German orchestra plays 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' in Berlin (18:06)
Berlin, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he felt honoured and excited after listening to a German chamber orchestra playing songs from "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai", which launched him as a director in 1998.
Get over yourself for Indian cinema's progress: KJo to filmmakers (14:06)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar is bursting with pride as he is representing Indian cinema at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. He feels that to achieve a global impact and for Indian cinema to progress, fellow filmmakers need to go beyond themselves and focus on the industry.
Indian-American teacher hailed for saving students during Florida shooting (01:10)
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A quick-acting Indian-American maths teacher is being hailed for saving the lives of her students during the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.
US court overturns $21 mn damages for wrong brain surgery on Indian woman (22:14)
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) A court has overturned the $21 million awarded to the family of a woman of Indian descent who was operated on her brain instead of her jaw because of a hospital mix-up, according to media reports.
Turkey, US agree to restore normal ties (Second Lead) (20:50)
Ankara, Feb 16 (IANS) Turkey and the US agreed to normalise their ties, after weeks of rising tensions due to Turkey's military operation in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
Dev Patel to star in David Copperfield film (12:56)
Los Angeles, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel is set to play David Copperfield in the new retelling of Charles Dickens' story -- "The Personal History of David Copperfield".
Zuma defies ANC's ultimatum, refuses to quit (Second Lead) (20:24)
Johannesburg, Feb 14 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said he would not be stepping down after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) announced that he had until the end of the day to tender his resignation or else face a vote of no-confidence.
South Africa police raids Gupta family home (Lead) (18:26)
Johannesburg, Feb 14 (IANS) An elite South African police team on Wednesday raided the luxurious family home of the controversial Gupta family -- a clan of Indian-born businessmen -- linked to President Jacob Zuma as pressure increases on him to stand down.
South Africa police raids Gupta family home (14:34)
Johannesburg, Feb 14 (IANS) An elite South African police team on Wednesday raided the luxurious family home of the controversial Gupta family -- a clan of Indian-born businessmen -- known to wield substantial influence in South African politics due to close ties with President Jacob Zuma.
Indian-origin man on death row in Singapore set free (15:06)
Singapore, Feb 13 (IANS) A Malaysia-based Indian-origin man, on death row for drug possession in Singapore, has been acquitted by the country's Supreme Court.
Congress slams 'misuse of government resources' for Modi's promotion (21:12)
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Congress on Monday alleged the "government resources were misused" to organise a public event in Muscat for the promotion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Modi promotes Modicare among Indian diaspora in Oman (23:00)
Muscat, Feb 11 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promoted the new National Health Protection Scheme called Ayushman Bharat announced in this year's Union Budget in an address to the Indian diaspora in Oman.
Thousands of Indians in Oman travel to watch Modi (20:50)
Muscat, Feb 11 (IANS) Thousands of Indian expats in Oman travelled from different parts of the Gulf kingdom to listen to visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It's a privilege to cook for Narendra Modi: Sanjeev Kapoor (16:12)
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Popular chef Sanjeev Kapoor says he feels honoured and privileged to cook for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on an invitation from the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed.
Modi witnesses temple foundation stone laying in UAE (13:56)
Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday witnessed via video-conferencing the foundation stone laying ceremony of a temple in the UAE while attending a community event here.
India, UAE to work together to fulfil Indian diaspora dreams: Modi (13:48)
Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India-UAE ties go beyond trade and both countries will work together to fulfil the dreams of the Indian diaspora in the Gulf country.
India, UAE sign five MoUs as Modi makes second visit (Roundup) (23:46)
Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 (IANS) India and the UAE on Saturday signed five MoUs, including in the areas of energy and railways, following delegation-level talks headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan here.
India, UAE sign five agreements (Lead) (22:58)
Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 (IANS) India and the UAE on Saturday signed five agreements, including in the areas of energy and transportation, following delegation-level talks headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan here.
Indian woman falls to death in Sharjah (19:14)
Sharjah, Feb 10 (IANS) A 41-year-old Indian woman has plunged to her death from the 10th floor of a building here, the police said.
Modi to lay foundation stone for Abu Dhabi's first Indian temple (19:08)
Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday lay the foundation stone for the first Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates' capital, which is home to a huge Indian diaspora.
Indian-American Raj Shah conducts his first White House briefing (15:52)
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Raj Shah, the Deputy Press Secretary of President Donald Trump, has addressed a media briefing at the White House, becoming the first Indian-American to do so.
Indian-American killed, another injured in US shootings (14:11)
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) An Indian-American man was killed and another man was critically injured when a convicted gunman opened fire at two convenience stores, minutes apart, in the US state of Georgia.
Gulf, West Asia key priority for India: Modi (22:46)
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Ahead of his three-nation tour to the Gulf and West Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that the region is a key priority for India's foreign policy.
Punjab CM welcomes Canadian Ministers' stand on Khalistan (17:18)
Chandigarh, Feb 8 (IANS) Ahead of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to Amritsar, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday welcomed a statement by two Canadian federal Ministers of Indian-origin that they did not sympathise with the Khalistan demand.
Diet may help halt breast cancer spread: Study (12:52)
New York, Feb 8 (IANS) Limiting the intake of foods rich in asparagine including dairy, beef, poultry, eggs, fish, nuts, soy and whole grains, while increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables may potentially help halt the spread of a deadly type of breast cancer, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, suggests.