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Another Indian student died in Houston, US

Another Indian student has died in Houston, days after she was rescued along with a compatriot from a swollen lake in the US state of Texas where Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc. Shalini Singh, hailing from Delhi, who was pursuing Masters degree in public health from the Texas A&M University, was rescued from the Lake Bryan, … Continue reading Another Indian student died in Houston, US

13-year-old Indian-origin boy in UK gets top score in Mensa IQ

WEB DESK A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy in the UK has got the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, placing him in the top one per cent people in the world who achieved this feat. Dhruv Garg, from Wokingham in south east England, was looking for something to occupy his time during … Continue reading 13-year-old Indian-origin boy in UK gets top score in Mensa IQ

12-year-old Indian-origin TV star crowned Child Genius in UK

A 12-year-old Indian-origin boy has been crowned as the UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition, days after he became an overnight sensation after answering all questions correctly. Rahul Doshi won the Channel 4 show ‘Child Genius’ by beating his nine-year-old opponent – Ronan – 10-4 in the programme’s finale last night. He … Continue reading 12-year-old Indian-origin TV star crowned Child Genius in UK

UK’s first woman Sikh MP elected to key Parliament panel

WEB DESK Britain’s first woman Sikh MP has been elected to an influential cross-party panel in the UK Parliament that examines the workings of the Home Office. Preet Kaur Gill, who won the Edgbaston seat for the Labour party in the June 8 snap general election, was elected to the Home Affairs Select Committee in … Continue reading UK’s first woman Sikh MP elected to key Parliament panel

Law in the making for NRI voting right, govt. tells SC

New Delhi The Centre Friday informed the Supreme Court that it on the course of making a law to permit non-resident India right to exercise their vote from wherever they are located by e-voting instead of flying back to India to vote at the time of elections. Additional Solicitor General P.S.Narsimha told the apex court … Continue reading Law in the making for NRI voting right, govt. tells SC

11 Indians die in Saudi Arabia fire, officials rush to Najran

AMN At least Eleven Indian labourers died of asphyxiation in Saudi Arabia in a fire that engulfed the windowless house they shared, Saudi authorities said Wednesday. Of the 11 persons who died, four are from UP , 3 from Kerala and one each from Bihar and Tamil Nadu. Six people are injured out of which … Continue reading 11 Indians die in Saudi Arabia fire, officials rush to Najran

2 Indian-Americans plead guilty in US call centre scam

WEB DESK Two Indian-Americans have pleaded guilty to the charges of their involvement in a massive telephone impersonation fraud and money laundering scheme in the US perpetrated by India-based call centres. The Department of Justice said, Bhavesh Patel, 47, from Arizona and Asmitaben Patel, 34, from Illinois pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud and … Continue reading 2 Indian-Americans plead guilty in US call centre scam

2 Indian-Americans to be honoured with Great Immigrants award

WEB DESK Two Indian-Americans, Adobe Chief Shantanu Narayen and former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy are among 38 immigrants to be honoured this year for their role in helping advance the country’s society, culture and economy. Narayen and Murthy will be honoured with the prestigious ‘Great Immigrants’ annual award on US’s Independence day on Tuesday. … Continue reading 2 Indian-Americans to be honoured with Great Immigrants award

Family tax imposed by Saudi govt applicable to relatives of Indian workers: MEA

AMN India today said family tax being imposed by Saudi government will be applicable to relatives and friends visiting Indian workers in the gulf nation. Responding to a query on this tax which will come into effect from 1st of next month, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said India will take up the issue with the … Continue reading Family tax imposed by Saudi govt applicable to relatives of Indian workers: MEA

Air India, Jet Airways to operate additional flights to Qatar ahead of Eid

  AMN India today said all steps necessary for timely movement of Indian citizens from Qatar capital Doha will be ensured in view of Eid as there is a ban on Qatar carriers by some middle-eastern nations. In a series of tweets, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said he and External Affairs Minister Sushma … Continue reading Air India, Jet Airways to operate additional flights to Qatar ahead of Eid

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...