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17 Indo-Canadians elected MPs as Trudeau fails to win majority
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus gamble to seek a majority by calling a snap election has not paid off even as 17 Indo-Canadians were elected as MPs.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Politics
Perm varsity shooting: All Indian students safe, says embassy
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS) All Indian students at Russia's Perm State University, where at least eight people were killed and 24 others injured on Monday as a gunman went on a rampage, are safe, the Indian Embassy said.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Diplomacy
3 ministers among 49 Indo-Canadians in election fray
Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) As many as 49 Indian-origin candidates are in the fray as Canadians will got to the polls on September 20 to elect a new Parliament.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Politics
Andhra CM writes to Jaishankar about ill-treatment of workers in Bahrain
Amaravati, Sep 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has written to external affairs minister S. Jaishankar about several Indian workers being ill-treated by their employers in Bahrain.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Politics
UAE to lift travel ban on vaccinated residents from India from Sep 12
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates will allow vaccinated residents with valid visas, who were on the travel ban list, from countries like India to return starting from September 12, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced on Friday.
2021-09-10
Category: International, India,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indo-Canadian actor Rajat Bedi booked for rash driving
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) The Mumbai Police on Tuesday booked Rajat N. Bedi, an Indo-Canadian Bollywood and television producer for alleged rash and negligent driving which led to a serious accident, officials said here.
2021-09-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Bollywood
4 Indian-origin people, 3 Nepalis killed in NY floods
New York, Sep 5 (IANS) Four people of Indian origin and a Nepali family of three have died in New York from the flooding caused by Hurricane Ida that battered the US.
2021-09-05
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fallen Indian soldiers' children to be sponsored for study in Canada
Toronto, Sep 2 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian non-profit will sponsor the children of fallen Indian soldiers for study in Canada.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
3 Punjabi men arrested in Canada for sex trafficking
Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) Three Punjabi men have been arrested from Brampton city in Canada for using an underage girl in sex trade.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
US tech fraud: 1 Indian-origin entrepreneur sentenced, another arrested
New York, Aug 26 (IANS) An Indian-origin tech entrepreneur has been sentenced for fraud and another has been arrested in a separate case, according to the Justice Department.
2021-08-26
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Reached India with just a pair of Kurta: Af returnee
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Amid the ongoing chaos and unrest in Afghanistan, the Indian government is continuously engaged in evacuating Indian nationals stranded in the war-torn nation.
2021-08-24
Category: International, India,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Dubai allows Indian expats with expired residence visa to return
Dubai, Aug 24 (IANS) In a move that brings relief to thousands of Indian expats, Dubai announced it will allow them to come back even if their residence visas have expired.
2021-08-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Air rescue efforts from Af named 'Op Devi Shakti'
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The air rescue efforts from war-torn Afghanistan have been given a name by the government -- Op Devi Shakti.
2021-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Want to connect diaspora to Indian researchers: Science and Tech Ministry
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Stressing the important role that the Indian diaspora could play in connecting with Indian academia and Industry, a top official said the government is determined to connect them with Indian researchers.
2021-08-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Education,Science/Tech
'All roads deserted in Kabul except one leading to airport'
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Amid the ongoing unrest, chaos and tension in Afghanistan, three planes, and an Indian Air Force (IAF) transport aircraft, carrying Indian nationals arrived at Delhi's IGI Airport and Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad, respectively, on Sunday.
2021-08-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Man who vandalised Maharaja Ranjit Singh's statue in Lahore granted bail
Lahore, Aug 20 (IANS) A magisterial court here on Friday granted post-arrest bail to the individual who reportedly vandalised a statue of Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh at the Lahore Fort earlier this week, Express Tribune reported.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Indo-Canadians term Canada's ban on flights from India as 'discriminatory'
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Canada's decision to ban direct flights from India till September 21 while allowing vaccinated family-class passengers and students from all other countries has not gone down well with the Indo-Canadian community.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Canada,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Taliban assure safety to Hindu, Sikhs in Kabul gurudwara
Kabul, Aug 17 (IANS) A contingent of persons from the Hindu and Sikh communities who are stranded in Afghanistan were provided reassurance of safety by the Taliban, media reports said.
2021-08-17
Category: International, Israel,National,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
41 Keralites stranded in Afghanistan, seek immediate evacuation
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 41 Keralites, including women and children, presently in Afghanistan have contacted the Non-Resident Keralite Affairs (Norka) Department and sought help for their immediate evacuation, a state government official said on Tuesday.
2021-08-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Hindus, Sikhs among 20K Afghans to be resettled in Canada
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Canada will admit 20,000 vulnerable Afghans, including Sikhs and Hindus, as Taliban fighters gain control of major parts of the war-torn nation.
2021-08-14
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Punjabi trucker held for smuggling 83 kg cocaine into Canada
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) A Punjabi truck driver has been arrested here for smuggling about 83 kg of cocaine from the United States into Canada.
2021-08-14
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian diaspora to unfurl biggest tricolour at Times Square in NYC
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), one of the largest community organisations in the US, has announced its plans to unfurl the biggest tricolour at the iconic Times Square in New York City on August 15 to commemorate India's 75th Independence Day.
2021-08-14
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Tallest building in US to be lit in Indian tricolour on Aug 15
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The iconic One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the US standing on the site of the 9/11 terror attacks, will be be lit up in the Indian flags tri colours to commemorate the 75th Independence Day on August 15.
2021-08-14
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
UP cops give reward money to slain guard's widow
Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) In a heart-warming gesture, the Jaunpur police has handed over the reward they received from the Uttar Pradesh government to the widow of cash van security guard Ram Awadh Choubey, who was shot dead by two men after he foiled their loot bid on August 9.
2021-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Diaspora
New initiative by Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to help students
Riyadh, Aug 11 (IANS) The Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia will launch the Indian Education Forum to not only facilitate higher education of Indian students in the Kingdom, but also to provide greater ease and access to the Indian education system.
2021-08-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diaspora,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
45% Middle East returnees faced job losses, reveals survey
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) A survey conducted among those from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, who were working in the Middle East, and returned to the country through the repatriation mission when Covid-19 pandemic stuck the world last year, mainly faced job losses while some of them opted to come back to India due to the fear of the virus.
2021-08-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Biden, Harris pledge to work with Asians on immigration reforms
New York, Aug 6 (IANS) US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have pledged to work with the Asian community on immigration reforms, according to the White House.
2021-08-06
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Biden, Harris commemorate 2012 gurdwara mass killing
New York, Aug 6 (IANS) US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have commemorated the ninth anniversary of the 2012 mass shooting at the gurdwara in Oak Creek that claimed the lives of seven Sikhs, according to the White House.
2021-08-06
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Respite for expat Indians as UAE allows conditional re-entry for residents
Dubai, Aug 4 (IANS) : The UAE government has allowed resident visa holders from six countries, including India, to return to the Emirates.
2021-08-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Delhi-Nepal 'Maitri Bus Sewa' to resume soon if Covid situation improves: DTC
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Delhi to Nepal bus service -- Maitri Bus Sewa -- which was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic in March last year, may resume if the Coronavirus situation remains under control.
2021-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics
Indian origin girls in Johns Hopkins' world's 'brightest' list (Ld)
New York, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian origin girls -- New Jersy-based Natasha Peri (11) and Dubai-based Priyamvada Deshmukh (12) -- have been named in the worlds "brightest" students list based on results of above-grade-level testing of 19,000 students across 84 countries, according to Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), a part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Education
Indian-American girl in Johns Hopkins' world's 'brightest' list
New York, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian-American schoolgirl Natasha Peri, 11, has been named in the worlds "brightest" students list based on results of above-grade-level testing of 19,000 students across 84 countries, according to Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY), a part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Rohit Ghai among top Michelin star chefs to dazzle Dubai Expo 2020
Dubai, Aug 3 (IANS) Rohit Ghai, one of the hottest Indian chefs on the planet, is all set to tickle the palate of millions at the Expo 2020 Dubai later this year when he brings his signature creations like Truffle Mushroom Khichudi, Masala Malabar Prawns and a whole lot more from 'Kutir', his acclaimed restaurant in Chelsea, London.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Trump's 'Muslim ban' harmed health of Muslim-Americans: Study
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) When former US President Donald Trump issued an executive order in 2017 banning Muslims from select countries from travelling to the US, the sweeping decree quickly rippled down to affect health outcomes for Muslim-Americans, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Relief for thousands of Indian students as Dubai chosen as NEET venue
Dubai (IANS), July 23 (IANS) In a major relief to thousands of students in Indian curriculum schools in the United Arab Emirates, and their parents, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the qualifying test for entry into medical colleges across India, will now be held in Dubai for the first time.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diaspora,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indians to benefit from Canada's family reunification programme
Toronto, July 21 (IANS) A record number of 40,000 immigrant families will be allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents to bring them to Canada in 2021.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Canada,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Lulu Group to clear dues of evicted Kochi woman shopowner, help revive business
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) Billionaire Non-Resident Keralite businessman M.A. Yusuf Ali has announced that he would settle the dues of a woman who was evicted by the Greater Cochin Development Corporation (GCDA) from her shop at Kochi for non-payment of rent.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Indian-American rapper Raja Kumari to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse
New Delhi, July 18 (IANSlife) A star-studded tribute in memory of late English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse is slated to livestream on July 23 that will assemble a line-up of both established and rising artists to pay homage to the Grammy-winning music legend on the 10th anniversary of her passing.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,IANS Life
Will Bezos carry India-born Sanjal on shoulders after space flight?
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Following the grand Richard Branson show where he carried Andhra Pradesh-born Sirisha Bandla and fellow space travellers on his shoulders after successfully flying to the edge of space, it is time for Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos to applaud Sanjal Gavande, one of the key engineers who designed the New Shephard rocket set to take Bezos and the crew to space on July 20.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Diaspora
MasterChef Australia winner Justin Narayan to assist Mumbai charity
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Most MasterChef Australia winners go on to sign up book deals and TV shows, and open restaurants. Justin Narayan, the Fijian-Indian Season 13 topper, is not only doing all this, but he plans to cook and work for the Mumbai-based NGO, Vision Rescue.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora
Intervene in South Africa to protect Tamils, Ramadoss urges Centre
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) PMK leader and former Union Minister, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has called upon the Central government to immediately intervene in the widespread attacks on Tamils in particular and Indians in general in South Africa after the arrest of former President, Jacob Zuma.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-origin residents in S.Africa arm to defend themselves
Durban, July 16 (IANS) Indian-origin residents in South Africa have organised armed groups to defend their families and businesses following the ongoing mob violence in the country since July 7.
2021-07-16
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian seaman makes $1mn in Dubai sitting at home
Dubai, July 15 (IANS) An Indian citizen, who purchased his ticket online from Thane, won the $1 million first prize in the latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Indian flavours infuse MasterChef Australia Season 13 finale
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) When Sarah Todd, fashion model-turned-restaurateur, made 'aloo-gobhi' on the sets of MasterChef Australia in 2014, it made headlines because Indian food was then still a novelty Down Under.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Branson carries Bandla on shoulders after successful space trip
San Francisco, July 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh-born Sirisha Bandla on Sunday touched the edge of space with three others, including Virgin Galactic's billionaire CEO Richard Branson.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Diaspora,Science/Tech,Technology
Andhra Guv, CM hail Sirisha Bandla's space escapade
Amaravati, July 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy have hailed Indian American Sirisha Bandla's space flight.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Science/Tech
Keralite Sohan Roy to receive Better World Fund Unity Award
Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 (IANS) Sohan Roy, a Keralite marine professional based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will on Monday receive the prestigious Better World Fund Unity Award which spreads the message of responsible mining across the globe.
2021-07-12
Category: International, India,National,Diaspora
Bandla reaches space on board Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity 22 (2nd Ld)
New York, July 11 (IANS) Sirisha Bandla vaulted into space on Sunday on board VSS Unity 22 becoming the fourth astronaut of Indian descent.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Science/Tech,Technology
Bandla takes off for space on board Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity 22
New York, July 11 (IANS) Sirisha Bandla soared spacewards on Sunday on board VSS Unity 22 in quest to touch the heavens and become the fourth astronaut of Indian descent.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Science/Tech
Punjabi trucker arrested in Canada for smuggling cocaine
Toronto, July 9 (IANS) A Punjabi trucker has been arrested in Canada for smuggling about 112.5 kg of cocaine into the country from the US.
2021-07-09
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora