SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Actuate Corp., an open source business intelligence vendor, has formed a strategic alliance with Wipro Infotech. Under the agreement, Wipro Infotech will promote the use of Actuate products including Actuate BIRT (Business Intelligence Reporting Tools) among organizations in India.
Cellceutix CEO resigns citing pay issues BEVERLY, Mass. -- George Evans, chief executive officer of Cellceutix Corp., has resigned in an e-mail saying that the company’s lowering of his salary without his consent violated the terms of his employment. Evans claimed he is owed a salary of $900,000 through Dec. 7, 2010 and a salary of $800,000 through Dec. 7, 2012. He also claims that he is still owed back salary.
Conn. senator marks the start of Diwali HARTFORD, Conn. -- Democratic Senator Chris Dodd from Connecticut, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, recognized the start of Diwali earlier this week with a statement on Nov. 8.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- DISH Network has launched two new Tamil channels, a Kannada channel and a Nepalese channel. According to the company, it is the first provider of the three Southern India channels in the United States and the Nepalese channel is the first to be broadcast in America.
The Health Council of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin, together with GOPIO chapters of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Long Island and Upper New York hosted a health summit on Nov. 12 to Nov. 14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel LaGuardia in East Elmhurst, N.Y. Its goal is to help improve the health of people of Indian origin by raising awareness of current and emerging health issues affecting them, and by promoting preventive practices and sharing information to better manage chronic diseases, according to the group.
ARLINGTON, Mass. -- Leader Bank has been named one of the “100 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts” in the third annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. On the 2010 list, Leader Bank ranked 22nd in the small business category.
BOSTON — Liberty Mutual Group, a property and casualty insurer, is opening operations in India to provide personal and commercial insurance.
The Boston-based Liberty Mutual has agreed to establish a joint venture with Videocon Industries Ltd., which is headquartered in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, through which they intend to provide insurance products. The two companies intend to begin the licensing application process for the new company before the end of this year.
BOSTON -- In a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Nov. 16, Aftab Ali, aka Aftab Ali Khan, 28, formerly of Watertown, Mass., was charged with immigration fraud and making false statements. The complaint alleges that Ali, a Pakistani citizen, entered the country in August 2009 to marry his then-fiancé and began working at a Brookline, Mass., gas station despite lacking a work permit. It is alleged that approximately three months later, after marrying a different woman, Ali defrauded the government by filing documents to adjust his immigration status in which he knowingly omitted his unauthorized employment. These charges are the result of a joint investigation led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations.
Refugees International issued a report on Nov. 22 about the unprecedented floods in Pakistan entitled “Confronting Climate Displacement: Learning from Pakistan’s Floods.” This report examines the humanitarian response to Pakistan’s floods and outlines steps for the United States and international agencies to address the threat that climate change poses to economic, political and human security in Pakistan and other vulnerable countries.
WASHINGTON -- On Nov. 12, more than 160 guests filled the official residence of Sri Lankan Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya in Washington to enjoy an evening of Sri Lankan dance, music and food during a reception to boost tourism in Sri Lanka. Hosted by Wickramasuriya and the International Club of Washington, the evening of Sri Lankan culture followed on the heels of a tour to Sri Lanka Wickramasuriya led in August for 25 members of the International Club.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has appointed 25 individuals to serve on the newly established National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprises. The advisory council, led by the Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency, is the first council focused on promoting the minority business community since the early 1970s.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-India Business Council recently concluded its Higher Education Mission during President Barack Obama’s recent visit to India. Comprised of heads of leadership and senior representatives from some of America's top universities and educational service providers, including Arizona State University, Boston University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Pennsylvania State University, New York University, Rutgers University, and AcrossWorld Education, the mission aimed to provide the roadmap to further strengthen academic collaboration between the two countries.
SEATTLE -- Following President Barack Obama’s first visit to India last month, a 13-member delegation from the Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee visited India from Nov. 11 to Nov. 23. The goal of the delegation is to set up a long term bilateral trade relationship through sister port opportunities and higher education tie ups, leading to a future sister-state relationship between Washington and Orissa, according to the organization.
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Shan Nair ran his Nair & Co. for many years until the outsourcing business grew to the point where it was time to bring in other executives to keep tabs on the ever expanding company. Now, however, with a continued shift in the company's business, Nair is back as the company's chief executive officer and ready to steer its evolution.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Companies will return to using outsourcing to recapture innovation and provide flexibility in 2010 versus simply saving money, but global economic uncertainty will continue to impact the industry, according to predictions by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals.
BELTSVILLE, Md. — Though just 33, Dhvani Vyas already has a pretty strong background in franchising so he was the perfect choice for Nature's Table Café to bank on in expanding to the Washington D.C. area.
PUNE, India — When your biggest customers are half-way around the world in the automotive Mecca of Detroit, you are going to have to have a considerable presence on the ground and certainly be sure to be there for any of the industry's big events. This hold true for India's KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd., which sent its big guns to the United States last month for the SAE Convergence 2010 conference.
Held over a busy two-day span from Oct. 19-20 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, the conference showcased all the newest technology and innovation in automotive and transportation electronics. Held for over 30 years, the conference is recognized as the premier transportation electronics event attracting leading executives, engineers and technologists from around the globe. Serving as co-host companies for this year were giants Ford Motor Co. and Microsoft Corp.
Based in Pune, KPIT Cummins is a product engineering company that focuses on the automotive industry, including passenger cars, commercial vehicles and off-highway vehicles. The company provides embedded electronics for automobiles. These products range from microchip design to building hybrid engine technologies that improve fuel efficiency and battery consumption. Customers include automotive makers and original equipment manufacturers.
BOSTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against AutoZone Inc., a national distributor and retailer of automobile parts, accusing the company of violating federal law when it subjected a Sikh employee to bigoted harassment and refused to accommodate his religious need to wear a turban.
Cloud-storage company StorSimple has raised $13 million in funding led by Mayfield Fund, bringing the company’s total funding to $21 million. Participation in this round included new investor Ignition Partners and both existing investors: Index Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. The funds will be used to expand sales, support and product operations.