US to exit UN Human Rights Council: Reports (22:50) IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, media reports said.

Indo-French ties driven by Modi-Macron chemistry: Sushma Swaraj (Roundup) (20:28)
By Ranvir Nayar IANS Photo Service
Paris, June 19 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has credited the special chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron for the new dynamism in the Indo-French relationship.

France, India commit to increasing trade to 15 bn euros by 2020 (Lead) (18:36)
By Ranvir Nayar IANS Photo Service
Paris, June 19 (IANS) The dynamism infused in the Indo-French relations during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March seems to be building up as the two countries have committed to raising their bilateral trade from 9 billion euros to 15 billion euros in the next two years official sources said.

Indian origin hotelier in car park row with Heathrow Airport (13:38)
London, June 18 (IANS) An Indian-origin hotel tycoon in Britain is locked in a legal battle with Heathrow Airport over his plans to build a multi-storey car park on land he owns at the facility.

Canadian citizen among four held as Punjab Police bust drug racket (22:58)
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an international drugs smuggling racket with the arrest of four persons, including a Canadian national of Indian-origin.

Indian-American mother's crusade leads conviction of son's murderer (08:40) IANS Photo Service
Carbondale (US), June 17 (IANS) After a four-year crusade by an Indian-American mother seeking justice for her murdered son, the assailant has finally been convicted.

President Kovind leaves on three-nation visit to Greece, Suriname, Cuba (15:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday left on a three-nation eight-day visit to Greece, Suriname and Cuba. which will be the first by an Indian head of state.

Virtual Reality can make your mind sharper (14:40)
New York, June 15 (IANS) Not just gaming or entertainment, virtual reality (VR) can also help people recall information better as opposed to desktop computers, say researchers including one of Indian-origin.

Gout may up dementia risk in elders: Study (14:16)
New York, June 15 (IANS) Elderly people suffering from gout may have 17-20 per cent higher risk of dementia, suggests a new study by a team that includes an Indian-origin researcher.

Cognizant makes CEO D'Souza Board Vice Chairman (21:52)
Bengaluru, June 13 (IANS) US-based global software major Cognizant on Wednesday announced it had appointed CEO Francisco D'Souza as Vice Chairman of its Board.

Matrimonial disputes: MEA website to display summons to NRI husbands (21:44)
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) In order to create a stronger deterrent for NRIs who have abandon their wives in India, the Ministry of External Affairs will now display the summons to such men on their official website, an official said on Wednesday.

Dubai hotel sacks Indian-origin chef over anti-Islam tweet (17:44)
Dubai, June 13 (IANS) A popular Indian restaurant here has fired its head chef, Indian-origin celebrity chef Atul Kochhar, following his "anti-Islam tweet".

How middle-age hypertension raises dementia risk later (16:08)
London, June 13 (IANS) A high blood pressure level but still below the usual threshold for treating hypertension can put 50-year-olds at increased risk of developing dementia later, revealed a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

President Kovind to visit Greece, Suriname, Cuba (Lead, correcting para 2, para 18) (20:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on an eight-day, three-nation tour from June 16 that will see him going to Greece, Suriname and Cuba, it was announced on Tuesday.

Indian-origin chef slammed for anti-Islam tweet (13:34)
Dubai, June 12 (IANS) An Indian-origin man who is the head chef of a popular Indian restaurant here is facing criticism for his "anti-Islam tweet".

Berlin food fest: A piquant expression of Indian culture (19:04)
Berlin, June 11 (IANS) The second Indian Food Festival organised in Berlin was appreciated by more than 3,000 people at the Indian Embassy in the German capital, an official said on Monday.

Fiji Indians: For whom Bollywood acts as cultural bridge (16:16)
By Radhika Bhirani
Savusavu (Fiji), June 11 (IANS) "Laakhon hain yahan dilwale...". That evergreen Mahendra Kapoor number from the 1960s played on at a boutique island resort here -- bringing smiles to a group of Indian tourists.

Paralysed Indian worker flown back from UAE (14:28)
Abu Dhabi, June 11 (IANS) A 54-year-old Indian worker who was left completely paralysed after an accident in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been flown back to India and reunited with his family.

UAE-based Indian undergoes amputation after minor infection (14:44)
Abu Dhabi, June 9 (IANS) An Abu Dhabi-based Indian had to undergo amputation of his hands and legs following an unsuspecting small injury at work, the media reported on Saturday.

Google won't deploy AI to build military weapons: Pichai (10:48) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, June 8 (IANS) After facing backlash over its involvement in an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Pentagon project "Maven", Google CEO Sundar Pichai has enphasised that the company will not work on technologies that cause or are likely to cause overall harm.

Dubai court charges Indian man for abusing ex-female employer (10:14)
Dubai, June 8 (IANS) A 30-year-old Indian man has been charged by a court here after he allegedly made online and telephonic threats and verbally abused his former boss, an Uzbek businesswoman.

38 Indians rescued from Yemen safely reach Porbandar (22:22)
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The 38 Indians evacuated from Socotra island in Yemen Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sunayana on June 3 landed safely at Porbandar on Thursday, a defence statement said.

Indian expat sets record for largest sapling distribution (14:20) IANS Photo Service
Sharjah, June 7 (IANS) A UAE-based Indian expat set a Guinness World Record for the largest distribution of curry tree saplings, a media report said.

Dubai-based Indian threatens to kill Kerala CM (12:00)
Dubai, June 7 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian man threatened to kill Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan leading to his getting fired from his job.

Drink coffee for better and efficient team work (18:16) IANS Photo Service
New York, June 6 (IANS) Finding it hard to make your team together? A cup of coffee may work as magic and help people remain more alert as well as work together as a team, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin.

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