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The Real Life Slumdog Multi-millionaire

Ambarish Mitra, founder and boss of Blippar, a mobile phone app business valued at $1.5bn (£1.2bn), ran away from home at the age of 15 to live in New Delhi's slums.

India Rushes to Expat Workers’ Aid in Saudi Arabia

Indian government assists about 10,000 Indian workers who are without a job, pay and food.

Over 10,000 Indians Facing Food Scarcity in Saudi Arabia

In a humanitarian crisis, over 10,000 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia are facing severe food shortage due to financial hardship after losing their jobs.

An Indo-US Facility That Can Make Designer Humans

The billion dollar Indo-American collaboration seeks to address some of the most fundamental questions about life and promises outcomes that can change the way we view life itself.

India Feeds Thousands of Gulf workers in Crisis

At least 10,000 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia have gone without food for several days after being laid off and not being paid their salaries

MHA Concerned About Allowing Visa-free Travel to BRICS Visitors

A proposal to grant visa-free travel for business visitors and tourists from BRICS nations has faced the security hurdle with the Home Ministry raising concerns over offering the facility to Chinese citizens.

Paneer And The Origin of Cheese in India

In the cheese world, paneer and chhena are classified as direct acid-and-heat coagulated cheeses.

Why India’s Football Tour of USA Was Scrapped

Its dates shuffled to facilitate pre-season preparations for teams in the Indian Super League (ISL), the first football tour of the USA for the senior India team has been cancelled even as players prepared for it in New Delhi.

Mohan Bhagwat Joins 2,200 People For MahaShibir in UK

The activities at Mahashibir will enable its attendees to explore and understand the values and ethics that has nourished the HSS over the last 50 years.

Pope Sets up New Eparchy For Indian Christians

The Vatican has established a new eparchy or leadership structure for the Syro-Malabar community with an ancient church in north England as its cathedral, marking a new high in the little known history of Indian Christians in Britain that began with Goan “lascars” arriving in the 16th century.

14-Year-Old Gurukul Boy Wins International Mathematics Competition

A 14-year-old student of Ahmedabad-based Hemchandracharya Sanskrit Pathshala has brought laurels to his 'gurukul' by winning an international mathematics competition held in Indonesia recently.

Olympics: India’s Juggernaut

Our largest Olympic contingent is proof that we are slowly closing the gap with the rest of the world.

The Street Food That Powered The British Empire

The Kolkata egg roll speaks volumes about the real nature of the eastern Indian city that devours this tasty snack at every opportunity.

India Criticised Over Child Labour Bill

India has come under criticism after its parliament approved several controversial amendments to the country's child labour bill.

Visa Hurdle to India-WI Florida Matches

The ability of the West Indies and India teams to get US visas may be the biggest obstacle standing in the way of three T20s being staged between the two sides in Florida next month.

India, US Can Fix Poultry Issue Via WTO's Compliance Panel

India can approach the World Trade Organization's compliance panel to preempt the US from imposing trade sanctions following its allegation that India failed to comply with the intergovernmental organisation's ruling on American poultry imports, according to a senior official.

India's Olympic Moments: Mary Kom Scripts History

In the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympics, some memorable Indian moments at the quadrennial games. Today, a look at MC Mary Kom's bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Team India Likely to Play T20 Series Against West Indies in USA

If things go as planned, then Team India is likely to play its first official cricket series on US soil.

India Key Focus of Pioneering UK Research Unit

Key historical research related to the media in India was remembered as the pioneering Centre for Mass Communication Research at the University of Leicester celebrated 50 years of its existence.

European Refugees in India, Africa And The Middle East

As Europe struggles to deal with a huge refugee influx it might be useful to remind ourselves of a similar route taken by European refugees about half a century back.

Cricket South Africa Recalls India's Role at Silver Jubilee Event

Cricket South Africa (CSA) recalled India's role in helping them return to international fold after nearly four decades of isolation, at a gala dinner here to mark the silver jubilee of non-racial cricket in the country.

UK Woman Sues Neighbours For Cooking Spicy Food

A woman in the UK has filed a court case against her neighbours for cooking spicy food which she says waft out "pungent toxic fumes", causing her "respiratory problems" as well as choking.

No Legal Ground For Return of Kohinoor

The famous Kohinoor diamond of the British crown is unlikely to be returned to India as the growing demand for the diamond’s return is based on weak legal grounds.

Coming Soon to Florida: India vs West Indies in T20I Games

BCCI had originally planned a mini-IPL, with the USA a potential venue, but then had to call it off due to lack of time.

One-dish Wonders

Some Indian restaurants have relied on one signature dish to become legendary among food lovers.

Stranded In The Gulf, Indian Workers Make Video Appeal

Indians workers stranded in the United Arab Emirates with expired work permits, no pay and limited food, water and sanitation have appealed to the Indian government for immediate repatriation and financial assistance.

11 Days From Rio India is Reeling Under Doping Shame

Inderjeet Singh, Rio Olympics-bound shotputter, has failed a dope test. He has been found positive for two banned substances androsterone and etiocholanolone. This comes after wrestler Narsingh Yadav too failed a dope test

In-form Indian Eves Subdue Canada 3-1 in USA Tour

The Indian women's hockey team produced yet another brilliant performance as they defeated Canada 3-1 in their second consecutive encounter of the USA tour in Pennsylvania on Saturday

Scribes' Visa Issue: Chinese Media Warns India of Repercussions

Taking umbrage at India's refusal to extend visas to three Chinese journalists, a state-run daily today warned of "serious consequences" if New Delhi was "taking revenge" for China's refusal to back its NSG membership bid.

From Curry to Pizza

How India's changing kitchens have 'modernised' food habits

India's Rio-bound Wrestler Yadav Fails Doping Test

Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was set to compete in the 74kg freestyle category at the Rio Olympics, has tested positive for a banned steroid.

Olympic-bound Indian Women’s Hockey Squad Registers Win Over U.S.

The Indian women’s hockey team fought hard to register a 2-1 come-from-behind win over the USA team, which is ranked No. 5 in the latest rankings by the International Hockey Federation.

UK Sikhs Oppose India's Move to Bring Back Koh-i-Noor From UK

India's quest to bring back the precious diamond Koh-i-Noor from UK faced another hurdle after a section of UK Sikhs opposed the move and conveyed the same to British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Are Indians Prone to Celebrity Worship Syndrome

Why do Indians have such an astonishing penchant for idolisation? Be it Rajinikanth or Sachin Tendulkar or Narendra Modi—or Indira Gandhi in the past—Indians stretch their adulation for their icons to extremes.

India Launches Search Operation For Missing Military Plane

An Indian military plane with more than 20 people on board has gone missing over the Bay of Bengal, the Indian air force (IAF) has confirmed.

India May Approach UK on Kohinoor

The government is likely to approach Britain soon to get back Kohinoor, one of the world’s largest diamonds, which is currently set in a royal crown on display in the Tower of London.

Tagore And His Women

He strongly believed in fighting for women’s upliftment using his pen as a weapon.

(Dis)Advantage Sharapova

Is corruption in sports just part of the territory.

The Spice is Right

Chefs in India say it is also an exciting time as many Michelin star chefs are travelling to India to experience real Indian cuisine.

Street Food so Good it is Waved Through Airport Checks

Litti are char-grilled flavour bombs, especially when freighted with chokha, the spicy stew of grilled aubergine, tomato and potato.

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