SYDNEY - A search is under way for an Indian sailor who went missing after he fell overboard from a ship he was working in in Australia, media reported Monday. Mukesh Lala Fulbaria, 41, fell off from a crude oil tanker MT Sigma Integrity off the coast of Carnarvon in western Australia Sunday and has been missing since then, the WAtoday.com news portal reported. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
GLASGOW - Indian actress Aishwarya Rai attended the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland's largest city as the Longines Ambassador of Elegance. Aishwarya, who was dressed in a black coat with her lustrous locks tied in a high bun, was accompanied at the event July 23 by Longines President Walter von Kanel. The Swiss luxury watch brand Longines is the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the CWG,
NEW DELHI - As many as 5,986 Indians are languishing in foreign jails and most of them are in jails across Saudi Arabia, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (retd) V.K.Singh said July 17. In the Rajya Sabha, he said 71 Indian nationals have completed their sentences and have been waiting for completion of deportation formalities in the foreign jails. Elaborating on the measures taken by the Indian government for...
RIYADH - Haj pilgrims from India will now be equipped with an innovative navigation system to trace their way to their respective accommodations while on their holy pilgrimmage to Mecca this year, media reported. "Pilgrims will wear identification tags on their wrists that will be connected to the mobile phone devices of mission officials and volunteers," Arab News quoted Indian Consul General B.S. Mubarak as saying July 16.
DUBAI - An eight-year-old Indian boy was adjudged the "Preacher of the Nation" in an Arabic religious sermon contest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said July 16. Ibrahim Shabandri, from Bhatkal in the south Indian state of Karnataka, surprised the largely Arabic-speaking audience and judges with his oratory skills and surpassed 70 contestants to clinch the coveted title, Khaleej Times reported.
LONDON - A giant Indian naan, measuring 3.79 metres by 1.4 metres (12.5ft by 4.7ft), created by a team of British firefighters could find a place in record books, a media report said July 7. A team of firefighters from Britain's Eastleigh borough, led by fire officer Dave Curry, made the Indian bread, weighing 26kg at the Eastleigh Mela Indian festival in southern England's Hampshire July 6. The firefighters were assisted by...