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Dozens Arrested For Protest At UK Gurdwara

British police arrested 55 people and seized their kirpan, a ceremonial Sikh dagger, at a Gurdwara on Sunday, following a protest against a mixed marriage.

How Indians Took to Using the Dining Table in Films And at Home

Even today, in households that have made the switch to seating, older family members may still insist on eating separately, on the floor.

For Rekha, The Show Won’t End

'Rekha: The Untold Story’ taps into that irresistible fantasy of knowing a who has been mythologized all her life.

The Welcome Wedding Crashers

How would you like to attend a wedding in India... for a price? It's a new business idea that's aims to help newlyweds recoup their wedding costs, which can run into tens of thousands of dollars.

India Acid Attack Survivor Redefines Beauty at NY Fashion Week

'Beyond my wildest dreams': Indian teen who was left scarred and lost an eye in acid attack redefines beauty on the runway at New York Fashion Week

Indian Domestic Flights Are the Cheapest in the World

Air fares in India are the lowest in the world, according to a global transportation study, underscoring the intense competition between carriers in the South Asian country.

India Susceptible to Zika Outbreak

India, with 1.2billion residents in a potential Zika virus transmission area, and a large number of travellers from countries affected by the disease, could be the next country susceptible to the virus

Gaming Federation Requests PM to Legalise Sports Betting in India

The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), a not-for-profit organisation, has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to legalise sports betting in the country.

International Players Eye India’s Solar Mission

Rolling out the red carpet to foreign companies in joining India’s 100-GW solar mission is a smart move, as it can cut costs and bring cutting-edge technology

The Indian State That is Obsessed With Beef Fry

Not many people would associate India with beef. Spirituality yes, perhaps even vegetarianism, but certainly not beef.

Tuk-tuk Trip From India to UK Halted by Passport Theft in France

An engineer travelling from India to the UK in a solar-powered tuk-tuk to promote clean energy has been thwarted agonisingly close to his goal after being being robbed in France.

Dental Graduates Look Towards Foreign Shores

Indian dental graduates can straightway practice dentistry in Canada, UK, Australia and several Middle Eastern countries once they clear their respective licensing exams.

How IIT-Madras Broke Into World's Top 250

IIT-Madras is the only Indian institution to have bettered its position in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) ranking for 2016-17 released on Tuesday. IIT-Madras moved up from the 254th position in 2015 to 249 this year, entering the global top 250 institutions.

Miss Japan Won by Half Indian Priyanka Yoshikawa

A half-Indian woman was on Monday crowned Miss Japan, the second year in a row a biracial person has won the beauty pageant.

Acid Attack Survivor to Model in NY

Reshma Qureshi survived an acid attack two years ago - and began to make beauty tips videos as a way to campaign against the sale of acid.

How It Feels To Be A Proper Indian

My family fronts the unexpected migrant tale of leaving behind a perfectly privileged life of tea estates and maids in Bangladesh to start anew for the sake of our education

Why Attribute Irrational Miracles to Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa should have been made a saint without having so-called miracles associated with her name.

Mother TeresaDeclared Saint by Pope Francis at Vatican

Mother Teresa, revered for her work with the poor in India, has been proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican.

The Indian Foot in UEFA Europa League

Turning down the glitz of the Indian Super League to carve out an international identity for himself, he became, in 2016, the first Indian ever to play a UEFA Europa League game.

India, Africa to Boost Collaborations in Medical Research

he statement by the India–Africa Health Sciences Meet said that both India and Africa decided to make efforts to ensure accessible and affordable health services for all among other measures.

India to Sign Co-production Treaties With Russia, South Africa

Last year itself, 1,000 Indian films did a business of more than USD 2 billion. Now a 43 per cent of the world population (BRICS nations) could be the market for Indian films and even for movies from other four nations.

India And UK Sign MoU For Cyber Security Cooperation

he MoU is aimed at promoting closer cooperation between India and the UK for exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of security-related incidents.

India, Body And Soul

India's health tourism undoubtedly embraces the ancient practices of yoga and ayurveda. Thousands visit the spiritual and wellness centres there where these usually go hand in hand.

India to Grant Residency to Rich Foreigners

Investors must put $1.5m (£1.1m) into the nation's economy over 18 months or $3.75m over three years. They must also create jobs for at least 20 Indians each financial year.

Entrance Test For NRIs Challenged

The entrance test for NRIs for admission to MBBS course has come under the judicial scanner.

Outwards to Africa

Africa and India together cover about a quarter of the world’s land area, support over a third of its population and harbour about half of its disease burden.

100-Year-Old Runner From India Gets Gold Medal

Ms Kaur's energy and drive to compete have become an inspiration to participants in the unique international event for athletes over 30.

From no School to MIT

Seventeen-year-old Malvika Raj Joshi doesn't have a class X or XII certificate but has made it to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), thanks to her computer programming talent.

The Woman Who Discovered India's First HIV Cases

Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive. It was largely due to the efforts of one young scientist - but until now, her pioneering work has been all but forgotten.

Why India Needs to Get Rid of Its Sedition Law

In India, you can be charged with sedition for liking a Facebook post, criticising a yoga guru, cheering a rival cricket team, drawing cartoons, asking a provocative question in a university exam, or not standing up in a cinema when the national anthem is being played.

House-hunting in Singapore

Indians who have spent some time in the city-state know that they aren't the first choice as tenants for many landlords.

In America, Cricket Returns For a Rousing Home Run

Cricket in America is not all that new; baseball evolved from the mother game.A match played between the U.S and Canada in 1844 watched by more than 10,000 spectators, is considered the game's first international - and the oldest international sporting event in the modern world.

India’s Time Starts Now if it is Serious About Mission Olympic 2020

Despite its great importance, cricket never gave India — the nation — any significant international triumph until well after independence.

Surrogacy Bill: Modi Govt Sets New Terms

By shutting down commercial surrogacy—as this new bill seeks to do—the state, instead of helping the woman apply her agency in a more equitable environment, takes it away altogether.

Being LGBT in India

One of the major factors that results in the stigmatization of LGBT people is parental reaction towards homosexuality.

USA Looking Forward to India-West Indies T20I Clash

The two games involving India and the West Indies are great opportunities to whet the appetites of the fan bases of both teams.

Reinventing The Gamchha

Much like the lungi, the gamchha has been central to the lives of India’s male working class. Of course, the elite class doesn’t look twice at it because it’s the ‘poor man’s cloth’ after all.

India Unveils Plans to Ban Surrogacy

The Indian government has unveiled a draft law which would ban commercial surrogacy.

Ghosts of a Glorious Past: Kolkata’s Most Haunted

A mention of the most haunted places in Kolkata brings alive its fascinating past as well. A city that was much loved by the Mughals, French, British and Dutch.

Only Genuine NRIs to Get Medical Seats

Most NRI seats were taken by local students who were sponsored by NRIs living abroad. Now, the seats that remain after giving admission to genuine NRIs will be coopted into the management quota.

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