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  • Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi 7 hours 43 minutes ago

    Washington: A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. "Instead of hosting Modi at White House,...
  • MH17: Modi writes to Malaysian PM, says outrage is justifiable 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing solidarity with Malaysia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wrote to his Malaysian counterpart saying the global outrage over the shooting down of aircraft MH17 was "justifiable" and India supports efforts to establish the exact circumstances of the incident. In a letter to...
  • MH17 crash: Pranab Mukherjee conveys sympathy to King of Malaysia 3 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has deeply condoled the crash of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine and expressed grief and sympathy over the tragedy which has claimed 298 lives. In a message to the King of Malaysia, Abdul Halim, the President said, "I wish to convey my sincere...
  • Financial losses behind suicide of Indian film producer in Dubai 4 days ago

    Dubai: Dubai police have confirmed that the deaths of an Indian film producer and his wife and daughter was a case of murder-cum-suicide, a step taken due to their financial woes, a media report said Thursday. The decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer and businessman Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and...
  • Indian-origin steward on board MH17 swapped flights 4 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian origin flight steward was among the 15 crew members on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine Thursday, media reported Friday. Sanjid Singh Sandu, 41, had swapped flights with his colleague to fly on the MH17, the Malaysian Insider reported. "He was last...
  • Indian filmmaker, family found dead in UAE 5 days ago

    Dubai: An Indian film producer was found dead along with wife and daughter in an apparent case of suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, media reported Wednesday. The decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and their daughter Gouri were found Tuesday under mysterious...
  • Indian boy chosen 'Preacher of the Nation' in UAE 5 days ago

    Dubai: An eight-year-old Indian boy was adjudged the "Preacher of the Nation" in an Arabic religious sermon contest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said Wednesday. Ibrahim Shabandri, from Bhatkal in the south Indian state of Karnataka, surprised the largely Arabic-speaking audience and judges with his oratory skills...
  • US-based Indian company, new owners of Jamaica Tallawahs 6 days ago

    St. George's (Grenada): The United States based Chalak Mitra Group (CMG) are the new franchise owners of reigning Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Champions, Jamaica Tallawahs, organisers have announced. The announcement was made here after the Tallawahs posted a thrilling opening round victory over St. Lucia Zouks at the national stadium...
  • Priti Patel, Modi supporter, is now UK minister 6 days ago

    London: An ardent fan of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has became the treasury minister in the British government. Priti Patel, 42, Conservative MP from Witham, was promoted by Prime Minister David Cameron in the cabinet reshuffle. Patel is Cameron's 'India Diaspora Champion' and accompanied him in his India trips, according...
  • British Indian MP Priti Patel appointed exchequer secretary 6 days ago

    London: Indian-origin British MP Priti Patel has been appointed exchequer secretary to the Treasury department dealing with tax policy in a major cabinet reshuffle announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday. The Prime Minister's Office said Priti Patel, 42, the Conservative Party MP for Witham in Essex, will now take...
  • Bobby Jindal still mulling 2016 White House run 6 days ago

    Washington: Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal will not make a decision about a White House run in 2016 until after November as he tries to make his Republican Party "stop being the stupid party". "We've said it's something we're thinking about, praying about. It's something we're considering. But we won't make...
  • Negotiations to launch new BRICS bank at impasse - sources 1 week ago

    Fortaleza/ Brazil: Hours before launching a joint development bank to challenge Western dominance over global finances, the BRICS emerging market nations on Tuesday had still not agreed on where the new lender will be headquartered, senior officials involved in the talks told Reuters. Leaders of the five BRICS countries were expected...
  • Divergent views in BRICS, a motivating factor: Xi 1 week ago

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said the diversity of the five BRICS countries with their divergent views should be a motivating factor instead of impeding its growth, as he called for new dynamism and cooperation in the grouping. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) members should...
  • China invites Modi for APEC summit but rivalry simmers 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping invited India on Tuesday to attend a summit of the APEC trade group in November, sending a message of cooperation during the first meeting between the new leaders of the world's most populous countries. But behind the smiles at Xi's 80-minute meeting with Prime Minister...
  • Volkswagen plans $250 million investment in India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: German car maker Volkswagen AG(VOWG_p.DE) plans to spend 15 billion rupees ($250 million) in India over the next five to six years, a senior company executive told reporters on Tuesday. Mahesh Kodumudi, president and managing director of Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd., also said the company could increase its India...
  • Osmania University graduate Viji Murali named CIO of US varsity July 14, 2014

    Washington: An Osmania University, Hyderabad, graduate Viji Murali, has been named chief information officer and vice provost of Information and Educational Technology at the University of California, Davis. Murali, an IT veteran in higher education, is coming to Davis from Washington State University, where she has served as vice president for...
  • Top US diplomat to visit India ahead John Kerry's trip July 9, 2014

    Washington: In advance of the bilateral strategic dialogue, a top US diplomat will be visiting India this week as a part of preparation for the highest level talks between the two countries. According to the State Department, Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns will be in India on a two-day...
  • Mahatma Gandhi statue to stand in front of the British Parliament July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi, who was at the forefront of efforts to end British rule in India and was repeatedly imprisoned, is to be honoured outside Britain's parliament, British finance minister George Osborne said Tuesday. Osborne, on a trip to New Delhi to meet the new government of Narendra Modi, wrote...
  • New York Times drops India Ink July 7, 2014

    Washington: Citing resource constraints, the New York Times has dropped its special "India Ink" section providing in-depth coverage of "The World's largest Democracy at a Crossroads" after a three year run. NYT though painted it only as a 'change of address" saying "that kind of specificity is no longer the way...
  • Indian jailed for nine months for Little India riot July 3, 2014

    Singapore: A 28-year-old Indian was jailed for nine months in Singapore for being a member of an unlawful assembly during the Little India riot last December, becoming the 13th Indian to be imprisoned in the country's worst street violence in 40 years. Palanivel Dhasmohan, who worked in the construction sector here,...
  • MEA provides tickets to 500 Indians in Iraq to come back home July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With no sign of abatement of the crisis in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that it has provided tickets to 500 Indian nationals in Iraq to facilitate their return home. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, "We are using facilities available through Indian community welfare...
  • Cautious optimism on India's new government: Singapore July 1, 2014

    Singapore: A clear mandate for Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a sea change for India after years of rule by different coalition governments and Singapore is approaching the development with cautious optimism, country's Foreign Minister K Shanmugam said on Monday. Shanmugam, who is visiting India this week, said the caution arises...
  • Mt Sinha: US names mountain after an Indian-American scientist July 1, 2014

    Washington: The United States has named a mountain in Antarctica in honour of an eminent Indian-American scientist whose pioneering biological research expedition has provided critical data about animal populations. Akhouri Sinha, adjunct professor in the department of genetics, cell biology and development at the University of Minnesota, was recognized by...
  • Development in India and China adds to the CO2 emission: Obama June 27, 2014

    Washington: The fast developing economies of India and China are adding to the emission of carbon dioxide, US President Barack Obama has said asking Americans to be ready and adopt more and more green technologies. "Hurricane Sandy may not be as unusual as it used to be. You see higher incidents...
  • McCain joins chorus for Modi to address joint Congress session June 27, 2014

    Washington: Senior Republican Senator John McCain has joined the group of lawmakers urging Congressional leadership to invite India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress. "When the Prime Minister comes to Washington, I urge our congressional leaders to invite him to address a joint session...
  • India,US working together to track and disrupt terror networks June 27, 2014

    Washington: India and the US are working together to track and disrupt transnational terrorism networks including those responsible for the attack on the Indian consulate in Herat, a senior US official said, reiterating that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was to be blamed for the attack. "We will continue to work together to...
  • Indian-Americans lobbying for US Congress invitation for Modi June 25, 2014

    Washington: Indian-American groups have launched a campaign to win more lawmakers' support for a move to invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of US Congress when he visits US in September. The ball was set rolling last week with Ed Royce, Republican chairman of the House...
  • Sushma Swaraj to meet Bangladesh opposition leader June 25, 2014

    Dhaka: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia on Friday. The BNP chairperson's press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan announced this at a press conference on Tuesday night, bdnews24.com reported. He said the place and time would be announced later. Swaraj is going to Dhaka...
  • Indian-origin woman honoured with international radio award June 25, 2014

    Melbourne: An Indian-origin woman in Australia has been honoured with an international radio award for her documentary exploring family and domestic violence. Manpreet Kaur Singh won the Silver medal at the New York Festival's International Radio Programme Awards this year for her documentary feature 'The Enemy Within'. Manpreet works as an executive...
  • Manmohan Singh's immunity issue looked at in a human rights case in US June 24, 2014

    Washington: A US court has asked the Department of Justice to respond by July 10 on the immunity issue of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case filed by a New York-based Sikh group. The Department of Justice had recently informed the Washington Federal Court that Singh...