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Resort deaths: Kerala CM wants Centre to press Nepal for probe
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday asked the state's parliamentarians to take up the matter of deaths of eight Keralites at a resort in Nepal early this week, with the Centre to pursue the matter with the neighbouring country's government.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 Sikh men killed in London in row about money
London, Jan 21 (IANS) The three Sikh men who were stabbed to death in a single attack in London, were killed in a row about not being paid for work, it has been claimed.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Three killed in Sikh group clash in London, two held
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Two Sikhs have been arrested after three men from the community were stabbed to death in a single attack on Sunday night here, a media report said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Thampi: A typical rags-to-riches story
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Starting off by doing odd jobs after moving to the Middle East in the 1980s, arrested NRI businessman C.C. Thampi's story is a typical rags-to-riches one.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy,Politics
This blood test may predict onset of tuberculosis
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis three to six months before people become unwell, a finding which could help better target antibiotics and save countless lives.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Indian woman contracts mysterious virus
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A 45-year-old Indian woman has become the first foreigner in China to have contracted a mysterious virus, which is suspected to be Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-like corona virus.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora
Autopsy fails to find cause of Indian-American woman's death
Chicago, Jan 18 (IANS) An autopsy has failed to determine the cause of death of a missing Indian-American woman whose body was later found in the trunk of her car in Chicago, authorities said.
2020-01-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian-American drives around the world for organ donation awareness
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) An Indian-American entrepreneur drives around the world to spread awareness about organ donation, ever since he donated his own kidney to his brother in 2014, a media report said.
2020-01-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
China informs UNSC members it will raise Indo-Pak issue
United Nations, Jan 15 (IANS) China has informed the members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that it will raise the India-Pakistan issue during a closed door session on Wednesday, according to diplomatic sources.
2020-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics
Indian expat in Dubai records 1,000 songs in 1,000 days
Dubai, Jan 11 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian expat has completed her record bid to sing 1,000 songs in 1,000 days, with all songs written, composed, sung and recorded entirely by her, a media report said.
2020-01-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
New hydrogel to prevent infections in wounds developed
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new hydrogel based on the body's natural peptide defence as it has been shown to prevent and treat infections in wounds.
2020-01-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
New algorithms to spot online trolls: Study
New York, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers, including two of Indian-origin, have demonstrated that machine-learning algorithms can monitor online social media conversations as they evolve, which could one day lead to an effective and automated way to spot online trolling.
2020-01-09
Category: International, United States,Technology,Diaspora
Indians under 20 must renew OCI cards after each passport renewal: Govt
New York, Jan 8 (IANS) The Indian government is advising Indians under 20 years of age who hold Overseas Citizen of India or OCI cards to get them re-issued each time they get their passport re-issued.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian businessman dies during holiday in Dubai
Dubai, Jan 8 (IANS) An Indian businessman died during a holiday in Dubai, a media report said.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
California sues billionaire Vinod Khosla over beach access
San Francisco, Jan 7 (IANS) Reviving a bittle legal battle, the state of California has sued billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla over denying access to the public to a beach next to his property in San Mateo County.
2020-01-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
UK Sikhs announce next step in fight against ethnic rights
London, Jan 7 (IANS) The Sikh community in the UK fighting for the recognition of ethnic rights, has announced they have started the process of taking their battle to the London-based Court of Appeal, it was reported.
2020-01-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
Man jailed in UAE for attacking Indian woman, child
Sharjah, Jan 6 (IANS) A criminal court here has sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for stabbing an Indian woman and her seven-year-old daughter multiple times in a lift of a building and also for the murder of another person.
2020-01-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
UAE-based Indian autistic teen achieves dream with memory
Abu Dhabi, Jan 5 (IANS) An Indian autistic teenager based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was deemed unfit for school, but he has an exceptional talent and gifted with a powerful memory, a media report said here on Sunday.
2020-01-05
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Indian-origin Lisa Nandy announces bid for Labour leadership
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Lisa Nandy, the Indian-origin British MP, has launched her bid for the Labour leadership race, vowing to "bring the party home" to its traditional heartlands after it suffered it worst defeat in over 70 years in the December 2019 election, it was reported.
2020-01-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-origin teen survives fall from US peak
Ottawa, Jan 2 (IANS) An Indian-origin teenager from Canada survived a 150-metre fall from the top of Mount Hood in the US state of Oregon, it was reported.
2020-01-02
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
Indian visitor found dead in UAE hotel room
Dubai, Dec 29 (IANS) Police in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched an investigation into the death of an Indian visitor, who was found dead in a hotel room in Sharjah, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-12-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
HK protest crisis raises career doubts for expats
Hong Kong, Dec 27 (IANS) The anti-government protest crisis that has rocked Hong Kong since June, has raised career doubts among the expatriates living in the city, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Diaspora,Politics
Body of Indian student who died in Dubai crash repatriated
Dubai, Dec 27 (IANS) The body of one of the two Indian students, who were killed in a car crash in Duba, was repatriated on a flight he was booked to fly home alive, a media report said on Friday.
2019-12-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
2 Indian students die in Dubai road accident
Dubai, Dec 26 (IANS) Two Indian students were killed in a horrific road accident in Dubai on Christmas Day, it was reported on Thursday.
2019-12-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sikh Uber driver racially abused, strangulated by passenger in US
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) A Sikh Uber driver in the US was racially abused and strangulated by a passenger, a media report said.
2019-12-10
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian girl dead after falling from Sharjah building
Sharjah, Dec 8 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl died after falling from the 10th floor of a building in Sharjah, police said.
2019-12-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Sikh-American's 'Seva Truck' sends out free food
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) A Sikh-American from Washington D.C. is operating a 'Seva Truck', via which he sends out free meals to local communities in need including schools and social work organisations.
2019-12-07
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Older adults can opt for weight-loss surgery: Study
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Weight-loss or bariatric surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65. But researchers, including Indian-origin, have now found that these procedures could lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults.
2019-11-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian expat kills compatriot in Dubai over sleeping spot
Dubai, Nov 8 (IANS) An Indian expat beat a compatriot to death for sleeping at his spot in a yard here, the Dubai Court of First Instance has heard.
2019-11-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Indian girl dies outside her school in UAE
Dubai, Nov 5 (IANS) A four-year-old Indian girl died while her mother was seriously injured when they were run over by a car outside here school in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said on Monday.
2019-11-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Trump lights lamp in Oval Office, wishes Happy Diwali
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his greetings to all celebrating Diwali, saying relations are "strengthened by sacred traditions".
2019-10-27
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Fine, jail for selling firecrackers during Diwali in Dubai
Dubai, Oct 26 (IANS) Anyone caught selling fireworks can be jailed for up to three months, or handed down a 5,000 dirham ($1,361) fine in Dubai during the festival of Diwali, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-10-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Diwali preparations in full swing in UAE
Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Diwali preparations were in full swing across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as Indian expats were readying to celebrate the 'festival of lights' on Sunday.
2019-10-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Indian nurses in UAE may lose jobs over new requirement
Dubai, Oct 15 (IANS) Hundreds of Indian nurses diploma certificates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were at risk of losing their jobs due to a new educational requirement, a media report said.
2019-10-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Indian-origin prof shares Economics Nobel for poverty research (2nd Lead, changing dateline)
New York, Oct 14 (IANS) Abhijit Banerjee has been awarded the Economics Nobel Prize along with his wife Esther Duflo and another US academic, for their research on how to alleviate poverty that has helped eduction of the poor in India and also revolutionised the field of development economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) announced on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Business/Economy,Education,Politics
Indian women in UAE launch mission to protect environment
Dubai, Oct 6 (IANS) The Indian Ladies Association (ILA), a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based community welfare body, has launched a year-long mission to protect the environment through a series of initiatives, including collection of discarded paper, e-waste, cleaning of beaches and tree planting in Abu Dhabi.
2019-10-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
UK minister Tariq Ahmad in India to boost ties
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) UK's Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, is currently in India to further strengthen UK-India relations.
2019-10-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy
7 Indians, Pakistani killed in Dubai accident: Report
Dubai, Sep 30 (IANS) Seven Indians and a Pakistani national were killed when the minibus they were in collided with a lorry here on Monday, the media reported.
2019-09-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE to deport Indian worker held for stealing mangoes
Dubai, Sep 24 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE) court has ordered the deportation of an Indian airport worker who was held for stealing two mangoes from the baggage of a passenger last year, a media report said.
2019-09-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
PM Modi leaves on packed, week-long US visit
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for a week-long visit to the US, voicing confidence that his visit would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader, and also help impart new energy to bilateral ties with the US.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Heavy rains lash Houston ahead of Modi visit
Houston (Texas), Sep 20 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Houston ahead of the 'Howdy Modi' mega diaspora event on Sunday that will see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi address a crowd of over 50,000 people, and also be attended by US President Donald Trump.
2019-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Will Modi drop in at Sangh event during his US visit?
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Narendra Modi and the Sangh go back a long way, so much so that present RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's father was one of the Indian Prime Minister's mentors during his formative years. So, little should it surprise that the ethos of the Sangh goes with Modi wherever he goes. But when a top RSS body based abroad holds its national level meeting in the US at the same time when Modi is visiting Washington, it's too much of a coincidence.
2019-09-16
Category: International, India,Diaspora,Politics
Indian worker at Dubai airport held for stealing mangoes
Dubai, Sep 13 (IANS) An Indian man working at the Dubai International Airport faced a trial at the Court of First Instance for stealing two mangoes from the baggage of a traveller.
2019-09-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
200 unpaid Indian workers in UAE to get wages
Dubai, Sep 10 (IANS) Some 200 unpaid Indian workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who have been surviving for months without basic facilities, were set to receive their wages soon, it was reported on Tuesday.
2019-09-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
UAE court dismisses cheque case against Kerala politician
Dubai/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 8 (IANS) Kerala politician Thushar Vellapally, who was arrested last month in the UAE in a cheque default case, on Sunday got a full discharge in the case.
2019-09-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian-Americans in Texas excited about Modi's visit
Houston (Texas), Aug 30 (IANS) As Houston gets ready to host Indian Prime Minister Modi in a grand event at the Texas capitals landmark NRG Stadium, which is expected to be attended by 50,000 people, the Indian-American community is gearing up to show its support, the media reported.
2019-08-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Politics
Missing Telangana student in UK remains untraced
Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) A 23-year-old student from Telangana, who went missing in Britain last week, remained untraced, his family members said on Tuesday.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Education,Politics
Indian-origin ex-Trump Hotel partner arrested for theft
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Dinesh Chawla, an Indian-origin developer who previously partnered with the Trump Organization to bring a series of new hotels to the state of Mississippi, has been arrested for allegedly stealing luggage from a Memphis airport, media reports said.
2019-08-27
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Bahrain pardons 250 Indian prisoners on Modi visit
Manama, Aug 25 (IANS) In a special gesture as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was visiting the Gulf kingdom, Bahrain pardoned 250 Indian prisoners serving sentences in the country.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bahrain,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Indo-Brit killed in Thai hotel fight
London, Aug 24 (IANS) An Indian-origin Briton died in a fight at a Thai hotel after telling another guest to keep the noise down as his wife and son tried to sleep, his family has said.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora