- 'It's horrible', says Indian-American doctor on COVID-19 frontlines(09:58)
By Arul Louis
New York, April 3 (IANS) "It's horrible, horrible, people are dying in the emergency room (ER)," said an Indian-American doctor on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic describing the grim conditions at hospitals here where patients are lined up in the hallways, freezer trucks are parked outside to store bodies and the ambulance crews received orders to not bring in cardiac arrest cases they couldn't revive.
- Indian-American Assemblyman announces medical supply donation drive(13:57)
San Francisco, April 2 (IANS) Ash Kalra, an Indian-American California state Assemblyman, has announced a safety supplies donation drive in response to the countywide shortage of protective equipment for medical workers to protect them against the novel coronavirus, it was reported.
- Indian techie in Texas critical due to COVID-19(13:26)
Houston, April 2 (IANS) A Texas-based Indian techie, who was tested positive for the novel coronavirus, was in critical condition and on ventilator support, according to a media report.
- Indian cleaner jailed in Dubai for stealing watches(13:12)
Dubai, April 2 (IANS) A UAE-based Indian cleaner has been jailed in Dubai after he was found guilty of stealing as many as 86 expensive watches, worth over 8.3 million dirhams ($2 million), it was reported.
- Around 8,000 sailors stranded abroad, talks on with MHA: Goa CM(20:30)
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) One of the biggest issues concerning Goa amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is that nearly 7,000 to 8,000 Goan sailors are stranded in different ports-of-call and ships across the world, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
- Indian-American Congressional candidate tests positive for COVID-19(13:10)
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Indian-American Suraj Patel, who worked as a campaign staffer for former President Barack Obama and was now a candidate for a Congressional seat in New Yorks 12th District, announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but has since recovered after a period of isolation, a media report said on Tuesday.
- Dubai-based Indian donates entire property for quarantine(14:29)
Dubai, March 30 (IANS) Indian businessman Ajay Sobhraj, founder and Chairman of Dubai-based Finja Jewellery, has donated a building he owns to be used as a quarantine centre for the treatment of people infected with the novel coronavirus, it was reported.
- Over 10,000 Indians stranded in Kyrgyzstan(14:23)
By Quaid Najmi
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Over 10,000 Indian students from across India are stranded in the Osh State University (OSU), Kyrgyzstan who desperately want to return, a student from the varsity said on Sunday.
- 49-day lockdown necessary to stop COVID-19 resurgence in India: Study(14:23)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Two Indian-origin researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have come up with a new mathematical model that predicts a flat 49-day nationwide lockdown -- or sustained lockdown with periodic relaxation extending over two months -- may be necessary to prevent COVID-19 resurgence in India.
- Indian-origin UK Minister provides update on PM's health(12:23)
London, March 29 (IANS) Alok Sharma, the UK's Indian-origin Secretary of State for Business, has insisted that Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to play the leading role in the countrys fight against the coronavirus pandemic even after he was diagnosed with the disease, it was reported.
- Hundreds of Indian students stuck in Kyrgyzstan: Athawale(18:41)
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Several hundred Indian students studying at Kyrgyzstan's Osh State University have been stranded in the Central Asian nation since the past few days due to the flight ban in India, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said here on Saturday.
- Indian-American woman charged for killing her son(15:01)
Houston, March 28 (IANS) An Indian-American woman from Sugar Land, Texas, has been charged for the murder of her four-year-old son, who was found dead on March 21 at the family's home, according to media reports.
- Indian workers seek US visa extensions amid corona crisis(14:44)
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Indian workers across America have sought extensions of their US visas over concerns of losing work status due to soon-to-expire visas or delayed extensions, a media report said.
- Abu Dhabi Hindu temple hold online 'satsangs'(14:26)
Abu Dhabi, March 28 (IANS) With religious services suspended across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the coronavirus pandemic, a Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi has been holding a webcast of weekly 'satsang sabha' on Friday evenings in an effort to help the faithful remain calm, a media report said on Saturday.
- Evacuate Sikhs stranded in Afghanistan: Punjab CM(14:00)
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday sought the intervention of the Minister of External Affairs for evacuation of Sikh families stranded in Afghanistan.
- Covid-19: NRI medic offers hospital to govt(23:15)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) As India wages a war against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, an Indian-born entrepreneur, Shamsheer Vayalil, has come forward to offer his support towards setting up a hospital exclusively for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.