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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
Stranded Indian frontline workers request entry into UAE
Dubai, May 27 (IANS) Indian frontline workers, who have contributed to the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and are currently stranded due to the ongoing flight ban, have urged authorities for their return to the Gulf nation, a media report said on Thursday.
2021-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Indian-origin family hailed for returning lost $1mn lottery ticket
New York, May 25 (IANS) An Indian-origin family that owns a store in Massachusetts is being hailed for their honesty for returning a $1 million lottery ticket to the woman who had bought it because their elders in India advised them, "we don't want that money".
2021-05-25
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Emirates extends suspension of passenger flights from India
Dubai, May 24 (IANS) UAE flag carrier Emirates has announced the extension of its passenger flights from India until June 14 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the South Asian country.
2021-05-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
UAE healthcare groups rush to the aid of stranded Kerala nurses
Dubai, May 22 (IANS) Healthcare groups in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have offered work to nurses from Kerala who have been stranded in the country due to Covid job scams, according to a news report.
2021-05-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Russian fighter intercepts US bomber
Moscow, May 20 (IANS) A Russian Su-27 fighter intercepted a B-52H strategic bomber of the US Air Force over the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, the Russian Defence Ministry said.
2021-05-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Diaspora,Politics
TN Finance Minister gets down to nuts & bolts of O2 tanker
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) Even as he is getting down to the nuts and bolts of state finance, the newly appointed Tamil Nadu Finance Minister, P.Thiagarajan, literally got down to the nuts and bolts to unlock oxygen stored in a tanker.
2021-05-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
'Oxygen for India' marathon fundraiser to collect $2mn launched in Canada
Toronto, May 17 (IANS) The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), along with 80-odd community bodies, launched its 'Oxygen for India marathon fundraiser to collect $2 million to send oxygen equipment to India, even as Ontario announced to send 2,000 more ventilators to the Covid-battered country.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
Soumya killed in terror attack on Israel: Deputy Consul General
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Soumya Santhosh, the Keralite caregiver who lost her life in the rocket attack allegedly by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, was an angel who was killed in a terror attack on Israel, Israel's Deputy Consul General to South India, Ariel Seidman said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Terrorism
New York City to aid India's Covid battle
New York, May 15 (IANS) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will tap into its stockpile to send Covid-19 test kits, swabs, ventilators, BiPap machines, pulse oximeters, and other medical supplies to India, which is currently battling a devastative second wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Scotland police frees 2 Indians from detention van after protests
Glasgow, May 15 (IANS) Police in Scotland have freed two Indian nationals, who were held inside a detention van, after protesters surrounded the vehicle demanding their release, according to a media report.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
Indian origin man busted in US for letting Tesla car autodrive from back seat
New York, May 14 (IANS) An Indian origin man who pulls off stunts to flaunt his wealth was arrested in California for letting his Tesla car illegally "autodrive", but as soon as he was let out he bought a new one and repeated the stunt, according to media reports.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Stalin appeals to Tamil diaspora for financial aid to fight Covid
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalinon Thursday called upon the global Tamil diaspora to financially support the state in its fight against Covid -19 pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Jayapal introduces bill to extend healthcare to immigrants
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman to serve in the US House of Representatives, has reintroduced a bicameral legislation to grant lawful immigrants eligibility to healthcare programs.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian origin man charged with assaulting, killing mom on Mother's Day eve
New York, May 11 (IANS) An Indian origin man has been charged with assaulting and killing his own mom on the eve of Mother's Day, according to a New York prosecutor.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
India's Covid situation nothing short of heartbreaking: Kamala Harris
Washington, May 9 (IANS) In an address to the Indian diaspora in the US, Vice President Kamala Harris lamented over the deteriorating Covidd-19 situation India, saying it was "nothing short of heartbreaking".
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Canadian city lights up for India as 3,000 ventilators sent to Delhi
Toronto, May 8 (IANS) Authorities in Canada's Ontario province dispatched 3,000 locally made ventilators to New Delhi, even as the Indian-dominated city of Brampton illuminated its city hall with the Tricolour in solidarity with the people of India.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Diplomacy
3 Punjabi men arrested for scamming $10,000 from Toronto woman
Toronto, May 7 (IANS) Three Punjabi men have been arrested for scamming an old woman in Toronto of $10,000 in the name of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
2021-05-07
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
US-based foundation to ship oxygen concentrators to India
Washington, May 6 (IANS) The Indian-American Sehgal Foundation, based in Des Moines, Iowa, announced that it will ship 200 oxygen concentrators to seven Indian states on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian students to benefit as Canada to give PR to 90K
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Indian students will be the major beneficiaries of Canada's new one-time immigration programme which opened for applications on Wednesday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
Indian in UAE to produce O2 cylinders instead of CNG to aid patients back home
Dubai, May 5 (IANS) An Indian expat at a UAE-based free zone firm has set aside producing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders and shifted to manufacturing oxygen containers for India to help out the Covid patients in the country.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian-American bodies mobilise resources for Covid relief in India
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Several Indian-American organisations have mobilised resources and raised millions for Covid-19 relief in India, which is currently battling a deadly second wave of the pandemic, according to a media report.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Amarinder launches online course for Punjadiaspora
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday digitally launched online programmes started by the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) in Amritsar for the Punjabi diaspora.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Politics
Billions of computers at hacking risk: Indian-origin scientist
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) An Indian-origin researcher has warned that billions of computers and other devices across the globe are vulnerable today owing to a vulnerability named 'Spectre' that was first discovered in 2018 but is open to hackers again.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian-American businessman pledges $10mn for oxygen to India
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Vinod Khosla, Indian-American technology guru and entrepreneur, has pledged $10 million towards providing oxygen supplies to India amid the worsening second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Help India in hour of crisis, says British MP Dhesi
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) India-origin Labour MP in Britain, Tan Dhesi, has urged his government to help India as Covid-19 situation worsened.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian-American civil rights lawyer narrowly confirmed as Associate AG
New York, April 22 (IANS) Indian-American civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta has been confirmed as the US Associate Attorney-General with the help of a breakaway Republican Senator overcoming stiff opposition from her fellow party members who accused the nominee of espousing "radical" policies.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Indian-origin artist Madhuri to display works in Milan
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Madhuri Srikanth, an Indian-origin artist with roots in Telangana, has received a special invite to showcase her works at 'Romantica', an international art exhibition, to be held at Italy's Milan between April 23 and May 2.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Art/Culture/Books
Indian-American tech executive to make 2nd Congressional run
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Indiian-American tech executive, Rishi Kumar, is all set to make a second bid for the US House of Representatives in 2022, a media report said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Four Sikhs massacred while at work in US shooting (Ld)
New York, April 17 (IANS) Four Sikhs were massacred at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis when a former employee stormed the complex in the latest of series of mass shootings in the US, according to the Sikh Coalition.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Opinion/Commentary,Diaspora