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Few takers for wedding invitation cards in corona times

'The Big Fat Indian Weddings' in India have lost much of the pomp and pageantry usually associated with them in the past, as a fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic

Indian expats lend helping hand to repatriate couple in UAE

Indian expats in the UAE have joined forces to repatriate an elderly Tamil Nadu couple, who have been struggling in deep debt after the company the man worked with went bust in 2014

Bangla woman cricketer's wedding photoshoot on pitch bowls out social media

Bangladesh woman cricketer Sanjida Islam has taken social media by storm after posting her wedding photoshoot on a cricket pitch in a strikingly orange saree with proper 'maang tika', 'chur' (heavy bangles) and ornaments made of flowers

Tweet showing Kamala Harris as Goddess Durga slaying Trump criticised

A tweet by the niece of Democratic Party's vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris portraying her as Durga slaying President Donald Trump has drawn criticism for its religious insensitivity and violent depiction

Facing persecution, last Sikhs and Hindus leave Ghazni province in Afghanistan

The community of Sikhs and Hindus shrank to its lowest in Ghazni province as the last group of Sikhs and Hindus escaped the insecurity after centuries of living there

66 Indian visit-visa holders stranded at Dubai airport

At least 66 Indians with visit visas were still stranded at the Dubai International Airport for failing to meet the required entry regulations, according to diplomats

Pro-Trump Indian American campaign video stresses on India connection

Safety, the economy and friendship for India are the themes of video ads supporting President Donald Trump produced by an entrepreneur in the duel of the two political parties Indian American votes in key states in the November 3 election

Bangladeshi migrants: Hundreds in distress in Bosnian woods

Md Yasin, a Bangladeshi youth, took a perilous journey from Oman to Bosnia and Herzegovina two years ago, with a dream of making it to a rich European country

Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi opts out of Sri Lankan cricket star Muralitharan's biopic

Indian Tamil movie actor Vijay Sethupathi on Monday said everything is over as regards Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan's biopic '800'

Indian-American teenager is named 'America's Top Young Scientist'

Indian-American teenager Anika Chebrolu has won a $25,000 prize for her work on a potential Covid-19 treatment. Along with the prize money, 14-year-old Anika has also been conferred the title of "America's Top Young Scientist" for winning this year's 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a middle school science competition in the US

"Chalo Chalo!" Vote for Biden: Bollywood hit tune to woo Indian Americans

Turning a Bollywood hit tune into a campaign anthem, Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden's supporters are wooing Indian American voters with an eye on swing states where small margins can decide who becomes the next president

UK student Riddi Viswanathan gets Pioneer Alumni of the Year award

UK Based Indian student leader Riddi Viswanathan, who is a graduate from the University of Manchester, has been awarded Global International Education Award 2020 for her contributions towards diverse student communities, particularly for her vital role in the campaign and addressing hate crime in UK universities

UAE foreign minister inspects Hindu temple site in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, inspected the site of Abu Dhabi's first ever Hindu temple and reviewed its construction progress

Republican Hindu group seeks Trump's assurance on immigration reform

During the 2016 election campaign around this time, then candidate Donald Trump addressed a large, glamorous rally of thousands of cheering Hindus – the first time a presidential candidate reached out the followers of the faith

Indian Americans in US politics: 'Our time has come'

Since the initial days of immigration from South Asia to the United States in the early 1960s to the present, Indian Americans have steadily grown from a very insignificant minority to the current fast-growing and influential community in the United States