Diaspora News Headlines

Amarinder seeks MEA help for Iraq hostages

Chandigarh , March 31

Congress's Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought intervention of the ministry of external affairs (MEA) to save four Indian hostages who have been traced alive in Iraq after several months of their having gone missing.

Female foeticide: Indian American woman jailed for 20 years

Washington , March 31

An Indian American woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following her conviction last month for of female foeticide.

Scarcity of food, water in Yemen: Indian returnee

Thiruvananthapuram , March 30

There is a shortage of food and water in Yemen and continuous bombing and shelling is taking place in the country, an Indian expatriate has said on returning to Kerala.

India to airlift nationals from Yemen, sending ship

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram , March 29

India said on Sunday that it would airlift its nationals from unrest-hit Yemen and is also sending a large ship to the Yemeni capital as Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition warplanes continued airstrikes against the Shia Houthi rebels for the fourth consecutive day.

Lee boosted financial status of Indians, says union leader

Singapore , March 29

Paying tribute to former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Indian-orgin trade unionist G. Muthukumarasamy on Sunday acknowledged that the late leader helped improve the fiancial status of the ethnic Indian community in the city state.

Sikh man thrashed in suspected racial attack in Britain

London , March 31

In a suspected racial attack, police in Britain have come across footage posted online in which a Sikh man is seen being brutally beaten up in Birmingham city Broad Street, a media report said on Tuesday.

Saudi assures help in safe pullout of Indians from Yemen

New Delhi , March 31

Saudi Arabia has assured India full assistance in safe evacuation of Indians stranded in strife-hit Yemen as Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh flew to Djibouti on Tuesday to oversee evacuation efforts.

Most parents can't tell if their kid is obese

London , March 30

Parents of obese children may not be able to recognise that their kid is overweight unless they are at very extreme levels of obesity, new research led by an Indian-origin scientist shows.

Malaysia's ethnic Indian men won't marry rape victims

Kuala Lumpur , March 29

A video survey conducted by a television channel has shown Malaysia's ethnic Indian men saying that they will not marry rape victims.

Indian-American mother seeks return of her abducted children

Washington , March 29 Recounting her heartrending tale of woe, an Indian-American mother turned to US lawmakers for help to get back her two children allegedly abducted to India by her ex-husband six years ago.