April 2016

US-based NRI in Indian Squad For FIFA U-17 World Cup

The Indian squad for the Under-17 football World Cup has been boosted with the inclusion of Namit Deshpande, a US-based NRI scouted by the All India Football Federation through its overseas scouting portal.

PM Modi to Address US Congress Joint Session on June 8

S House speaker Paul Ryan has invited Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress on June 8, virtually confirming that the Prime Minister will be traveling to Washington on a state visit .

Jai Ho Meets Waka Waka at Africa’s National Day

It was an evening of dance, music and laughter when diplomats and politicians came together to celebrate South Africa's 22nd National Day.

Saina Nehwal Seals Semifinal Spot at ABC

Saina Nehwal held her nerves in tricky situations to eke out a 21-16 21-19 win over former World Champion Shixian Wang.

India Becomes 3rd Largest Source of FDI Into UK

India's investments in the UK zoomed nearly 65 per cent in 2015, establishing it as the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Britain after the US and France.

Corporate Strategy Behind NRI CEO's Being Paid Well

Giving appointment of NRIs as CEOs in American Companies like Pepsi & Microsoft is strong marketing strategies adopted by them to exploit India's large emerging markets to sell their products and also to attract Indian students to US Universities facing shortage of students.

The Artificial Trappings of Our Gurus

Godmen in India need just a few fraud externals, such as a fancy title and costume, to fool the gullible public

Walmart Gears up to Conquer India's Food Retail Space

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is interested in selling food products directly to Indian consumers both by setting up brick-and-mortar as well as online stores.

Tales From the Rails

India's rail network is one of the most extensive in the world, used by some 23 million people each day.

Nooyi, Nadella, Bhavesh Patel Highest Paid CEOs in World

As many as three Indian origin persons have been named among 100 highest-paid CEOs globally with PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi and LyondellBasell's Bhavesh Patel making it to the top ten list compiled by Equilar. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/52027074.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

PIOs Can’t Buy Agricultural Land in India

Possibility of seeking a specific approval from the Reserve Bank of India to purchase agricultural land for charity, may be explored.

Britain to Start New Ventures With India

Noting that the relationship between the two nations is "highly constructive", British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith today said his country is looking forward to start new ventures in banking, textile and garments and other sectors with India.

India Has Approached UK for Extradition of Middleman

India has approached the British government for extradition of Christian Michel, the middleman named by Italian investigators as a key intermediary in swinging the controversial deal for AgustaWestland choppers.

India Asks UK to Deport Vijay Mallya

The Indian government has asked the UK to deport Vijay Mallya, the former head of Kingfisher Airlines, as part of an investigation into money laundering.

Morocco Can be India's Window to Africa, EU, North America

Morocco, which has free trade pacts with countries in North America and Europe, can be a window for Indian businesses in these regions

Five Popular Dishes That Are Surprisingly Not Indian

The next time someone tells you that the kulfi is a desi summer cooler, you know better and can tell him that it isn't. The kulfi is a Middle Eastern import and as are sweets such as jalebi and gulab jamun.

Priyanka Chopra to Dine With US President Barack Obama

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has confirmed that she will be dining with US President Barack Obama at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner this weekend.

India Appetite Key to Tim Cook’s Global Recipe

India was a lone bright spot as Apple reported its first quarterly sales decline in 13 years.

Rise of Machines Threatens Craft in India

Technology and innovation driving traditional sari makers out of business in Varansai, India.

Fugitive Mallya Fears Arrest in India as Lenders Seek Dues

India labeled Vijay Mallya a “fugitive” while the businessman’s lawyers said his creditors only want him arrested in heated court arguments over a case that is set to test the government’s resolve to go after defaulters and recover unpaid dues.

UK’s Indian-origin MPs Launch Anti-Brexit Campaign

Indian-origin members of parliament in the UK have launched a new cross-party group to campaign for Britain to remain a member of the European Union (EU) in the June 23 referendum.

Convict Being Transferred Slips through UK Police’s Fingers

A convict of Indian origin managed to escape as he was being extradited to India in the company of two British police officers

India to Tap Singapore's Expertise in Urban Management

Singapore and India have launched a training programme in New Delhi for 115 Indian state government and municipal officials in urban management and water conservation

U.S. keeps China, India on Intellectual Property Shame List

The Obama administration on Wednesday kept China, Russia and India on its annual list of countries with the worst records of preventing the theft of intellectual property.

How to Tell When Apple is Really Serious About India

As Apple released its second-quarter earnings yesterday (Apr. 26), Tim Cook hinted at India’s potential to become the country’s new growth engine.

EU-India Free Trade Talks Stalled

Nearly a month after PM Narendra Modi visited Brussels to give a much-awaited political impetus to India-EU cooperation, the two sides are yet to agree on a time frame for resuming talks on a free trade agreement.

Signora Gandhi Under Attack

The fact that she finds mention in the Italian court’s order as the ‘driving force’ behind the chopper deal is good enough for the BJP to launch a fierce attack against her.

Indian Travellers Among Biggest Spenders Abroad

The Indian globetrotter has emerged as one of the biggest spenders who is being wooed aggressively by the world for his big bucks.

While Trump Was Mocking Indians, Hillary Went Desi

WhileDonald Trump was busy mocking the Indian accent, the former secretary of state was dressed in a jacket designed by Ludhianvi Juhi Kilachand. Interestingly, even the fabric for the outfit was manufactured by Ludhiana-based Shingora Shawls owned by Mridula Jain.

Star Power Rules Tamilnadu

As reality TV star-turned-politician Donald Trump continues his bid for the Republican nomination in the US, another race thousands of miles away is also proving the political appeal of show-business.

Priyanka Slams Donald Trump

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, a star of "Quantico" - an American TV series on fighting terror - has slammed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's call to ban Muslim immigrants from the US.

Government to Get Vijay Mallya Extradited From UK

The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it would soon initiate court proceedings and approach the British government to get Vijay Mallya extradited from Britain.

US-India Martime Partnership Speeds Ahead

India and the United States have agreed to strengthen their cooperation on maritime security, as concerns grow in Washington over Beijing’s growing military ambitions

Sandhu First Indian to Lead Club Team in Europe

24-year-old goalkeeper from Chandigarh captains the reserves team of Norway’s Stabaek FC

Supreme Court Rejects Mallya's NRI Argument

The apex court ordered the businessman to disclose all his assets both in India and abroad to the banks, including that of his family.

Olympian Seeks to Change History as First Indian-Australian Gold Medallist

Vinod Kumar only became an Australian citizen last year, now he is preparing to represent the country at the Olympic Games in Rio and become the first Indian-Australian gold medallist.

Indian-Origin Doctor Fired

An Indian-origin doctor at a US Miami hospital has been fired after a video that showed her attacking an Uber driver and his vehicle went viral.

Delhi's Iconic National Museum of Natural History Destroyed In Fire

A massive fire completely destroyed the iconic National Museum of Natural History in Delhi after it broke out late last night.

Amazon CEO Inducts India MD Into Core Team

In a sign of the success Amazon has had in India, its country managing director Amit Agarwal has been inducted into founder & CEO Jeff Bezos's S-team, a set of senior leaders who have a direct line to Bezos.

Thrifty Indian Startups Eye Local Talent

Startups in India are no longer rushing to splurge up to $700,000 a year on executives from abroad.

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