After 8 years, Australia set to resume adoption from India (19:04)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Australian government has decided to recommence the Adoption Programme with India, as per the Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption, said the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry on Tuesday.

Indian dies in Nepal while taking selfie (18:52)
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) An Indian national, on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar, died in Nepal's Humla district on Tuesday after he was hit by an aircraft's rotor wing during an attempt to take a selfie.

Identity card-based India-Nepal cross-border movement suggested (00:10)
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) The Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) on Nepal-India Relations has recommended the idea of "smart border" and limiting the cross border movements only from the designated border points.

IFFM Awards: Rani, Manoj named Best Actors, 'Sanju' wins Best Film (20:00)
By Radhika BhiraniIANS Photo Service
Melbourne, Aug 12 (IANS) Rajkumar Hirania's "Sanju" on Sunday walked away with the Best Film honour here at the Westpac IFFM Awards night, where Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Actor for his yet-to-release "Gali Guleiyan" and Rani Mukerji was named Best Actress for her performance in "Hichki".

Trinidad pays tribute to Nobel laureate Naipaul (18:48)
By Paras RamoutarIANS Photo Service
Port-of-Spain, Aug 12 (IANS) People in this Caribbean nation on Sunday mourned the death of their national-icon and Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul, with many calling him "one of greatest gifts to the world". Naipaul, born in Chaguanas town of Trinidad, died on Saturday evening.

Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric's power to fight cancer (13:10)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells.

New AI technique to make cancer treatment less toxic (14:56)
New York, Aug 11 (IANS) MIT researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed novel machine-learning techniques to improve the quality of life for patients by reducing toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for an aggressive form of brain cancer.

'Love Sonia' moves audience at Australian premiere (21:14)
By Radhika BhiraniIANS Photo Service
Melbourne, Aug 10 (IANS) For a section of the audience whose perception of "Bollywood" is not devoid of song and dance sequences, Tabrez Noorani's carefully cast "Love Sonia" turned out to be as hard-hitting as its subject -- sex trafficking -- at the movie's Australian premiere here on Friday night.

Indian-origin lawyer in Singapore fined for drunk driving (17:48)
Singapore, Aug 10 (IANS) An Indian-origin lawyer was on Friday fined 1,600 Singapore dollars and banned from driving for a year after he pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge.

DGCA to obtain report on de-boarding of Indian family in UK (Lead) (00:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed the aviation regulator to obtain a detailed report from British Airways over an alleged incident of an Indian passenger and his family being asked to de-board the airline's flight in the UK.

Britain to decide on pro-Khalistan rally: India (19:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Ahead of a pro-Khalistan rally scheduled in London on August 12, India on Thursday said it is for Britain to decide whether to allow an event that seeks to promote violence and secessionism.

How blue light accelerates blindness (15:14)
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Are you addicted to your smartphones, laptops and tablets? The blue light emitting from these digital devices can affect your eye's retina and lead to age-related macular degeneration, according to a research led by a professor of Indian-origin.

Elderly Sikh man attacked in California (09:02)
San Francisco, Aug 9 (IANS) An elderly Sikh man was viciously attacked in California, leading to fears among the community that he may have been a victim of hate crime, the media reported.

Nooyi to quit as PepsiCo CEO; will remain Chairman till early 2019 (Lead) (18:30)IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 6 (IANS) Indian American business executive Indra K. Nooyi will step down as the Chief Executive of food and beverage major PepsiCo Inc in October, the company said on Monday.

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from US soil (Lead) (23:24)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme from the US soil since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011.

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for human spaceflight (21:44)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011.

Indian American Muslim body seeks suspension of Assam NRC (15:18)
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) An Indian American Muslim advocacy group has called for an immediate suspension of the National Registry of Citizens (NRC) in Assam until irregularities that have resulted in four million people being excluded from the list are resolved.

Indian expat wins 10 million dirhams in Abu Dhabi raffle (14:26)
Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (IANS) An Indian expat on Friday hit a jackpot by winning 10 million dirhams in a raffle draw at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Indian among three kidnapped, killed in Kabul (Lead) (16:24)
Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) An Indian national and two others working for international food company Sodexo in Afghanistan were kidnapped and killed by gunmen here on Thursday.

Indian among three killed in Kabul (13:52)
Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) An Indian national and two others were killed here on Thursday after they were kidnapped by gunmen.

India secures release of 21 Indian fishermen from Iran (00:00)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India has secured release of 31 fishermen from Tamil Nadu who were stranded in Iran after their employers in the West Asian nation withheld their passports, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.

Indian wins $1 million in Dubai raffle (20:16)
Dubai, July 31 (IANS) An Indian national won $1 million in Dubai Duty Free raffle on Tuesday, officials said.

Kerala diaspora availing amnesty scheme to be brought for free (20:18)IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said the Kerala diaspora opting for the amnesty scheme announced by the UAE government will be brought to India for free.

2 Indian techies in US create India's first SmartGaon: Modi (16:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Indians abroad are still emotionally attached to their ancestral village, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday citing the example of two Indian IT professionals in the US who have developed the 'SmartGaon' mobile app that connects the village internally and with the wider world.

Amendment to CrPC has been proposed for NRI marriage issue: Maneka (21:52)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that amendment to Code of Criminal Procedure has been proposed for better tackling of issues related to NRI men abandoning wives in India and absconding.

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