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40 Indians reportedly kidnapped in Iraq

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
40 Indians kidnapped

New Delhi: Around 40 Indians working on projects near the Iraqi city of Mosul were kidnapped by suspected ISIS militants when they were being evacuated from the area Tuesday, local media said Wednesday. They were kidnapped when fleeing the fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces Tuesday, said to Media. Mosul, the heart of the oil-rich […]

Mangalorean Ayoub Kannur released, after 9 years in jail

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Mangalore : Mohammed Ayoob Kannur, of Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state who was in a Saudi jail, has been released from the jail. With IFF’s regular follow up, it took 4 months to complete the formalities and he was released and sent to India. Mohammed Ayoob was in jail for more than 9 years, […]

Bunts Bahrain Committee Induction in traditional Guthu Manne

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Bunts Bahrain

Bahrain : Bunts Bahrain under the patronage of Indian Club recently inducted its new committee presided by Mr. Bharath Shetty, Sunil Shetty as Vice President, Mr. Mohandas Shetty as Treasurer, Mr. Doomanna Rai as General Secretary, Mr. Prasanna Shetty as Entertainment Secretary, Mr. Sukesh Shetty as Sports Secretary, Mr. Shivaraj Shetty as Asst. Gen. Secretary, […]

Karl Slym, Tata Motors MD, dead

Monday, January 27th, 2014

New Delhi :  Karl Slym, Managing Director of Tata Motors, died in Thailand on Sunday. He was 51. According to sources, Slym accidentally fell off a hotel balcony in Bangkok where he was attending a meeting of the board of directors of Tata Motors Thailand. There is no official confirmation about the cause of death. […]

Andaman boat tragedy: Toll mounts to 22; judicial probe ordered

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Chennai : The tragic boat accident in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has once again brought to focus the impunity with which safety guidelines are flouted by boat owners to earn a quick buck. 22 lives were lost in the tragedy that occurred when tourist boat Aqua Marine carrying 45 people sank off Viper Island, around […]

Australian man lets internet name his baby girl

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Melbourne:  An Australian man has set up a website to allow people to vote for his daughter’s first and middle names. Stephen McLaughlin, a web developer, created the website called namemydaughter.com, where netizens can vote for their favourite name for the baby which is due on April 2. “My name is Stephen and much to […]

India summons US envoy, expresses shock over diplomat’s arrest

Friday, December 13th, 2013
Devyani Khobragade

New Delhi : Deploring the arrest of Deputy Consul General in New York, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh today summoned US Ambassador Nancy Powell to convey India’s “shock” over “absolutely unacceptable” treatment meted out to the senior Indian diplomat. Reacting strongly to Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade being arrested and handcuffed in public on visa fraud […]

Raheel Sharif is new chief of Pakistan Army

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Islamabad: Pakistan’s prime minister chose the brother of a dead war hero to be the next army chief Wednesday, a crucial decision that fills arguably the most powerful position in the country. Gen. Raheel Sharif faces a vicious Taliban insurgency at home, which has killed thousands of security forces and civilians in recent years. Washington […]

Muslims banned in Angola : No precedent

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

New Delhi : According to several newspapers, the African country of Angola has become the first country in the world to ban Islam and Muslims. The Angolan Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva was quoted by news agencies and Angola newspapers as saying, “The process of legalisation of Islam has not been approved by […]

Indian-origin Miss America Nina Davuluri unfazed by racist comments

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Miss America Nina Davuluri

Washington: The crowning of the first Miss America of Indian origin sparked a racist reaction on social media on Monday but 24-year-old Nina Davuluri played down the issue, saying she had to “rise above” such things. On Twitter, some users uncharitably referred to Davuluri, the daughter of a gynaecologist who emigrated from India 30 years […]

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