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US lawmakers introduce Bill to end programme allowing foreign students to stay after studies

A group of US lawmakers has reintroduced a legislation in the House of Representatives to eliminate a programme which allows foreign students to stay in the country for work after the completion of their studies under certain conditions.....Read More

ATA’s July 2022 DC Conference Grand Kick off Event

American Telugu Association, a burgeoning Telugu association catering to the needs of Telugu People across North America announced on Saturday that it is ready to conduct its first ever national Conference in Washington DC Area. In an event held on July 24th Saturday at Crowne Plaza hotel in Herndon, VA with much fervor and pomp, ATA announced that it will conduct its .......Read More

NRI stateless man sentenced to five weeks' prison in Singapore for making racial comments

 A man who went to Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) for double vision treatment hurled racial slurs at a nurse who attended to him. Periyanayagam Appavoo also pointed his finger at Ms Catherine Lam Wai Chi and demanded to be seen by the same doctor from a previous consultation. He refused to let an Indian doctor examine him, claiming that the latter was "too fair"........Read More

Kumartuli Artisan Ships 10ft Tall Fibreglass Durga Idol To US From Bengal

An artist from Kumartuli in West Bengal has gone viral for carving out a 10-feet tall idol of Goddess Durga and shipping it to the United States. The idol, which artist and clay modeller Kaushik Basu created for the Indian diaspora in San Franciso, is purportedly the tallest Durga idol in the expatriate Indian community in the city.

India ready to engage with Blinken on human rights, officials say

India is proud of its pluralistic traditions and happy to discuss the issue with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his visit beginning on Tuesday, foreign ministry sources said after Washington said he planned to raise New Delhi's human rights record.,,,,Read More

Raj Kundra: Indian millionaire embroiled in porn scandal

Raj Kundra, a British citizen and the husband of Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty, is an industrialist and an owner of a cricket team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world's richest cricket tournament. Police now claim the 45-year-old is a "key conspirator" in a porn production ring that coerced several women to engage in sex videos that were posted on the internet........Read More

India records more than 4,300 'black fungus' deaths

India has reported 45,374 cases of this rare and dangerous infection, called mucormycosis,It affects the nose, eyes and sometimes the brain, and usually strikes 12-18 days after recovery from Covid. Nearly half of those infected are still receiving treatment.Doctors say the fungus has a link with the steroids used to treat Covid...Read More

Mandira Bedi: What Hindu scriptures say about women at cremations

Indian actress and TV presenter Mandira Bedi recently hit the headlines for performing her husband's last rites. Cremations are traditionally done by men, and women are often discouraged from even attending. But where does this belief come from and what do Hindu scriptures say about it?.....Read More

NRI doctors to pay USD 37.5 million to settle allegations of kickbacks in US: Two NRI doctors and one of the largest hospital systems in the US have agreed to pay nearly USD 37.5 million to settle allegations of kickbacks for patient referrals,The United States and California entered into a settlement agreement with the Prime Healthcare Services, Dr Reddy, and Dr Arunasalam to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act and the California False Claims Act based on kickbacks paid by Prime to Dr Arunasalam for patient referrals,....Read More

US eases travel restrictions on India amid dip in Covid cases: 10 things to know

Amid the recent dip in Covid-19 cases in India, the United States eased travel restrictions for the country, lowering it from the highest Level 4, which means no travel, to Level 3. "The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice and the Department of State has issued a Level 3....Read More

NRI fraudster posing as car salesman jailed for 9 years in UK

A bogus used car salesman who masterminded a £1m scamRavinder Singh Randhawa posed as a legitimate salesman as he led a fake car-selling operation, running fraudulent websites for fictitious car showrooms and garages selling non-existent vehicles.......Read More

July 17: US dollar to rupee conversion today opened at 74.54 against the U.S. currency, up from Thursday’s close of 74.5375. Yesterday, it managed to sustain well above 74.50 levels and ended with gains of 4 paise.  The world’s dominant reserve currency, the USD, is expected to rise further over the coming year, largely driven by the Fed’s expectation of two rate hikes in 2023.

Google expands India cloud services with new infrastructure push

Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google is ramping up cloud infrastructure in India with a second cluster of data centres in and around capital New Delhi to meet increasing customer demands in a key growth market, senior company executives said......Read More

Manorama Sharma Gupta, M.D. has been selected as the President of the Unites Nations Association of USA (UNA-USA) Long Beach Chapter starting in 2021

She is presently a Commissioner of Health & Human Services for the City of Long Beach.  She is also the Founder and President of the Global Peace Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that has been helping children and families in Southern California .....Read More

Kamala Harris slammed for claiming rural Americans can't photocopy their IDs The vice president tried to back her claim by saying rural communities don't have Kinkos or OfficeMax

Kamala Harris absurdly says it’s “almost impossible” for rural Americans to photocopy their ID.....Read

How Is Moderna's COVID Vaccine Holding Up Against Variants?...

The biggest COVID-19 story right now is the rise of new coronavirus strains, especially the highly contagious Delta variant. In this Motley Fool Live video recorded on June 30, 2021,  Motley Fool contributors Keith Speights and Brian Orelli discuss these results and what they might mean for investors......Read

Singapore's Prime Minister dons a turban and greets Sikhs with 'Sat Sri Akaal'

Prime Minister Lee, who attended the opening event of the Silat Road Sikh Temple while wearing a white Sikh turban, also greeted the community members with a "Sat Sri Akaal. ..............Read More

Germany set to ease for travel restrictions for UK, India, others

The German government will soften coronavirus travel rules for travelers from Britain and four other countries. It means shorter or no quarantine time depending on your vaccination status.....Read More

FIA ships essential medical equipment to India ahead
of likely 3rd wave of pandemic

The Federation of Indian Associations of the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (FIA-NY NJ CT) has once again proved its commitment to serve its motherland India in times of need. The federation recently shipped nine containers of Oximeters , Rescuation bags  medical cargo, and two shipments.....Read More

IMPD POLICE CHIEF AND LEADERS VISIT GURDWARA SIKH SATSANG

IMPD Chief Randall Taylor and several leaders of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, that included three Sikh IMPD officers, visited the Gurdwara Sikh Satsang on Sunday, June 27, 2021. They were warmly welcomed by the Sikh leaders and members of the congregation. The honored guests.....Read More

June 27: Twitter’s newly Appointed Dharmendra Chatur, interim resident grievance officer for India has stepped down, leaving the micro-blogging site without a grievance official as mandated by the new IT rules to address complaints from Indian subscribers, according to NRI source.

June 25:TWITTER: IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accuses Twitter of denying him access to his account..IT rules wrangle: This is the latest in a prolonged tug-of-war between the central government and the microblogging site over compliance in the new IT rules.Union Minister For Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Twitter of deliberately blocking access to his handle over alleged violations of copyright laws—the latest incident to come in an escalating standoff between the microblogging site and the central government over the latter's controversial new IT rules.His account was unblocked after a warning .How an AR Rahman song got IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad blocked from Twitter ...Read

NRI Jaysukh Ranpariya murder accused extradition trial set for May 2022

NRI Jaysukh Ranpariya, wanted in India for murder and around 50 criminal offences,The 41-year-old, also known as Jayesh Patel, has not made a bail application and remains in custody at Belmarsh prison in south-east London.His next appearance in court via video link is scheduled for July 14.......... Read More

2 NRI among six charged for generating USD 1.7 million illegally in Silicon Valley insider trading

Nathaniel Brown, 49, who served because the income recognition supervisor for Infinera Company, repeatedly tipped Infinera’s unannounced quarterly earnings and monetary efficiency to his finest good friend, Benjamin Wylam, 42, from April 2016 till Brown left the corporate in November 2017…..Read More

Facilitating legitimate travel a top priority: American diplomat on allowing Indian students to go to the US

The US mission in India is “actively working” to accommodate as many pupil visa candidates as doable in July and August, and facilitating their reliable journey remained a prime precedence for it, a senior American diplomat........Read More

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter jailed for seven years for fraud in South Africa

A court in Durban in South Africa has sentenced Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter to seven years in prison for fraud and forgery of 6 million rand. Ashish Lata Ramgobin (56) was sentenced by the court on Monday. She was accused of cheating industrialist SR Maharaj. The Maharaj had allegedly given him 62 lakh rands for importing a consignment from India and clearing customs duty which did not exist......Read More

UAE-based Indians cancel summer holiday plans

Several United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian expats have either cancelled or put their summer vacation plans on hold in the fear of getting stuck amid Covid-induced travel curbs, a media report said on Monday."However, uncertainty over the ongoing suspension on incoming passengers from India,..........Read More

Education important pillar of Indo-U.S. ties: Sandhu

The India’s Ambassador to the United Staes made these remarks during a virtual meeting with the Chancellor of the University of California,Education is an important pillar of India-U.S. partnership, India’s top diplomat in the United States said after a virtual meeting with the Chancellor of the University of California, Davis........Read More

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Tech company admits to H1-B visa fraud involving Indians

New York: A know-how firm has admitted to committing fraud to carry Indians on the coveted H1-B visas to the US, in keeping with a federal prosecutorJomon Chakkalakkal, the company consultant of Cloudgen, made the admission earlier than a federal court docket in Houston, Texas, on behalf of the corporate on Could 28,....Read More

India-UAE flight suspension further extended, says EmiratesSuspension of flights from India to the UAE has been further extended till June 30, Emirates airline announced “Emirates has suspended passenger flights from India effective April 24, 2021 until June 30, 2021. Furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE,”.........Read More

San Jose shooting victim Taptejdeep Singh warned colleagues as rampage was happening, brother says

San Jose workplace shooting was underway, Taptejdeep Singh was calling colleagues and shepherding others, warning them to hide or stay away, his brother says, citing witnesses. Singh, 36, and eight other Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) workers were fatally shot by a colleague in two buildings in the Northern California city before the gunman killed himself...Read More

Indian Overseas Congress, USA welcomes V.D. Satheesan's appointment as Kerala's Opposition leader

Indian Overseas Congress USA congratulates Shri. V.D. Satheesan on his appointment as the new legislative leader for the Congress Party in Kerala and the UDF's opposition leader. "The selection and the appointment of V.D. Satheesan represents a turning point for the Congress Party in Kerala and also ushering in a new generational shift necessary at this juncture......Read More

Donations sought for COVID-19 crisis in india

The coronavirus crisis in India has some Hawaii residents scrambling to help loved ones and others as the nation deals with a dire shortage of hospital beds, oxygen and other medical essentials.....Read More

Vijay Mallya Loses UK Appeal For More Funds To Cover Legal Fee In India

Vijay Mallya has been directed to cover 95 per cent of the costs of the appeal as the banks had been "very substantially successful" in fighting the case to prevent further sanctions from the court-held funds.....Read More

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Arjan Singh Bhullar has once again made Richmond and
Canada proud of him

He is the first Punjabi Sikh to win the Mixed Martial Arts One Fighting Championship in Singapore. Arjan has made history again. In 2010, he  was the only gold medal winner in wrestling for Canada. In 2012 Arjan was proud to represent  Canada at the Olympics in London, England. These  accomplishments have made.......Read More

FIACONA Welcomes The Government of India’s Decision To Extend The Validity of FCRA Registration Certificates

Federation of Indian Christian Association of North America (FIACONA), an advocacy organization working to defend the religious freedom of Christians religious minorities in India welcomes the decision of the government of India to extend the validity of the Foreign Contribution ......Read More

Hoosier architect, K.P. Singh, helped preserve big pieces of Indiana history

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. At WRTV, we celebrate the diversity in our community every day, and today we’re introducing you to one man who you might not know, but whose work helped preserve big pieces of Indiana history. Inside the Gurdwara Sikh Satsang, one of the oldest Sikh temples.....Read More

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue Vandalised

On Jan. 26, the Republic Day of India, a bronze statue of Mohandas K. Gandhi that had been given to the City of Davis as a gift by the government of India was attacked by unknown persons who sawed part of the statue. We condemn the desecration and decapitation of the Gandhi statue as an attack on the nonviolence principles Gandhi advocated and represented in his life’s work, and we hold dear.......Read More

NRI man sentenced in US for stalking, kidnapping estranged wife

Sunil K. Akula, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 56 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Akula will be subject to deportation to India upon completion of his sentence. In November 2020, Akula pleaded guilty to kidnapping, stalking, obstruction of justice and.....Read More

Vijay Mallya loses bankruptcy petition amendment High Court battle in UK

A consortium of Indian banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday moved a step closer in their attempt to recover debt from loans paid out to Vijay Mallya’s now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines after the High Court in London upheld an application to amend.....Read More

NRI (Modi Supporters) hold rallies in North America, against post-poll violence in West Bengal

Some Groups carried Banners reading- 'Hindu Lives Matter'---'Hindu genocide', 'Mamata Stop Hindu Killing, ---Stop Raping Hindus' placards on his Twitter handle. NRIs BJP supporters has alleged that the BJP has claimed 14 of its party workers have been killed, whereas the TMC has said that four of its supporters.........Read More

Man kicks NRI woman for not wearing mask during walk, hurls racial slurs

The police are investigating a case of a man who allegedly kicked a 55-year-old woman in her chest and shouted a racial slur at her for not wearing her mask while brisk walking. The woman, private tutor Hindocha Nita Vishnubhai, was brisk walking on Friday (May 7) when she had a run-in with the man.........Read More

NRI man struck in head with hammer at hotel

Surveillance video shows 32-year-old Sumit Ahluwalia enter the lobby of a Brooklyn hotel after being confronted by an unknown man outside. The suspect then appears to hit Ahluwalia in the head with a hammer before running off. Ahluwalia said right the suspect told him he didn’t like him because of the color of his skin before the attack, and also spit in his face.....Read More

Little known outside India, Jainism spreads at colleges
amid calls to decolonize studies”,

LA times published a long and informative article about the progress  of Jain  Academic Education in North America. Please click on the link below to read the full article. Cerritos College in Norwalk — where the majority of students are Latino and the first in their families to attend college — is a stone’s throw from.......Read More

British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh , has urged his government to help India as Covid-19 situation worsened.

"Many are extremely anxious about loved ones in India, terrified after seeing the apocalyptic scenes of people dying on the streets for want of oxygen, a collapsing health system, and crematoriums and cemeteries......Read More

Augmented Artificial Intelligence for Social good, Data & AI Ethics highlighted at ASEI’s 2021 AI Summit

The American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) convened an AI Summit with a number of researchers, authors, speakers and experts covering Artificial Intelligence  from multiple perspectives: Augmented Intelligence with Data, AI/ML Solutions......Read More

NRI mother takes home body of son killed in accident in Singapore. Shanthi, who is from the southern Indian state of Kerala, told daily on Saturday morning: "I used to pray 'Please don't let him get a fever,' 'Don't let him get Covid,' and then this happened... He came through all of that only for this to happen." Also a domestic worker in Singapore, the mother added: "I never expected to take him back as a dead body. He had so many dreams" Sudheeshmon, who leaves behind his wife and 18-month-old son....Read More

Canada bans passenger flights from India, Pakistan for 30 days due to surge in Covid cases

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says suspending incoming passenger flights from India and Pakistan for the next month must be done to keep Canadians safe. Trudeau says it was necessary because there has been a concerning surge of COVID-19 cases and the emergence of more variants of concern in certain....Read More

NATIONAL AND INTERFAITH LEADERS JOIN FOR PRAYER AT SIKH SATSANG GURDWARA
Offer Support and Solidarity, Call for Healing, Legislative Measures and Safety Reinforcements- Sunday, April 18, 2021: It was a beautiful sunny Indiana day. It was the designated day for the observance day for Baisakhi, one of the holiest days on the Sikh calendar. We added a special   “Prayer for Healing” to the service.....Read More with PHOTOS

NRI artist Madhuri to display works in Milan

Madhuri Srikanth, an NRI artist with roots in Telangana, has received a special invite to showcase her works at 'Romantica', an international art exhibition, to be held at Italy's Milan between April 23 and May 2. Madhuri is the lone Indian artist to be invited to showcase her works at the exhibition organized by M.A.D.S., a contemporary art gallery, located in one of the main Milan districts......Read More

NRI Billionaire Brothers Purchase UK Quick Meals Chain Leon

Indian-origin billionaire brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa have acquired a well-liked British quick meals chain, Leon, as a part of what they described as their objective to develop their foodservice operations in Britain.The Issa brothers, whose dad and mom moved to the UK from Gujarat within the Seventies, personal the Euro Garages chain of petrol stations as a part of their EG Group enterprise......Read More

NRI Driver jailed for 22 years for killing 4 Australian police
A truck driver was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Wednesday for hitting and killing four police officers on an Australian freeway. Mohinder Singh was drug-effected and sleep-deprived when his truck veered into an emergency stopping lane of Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway where three policemen and a policewoman were standing after stopping a speeding car on April 22 last year......Read More

Human Errors Main Reasons for Spreading of  Coronavirus  Rather than Seasonality Factors

Researchers have advocated various theories on the diffusion of coronavirus disease worldwide. For example, in an article published in BBC, it is  pointed out  that there is some evidence that coronavirus cases have particularly clustered around cooler and drier regions. In the same article, it was reported that one paper looked at 100 Chinese cities with more than 40 cases of Covid-19......Read More

NRI couple found dead in US after 4-year-old girl seen crying

An Indian couple was found dead at their home in the US after neighbours saw their four-year-old daughter crying alone in the balcony of their house, family sources said. Some US media outlets said the couple died of an apparent stabbing in their North Arlington apartment,The bodies of Balaji Bharat Rudrawar (32) and his wife Arati Balaji Rudrawar (30) were found at their 21 Garden Terrace apartme,,,,...Read More

NRI Men arrested in UK for immigration offences

A 38-year-old man was detained on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration and is now being questioned. Four other men, three Bangladeshi and one Indian national, were removed from the lorry by police and arrested on suspicion of immigration offences. They will be dealt with by the immigration authorities........Read More

NRI Deepanshu Kher was sentenced two years in prison for Deleting Carlsbad Company’s Microsoft User Accounts

Deepanshu  Kher, an Indian national, was arrested when he flew from India to the United States on January 11, 2021, unaware of the outstanding warrant for his arrest. Kher was sentenced today in federal court to two years in prison for accessing the server of a Carlsbad Company and deleting over 1,200.User Accounts .Maximum Penalty: Ten years in prison; $250,000 fine.......Read More

NRI Sumit Garg man charged in U.S. for cyberstalking

A Seattle man employed as a cyber security consultant was indicted today by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to engage in cyberstalking, three counts of cyberstalking in violation of criminal order,  and two counts of cyberstalking, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman.  SUMIT GARG, 31, was transferred to federal custody last week and was ordered detained at the Federal Detention Center at SeaTac on March 15, 2021........Read More

Crypto Investor 'Metakovan' Named as Buyer of $70 Million Digital Artwork

THE buyer of a $70 million digital-only artwork was named on Friday by auction house Christie's as a crypto asset investor who goes by the pseudonym "Metakovan." The auction to buy the work by digital artist Beeple, which ended on Thursday, was the first ever sale by a major auction house of a piece of digital art that does not exist in physical form.,,,,,,Read More


City of Toronto providing financial relief for taxicab industry

As part of the 2021 budget approval process, Toronto City Council voted to provide a temporary reduction in the renewal fees and regulatory charges for Taxicab and Limousine Vehicle-for-Hire licensing categories. This initiative will assist up to 8,670 drivers in the city.......Read More

FIA celebrates international women's day

Brooklyn New York – Federation of Indian Associations of NY NJ & CT along with the Brooklyn Borough President's office and the Consulate General of India New York hosted a commemorative ceremony on the footsteps of the historic venue of the Brooklyn Borough Hall......Read More

Fedration of India American Christian Organizations Of North America, INC (FIACONA)


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FIA announces winners of Dance Pe Chance solo dance competition 2021

Winners of the finale of the 37th edition of the annual Dance Pe Chance solo dance competition 2021, organized by the Federation of Indian Associations NY NJ CT, were announced on February 23. They were selected from across four categories of participants—minor, junior, senior and adult........Read More

Doing Justic‪e‬: Cafe Studios presents Doing Justice, hosted by Preet Bharara. Justice is about doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons. And it's about making sure that no one is above the law. Doing Justice is CAFE's new narrative podcast, based on host Preet Bharara's bestselling book.

In each episode Preet explores the key elements of a case from the unique perspective of the prosecutor whose job it is to grapple with urgent moral and legal questions. Should we allow an elected official to run for re-election while he’s under investigation? Can we prosecute a police officer for planning to kidnap his victims?...Read More

The airlines will be able to provide tickets at lower rates to those passengers who carry cabin baggage only.The current rules allow passengers to carry up to 7 kilograms of cabin baggage and 15 kilograms of check-in baggage.As part of airline baggage policy, scheduled airlines will be allowed to offer free baggage allowance as well as "zero baggage/no check-in baggage fares

Kerala Center Recognizes and Honors Medical Professionals and
First Responders,And Conducts a Seminar on Covid 19 Health Issues

The Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Center  recognized and honored close to hundred healthcare workers and police officers from Queens and Long Island and surrounding areas at virtual Zoom meeting for their praiseworthy service during the pandemic and conducted a seminar and interactive session on Covid 19 attended by experts in various fields of health.......Read More

UK judge orders fugitive Indian diamond dealer Nirav Modi to be extradited to India

London: A UK court on Thursday ordered fugitive diamond dealer Nirav Modi to be extradited to India to stand trial after dismissing arguments of his "mental health concerns," saying they are not unusual in a man in his circumstances......Read More

Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) Celebrate International Mother Language Day

Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) had a very successful virtual celebration of the 18 th International Mother Language Day on February 20. In view of the on-going COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic it was a very different kind of celebration.It was great to have well- wishers of Punjabi language join us from various places including California, Toronto......Read More

Gang of four women rob Indian man by luring into fake massage parlour

As per reports an Indian man has been robbed of Rs 55,30,806 in Dubai by a gang of four women after being lured into a fake massage parlour through a dating app. The 33-year-old Indian man in Dubai is the cheated person. Dubai Police say, three Nigerian women were arrested from Sharjah after investigations, and one woman is  still absconding.

National Federation of Indian American Associations’ new committee sworn in for the term 2021- 2022

Mr. Ajoy Dube from Bellflower, CA was installed as the nationally elected President of the National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA). A virtual Swearing-in and installation Ceremony for all the nationally elected Officers was held at the 1st General Body Board for the new term of NFIA.(NFIA), the largest non-profit umbrella organization of Indian associations, was established in 1980......Read More

NRI Engineer Pleads Guilty to More Than $10 Million of COVID-Relief Fraud

Shashank Rai, 30, of Beaumont, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to a bank. He was charged on May 13, 2020, with violations of wire fraud, bank fraud, false statements to a financial institution, and false statements to the SBA.As part of his guilty plea, Rai admitted that he sought millions of dollars in forgivable loans guaranteed by the SBA from two different banks by.......Read More

British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh expressed concern over the arrest of labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur over the farmers’ agitation.

Mr Dhesi added, “Abuse of peaceful farmers protest activists, especially women, is an affront to democracy & civilised society.” Earlier, Punjab-origin politician Mr Dhesi had sent a letter, signed by over 100 MPs and Lords, to UK PM Boris Johnson on the ongoing farmers’.......Read More

Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) Salutes Farmers of India

Directors of Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) held their special meeting via Zoom on February 3, 2021. In addition to discussing regular PLEA business including the upcoming International Mother Language Day on Februay21....Read More

NRI man sentenced for attempting to promote racial enmity

Sirajudeen Abdul Majeed A 52-year-old NRI man was sentenced to two weeks’ jail on Monday for attempting to promote racial enmity in Singapore by claiming that the ruling People’s Action Party wanted to marginalize Malays in the country. He pleaded guilty to one charge of deliberately intending to wound racial feelings and promoting enmity between groups on grounds of race.

Joe Biden withdraws NRI Vijay Shanker’s nomination as judge

Joe Biden, New US President has withdrawn the appointment of Indian American lawyer Vijay Shanker to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He was one of the 31 appointees, including 17 judges, made by Trump in the final days of his presidency.

Nepal bans two Indian mountaineers for 10 years

Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on two climbers Narender Singh Yadav and Seema Rani Goswami who claimed to be the first Indian couple to have climbed Everest, officials say. A government investigation concluded on Monday that photographs purporting to show the pair at the top of the world's highest mountain were faked. Officials say the ban is intended to deter other climbers from making spurious and dishonest claims......Read Nore

8-Yr-Old NRIIndian Boy Advay Misra In Johns Hopkins Brightest Students In The World List.

Advay Misra, 8, a NRI student in New York, has been named among 1,400 of the “brightest students in the world” by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) in Baltimore which counts among its alumni the founders of Facebook and Google, Rhodes Scholars and MacArthur Fellows. Hopkins said Misra, a student at PS 59 Beekman Hill International Elementary School, was honored for “exceptional performance on the SAT,.....Read More

NRI Bharat Narumanchi a paediatrician takes doctor hostage, kills victim and himself at a children's clinic in Austin, Texas

Bharat Narumanchi suffering from terminal cancer took another doctor hostage and after several hours of a stand-off with the police, killed his victim and then himself, according to authorities. On Tuesday evening, Bharat Narumanchi took several people hostage at a children's clinic in Austin, Texas, but except for a doctor the others escaped or were let go, local police said in a statement.....Read More

Big relief for spouses of H1B workers as Biden withdraws Trump-era plan to kill H4 work permits

Nearly a lakh Indian spouses can now breathe a sigh of relief as the H-1B visa holders can continue working in the US. On day seven, the Biden administration delivered a huge win for the dependents of the H-1B visa holders in America who spent the last four years worried sick that their work authorisations would be killed off.

NRIs to hold car rallies in Canada to support farmers’ tractor march on Jan 26

To support the tractor rally announced by the protesting farmers in Delhi on Republic Day, Non Resident Indians (NRI) of Punjabi origin living in Canada have said that they would take out a car rally in Brampton and Calgary on January 26.

NRI doctor Hasan Gokal s accused of stealing a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. He has practiced medicine for 21 years, including nine years in Texas. Gokal has not been arrested and a court hearing has not been set.....Read More

2 UK NRI Sikhs charged for street fight with swords and knives

NRI Sukwir Singh, 22, and Lakha Singh, 29, of Southall here, appeared at the Willesden Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with affray and threatening a person with a blade/sharply pointed article in a public place.ave been remanded in custody and will appear at the Isleworth Crown Court on February 15.. Updated will be added soon.

Farmers’ Protests: IOC USA expresses downright disappointment over the SC-appointed Committee

Indian Overseas Congress, USA, an advocacy organization that stands for democracy and freedom, expressed its strong reservations on the Supreme Court appointed committee that includes strong backers of the newly enacted farm laws.The committee was named in order of the court, which was hearing several petitions challenging the Centre's new farm laws........Read More

FIA Board of Trustee member Srujal Parikh and past president Alok Kumar have been recognized by the Government of India With an award in observation of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas

Parikh and Kumar were honored with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award for their leadership and contributions to community service, as well as being a friend of the Consulate...........Read More

Renowned writer Ved Mehta dies at 86

Ved Mehta, a longtime writer for The New Yorker whose best-known work, spanning a dozen volumes, explored the vast, turbulent history of modern India through the intimate lens of his own autobiography, died Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 86. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, his wife, Linn Cary Mehta, said..........Read More

NRI Aisha Shah Added to Digital Strategy team at the White House Office --- Joe Biden named Aisha Shah that would make up his Digital Strategy team at the White House Office. She  was Partnerships Manager in Biden’s Digital Strategy team in Campaign election time. Before Appointment:Shah worked as an Assistant Manager on the Corporate Fund of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Shah worked as a strategic communications specialist at Buoy, an ntegrated marketing firm that specialises...........Read More

SBI-led consortium pursue UK bankruptcy order against Vijay Mallya

A consortium of Indian banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) returned to the High Court in London for a bankruptcy application hearing against liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, as they pursue the recovery of debt from loans paid out to his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines......Read More

UK’s first female dhol player Parv Kaur wants Deepika, Taapsee or Anushka to play her in biopic

A biopic is being planned on the life of Parv Kaur, the first female Indian origin dhol player in the United Kingdom, and the artiste wants Deepika Padukone, Taapsee Pannu or Anushka Sharma to essay the role.........Read More

The Bengali Hindu Association & BHARAT Seva Ashram of Los Angeles Celebrated Durga Puja 2020

The Bengali Hindu Association of Los Angeles (BHALA) celebrated Durga puja in Los Angeles on 25th October, Sunday and was open to visitors with CDC guidelines for use of face masks, 6 feet distancing etc. Priest was Dr . Sukrit Mukherjee. Adhibas Bodhon to Dashami was celebrated-X-HK....Read More

 

  • The global vaccine distribution scheme COVAX aims to deliver 520 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa this year,
  • Johnson & Johnson's says its Covid vaccine neutralises Delta variant -Claims it is 85% effective and could also help prevent hospitalisation and death
  • ‘Very exciting’: Study indicates mRNA vaccines could provide years of protection against COVID-19……U.S. study found the Pfizer vaccine triggered a persistent immune response that could offer long-time protection from the coronavirus.
  • Moderna (MRNA) jumped to an all-time high Tuesday after the pharmaceutical company said its COVID-19 vaccine showed promise in protecting against variants of the disease, including the highly contagious Delta variant that is currently surging in India and other countries.Shares of the Cambridge, Mass., company were up 6.2 per cent to $236.51 (U.S.) on Tuesday.Moderna also said the Indian government had granted emergency use authorization of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine.

 

 

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