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Kerala CM discusses Covid-19 issues with diaspora leaders
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday held a video conference with top diaspora leaders and heard about the difficulties faced by Keralites in various countries in the wake of Covid-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
Covid-19: NRI medic offers hospital to govt
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As India wages a war against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, an Indian-born entrepreneur, Shamsheer Vayalil, has come forward to offer his support towards setting up a hospital exclusively for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: NRKs once the darling, now the scourge
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) The non-resident Keralites (NRKs), once the darling of the state, are now the ones who are facing the music as the battle against deadly coronavirus rages on.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora
Indian-Americans with visiting kin rush to extend B1/B2 visas
Washington, March 17 (IANS) In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many Indian-Americans with visiting family members, were rushing to extend their B1/B2 visas, which only allows a maximum stay for six months.
2020-03-17
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Remains of 3rd Indian killed in UAE tanker fire repatriated
Dubai, March 12 (IANS) The Consulate General of India in Dubai has repatriated the mortal remains of a third Indian who was killed in a fire on board an oil tanker off the coast of Sharjah on January 29.
2020-03-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Cancer-stricken Indian boy meets Dubai Crown Prince
Dubai, March 8 (IANS) A seven-year-old Indian boy suffering from third stage cancer met Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, following his post on social media that he wanted to see his "idol", a media report said.
2020-03-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Holi celebrations cancelled in Dubai due to COVID-19
Dubai, March 8 (IANS) Hindu temples in Dubai have cancelled the upcoming Holi celebrations and advised against playing with colours to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, it was reported.
2020-03-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
US-based Indian techie's death leaves family facing deportation
Washington, March 7 (IANS) The sudden death of a US-based Indian techie, who was in the country on a H-1B visa and his wife on a dependent visa, has led to his family face deportation as he was the sole provider, a media report said.
2020-03-07
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-American women disappointed over Warren's exit
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Indian-American women have expressed their disappointment over Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's exit from the Democratic presidential nominee race, setting the field for a straight ideological contest between two men, centrist former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-declared socialist.
2020-03-06
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-American wins big in Texas Congressional primary
Houston, March 5 (IANS) An Indian-American Democrat has secured a victory in the Texas Congressional primary which was held earlier this week, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-03-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Politics
Victim of 2012 US gurdwara shooting dies after 8 years
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Baba Punjab Singh, an elderly man who was injured and paralysed following a shooting at a gurdwara in the US state of Wisconsin in 2012, has died almost eight years after the incident which left him bed ridden, a media report said.
2020-03-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Indian student in Dubai tests positive for Covid-19
Dubai, March 5 (IANS) An Indian student in Dubai has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in the United Arab Emirates to 27, health authorities said.
2020-03-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Protests in 21 US varsities against Delhi violence
Washington, March 3 (IANS) A student-led group from the Yale University has called for demonstrations across 21 varsities in the US against the violence in Delhi, which has claimed the lives of 46 people in the Indian capital, a media report said.
2020-03-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Indian expat wins luxury car at Dubai raffle draw
Dubai, March 2 (IANS) An Indian expat has won a BMW luxury car in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Surprise Draw.
2020-03-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Australian Treasurer accused of racism towards Hindus
Canberra, March 2 (IANS) Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been accused of making "racist" comments about Hinduism and other Indian religions in Parliament.
2020-03-02
Category: International, Australia,Diaspora,Politics
Ask embassy in Iran to help Indian fishermen, says TN CM
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday requested External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar to direct the Indian Embassy in Iran to provide support to Indian fishermen stranded there in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-American running for California State Senate
San Francisco, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian-American Councilman and farmer Mani Grewal has launched his bid for the California state Senate District 5 seat with a strong campaign, a media report said.
2020-02-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diaspora
Protests in 4 US cities against Delhi violence
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Protests have been planned in the four US cities of Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and New York on Friday against the violence in New Delhi that has so far claimed 22 lives, a media report said.
2020-02-27
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Dubai sentences Indian cleaner to prison for stealing watches
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) A Dubai court has sentenced an Indian cleaner to one year in jail after he was found guilty of stealing as many as 86 expensive watches, worth over 8.3 million dirhams ($2 million).
2020-02-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Dubai to jail 2 Indian workers for assaulting compatriot
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS) The Dubai court has sentenced two Indian workers to two years in jail for assaulting a compatriot over financial disputes. They were also convicted of theft and sexual assault, a media report said.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Pak man faces trial in Dubai for trying to steal from Indian
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS) A Pakistani expat is facing trial at a Dubai court for allegedly trying to snatch a gold necklace off an Indian woman, it was reported.
2020-02-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Guterres says visit to Kartarpur gurdwara 'very emotional'
United Nations, Feb 18 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that his visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartapur was a "very emotional moment."
2020-02-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Indian expat falls to death near construction site in Dubai
Dubai, Feb 18 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian youth from Kerala, allegedly fell to death from a residential apartment here, sources said on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Lunch for Rs 2000 at 'extravagant' Kerala diaspora event
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) With Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac time and again crying foul on the precarious financial position of the state, reports have emerged which show massive spending at a conference held here for the diaspora. Rs 83 lakh has been spent just for food and accommodation.
2020-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
Punjab CM asks Jaishankar to rescue women stranded in Muscat
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday appealed to Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to arrange to bring back 104 Indian women stranded in Muscat. Fourteen of them are from Punjab.
2020-02-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Politics
California gurdwara pays unique tribute to Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Hundreds of Sikh worshippers turned up wearing the Lakers colours -- purple and yellow -- at the Gurdwara Nanaksar in Fresno, California, in a special prayer meet for the late basketball great Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash last month, a media report said.
2020-02-13
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Sikh-American couple's food truck feeds LA's homeless
Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) A Los Angeles-based Sikh-American couple run a food truck service, which dishes out 200 burritos on a daily basis, to feed the city's homeless, it was reported.
2020-02-07
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
'Biden is easily most qualified Democratic contender'
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Joe Biden is easily the most qualified of the long list of Democratic presidential contenders, said Maju Varghese, a veteran Indian-American political operative who serves as Chief Operating Officer and senior adviser for the former Vice Presidents campaign.
2020-02-04
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
NY Jewish institute builds collection of Indian prayer books
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) The Parker Jewish Institute in New York is building a collection of Indian prayer books, thanks to the donation from members of the community, a media report said.
2020-02-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Indian-American appointed in Trump advisory commission
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) An Indian-American has been appointed in President Donald Trumps Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islander, it was reported.
2020-02-02
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian students' intake in US colleges up in 2018: US govt
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Only Indian students' intake in the United States' colleges increased in 2018 against 2017 while other top four countries -- China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Japan -- reported decrease during the same period, said the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement on Wednesday.
2020-01-30
Category: International, India,National,Diaspora,Education
Great Indian Run in Dubai to support kids
Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) A mini marathon named the Great Indian Run 2020 will be held in Dubai on Friday, the organisers announced.
2020-01-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Texas county gets first Sikh Deputy Constable
Houston, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian-American law enforcement officer, Amrit Singh, has created history by becoming the first ever turban-wearing Sikh to be sworn in as Deputy Constable in Texas state's Harris County.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
UAE begins India's Republic Day celebrations
Dubai, Jan 25 (IANS) As Indian expats geared up to celebrate their country's Republic Day on Sunday, the Indian consulate in Dubai has already started the celebrations in advance by conducting several cultural performances and shows.
2020-01-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Resort deaths: Kerala CM wants Centre to press Nepal for probe
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday asked the state's parliamentarians to take up the matter of deaths of eight Keralites at a resort in Nepal early this week, with the Centre to pursue the matter with the neighbouring country's government.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 Sikh men killed in London in row about money
London, Jan 21 (IANS) The three Sikh men who were stabbed to death in a single attack in London, were killed in a row about not being paid for work, it has been claimed.
2020-01-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Three killed in Sikh group clash in London, two held
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Two Sikhs have been arrested after three men from the community were stabbed to death in a single attack on Sunday night here, a media report said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Thampi: A typical rags-to-riches story
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Starting off by doing odd jobs after moving to the Middle East in the 1980s, arrested NRI businessman C.C. Thampi's story is a typical rags-to-riches one.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Business/Economy,Politics
This blood test may predict onset of tuberculosis
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed a blood test could predict the onset of tuberculosis three to six months before people become unwell, a finding which could help better target antibiotics and save countless lives.
2020-01-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Indian woman contracts mysterious virus
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A 45-year-old Indian woman has become the first foreigner in China to have contracted a mysterious virus, which is suspected to be Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-like corona virus.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora
Autopsy fails to find cause of Indian-American woman's death
Chicago, Jan 18 (IANS) An autopsy has failed to determine the cause of death of a missing Indian-American woman whose body was later found in the trunk of her car in Chicago, authorities said.
2020-01-18
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian-American drives around the world for organ donation awareness
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) An Indian-American entrepreneur drives around the world to spread awareness about organ donation, ever since he donated his own kidney to his brother in 2014, a media report said.
2020-01-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
China informs UNSC members it will raise Indo-Pak issue
United Nations, Jan 15 (IANS) China has informed the members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that it will raise the India-Pakistan issue during a closed door session on Wednesday, according to diplomatic sources.
2020-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics
Indian expat in Dubai records 1,000 songs in 1,000 days
Dubai, Jan 11 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian expat has completed her record bid to sing 1,000 songs in 1,000 days, with all songs written, composed, sung and recorded entirely by her, a media report said.
2020-01-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
New hydrogel to prevent infections in wounds developed
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new hydrogel based on the body's natural peptide defence as it has been shown to prevent and treat infections in wounds.
2020-01-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
New algorithms to spot online trolls: Study
New York, Jan 9 (IANS) Researchers, including two of Indian-origin, have demonstrated that machine-learning algorithms can monitor online social media conversations as they evolve, which could one day lead to an effective and automated way to spot online trolling.
2020-01-09
Category: International, United States,Technology,Diaspora
Indians under 20 must renew OCI cards after each passport renewal: Govt
New York, Jan 8 (IANS) The Indian government is advising Indians under 20 years of age who hold Overseas Citizen of India or OCI cards to get them re-issued each time they get their passport re-issued.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian businessman dies during holiday in Dubai
Dubai, Jan 8 (IANS) An Indian businessman died during a holiday in Dubai, a media report said.
2020-01-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
California sues billionaire Vinod Khosla over beach access
San Francisco, Jan 7 (IANS) Reviving a bittle legal battle, the state of California has sued billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla over denying access to the public to a beach next to his property in San Mateo County.
2020-01-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
UK Sikhs announce next step in fight against ethnic rights
London, Jan 7 (IANS) The Sikh community in the UK fighting for the recognition of ethnic rights, has announced they have started the process of taking their battle to the London-based Court of Appeal, it was reported.
2020-01-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora