German immigration official charged with espionage on Sikhs for India

A German immigration official has been arrested and charged with espionage for an Indian secret service for allegedly spying on members of the Sikh religion, prosecutors said Tuesday. A German English newspaper  The Local De reported.

Comedian Lilly Singh appointed UNICEF's Global Goodwill Ambassador

Indian-origin Canadian YouTube sensation, comedian and author, Lilly Singh was on Saturday appointed Unicef's Goodwill Ambassador at a special event here.

3 British Sikhs get 19-year jail for smuggling Afghans

Three British Sikhs have been jailed for a total of 19 years for helping about 70 illegal Afghan immigrants sneak into the UK by misusing passports in a 600,000 pounds scam.

India, Japan, US prepare to protect shared interests with naval exercise

Billions of dollars' worth of commerce and millions of tons of cargo move through the Bay of Bengal each year, but this week the Bay is especially active as vessels from the US Navy , Indian Navy , and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force are in Chennai for the 21st iteration of combined naval exercise Malabar.

Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for 'luck'

Of the nine coins launched, only one hit its intended target - but this was enough to force evacuation.

Joint statement: President Trump and PM Modi

During my campaign, I pledged that if elected, India would have a true friend in the White House.  And that is now exactly what you have -- a true friend.  The friendship between the United States and India is built on shared values, including our shared commitment to democracy.

Sikh woman becomes first turbaned Supreme Court judge in Canada

Canberra : Indian-origin Sikh human rights advocate Palbinder Kaur Shergill has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. Shergill is the first turbaned Sikh to be appointed to the judiciary in Canada, the World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada said, news portal Voice Online reported.

World population to touch 8.6 bn by 2030

The world's population will rise to 11.2 billion by 2100 from the current 7.6 billion, latest projections put out by the UN population division suggest. A billion have been added since 2005, and another billion are likely to be added by 2030 according to this forecast.

Good News for diabetics only two shots a month

In what may end the daily routine of insulin shots for millions of diabetes patients, a US-based Indian scientist and his colleagues have come out with a new treatment, in which a patient would only have to take an injection twice a month, according to a report in Deccan Herald.

Both India and Pakistan become full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Capping a two-year-long process, India and Pakistan on Friday became full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a China-dominated security grouping that is increasingly seen as a counterweight to NATO.

First turbaned Sikh and woman becomes Member Parliament in UK

Britain on Friday got its first female Sikh MP and first turban-wearing MP as the UK general election results threw up a small increase in the number of Indian- origin MPs in the House of Commons.

Seven Gulf countries cut off ties with Qatar for backing terrorism, lakhs of Indians to be hit

Seven countries, led by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, on Monday severed ties with Qatars, accusing it of backing terrorism and opening up a rift among some of the most powerful Arab states that could have repercussions for the Indian economy and expatriates.

London terror attack: Shots fired, several hurt, 1 feared dead

London : A massive manhunt was underway as Scotland Yard armed officers were dispatched to London Bridge after a van ploughed into pedestrians here in a suspected terror attack followed by stabbing incidents in the area. Several people have been injured with one feared dead as gunfire was also heard in the area, police said. "From 2208 hrs (local time) officers responded to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians on London Bridge.

PM Modi calls for boosting cooperation with Spain to fight terror

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described terrorism as a challenge to the humanity and stressed that India and Spain should work together to deal with this emerging global challenge. He said that both the countries have witnessed the menace of terrorism.

Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda resigns

New Delhi : Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ today resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress. Mr Prachanda announced his resignation while addressing the nation in a live telecast. It was his second stint as the Prime Minister.

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