Indian Diaspora

Hindu Americans win historic victory in California textbooks

After more than a decade of constructive civic engagement with the California Department of Education, the Hindu American community won a significant victory recently in its quest for an accurate, equitable, and culturally competent portrayal of Hinduism and India in California textbooks...

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Efforts are being aimed at transforming India to match global standards: PM Modi to Indian diaspora

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is always keen to meet and interact with Indians residing outside the country. However, continuing the same PM Modi on Monday met the Indian community in Manila and interacted with them on the sidelines of ASEAN summit. He said that the efforts of the present government are aimed at transforming India and ensuring everything in our nation matches global standards...

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PM Modi addressing Indian community in Manila

PM Modi addressing Indian community in Manila..

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PM Modi visits Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila; tweets about his young friend who wants to be a policeman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely known for his dynamic leadership, extreme determination for the betterment of India and also for having a kind gesture for Indians residing abroad. PM Modi always meet, interact with Indian communities residing out of the country and this makes him more valuable across the world. Notably, PM Modi on Monday visited the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila and interacted with the Indian community too...

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Strategic Dialogue between India-UAE satisfies anticipated outcome: M.J Akbar

MoS for External affairs M.J.Akbar paid an official visit to the UAE for the second round of India- UAE strategic Dialogue from October 28-29 in Abu Dhabi. Akbar and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of UAE Anwar Gargash, led their respective delegations in the strategic dialogue. India and the UAE held the first round of strategic dialogue on January 20 in New Delhi...

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Suresh Prabhu strongly raises H-1B, L1 visa issues with United States in Trade Policy Forum meeting

India on Friday strongly raised the issue of H-1B and L1 visas with the United States at the bilateral Trade Policy Forum meeting that was held in Washington. Earlier, the Trump administration tightened the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1 mainly popular among IT professionals...

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Qatar introduces minimum wage for workers; thousands of Indians to get direct benefit

Earlier, Qatar was criticized strongly from all around the world as Doha did not have any proper laws for workers including minimum wage, protection rights etc. Amid gulf crisis, Qatar has introduced a minimum wage for all the workers working in the country with an aim to empower them. This move will also benefit thousands of workers who are residing in Doha...

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Trump administration gives a big blow to Indians; tightens extension of H-1B, L1 visa rules

The concerns of Indian Nationals seeking H1B visa for the United States has now again increased gradually due to fear of losing their jobs and dreams. Notably, giving up a big blow to Indians, the Trump administration has tightened the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1 mainly popular among IT professionals...

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50 Indian peacekeepers awarded with UN medal for protecting civilians in conflict-ridden country

‘Peace’ is the main agenda of Indian security forces and the whole world recognizes, salutes and applauds its work. Notably, as many as fifty Indian peacekeepers who are stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building a durable peace in the conflict-ridden country...

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The light of Diwali brightens Canada; Justin Trudeau conveys his warm wish during ceremony

Going beyond all rituals Festivals unite society, bring people together. The great Indian festival of color and light, Diwali has proved festivals don’t know the limits of the boundary as Canada celebrated Diwali. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present in the celebration along with five ministers. Zulu king also celebrated Diwali last month...

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Seven mistakes that can lead to rejection of UAE visa application; read here

Crores of people visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in search of a job, tourism purpose or to get settled in the country as an expat etc. Accordingly, lakhs of Indian visit UAE every year in search of job, livelihood and for tourism purpose. But due to the lengthy procedure and hassle-free process, many Indians make several mistakes and lose the opportunity to visit UAE. So the visitor must be careful while applying for the visa for UAE...

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New Delhi is in discussion with United States over DACA, H1B visa issues: MEA

India is in discussion with the United States on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and H1B visa issues. However, New Delhi also rejected all the suggestions that the US was hyphenating India and Pakistan and has said that ties between India and America are comprehensive and should not be seen through the prism of a third country...

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Kovind pats diaspora for its role in progress of Ethiopian community

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the Indian diaspora in this Ethiopian capital said that the Indian community has been at the center of Indo-Ethiopian bilateral relations...

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Indians get major relief after US resumes premium processing of H-1B visa

The concerns of Indian Nationals seeking H1B visa for the United States has generally increased in recent months. However, the United States giving a major relief to Indian IT professionals on Tuesday after resuming premium processing of H-1B work visas in all categories, months after it was suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas...

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Prez Kovind on his 4-day visit to Ethiopia addresses Indian community; says, “Rise of India is opening new opportunities”

President Ramnath Kovind is the first President to visit Djiboti, Ehtiopia. Since taking over the Presidential office, Kovind has made sure to bind new relations with far-away nations. While stepping into the African country, Kovind addressed the Indian community in Djibouti and said, “Rise of India is opening new opportunities for collaborations and the Indian diaspora has an important role in building bridges between India and world.”..

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Kuwait releases 22 Indian prisoners, commutes sentences of 97 convicted for drugs smuggling

The diplomatic relations of India with other countries has been strengthened more and more since the PM Modi led government came into power. This strong diplomacy from Indian side led Kuwait to release 22 Indian prisoners and commuted the sentences of 97 others lodged in the Arab country's prison...

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Fate of 39 Indians captured by IS still unknown: Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the fate of 39 Indians captured by the Islamic State terrorist group when the extremists took over the city of Mosul three years ago is still unknown...

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UAE simplifies visa process for Indian passport holders residing in UK, European Union

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday has taken a massive decision to approve visa on arrival for Indian passport holders with United Kingdom and European Union residency visa. Now, all the Indian nationals residing in United Kingdom and European Union can easily travel to UAE as visa processes are simplified. The visit of more Indians will bring boost in the economy of the UAE. ..

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Hurrah! 170 Indians evacuated till now from Hurricane #Irma-hit Sint Maarten

At least 170 Indians and Indian-origin people have been evacuated till now from the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Sint Maarten and brought to the Caribbean island of Curacao. However, in the process 30 other nationals were also evacuated. ..

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Hurrah! Minister Sushma does it again; Father Tom Uzhunnalil rescued from Islamic State operatives

Good News! Father Tom Uzhunnalil a Catholic priest who was abducted in Yemen in March last year has been finally rescued. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also expressed her happiness over the rescue of Father Tom Uzhunnalil...

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Evacuation of Indian nationals from hurricane-hit Sint Maarten is a priority for us: Sushma Swaraj

Leading from the front to evacuate all the Indian nationals from the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the External Affairs Ministry has made all the necessary arrangements. Notably, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that the Indian government has arranged for the evacuation of Indian nationals from the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Sint Maarten...

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We are committed to build a New India by 2022, assures PM Modi

“We are committed to build a ‘NEW INDIA’ that would be free from poverty, terrorism, corruption, communalism, and casteism” by 2022 when the country celebrates its 75th independence day, asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Indian community in Yangon on Wednesday...

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Another cruel move: Prez Trump revokes Obama-era amnesty programme; 7000 Indians likely to be hit

After tightening H1B visa process, the Trump administration has taken one more cruel move of scrapping an Obama-era amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children which will straight away affect at least 7000 Indian workers...

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Bihar sends maximum workers to Gulf countries while UAE becomes largest employment market for Indians

Indians are keen to work out of the country due to higher incomes and Saudi Arabia, UAE and the United States are important destinations. But looking at the expenses and income Indians mostly prefer to work in Saudi Arabia, UAE. However, UAE has becomes the largest market for employment of Indians in the Gulf while people from Bihar emerged as the state to have sent the maximum number of migrants to the Gulf countries...

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Qatar assures safety, welfare of 6.3 lakhs Indians in Gulf countries

Amid Gulf crisis, Qatar Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulrahman Al-Thani visited India on Friday and called upon Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which he assured the safety and welfare of 6.3 lakhs Indians in Doha and other Gulf countries...

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Baahubali stars Rana Daggubati and Tamannah Bhatia attends 37th edition of India Day Parade

Overwhelmed by the response of enthusiastic Indian diaspora Baahubali actor Rana Daggubati said that members of Indian community are the ambassadors of our country who are making us proud outside of India. Rana, who was the Grand Marshal for the 37th edition of prestigious India Day Parade specially mentioned that it was a matter of great pride for him to celebrate the Independence Day with a large population of Indian-Americans...

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#FindingNetaji; Indian Community in Japan remembers “Hero of Asia” Netaji Subhash at Renkoji Temple

When we take the names of their respected freedom fighters,we never forget to remember Subhash Chandra Bose. Unfortunately, till now thousands of admirers don’t know exactly when and how he died. Still, as it is believed he died in a plane crash in Taiwan on 18th August 1945, the Indian community in Japan remembers this great leader at Renkoji temple...

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Rift between Qatar, UAE to not have any adverse impact on Indian communities in region: Anwar Gargash

Gulf crisis seems to stretch for a longer period as both the parties including Qatar and other Arab countries doesn’t seem to back off. However, the United Arab Emirates have assured India that Gulf crisis will not have any adverse impact on Indian communities in the Gulf or on India's economic interests there...

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A small town girl from Bengal crosses raging English Channel

The living goddesses of India, the great women from the country have been making us proud in various fields. Adding to the long list, a young girl of Bengal, Sayani Das has crossed the English Channel successfully. For the swimmers across the world, it is a dream to cross the English Channel. Sayani has achieved this dream in her twenties only...

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At least 53 of 97 Indian sailors stranded in UAE waters released

As many as 53 out of 97 Indian sailors stranded on ships in the UAE’s waters for several months have finally returned to their homeland India, according to the Indian Consulate General in Dubai Vipul...

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Baghdad has no concrete information about 39 missing Indians: Iraqi Foreign Minister al-Jaafari

The Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Eshaiker al-Jaafari on Monday reaffirmed that his government had no information concerning 39 Indian nationals missing in the country. Iraqi Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari while talking to reporters said they do not have any substantial evidence about the fate of 39 Indians who are missing in Mosul since 2014...

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5 Indian Sailor stuck in UAE ship with no payment, returned home

Atlast five Indian sailors who were stuck in the United Arab Emirates got relief as they returned back to their home land. The sailors were stuck on a UAE ship for months with no payment of their salaries, informed the Indian Consulate General said on Saturday...

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5 Indian Sailor stuck in UAE ship with no payment, returned home

Atlast five Indian sailors who were stuck in the United Arab Emirates got relief as they returned back to their home land. The sailors were stuck on a UAE ship for months with no payment of their salaries, informed the Indian Consulate General said on Saturday...

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PM Modi convinced Trump that Indians are contributing greatly to American economy

As soon as the Trump administration took charge in the United States, with an aim to hire more Americans Firstly suspended premium processing of H1B visas, then tightened the process etc which directly affected the Indians. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday informed Rajya Sabha that Prime Minister Modi and US president Donald Trump had an extensive discussion on the spirit of H1B visa and during the recent visit to the United States...

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Read here the initiatives taken by Indian government to promote Hindi in foreign countries

Hindi, which is a mother tongue of more than half of the India is now slowly and steadily impacting the world. Therefore, keeping promotion of Hindi on high priority, the government of India has taken several effective initiatives...

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Without much hype: General VK Singh’s ultimate rescue mission in Iraq

As soon as Mosul was liberated, Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh visited Iraq on 11th July 2017 on an ultimate mission to bring all 39 Indian hostages safely back to the country. Though VK Singh had to return back without any information, Iraqi forces committed him to find all the Indians as soon as possible...

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Sundar Gurjar rose up like Phoenix bagging Gold at World Para Athletics Championships

The eighth edition of the World Para Athletics Championships in London gifted India news of success on the very first day. On the opening night of World Para Athletics athlete, Sundar Gurjar bagged the gold medal in the javelin throw. The athlete rose like a phoenix as he was was not allowed to compete at Rio as he turned up late for his event. In the F46 category, Sundar recorded his personal best effort of 60.36m...

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General VK Singh reaches Iraq to rescue 39 Indian hostages

As soon as the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced the liberation of Mosul from Islamic State terrorist group, Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh embarked for Baghdad to bring 39 Indian hostages safely back to the country...

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Modi's meeting with Indian diaspora in Israel creates history

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with the Indian diaspora inTel Aviv created a sort of history on many counts. People started pouring in from all over Israel...

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Around 100 Indian sailors stranded in UAE waters; sought help of Consulate General in Dubai

Around 100 Indian sailors who were aboard on 22 ships have been stranded in UAE waters who have sought the help of Indian Consulate General in Dubai. While talking to local media, India’s Consul-General Vipul said nearly 100 Indian sailors aboard 22 ships have been stranded in UAE waters and have sought the help of the Indian Consulate General in Dubai...

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Proud-India! Two Indian filmmakers made their way in achieving Hollywood International Award

Two of the Indian filmmakers had achieved the Hollywood ‘International CineFest 2017’ awards on Friday. Assamese writer-director Bidyut Kotoky won the award for the film ‘Rainbow Fields’ and Bihar’s Rakesh Kumar won the award for his film ‘After Ever After’...

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Number of Hindus increases in Australia from 0.3% to 1.9%  in 25 years

There has been considerable increase in the population of Hindus in Australia as their number increased from 0.3 percent in 1991 to 1.9 percent in 2016, census figures indicate. The total population of Hindus is 440,300...

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One more event, one more celebration

A first person account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi' recent US visit and interaction with Diaspora. ..

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Indian diaspora rejoiced on every good news; wants India to scale newer heights: PM Modi in US

As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the United States on Sunday, he firstly interacted with the Indian community in Washington DC. PM Modi said that the Indian diaspora rejoiced whenever there was good news from India, and wanted India to scale newer heights...

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Hindus face violence and marginalisation in Pak and Bangladesh: HAF

A recent report by a top Hindu-American body has brought to the light the fact how Hindus were facing violence, persecution and marginalisation in countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh where they are in minority...

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Proud! Indian-origin Sikh Palbinder Shergill appointed as a judge of Supreme Court in Canada

Indians are making proud out there as Indian-origin Sikh human rights advocate Palbinder Kaur Shergill has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. On Friday Shergill became the 1st turbaned Sikh to be appointed to the judiciary in Canada, the World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada...

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Bengal CM’S dream project 'Kanyashree' makes state proud; receives UN Public Services winner award

Bengal has always been making new world records since the colonial era. In the field of Art, culture, and literature Bengal’s success is unquestionable. Adding one more feather to Bengal’s record list, the government’s scheme “Kanyashree” receives first prize for public service at UN. The award came in the category of “Reaching the Poorest and Most Vulnerable through Inclusive Services”. This award is recognition of government’s innovation and excellence in public services. “Kanyashree” is the dream ..

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Amidst embargo on Qatar, New Delhi operates additional flights to Doha for Indians there

Good news for all the Indians living in Qatar as New Delhi is operating extra flights so that people could come to their home easily and celebrate EID with beloved once. Notably, the Indian government on Wednesday asked two domestic airlines i.e Air India and Jet Airways to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help all the Indian citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways...

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Saudi Arabia 'family tax' to hit Indians drastically

Massive setback for all the Indians staying in Saudi Arabia as a new 'family tax' is being imposed by Kingdom from July 1 of this year. Notably, now non-Saudis residents will have to pay 100 riyals (approx. Rs. 1,700) for each family member living with them per month. However, currently, the dependent fee in Saudi is half of this revised amount i.e 50 riyals...

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#KulbhushanJadhav: ICJ asks India to make case submission by Sept 13, Pak by Dec 13

The Kulbhushan Jadhav case has become the brewing issue these days. Recently, International Court of Justice (ICJ) has asked India to make its submission of the case by September 13. In fact, two days ago Pakistan claimed that ICJ rejected India’s request for more time- 6 months to file its next motion at The Hague court. In the wittiest reply, External Ministry said that India had actually for an early date as possible for it to submit its written statement of facts supporting the case...

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Embassy appeals all undocumented Indian nationals to return back via Saudi Arabia’s ‘Amnesty’

Saudi Arabia giving a major relief to all the Indians who are overstaying in Kingdom allowed to go back to their homeland without any penalty and punishment. Now, Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia has appealed all the Indians overstaying their visas to return back to home on amnesty scheme before it expires. However, it has also said that the one who does not return will later have to pay fine or can get imprisonment etc. ..

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Over 4000 Indian-Origin Jews likely to attend PM Modi’s address in Israel

Approximately over 4000 Indian Origin Jews are expected to attend the address of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month during his Israel visit, The Jerusalem Post reported...

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Sushma Swaraj applauds ‘relentless efforts’ of diplomats after Iran released 25 Indian fishermen

GoodNews! Iran finally releases 25 Indian fishermen who were detained with their Bahraini boats. As soon as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed the release of 25 Indian fishermen via twitter, happiness spread all over the country. However, it is good news for not only the family of all 25 fishermen but for the whole country as Iran finally released Indian fishermen who were detained by Iranian Navy with their Bahraini boats in March this year...

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Art of Living comes out with a novel scheme; NRIs to adopt 500 villages in India

India has seen whopping development in all the fields including infrastructure, economy, agriculture etc and therefore the country has been now globally recognized. However, it would not have been possible without the contribution of government, NGOs, citizens and also Non-resident Indians. Notably, NRIs living in the United States will adopt 500 villages in India as part of their effort to develop the rural areas of the country...

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Indian Embassy in Qatar issues advisory, stresses not to worry as Gulf crisis will not harm Indians

Amidst ongoing ' Gulf crisis', the Indian Embassy in Qatar on Wednesday issued an advisory and stressed that there was nothing for Indian citizens in Doha to worry about. The advisory also assured that the embassy is monitoring the situation closely and is in touch with the Qatar authorities to ensure the safety of the Indian nationals living there...

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‘Deep concern’ for the safety of 6.5 lakh Indians living in Qatar: CM Kerala writes to PM and MEA

Concerning about rapidly increasing the diplomatic rift between Qatar and other Arab countries, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday wrote to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj over the current 'geo-political situation' brewing in the Middle East...

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Brijesh Thapa, Ravi Kumar receive reputed UN medal for their 'courage and sacrifice' in the mission

United Nations peacekeeping has proven to be one of the most effective tools to assist host countries navigate the difficult path from conflict to peace. India currently deploys more than 7,600 military and police personnel to UN peace operations in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, West Asia, South Sudan, Sudan and the Western Sahara. Last year, two Indian peacekeepers in different operations lost their lives and in their honour, India’s UN Ambassador Syed ..

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Proud moment for India as 112 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva enters ‘Guinness Book of World Records’

112 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva- Adiyogi which was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February at Isha Yoga Foundation, entered in Guinness Book of World Records. 112 feet tall statue of Adiyogi was declared as ‘world’s largest bust’...

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Indian workers being held captive by Saudi Company; Indian embassy jumps for rescue

In recent years, many incidents of Indian workers working abroad are been held captive over the salary issues. However, these incidents majorly happened in the gulf countries. Notably, this time also a group of Indian workers has been held captive by a company in Saudi Arabia over salary issues...

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Swaraj speaks to Indian Envoy over killing of Jagjeet Singh in US; vows to protect citizens residing abroad

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in past many times came forward to provide safety and security for the Indians residing abroad. Notably, ones again Minister Sushma Swaraj has come forward for Jagjeet Singh who hails from Punjab was stabbed outside a grocery store in California on Friday, due to which Sikh community are alarmed in the country...

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UK detains 38 Indians for visa breach, working illegally

In a major crackdown, Britain’s immigration officials last week conducted in two clothing factories in the city of Leicester and detained 38 Indians, including nine women for overstaying their visas or working illegally...

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Jaitley strongly raises H1B visa issue; reminds contribution of highly skilled Indians in US economy

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised the issue of tightening H1B visa or work visa with the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Notably, just two days before US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order seeking review of the present H-1B Visa system...

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Proud! Dubai-based Gurudwara hosts breakfast to 101 nationalities; bags Guinness world record

It is a moment of proud for not only Sikhs but also for the whole India as Dubai-based Gurudwara Guru Nanak on Thursday achieved a Guinness World Records title for ‘Most Nationalities Having a Continental Breakfast’ as the Sikh temple successfully hosted breakfast to 101 nationalities...

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Swaraj announces swift release of 29 Indian workers from Saudi and 2 from South Sudan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced the release of 29 Indian workers from Saudi Arabia and 2 Indian nationals who were abducted by rebels in South Sudan. Minister Swaraj also appreciated the efforts of Indian Ambassador Srikumar Menon in South Sudan for the release of Indian nationals...

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“Will fight till my last breath to punish them” says Indian who was racially attacked in Australia

Day by day hate crimes against Indians are increasing after an Indian based in Australia was allegedly attacked by a group of teens who racially abused him in a restaurant in Hobart, Tasmania. A 33-year old Li Max Joy, who hails from Kerala, is a taxi driver and currently pursuing nurse course was assaulted by group of teenagers on Saturday...

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MEA : 7,059 Indian nationals are jailed in foreign countries across the globe

Ministry of External Affairs stated that around 7,059 Indian nationals are lodged in foreign jails, where 203 Indians are in Chinese Jails, 39 are in Bangladeshi Jails, and 362 Indians are in Pakistani Jails and 1214 in UAE jails...

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Safety and security of Indians is top priority of Govt: Sushma assures

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke in Parliament regarding the safety and security of the Indians abroad, especially in U.S after the increasing cases of hate crimes and racial attacks on Indians in the United States...

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Tulsi Gabbard slams CNN on its show "Believer"; says it is misrepresenting Hinduism

The member of Congress of United States Tulsi Gabbard slammed the CNN broadcasting channel for its new show "Believer" by saying that is misrepresenting Hinduism. However, the criticism from Tulsi Gabbard came immediately through the series of tweets after a show featured a small sect of Hinduism called the Aghoris of India, a cannibalistic group that worships Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction. She said in her tweet, “While good people across our country are working hard to increase mutual understanding ..

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Indian Americans condemn shooting of two Indians: #HateCrimes on alarming rise

The leaders of Hindu American Foundation (HAF) in the US on Thursday strongly condemned the shooting of two Indian immigrants named Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani by an American bystander in Olathe bar in Kansas on Wednesday. Leaders of Hindu American Foundation clearly mentioned that this incident appears to be a hate crime. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Srinivas Kuchibhotla,” said Jay Kansara, Director of Government Relations. “We are also praying for a speedy ..

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Kansas shooting: Navy veteran Adam Purinton yells "get out of my country" and shots Indian Srinivas

The 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer hails from Hyderabad was shot dead when he was with his friend at a bar in Kansas. All the Indians residing in the United States are shocked by this horrifying incident and are afraid too of getting a victim of such more incidents...

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New York’s School District unanimously approves Diwali holiday

The Hindu community has welcomed reports of Board of Education of Half Hollow Hills Central School District (HHHCSD) of Huntington and Babylon in New York State unanimously adopting Diwali, most popular of the Hindu festivals, as an official holiday on the 2017-2018 school calendar...

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Grand opening of Lord Ganesha temple in California’s Santa Clarita

Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple Santa Clarita, where the main deity is Lord Ganesha, had its grand opening on the evening of February 9 in Valencia neighbourhood of Santa Clarita (California)...

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Glory for India as Indian Tabla Player Sandeep Das won World’s Best Music Album Grammy’s Award

Grammys 2017 Awards that kicked off yesterday gracefully was an event filled with enthusiasm, plush and enjoyment was all worth in it. The hall of Hollywood which always tops the winners list yesterday was proudly shared by an Indian Tabla player Sandeep Das for his contribution in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble...

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Jewish synagogue to become the first Hindu temple in Rhode Island

Temple Am David, a former Jewish synagogue has been acquired by the Rhode Island Hindu Temple Society RHITS. Temple Am David which is being converted into Hindu temple is the first Hindu temple in Rhode Island...

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Hindus in Zimbabwe to celebrate 25th anniversary of Omkar Temple

The members of Hindu community in Zimbabwe have planned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Shree Omkar Temple at Ridgeview, Harare in April...

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North-east region to become epicentre for South East Asian countries : Assam Chief Minister

Calling state of Assam as the gateway for the economies of South East Asian countries Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Assam is rapidly emerging as a strategic base for foreign and domestic investors.He was speaking at the Chief Ministers’ session at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas...

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"We always see blood relations, not colour of passport": PM Modi at #PBD2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas and said that it is the largest gathering of Indian’s living abroad. While addressing to the ceremony PM Modi applauded the efforts taken by External Affairs Ministry and thanked Sushma Swaraj for her proactiveness. PM Modi said, “security of all Indian abroad is a top priority of Government because we never see the colour of Passport, we only see the blood relations.”..

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Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention begins in Bengaluru

The ‘Role of Diaspora youth in the Transformation of India’ would be the main theme of the three-day 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) which began in Bengaluru today...

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HSS holds 21-day ‘Vishwa Sangh Shiksha Varg-2016’ at Nairobi

The Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) has organised a 21-day residential camp for its volunteers here. The camp ‘Vishwa Sangh Shiksha Varg-2016’ will conclude on December 31...

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Anna Hazare to introduce ‘Gandhigiri’ to US

Social activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare is all set to take his talk of 'Gandhigiri' to the United States...

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BJP president reaching out to US audiences

The BJP plans to reach out to American political and business leaders and Indian audiences with party president Rajnath Singh slated to visit the US from Saturday...

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US celebrates 100 years of Sikh community

The US has acknowledged immense contribution of the Sikh community in its socio-economic fabric and cultural milieu as it celebrated the 100 years of the arrival of Bhagat Singh Thind, who led a life-long battle for the rights of Indians to gain American citizenship. ..

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South African Indians raising funds for Uttarakhand

Indian community in South Africa has launched a fund raising drive to contribute to the relief efforts in flood-hit Uttarakhand. ..

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Indian physicians want say in US healthcare

An influential group of over 100,000 physicians of Indian origin in the US is seeking a place on the policy table as President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reforms are rolled out in autumn...

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Indian diplomat in Nepal pens the Earth Anthem

An Indian diplomat in Nepal has written an Earth Anthem, highlighting the significance of people to people cooperation between the two South Asian neighbours for a better world...

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New UK visa rules discriminatory, to hit trade and ties

The British proposal to collect 3,000 pounds (Rs.2.8 lakh) from Indian citizens for a six-month visa from November is 'discriminatory' and could adversely affect trade, tourism and people-to-people contact between the two countries, say industry associations and others. ..

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India among 'high-risk' nations facing hefty visa fee to UK

Visitors from India, Pakistan, Nigeria and other Asian and African countries deemed "high-risk" will be forced to pay a hefty cash bond before they can enter the UK...

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US Sikh team meets Vatican envoy over turban issue

The delegates also requested for the help of Vatican in solving turban-related issues in other countries. ..

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Hundreds in Fiji take crash course in Sanskrit

Hundreds of people in Fiji are coming out to take a seven-day crash course of the Indian classical language Sanskrit...

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After Saudi Arabia, Kuwait wants to reduce expat workers

India said Tuesday it is looking to help its expatriate workers in Kuwait who would be affected by the Gulf nation's decision to reduce the number of its overseas workers even as 72,000 Indians have applied in neighbouring Saudi Arabia for Emergency Certificates to return home over the kingdom's new work policy. ..

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Guadeloupe's haunted house: Witness to Indian immigrants' travails

Said to have been built in the workshop of the maker of Eiffel Tower for a rich man of Louisiana, the prefabricated house was on its way to the US when the ship stopped at Pointe-a-Pitre and its owner was forced to sell the house to pay the high costs of the trip. ..

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Guadeloupians keen to renew links with resurgent India

With Europe and France hit hard by the financial crisis, the Indian community of Guadeloupe is keen to renew cultural and economic ties with a resurgent India. ..

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Indian firm to construct hydroelectric plants in Kano, Nigeria

The Nigerian state of Kano has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Skipper Group of India for the construction of hydroelectricity plants at Tiga and Challawa dams in the state, Indian High Commissioner in Abuja, Mahesh Sachdev has said. ..

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Indians advised to avoid visiting three Nigerian states

Indians have been advised to avoid visiting three states in Nigeria where emergency has been declared to combat militancy. With the Nigerian security situation showing no signs of improvement, the Indian High Commission in Abuja has issued a warning to Indians to avoid visiting the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa where the Nigerian government has declared a state of emergency. ..

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Naipaul's birthplace to be restored in Trinidad

It featured in V.S. Naipaul's 'A House For Mr. Biswas' and was where the Nobel laureate was born in 1932. Now, Lion House in Trinidad and Tobago, the 90-year-old home of the author's grandfather, an immigrant from India, is set to be restored to its pristine glory. The Lion House in Chaguanas will form part of an Indian heritage site that would include the Brechin Castle Sugar factory, Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz said...

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Rotorua District Community Award for Hindu Youth

Murali Krishna Magesan, a a volunteer of Hindu Youth New Zealand, the youth division of Hindu Council of New Zealand, was one of the youth recognised by the Rotorua District Council for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the Rotorua community. Murali is the Head Prefect of the Western Heights High School, Rotorua. ..

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Canadian sports body upholds ban on Sikh turbans

The World Sikh Organisation has expressed sadness at the decision of Canadian football organisation's decision to uphold a ban on turbans on field. ..

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Bahraini lawyers to train Indian social workers

Lawyers in Bahrain will train Indian social workers to familiarise them with the laws of the country. ..

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Hundreds in Fiji come out to take crash course in Sanskrit

Hundreds of people in Fiji are coming out to take a seven-day crash course of the Indian classical language Sanskrit...

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Mayor backs Indian American forlt. governor's post

The mayor of the city of Richmond has come out openly in support of an Indian American Democrat who is running for the post of lieutenant governor of the US state of Virginia. ..

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Trinidad celebrates 168th Indian Arrival Day

Trinidad celebrated its 168th Indian Arrival Day with street parades, religious services, plays, skits and re-enactments of the first landing on May 30, 1845...

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British town gets its first Sikh mayor

Prabhjit Singh Dhillon, who has been elected the 280th mayor of Warwick, described it as a "privilege", the Coventry Telegraph reported Friday. ..

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Kuwait tightens labour laws, 12 Indians return

A sudden tightening of labour laws in Kuwait appears to have landed Indians in trouble, according to a few Keralites who landed in Delhi, a Kerala minister said here Friday...

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Indian professor, Oprah honoured at Harvard

Sir Partha Dasgupta, Indian-born professor of economics at the University of Cambridge, UK and talk show celebrity Oprah Winfrey were among the nine people recognised with honorary degrees at the annual convocation of Harvard University here Thursday. ..

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Indian-American Arvind Mahankali wins US National Spelling Bee

ndian-American Arvind Mahankali from New York has scripted history by winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the year 2013, becoming the sixth Indian-American to win the title in a row...

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Indian among Unesco's young scientist award winners

Bilal Habib from India was Thursday named as one of the six winners of the Young Scientist Awards instituted by the Unesco...

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Indian-owned retail chain sets up charity in Ghana

An Indian-owned retail chain in Ghana has set up a charity arm as its social responsibility in this west African country, barely six months after 13 people were killed when one of its outlets collapsed. The charity has come up as the Melcom Care Foundation...

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Malaysian Indian Congress open to merger

Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) president G. Palanivel has said that his party will discuss merger with political parties representing Indians in Malaysia or those with a large number of ethnic Indians as members...

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1845 ship of Indian labourers is big draw in Trinidad

As Trinidad and Tobago prepares for the 168th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of 231 Indians to the West Indies, the toast of the celebrations is the first ship of migrants -- the Fath-Al-Razak. ..

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Free school for Sikhs approved in British city

A free school to cater to members of the Sikh community has been approved in the British city of Leicester. Leicestershire's education department has approved a bid put forward by nine gurdwara leaders for a school especially for Sikh students, the Leicester Mercury reported. ..

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Preparations on for Sikh festival in Malaysia

Preparations are on for the four-day festival of Barsi, said to be the largest Sikh event outside of the Punjab state in India, in Gurdwara Sahib Malacca in the Malaysian state of Malacca, starting May 30. ..

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Senate confirms Chandigarh-born as top US judge

Chandigarh-born Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan made history Thursday as the US Senate confirmed his nomination as a top US judge in a 97 to 0 vote...

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21 lawmakers back Chandigarh-born as top US judge

Srinivasan, 46, currently principal deputy solicitor general of the US last week won unanimous approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee for his nomination as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the American capital. ..

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Indian-origin boy wins 2013 National Geographic contest

Twelve-year-old Indian-origin boy Sathwik Karnik won the 2013 National Geographic Bee by correctly naming Chimborazo, a peak in Ecuador, as the farthest point on earth from the Equator...

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National Federation Party ready for 2014 Fiji elections

Fiji's National Federation Party (NFP), comprising mostly of Indian-origin members, says it is ready for the elections scheduled for 2014 in that south pacific island nation. ..

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Indian lorry driver jailed in Singapore

An Indian lorry driver has been jailed by a court in Singapore for causing the death of one person and injuring 14 others due to negligence while driving. ..

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Indian student in Dubai ranked second in ISC exam

An Indian student in a school here was ranked second in this year's Indian School Certificate (ISC) class 12 examination. ..

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Indian mission in Jeddah working to fix passport problem

The Indian consulate in Jeddah is using diplomatic channels to make passport authorities in Saudi Arabia accept newly-designed Indian passports, which they are refusing saying they were not officially informed about the change. ..

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Sikh man in Finland fights for right to wear turban at work

A Sikh bus driver in Finland is fighting for his right to wear a turban while at work. Sukhdarshan Singh Gill, who works at the Veolia bus company at Vantaa near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, is trying to set a precedent by making the authorities allow him to wear a turban at work, Yle, the Finnish public broadcasting company, reported Tuesday. ..

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Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik wins Danish grand prize

Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the Danish 'grand prize' at the 2nd Copenhagen International Sand sculpture festival 2013 for his 15-foot coloured sand sculpture created on the "Go green, Save Earth" theme. ..

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Indian girl invents device that can charge phone in 20 seconds

An 18-year-old Indian-origin girl in the US has developed a potentially revolutionary device that can charge a mobile phone in just 20 seconds, a media report said. ..

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Hindu temples, Bollywood and a Yemeni city's India ties

A Hindu temple that dates back over 150 years, a market that sports an Indian name and love for Bollywood reflect the India connect of the Yemeni city of Aden...

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Malayasian Chinese leader asked to apologise to Indians

A Malaysian Indian politician of the Democratic Action party (DAP) has asked the party's Chinese-origin secretary-general to apologise to the Indian members of the party. N. Gobalakrishnan has asked Lim Guan Eng to apologise to over 700 Indian members of the party after they were stopped from attending the party's Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting last year, the New Straits Times reported. ..

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Chandigarh-born poised to make history as US judge

Chandigarh-born Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan has moved a step closer to making history as the first South Asian judge on the US Court of Appeals for the American capital. ..

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Indian growers help Ethiopia become world's fourth largest flower exporter

Indian-owned firms in Ethiopia are making flowers the country's third-largest export earner after coffee and khat, a kind of chewable cannabis...

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Rongali Bihu celebration in Malaysia

The Assamese Society in Malaysia celebrated Rongali Bihu on May 11, 2013 with traditional fervor and gaiety. It was an occasion to reconnect with one’s roots and a platform to showcase the best of Assamese cuisine, attire and culture...

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Malaysian Indian Congress appoints new secretary general

A. Sakthivel, a 43-year-old chemical engineer, has been appointed the new secretary general of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) after Datuk S. Murugesan resigned from the post Tuesday. After being informed about his appointment by MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel's press secretary, Sakthivel said he would do whatever it takes to take the party to greater heights, Malaysian media reported Wednesday. ..

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Fees waived for Indians seeking to leave Saudi Arabia

Dubai, May 15 : The India government has exempted Indian workers in Saudi Arabia, seeking to leave that country, from paying fees for issue of emergency certificates (ECs) for one-time travel to India, according to the Indian embassy in Riyadh. However, ..

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Indian-origin doctor in South Africa shot dead

Durban, May 14 : An Indian-origin doctor was shot dead outside his surgery at Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Dr Bhavish Sewram was shot three times in his neck, back and arm through his car window Monday night, the Independen..

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Indo-Fijian woman turns 101

Sydney, May 14 : On the day Fiji observed the 134th anniversary of the arrival of Indian indentured labourers Tuesday, an Indian-origin woman in that south Pacific island turned 101. Deogi Nair was born to Indian indentured labourer parents May 14, 1912,..

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Three Indo-Canadian women in running for prestigious awards

Three Indo-Canadian women have been nominated for this year's YWCA Metro Vancouver's Women of Distinction awards, touted as one of the most prestigious awards for women achievers in Canada. ..

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India faces internal trust deficit, need to rebuild people’s confidence : Modi addresses 20 US cities across video conference

“India faces the greatest crisis – the crisis of trust deficit. The need of the hour is to rebuild the confidence of the people of the Nation,” said Narendra Modi while addressing the NRIs in 20 US cities thru video conference. USA is still avoiding granting visa to this popular figure in Indian politics. He also questioned Indian foreign policy in reference to the recent Chinese incursions and Sarbjit case. ..

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Indians lobbying hard for US immigration reforms

Washington, May 12 : From corporate America to Indian techies to Indian-Americans with family ties to their native land - all are lobbying hard to influence changes in the proposed immigration law that has started moving through the US legislative labyrin..

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Indian Ritankar is youngest Berkeley topper in a century

Kolkata-born Ritankar Das, a bioengineering and chemical biology double major at the University of California at Berkeley, has become the youngest student to receive the University Medal in more than a century...

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Indo- American wins US business chamber award

An Indian American businessman has been awarded by a US business chamber as its 2013 Ambassador of the Year. Kiran Patel was named as the 2013 Ambassador of the Year by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce in the city of Henderson in the US state of Kentucky, thegleaner.com reported Thursday...

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Narendra Modi to address Indians in 18 US cities on Sunday

Still a persona non grata in the US, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is again set to talk to the Indian community in 18 cities in North America via satellite from state capital of Gandhinagar Sunday. ..

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Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan named CEO of South African gold mining firm

Durban, May 9 : Another Indian origin CEO is at the helm of an important business. Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan has been appointed CEO of South African gold-mining company AngloGold Ashanti with immediate effect. "We're extremely pleased to have an ex..

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Malaysian Indian Congress leadership on notice by cadres

Singapore, May 9 : The leadership of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has been asked to take responsibility for the party's dismal performance in the country's general elections held May 5. The MIC won four parliamentary seats, the same number it held..

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Two Indians in Malaysian state's executive committee

Singapore, May 9 : Two Indian-origin leaders have been appointed for the first time to the state executive committee of the Malaysian state of Penang. Jagdeep Singh Deo, son of Democratic Action party (DAP) chairman Karpal Singh, and P. Ramasamy, also of..

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Obama talks with Asian-American leaders

Washington, May 9 : Ahead of a senate panel hearing on a comprehensive immigration bill, President Barack Obama and his senior staff met with top Asian-American leaders for what participants called a "meaningful" discussion on immigration, health care and..

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Hindus, Sikhs a small percentage of Canada's population

Toronto, May 9 : Hindus comprise 1.5 percent, Sikhs 1.4 percent and Muslims 3.2 percent of Canada's population of around 35 million, according to the 2011 National Household Survey conducted by Statistics Canada. Of the immigrants who arrived to this cou..

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Sikh population nearly doubles in a decade in Canadian city

  Toronto, May 9 : The Sikh population in the city of Abbotsford in the Canadian province of British Columbia almost doubled in the period between 2001 and 2011, show official figures. Sikhs numbered 28,235 or 16.9 percent of the city's population ..

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Sikh population nearly doubles in a decade in Canadian city: Survey

The number of Sikhs in the Abbotsford area has almost doubled in the past 10 years, confirming its place as a major hub for citizens of Punjabi descent, according to 2011 Statistics Canada data released on Wednesday...

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Over 18,000 Indians in Saudi want to return home, seek ECs

Amid concerns about their possible job loss due to implementation of new labour policy, over 18,000 Indians have approached the Indian embassy in Riyadh seeking 'emergency certificate' to leave Saudi Arabia. The new labour policy called “Nitaqat” seeks 10 per cent jobs reservation for locals...

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Malaysian Indians urge Chinese to join government

Singapore, May 8 : The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has appealed to Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), partner in the country's ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, to reconsider its decision to stay out of government positions following the May 5 gene..

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Trinidad regrets airport incident involving Indian envoy

Indian High Commissioner to Trinidad & Tobago Malay Mishra has said he would prefer to put behind him an "incident" at the Piarco International Airport here last week when an immigration officer misbehaved with him, leading to the country/'s foreign minister expressing regret and promising corrective action. ..

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Indian origin woman in Trinidad seeks government security

Port of Spain, May 7 : A terrified 46-year-old Indian-origin woman in Trinidad and Tobago is seeking security for her and her three children from this country's government following the unsolved killings of her husband and father-in-law and threats to her..

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He is fulfilling his dream of building houses for poor

New Delhi, May 6 : He is the brain behind several world-class and award-winning buildings that include airports and hotels in the US. Several milestones and achievements later, the dream of doing something meaningful for his home country has brought India..

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Malaysian Indian Congress fails to increase tally

The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) failed to increase its tally of parliamentary seats in general elections in the southeast Asian country held Sunday. ..

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Lord Ganesh found in the form of brinjal in England

Dozens of devotees are flocking a makeshift temple set up by an Indian caterer in Leicester after he found a brinjal that looks like the Hindu God Ganesh...

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Indian American wins awards in US varsity

An Indian American student at a US university has won the changing entrepreneurship and outstanding teaching awards at an annual awards ceremony for co-founding a company that can detect bacteria in water...

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Indian American wins awards in US varsity

An Indian American student at a US university has won the changing entrepreneurship and outstanding teaching awards at an annual awards ceremony for co-founding a company that can detect bacteria in water...

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US Sikhs dismayed at Sajjan Kumar's acquittal

Sikh leaders in the US have expressed their "dismay and shock" at Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's acquittal by a Delhi court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case...

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US to honour two Indian-Americans as 'champions of change'

Marking the community's heritage month this May, the White House has announced to honour 15 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women including two Indian-Americans as 'champions of change' in recognition of their significant contribution to the community...

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Trinidad and Tobago to set up Vivekananda Foundation

The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where about 40 percent of its 1.3 million population is of Indian origin, will soon set up a Vivekananda Foundation in honour of the late Indian philosopher saint, whose 150th birth anniversary is being observed this year...

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Indian origin cop in South Africa wins racism case

A South African court has ordered that an Indian origin policeman, who was overlooked for a promotion because of his race, be paid 333,000 rands (approx.$37,000) in back pay, reports said Monday. ..

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Indian in Bahrain stabbed in passport row

A 35-year-old Indian man in Bahrain was stabbed, allegedly by one of his employers, in a row after he went to collect his passport. ..

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60,000 Indians register at Indian missions in Saudi Arabia

Around 60,000 Indian workers have registered in the Indian embassy in Riyadh and the consulate general in Jeddah in the wake of the new Saudi labour policy, according to India's Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi...

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India-born UK nurse blames Oz RJs responsible for her suicide

The India-born nurse found hanged in London, days after a prank radio call by two Australian DJs to a UK hospital treating a pregnant Kate Middleton, has directly blamed them for her death in a suicide note...

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India raises concerns over Saudi jobs policy

Indian officials have raised concerns about the impact of Saudi Arabia's jobs policy on its expat workers in the Gulf kingdom...

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Sunil Tripathi's family seeks privacy after body identified

Sunil Tripathi's family has sought "privacy" for itself and "for our love for Sunny" after forensic dental examination confirmed that a body found in Providence River was that of the missing Indian origin student. ..

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Efforts on to identify body possibly of Sunil Tripathi

US authorities are trying to determine if a body pulled from Providence river is missing Indian origin student Sunil Tripathi, who was erroneously linked on social media to the Boston bombings last week. The Rhode Island medical examiner's office is conducting an autopsy on the body, but so far no positive identification has been made, ABC News reported citing spokesperson Dara Chadwick. ..

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Wipro studying impact of US immigration bill

Indian IT bellwether Wipro Ltd is studying the impact of the US immigration bill drafted by a group of eight senators, chairman Azim Premji said Friday...

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Indian origin US economist Raj Chetty gets Baby Nobel

An Indian origin American economist from Harvard University, whose pioneering work was cited by US President Barack Obama in his last year's State of the Union Address, has won the prestigious John Bates Clark medal, often described as the 'Baby Nobel'...

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President gives away Padma awards

President Pranab Mukherjee gave away 54 Padma awards at a function in the Darbar hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan here Friday..

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Foetus, not mother, was main focus, says Savita's death report

Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died in Ireland last year after being denied abortion, may have been saved had the hospital staff not paid "overemphasis" on the welfare of the unviable foetus and "underemphasis" on her deteriorating health, according to an inquiry report...

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Obama seeks senate nod on Sri Srinivasan as top US judge

The White House urged the Senate to swiftly confirm Chandigarh-born Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan for 'the nation's second-highest court', the US court of appeals for the American capital. ..

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Sunita Williams to start her India trip April 1

Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the world record for the longest spaceflight by a female astronaut, will start her India trip on April 1 from the national capital...

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'Gangs of Wasseypur' to be screened at Hong Kong film fest

Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed two-part series "Gangs of Wasseypur" will be screened at the ongoing 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival...

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Kiwis to celebrate festival of Holi as ‘Race Relations Day‘

The Hindu Council of New Zealand has introduced the Hindu festival of Holi to the Rotorua community celebrating it as “Race Relations Day” to commemorate the International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination. ‘Holi festival’ is celebrated Hindu and Rotorua communities since 2010...

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Indo-American scientist appointed president of US varsity

An eminent structural engineer joined the small but expanding league of Indian-Americans heading educational institutions in the US as he was approved as president of the reputed University of Texas at Arlington...

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'India First' is my definition of secularism: Modi

Gujarat Chief Minister and Bhartiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian diaspora in the US via video conference. Modi addressed the Indian diaspora in Edison, New Jersey, Chicago and Illinois on March 9 at 8.00 pm (local time in US) saying his idea of secularism is "India First". ..

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Peace Statue of Spiritual Leader Sri Chinmoy Dedicated in East Timor

East Timor President Taur Matan Ruak, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão and first Prime Minister Dr. Mari Alkatiri dedicated a bronze statue of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy inside the grounds of the Parliament of Timor-Leste (East Timor) Feb. 18. ..

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Peace Statue of Spiritual Leader Sri Chinmoy Dedicated in East Timor

East Timor President Taur Matan Ruak, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão and first Prime Minister Dr. Mari Alkatiri dedicated a bronze statue of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy inside the grounds of the Parliament of Timor-Leste ..

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Ten Indians among Forbes Asia's 50 top businesswomen

Ten Indian women, including media baroness Shobhana Bharti, hotelier Priya Paul and banker Chhanda Kochchar, figure among Forbes Asia's list of 50 businesswomen in Asia who are performing at the centrestage in the world's most dynamic region...

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Ancient Idol of Lord Vishnu found in Russia

The Vishnu idol is depicted with a hammer in one left hand while the deconglated seventh arm on the right side holds a reticulated sickle. ..

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Savita lost life due to doctors’ failure: Leaked probe report

Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died as a result of a litany of failures by hospital staff, a leaked draft of a probe report said, proving her family's claim that her death was avoidable...

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Ancient temple found in Peru

A team of archaeologists discovered a temple and a hearth some 5,000 years old at the El Paraiso archaeological complex east of Lima...

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Shocked Indo-Americans critical of India’s failure at curbing stampedes

Shocked and dismayed at the February 10 stampede reportedly resulting in 38 deaths and injuries to dozens of Kumbh-Mela pilgrims at Allahabad, Indo-Americans are highly critical of frequent occurrences of deadly stampedes at religious gatherings in India. ..

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Pandit Ravi Shankar wins Grammy

Two months after his death, Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar has won the best world music album Grammy for "The Living Room Sessions Part 1" spanning a wide range of Indian classical styles...

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Tulsi Gabbard joins push for US Diwali stamp

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu-American to be elected to the US House of Representatives, has joined the co-sponsors of a House Resolution calling for the US Postal Service to issue a postage stamp to commemorate Diwali...

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Obama awards science medal to Indian-American inventor

President Barack Obama has awarded Rangaswamy Srinivasan, an Indian-American co-inventor of LASIK eye surgery, with a national medal for science, technology and innovation along with 22 other researchers and inventors...

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Arunachal contributes in detecting stem cells where dormant TB bacteria hide

Concern for Public Health of local communities of Arunachal Pradesh has been always on the top priorities of RIWATCH, since it directly affects the socio-cultural life of local communities and their social environment...

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240,000 illegal Indian immigrants on path to citizenship in US

240,000 illegal Indian immigrants in the US could be soon on their path to obtaining citizenship under a "big deal"...

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US post urged to issue Diwali stamp

Ami Bera, the newly elected Indian-American member of the US House of Representatives and two other Democrats have co-sponsored a resolution for the issue of a postage stamp to mark Diwali...

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Indian scientist wins Chinese award

Three scientists from India, Germany and Russia won the 2012 Award for International Scientific Cooperation at the China's top science academy Wednesday...

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US: Expectations high for first Hindu member of Congress

Just days after Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii was sworn in as the first Hindu member of Congress, Hindu American advocacy groups made it clear that they hope Gabbard will help represent the nation’s wider Hindu community, on top of her Hawaiian constituents..

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Norway kids case: Children to remain with mother, says court

The Kolkata High Court Thursday granted the custody of two siblings - brought from Norway after a legal and diplomatic fight last year - to their mother till the final disposal of the case...

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Indian diaspora should help build knowledge society: Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said India sees its vast diaspora as a valuable contributor to its growth and is keen to expand the bonds further in building an inclusive and knowledge society...

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Norway kids case: Court restores custody to uncle

In a fresh double twist, the custody of two siblings - brought from Norway after a legal and diplomatic fight last year - passed on to their uncle, hours after the Burdwan policemen handed them over to their mother...

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Norway kids custody case: Kids reunited with their mother

The two kids who had returned to India in April 2012 after remaining in Norwegian authorities' custody for nearly a year reunited with their mother Sagarika Bhattacharya on Tuesday...

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11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas meet kicks off in Kerala

The three-day 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) which kicked off here early Monday is the biggest ever held in the country, a Kerala minister has said...

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Tulsi Gabbard takes oath on Gita in US Congress

Tulsi Gabbard (31), the first Hindu ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives took her oath of office on Thursday on the Bhagavad Gita...

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The 68th Swaminarayan temple opens near Hollywood

One of the biggest Hindu temples in the US, built at a whopping cost of $100 million near the Hollywood city in Los Angeles has become a major draw for its grandeur and environment-friendly design, since its inauguration...

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First Hindu US legislator makes history with oath on Gita

Five and a half years after a Hindu prayer opened a US Senate session, Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu to be elected to the US House of Representatives, created history by taking the oath of office on the Bhagavad Gita, the sacred Hindu text...

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Laser show to pay tribute to Swami Vivekananda & Sorcar

Indian American Manick Sorcar, who has devised a laser show to pay tribute to two eminent Indians, Swami Vivekananda and magician P.C. Sorcar, says he is only repaying his debt to them...

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Germany: Attack on Indian Student when he refused to convert

A 24-year Indian student in Bonn was brutally attacked by Islamic extremists who slashed his tongue when he refused to convert, German police said on Thursday...

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Jacintha Saldanha laid to rest in Mangalore

The body of Indian origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead in London after a hoax call to a UK hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate, was laid to rest at Shirva here in the presence of a large number of well-wishers, family and friends...

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Indian couple in Norway to appeal conviction

The family of the Indian couple Vallabhaneni Chandrasekhar and Anupama, who were convicted by a Norwegian court on Tuesday for the ‘mistreatment’ of their child, are planning to move a higher court to appeal the convictions. They have a couple of days to go in for appeal. ..

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Norway row: Court to pass verdict on Indian parents today

A Norway court will pronounce its verdict today on the case of an Indian couple arrested for alleged abuse of their seven-year-old son...

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