New Legislation to Tighten H-1B Visas to Foreign Techies

It will ensure the "best and brightest" students being educated in the US receive preference for an H-1B visa.

Why Indians Must Say No to GM Diet

This crash diet that became a fad in India a couple of years ago wasn't actually meant for Indian stomachs.

The Real-life Search Behind The Film Lion

He was the tiny boy from a poor family in India who fell asleep on a train and woke up 1,000 miles from home.

Law Commission May Enact Law to Protect Spouses Married to NRI Men

At present, abandoned wives can only initiate criminal proceeding against their husbands under Section 498A (husband cruelty) – the offence which is punishable with a maximum imprisonment of three years

Ban on Rare Flask Given to Colonial India’s Robert Clive

The flask itself is described as "incredibly rare" because there is no other object like it anywhere in the world. It has a silver interior and a gold exterior decorated in jade, emeralds and rubies.

Jallikattu Stir Spreads to Lanka, UK And Australia

Hundreds of UK-based Indian Tamils have come together to organise a series of protests in favour of Jallikattu this week in London and across the UK.

U.K. Seeks Indian Help in Resolving Chagos Archipelago Dispute

The British Foreign Secretary has sought Indian assistance in resolving current tensions between the U.K., the U.S. and Mauritius over the future of the U.S. military base Diego Garcia, and the Indian Ocean Chagos Archipelago.

Sushma Assures Help to Rescue Indian Abducted in Malaysia

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj sought a report from the Indian mission in Malaysia to rescue a 46-year-old Indian abducted in the country.

Ghana Pledges Support to India to Fight Terrorism

Shirley Ayorkor Botchway said India continues to invest in West Africa despite the insecurity problems facing the region.
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 00:00 EST

NRI Equity Assets up Three-fold on Modi Optimism

Non-residents remain bullish despite single-digit equity market returns since May 2014

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 00:00 EST

Washington Dulles to Get Non-stop India Flights on Air India

Washington’s Dulles International Airport will get a non-stop flight to India thanks to new routes being added by Air India.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 22:02 EST

Indian-American Entrepreneur Under Consideration to Lead FDA

Indian-American Balaji S Srinivasan, a successful Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and CEO of a bitcoin startup, is under consideration for Trump administration's pick to lead the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) after he met the US President-elect.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 01:49 EST

India-UAE Ranked World's Second Largest Migration Corridor

The migration of Indians to the UAE in 2015 has been ranked as the “second largest migration in the world”, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 00:00 EST

India Has Established Early Contact With Trump’s Transition Team

"Terrorism remains the most pervasive and serious challenge to international security. Developing a serious global response is of the highest priority, yet hard to do."

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 00:00 EST

Strengthening Ties With India Was Obama's Priority

Outgoing US President Barack Obama made strengthening relations with India a genuine priority, which resulted in deepening of economic ties between the two countries, the White House has said.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 00:00 EST

UK Expresses Keenness to Have FTA With India

Johnson said what the UK and India can manage to achieve together, they may not be able to pull-off individually while stressing for a need to "turbo-charge" India-UK trade ties.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 01:51 EST

As Theatres Bleed, Pakistan to Lift Bollywood Ban

Pakistan has allowed screening of Indian films after 4 months.In a tit-for-tat, it banned Indian films after Uri attack.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 00:00 EST

India Starts Building World's Biggest Stadium

India has started building the world's biggest cricket stadium that will accommodate 110,000 spectators and cost around $100 million.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 01:56 EST

How Indian IT Companies Plan to Tackle New H-1B Visa Rules

Industry watchers argue that while Indian IT companies are exploring multiple ways to mitigate the impact of visa restrictions, they have no other option but to increase hiring in overseas markets.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 01:45 EST

India Zooms Past USA in Google Play Downloads

India zipped past the US to become the top country that registered 6 billion downloads from Google's Play Store in 2016, according to analytics firm App Annie.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 01:42 EST

India Concerned Over UK Student Visa Issue

India has expressed concern over the massive drop in Indian students coming to study in the UK and called for sorting out of visa issues.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 00:00 EST

Singapore And India to Include Limitation of Benefits in DTAA Amendment

Singapore and India agreed on amending their Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for capital gain income.

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 01:37 EST

Apple App Store Prices Rise in India

Apple is to put up the price it charges for apps in the UK, India and Turkey.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 02:20 EST

When Fast Food Gets an Indian Twist

McDonald's created quite a stir when it announced plans to start serving classic Indian dishes in the form of burgers.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 02:10 EST

Hindu Board Insists Chettiars Sent Donation Money to India

The PHEB had alleged the Chettiars managing the silver chariot and Lord Murugan temple were mostly Indian nationals, holding permanent resident status.

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 00:00 EST

Salman Khan: Bollywood Star Acquitted in Firearms Case

The court in the city of Jodhpur said the prosecution had been unable to prove that Khan used firearms to kill endangered black bucks two decades ago.

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 02:24 EST

Why Om Puri Was Hindi Cinema’s Best Policeman

Who can match the seething sub-inspector from Mumbai’s Gol Chowki police station?

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 03:58 EST

The Class of Kaira, Shyra And Shanaya in Bollywood

First-World Yoga Names and what they say about an anxiety to fit in with a globalized world

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 02:40 EST

Dangal: A Wrestling Drama Became Bollywood's Highest-grossing Film

A biographical sports drama about two female wrestlers led by superstar Aamir Khan has become the unlikely highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time.

Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 01:43 EST

Demonetised Notes Could Fetch A Fortune In The Future: Currency Collector

The collector will never make a loss, said the 36-year-old numismatist who is fond of rare notes and has been collecting them from last 15 years.

Friday, Dec 23, 2016 01:07 EST

The Man Behind India's $74m Wedding

In November, as millions of Indians were grappling with a cashflow crisis, a lavish wedding in the southern city of Bangalore sparked outrage.

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 08:45 EST

The Milk Miracle That Brought India to a Standstill

In September 1995, millions of Hindus were gripped by an apparent "miracle" when the god Ganesha seemed to be drinking milk.

Thursday, Dec 08, 2016 02:36 EST

NRI Attends Own Wedding in India on Webcam

Given the growing pressure and competition in this day and age, it is difficult to get a leave at work. But so much so that you have to attend your own wedding on webcam redefines crazy.

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Millennials Rising

Millennials last year became the country’s largest living generation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Drawing Blanks

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Demonetization in India: Who Will Pay The Price?

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Rebuilding After Divorce

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Authentically Yours

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