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Two Indians share UAE lottery
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) Two Indians have hit the jackpot by winning half a million dirhams each in the 12th Emirates Loto draw, the media reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
800,000 Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait: Report
Kuwait City, July 6 (IANS) A draft expat quota bill in Kuwait could result in 800,000 Indians forced to leave the Gulf state, a media report said
2020-07-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dubai gurdwara re-opens after 110 days
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) After 110 days, the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara in Dubai has re-opened following the lifting of the suspension of places of worship in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Indian expat falls asleep in Dubai airport, misses flight
Dubai, July 4 (IANS) An Indian expat worker, who was eagerly waiting to be repatriated after cancelling his visa, missed a jumbo jet flying 427 stranded Indians to Kerala after he fell asleep in the Dubai International Airport, the media reported.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Andhra NRIs protest in solidarity with Amaravati movement
Amaravati, July 4 (IANS) Telugus from Andhra Pradesh settled in various parts of the world have expressed solidarity with the people of Amaravati, whose protests against the state government's decision to trifurcate the state capital entered 200th day on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diaspora,Politics,Business/Economy
More Indian flights from UAE announced, bookings to open
Dubai, July 3 (IANS) India has announced nine more repatriation flights from the UAE, ticket sales for which will open later on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Outgoing Indian Consul General to leave Dubai
Dubai, July 1 (IANS) Vipul, the outgoing Consul General of India in Dubai, is all set to leave the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a repatriation flight next week following the completion of a three-year tenure, the media reprted on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Biden campaign names Indian-American as digital chief of staff
Washington, June 30 (IANS) Former US Vice Ppresident and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has expanded his campaign team, adding Indian-American Medha Raj as his digital chief of staff, it was reported.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Indian-American candidate asks court to supervise vote-counting in close race
New York, June 30 (IANS) An Indian-American candidate for the Democratic Party nomination to run for Congress from a safe party seat in the city has asked a court to supervise the counting of votes in a tight race where he is lagging by just 1.6 per cent of the ballots counted so far.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United States,National,Diaspora
Indian visitor stuck in UAE with $30,493 hospital bill
Dubai, June 29 (IANS) A jobless Indian visitor to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in desperate need of financial help to settle an outstanding hospital bill of 112,000 dirham ($30,493), a media report said on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Dubai-based Indian woman helps stranded expats in UAE
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian woman is helping scores of stranded fellow Indian expatriates amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates, a media report said.
2020-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
S'pore Hindu temple's ex-member charged for taking up post while disqualified
Singapore, June 26 (IANS) A former secretary and trustee of a Hindu temple in Singapore has been charged with being a board member of the temple while disqualified, it was reported.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Trump nominates Indian-American entrepreneur to IDFC board
New York, June 26 (IANS) An Indian-American entrepreneur, who was on the board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be a director of the reconstituted US International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC).
2020-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Diaspora
Trump nominates Indian-American to be judge at Washington appeals court
New York, June 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American Justice Department official, Vijay Shanker, to be a judge at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in Washington.
2020-06-26
Category: International, United States,National,Diaspora
'Pak man accused of killing Indian couple in Dubai can face death penalty'
Dubai, June 25 (IANS) A Pakistani man accused of killing an Indian couple here and injuring their daughter was arrested within 24 hours of the crime. Legal expert said if found guilty he could face the death penalty.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Indian couple murdered by Pakistani man in Dubai
Dubai, June 24 (IANS) An Indian couple from Gujarat was found murdered and their teenage daughter brutally injured by a Pakistani national here last week during a break-in and robbery bid.
2020-06-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian restaurant vandalised in US, racist graffiti written at site
New York, June 24 (IANS) An Indian restaurant has been vandalised with racist graffiti written amid the devastation left by the attack in New Mexico state, according to media reports.
2020-06-24
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
3 members of Indian-origin family die in US swimming pool mishap
New York, June 24 (IANS) Three members of an Indian-origin family have died in a swimming pool at their New Jersey house, according to media reports.
2020-06-24
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Be considerate to still-stuck Kerala diaspora: Chandy urges CM
Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy on Monday urged Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to be "considerate" towards a large number of Keralites still stuck in Middle East countries and not to insist on Covid-negative certificates from them before they board home-bound aircraft from June 25 onwards.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
UAE residents go digital for International Day of Yoga
Dubai, June 21 (IANS) Residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) followed yoga gurus on screen during a Facebook live yoga session organised by the Consulate General of India in Dubai on Saturday evening, a day ahead of the sixth International Day of Yoga.
2020-06-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
New online booking for Indian passport services in UAE
Dubai, June 19 (IANS) The Indian passport and visa service centres in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have introduced a new online appointment booking system, a media report said.
2020-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Trump nominates Indian origin diplomat as US envoy to Ethiopia
New York, June 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has nominated an Indian-origin American diplomat to be his country's ambassador to Ethiopia.
2020-06-18
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Politics
UAE airlines help Indian repatriation with charter services
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, UAE has taken the lead to repatriate Indians stranded in the country through chartered flights.
2020-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
155 Indian cos have over $22 bn investments in US: Report
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A total of 155 companies with origins in India are responsible for generating over $22 billion in investments and nearly 1.25 lakh jobs in the US, according to a report by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
2020-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Over 5.43 lakh migrants return to Odisha
Bhubaneswar, June 14 (IANS) Over 5.43 lakh migrants have returned to Odisha so far amid the COVID-19 pandemic, said an official on Sunday.
2020-06-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab CM hails first Sikh woman graduate of US Military Academy
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Sunday, complemented Anmol Narang for becoming the first observant Sikh woman to graduate from the US Military Academy.
2020-06-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Politics
Kerala Oppn sees red over Covid negative certificate from expats
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) Congress and BJP leaders on Saturday reacted sharply to a new Kerala government order which insists on a Covid negative certificate from all those who are arriving from abroad on chartered flights.
2020-06-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Politics
No Need for panic over Delhi tremors: NCS Director
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Director of the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) has said there is no need for panic over the recent seismic activities in the Delhi-NCR region.
2020-06-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora
Indian-origin Prof loses job after retracted Covid-19 studies create furore
New York, June 8 (IANS) Suspicions in the medical research scandal involving a little known health analytics company grew deeper after the termination of the faculty position of one of the Indian-origin co-authors of studies on the negative impact of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) that were retracted by two influential peer-reviewed journals.
2020-06-08
Category: International, United States,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
$1 mn to Le Rosey for best schooling for daughter of no avail: Oswals
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Pankaj and Radhika Oswal, with business interests in Australia have alleged that the world's most expensive school, Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland failed to protect their daughter from bullying which ultimately led to serious cyber harassment and attacks towards the young teen.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fresh row breaks out between Centre and Kerala over diaspora
Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 (IANS) The ongoing tiff between the lone Keralaite in the Union Cabinet -- V. Muraleedharan and the Kerala government on Tuesday took a turn for the worse when the former accused the latter of wanting to delay the return of the state diaspora from the Middle East.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
Row as returned Kerala diaspora now asked to pay for quarantine
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday sparked off a row as he announced that with the number of Covid-19 cases witnessing an upswing with arrival of Keralaites from abroad, they will now have to pay for the quarantine.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
UAE-based Indian expats give free online coaching to kids
Dubai, May 24 (IANS) Two United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian expats started free online coaching for children who have dropped out of after-school private tuition because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported.
2020-05-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Punjab sets up facilitation centre at IGI for returnees
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) The Punjab government has set up a facilitation centre at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi to help Punjabis coming back on special flights from abroad.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
300 Goan seafarers to be repatriated from Italy
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Around 300 Goan seafarers stranded in Italy on account of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, will be flown in to Goa's Dabolim international airport on two special flights on Wednesday, an official said.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
AI Express flight with 166 evacuees from Oman lands in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) An Air India Express evacuation flight with 166 evacuees from Oman landed at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Monday night.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Saudi Arabia looking at India for food security: Ausaf Saeed (IANS Interview Part-II)
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia is looking at India as a dependent partner for its food security the same way as India depends on the Saudi Kingdom to fulfill its demand for crude oil and LPG, says India's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dr Ausaf Saeed.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy
US working with India on Covid-19 vaccine project: Trump
New York, May 15 (IANS) Launching "Operation Warp Speed" to ready a vaccine against Covid-19 by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said on Friday the US was working with India on the project.
2020-05-15
Category: International, United States,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Indian expat in UAE lends helping hand to corona patients
Abu Dhabi, May 13 (IANS) Ramadan, a day is usually all about worship and family time, but for one Indian expat here, lending a helping hand to those affected by the coronavirus is a fulfilling part of the routine.
2020-05-13
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora,Politics
Over 6,000 repatriated to India under Vande Bharat Mission
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Over 6,000 stranded citizens abroad have been flown back to India on 31 flights operated by Air India and Air India Express under Vande Bharat Mission in five days beginning from May 7.
2020-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
All Karnataka returnees from London Covid-19 free: Minister
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) All the returnees to Karnataka from London on an Air India flight early on Monday were free from coronavirus, a minister said.
2020-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
178 passengers from Dubai land at Cochin airport
Kochi, May 11 (IANS) An evacuation flight from Dubai carrying 177 passengers landed here at 8.15 pm on Monday.
2020-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
UK-based Khalsa Aid funds emergency food rations for Kenya
London, May 11 (IANS) Khalsa Aid, the UK-based humanitarian relief organisation, had funded emergency food rations for the people in Kenya hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
First evacuation flight from Kuwait lands in Kochi
Kochi, May 9 (IANS) The first evacuation flight from Kuwait carrying 177 passengers along with four kids landed here at 9.40 pm on Saturday.
2020-05-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
UAE-based Indian teen spreads COVID-19 awareness in 22 languages
Dubai, May 9 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian teenager is spreading COVID-19 awareness in 22 languages by singing and composing songs, a media report said on Saturday.
2020-05-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Relief for NRIs and foreign visitors on residency status amid lockdown
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Finance Ministry on Friday announced relief to those who have been facing difficulty with the status of their residency in India under the provisions of the Income Tax Act, due to lockdown and suspension of international flights.
2020-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diaspora
Govt to evacuate 15,000 Indians from 12 countries this week
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Around 15,000 Indian nationals evacuated by the Central government from 12 countries are expected to land in India in next one week. The evacuation of Indians is part of the relief measures provided to Indian nationals amid a country-wide lockdown which has been imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vande Bharat Mission: Air India's first rescue flight heads to Singapore
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India on Thursday operated its first evacuation flights under India's "Vande Bharat Mission" from New Delhi to Singapore.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Karnataka to bail out overseas Kannadigas in distress: Minister
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) The Karnataka government is bracing to bail out hundreds of Kannadigas living abroad but who now want to return to their home state, as they are in distress due to the coronavirus pandemic fallout, a state minister said on Wednesday.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
India bars travel by OCI card holders
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India has kept in abeyance multiple-entry, life-long visas given to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card holders till international travel remains suspended, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday.
2020-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights