Malik Faisal Akram (right) had held 4 people hostage including Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker (Center) and demanded release of Aafia Siddiqui (Left) from prison (Image: DailyMail)

Who is Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistan-born al-Qaeda operative, the Texas hostage taker wanted to free?

Malik Faisal Akram, 44-year-old Pakistani Briton who took four people hostage in a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, wanted to free al-Qaeda-linked Pakistani-American neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, a celebrity Muslim woman among the jihadi circle

UK Sikhs push back against anti-India separatist forces

The Sikh community in the United Kingdom has started to push back against anti-India campaign, which is led by the Khalistani separatists

Pakistan’s former chief justice addresses conference in Israel, recalls his confrontational days during Musharraf era

Pakistan’s former Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Thursday addressed a conference in at Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he recalled his confrontational days of the judiciary with former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf

US envoy nominees for India, Pakistan cleared by key Senate committee

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the nomination of Eric Garcetti to be the US ambassador to India and Donald Armin Blome to be the US envoy to Pakistan, positions that have been vacant for quite some time


Senate panel to take up long-delayed confirmation process for envoys to India, Pakistan

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to take up the long-delayed confirmation process for Eric Garcetti as the ambassador to India and Donald Armin Blome as the envoy to Pakistan on Tuesday

In unusual action, US sanctions Bangladesh Police chief and elite force over human rights abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions on Bangladesh's elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and six of its current and former officers for alleged involvement in "grave human rights abuses"

HCL America accused of wage discrimination, law violation

The US Department of Labor has been asked to investigate claims that HCL America, a subsidiary of India’s third-largest IT outsourcing firm generating 63% of its $11 billion in revenue in the United States, systematically violated the law by paying its H-1B workers much less than its US employees with similar skills and doing the same work

No one to blame: No punishment for US troops for deadly drone strike in Afghanistan that killed ten family members

US officials have said that they will not punish any of the American troops or officials involved in the drone strike that killed 10 people in Afghanistan in August earlier this year, the US media reported on Tuesday

Gautam Raghavan is appointed by Biden as head of White House personnel office

US President Joe Biden has appointed Gautam Raghavan, an Indian American, as head of the White House personnel office

110 stranded Indians, Afghan Sikhs and Hindus flown to Delhi from Kabul

At least 110 stranded Indians and Afghan Sikhs and Hindus were flown to New Delhi from Kabul in a special flight chartered by the Indian government, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, President, Indian World Forum

Indra Nooyi shares her life experience with Indian community groups

To one of the questions from the audience: What is the best advice you have received so far in your professional life, Nooyi answered: "Put your hand up for the most difficult assignment because then you'll leave a mark and you'll be remembered."

Gen Rawat transformed India's armed forces into 'integrated warfighting organisation', says US Defence Secretary

In rare condolence to the military chief of another country, emblematic of the growing security partnership between the two nations, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin hailed General Bipin Rawat's role in the transformation of India's military and said he had left an “indelible mark” on their defence ties

Afghan refugees in Indonesia sew lips to protest UNHCR inaction

Afghan refugees in Indonesia have sewn their lips shut in an attempt to draw UN High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) attention as the organisation has allegedly failed to address their problems and process their asylum-seeking cases

Saudi Arabia signs agreements with Pakistan on streamlining workers' recruitment, skill upgradation

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have signed two agreements, regulating the process of recruitment and skill verification of the Pakistani workforce being employed in the kingdom

Sri Lankan Australian woman tops highest paid CEO list

British-born, Sri Lankan Australian Shemara Wikramanayake has topped Australia’s highest-paid CEO list, the media reported

AAPI to have Global Healthcare Summit at Hyderabad in January

India's Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will be the chief guest at the next edition of the annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) 2022, organized by the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the powerful body representing nearly 100,000 physicians of Indian origin in the United States, to be held at Hotel Avasa in Hyderabad, India from January 5-7, 2022

In US crackdown on 26/11 conspiracy, a Pakistani American in jail, a Pakistani Canadian awaiting extradition to India, and four on wanted list

With the alleged help of Rana, Headley got a business visa for India and conducted surveillance for the terror attacks that killed more than 174 people, including six Americans

Indian American professor tried unsuccessfully to win release of Chabad hostages from Pakistani terrorists during 26/11

An Indian American professor acted as an interpreter in the unsuccessful attempt to win freedom for the hostages held by Pakistani terrorists in the Mumbai Jewish centre called Nariman House during the 26/11 terror strike in 2008 - exactly 13 years ago. P.V. Viswanath, who is fluent in Yiddish, has recalled in an article in and an interview with Jewish-oriented publications how the terrorist he spoke to from New York displayed an eerie calm

Putin's visit to India puts question marks over India-US ministerial dialogue

The arrival of the components of the Russian Triumf S-400 missile air defence system this month casts a shadow over India-US relations because of Washington's opposition to the purchase and the threat of sanctions under a US law

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