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One of seven abducted Indian national brought back from Afghanistan

One of the seven Indian nationals who was kidnapped in Baghlan province of Afghanistan in May 2018 has safely returned to India.


Meet the Mini Maestro: 13-year-old winner of US reality show ‘The World’s Best’

Lydian Nadhaswaram, a 13-year-old Indian pianist from Chennai, emerged as the final winner in the American reality show The World’s Best....


Global investments in Indian start ups cross 11.5 billion mark

The global investment flows into the Indian start ups has crossed 11.5 billion US dollars, underscoring the growing confidence of investors...


Five Indians among victims killed in New Zealand mosque shootings

Five Indians are among the 50 people who were killed in Friday's shooting incidents in two New Zealand mosques, the Indian High Commission...


In Pics: Stunning scenes from 'Kesari' featuring Akshay Kumar

This Holi, gear up for the Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari, a biopic featuring one of Indian soldiers’ most heroic last stands at the Battle...


Barbie doll based on Dipa Karmakar unveiled in Singapore

Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar is among 20 female icons chosen by Mattel for a special edition Barbie doll series to celebrate the 60th...


UK refers Nirav Modi's extradition request to court, says ED

Following an expose by a leading UK daily newspaper, the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi is once again in the limelight.


Singapore playwright Tanuj Khosla's school admissions satire to be staged in New Delhi

Poet, playwright, lyricist and, incidentally, investment professional, Tanuj Khosla is set to make his stage debut in India’s capital.

Global NRI Stories

The NRI Guide to Voting in 2019

There are an estimated 31 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). With roughly half of them eligible to vote in India, and at a median...

Global Analysis & Commentary

ARtists help STB, St+art India bring Singapore streets to New Delhi

Singaporean street and modern art was the overarching theme during the Lodhi Art Festival last weekend. With extensive displays at Kona and...

Past Events

India-based ‘Period. End Of Sentence’ makes history, wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject

An India-based film on menstruation, titled Period. End of Sentence, has won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category at the...


Saudi Crown Prince orders release of 850 Indian prisoners

As a goodwill gesture to toward the deepening ties with India, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has ordered the release...


Sops, tax exemptions for start-ups up to INR 250mn, NRIs excluded

To provide a momentum to investments in start-ups, the Indian government has cleared a proposal that exempts a start-up from paying income...


Akshay Kumar's Historical War Drama 'Kesari' Trailer Out Tomorrow


In Pics: Singapore Weekender showcases the cutting edge of Modern ARtists

It was a colourful weekend that gave a whole new meaning to the concept of Modern Art. Highlighting the cross-cultural ingenuity of artists...

Past Events

4,705 Indians lodged in Gulf prisons, mostly in Saudi Arabia, UAE

As many as 4,705 Indian nationals are lodged in various prisons of the Gulf countries, with most of them lodged in jails of Saudi Arabia and...


Movie Review: Chronicle of Anandi Gopalrao Joshee's journey from a child bride to India’s first female doctor

Anandi Gopal review: More than a century before the #MeToo Movement (130 to 150 years ago to be exact), Maharashtrian women had engaged with...


Govt augments Know India Programme on growing demand, popularity among Indian origin youth

Buoyed by the growing popularity of Know India Programme among the youth of Indian origin and the NRIs, the Government has augmented it by...


World condemns deadly Pulwama terror attack; over 40 killed

In one of the most heinous terror attacks in Kashmir in the past two decades, more than 40 jawans were killed and dozens injured when a...


India-US CEO Forum, Commercial Dialogue to be held tomorrow

The India-US Commercial Dialogue and US-India CEO Forum will take place in Delhi tomorrow. US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, will...


Facebook acquires shopping startup GrokStyle launched by Indian origin woman

In an attempt to enable users shop better using Artificial Intelligence, Facebook has acquired a startup founded by an Indian-origin woman,...


OYO expands international presence, enters US market

Growing from a single hotel in May 2013 to over 8,500+ hotels at present, Gurugram-headquartered hospitality unicorn OYO is all set to enter...


Police arrest Hindu Mahasabha’s Pooja Shakun Pandey over Gandhi assassination reenactment

Aligarh police arrested Hindu Mahasabha's National Secretary Pooja Shakun Pandey and her husband Ashok Pandey yesterday for recreating...


Fake University Sting: India gets consular access to 117 detained students

The Government of India has continued to closely monitor the detention of Indian students who were allegedly enrolled in a fraudulent...