South Indian cuisine not just dosas and idlis: Chef Hari Nayak (11:50)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) South Indian cuisine is "very underrated" and goes much beyond idlis and dosas, says New York-based Indian chef Hari Nayak, who he is also working hard to dispel misconceptions about Indian food in general in the West.

British envoy draws attention to plastic pollution in oceans (20:48)
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Juxtaposing the naturalness of silk with the artificiality of plastic, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Saturday drew attention to the health of rivers and plastic pollution in the oceans.

Britain's Swindon, hub of expat Goans 'highly polluted', says Parrikar (20:04)
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Britain is the most polluted country in Europe and its Swindon town, which has a sizeable population of Goan expats, is also "highly polluted", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.

Trump should resign, says Kamala Harris (15:02)
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Kamala Harris, first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, has joined a growing group of Democratic senators calling for President Donald Trump to step down amid resurfaced allegations of sexual misconduct.

Indian engineer jailed for molesting woman in Singapore (15:00)
Singapore, Dec 15 (IANS) An Indian engineer in Singapore has been jailed for three weeks for molesting a woman last year.

Indian American doctor arrested for healthcare fraud in US (16:18)
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) An Indian American cardiologist based in the US state of Nevada has been arrested on 39 charges of unlawful distribution of prescription opioids and healthcare fraud, officials said.

Indian-origin student pleads guilty of US cyber attacks (14:10)
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A 21-year-old Indian-origin student has pleaded guilty of executing a series of cyber attacks on the Rutgers University computer network in the US, authorities said.

Indian-origin student hires underage sex worker, arrested (20:26)
Singapore, Dec 13 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian-origin student has been sentenced to 10 months jail after he was found guilty of taking the services of an underage sex worker in May last year.

Indian consulate probing missing Goan sailor (14:38)
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) An official at the Indian consulate in San Francisco has been appointed to oversee the probe into the disappearance of Symron Almeida from Goa who went missing from a cruise ship, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

In historic first, Sikh nominated to be attorney general of New Jersey (05:02)
By Arul Louis
New York, Dec 13 (IANS) In a historic first, a distinguished Sikh public prosecutor "who has experienced hate and intolerance first-hand" has been nominated to be the next attorney general of the US state of New Jersey.

British Columbia, Punjab assemblies keen on partnership pact (18:56)
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Raj Chouhan, Deputy Speaker of Canada's British Columbia Legislative Assembly, on Tuesday called upon Punjab Speaker Rana K.P. Singh here and discussed the possibility of establishing a partnership agreement between the two assemblies.

Indians get more British work visas than others (16:26)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Stating that there has been a sharp increase in the number of British visas issued to Indians, the British High Commission said on Tuesday that Indians get more work visas than all other nationalities combined.

Indian schoolgirl drowns in Australia (Lead) (18:18)
Adelaide, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian schoolgirl who was in this Australian city to play football at the Pacific School Games drowned off a city beach, police said.

Indian schoolgirl drowns in Australia (14:28)
Adelaide, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian schoolgirl who was in this Australian city to play football at the Pacific School Games drowned off a city beach, police said.

Novel immunotherapy brings new hope for cancer patients (13:48)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient's immune system to attack cancer cells.

Bhai Boolchand, the unsung Indian who launched trade with Ghana (Diaspora Feature) (11:32)
By Francis Kokutse
Accra, Dec 11 (IANS) Not much is known about him, but it has now emerged that trade relations between Ghana and India were started by Bhai Boolchand, the first Indian to arrive in the Gold Coast -- Ghana's colonial name -- in 1890. That's some 67 years before the British colonial government granted the country independence, research by the Indian Association of Ghana has found.

Canada charges 2 Indian-descent Californians with cocaine smuggling (21:12)
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) Two Californians of Indian-descent have been charged by Canadian authorities with smuggling 100 kgs of cocaine valued at about $6 million, according to media reports.

US Sikh group raises $210,000 for student scholarships in Punjab (07:52)
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) The Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) has raised over $210,000 for underprivileged students pursuing higher education in Punjab during its latest fund drive, according to the organisation's chairman, Gajinder Singh Ahuja.

Genetic test to find ancestry of South Asian ethnic groups (15:52)
Bengaluru, Dec 8 (IANS) Aim to trace one's ancestry and to find similarities between ethnic groups from India and other South Asian countries, Chennai-based genomics firm Xcode Life on Friday unveiled its "South Asian and Indian Ancestry Genetic Test" here.

'Dangal' wins Best Film at Australian gala (15:30)
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan-starrer "Dangal" was on Wednesday named the Best Asian Film at the 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.

Indian-American couple gifts Kennedy Centre $1 mn for India fund (14:56)
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) An Indian-American couple has gifted $1 million to the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts to create an India Fund for producing and presenting Indian programming through 2025.

Indian Americans face unfair police treatment in US: Survey (14:16)
New York, Dec 6 (IANS) Many Americans of Indian origin could be at the receiving end of unfair police treatment as a new survey has revealed that Indian Americans are much more likely than Chinese Americans to report discrimination at the hands of the law enforcement agencies in the US.

Indian-origin man sentenced for seeking underage sex (20:50)
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) An Indian-origin man from Canada was sentenced by a US court in Arizona state to 46 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to international travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual encounter with a minor.

Indian-American Congresswoman features in Politico Power list (14:40)
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a fast-rising Democratic star, has featured in the Politico magazine's "Power List for the year 2018" for having assumed the mantle of a House "leader of the resistance".

US 'golden visa' scheme may be extended: Experts (12:12)
By Aroonim Bhuyan
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Though the three-month extension of the US' EB5 visa scheme ends on December 8, experts are of the view that the scheme, popularly known as the "Golden Visa", is likely to be extended.

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