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Relief for thousands of Indian students as Dubai chosen as NEET venue
Dubai (IANS), July 23 (IANS) In a major relief to thousands of students in Indian curriculum schools in the United Arab Emirates, and their parents, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the qualifying test for entry into medical colleges across India, will now be held in Dubai for the first time.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diaspora,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indians to benefit from Canada's family reunification programme
Toronto, July 21 (IANS) A record number of 40,000 immigrant families will be allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents to bring them to Canada in 2021.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Canada,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Lulu Group to clear dues of evicted Kochi woman shopowner, help revive business
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) Billionaire Non-Resident Keralite businessman M.A. Yusuf Ali has announced that he would settle the dues of a woman who was evicted by the Greater Cochin Development Corporation (GCDA) from her shop at Kochi for non-payment of rent.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Indian-American rapper Raja Kumari to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse
New Delhi, July 18 (IANSlife) A star-studded tribute in memory of late English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse is slated to livestream on July 23 that will assemble a line-up of both established and rising artists to pay homage to the Grammy-winning music legend on the 10th anniversary of her passing.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,IANS Life
Will Bezos carry India-born Sanjal on shoulders after space flight?
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Following the grand Richard Branson show where he carried Andhra Pradesh-born Sirisha Bandla and fellow space travellers on his shoulders after successfully flying to the edge of space, it is time for Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos to applaud Sanjal Gavande, one of the key engineers who designed the New Shephard rocket set to take Bezos and the crew to space on July 20.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Diaspora
MasterChef Australia winner Justin Narayan to assist Mumbai charity
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Most MasterChef Australia winners go on to sign up book deals and TV shows, and open restaurants. Justin Narayan, the Fijian-Indian Season 13 topper, is not only doing all this, but he plans to cook and work for the Mumbai-based NGO, Vision Rescue.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora
Intervene in South Africa to protect Tamils, Ramadoss urges Centre
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) PMK leader and former Union Minister, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has called upon the Central government to immediately intervene in the widespread attacks on Tamils in particular and Indians in general in South Africa after the arrest of former President, Jacob Zuma.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-origin residents in S.Africa arm to defend themselves
Durban, July 16 (IANS) Indian-origin residents in South Africa have organised armed groups to defend their families and businesses following the ongoing mob violence in the country since July 7.
2021-07-16
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian seaman makes $1mn in Dubai sitting at home
Dubai, July 15 (IANS) An Indian citizen, who purchased his ticket online from Thane, won the $1 million first prize in the latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Indian flavours infuse MasterChef Australia Season 13 finale
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) When Sarah Todd, fashion model-turned-restaurateur, made 'aloo-gobhi' on the sets of MasterChef Australia in 2014, it made headlines because Indian food was then still a novelty Down Under.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Branson carries Bandla on shoulders after successful space trip
San Francisco, July 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh-born Sirisha Bandla on Sunday touched the edge of space with three others, including Virgin Galactic's billionaire CEO Richard Branson.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diaspora,Science/Tech,Technology
Andhra Guv, CM hail Sirisha Bandla's space escapade
Amaravati, July 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy have hailed Indian American Sirisha Bandla's space flight.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Science/Tech
Keralite Sohan Roy to receive Better World Fund Unity Award
Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 (IANS) Sohan Roy, a Keralite marine professional based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will on Monday receive the prestigious Better World Fund Unity Award which spreads the message of responsible mining across the globe.
2021-07-12
Category: International, India,National,Diaspora
Bandla reaches space on board Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity 22 (2nd Ld)
New York, July 11 (IANS) Sirisha Bandla vaulted into space on Sunday on board VSS Unity 22 becoming the fourth astronaut of Indian descent.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Science/Tech,Technology
Bandla takes off for space on board Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity 22
New York, July 11 (IANS) Sirisha Bandla soared spacewards on Sunday on board VSS Unity 22 in quest to touch the heavens and become the fourth astronaut of Indian descent.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Science/Tech
Punjabi trucker arrested in Canada for smuggling cocaine
Toronto, July 9 (IANS) A Punjabi trucker has been arrested in Canada for smuggling about 112.5 kg of cocaine into the country from the US.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
What made Singapore PM emotional during historic gurdwara visit
New Delhi, July 7: The Sikh community in Singapore is all praise for the local government after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attended the inauguration ceremony of the newly renovated Gurdwara Sahib Silat Road, one of the most popular gurdwaras in the country.
2021-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics,Religion
Dubai gurdwara continued to serve humanity even in pandemic times
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) The imposing double-storied Gurunanak Darbar gurdwara, the first building as soon as one enters what is now known as the Religious City of Dubai, wears a forlorn look on a Wednesday morning.
2021-07-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Indian diaspora in Africa can help bridge Indo-African ties
New Delhi, July 5: New Delhi must channelise the large Indian diaspora in Africa to recast its ties with the continent amid a belligerent China, which has not only increased its grip over the continent for commercial reasons but has also expanded its activities in the Indian Ocean with an aim to becoming a maritime power.
2021-07-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora
NYC donates Covid relief through Federation of Indian Associations
New York, July 4 (IANS) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has donated medical equipment through the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) to help India fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-04
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Rs 40 crore windfall for UAE-based Indian taxi driver and his 9 friends
Dubai, July 4 (IANS) Each year, thousands of people from the Indian subcontinent head over to Dubai in search of better opportunities and lifestyle. Some lucky ones, like Renjith Somarajan and his friends, actually do strike gold in the 'City of Gold'.
2021-07-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
94% of patients with cancer respond well to Covid vax: Study
New York, July 3 (IANS) Nearly 95 per cent of people with cancer developed a good immune response to the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines three to four weeks after receiving their second dose, finds a new study co-authored by Indian-origin researchers.
2021-07-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
Emiratis banned from travelling to India, 13 other nations
Dubai, July 2 (IANS) UAE authorities have prohibited Emiratis from travelling to 14 countries, including India, amidst fears of the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant.
2021-07-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Cabinet nod for India-Nepal MoU on health research
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to two pacts signed between India and Nepal for joint research activities of matters of mutual interest such as cross-border health issues, ayurveda or traditional medicine and medicinal plants, as well as climate change.
2021-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India-Abu Dhabi flight suspension extended till July 21: Etihad
Abu Dhabi, June 29 (IANS) The Abu-Dhabi based Etihad Airways on Tuesday that suspension of flights from India to the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) capital city has been extended till July 21.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Emirates expects to resume Dubai-India flights from July 7
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) UAE flag carrier Emirates has announced that it expects to resume its Dubai-India flights from July 7 after operations have remained suspended in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the South Asian country.
2021-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Scientists may need to rework on genes that control ageing: NIH
New York, June 27 (IANS) Only 30 per cent of human genes, that are traditional hallmarks of ageing, may be directly involved in the process of ageing, finds a study led by an Indian-American researcher at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
2021-06-27
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Two Kerala Ayurveda docs get UAE Golden Visa
Abu Dhabi, June 26 (IANS) Two Ayurveda doctors, who are originally from India's Kerela state and now based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have received the Gulf nation's coveted Golden Visa, according to a media report on Saturday.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
Johns Hopkins-supported app to guide Covid patients at home in India
Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) A team of developers in India has created a new app that is supported by Johns Hopkins University in the US and designed to guide people isolating at home after testing Covid-19 positive, right on their smartphones.
2021-06-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Health/Medicine,Diaspora
US FDA approves drug developed by Indian-American's firm
Washington, June 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug manufactured by the Virginia-based Sarfez Pharmaceuticals, which is owned by Indian-American Salim Shah, a media report said.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
NYC, rising from Covid restrictions, celebrates Yoga Day
New York, June 21 (IANS) Rising from the pall of Covid-19 restrictions, New York City celebrated International Yoga Day at the Times Square with day-long performances of the ancient Indian art of developing a healthy mind and body.
2021-06-21
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Two Indian workers die in Nepal fire
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) Two Indian nationals died in a fire that broke out at a steel factory in Nepal's Bara district.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three Punjabis appointed Ministers in Ontario
Toronto, June 19 (IANS) Three Punjabis were appointed as Ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle in Canada's Ontario province.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-origin Judge nominated to Canada SC
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Indian-origin Justice Mahmud Jamal has become the first non-white person to be nominated to the Supreme Court of Canada.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
India has quietly made deep economic inroads in Africa
New delhi, June 16: India has quietly upped its game in Africa. While pundits have been busy analysing Indias involvement with China, US and other European countries, Indian public sector as well as private sector have been making deep inroads in Africa. So when India became Africas third largest trading partner, the news failed to grab eyeball.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Diaspora
Indian-origin journo wins Pulitzer for exposing China's Muslim detention camps
New York, June 12 (IANS) Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan has won the US' top journalism award, the Pulitzer Prize, for innovative investigative reports harnessing satellite technology that exposed China's mass detention camps for Muslim Uighurs and other minority ethnicites.
2021-06-12
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Media
Kerala groups to help Indian nurses get placement in Germany
Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 (IANS) With Germany having over 1.3 lakh nursing jobs, Kerala-based philanthropic organisations, with presence in both countries, have decided to utilise this opportunity to help financially disadvantaged Indian nurses get placements there.
2021-06-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Tamil Eelam state can be 'political, economic, defence base for India': Vaiko
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) MDMK general secretary and firebrand leader Vaiko has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make efforts to conduct a referendum among the global Tamil diaspora for a sovereign state of Tamil Eelam which alone could be the political, economic and defence base for India.
2021-06-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
Cyclists set to embark on epic royal adventure
London, June 11 (IANS) The British Asian Trust presents 'Palaces on Wheels', a unique 420-km cycling event that visits some of the UKs most iconic Royal Households and Palaces over four days.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
BJP most popular party among Indian diaspora in US: Survey
New York, June 11 (IANS) While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the most popular Indian political party among the Indian diaspora in the US, a majority is critical of government policies despite showing overall strong support for the country, according to a study.
2021-06-11
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
1 in 2 Indian-Americans discriminated in past yr: Study
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A new study has revealed that one in two Indian-Americans have reported being discriminated against in the past one year.
2021-06-10
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Thanks to Yusuf Ali, Keralite gets freedom after 6 years
Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) Finally, it was a much awaited and perhaps a walk to freedom by Beks Krishna, when he landed at the Cochin Airport from UAE and this was made possible by none other than billionaire businessman M.A. Yusuf Ali.
2021-06-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora
UAE-based Indians cancel summer holiday plans
Dubai, June 7 (IANS) Several United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian expats have either cancelled or put their summer vacation plans on hold in the fear of getting stuck amid Covid-induced travel curbs, a media report said on Monday.
2021-06-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Believed to be Indians, 17 still languishing in Pak jails (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Believed to be Indian nationals, Gullo Jan, Naqaya, Hasina and Ajmeera are among 17 "mentally unsound persons" who are still lodged in Pakistani jails as they have not been able to give any other particulars about themselves except their names.
2021-06-06
Category: International, India,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Politics
US rights activist helped vaccine allotment to India: Vijay Prabhakar (IANS Interview)
Chennai, June 4 (IANS) Eminent American civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson Seniors efforts have paved the way for US Vice President Kamala Harris calling up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and announcing to allocate Covid vaccines doses to India, said Vijay Prabhakar, an noted Public Health Expert in Chicago.
2021-06-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Indian-American artist joins California's anti-Covid campaign
San Francisco, June 4 (IANS) Indian-American artist Sunroop Kaur has joined California's "Your Actions Save Lives" campaign aimed at providing information about how to curb the spread of Covid-19, the media reported.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diaspora,Art/Culture/Books
For Punjab-born German poet, charity amidst pandemic lies at heart
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) As Punjab-born German writer and four-times Poet-Laureate, Rajvinder Singh, saw painful images of Covid-19 patients dying due to lack of oxygen or hospital beds in India, he instantly looked for ways to help.
2021-06-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora
Tech company admits to H1-B visa fraud involving Indians
New York, June 1 (IANS) A technology company has admitted to committing fraud to bring Indians on the coveted H1-B visas to the US, according to a federal prosecutor.
2021-06-01
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
IT, diaspora bodies launch 'Covid Dawakhana' in rural Telangana
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) and the American Telangana Society (ATS) have come together to launch health services to help patients battling Covid-19 in rural areas in the state.
2021-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Indian-origin man among 9 victims of mass shooting in California
New York, May 27 (IANS) An Indian-origin man, who saved at least one person in a California mass shooting, was among the nine people killed by a railway worker who killed himself in San Jose, according to officials.
2021-05-27
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora