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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.

Seven Indian-Americans in Forbes list of richest people in the United States

Seven Indian-Americans have figured in Forbes’ list of richest people in the United States, which was topped by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos...

Corporate

Sushant SIngh Rajput's fans hold car rally in California to honour late actor

Overseas fans of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput organised a car rally in the United States, calling for the truth about the...

Entertainment

Kamala Harris remembers her grandfather and the lessons he taught her on their morning walks in India

Harris said those walks along the beach in India really "planted something in my mind and created a commitment in me.''

USA

Indian software developer among five people sworn in at rare naturalisation ceremony at the White House

The video of the ceremony was played during the second night of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.

USA

Kamala Harris mentions her “chithis” in speech, sends Twitter into a frenzy

During her vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech, Harris made special mention of her mother Shyamala Gopalan, who was born in...

USA

Kamala Harris continues to break the glass ceiling

Born in Oakland, California, Harris is the daughter of Shyamala Gopalan, an Indian-origin cancer researcher from Chennai and Donald Harris,...

USA

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern visits temple, relishes puri-chhole

The Prime Minister also participated in prayers held at the temple.

Global

50 books in 3 months: 8-year-old British-Indian boy Milan Kumar wins accolades for his precocious reading habits

For eight-year-old Indian-origin Milan Kumar in the United Kingdom, the lockdown presented the chance to further enhance his love of books...

UK NRI Stories

Eight years on, Biden, US lawmakers honour victims of Oak Creek shootout

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and several lawmakers joined the Sikh community in the United States to remember the victims of...

USA

Indian community in US celebrates foundation-laying of new Ram Temple

Indian-Americans across the United States celebrated the foundation stone laying ceremony of the new Ram Janma Bhoomi Temple in the holy...

USA

Indian-origin doctor appointed as New York health commissioner

Dr Dave A Chokshi, a 39-year-old Indian-origin physician with expertise in public health, has been appointed as New York City's new health...

USA

Indians the largest diaspora group to become Australian citizens in 2019-20

Out of the over 200,000 people who became Australian citizens in this period, 38,209 were Indians, followed by 25,011 Britishers, 14,764...

NRI Stories

Indians abroad can play big role in making nation self-reliant, says Defense MoS Shripad Naik

Addressing a virtual seminar on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ organised by the Jaipur Foot USA, Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad...

Past Events

Diaspora Group to conduct first-ever British-Indian census in UK

The India League, a UK-based diaspora group founded in 1916 announced it will be conducting the first-ever British-Indian Census around...

UK

Historians' open letter to UK Home Office protests misrepresentation of Colonial era, slavery in citizenship test

Prominent historians both in and outside the United Kingdom have posted an open letter protesting the ongoing misrepresentation of slavery,...

UK

174 Indians file lawsuit against Trump administration’s new H-1B visa policy

The lawsuit seeks to declare the presidential proclamation as unlawful and urges the court to compel the Department of State to issue...

USA

Dr Thomas Abraham: An NRI trailblazer rallying the Indian-American community

Dr Thomas Abraham is one of the trailblazer NRIs who emigrated to the US in the 1970s and built the foundation for today’s flourishing...

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Dr Sudhakar Jonnalagadda takes charge as new President of AAPI

Dr Sudhakar Jonnalagadda took oath as president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) during a virtual “change...

USA

Indian students to benefit from UK's three-year PhD post-study visa programme

The United Kingdom officially announced that as part of the new Graduate Route, international students who complete a PhD can stay in the...

UK

California sues Cisco for caste-based discrimination against Indian-American employee

The lawsuit alleges that the firm rejected the employee’s raise and denied him a promotion twice.

USA

Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Medha Raj as campaign digital chief

A graduate in international politics from Georgetown University, Medha Raj earned her MBA from Stanford University.

USA

Boris Johnson honours 73-year-old “Skipping Sikh” for raising money for the NHS

73-year-old Rajinder Singh has been awarded the Points of Light, an honour given to outstanding individual volunteers and people making a...

UK

Vande Bharat Mission Phase 4 to begin on July 3

Phase four will particularly focus on countries where we still have a large number of Indians who have registered to return.

Covid-19

President Trump temporarily suspends H-1B visas, “disappointed” says Sundar Pichai

Trump aims to reform the US immigration system to prioritise the highest-skilled workers and protect American jobs, according to the White...

USA

Government further eases restrictions on OCI cardholders’ entry into India

The new rules easing restrictions on the entry of OCI cardholders as well as certain foreign nationals were issued last week.

Covid-19