February 2017

Investors Eyeing Indian Gaming Industry

The youth population of the world is hovering to become part of one of the world's leading gaming sector.

India Improves Its Project Execution Rate

In a five-year first, India has shown a spurt in successful execution of projects and has also overtaken China and the Middle East.

Thousands Celebrate Hindu Thaipusam Festival in Malaysia

Hindus gathered in temples across Malaysia on Thursday (Feb 9) to celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival

UK Defence Minister to Lead Delegation to India

Britain's Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin will a lead a delegation of top 20 companies to India, as the two countries seek to build ties through a close industrial, military and economic partnership.

Why Shah Rukh Khan Remains The Ultimate NRI Hero

Shah Rukh Khan started the trend as early as the mid-90s and even today remains fairly ahead of the pack among Bollywood actors when it comes to wooing NRIs

India's PM Modi Faces Biggest Electoral Test

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces his biggest electoral test since gaining power as the country's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, prepares to go to the polls.

Hollywood’s First Call in India

From casting films for Mira Nair and Wes Anderson to working on the Oscar-nominated ‘Lion’, Tess Joseph continues to have a charmed career

Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha Successor Forced to Quit

India's southern state of Tamil Nadu is in crisis after the chief minister revolted against his successor.

India Rubbishes US Report on Religious Freedom

India today rubbished a report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that alleged escalation of hate crimes against minorities in the country.

India-UK Agree to Increase Flights to Boost Tourism, Trade

Limits on flights from key Indian cities, including Chennai and Kolkata, have been scrapped, allowing for a greater range of flights for passenger.

India Formally Requests U.K. to Hand Over Vijay Mallya

Beginning a formal process, India sought extradition of absconding tycoon Vijay Mallya from the United Kingdom.

Infosys Row

Infosys founders, led by N.R. Narayana Murthy, have questioned some board members’s call for higher variable pay in CEO Vishal Sikka’s salary

Cloud Wars Heating up on Indian Turf

The fiercest competition in cloud computing is in the public cloud pie; battle lines are most visibly drawn among Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google

Chennai to Madurai: Heritage Treasures

The temple town of Madurai offers south India’s most prominent canvas of history

Shawna Pandya to Become Third Indian-origin Woman To Fly in Space

An Indian-origin neurosurgeon currently based in Canada has been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) programme.

Quirky Cafés in India

in India, these are the cafés that are offering reasons to keep returning.

Indian Superstitions & What They Actually Mean

Superstitions are stupid! There is no logic to them whatsoever. And while having faith is a good thing, blind faith is something else altogether.

Kailash Satyarthi Isn’t The First Indian Whose Nobel Was Stolen

Kailash Satyarthi isn’t the first Indian whose Nobel was stolen. Tagore’s remains missing.

Is There Room For Republic TV

While Arnab Goswami’s fans may be waiting for his reappearance on the TV screen with Republic TV, the question is if he will be able to recreate the magic of The Newshou

Green Cards Targeted in US Senators’ Bill to Halve Legal Immigration

The immigration reform under the RAISE Act could hit those aspiring to get a green card or permanent residency in the US, including a large number of Indians

UK Charms Indian Students With Great Scholarships

To draw more Indian students for higher studies in the UK, the British Council on Monday announced Rs 8.38 crore 'Great Scholarships 2017' scheme.

Antiques Seized From NRI’s House, Godowns

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Monday night seized several antique idols from the residence and godowns of an American businessman of Indian origin, in connection with a smuggling racket busted in Chennai last year.

India Will Bypass U.K. to Deal With Europe

The relationship we have had is historical but now it’s more about business, we are not talking about the emotional link.

Pakistan Bans Shah Rukh Khan Film Raees

Pakistan has banned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's latest movie, Raees, its distributor in Pakistan says.

H1B Visa Norm Changes: Indian IT Professionals Look at Returning Home

Many Indian IT professionals are still hopeful that the bills may not go through as it would impact the overall US marke

Indian-origin Sculptor Anish Kapoor Pledges to Use Prize Money to Help Refugees

Renowned Indian-origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor, who has emerged as a champion of Syrian refugees' rights, on Tuesday won Israel's prestigious one million dollar Genesis Prize for his commitment to Jewish values.

NRI Bishnujee Singh Given UK's Top Honour in Mathematics

Cayley Aerospace Inc Chief Executive Officer Eur Ing Bishnujee Singh has been elected Fellows of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in the UK on January 26. The honour recognises outstanding contribution to the advancement of mathematics.

Indian Tribesmen Catching Giant Snakes in Florida

Masi and Vadivel are doing an incredible job. They excel at determining if pythons are present at a site, locating them if they are, and then catching them when located.

Space Ticket Part of NRI Divorce Battle

An Indian-origin couple in the UK are caught up in a divorce battle which includes a £1,60,000 ticket on the futuristic first commercial flight into space.

Amid Uuncertainty in US, Indian Startup Founders Moving to Canada

Cracking the US immigration system is very hard. The main issue is, there is no stability.

Scholarships up to One Million Pounds to Study in UK

The British Council has announced the Great Britain Scholarships–India 2017 worth one million pounds as part of campaign to attract Indian students.

UK’s National Health Service to Charge Foreigners, Including From India

The new health service rules, expected to save Britain £500 million, will apply to non-emergency treatments as part of a clampdown on so-called health tourists

India Season Kicks Off in Britain

India is the flavour of the New Year in London as the UK-India Year of Culture celebrations kicked off in Britain

Visa-free Entry Into Malaysia For Indian Nationals Living Abroad

Indian nationals living outside India will now also enjoy visa-free travel to Malaysia for tourism.

India Begins Looking West

Like everyone else, India is adding to its ancient ties and geopolitical compulsions to the changing global scenario as the West (read Brexit, Donald Trump’s America) is seeking to move away.

US Universities Move to Allay Indian Students' Fears

American universities are mailing their students to let them know that that they are welcome to their campuses.

Donald Trump Leaves Indian Travellers Tense

The uneasiness comes following sporadic incidents of secondary inspection and detention at US airports.

US Policy of Containment Vis-à-vis India

The recently declassified records of the American Central Intelligence Agency confirm again that United States – India relations have always been a product of – and dependent on – America’s other global commitments.

Hind Ratna, NRI of The Year Awards For Doddi Venkatagiri

I might have received many awards and rewards. Getting an award in India, my motherland, has made me happy and proud,” said Doddi Venkatagiri, a renowned scientist settled in California, U.S.

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