Diaspora News Headlines

60,000 Indians could benefit from Oman's amnesty

Thiruvananthapuram , April 28

Around 60,000 Indians may benefit from an amnesty scheme announced in Oman, under which people without valid documents could either return to their country without being penalised or can rectify their papers, said a diaspora expert.

Indian-origin NBA player Sim Bhullar to visit India in May

Mumbai , April 27

Sim Bhullar, who became the first Indian-origin player to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the US, will visit India from May 2 to 7 to promote basketball and inspire children to stay active and healthy by playing the game.

Prayers in 'mini' Pashupatinath in Varanasi for quake-hit Nepal

Lucknow , April 27

A special 'puja' is being held in the Pashupatinath temple in Varanasi for an end to the misery in Nepal after the recent earthquakes that killed thousands of people.

US lawmakers move to speed up visa approvals for Indian doctors

Washington , April 25 Citing a shortage of physicians in the US, two lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan legislation to speed-up visa approval for Indian and Pakistani doctors slated to work at US hospitals.

Humble turmeric can help treat oral cancers

New York , April 24

Turmeric, the familiar yellow spice common in Indian cooking, may also help treat oral cancers caused by a virus, says a study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher.

Payments for caring for kids, elderly will benefit women: UN's Laxmi Puri

United Nations , April 28 Making the care of children, the elderly and the sick into economically paying jobs could become an engine of employment benefiting at least one billion women worldwide, according to Laxmi Puri, a ranking UN official on women's issues.

German envoy, Khurshid music video goes viral

New Delhi , April 27

A remake with a twist, a new video of popular Bollywood track "Kal ho naa ho", featuring German Ambassador Michael Steiner, his wife Eliese and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid has gone viral online, garnering over 600,000 views within three days of going live on Youtube.

Faster 3D camera that works outdoors

New York , April 26

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a 3D camera that is inexpensive, produces high-quality images, and works in all environments -- including outdoors.

Cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

Washington , April 25

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have created a new magnetic alloy that could be an inexpensive alternative to high-performance permanent magnets found in automobile engines and wind turbines.

Nepali charged with killing Indian in UAE

Dubai , April 23

A Nepali worker has been charged with hitting an Indian worker on the head with a bottle of liquor and choking him to death following a drunken brawl, a media report said Thursday.