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Daily EDITION : News from INDIA New England | Monday, January 18, 2016

Infosys appoints Boston's Punita Sinha as director, causing controversy in India

BENGALURU-- Global software major Infosys Ltd on Thursday appointed investment manager Punita Kumar Sinha, wife of union Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha, and a resident of Massachusetts, as an independent director on its board.

In a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the IT bellwether said Punita Kumar Sinha was appointed as an independent director with effect from Thursday. Read More

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10 Indians Running in Lexington Elections, Likely to Make History Again

By INE News Staff

LEXINGTON, MA-The Massachusetts town of Lexington, which made history last year by electing the largest number of officials of Indian origin in local elections, may break its own record this year. Ten people of Indian-origin are running for the Town Meeting in Lexington this year.

“Six out of 10 are with school going children and working. So the myth that we are working and busy is not really true,” said Narain Bhatia, a long-time resident of Lexington who has played a key role in the grass root politics and volunteering. “What is needed is the inner desire to give back your talents to benefit the society.”

Here is the list of 10 Indian-origin candidates running for the Town Meeting in Lexington: Read More

India tops in sending scientists and engineers to the US

WASHINGTON-- Among Asian countries, India continues its trend of being the top country of birth for immigrant scientists and engineers to the US, says a latest report, adding that with 950,000 out of Asia's total 2.96 million, India's 2013 figure represented an 85 percent increase from 2003. Read More

Why is Mangalsutra Important in Wedding Jewelry

By Sujain Thomas
Special to INDIA New England News
Hindu culture is one of the most colorful in the world. The mangalsutra necklace is one of their most attractive aspects. This is a necklace that is worn by women to indicate that they are married. The mangalsutra represents love and dedication to her husband. Read More

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CNN announces inaugural Asia Business Forum in February in Mumbai

MUMBAI--CNN International has unveiled details of the inaugural CNN Asia Business Forum, a special event to be held in Mumbai on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Read More

An evening out that led to a Barcelos franchise

NEW DELHI--Little did 29-year-old Himanshu Gupta, who assists his father in the family's construction business realise when he stepped into the Barcelos casual diner here that he would end up as a franchisee of the South African group that has a global presence. Read More

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Taj Group's luxury Mumbai hotel opens near airport

MUMBAI-- The Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces on Thursday announced the opening of its fourth luxury property, the Taj Santacruz, in Mumbai near the airport here. Read More

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Grinding masala top Indian kitchen hack

By Sahana Ghosh
KOLKATA-- An inveterate traveller, acclaimed Australian chef Christine Manfield is known for her love of Indian spices. Read More

Does chicken tikka have a nationality?

By Nivedita
DUBAI-- Food has the power to bring enemies together and this time it's the lip-smacking appetizer, the chicken tikka, that has managed to bind neighbouring Asian countries India and Pakistan here together. Read More

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Natural tips to prevent skin sagging

NEW DELHI--Has your skin begun to age with fine lines appearing near the eyes? Is your sagging skin making you look haggard and old?

Here are some simple home-made solutions suggested by dermatologist Navin Taneja, director of National Skin Centre that will act a saviour.

1. Strawberries: Strawberries work like astrigents on the skin and they are 100 percent natural. Read More

Deputy Minister Singh to look after Indians in Gulf

NEW DELHI--Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh will from now onwards look after all issues related to Indians in the Gulf, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stated on Thursday.

"All matters relating to Indian nationals in Gulf countries will now be looked after by my colleague @Gen_VKSingh," Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

Following this, when an Indian national from Saudi Arabia tweeted that he was stuck after working for 24 months in a human resource company in Riyadh... Read More

Reliance Lures Talents with Harvard Temptations

MUMBAI--As it gets ready for the launch of Jio 4G services, Reliance Industries has added more human resource initiatives to attract, retain and nurture talent with monetary support for studying at Harvard or some 50 Indian or global universities, besides unlimited healthcare.

This was unveiled to the company's 24,930 employees on Thursday. Read More

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Blueberries, red wine can help in erectile dysfunction

LONDON-- Flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction, says a new study.

Eating foods rich in certain flavonoids trims down the risk of erectile dysfunction in men, especially in those under 70, reveals a collaborative study from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in UK and Harvard University in the US.

A combination of consuming flavonoid-rich foods with exercise can reduce the risk by 21 percent, the researchers said. Read More

No offense: it's just a survey on sex and gym

NEW YORK-- Are you the one who joined the neighbourhood gym in the hope of a “hook up” and some real action between the sheets? You are not alone. According to a new survey, most of the people who hit the gym have sex on their minds. Read More



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