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Air India: Tata Group takes over loss-making national carrier

India's national carrier, Air India, has been officially handed over to the Tata Group, which bought the debt-ridden airline in October last year. The Tatas paid nearly $2.4bn (£1.7bn) after the government made the terms of the debt less onerous for the buyer. The salt-to-steel conglomerate founded the airline in 1932 before it was taken over by the government in 1953......Read More

India permits clinical trial for nasal Covid booster shot

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given permission to Bharat Biotech for intranasal COVID-19 booster dose trials, These trials will be carried out at nine different sites, the report added.Once approved, this could be a game changer, sources said, citing the ease of vaccine delivery......Read More

NRI has been key pillar of India-US relationship:
Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu

US NRI's has played an important role in strengthening the India-US relationship, the country's top envoy said here on Wednesday, a day after the Indian government announced Padma Bhushan civilian awards to three eminent Indian Americans......Read More

3 NRI youths among 4 charged for flouting Covid rules at New Year party

Three Indian-origin youths were among four people charged in a Singapore court on Tuesday for flouting Covid-19 rules in a New Year party held at a popular river-side spot. The chargings came after videos went viral online showing large crowds at Clarke Quay area on Dec 31, 2021.......Read More

Super rookie’ NYPD cop struggling after shooting gunman in Harlem ambush

An NYPD “super rookie” shot the man accused of killing another officer and leaving his partner clinging to life and the shaken hero can’t get what happened out of his head, his mom told The Post on Sunday. Officer Sumit Sulan, 27, is still struggling to deal with Friday’s deadly ambush, his mom said. “His brain is stuck on the situation,” Dalvir Sulan, 60, said of her hero-cop son.....Read More

Indian woman arrested with 6 others near US-Canada border requires partial amputation of hand

A Florida man is set to appear in U.S. court today, charged with sneaking migrants across the Canada-U.S. border in a perilous human-smuggling scheme that cost the lives of four people, including an infant. The victims, believed to be a family from India who perished in the cold, were found just metres from the border on the Canadian side, near the Manitoba town of Emerson.

India's expert panel advises full approval for Covishield, Covaxin

The Indian drug regulator's subject expert committee on Wednesday recommended full approval for Covishield and Covaxin, the two COVID-19 vaccines that have dominated the country's inoculation drive. Covishield, developed by the University of Oxford and Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc, is produced in India by the Serum Institute of India........Read More

'Isolation' not mandatory for foreign arrivals testing Covid positive

Anybody Travellers from worldwide, arriving in India who will test positive for Covid shall be treated/isolated as per the laid-down standard protocol and will not mandatorily be managed at an isolation facility, authorities have said. Current revised ‘Guidelines for International Arrivals’ released on Thursday, the new norm will apply from January 22 till further order. The rest of the provisions have remained the same in the revised guidelines

Air India resumes flight operations to the US after FAA approval

Air India has received technical clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) to start flying its Boeing 777 aircraft from January 20, the national carrier said in a statement. The FAA approved Air India to operate certain aircraft which comprised most Airbus SE and Boeing Co models, including Boeing’s 77......Read More

India's new COVID-19 cases hit eight-month high, full impact weeks away

India reported new coronavirus infections at an eight-month high on Wednesday and a government scientist warned it will take weeks before data on hospitalisations and deaths will show how severe the latest wave driven by the Omicron variant will be. The federal authorities have said Omicron was causing fewer hospitalisations and deaths than the Delta variant......Read More

Snowstorm strands motorists, grounds planes in eastern U.S., Canada

A winter snowstorm creeping up the East Coast of the United States into Canada on Monday was expected to dump more than two feet (60 cm) of snow in some areas,More than 4,200 flights in the United States were canceled or delayed on Monday, according to FlightAware. Nearly 90,000 homes and businesses between Georgia and Maine lacked electricity, according to PowerOutage.US...........Read More

UK Sikhs push back against Khalistani elements, laud Modi's steps for community

Amidst heightened activities by Khalistanis, the Sikh community in the UK has started pushing back against anti-India forces in country. At the heart of this push back is Southall in London, which remains among the largest hubs of Sikh community in the UK and has......Read More

NRI man jailed for selling stolen Apple products

NRI Saurabh Chawla, who bought stolen Apple products from school employees in the US and sold those on eBay and Amazon, has been sentenced to 66 months in prison. Colorado resident Chawla, 36, bought up stolen electronics and other goods and resold them on e-commerce platforms. He also bought stolen iPads from New Mexico school districts.......Read More

Rishi Sunak bookmakers' favourite to be UK Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak, the Indian-origin Chancellor of the Exchequer, is tipped as the bookmakers' favourite to succeed the current incumbent Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The odds on Sunak are 9/4, a comparison site compiling prices from leading British bookmakers.....Read More

'Shocked and angered' over assault, says Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver attacked in U.S.

An Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver - whose turban was knocked off and told "turbaned people, go back to your country" by an unidentified man in the U.S. - says he is "shocked and angered" to be assaulted and that no one should experience such hate.....Read More

Canada drops vaccine mandate for its truckers after pressure from industry

Canada will allow unvaccinated Canadian truckers to cross in from the United States, reversing a decision requiring all truckers to be inoculated against the coronavirus, Canada's border agency said....Read More

Sophia Duleep Singh: Princess and suffragette inspires children's book

Sophia Duleep Singh was a daughter of the last Sikh ruler of the Punjab, Maharajah Duleep Singh, and grew up in Elveden, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.The young princess made history in the early 1900s by risking her royal status to campaign for women's rights.......Read More

New Jersey Senate passes resolution condemning Sikh genocide in India

The Senate of New Jersey has unanimously passed a resolution to condemn the Sikh massacre in India that took place in 1984 and called it a "genocide."the resolution will be presented to US President Joe Biden as well as Vice-President Kamala Harris......Read More

Indian rupee gains 18 paise against US dollar in early trade

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened sharply higher at 74.15 against the American dollar, then inched slightly lower to quote 74.16, registering a rise of 18 paise from the last close.

India's COVID-19 cases set for new highs as Omicron spreads

India's daily COVID-19 cases jumped to 117,100 on Friday, a five-fold increase in a week and on course to overtake its previous infection peak as the fast-spreading Omicron variant replaces Delta in cities......Read More

Hong Kong bans all flights from India and seven other countries as omicron spreads

Hong Kong announced strict new measures on Wednesday, which includes shutting bars, gyms, swimming pools, sports centres, clubs, museums and other venues and cancelling evening dining after 6:00 pm for at least two weeks,Among these new moves is banning flights from eight nations, including India.....Read More

Rapid RT-PCR test must at Mumbai airport only for passengers coming from at-risk, high-risk nations & UAE: BMC

A day earlier confusion was created due to misinterpretation of revised guidelines by a civic official who had said that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had made rapid RT-PCR test compulsory for all the international passengers landing at the Mumbai airport........Read More

Quebec begins retail store closures amid new COVID-19 wave

Quebec proceeded with the first of three planned closures of non-essential retail stores Sunday as the provincial government tried to curb a new wave of COVID-19 driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant.....Read More

Gurdwara Nanak Niwas Helping the Community

Last year, when COVID-19 was creating havoc all around the globe, the situation in Punjab was extremely serious. People in various countries, including Canada were reaching out to help those in India as much as they could.  At that time, there seemed to be a great need for oxygen. Responding to this need  Sarbat Da Bhala Trust under Dr. SPS Obrai’s leadership managed.....Read More

UK probes video of teen threatening to assassinate Queen over Jallianwala

A video has surfaced on social media in which a fully masked man, identifying himself as an Indian Sikh, is seen declaring to “assassinate” Queen Elizabeth II to avenge the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe, days after an intruder was arrested at the monarch’s Windsor Castle......Read More

Vice President Kamala Harris discouraged blaming the unvaccinated and instead urged 'individual power and responsibility' to fight the latest COVID-19 surge

Vice President Kamala Harris avoided placing blame on unvaccinated people amid the recent surge of the coronavirus and instead urged Americans to take responsibility and get their vaccinations and.....Read More

38th Annual Commemoration Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Honoring the Dream Today with Hope, Compassion, and Unity For All.
Presented by: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Committee, City of Fresno, CA.....Read More

US to allow waiving of in-person interviews for H-1B visa applicants through 2022

The United States will allow its consular officers to waive in-person interviews for H-1B and other certain non-immigrant visa applicants through next year to help reduce visa wait times."The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in profound reductions in the department’s visa processing capacity,"....Read More

NRI couple convicted for COVID loan scheme fraud in UK

NRI Harman Banger former politician and his spouse have been convicted of fraud by false illustration after they had been discovered responsible of falsifying data to amass a COVID-19 assist mortgage provided by the UK authorities.Harman Banger used knowledge from having Cabinet responsibility at Wolverhampton City Council for overseeing the implementation........Read More

Indian states are getting ready to battle a surge in omicron infections

A rising number of cases of the omicron variant in India have policymakers preparing for another potential covid-19 battle. In Delhi, new daily infections breached the 100 mark on Dec. 19 for the first time since June, and the test positivity rate has climbed to 0.2%. There are now 200 cases of the omicron variant in India.....Read More

Biden’s H-1B Conundrum

Salil Choudhary’s American dream started in India. Choudhary completed his degree at Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh in the mid-1990s, when political and business leaders were consumed with the pending threat of Y2K. Demand for software programmers who could prevent a worldwide systems meltdown was exploding, but America wasn’t producing enough engineers to meet the need........Read More

After raising hopes, India puts off framing cryptocurrency policy

There is no end to the uncertainty in India’s cryptocurrency sector as the country seems to have delayed, once again, framing a law that will signal its policy approach to the rapidly growing field. The government is reportedly considering changes to the proposed bill........Read More

Man beaten to death for 'sacrilege' attempt at Sikh Golden Temple in India

Police in the Indian city of Amritsar say a man suspected of trying to commit a sacrilegious act at Sikhism's holiest shrine has been beaten to death. The incident took place during a prayer service at the city's Golden Temple on Saturday, according to local media.......Read More

The Omicron coronavirus variant has been reported in 89 countries and the number of cases is doubling in 1.5 to three days in areas with community transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

India: Over 100 Omicron cases have been detected in India across 11 states. ---It said that though daily COVID-19 cases are below 10,000 for the past 20 days, there is a need to stay vigilant in view of the new variant and rising cases in other countries.

Countdown To Christmas!

In just a few weeks, families will gather together in front of the Christmas tree to open presents, fill their bellies with delicious food and reminisce about the year that is soon to be behind them. On December 6th, Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation visited Canadian Tire in Burlington and purchased $40,000 worth of toys for all of the good girls and boys!.......Read More

2021 Annual SABAN Awards Gala Night

SABAN2021 (South Asian Biz Awards Nationwide) is a national annual business gala event of reception, dinner, awards, and entertainment of South Asians business community in America.  The SABAN2021, the Annual event, was held on Thursday December 09, 2021 at the Cerritos Sheraton Hotel, Cerritos, California....... Read More

Fighting Racism in our Communities

The recent increase in  number of incidents of hate, racism and violence especially against people of Asian heritage is very disturbing. During the past year such incidents have increased exponentially. This is a result of ignorance, prejudice and fear. Such criminal acts must be condemned in the strongest possible terms........Read More

VP Harris announces company investments in Central America

Vice President Kamala Harris will announce Monday that seven companies have committed to investing in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, The commitments will push administration-led private sector investments in Central America to over $1.2 billion....Read More

Coronavirus tests are needed for international travel. But they can cost more than a flight.

On top of uncertainty over waves linked to the delta variant and the emergence of the omicron variant, there's the matter of those coronavirus tests needed to travel: Per person, they can cost hundreds of dollars depending on the place of departure, the destination, the type of test and the company providing them.........Read More

Omicron's spread | 50K school children have tested positive

This week, Indiana saw the highest number of newly-reported COVID-19 cases in schools since mid-September. This spike goes along with a rise in cases across Indiana. Last week, the state saw the highest number of new cases added to the state’s dashboard in a single day since early January.........Read More

NRI Amit Kumar Patel gas station owner shot in US

A day of joy for a Gujarat gas station owner living in the US turned into his last one after he was shot by a robber on the day of his daughter's birthday. The child turned three on the same day.Patel was the owner of the Chevron gas station at the corner of Steam Mill Road and Buena Vista Road......Read More

Omicron may be less severe, Fauci says

Dec 07: Omicron variant of the coronavirus is less likely to lead to severe illness than other variants, like Delta, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top medical adviser to President Biden, said 

Three Indian Nationals Who Allegedly Attempted Illegal Entry Into U.S. at St. Croix Airport Arrested

These three have been detained by federal law enforcement, U.S. Attorney for the Virgin Islands, Gretchen Shappert has announced. If convicted, the Patels face a up to a potential 10 years in prison and subsequent deportation.x...Read More

Indian man builds one-third sized Taj Mahal replica for wife

An Indian man has built a one-third sized replica of the historic Taj Mahal for his wife, but unlike the original, it's their residence, not a mausoleum. Constructed with white marble from the same city in Rajasthan state that provided the Taj Mahal's stone, the imitation includes the real monument's large dome, intricate minarets and even some of its artwork.

COVID-19 Canada travel rules: Canada's vaccination requirement for travel is now in effect

This policy came into effect on Oct. 30 but until the end of November, there was a "transition period" where proof of a negative PCR test with 72 hours of travel was accepted for individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This alternative will not be accepted moving forward.....Read More

24-year-old NRI Singaporean jailed for planning to extort businessman filmed having sex with another man

A Singaporean of Indian origin was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to a criminal intimidation offense while being part of a four-man scheme to extort S$60,000 from a married businessman who was secretly recorded having sex with another person.......Read More

Indian farmers reinforce protest sites to mark year of demonstrations

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers marched overnight to reinforce protesting colleagues camping on the outskirts of the capital New Delhi to mark a year of sustained demonstrations against three farm laws introduced last year........Read More

India’s knee-jerk reactions every winter expose its inability to deal with Delhi’s toxic air crisis

 Delhi’s air quality stood at “very poor.” People were inhaling 171 micrograms of toxic particles per cubic meter of air when 25 is the World Health Organization-designated “safe level”. Not surprising then that watery eyes and sore throats are common......Read More

The Indian rupee Slips by 16 paise to 74.68 against the US dollar in opening trade on Friday, Nov11, the rupee opened on a weak note at 74.60, then lost further ground and touched 74.68 against the US dollar.

On Thursday, the rupee had closed at 74.52 against the US dollar

Immigration to UK slumped in 2020 due to COVID and Brexit

Net immigration to Britain fell by almost 90% last year to its lowest level since 1993 due to the impact of COVID-19 and Brexit, official figures showed on Thursday. The Office for National Statistics released a first provisional estimate showing that 34,000 more people moved to Britain last year than emigrated,.....Read More

Canada house prices poised to surge again despite central bank warning

Canadian housing prices are set to surge again in the coming months as investors and first-time buyers scramble to buy before interest rates go up, ignoring a warning from the Bank of Canada that there is a high risk of a sudden price drop. Central bank Deputy Governor Paul Beaudry told would-be home buyers........Read More

Priyanka Chopra Called Out Her 10-Year Age Difference With Nick Jonas In Brutal Roast

Priyanka Chopra roasted her husband Nick Jonas within an inch of his young life in the new Netflix special Jonas Brothers Family Roast, and we are here for every minute of it.During the roast, which dropped on Netflix on November 23, the 39-year-old actor acknowledged the.....Read More

Hoosier Sikhs Celebrate Guru Nanak Devjee's 552nd Birthday With A Joyful Spirit and Charhdikala

The largest and the oldest Sikh congregation in Indiana was an exciting place on Sunday, November 21st as the hundreds of Hoosier Sikhs and our friends in other spiritual traditions in Indiana, and millions around the world, were celebrating the Sikh Faith Founder and First Guru Nanak Devjee's (1469-1538)...x...Read More

Kamala Harris Is on Her Way to Becoming the Next Dan Quayle

This Thanksgiving, the knives are out for Kamala Harris. This week, she became the first woman to serve as acting president, when power briefly transferred to her while Joe Biden was under anesthesia. Biden’s selection of Harris to be his running mate in 2020 made some political sense. She helped unite the party.......Read More

India, U.S. to expand farm trade, aim to resolve market access issues

India and the United States agreed on Tuesday to expand trade of some agricultural products, including U.S. cherries, alfalfa and distiller dried grains as well as Indian mangoes, grapes, shrimp and water buffalo meat......Read More

Prakash Purb Celebration

Guru Nanak Devji' s 552nd Parkash Purb was celebrated with great enthusiasm at India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, 8600 #5 Road, Richmond. It started with the commencement of Akhand Paath Sahib on Wednesday, November 17 and concluded with the Bhog on Friday, November 19 in the evening........Read More

India Association of S. California & Vedic Hindu Mandir of Lake Forest Celebrated Diwali On Nov6th 2021 in city Auditorium of lake Forest

IASC and Vedic Mandir of city of Lake Forest celebrated festival of Diwali on Nov 6th from 1to 5 pm in city Auditorium of Lake Forest CA. Show was full of festive theme and colorful. Program was started by......Read More

Musk’s Starlink and Ambani’s Jio are heading for an epic broadband clash in India

Two of the world’s richest men are set to face off over broadband internet in rural India. Elon Musk’s SpaceX is expected to launch its service, Starlink, reportedly in December 2022 and will directly compete with telecom service providers like Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone-Idea...........Read More

Singapore court sentences another Malaysian Indian to death for drug trafficking

Munusamy Ramarmurth, was sentenced to death for drug trafficking after being found with a bag of drugs along Harbourfront Avenue in his parked motorcycle.The substance was found to have contained 57.54 grams of heroin following an analysis, which is more than the 15g required for a death sentence to be passed.....Read More

British Columbia storm: Highway snaps in half, Vancouver cut off as province grapples with floods

British Columbia is grappling with the aftermath of intense rainfall and floods, which washed away parts of major highways and forced people to evacuate from affected locations in the southern part of the province. Highway 1, 3, 7 and 5 in Coquihalla suffered extensive damage from river surges. Most of the highways remain closed, cutting off the Lower Mainland area completely......Read More

Number of Indians studying in the United States fell almost 13% in 2020-21: report

The number of Indians studying in the United States decreased by around 13% in 2020-2021 compared to the previous academic year, while in reference to the same period, the overall decrease in the number of international students in the United States. United States was about 15. percent, Miranda said, citing the report......Read More

Biden admn settles for automatic job authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders

The Biden administration reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit on Wednesday that will make it easier for immigrant spouses without a visa to continue working in the U.S. without having to re-up their employment authorization.The Biden administration reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit.....Read more

Indo american social association llc Diwali event

On Nov 7 Indo american social association Held their annual Diwali event at newly built 5 star R Banquet in Whitter. Over 359 members and guests attended the event .
President / Founder Rajbir singh Taneja thanked the guests and members along with his wife Jasmine Taneja. Emcees Amandeep Kamboj and Youth leader / secretary Sonakshi Sagar and women empowerment club......Read More

India Cultural Centre of Canada Nanak Niwas celebrate
Guru Nanak Dev ji’s Parkash Purb

Guru Nanak Dev ji’s Parkash Purb (Birthday) is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year around the globe. Same will take place this year. People around the globe will be celebrating this special day with devotion. Every Gurdwara Sahib in Metro Vancouver will be welcoming a large number of devotees to pay....Read More

Six ways to help you stop overthinking for your mental health

After a busy day, you finally have some quiet moments to yourself. Before you know it, your mind starts wandering. Have I sent that email to my boss? Did I turn the aircon off at home? Did I sound stupid during a conversation earlier this week?.......Read More

Six ways to stop microplastics getting into your body

Microplastics are “one of the greatest manmade disasters of our time”, according to the Natural History Museum. That’s bad news, given they are also everywhere; in tap water, the food you buy, the clothes you wear and the air you breathe. The largest microplastics can be seen by the naked eye and are anything under half a centimetre in size....Read More

Delhi pollution: Are Diwali fireworks to blame?

A lot of attention has focused on the impact of fireworks and this year India's Supreme Court has recently allowed the use of green or eco-friendly crackers. There are studies which show that levels of some hazardous pollutants rise significantly during the Diwali period, but there are also other factors that could account for poor air quality.......Read More

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Celebrate Diwali in Their 'First Home Together': 'What Dreams Are Made Of'

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas are celebrating Diwali with family and friends by their side.This week, the couple took part in the festive holiday by hosting a fun-filled celebration at their new Los Angeles home......Read More

UK unveils Mahatma Gandhi commemorative collectors coin

The UK unveiled a special 5-pound ($6.80; €5.90) collectors coin to celebrate the life of Indian independence movement leader Mahatma Gandhi on Thursday, the same day as the Indian festival of Diwali. Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced the launch of the commemorative coin, saying he was proud to have unveiled the coin on the festive occasion......Read More

Priyanka Chopra’s Traditional Diwali Look Deserves to Be Seen

To mark Chhoti Diwali, the second of five days of Diwali festivities, Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram to send her army of followers “love, light and happiness”, and to post pictures of the beautiful traditional lehenga she wore to celebrate......Read More

Ayurveda is a very dynamic science: Consul General Randhir Jaiswal

Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal said that Ayurveda, an ancient system of Indian traditional medicine, is a very dynamic science and a system that has a very strong spiritual dimension and is about introspection of oneself. The Consulate General of India in New York organized a panel discussion titled .......Read More

Winnipeg street named for first Indian-born Canadian elected to Legislature

He’s the first Indian-born Canadian to have been elected to a Legislative Assembly in the country, and now there’s a street in northwest Winnipeg named after him. Dr. Gulzar Cheema was first elected MLA for the Liberal party in The Maples in 1988. He was re-elected in 1990.,,,,Read More

NRI man who lived at Chicago airport undetected for 3 months acquitted by US judge

Aditya Singh who was too scared to fly due to the coronavirus pandemic and lived undetected for nearly three months. A Cook County judge found Singh not guilty of felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport, The Chicago Tribune reported.... .Read More

3 Big Social Security Changes Coming in 2022

Across the United States, most Americans are either paying into Social Security or are receiving benefits from it. That's why changes to the program can affect just about every household.  And several of those changes will be occurring in 2022, according to a new announcement from the Social Security Administration. Here are three ways the benefits program will look different after the New Year.....Read More

Sikh hikers use their turbans to save 2 men at risk of drowning in Canada waterfalls

Kuljinder Kinda, a Sikh electrician from Punjab, India, and his friends were hiking in Golden Ears Provincial Park when a group ahead told them to call for help, Five hikers were walking along a trail in British Columbia, Canada, when they were alerted that two men had slipped off.....Read More

Scam warning for Canadians: Fraud scheme involving Canada Border Services, Canada Post packages duping residents

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is warning the public about an extortion scam Canadians are experiencing involving fraudsters claiming to be from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).They try to make you believe that a package addressed to you was intercepted by Canada Post containing illegal substances

India delays COVID-19 vaccine supplies to WHO-backed COVAX, sources say

India has delayed committing supplies of vaccine to the COVAX global sharing effort, two sources told Reuters on Tuesday, a day after one of its key backers, the WHO, said the agency could not "cut corners" to approve a domestically developed vaccine......Read More

Two young girls from Punjab die in accident in Canada

Two young girls from Punjab’s Mukstar and Faridkot had died in an accident after the car they were travelling in collided with a goods train at a level crossing near Brampton last night. One of the deceased was identified as Jashanpreet Kaur, an 18-year-old girl who hails from Raniwala Village in Mukstar, while the other deceased belongs to Faridkot ........Read More

Canadian dollar steadies near 3-month high as oil climbs

The Canadian dollar barely moved against its U.S. counterpart on Monday as oil prices rose and data showed slower economic growth in China, with the currency holding near a three-month high. World stock markets dipped after data showed slower-than-expected growth in China's economy last quarter.....Read More

Should India start considering booster doses for Covid-19 vaccines?

The world is warming up to the idea of booster doses for Covid-19 vaccines, but India is still holding out. These doses have been recommended in various countries, including the US and Israel. They were rolled out despite a global shortage of vaccines, with countries in Asia and Africa struggling to administer even the first shot.....Read More

U.S. will accept mixed doses of vaccines from international travelers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said late on Friday that it will accept mixed-dose coronavirus vaccines from international travelers, a boost to travelers from Canada and other places.The CDC said last week that it would accept any vaccine authorized for use by U.S. regulators or the World Health Organization.....Read More

Stimulus Check Update: Here's Who May Be Getting Another $1,400 Check

Senior citizens are among the most economically vulnerable in the country. A letter sent by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) Chairman Rick Delaney to Congressional leaders illustrates the situation faced by some seniors. "We've heard from thousands of them (seniors) who have exhausted their retirement savings, who have started eating just one meal a day, ....Read More

India's Tata Motors nabs $1 billion for EV plans-

Indian auto heavyweight Tata Motors is planning a major expansion of its electric vehicle lineup, staked by the big TPG Rise Climate fund and Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund ADQ.Tata is creating a new unit that aims to develop a portfolio of 10 EVs over the next five years .......Read More

India recommends homegrown COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 2 and above

India on Tuesday recommended emergency use of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 shot in the 2 to 18 age-group, as the world's second-most populous nation expands its vaccination drive to include children.The country has so far fully vaccinated around 29% of about 944 million eligible adults, as per government data,.......Read More

Air India sale kicks off major privatisation drive, next up LIC listing, says official

The sale of national carrier Air India to conglomerate Tatas has opened the way for faster privatisation of state firms and the government is on track to list Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) early next year, a top government official said on Tuesday.......Read More

India's Adani Ports to stop handling containers from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan

India's largest port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone said on Monday that its terminals would no longer handle export and import of container cargoes from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan from Nov. 15. "This trade advisory will apply to all terminals operated by (Adani Ports) and including third party terminals at any (company) port till further notice,"..........Read More

Rally against Lakhimpur Kheri killings in Canada

South Asians in Canada’s British Columbia came together to protest against the violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district which erupted on October 3, claiming the lives of nine persons, including four farmers. The participants demanded justice for the victims’ families and the arrests of those involved.......Read More

What are India’s Latest Guidelines on International Travel?

India’s new visa norms stipulate that visas will be granted to foreigners only if they use water and air routes, not land routes. The Ministry of Home Affairs has allowed the gradual resumption of international travel to start from October 15, 2021 and tourist and e-visas will be issued for only a single entry per month. .......Read More

Rupee hits 6-month low

The Indian rupee dropped to its lowest level since April, while the 10-year benchmark bond closed at its weakest in nearly a year-and-a-half, as a spike in global crude oil prices. The partially convertible rupee ended at 74.9750/9850 per dollar, after touching 74.9875 — its lowest since April 23. It had closed at 74.4450

Mukesh Ambani: Asia's richest man to launch 7-Eleven in India

The company owned by Asia's richest person is set to launch 7-Eleven convenience stores across India.The retail arm of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries says it will open its first store in Mumbai on Saturday. The announcement of the franchise agreement comes just days after rival Indian retailer Future Group ended its deal with the US chain.......Read More

Covid-19: Singapore woman jailed for hiding meetings with male friend

A woman in Singapore who concealed her meetings with a male friend from coronavirus contact tracing has been sentenced to five months in prison. Singapore uses strict measures to try to keep infections in check. It has recorded 29 deaths and comparatively few cases......Read More

Anil Ambani might not be penniless, the Pandora Papers show

The Pandora Papers investigation, published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) this week, has revealed the names of 300 Indians who are believed to have stashed away billions in offshore accounts.......Read More

Is India Headed for an Anti-Muslim Genocide?

Indian leaders love to talk up Mahatma Gandhi when they travel abroad. It plays well to the popular notion of India as a land of peace and love, and boosts its moral authority as a responsible democracy on the world stage. So, Gandhi and his ideas came up a lot as PM Narendra Modi.....Read More

Obama calls open borders 'unsustainable,' migrant crisis 'heartbreaking'

Obama said reform to the U.S. immigration system is "something that is long overdue." He added that immigration is a "tough" issue because Americans want to be compassionate but that the U.S. having open borders is  an "unsustainable" idea. Obama's comments come after more than 14,000 Haitian migrants camped under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, after a surge in border crossings.....Read More 

India unveils new rice variety to cut down on use of water, labour

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched an array of new high-yielding crop varieties, including herbicide-tolerant rice that can be directly sown into the soil, cutting expenditure on water and farm workers........Read More

Indian farmers stage nationwide protests against reforms

 Indian farmers opposed to reforms they say threaten their livelihoods renewed their push against the changes with nationwide protests on Monday, a year after laws on the liberalisation of the sector were introduced. For 10 months, tens of thousands of farmers have camped out on major highways around the capital, New Delhi,....Read More

India's misunderstood maharajahs

If you look beyond the bejewelled figures, palaces and opulent courts, you'll notice something telling about India's maharajahs: that they have largely been scorned and mocked, or treated with voyeuristic curiosity.The British, in their day, cast "native" princes as decadent figures, more interested in frivolous sex and fancy dress than in government.....Read More

UK court discharges 3 British Sikhs arrested on suspicion of murder in India

Amritivir Singh Wahiwala, 40, Gursharanvir Singh Wahiwala, 37, from Coventry, and Piara Singh Gill, 38, from Wolverhampton, were accused of conspiracy to murder Rulda Singh in India. At Westminster Magistrates' Court , The defendants were told the the UK would not be pursuing extradition due to a lack of evidence.....Read More

UAE to lift travel ban on vaccinated residents from India from Sep 12

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).........Read More

Biden to announce new COVID vaccine aid before UN meeting, surgeon general says

President Joe Biden will announce his next steps to boost the global COVID-19 vaccine supply before this year’s United Nations General Assembly begins, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said. Biden is weighing a multilateral meeting ahead of the U.N. leaders’ sessions aimed at vaccine supply, and has said he will announce new vaccine measures this month......Read More

India's Jet Airways to resume domestic operations in first quarter of 2022

As per London-based Jalan Kalrock Consortium, the winning bidder for Jet Airways, the airline will begin its domestic operations, as well as short-haul international flights by the first quarter of 2022, and third and fourth quarter of 2022, respectively. Murari Lal Jalan, who is the Lead Member of the Jalan Kalrock Consortium and the proposed Non-Executive Chairman of......Read More

India raises wheat purchase price by 2 percent, farmers disappointed

Indian farmers, who have been protesting for months against three new agricultural laws, said on Wednesday the government's move to raise state-mandated price for new season wheat is not enough to cover the cost of cultivation.For more than eight months, tens of thousands of farmers have camped on major highways to New Delhi to oppose the farm laws that........Read More

 

 

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