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Overseas Indians (OIs), non-resident Indians (NRIs) or persons of Indian origin (PIOs), are the acronyms used to address people of Indian birth, descent or origin who live outside the Republic of India. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, the population of NRIs and PIOs is approx 36 million.

Living in Singapore is a delight: popular Indian-origin crime fiction writer Damyanti Biswas

Singapore-based author Damyanti Biswas's thriller You Beneath Your Skin, set in New Delhi is now being made into a multi-part drama series.

Singapore Spotlight - @work

One in two Indian Americans faces discrimination, mostly owing to skin colour: Study

Survey is based on a poll of 1,200 Indian Americans — including citizens, Green Card holders and Non-Resident Indians — in September of...

USA

Final week of Singapore HeritageFest celebrates diverse Indian food and healthcare culture

Final week of Singapore HeritageFest focuses on Ayurvedic practices in cooking, celebrating Sikh culture and heritage via food, a photo...

Singapore

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

OCI card holders will need special permission for Tabligh, journalistic activities: Indian government

OCI card holders will also need to take permission for research, internship or employment in any foreign diplomatic missions or foreign...

Global

“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

President Joe Biden revokes Trump’s green card ban

The ban had been put in place in 2020 by President Trump with the reasoning that it protected US workers amid rising unemployment due to the...

USA

Singapore-headquartered Kyt reimagines EdTech with a focus on holistic learning

The idea behind Kyt is that supporting a child’s inclination to learn new things isn’t ‘additional’ or extra but essential to...

Singapore Spotlight - @work

US has hit the H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2021, says immigration authority

Successful applicants will now be decided by a computerised draw of lots.

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

Over 200 Indian-origin leaders across 15 nations, states diaspora body

A US-based Indian diaspora organisation found that more than 200 Indian origin persons occupy leadership positions in as many as 15...

Global

Piyush Gupta wins ET Global Indian Award

Singapore-based DBS Group CEO Piyush Gupta won the Global Indian Award of The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence.

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India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposes Aatmanirbhar Bharat, new tax and investment rules for NRIs in Budget Speech 2021

Taxation and investment were the major areas of interest for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) as Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...

Global

Big relief for spouses of H-1B visa holders as Biden withdraws proposal to deny them working rights in the US

Under the Barack Obama administration, a regulation was passed that allowed certain sections of the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in...

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

Joe Biden appoints more Indian-Americans to top posts

Biden has appointed 3 Indian-Americans - Tarun Chhabra, Sumona Guha and Shanthi Kalathil - to his national security council.

USA

The Indian-American who led Donald Trump’s Twitter ban

The social media giant decided to ban Trump’s accounts following the attack on the US Capitol that they believe were encouraged and...

USA

Eminent members of Indian diaspora honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award at PBD Convention

The awards are given to Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin or an organization/institution established and run by Non-Resident...

Global

International Sikh news portal alleges censorship by Facebook

An article on the website of the news portal Sikh24 claims that the hashtag #sikh has been blocked by the social media giant.

Global

Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held virtually on the eve of PBD 2021

The Youth PBD was celebrated virtually on the theme of "Bringing together Young Achievers from India and Indian Diaspora”.

Global

Virtual 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on January 9

The theme of the PBD Convention 2021 is "Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat".

Global

MEA launches Global Pravasi Rishta Portal to connect with Indian diaspora ahead of PBD 2021

Indian External Affairs Ministry yesterday launched the Global Pravasi Rishta portal and app to connect with the nearly 31.2-million strong...

Global