BEIJING - Chinese health authorities have approved three home-grown Ebola test reagents to be used for preventing the virus' spread. The reagents are made by Daan Gene Co., Ltd of Sun Yat-Sen University, Shenzhen Puruikang and Shanghai ZJ Bio-Tech Co., Ltd respectively. The products will be reserved for contingency situations, Xinhua quoted China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) as saying.
SYDNEY - In a replay of the crowd and the euphoria at New York's Madison Square Garden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was Monday cheered lustily by an over 16,000-strong gathering of the Indian diaspora at Sydney's Allphones Arena, where he promised to fulfill their expectations of a resurgent India. Modi, who arrived from Brisbane earlier in the day after attending the G20 summit meeting, spoke for an hour at the Allphones...
LONDON - Sajid Javid, Britain's secretary of state - or cabinet minister - for culture, media and sport, has disclosed that his father was from India and his mother from Pakistan. This obviously makes him half-Indian and, therefore, the first person of Indian origin to be a cabinet minister in Britain. Speaking at a British Asian dinner Wednesday night, which released a "Power List" of British Asians, which had him at pole position,
PANAJI - The increasingly ubiquitous Indian hand is going places in the US, whether it's inventing the world's first email programme or weaving an intricately sequined gown for First Lady Michelle Obama. Washington's Smithsonian Institution has now stepped up to the plate to pay tribute to the contribution of the Indian American community, one of the fastest growing ethnic communities there, to the US.