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

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

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

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

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

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

Indian farmers reinforce protest sites to mark year of demonstrations

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

'Worst so far': UK puts six southern African countries on travel red list over COVID 'super variant' fears

The government has said it is urgently investigating the new coronavirus variant amid fears it "could defeat the vaccine". On Thursday, the UK suspended flights from six southern African countries over a new 'super variant' experts have called the "worst we've seen so far".......Read More

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

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

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

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

Immigration to UK slumped in 2020 due to COVID and Brexit

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

Canada house prices poised to surge again despite central bank warning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prakash Purb Celebration

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

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

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

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

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

Singapore court sentences another Malaysian Indian to death for drug trafficking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indo american social association llc Diwali event

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

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

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

Six ways to help you stop overthinking for your mental health

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

Six ways to stop microplastics getting into your body

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

Delhi pollution: Are Diwali fireworks to blame?

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

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

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

UK unveils Mahatma Gandhi commemorative collectors coin

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

Priyanka Chopra’s Traditional Diwali Look Deserves to Be Seen

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

Ayurveda is a very dynamic science: Consul General Randhir Jaiswal

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

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

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

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

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

3 Big Social Security Changes Coming in 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two young girls from Punjab die in accident in Canada

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

Canadian dollar steadies near 3-month high as oil climbs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rally against Lakhimpur Kheri killings in Canada

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

What are India’s Latest Guidelines on International Travel?

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

Rupee hits 6-month low

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

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

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

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

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

Anil Ambani might not be penniless, the Pandora Papers show

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

Is India Headed for an Anti-Muslim Genocide?

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

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

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

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

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

Indian farmers stage nationwide protests against reforms

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

India's misunderstood maharajahs

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

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

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

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

The United Arab Emirates will allow vaccinated residents with valid visas, who were on the travel ban list, from countries like India to return starting from September 12, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).........Read More

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

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

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

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

India raises wheat purchase price by 2 percent, farmers disappointed

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

India 'prepares for the worst' ahead of possible COVID-19 third wave

As COVID-19 cases and deaths exploded in India in April and May, New Delhi’s premier Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and several others ran so short of oxygen that many patients in the capital suffocated. A remarkable turnaround health experts attribute to growing levels of immunity from natural infection and vaccinations.......Read More

India Probes Kashmir Leader's Family Under Anti-Terror Law

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir opened a case against family members of late resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani under a harsh anti-terror law for allegedly raising anti-India slogans and wrapping his body in the Pakistani flag, Geelani, who died Wednesday at age 91, was the emblem of Kashmir’s defiance against New Delhi and had been under house arrest for years.........Read More

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers rally against farm laws

Hundreds of thousands of farmers gathered in India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, the biggest rally yet in a months-long series of demonstrations to press Narendra Modi's government to repeal three new agricultural laws.........Read More

Australian court sends Haryana’s Vishal Jood to 1-year in jail for attack on Sikhs in Sydney

A court in Australia Thursday sentenced Haryana youth Vishal Jood to 12 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to three charges, including committing assaults on members of thJood, who was a student in Australia, has been in jail since 16 April, and will become eligible for parole on 15 October after he......Read More

Visas Of Foreigners Stranded In India Due To Covid-19 To Be Valid Till Sept 30

The government on Thursday announced that it has granted the validity of Indian visa or stay stipulation period of foreign nationals stranded in India due to Covid-19 pandemic till September 30, 2021.....Read More

NRI man sentenced to 6-month reformative training for sexually assaulting his friend in Singapore

Hari Kishen Balakrishnan, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of performing oral sex on the 23-year-old victim, and one count of making an obscene film by filming his sexual assault on the victim seven times. One count of molest was taken into consideration for his sentenc.....Read More

India's COVID vaccine supply jumps, raising export hopes

India's rising output of COVID-19 vaccines and the inoculation of more than half its adult population with at least one dose are raising hopes the country will return as an exporter within months, ramping up from early next year.After donating or selling 66 million doses to nearly 100 countries, India barred exports in the.....Read More

Aug 30: Rupee rose to its strongest in two-and-a-half months on Monday,

Rupee was trading at 73.48/49 per dollar since June 15. The currency had closed at 73.68 on Friday.

NRI gay couples find new forms of union amid stigma -Excluded by traditional marriage ceremonies, Indian-American gay couples in the US are finding new and unique ways to solemnise their unions, reports Savita Patel.When Sameer Samudra and and Amit Gokhale decided to marry according to Hindu custom, the couple faced an unexpected hiccup: they couldn't find a priest to do the ceremony......Read

India woman who accused MP of rape dies in self-immolation

The death of a 24-year-old Indian woman, who had set herself on fire last week after alleging harassment by police and judiciary at the behest of an MP she had accused of rape, has once again put the spotlight on the shameful treatment of women in India......Read More


Afghanistan withdrawal overshadows Kamala Harris' first Asia trip as vice president

Kamala Harris' first trip to Asia as vice president was meant to signal the United States' staunch commitment to partners in the Indo-Pacific region in the face of a rising China. Instead, Harris' three-day stop in Singapore quickly turned into a platform for journalists to question her on the U.S.' reliability as a security partner.....Read More

UK lifts ‘all but essential’ travel advice for India as Covid pressure eases – Times of India

The UK authorities on Tuesday up to date its official journey advisory for India to mirror the nation’s upgraded standing underneath the Covid-19 based mostly visitors mild system, now not advising towards “all however important journey”. India moved from the UK’s crimson record journey ban to amber on August 8....Read More

NRI Man Jailed in Singapore for Shortfall in Supply of Security Guards, Bribery

NRI former boss of a safety agency in Singapore was jailed for 10 months on Monday for bribing the safety division supervisor of a division retailer alongside the hotel-belt of Orchard Highway right here for not with the ability to present guards as per contract requirement for over three years. Mandhir Singh’s safety agency, White Knights Safety Companies, incessantly lacked sufficient officers to work the day shift on the....Read More

Indian rocket fails to launch observation satellite

The satellite, meant for quick monitoring of natural disasters such as cyclones, cloudbursts and thunderstorms, was launched on a geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) at 0013 GMT, from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in southern India. But while the lift-off was smooth, the rocket failed in.....Read More

Canada's extended COVID-19 travel ban on India draws criticism after U.S. border opening;

The Canadian government confirmed on Monday that the ban on direct commercial and private passenger flights from India to Canada will continue until at least Sept. 21.

The Indian rupee weakened on Tuesday to its lowest level in almost two weeks,

The partially convertible rupee ended at 74.42/43 per dollar, compared with its close of 74.26 on Monday. The unit fell to a low of 74.4625 during the trade, its weakest since July 28.

Twitter is now complying with India’s new IT rules, New Delhi told a court Tuesday, in a move that is expected to ease months-long tension between the American social media network and the government of the key overseas market.A lawyer representing the Indian government told the Delhi High Court that Twitter’s recent steps — appointment of chief compliance officer, nodal contact person and resident grievance officer in the country — have made the social network “prima facie” compliant with the new law......Read

Indian firms plan to invest $27 bln to boost refining capacity by 2025

India state refiners are set to invest 2 trillion rupees ($26.96 billion) to boost oil refining capacity by 20% in Asia's third-largest economy by 2025, junior oil minister, Rameswar Teli, told lawmakers on Wednesday India, the world's third-biggest oil importer and consumer has refining capacity of about 249 million tonnes a year, equivalent to about 5 million barrels per day.,,,,Read More

NRI Doctors Raise USD5 Million for Covid-19 Relief

NRI doctors raised USD5 million for COVID-19 relief in India, The fund raised by the influential Indian American doctors was used to provide 2,300 oxygen concentrators, 100 ventilators and 100 high-flow nasal cannula machines to 45 hospitals in India.....Read More

Indian student found dead in his university room in China

A 20-year-old Indian student studying in a university in the Chinese city of Tianjin, 100 kms from capital Beijing has been found dead in his room, officials said in Beijing on Monday. Aman Nagsen, who hailed from Gaya in Bihar, was a student of Business Studies in the Tianjin Foreign Studies University. He was found dead on July 29. The cause of his death is under investigation.....Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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