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  • Indian-American authors join anti-travel ban chorus


    Indian-American authors Jhumpa Lahiri and Anish Kapoor joined scores of other writers to oppose the controversial travel ban by US President Donald Trump, asking him to "rescind" his last month's executive order.
  • Couple quit prime US jobs to teach daughter Gujarati


    Quitting a high-salary job with the world’s second biggest investment bank is not an easy decision. But Gaurav Pandit and his wife Sheetal had no qualms when they resigned together from Goldman Sachs in New York.
  • 'NRIs facing inconvenience in exchanging scrapped notes'


    Resident Indian citizens who were abroad from November 9 to December 30 can exchange scrapped currency notes up to March 31, and NRIs, who were abroad during this period, can exchange their defunct notes up to June 30.
  • Pay ex-wife from pension, UK court orders NRI


    The squabbling couple is a banker and his former wife.He once earned over £350,000 a year but blew up his fortune on spread-betting and gathered debts of £500,000, courts were told. As per UK law, a pension may be divided between divorcing spouses by means of a sharing order.
  • PIO lawyer banned for harassing ex-girlfriend in UK


    Sanjay Roy, 32, was convicted at Northampton Crown Court in July last year after pleading guilty to putting his former girlfriend in fear of violence by harassment. The Bar Standards Board decided to ban him from practising as a family law barrister.
  • Anish Kapoor joins global art coalition against far-right


    Renowned Indian-origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor is among 200 artists, musicians and writers who have joined a global coalition against the rise of right-wing populism around the world. Kapoor, 62, and other members of the creative arts have signed up to the Hands Off Our Revolution movement.
  • 'Trump will have strong ties with Indian-Americans'


    Under President Donald Trump, India and Indian-Americans will have a strong relationship with the US as he would be their "best friend" in the White House, a top Indian-American with the administration has said.
  • PIO hotel manager charged for helping US gang


    Umesh Oza, who managed two hotels in Oceanside city, was charged last week with racketeering conspiracy under laws traditionally used for organised-crime syndicates and mobsters, prosecutors said. Oza also used the name Kevin.
  • PIO Nasa scientist detained at US border, phone confiscated


    Sidd Bikkannavar, who works at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), was held by immigration officials when he returned to Houston four days after President Trump signed his controversial executive order on travels into US.
  • Hindu American Foundation slams USCIRF over anti-India report


    The United States Commission for International Religious Freedom has put its credibility at stake by publishing a report critical of religious freedom in India by a Pakistan-origin author known for his anti-India stand and support to separatists, a top Hindu-American body has said.
  • Swaraj seeks report on deaths of Indians in Dubai


    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday sought a report from the Indian embassy in UAE regarding three Indians who reportedly suffocated to death in diesel tanks in the Gulf nation.
  • 'Indian techies welcome in Canada after Trump ban'


    Indian-origin tech leaders in Canada say the controversial visa and travel restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump will be a boon for tech recruitment and investment in Canada.
  • Payout for Indian-origin family over toy gun episode


    A family of mixed Indian and Middle Eastern heritage has won compensation after two brothers, aged seven and five, were questioned by police over the toy guns they were playing with at a school in the East of England.
  • PIO banker ordered to make payments to ex-wife in UK


    The law in Britain provides that a pension may be divided between divorcing spouses by means of a pension sharing order. However, a previous judgment of the Court of Appeal in this case had decided that pension sharing pursuant to Section 24B did not apply to foreign pensions.
  • Indian-origin US citizen held for smuggling of antiques


    Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on Tuesday arrested an Indian-origin US citizen here after searches at his house and a godown led to discovery of several antique pieces valued at crores of rupees in the international market.
  • Indian-origin thoracic surgeon performs path-breaking surgery


    Dr Shafique Keshavjee, a thoracic surgeon of Indian origin who has years of experience at the forefront of innovative research into lung transplantation, saved a young mother’s life with what is believed to be the world’s first radical procedure.
  • Anish Kapoor wins Genesis Prize, pledges to use the money to help refugees


    Indian-origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor on Tuesday won Israel's prestigious $1 million Genesis Prize for his commitment to Jewish values. Kapoor, 62, spoke out against "abhorrent government policies" towards refugees as he was named the recipient of Genesis prize, dubbed Jewish Nobel.
  • NRI Bishnujee Singh given UK's top honour in Mathematics


    Cayley Aerospace Inc CEO Bishnujee Singh has been elected Fellows of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in the UK on January 26. The honour recognises outstanding contribution to the advancement of mathematics.
  • NRI, team break Guinness record for longest underwater human chain


    Mechanical engineer Suneet Jain joined Chrysalis Entrepreneur Forum from India to smash the Guinness world record for the longest human chain underwater with an astounding 182 scuba divers in Koh Tao, Thailand. The record was earlier held by 173 Italian divers.
  • Indian-origin US academics denounce Donald Trump's travel ban


    In response to the executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries over 20,000 faculty members from many of the most prestigious universities across the US signed the "NoToImmigrationBan" petition.