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39 Indians abducted in Iraq still in captivity
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The 39 Indian workers held hostage by Islamic State jihadists in Mosul in Iraq since the past two months "remain in custody", the government said Wednesday, adding that in "war situations, there is no certainty about safety, especially in custody".

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:04:03 PM

Indian-American scientist's wound-healing products for India
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) An Indian-born American researcher plans to introduce her pioneering range of speedy wound-healing products in the country to benefit the poor.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 5:48:04 PM

The Indian connection in Jerusalem through the centuries
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) For close to a century, many generations of an Indian family have been looking after the Indian Hospice, a symbol of India's heritage, in the old city of Jerusalem. This existence intrigued Indian diplomat-writer Navtej Sarna, who has chronicled its story in a fascinating new book.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:36:07 AM

Now track bodies of kin who die abroad online
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) To alleviate the mental trauma of families whose kin die abroad, especially among the millions of expatriates living in the Middle East, the government Tuesday launched an online system for "facilitating transportation of the mortal remains" of such Indians.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:22:12 PM

Three Goan workers refuse to leave Libya
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Even as Indian expats have been brought out of strife-torn Libya, three people from Goa have refused to leave the country because they feel safe there, a statement said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:18:03 PM

204 Indians return from Libya
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) With 204 Indians returning Thursday and a flight with another 216 leaving Friday, about 1,500 Indians are to leave the strife-torn areas of Libya by the end of this week.

Thursday, August 07, 2014 8:52:07 PM

India closely monitoring situation in Libya, Gaza
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) India is closely monitoring the evolving situation in violence-hit Libya and Gaza, taking into account the country's interests in the region, parliament was told Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 7:40:04 PM

19 Indian students in Malaysia to be sent back home
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Nineteen Indian students who had entered Malaysia with false work visas have approached the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur to urge early repatriation to India, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 7:22:16 PM

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 to be held in Gandhinagar
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The next edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) would be held in Gandhinagar as 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the return of Mahatma Gandhi, the "greatest pravasi", the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 6:04:05 PM

19 Punjabis return from Iraq, no word on hostages
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) Although 19 Punjabis returned to India by a special flight Tuesday, there is still no word on the whereabouts of another 40 Punjabi men taken hostage by militants in conflict-torn Iraq, officials said.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 5:50:04 PM

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