Over 28,500 Indian workers died in Gulf nations since 2014 (17:50)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A total of 28,523 Indian workers died in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries from 2014 to 2018, the government said on Wednesday.

Indian charged with smuggling foreign nationals into US (15:14)
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) A 38-year-old Indian man has been charged with conspiring to smuggle six of his countrymen into the US on commercial airline flights, authorities said.

Sundar Pichai denies political bias to Congress (00:20)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday denied that the tech giant favours the more progressive political currents, in contrast to what some legislators and media outlets have claimed, in his first appearance before the US Congress.

Indian-origin man jailed for stabbing pregnant wife in Singapore (14:52)
Singapore, Dec 11 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday sentenced an Indian origin man to seven years in jail for stabbing his pregnant wife using a knife with a 10-cm long blade.

Extradite Mallya to India, says London court (Lead) (18:30)IANS Photo Service
London, Dec 10 (IANS) Beleaguered industrialist Vijay Mallya must be extradited from the UK to India, where he is accused of committing bank frauds of Rs 9,000 crore, a London court ruled on Monday.

Diaspora should act as India's ambassadors: Rijiju (22:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday told a visiting group of 40 Indian Diaspora youths to act as ambassadors of India's growth story and spread the good word about their experience in this country on their return.

Brexit turmoil: Britain gears up for make or break week (Comment: Special to IANS) (14:40)
By Azeez Anasudhin
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Weekends are usually peaceful days at Westminster. But the ongoing Brexit debate has changed Britains ground zero of power.

'Indian city' Brampton to have Canada's first world-class cricket stadium (09:08)
Toronto, Dec 8 (IANS) With its population of cricket-loving immigrants increasing rapidly, the Indian-dominated city of Brampton on the outskirts of Toronto will soon build the first world-class cricket stadium in Canada.

South African Indians are slowly coming to terms with their Indian identity: Author (11:32)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) In her recent book, "What Gandhi Didn't See: Being Indian In South Africa", author Zainab Priya Dala looks back from the vantage point of her own personal history -- a fourth-generation South African-Indian of mixed lineage -- and recalls that, as a child, she was hesitant about accepting her Indian identity, but contends that she has now come to terms with it.

Top Indian-American Microsoft AI executive Sirosh joins Compass (11:02)
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Microsoft's Indian-origin Chief Technology Officer for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Joseph Sirosh has joined Compass, a New York-based real estate tech company which is making efforts to simplify the home buying and selling process with the use of cutting-edge technology.

Indian-origin gay man found guilty of killing wife for lover (17:32)
London, Dec 5 (IANS) An Indian-origin gay pharmacist in the UK has been found guilty of murdering his wife by strangling her in order to start a new life with his boyfriend in Australia.

'Challenging for an Indian chef overseas to prove himself on home ground' (12:44)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) London-based Alfred Prasad may be a Michelin-starred Indian chef with over 25 years of experience. But in India, he is born again, with a flourish, setting up the Indian restaurant Omya in The Oberoi Hotel in Delhi. Prasad also recently curated dishes for the frozen food major Innovative Foods that owns the Sumeru brand.

Saudis keen to invest in Indian food sector: Envoy (20:06)
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Saudi Arabia was keen to invest in the Indian food sector as India was one of the largest exporters of grains and vegetables to the desert kingdom, its ambassador to India Saud bin Mohammed Al-Sati said on Tuesday.

Pramila Jayapal recruits former Indian-American Obama aide (13:42)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) A former Indian American White House official has been recruited by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal as her Chief of Staff.

Pravasi delegates to savour local cuisine on special Kumbh train ride (12:32)
By Arun Kumar Das
Allahabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Delegates to the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) jamboree, being held this time in Varanasi, will get to participate in the Ardh Kumbh Mela here, with Indian Railways drawing up plans for a special train that will also give participants a chance to relish the best of local cuisine.

Kamala Harris to decide on 2020 US presidential bid over holidays (09:16)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Democrat Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, said she will make a decision about a potential 2020 presidential bid during the upcoming holiday season.

Himachal CM seeks release of Indians stranded in Saudi Arabia (19:04)IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Dec 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday spoke with Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over phone regarding bringing back 14 Indians stranded in Saudi Arabia due to visa problems.

Trinidad's Hindu community head passes away at 70 (05:58)
By Paras Ramoutar
Port-of-Spain, Dec 1 (IANS) The much-revered Dharmacharya of the Hindu community in Trinidad and Tobago, Pundit Uttam Maharaj, has died at the age of 70 years following a brief illness.

Kavita Krishnamurthy, L. Subramaniam celebrate Indian classical music in New York (14:12)
By Sugandha RawalIANS Photo Service
New York, Nov 30 (IANS) There was a little bit of emotion, chemistry and lots of music when globally renowned violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam and popular vocalist and his wife Kavita Krishnamurthy got onto the stage to celebrate the power of classical music at the Carnegie Hall here.

Six-year-old Indian girl dies in Dubai (15:26)
Dubai, Nov 29 (IANS) A six-year-old Indian girl died here due to complications related to hepatitis and sepsis, the media reported on Thursday.

Two arrested for gang raping NRI in Mathura (17:14)
Mathura, Nov 27 (IANS) Two persons, including a tourist guide, were arrested here on Tuesday for gang raping a young Non-Resident Indian (NRI) in this temple town, police said.

NASA scientists concerned about toilet microbes on ISS (13:32)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) NASA is concerned over the strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, identified on the toilets of the International Space Station's (ISS), which can raise potential health implications for future missions, say Indian-origin scientists at the US space agency.

Indian-American businessman to host Thanksgiving party for Sanjay Leela Bhansali (12:54)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian-American businessman Shalabh "Shalli" Kumar will host a Hollywood Thanksgiving dinner for Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Indo-Canadian doctor forges degree, fined in Dubai (12:40)
Dubai, Nov 22 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian female dermatologist, found guilty of forging and using a fake diploma as well as other documents to practice medicine in Dubai, has lost her appeal against a six-month jail term.

98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet (16:44)IANS Photo Service
New York, Nov 21 (IANS) While Type-2 diabetes is expected to rise by more than a fifth, from 406 million in 2018 to 511 million in 2030 globally, India along with China and the US will share over half of these high blood sugar cases, say researchers led by one of an Indian-origin, while asserting the need to improve access for the life saving insulin.

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