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Indian-origin astronaut denies being NASA pick

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian-origin citizen-astronaut Shawna Pandya has denied reports she had been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the...

Indian-origin man charged in fraud case

New York, Feb 8 (IANS) An Indian-origin man who allegedly sent over 1 million spam emails and damaged several computer networks has been charged...

Indian-origin US academics denounce Trump’s travel ban

Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) A section of Indian-origin researchers based in the US, who have joined 51 Nobel laureates and over 27,000 academics from...

US travel ban on Pakistan would be counterproductive, says Minister

Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) A Pakistani Minister has said that including the country in a list of those whose citizens have been temporarily barred...

5 Indians charged for fraud in Singapore

Singapore, Feb 3 (IANS) Five Indians here were charged with fraudulent Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund claims amounting to 167,253 Singapore dollars ($118,392)...

Indian-origin doctor found guilty in bribe case

New York, Feb 3 (IANS) A suburban Chicago doctor, Neil Sharma, has been convicted of receiving bribes in a deal that he claimed could...

Indian-origin man linked to Pak-Afghan drug trade: US prosecutor

New York, Feb 1 (IANS) An Indian-origin man, who was allegedly a member of an international gang that trafficked drugs from Pakistan-Afghanistan region, was...

Indian-origin magician charged with fraud in Singapore

Singapore, Jan 28 (IANS) An Indian-origin magician here was charged in a court with multiple counts of helping others to fraudulently obtain Productivity and...

Indian-origin British minister Priti Patel urged to stand against Trump’s ‘global...

London, Jan 27 (IANS) British MPs have urged Indian-origin Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel to take urgent action to support charities...

Trump appoints Ajit Pai to head communications agency

New York, Jan 24 (IANS) President Donald Trump has appointed Ajit Pai to head the powerful US communications regulatory agency, becoming the third Indian...

Indian-origin Mauritius PM steps down, son to take over

Port Louis, Jan 23 (IANS) Mauritius is set to have a new Prime Minister on Monday, two days after the 86-year-old Indian-origin Anerood Jugnauth...

Oxford faces trial over Indian-origin student’s lawsuit

London, Jan 23 (IANS) In a landmark ruling, the UK Supreme Court has ordered Oxford University to stand trial after an Indian-origin student filed...

Indian woman injured in Australia

Melbourne, Jan 23 (IANS) An Indian woman was among seven pedestrians critically injured here after being run over by an Australian man driving a...

Local prosecutor becomes first Indian-American judge in Virginia

Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Rupen R. Shah, who is currently the Chief Deputy of Augusta County Commonwealth in Virginia, has become the first Indian...

Indian-American jailed for $1 mn insider trading scheme

New York, Jan 19 (IANS) An Indian-American man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for a $1 million insider trading scheme involving...

Indian American DJ to perform at Trump’s inauguration

Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian American DJ and drummer Ravi Jakhotia, popularly known as DJ Ravidrums, would perform at US President-elect Donald Trumps inauguration...

Indian-origin doctor charged with having firearms for drug trafficking

New York, Jan 18 (IANS) An Indian-origin doctor has been charged with having firearms for drug trafficking, according to federal authorities.Sanjay Kumar, 50, was...

Indian-Americans get 1% representation in US Congress: Forbes

Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian Americans, who comprise around one per cent of the US population, now for the first-time ever also make up...

All 5 Indian American lawmakers nominated to key Congressional panels

Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) All five Indian American lawmakers have been nominated to key Congressional panels, the media here reported.All five are Democrats, as...

Indian American Congresswoman not to attend Trump’s inaugration

Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has said she won't attend the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump on January 20.Instead,...

Congressman Krishnamoorthi to serve on two influential House panels

Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian American Raja Krishnamoorthi, who was sworn in as a Member of the US House of Representatives earlier this month,...

Indian American student wins essay contest

New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Arth Patel, an Indian American student at the UCLA School of Dentistry, earned a $5,000 scholarship for his winning...

Indian worker steals cash, goods from Dubai supermarket

Dubai, Jan 13 (IANS) An Indian worker here has pleaded guilty to charges of theft at a local supermarket, a newspaper reported on Friday.According...

Indo-Canadians to mark India’s 68th Republic Day

Ottawa, Jan 12 (IANS) To mark India's 68th Republic Day, an umbrella body of Indo-Canadian community organisations here will host a one-day entertainment event...

Indian American seeks re-election to US city Council seat

Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian American Harish Jajoo, a City Councilman in Texas, is seeking re-election for the post for a fourth term.Jajoo, who...

2 Indians arrested with brown sugar in Nepal

Kathmandu, Jan 8 (IANS) Two Indian nationals were arrested on Sunday in Kathmandu for possessing brown sugar, the Nepal police said.Din Daya Rao, 25,...

In historic breakthrough, 5 Indian-Americans sworn-in as members of Congress

Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) Sealing a historic breakthrough for Indian-Americans, five were sworn-in on Tuesday as members of the US Congress -- one of...

Keralite appointed to top military post in Kyrgyzstan

Dubai, Jan 1 (IANS) A Saudi-based entrepreneur of Indian origin has assumed a top position in the defence department of Kyrgyzstan, the media reported.Sheikh...

Banned Indian notes with special numbers could fetch a fortune, Indian...

Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS) Amid the rush among Indian expatriates scurrying home to exchange the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes before...

Indian teacher found dead in Dubai apartment

Dubai, Dec 28 (IANS) An Indian faculty member of an educational institute here was found dead in his apartment days after he stopped reporting...

Centre denies 150 Indians’ bodies lying in Saudi Arabia

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The government on Friday dismissed as "factually misleading" a media report that the bodies of 150 persons from Telengana...

Four-day Sikh festival opens in Singapore

Singapore, Dec 23 (IANS) A four-day festival to mark the 350th birthday of Guru Gobind Singh opened here on Friday.Thousands of Sikhs from around...

Indian child’s custody in Norway: Government to represent mother

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The Indian government will represent the mother of a five-year-old child in Norway who has been separated from his...

Indian arrested in Nepal with banned currency notes

Kathmandu, Dec 22 (IANS) Nepal Police on Thursday arrested an Indian national in possession of banned currency notes worth Rs 363,500 from the Tribhuvan...

Indian child’s custody: Sushma contacts envoy in Norway

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday got in touch with India's Ambassador to Norway following reports that a...

Indian origin truck driver killed in crash

New York, Dec 22 (IANS) An Indian origin truck driver carrying packages for the Christmas season has been killed after his vehicle hit a...

Indian origin ex-official got bribed with prostitutes

New York: An Indian origin former official of one of the largest pension funds has been charged in a prostitutes and drugs' bribery scheme...

Indian woman dies in Dubai

Dubai, Dec 20 (IANS) An Indian woman has died after suffering a heart attack while visiting a shopping mall in Dubai, the media reported...

India, Tajikistan discuss anti-terror fight, trade links

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) India and Tajikistan on Saturday discussed cooperation in the fight against terrorism and working closely on developing trade and...

Indian-origin immigration manager found guilty in H1-B tech visa fraud case

New York, Dec 17 (IANS) An Indian-origin immigration manager of an outsourcing company has been found guilty in a H-1B visa fraud case, Paul...

Indian-American elected mayor of California’s ‘Apple’ city

New York, Dec 16 (IANS) In a first, an Indian-American woman has been elected the new mayor of Californian city Cupertino, the worldwide headquarters...

Indian jailed for molesting British woman in Dubai

Dubai, Dec 15 (IANS) A 23-year-old Indian accused of sexually assaulting a British woman in Dubai was sentenced to three months in jail, the...

Indian worker found dead in Nepal

Kathmandu, Dec 14 (IANS) An Indian nationals body was found by Nepal Police in Dumre village on Wednesday, local media reported.The deceased was identified...

Indian American-led foundation to fund fellowship for Indian journalists

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A foundation started by prominent Indian-American IT entrepreneur Frank Islam and his wife Debbie Driesman will fund a fellowship in...

Kerala CM to inaugurate new Indian school in Sharjah

Sharjah, Dec 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate a new Indian school in Sharjah on December 22, local media reported on...

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Five terrorist killed by Pakistan Air Force

Rawalpindi, Feb 22 (IANS) As part of the ongoing crackdown on militants, the Pakistan Air Force has killed five terrorists in Khyber Agency, along...