Trump ban nearly claimed baby's life

Portland(US): Physicians say a 4-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition who was affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban is ‘out of the woods’ and making good progress after her life-saving surgery. Fatemeh Reshad and her parents’ plans to enter the United States with a travel visa for the infant’s surgery were canceled last month after Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran. The girl and her parents

I talk sense so Australians listen to me, says Sriram

Pune: Australia’s spin consultant Sridharan Sriram, who has been credited for Steeve O’Keefe’s sensational performance in the first Test against India, feels it’s not the name of a coach but his inputs that earn him respect from players. Sriram, who played 8 ODIs for India during early part of the last decade, is considered the guiding force behind left-arm spinner O’Keefe’s match-winning figures of 12 for 70 in Australia’s 333-run

Suspect believed they were Iranians, says witness

Olathe(US): A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect admitted shooting two people, but described them as Iranian. A recording from Henry County, Missouri, 911 reveals that the bartender warned police not to approach the building with sirens blaring or the man would ‘freak out’ and ‘something bad’s going to happen.’ The man, Adam

Shivalkar, Goel to get Lifetime Achievement Award

New Delhi: Former domestic cricket giants Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar, who were not fortunate enough to play for India, were yesterday nominated for the C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award alongside former national captain Shantha Rangaswamy, who became the first woman to be chosen for the honour. The BCCI announced that left-arm spinners Goel and Shivalkar will be feted at its Annual Awards in Bengaluru on 8 March. “The

Trump must speak up on shooting: Hillary

Houston (US): Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on President Donald Trump to speak out against hate crimes following the murder of an Indian engineer in Kansas last week. “With threats & hate crimes on rise, we shouldn’t have to tell @POTUS to do his part. He must step up & speak out,” Clinton said on Twitter. Trump is yet to comment on the shooting, which took place last Wednesday night, leaving Indian techie

US firm extends help to wife of shot Indian

Houston: US firm Garmin, where slain Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla was employed, has pledged to ensure that his wife is able to return to America after she travels to India for her husband’s last rites. Sunayana Dumala expressed concern after her 32-year-old husband’s shooting death at a Kansas bar, that her travel visa would become invalid, making her ineligible to continue living in the United States. “Garmin has to make sure that I can come back

Suspect in Kansas shooting appears in court

Houston: Adam Purinton, the man charged with killing Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring two others in an apparent hate crime at a pub in Kansas, has made his first court appearance. The US Navy veteran, appeared before a court here yesterday. Michelle Durrett from the Johnson County Public Defenders Office will serve as Purinton’s attorney. According to Steve Howe, Johnson County District Attorney, Purinton faces hard 50 on State charges. The