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NRIpress Survey in North America:

Jan 18, 2021              









Tot Cases/
1M pop




10,579,053 +6,381 152,528 +72 10,220,298 8,944 7,625




8,488,099 209,868 7,411,654 8,318 39,778




3,591,066 +22,857 66,037 +471 2,978,764 2,300 24,602 97,000,000
  • Jan 18 : Over the weekend, Los Angeles County became the nation’s first to surpass one million recorded coronavirus infections. It’s part of a broader picture: Nearly one year after a case was first detected in the U.S., the country is hurtling toward 400,000 total deaths.
  • Jan 16:India, a sanitation worker from AIIMS, New Delhi, today, became the first Indian to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot, moments. Government has procured 1.1 crore Covishield and 55 lakh Covaxin vaccines at a cost of Rs 200 and Rs 206 per dose, respectively.The Oxford University and AstraZeneca have developed Covishield, which has been manufactured by Serum Institute of India in Pune.Covaxin, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, is the country's first indigenous vaccine against the virus, and it has been developed with the help of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology.Covishield is stored and transported at a refrigeration temperature of 2-8 degree Celsius. The vaccine has shown an average efficacy of 70.4 per cent in a pooled analysis of interim data. Prime Minister Modi said, "India is banking on two vaccines and four more in the pipeline to be rolled out in the country," Three lakh healthcare and frontline workers will be vaccinated in the first phase of the drive. About 500 healthcare workers will be vaccinated on the first day of the drive
  • Jan 15: Biden lays out $1.9 trillion Covid relief package with $1,400 stimulus checks ............Read
  •   RAJEWAL of KISAN Protestors/ Gurbax Malhi ex-MP Totonto/ Charanjit Batth-‘Raisin King’s Exclusive Zoom Meeting at, USA .....Read More.
  • Nikki Haley's stops for Georgia senators cap slew of appearances to help GOP candidates, She campaigned in-person for President Trump, as well as for Republican Senate and House candidates in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia,...Read

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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