Kakar sisters to perform in Melbourne

Melbourne , July 20

Singers and sisters Akriti, Sukriti and Prakriti Kakar will perform at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne here on August 11.

Cabinet approves revision of Indian Community Welfare Fund guidelines

New Delhi , July 19

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved revision of the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) guidelines, to expand scope of welfare measures that can be extended through the fund to overseas Indian nationals in times of distress and emergency.

Generate content you love: Indo-Canadian YouTuber Lilly Singh

New Delhi , July 18 At a time when the debate on censorship -- on TV and the social media -- is at an all-time high, one of the most popular faces on YouTube has called for a kind of self-regulation, both among content generators and consumers.

Intelligent Cloud boosts Microsoft's Q4 results

San Francisco , July 21

Driven by exponential growth in its intelligent Azure Cloud offering, Microsoft has reported much better profits than expected for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 that ended on June 30.

Indian, Indian-American plead guilty in call centre scam

Washington , July 20

An Indian national and an Indian-American man pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy behind their roles in a massive telephone impersonation and money laundering fraud in the US perpetrated by India-based call centres.

Of compelling characters in fewer pages: Short-story writer Akhil Sharma

New Delhi , July 19 The greatest challenge for a short story writer, says one of the foremost names in the field -- who might not be too well known in India but has built up an impressive resume in the US -- is to stick to its ideal length, with the writer captivating his readers in a way that they have no desire for more.

Indian Americans protest mob lynchings in India

Washington , July 18

Indian Americans, spanning various communities, held protests in three US cities, to express their outrage over lynching of minorities by mobs in India and the Narendra Modi government's policies which are "emboldening such forces".