- $3.3mn grant for Indian-origin researcher(15:38)
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) An Indian-origin researcher at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney has received $3.3 million grant to transform waste and resource recovery industry by developing advanced manufacturing capabilities that focus on small-scale processing of materials produced from battery and consumer wastes.
- Indian-American teen wins South Asian Spelling Bee(13:28)
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) An Indian-American teenager from New Jersey won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee, after correctly spelling the word "flipe" to earn the national title and $3,000 grand prize.
- Kashmiri Pandit diaspora meet in Houston(13:32)
Houston (Texas), Aug 18 (IANS) Celebrating the abrogation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) organised a meeting of the community members in Houston with the head of BJP's Foreign Affairs Department, Vijay Chauthaiwale.
- Panama City celebrates 500th anniversary(05:28)
Panama City, Aug 16 (IANS) Panama City, the first Spanish settlement on the Pacific coast of North America, celebrated its 500th anniversary with an enormous cake for 4,500 people reminiscent of the ruins of the city that Spaniard Pedro Arias Davila founded in 1519.
- Indian expats celebrate I-Day in UAE(11:34)
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian expatriates on Thursday gathered at the consulate here and the embassy in Abu Dhabi to mark the 73rd Independence Day and witnessed the unfurling of the Tricolour.
- Indian expat pleads to find missing wife in UAE(16:08)
Sharjah, Aug 13 (IANS) An Indian expat in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made a desperate plea to the community to help find his wife who has been missing for the last 65 days from their home here.
- Collection centres open in UAE for flood-hit Kerala(13:08)
Dubai, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian expats from Kerala in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have opened collection centres for donations to support the thousands of displaced families in their flood-hit state, the media reported on Tuesday.
- Kerala expat driver wins UAE raffle(13:14)
Abu Dhabi, Aug 10 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian expat driver from Kerala has won 1 million dirhams in a raffle, the media reported on Saturday.
- Kochi airport closure disrupts plans of UAE-based expats(14:08)
Dubai, Aug 9 (IANS) The closure of the Kochi airport till Sunday due to incessant rains across in Kerala has affected travel plans of Indian expats in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who had booked tickets for the long weekend, the media reported on Friday.
- Social support helps students to exercise more(13:24)
New York, Aug 9 (IANS) Making exercise a stress outlet may help students attain recommended amounts of physical activity and to maintain that routine, students need social support from family and friends, said researchers including one of an Indian origin.
- Indian family duped by bogus company in Dubai(12:48)
Dubai, Aug 5 (IANS) Three members of an Indian family and three of their close friends were duped by a bogus recruitment firm in Dubai that authorities have now shut down, the media reported on Monday.
- Bringing children back to books, the One Up way(17:36)
By Rohan Agarwal
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) With walls painted pearl white and bright mats covering the floor, it looks like a fancy showroom in an upmarket neighbourhood. But don't get mistaken -- it's a library. And that too for children.
- Two friends from India win big in UAE raffle(12:42)
Dubai, Aug 4 (IANS) Two Indian friends, one a former Dubai resident who left the country for good and the other currently based in Abu Dhabi, has won big in a raffle in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
- Indian-origin doctor crowned Miss England(14:44)
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A 23-year-old Indian-origin doctor has been crowned Miss England after fending off competition from dozens of other models, the media reported on Friday.
- Thai ladyboys steal Indian man's necklace in Pattaya(14:22)
Bangkok, Aug 2 (IANS) An Indian businessman has been robbed of his gold necklace worth Rs 1,20,000 by a gang of Thai ladyboys in Pattaya's Soi 6, one of the more notorious parts of the city's famous nightlife.
- Singapore-based Indian origin YouTubers apologise for video(13:32)
Singapore, Aug 2 (IANS) Two Singapore-based Indian origin YouTubers on Friday said they were "sorry for any hurt" caused by a controversial video they created to criticise a "racial" advertisement of NETS E-Pay, a local electronic payment service provider.
- India's Dabholkar to head top global physics centre (Lead)(19:54)
Pune, Aug 1 (IANS) Renowned Indian scientist Atish Shripad Dabholkar will take over as the new Director of the prestigious Abdul Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Italy's Trieste, his cousin Hamid Dabholkar said here on Thursday.
- UK working to extend post-study work rights for foreign students(12:34)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The number of Indians studying in the UK has almost doubled in the last three years, with over 21,000 student visas issued to Indians till March 2019. A white paper on extending the duration students can stay and work post study is also in the works in an effort to make Britain an attractive destination for Indian students, officials said.
- Johnson's 'desi' cabinet shows Indian diaspora impact: Envoy(22:24)
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'desi' cabinet, with three Indian-origin leaders in his top ministerial team, is a profound testament of the impact of the Indian diaspora in the UK, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said on Thursday.
- Indians in Britain relive partition with pain (Book Review)(13:30)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Hitherto, the thousands of Indians who had migrated to Britain in the wake of the partition of the sub-continent had lived in silence, perhaps wanting to bury the ghosts of the past as they sought to make a new life. Two years ago, award-winning journalist and broadcaster Kavita Puri produced a three-part series, "Partition Voices" for BBC Radio 4 that won the Royal Historical Society's Radio and Podcast Award and its overall Public History Prize. She has now converted this into a similarly-titled book "to remember the time before separation so the next generations understand that there were Hindus in Lahore, and Muslims in Amritsar".