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NRI fights addiction in rural Punjab, sponsors treatment

The first-of-its-kind programme in KamalPura (Jagraon), Punjab, a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) is helping check drug addiction and sponsoring...

Indian Finance Minister raises H-1B visa issue with US commerce secretary

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised concerns with US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross over the Trump administration’s move to...

In wake of latest Paris attack, all eyes focus on Sunday’s Presidential polls

After the shootout which killed one policeman and wounded three other people before the perpetrator was killed, French police are now...

Sajjan in Punjab: Opens Canadian Consulate, gets govt cold shoulder

Canada's Defence Minister and Sikh Harjit Singh Sajjan today inaugurated the new office of the Consulate-General of Canada in the capital of...

Body of Indian who died in Scotland arrives home

The body of 23-year-old Arava Kiran Kumar Reddy, who died in Scotland, was sent home to India, thanks to the Indian Minister of External...

Canadian Defence Minister meets Sushma Swaraj, discusses bilateral issues

Indian External Affairs Minister (MEA) Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with visiting Candian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan in New Delhi,...

India bars officials from using beacon lights on cars

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet announced yesterday that the red beacon lights that announce the presence of a very...

New Zealand tightens immigration rules for skilled workers, treads in America’s footsteps

The New Zealand government announced today it will tighten access to its skilled work visas, just a day after the United States and...

Bata Malaysia in a tight spot over a poster; never meant to be racist

Bata Malaysia is in hot water yet again over the brand’s choice of slogan for in-store promotional activities in Malaysia.

Canadian Defence Minister Sajjan’s visit to explore boosting ties with India despite shadow of ‘Khalistani’ controversy

Canada's Indian-origin Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan arrived in India for a seven-day visit yesterday, ostensibly to explore ways to...

Visa woes: Australian govt abolishes 457 visa programme used mostly by Indians

The Australian government today abolished a visa programme used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, a majority of them Indians, in an...

‘30 under 30’ Asia List: Olympians Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and actress Alia Bhatt among 53 Indians to make the cut

Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and actress Alia Bhatt are among the 53 Indians on Forbes’ list of super achievers...

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Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Sidhu urged to put Amritsar Airport back on international flight map

Punjab Tourism and Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has called upon the Central Government to stop discrimination against the Sri Guru...

Nepalese President arrives in New Delhi to start five-day India visit today

Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari arrived in the Indian capital of New Delhi today for a five-day visit during which she will meet the...

Indian Consulate's important message for Indians in NSW and SA

The Indian Consulate in Sydney has issued a notification for People of Indian Origin (PIO) card holders residing in the Australian states of...

Indian employee in Dubai sacked for online abuse

An Indian employee working in a Dubai firm has been sacked following allegations of online abuse against an Indian journalist, a top manager...

Indians have become biggest migrant group in Victoria: Australia Census

People of Indian-origin have become the largest migrant group in the Australian province of Victoria for the first time in history,...

As social media pressure mounts, United Airlines CEO apologises for ‘horrific event’

The public revulsion and the pressure on social media over United Airlines latest fiasco has finally resulted in the chief executive...

Indian govt announces exemption for NRIs from quoting Aadhaar in tax returns

The Indian government has put to rest concerns about the dichotomy between Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) being ineligible for Aadhaar cards...

Twitterati explode in anger over United Airlines’ forceful deplaning incident

The Twitterati have exploded in anger and revulsion over the incident in which a 69-year old man was dragged out from a United Airlines...

Demonetisation: Cash-hoarders courier old currency to NRIs to exchange

Cash hoarders in India are using courier services to send old INR 500 and INR 1,000 notes to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) for exchange, said...

PMs’ day out: Modi, Turnbull hold talks, take metro ride

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull signed six Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), held...

Indian govt allows transgender people to use public toilets of their choice

The Indian Ministry of Sanitation on Monday issued guidelines to the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), stating that members of the...

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Sacked SA Finance Minister Gordhan hits back at President Zuma, says govt losing ‘honest people’

Delivering the keynote address at the Ahmed Kathrada memorial service in Cape Town, Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan warned South...

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