Screening all women for cancer genes may be cost effective (17:18)
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Screening all women over 30 years age for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations can be cost effective and could also prevent more of these cancers than just screening those at genetic high-risk, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
Scientists showcase how to create low-cost solar cells (17:56)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) A team of scientists at Stanford University, including a researcher of Indian origin, has shown how nanotechnology can be used to create crystalline silicon (c-Si) thin-film solar cells that are more efficient at capturing solar energy.
Indian American Manisha Singh sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State (14:36)
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian American Manisha Singh, a lawyer and Congressional staffer, has been sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for economic and business affairs in the Trump administration. She is the first woman appointed to the post.
In first year, Trump firms up ties with India (News Analysis) (12:16)
By Arul Louis
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) As an upstart candidate aiming for the highest office in the United States, Donald Trump promised an election rally of Indians that they "will have a true friend in the White House" and "we are going to be best friends" with India.
Vikas Khanna was mocked in US over Indian accent (13:28)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) He has been named the "Hottest Chef of America" by People magazine and has won a Michelin star for his restaurant in New York, but there was a time when people made fun of Vikas Khanna's accent and threatened to chop his fingers just because of his nationality.
Fiji to hold general election this year (23:00)
Suva, Jan 18 (IANS) Fiji will hold its general election this year, its Electoral Commission chief said here on Thursday.
Lawmaker behind 1984 genocide motion is Ontario's first Sikh woman minister (20:06)
Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) Harinder Malhi, the Indo-Canadian member of the Ontario provincial parliament and the mover of the 1984 genocide motion in the House last April, has been given a cabinet berth in the Ontario cabinet, making her the first-ever Sikh cabinet minister in the Canadian province.
Adopted Indian child now a Swiss parliamentarian (12:22)
By Rajnish Singh
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) His biological mother Anasuiya could never have imagined that Niklaus-Samuel Gugger, whom she abandoned in a hospital 48 years ago just after his birth, would be the first Indian to be elected to the Swiss parliament.
Leading Indian American tax expert honoured with Hind Rattan award (11:14)
Santa Clara (California), Jan 17 (IANS) Leading Indian American tax consultant and certified public accountant Neeraj Bhatia has been conferred with the prestigious Hind Rattan Award for 2018.
S. African Parliament welcomes move to freeze assets of Gupta family (01:04)
Cape Town, Jan 17 (IANS) South Africa's Parliament on Tuesday hailed an ongoing process to serve a summon on the Indian Gupta family and freeze its assets to the tune of 1.6 billion rand ($130 million).
Orphaned in 26/11 terror attacks, Moshe visits Mumbai after a decade (Lead) (21:10)
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Almost a decade after he narrowly survived the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the orphaned Moshe Holtzberg arrived in Mumbai on a cool Tuesday morning on his first visit to India.
New forums for integrating Kerala diaspora into state's economy: Vijayan (20:30)
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) New forums like a chamber of commerce in all regions the Kerala diaspora is settled, a body for all professionals, setting up of a development fund are some of the fresh initiatives that the Kerala government will soon set up, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced at the concluding session of the first 'Kerala Loka Sabha' here on Saturday.
New AI technology may boost kidney disease prognosis (18:32)
New York, Jan 12 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new computer model based on artificial intelligence (AI) that can quantify the extent of kidney damage and predict the life remaining in the organ.
India signs pact with UK on illegal migrants (16:26)
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) India has signed an MoU with the United Kingdom to enable the return of illegal Indian migrants within a month of their detection by authorities abroad.
NRI-Google techie held for molesting US woman (11:02)
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A 22-year-old NRI, working as a software engineer for Google, has been arrested for allegedly molesting a US woman here in a five star hotel, police said on Friday.
Republican legislators unveil new US immigration Bill (13:34)
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) A group of US Republican lawmakers has unveiled the details of an immigration bill that has the support of President Donald Trump.
Narayana Murthy declines comment on son-in-law joining British cabinet (21:26)
Bengaluru, Jan 10 (IANS) Infosys co-founder N.R.Narayana Murthy on Wednesday declined to comment on his son-in-law Rishi Sunak joining the British cabinet on Tuesday.
India to sign pact with UK on illegal migrants (18:48)
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India will sign an MoU with the United Kingdom to enable the return of illegal Indian migrants within a month of their detection by authorities, an official said on Wednesday.
Link prosperity of your countries to India's development: Kovind to PIOs (12:34)
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday urged the Indian diaspora to link the prosperity of their countries with India's development at a time when "we are at the cusp of New India".
Naidu calls for global consensus to fight terrorism (23:40)
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday called for a global consensus to fight terrorism and criticised those who are supporting the global menace in the name of religion.
PIOs conference will help open news vistas: Sushma Swaraj (22:52)
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said the conference of PIO Parliamentarians Conference will help in opening new vistas for regular dialogue and exchange of views.
National Indian Diaspora Council formed in Netherlands (18:46)
The Hague, Jan 9 (IANS) A âNational Indian Diaspora Council (NIDC) to bring together representatives of various Indian organisations in the Netherlands was formed as part of the Indian Diaspora Day (Pravasi Bhartiya Divas) celebrations held here on Sunday.
Relief for Indians as US says no change in H-1B visa extension policy (15:50)
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Indian techies in the US can heave a sigh of relief after the Trump administration said it was not considering any regulatory change that will force H1-B visa holders to leave the country.
World looks at reformed India with renewed focus: Modi (Lead) (15:38)
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the world was looking at a reformed India with a renewed focus with global financial agencies and rating agencies viewing the country in a "very positive manner".
Not eyeing foreign territories to exploit resources: Modi (12:16)
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) In an apparent dig at China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday India was not eyeing foreign territories and exploiting anyone's resources.