WASHINGTON – A vastmajority of Indian Americanshave an aesthetic preference forlighter skinned people and considerthose with darker skin tobe less attractive, according to astudy conducted by an Indian-American dermatologist.Sejal K. Shah, a youngdoctor at the St. Luke’s andRoosevelt (SLR) Hospital inNew York City, conducted thestudy with Andrew F. Alexis, directorof SLR’s Skin of ColourCentre.About 190 [...]
WASHINGTON – In a first,an NRI doctor in the US has performeda unique “life-saving”heart procedure – that involvesinjecting the patient’s own stemcells into the organ – on Hollywoodactor Ernie Lively.Amit Patel from the Universityof Utah performed thehistoric procedure on Lively -‘Gossip girl’ actress Blake Lively’sfather – using new techniqueof retrograde gene therapy on ahuman heart [...]
HOUSTON – An Indo-Americanformer chemist at a Massachusettsdrug lab has been sentencedto prison for faking forensic testresults, a scandal that has jeopardizedthousands of convictions.Annie Dookhan pleaded guiltyon Wednesday in Suffolk SuperiorCourt to all 27 counts against herrelated to the drug lab scandal.She was sentenced to three to fiveyears in prison.Dookhan, 36, showed littleemotion and spoke [...]
Manil Suri, a novelist and mathematician,won the annual Britishprize for a passage in his novel‘The City of Devi’.
LONDON: An out-of-this-world sexscene invoking stars, supernovas and statisticianshas won US-based writer ManilSuri the ‘uncoveted’ Bad Sex in FictionAward.Suri, a novelist and mathematician,won the annual British prize for a passagein his novel ‘The City of Devi’, inwhich the [...]
WASHINGTON – AsNisha Desai Biswal officiallybecame Washington’s firstIndian-American pointpersonfor South and Central Asia lastweek, her boss mentioned thatshe is known as “somebodywho speaks softly and carries abig stick”.But whether it was withher soft speech or her big stick,Biswal’s efforts to bring peacebetween the feuding begums ofBangladesh even before she wasformally sworn in won praisefrom U.S. [...]
A new Punjabi Press Club of BC executive was selected from the existing members and many ofthe same faces making up the board with some new members in positions being served. GurvinderSingh Dhaliwal and Rashpal Singh Gill were selected President and Vice President respectively withGurpreet “Lucky” Sahota and Sukhminder Cheema serving as Secretaries of the [...]
On December 13th Ismaili Muslims all over the world celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan. We join in their rejoicing and wish His Highness and his followers “Salgirah Mubarak”.
His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding [...]
By Jasbir Sandhu
MP Surrey North
In the wake of Remembrance Day,the pressing issue of the Canadian government’streatment of our veteransshould be fresh in the mind of all Canadians.On Remembrance Day, we pause torecognize the significance of our veterans’contributions and to honour the sacrificesthat they have made to protect our beautifulcountry. However, for veterans, everyday holds reminders [...]
NEW YORK – The U.S.should change its policy to allowmore Indian-Americans to jointhe military without compromisingon their religious beliefs andpractices, the only three Sikh soldiersin the U.S. Army say.Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi,Captain Tejdeep Singh Rattanand Corporal Simran Preet SinghLamba are the only three Sikhsserving in the U.S. Army currently.Having shattered stereotypes,the three have won awards [...]
MUMBAI – Last week Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich was at the Mumbai Port Trust facilities, watching the unloading of yellow peas and red lentils from Saskatchewan, shipped through Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway.
The Mumbai port is the main entry point for pulses imported from Saskatchewan.
But now Ottawa and New Delhi are seeking [...]