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27 Indians overstaying in Sri Lanka arrested

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PTI | Colombo

At least 27 Indians, including five women, have been arrested for overstaying their tourist visas in Sri Lanka, immigration officials said today. The immigration department's investigation unit had been on the lookout for visa overstayers in the Northern Province, they said. Most of the 27 Indian nationals were arrested in Jaffna, the...

Indian-origin boy wins UK Child Genius show

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | IANS | London

An 12-year-old Indian-origin boy from north London has won the Child Genius show broadcast by UK's Channel 4, the media reported on Sunday. Rahul, who lives in Barnet, beat his nine-year-old opponent, Ronan, 10-4 in the programme's finale on Saturday night, the BBC reported. Rahul, who has an IQ...

Pak grants nationality to 298 Indians in 5 years:ministry

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan has granted nationality to at least 298 Indian emigrants in the last five years, according to the interior ministry. "From 2012 till April 14, 2017, a total number of 298 Indian emigrants have been granted Pakistani citizenship," the Interior Ministry said in a statement yesterday. The statement was issued in response...

Far-right politician wants to offer Indians money to leave UK

Saturday, 19 Aug 2017 | PTI | London

A leadership candidate for the UK's anti-immigrant far-right party has come up with a radical plan to cut "unnecessary population" in the UK by "incentivising" some migrants, including from India, to return to the country of their origin. John Rees-Evans, a candidate to lead the UK Independence Party (UKIP), made a...

Trump studying options for new South Asia strategy: WH

Saturday, 19 Aug 2017 | PTI | Washington

US President Donald Trump is "studying and considering his options" for a new strategy to protect the American interest in South Asia, the White House said today after a meeting of Trump with his top national security aides. The President would take a final decision on this at an appropriate time,...

Indian-origin mom wants action over daughter's suicide in UK

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | London

An Indian-origin mother whose daughter committed suicide last year after suffering physical and emotional abuse at the hands of an ex-boyfriend has written to a UK police force to disclose evidence linked to the death and take action against the culprit. Daksha Dalal wants Leicestershire Police to hand over any evidence...

US, Japan to advance security, defence cooperation with India, S Korea and Australia

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | Washington

The US and Japan have agreed to advance their multilateral security and defence cooperation with countries like India, South Korea and Australia in view of North Korea's dangerous provocative behaviour, leaders of the countries have said. The threat posed by North Korea was discussed by US Secretary of State Rex...

Indian-American physician announces Congressional bid

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | Washington

An Indian-American physician from Arizona has announced that she will run for the US House of Representatives in the 2018 general elections. Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate, said she believes in solving problems and improving lives. She would run from the Arizona's eighth Congressional District,...

Indian politician falls off moving car in UAE, dies

Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 | IANS | Sharjah

An Indian politician from Kerala died in an accident here after falling from a moving car. Sunitha Prashanth, 40, died on Tuesday after she hit her head on a lamp post after falling off the car on Dhaid Road, the Khaleej Times reported on Thursday. Sunitha was the councillor of the Bharatiya...

Lesbian Hindu, Jewish women wed in Britain

Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 | IANS | London

A Hindu woman and her Jewish partner have married in what is believed to be Britain's first interfaith lesbian wedding. Kalavati Mistry and Miriam Jefferson met more than 20 years ago on a training course in the US and tied the knot in a Hindu ceremony last week in Leicester, the...


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Prez’s arts council quits over Trump’s Virginia remarks

20 Aug 2017 | AFP | Washington

The entire President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, that includes Indian-Americans Jhumpa Lahiri and Kal Penn, has resigned over President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks after the racist violence in Virginia. In a letter signed by 16 of 17 committee members, including author Lahiri and actor Penn, Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change has also been cited as a reason for their resignation...

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2,467 kWp solar capacity installed in C'garh last year: Centre

20 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Solar power plants having total capacity of 2,467 kWp have been installed at various places including industries in Chhattisgarh in 2016-17, the Central Government has informed. Notably, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to identify more potentially rich areas for installation of renewable energy projects and carry out advance planning for evacuation and transmission of power in an effective and coordinated manner...

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