June 7, 2001
Jains align with the Tibetan cause
The president of the International Mahavir Jain Mission, Shanti Shah, said the Dalai Lama had stressed on the similarities between the two faiths when they met recently.
Bush sued over global gag rule
Two South Asians are among the plaintiffs objecting to the rule which censors private political speech on reproductive health laws worldwide.
A Jew in the Big Apple
To her surprise and dismay, Florence Manglani says she encountered ignorance in the United States, where many people she met had a hard time believing she was Jewish by birth.
June 6, 2001
Two South Asian attorneys among plaintiffs suing Bush
They sued the US president for alleged violation of the first amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech through re-imposition of the Global Gag Rule in January this year.
Sonia's US tour to woo diaspora
The Overseas Friends of Congress said she was scheduled to arrive in New York on June 24 for a two-day visit, before she moves to other cities.
10,000 to attend Ahmadiyya meet
Disenfranchised in Pakistan, the sect has garnered major political clout in Canada by offering free services to political candidates
June 5, 2001
Indians throng, but fail to win Spelling Bee
Bangalore-born Abhijit Eswarappa, 13, survived seven rounds of such tongue-twisters as 'expurgate' and 'fimbrillate', but was waylaid by 'hyetology' in the eighth round.
Internet guru held for paedophilia
Police have accused Ranjit Singh Sahota, a Silicon Valley trailblazer, with pushing the envelope of online possibilities in a far more sinister way.
Expatriates urged to organise themselves
L M Singhvi, chairman of the high-level committee on the Indian Diaspora, has called on Indian expatriates to voice their needs more strongly across the world.
Through a lens, sometimes darkly
By putting a camera into the hands of her subjects, Wendy Ewald allows many poor and exploited people, including children, to overcome their inhibitions and express the world through their eyes.
June 4, 2001
UK lets Canada charge Kanishka bombing suspect
Home Secretary Jack Straw's decision to allow Canadian crown prosecutors to charge Inderjit Singh Reyat in the 1985 terrorist attack came as a surprise to most people.
Brahmins in US deplore loss of culture
Many Brahmins have moved away from traditional culture, due to fears of being labelled casteist.
A man for all seasons
Pemmaraju Venugopala Rao finds no contradiction in his abiding interest in science and literature, as 'they both ask deep, intimate questions.'
Not the worst that could happen
'What's the Worst That Could Happen?' opened to a decent $13.3 million to finish in fifth spot.
June 3, 2001
Yoga, friends give missing girl's parents solace
Susan Levy still thinks Chandra will be returned to her safe and sound and a pilgrimage to India could work out.
June 2, 2001
Pallone urges PM to take up Pandits' case
The US lawmaker says Kashmiri Pandits are living lives shorn of basic dignity.
Illinois gets an Indian American judge
Bangalore-born Rena Marie Van Tine considers her selection a natural extension of her career in public service. 'I like people and I feel I can make a difference,' she said.
TiE to discuss survival in trying times
'In the slow economy, we want to turn this negative, where people are rethinking their businesses into a positive, by showing value,' says Jnan Dash, content chair for TiEcon 2001.
Journalists join battle against McDonald's
India-West journalists Vandana Makker and Bala Murali Krishna are two of the three plaintiffs named in the complaint filed by Harish Bharti in Alameda County in Northern California on May 18.
June 1, 2001
LA police panel clears Indian officer
The exoneration of Kulin Patel has raised questions about the panel's credibility.
Canadians travel to India for organ transplants
Patients pay between US $50,000 to $145,000 for a kidney transplant.
Bush praises hi-tech workers from India
The US president, however, expressed the desire to lessen dependence on immigration for hi-tech workers by training Americans to do the jobs.
Indian American joins top rung of US food industry association
Former senior Clinton administration appointee, Isi Siddiqui has been named senior director of biotechnology and trade for the American Crop Protection Association, a premier food industry group.
Thatcher warns against Labour pain
As opinion polls continue to predict a massive victory for Labour in next Thursday's British general election, the former Conservative prime minister has warned that a landslide victory for Labour would be dangerous for the country and could lead to an "elective dictatorship".
Chelsea plans to study at Oxford
Former United States president Bill Clinton's daughter is said to be casting her eye over her father's old digs, in advance of taking up a place at University College this October.
Will You Get Any McDonald's Money?
Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on how Harish Bharti's case against the fast-food giant fares. But don't hold your breath until then.