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Indian-origin mom wants action over daughter's suicide

Daksha Dalal wants Leicestershire Police to hand over any evidence they hold so her family can consider a private prosecution over the death of 25-year-old Meera Dalal in February last year.

Published on 18 August 2017 | 4:16 pm


PIO hid in freezer, live-tweeted Barcelona attack

An Indian-origin television actress in the UK had a lucky escape when she hid in a restaurant freezer during the terrorist attack in Spain where a van crashed through pedestrians, killing 14 people and injuring around 100.

Published on 18 August 2017 | 2:49 pm


Five Indian-origin persons in Fortune's '40 Under 40' list

They are Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, 26-year-old Divya Nag, who oversees Apple's ResearchKit and CareKit programmes, Rishi Shah, 31, and Shradha Agarwal, 32, who helm health-tech firm Outcome Health and CEO and founder of non-profit Samasource, 31-year-old Leila Janah. The list has been topped by 39-year-old French President Emmanuel Macron.

Published on 18 August 2017 | 5:59 am


Indian-American physician announces Congressional bid

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, which is one of five primarily urban districts centered around Phoenix. She is running on a Democratic ticket.

Published on 18 August 2017 | 4:50 am


Philadelphia celebrates its 23rd Annual Festival of India

The Council of Indian Organizations (CIO) in Greater Philadelphia hosted their annual Festival of India on August 12, celebrating the Indian Independence Day.

Published on 17 August 2017 | 1:50 pm


NRI woman marries a Jewish women in UK's first interfaith gay wedding

Kalavati Mistry, 48, and Miriam Jefferson, who is from Texas, met more than 20 years ago on a training course in the US, and tied the knot last week. During the ceremony, the brides wore traditional red and white bridal colours, fresh floral garlands and a 'mangal sutra' to show that they are now married women.

Published on 17 August 2017 | 9:13 am


NRI man cleared of causing wife and son's deaths in car crash

An Indian-origin businessman Wednesday cleared of causing the death of his wife and son during a car accident in Leicester city last year. Gill was driving back with his family in the torrential rain from a meal out and the prosecution claimed his speed was too much given the weather conditions.

Published on 16 August 2017 | 5:02 pm


Indian-origin kid is overnight hero on British TV

Twelve-year-old Rahul got all 14 of his questions correct in the first round of the latest series of 'Child Genius', a show broadcast by Channel 4. He has an IQ of 162. Rahul achieved full marks in a spelling test, correctly reciting the letters in words like garrulous, accouchement & hyponatraemia.

Published on 16 August 2017 | 3:28 pm


Indian-origin man beaten with a baseball bat in New Zealand, critical

A 25-year-old man, believed to be of Indian-origin, was beaten with a baseball bat in New Zealand's Auckland city and is in a critical condition, media reports said. Police are seeking the public's help to identify the man seriously assaulted in Takanini.

Published on 16 August 2017 | 2:49 pm


Independence Day: Donald Trump praises contribution of Indian-Americans

"Thanks to the irreplaceable contributions of Hindus and Indian Americans, the future of our valued partnership has never looked brighter, and we continue to foster even greater cooperation for future generations," Trump said in the message.

Published on 16 August 2017 | 8:29 am


Indians across the world mark Independence Day with fervour

Soaked in patriotism, hundreds of Indians abroad today marked the country's 71st Independence Day with the tricolour fluttering high and the national anthem reverberating at Indian missions across the world.

Published on 16 August 2017 | 4:11 am


British MP Keith Vaz re-elected to top Labour party committee

Britain's longest-serving Indian-origin MP, Keith Vaz, was re-elected to one of the Labour party's key executive bodies. Vaz, 60, takes charge of the National Executive Committee of the Labour party as its Black Asian and Ethnic Minority representative, after getting 72.2 per cent of the votes.

Published on 15 August 2017 | 4:51 pm


Indian-origin man awarded $2.9 million after bad reference cost him job

Ramesh Krishnan had accused AXA Life Insurance Singapore of defaming him while providing references on his work performance in 2012, the Strait Times reported on Tuesday. He had sought 63 million Singaporean dollars in damages.

Published on 15 August 2017 | 4:41 pm


Interpol warrants against 4 Indian-origin bizmen over Rs 2.5-billion rare diamond

The Interpol has issued red notices against four Indian-origin businessmen in South Africa following a legal spat over a Rs 2.5-billion rare pink diamond with a Russian telecommunications magnate and a local diamond dealer amid intriguing claims and counter claims of theft.

Published on 15 August 2017 | 9:50 am


India stands as "beacon" of achievement: Krishnamoorthi

Noting that India's reach today extends far beyond its borders, Krishnamoorthi said there were five Indian-American members of Congress and the country has become one of the US' largest trading partners. He added that he saw India's influence growing every day in the US Capitol.

Published on 15 August 2017 | 9:22 am


First-ever Freedom Run marks Independence Day in London

Hundreds of members of the Indian diaspora in the UK took part in the first-ever Freedom Run to mark India's 71st Independence Day with the one-mile journey beginning from the historic Parliament Square here.

Published on 15 August 2017 | 9:17 am


Indian gets 4 million Singapore dollars from former employer in Singapore

A 47-year-old Indian-origin Singaporean has received a hefty compensation of over 4 million Singaporean dollars from his previous employer after a scathing letter of reference by them cost him the chance to join another company.

Published on 15 August 2017 | 9:10 am


Anxiety surround Indian-origin residents of Charlottesville after violent rally

A disquiet anxiety has surrounded the residents of Charlottesville, many of whom are Indian Americans, after a rally of white supremacists ended in violent clashes with counter-protesters and claimed the life a 32-year-old woman.

Published on 14 August 2017 | 6:00 am


India can be UK's natural partner after Brexit: Swraj Paul

Paul said the UK's Brexit decision gives an opportunity to Britain and India to work together and gain from each other. He said that since becoming the PM, Modi has set a new benchmark for India's relationship with countries all over the world and raised the level of India's global standing.

Published on 13 August 2017 | 5:43 pm


Only 24,000 overseas Indians have registered as voters

A little over 24,000 overseas Indians, who are entitled to cast their ballot in India, have registered themselves as voters. Now, in a bid to attract more such Indian citizens living abroad to become voters here, the Election Commission has launched a portal which allows them to register online.

Published on 13 August 2017 | 6:51 am








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