Diaspora News Headlines

Obama awards national science medal to Indian American scientist

Washington , Nov 21 US President Barack Obama awarded the National Medal of Science to Indian American scientist Thomas Kailath for his transformative contribution to science and technology.

Top honour for Indian-origin scientist in US

Washington , Nov 21

Thomas Kailath, an Indian origin scientist has been awarded the top presidential medal for transformative contributions to the fields of science and technology in the US.

Indian-origin student died after falling from wall

London , Nov 20

An Indian-origin student, who died after being hit by a train, had been trying to climb a wall in Birmingham to re-enter a nightclub, an inquest heard.

Indian jailed for strangling wife

Dubai , Nov 20

An Indian man in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been sentenced to three years in jail for strangling his wife to death under the influence of liquor after suspecting that she had an extramarital affair, media reported.

US has 450,000 illegal immigrants from India

Washington , Nov 19 As President Barack Obama mulls executive action to give relief from deportation to some of the 11.2 million illegal immigrants in the US, a new report said about 450,000 of them are from India.

India being looked at with renewed respect, enthusiasm: Modi

New Delhi , Nov 21

In a report card to citizens on his 10-day, three-nation visit during which he met 38 world leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said this country of 1.25 billion people was being looked at with renewed respect and enthusiasm today, even as its counsel that black money must be curbed since it promotes terror and destabilises world peace has created a strong global resonance.

Diaspora must be part of India's development: Modi

New Delhi , Nov 21

The Indian diaspora must be a part of the country's development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday, a day after ending a visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji.

Lone Indian American lawmaker Ami-Bera stages comeback win

Washington , Nov 20 Amiresh 'Ami' Bera, the lone Indian American lawmaker in the US House of Representatives, repeated history as he edged out his Republican opponent in a California race two weeks after the elections.

Obama set for executive action on immigration

Washington , Nov 20 A defiant President Barack Obama is all set to take executive action to protect up to five million of about 11.2 million illegal immigrants, including about 450,000 from India, from deportation.

Indian-origin legendary hotel doorman dies

Colombo , Nov 19

Kottarapattu Chattu Kuttan, the legendary doorman at the Galle Face Hotel here, who served dignitaries like Lord Mountbatten, Princess Elizabeth, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Yuri Gagarin and Arthur C. Clarke, has passed away, media reported Wednesday.