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Last Updated Tuesday January 17 2017 06:28 PM IST

AMCA celebrates Onam

Emma McBride, a parliament member, lighted the traditional lamp to inaugurate the function.

PM Modi announces 24X7 helpline for expats

Asserting that the expatriates could count on the Indian government in the times of crisis, Modi said they could use the avenues like the MADAD portal to reach the government for help.

Kuwait introduces unified labour contract

Kuwait City: A new unified labuor contract that regulates sponsor-worker relations has come into effect in Kuwait, officials of the country’s Public Authority for Manpower have announced. Labour offices and embassies have been provided with a copy of the new rule to be translated into other

Vijayan, Ancheri to feature in Kerala-Gulf soccer tourney

Abu Dhabi: The inaugural Kerala-Gulf Sevens Football Tournament, organised by the Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC) Abu Dhabi State Committee, will begin at the Zayed Sports City Stadium here on February 12. A total of nine matches, including the final, will be played in the tournament in which

Indian-origin man bags Queens honour in UK

London: Rami Ranger, an Indian-origin person who began his life as a refugee in Delhi during Partition but is now one of the richest men in Britain, has been honoured with the third highest title in the British honours.Ranger, a philanthropist businessman, was awarded the Commander of the Most

Indian-American surgeon aims to save lives on Indian roads

Washington: An Indian-American surgeon hopes to raise $25 million to train 1.5 million first responders - the first rescuers to arrive at an accident scene - in five years to prevent deaths on Indian roads.According to a study, over 1,000 deaths occur on Indian roads every day. These incidents cost

Sikh boy jailed in US for 'joking about bomb'

Houston: A 12-year-old Sikh boy in the USA spent three days in a juvenile detention centre after he jokingly told a classmate that he had a bomb in his school bag.Armaan Singh Sarai of Arlington, Texas, was locked up on December 11.Arlington police Lt Christopher Cook said that officers went to

20 per cent rise in Indian students in USA since July

Washington: The number of Indian students studying at colleges and universities in the United States of America (USA) jumped 20 per cent since July this year, with more than 1.8 lakh Indian students currently studying in the country.There are currently 1.2 million international students in the

Indian-American mother jailed for child abuse in US

Washington: An Indian-origin mother has been arrested in the U.S on charges of causing serious injuries to her five-week-old girl child that left her with broken ribs and leg.Rinkuben Patel, 25, who was arrested on Tuesday, is now in the Cumberland County jail in North Carolina under a USD 10,000

Six Indians killed in Nepal brick kiln blast

Kathmandu: At least six Indians and two locals were killed and 24 others injured after a brick kiln chimney collapsed in Nepal after an explosion, police said.The incident took place on Monday night at New Jaya Nepal Brick Factory in Itahari in eastern Nepal, police said, adding that the dead

Disabled Indian girl wins New Zealand award

Wellington: A 16-year-old girl, born prematurely in India and having a condition called hemiplegia, has won a prestigious award constituted to honour outstanding achievements of New Zealanders with disabilities, a media report said.Muskan Devta, a published author and inspirational speaker, was

Shelter project for Indian-origin elders in New Zealand

Wellington: A non-profit organisation in New Zealand has launched an emergency shelter project for senior citizens from the Indian and South Asian communities who are at risk of being abused, or in dire need of emergency housing, a media report said on Monday.Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust Inc. has

11-year-old from Kottayam tops IQ test in UK

London: 11-year-old Anushka Binoy achieved the top possible score of 162 in a IQ test, conducted by Mensa, becoming one of the brainiest students in the United Kingdom.Anushka Binoy, who hails from Kottayan, has joined the one per cent of all entrants to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B

Indo-American man offloaded in Pak after bomb scare

Islamabad: An Indian-American man was offloaded from a Qatar Airways plane at Islamabad airport today after he allegedly raised a false bomb scare, authorities said.The flight, that was on its way to Washington via Doha, landed at Islamabad airport after Ajit Vijay Joshi claimed there was a bomb on

Maoist sect leader 'Comrade Bala' denies rape

London: A 75-year-old Indian-origin Maoist leader in the UK charged with modern day slavery, sexual assault and imprisonment of his own daughter on Friday denied the charges and said his women followers competed among themselves to make sexual advances on him. Kerala-born Aravindan Balakrishnan,

US to return stolen Shiva-Parvati idol to India

Washington: A Chola era bronze sculpture of Shiva and Parvati stolen from Tamil Nadu and smuggled into the US at the behest of New York's infamous Indian art dealer Subhash Kapoor is set for eventual return to India.Known as a Festival Bronze of Shiva and Parvati, the religious relic has been

Record 30 per cent growth of Indian students in US

Washington: Registering an unprecedented growth of nearly 30 per cent last year, a record 132,888 Indian students are now studying in the US, making an estimated contribution of more than USD 3.6 billion to the American economy, a report said on Monday."While China remains the top country of origin

Ravi Pillai aims to promote Kerala for daughter's wedding

Thiruvananthapuram: Ravi Pillai, head of RP group, seems to be so much in love with his roots that he wants his fellow businessmen in the Middle East to realise why this place is described as God's own country.He has invited hundreds of them to Kerala for his daughter's wedding later this month so

Keralite school girl falls to death from building in Sharjah

Sharjah: A Keralite school student fell down to death from a residential building at Al Nahda here on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Mehak(15), daughter of Sulfikar, a native of Tirur, who works as a vegetable buying manager with the Lulu Group.Mehak was a Class 10 student of Sharjah

Indian maid returns from Saudi after ordeal

Chennai: Kasthuri Munirathanam, the 58-year-old Indian maid whose right hand was allegedly chopped off by her employer in Saudi Arabia, returned to Chennai on Saturday.Kasthuri, who suffered grievous injuries at her employer's place while working as a domestic help in Riyadh, was accorded a warm

A great day for Canada: Indian origin ex-minister

Toronto: The swearing-in of four Indian-Canadians as cabinet ministers is "a great day for Canada and a great day for India", said Herb Dhaliwal, the western world's first Indian-origin cabinet minister. He was appointed Canada's revenue minister in 1997.Hailing the appointment of a record four

US Congress celebrates Indian American community

Washington: More than 30 members of U.S Congress joined about 1,000 people at the annual Diwali event on Capitol Hill, the seat of U.S legislature, to celebrate the accomplishments of the Indian American diaspora.The annual celebration, which attracts people and Indian American organizations from

Sureshbhai Patel case: US jury resume deliberations

Washington: The 12-member federal jury in the U.S resumed their deliberations for the third consecutive day to decide the fate of a former police officer accused of using excessive force against an Indian grandfather, Sureshbhai Patel, leaving him partially paralysed.If found guilty, police officer

Three Sikhs sworn in as cabinet ministers in Canada

Ottawa: The Punjabi community in Canada made history on Wednesday when two turbaned Sikhs were sworn in as cabinet ministers, as 42-year-old Justin Trudeau took oath as the country's 23rd Prime Minister at a grand public ceremony here.While 42-year-old Indian Canadian Harjit Sajjan was appointed

Sureshbhai Patel case: US jury takes another day to decide

Washington: After two straight days of deliberation, a US federal Jury has sought another day to debate the case against an Alabama police officer charged with slamming an Indian grandfather, Sureshbhai Patel, to the ground and leaving him severely injured last February.The jury told US District

Early Diwali celebrations at Illinois's second largest city

Illinois (USA): Indian-Americans in the City of Aurora, the state's second largest city are set to celebrate the festival of lights. A local school auditorium was converted for a few hours into a mini India for the Diwali celebration hosted by the Indian-American community of the city.The City of

Gulf Council-India meeting in Saudi to boost trade ties

New Delhi: The fourth edition of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-India Industrial Forum on November 18-19 in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah will focus on promoting trade, investment and collaborations between the two regions."The forum will explore cooperation between India and GCC in diverse areas such

Indian student killed among 4 in US car crash

New York: Four persons, including a young Indian student, have been killed and over 40 others injured in a car crash when a suspected drunk woman driver ploughed into a large crowd during a US varsity's homecoming parade. Three adults were pronounced dead at the scene, while the fourth victim, a

Indian maid wins award in Singapore

Singapore: An Indian national, working here as a maid, has been awarded by a women welfare association for her dedicated service to bed-ridden employer. Easwari Shellaiah, 47, was chosen model caregiving domestic helper of the year by Asian Women's Welfare Association (AWWA), The Sunday Times

India – London's third-largest student market

London: India is the third-largest international student market in London after China and the U.S.“International students studying at London Universities last year provided boosted the UK economy by three billion pounds and helped support 37,000 jobs,” the report by London & Partners, the Mayor