in the 2020 presidential fundraising derby so far. Gabbard, who is a Hindu American but not Indian-American, has … Read moreTulsi Gabbard outraises Kamala Harris among Indian-American donors

US warns ‘India-based call center scam industry’

This post was originally published on this siteNew York, April 20 (IANS) The US government is taking aim at the “India-based call centre scam industry”, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski has warned while announcing the extradition of an Indian citizen from Singapore allegedly involved in a multi-million dollar racket. Hitesh Madhubhai Patel, 42, who operated … Read moreUS warns ‘India-based call center scam industry’

Not in violation of US sanctions: Reliance Industries

This post was originally published on this siteNew Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Reliance Industries on Saturday said that reports suggesting its involvement in an arrangement that leads to cash payment for Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA via third parties and hence violating US sanctions are false. “Reliance has purchased Venezuelan crude oil from companies … Read moreNot in violation of US sanctions: Reliance Industries

Meghan Markle’s sari-clad image goes viral

This post was originally published on this siteLondon, April 19 (IANS) Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle sported a sari and embraced traditional Indian culture, it has emerged in a never-before-seen footage of a trip she made back in January 2017. The 37-year-old travelled to New Delhi and Mumbai shortly after her romance with Prince Harry … Read moreMeghan Markle’s sari-clad image goes viral

Indian citizen sentenced in US for call center-linked fraud

This post was originally published on this siteNew York, April 19 (IANS) A federal judge in Florida has sentenced an Indian citizen to eight years and six months in prison for his involvement in an India-based call centre scam, according to the US Justice Department. At his sentencing on Thursday, Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington also … Read moreIndian citizen sentenced in US for call center-linked fraud

Indian lawyers in TIME’s list of 100 most influential people

This post was originally published on this siteNew Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The TIME magazine in its list of 100 most influential people of 2019 has included two Indian women lawyers — Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju — who spearheaded the legal challenge to strike down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The list … Read moreIndian lawyers in TIME’s list of 100 most influential people

‘Kalank’ is drop-dead gorgeous

This post was originally published on this siteBy Subhash K. Jha Film: Kalank; Director: Abhishek Varman; Starring: Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha; Rating: ****(4 stars) After I finished watching this long winding but ultimately satisfying tale of unfulfilled love, the incandescent Alia Bhatt asked me if I … Read more‘Kalank’ is drop-dead gorgeous

Kangana vs Alia: Family joins the war of words

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, April 17 (IANS) If actress Kangana Ranaut’s tirade against Alia Bhatt wasn’t enough, the former’s sister Rangoli Chandel entered the ‘war of words’ zone, as did the “Raazi” actress’ mother Soni Razdan and co-actor Randeep Hooda. Kangana has been calling out Alia since earlier this year for … Read moreKangana vs Alia: Family joins the war of words

US moves to deny bail to certain asylum seekers

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, April 17 (IANS) The US administration has moved to deny certain undocumented immigrants bond hearing to argue for their release in a step that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum requests. The order issued by Attorney … Read moreUS moves to deny bail to certain asylum seekers

Kamala Harris releases tax returns of 15 years

This post was originally published on this siteSan Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has released 15 years of her tax returns, showing that she and her husband earned almost $1.9 million in 2018, the media reported. The returns released on Sunday showed most … Read moreKamala Harris releases tax returns of 15 years

I Have A Dream: Stories of Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks in Bharatnatyam form

This post was originally published on this siteSan Francisco, April 15 (IANS) A popular California-based South Indian classical dance group will tell the stories of American activists Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King by employing the stylistic vocabulary of the Bharatnatyam dance form. The Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose will perform “I Have A … Read moreI Have A Dream: Stories of Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks in Bharatnatyam form

3 Indian teams win awards at NASA rover challenge

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, April 15 (IANS) Three Indian student teams won awards in NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama. The team from KIET Group of Institutions in Ghaziabad won the “AIAA Neil Armstrong Best Design Award” in the college/university division, … Read more3 Indian teams win awards at NASA rover challenge

Tax filing: Congressman Ami Bera offers help

This post was originally published on this siteSan Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera has offered to help the residents of California’s Sacramento County who might be having issues with filing of taxes. Bera, the US Representative for California’s 7th Congressional District, has been representing the Sacramento County since 2013. He announced on … Read moreTax filing: Congressman Ami Bera offers help

Netflix amps up India slate with 10 new original films

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, April 15 (IANS) Continuing its investment in Indian content, global streaming giant Netflix on Monday announced a slate of 10 new original films, across a range of genres and subjects. With these additions, a total of 15 new original Indian films — including previously announced titles “Music … Read moreNetflix amps up India slate with 10 new original films

‘Vinci Da’ most original thriller of India

This post was originally published on this siteFilm: “Vinci Da” (Bengali); Cast: Rudranil Ghosh, Ritwick Chakraborty, Anirban Bhattacharya, Sohini Sarkar; Director: Srijit Mukherjee; Rating: **** ½ (four and a half stars) Two thoughts struck me simultaneously as I watched Srijit Mukherjee’s latest work open-mouthed and stunned: this is the most original thriller I’ve seen in … Read more‘Vinci Da’ most original thriller of India

ICE created fake FB profiles to nab Indian students; violated guidelines

This post was originally published on this siteLondon, April 12 (IANS) Waking up from slumber, Facebook has said that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violated its guidelines by creating fake profiles on its platform tied to the University of Farmington — a sham institution that left over 600 students, 90 per cent of them … Read moreICE created fake FB profiles to nab Indian students; violated guidelines

H-1B denial rates rise significantly: 32% of new petitions denied in first quarter

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Denial rates for H-1B petitions have increased significantly, rising from 6% in FY 2015 to 32% in the first quarter of FY 2019 for new H-1B petitions for initial employment, according to a National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) analysis of U.S. Citizenship and … Read moreH-1B denial rates rise significantly: 32% of new petitions denied in first quarter

Democratic National Committee appoints Rachana Desai Martin as Chief Operating Officer

This post was originally published on this siteNRI PULSE STAFF REPORT The Democratic National Committee (DNC) recently announced that it has appointed Rachana Desai Martin as Chief Operating Officer. The CEO of the Democratic National Committee, Seema Nanda is also Indian-American. Rachna has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, a role she has been filling … Read moreDemocratic National Committee appoints Rachana Desai Martin as Chief Operating Officer

Guru: Narendra Raval’s long walk to success

This post was originally published on this siteBloomsbury India.ISBN HB: 978-9-3871-4687-7 Hard Cover Guru A Long Walk to Success: An Autobiography By: Narendra Raval, Kailash Mota Bloomsbury India.ISBN HB: 978-9-3871-4687-7 Hard Cover REVIEWED BY MAHADEV DESAI This is a riveting, insightful and inspiring story of the journey of business tycoon Narendra Raval, endearingly known as ‘Guru’, from a little village … Read moreGuru: Narendra Raval’s long walk to success

Kim Kardashian accused of cultural appropriation after she wears maang tika to church

This post was originally published on this siteLos Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has courted criticism for wearing a traditional Indian maang tika, a jewelry piece worn on the head, for a church service. The 38-year-old mother-of-three shared her outfit on social media with the caption ‘Sunday Service Vibe’, but some … Read moreKim Kardashian accused of cultural appropriation after she wears maang tika to church

Classical dance in safe hands with the Prakriti group

This post was originally published on this siteBY SUPRIYA DESAIPhotos by Arun Kumar(Featured photo: Madhavi Venkatesh) On March 2nd and 3rd, I had the fortune of watching a special ‘Festival of Solos’ dance show presented by Ramya Kapadia & Prakriti in Raleigh, NC. I was also honored to participate in a panel discussion on Margams, … Read moreClassical dance in safe hands with the Prakriti group

Median age of Indian start-up founders only 31

This post was originally published on this siteUnited Nations, April 10 (IANS) Youth are leading India’s start-up ecosystem where the median age of founder-entrepreneurs is only 31 years, according to India’s youth delegate at the UN. Seema Punjani told the eighth Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum here on Tuesday that in India, one of … Read moreMedian age of Indian start-up founders only 31

Trump renominates Diane Gujarati for judgeship

This post was originally published on this siteNew York, April 9 (IANS) President Donald Trump has re-nominated an Indian American prosecutor Diane Gujarati to be a federal judge. The White House announced on Monday that Trump was again sending her nomination to the Senate for confirmation as a judge of the federal court for Eastern New … Read moreTrump renominates Diane Gujarati for judgeship

Hollywood actress pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, April 9 (IANS) Hollywood actress Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to using bribery and other forms of fraud as part of the college admissions scandal, federal prosecutors in Boston said. On Monday, Huffman, the “Desperate Housewives” star, pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to a fake charity associated with … Read moreHollywood actress pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

Will Smith says he got a new perspective towards life after India visit

This post was originally published on this siteNew Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith says he got a new perspective towards life and the truths of the world after exploring the culture of India. Smith has visited India several times, once to promote his Netflix movie “Bright” in Mumbai and once to be part … Read moreWill Smith says he got a new perspective towards life after India visit

Indian gangster aide wanted in plot to kill Mahesh Bhatt deported from US

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, April 8, 2019: An Indian national removed  by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for immigration violations and turned over to Indian authorities is wanted in his home country on attempted murder, criminal conspiracy, extortion, forgery, cheating, theft, abetment use and possession … Read moreIndian gangster aide wanted in plot to kill Mahesh Bhatt deported from US

US hotel chain to pay $12mn for sharing guest lists

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, April 8 (IANS) American budget hotel chain, Motel 6, will pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit that said several of their properties in Washington state gave their guest lists to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the media reported. Between 2015 and 2017, seven Motel 6 properties … Read moreUS hotel chain to pay $12mn for sharing guest lists

Indian-origin actors creating waves on American shows

This post was originally published on this siteNew Delhi, April 7 (IANS) From Kunal Nayyar to Lilly Singh and Mindy Kaling, many actors of Indian origin are creating waves on American television shows. Here are some of them: Punam Patel Padma Lakshmi Sendhil Ramamurthy Mindy Kaling Lilly Singh Kunal Nayyar Kal Penn Hasan Minhaj Aziz Ansari … Read moreIndian-origin actors creating waves on American shows

Racefor7: 7000 people in US and India run to beat 7,000 rare diseases

This post was originally published on this siteBY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, April 5, 2019: Over 7000 people across U.S states including Washington DC, South Carolina, Texas and California and nine locations in India including Kolkata, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Chennai, Mumbai, Mysuru, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and New Delhi joined together in the Racefor7 event held by Organization … Read moreRacefor7: 7000 people in US and India run to beat 7,000 rare diseases

T.A.T. Awards: Sushmita Sen adds glitz to red carpet gala

This post was originally published on this site The event organizers. L to R: Pabs Raghava, Bhavana Anand and Lakshmi Thesam. BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Vinod Devlia, Photography by Vinod Atlanta, GA, April 5, 2019: “Women don’t need to be empowered. They need to be supported and appreciated. We all know the best appreciation come … Read moreT.A.T. Awards: Sushmita Sen adds glitz to red carpet gala

Sensation 2019: Shiv’s Institute of Dance students showcase talent

This post was originally published on this siteBY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Vakiti Creations Atlanta, GA, April 5, 2019: Shiv’s Institute of Dance presented Sensation 2019, a biennial event that showcases its students’ performances, at Lassiter High School auditorium on March 17,2019.  Designed and choreographed by its founder, Shiva Turlapati and his team, well over 300 … Read moreSensation 2019: Shiv’s Institute of Dance students showcase talent

US disputes Indian claim of hitting Pakistan’s F-16

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, April 5 (IANS) India’s claim that one of its pilots shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet in an aerial battle in February “appears to be wrong” as US personnel counted Islamabad’s F-16s and found none missing, a US news publication has reported citing military officials. Foreign Policy … Read moreUS disputes Indian claim of hitting Pakistan’s F-16

‘Made in Heaven’ actress Sobhita Dhulipala becomes breakout star of IMDb

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, April 4 (IANS) Fresh from the success of web series “Made In Heaven”, actress Sobhita Dhulipala has come into the spotlight, and her newfound popularity has led her to become the ‘IMDb Breakout Star of the Month’. The actress has entered into the Top 15 most popular Indian … Read more‘Made in Heaven’ actress Sobhita Dhulipala becomes breakout star of IMDb

WATCH: Will Smith ticks Bollywood from his bucket list, grooves to ‘Radha teri chunari’

This post was originally published on this siteMumbai, April 4 (IANS) Will Smith has ticked off Bollywood from his bucket list. In a clip of his Facebook show “Bucket List”, the 50-year-old star met with several famous Bollywood actors like Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria as he prepared to film one of the industry’s … Read moreWATCH: Will Smith ticks Bollywood from his bucket list, grooves to ‘Radha teri chunari’

Gap’s Sonia Syngal will soon join elite group of Fortune 500 CEOs

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, April 3, 2019: The Fortune 500 is due to get a new CEO, and she is an Indian-American woman. Gap Inc. announced recently that it is splitting its successful Old Navy brand into its own publicly-traded company. That means Old Navy’s CEO Sonia Syngal, who will … Read moreGap’s Sonia Syngal will soon join elite group of Fortune 500 CEOs

After spending 19 months in jail, Rajat Gupta keen to reform US criminal justice system

This post was originally published on this siteHyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Former head of McKinsey & Company Rajat Gupta, who spent 19 month in a US jail on charges of insider trading, on Wednesday said he would like to work for the reforms in the US criminal justice and prison system. The management guru said through … Read moreAfter spending 19 months in jail, Rajat Gupta keen to reform US criminal justice system