India happy with Maldives opposition floating joint presidential candidate (23:44)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the presidential election to be held in the Maldives on Sunday, the Indian establishment is happy that the opposition parties in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation have put up a joint candidate against incumbent President Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

Hate crime: Indian-origin family targeted in UK aron attack (18:58)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) An Indian-origin family was forced to flee their home in the UK after it was targeted in an arson attack which the police on Wednesday treated as a "hate crime".

Chicago Congress: Paeans to Hindu unity in shadow of 'nemesis' long deceased (Comment) (11:14)
By Ashok Easwaran
At its best, speeches at the recently concluded World Hindu Congress echoed the soaring spiritual ideals evoked by Swami Vivekananda in Chicago 125 years ago.

Get busy for more self-control (17:10)
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Want to boost your self-control? Start thinking of yourself as a busy person, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, said in a study.

Americans don't trust Trump: Indian-American Congresswoman (14:42)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Americans are recognizing that they don't trust the US President who has maintained that he knew nothing about what was went on in his campaign, Indian-American Congressman Pramila Jayapal has said.

Migration from Kerala declined 11% in 5 years: Study (14:36)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) Factors like the declining population in the 19-25 age-group and stagnant wages in the Gulf countries could be responsible for migration from Kerala declining 11 per cent between 2013 and 2018, a new study says.

Music is for whole being, not just for sighted: Visually-impaired musician Baluji Shrivastav (13:04)
By Siddhi JainIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Music is not just for the sighted, as it stems from the body's rhythm, visually-impaired multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav said at his performance "Antardrishti: Inner Vision" at the British Council here. The Indo-British musician was appointed the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) -- a Queen's honour -- for his services to music in 2016.

2019 Indian diaspora conclave to be bigger affair (20:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the External Affairs Ministry-organised conclave of the Indian diaspora, to be held in Varanasi from January 21 to 23, 2019, will be a bigger affair than all the past editions with a couple more programmes being added, it was announced on Saturday.

Plight of Kashmiri Pandits continues: Community members (23:32)
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Dozens of Kashmiri Pandits on Friday paid homage to civilians, Army men and their community members killed since 1989 and said the plight of Pandits still continues.

Mumbai-born Mahesh Bindra hopes for 2nd term in NZ parliament (Diaspora Feature) (11:50)
By Mayank ChhayaIANS Photo Service
Chicago, Sep 13 (IANS) With his first three-year term as a Member of Parliament in New Zealand behind him, Mumbai-born Mahesh Bindra is biding his time for the next phase of his engagement in his adopted country's public life.

Revoke Suu Kyi's Congressional Gold Medal: Indian-American Congressman (17:40)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna has said that he wants to revoke Myanmar State Counsellor Suu Kyi's Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honour in the US, which was bestowed on her with much fanfare six years ago.

Indian-American researcher awarded $6.5Mn to identify cancer biomarkers (15:46)
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) The US National Cancer Institute has give the "Outstanding Investigator Award" to Professor Arul Chinnaiyan, from the University of Michigan, and $6.5 million in funding over seven years, to identify cancer biomarkers to improve diagnosis and develop new targeted therapies.

Indian charged with stabbing roommate for talking loudly on phone (14:04)
Abu Dhabi, Sep 11 (IANS) An Indian man has been charged with stabbing to death his roommate for talking loudly on the phone.

US award for Indian-born woman research scholar (13:44)
By Fakir BalajiIANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Sep 11 (IANS) An Indian-born woman research scholar from the University of Washington won the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for 2018 for using smartphones to detect life-threatening symptoms, the California-based Marconi Society, which has instituted the award, said on Tuesday.

As proud Indians, we want to bring the best to India: Consulting perfumer Abdulla Ajmal (11:44)
By Durga Chakravarty
Dubai, Sep 11 (IANS) Dubai-based Indian perfumer Abdulla Ajmal, who is the consulting perfumer to Ajmal India, says the label is ready for its "ghar wapsi" to offer the best in the country.

Hindus don't oppose anyone, don't aspire to dominate: RSS chief (18:16)IANS Photo Service
Chicago, Sep 8 (IANS) Asserting that Hindus neither oppose anybody nor aspire to dominate, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said the community needs to unite to end its centuries of sufferings.

Indian-origin persons among 15 indicted in US call centre scam (16:42)
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Fifteen people, including some of Indian-origin, and five India-based call centres have been indicted in a multi-million call centre scam that victimized thousands of people in the US.

Killing of Indian youth in US leaves parents distraught (Second Lead) (20:38)
Vijayawada, Sep 7 (IANS) The death of Pruthviraj Kandepi, who was among the three people killed by a gunman at a bank in the US state of Ohio on Thursday, has left his parents distraught.

Indian youth among 3 killed in US bank shooting (Lead) (11:20)
Hyderabad, Sep 7 (IANS) An Indian youth was among the three people who were killed when a gunman opened fire at a bank in the US state of Ohio.

Indian gets suspended sentence for drink driving in Australia (19:22)
Canberra, Sep 6 (IANS) A 24-year-old Indian charged with "high-range" drink driving and "driving while disqualified" in Australia received a 10-month suspended sentence on Thursday.

Indian-origin man jailed for making prank calls to Singapore Police (18:38)
Singapore, Sep 6 (IANS) An Indian-origin "serial prank caller" in Singapore who repeatedly made nuisance calls to the police, despite being jailed for the same offence previously, was jailed for three years on Thursday.

India seeks non-discriminatory approach to H-1B visa regime (18:16)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India on Thursday called upon the US to ensure a non-discriminatory and predictable approach to issuance of H-1B visas, largely availed of by Indian IT firms.

Indian delegation at TIFF 2018 to push Indian cinema's overseas scope (16:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will send a 15-member delegation comprising directors, producers, distributors and studio officials to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to promote Indian cinema in the overseas market and encourage foreign collaborations.

Bollyboom goes international, to debut in Kuala Lumpur with Guru Randhawa (17:30)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) After the High Rated Gabru Tour with Bollyboom across seven cities in India, singer Guru Randhawa will front Percept Live's Bollywood dance music property's international debut in Kuala Lumpur later this month.

ASD may increase depression risk (17:20)
London, Sep 2 (IANS) People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) -- especially without intellectual disability -- may have a greater risk of depression in their young adulthood, a new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, suggests.

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