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Daily EDITION : News from INDIA New England | Monday, January 11, 2016

Harvard's Amol Aggarwal Receives 2016 Morgan Prize

CAMBRIDGE, MA--Amol Aggarwal, a mathematics PhD student at Harvard University, is the recipient of the 2016 AMS-MAA-SIAM Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student. Read More

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North South Opens Registration for 2016 Contests

CAMBRIDGE, MA—The Cambridge chapter of North South Foundation, a 27-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities and furthering the skills of children both in the United States and in India, has opened registration for its regional contests for the year 2016.

In 2015, about 400 kids participated in the regional competition, said Shitanshu Shekhar, regional coordinator for the event who has been involved with the North-South Foundation since 2002. Read More

Rangoli Grill Now Offering Franchise Opportunities

WESTFORD, MA--Rangoli Grill, a family-owned and operated fast casual Indian dining restaurant since 2013 in Westford, MA, is now offering franchising opportunities throughout the United States, according to a statement released by the restaurant. Read More

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Singh Receives Award From Top US Mathematical Group

SEATTLE--Simon Singh, a science writer and broadcaster, and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in New York City, received the 2016 Communications Awards of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM). Read More

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Priyanka Chopra may star in Baywatch

LOS ANGELES-- Actress Priyanka Chopra is in talks to join Hollywood actors Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in the upcoming film "Baywatch", based on the 1990s TV series about California lifeguards. Read More

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Obama team assures to stand by Sikh community

WASHINGTON-- A senior aide of President Barack Obama has assured the American Sikh community that the Obama administration stood by it in the wake of recent incidents of violence against Sikhs. Read More

Bobby Jindal Completes Second-Term, Leaves Office as Louisiana Governor

NEW YORK-- Indian-American Bobby Jindal leaves office as Louisiana governor at the end of his second four-year term, the media reported on Tuesday. He has been replaced by Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South.

The 44-year-old Jindsal, in an interview over the weekend, did not rule out another bid for the elected post, and added that as of now, he has decided to work with America Next, a think-tank. Read More

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Swedish DJ: Unable to use Indian vocals due to language

By Sugandha Rawal
NEW DELHI-- The melodies and tunes of Indian music have found a way into the heart of Swedish DJ Axwell, but he is having a tough time in cracking the Hindi musical code. The Grammy-nominated artiste says language barrier is stopping him from blending in Hindi “vocals” into his electronic music. Read More

Indian music seeping into the global music world

By Sugandha Rawal
NEW DELHI-- From pointing out the wave of Indian music seeping into the global music world to calling Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman "cool", the Australian DJ duo of twin sisters Miriam and Olivia Nervo is not oblivious to the success story of Indian music on foreign shores. With Indian tunes and rhythms streaming abroad, Miriam says she hopes to see more Indian artistes climbing up the music charts.

"You know we keep seeing Indian artistes come through in the top 100s. We met him (A.R. Rahman) a few years ago when we were in India and we felt he is very cool. Hopefully, we would see more of Indian artistes making it to the top charts," Miriam, who was in in India for a music festival in goa, told IANS. Read More

My sadness ends with Kolkata concert, says Ghulam Ali

KOLKATA-- Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, who has over the years enthralled millions across the globe with his baritone voice, on Tuesday expressed gratitude and elation to be able to perform in the eastern metropolis, following cancellation of his concert in Mumbai.

"I am very happy today. I have been coming to Kolkata for 30 to 35 years. But this time it feels like I have come back after 50 years. I was so sad and today my sadness ends," Ghulam Ali said at the start of the concert at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here. Read More

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Om Puri excited about his first Pakistani film

MUMBAI--Indian veteran actor Om Puri says he "really enjoyed working" on his first Pakistani film "Actor In Law", which has an unusual script.

"It's an unusual script. I loved the script so, I decided to do this film. This is my first Pakistani film. I really enjoyed working on the film. I recently completed my shoot"... Read More

Bengal pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda

KOLKATA--Ceremonial processions and exhibitions on the life and work of Swami Vivekananda were held across West Bengal to mark the monk's 153rd birth anniversary on Tuesday.

Swami Vivekananda, born on January 12, 1863, is considered to be the key figure who introduced Yoga to the world.

West Bengal youth affairs department celebrated the day by organising the Vivek Chetana Utsav. Read More

What’s missing in new U.S. diet guidelines

By Harvard Gazette
BOSTON— U.S. government officials released the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) on January 7, 2016. Nutrition expert Frank Hu, who served on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee—which made recommendations on what should be included in the guidelines—assesses the new advice on how the nation should eat. Read More

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On 50th Death Anniversary, Shastri Family Talks About Stepmotherly Treatment From Successive Governments

By Brajendra Nath Singh
NEW DELHI--Demanding that the files on the mysterious death of Lal Bahadur Shastri be de-classifed on the lines of those relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the family of the India's second prime minister, widely admired as a "son of the soil", says it been treated in a step-motherly manner by successive governments at the centre.

"The de-classification of files pertaining to the fate of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose after a plane crash has begun but there is no indication from the government on the files related to Shastriji's death. This is injustice to him. Why this step-motherly treatment of Shastriji," his eldest son, Anil Shastri, asked while speaking to IANS. Read More

Sanjay Dutt to walk free on February 25

MUMBAI--Ending all speculation, incarcerated Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been serving the remainder of his five-year sentence in Pune's Yerwada Central Jail, will finish his term and walk free on February 25.

The actor's official spokesperson confirmed on Monday evening that Sanjay will be released in the early hours of February 25... Read More

Coconut tree is no tree, says BJP-led Goa government

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
PANAJI-- Beautifully poignant coconuts trees swaying gently in the evening breeze aren't a rare sight in Goa as you drive along the coastal state. Only, according to a decision taken by the Goa government last week, the coconut tree is not a tree any more. Read More



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