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Indian-origin artist behind Beyonce's baby shower henna art

The credit for Beyonce's beautiful henna art, which she flaunted on her baby shower, goes to Indian-origin celebrity henna artist Deepali Deshpande. I have worked with many celebrities, but Queen Bey was my dream client. I was honored I was able to adorn her belly on her special day," Deepali said.

Published on 28 May 2017 | 4:12 pm


Conservatives woo British-Indians with Hindi campaign song

The song has been written, composed and produced by Pandit Dinesh with vocals by British Indian artists. The music, set to Indian beats, is by Milan Handa, Chris Nolan and Mauro and the video features snapshots of May during her visit to India in November 2016.

Published on 28 May 2017 | 10:32 am


Death sentences of 10 Indian murder convicts commuted in UAE

Ten Indians, facing execution in the UAE for murdering a Pakistani man, may soon return home as their death sentences were commuted to prison terms after a charity paid the blood money to the family of the victim, a media report said on Friday

Published on 26 May 2017 | 4:46 pm


US Senate confirms Indian-American to key judicial post

The first Indian-American to be nominated by US President Donald Trump for the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, Thapar was confirmed by the Senate 52-44, a vote which took place on party lines. With this, Thapar will become the second South Asian judge to be on a US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Published on 26 May 2017 | 3:19 am


Sikhs rally round to help those stranded by Manchester attack

24-year-old AJ Singh, who was born in Manchester and whose family comes from Punjab, drove more than 15 wounded to the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Foundation Trust free of charge on Monday night following the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena which left 22 dead and 59 injured.

Published on 25 May 2017 | 2:56 am


Indian-origin doctor starts campaigning for UK polls

Neeraj Patil, who is in his late 40s, is a Consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine and a former Mayor of the London Borough of Lambeth. He was born and brought up in Gulbarga in Karnataka.

Published on 24 May 2017 | 10:44 am


US Sikhs launch campaign to spread awareness about Sikhism

A US-based Sikh advocacy group has announced a community outreach programme which encourages Gurdwaras across the country to host 'Sikh Open House' to inform Americans about the religion and their contributions.

Published on 24 May 2017 | 9:45 am


NRI, foreign scientists to work in Indian institutes: Government

The programme titled 'Visiting Advanced Joint Research' (VAJRA) is aimed at encouraging top scientists to work in India and guide doctorate and post-doctorate students. The scientists under the programme would draw a salary of $15,000 in the first month and $10,000 each in the remaining months.

Published on 23 May 2017 | 6:06 pm


Indian-origin gay minister frontrunner in Irish prime ministerial race

Leo Varadkar, 38, the Dublin-born son of a Mumbai-born father and Irish mother, is Ireland's welfare minister. Varadkar faces housing minister Simon Coveney in the race as nominations closed for the leadership of the governing Fine Gael party this week.

Published on 21 May 2017 | 1:07 pm


Indian girl allegedly molested by Pakistani clerk in lift in UAE

An Indian schoolgirl has allegedly been molested by a Pakistani clerk in a lift in the UAE. The girl identified the 24-year-old suspect at the police lineup. The suspect pleaded not guilty before the Dubai Court of First Instance. A ruling in the case will be announced on May 25.

Published on 21 May 2017 | 12:40 pm


India-born woman elected to City of London Corporation

A 43-year-old UK entrepreneur has become the first India-born woman to be elected as a councillor to a ward in the UK. Rehana Ameer, who was born and raised in Chennai, contested from Vintry ward in the City of London county as an independent candidate.

Published on 21 May 2017 | 9:37 am


Indian-Americans shine at Intel science fair in the US

While the topmost Gordon E Moore Award of $75,000 went to Ivo Zell, 18, of Germany for designing and constructing a remote-control prototype of a new "flying wing", almost every participant of the Indian delegation returned from the annual competition with one award or the other.

Published on 20 May 2017 | 3:18 pm


Indian-origin Cornell University student found dead in US

Aalaap Narasipura, a senior electrical engineering student at Cornell's College of Engineering was reported missing on Wednesday. The Ithaca Police Department and the Ithaca Fire Department, recovered his body on Friday from Fall Creek, a short distance upstream from Ithaca Falls in New York state.

Published on 20 May 2017 | 7:27 am


Indian-Americans unhappy with California school textbooks 

Indian-Americans have expressed anguish over the negative portrayal of Hinduism and India in the proposed California school textbooks. For the past several years, the Indian-American community has been battling to remove several inaccuracies and myths about Hinduism from the textbooks.

Published on 20 May 2017 | 6:13 am


Indian-origin steel tycoon bags global award in UK

Britain's Indian-origin steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta was chosen from a shortlist of 10 top metal industry executives who lead prominent businesses in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia, including Indian CEOs like Sajjan Jindal of JSW Steel and Prakash Kumar Singh of Steel Authority of India.

Published on 19 May 2017 | 11:54 am


Two sentenced to 3 years in jail for assaulting Sikh-American

A US court has sentenced two persons to three years in prison after charging them with hate crime for assaulting a Sikh-American man last year in California. Mann Singh Khalsa was assaulted repeatedly, knocking off his turban and cutting his religiously-mandated unshorn hair.

Published on 19 May 2017 | 8:39 am


Indian-American jailed for $33 million fraud in US

Navin Shankar Subramaniam Xavier, a resident of Florida, was the former Chief Executive Officer of Essex Holdings, the company through which he carried out two fraud schemes.He was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison by US District Judge Darrin Gayles in Miami.

Published on 19 May 2017 | 8:33 am


Indian-origin councillor elected Loughton mayor in UK

Loughton is the most populous town in the Epping Forest District of Essex. The mayor represents the town at civic occasions, as well as at events held by the town's schools, clubs and other community and charitable organisations.

Published on 18 May 2017 | 2:36 pm


Indian eatery in UK could close after human meat report

The article originated from a prank news site where anonymous users can submit their own fake news before sharing the stories on social media, metro.co.uk reported. Shinra Begum, the owner of 'KarriTwist', said people have threatened to vandalise the building and police officers have been called in.

Published on 18 May 2017 | 8:27 am


Indian-American student wins National Geographic Bee contest

Pranay Varada was declared the winner as he won the first tie breaker question when he correctly identified the Kunlun Mountains as the 1,200 mile range that separates the Taklimakan Desert from the Tibetan Plateau.

Published on 18 May 2017 | 7:43 am








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