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Tot Cases/
1M pop


1 USA 29,060,600 +8,338 521,026 +241 19,437,381 15,861 87,460 354,429,289



11,077,957 +14,919 156,947 +86 10,760,379 8,944 7,976




10,393,886 251,661 9,323,696 8,318 48,672




4,223,186 +11,086 85,304 +428 3,783,386 2,300 28,931 110,200,000
  • Feb 26:Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which requires just one shot, is on track to become third allowed for use in US
  • Feb 25: India reports 16,738 new Covid cases, highest since January 29
  • Feb 23: India sees new lockdowns as coronavirus cases rise again
  • Feb 22: 4,713 new cases and 52 new deaths in India
  • Feb 19: Covid live updates: Daily average of new U.S. Covid cases declining in 43 states
  • Feb 18: English lockdown reducing COVID-19 infections but prevalence still high, finds study
  • Feb 17: Biden Administration Says It Has Increased Vaccine Supply
  • Feb 16: 6,181 new cases and 43 new deaths in India
  • Feb 15:WHO approves AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
    India to Ship COVID-19 Vaccines to Canada as Diplomatic Tension Eases
  • Feb 12: Variant cases have doubled in US since Jan. 31; officials had considered using ventilator for Trump, reports say
    Feb 11: Covid-19: India records 12,923 fresh cases, 108 more fatalit .
  • Feb 10: Covid-19 India update: 66.11 lakh vaccinated, active cases tally at 1.41 lakh
  • Feb 09: USA considers requiring negative test for domestic air travel
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  • Feb. 17: When will my stimulus check arrive?.......The vote on the package is expected to occur sometime during the week of Feb. 22. If the third round of stimulus checks is passed by lawmakers, the good news is that your direct payment could land in your bank account as early as mid-March.Americans eligible for up to $1,400 and a family of four being eligible to receive up to $5,600.the weekly federal unemployment boost to $400 per week through Aug. 29.

Att: NRIs: Social Media Service are disabled with Haryana State: Jan 31: Haryana government extends suspension of mobile internet in 14 districts till February 1. The services will remain suspended in  Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal, Panipat, Hisar, Jind, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Charkhi Dadri, Sonipat and Jhajjar till 5 pm on February 1. It means all social media platforms, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Twitter, etc on mobile phones and SMS, for facilitation and mobilization of mobs of agitators and demonstrators closed....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

IASA (Indo American Social Association) organized a virtual session on Mental Health during COVID-19

Rajbir Singh Husson, founder /president of IASA and Venkat Peddi, Secretary of IASA organized this event.
Sanmay Mukhopadhyay The first speaker was Sanmay Mukhopadhyay, B.Sc. (Physics); B. Tech (E.E); M. Tech (E.E.+ CS); MBA (Finance); PGDYT,..........Read More

Indian Overseas Congress, USA demands revocation of the newly enacted farm Laws.

Indian Overseas Congress, USA demands that Modi Government revokes the newly enacted farm laws and engage in a dialogue with the protesting farmers to resolve this serious crisis. "It is quite unfortunate to see the Government .......Read More


: In a bold move to boost the Indian Overseas Congress, USA, six new Secretaries And a new Chapter President were appointed to strengthen the organization. IOC, USA has been continuously taking various steps to reenforce and augment the organization to meet its obligations and responsibilities,........Read More

NRI man gets 80 hours community service for illegal advice in UK

Balvinder Singh Madan, 40, of Hillside Road, Southall, was given 80 hours of unpaid work at Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday 28 October after admitting to one count of the criminal offence at an earlier court appearance......Read More

First images of final design, hand-carved stone pillars of Abu Dhabi Hindu temple released

Scenes from Hindu epics, scriptures and ancient stories from India, as well as motifs popular in the Gulf countries will adorn the majestic stone façade of the first Hindu temple coming up in Abu Dhabi, it has been revealed........Read More

Teens rescued with turbans, garden hose after falling through ice in northeast Calgary

It was a scary couple of minutes for two girls who fell through the ice of a stormwater pond in northeast Calgary on Friday morning. Community members who were walking near the pond quickly jumped into action to help save them, and neighbour Kulbinder Bangar caught it all on video......Read More

Jewels from Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s treasury auctioned in UK

Jewels that when belonged to Maharani Jindan Kaur, the final spouse of Sikh Empire ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and which have been later inherited by her granddaughter, Princess Bamba Sutherland, have been among the many highlights of an public sale in London. A collective lot of a gem-set gold-X-HK.....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

Indian-American gets 188 months imprisonment for human trafficking

An Indian-American from California has been sentenced to 188 months in prison for forced labour violations, and ordered to pay USD 15,657 in restitution to three victims, in part to cover their back wages and other losses, the US Department of Justice said on Thursday........Read More

Pakistan invites Indian Sikhs for Guru Nanak's 551st birth anniversary

The Pakistan government has sent out invitations to Indian Sikhs to attend celebrations marking the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. As per the details of the invitation, sent in advance via the Indian Sikh Sangats, the devotees will be offered a five-day ........Read More

RCMP bust suspected phone scam 'money mule' living in Mississauga

As part of ongoing investigations into international Canada Revenue Agency phone scams, Mounties in Toronto have arrested a 22-year-old Naman Grover who was allegedly recruited by overseas scammers to locally receive and launder their ill-gotten gains.......Read More

Indian-American sex offender arrested in US

Duraikandan Murugan, 41, the subject of a pending criminal case in New Jersey related to attempted sexual assault of a minor, was arrested at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Monday during a routine enforcement interviews of passengers departing the US, the US Customs and Borde........Read More

COVID-19: 49 Indian carpenters stranded for months repatriated from UAE

Indian Consulate secures their passports, security deposit with help of Dubai Police. A group of 49 Indian workers, who were abandoned by the employer of two carpentry firms in Dubai for several months, have been repatriated after authorities helped them secure their passports and security deposits from the company.......Read More

NRI Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO, ArcelorMittal NET WORTH $10.6B

Lakshmi Mittal serves as chairman and CEO of $70.6 billion (revenue) ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel and mining company by output.His son, Aditya Mittal is ArcelorMittal's president and chief financial officer. His daughter, Vanisha Mittal Bhatia, has a board seat. Read More


Faith Testimonies, Interfaith Drum Circle and Sacred Music, Recording Artist Anita Lerche, Sacred Heritage, Faith Organizations and Friends highlighted 2020 Indy Festival of Faiths Mini Marathon, Race for Cure, 500 Festival Parade, Asian Fest, Penrod Arts Fair, International Citizen of the Year.....Read More

Lorry driver charged with people smuggling offences

A lorry driver arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle migrants OUT of the UK has been charged following an NCA investigation.A HGV was stopped by NCA officers, supported by Police colleagues, just outside the port of Dover at around 13:30 yesterday (1 October)....Read More

Gandhi Nonviolence Rally

United for Peace Coalition of peace and interfaith organizations from all across Chicagoland area held a Gandhi Nonviolence Rally in Naperville IL, on Oct 2, 2020, a day that has been designated as the International Nonviolence Day by the United Nations, in honor of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.  The hosting organizations included United for Peace,.......Read More

India is purchasing military hardware worth Rs 2,290 crore from US:

This include 72,400 assault rifles from US worth Rs 700 crore in early 2019. India also buy an additional 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles from the US and these rifles will cost Rs 780 crore.

NRI AARTI KAUSHAL CHOPRA Candidate For South Orange County Community College Board Of Trustees

For over 26 years, AARTI KAUSHAL CHOPRA  have been a faculty, educator, student life coach, and grassroots organizer/activist for students, youth, and women in Irvine and Orange County. She is running to make sure the voices of students, teachers, and the community are heard; ......Read More



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