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India may evacuate citizens from COVID-19 hit Wuhan tomorrow India may evacuate citizens from COVID-19 hit Wuhan tomorrow

According to Union Health ministry officials, India is likely to send a military transport aircraft to the coronavirus-hit Wuhan on Wednesday to deliver relief material and bring back more Indians following a clearance from China.

From Ahmedabad to Agra to Delhi;  a busy day in India for Trump From Ahmedabad to Agra to Delhi; a busy day in India for Trump

US President Donald Trump along with a large official US delegation touched down in three cities on Day 1 of his whirlwind tour of India.

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Kalaivani and Aarthi channel strength and grace for the Raga 2020 Odissi  performance Spotlight
Kalaivani and Aarthi channel strength and grace for the Raga 2020 Odissi performance

Connected to India speaks to dancers Kalaivani Kumareswaran and Aarthi Subhash in this special Spotlight interview on their upcoming production at Esplanade's Raga 2020 titled Quintessence - An Odissi Dance Duet.

Curating a community museum for Indians in Singapore: Nalina Gopal @work
Curating a community museum for Indians in Singapore: Nalina Gopal

In this @work interview with Connected to India, Curator of Singapore's Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) Nalina shares the journey of IHC over the last five years, the artists IHC has worked with, and how IHC makes sense of the identities of Indian diaspora in Singapore, within the context of Southeast

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Singapore-based Zilingo makes three top appointments Singapore-based Zilingo makes three top appointments

Zilingo is a technology platform that powers the fashion supply chain and was founded in 2015 by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor.

Companies in UK owned by Indian diaspora paid GBP 1 bn in taxes: Report Companies in UK owned by Indian diaspora paid GBP 1 bn in taxes: Report

The report, produced by Grant Thornton UK jointly with the Indian High Commission in London and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI UK), zeroed in on a select few of an estimated total of over 65,000 diaspora-connected companies.

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Singapore welcomed 19.1 million visitors in 2019, an increase of 3.3% from year before Singapore welcomed 19.1 million visitors in 2019, an increase of 3.3% from year before

Despite global headwinds, Singapore in 2019 saw growths in both visitor arrivals and tourism receipts for a fourth consecutive year.

In pics: Temple hopping on  Mahashivratri 2020 in Singapore from 6 pm to 6 am In pics: Temple hopping on Mahashivratri 2020 in Singapore from 6 pm to 6 am

Most temples in Singapore are open throughout the Mahashivratri night, except some such as the Perumal and Waterloo Krishnan temples, which don't have Shiva idols. I have offered prayers at these unique and beautiful temples with a bus load of like-minded friends for the past several years on Maha

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Ahmedabad’s kite museum: Paperbirds take you on Cloud 9 Ahmedabad’s kite museum: Paperbirds take you on Cloud 9

Ahmedabad, the largest city in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, boasts 30-odd museums but the stunning Kite Museum in the 608-year-old world heritage city is in a class of its own.

Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India

Gone are the days when people used to like luxurious holidays. it is now the age of nature lovers and expeditions. Here are some choice locations to go for a summer trek in the Himalayas.

New To Singapore
5 unique vegetarian restaurants in Singapore 5 unique vegetarian restaurants in Singapore

Singapore touts itself as a food haven, and when it comes to vegetarian food, you will be spoilt for choice.

Singapore world’s second safest city: Report Singapore world’s second safest city: Report

The latest edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Safe Cities Index (SCI) sees Singapore retain its position as the second safest city in the world.

Five places with live bands to chill out at in Singapore Five places with live bands to chill out at in Singapore

Nothing can quite compare to the rocking vibes of a live band.

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In Pics: Indian actress Kajal Aggarwal\'s \'Peekaboo\' at wax statue unveiling at Madam Tussauds Singapore In Pics: Indian actress Kajal Aggarwal's 'Peekaboo' at wax statue unveiling at Madam Tussauds Singapore

Indian actress Kajal Aggarwal interacted with media and fans and even spoke a few words in Tamil, at the unveiling of her wax statue at Madame Tussaud's Singapore.

Strong Indian-American presence at Oscars 2020 as Mindy Kaling presents and Utkarsh Ambudkar performs Strong Indian-American presence at Oscars 2020 as Mindy Kaling presents and Utkarsh Ambudkar performs

On a night when a foreign language film made history by winning the Oscar for Best Picture, the Indian-American representation at the gala event only highlighted the growing global nature of the Academy Awards.

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“A dream is a wish the heart makes” “A dream is a wish the heart makes”

‘Umeed: Colors of Hope' is a solo kathak production that depicts the story of a young girl navigating her journey through mental health, chronic illness and self-image issues.

NRIs – Know the Score Before Buying a Property in India NRIs – Know the Score Before Buying a Property in India

Whether the real estate market remains bullish or bearish, NRIs prefer a place back in India - not just for investment returns but also to remain rooted in their country of origin. Previously, NRIs (like most other buyers and investors) had every reason to be leery of the Indian real estate market.

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Majority of 13.6 million NRIs live in Middle East: MEA Majority of 13.6 million NRIs live in Middle East: MEA

There are over 13.6 million Indian nationals living abroad, according to data tabled by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in Lok Sabha, with the highest concentration of NRIs in the Middle East.

Madras High Court calls for ban on NRIs buying houses to lower market rates Madras High Court calls for ban on NRIs buying houses to lower market rates

The Madras High Court in India proposed a ban on Non-resident Indians (NRIs) purchasing houses in India, prohibiting speculative sales and imposing 100 per cent extra stamp duty on the purchase of a second house for Indians to ensure housing for the poorer sections of society.

First-ever Khalsa University outside India to be set up in USA First-ever Khalsa University outside India to be set up in USA

The United States will soon be the host nation of the first Khalsa University campus outside India. A group of NRIs have donated nearly 125 acres in Bellingham, Washington state, and are working to start teaching proposed courses in about a year or so.