Telugu fastest growing language in US (05:46)
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Telugu is the fastest growing language in the US, says a study by an American think tank.

Contribute to the motherland, Super 30 founder urges Indians abroad (18:16)IANS Photo Service
San Jose, Oct 21 (IANS) Super 30 founder Anand Kumar on Sunday urged Indians living abroad to come back and contribute to the "motherland" where there is a "huge craving for education".

Vice President addresses Indian diaspora in Belgium (03:14)IANS Photo Service
Brussels, Oct 21 (IANS) India's Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visited the Jain Temple in the Belgian port city of Antwerp on Saturday where he addressed the Indian community.

Kidnapped Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire freed (15:26)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Oct 20 (IANS) Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was captured by gunmen outside a gym here nine days ago, is back home safe after his kidnappers freed him, the police said.

Two arrested in Punjab for militant links (19:58)
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Police on Friday arrested two members of a Khalistani module allegedly engaged in propagating the Khalistani Referendum 2020 campaign by affixing banners and posters at public places in Amritsar city.

India continues to engage with US on H-1B visa issue (19:06)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India is continuing to engage with the US over the H-1B visa, largely availed of by Indian IT companies, after the Trump administration proposed changes to the programme, a senior official said on Thursday.

Indian sacked in Saudi for 'offensive remarks' on Sabarimala row (13:50)IANS Photo Service
Riyadh, Oct 18 (IANS) A Keralite expat in Saudi Arabia has been sacked from his job for allegedly posting offensive remarks on women amid the Sabarimala temple row, the media reported.

Indian killed in New Zealand car crash (13:36)
Wellington, Oct 15 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian man has been killed in a car crash in New Zealand's Queenstown, the media reported.

Prestigious Einstein Prize for Indian American professor Abhay Ashtekar (11:12)
By Mayank Chhaya
Chicago, Oct 15 (IANS) Over four decades after he began his scientific engagement with gravitational science, Professor Abhay Ashtekar is set to receive the prestigious Einstein Prize conferred by the American Physical Society (APS).

An Indian-founded organisation rehabilitates Syrian refugees in Germany (Diaspora Feature) (12:54)
By Aroonim Bhuyan
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) As Europe continues to grapple with the problem of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, an organisation founded by an Indian is helping a small town in Germany in rehabilitating these people.

Indian classical music fascinates me: Reunion's Maya Kamaty (11:48)
By Milinda Ghosh Roy
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Maya Kamaty, a prominent Maloya musician and singer of Indian origin from Reunion Island, the French overseas territory, thinks good music can transcend all geographical barriers and says she is deeply inspired by Indian classical music and fascinated by the traditional instruments used here.

Jewellery thieves in US target Indian Americans (14:40)
Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) Jewellery thieves are targeting Indian Americans in the US, the police have said, adding that the community is being prayed upon because of the expensive jewellery associated with their customs and culture.

Novel DNA vaccine against Ebola virus safe, effective (14:10)
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found that the novel synthetic DNA vaccine is safe against Ebola virus and offers a long-term alternative to traditional vaccines.

Nikki Haley quits as US Ambassador to UN (Lead) (21:08)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) Nikki Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet-level position in the US, resigned as Ambassador to the UN on Tuesday and said that despite speculations she was not planning to run for President in 2020.

Nikki Haley quits as US Ambassador to UN (20:00)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) Nikki Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet-level position in the US, resigned as Ambassador to the UN on Tuesday.

Kerala film artistes plan show in Abu Dhabi to raise relief funds (17:38)
Kochi, Oct 7 (IANS) The Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) will organise a show in Abu Dhabi on December 7 to raise funds for Kerala Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF), an official said.

Why sudden cardiac deaths no longer peak on weekday mornings (14:30)
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) Owing to increased stress, deaths from sudden cardiac arrests are more likely to happen on any day at any time, finds a new research, challenging previous claims that weekday mornings -- especially Mondays -- were the danger zones.

New ML tool to predict human BP: Study (12:18)
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have developed a wearable off-the-shelf and machine learning technology that can predict an individual's blood pressure and provide personalised recommendations to lower it.

Tripura will go in for NRC if exercise successful in Assam: CM Deb (19:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday said that he will go in for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in his state if the exercise was successfully implemented in Assam.

New AI tool can predict Alzheimer's risk (11:50)
Toronto, Oct 6 (IANS) A team of scientists, including one of an Indian-origin, has successfully trained a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm that may soon help doctors to make accurate predictions regarding cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer's disease and provide intervention.

Asian Business Leadership Forum to hold awards event in Dubai (15:30)
Dubai, Oct 5 (IANS) The Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) will host its 11th anniversary here on Saturday with a special edition of the ABLF awards, the association announced on Friday.

Indian expat wins 7 million dirhams in Abu Dhabi (16:34)
Abu Dhabi, Oct 4 (IANS) An Indian expatriate has hit a jackpot by winning 7 million dirhams in an Abu Dhabi raffle draw.

Weak rupee to attract NRI investments into Indian real estate: Realty players (13:30)
By Rituraj BaruahIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) With the Indian rupee under pressure for the past few months and declining to its lowest-ever levels, real estate players expect non-resident Indian, or NRI, investments in the sector to gain momentum.

Indian man faces jail, caning over bid to extort bank (18:08)
Singapore, Oct 3 (IANS) A 35-year-old Indian national faces a jail term of 2-5 years and caning over his bid to extort half a million dollars from Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, the media reported on Wednesday.

'Tibetans extremely successful in retaining their ancestral way of life' (12:30)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Even in the face of "extraordinary pressure to assimilate with the host populations", Tibetans living in exile in India have been extremely successful in retaining their ancestral way of life, says Sudeep Basu, whose recent book "In Diasporic Lands", attempts to chart the story of Tibetan refugees and their transformation since the exodus.

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