UAE-based Aries Group to produce film using CSR funds (17:46)
Kollam (Kerala) May 19 (IANS) UAE-based Aries Group on Saturday announced it will use its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to produce 1,000 regional films in the next five years under its "Project Indywood".

UK among biggest markets for Punjabi films: Sargun (13:02)IANS Photo Service
Birmingham, May 19 (IANS) Actress Sargun Mehta, who has starred in Punjabi films like "Love Punjab" and "Angrej", says the UK is one of the biggest markets for the genre.

Not great to be brown or black in some parts of US: Indian-origin actor Karan Soni (IANS Interview) (12:14)
By Sugandha RawalIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Karan Soni finds the Apu controversy "cool". The "Deadpool" actor of Indian origin says it is a great time for people of colour in Hollywood, but he cannot say the same for the entire US, especially under Donald Trump's presidency.

British Columbia bullish on Indian tech firms: Indian-origin minister (11:30)
By VS ChandrasekarIANS Photo Service
Vancouver, May 18 (IANS) From Canada, that boasts of a first Indian-origin Defence Minister in Harjit Singh Sajjan, here is the story of another Indian-origin woman migrant who has risen to become a minister in the government of the British Columbia -- the Western-most province of the country known for its tech prowess globally.

Indian on trial for molesting child in Dubai (14:36)
Dubai, May 17 (IANS) A 46-year-old Indian worker has gone on trial here after he allegedly molested a 5-year-old girl, the media reported on Thursday.

Nucleya excited about his own radio show (13:22)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Electronic music producer Udyan Sagar, popular as Nucleya, will make his BBC Asian Network debut on May 20. He says his music isnt played on the Indian radio so, he is looking forward to his own radio show.

NRI matrimonial dispute: Centre decides to issue another LoC (22:52)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) on Tuesday said it has decided to issue another Look-out Circular (LoC) in a NRI matrimonial dispute.

Gender bias kills over 200,000 girls in India each year: Lancet (18:14)IANS Photo Service
London, May 15 (IANS) Apart from the rising number of female foeticide cases in India, more than 200,000 girls under the age of five die each year in the country, finds a Lancet study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Indian man killed in Australia road accident (16:00)
Canberra, May 15 (IANS) A 36-year-old Indian man has died after an accident on a highway in South Australia.

Modi to meet Putin amid US sanctions against Russia (Second Lead) (20:24)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Russia on May 21 for an informal summit with President Vladimir Putin in the summer beach resort of Sochi amid US sanctions against Moscow that might impact Russian military supplies to India, particularly an estimated Rs 40,000-crore deal to buy the sophisticated, long-range S-400 air defence system..

The Indian-American diaspora: A vital resource for India (13:14)
By Frank F. Islam
Over 31 million people of Indian birth or descent are part of the Indian diaspora spread around the world. Of them, 3.1 million, or 10 per cent, are Indian-Americans living in the US. The Indian-American diaspora has proven to be a vital resource contributing to the economic, political and social development of India.

Britain becomes land of self-made millionaires (18:14)
London, May 13 (IANS) Britain's self-made billionaires and millionaires make up more than 90 per cent of the country's 2018 rich list that was published on Sunday, with two Indian-origin brothers ranking second.

Sunny Leone in Canadian artiste's music video (14:46)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone has joined forces with Canadian producer and DJ of Indian descent, UpsideDown, for the video of the song "Got it all".

S.Korea, US begin air manoeuvers (10:08)IANS Photo Service
Seoul, May 11 (IANS) South Korea and the US on Friday began large-scale annual joint air manoeuvers.

Trump nominates Indian-American to federal judgeship (21:36)
By Arul Louis
New York, May 10 (IANS) US President Donald Trump nominated Diane Gujarati, a prosecutor of Indian descent, to a federal judgeship on Thursday in an unusual move as she had been former President Barack Obama's choice for the position.

'Love Sonia' to open Birmingham Indian Film Festival (19:10)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) "Love Sonia", a film starring Demi Moore, Freida Pinto, Rajkummar Rao and Richa Chadha among others, will open the Birmingham Indian Film Festival (BIFF), to be held in the British city in June.

No place like 'Indian occupied Kashmir', Sushma to J&K student (19:08)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is just a tweet away for people in need, on Thursday questioned the origin of a youth from Jammu and Kashmir studying in the Philippines whose twitter profile said he is from "Indian occupied Kashmir" before assuring all help.

Childhood trauma may trigger physical pain in adulthood (15:42)
New York, May 10 (IANS) Do you want your children to be happy when they grow up? If yes, then you have to make sure that they are not experiencing any kind of trauma as a child. A new study, including an Indian-origin researcher, suggests that childhood trauma or adversity may trigger physical pain in adulthood.

‘UK expansion to help Hero Cycles grow 60% by 2022' (11:37)
By Vishav
Manchester, May 9 (IANS) As Indias iconic Hero Cycles makes inroads into the UK and European markets with the launch of 75 bikes under its new "Insync" brand, the worlds biggest bicycle manufacturer aims to grow by over 60 per cent over the next four years, says Sreeram Venkateswaran, head of the companys UK operations.

Have responsibility for getting things right in tech: Sundar Pichai (10:58)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 9 (IANS) Amid a global call to regulate digital platforms and safeguard users' data privacy, Google's Indian-born CEO Sundar Pichai has reiterated that the tech companies have a "deep responsibility to get things right".

Creating international platforms for Indian arts (Shifting Sands of Culture series) (12:04)
By Sanjoy K Roy
In 1999, as part of a British Council showcase programme, I travelled to the Edinburgh Festival and that set in motion the idea of creating platforms for Indian contemporary and classical art forms across the world.

Duo gets 1-year jail for robbing Indian in Dubai (16:26)
Dubai, May 5 (IANS) Two men have been sentenced to one year in jail here for robbing an Indian man of 200,000 dirhams.

Padma Lakshmi poses for naked photo shoot (16:14)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) India-born supermodel Padma Lakshmi posed with pizza slices in a bathtub for a naked photo shoot.

Kansas shooting: Indian techie's killer gets life term (16:06)
Washington, May 5 (IANS) A former US Navy veteran has been sentenced to life in prison for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas city in 2017.

Indian threatens speeding bus drivers in Dubai with toy gun (18:46)
Dubai, May 3 (IANS) An Indian man allegedly used a toy gun to threaten and scare "speeding bus drivers" here, a Dubai court has heard.

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