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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
Indian expats celebrate I-Day in UAE
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian expatriates on Thursday gathered at the consulate here and the embassy in Abu Dhabi to mark the 73rd Independence Day and witnessed the unfurling of the Tricolour.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Johnson's 'desi' cabinet shows Indian diaspora impact: Envoy
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'desi' cabinet, with three Indian-origin leaders in his top ministerial team, is a profound testament of the impact of the Indian diaspora in the UK, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said on Thursday.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics
SC adjourns Mallya plea against confiscation of properties
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned to August 2 a plea filed by fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya seeking a stay on the confiscation of his properties by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2019-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
New British PM Boris Johnson has close Indian connection
New Delhi/London, July 23 (IANS) Set to be the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has a close India connection. His estranged wife Marina Wheeler, whom he married in 1993, is half Indian.
2019-07-23
Category: International, India,Diaspora,Politics
Indian comedian dies on stage in Dubai
Dubai, July 21 (IANS) Indian comedian Manjunath Naidu died on stage while performing a stand-up act in Dubai.
2019-07-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Runaway Indian boy in Sharjah returns home
Sharjah, July 19 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian boy, who sneaked out of his home in Sharjah over two weeks ago after apparently being scolded by his mother, returned home to his family here on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Sherin Mathews death: Indian-American foster dad seeks new trial
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Wesley Mathews, the Indian-American father who was sentenced to life in prison over the killing of his three-year-old adopted daughter Sherin Mathews in the US state of Texas, has requested a new trial.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
ED attaches Rs 24.77 cr of properties of Choksi
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached immovable properties, valuables, vehicles and bank accounts with a total value of Rs 24.77 crore of fugitive diamond trader Mehul Choksi.
2019-07-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Sharjah issues 1st golden card visa to Indian expat businessman
Sharjah, July 9 (IANS) Sharjahs first Golden Card visa was issued to an Indian expat businessman, as part of the permanent residency system tailored for investors.
2019-07-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
DRT orders Nirav Modi to pay Rs 7,200 cr to PNB, others
Pune/Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Giving relief to the Punjab National Bank, the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Pune has ordered absconding diamantaire and his group companies to pay Rs 7,200 crore to the PNB and others with interest, official sources said here on Saturday.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy
Kamala Harris' campaign raises $12m in 2nd quarter
Washington, July 6 (IANS) US Senator Kamala Harris, riding a wave of support after her performance in the first presidential debate, raised nearly $12 million in the second quarter of the year which ended on June 30, her campaign has announced.
2019-07-06
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
US-based techie dies during adventure biking in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, July 3 (IANS) A US-based software engineer from Hyderabad was killed after a four-wheeled All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) he was riding overturned at a resort in Telangana's Vikarabad district, police said on Wednesday.
2019-07-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Invest in Fiji and use it as route to Australia, NZ: Envoy
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Fiji's High Commissioner to India Yogesh Punja on Monday said bilateral trade between India and his Pacific Ocean island country has massive growth potential as it can be used as a "bouncing board" to the markets of Australia and New Zealand.
2019-07-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Indian Consulate in Dubai offer help to 300 unpaid workers
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) Consulate General of India in Dubai has stepped in to resolve the issue of over 300 expat workers of a private firm here, who were struggling to make ends meet as they have not received their salaries for several months, the media reported.
2019-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Opposition MLAs quit Kerala government-backed diaspora body
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) All legislators of the opposition Congress-led UDF on Thursday quit the state government's recently-formed Loka Kerala Sabha created to channelise investment and expertise of Malayali industrialists settled abroad for the state's betterment following the shocking suicide of a Nigeria-based NRI businessman.
2019-06-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy,Politics
Whistleblower staff that complained against chef Karunesh Khanna 'sacked'
London, June 25 (IANS) London-based restaurant chain Tamarind Kitchen has reportedly fired three employees who complained against Michelin-starred Karunesh Khanna, a chef of Indian-origin, used chicken as an ingredient in vegetarian and vegan dishes without informing the customers.
2019-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Lifestyle/Fashion
Himachal CM in Dubai to woo investors
Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday reached Dubai, aiming to attract investments for the hill state, an official said here.
2019-06-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Business/Economy,Politics
Uttarakhand Chief Minister attends Guptas' weddings at Auli
Dehradun, June 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday flew to the ski resort of Auli to attend the weddings of the NRI Gupta brothers' sons, brushing aside ecological concerns over the event in the popular hill station.
2019-06-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Politics
4 Indian-American family members found dead inside house
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Four members of an Indian-American family were dead with gunshot wounds inside a house in the US state of Iowa, authorities said.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
3 Indian labourers killed in Nepal building collapse
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Three Indian labourers were killed and three others injured when a part of an under-construction building collapsed in Nepal's Dang district on Saturday, officials said.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian jailed for attacking Singapore police officer
Singapore, June 12 (IANS) An Indian has been charged in Singapore with attempting to assault a police officer and causing annoyance to the public in a drunken state.
2019-06-12
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian democracy strengthened by poll verdict: Modi
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Indian democracy has been strengthened by the sweeping mandate in the general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday, adding that democracy is a part of Indian culture.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Contribute to India's development: Modi tells diaspora
Colombo, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the Indian diaspora to contribute to India's development and said the country's image had changed a lot in the last few years.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dubai accident: Repatriation of Indian victims complete
Dubai, June 9 (IANS) Repatriation of the bodies of the Indian victims in Thursday's horrific bus accident in Dubai was finally completed on Sunday.
2019-06-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident