Indian Diaspora

Canada to have essence of our vedic culture from today: Prakash Javadekar to cut ribbon for 17th World Sanskrit Conference

Today will be the day when the western countries will have the essence of our vedic culture as more than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries will be participating in the 17th World Sanskrit conference and exchange their knowledge by presenting papers on various subjects followed by discussions from amongst the members...

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You are famous as "Hotel, Motel and Patel"; you can boost Indian Tourism: PM Modi to US based Patel community

Bridging the gap between the Patels who stay in the USA with their native place, PM Modi gave the mantra of coming to India at least once a year and he also invited the Patels staying over there to visit India during the Kumbhmela to be held next year. ..

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Opportunity for NRIs to know their country: ‘Bharat Ko Janiye’ quiz

This is the great opportunity for every Indian who stays overseas but still heart is with his/her motherland to prove that how much they know for their country by participating in ‘Bharat Ko Janiye’ quiz...

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Indians accounted for over 74% of H-1B visas in the year 2016 and 2017

Indians are highly successful in getting jobs in the western countries mainly in the United States of America. Therefore, India accounts as many as for 74.2% and 75.6% of the total number of H-1B visas issued by the US in the year 2016 and 2017 respectively...

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Sushma Swaraj requests her Afghani counterpart to help rescuing seven abducted Indians

Taking a cognizance in the shocking incident of the abduction of seven Indian Nationals by Taliban in Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj requested the Afghan government to provide all possible help in rescuing them. Notably, during a telephonic conversation, Minister Sushma Swaraj requested the Afghan government to provide all possible help in freeing seven Indian engineers of an RPG group company working in Afghanistan who were abducted by the Taliban terrorists in northern Baghlan ..

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Wuhan Summit Fallout: Is Abduction of Indian engineers in Afghanistan a Warning Shot?

Since the year 2010 attacks by Haqqani Network and Taliban on Indian targets in Afghanistan have consistently dropped barring few serious attacks. But yesterdays abduction of 7 Indian engineers in Baghlan has very different meaning and smell. Most probably its warning shot fired by Haqqanis to force China and Indis to think twice before executing a joint project in Afghanistan, as declared in Wuhan Agreement...

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At least seven Indian engineers abducted in Afghanistan by Taliban: Indian authorities monitoring situation

Sunday has brought the horrifying news from Afghanistan which has not only shocked to the Indians living in Kabul but also to India. Notably, at least seven Indian engineers of an RPG group company working in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province were abducted by the unknown gunmen...

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#Kansasshooting : Adam Purinton gets life imprisonment for murdering Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Finally, the soul of Srinivas Kuchibhotla would have got peace today as his murderer was sentenced to life imprisonment a US Court. Notably, 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer hailed from Hyderabad was shot dead in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas city of the United States in February last year...

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India ranks second in number of foreign students studying in US

India ranks second in the number of foreign students studying in the US as at least 211,703 Indian students are currently studying in various American universities. While tops the list with 377,070 students. Today every Indian dream of studying and working abroad mainly in the United States of America to get a bigger opportunity and earn a high income. Therefore, Indian NRIs and students have comprehensively contributed to the economy of US...

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Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath – The behind the scene story

Bharat ki Baat Sab ke Saath was a unique event that happened in London. Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the Diaspora in this nearly two hour event. How this event was organised, who organised it and how was it managed so well? Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale tells the interesting behind the scene story of this unique historic event...

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Regional Science and Sports complex to boost Young talent: CM Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has assured that state government would lend all its support and resources in order to build the world-class science centers and sports complexes for the aspiring talent across the state. speaking at the public meeting here, Rupani opined that proposed ecosystem will strengthen the efforts of Youngster for showcasing their talent on a global platform...

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Attention! H-1B visa application process for 2019 begins with tough norms

Giving up a major relief to the Indian techies who are all set to work in America, the United States on Monday began the processing of H1B visa for the fiscal year 2019. Notably, H1B visa allows US companies to hire foreign workers and it is considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly-skilled Indian professionals...

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Saudi Arabia decides to not retain passport of Indian airlines crew; staffers to move freely in Kingdom

Saudi Arabia bringing a major reform in its aviation sector, has decided to stop retaining the passports of crew members of Indian airlines including Air India and Jet Airways on arrival. Notably, the strengthened diplomatic relations between India and Saudi Arabia has brought an immense benefit to Indians in many sectors. Therefore, Saudi Arabia has given a major relief to the crew members of Indian Airlines...

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Strengthened diplomacy on top! 90 percent of work permits given to spouses of Indian H1B visa holders

Indians are highly successful in getting jobs in the western countries including US, Saudi Arabia, the UAE etc. The United States has issued employment authorization documents to spouses of more than 71,000 H-1B visa holders that include 90 percent of Indians...

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…and now “Bharat ki baat Sabke Saath” for Indian diaspora

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact and share with diaspora in London on April 18, 2018 in this unique event called “Bharat ki Baat Sabke Saath”...

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Deepening bilateral ties, Prez Kovind to visit Mauritius and Madagascar

Tuning in to increase India’s focus on Indian Ocean Regions and rooting the relationship, President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a five day visit to Mauritius and Madagascar from tomorrow. In this series of visit the country is expected to sign four MoU with the island regions...

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VHP of America mourns passing away of Kanchi Seer

Vishwa Hindu Parisahd of America (VHPA) has expressed deep shjock and sorrow over the passing away of Kanchi Kamkoti Peetam Jagadguru Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraaswati Swamigal...

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11 labourers stranded in Malaysia are in Indian safe hands

11 workers of Giridih, Bokaro and Simdega districts of Jharkhand who have gone to Malaysia for jobs have been trapped there. The employer is not paying the wages to those labourers, away from them, even for food. Workers' passports have also been seized by the people of the company. Suffering labourers have written a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs jointly asking them to return the land...

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PM Modi inaugurates 1st Hindu Temple in UAE; assures Indian diaspora to fulfill all their wishes

After strengthening bilateral partnership with UAE, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Temple project and witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony which was live-streamed to the Dubai Opera House...

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PM Modi addresses Indian community in Dubai

PM Modi addresses Indian community in Dubai..

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Historic! Saudi Arabia allows Air India to use its airspace for flying to and from Israel

In a major breakthrough, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday gave the green signal for Air India to fly over its airspace when flying to and from Tel Aviv. The move comes a days after Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reached Saudi Arabia for a three-day visit to inaugurate the prestigious National Festival popularly known as Janadriyah festival in Kingdom...

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Pakistani Maritime Security force arrests 17 Indian fishermen

At least seventeen Indian fishermen were arrested by Pakistan security forces for allegedly fishing in Pakistani waters. Notably, the Pakistani Maritime Security force arrested seventeen Indian fishermen hailed from Gujarat for allegedly illegally fishing in waters of the territorial neighbouring country. The authorities also seized at least three boats...

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Trump administration publically announces of not considering H-1B visa extension policy

Giving up a major relief to the Indian techies who work in America, the United States on Tuesday publically announced that Trump administration is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country...

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Pathetic cry foul speech of Rahul Gandhi in Bahrain disappoints India and Indians

Converting lies into truth, playing dirty politics, defaming our own country across the globe has become an extraordinary skill of Congress and its leaders. Following the same pattern, new Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who represented India in Bahrain defamed his own country...

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VAT in Saudi Arabia, UAE to adversely affect 70 to 80 percent of Indian expats

As soon as the whole world enters in the New Year i.e in 2018, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) according to which the general public will start sharing the burden of budgetary expenditure. However, the introduction of VAT in Saudi Arabia and UAE will adversely affect at least 70 to 80 percent of Indians working there and reduce their remittances...

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Delicious Kashmiri chilli chicken samosa makes mouth watery of South Africans; wins contest

Indian culture, tradition and food are amongst the best across the world. Though Samosa, which is filled with potato mash mixed in myriad spices is a very common snack it is served to almost 70% of Indians daily as its description is enough to make our mouth watery. Notably, delicious popular Indian snack samosa with Kashmiri chilli chicken fillings has beaten chocolate, cashew nuts and other exotic entries in a first such contest in South Africa...

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Indian mission in UAE urges visitors and workers to refrain from bringing restricted medicines

Many of the Indians are keen to work in the foreign countries and some of them are very lucky to get this opportunity. However, few can turn unlucky if those Indians carry medicines that are restricted. Notably, Indian missions in the UAE urged all the workers to completely refrain from bringing medicines that are restricted in the UAE...

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Sushma Swaraj acts tough on Sikhs forced conversion issue; vows to take up matter with Pakistan

Forced Conversion of minorities in Pakistan is a very common phenomenon but the international community continues to sideline the important. However, India has decided to act tough on the forced conversions that are being done in Pakistan. Notably, the Indian government will take up at the highest level in the Pakistan government reports of Sikhs being forced to convert to Islam by a government official in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P)...

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As many as 17 million Indians live abroad; tops in International Migration Report: UN

Indians are very keen on earning more and therefore they travel abroad and live a lavish life. Therefore, as many as 17 million Indians live across the globe with about 5 million Indians residing in the Gulf region alone...

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Prestigious Chinese University welcomes Indian Students to embrace new academics and propagate Indian culture

Many Indians go abroad for studies are respected for their skills and intellect. With a warming gesture China’s one of the prestigious universities, Soochow University held a special and warm welcome ceremony for Indian students joining the first year academic session of medical courses...

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Australian watchdog rules against Lord Ganesha meat advt

Taking a serious view of Lord Ganesha’s image being used to promote meat in the country, the advertising watchdog of Australia ruled that the controversial advertisement has violated the country’s advertisement standard code...

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US Congressional committee gives mandate to a bill that increases minimum salary of H-1B visa holders

The United States key Congressional committee on Wednesday voted to pass a legislation that proposes to increase the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders from 60 thousand to 90 thousand US Dollars and imposes a number of restriction on the work visa popular among IT professionals from India. Notably, the Indians residing in the United States gets a major relief with this move while the ones who are preparing to visit US on H1B visas are going to face many difficulties due to the number of restrictions...

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Hindu Americans win historic victory in California textbooks

After more than a decade of constructive civic engagement with the California Department of Education, the Hindu American community won a significant victory recently in its quest for an accurate, equitable, and culturally competent portrayal of Hinduism and India in California textbooks...

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Efforts are being aimed at transforming India to match global standards: PM Modi to Indian diaspora

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is always keen to meet and interact with Indians residing outside the country. However, continuing the same PM Modi on Monday met the Indian community in Manila and interacted with them on the sidelines of ASEAN summit. He said that the efforts of the present government are aimed at transforming India and ensuring everything in our nation matches global standards...

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PM Modi addressing Indian community in Manila

PM Modi addressing Indian community in Manila..

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PM Modi visits Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila; tweets about his young friend who wants to be a policeman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely known for his dynamic leadership, extreme determination for the betterment of India and also for having a kind gesture for Indians residing abroad. PM Modi always meet, interact with Indian communities residing out of the country and this makes him more valuable across the world. Notably, PM Modi on Monday visited the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila and interacted with the Indian community too...

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Strategic Dialogue between India-UAE satisfies anticipated outcome: M.J Akbar

MoS for External affairs M.J.Akbar paid an official visit to the UAE for the second round of India- UAE strategic Dialogue from October 28-29 in Abu Dhabi. Akbar and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of UAE Anwar Gargash, led their respective delegations in the strategic dialogue. India and the UAE held the first round of strategic dialogue on January 20 in New Delhi...

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Suresh Prabhu strongly raises H-1B, L1 visa issues with United States in Trade Policy Forum meeting

India on Friday strongly raised the issue of H-1B and L1 visas with the United States at the bilateral Trade Policy Forum meeting that was held in Washington. Earlier, the Trump administration tightened the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1 mainly popular among IT professionals...

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Qatar introduces minimum wage for workers; thousands of Indians to get direct benefit

Earlier, Qatar was criticized strongly from all around the world as Doha did not have any proper laws for workers including minimum wage, protection rights etc. Amid gulf crisis, Qatar has introduced a minimum wage for all the workers working in the country with an aim to empower them. This move will also benefit thousands of workers who are residing in Doha...

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Trump administration gives a big blow to Indians; tightens extension of H-1B, L1 visa rules

The concerns of Indian Nationals seeking H1B visa for the United States has now again increased gradually due to fear of losing their jobs and dreams. Notably, giving up a big blow to Indians, the Trump administration has tightened the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1 mainly popular among IT professionals...

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50 Indian peacekeepers awarded with UN medal for protecting civilians in conflict-ridden country

‘Peace’ is the main agenda of Indian security forces and the whole world recognizes, salutes and applauds its work. Notably, as many as fifty Indian peacekeepers who are stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building a durable peace in the conflict-ridden country...

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The light of Diwali brightens Canada; Justin Trudeau conveys his warm wish during ceremony

Going beyond all rituals Festivals unite society, bring people together. The great Indian festival of color and light, Diwali has proved festivals don’t know the limits of the boundary as Canada celebrated Diwali. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present in the celebration along with five ministers. Zulu king also celebrated Diwali last month...

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Seven mistakes that can lead to rejection of UAE visa application; read here

Crores of people visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in search of a job, tourism purpose or to get settled in the country as an expat etc. Accordingly, lakhs of Indian visit UAE every year in search of job, livelihood and for tourism purpose. But due to the lengthy procedure and hassle-free process, many Indians make several mistakes and lose the opportunity to visit UAE. So the visitor must be careful while applying for the visa for UAE...

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New Delhi is in discussion with United States over DACA, H1B visa issues: MEA

India is in discussion with the United States on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and H1B visa issues. However, New Delhi also rejected all the suggestions that the US was hyphenating India and Pakistan and has said that ties between India and America are comprehensive and should not be seen through the prism of a third country...

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Kovind pats diaspora for its role in progress of Ethiopian community

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the Indian diaspora in this Ethiopian capital said that the Indian community has been at the center of Indo-Ethiopian bilateral relations...

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Indians get major relief after US resumes premium processing of H-1B visa

The concerns of Indian Nationals seeking H1B visa for the United States has generally increased in recent months. However, the United States giving a major relief to Indian IT professionals on Tuesday after resuming premium processing of H-1B work visas in all categories, months after it was suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas...

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Prez Kovind on his 4-day visit to Ethiopia addresses Indian community; says, “Rise of India is opening new opportunities”

President Ramnath Kovind is the first President to visit Djiboti, Ehtiopia. Since taking over the Presidential office, Kovind has made sure to bind new relations with far-away nations. While stepping into the African country, Kovind addressed the Indian community in Djibouti and said, “Rise of India is opening new opportunities for collaborations and the Indian diaspora has an important role in building bridges between India and world.”..

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Kuwait releases 22 Indian prisoners, commutes sentences of 97 convicted for drugs smuggling

The diplomatic relations of India with other countries has been strengthened more and more since the PM Modi led government came into power. This strong diplomacy from Indian side led Kuwait to release 22 Indian prisoners and commuted the sentences of 97 others lodged in the Arab country's prison...

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Fate of 39 Indians captured by IS still unknown: Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the fate of 39 Indians captured by the Islamic State terrorist group when the extremists took over the city of Mosul three years ago is still unknown...

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UAE simplifies visa process for Indian passport holders residing in UK, European Union

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday has taken a massive decision to approve visa on arrival for Indian passport holders with United Kingdom and European Union residency visa. Now, all the Indian nationals residing in United Kingdom and European Union can easily travel to UAE as visa processes are simplified. The visit of more Indians will bring boost in the economy of the UAE. ..

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Hurrah! 170 Indians evacuated till now from Hurricane #Irma-hit Sint Maarten

At least 170 Indians and Indian-origin people have been evacuated till now from the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Sint Maarten and brought to the Caribbean island of Curacao. However, in the process 30 other nationals were also evacuated. ..

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Hurrah! Minister Sushma does it again; Father Tom Uzhunnalil rescued from Islamic State operatives

Good News! Father Tom Uzhunnalil a Catholic priest who was abducted in Yemen in March last year has been finally rescued. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also expressed her happiness over the rescue of Father Tom Uzhunnalil...

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Evacuation of Indian nationals from hurricane-hit Sint Maarten is a priority for us: Sushma Swaraj

Leading from the front to evacuate all the Indian nationals from the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the External Affairs Ministry has made all the necessary arrangements. Notably, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that the Indian government has arranged for the evacuation of Indian nationals from the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Sint Maarten...

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We are committed to build a New India by 2022, assures PM Modi

“We are committed to build a ‘NEW INDIA’ that would be free from poverty, terrorism, corruption, communalism, and casteism” by 2022 when the country celebrates its 75th independence day, asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Indian community in Yangon on Wednesday...

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Another cruel move: Prez Trump revokes Obama-era amnesty programme; 7000 Indians likely to be hit

After tightening H1B visa process, the Trump administration has taken one more cruel move of scrapping an Obama-era amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children which will straight away affect at least 7000 Indian workers...

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Bihar sends maximum workers to Gulf countries while UAE becomes largest employment market for Indians

Indians are keen to work out of the country due to higher incomes and Saudi Arabia, UAE and the United States are important destinations. But looking at the expenses and income Indians mostly prefer to work in Saudi Arabia, UAE. However, UAE has becomes the largest market for employment of Indians in the Gulf while people from Bihar emerged as the state to have sent the maximum number of migrants to the Gulf countries...

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Qatar assures safety, welfare of 6.3 lakhs Indians in Gulf countries

Amid Gulf crisis, Qatar Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulrahman Al-Thani visited India on Friday and called upon Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which he assured the safety and welfare of 6.3 lakhs Indians in Doha and other Gulf countries...

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Baahubali stars Rana Daggubati and Tamannah Bhatia attends 37th edition of India Day Parade

Overwhelmed by the response of enthusiastic Indian diaspora Baahubali actor Rana Daggubati said that members of Indian community are the ambassadors of our country who are making us proud outside of India. Rana, who was the Grand Marshal for the 37th edition of prestigious India Day Parade specially mentioned that it was a matter of great pride for him to celebrate the Independence Day with a large population of Indian-Americans...

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#FindingNetaji; Indian Community in Japan remembers “Hero of Asia” Netaji Subhash at Renkoji Temple

When we take the names of their respected freedom fighters,we never forget to remember Subhash Chandra Bose. Unfortunately, till now thousands of admirers don’t know exactly when and how he died. Still, as it is believed he died in a plane crash in Taiwan on 18th August 1945, the Indian community in Japan remembers this great leader at Renkoji temple...

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Rift between Qatar, UAE to not have any adverse impact on Indian communities in region: Anwar Gargash

Gulf crisis seems to stretch for a longer period as both the parties including Qatar and other Arab countries doesn’t seem to back off. However, the United Arab Emirates have assured India that Gulf crisis will not have any adverse impact on Indian communities in the Gulf or on India's economic interests there...

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A small town girl from Bengal crosses raging English Channel

The living goddesses of India, the great women from the country have been making us proud in various fields. Adding to the long list, a young girl of Bengal, Sayani Das has crossed the English Channel successfully. For the swimmers across the world, it is a dream to cross the English Channel. Sayani has achieved this dream in her twenties only...

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At least 53 of 97 Indian sailors stranded in UAE waters released

As many as 53 out of 97 Indian sailors stranded on ships in the UAE’s waters for several months have finally returned to their homeland India, according to the Indian Consulate General in Dubai Vipul...

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Baghdad has no concrete information about 39 missing Indians: Iraqi Foreign Minister al-Jaafari

The Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Eshaiker al-Jaafari on Monday reaffirmed that his government had no information concerning 39 Indian nationals missing in the country. Iraqi Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari while talking to reporters said they do not have any substantial evidence about the fate of 39 Indians who are missing in Mosul since 2014...

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5 Indian Sailor stuck in UAE ship with no payment, returned home

Atlast five Indian sailors who were stuck in the United Arab Emirates got relief as they returned back to their home land. The sailors were stuck on a UAE ship for months with no payment of their salaries, informed the Indian Consulate General said on Saturday...

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5 Indian Sailor stuck in UAE ship with no payment, returned home

Atlast five Indian sailors who were stuck in the United Arab Emirates got relief as they returned back to their home land. The sailors were stuck on a UAE ship for months with no payment of their salaries, informed the Indian Consulate General said on Saturday...

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PM Modi convinced Trump that Indians are contributing greatly to American economy

As soon as the Trump administration took charge in the United States, with an aim to hire more Americans Firstly suspended premium processing of H1B visas, then tightened the process etc which directly affected the Indians. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday informed Rajya Sabha that Prime Minister Modi and US president Donald Trump had an extensive discussion on the spirit of H1B visa and during the recent visit to the United States...

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Read here the initiatives taken by Indian government to promote Hindi in foreign countries

Hindi, which is a mother tongue of more than half of the India is now slowly and steadily impacting the world. Therefore, keeping promotion of Hindi on high priority, the government of India has taken several effective initiatives...

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Without much hype: General VK Singh’s ultimate rescue mission in Iraq

As soon as Mosul was liberated, Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh visited Iraq on 11th July 2017 on an ultimate mission to bring all 39 Indian hostages safely back to the country. Though VK Singh had to return back without any information, Iraqi forces committed him to find all the Indians as soon as possible...

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Sundar Gurjar rose up like Phoenix bagging Gold at World Para Athletics Championships

The eighth edition of the World Para Athletics Championships in London gifted India news of success on the very first day. On the opening night of World Para Athletics athlete, Sundar Gurjar bagged the gold medal in the javelin throw. The athlete rose like a phoenix as he was was not allowed to compete at Rio as he turned up late for his event. In the F46 category, Sundar recorded his personal best effort of 60.36m...

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General VK Singh reaches Iraq to rescue 39 Indian hostages

As soon as the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced the liberation of Mosul from Islamic State terrorist group, Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh embarked for Baghdad to bring 39 Indian hostages safely back to the country...

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Modi's meeting with Indian diaspora in Israel creates history

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with the Indian diaspora inTel Aviv created a sort of history on many counts. People started pouring in from all over Israel...

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Around 100 Indian sailors stranded in UAE waters; sought help of Consulate General in Dubai

Around 100 Indian sailors who were aboard on 22 ships have been stranded in UAE waters who have sought the help of Indian Consulate General in Dubai. While talking to local media, India’s Consul-General Vipul said nearly 100 Indian sailors aboard 22 ships have been stranded in UAE waters and have sought the help of the Indian Consulate General in Dubai...

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Proud-India! Two Indian filmmakers made their way in achieving Hollywood International Award

Two of the Indian filmmakers had achieved the Hollywood ‘International CineFest 2017’ awards on Friday. Assamese writer-director Bidyut Kotoky won the award for the film ‘Rainbow Fields’ and Bihar’s Rakesh Kumar won the award for his film ‘After Ever After’...

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Number of Hindus increases in Australia from 0.3% to 1.9%  in 25 years

There has been considerable increase in the population of Hindus in Australia as their number increased from 0.3 percent in 1991 to 1.9 percent in 2016, census figures indicate. The total population of Hindus is 440,300...

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One more event, one more celebration

A first person account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi' recent US visit and interaction with Diaspora. ..

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Indian diaspora rejoiced on every good news; wants India to scale newer heights: PM Modi in US

As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the United States on Sunday, he firstly interacted with the Indian community in Washington DC. PM Modi said that the Indian diaspora rejoiced whenever there was good news from India, and wanted India to scale newer heights...

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Hindus face violence and marginalisation in Pak and Bangladesh: HAF

A recent report by a top Hindu-American body has brought to the light the fact how Hindus were facing violence, persecution and marginalisation in countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh where they are in minority...

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Proud! Indian-origin Sikh Palbinder Shergill appointed as a judge of Supreme Court in Canada

Indians are making proud out there as Indian-origin Sikh human rights advocate Palbinder Kaur Shergill has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. On Friday Shergill became the 1st turbaned Sikh to be appointed to the judiciary in Canada, the World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada...

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Bengal CM’S dream project 'Kanyashree' makes state proud; receives UN Public Services winner award

Bengal has always been making new world records since the colonial era. In the field of Art, culture, and literature Bengal’s success is unquestionable. Adding one more feather to Bengal’s record list, the government’s scheme “Kanyashree” receives first prize for public service at UN. The award came in the category of “Reaching the Poorest and Most Vulnerable through Inclusive Services”. This award is recognition of government’s innovation and excellence in public services. “Kanyashree” is the dream ..

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Amidst embargo on Qatar, New Delhi operates additional flights to Doha for Indians there

Good news for all the Indians living in Qatar as New Delhi is operating extra flights so that people could come to their home easily and celebrate EID with beloved once. Notably, the Indian government on Wednesday asked two domestic airlines i.e Air India and Jet Airways to run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help all the Indian citizens stranded there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways...

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Saudi Arabia 'family tax' to hit Indians drastically

Massive setback for all the Indians staying in Saudi Arabia as a new 'family tax' is being imposed by Kingdom from July 1 of this year. Notably, now non-Saudis residents will have to pay 100 riyals (approx. Rs. 1,700) for each family member living with them per month. However, currently, the dependent fee in Saudi is half of this revised amount i.e 50 riyals...

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#KulbhushanJadhav: ICJ asks India to make case submission by Sept 13, Pak by Dec 13

The Kulbhushan Jadhav case has become the brewing issue these days. Recently, International Court of Justice (ICJ) has asked India to make its submission of the case by September 13. In fact, two days ago Pakistan claimed that ICJ rejected India’s request for more time- 6 months to file its next motion at The Hague court. In the wittiest reply, External Ministry said that India had actually for an early date as possible for it to submit its written statement of facts supporting the case...

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Embassy appeals all undocumented Indian nationals to return back via Saudi Arabia’s ‘Amnesty’

Saudi Arabia giving a major relief to all the Indians who are overstaying in Kingdom allowed to go back to their homeland without any penalty and punishment. Now, Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia has appealed all the Indians overstaying their visas to return back to home on amnesty scheme before it expires. However, it has also said that the one who does not return will later have to pay fine or can get imprisonment etc. ..

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Over 4000 Indian-Origin Jews likely to attend PM Modi’s address in Israel

Approximately over 4000 Indian Origin Jews are expected to attend the address of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month during his Israel visit, The Jerusalem Post reported...

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Sushma Swaraj applauds ‘relentless efforts’ of diplomats after Iran released 25 Indian fishermen

GoodNews! Iran finally releases 25 Indian fishermen who were detained with their Bahraini boats. As soon as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed the release of 25 Indian fishermen via twitter, happiness spread all over the country. However, it is good news for not only the family of all 25 fishermen but for the whole country as Iran finally released Indian fishermen who were detained by Iranian Navy with their Bahraini boats in March this year...

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Art of Living comes out with a novel scheme; NRIs to adopt 500 villages in India

India has seen whopping development in all the fields including infrastructure, economy, agriculture etc and therefore the country has been now globally recognized. However, it would not have been possible without the contribution of government, NGOs, citizens and also Non-resident Indians. Notably, NRIs living in the United States will adopt 500 villages in India as part of their effort to develop the rural areas of the country...

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Indian Embassy in Qatar issues advisory, stresses not to worry as Gulf crisis will not harm Indians

Amidst ongoing ' Gulf crisis', the Indian Embassy in Qatar on Wednesday issued an advisory and stressed that there was nothing for Indian citizens in Doha to worry about. The advisory also assured that the embassy is monitoring the situation closely and is in touch with the Qatar authorities to ensure the safety of the Indian nationals living there...

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‘Deep concern’ for the safety of 6.5 lakh Indians living in Qatar: CM Kerala writes to PM and MEA

Concerning about rapidly increasing the diplomatic rift between Qatar and other Arab countries, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday wrote to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj over the current 'geo-political situation' brewing in the Middle East...

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Brijesh Thapa, Ravi Kumar receive reputed UN medal for their 'courage and sacrifice' in the mission

United Nations peacekeeping has proven to be one of the most effective tools to assist host countries navigate the difficult path from conflict to peace. India currently deploys more than 7,600 military and police personnel to UN peace operations in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, West Asia, South Sudan, Sudan and the Western Sahara. Last year, two Indian peacekeepers in different operations lost their lives and in their honour, India’s UN Ambassador Syed ..

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Proud moment for India as 112 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva enters ‘Guinness Book of World Records’

112 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva- Adiyogi which was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February at Isha Yoga Foundation, entered in Guinness Book of World Records. 112 feet tall statue of Adiyogi was declared as ‘world’s largest bust’...

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Indian workers being held captive by Saudi Company; Indian embassy jumps for rescue

In recent years, many incidents of Indian workers working abroad are been held captive over the salary issues. However, these incidents majorly happened in the gulf countries. Notably, this time also a group of Indian workers has been held captive by a company in Saudi Arabia over salary issues...

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Swaraj speaks to Indian Envoy over killing of Jagjeet Singh in US; vows to protect citizens residing abroad

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in past many times came forward to provide safety and security for the Indians residing abroad. Notably, ones again Minister Sushma Swaraj has come forward for Jagjeet Singh who hails from Punjab was stabbed outside a grocery store in California on Friday, due to which Sikh community are alarmed in the country...

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UK detains 38 Indians for visa breach, working illegally

In a major crackdown, Britain’s immigration officials last week conducted in two clothing factories in the city of Leicester and detained 38 Indians, including nine women for overstaying their visas or working illegally...

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Jaitley strongly raises H1B visa issue; reminds contribution of highly skilled Indians in US economy

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised the issue of tightening H1B visa or work visa with the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Notably, just two days before US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order seeking review of the present H-1B Visa system...

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Proud! Dubai-based Gurudwara hosts breakfast to 101 nationalities; bags Guinness world record

It is a moment of proud for not only Sikhs but also for the whole India as Dubai-based Gurudwara Guru Nanak on Thursday achieved a Guinness World Records title for ‘Most Nationalities Having a Continental Breakfast’ as the Sikh temple successfully hosted breakfast to 101 nationalities...

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Swaraj announces swift release of 29 Indian workers from Saudi and 2 from South Sudan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced the release of 29 Indian workers from Saudi Arabia and 2 Indian nationals who were abducted by rebels in South Sudan. Minister Swaraj also appreciated the efforts of Indian Ambassador Srikumar Menon in South Sudan for the release of Indian nationals...

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“Will fight till my last breath to punish them” says Indian who was racially attacked in Australia

Day by day hate crimes against Indians are increasing after an Indian based in Australia was allegedly attacked by a group of teens who racially abused him in a restaurant in Hobart, Tasmania. A 33-year old Li Max Joy, who hails from Kerala, is a taxi driver and currently pursuing nurse course was assaulted by group of teenagers on Saturday...

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MEA : 7,059 Indian nationals are jailed in foreign countries across the globe

Ministry of External Affairs stated that around 7,059 Indian nationals are lodged in foreign jails, where 203 Indians are in Chinese Jails, 39 are in Bangladeshi Jails, and 362 Indians are in Pakistani Jails and 1214 in UAE jails...

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Safety and security of Indians is top priority of Govt: Sushma assures

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke in Parliament regarding the safety and security of the Indians abroad, especially in U.S after the increasing cases of hate crimes and racial attacks on Indians in the United States...

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Tulsi Gabbard slams CNN on its show "Believer"; says it is misrepresenting Hinduism

The member of Congress of United States Tulsi Gabbard slammed the CNN broadcasting channel for its new show "Believer" by saying that is misrepresenting Hinduism. However, the criticism from Tulsi Gabbard came immediately through the series of tweets after a show featured a small sect of Hinduism called the Aghoris of India, a cannibalistic group that worships Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction. She said in her tweet, “While good people across our country are working hard to increase mutual understanding ..

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Indian Americans condemn shooting of two Indians: #HateCrimes on alarming rise

The leaders of Hindu American Foundation (HAF) in the US on Thursday strongly condemned the shooting of two Indian immigrants named Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani by an American bystander in Olathe bar in Kansas on Wednesday. Leaders of Hindu American Foundation clearly mentioned that this incident appears to be a hate crime. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Srinivas Kuchibhotla,” said Jay Kansara, Director of Government Relations. “We are also praying for a speedy ..

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Kansas shooting: Navy veteran Adam Purinton yells "get out of my country" and shots Indian Srinivas

The 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer hails from Hyderabad was shot dead when he was with his friend at a bar in Kansas. All the Indians residing in the United States are shocked by this horrifying incident and are afraid too of getting a victim of such more incidents...

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New York’s School District unanimously approves Diwali holiday

The Hindu community has welcomed reports of Board of Education of Half Hollow Hills Central School District (HHHCSD) of Huntington and Babylon in New York State unanimously adopting Diwali, most popular of the Hindu festivals, as an official holiday on the 2017-2018 school calendar...

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Grand opening of Lord Ganesha temple in California’s Santa Clarita

Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple Santa Clarita, where the main deity is Lord Ganesha, had its grand opening on the evening of February 9 in Valencia neighbourhood of Santa Clarita (California)...

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Glory for India as Indian Tabla Player Sandeep Das won World’s Best Music Album Grammy’s Award

Grammys 2017 Awards that kicked off yesterday gracefully was an event filled with enthusiasm, plush and enjoyment was all worth in it. The hall of Hollywood which always tops the winners list yesterday was proudly shared by an Indian Tabla player Sandeep Das for his contribution in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble...

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Jewish synagogue to become the first Hindu temple in Rhode Island

Temple Am David, a former Jewish synagogue has been acquired by the Rhode Island Hindu Temple Society RHITS. Temple Am David which is being converted into Hindu temple is the first Hindu temple in Rhode Island...

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Hindus in Zimbabwe to celebrate 25th anniversary of Omkar Temple

The members of Hindu community in Zimbabwe have planned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Shree Omkar Temple at Ridgeview, Harare in April...

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North-east region to become epicentre for South East Asian countries : Assam Chief Minister

Calling state of Assam as the gateway for the economies of South East Asian countries Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Assam is rapidly emerging as a strategic base for foreign and domestic investors.He was speaking at the Chief Ministers’ session at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas...

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"We always see blood relations, not colour of passport": PM Modi at #PBD2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas and said that it is the largest gathering of Indian’s living abroad. While addressing to the ceremony PM Modi applauded the efforts taken by External Affairs Ministry and thanked Sushma Swaraj for her proactiveness. PM Modi said, “security of all Indian abroad is a top priority of Government because we never see the colour of Passport, we only see the blood relations.”..

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Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas convention begins in Bengaluru

The ‘Role of Diaspora youth in the Transformation of India’ would be the main theme of the three-day 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) which began in Bengaluru today...

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HSS holds 21-day ‘Vishwa Sangh Shiksha Varg-2016’ at Nairobi

The Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) has organised a 21-day residential camp for its volunteers here. The camp ‘Vishwa Sangh Shiksha Varg-2016’ will conclude on December 31...

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Eight-year-old Kashmiri girl makes India proud after bagging international kickboxing title

Indian State of Kashmir made an international aura in the field of sports when an eight-year-old girl won the World Sub Junior Kickboxing Championship title heldin Europe. Tajamul Islam, an Indian girl studying in class II of Army Goodwill School, Bandipora script history when she won the final match of the kickboxing Championship held at Andriana in Italy.Tajamul won six games in a five-day long championship in which 90 countries had participated. In the final, she defeated an opponent from the United ..

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Kamala Harris creates history; becomes first Indian-American to serve in the US state

Kamala Harris, a two-term attorney general from California, created history by winning the US Senate seat from the state. Harris, 51, defeated her associate Democrat Loretta Sanchez by a 34.8 percentage point margin, winning 1,904,714 votes. Kamala will be the first Indian-American to serve in the U.S. state. Kamala Harris, born in Oakland, California, is the daughter of an Indian mother who emigrated from Chennai in 1960 and a Jamaican American father. Amusingly, US President Barack Obama ..

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41 Indian students excelled in Cambridge international examinations

Indian students have successfully excelled in Cambridge International Examinations in past examinations. Around 41 Indian students have topped in individual subjects in the November 2015, March 2016 and June 2016 examination series across Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Cambridge International AS Level and Cambridge International A Level. These toppers from schools across the country will be recognized for their outstanding academic achievements with ..

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HSS Japan organises “Dussera Milan” program

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh organised 'Dussera Milan' program at Tokyo recently...

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HSC, HNEC conducting online survey of Hindu temples in North USA

The Hindu Students’ Council (HSC) and the Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HMEC) with the support of various community organizations, are conducting the first ever online survey of Hindu temples in North America...

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HEMC’s 11th annual conference ends successfully

The eleventh Hindu Mandir Executives Conference (HEMC) held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Holiday Inn (Roswell) from September 16 to 18, 2016 concluded on a success note...

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‘Tamil Ratna’ Subramanian Swamy

New York, Sept 12:  Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy has been awarded with ‘Tamil Ratna’ award by a body of Tamil diaspora in New York. He has conferred with the award for his campaign against various graft cas..

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India at the White house: three Indian-origin students honoured by Michelle Obama

Three Indian-origin students were hounoured at White House by Michele Obama during the National Student Poets Program on Thursday. Maya Eashwaran, Gopal Raman and Maya Salameh were among the five students felicitated by US first lady for their poetry skills. Stella Binion and Joey Reisberg were the other two students...

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Indian origin boy Dhruv beats Einstein and Hawking in Mensa's intelligence test

Dhruv Talati an Indian origin boy from London has achieved the maximum score of 162 on Mensa's intelligence test and beats great geniuses like Einstein's and Stephen Hawking's score of 160. Dhruv took Mensa's Cattell III B Paper in July 2016 and scored 162 and now enters in the elite class of the world’s most intelligent people. Only one per cent of people who take the test achieve the highest score possible...

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Hinduism believes in accepting & respecting all identities: Bhagwat

"Hinduism is a tradition that believes in accepting and respecting all the identities", emphasised RSS Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat. ..

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Indian boy’ project to safeguard fishermen bags Google Community Impact award in Asia region

An Indian boy from Tamil Nadu has won the community impact awards from Google for his project of mobile GPS that keep fishermen safe from invisible maritime boundaries. 14-year old Advay Ramesh won the mentioned prize for Asia-Pacific region in the Google Science Fair of 2016. Under this fair, Google has awarded 25 innovative Community Impact student projects across the globe that solves community and health resource challenges using science. ..

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Michigan State University to honour Milkman of India ‘Dr. Varghese Kurien’

Michigan State University will honour late Dr. Verguese Kurien – Father of India’ white revolution- by unveiling his bust at its campus. The US-based University is the alma mater of the Dr. Kurien. The sculpture will be placed at the International center lobby on Thursday.Kurien got 15 honorary doctorates from the world and got his first honorary doctorate by Michigan University in 1965 by his Professor Farrell. “It is always an honour when your alma mater recognizes you, the university has always ..

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Indian students shine at NASA; wins team spirit award in remotely operated vehicles competition

Adding glory to country in the field of space science, a group of 13 Indian students won the team spirit award in a competition organized by American space agency NASA. A team named ‘Screwdrivers’ including 13 students from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management in Mumbai bagged the ‘Aloha Team Spirit’ award in NASA’s prestigious global competition to build and design remotely operated vehicles from scratch...

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Greater Toronto Hindu temple installing 50-feet Hanuman idol

Vishnu Mandir, a Hindu temple in Richmond Hill in Greater Toronto area established in 1979, is installing a 50-feet Hanuman idol on July two...

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Indian-origin professor ‘Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya’ honoured by Queen Elizabeth II

Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, an Indian-origin professor, was awarded the prestigious Regius Professorship in Manufacturing by Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday for his outstanding contribution in manufacturing.Bhattacharyya has advised the UK government through his career on manufacturing, innovation, and technology, including former Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair...

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Two Indian-origin kids emerge as co-winners at US National spelling bee championship

Concluding joint winners for three years in a row, two Indian-American kids won the US National Spelling Bee championships 2016. Jairam Hathwar of New York Nihar Janga of Texas tied for more than 20 rounds, before sharing the winner trophy and an award of $40,000 each in prize money...

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Indian-origin boy ‘Rishi Nair’ becomes National Geographic Bee 2016 champion

A 12 year old Indian-origin boy of Florida (USA) won the 28th annual National Geographic Bee competition on Wednesday which was organized at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington. Rishi Nair, a sixth class student of Williams Magnet Middle school also received a $50,000 college scholarship and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society along with the winner trophy...

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World Hindu Economic Forum to hold its next meet at Los Angeles in Nov

The World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) has planned its next conference at Los Angeles in November this year...

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Swindon in South West England has a new Hindu temple now

windon Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre organized its first formal puja on May 21, which reportedly included Ganesh puja, Satyanarayan puja, etc., followed by community lunch...

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Indian –American teacher ‘Revathi Balakrishnan’ honoured by US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama honoured an Indian-American teacher at the While House for her excellent work in the education field. 53 year old Revathi Balakrishnan is a teacher at Patsy Sommer Elementary School in Texas, and was also named 2016 'Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year'."It is not work for me. It is actually a passion, I'm an Indian-American, so I think the Indian community is feeling a lot of pride and joy," said Austin-based Balakrishnan who has taught in the district's talented and gifted ..

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Mahatma Gandhi’s grand-daughter ‘Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee’ conferred with France top honour

For contribution towards promoting peace, solidarity, culture, education, and development, Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee was adorned with the France top honour “Order of Arts and Letters”. On behalf of the French President, 82 year old Bhattacharjee was conferred the ‘Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres’ (Order of Arts and Letters) honour on late Wednesday evening by French Ambassador Francois Richier at French embassy...

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Manish Arora becomes 1st Indian fashion designer to get France's highest civilian distinction

Ace designer Manish Arora has been awarded the 'Knight of the Legion of Honour', the highest French civilian distinction, for his contribution to the world of fashion.The award, which was presented to Arora in a ceremony here last evening, also recognises his long standing ties with France...

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Treat us like Indian Diaspora, Roma people demand at Delhi meet

An International Conference on Roma culture held in New Delhi concluded on Sunday with a call to recognize them as India’s diaspora. This appeal from the Roma community came after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj described the Roma community spread across the world as ‘children of India’..

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14 Indian-Americans to shine at the Intel Science Talent Search Final at Washington

14 Indian-American students have reached the finals of the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search. The competition brings top 40 brightest high school seniors of United States and delivers a prize of money of USD 150,000. "Finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search are the innovators of the future," said Maya Ajmera, the president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public, publisher of Science News and alumna of the Science Talent Search. "Their research projects range from highly theoretical ..

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Indian community in Jerusalem should invest in India and carry joint development of services, says Swaraj

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Monday urged the Indian community in Jerusalem to build long term stakes in the Indian economy through investment and joint development of products and services. Swaraj congratulated the Indian caregivers for performing commendable service and also conveyed her good wishes to Indians serving in the UN Disengagement Observer Force. ..

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Indian writer Anuradha Roy wins USD 50,000 prize for novel ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’ 

Indian writer Anuradha Roy today won the prestigious USD 50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel 'Sleeping on Jupiter' at the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka. Roy was awarded the prize and a unique trophy by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at a glittering ceremony this evening. The six shortlisted authors in contention for this year's prize were UKbased Indianorigin author Akhil Sharma for "Family Life", K R Meera's "Hangwoman" (Translated by J Devika), Mirza ..

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India tops in sending scientists, engineers to the US: Report

Among Asian countries, India continues its trend of being the top country of birth for immigrant scientists and engineers to the US, says a latest report, adding that with 950,000 out of Asia's total 2.96 million, India's 2013 figure represented an 85 percent increase from 2003...

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India shares large chunk of global diaspora, says UN survey

India has the largest diaspora population living in different countries in the world. According to latest UN survey 16 million Indians are living outside their country in 2015. The survey was done on international migrant trends...

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Swaraj chairs meeting to facilitate contributions by overseas Indians to social projects in India

The Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Sushma Swaraj chaired the Fifth Meeting of the Board of Trustees of India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians IDF-OI in New Delhi on Sunday. Swaraj is the Chairperson of (IDF-OI), a not-for-profit Trust set-up by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs to facilitate philanthropic contributions by overseas Indians to social and development projects in India...

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Sewa USA delivers 150 handmade scarves, blankets to women’s shelters

On the occasion of Diwali – the Hindu festival of lights – Sewa USA delivered 150 hand-knit scarves and baby blankets to Chicago-based women’s shelters...

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Government launches “Bharat Ko Janiye” online quiz for the Indian Diaspora

Aiming to create awareness about India’s rich cultural heritage and its diversity, The Union Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday launched the “Bharat Ko Janiye” an online quiz program for the Indian Diaspora...

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“India won't look down, nor stare but look into eyes”: PM Modi to India community in Singapore

Selling 'Brand India' hard to the Indian Community here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Indian needs huge Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for modernisation and progress...

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India committed to eradicating poverty and giving fruits of modern economy, says PM Modi

Highlighting the initiatives taken by his government for the betterment of the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he is committed to eradicating poverty and give the people the fruits of a modern economy...

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How the Wembley Stadium event was organized?

A first person account of the organizer of Wembely Stadium event..

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Achche din jarur ayega, Cameron assures diaspora

Describing the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Wembley Stadium rally a ‘truly historic moment’, British Prime Minister David Cameron assured the Indian diaspora to be confident about good days...

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Diversity is our pride, strength and speciality: Modi

India is much bigger and far greater than what you see on TV screens and newspaper headlines, Prime Minister Modi said...

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Hindi emerges as the largest speaking Indian language in America with 6.5 lakh speakers

According to the latest census data of US, Hindi is the largest spoken Indian languages amongst with nearly 6.5 lakh Indians speaking it...

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Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi conferred with Harvard Humanitarian of the Year award

India’s face for child rights and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has been conferred with Harvard University’s prestigious humanitarian award for this year, in recognition of his continuing contribution to the cause of child rights...

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British Labour MPs donate pay rise to welcome Indian PM to the UK

According to media reports Keith Vaz (Leicester East), Virendra Sharma (Ealing and Southall), Steve Pound (Ealing North) and Seema Malhotra are the MPs to donate their pay rise to the cost of the cultural show, with more than 450 organisations from across the country coming together to support the event...

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PM Modi leaves audience at SAP Center hypnotised

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the 18500 strong audience in SAP Center California with him emotionally...

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PM Modi addresses Indian Community in San Jose; says 21st century will belong to India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian community at a mammoth reception in San Jose's SAP Centre in the Silicon Valley. PM Modi began his address by paying tribute to Bhagat Singh since it was 28th September in India which marked the birth anniversary of the brave son of India. After seeing a strong 18,500- audience that waited for PM Modi, the Prime Minister said that he is coming after almost 25 years and saw a lot of changes including new faces. The Prime Minister said it was time ..

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India to organize the ninth ‘Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ at Los Angeles this November

To reach out to the growing Indian Diaspora community globally, the Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday in a Joint statement with the US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington DC, declared that the Government of India will be organizing the 9th Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (RPBD) at Los Angeles, California, USA on the 14th and 15th November 2015...

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Ansari addresses Indian Community in Vientiane; calls India- Lao relationship a trouble-free one

Addressing at an Indian Community Reception hosted in his honour by the Indian Ambassador in Lao PDR Ravi Shankar Aisola at Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR, the Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has said that he is delighted to be in Lao PDR which has been in our consciousness for a very long time and said that India’s engagement with Lao has been a good trouble-free relationship...

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Hindu statesman Rajan Zed to be honoured with ‘Pride of Dharma’ award

The “Pride of Dharma” award recognizes the outstanding contributions of those Hindus who have made a major impact on the Hindu society in an effort to protect, preserve and propagate Dharma...

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Texas Hindu temple sets Guinness record for longest recitation

A Hindu temple in Frisco, Texas has set the Guinness World Record for longest continuous chanting marathon — after more than 24 hours of recitation...

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PM Modi's address to the Indian Community at Dubai

PM Modi's address to the Indian Community at Dubai..

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India-born Sundar Pichai to be new CEO of restructured Google

India-born Sundar Pichai will be the new CEO of Google under a major restructuring at the technology giant, as co-founder Larry Page lauded the IIT alumnus' "progress and dedication" and said it is "time" for him to take over the company's reins...

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Hindus seek apology from Titan Comics over distortion of Goddess Kali

Hindus are disturbed over distortion of goddess Kali image in Titan Comics and are seeking the withdrawal of all the comics containing such distorted Kali from the stores and online...

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Hindus criticize ban on yoga in Los Angeles parks and beaches

Hindus are critical of Los Angeles City Council’s recent reported decision of banning yoga, among other things, at public beaches and parks...

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HSS works for the benefit of the community – Asha Khemka

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) has organized a Youth Leadership Training camp from Aug 2 at Lutterworth, Leicestershire...

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Hindus seek withdrawal of “ampm” posters linking cheeseburger with “Holy Cow”

A current promotional offer at “ampm” stores links a cheeseburger with “Holy Cow” and upset Hindus are calling it inappropriate and urging the immediate withdrawal of concerned posters...

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Frisco’s Hindu temple opens with world record

A new Hanuman Temple was constructed in Friscos with participation and contribution of Hindus there. ..

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Mamta faces wrath of Hindus in UK over human trafficking, corruption

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not have an entirely smooth sailing during her visit to London this week. ..

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Defying terror attacks Hindu temples in US growing in spirit and scale

Despite five attacks this year Hindu temples in the US are growing in spiritand-scaleIf you read between the lines of the vandalized signboard in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, you’ll see more than just 60 bullet holes perforating the blue sans serif lettering that reads ‘Hindu Temple’. The punctures, though ominous, do little to threaten the place of the Hindu temple – in Forsyth County, and the rest of America...

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Hindu holiday celebrated on the streets of St. Louis County

Hundreds of faithful pulled a chariot carrying figures of three decorated Hindu deities from the Hindu Temple of St. Louis down Weidman Road and on to Queeny Park...

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IAIF to hold Hindu Unity Day at New York on 30 August

The Indian American Intellectuals Forum (IAIF) in cooperation with several Hindu organizations is going to celebrate the 20th Annual Hindu Sangathan Divas (Hindu Unity Day)...

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Hindus seek Diwali holiday in New York City schools

Hindus are urging New York City (NYC) Department of Education to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendars and beyond...

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Moscow: Indian Summer Bazaar organized to showcase desi culture, music and cuisine

The much awaited and widely popular annual “Indian Summer Bazaar” 2015 took place on Saturday (May 30, 2015) at the Embassy of India Moscow, which was attended by Russian friends of India, diplomatic community and Indian community...

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Hindu Mahasabha of America lauds Parrikar’s  ‘Kante Ko Kanta’ remark

Hindu Mahasabha Of America ( HMSA) Lauds Indian Defense Minister ‘ Kante Ko Kanta Nikale’ Philosophy..

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Two Indian peace keepers honoured with posthumous UN medal

Two Indian peace keepers honoured with posthumous UN medal..

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Indian-origin voters played decisive role in UK polls: Survey

Indian-origin voters in the UK played a decisive role in Prime Minister David Cameron-led Conservatives winning the elections, with one million ethnic minority votes going in his favour, a post-poll survey said...

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Trewyn-HSS partnership receives international attention

The partnership between Trewyn K-8 and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) has been so successful that the international service organization is working to replicate it in other countries...

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Australian MP Daniel Mookhey swears on Bhagvad Gita

MP Daniel Mookhey sworn in on Hindu religious text the Bhagavad-gita in Australian first..

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British PM Cameron sees Hinduism as source of inspiration

Looking at the presence of Indian Diaspora in the United Kingdom and the political influence they wield, the British Prime Minister accorded the status of “a great British Landmark” on the Swaminarayan temple at Neasden...

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Sweden: Hotel tycoon Bicky built Bhavan, a student dormitory

Bicky Chakraborty, one of the biggest and well-known Swedish hotelier of Indian origin built and owns the state-of-the -art student residence called ‘Bhavan’ which is on long time lease to the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). As is well known, Sweden has a lack of student dorms, and Stockholm in particular, which affects the student intake, specially from abroad...

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V. Murthy, surgeon general of US took oath on Gita

The Indian Diaspora living abroad have always brought glory to their Indian roots by playing a greater role in the economic, political and social sectors in the country where they reside. Once again, an Indian-American Vivek Murthy made us proud by becoming a youngest Surgeon-General of USA...

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Top paid CEO Nadella, also in most influential people list

Microsoft's Indian origin chief Satya Nadella has become one of the highest paid Chief Executive Officer in the United States as well as probably in world. He commands a mammoth pay package of around $84.3 million (Rs 525 crore) a year to manage, control and lead the technology giant firm...

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Obama nominates Indian-American Shamina for key administrative post

Well it's a well known fact that Indian diaspora living abroad have always made India feel proud of their hardwork, dedication, loyalty and talent. Indians have always rose to the upper ranks in a particular country where they resides; be it politics, business, science & technology or administration. Most recent achievement is of Shamina Singh who's an Indian-American businesswoman...

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Obama appoints Indian origin Ajay Banga on a key administrative post

US President Barack Obama on Thursday, appointed Indian-American Ajay Banga as a member of Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Ajay is currently the President and CEO of MasterCard since 2009. His appointment came days after Obama's visit to India. It is notable that, Obama administration is very keen to work with India in a new environment and to increase the strategic and business partnership with India...

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New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty to have its first Hindu temple soon

Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Tauranga’s first Hindu temple, is reportedly set to open in the next few months...

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Ansari confers Pravasi Bharatiya Sanman on 15 diaspora members

The three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, attended by around 4,000 diaspora members, came to an end with the conferment of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards by Vice President Hamid Ansari to 15 prominent diaspora members...

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73 Indian-American teens among Intel science talent semi-finalists

73 Indian-American teens among Intel science talent semi-finalists..

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Bottlenecks to be uprooted to promote NRI partnership for India’s success story : Rajnath Singh

In order to improve the global perception about difficulties in doing business in India the centre is working tirelessly to remove the bottlenecks and busy cutting the red tape said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday while addressing the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, Day two event...

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Nadella among 15 NRIs to be awarded 'Pravasi Bhartiya Samman'

Microsoft CEO Satyanarayan Nadella and Guyana President Donald Rabindernauth Ramaotar are among 15 prominent NRIs who will receive 'Pravasi Bhartiya Samman'award for their contribution in various fields on the concluding day of Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas convention on Friday...

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80 Indian ex-servicemen to be honoured in Bahrain

Eighty Indian ex-servicemen working in Bahrain will be honoured at a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India from South Africa, an organiser said on Thursday...

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Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas: Sushma Swaraj says India's diaspora an 'asset'

Terming India's diaspora as an asset to the nation, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the government is determined to work closely with the overseas Indian community to leverage each other's strength to mutual benefit at the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas held here at Mahatma Mandir complex to mark the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa to India...

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Opportunities await you in India, says PM Modi to Indian diaspora, inaugurates Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

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Indian diplomat Atul Khare named UN Under Secretary-General for Field Support

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has appointed senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare as the Under Secretary-General for Field Support to head the department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around the world...

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PM to formally inaugurate 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in Gandhinagar today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate the13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Gandhinagar, Gujarat this morning. He will also launch, 'Dandi Kutir', a unique exhibition depicting various stages of father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi life and work...

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Think of coming back to India: Harsh Vardhan to NRI youth

Assuring a better future with scientific and technological facilities, Union minister of science and technology Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday asked the vast diaspora engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation to return and contribute for India's progress..

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Swaraj calls NRIs to Connect, Celebrate and Contribute: Inaugurates the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015

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13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas starts of from today in Gujarat

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13th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas to be held in Gujarat

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Overseas Friends of BJP urges diaspora to build stronger India

Still riding the momentum of Narendra Modi’s electoral victory as India’s prime minister in May, the Overseas Friends of the Bharatiya Janata Party (OFBJP) convened at the Hilton Garden Inn and M3 Live performance hall here for its first-ever United States convention from Dec 12-14...

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President Obama Nominates Indian-American Amit Mehta to Serve on the U.S. District Courts

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Indian-origin physician becomes US's youngest Surgeon General

37-year-old Indian-American physician Vivek Hallegere Murthy has been confirmed as the 19th Surgeon General of America by US Senate. He is youngest person and first person of Indian-origin to hold the post...

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Indian-American scientist Arun Majumdar named US science envoy

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Indian American to lead House panel in Maryland

After serving as Maryland's House majority leader for over a decade, Kumar P. Barve, the first Indian-American to be elected to a US state legislature, is set to lead a new House panel...

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Indian-American Renu Khator to lead Dallas Fed board

India born Renu Khator, University of Houston(UH) president and UH System chancellor, is set to lead the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas...

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