Over 31 million people of Indian birth or descent are part of the Indian diaspora spread around the world. Of them, 3.1 million, or 10 per cent, are Indian-Americans living in the US. The Indian-American diaspora has proven to be a vital resource contributing to the economic, political and social development of India.
Colombo, May 14 (IANS) Over 8,000 people were affected as heavy rains caused flash floods in Sri Lanka's Galle and Kalutara districts, the Disaster Management Centre said on Monday.
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), charged with meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, focused on dividing the Americans over race via its 3,517 ads on Facebook.
Baghdad, May 14 (IANS) A coalition supporting radical Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who rose up in arms against the US invasion, is leading in the initial vote count of the parliamentary elections, said the poll panel on Monday.
Washington, May 14 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the US will provide security assurance to North Korea's top leader Kim Jong Un, if the country could achieve denuclearisation.
Jerusalem, May 14 (IANS) About 45,000 Israelis marched on Sunday across Jerusalem amid high tensions to mark Israel's 1967 capture of East Jerusalem.
Washington, May 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Washington and Beijing are working to get Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE, which is suffering from a US exports ban, back into business.
Gaza, May 14 (IANS) The Palestinians are preparing on Sunday for escalating popular protests on Monday in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Jakarta, May 14 (IANS) Following bomb attacks on three churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, a fourth bomb blast near police station in East Java killed three persons late on Sunday.
Jerusalem, May 13 (IANS) A day before the opening ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem that sparked off Palestinian protests, preparations in Israel were on in full swing on Sunday for the event.
Jakarta, May 13 (IANS) At least 11 people, including a suicide bomber, were killed and 41 injured on Sunday in bomb attacks on three churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, police said.