New York, Feb 1 : The family and friends of an Indian-origin man in California, who was killed in a police firing, gathered at a candlelight vigil in his memory.
Parminder Singh Shergill, a 43 year-old army veteran, was shot and killed by two police officers Jan 25 at Lodi in San Joaquin county, California, after he allegedly charged at two veteran officers with a knife.
The candlelight vigil was held at the Deshmesh Darbar Sikh temple in south Lodi Friday, media reported.
Friends said Parminder suffered an episode of post-traumatic stress, and a family member called police.
New York, Feb 1 - If your kid has a strong emotional attachment with pets, be sure she would grow to become a better and sensitive human being.
Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities, says new research.
“Our findings suggest that it may not be whether an animal is present in an individual’s life that is most significant but rather the quality of that relationship,” said Megan Mueller, a developmental psychologist and research assistant professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
“The young adults who had strong attachment to pets reported feeling more connected to their communities and relationships,” added Mueller.
New York, Jan 31 : Award-winning Michelin-starred Indian chef Vikas Khanna has launched a new book, "Return to the Rivers - Recipes and Memories of The Himalayan River Valleys", offering a gastronomic tour of the wonders of international cuisines.
Co-authored with Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn and with a foreword by the Dalai Lama, the 444 page book published by Lake Isle Press, was launched at a media event here Tuesday at Junoon Restaurant.
Washington, Jan 31 - Harvard Business School's Indian-American Dean Nitin Nohria has made an extraordinary public apology for the school's treatment of female students and professors and vowed to make changes at the institution.
Born in Nohar, Rajasthan, HBS' first foreign-born one dean, acknowledged to 600 alumni and guests at a function in San Francisco Monday that the school had sometimes treated its female students and professors offensively.
Nohria, 51, conceded there were times when women at Harvard felt "disrespected, left out, and unloved by the school. I'm sorry on behalf of the business school," he told a hushed room, according to CNN Money. "The school owed you better, and I promise it will be better."
Washington, Jan 31 - US federal prosecutors will seek death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of killing three people and injuring over 200 with homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon last year.
"After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant's counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter," Xinhua quoted Attorney General Eric Holder saying in a statement.
"The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision," he said in the brief statement released by the Department of Justice.
Washington, Jan 31 - At least one student was reportedly critically injured during a shooting incident in the campus of a college in the US state of Florida, Xinhua reported citing college authorities Thursday.
Police detained two people for investigation, but their names were not being released.
The shooting occurred in a parking lot on campus, the Eastern Florida Sate College said on its twitter account. "The Palm Bay campus, one of the college's four campuses, was locked down and people are asked to stay inside with doors locked. (IANS)
Washington, Jan 31 - A shooting incident was reported on a college campus in the US state of Florida Thursday.
The shooting occurred in a parking lot on campus in the college, Xinhua quoted the Eastern Florida State College stating in a tweet. "The Palm Bay campus, one of the college's four campuses, is locked down and people are asked to stay inside with doors locked." (IANS)
Washington, Jan. 30 - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
Two members of the Norwegian parliament nominated Snowden, saying that he made a critical contribution to restoring the balance between a 'country's legitimate need for reliable intelligence to preserve its own security' and 'people's individual freedoms', CNET reported.
Washington, Jan 29 : First lady Michelle Obama - along with presidential pets Bo and Sunny - hosted a training camp at the White House for this year's Puppy Bowl's competitors.
The White House hosted 13 puppies from shelters and rescue groups to "work out" before the Puppy Bowl, held annually on Super Bowl Sunday , featuring pooches playing inside a model stadium.
Michelle said in a statement that it was fun to see the Puppy Bowl X Team work out at the White House, asserting that this year's pooches showed that getting active and drinking lots of water are important ways to keep bodies healthy and energized.
Washington, Jan 26 - Three people were killed Saturday morning in a shooting at a shopping mall in the US state of Maryland, police said.
The Howard County Police confirmed on Twitter the deaths, adding that the identities of the victims remained unknown, Xinhua reported. One of the dead was located near a gun and ammunition, they said.
People inside the mall were ordered to stay in place until police clear each area safely. TV footage showed police surrounding the Columbia mall.
The entrance to the mall was blocked by the police right after the incident was reported. Roads near the building were also closed.
Washington, Jan 25 : An Indian-American physiotherapist has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay over $10 million in restitution for allegedly participating in a Medicare fraud scheme that totalled almost $11 million.
Chiradeep Gupta, 39, was sentenced by US District Judge Denise Page Hood in the Eastern District of Michigan Friday, according to the Justice Department.
In addition to his prison term, Gupta was sentenced to serve three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay more than $10 million in restitution, jointly and severally with his co-defendants.
Washington, Jan. 25 : Bill Gates reportedly lost a chess match against the world's best chess player Magnus Carlsen on a popular Norwegian-Swedish television talk show.
The Microsoft genius was allotted 2 minutes for each of his moves, while 23-year old Carlsen was given just 30 seconds.
Carlsen took a total of nine moves to checkmate Gates, who sportingly took up the challenge and said that the game had "a predetermined outcome", Verge reported.
Magnus Carlsen has held the title of grandmaster since the age of 13 and is currently the World Chess Champion. (ANI)
Washington, Jan 25 - One student was shot on campus in South Carolina State University of the US Friday, police said.
"Police have not yet apprehended a suspect but they are currently in pursuit of the person they believe to be the perpetrator," the university said via its twitter account, Xinhua reported.
As the police continue to search for the suspect, the university is currently on lock-down and students are urged to take precautions.
Officials of the university said the shooting took place in a dormitory, media reports said.
Washington, Jan 24 : Pope Francis has reportedly said that the internet is a "gift from God", in a statement for the Catholic Church's World Communications Day.
The Pope while acknowledging the benefits of internet said that internet created a sense of unity among human family, adding that unprecedented advances in technology and digital media have made it easier to engage with people of different religions.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis also pointed out the drawbacks of using internet and said that the speed of social media does not allow users to engage in self-reflection, Verge reported.
Washington, Jan 23 : First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed that Jane Fonda is one of her role models.
During an interview with People Magazine, Obama said that she admires Fonda's political savviness and would like to look and live like her when she's "70 or 80" years old.
Obama also listed Cicely Tyson as another role model, saying that she just wants to see the 80-year-old actress on Broadway. (ANI)
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