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UAE: Indian expat who sent application from his hospital bed awarded USD 500,000 scholarship

A 16-year-old Indian expat in Dubai has been awarded a scholarship valued at AED 1.8 million (USD 500,000).

UAE NRI Stories

Indian-origin MP Anita Anand appointed Canada's Defence Minister

Indian-origin Canadian politician Anita Anand has been appointed as the new Defence Minister in Justin Trudeau's cabinet.

Global

Indian-American economist Gita Gopinath set to leave IMF in January 2022

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist Gita Gopinath will leave her post and return to Harvard University's economics department...

Global

India's Jeev Milkha Singh becomes first golfer to be granted UAE Gold Visa

Indian player Jeev Milkha Singh has become the first professional golfer in the world to receive the prestigious 10-year Dubai Golden Visa...

UAE NRI Stories

Singaporean Tamil VJ and 90s star Anandha Kannan passes away

Popular Singaporean Tamil video jockey and actor Anandha Kannan passed away last night, according to reports. The 48-year-old was reportedly...

Singapore

Biden names Indian-American Muslim Rashad Hussain as Ambassador for Religious Freedom

President Joe Biden has nominated Rashad Hussain, an Indian-American lawyer and diplomat, as ambassador-at-large to lead the state...

USA

Indian-American Geeta Anand named Dean of Berkeley Journalism

Veteran Indian-origin journalist Geeta Anand has been appointed Dean of the University of California Berkeley (UCB) Graduate School of...

USA

23-year-old Mumbai-based wildlife photographer becomes first Indian woman to win Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award

Mumbai-based wildlife photographer Aishwarya Sridhar has become the first Indian woman to win the 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year...

Global

Ajay Banga set to go from Mastercard CEO to chairman from 2021

Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga will leave his position next year and take over as executive chairman, the company announced.

Corporate

WeWork appoints Indian-origin real estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani as CEO

Office space provider WeWork on Sunday announced that Indian-origin executive Sandeep Mathrani will join the Company as Chief Executive...

Corporate

CAA: What NRIs have to say about the contentious issue

The BJP government’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) controversy has had an extremely divisive effect in India, with Opposition political...

NRI Stories

Indian Cambridge scholar gets support from over 2000 academics for request to stay in the UK

Over 2,000 academics in the United Kingdom have come out in support of Indian sociologist Asiya lslam following the UK Home Office’s...

UK

Indian-American Indra Nooyi inducted into Smithsonian Portrait Gallery

Former Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi has been inducted into the prestigious Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery along with Amazon CEO Jeff...

USA NRI Stories

Indian-origin footballer Sarpreet Singh gets Bayern first team call-up

Indian-origin footballer Sarpreet Singh has been promoted to the first team for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.

Other Sports

IB student’s MYP charity project gets NGO status

Eighteen-year-old Saloni More, an International Baccalaureate (IB) alumnus of the KIS International School in Bangkok, has gone the extra...

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Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh among 260 celebrities urging Indian government to restore Aatish Taseer’s OCI card

Over 260 prominent personalities across the world, including best-selling authors Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie and Amitav...

Global

Indian-origin Dean of Harvard Business School to step down next year

Indian-origin Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced that he will step down in June 2020, concluding 10 years of service as the...

USA

Indian-Americans leading the way in US tech sector: FCC chief Ajit Pai

Ajit Pai, the first Indian-American to head the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), called on the Indian-American community to...

USA

Nuremberg Mayor slams far-right party for attacking Indian-origin ‘Christ Child’

The mayor of Nuremberg in Germany criticised a far-right party for "openly racist" comments about a German-Indian teenager picked to portray...

Global

Indian economy on shaky ground, says Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Nobel-Prize winning Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee said on Monday that the Indian economy is on shaky ground.

NRI Stories

NRIs, PIOs feature in IIT-Delhi’s distinguished alumni awards list

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Wednesday announced the winners of its prestigious Distinguished Alumni Awards and...

NRI Stories NRI Stories

Meet Sparsh Shah, the teen rapper who sang the Indian national anthem at ‘Howdy, Modi’

16-year-old Indian-origin prodigy Sparsh Shah sang the Indian national anthem at the ‘Howdy, Modi’ rally on Sunday.

USA NRI Stories

Modernisation wave in Indian villages getting NRI ‘Swades’ boost

Many Non-Resident Indians’ (NRIs) have been playing an active role in developing villages in India by either adopting a whole village or...

NRI Stories

Indian-origin UK cop calls for social inclusion to fight extremism

Neil Basu, Scotland Yard's Indian-origin Assistant Commissioner and chief of counter-terror policing, has called for greater social mobility...

UK