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  • Los Angeles mayor tells residents to cancel non-essential travel ahead of Thanksgiving
  • UK cuts traveler quarantine period to five days from 15 daysAs of December 15, travelers arriving into England will have to self-isolate just five days instead of the current 14 under a new testing strategy .
  • Russian Sputnik V vaccine- efficacy over 95 pc. For international markets will be less than $10.   Russia aims at $20-dollar vaccine in India by January. Two-shot course will cost around Rs 1,400;

Canada: Trudeau warns Canada’s hospitals could be swamped.Toronto and Peel moving to lockdown from Monday.  Officials predict that by November 30, the total death toll could be between 11,870 and 12,120, with the total cases between 3,66,500 and 3,78,600. Canada has recorded a total of 3,15,751 cases and 11,265 deaths so far.

  • Canada visa application centres in six cities (Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru) to reopen on November 25. On December 2, visa applicants who have submitted online applications for student category and family class priority can enroll their biometrics at the visa applications centres.

India: Oxford COVID-19 vaccineshould be available for healthcare workers and elderly people by around February 2021 and by April for the general public, and will be priced at a maximum of Rs 1,000. In  2024, every Indian will get vaccinated, Govt said.

  • Rupee rises for 3rd day, up 27 paise to 74.19 per US $. It opened at 74.49 against the US dollar, then gained ground and touched 74.44 against the US $

Pfizer completes COVID-19 trial with 95% efficacy, to seek emergency-use authorisation. Moderna 2nd vaccine developer Announced their shot 94.5% effective

  • India: total coronavirus cases mounted to 89,58,483, with 45,576 infections being reported in a day while the death toll climbed to 1,31,578 with 585 new fatalities
  • California Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions In 40 Counties- Newsom orders emergency shutdowns as virus surges.. Nov 14: California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the number of COVID-19 cases have doubled in the past week, with 10,968 new cases on Monday. There has been a 48% increase in hospital beds occupied by coronavirus patients. Latinos make up 39 per cent of the population but account for more than 60 per cent of infections. California is the United State’s most populous state - with 40 million residents.14-day positivity rate is 4.4%. and increase this week 4.8%. There have been 18,253 Covid-19 deaths reported in the state. On Monday, 10,968 fresh cases reported and takes the total cases to 1,019,345 since January 2020

Moderna 2nd vaccine developer Announced their shot 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19. Last week, Pfizer Inc. (PFE) its COVID-19 vaccine 90% effective.

  • Why do vaccine lovers care if other people get a vaccine. Shouldn’t they be ‘safe’ because of their vaccine?

 Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company's still ongoing study.
A competitor Pfizer Inc. announced its own COVID-19 vaccine appeared similarly effective — news that puts both companies on track to seek permission within weeks for emergency use in the U.S.

Virus cases topped 11 million in the U.S. over the weekend — 1 million of them recorded in just the past week.
The pandemic has killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide, more than 245,000 of them in the U.S

  • The U.S. government has previously struck a deal with Moderna for 100 million doses, with an option to buy an additional 400 million doses.
  • US Govt. has put $2B toward Moderna vaccine, Azar says

FARMERS PROTEST: issued a travel advisory, urging NRIs to Avoid Travel Delhi & Surrounding  States Nov 25-30

In Whole India, over 470 farmer unions that will participate in the indefinite protest in Delhi from November 26, Delhi Chalo' March-call...... Read

My Journey to Canada Balwant Sanghera - It has been more than fifty four years when I set foot in Winnipeg, Canada in the midst of a very cold winter in the last week of January, 1966. On my way to Canada (from my hometown Pharwala in Jalandhar District) I had spent a week in England visiting my friends and relatives there........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



Sikh man assaulted in England, asked if he was Taliban

A Punjab-born Sikh taxi driver has said that four white men assaulted him in Berkshire, England, and asked if he was a member of the Taliban militant group. Singh, who has been left bruised and battered after the incident, told police that the men also stuck drugs up his nose, vandalised his taxi and tried to pull his turban off.......Read More




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