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Seven out of eight Indian-American candidates win in Lexington elections
Washington : Seven out of eight Indian-American candidates, who ran for local elections in Lexington city in the US state of Kentucky on Tuesday, have won.
 
With this, now their are a total of 12 Indian-Americans elected members of the Lexington Town Meeting, India New England News reported on Wednesday.
 
"This movement is historic. Great result despite heavy turnout because of presidential elections which tends to favour known contestants and incumbents," Narain Bhatia, a long-time Lexington resident and community activist, said.
 
The winners of Lexington elections include Sharmila Mudgal from Precinct-3 for one year term, Anoop Garg from Precinct-4 gets three year term, Pam Joshi and Rita Pandey gets three year term each from Precinct-9 and Precinct-5, respectively. 
 
Anil Ahuja from Precinct-5, Vikas Kinger from Precinct-7 and Nirmala Garimella from Precinct-8 got one year term each.
 
The only Indian-American candidate to lose in the election was Hema Bhatt in Precinct-9.
 
"Hema Bhatt lost but got 375 votes and lost by just 36 votes while beating Scott Burson, a long time town meeting member and former School Committee member by 76 votes," Bhatia said. 
 
In addition to the winners in Tuesday's elections, Indian-Americans have five current Town Meeting members whose term is not over making a total of twelve. 
 
These sitting members are: Narain Bhatia, Ravish Kumar, Sanjay Padaki, Dinesh Patel and Syed Rizvi.
 
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Myanmar monitoring tsunami activity as quake hit Indonesia
Nay Pyi Taw : Myanmar's Earthquake Committee on Thursday has continued monitoring a possible tsunami wave in its coastal areas after Indonesia was hit by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday.
 
Myanmar's Meteorology and Hydrology Department said it is working closely with its counterparts of Indonesia and Australia, keeping constant watch on the situation in order to issue warning timely, Xinhua news agency reported.
 
The massive earthquake struck off the Indonesian Island of Sumatra which was once a region devastated by the Indian Ocean quake and tsunami in 2004 that killed a total of killing 230,000 people across 14 affected countries.
 
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NHRC notice to bank for not recommending relief money
New Delhi : The National Humnan Rights Commission on Wednesday issued a notice to the Central Bank of India for not recommending monetary relief of Rs.1 lakh to a beneficiary of education loan, who was wrongfully tagged as a defaulter because of wrong data entry.
 
According to the commission, one of the bank's branches in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu displayed the student as well as her father's photographs captioning them wrongly as 'missing' and 'defaulters'.
 
"Due to erroneous data entry in the system, the victim's loan account was wrongly classified as 'Non-Performing Asset' (NPA)," said the commission.
 
"It was also found that the publication of her as well as her father's photographs was against the advice issued by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, to all the banks that names and photographs of the students, who are unable to repay education loan or where there is a delay in the repayment thereof, should not be published," added the commission. 
 
A reply has been sought within four weeks.
 
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