Jassi murder: 2 extradited from Canada for Punjab honour killing (10:04)
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Two prime accused in the murder case of Canadian-born Jassi Sidhu have been extradited from Canada and are being brought to Punjab, state police sources confirmed on Thursday.

Be part of India's growth story, President urges diaspora (21:06)IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, Jan 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday urged Indians living in countries across the world to take advantage of the "billion opportunities" available in India and become a part of the growth story.

President confers Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards (18:48)IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, Jan 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards on 28 eminent personalities and two organisations of the Indian diaspora for their contributions and achievements in various fields, here on Wednesday.

Cabinet approves agreement with Kuwait to safeguard domestic workers (17:34)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of an agreement with Kuwait to safeguard three lakh Indians working as domestic workers there and to provide a structured framework for cooperation on matters related to them.

'Brexit will not affect Indian students chances in UK' (01:20)
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Brexit will not affect chances of Indian students who wish to come to the UK for higher education, more so with the Pound's likelihood of plummeting after the exit, a senior official from the Universities UK International said on Tuesday.

India calls for diaspora role in developing renewable energy sector (00:10)IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, Jan 23 (IANS) India on Tuesday called upon its diaspora to play a role in boosting the renewable energy sector, with Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh calling for suggestions from the participants at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) -- the Indian diaspora conclave -- on how to develop solar energy.

India, Mauritius review ties, cooperation in Blue Economy (19:34)IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, Jan 22 (IANS) India and Mauritius reviewed the entire gamut of their bilateral ties and discussed ways to further expand cooperation in areas like Blue Economy during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth on the sidelines of this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the Indian diaspora conclave, here on Tuesday.

Indian envoy assures India's support to UK post-Brexit (19:20)IANS Photo Service
London, Jan 22 (IANS) India will contnue to extend continued support to the UK following Britain's exit from the European Union, Indian High Commissioner to the UK Ruchi Ghanashyam has said.

Indian expats win big in Dubai raffle (19:06)
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) Several Indian expats won big in Dubai Duty Free raffle on Tuesday, with one of them winning $1 million, the media reported.

Passport, visa processes being eased for diaspora Indians (Lead) (16:18)IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told overseas Indians that his government is making efforts to ease the processes concerning their social security, passport, visa and PIO and OCI cards and that work is on to issue chip-based e-passports.

Indian 'fortune teller' charged with teen sexual assault in Australia (16:03)
Canberra, Jan 22 (IANS) An 31-year-old Indian man claiming to be a fortune teller has been charged with sexually assaulting a young girl in Australia after offering her a free reading.

Indian-origin man jailed in Singapore for bomb hoax call (14:18)
Singapore, Jan 22 (IANS) An Indian-origin man has been jailed for four months over 2004 hoax call about a bomb at the house of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

India to issue chip-based e-passport: Modi (13:56)IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said work is on to issue chip-based e-passports to Indian citizens under a centralized passport system.

India, Mauritius discuss strengthening bilateral ties (23:06)
Varanasi, Jan 21 (IANS) India and Mauritius on Monday discussed strengthening their bilateral relationship when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth here.

Modi to inaugurate Indian diaspora conclave in Varanasi (Curtainraiser) (22:48)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the Indian diaspora conclave, in Varanasi on Tuesday in which at least 5,000 delegates from the overseas candidate community are expected to participate.

Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris says she'll run for President (Lead) (20:30)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
New York, Jan 21 (IANS) Kamala Harris, a Senator of Indian descent, announced on Monday that she is running for President in the 2020 elections branding herself a "fighter" for the American people.

Kamala Harris to run for US President in 2020 (19:58)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Democrat Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, launched her campaign for the White House on Monday while appearing on ABC's Good Morning America.

Indian diaspora has dramatically changed world's perception of Indians: Sushma Swaraj (18:16)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday that diaspora community has changed the world's perception about Indians.

Tulsi Gabbard doesn't regret 2017 meeting with Assad (13:56)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu Congresswoman, has said that she does not regret her 2017 meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been accused of using chemical weapons to attack civilians in his country's years-long civil war.

Mauritius PM in India for diaspora conclave (18:42)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IAMS) Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth arrived here on Sunday on a nine-day visit to India during which he will be the chief guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the January 21-23 Indian diaspora conclave to be held in Varanasi.

Indian expat groups in UAE miss deadline for new immigration proposals (13:16)
Abu Dhabi, Jan 20 (IANS) Many Indian expatriate groups in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have missed the deadline to suggest changes to New Delhi's new draft Immigration Act which is slated to end on Sunday, the media reported.

Indian missions seek security for R-Day function as pro Khalistan group threatens to disrupt flag hoisting (13:08)
By Jaideep SarinIANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian missions in the United States and Canada have sought security arrangements from local police and authorities as separatist pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has given a call for disrupting the flag hoisting ceremony at the 70th Republic Day function.

Indra Nooyi under Trump administration consideration to head World Bank (01:54)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian-American business leader Indra Nooyi, who headed the multinational PepsiCo, is under consideration for heading the World Bank, according to multiple media reports.

Proposed new UK immigration system to benefit Indians: British officials (23:08)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Britain's post-Brexit proposed new skills-based immigration system that will remove the cap on skilled worker visas will benefit Indians, a team of British government officials emphasised during discussions with officials of the Indian government on Wednesday.

Indian man, 27 Thai women arrested in fake marriage scam (13:58)
Bangkok, Jan 15 (IANS) The Thai police have arrested an Indian man and 27 Thai women in connection with a fake-marriage registration scam that enabled Indians to get residential visas in the country.

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