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Japan Reciprocates 2010 Gesture, Relaxes Visa Entry for Indians

In a diplomatic reciprocity, the Japanese government said it would relax the multiple entry visa for Indian travellers from the current 15 days to 30 days, effective from January 11, 2016. While the move is another gesture on the sidelines of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India signing among others a deal to cooperate on nuclear energy and ...

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Hajj Accident Again, 107 Killed Including 2 Indians, 237 Injured

While last year’s Hajj went off incident-less, this year’s Hajj has begun with a crane collapese that killed 107 pilgrims, including Two Indians in the holy city of Mecca on Friday, 10 days before the Hajj. Confirming the news, Indian consulate in Jeddah said 15 more Indians have been injured in the incident and are rushed to hospitals in the ...

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Bobby Jindal Announces Race, Indian Community Ridicules

With the US Presidential race getting into heat, Indian-American governor of Louisiana said he would be running for the top post of the country. “My name is Bobby Jindal. I am Governor of the great state of Louisiana, and I’m running to be President of the greatest country in the world, the United States of America!” said Bobby Jindal thumping ...

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World Hypertension Day: President Mukherjee Calls for Tab on Your Good Health

India’s President Pranab Mukherjee asked people to keep a tab on their health, especially hypertension or blood pressure in view of the associated complications. In his message to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi which is celebrating World Hypertension Day on the theme “Know Your Blood Pressure” on May ...

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IPL 2015 KKR vs Mumbai Indians Match Preview: Who’ll Win?

With the downpour affecting the opening ceremony of Anushka sharma and Hrithik Roshan on Tuesday night in Kolkata, it remains to be seen whether the rain gods will usher in this season of Indian Premier League to a good beginning on Wednesday. The evening today will see defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) clashing with the 2013 champions Mumbai Indians ...

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IAF Evacuates Indian Nationals from Djibouti

Indian nationals who left Yemen and taken to Djibouti were brought home by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in 2 of its heavy transport aircraft on Thursday. In a well coordinated operation involving multi agencies, IAF deployed two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, on Wednesday. These aircraft took off from Delhi early on Wednesday morning and reached Djibouti and brought back ...

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Obama taps Indian Americans to fix things in US and abroad

President Barack Obama, with the largest number of Indian Americans in his administration, keeps dipping into the expanding talent pool of the three million-strong Indian American community, to take care of issues ranging from combating terrorist propaganda abroad to nation’s health at home. Last week, after an international conference on terrorism, Obama named Rashad Hussain, a Muslim of Indian heritage, ...

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CWC 2015: For Indian cricket fans, heart rules over head

The jury is still out on whether skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys would be able to recreate history Down Under, but their legions of fans seem confident of the Indian team rescaling the summit at the cricket World Cup, beginning Saturday. Plagued by injury concerns and poor form, the going has been tough for the defending champions. The ...

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279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014, highest in any country abroad

A total of 279 Indians died in Qatar in 2014, up from 241 deaths in 2013, according to data released by the Indian embassy. The mission recorded 237 deaths in 2012 and since January this year, the number of deaths has reached 33, indicating a further increase, The Penimnsula Qatar reported Saturday. The embassy data, however, did not provide details ...

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8% of South Asians Carry Mutated Gene MYBPC3 That Causes Heart Failure: Study

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in the US has conducted a study that shows that up to 8 percent of people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries carry a mutated gene called MYBPC3 that causes heart failure and other heart ailments. The study conducted by Sakthivel Sadayappan of Loyola University demonstrates how this gene mutation ...

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Indians can start business in US in one hour, says US expert

The US is “open to business” and Indians can start a business in the country within an hour, a US-based industry expert said in Kolkaya. “It is easy to start a business here (US) as the cost of entry (business set-up) is low…You can open a business within an hour,” world chairman of BKR International (BKRI) Howard M. Rosen said ...

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Home robberies strike fear among Indian-Americans in New Jersey

A series of robberies in the homes of Indian-Americans in New Jersey since the start of Diwali festive season in October has stoked fears in the community, according to a media report. As many as five Indian-American families in Middlesex County have been robbed in their homes since Oct 20 with the latest coming on Saturday in Old Bridge, according ...

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Indians Prefer to Migrate to Australia than UK: OECD Report

Indians are increasingly queueing up to migrate to Australia than UK, drawn by the work opportunities that Australia offered, a study by OECD showed. A study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in this connection, stated that India has now replaced Britain as the top country of origin, regarding applications for “457 visas” in Australia, The Melbourne ...

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Ancient Science in Mythology Baffles Modern Day Indians

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi blended mythology with ancient science by mentioning Ganesh surgery weeks ago, BJP MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday came up with another interesting comment, claiming astrology is far ahead of science, calling it a “pygmy” compared to astrology. Not relenting, the MP further put his foot in his mouth saying “All streams of science are ...

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Obama’s immigration plan falls short of Indian techies’ hopes

As President Barack Obama campaigned to sell his immigration plan to shield up to five million people from deportation and retain high-skilled immigrants, largely from India and China, analysts called it a mixed bag. Obama’s plan, according to the White House, “focuses on cracking down on illegal immigration at the border; deporting felons, not families; and accountability through criminal background ...

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US President Obama all set for executive action on immigration; amnesty to help 5 millions of illegals

A defiant President Barack Obama is all set to take executive action to protect up to five million of about 11.2 million illegal immigrants, including about 450,000 from India, from deportation. Obama’s plans to announce unilateral action Thursday to overhaul America’s “broken” immigration system puts him in confrontation with the Republicans who would take control of both Houses of US ...

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