Nikki Haley, Tim Scott and more to blitz Iowa, S. Carolina in 2024 ‘preseason’

Nikki Haley, Tim Scott and more to blitz Iowa, S. Carolina in 2024 ‘preseason’

Former United Nations ambassaor Nikki Haley has said she plans to announce her presidential campaign in two weeks, part of a wave of Republicans who are expected to announce their intentions in the coming months. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by David Becker. Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley plans to launch her…

Sandip Soparrkar gets praise for his initiative by the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Sandip Soparrkar gets praise for his initiative by the Nelson Mandela Foundation

  Sandip Soparrkar’s initiative Dance for a Cause has been recognized by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Photo: Pigeon PR Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar has been recognized for his contribution to his profession as well as society. After being awarded by the Indian government and getting crowned with the title, ‘King of Art4Peace’ internationally, the choreographer has…

Chhatriwali is marked with brilliant turn by Rakul Preet Singh

Chhatriwali is marked with brilliant turn by Rakul Preet Singh

Rakul Preet Singh in and as Chhatriwali. Photo: Trailer Video Grab In the modest town of Karnal in Punjab, Sanya Dhingra (Rakul Preet Singh) is looking for a job while teaching young children. She ultimately finds one when she impresses Ratan Lamba (Satish Kaushik), who offers her a job as quality tester in his condom-manufacturing…

Tamils in Maryland celebrate Pongal with great fervor

Tamils in Maryland celebrate Pongal with great fervor

Members of the Tamil diaspora presenting a traditional dance performance on January 28, 2023, at the Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in Maryland. PHOTO: T. Vishnudatta Jayaraman, News India Times Bethesda, Maryland: The Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington hosted Pongal Day celebrations on January 28, 2023, at the Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, where members…

Carrom tournament attracts players from U.S., Canada

Carrom tournament attracts players from U.S., Canada

Preeti Jakhotia of California, center, Singles Carrom Champion, poses with NEUSCA President Abul Shakeel Baig and NEUSCA Secretary Arshad Shaik- NEUSCA Winter 2023 Carrom Tournament held Jan. 28-29, 2023. Photo: NEUSCA The North East United States Carrom Association (NEUSCA) held their annual Carrom tournament amid a long winter. Nevertheless, it attracted players from the United…

Appeals court to hear arguments over vacating of Adnan Syed’s conviction

Appeals court to hear arguments over vacating of Adnan Syed’s conviction

An appeals court is expected to hear arguments Thursday on whether it should order a do-over of the proceeding that led to “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed’s conviction being vacated. The brother of the teenager that Syed had previously been convicted of killing is arguing that his rights as the representative of a crime victim…

Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval announces new gun laws

Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval announces new gun laws

Cincinnati, Ohio Mayor Aftab Pureval announcing new gun laws Feb. 2, 2023. Photo: Twitter @AftabPureval Mayor Aftab Pureval of Cincinnati announced two new gun safety policies Feb. 2, 2023. He was joined by Vice Mayor Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, Councilmember Scotty Johnson, Councilmember Liz Keating, Councilmember Meeka D. Owens, and community leaders, when announcing the landmark…

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’ is the politest home-invasion thriller you’ll ever see

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’ is the politest home-invasion thriller you’ll ever see

From left: Abby Quinn, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Dave Bautista and Rupert Grint in “Knock at the Cabin.” MUST CREDIT: Universal Pictures/PhoByMo I’ll say one thing for “Knock at the Cabin”: M. Night Shyamalan may have made the politest – and the most provocative – home-invasion horror movie you’ll ever see. The four strangers who show up…

Vaishnav Temple in New York celebrates India’s 74th Republic Day

Vaishnav Temple in New York celebrates India’s 74th Republic Day

Attendees and organizers at the Jan. 29, 2023, Republic Day of India celebration at Vaishnav Temple in New York. Photo: Vijay Shah, Vaishnav Temple The Vaishnav Temple of New York, Inc, (VTNY), the first traditional ‘Pushtimargiya’ temple in North America, established in December 1986 under the leadership of the late Dr. Arvind Shah, celebrated the…