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19,700 Afghans die from diabetes annually 19,700 Afghans die from diabetes annually


 

Kabul,  More than 19,700 people die due to diabetes in Afghanistan annually, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

"The 2012 International Diabetes Federation finding shows that 19,773 out of some 849,000 people affected by diabetes die of the disease annually in Afghanistan," said Qamaruddin Hafiz, a senior ministry official.

Modi, Trump hold 'warm, productive meeting' in Manila Modi, Trump hold 'warm, productive meeting' in Manila


Manila,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump held a "warm and productive meeting" on the sidelines of the Asean Summit here on Monday and discussed issues of mutual interest.

A day after they held a brief interaction at a dinner hosted by Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, the two leaders "Discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest", External Affairs Ministry Raveesh Kumar said.

Indian students in US doubled in last decade Indian students in US doubled in last decade


New Delhi,  The number of Indian students studying in the US has doubled in the last 10 years, with the growth rate running in double digits for the fourth year running, the US embassy said on Monday.

According to a report published by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the total number of Indian students now in the US stands at over 186,000, rising by more than 12 per cent in the last one year.

Priti Patel's exit won't affect Indian influence in Britain Priti Patel's exit won't affect Indian influence in Britain


It was shocking news for the Indian community in Britain. The most influential British-Indian politician was ousted from the government in an unceremonious way. International Development Secretary Priti Patel was recalled from her Uganda trip and forced to submit her resignation for breaching the ministerial code of conduct.

Indian American elected New Jersey town Mayor despite anti-Sikh propaganda Indian American elected New Jersey town Mayor despite anti-Sikh propaganda


New York, Two Indian American candidates have overcome bigoted propaganda to win local elections in New Jersey - one of them as the Mayor of Hoboken.

Ravi Bhalla was elected in Tuesday's elections as the first Sikh Mayor of the town that is a suburb of New York City

Indian re-arrested after serving 10 years in US jail Indian re-arrested after serving 10 years in US jail



Washington, An Indian man was re-arrested in the US after he was released from prison following the completion of his 10-year sentence for posing a threat to public safety, authorities said.

Jerald Peter Dsouza, 58, was arrested by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after he was released from a jail where he was lodged for using the Internet to induce a minor, believed to be a 13-year-old girl, to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Indian-origin MP accuses May of sexual abuse cover-up Indian-origin MP accuses May of sexual abuse cover-up



London, An Indian-origin MP has accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of failing to act when she was tipped about a Westminster sexual abuse cover-up three years ago.

Labour Party's Lisa Nandy made the allegation in a dramatic confrontation during the Prime Minister's presence in

Indian students attacked in Italian city, Sushma monitoring situation Indian students attacked in Italian city, Sushma monitoring situation


New Delhi, Amid reports of attacks on Indian students in Milan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said she was personally monitoring the situation and asked the students not to worry. The Indian consulate in the Italian city issued an advisory asking the students not to panic and to contact the mission in case of such incidents.

Pakistan Army downs Indian drone Pakistan Army downs Indian drone



Islamabad, Pakistan Army has said it had shot down an Indian "spy" drone along the Line of Control (LoC), the media reported on Saturday.

"Indian quadcopter spying across LoC in Rakhchikri sector shot down by Pakistan Army shooters," Asif Ghafoor, Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), tweeted late Friday.

Actress accuses George H.W. Bush of sexual assault Actress accuses George H.W. Bush of sexual assault


Los Angeles, Actress Heather Lind says former US President George H.W. Bush groped her from his wheelchair at a screening of a film.

Lind, who starred in "Turn: Washington's Spies", detailed her accusations in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday. She said she was "disturbed" after seeing a photograph of former President Barack Obama with Bush, reports nydailynews.com.

Australian university celebrates unique 'Festival of India' Australian university celebrates unique 'Festival of India'


Sydney, The campus grounds of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) transformed into a "Little India" as the highly-rated Australian university celebrated Festival of India 2017 - a stimulating, event-packed week to celebrate and promote Australia's partnership and friendship with India.

The unique festival, October 23-26, showcases not only the country's rich, cultural offerings but also its ground-breaking developments in innovation, finance, scientific research and economic growth.

Police find body near missing Indian-American child's home Police find body near missing Indian-American child's home



Washington, Police have found the body of a child near the residence of 3-year-old Indian American Sherin Mathews who has been missing since October 7, the media reported.

Investigators from the Richardson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation spent hours on 

Thai Princess visits Lord Buddha's birthplace in Nepal Thai Princess visits Lord Buddha's birthplace in Nepal



Kathmandu, Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha located in Nepal's Rupandehi district, authorities said on Saturday

India issues six more medical visas to Pakistanis India issues six more medical visas to Pakistanis


New Delhi, India has issued six more medical visas to Pakistani nationals seeking treatment, including two for bone marrow transplants and a five-year-old suffering from eye cancer.

"We are giving visa for the bone marrow treatment of your son Mohammed Shayaan Noorwala in India," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Tuesday in response to a request by Madni Noorwala, who said that his son had undergone bone marrow transplant and needed urgent follow-up treatment.

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