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

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Australia recognises India's Covaxin as it eases travel curbs

In welcome news for Indian travellers and students, Australia Monday recognized India's Covaxin for the purpose of travel to the country as it eased curbs on international travel

Modi meets Pope at the Vatican, invites him to visit India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Pope Francis to India after a significant one-on-one meeting in the Vatican City on Saturday

Indian origin pharma CEO killed in US in robbery attempt after his casino win

The Indian American CEO of a pharmaceutical company has been killed in a robbery attempt at home in New Jersey, US allegedly by a man who followed him home from a casino after seeing him win big about $10,000, according to local media reports

India, US to consult, share information on potential terrorism threats from Afghanistan

Steadily expanding the scope of their strategic partnership to cover more and more areas of defense and security, India and the United States have announced that they will expand sharing information on terrorist threats and will consult on potential terror threats from Afghanistan where the Taliban has wrested control, according to the State Department

Indiaspora honors Indian Americans in public service at Diwali celebration

Indiaspora, a nonprofit organization of global Indian diaspora leaders, hosted a Diwali celebration with several community partners in the US Capitol Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC to honor Indian Americans who have been elected, appointed, and nominated to public office, as well as staffers on Capitol Hill, for their contributions to government service

US senators urge Biden to waive sanctions against New Delhi for buying Russian S-400 missile systems; point to declining purchases from Moscow

Two US Senators have urged President Joe Biden to waive Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions against India for buying military arms from Russia

Trinidad’s annual Divali Nagar will be a showcase of Indo-Trinidadian culture

Divali Nagar has now become the eternal flagship of Hinduism and Indian culture of various strains in the Caribbean

Human Rights Watch asks for protection of Bangladesh Hindus, cautions India on retaliatory violence

While asking Bangladesh authorities to protect Hindus, the New York-based international group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said law enforcement should act "with caution and restraint.”

Dramatic rise in heart diseases among South Asians in US: AAPI seeks to create awareness

South Asians make up 25 per cent of the world’s population but they contribute 50 per cent to global cardiovascular deaths

Indian, jailed in Australia for attacking Sikhs, deported

An Indian man has been deported from Australia after he served a jail sentence on charges of attacking Sikhs, the country's immigration and citizenship minister tweeted

India is a crucial global leader in the fight against COVID-19: US Deputy Secretary of State

US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Friday underscored the importance of India's role as a global Covid vaccine producer and applauded New Delhi's announcement to resume vaccine exports

India commended by IMF for 'swift, substantial' response to pandemic; introducing 'structural reforms'

The Washington-based International Monetary Fund has commended Indian authorities' “swift and substantial” response to the COVID-19 pandemic and noted that there is the possibility of “a faster than expected recovery."

Voting rights for Indians abroad fraught with practical challenges, says minister at US event

India wants every Indian citizen abroad to have a right to vote in Indian elections, but the implementation of this decision is fraught with many practical challenges,  India's Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said at an  Interactive session with non-resident Indians and the Indian American diaspora at the Hampton Hotel and Suites in Stamford, Connecticut

India, US to reinvigorate action against financial crimes, seek stricter FATF implementation against terror finance

The meeting of the financial chiefs was the latest in a series of consultations by leaders of the two countries before and after last month's summit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden as New Delhi and Washington draw closer

Indian-origin cardiologist killed in California plane crash

A small plane owned by a prominent Indian-origin cardiologist has crashed in the US state of California, killing two persons, including the physician, and causing a major fire that engulfed nearby homes and left a swath of destruction, according to local media reports

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