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US naturalisation rates increase high among Indians: Study

By 2015, as many as 80 per cent of eligible immigrants from India opted to become American citizens, as against 69 per cent in 2005, thus registering an increase of 12 percentage point, the Pew Research Center has said.

Published on 19 January 2018 | 2:42 am

Indian-origin doctor jailed for sex assault on patients in UK

An India-born doctor was on Thursday sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women patients at his UK surgery between 2008 and 2015.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 3:31 pm

Indian-American educator announces to run for US Congress

Deep Saran, 45, is one of almost a dozen Democrats in the fray for the primary to earn the right to challenge the two- term Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock from the 10th Congressional District of Virginia.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 9:22 am

Indian-American Congresswoman to boycott Trump's address

"I would not be attending the State of the Union this year. I join other distinguished members, including Rep. John Lewis, in refusing to dignify a president who has used the platform of the Oval Office to fan the flames of racism, sexism and hatred - most recently with his vulgar condemnation of Haiti and other African countries," Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said in a statement.​

Published on 17 January 2018 | 3:50 am

Two Indian-origin MPs get promoted in May’s reshuffle

Two 37-year-old British Indian MPs have moved from the backbenches to junior ministerial positions in Theresa May’s government reshuffle. Suella Fernandes and Rishi Sunak are the same age and were both elected in 2015. But the reshuffle has come under fire for not making the Cabinet diverse enough.​

Published on 10 January 2018 | 4:31 pm

Link your country's priorities with India's development: President to PIO lawmakers

Addressing the inaugural session of the international conference of PIO (persons of Indian origin) Parliamentarians here, the president said India offers opportunities for huge investment, trade and development.

Published on 10 January 2018 | 10:19 am

Indian hits Rs 21 crore jackpot in UAE lottery

It was third-time lucky alright for UAE-based Indian Hari Krishan, who won 12 million dirham (roughly Rs 20.8 crore) on his third attempt at the Abu Dhabi international airport’s ‘big ticket’ lottery this weekend. The business developer first thought the calls about his win were a prank.

Published on 9 January 2018 | 9:55 pm

US revokes citizenship of Indian native who now faces deportation

Baljinder Singh alias Davinder Singh, 43, who married a US citizen, has now been reverted to the Green Card status which leaves him potentially subject to removal proceedings at the Department of Homeland Security's discretion, the Justice Department said.​

Published on 9 January 2018 | 5:15 pm

Indian-origin businessman appointed WBCSD Chairman

Sunny Verghese, 57, Co-Founder and the CEO of Singapore's agri-business group Olam International Limited, is the first World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Chair from the agri-sector. He succeeded Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, on January 1 and will serve a two-year term.

Published on 9 January 2018 | 11:29 am

96 gurdwaras in US ‘ban’ entry of Indian officials

Published on 9 January 2018 | 1:32 am

Aziz Ansari becomes first Indian-American to win Golden Globe

Aziz Ansari, the US-born son of immigrants from Chennai, became the first Indian-American and first Asian to win a Golden Globe for best actor on a night the awards ceremony was steeped in unspoken politics, with minorities and colored people holding center-stage.

Published on 8 January 2018 | 4:38 pm

Sherin Mathews death: India suspends adoption agency

The Centre has suspended an American adoption agency for "negligence" in its assessment of adoptive parents of three-year-old India-born Sherin Mathews who died in the US, government sources said.

Published on 7 January 2018 | 5:39 pm

Indian-American woman to run for US Congress

Indian-American politician Aruna Miller has filed nomination papers to run for the US Congress from a Congressional seat in Maryland. Miller, 53, is currently a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for which she first elected in 2010.

Published on 7 January 2018 | 4:52 am

Indian held for assaulting passenger on US flight

A 34-year-old Indian national has been arrested in the US for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman sitting next to him while on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit, according to a media report.

Published on 5 January 2018 | 1:42 pm

Indian-origin banker named best governor of Asia Pacific

Ravi Menon, managing director of Singapore's central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), was recognized by the leading UK-based magazine 'The Banker' for his contribution in the makeover of Singapore's financial system.

Published on 4 January 2018 | 10:08 am

Indian doctor sentenced in US for sex offenses

An Indian doctor has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars in the US for groping two teenage female patients and faces deportation to India after the completion of his jail term. Arun Aggarwal, 40, was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to four counts of gross sexual imposition.

Published on 4 January 2018 | 6:12 am

Autopsy reveals Sherin died of 'homicidal violence'

Published on 3 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

29 Indian workers died in Kuwait in December 2017

Published on 3 January 2018 | 7:46 am

Indian-origin man charged with stabbing wife in Singapore

An Indian-origin man in Singapore was today charged with fatally stabbing his wife using a knife with a 10 cm-long blade. Jayselan N Chandrasegar, 29, used the knife which is likely to cause death to stab Mayuri Krishnakumar, 26, twice in her abdomen and twice on her lower back, according to the court documents.

Published on 1 January 2018 | 9:03 am

Bench in memory of Sherin Mathews unveiled in Dallas

A permanent site in memory of Sherin Mathews, the Indian toddler who went missing and was found dead in a culvert, has been unveiled at Restland Funeral home and Cemetery in Dallas.

Published on 31 December 2017 | 7:20 am

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