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Singapore musician Shalabh all set to 'Reboot' humanity

An Enterprise Digital Marketer and Digital Consumer Insights professional by day and a musician by night, Shalabh will release his second...

Entertainment

Indian government announces easing of certain visa, travel restrictions for OCI card holders

On March 18 the government had suspended the visa-free entry facility granted to OCI card holders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Covid-19

Hero is what Hero does: Salman Khan to Indians in UAE

Bollywood actor Salman Khan conveyed a special message to the Indian diaspora in the UAE, as the country continues its battle against...

UAE

Vande Bharat Mission: The Road Home

A firsthand account of the journey back to India as part of the Indian government's massive repatriation effort, the Vande Bharat Mission.

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30,000 Indians to return in Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2, says civil aviation minister

Phase 2, which will take place from May 16-22, will see flights being sent to countries such as Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Canada, France,...

Covid-19

NRIs – Make sure to diversify your equity portfolios geographically

One misstep from a country’s leadership can send the entire economy, and along with it the stock market, in a downward spiral. Therefore,...

Personal Finance

Donald Trump signs executive order halting certain Green Cards for 60 days

Trump said the order will protect American workers' jobs in an economy that has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

USA

Indian-American non-profit Indiaspora raises USD 500K in COVID-19 relief effort

The campaign has received support from former Pepsi Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Indian...

Covid-19

Indian-origin cardiac surgeon dies due to COVID-19 in the UK

An associate specialist in cardio-thoracic surgery at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Rathod was an "incredibly dedicated surgeon",...

Covid-19

As coronavirus hits US businesses, impending layoffs worry H-1B visa holders

Under current rules, an H-1B visa holder can stay in the United States for 60 days after losing their job, after which they are required to...

Covid-19

News round-up for NRIs and diaspora from missions across the globe

Connected to India's round-up of news and updates from Indian high commissions and embassies from across the globe.

Covid-19

A round-up of how Indian missions across the world are helping NRIs and diaspora amid the COVID-19 spread

Connected to India's round-up of news and updates from Indian high commissions and embassies from across the globe amid the COVID-19 spread.

Covid-19

NRIs return to Punjab, sparking fears of an “alarming increase” in COVID-19 cases

Punjab has imposed curfew in the state with public transport shut and restrictions on the movement of people and goods in place.

Covid-19

Are you an Indian abroad? Here’s a handy guide of COVID-19 helplines set up by MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs has advised all Indians abroad to stay put and seek help from Indian missions abroad.

Covid-19

India self-quarantines in fight against COVID-19, suspends all tourist visas till April 15

The suspension of visas will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure.

Covid-19

New reality show about young Indian-Americans set to create US TV history

The show highlights the fusion of modern living along with holding on to traditions and cultural ties.

Entertainment

More than half a dozen Indian-Americans win Congressional primaries

Winners include Ami Bera and Ro Khanna.

USA

NRIs can acquire 100% stake in Air India under new government norms

Indian Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Prakash Javadekar announced on Wednesday that Non-resident Indians (NRIs)...

Corporate

UAE cuts prices of over 500 medicines for chronic and long term illnesses

Patients in the UAE needing long-term treatment or suffering from chronic diseases will pay 2 to 74 per cent less for their medicines after...

UAE

Ministry of External Affairs invites nominations for India’s highest diaspora award

A maximum of 30 awards will be given out at the Pravasi Bharatiya Sammelan, scheduled to be held in January 2021 in India.

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MEA renames Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra after Sushma Swaraj on eve of her birth anniversary

The MEA has also renamed the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi as the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service.

Global

Majority of 13.6 million NRIs live in Middle East: MEA

There are over 13.6 million Indian nationals living abroad, according to data tabled by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in Lok...

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Madras High Court calls for ban on NRIs buying houses to lower market rates

The Madras High Court in India proposed a ban on Non-resident Indians (NRIs) purchasing houses in India, prohibiting speculative sales and...

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First-ever Khalsa University outside India to be set up in USA

The United States will soon be the host nation of the first Khalsa University campus outside India. A group of NRIs have donated nearly 125...

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India's Supreme Court refuses to stay CAA, gives government 4 weeks to respond

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday ruled that it would not grant a stay to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) without hearing the...

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