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A new player challenges Nikki Haley in South Carolina

Washington, April 23: South Carolina’s Indian American Governor Nikki Haley faces a new challenge in her re-election bid with a former judge named Tom Ervin joining the race as an independent.

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Myanmar kids face threats due to Kachin fighting: Unicef

United Nations, April 23: The Unicef has warned that children fraternity in Myanmar is facing different types of dangers in the light of recent fighting between government forces and Kachin rebels.

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103 countries to attend Sri Lankan youth conference

Colombo, April 22: A total of 103 countries have confirmed their participation in the World Conference on Youth (WCY) to be hosted by Sri Lanka next month, the country’s youth ministry stated Tuesday.

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100 Punjabi youths still detained in US for illegal entry

Washington, April 22: An Indian-American community organisation has sought the intervention of US lawmakers for securing the release of about 100 Punjabi youths detained by US immigration authorities in Texas for entering the US illegally.

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Miss America to defence of teen who asked her for a dance

Washington, April 22: The first ever Indian-American Miss America, Nina Davuluri, has come to the defence of a teen who asked her to a dance as the news of his suspension for the stunt reached the White House.

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Australia mulls more aid for Syrian refugees

Amman, April 22: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said here Monday that his country is looking into increasing aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan, local media reported.

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Gurgaon municipal chief cycles to office

Gurgaon, April 21: The chief of the municipal corporation here Monday set a new trend by reaching his office on a bicycle and appealed to people to take to pedalling rather than driving.

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Five Indians killed in road accident in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, April 21: Five Indians working in Saudi Arabia were killed in a road accident near the country’s capital Riyadh after their van overturned following a tyre burst, the media reported Monday.

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Boy flies 3,700 km hidden in jet’s landing gear

Washington, April 21: A teenager stowaway in the US survived a 3,700-km flight from San Jose in California to Hawaii hiding in the landing gear of a jetliner, the media reported Monday.

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