Indian national arrested in Colombo for smuggling gems

The Customs Department at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) here has arrested an Indian national for allegedly attempting to smuggle a stock of gems worth Rs. 9.7 million.

Indian designers to give global face to Banarasi weaves
Indian designers to give global face to Banarasi weaves

 Age-old Banarasi weaves from Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, are poised for a facelift, courtesy a string of high-end Indian designers who are hoping to put their forces behind improving the livelihood of skilled workers and forging the global popularity of the fabric as a Make In India product.

Geelani should declare himself Indian for passport: Parrikar

Separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani should declare he is an Indian to get a passport, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.

Osama files show an "Indian brother in Madinah” financed al Qaeda
Osama files show an "Indian brother in Madinah” financed al Qaeda

In a significant finding revealed from a trove of Osama bin Laden documents released by the US, it has emerged that the al Qaeda kingpin received lump sums of money from a so-called “Indian brother in Madinah”.

Indian, US, German rights groups say Internet.org threatens net neutrality
Indian, US, German rights groups say Internet.org threatens net neutrality

About 60 digital rights groupsfrom several nations across the globe, including India, the U.S., the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Austria and others, have criticized Facebook's Internet.org initiative, saying that it undermines net neutrality.

Bus with 60 Indian Umrah pilgrims crashes in UAE, 3 killed

At least three Indians have been killed and as many as 57 others injured when a bus carrying 60 Indian Umrah pilgrims met with a road accident in the UAE.

British professor revives 18th century Indian music
British professor revives 18th century Indian music

 Working with Indian musicians, a British professor has revived, recorded and reinterpreted 18th century compositions, originally performed at nautch or dance parties at mansions of wealthy English merchants and in courts of Indian nawabs.

Indian 'flash crash' trader to appeal against bail conditions

 An Indian-origin futures trader, fighting extradition to America for his alleged role in the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" which wiped nearly USD 1 trillion off the value of US shares, will file an appeal against his bail conditions in the UK High Court.

Indian, Chinese militaries agree to expand cooperation: Govt

Indian and Chinese militaries have agreed on the need to expand cooperation and identify new avenues of engagement, government said on Thursday.

Indian designer Wendell Rodricks' creation heads to New York

 Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks’ 30 metre net panels, built on a silver lycra swimsuit, has made its way to a New York museum.

Al Pacino's Indian fans gear up for 'Danny Collins'
Al Pacino's Indian fans gear up for 'Danny Collins'

 After its release in the US, veteran Hollywood actor Al Pacino-starrer “Danny Collins”, which features him in the role of a 1970s rocker, is hitting Indian screens on May 8.

Indian, Pakistani fashion markets draw upon many similarities
Indian, Pakistani fashion markets draw upon many similarities

 Many associate bold cuts, colours and patterns with Indian fashion whereas Pakistani designs are said to ooze with smart detailing and craftsmanship. However, both the markets are unique and different in their own way, says Saad Ali, CEO of Pakistan Fashion Design Council, the only fashion council in the country that was conceived with the aim to felicitate Pakistani designers.

Two Indians named 2015 Yale World Fellows in US

 Two Indians are among 16 people named by Yale University as its 2015 World Fellows, the signature global leadership development initiative at the prestigious US institution.

Indian-origin man rescued from a commercial ship in Oman

A seriously injured Indian national on board a commercial ship has been rescued by a Omani air force helicopter and flown to a hospital in Muscat.

Six-day-old baby girl, youngest Indian evacuated from Yemen

With India wrapping up its air evacuation operations from Yemen, a six-day-old baby girl in an incubator was the cynosure of all eyes as she was brought here on Friday, accompanied by a doctor, from the strife-torn country by an Air India flight.

China's Opium Wars had myriad Indian links: Novelist Amitav Ghosh

 There is a general lack of awareness in India about China's Opium Wars and the India connection, according to eminent author Amitav Ghosh.

'While We're Young' to hit Indian screens on May 1
'While We're Young' to hit Indian screens on May 1

 Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts starrer indie film "While We're Young" will release on Indian screens on May 1.

US charges ex-cop in confrontation with Indian man

A former police officer in Alabama has been charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man who was injured during a violent confrontation, authorities said today.

MEA explores ways to bring back Indians from Yemen

 Concerned over the situation in Yemen, External Affairs Ministry on Thursday held hectic intra- ministry parleys to explore ways to get its nationals out of the strife-torn country.

Indian restaurant owner charged with manslaughter in UK

In the first such case, the owner of a string of award-winning Indian restaurants in the UK has been charged with the manslaughter of a 38-year-old customer who died following a severe allergic reaction after eating a curry that contained peanuts.