• Konkanis in Bengaluru recall forgotten traditions at two-day workshop

    Bengaluru: The importance of preserving one's traditions was emphasized at a two-day workshop on Konkani songs organised by the Kanara Catholic Association (KCA) at The Park Residency Hotel in Bengaluru.The workshop was held on Jun 18-19 and graced by musician and philanthropist Eric Ozario.In the w...

  • Al Sitara hosts grand iftar in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi: Kannadiga NRI businessman and philanthropist Mohammed Akram, who owns the Al Sitara Gulf Contractors & General Maintenance Company, hosted a grand iftar get-together at Ibrahim restaurant, Abu Dhabi, recently for Kannadigas.The event was well-attended with distinguished guests from the Ka...

  • Remittances by Indians working overseas up by 68.6%: UN

    By Arul LouisUnited Nations: Indians working overseas sent home $62.74 billion last year, an increase of 68.6 per cent in the last decade, according to a UN agency.India received the most overseas remittances last year, a report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) issued he...

  • Sahebaan, Abu Dhabi, organises grand iftar party

    Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi chapter of Sahebaan, which represents Urdu speaking Muslim community from the twin districts of Mangaluru and Udupi, hosted a grand iftar get-together at India Social and Cultural Centre (ISC), Abu Dhabi, recently for community members with their families.The event was well-atte...

  • Varadkar to become Irish PM, Mumbai family ecstatic

    Mumbai: With the stage set for the swearing-in of Indian-origin Leo Varadkar as Ireland's Prime Minister, his extended family in Maharashtra is ecstatic and plans to celebrate the momentous occasion."Our joy is boundless. But we have not made any formal celebration plans yet. But all relatives shall...

  • Dr Neeraj Patil loses narrowly to Justine Greening in UK polls

    Bengaluru: Dr Neeraj Patil, former mayor of Lambeth, narrowly lost to Education Minister Justine Greening in the British Parliamentary elections held on June 8.He was selected by the Labour Party to represent the constituency of Putney. Dr Patil lost only by a narrow margin of 1554 votes to Justine,...

  • Like ghazals? Then head to Chowdaiah Hall this Friday

    Bengaluru: Tum ko dekha, tho ye khayaal aaya...zindagi dhoop tum Ghana saaya...aise gazal suntheyi aap khojange... Ghazal fans in the city are in for a treat. 'Impressions', a musical event dedicated to ghazals is going to enthrall audiences with some of the famous melodies on the evening of June 9 ...

  • Indian American selected among 12 NASA astronaut candidates

    Washington: Indian American Raja Chari, a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force, has been selected by space agency NASA among 12 astronaut candidates who will conduct research off the Earth for deep space missions.Chari, who will report for duty in August this year, is from the state of Iowa who ...

  • Indian origin charity gives healthcare to 3 million Nigerians

    By Francis KokutseAccra (Ghana): An Indian origin charitable organization, Tulsi Chanrai Foundation (TCF), has provided public healthcare to over three million disadvantaged children and adults in Nigeria.TCF achieved the feat in the past two decades through its three key programmes: Mission for Vis...

  • Hassainar Amani elected president of KCF, Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi: Hussainar Amani was elected president of the Karnataka Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, at its annual GBM conducted recently.In his address, outgoing president KH Mohammad Saqafi thanked all executive committee members for their generous support and keeping faith in him, which allowed him ...

  • Keith Vaz campaigns for Dr Neeraj Patil in Putney

    London: Labour MP Keith Vaz campaigned for Dr Neeraj Patil in Putney constituency of London. Dr Patil is the first Kannadiga to run for the British Parliament. Vaz originally hails from Goa and has been on a winning streak from Leicester East since 1987. Leicester has the largest Indian population i...

  • Shooting in Riyadh school kills 2

    Riyadh:Two teachers were killed by a "disgruntled employee" in a shooting at a private school here on Wednesday.The shooter, was a former Iraqi teacher who had been laid off, state-linked Saudi newspaper Okaz reported. The gunman fled the scene after firing and there were no children present during ...