News round-up for NRIs and diaspora from missions across the globe

The outbreak of COVID-19 and travel restrictions worldwide, has kept the Indian missions across the world busy.

However in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak there have been other tragedies, such as the more than 20 Sikhs, including women and children, killed on March 25, 2020 after Gurdwara Guru Har Rai, Shor Bazaar in Kabul was attacked by terrorists.

Connected to India rounds up news and updates from Indian high commissions and embassies across the globe: 


The Indian Embassy in Kabul had to secure the safety of the living, assist the injured and repatriate the mortal remains of Sikhs killed, after blasts at the Gurudwara Sahib in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

India's Minister of External Affairs Dr S Jaishankar had tweeted soon after the blast, expressing his condolences. 

India's ambassador to Afghanistan, Vinay Kumar had expressed his grief after he visited the Gurudwara and met community leaders, elders and families of the victims of terrorist attack.  

Dr S Jaishankar later tweeted his concern on the reports of blasts near the cremation site of those killed during the attack on Gurudwara Sahib in Kabul.  

And about the security arrangements that he had made with the help of Kabul authorities.

The Indian embassy in Kabul said it was in touch with the Hindu and Sikh communities. 

It also updated that the mortal remains of Shri Tian Singh and two others were being repatriated to their next of kin in India by a special flight upon completion of various legal documentation and procedures. 


Consul General of India in Dubai, Vipul, shared the UAE attorney general's list of fines applicable for violating COVID-19 rules in the UAE.   

The embassy of India in Jakarta and Consul Generals in Bali and Medan assured Indian citizens stranded in Indonesia of its full support, especially to the 3 stranded and distressed Indians in Medan. 

The Consul General of India in Medan tweeted that he is in regular touch with respective Indian associations in Sumatra and that those stranded are being assisted in every manner. 

The Indian embassy in Philippines shared the Advisory from the Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines waiving fines and penalties for visa extensions, which can now be processed at the airport by passengers, before their outbound international flight.

It further asked Indians in Philippines not to panic despite the jump in the number of COVID-19 cases in the islands. 

The Indian Embassy in Frankfurt tweeted an update on the coronavirus situation in Germany. 

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