Flipkart to use Microsoft cloud to boost e-tail sales (13:04)
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Leading e-commerce major Flipkart on Monday tied-up with global software major Microsoft to use its Azure cloud platform to boost its e-tail sales.

Researchers find how six-legged robots can run faster (18:34)
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Effecting a breakthrough in making insect-inspired robots run faster, Swiss researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found a new way by which six-legged insects increase their walking speed.

Bank of England meets Hindu Council members over beef tallow in 5 pound note (14:42)
London, Feb 19 (IANS) The Bank of England invited members of the Hindu Council UK for a meeting over concerns that the new 5 pound polymer currency note contains traces of beef tallow -- an issue that has led to anger among vegans, Hindus, Sikhs and other communities in Britain.

Trump: Nikki Haley doing 'awfully' good job for us (17:20)
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has praised Indian-American Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, saying that she is doing an "awfully" good job.

Indian American Congressman seeks probe into Flynn-Russia interactions (16:54)
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has called for a full and open investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the Trump Administration's interactions with the Russian government.

Indian admits to molesting woman on US flight (16:30)
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) An Indian man pleaded guilty to molesting a sleeping woman on a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport in the US.

Body of Indian techie killed in US brought home (12:00)
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The body of Indian software engineer Vamshi Reddy Mamidala, who was shot dead in the Us, was brought home on Friday.

Malaysia plans measures to attract more Indian tourists (20:16)
By Saurabh Katkurwar
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Concerned over Malaysia losing Indian tourists to other South-East Asian countries in recent years, the Malaysian government has come up with certain measures to check the fall in numbers and plans to make further investment to attract more tourists.

Guterres extends Khare's term as UN Under-Secretary General  (11:08)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Feb 16 (IANS) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has extended the term of Atul Khare, the highest ranking Indian civil servant at the UN, as the Under- Secretary General for Field Support till April 2018.

US to moderate commitment to NATO if members do not boost defence spending (01:20)
Brussels, Feb 16 (IANS) The United States Secretary of Defence has told NATO members gathered in Brussels that the Washington government is prepared to reduce its input into the alliance if they do not boost their spending on defence.

A.R. Rahman to perform in UAE after 7 years (14:44)
Kochi, Feb 15 (IANS) Oscar winner A.R. Rahman will stage a live concert in UAE on March 17 after a gap of seven years.

Indian American singer revives George Perkins' civil rights anthem (20:54)
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian American singer Zeshan Bagewadi has repurposed George Perkinss 1970 song "Cryin in the streets" as a song for todays civil rights struggles, an American radio network reported.

Indian-origin NASA scientist detained at US border, phone confiscated (20:22)
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) A US-born NASA scientist of Indian-origin was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials and was not permitted to enter the country unless he unlocked his PIN-protected work phone.

H1-B visas help make US firms globally competitive: Indian envoy (18:04)
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) With a private member's bill being introduced in the US Congress that seeks to fix the minimum salary of H1-B visa holders at $130,000, India's Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna has said this visa category has actually been crucial in making American companies globally competitive.

Indian-Americans offer food, shelter to California dam evacuees (14:40)
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Several gurdwaras in Sacramento, California's capital city, have come forward to offer meals and shelter to the evacuees of Yuba City, which consists of a sizable number of Indian-Americans, following fears of Oroville Dam collapsing.

Indian-origin hotel manager charged for helping US gang (08:46)
New York, Feb 14 (IANS) An Indian-origin hotel manager faces federal charges for allegedly helping a feared street gang in its drug-dealing and prostitution operations in California, according to prosecutors.

Killer of Indian in California arrested: Sushma (16:16)
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The man who killed an Indian youth in California has been arrested, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.

India-born Badiani to showcase at New York Fashion Week  (10:24)
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India-born US-based designer Premal Badiani will showcase Indian fashion at New York Fashion Week. She says it could open an avenue for Indian textile makers.

Sushma seeks report on three Indians' death in UAE (Lead) (22:56)
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday sought a report from Indian consulate in Dubai regarding three Indians who reportedly suffocated to death in diesel tanks in the Gulf nation.

Sushma seeks report on Indians' death in Dubai (22:24)
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday sought a report from Indian embassy in UAE regarding three Indians who reportedly suffocated to death in diesel tanks in the Gulf nation.

Telangana youth shot dead in US (15:20)
Hyderabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen shot dead a youth from Telangana in California in the US.

Parliamentary panel raps government for delaying new Emigration Act (13:26)
By Anjali Ojha
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has pulled up the government for delaying a new emigration policy that would keep with the changing times, and expressed displeasure over a bill being put in abeyance for long years.

Sushma assures help to family of Indian killed in Jamaica (16:42)
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday assured help to the family of an Indian national who was shot dead during an armed robbery in Jamaica earlier this week.

Indian-origin astronaut denies being NASA pick (17:16)
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian-origin citizen-astronaut Shawna Pandya has denied reports she had been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut programme.

Indo-British raptress Hard Kaur plans to retire  (11:32)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indo-British raptress Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, is tied up with a mixtape that will feature as many as 28 rappers. After its release and a few more songs, the "Ek glassy" hitmaker, touted as India's first female rapper, is thinking of quitting the music industry by the end of this year.

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