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Saudi Arabia announces citizenship scheme for expats

The new scheme is part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 plan that seeks to diversify in order to liberate the kingdom from its reliance on oil.


Google's Sundar Pichai appointed CEO at parent firm Alphabet

According to media reports, Google's Sundar Pichai will be taking over the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at parent firm Alphabet...


Victoria government announces AUD 3 million grant for Indian community

The Victoria state government in Australia announced an AUD 3 million grant to help the state’s Indian diaspora renovate and revamp its...


After Singapore, illegal streaming operators in Thailand fined over SGD 680k

In Thailand, a Briton and a Thai national have pleaded guilty to infringing Premier League football’s copyright in the country and have...


India has largest diaspora, receives highest remittance: UN Report

With a 17.5 million-strong diaspora across the world, India has the largest international migrant population of any country in the world and...


Most expensive international schools found in Asia, cheapest in Africa and Middle East: Report

Singapore takes the ninth spot, with international education prices between SGD 4,406 and SGD 51,734.


Australian PM to return three smuggled artefacts to India during upcoming January visit

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that he would return three culturally-significant artefacts to India during his upcoming...


Are you an OCI cardholder planning a trip to India? Here’s what you need to know

With Christmas and New Year’s holidays approaching, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders across the world are travelling to India...


Over 80% of teens globally are not physically active enough, says WHO

In a new study, the World Health Organisation (WHO) found that over 80 per cent of school-going adolescents globally fail to have at least...


Canada: Four Indian-origin ministers in Justin Trudeau’s new Cabinet

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday announced his 36 new Cabinet ministers, including four Indian-origin MPs Navdeep Singh...


Rejecting RCEP not about stepping back from Act East policy, says Jaishankar​

Delivering the fourth Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture in New Delhi, Jaishankar added that no agreement was better than a "bad agreement".


UK court to hear Nirav Modi’s latest bail application

A UK court is scheduled to hear a new bail application on Wednesday filed by fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is fighting extradition to...


Alibaba Singles' Day 2019 logs SGD 22.17 billion worth of purchases in 1.5 hours

Despite the global economic slowdown, shoppers around the world are not holding back from spending at Alibaba's Singles’ Day shopping...


Writer Aatish Taseer’s OCI status revoked by Indian government

The revocation comes for not complying with the "very basic requirements" and concealing information, said the Home Ministry.


India slams Pakistan at UNSC debate on women’s rights

Tensions ran high between India and Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate on women, peace and the global...


2200 Sikh pilgrims reach Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan ahead of opening of Kartarpur Corridor

The pilgrims will also visit other Gurdwaras in the Punjab province during their and attend the opening ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor...


India rejects RCEP, 15 other nations including Singapore move closer to signing deal

The 15 member nations are working out the final details of the pact without India with a few issues to be resolved early next year with the...


India decides to not join RCEP agreement, says deal 'does not address concerns'

India has reportedly decided to not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement over its concerns not being...


India will not sign any free-trade agreement in a rush, says Piyush Goyal

Goyal said that India will enter into an FTA or comprehensive partnership agreements on its own terms and based on what is best for the...


British Indians spread message of unity in response to Diwali anti-India protests

An umbrella group representing over 100 British Indian organisations on Sunday condemned the ‘Free Kashmir’ demonstration by...


20 Indian-origin candidates win in Canadian polls, including ‘kingmaker’ Jagmeet Singh

Indian-origin Canadian Jagmeet Singh is likely to emerge as the “kingmaker” after his New Democratic Party (NDP) won 24 seats in the...


Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, two others win Nobel Prize for Economics

Banerjee was born in India and educated at the University of Calcutta and Jawaharlal Nehru University before receiving his PhD from Harvard...


Ethiopian Prime Minister wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country's conflict with...


Congress issues clarification after furore over its UK chapter discussing Kashmir with Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn had said that he met members of the Congress party’s UK chapter and discussed the “human rights situation” in Kashmir.


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