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Singapore PM Lee wears turban, welcomes Sikh community with 'Sat Sri Akal'

Highlighting the multi-cultural nature of the city-state, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wore an immaculate white turban at the...

Singapore

Indian-American Abhimanyu Mishra becomes youngest-ever chess grandmaster

US youngest Chess Grandmaster: Indian-origin Abhimanyu Mishra of New Jersey has become the youngest chess grandmaster in history. The...

USA NRI Stories

Two Indian origin journalists among Pulitzer Prize winners for 2021

Two Indian origin journalists are among the winners of the Pulitzer Prizes for the year 2021. Megha Rajagopalan, a journalist working for...

USA

21-year-old British-Indian is youngest member on Queen's Birthday Honours' List

21-year-old British-Indian Amika George has been picked as the youngest recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year for pushing...

UK

Indian-origin student Anvee Bhutani elected Oxford Student Union president

Anvee Bhutani won a byelection that was held after the resignation of Indian student Rashmi Samant, who was forced to step down in February...

UK

Indian-American frontline healthcare workers protest against green card backlog in Washington DC

USA News - A group of frontline Indian-American healthcare professionals, stuck in the 150-plus-year Green Card backlog, held a peaceful...

USA

President Biden to nominate Indian-American Rupa Ranga Puttagunta as a federal judge

If confirmed by the US Senate, Judge Puttagunta would be the first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) woman to serve on the US...

USA

OCI cardholders no longer need to carry old passport while travelling to India

People of Indian origin and Indian diaspora who have an overseas citizen of India (OCI) card are now not required to carry their old,...

Global

Indian-origin Vivek Murthy confirmed as US Surgeon General

Dr Murthy is a distinguished physician and former Vice Admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

USA

“Indian-Americans are taking over the country… you guys are incredible,” says Biden at NASA interaction

In under 50 days of presidency, Biden has appointed as many as 55 Indian-Americans to key posts in his administration, nearly half of whom...

USA

Indian-American Maju Varghese appointed deputy assistant to President Biden and director of White House Military Office

The White House Military Office (WHMO) is a department within the White House Office that provides military support for White House...

USA

Biden’s nomination of Indian-American Neera Tanden in jeopardy as 3 senators decide to vote against her

Republican Senators Rob Portman, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney have all said that they will vote against the 50-year-old Tanden with...

USA

Swati Mohan: The NASA scientist with a bindi!

Dr Mohan was behind the guidance, navigation and control operations of NASA's Perseverance rover's Mars landing.

USA

Five Indian-origin personalities in TIME magazine’s emerging leaders list

Twitter's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde, UK's finance minister Rishi Sunak, Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta, doctor and Executive Director...

Global

Business hit by pandemic, owners of Indian restaurant in the US get support from President Biden

Companies across the world have been struggling for the last year with the COVID-19 pandemic having hit small businesses in particular. The...

USA

Biden administration appoints two Indian-origin experts in key public service positions

Sonali Nijhawan has been named Director of AmeriCorps State and National while Sri Preston Kulkarni has been appointed the new Chief of...

USA

Indian-American Daleep Singh to be appointed Biden’s deputy national security adviser

Singh will serve as the deputy National Economic Council (NEC) Director as well and report to both National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan...

USA

US President Biden appoints Indian-American Dr Raj Panjabi to lead malaria initiative

United States President Joe Biden has appointed Indian-origin Dr Raj Panjabi to lead his Malaria Initiative.

USA

Indian-American Bhavya Lal appointed as Acting Chief of Staff for NASA

Lal has extensive experience in engineering and space technology, serving as a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defence...

USA

Scotland Yard celebrates 50th anniversary of its first Sikh female officer

PC Sandhu was born to a Sikh family in Zanzibar, East Africa in 1943 and came to the UK in 1962.

UK

Indian-origin lawmakers Pramila Jayapal, Raja Krishnamoorthi named to key congressional committees

55-year-old Jayapal has been named to the budget committee while Krishnamoorthi has been appointed to a key congressional committee on the...

USA

Padma Lakshmi cooks up a special Indian meal to mark inauguration day for Vice-President elect Kamala Harris

Padma Lakshmi, like Harris’ mother Shyamala Gopalan, was born in Chennai before migrating to the US at the age of 4.

USA

Meet the 20 Indian-Americans in US President-elect Joe Biden’s administration

As many as 17 Indian-Americans have been nominated to the White House and 13 of the 20 are women.

USA

Indian-American Raj Iyer appointed chief information officer for the US Army

Iyer will be the highest ranking Indian American civilian at the Pentagon equivalent in rank to a three-star general.

USA