At $69 bn India highest recipient of remittances in 2017: World Bank (19:22)IANS Photo Service
Washington/New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India topped as the highest recipient of remittances globally in 2017, with its diaspora sending back $69 billion, a World Bank statement said here on Monday.

Docaviv fest to focus on women at the 20th edition (15:48)
Tel Aviv, April 23 (IANS) Docaviv, Israels only festival devoted exclusively to documentary filmmaking, will celebrate its 20th edition in May with the focus on women empowerment, refugees and the politics of globalisation.

Dalai Lama praises India's secularism (21:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday praised Indias efforts in maintaining communal harmony and said that the countrys uniqueness lies in maintaining its secularism.

Indian American teen shot dead for firing on police (21:04)
Washington, April 21 (IANS) An Indian American teenager wanted on a felony firearms possession warrant was killed in police firing after he used firearms on them in California, officials said.

Human beings versus stereotypes: Indian-American actor on breaking cliches (IANS Interview) (11:34)
By Sugandha RawalIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) At a time when the diversity debate in Hollywood is getting bigger with every passing moment, the Apu controversy -- that emerged from the world of "The Simpsons" -- is not only alive but making headlines as well. But all is not lost.

Indian-American teen wins $100K in Jeopardy college quiz contest (08:16)IANS Photo Service
New York, April 21 (IANS) Indian-American teenager, Dhruv Gaur, has won the $100,000 Jeopardy college quiz championship.

Adolescents' eyes could signal risk of cardiovascular disease (18:10)
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Structural changes in the retina of adolescents could reveal their risk of cardiovascular disease later, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.

India's foreign policy done with level eyes: Modi (02:02)IANS Photo Service
London, April 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India's foreign policy is done with level eyes and that New Delhi has emerged as the key voice for the Third World on the global platform.

India informed Pakistan about surgical strike before announcing it: Modi (23:40)IANS Photo Service
London, April 18 (IANS) Terming "surgical strike" an answer to the "exporters of terrorism", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India informed Pakistan about the 2016 strike before announcing to the media in the country.

Want to create 1.5 lakh wellness centres in India: Modi (23:36)IANS Photo Service
London, April 18 (IANS) Emphasizing on initiatives to improve India's healthcare sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government has plans to open around 1.5 lakh wellness centres across the country.

A rape is a rape, no politics over issue: Modi (23:12)IANS Photo Service
London, April 18 (IANS) With multiple rape cases of minor girls sparking nation-wide outrage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there should be no politics over the issue.

40 lakh senior citizens gave up railway concession: Modi (22:44)IANS Photo Service
London, April 18 (IANS) Over 40 lakh senior citizens have voluntarily given up the concession in reservation of railway tickets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.

I am servant of 125 crore Indians: Modi (22:18)IANS Photo Service
London, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that his life at the railway station was about his personal struggles and the person in the Royal Palace here was the 'Sevak' (servant) of 125 crore Indians.

Modi invokes Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal in address to diaspora in Sweden (03:02)IANS Photo Service
Stockholm, April 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invoked the achievements of pugilist M.C. Mary Kom and shuttler Saina Nehwal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this month while addressing the Indian diaspora here on Tuesday, the second and final day of his visit to Sweden.

Sushma condoles death of four of Indian family in US (15:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday condoled the death of four members of an Indian family in the US who were reported missing earlier this month.

Bodies of Indian family missing in US found (14:20)
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The bodies of all four members of an Indian family, which perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into a river in California earlier this month, have been found, the authorities said.

Blast near Indian Embassy in Nepal (09:24)
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) A bomb exploded near the Indian Embassy field office in Nepal's Biratnagar on Tuesday.

Indian dies in Iran road accident (19:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) An Indian national died and another was critically injured when a bus carrying a group of Indian pilgrims met with an accident in Iran on Sunday night, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.

Kerala agency to facilitate police clearance for UAE-bound persons (18:44)
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) The Roots Norka, a Kerala government agency that handles the affairs pertaining to the state's diaspora, was on Monday approved by the UAE Embassy here to attest police clearance certificates of those wishing to go to the Emirates, an official said.

Ketamine can cut depression, suicidality rapidly: Study (17:32)
New York, April 16 (IANS) Recreational drug Ketamine is likely to have fast-acting benefits in treating symptoms of depression as well as reducing suicidal thoughts, say researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.

Graphene can kill bacteria on surgical implants: Study (15:34)
London, April 16 (IANS) A tiny layer of graphene flake can act as a deadly weapon in the fight against bacterial infection, particularly during implant surgery, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

19 Indian students groups in Britain seek swift action in Kathua/Unnao rapes (20:48)
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) As many as 19 Indian student and alumni groups in various British universities have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, seeking tough measures against the culprits before he addresses his "Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath" event in London on April 18.

Indian-origin family killed in S. Africa 'arson attack' (14:10)
Johannesburg, April 14 (IANS) An Indian-origin family of five, including three children, has been killed in South Africa after their house was allegedly petrol-bombed by an unknown arsonist, police said.

Sikh fighter to wear turban at UFC on Vaisakhi (07:36)IANS Photo Service
New York, April 14 (IANS) A Sikh fighter will be wearing a turban as he competes on Vaisakhi in the American Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in a show of pride in his faith and tradition, according to the National Sikh Campaign (NSC).

Trade, investment, technology high on India-Britain bilateral summit: Envoy (19:22)
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Trade, investment, technology and flow of people and ideas will be high on the agenda when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Britain next week, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said here on Friday.

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