Diaspora News Headlines

India-born Sundar Pichai is Google's new product chief

Washington , Oct 25

In a major restructuring of Google management, India-born Sundar Pichai, who is already in-charge of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, has been made the chief of core Google products, according to a technology magazine.

Indian-origin woman killed self, daughters with acid, inquest hears

London , Oct 25

An Indian-origin mother poisoned herself and her two young daughters with acid last year after apparently facing problems trying to live with her husband's parents, an inquest heard Saturday.

Obama names Indian-American ambassador to Sweden

Washington , Oct 24

President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden.

Indian teacher honoured in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah , Oct 24

The Indian community in Saudi Arabia held a reception here to honour a teacher who has received India's best teacher award.

Indian man reunited with family after 40 years

Dubai , Oct 23

An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said.

Mali: Country with 300 Indians records first Ebola death

Accra (Ghana) , Oct 25 The authorities in the West African nation of Mali, where the Indian embassy says there are between 200 and 300 of its nationals, have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl.

Kerala nurses want to return to Iraq

Thiruvananthapuram , Oct 25

Kerala nurses who have a valid work visa for Iraq are urging the state government to arrange for their return to that country to join duty.

Indian mission warns Malaysian employers against abuse of Indians

Kuala Lumpur , Oct 24

The Indian high commission in Malaysia has warned employers against physical abuse and ill-treatment of Indian manpower in Malaysia.

Kerry hosts first Diwali celebrations, hails diaspora

Washington , Oct 24

As Diwali becomes an important marker in the American festival calendar, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Diwali celebrations at the State Department for the first time, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the US provided an "unforgettable chance to build on the already deep ties between America and India."

Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: report

Manila , Oct 23

Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday.