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Travel-junkie Indian couple dies falling 800ft in California's Yosemite Park

30 Oct 2018

Travel-junkie Indian couple dies falling 800ft in California's Yosemite Park

In a tragic incident, an Indian couple died after falling 800 feet in an area with steep terrain in California's Yosemite National Park last week.

#ProudMuch? 1,300 rogue Indian-men spoil luxury cruise for families

04 Oct 2018

#ProudMuch? 1,300 rogue Indian-men spoil luxury cruise for families

The dream vacation of many Australian families onboard Royal Caribbean Australia cruise was ruined by nearly 1,300 poorly behaved Indian men, so much so that the company had to refund their money.

Mumbai girl to trek Mount Fuji, first woman from Maharashtra

04 Sep 2018

Mumbai girl to trek Mount Fuji, first woman from Maharashtra

Taking inspiration from Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest in 1984, a 35-year-old woman is set to trek Mount Fuji in Japan.

Two Indians among 19 people arrested for entering US illegally

28 Aug 2018

Two Indians among 19 people arrested for entering US illegally

Two Indian nationals were among 19 people arrested by the United States border patrol officials in California for entering the country illegally by boat from Mexico.

Have 'solid evidence' against Kulbhushan, hopeful to win case: Pakistan

24 Aug 2018

Have 'solid evidence' against Kulbhushan, hopeful to win case: Pakistan

Pakistan has "solid evidence" against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and is hopeful of winning the case against him at International Court of Justice (ICJ), the country's new Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said yesterday.

How to apply for a Voter ID card online?

24 Aug 2018

How to apply for a Voter ID card online?

In India, the Election Commission prevents election fraud by issuing a unique voter ID card to eligible citizens.

Air pollution cutting Indians' lives short by over 1.5yrs: Study

23 Aug 2018

Air pollution cutting Indians' lives short by over 1.5yrs: Study

Ambient air pollution shortens an average Indian's life by over 1.5 years, say scientists who suggest better air quality could lead to a significant extension of human lifespan around the world.

Madrasa stops children from singing 'national-anthem', Yogi government cancel recognition

22 Aug 2018

Madrasa stops children from singing 'national-anthem', Yogi government cancel recognition

Taking a serious view of alleged opposition by the principal and teachers of a madrasa (Islamic seminary) to the singing of the national anthem during Independence Day function, the Uttar Pradesh government has canceled its recognition.

Chess: 14-year-old Nihal Sarin has become India's newest Grandmaster

15 Aug 2018

Chess: 14-year-old Nihal Sarin has become India's newest Grandmaster

Nihal Sarin has become India's 53rd Grandmaster after drawing in the eighth round of the Abu Dhabi masters against Uzbekistan's Temur Kuybokarov.

Swaraj arrives in Kazakhstan, interacts with Indian community

03 Aug 2018

Swaraj arrives in Kazakhstan, interacts with Indian community

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today praised the Kazakh people for their warmth in welcoming the Indian diaspora as she interacted with the Indian community living in Kazakhstan.

Indian among three foreigners shot dead by terrorists in Kabul

02 Aug 2018

Indian among three foreigners shot dead by terrorists in Kabul

Three foreigners working for the global food services company Sodexo, including an Indian, were abducted and killed by terrorists in Kabul today.

Kerala man missing for two months in UAE found dead

01 Aug 2018

Kerala man missing for two months in UAE found dead

The body of an Indian man working in the UAE has been recovered from the sea by the Abu Dhabi police, two months after he went missing.

Indian students win Microsoft award for anti-fake medicine app

27 Jul 2018

Indian students win Microsoft award for anti-fake medicine app

Three students from the RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru, have won a special award from Microsoft, along with $15,000 in prize money, for designing an app, "Drugsafe", that can identify fake medicines.

4 Indians in Fortune's list of influential people under 40

27 Jul 2018

4 Indians in Fortune's list of influential people under 40

The recently-declared "Fortune's 40 of the most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40" has brought India enough reason to cheer.

Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

26 Jul 2018

Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

Neha Rastogi worked with Apple and lived in Silicon Valley. She had a good education, an illustrious career, a four-year-old daughter and an abusive husband.

After date, Indian-student found dead in girl's house in Australia

26 Jul 2018

After date, Indian-student found dead in girl's house in Australia

A 25-year-old Indian student in Melbourne, Australia was found dead in the house of a girl he met on a dating site.

7,737 Indians languishing in various jails of foreign countries: Govt

25 Jul 2018

7,737 Indians languishing in various jails of foreign countries: Govt

As many as 7,737 Indians are languishing in various jails in foreign countries (till July 20, 2018), the Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh informed Lok Sabha today.

Indian-origin economist, working for World Bank, drowns at Bali beach

24 Jul 2018

Indian-origin economist, working for World Bank, drowns at Bali beach

A young Indian-origin senior economist, working with the World Bank, drowned after strong currents pulled her away while she was swimming in a restricted area at a beach in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday.

Canada: Indian man shot dead in gun violence in Brampton

19 Jul 2018

Canada: Indian man shot dead in gun violence in Brampton

A 27-year-old Indian man in Canada has been shot dead in his home by four assailants in Brampton city.

US: Indian student Sharath Koppu's killer had long criminal record

19 Jul 2018

US: Indian student Sharath Koppu's killer had long criminal record

The man who killed 25-year-old Indian student Sharath Koppu in United States' Kansas City had an extensive criminal background and was just 15 when he was first arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2009.

This Indian illegal-immigrant has landed himself a job in US

18 Jul 2018

This Indian illegal-immigrant has landed himself a job in US

21-year-old Gurkripa Singh (name changed) might be among the lucky few to have entered the US illegally, stayed in jail for less than a month, and still have landed a job!

US: Indian girl killed as two training aircraft collide midair

18 Jul 2018

US: Indian girl killed as two training aircraft collide midair

The 19-year-old Indian girl Nisha Sejwal was among three people killed when two small training aircraft from a flight school collided midair yesterday in the US state of Florida.

As expenses in Saudi shoot up, Indians pack their bags

16 Jul 2018

As expenses in Saudi shoot up, Indians pack their bags

Live of Indians in Saudi Arabia have altered drastically in the last year: there's a new 'family tax,' family visas are no longer free, charges of temporary visas have more than doubled, and fuel, water and power costs have shot through the roof.

Illegal Indian-immigrants being treated like criminals in US-jail: Advocacy groups

16 Jul 2018

Illegal Indian-immigrants being treated like criminals in US-jail: Advocacy groups

Fifty-two illegal Indian immigrants, mostly Sikhs, seeking asylum in the US are being treated like criminals with their turbans taken away in a federal prison in Oregon after getting caught up in Trump administration's controversial "zero-tolerance" policy, said legal advocacy groups.

Rejected H-1B visas, wealthy Indians have found a 'golden' ticket

15 Jul 2018

Rejected H-1B visas, wealthy Indians have found a 'golden' ticket

With increasing restrictions on H-1B visas, Indians' dreams of working in the US and eventually getting permanent residency have taken a blow.

UK: 8-year-old Yoga Champ named 'British Indian of the Year'

15 Jul 2018

UK: 8-year-old Yoga Champ named 'British Indian of the Year'

An eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy, Ishwar Sharma - "Under-11 UK National Yoga Champion" - has been named the "British Indian of the Year" for his achievements in the field.

Two NRI devotees donate Rs. 13.5cr to Tirumala Venkateswara temple

14 Jul 2018

Two NRI devotees donate Rs. 13.5cr to Tirumala Venkateswara temple

Two US-based entrepreneurs donated Rs. 13.5 crore to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala.

130+ fractures later, this multi-talented 14-year-old journeys on

10 Jul 2018

130+ fractures later, this multi-talented 14-year-old journeys on

The first time Sparsh Shah made it to news was in 2016, when he had recreated his idol Eminem's unforgettable rap 'Not Afraid.'

Indian-student shot dead in US restaurant, police rule out hate-crime

08 Jul 2018

Indian-student shot dead in US restaurant, police rule out hate-crime

On Friday evening (local time), an Indian student was shot by miscreants inside a restaurant in United States' Kansas City.

This Mumbai-girl showed her father what a daughter can do!

08 Jul 2018

This Mumbai-girl showed her father what a daughter can do!

When it comes to financial constraints, many families in India still ask the girls to drop out of colleges or schools.

Summer 2018 saw Indians flying more than ever

07 Jul 2018

Summer 2018 saw Indians flying more than ever

According to ToI, summer 2018 saw Indians taking to the skies like never before, with numbers of both domestic and international Indian fliers seeing a significant jump.

Indian family "living like prisoners" in UAE seeks residency

06 Jul 2018

Indian family "living like prisoners" in UAE seeks residency

An Indian family of seven, claiming to be "living like prisoners" in Sharjah, is seeking help from the UAE government to legalize their residency status fearing arrest and deportation, Khaleej Times reported.

Beijing: Indian professor appointed as European president of Chinese business-institute

05 Jul 2018

Beijing: Indian professor appointed as European president of Chinese business-institute

Dipak Jain, a prominent Indian professor in the US, has been appointed as the new European president of Shanghai-based China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

US: Indian engineer dies after falling off rocks at waterfall

03 Jul 2018

US: Indian engineer dies after falling off rocks at waterfall

A 32-year-old Indian software engineer has died after jumping from the rocks of the popular Elk River Falls in the US state of North Carolina, authorities said, marking the second drowning in the river in six weeks.

UAE: Indian expatriate receives Rs. 37L as compensation following accident

23 Jun 2018

UAE: Indian expatriate receives Rs. 37L as compensation following accident

An Indian expatriate, who lost both his hands and legs to an infection caused after an accident during work in the UAE, has received 202,000 Dirhams ($54,994) as compensation from his employer after the intervention of the Indian Mission in Abu Dhabi.

Mumbai woman seeks ban on porn that 'ruined' her marriage

16 Feb 2018

Mumbai woman seeks ban on porn that 'ruined' her marriage

A 27-year-old Mumbai-based woman has approached the SC claiming her husband's addiction to porn had 'ruined' their marriage, and sought a complete ban on such websites.

Valentine's Day: Truly madly still exists. These people prove it

14 Feb 2018

Valentine's Day: Truly madly still exists. These people prove it

We live in the age of Tinder, one-night stands and harmonious break-ups, a time when the mention of happily-ever-afters and forevers get smirks and eyerolls.

Indians ignore safety instructions on flights, endanger themselves: Official report

04 Feb 2018

Indians ignore safety instructions on flights, endanger themselves: Official report

We have known this for long, but an official report has finally confirmed it: Indians habitually break rules, even to the point of endangering themselves.

21 attacks on Indian-students abroad in 2017, most in Poland

25 Jan 2018

21 attacks on Indian-students abroad in 2017, most in Poland

Government data has revealed that the most attacks on Indian students abroad happened in Poland last year, with nine of 21 incidents reported from there.

Less than 1/4th of Indian women want a second child

21 Jan 2018

Less than 1/4th of Indian women want a second child

The proportion of married Indian women aged 15-49 wanting a second child has fallen: a decade ago, 68% wanted one, but only 24% are willing now.