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Jack Dorsey quits as Twitter CEO, announces IIT man Parag Agarwal as successor
New York, Nov 29 (IANS) Jack Dorsey, the maverick behind making Twitter the world's go-to social platform to rant, laud, troll or play simple catch up, is moving on.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United States,Technology,Diaspora
Indian-origin Parag Agrawal is new Twitter CEO
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) In a surprise development, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday decided to step down from a company he was deeply associated with, handing over the baton to Indian-origin Parag Agrawal, the current CTO, who will be the new CEO and a member of the Board, effective immediately.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Diaspora
New Covid strain forces UAE expats to cancel holiday plans to India
Dubai, Nov 28 (IANS) Reports of Covid-19's Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) have thrown a spanner in the works for many UAE holidaymakers planning a trip home to India this winter.
2021-11-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
As football tourney draws near, Indian community in Qatar has a ball
Doha, Nov 28 (IANS) As Qatar fetes the one-year run-up to the FIFA World Cup 2022 with a virtual dress rehearsal - the Arab Cup - kicking off on November 30, Indian expats have thrown their weight behind the Gulf state with the Embassy stewarding a carnival.
2021-11-28
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Diaspora,Football
Curtain raisers for 'Invest Rajasthan 2022' in all districts
Jaipur, Nov 23 (IANS) A series of conclaves have been planned in each district ahead of "Invest Rajasthan 2022," the state government's international investment summit.
2021-11-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Telangana youth dies in road accident in US
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) A youth from Telangana's Nalgonda district has died in a road accident in the United States.
2021-11-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Central team in Chennai to assess rain-related damages
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) A team of Central government officials, led by Rajiv Sharma, Joint Secretary, NATGRID, Ministry of Home Affairs, has arrived here to conduct an assessment of the damages caused in the recent rains in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, officials said on Sunday.
2021-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Keralite priest brought up in leprosy hospital next Bishop of UK's Loughborough
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 14 (IANS) An Anglican priest, who was brought up in a leprosy hospital in Bengaluru where his mother was a nurse at the hospital, will be the next Bishop of Loughborough in the UK.
2021-11-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Religion
Four Indian nationals killed in Nepal road accident
Kathmandu, Nov 14 (IANS) Four Indian nationals were killed in a road accident in Rautahat district near the Nepal-India border, police said.
2021-11-14
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC allows OCI candidates to appear in NEET counselling for UG, PG
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday allowed all eligible Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) candidates to participate in general category NEET counselling for medical courses, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
2021-11-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian-American police officer wounded in shooting
New York, Nov 8 (IANS) An Indian-American police officer has been critically wounded after he was shot by a man as he responded to a domestic dispute, officials said.
2021-11-08
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
UK unveils coin on Mahatma to mark Diwali
London, Nov 4 (IANS) A new 5 pound coin to commemorate the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali.
2021-11-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
After stamp, US lawmaker pilots bill for Diwali holiday, rocks Twitter
New York, Nov 4 (IANS) New York Congresswoman, Carolyn B. Maloney has piloted a bill that aims to secure a federal holiday on Diwali.
2021-11-04
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics,Technology
Indians in US thrilled with Uncle Joe's thumbs up for kid-size Covid-19 shots
New York, Nov 3 (IANS) If Pfizer-BioNTech and President Joe Biden held an election among Indians in America, they would have nearly every single vote.
2021-11-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Indian-origin UK minister behind bringing world to limit global warming
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The man behind bringing nearly all 200 nations into a common cause -- to adapt to the effects of climate change and limit the rise in average global temperature to 1.5 C as required by the 2015 Paris Agreement -- is an Indian-origin UK minister.
2021-11-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Modi meets Indian diaspora in Rome
New Delhi/Rome, Oct 30 (IANS) On the first day of his visit to Rome ahead of the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian diaspora in the Italian capital city.
2021-10-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-origin kid wins top prize in US science contest for middle schoolers
New York, Oct 30 (IANS) Indian-origin Akilan Sankaran has won the top prize in the nation's leading science competition with a computer programme using "antiprime numbers" that can accelerate everyday processes.
2021-10-30
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Canadian street named Cheema Drive
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) A new street in Winnipeg, Canada, has been named after Gulzar Singh Cheema, the first Indian-born Canadian doctor to be elected to a legislative assembly in the country in 1988. It is now called Cheema Drive.
2021-10-28
Category: International, India,Diaspora
Kerala to propose Rs 2,000 cr plan for returnees' rehabilitation
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) The Kerala government will soon submit a Rs 2,000 crore proposal to the Centre for rehabilitation of those who have returned home permanently from abroad amid the Covid pandemic, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
525 KW solar power plant set up in Golden Temple
Amritsar, Oct 26 (IANS) With the financial assistance of the US-based United Sikh Mission, a 525 KW capacity solar power plant was commissioned in the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Navtej Johar verdict doesn't recognise same sex marriage, argues Centre
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that "marriage" is a term associated with heterosexual couples and "spouse" means husband and wife, as it contended that there is "some misconception" regarding the order in Navtej Singh Johar case which decriminalised homosexual sex but does not talk about marriage.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Apple showcases Indian-origin women techies' power on world stage
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) It was Indian-origin women techies' turn to take the centre-stage as Apple unveiled its next line-up of products, including an all-powerful MacBook Pro with new M1 chips, next-generation AirPods and other products and services.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Diaspora
Cong MP seeks Diwali holiday, reduction in student fees in Australia
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Congress Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha wrote to Australian High Commissioner Barry O Farrell on Thursday to declare November 4 as optional holiday for Diwali to strengthen ties between India and Australia.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Politics
Advocate from K'taka set to take up challenge as head of NY bar's Int'l Human Rights Committee
Bengaluru, Oct 10 (IANS) Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, a 32-year-old advocate from Bengaluru, who has been appointed as the Chairperson of New York City Bar's International Human Rights Committee, is all set to take up big challenges in terms of addressing community hardships and getting "impact" in the system to ensure changes.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rally against Lakhimpur Kheri killings in Canada
Chandigarh, Oct 9 (IANS) South Asians in Canada's British Columbia came together to protest against the violence in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri which erupted on October 3, claiming the lives of nine persons, including four farmers.
2021-10-09
Category: International, India,National,Diaspora
Indian-American astronaut part of SpaceX Crew-3 mission
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) An Indian-American astronaut is part of NASA-SpaceX's third mission to the International Space Station.
2021-10-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Diaspora
TN CM announces welfare board for Tamil diaspora
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced a new welfare board for the Tamil people living abroad. The Chief Minister in a statement here on Wednesday said that the Tamil Nadu Non-Resident Welfare Act was enacted during the period of the previous DMK government on March 1, 2011. Stalin's father Kalaignar Karunanidhi was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu then.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
Punjab-origin MPs seek justice for violence victims
Chandigarh, Oct 5 (IANS) Punjab-origin British and Canadian MPs have called the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh at a farmers' protest as "disturbing" and "devastating", while seeking justice for the victims.
2021-10-05
Category: International, India,Diaspora
TN fishermen back home after 19 months in Iranian jail
Chennai, Oct 5 (IANS) Nine fishermen from Tamil Nadu's Nagercoil, who were in an Iranian jail for the past 19 months, have been brought back to Chennai.
2021-10-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Jayapal emerges as powerful Congressional leader forcing Biden leftward
New York, Oct 5 (IANS) Pramila Jayapal, the Indian-American leader of the progressive faction of the Democratic Party, has emerged as a powerful force in US politics pushing President Joe Biden leftward after holding his signature multi-trillion-dollar programmes hostage.
2021-10-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Doha agreement dealt a blow to Afghan military, say US generals
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Top US defence officials have said the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan can be traced back to a deal between the group and the Trump administration, BBC reported.
2021-09-30
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Woman alleges minor children abducted by ex-husband from US, SC seeks govt response
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought reply from the CBI, the Tamil Nadu government, and others, on a woman's plea alleging that her ex-husband has abducted her two minor children from the US.
2021-09-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Air Canada resumes direct India flights
Toronto, Sep 27 (IANS) Air Canada, which operates daily flights between Delhi and Toronto, announced on Monday it is resuming non-stop flights to and from Delhi.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
Abu Dhabi-based businessman reaches out to help ailing Assamese
Guwahati, Sep 26 (IANS) With patients of estern Assam lacking facilities for instant and proper treatment due to the lack of Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, an Abu Dhabi-based Assamese businessman Vedanta Baruah came forward as a saviour by donating two such ambulances.
2021-09-26
Category: International, India,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Modi, Biden launch 'new chapter' in India-US ties to face tough challenges
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) "We're launching a new chapter in the history of US-Indian ties and taking on some of the toughest challenges we face together," President Joe Biden said on Friday as he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi began their summit in a fast-changing world throwing up problems and new issues at dizzying speeds.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics
17 Indo-Canadians elected MPs as Trudeau fails to win majority
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus gamble to seek a majority by calling a snap election has not paid off even as 17 Indo-Canadians were elected as MPs.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Politics
Perm varsity shooting: All Indian students safe, says embassy
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS) All Indian students at Russia's Perm State University, where at least eight people were killed and 24 others injured on Monday as a gunman went on a rampage, are safe, the Indian Embassy said.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
3 ministers among 49 Indo-Canadians in election fray
Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) As many as 49 Indian-origin candidates are in the fray as Canadians will got to the polls on September 20 to elect a new Parliament.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Politics
Andhra CM writes to Jaishankar about ill-treatment of workers in Bahrain
Amaravati, Sep 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has written to external affairs minister S. Jaishankar about several Indian workers being ill-treated by their employers in Bahrain.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Politics
UAE to lift travel ban on vaccinated residents from India from Sep 12
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates will allow vaccinated residents with valid visas, who were on the travel ban list, from countries like India to return starting from September 12, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced on Friday.
2021-09-10
Category: International, India,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indo-Canadian actor Rajat Bedi booked for rash driving
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) The Mumbai Police on Tuesday booked Rajat N. Bedi, an Indo-Canadian Bollywood and television producer for alleged rash and negligent driving which led to a serious accident, officials said here.
2021-09-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Bollywood
4 Indian-origin people, 3 Nepalis killed in NY floods
New York, Sep 5 (IANS) Four people of Indian origin and a Nepali family of three have died in New York from the flooding caused by Hurricane Ida that battered the US.
2021-09-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fallen Indian soldiers' children to be sponsored for study in Canada
Toronto, Sep 2 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian non-profit will sponsor the children of fallen Indian soldiers for study in Canada.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
3 Punjabi men arrested in Canada for sex trafficking
Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) Three Punjabi men have been arrested from Brampton city in Canada for using an underage girl in sex trade.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
US tech fraud: 1 Indian-origin entrepreneur sentenced, another arrested
New York, Aug 26 (IANS) An Indian-origin tech entrepreneur has been sentenced for fraud and another has been arrested in a separate case, according to the Justice Department.
2021-08-26
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Reached India with just a pair of Kurta: Af returnee
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Amid the ongoing chaos and unrest in Afghanistan, the Indian government is continuously engaged in evacuating Indian nationals stranded in the war-torn nation.
2021-08-24
Category: International, India,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Dubai allows Indian expats with expired residence visa to return
Dubai, Aug 24 (IANS) In a move that brings relief to thousands of Indian expats, Dubai announced it will allow them to come back even if their residence visas have expired.
2021-08-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Air rescue efforts from Af named 'Op Devi Shakti'
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The air rescue efforts from war-torn Afghanistan have been given a name by the government -- Op Devi Shakti.
2021-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Want to connect diaspora to Indian researchers: Science and Tech Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Stressing the important role that the Indian diaspora could play in connecting with Indian academia and Industry, a top official said the government is determined to connect them with Indian researchers.
2021-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Education,Science/Tech
'All roads deserted in Kabul except one leading to airport'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Amid the ongoing unrest, chaos and tension in Afghanistan, three planes, and an Indian Air Force (IAF) transport aircraft, carrying Indian nationals arrived at Delhi's IGI Airport and Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad, respectively, on Sunday.
2021-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics