Diaspora News Headlines

Four held in UAE for trying to sell fake Indian currency

Dubai , Aug 27

Four people have been arrested in the UAE for trying to sell fake Indian currency worth 4.7 million rupees (around $78,000) to a businessman, a media report said here Wednesday.

Fiji military to stay away from politics

Suva , Aug 27

Fiji's military will support the elected government and accept the outcome of the 2014 general election, the Fijian military commander said Wednesday.

79 Indians return from Liberia, screened for Ebola

New Delhi/Mumbai , Aug 26

Seventy-nine Indian nationals, who have been brought back from Ebola-hit Liberia, were Tuesday screened for the deadly virus after their arrival at the airports here. All of them were found healthy.

A film fest highlights conditions of Hindu temples

Hyderabad , Aug 26 A unique international film festival here brought into focus the dilapidated condition of Hindu temples in India, highlighting problems like corruption, mismanagement, encroachments, financial problems faced by priests and erosion of traditional rituals associated with worship.

Indian-American named to key post in US island territory

New York , Aug 26

Indian-American lawyer Reena Patel has been named civil division chief in the attorney general's office in the Northern Mariana Islands, one of the five inhabited US island territories.

Indian arrested in UAE for stealing $54,450

Dubai , Aug 27

An Indian expatriate was arrested Wednesday for stealing over $54,000 from his company, a media report here said.

India has historic opportunity to end tropical diseases

Washington , Aug 26

Given Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stress on "toilets not temples", India has a historic opportunity to end Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) that affect the world's poorest people, according to an Indian-origin health specialist.

Kerala to take up opening of UAE consulate

Thiruvananthapuram , Aug 26

The Kerala government will take up the delay in opening a UAE consulate here as the decision to do so was cleared last year, a state minister said Tuesday.

Indian-American doctors spread health message at India Day parade

New York , Aug 26

In their efforts to spread the message of healthy living for all, leaders of the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) joined the India Day Parade here last week.

British Indian MP to tackle violence against women

London , Aug 25

British Indian MP Seema Malhotra has been appointed the first ever shadow minister tasked with tackling violence against women in Britain, Opposition leader Ed Miliband announced.