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July 22, 2017

Dravid ruled out, Zaheer decision pending on India coaching role: CoA chief

New Delhi, July 22: Former captain Rahul Dravid has been ruled out of overseas tours with the India team while the issues over the contract of former star pacer Zaheer Khan are yet to be sorted out, Committee of Administrators (CoA) Chairman Vinod Rai announced on Saturday.According to Rai, Dravid has ruled himself out since he will be busy with his coaching role with the India A and U-19 sides. However, he will be available if India coach Ravi Shastri wants him when the senior team camps at the National Cricket…

Woman gets probation for death of infant

CHICAGO, IL -- A Chicago Pakistani American woman accused of throwing her infant daughter to death from an eighth-floor window has been sentenced to probation.Mubashra Uddin, 30, on July 6 pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and a Cook County judge sentenced her to four years of probation. She originally was charged with first-degree murder in the November 2015 death. Prosecutors said Uddin hid her pregnancy and killed the baby because she feared her Muslim parents from Pakistan wouldn't approve. Prosecutors…

First Patotsav at Jalaram Mandir

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – A grand ceremony of Patotsav and Navagraha Murti Pratishtha was celebrated with festivity and enthusiasm at Shree Jalaram Mandir of Chicagoland located at 425 Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates from July 6 to 9.Both ceremonies were performed with heavenly blessings from Aradhya Dev, Lord Ramchandra, and his disciple Sant Shri Jalaram Bapa. Deities involved in the Patotsav ceremony were Shri Ganesh, Goddess Jagdamba, Ram Parivar with pavanputra Hanuman, Sant Shri Jalaram Bapa, Radha Krishna, Shiv…

Mahant Swami Maharaj at BAPS Guru Purnima fete

CHICAGO, IL -- The first Guru Purnima since Mahant Swami Maharaj became guru was celebrated with tremendous enthusiasm at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago IL on July 9.Guru Purnima celebrates the role of a spiritual guru in one's life and provides the opportunity to offer gratitude for the guidance and support given by the guru. The theme of the celebration was Culture and Spirituality, the two attributes Mahant Swami Maharaj has embodied throughout his life. Mahant Swami Maharaj's dedication to his predecessor…

AIBA lifetime award for Dr Manu Vora

NAPERVILLE, IL -- The Association of IIT BHU Alumni (AIBA) at their 10th IIT BHU Alumni Awards of Excellence Program bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award on Dr. Manu K. Vora at a glittering ceremony organized at the PHD Chamber of Commerce, New Delhi, India. The ceremony was graced by Dr. R. P. Singh, secretary general, Quality Council of India and Manoj Sinha (IIT BHU Alumnus), Minister of State, Railways and Minister, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications. The award was conferred on Dr. Vora…
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