Abhijeet Gupta best Indian in Al Ain Classic
Abhijeet Gupta best Indian in Al Ain Classic

Riding on three back-to-back victories, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta emerged as the best performing Indian as he finished seventh in the Al Ain Classic International chess tournament that concluded here.

Urban Indian travellers venture forth on rural trails
Urban Indian travellers venture forth on rural trails

From visits to centuries-old villages to experiencing forest trails to participating in village festivals and carrying out traditional day-to-day agricultural activities, the urban tourist is going rural these days.

The play that inspired Bollywood, revived Indian drama
The play that inspired Bollywood, revived Indian drama

Have you ever wondered how Indian films, especially the Bollywood variety, came to be song-and-dance spectacles, mostly featuring two people falling in love, getting separated by circumstances/families/rivals but after heart-tugging vicissitudes, living happily ever after? For this, you can commend (or castigate) a shy Urdu poet of the mid-19th century who not only resurrected drama as an Indian literary genre after centuries, but in his play, integrated five subcontinental cultural traditions and provided a sterling example of the "Ganga-Jamuna tehzeeb/sanskriti".

Indian arrested for carrying drugs at Kuala Lumpur airport

An Indian has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for allegedly carrying 5.34 kilogrammes of illegal drugs worth USD 288,155.

Sydney siege: One Indian amongst hostages in Lindt cafe

In contrary to prior reports that ruled out the possibility of any Indian being present inside the cafe, fresh inputs suggest there may be one Indian trapped in the hostage crisis in Sydney.

DNA: Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai honoured with Nobel Peace Prize 2014

The Indian Child Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani Braveheart Malala Yousafzai was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize 2014.

Kailash Satyarthi to get Nobel Peace Prize; proud moment for every Indian

Child Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi will soon be bestowed upon with the Nobel Peace Prize for his dedication towards the nobel cause of fighting for the rights of unfortunate children!

South African court acquits Shrien Dewani of plotting wife's honeymoon murder
South African court acquits Shrien Dewani of plotting wife's honeymoon murder

 British-Indian millionaire Shrien Dewani, accused of plotting the murder of his Indo-Swedish bride during their honeymoon here in 2010, was acquitted today as a South African court dismissed the case against him, citing lack of evidence.

Indian American danseuse brings Chinese opera to India
Indian American danseuse brings Chinese opera to India

Music aficionados in the national capital and Mumbai are set for a rare treat when the Chinese opera, "The Peony Pavilion", is performed later in the week, an event made possible by Indian American danseuse Swati Bhise, who has been promoting Indian culture in the United States for close to 30 years.

Leander Paes to team up with South African doubles ace Raven Klaasen for 2015 season
Leander Paes to team up with South African doubles ace Raven Klaasen for 2015 season

Top South African doubles tennis player Raven Klaasen has revealed that he has teamed up with Indian doubles icon and former world number one Leander Paes for next year.

Andhra seeks early release of youth kidnapped in Nigeria

The Andhra Pradesh government is in touch with the Indian embassy in Nigeria to seek early release of a youth allegedly kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.

Japan's acoustics, Indian percussion at Kolkata concert

A harmony of old and new melodies from Japan coupled with the energetic beats of the Indian tabla is in store for enthusiasts of world music at a concert here Dec 9.

Will rejoin ISIS if I get a chance: Kalyan boy Areeb Majeed
Will rejoin ISIS if I get a chance: Kalyan boy Areeb Majeed

Areeb Majeed, an Indian national who had joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has disclosed that recruitment for the terror group was looked after by a doctor from the gulf.

Indian women taking to wine in the right spirit

 Krithika Iyer, 32, lives in Bangalore and is a human resource consultant with a multinational. She comes from a conservative family, well versed in Carnatic music and other spiritual and cultural facets that come with her upbringing.

Indian among three workers kidnapped in Nigeria

An Indian is among three expatriate construction workers who were kidnapped in Nigeria's Bayelsa state, media reported on Saturday.

No Indian in Guinea infected by Ebola virus

No Indian national in Guinea is known to have been infected by the Ebola virus disease, according to an Indian national based in Conakry.

Indian organisations lack skills to combat cybercrime: EY

Even as the threat landscape for cyber attacks is expanding on a rapid scale, about one-third organisations in India have no real-time insight on cyber risks necessary to combat these threats, a survey by global consultancy firm EY has found.

Indian-origin doctor summoned over gender-based abortion in UK

 In a first-of-its-kind case, an Indian-origin lady doctor in the UK, who was caught on camera agreeing to carry out an abortion based on the sex of the unborn baby, has been ordered to appear in court.

Bollywood themed park to provide Indian movie experience

 

Dubai: A first-of-its-kind entertainment destination themed on Bollywood is set to open here and will showcase the authentic Indian movie experience in an interactive format.

Indian-origin sex predator doc wanted in US found in NZ: Report

American authorities are looking for a 45-year-old Indian-origin radiologist who fled to New Zealand after being accused of grooming a deaf teenager for sex in an online chatroom, a media report said today.