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Indian among four charged for negligence in resturant blast

Doha, April 15: An Indian man was among four people charged with dereliction of duty that caused gas explosion in a Turkish restaurant in the Qatari capital and led to the death of 11 people, leaving 35 injured here, media reported Tuesday.

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Miss America Nina Davuluri to join White House Easter Egg Roll

Washington, April 15: Nina Davuluri, the first Indian American and second Asian American to be chosen as Miss America, will be one of the readers on Storytime Stage at this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll.

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Bangalore-born Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer for poetry

Washington, April 15: Bangalore born Indian-American poet Vijay Seshadri has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for “3 Sections”, called “a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia.” Seshadri, 60, will get the $10,000 prize for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, Columbia University, which administers the prestigious prizes announced Monday.

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Indian-origin man charged with wife’s murder in Canada

Toronto, April 14: The husband of an Indian-origin woman, who was found dead in her house in South Ottawa in Canada’s Ontario province, has been charged with the first-degree murder of his wife.

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China launches crackdown on online porn

Beijing, April 13: China will launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on internet, the country’s national anti-pornography agency announced Sunday.

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Unpaid Indian women workers sent home from Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, April 13: The Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia has finally repatriated a group of Indian women workers who were not paid their salaries for the past nine months by their employer.

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Indian-origin doctor in Britain cleared of genital mutilation charge

London, April 12: A medical tribunal in Britain has cleared an Indian-origin doctor of allegedly performing female genital mutilation on a woman during a routine plastic surgery.

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Now Preet Bharara takes on New York governor

Washington, April 12: New York’s Indian-American prosecutor Preet Bharara, who is known in India for his dogged prosecution of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, has now taken on the state’s Governor Andrew M.

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Kerry wishes Bengalis Shubho Nobo Borsho

Washington, April 12: US Secretary of State John Kerry has sent warmest New year greetings to Bengali communities around the world wishing them “Shubho Nobo Borsho” or a Happy New Year.

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