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News and events featuring or of interest to Indians living abroad, whether they are Indian expats or of Indian origin. Connected to India gathers news and reports about Indian Diaspora across the world, especially in Singapore, US, UK and Dubai.

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson dies of COVID-19 in South Africa

Siblings Satish Dhupelia, Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie and Kirti Menon are descendants of Manilal Gandhi, who Mahatma Gandhi left behind in South...

Global

Indian-American Mala Adiga appointed as policy director for incoming First Lady Jill Biden

Adiga has in the past worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.

USA

Indians figure as the largest community awaiting US green cards

More than 800,000 Indians are awaiting work-related green cards in the United States, according to data from the US Citizenship and...

Global

Indian-American scientists develop potential strategy to deal with COVID-19 symptoms

A team of Indian-origin immunologists in the United States announced the discovery of a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening...

Covid-19

EAM Jaishankar speaks on US-India relations going forward, why India rejected RCEP

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated that ties between India and the US will expand further under Joe Biden's...

Global

Two Indian-Americans likely to find place in Biden Cabinet: US media reports

Reports indicate that Vivek Murthy is likely to bag the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services while Professor Arun Majumdar may get...

USA

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak lights Diwali 'diyas' on Downing Street doorstep

United Kingdom's Indian-origin Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak was seen lighting diyas (earthen lamps) outside Number 11 Downing...

UK

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna among contenders for Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

Khanna was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley.

USA

Rise in rehospitalisation, deaths among COVID-19 patients, US study shows

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that they have seen a rise in death, rehospitalisation, and problems with basic...

Covid-19

Over 20 Indian-Americans in Joe Biden's transition team

US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed over 20 Indian-Americans as members to his transition team, with three Indian-Americans elected...

USA

British firms invested GBP 140 mn in India in 2020 despite pandemic: Report

The latest Confederation of Business Industry (CBI) and Ernst & Young Sterling Access' report, which examines trade between the UK and...

Corporate

Indian-American Vivek Murthy named co-chair of COVID-19 Advisory Board by Joe Biden

COVID-19 cases are surging in at least 40 states, with more than 9.3 million total infections and more than 236,000 deaths.

USA

Irish peer criticised for tweet referring to Indian-American Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris as 'the Indian'

A former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist party and member of the House of Lords has drawn widespread criticism after referring to the...

UK

Trump not conceding is not unexpected, says Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

US President Donald Trump not conceding the election despite major news networks having declared Joe Biden the winner is not unexpected...

USA

Indian-Americans and the Biden Presidency - the road ahead

The Biden-Harris ticket’s victory in the US 2020 Presidential elections was celebrated across the country which had been eagerly awaiting...

USA Analysis & Commentary

Over a dozen Indian-Americans elected to US State Assemblies

Highlighting the growing political influence of the community, more than a dozen Indian Americans, including five women, have won...

USA

Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy likely to co-chair Biden’s coronavirus task force

Murthy was appointed America’s 19th Surgeon General by then president Barack Obama in 2014 and subsequently asked to step down by the...

USA

Biden administration likely to provide US citizenship to over 500,000 Indians

The document says that the new Biden administration will support family-based immigration and preserve family unification as a core...

USA

Democrat Indian-origin millionaire Shri Thanedar elected to Michigan state legislature

The 65-year-old won from the 3rd District of Michigan with 93 per cent of the total votes.

USA

Indian-American lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar becomes first South Asian woman elected to NY State Assembly

Rajkumar is an immigrant rights activist who studied at Stanford.

USA

Prominent Indian-Americans among list of people funding Joe Biden’s presidential bid

In August and September alone, Biden raised more than USD 700 million, with his campaign having raised USD 938 million by October 14.

USA

What it takes for an Indian to fight elections in the US

Preeti Shridhar is a senior public official and community leader in the Seattle area, who ran for office twice in recent years in the US...

USA

Unsung heroes: NRI Sweta Rai’s documentary highlights stellar efforts of Indian-origin doctors during the pandemic

Indian-origin filmmaker Sweta Rai’s lockdown documentary about frontline workers against the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the stellar...

Covid-19

Indian Heritage Centre plans grand Deepavali celebrations

The Indian Heritage Centre is all set to usher in the Festival of Lights, Deepavali with an array of online and on-site activities with Once...

Singapore

Lawsuit filed in US challenging new H1-B visa wage related rule

The new rule will limit an employer's ability to replace workers with cheap foreign labour.

USA