US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorism: Tillerson (22:26) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Ahead of his India visit, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups, and warned that countries that use terror as an instrument of policy will only see their international reputation diminished.

Indian, UK artistes bring digital dance movements (14:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Contemporary dance artistes from UK-based Studio Wayne McGregor and Indian artistes from Attakkalari Dance Company have collaborated to create digital dance movements.

Sunny Leone to perform in China (13:40) IANS Photo Service
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone will perform in China for the first time to celebrate Diwali on Thursday.

Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Modi (13:38) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House by lighting a diya amid a gathering of leading members of the Indian American community and said he greatly valued his relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

50 German students visit Chandigarh to strengthen bilateral links (17:54)
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) As part of their tour of India to strengthen India-German bonds and widen their own cultural horizon, a group of 50 students from five schools in Germany visited Chandigarh on Tuesday, a programme organiser said.

India reiterates concern to US over H1-B visa issue (14:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India on Tuesday reiterated its concern to the US over the latest bid to introduce stricter norms for issuance of H1-B visas which are largely availed by Indian IT firms.

Indian-origin teenager is UK's 'youngest millionaire' (20:18)
London, Oct 16 (IANS) An Indian-origin teenager has made a fortune by selling houses through his online estate agency business during his school lunch breaks and has become one of UK's youngest millionaires, a media report said.

Indo-American DJ wants to turn 'KSHMR in Kashmir' a reality (12:20)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Indo-American DJ and record producer KSHMR, who is set for his maiden India tour starting here from October 20, is disappointed that his tour doesn't include a performance in Kashmir where his father is from. He hopes his dream to at least visit the valley comes true.

Search for missing Indian kid continues in Texas (08:40)
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Police in Texas continues to look for clues in the disappearance of a three-year-old Indian girl, who was left outside her house at night by her father as punishment for not drinking milk, the US media said.

10 Indians still missing after ship sinks off Japan (23:26)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Ten Indians are still missing after a cargo ship sank off the coast of Japan, the External Affairs Ministry said on Sunday.

Indian-descent woman left to die in car (10:14)
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) A woman of Indian-descent was left to die in a car by the driver who left her behind after the vehicle caught fire in New York, according to media reports.

Madhuri is a natural singer: Raja Kumari (17:26)
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Grammy-nominated Indian-American songwriter Raja Kumari, who has worked with Madhuri Dixit Nene, finds Bollywood's dancing diva a natural singer.

Major General Menon ends term as commander of UN observers in Golan Heights  (07:20)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Oct 14 (IANS) Major General Jai Shankar Menon has completed his assignment as the force commander of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which monitors the Syria-Israel ceasefire in the Golan Heights.

Indian gets jail, caning for molesting nurse in Singapore (20:16)
Singapore, Oct 13 (IANS) An Indian businessman was sentenced on Friday to seven months in jail with three strokes of the cane for molesting a private nurse employed to look after his cancer-stricken wife.

Indian found hanging from tree in Sharjah (20:04)
Sharjah, Oct 13 (IANS) A 52-year-old Indian man committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree here, the police said.

Kerala to launch chit fund for diaspora to finance highways (18:54) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 12 (IANS) The Kerala government aims to raise Rs 10,000 crore from non-resident Keralites (NRK) by launching a chit fund scheme 'Pravasi chitti' to finance two new highways extending to nearly 1,900 km, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Thursday.

Nisha Biswal to head US-India Business Council (15:20) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Nisha Biswal, a former US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, will head the US India Business Council (USIBC), according to an official announcement.

India-born girl missing in US after late-night punishment (13:52)
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) A three-year-old India-born girl has gone missing in the US state of Texas after her father told her to stand outside their home in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk, officials said.

Trump asks Congress to enact merit-based immigration, silent on H1-B visas (Second Lead) (12:06)
By Arul Louis IANS Photo Service
New York, Oct 9 (IANS) While keeping mum on H1-B visas, US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to introduce a merit-based immigration system that could benefit Indians but would also deny green cards to some relatives of immigrants.

S. African healer gets life for killing of Indian-origin woman (15:48)
Johannesburg, Oct 7 (IANS) A South African healer has been sentenced to life for his role in the murder of an Indian-origin woman by promising four men over $150,000.

NRI deposits growth in Kerala banks slows (15:34)
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 (IANS) Though the total Non-Resident Indian (NRI) deposits in Kerala banks for the 12 month period grew from Rs 1,42,668 crore in June 2016 to Rs 1,54,252 crore on June 2017, the rate of growth fell from 22 per cent to eight per cent, data shows.

India keen to strengthen ties with diaspora: President (14:12) IANS Photo Service
Addis Ababa, Oct 5 (IANS) India is keen to strengthen ties with its people abroad, President Ram Nath Kovind said while urging them to make use of schemes like Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).

Terence Lewis hopes to spread love, happiness in US  (14:12)
Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) Terence Lewis has been invited as the special guest to inaugurate the diya-lighting ceremony at Times Square, New York this year. The ace choreographer says he hopes to spread "a little bit of love and happiness" in times of "so much hatred, violence and intolerance".

Indian food impresses Germans (11:04)
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Germans are not only among the greatest Indologists, but are also enthusiastic lovers of Indian food.

Raja Kumari loved shooting in Mumbai's lanes for 'City slums'  (16:46)
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Grammy-nominated Indian-American songwriter Raja Kumari, also a rapper, says it was a lot of fun to shoot in Mumbai's narrow lanes for her latest song titled "City slums".

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