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Sharing of Knowledge and Best Practice is a Key Component of AAPI’s Global Healthcare Summit

The 16th annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) concluded with a call and commitment to give back to India, our motherland, making healthcare accessible, efficient, and equitable for all, at Hotel Novotel on Varun Beach in Visakhapatnam on January 8th, 2023. Attended by nearly 500 delegates from the United States and India, the GHS 2023 was jointly organized by AAPI .....Read More

2 NRI men from Gujarat die in New Zealand beach tragedy

Saurin Nayankumar Patel, 28 and Anshul Shah, 31, who had arrived from Ahmedabad last year on a work visa, did not know how to swim and drowned last week. Patel was an electrical engineer, while Shah worked as a cashier at a gas station and arrived here in November 2022. They were roommates......Read More

Abbotsford Students Visit Gurdwara Nanak Niwas

India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas  ,situated on Richmond's Highway to Heaven (aka #5 Road), is a very popular place for students and visitors eager to learn about inter religious/intercultural harmony, the Sikh religion and the South Asian community. Almost every week there is at least one group of students and visitors who visit  the Gurdwara and other places of worship......Read More

COVID-19 XBB variant rises to 7% in Canada by mid-January

The proportion of Covid-19 XBB.1.5 was projected to rise to nearly 7 per cent in Canada by mid-January, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said. Tam said on Friday in a speech that XBB variants are expected to increase in Canada and it is not known whether they will become the dominant lineage.......Read More

With profound grief & deep sorrow, we inform the sad demise of Kamini Rajesh Patel daughter in Law of Prof Keshav Patel

Keshav President: IACSCA & Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America-LA said. With heavy heart I let you know that Kamini has left this World at young age of 53 years. Let us pray almighty Parameshwaram to give her Soul Param Shanti n shelter in His Heart.
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 Lohri Celebration at Gurdwara Nanak Niwas

On Thursday ,January 13,  Lohri was celebrated with great enthusiasm at # 5 Road Gurdwara in Richmond. Six families who were recently blessed with a child and their friends , relatives and members of the congregation thoroughly enjoyed the celebration. Both the Darbar (Prayer ) Hall and the Langar Hall were overflowing with devotees.....Read More

NRI Harmeet Dhillon alleges of attack by Republicans because of her Sikh faith

NRI Harmeet Dhillon, a prominent attorney who is running for Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman, has alleged that she is facing bigoted attacks from her fellow party leaders because of her Sikh faith and asserted that she will not give up and continue to be in the race for......Read More

NRI Kunal Chopra Student from Punjab Dies in Australia car crash

A 21 year-old student, who had moved to Australia eight months back from Punjab’s Ferozepur, died on the spot after his car collided with a truck in Canberra.Kunal Chopra was returning from work when his Hyundai Getz collided head-on with a concrete pumping truck on William Hovell Drive last week.........Read More

United Indian American Communities Of Southern California celebrate Indias republic Day celebration on Sunday January 22

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Reckless driver jailed for killing NRI Sikh woman in UK

A 23-year-old man in the UK has been jailed for six years for recklessly driving at a speed of nearly 100 mph, which led to the death of a Sikh woman — mother to a five-month-old. Baljinder, 32, was on her way to pick up her husband from his brother’s home, and she was driving at 62 mph. Baljinder was announced dead on the spot....Read More

NRI Aarti D. Pandya doc pays $1,850,000 for performing
unnecessary tests, surgeries

NRI doctor Aarti D. Pandya has agreed to pay approximately $1,850,000 for allegedly billing the government for cataract surgeries and diagnostic tests that were not medically required. Aarti D. Pandya and her Pandya Practice Group violated the False Claims Act by also performing and billing for tests that were incomplete or of worthless value, and office visits that did not provide the level......Read More

Punjabi Language on the Move

Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) has been promoting Punjabi language in BC’s public schools, colleges, universities and community for almost 30 years. PLEA strongly believes that getting our children interested in their mother tongue Punjabi at an early age is extremely beneficial to them. It not only helps the children and youth with their communication skills but also in staying connected with their heritage........Read More

Shankar Ram elected Chairperson of the TiE Global Board
of Trustees for 2023.

Shankar has been a member of TiE SoCal since its inception. He has been an entrepreneur for over 35 years, starting his first company in 1983 and followed by four other companies, with successful exits for each of them. Shankar is an avid investor, making his first investment in 2001. He is an active member of TiE SoCal Angels, and Guindy Alumni Angels, Santa Clara......Read More

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NRI Subramanian Ponnazhakan allegedly stabs minor son to death

An NRI man in Texas faces capital murder charges for allegedly stabbing his nine-year-old son to death, police said. Subramanian Ponnazhakan, 39, of McKinney, is in police custody at a hospital for “self-inflicted wounds” and his bail has been set at $1 million, the McKinney Police Department said in a statement on Sunday......Read More

NRI Moin Idrishbhai Pinjara sentenced to 29 months of imprisonment in US for being involved in call centre scam

A 28-year-old NRI Moin Idrishbhai Pinjara pleaded guilty and sentenced to 29 months of imprisonment for being involved in a call centre scam. Pinjara is expected to face removal proceedings following his imprisonment. The court further ordered him to pay $635,103 in restitution to the victims of the conspiracy.......Read More

Canada admits record 431,645 new immigrants in 2022

Canada has set a new record in immigration by admitting 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022, the largest number of people ever welcomed in a year in the country’s history. Newcomers play an essential role in filling labour shortages, bringing new perspectives and talents to our communities, and enriching our society as a whole.” The Minister hinted that even more newcomers could be admitted in 2023......Read More

NRI Ro Khanna Congressman Said India-US relationship can define 21st century

The relationship between India and the United States can define the 21st century, Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna said Monday, as a leading American daily in a long-form article articulated that the post-Ukrainian war world would see India's emergence......Read More

Canada is banning some foreigners from buying property after home prices surged

Canada in 2023 is closing its doors to foreign investors who want to purchase homes. A new Canadian law took effect January 1 that essentially bans foreign buyers from buying residential properties as investments for two years. The law was passed because of a spike in Canadian home prices since the start of the pandemic.......Read More

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NFAAUM and Indian Caucus of The United Methodist Church’s Statement on Christian Persecution Legitimized by Religious Nationalists in India 

As we prepare to celebrate the joyous birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the promise of a New Year, the Indian National Caucus of The United Methodist Church stands in solidarity with more than 32 million Christians in India who live in anxious and uncertain times. We express our deep concern in the wake of ......Read More


Chicago's eminent physician and renowned hospitality entrepreneur Dr Rashmi Patel has been elected the President of the Federation of Indian Associations (1980) Chicago. He and his Executive Team was elected at the organization's elections held on 18 Dec 2022. FIA Election Committee comprising three of the FIA Trustees Kanti Patel, Rajesh Patel, and Bhailal Patel presided over......Read More

China estimates Covid surge infecting 37 million people a day

Nearly 37 million people in China may have been infected with Covid-19 on a single day this week. As many as 248 million people, or nearly 18 per cent of the population, likely contracted the virus in the first 20 days of December, according to minutes from an internal meeting of China’s National Health Commission.....Read More


It all Started in California in 2009 with a team effort under the initiative of dedicated whistle blower late Dr. Onkar Singh Bindra of Sacramento: Raised this issue of including Sikhi in the California Public School History-Social Science Curriculum and appealed to the Punjabi American community through Ambedkar Times Newspaper ......Read More

39th Annual Commemoration Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. “Let Freedom Ring with Dignity, Learning, Love & Justice!”

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”....Read More

NRI Sikh Navinder Gill charged with murder for stabbing wife to death

A 40-year-old NRI Sikh Navinder Gill  has been charged with second-degree murder for fatally stabbing his wife at their home in British Columbia. Navinder Gill of Surrey was taken into custody by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) for stabbing his wife Harpreet Kaur, 40, multiple times on December 7............Read More

NRI doctor, mother of 5, dies in Houston car crash

NRI doctor Mini Vettical, 52, dancer, and a mother of five children died on the spot after her car was hit by a speeding motorcycle in Houston city of Texas,Mini Vettical, a native of Ramamangalam in Kerala, was on her way home from work when she died in a crash in southeast Houston at around 4 pm on December 7....Read More

NRI Sikh arrested for running police car off the road

Police in Canada have charged and arrested a Sikh man after he “intentionally” ran a police cruiser off the roadway in a stolen vehicle in the city of Brampton. In July 2021, Gauravdeep Singh was seen operating a stolen vehicle around Hurontario Street and County Court Boulevard in Brampton, the Peel Regional Police said......Read More

University of Birmingham in U.K  launches new Jainism program,  enrollments to begin from January

The University of Birmingham on Wednesday announced the launch of a new teaching and research program in Jainism, which will open for enrollment from January 2023. A group of Indian-origin philanthropists belonging to the Jain community, including Dr Jasvant Modi representing US donors and Nemu Chandaria representing.....Read More

A Frisco-based charity collecting funds for demolishing churches and forcefully converting Christians to Hinduism.

A Frisco-based charity organized a fundraiser on November 27, 2022, with the explicitly stated goals of demolishing churches besides forcefully converting Christians to Hinduism. This charity in Frisco is one of many radical Hindu nationalist organizations that have sprung up across the United States in recent years.......Read More

AAPI Share the Warmth Program Brings Comfort
to the Needy across the USA

“As the wintry weather is upon us, we at AAPI want to continue the tradition of providing comfort and warmth to those that need the help most during this holiday season,” said Dr. Ravi Kolli, President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). “Therefore, we are renewing the tradition under the `Share the Warmth AAPI 2022 Blanket Drive` and request your support to make this.......Read More

NRI Gurcharan Singh Trek 2000 ex-CFO jailed and fined for
multiple frauds in Singapore

Trek 2000 International’s former chief financial officer Gurcharan Singh has been sentenced to 11 months’ jail and fined $20,000 for falsifying accounts, forgery and not disclosing interested party transactions.Singh was convicted of eight charges on Monday, with nine other similar charges taken into account in sentencing him.......Read More

NRI Pawanpreet Kaur shot dead at petrol pump
in Canada's Brampton

Peel Regional Police said a gas station employee Pawanpreet Kaur 21 year old was gunned down with “multiple shots” and died at the scene. Upon arrival police located the victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Life saving measures were attempted however the victim succumbed to her injuries,,,,,,Read More

Toronto driver arrested for death of NRI student

oronto Police have arrested a 60-year-old driver in connection with the death of an NRI student. 20 Year old Kartik Saini was killed when his cycle was hit by a pick-up truck and dragged at the intersection of Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue in midtown Toronto.The driver was charged on Thursday with careless driving and violating traffic signs.He will appear in court on February 16, 2023......Read More

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The Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley Presents:
Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples

Tribal Leaders lead a panel discussion to educate and advocate on issues important to native people. Indigenous Voices will speak to recognition, reconciliation and reverence to the first people of this land. Included in the discussion are the topics: Native American Boarding Schools; MMIW; Land Acknowledgement; SValley.....Read More

NRI Suella Braverman's Language Around Refugees Is 'Horrific', Top Met Officer Says

Suella Braverman has been criticised for her rhetoric around migrants. Suella Braverman’s comments about deporting immigrants to Rwanda are “horrific”, according to the assistant commissioner for the Met Police.....Read More

AAPI Condemns Violence Against Physicians In India

“AAPI is very concerned by the recent and ongoing assaults on Doctors and Medical Professionals in India and joins American Kerala Medical Graduates Association (AKMG ) and Kerala Medical Post Graduates Association in condemning the recent physical assault on a female Doctor at Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College on  November 23rd that was caught on the CCTV,”.....Read More

3 NRI women scientists selected as Australia's STEM superstars

Three Indian-origin women among 60 scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians have been selected as Australia’s Superstars of STEM. Dr Ana Baburamani, Neelima Kadiyala and Dr Indrani Mukherjee will undertake a two-year program in 2023 and 2024 to step into the media spotlight as STEM experts.....Read More

Canada to strengthen visa processing capacity in Delhi, Chandigarh

As a Pacific nation, Canada constituted an ambitious plan, which initially provides for an investment of nearly $2.3 billion over the next five years as it recognises that the Indo-Pacific region will play an important and fundamental role in Canada's future. The government will invest in strengthening the visa processing capacity within the centralised Canadian network......Read More

NRI Abraham Pannikottu Receives Funding to Develop Zero Pressure Tires for US Army

US President Joe Biden had signed into law a massive fiscal year 2022 omnibus appropriations bill that will spend $782 billion on national defense spending included supplemental appropriations to address the crisis in Ukraine.  These critical investments will go a long way to countering both Russia and China, who are working together to out-compete the United States......Read More

AAPI Holds Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness CME

“Lifestyle medicine is the simplest yet most powerful approach to true health and healing,” said Dr. Ravi Kolli, President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) while setting the context for the Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness Webinar organized on November 19th, 2022"........Read More

18-year-old NRI boy stabbed to death in Surrey school, Canada

As per reports, deceased was identified as Mehakpreet Sethi who was a resident of Punjab, India. He died after being attacked by miscreants in parking area of Tamanawis Secondary School on Tuesday. Police informed that as soon as this incident was reported, officials reached spot within no time and while taking Mehakpreet to hospital....Read More

Canadian MPs request for direct flights to Amritsar

In a letter addressed to Air Canada, MPs Tim Uppal, Jasraj Singh Hallan, Bradley Vis and Mark Strahl called for direct flights between Canada and Amritsar to bolster tourism and empower families to stay connected. Given the demographic dominance of Sikhs and Punjabis in Canada, Conservative MPs have called upon the the country’s flag carrier to establish direct flights between their country.....Read More

Youth With A Mission visits Richmond Gurdwara

A group of about 25 grades 9 to 12 students, ,their teachers and some church leaders from Paradise Valley, Alberta were in Vancouver recently to do some volunteer work in the community. As part of their visit here they decided to visit Gurdwara Nanak Niwas and a few other places of worship on Richmond's Highway to Heaven........Read More

NRI Pramila Jayapal not in race for Democratic leadership

Putting an end to speculation of entering the House Democratic leadership race, Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said she will run for re-election as Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair.....Read More

NRI Singapore grandmother pleads guilty to 48 charges of maid abuse

A 64-year-old Indian-origin grandmother in Singapore, who abused her daughter's maid from Myanmar until she died, on Monday pleaded guilty to her role in the fatal abuse, a media report said. Prema S Naraynasamy pleaded guilty to 48 charges -- mostly of voluntarily causing hurt to her daughter's maid Piang Ngaih Don.......Read More

NRI Bhambri Kunal jailed in Singapore for withdrawing fraud money

In exchange for at least $100, Bhambri Kunal withdrew cash totalling more than $26,000 from Singapore bank accounts, which were sums later traced to three fraud victims in the United States. The 26-year-old NRI, who first came to Singapore in 2018 to study, was jailed for nine weeks after he pleaded guilty to three counts of dealing with the benefits of criminal conduct........Read More

Rishi Sunak opens door for 3,000 more Indian graduates to work in UK as PM paves the way for trade deal in G20 talks with Narendra Modi

Rishi Sunak met with Narendra Modi today as he opened the door for 3,000 more Indians to live and work in Britain in an attempt to smooth the path for a trade deal. The Prime Minister and his Indian counterpart held talks at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, as Mr Sunak conducted a flurry of international meetings......Read More

Indian students in US surge by 19% in 2021-22

The presence of Indian students in American universities has increased by 19 per cent compared to the last year, and nearly 21 per cent of over one million foreign students are Indian students, a US government report said. In 2021-22, 1,99,182 students with India as their place of origin were pursuing higher education in the US.....Read More

Guru Nanak ji's Parkash Purb Celebration at India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas on Richmond’s Highway to Heaven

Guru Nanak Dev ji, the founder of Sikhism was a great poet, visionary, explorer and revolutionary. His 553rd Parkash Purb was celebrated around the globe with great enthusiasm. Nearly every Gurdwara Sahib in Metro Vancouver welcomed a large number of devotees to pay homage ....Read More

NRI Abhishek Krishnan charged in $8 mn Covid relief fraud scheme in US

Abhishek Krishnan, 40, has been charged by a federal grand jury in Newark, New Jersey, for fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Krishnan, who previously resided in Wake County, North Carolina, is charged with......Read More

NRI Waseem Maknojiya in US gets 5 years jail for call centre fraud

Waseem Maknojiya, a 38 year-old NRI, has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Texas court for committing mail fraud and duping customers via Indian call centres. Maknojiya, who was illegally residing in Houston, had pleaded guilty on September 13, 2021, a press statement by the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern......Read More

Dr. Amrit Nehru At Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, is a beautiful Gurudwara sahib constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith........Read More

One in Five Canadians Is Now an Immigrant, and the Nation Approves

Immigration to Canada has grown so much that this week Statistics Canada announced a new milestone in the country’s history, a wave of immigration so large that it has exceeded even the country’s two previous largest waves. It’s bigger than the one that resulted from the aggressive promotion of European settlement on Indigenous land on the prairies during the early 20th century....Read More

US risks losing talented H1-B visa holders to Canada

The US risks losing talented foreigners, particularly those married to other skilled professionals, to Canada, which grants work authorisation to spouses of all skilled foreign workers, says a new study. But granting employment authorisation to all spouses of H-1B visa holders would encourage more skilled migrants.......Read More

Indian rupee recovers early losses of RBI Inflation report

USD/INR has slipped to 82.75 after a breakdown of intraday consolidation.The USD/INR pair has surrendered its opening gains recorded due to a bigger rate hike announcement by the Federal Reserve (Fed) on Wednesday. In the morning session, the asset displayed a gap-up open as a fourth consecutive 75 basis point (bps) rate hike by the Fed weighed on risk-perceived currencies.......Read More

Indian High Commission Opens visa centre in London to boost capacity for processing applications

The Indian High Commission says it has introduced “interim measures” including a doorstep service to speed up the visa application process said to have left millions of bookings at risk. Speaking on a video on Twitter at the end of last week, Indian High Commissioner Vikram K.Doralswami said the number of visa applications now being dealt with for travel to the country from the UK had doubled from 20,000 a month to 40,000 as a result.......Read More

Canada to welcome 5 lakh immigrants per year by 2025

The federal government is planning a massive increase in the number of immigrants entering Canada, with a goal of bringing in 500,000 people in 2025.Immigration Minister Sean Fraser revealed the new targets Tuesday, saying the move is necessary to ensure Canada's economic prosperity. The announcement signals a significant increase from the 405,000 ......Read More

The Indian Overseas Congress ( IOC) USA conducted a UNITY WALK in NEW YORK from Times Square 

The Indian Overseas Congress ( IOC) USA conducted a UNITY WALK in NEW YORK from Times Square (47th St & Steps) to Union Square (Gandhi Statue) on Sunday, October 30th at 3:00 PM. The NEW YORK Yatra ( Walk) has been inspired by Bharat Jodo Yatra, currently in progress, led by Shri. Rahul Gandhi emphasized unity and peace in India and the sub-continent.......Read More

 Diwali celebration in Richmond

After more than two years, Richmond Multicultural Community Services (RMCS) celebrated Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas in person on Friday, October 28 at Caring Place. It was a very well organized event. This major South Asian festival, popularly known as the Festival of Lights, was very well attended........Read More

Honouring Sikh soldiers Statue unveiled in United Kingdom

A statue of a Sikh soldier has been unveiled in Leicester to honour Sikhs who fought for the UK in conflicts around the world.The bronze figure on a granite plinth went on display in Victoria Park on Sunday. The Sikh Troops War Memorial Committee said it would complement the existing war memorials already there. Sikhs made up more than 20% of the British Indian Army at the outbreak of.....Read More

3 Indian Students Killed, 4 Injured in US Road Accident

In a tragic incident, three NRI students died in a road accident after their car collided with another vehicle in Massachusetts, United States on 27 October. The deceased, Prem Kumar Reddy Goda, 27, Pavani Gullapally 22 and Sai Narasimha Patamsetti 22, died on the spot after the collision, the Berkshire District Attorney's Office said. Apart from the deceased, four other NRIstudents also sustained injuries in the accident......Read More

German Visa Rules to Get More Tough for Indian Students

According to the German Embassy, applications for APS certification have been open since October 1, and the certificate will be required to be submitted along with the visa application. A Sharpe increase in the number of Indian students applying for courses in Germany has also resulted in an increase ........Read More

The Indian Overseas Congress, ( IOC) USA, will be conducting a UNITY WALK in NEW YORK 

The  NEW YORK Yatra ( Walk) is inspired by Bharat Jodo Yatra, currently in progress, led by Shri. Rahul Gandhi emphasizing unity and peace in India and the sub-continent.  IOC, USA, an organization aligned with the ideals of the Congress party in India embedded in Democracy, Freedom, Human Rights, Justice, Equality......Read More

Dealing with Mental Health Issues

The senseless murder of  Constable Shaelyn Yang by a homeless man in a Burnaby park recently has again highlighted the issues of homelessness and mental health. The tragic death of the RCMP Constable is devastating not only for her family but also for the law enforcement community and the community at large.,,,,,,Read More

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann congratulates British Prime Minister-elect Sunak

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday congratulated British Prime Minister-elect Rishi Sunak and expressed hope that under his leadership, the relations between the UK and Punjab will become stronger.Read More About Rishi Sunak....Click Here

NRI Sikh accused of killing his kids charged with murder

An NRI Sikh has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after two of his children were killed in the family home north of Montreal. Kamaljit Arora, 45, has been accused of killing his son and daughter, aged 11 and 13 respectively, on October 17.He is also charged with one count of assault by strangulation of his wife......Read More


The Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Center, Inc. will honor six Indian American Malayalees for their outstanding achievements in their field of specialization and for their service to the society at its 30th Annual Awards Banquet to be held on October 22, 2022......Read More

AAPI-GAPI Diwali Banquet & Governing Body Meeting In Atlanta Raises Funds For Suicide Prevention

Over 250 delegates from around the nation attended the annual Governing Body Meeting and Diwali- Dussehra Celebrations organized jointly by the national American Association Of Physicians Of Indian Origin (AAPI) and the Georgia Association Of Physicians Of Indian Origin Chapter from October 7th to 9th, 2022 at the Atlanta....Read More

NRI Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt in running to be next PM of UK

Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt, two contenders in Britain's previous leadership contest this year, are believed to be in the running to become the nation's next prime minister following Liz Truss's resignation on Thursday. Embattled British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday resigned as the Conservative Party leader saying she can no longer deliver the mandate she was elected on last month......Read More

George Abraham, Vice-Chair of IOCUSA congratulates Mallikarjun Kharge, newly elected President of the Congress Party

George Abraham, Vice-Chair of IOCUSA congratulates Mallikarjun Kharge, newly elected President of the Congress Party: George Abraham, vice-chair of the Indian Overseas Congress USA congratulates Shri. Mallikarjun Kharge upon his election as the president of the Congress party. “ The election showed the nation that the party that promotes democracy for the nation practices the.......Read More

Killer of NRI Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, sheriff’s
found guilty, could face death

The killer of an Indian-American Sikh sheriff’s deputy in Texas has been found guilty of murder with the possibility of the death penalty, according to media reports. A jury on Monday found former convict Robert Soli guilty of capital murder in the killing of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal in September 2019 near Houston.......Read More

Hundreds attend funeral services for four members
of NRI Sikh family in California

Hundreds of people attended the funeral services for four members of an Indian-origin Sikh family, including a baby girl, who were kidnapped and killed by a man earlier this month in the US State of California. The funeral services for the Sikh family members were held in Turlock, a city in California........Read More

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Punjabi Classes at Gurdwara Nanak Niwas

 Punjabi classes at Gurdwara Nanak Niwas in Richmond are in full swing.  These classes are held every Sunday between 10 AM and 4 PM. The students are very excited to get connected with the language of their parents/grandparents. The teacher, Ms. Shaminderjit Kaur has adopted hands on approach for the students. As they learn to understand, speak, read and write Punjabi, they also learn a lot about our community and the Sikh religion......Read More

Korean student suspected in fatal stabbing of NRI roommate claims he was ‘blackmailed’

Varun Manish Chheda, 20, from Indianapolis, was found dead in McCutcheon Hall on the western edge of the campus last Wednesday. A Korean student who allegedly stabbed his NRI roommate to death in their dormitory at the prestigious Purdue University has said he was “very sorry” for killing his friend but contended that he had been “blackmailed”...Read More

Canada approves second bivalent vaccine 

oday, Health Canada authorized a second bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster. This is an updated version of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine, targeting the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. It is approved for use as a booster dose in individuals 12 years of age and older....Read More

Indian rupee could hit 84-85/USD by March on trade deficit, oil woes -Elara Global

The Indian rupee could drop to 84-85 to the dollar by March due to rising crude oil prices, high trade deficit and depleting foreign exchange reserves, Elara Global Research said in a note Monday, when the currency hit a record low of 82.6825. "The rupee, so far, has borne the brunt of aggressive global tightening as a hawkish (U.S.) Federal Reserve and interest rate differentials weigh on its outlook,"....Read More

NRI Dr Avindra Dayanand doctor faces murder charge in South Africa

As predicted by medical and legal experts, South Africanprosecutors appear to be increasingly inclined to bring murder charges against doctors whose patients die following failed treatments.Dr Avindra Dayanand appeared in a  Richards Bay court to face a murder charge following the death on the operating table of one of his patients.....Read More

Dubai's majestic Hindu temple with 16 deities opens for public

“With the benevolence of the Rulers of the UAE and the gracious support of the Community Development Authority (CDA), we are holding the official inaugural ceremony of the Hindu Temple Dubai ” Raju Shroff, one of the temple trustees, told.......Read More

AAPI Educates Members on South Asian Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S. and the nation spends over $500 billion on cardiovascular disease each year. Studies have shown that immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal are experiencing a dramatic rise in heart disease. South Asians make up 25 percent of the world’s population, but they contribute 60 percent of.....Read More

Guru Nanak Food Bank

The establishment of Guru Nanak Food Bank, affectionately called the Guru’s Modikhana on July 1, 2020 in Surrey was a very timely and noble move by some of our community’s dedicated volunteers. One of the founders and General Secretary of the Guru Nanak Food Bank is Jay Minhas. He, along with Giani Narinder Singh Walia, Inderjit Singh Dhillon, Anoop Singh Loodu, Bill Sandhu, Surinder Manj and Neeraj Walia responded to the......Read More

NRI youth dies in Hungary, travel agent arrested

The youth, Nitin Kumar, died on August 26, 2022, in Budapest, Hungary. As per information, the agent had assured to send 20-year-old Nitin to Austria but instead, he was sent to Hungary where he went missing and later died.The arrested accused, recognized as Sukhwinder Singh of Kharwan village in Yamunanagar district, was produced earlier than the district court docket in Kurukshetra and despatched to judicial custody.......Read More

USCIS Awards FY 2022 Citizenship and Integration Grants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today awarded nearly $20 million in grants to 66 organizations in 35 states to help prepare lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and those with a clear pathway to lawful permanent residency for naturalization. USCIS focused this year on reaching remote, underserved, and/or isolated communities per Executive Order 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans, and........Read More

NRI Bharatbhai Patel Uber Eats delivery person attacked in NY by ‘super perp’

An Uber Eats delivery man told The Post how an ex-con described by cops as a “super perp’’ stabbed him on the Lower East Side without saying a word — and bystanders did nothing. Patel, 36, the married father of a 6-year-old son who lives in Queens, was on Allen Street near Rivington Street when deranged suspect Sean Cooper — who has 103 previous busts under his belt — grabbed his e-bike, the man and cops said.......Read More

Park in Canada's Brampton renamed as Shri Bhagavad Gita Park

The Brampton Municipal Corporation in Canada on Wednesday named a park as Shri Bhagavad Gita Park that is spread over 3.75 acres in ward number VI. As per the plan, the park will be beautifully landscaped and will have sculptures of Lord Krishna and Arjuna on a chariot, the two main characters of the Gita, besides some other Hindu deities.....Read More

Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon Renowned Scholar And Historian in Surrey

Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon is a renowned scholar and historian. He was in Surrey on Friday, September 23 as keynote speaker at a function  sponsored by the Canadian Sikh Studies Society. Dr. Dhillon has worked with eminent researcher and author of the Nanak Shahi Calendar, Mr. Paul Singh Purewal. Unfortunately, Mr. Purewal has just passed away. .........Read More

Harish Thakkar of AIA Announced: AIA 35th Annual Deepavali Festival Sunday October 2nd, 2022

President Harish Thakkar & The Association of Indians in America, NY Chapter (AIA-NY) is inviting you all to the AIA 35th Annual Deepavali Festival at the South Street Seaport on Sunday October 2th 2022 from 12 noon till 7pm,  7.15pmspectacular display of Fireworks.......Read More

70 Punjab women trapped in Oman, UAE, says NRI Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi, Dubai businessman

Dubai philanthropist NRI Dr. Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi claims more than 400 Indian women, including 70 from Punjab, are stranded in the UAE and Oman after unscrupulous travel agencies abandoned them to live in exotic lands.......Read More

Khalistan referendum in Canada- Over 100,000 Canadian Sikhs took part in voting

Social media showed queues of men and women aligning up for the referendum. Over 100,000 Brampton, Ontario, Canadian Sikhs took part in voting for the Khalistan Referendum on September 19.   Voting for the Khalistan Referendum was organised by pro-Khalistani group Sikhs For Justice........Read More

Sadhvi Ritambhara's Programme In Ilford Cancelled Amid Communal Tensions In The UK

In view of the prevailing tension in the United Kingdom, Sadhvi Ritambhara's programme scheduled in Ilford for September 23 has been cancelled, This was after the Member of Parliament for Ilford South Sam Tarry wrote to the Secretary of State and Mayor. In the letter, Tarry highlighted how he was contacted by several of his constituents, expressing their deep reservation over the planned visit of the Sadhvi.....Read More

Violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Leicester being fuelled by gangs from Birmingham

Violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Leicester were the result of outsiders coming to the city and inflaming existing tensions, community leaders have said. Over the weekend, police made 47 arrests after clashes between large groups of mostly young men in the east part of the city, as tensions boiled over following a recent cricket match between India and Pakistan......Read More

Indian student shot last week succumbs to injuries

Last week the shooting rampage that took place in Canada’s Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario killed two people including a police officer, while at least three others were injured. Among those injured was a 28-year-old Indian student who has recently succumbed to the injuries sustained during last Monday’s shooting, said the police department.........Read More

Dubai court orders British man of Indian origin to pay USD 1.25 billion to Denmark in tax case

A British man accused by Denmark of masterminding a USD 1.7 billion tax fraud has been ordered by a Dubai court to pay Copenhagen's tax authority USD 1.25 billion, court filings seen on Friday show, just days after another Dubai court rejected an extradition order for him. The order by the Dubai Court of Appeal against Sanjay Shah comes as part of a civil case filed four years ago by Denmark's tax authority,.......Read More

40 Punjabi youths block Canadian police officer’s car in Surrey; to face deportation

Punjabi youths face a serious case of obstruction of justice and deportation after they surrounded and blocked a police officer’s duty, car and exit path in Surrey on Wednesday. Constable Sarbjit Sangha of Canadian Police in a media interaction said the group indulged in lawlessness when a police officer stopped and issued a traffic notice to a car driver who was roaming around Strawberry Hill Plaza 72nd Avenue playing loud music for three hours......Read More

NRI Nikhil Wahi pleads guilty in first-ever cryptocurrency
insider trading case in US

NIKHIL WAHI, 26, of Seattle, Washington, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Mr. Williams praised the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  He also acknowledged the assistance of the Justice Department’s National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, as well as that of the Securities....Read More

The Gandhi International Institute for Peace will host a virtual program to commemorate the 153rd birthday of Mahatma Gandhi on Sunday October 2, 2022

The program will be presented as a free webinar, broadcast from Hawaii on that day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. HST, and shared around the world. Mahatma Gandhi, born in 1869, led India to its independence from British colonial rule by employing non-violent civil disobedience, inspiring subsequent movements for civil rights....Read More

Little-known Religion, Big Message

It is one of the world’s oldest religions, yet relatively unknown beyond the practice’s ancient roots in India. It represents only a sliver of the country’s massive population, vastly overshadowed by the dominant traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism, but carries a towering philosophical message that is increasingly taking hold on college campuses across the U.S. And now Jainism is coming to.....Read More

Man arrested over Manchester street attack on Sikh priest

A man has been arrested after a Sikh priest was "left for dead" in an attack in Manchester city centre more than two months ago. The 62-year-old man remains in hospital after he was found unconscious in the middle of Tib Street on the evening of 23 June.The suspect, 28, was arrested after police released CCTV footage of the attack......Read More

Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, died at her home in Scotland aged 96. "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon," Buckingham Palace. Elizabeth's eldest son Charles, 73, automatically becomes king of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other realms including Australia, Canada and New-Zealand. His wife Camilla  becomes Queen Consort......Read More

AAPI (NRI Associations) Collaborates In Boosting The TB Notification (BTN) Campaign To Help Make India Free Of Tuberculois

Tuberculosis kills nearly 0.42 million persons (mostly poor and young), more than any other infectious disease, while nearly 2.8 Million persons acquire TB every year causing huge suffering to millions of families. India with the highest TB burden is a key player in the global quest to end Tuberculosis........Read More

Aryan Deol Family Thankful to Communty

Our community is well-known for its generosity. It responds quickly to help people when any natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world. Within days and weeks huge amounts of money are raised to help the needy. Similarly, whenever there is any special need for help by a family, South Asians open their hearts and wallets to help. Same thing happened about three years ago. Surrey residents Gaganpreet and Harpreet found out that their newly born son Aryan was born with a very rare disease- SMA Type 1......Read More

FINAL COUNTDOWN:  Voting for next Prime Minister closes
TODAY as Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak make final pleas for support

The race to replace Boris Johnson as the Conservative Party leader and the British Prime Minister is in a final countdown stage on Friday, when voting officially closes for Tory members to choose between former Chancellor Rishi Sunak or Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.......Read More

Punjabi singer Nirvair Singh killed in car accident in Australia

Punjabi singer Nirvair Singh was killed in a road accident near Melbourne in Australia. Nirvair had relocated to Australia nine years ago. He was traveling in his lane when a fast vehicle lost control and hit a jeep, which overturned into the singer’s lane. The vocalist passed away immediately due to the collision’s extreme intensity. The accident took place in an area called Diggers Rest in the northwest direction of Melbourne.......Read More

India's Independence Day Celebration

India's 75th Independence Day was celebrated on August 15 with great enthusiasm at the Empire Banquet Hall in Surrey. A large number of prominent members of the community including representatives of various places of worship were present at this celebration.......Read More

Two NRI teenage boys die in ‘tragic drowning incident’ at lake in Northern Ireland

Two 16-year-old Kerala-origin boys living in the UK, have "tragically drowned" in a lake in Northern Ireland, local media reported. The deceased teenagers identified as Reuven Simon and Joseph Sebastian, were among a group of six friends who had cycled to Enagh Lough outside Derry, for a swim on Monday evening.....Read More

NRI Ravinder Singh officer acquitted in women's fatal shooting in US

Ravi Singh was on trial after he shot and killed 31-year-old Maggie Brooks while responding to a welfare check. Bodycam footage released in August 2019 showed the moment Singh performed a welfare check after Arlington police received a call about a woman passed out on the grass near the Seville Commons shopping center at Cantor Drive and North Collins Street......Read More

Immigration law change leaves some newcomers struggling to prove their marriages are genuine

Deeparani Harishkumar Dhaliwal says she ends up emotionally and financially drained every time she travels to India to visit her husband and young son. Sometimes he stays two months, other times up to six. But she ends up having to find a new job and a new apartment every time she returns to Canada alone.......Read More

NRI Jagsir Singh Gil killed in road accident in Canada

NRI Jagsir Singh Gil from the village of Gholia Khurd in this district was killed on Sunday in a traffic accident in the Golden area of ​​British Columbia in Canada. Jagsir Singh Gill, 28, was a truck driver. He, with wife and two children, lived in Calgary. A truck with animals while overtaking, collided with his truck on National Highway 1. As a result, his truck overturned and both vehicles caught fire.......Read More

4 NRI women racially abused, assaulted in Texas, told to 'go back to India'

A Texas woman was caught in a viral video going on a racist rant against a group of women, telling them to “go back to India” and threating and physically assaulting them.
The incident took place on Wednesday when three women were outside the Sixty Vines restaurant in Plano. It is being investigated as a hate crime,.....Read More

Canada visa delays: Indian embassy issues guidelines for students. 5 points

With many Indian students unable to join the academic courses in Canada owing to processing delays of visa and student permits, the Indian High Commission in Ottawa has urged the authorities to urgently look into the matter.The high commission informed that officials in Ottawa and Consulates in Toronto and Vancouver are in touch with.......Read More

IASA Held their India’s Independence Day event on August 21 at Diamond Palace

Almost 300 distinguished guests participated  IASA celebrated India@75 which is promoted by Indian Government and showcased Shri Narendra Modi ji’s vision of India and its growth Vijay Patil showcased India’s Freedom Struggle from Britain and Dr Asmath noor spoke on India’s overall growth since independence.......Read More


 In a sign of increasing popularity of India in the United States, a small little city in California has celebrated India’s Independence Day by unfurling the national flag for the first time. The tricolour was unfurled by Nilu Gupta, Pravasi Bhartiya Samman awardee and a Hindi language professor at DeAnza community college. Organised by members of the Indian American community, the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” was attended by Pleasanton city Mayor Karla Brown.

FIA creates History at Madison Square New York - Enters Guinness Book of World Records

New York - Federation of Indian Associations now hold⁶ 2 Guinness World records for the most number of different flags flown simultaneously and the largest ensemble of Damru (ancient musical instrument associated with Hinduism and Buddhism). They had attempted the records to commemorate the completion of 75 years of Indian Independence which was earmarked......Read More

Indian overseas Congress, USA strongly condemns the destruction of Gandhi statue and attack on the house of worship in New York.

“Vandalizing and toppling of the statue of an icon of non-violence and apostle of peace world over is beyond comprehension and simply disgraceful,” said George Abraham, Vice-chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress, USA. “This attack appears to be no more......Read More

Rupee opens higher as oil prices weaken

The Indian rupee jumped at the open on Wednesday as concerns over global growth outlook dented oil prices, while the U.S. dollar remained subdued ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's previous policy meeting.
Coming off an extended weekend break, the partially convertible rupee firmed to 79.2800, compared with its Friday's close of 79.6550......Read More

Happy 75th Independence Day from George Abraham, vice-chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress, USA

As India is celebrating its 75th Independence Day, the Diaspora worldwide is joining in the festivity with parades, proclamations, and plays. Undoubtedly, there is so much to celebrate for getting freed from the yoke of colonialism and the clutches of the British. The independence was won under great leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose......Read More

NRI Jasvinder Kaur Mann raised in Malaysia, enters Mrs. India USA Pageant

My name is Jasvinder Kaur Mann and I am representing Mrs. India USA. I am a Sikh woman born and raised in Malaysia.  I am very proud to represent my heritage and my culture.  I came to the United State of America when I was 17 years old. I started High school in the USA and completed my master’s in social work......Read More

GURDIT SINGH SEKHON, FARIDKOT, AAP MLA in Los Angeles Organized by Nirmal Singh Sehmbey

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India Independance Day celebrations at Heavenly Palace - Senior Citizen Home’s

On August 15, 2022, the Bliss Signature Suites at Heavenly Palace - Senior Citizen Home’s  newly tended lawn was the site of the annual celebration of Independence Day, which Heavenly Palace (Home foru Senior Citizens) holds every year with great delight and fanfare.....Read More

NRI Yeduvaka Mali Naidu supervisor’s In Singapore sentence increased to reflect culpability in worker's death

A supervisor who allowed an untrained worker to operate a forklift, resulting in the death of another worker, had his sentence raised from seven months to 11 months, Yeduvaka Mali Naidu was employed by Chye Joo Marine in 2013 to perform grit blasting and painting works at a shipyard. He had operated forklifts and supervised the work of other workers.......Read More

US Based Indian organisation endorses NRI Rishi sunak next UK PM

A US-based Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) organisation that caters to the Hindu-American community on Monday, August 8 endorsed former UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak to become Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister. The founding chairman of RHC and the former chairman of Indian American Advisory Board of ex-US president Donald Trump Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar appealed to the,.....Read More

Stolen Goddess Parvati idol worth Rs 1.68 crore found in New York after 50 years

A statue that was stolen in 1971 from a temple of Tamil Nadu has been traced to New York, police say. The 12th Century idol of Hindu goddess Parvati was found at the Bonhams Auction House, they said. Bonhams is a privately owned international auction house which is headquartered in London.......Read More

Biden condemns Wisconsin gurdwara shooting on its tenth anniversary

US President Joe Biden has condemned the August 5, 2012 shooting at Oak Creek, Wisconsin on the tenth anniversary of the Gurudwara. Describing it as the deadliest attack on Sikh Americans in US history, Biden stressed the need to ban high-capacity magazines as well as assault weapons used in numerous mass shootings at places....Read More

Chain Singh Batth a retired  and first paramedic from the South Asian community

Volunteers are the backbone of every community. They put in countless volunteer hours to help and serve others without expecting anything in return. Long-time Richmond resident, a veteran paramedic and a proud member of the South Asian community, Chain Batth is one such individual. Born and raised in Village Bathlan in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, Chain trained and served as a teacher before moving to England in 1962.......Read More

US Authorities Probing Claims of Confiscation of Turbans of Nearly 50 Sikh Migrants Along Mexican Border

US authorities are investigating claims of human rights activists that turbans of nearly 50 Sikh asylum seekers were confiscated after they were detained along the Mexican border, according to media reports.  According to human rights activists, nearly 50 Sikh migrants have had their religious headgear taken away by Border Patrol agents recently......Read More

Thousands of people gathered to attend the funeral of Puneet Nijjar, son of Jassi Nijjar, Who died in car accident

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