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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
Daughters to testify in Indian couple's murder in Dubai
Dubai, Jan 21 (IANS) Two daughters of an Indian couple who were murdered inside their home in Dubai, will testify at a court next month, the media reported.
2021-01-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
As Asians celebrate, Harris says she'll ensure a pathway for community
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) On the eve of her taking over as the path-breaking first vice president of Asian descent, Kamala Harris assured her fellow Americans from the continent celebrating her victory that she will ensure a pathway is open for the community -- and that is a lesson she learnt from her mother.
2021-01-20
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indians in UAE prep for low key R-Day celebrations
Abu Dhabi, Jan 19 (IANS) Indian missions and organisations across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are prepping for scaled-down Republic Day celebrations this January 26 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
In saga of immigration, Indians travel from exclusion to Vice Presidency
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) The first Indian recorded to have reached the shores of the US is a man from Madras (now Chennai), the area from where the family of Shyamala Gopalan, mother of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, hails.
2021-01-19
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Dubai-based Indian woman dead after husband hits her accidentally
Dubai, Jan 18 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian woman has succumbed to her injuries after she was accidentally run over by her husband while he was trying to park his vehicle, the media reported on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nitish Kumar woos NRIs to invest in Bihar
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) In a bid to attract Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) of Bihar origin, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held talks through video conference with members of the Bihar-Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA).
2021-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Diaspora,Politics
Biden names Indian-American Uzra Zeya as Under Secy at State Dept
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has named Uzra Zeya, an Indian-American diplomat who quit her State Department job in protest against the outgoing administration's alleged racial and sexist bias, as his Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian-American Democrat running for Cincinnati Mayor
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Aftab Pureval, an Indian-American Democrat, has announced his candidature for the Mayor of the US city of Cincinnati in Ohio state.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
India has world's largest diaspora: UN
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) India has the world's largest diaspora with about 18 million people born there now living abroad, according to John Wilmoth, the director of UN's Population Division at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Biden names Vidur Sharma Covid testing adviser
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden on Friday named health policy expert Vidur Sharma as the testing adviser on his Covid-19 Response Team.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian girl in Dubai helps recycle e-waste
Dubai, Jan 15 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl based in Dubai has launched a campaign via which she has helped collect more than 25 tonnes of e-waste for recycling in more than four years, a media report said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Indian-origin man kills daughter, mother-in-law, commits suicide in US
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) An Indian-origin man has killed his daughter and mother-in-law after which he committed suicide in a New York state village, according to media reports quoting police.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Sonia Aggarwal to be Biden's climate policy adviser
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) An expert on energy and climate change, Sonia Aggarwal, was named on Thursday by President-elect Joe Biden as the senior advisor for climate policy and innovation, the latest of several key Indian American nominees for his administration.
2021-01-14
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian missions in UAE warn job seekers against fake agents
Abu Dhabi, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian diplomatic missions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have warned jobseekers against fake agents, a media report said on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: International, Togo,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indians among 27 workers injured in Dubai road mishap
Dubai, Jan 13 (IANS) Several Indians were among 27 workers injured in a collision between a bus and a trailer in the Jebel Ali Industrial area here on Wednesday, police said.
2021-01-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Canada's Industry Minister Navdeep Bains resigns
Ottawa, Jan 12 (IANS) Navdeep Bains, Canada's Industry Minister and senior-most among the four ministers of Indian origin in the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, suddenly resigned on Tuesday, citing family grounds for his decision.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Canada,National,Diaspora,Politics
Indian expats win gold at Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai, Jan 12 (IANS) Two Indian expats won 250g of gold each at the ongoing Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), according to a media report.
2021-01-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Stranded Indian expats in UAE take buses to Saudi
Dubai, Jan 11 (IANS) Many Indian expats who were stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to airport closures while they were on their way to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, have finally returned to the designated destinations with some taking buses to Riyadh, a media report said.
2021-01-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Ved Mehta, who overcame blindness with literary prowess, dies at 86
New York, Jan 11 (IANS) Indian-American novelist Ved Mehta, who shone a bright literary light of evocativeness and imagery overcoming his blindness, has died here at the age of 86.
2021-01-11
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Over 100 Britain MPs, Lords write to PM on Indian farmers
Chandigarh, Jan 9 (IANS) British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi has sent a letter, signed by over 100 MPs and Lords, to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the ongoing farmers' protests in India, asking him to raise this matter with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when they next liaise.
2021-01-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Politics
Indian Consulate in Dubai to celebrate virtual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Dubai, Jan 9 (IANS) The Indian Consulate in Dubai will on Saturday celebrate the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Day Convention, in a virtual format due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2021-01-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora