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'Brilliant' Indian origin cryptocurrency expert found dead in New York river
New York, April 16 (IANS) The body of a "brilliant" Indian origin cryptocurrency expert has been found floating in the Hudson River in this city, according to media reports.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India simplifies process for re-issue of OCI Cards
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In a decision which is expected to significantly ease the process for re-issue of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards, the Central government has simplified the process.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NY based non-profit names Indian-American Executive Director
New York, April 15 (IANS) Akanksha Education Fund, a New York-based non-profit that supports initiatives to improve access to high quality education for the disadvantaged children in India, has named an Indian-American as its new Executive Director.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian-American physicians elect new leadership team
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) has elected a new team to lead the largest ethnic medical organisation in the US, the media reported.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Maha man, pregnant wife found dead in New Jersey home
Beed (Maharashtra), April 9 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a couple from Maharashtra's Beed was found dead at their home in New Jersey on Wednesday by police called by neighbours who saw their minor daughter crying on the balcony, official sources said here on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian-American activist fights for son's treatment
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Jo Kaur, an Indian-American activist and civil rights lawyer, is is now fighting for the treatment of her 15-month son, who has been diagnosed with a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disorder and is reaching out to scientists, researchers and physicians.
2021-04-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Will take club winning tourney to Qatar for WC: Kerala candidate
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) A multi-crore, Gulf-based businessman, contesting the April 6 Kerala Assembly polls, has promised to hold a football tournament for local clubs, with a trip to watch the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as the prize for the champion.
2021-03-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
Biden wants immigration reform to speed up green cards for Indians
New York, March 25 (IANS) US President Joe Biden wants Congress to act on an immigration reform that it would allow Indian doctors and other professionals to expeditiously get their green cards, according to his spokesperson Jen Psaki.
2021-03-25
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as US Surgeon General
New York, March 24 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed Vivek Murthy as the surgeon general, the second time he will be holding the position.
2021-03-24
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Vande Bharat' mission brings back over 6.7 mn Indians
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India's massive evacuation programme triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has brought back over 6.7 million from abroad.
2021-03-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-American to run for US highway commissioner
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Indian-American Republican Jitendra Diganvker, who ran for Congress in 2016, announced that he was contesting for the post of Highway Commissioner in a suburb of Chicago, according to a media report.
2021-03-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
'HungerMitao' movement serves 10mn meals in Texas
Houston, March 14 (IANS) Indian-American community-led fundraising effort, the 'HungerMitao' movement, has served 10 million meals for the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), in just over three years since its inception, a media report said.
2021-03-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
Unruly Indian passenger forces Air France plane to land
Sofia, March 7 (IANS) An Air France plane en route from Paris to New Delhi made a forced landing in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Friday evening due to an unruly Indian passenger, according to a media report.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Bulgaria,Diaspora
Biden appoints 2 Indian-Americans as policy advisors
New York, March 5 (IANS) A day after US President Joe Biden joked that Indian-Americans were taking over the US, he appointed two of them as special assistants for advising him on domestic policies.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-American named 1st VP, COO of NY Fed
New York, March 5 (IANS) Indian-American Naureen Hassan, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, has been named as the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian-American named 1st VP, COO of NY Fed
New York, March 5 (IANS) Indian-American Naureen Hassan, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, has been named as the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
2021-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian expat from Sharjah wins Rs 24 cr in Big Ticket draw
Dubai, March 4 (IANS) Indian expat Shivamurthy Krishnappa, living in Sharjah, is the latest Dh12 million (around Rs 24 crore) ticket winner.
2021-03-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Biden appoints Indian-American Director of WH Military Office
New York, March 2 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Maju Varghese, who was the Chief Operating Officer of his campaign, as his deputy assistant and Director of the White House Military Office.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Dubai Hindu temple to virtually celebrate Shivratri
Dubai, March 1 (IANS) The Hindu temple in Dubai will virtually celebrate the upcoming Maha Shivratri festival virtually this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, while the premises will be closed to prevent the spread of the virus, according to a media report.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Religion
UAE: Rebuked Indian teen scripts 'missing' drama
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl who went missing after her mobile phone was confiscated by her parents, was found hours later hiding on the rooftop of their Dubai home, police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
UAE: Indian expats' plea for Covid tests exemption gains momentum
Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) A plea for exemption from mandatory Covid tests by the UAE-based Indian expats before travelling to India is gaining momentum as social workers and community groups have recently joined the bandwagon.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Politics
25 Indian priests in Kathmandu for 'Kshama Puja'
Kathmandu, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 25 special priests from various sacred temples of South India have reached Kathmandu to perform 'Kshama Puja' (forgiveness worship) at Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu as the authorities have started work to replace the existing silver jalhari of the temple with gold-plated jalhari.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Religion
Dubai boy who made Modi's portrait receives letter of praise from PM
Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS) A Dubai-based 14-year-old boy from Kerala who had made a six-layered stencil portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a gift to him on the occasion of the country's Republic Day, has received a letter of appreciation from the latter who told him that the sketch reflects his love and affection for the nation.
2021-02-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Bhim Army chief in TIME's emerging leaders list
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Five Indian-origin personalities, including Chandra Shekhar Aazad of the Bhim Army are part of the TIME magazines annual list of 100 "emerging leaders who are shaping the future".
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Media,Politics
Adequate spacing between births may reduce stunting in India
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Adequate spacing between births can help to alleviate the likelihood of stunting in children, a new study suggests.
2021-02-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Usha Rao-Monari appointed UN Under Secretary General
United Nations, Feb 17 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed investment professional Usha Rao-Monari as an Under Secretary General and the associate administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
2021-02-17
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Indian victims of Dubai warehouse blaze move Kerala HC
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian expats who lost their life's possessions due to a fire at a warehouse in Dubai filed a plea with the Kerala High Court seeking legal assistance to recover their dues.
2021-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dubai Indian Consulate asks expats not to visit mission
Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) The Consulate General of India in Dubai has asked Indian expats not to visit the mission unless it was absolutely necessary in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19.
2021-02-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Modi's vaccine promise to Canada breaks irritants: Indo-Canada Chamber
Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and many other Indo-Canadian organisations have welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis promise to provide Covid-19 vaccine to Canada.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Indian-American cabinet nominee sorry for tweets about Republicans
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) While appearing before a US Senate panel, Neera Tanden, the Indian-American nominee to President Joe Biden's cabinet, apologised to Republican Senators for insulting them in tweets.
2021-02-10
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indians advised against travel to Saudi, Kuwait via UAE
Abu Dhabi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi has advised Indian citizens against travelling to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait via the United Arab Emirates due to "Covid-related restrictions on incoming passengers" imposed in the two countries.
2021-02-09
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Indian boy becomes UAE's youngest hair donor for cancer patients
Dubai, Feb 5 (IANS) A two-year-old Indian boy has become the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) youngest hair donor for cancer patients, according to a media.
2021-02-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
World needs economies to fully include nature, says landmark review
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The world needs an urgent and radical change to the way economies operate to save nature and to avoid a catastrophic breakdown, a first-of-its-kind landmoark review for biodiversity by an Indian-British economist has concluded.
2021-02-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora
MCA eases norms for One Person Companies, lets NRIs in
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Ministry for Corporate Affairs (MCA) has amended the rules to allow One Person Companies (OPC) to grow without any restrictions on paid up capital and turnover.
2021-02-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diaspora
NASA appoints Indian-American Bhavya Lal as acting chief of staff
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) NASA has named Indian-American Bhavya Lal, who oversaw the agency's transition under the administration of US President Joe Biden, as the space agency's acting chief of staff.
2021-02-02
Category: International, United States,Politics,Diaspora
Indian businessman jailed in Dubai over bribery
Dubai, Feb 1 (IANS) A Dubai court has sentenced an Indian businessman to two years in prison for offering a 200,000-dirham ($54,448) bribe to the police, a media report said on Monday.
2021-02-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian-origin US officer arrested in connection with fake shooting
New York, Feb 1 (IANS) An Indian origin law enforcement officer in California has been arrested in connection with allegations that he had faked a shooting incident and claimed that his body camera stopped the bullet, according to officials.
2021-02-01
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Jayapal seeks larger relief package with full access to immigrants
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman to serve in the US House of Representatives, has sought a larger Covid-19 relief package with full access to immigrants and path to citizenship for essential workers, the media reported.
2021-01-31
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
If peaceful protesting farmers abused, it'll make movement stronger: British MP
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) A day after violence by a group of miscreants at Singhu on Delhi-Haryana border, British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi on Saturday warned that "if people in power abuse peaceful protesters, it'll merely make their movement stronger".
2021-01-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics
Dubai-based Indian boy reads 20 books in an hr
Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) A five-year-old Dubai-based Indian boy has set a new record for being able to read 20 books in an hour, the media reported on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Indian-origin paediatrician takes doctor hostage, kills victim, self
New York, Jan 28 (IANS) An Indian-origin paediatrician suffering from terminal cancer took another doctor as hostage and after several hours of a stand-off with the police, killed his victim and then committed suicide, according to authorities.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
IFIICC eyes strengthening business ties with India, UAE, Israel
Dubai, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Federation of the Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce (IFIICC) is planning to boost India's strong historical ties with the UAE and Israel as it expects knowledge sharing, strategic partnerships and cultural bonds will help establish business relationships among the three countries.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Biden appoints 2 Indian Americans to leadership posts at US mission to UN
United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) President Joe Biden appointed two Indian Americans, Sohini Chatterjee and Aditi Gorur, to the leadership team of the US mission to the UN on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy
NRI booked for 'abusive' post against Kerala BJP leader's kin
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Tuesday registered a case against Non-Resident Indian Ajinas, working as a physical trainer in Qatar, following a complaint by BJP state President K Surendran that he had posted abusive content against his daughter on a social media platform.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Politics
Indian R-Day celebrations in UAE go virtual for 1st time
Abu Dhabi, Jan 26 (IANS) In the wake of the raging coronavirus pandemic, India's 72nd Republic Day celebrations in the country's missions across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday took place in a virtual format for the first time ever.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Dubai Hindu temple to open doors by Diwali 2022
Dubail, Jan 25 (IANS) A new Hindu temple in Dubai, the foundation stone of which was laid last August amidst the pandemic, will open its doors to worshippers by Diwali next year, according to media reports.
2021-01-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Religion
Dubai-based Indian boy makes special portrait of Modi
Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS) A Dubai-based 14-year-old boy from Kerala has made a six-layered stencil portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a gift to him on the occasion of the country's Republic Day (January 26), a media report said.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
It's only hypocrisy, pretence on Netaji, unless you bring back his mortal remains: Ashis Ray
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) This tripping over each other to pay homage to Subhas Bose is mere hypocrisy, says Ashish Ray, the London based author who wrote the book, Laid to Rest, which comprehensively and with documentary evidence establishes the circumstances of Subhas Boses death (on 18 August 1945 in Taipei following a plane crash), cremation and transportation and preservation of his mortal remains in Tokyo.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Politics
Kerala students pursuing medicine in China left in the lurch
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) Around 10,000 students from Kerala, studying medicine and allied courses in China, are facing an uncertain future as the Chinese government is not allowing them back in the country to resume their studies.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Education
Indian expat wins $54,451 in Dubai draw
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian expat has won 200,000 dirhams ($54,451) at the weekly Mahzooz draw in Dubai, the media reported.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora