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New forum for Indian professionals to have a say in Brexit

The Indian Professionals Forum (IPF), a non-profit think tank for Indian diaspora related policy advocacy and a members' club, is aimed as a collective voice to strengthen the participation of Indian-origin professionals in the mainstream and help identify opportunities to contribute towards the development of India-UK relations.

Published on 23 November 2017 | 1:33 pm

Indian-origin man arrested after infant's death in US

Divya Patel of Rocky Hill in Connecticut was arrested after police discovered his one-month-old child dead in the backseat of his car on Sunday. The arrest warrant states he and the baby's mother have been living from hotel to hotel since the baby was born.

Published on 22 November 2017 | 1:22 pm

Still waiting to determine cause of Sherin's death: Police

With both adoptive parents of Indian toddler Sherin Mathews now booked into a Dallas jail, police say they are waiting for the autopsy report and details from laboratories to determine the cause of her tragic death.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 1:38 pm

Indian-origin officer jailed for maid abuse in Singapore

An Indian-origin former woman warrant officer in the Singapore Army was on Monday jailed for four months and three weeks for abusing and beating her Indian maid. She was charged for repeatedly abusing her maid in 2012.

Published on 20 November 2017 | 8:27 am

UK Sikh MP abused online for not speaking on Sikh issue

A Sikh MP in the UK has been abused and targeted with threats of violence from furious trolls who think he was not speaking enough on issues related to the community, according to a media report.

Published on 19 November 2017 | 11:22 am

India-born Shefali now Seattle deputy mayor

Having already gained kudos as a policy wonk in the field of transportation, 38-year-old Shefali Ranganathan of Chennai has now achieved another distinction. She has been named deputy mayor of the US city of Seattle.

Published on 19 November 2017 | 12:13 am

'NRIs don't need to link bank a/c, PAN with Aadhaar'

NRIs and PIOs are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said on Friday, while instructing various implementation agencies to work out a mechanism to verify the status of such individuals.

Published on 17 November 2017 | 2:38 pm

Indian-origin cricketer guilty of indecent exposure

Shiv Thakor, an all-rounder with the Derbyshire County Cricket Club and a former England captain of the Under-19 team, was labelled as "Shifty Shiv" by one of the victims after he exposed himself through a "gap" in his jogging pants.

Published on 16 November 2017 | 5:00 pm

Indian NGO in US receives major disaster relief grant

An Indian American non- governmental organisation Sewa International has been awarded with a grant money of $397,590 in recognition of the relief work it carried out in recent Hurricane Harvey. GHCF raised more than $80 million for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

Published on 16 November 2017 | 3:46 am

Indian-American announces to run for US Congress

If elected by his Republican party in the primaries, Indian-American Jitendra Diganvker - a business owner and community worker - would be pitted against popular Democratic Incumbent Raja Krishnamoorthi from the 8th Congressional District of Illinois.

Published on 14 November 2017 | 3:31 am

Hindu-American leaders call for political engagement

Hindu-American leaders in the US have called for active political engagement of the community in the country after the election of some of them in the state and local polls recently.

Published on 13 November 2017 | 7:24 am

Indian-American killed in hit-and-run case in US

An 18-year-old Indian-American dental student was killed in the US in a hit-and-run case when the driver of a pick-up truck ran his vehicle over her after a minor collision, according to media reports.

Published on 12 November 2017 | 5:53 pm

Indian girl trying to sing songs in 85 languages

A 12-year-old Indian girl, who can sing songs in 80 languages, is trying to break the Guinness World Record in singing in most languages in one concert, according to a media report.

Published on 12 November 2017 | 9:12 am

Bikram yoga guru seeks bankruptcy in wake of harassment claims

Founder Bikram Choudhury, who built a worldwide following with classes of 26 yoga postures in rooms heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.6°C), has been accused of sexual assault by his yoga practitioners, students, instructors and teacher trainees.

Published on 11 November 2017 | 4:05 am

Govt to SC: Will soon bring bill to let NRIs vote

The Centre told the Supreme Court on Friday that the government intended to introduce a bill during the winter session of Parliament to amend a law to allow NRIs to vote through postal or e-ballots.

Published on 10 November 2017 | 11:41 pm

Prexit: Tweet by Israeli hosts may have sealed Patel’s fate

Priti Patel, the first Indian-origin woman in a British Cabinet, was forced to quit as UK International Development Secretary for holding unauthorised meetings with Israeli ministers during a private holiday — a matter first tweeted by her Israeli hosts.

Published on 9 November 2017 | 2:48 pm

Priti Patel resigns as UK minister

Britain's senior-most Indian-origin minister Priti Patel has resigned from her Cabinet post over her unauthorised secret meetings with Israeli politicians while on a holiday in the Jewish country. The 45-year-old minister resigned late last night after a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Published on 9 November 2017 | 7:47 am

Indian Americans raise $2.4mn for public health in India

This donation will go towards the soon-to-be established WHEELS India Niswarth (WIN) Foundation, which will be based out of the IIT-Gandhinagar and Indian Institute of Public Health-Gandhinagar campuses.

Published on 8 November 2017 | 4:24 am

Indian jailed for funding Qaida's Awlaki

An Indian man, Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 39, who came to the United States to study was sentenced Monday to more than 27 years in prison for sending funds to al-Qaida and plotting to kill the federal judge in his trial.

Published on 7 November 2017 | 5:27 am

Donald Trump greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak Jayanti

"Trump sends warm wishes to Sikh Americans and Sikhs around the world as they celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji, the founder and first guru of Sikhism," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

Published on 5 November 2017 | 2:26 pm

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