Monday, April 1, 2013

NRI:4/1/2013 5:28:27 PM

Sunita Williams to start her India trip from April 1

Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams, who holds the world record for the longest spaceflight by a female astronaut, will start her India trip on April 1 from the national capital.

Sikh Americans join Obama in urging lawmakers on gun control

The Sikh Americans today joined US President Barack Obama in urging the lawmakers to pass laws to curb gun violence in the United States.

Kerala urges Centre to seek Saudi Arabia amnesty

Kerala on Monday asked the Centre to seek six months general amnesty from Saudi Arabia for expatriates, who would be affected by the new labour policy 'Nitaqat' being implemented in that country.

India raises concern over Saudi's new labour policy

India today raised its concern with Saudi Arabia over its policy of reserving 10 per cent jobs for locals, a decision which will hit over 3 lakh low- and semi-skilled workers from India with a sizable number coming from Kerala.

Indian-American sentenced to 24 months in US

An Indian-American along with two others from Alabama have been sentenced for their roles in an identity theft and tax fraud scheme, the US Justice Department has said.

Australian court absolves Sikh man of traffic violation charges

A Sikh man, who was penalized by the Australian police for not wearing helmet while riding a bike, has been absolved of the charges by a Queensland court, which also pulled up the traffic authorities for the decision.

Bollywood is of international standard: Kristina Akheeva

Foraying into Bollywood with Sangeeth Sivan's "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2", a sequel to the original, Kristina Akheeva, an Australian model working in India, said Saturday Bollywood is of "international standard" and is becoming popular Down Under.

Barfi wins Grand Jury Award at Okinawa Film Fest

It was a tweet that broke the news

NRI doctor arrested in UK for sexually assaulting patients

A UK-based Indian doctor, branded as a "sex predator", is all set to face a long prison term for sexually assaulting his female patients and filming the abuse with a hidden camera fitted to his wrist watch. Dr Davinderjit Bains, who hails from Mangalore, admitted to 39 charges at Swindon Crown court on Friday.

No escape from caste prejudice even in UK

If you happen to be of Dalit origin, or from the so-called lower castes, migrating out of India may not help you escape discrimination. India's infamous caste system has reared its ugly head in the United Kingdom.

3 NRIs honoured for promoting Hindi in UK

Three NRIs and a Nottingham-based organisation have been honoured by the Indian High Commission here for their outstanding work in promoting Hindi in the UK.

Our teen peace-club founder stands out in a crowd

"Age is not a barrier to volunteer", says Harnoor Gill – a 2012 Recipient of the YMCA Peace Medallion.

Rembrandt's `Night Watch' returns to Rijksmuseum

The "Night Watch", considered one of the greatest works of Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn...

Contemporary art from West Bengal

An exhibition of paintings, drawings, graphics and sculptures by the members of 'Contrivance', a group of contemporary artists of West Bengal will be held in the city from next week.

My mother and father never lacked for adventure: Anjali Sastry

Dr Anjali Sastry is a senior lecturer in System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Sonu Nigam: The lord of cords

Well, the king of cord, Sonu Nigam demanded no such attention and yet my heart and soul played to each note he sang.

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