NASA's Hubble finds 'sunscreen' layer on distant exoplanet

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to detect an atmospheric layer on a blazing-hot exoplanet that absorbs ultraviolet and visible light, acting as a kind of "sunscreen".

Indian-origin Murthy presented with Pride of Community Award

Indian-origin US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has been presented with the Pride of the Community Award by a prominent Hindu advocacy group.

Indian-origin ex-German MP's suspended from party

Indian-origin former German lawmaker Sebastian Edathy's membership in his Social Democratic Party (SPD) has been suspended for three years for possessing child pornography material.

Indian-origin woman eyewitness to New Zealand jewellery heist bid

 An Indian-origin woman was an eyewitness to a robbery at a jewellery store in New Zealand`s Auckland city on Tuesday.

Indian-origin man fined and banned from driving in Singapore

A 44-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapore was today fined USD 1,497 and banned from driving for nine months by a local court here after he had driven his car into a police post following an altercation with a friend over financial matters.

Indian woman shot dead by an unidentified gunman in South Carolina

An Indian-origin Gujarati woman working at a gas station in the US state of South Carolina was shot in the face in an attempted armed robbery and succumbed to her injuries on Saturday.

Became a defender on coach's advise: Sim Bhullar
Became a defender on coach's advise: Sim Bhullar

Sim Bhullar, the seven-footer who became the first Indian-origin hoopster to play in the glamorous National Basketball League this season for Sacramento Kings, became a centre on the advise of his coach, he told reporters on his first-ever visit to this city.

Indian-origin Prakash Vijaynath nominated for BWF Athletes' Commission
Indian-origin Prakash Vijaynath nominated for BWF Athletes' Commission

Indian-origin Prakash Vijayanath has been nominated for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes' Commission.

Indian-origin author attacked for praising Salman Rushdie

An Indian-origin author in South Africa has paid the price for praising controversial writer Salman Rushdie.

Indian-origin Irish minister comes out as gay

An Indian-origin senior Cabinet minister in Ireland on Sunday announced he's gay, becoming the first openly homosexual government figure in the history of the traditionally conservative Catholic country.

Dewani honeymoon murder case decision delayed

British businessman Shrien Dewani will have to wait two weeks to see whether a South African judge throws out charges that he organised the murder of his bride on their honeymoon.

Indian-origin radiographer elected ISRRT President

A South African Indian-origin radiographer has been elected as the president of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT).

Indian-origin US student in Fiji court for Facebook intimidation

 An Indian-origin US student appeared in a Fiji court for luring a Fijian girl into sending her explicit photos and then intimidating her, media reported Thursday.

Indian-origin politician in race to become Portugal PM

A Goan-origin politician has emerged as a frontrunner to become Portugal's next prime minister after the country's main opposition Socialist Party chose him as its candidate for the 2015 elections.

New Zealand boy denied bail in Indian-origin man's murder

 A court in New Zealand Tuesday refused to grant bail to a boy accused of stabbing an Indian-origin dairy owner to death.

Indian-origin mathematician elected new president of ICSU

Daya Reddy, an Indian-origin South African mathematician has been elected as the new president of the International Council for Science (ICSU).

New Zealand cop faces trial for racially abusing Indian-Malaysian

Facing trial for allegedly racially abusing an Indian-origin Malaysian taxi driver, a New Zealand policewoman appeared in Queenstown court on Monday.

Indian-origin Israeli soldier killed in Gaza offensive

A 27-year-old Indian-origin soldier in the Israeli army died overnight after being hit by a mortar shell near the Gaza Strip border while Israel was holding fire under a humanitarian ceasefire at the request of the United Nations.

Indian-origin woman found dead in swimming pool

An Indian-origin woman was found dead in a swimming pool of a house, where she was attending a party, and local police are investigating the drowning incident.

Man jailed for beating to death elderly Indian-origin roommate

A 67-year-old man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for beating his 71-year-old Indian-origin roommate to death with a wheelchair footrest at a nursing home here.