Indian schoolgirl drowns in Australia (Lead) (8 minutes ago)
Adelaide, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian schoolgirl who was in this Australian city to play football at the Pacific School Games drowned off a city beach, police said.

Indian schoolgirl drowns in Australia (14:28)
Adelaide, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian schoolgirl who was in this Australian city to play football at the Pacific School Games drowned off a city beach, police said.

Novel immunotherapy brings new hope for cancer patients (13:48)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient's immune system to attack cancer cells.

Bhai Boolchand, the unsung Indian who launched trade with Ghana (Diaspora Feature) (11:32)
By Francis Kokutse
Accra, Dec 11 (IANS) Not much is known about him, but it has now emerged that trade relations between Ghana and India were started by Bhai Boolchand, the first Indian to arrive in the Gold Coast -- Ghana's colonial name -- in 1890. That's some 67 years before the British colonial government granted the country independence, research by the Indian Association of Ghana has found.

Canada charges 2 Indian-descent Californians with cocaine smuggling (21:12)
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) Two Californians of Indian-descent have been charged by Canadian authorities with smuggling 100 kgs of cocaine valued at about $6 million, according to media reports.

US Sikh group raises $210,000 for student scholarships in Punjab (07:52)
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) The Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) has raised over $210,000 for underprivileged students pursuing higher education in Punjab during its latest fund drive, according to the organisation's chairman, Gajinder Singh Ahuja.

Genetic test to find ancestry of South Asian ethnic groups (15:52)
Bengaluru, Dec 8 (IANS) Aim to trace one's ancestry and to find similarities between ethnic groups from India and other South Asian countries, Chennai-based genomics firm Xcode Life on Friday unveiled its "South Asian and Indian Ancestry Genetic Test" here.

'Dangal' wins Best Film at Australian gala (15:30)IANS Photo Service
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan-starrer "Dangal" was on Wednesday named the Best Asian Film at the 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.

Indian-American couple gifts Kennedy Centre $1 mn for India fund (14:56)
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) An Indian-American couple has gifted $1 million to the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts to create an India Fund for producing and presenting Indian programming through 2025.

Indian Americans face unfair police treatment in US: Survey (14:16)
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Many Americans of Indian origin could be at the receiving end of unfair police treatment as a new survey has revealed that Indian Americans are much more likely than Chinese Americans to report discrimination at the hands of the law enforcement agencies in the US.

Indian-origin man sentenced for seeking underage sex (20:50)
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) An Indian-origin man from Canada was sentenced by a US court in Arizona state to 46 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to international travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual encounter with a minor.

Indian-American Congresswoman features in Politico Power list (14:40)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a fast-rising Democratic star, has featured in the Politico magazine's "Power List for the year 2018" for having assumed the mantle of a House "leader of the resistance".

US 'golden visa' scheme may be extended: Experts (12:12)
By Aroonim Bhuyan
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Though the three-month extension of the US' EB5 visa scheme ends on December 8, experts are of the view that the scheme, popularly known as the "Golden Visa", is likely to be extended.

Indian-origin US financier killed in Costa Rica shark attack (14:10)
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) An Indian-origin US financier has been killed in a shark attack while scuba diving off a Costa Rican island in the Pacific Ocean, officials said.

Indian techie murder: Ex-US Navy veteran pleads not guilty (20:16)
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A former US Navy veteran charged with killing an Indian engineer and injuring two others in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas city earlier this year has pleaded not guilty.

Pluto may have liquid water oceans beneath icy surface: NASA (12:04)
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) In a boost to the search for alien life, a new NASA study suggests that some icy worlds in our outer solar system, including Pluto, may harbour liquid water oceans beneath the surface.

4 charged in $3.5 mn-fraud 'likely' linked to India: US prosecutor (09:16)
New York, Dec 1 (IANS) Four men of Indian descent have been charged in a $3.5 million-fraud in which they pretended to be tax officials and collected money by allegedly threatening over 7,300 people, a federal prosecutor has announced.

Indian corporates, NRIs commit $5 bn for development of ghats, parks along Ganga (17:14)
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Indian corporates, Non-Resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin have committed more than $5 billion for the development of ghats, fronts, crematoria and parks along the banks of River Ganga.

Indian-American child Sherin Mathews showed abuse signs: Doctor (16:18)
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Sherin Mathews, a three-year-old Indian girl who was found dead in a ditch last month in the US state of Texas, had a series of broken bones and injuries in various stages of healing that could not have happened prior to her adoption, a doctor has said in a testimony before a court.

Windows 10 now running on 600 mn devices (13:24)
San Francisco, Nov 30 (IANS) The Windows 10 operating system (OS) is now running on 600 million monthly active devices, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced at the company's annual shareholders meeting.

Democrats back Trump for stronger India ties: Indian-American Congressman (10:40)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
New York, Nov 30 (IANS) Although there is an ideological chasm between US President Donald Trump and the Democratic Party, India-US relation "transcends partisanship" and the party supports his initiatives to strengthen it further, according to Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.

Indian man shot dead in US (20:58)
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) A 21-year-old Indian man was shot dead in front of his house during a robbery in the US state of Mississippi.

Former Statesman Editor Sunanda Datta-Ray receives IJA Lifetime Achievement award (20:48)IANS Photo Service
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Sunanda Datta-Ray, former editor of The Statesman, was conferred the 2017 IJA Lifetime Achievement Award, instituted by the Indian Journalists' Association in Europe.

Enzyme that triggers most common form of vision loss identified (11:58)
New York, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian-origin researchers have identified an enzyme that serves as a critical trigger for the damaging inflammation that ultimately leads to macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly.

Republican Hindu Coalition-backed candidate to challenge Indian American Congressman (09:56)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
New York, Nov 28 (IANS) A candidate backed by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) has announced she wants to challenge Indian American Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi when he is up for re-election in 2018.

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