Monday, April 21, 2014

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Australian gallery refuses to return $5-mn Shiva idol

Sydney -- The National Gallery of Australia is refusing to return the dancing Shiva statue it purchased for $5 million from an Indian-origin antiquities dealer despite evidence that it was stolen from an Indian temple.

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Indian-origin student tweets to success in UK

London -- It took just a simple tweet from an Indian-origin student to impress British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

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Indian-American doctor admits taking bribes for referrals

New York, March 27 (IANS) An Indian-American pediatrician with a New York practice has admitted he accepted bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by a New Jersey diagnostic laboratory.

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Food, dance, music at Zamora Temple at Alabama International Asian festival on March 29

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation is having its 2014 International festival at a new, larger location. It’s trying the new location as a possible fit for its new International Peace Plaza, Cultural Educational Center and in future a classical Chinese garden.

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New York mayor taps three Indian-Americans for key jobs

New York -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has tapped three Indian-Americans for key positions with Meera Joshi named to serve as chairperson and CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).

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