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Gap wins praise after racist graffiti on ad in New York subway platform

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New York -- The Indian American community has been stunned by the racist graffiti on a Gap advertisement featuring Sikh actor and model Waris Ahluwalia at a New York City subway station.

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12/02/13
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Monica Gill is Miss India USA 2013

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New Jersey -- Monica Gill, a clinical affairs associate from Boston, Massachusetts, is the new Miss India USA 2013, an annual pageant where Indian American beauties compete for the grand Miss India Worldwide crown.
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11/29/13
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Mass. man fatally drags woman 3 miles with truck after hitting her, husband

Washington -- Just days after becoming an American citizen, a woman from India was killed in front of her husband after being struck and dragged by a pickup truck for around five kilometres.

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11/29/13
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Engineering Researcher Ajay Agrawal Named UA’s Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, professor and Robert F. Barfield Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama, received the 2013 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award Nov. 15 at the UA President’s Mansion.

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11/20/13
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Seattle elects first socialist in Indian-American Kshama Sawant

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Washington --  Kshama Sawant, a Pune-born young Indian-American activist-academic, has become the first socialist to be elected to a public office in the US, with a narrow victory in the Seattle city council election over the 16-year Democratic incumbent.

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11/19/13
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Trainee pilot from India dies in US plane crash

Hyderabad, Nov 19 -- A trainee pilot from India has died in a plane crash at Hooks Aiport in the US.

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11/19/13
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$2M Gift Establishes the Sanghvi Endowed Chair at University of Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI—With a $2 million gift from Vijay Sanghvi, MD, the Drs. Vijay and Khushman Sanghvi Endowed Chair in Cardiac Imaging (the Sanghvi Chair) has been created to support a faculty member who is dedicated to the advanced cardiac imaging program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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11/19/13
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New Jersey teen jailed for 15 years in fatal beating of Divyendu Sinha

New Jersey -- A teenager in Old Bridge, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the beating to death an Indian American computer scientist in 2010.

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11/19/13
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India scripts success story at Sharjah book fair

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Sharjah -- A star-studded author line-up, including former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Ruskin Bond, Kamal Haasan and Ravinder Singh, best-sellers, higher publisher participation and a wide variety of books in diverse languages on sale drew massive crowds to the Indian Pavilion at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), making it a runaway hit.

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11/19/13
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Preet Bharara brings down ShopClues’ Indian founder

Washington --  Manhattan's Indian American US Attorney Preet Bharara has brought down yet another insider trader with a former Indian internet analyst Sandeep Aggarwal pleading guilty.

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11/19/13
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