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Namaste, Salaam and Jambo: The Indian experience in Africa (Column: Bookends)
Makindu town, on Kenya's Nairobi-Mombassa Highway, is most known for its grand and immaculately-maintained gurdwara, which is a must stop for all travellers, not only Sikhs. Dating back to 1902 (though the present building only came up in 1926), the shrine is abiding testament to the over century-old and continuing - but less attention-receiving - Indian presence in Africa.

Sunday, June 05, 2016 9:40:04 AM

Colleagues, former teacher express shock over UCLA Indian-American shooter
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Colleagues and a former school teacher of Indian-American Mainak Sarkar have expressed shock and sadness over news of the researcher fatally shooting his wife and a University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) professor before turning the gun on himself.

Friday, June 03, 2016 7:32:04 PM

US-based Indian researchers shocked, discomfited at UCLA shooting
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Shocked at the shooting incident in the prestigious University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), some Indian researchers in the US have said they were "discomfited" to learn Indian doctoral student Mainak Sarkar was identified as the killer of a professor and his own wife.

Friday, June 03, 2016 6:34:03 PM

Nita Ambani nominated for International Olympic Committee
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Nita Ambani, founder-chairperson of Reliance Foundation, has been nominated as an independent candidate to be a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) based out of Lausanne in Switzerland, it was announced on Friday.

Friday, June 03, 2016 6:28:04 PM

UCLA shooter Mainak was brilliant, reserved in school
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Indian-American researcher Mainak Sarkar, who allegedly killed his wife and a professor at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) before turning the gun on himself, was a very brilliant student, but reserved, said his school teacher.

Friday, June 03, 2016 5:38:06 PM

Three Indians illegally detained in Italy, freed (Lead, correcting name of town)
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Three Indian tourists carrying valid documents were illegally detained by the Italian police and were later freed only after intervention by the Indian embassy in Rome, a senior government official said on Thursday.

Friday, June 03, 2016 1:12:23 AM

Nano fertiliser promotes plant growth sans polluting water bodies
Bengaluru, May 31 (IANS) Indian-origin researchers in the US have shown that zinc nanoparticles can substitute nitrogen and phosphorous fertilisers to increase plant growth without causing water pollution - a serious problem with conventional fertilisers.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 1:06:04 PM

Microsoft seeks to empower every Indian: Satya Nadella
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Microsoft's focus on India is to empower every citizen and organisation so that they can perform better than their potential and achieve more for themselves and the country, the US giant's chief executive Satya Nadella said here on Monday.

Monday, May 30, 2016 5:30:04 PM

Government bars Indians from travelling to Libya
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The government on Monday barred Indians from travelling to Libya in view of the security situation in the North African country.

Monday, May 23, 2016 1:03:16 PM

India appreciates Canadian PM's gesture
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India on Saturday appreciated Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's gesture of apologising in the House of Commons in Ottawa for the infamous Komagata Maru incident of 1914.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 5:06:03 PM

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