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

Connected to India's round-up of news and updates from Indian high commissions and embassies from across the globe.

Covid-19

A round-up of how Indian missions across the world are helping NRIs and diaspora amid the COVID-19 spread

Connected to India's round-up of news and updates from Indian high commissions and embassies from across the globe amid the COVID-19 spread.

Covid-19

NRIs return to Punjab, sparking fears of an “alarming increase” in COVID-19 cases

Punjab has imposed curfew in the state with public transport shut and restrictions on the movement of people and goods in place.

Covid-19

Are you an Indian abroad? Here’s a handy guide of COVID-19 helplines set up by MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs has advised all Indians abroad to stay put and seek help from Indian missions abroad.

Covid-19

India self-quarantines in fight against COVID-19, suspends all tourist visas till April 15

The suspension of visas will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure.

Covid-19

New reality show about young Indian-Americans set to create US TV history

The show highlights the fusion of modern living along with holding on to traditions and cultural ties.

Entertainment

More than half a dozen Indian-Americans win Congressional primaries

Winners include Ami Bera and Ro Khanna.

USA

NRIs can acquire 100% stake in Air India under new government norms

Indian Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Prakash Javadekar announced on Wednesday that Non-resident Indians (NRIs)...

Corporate

UAE cuts prices of over 500 medicines for chronic and long term illnesses

Patients in the UAE needing long-term treatment or suffering from chronic diseases will pay 2 to 74 per cent less for their medicines after...

UAE

Ministry of External Affairs invites nominations for India’s highest diaspora award

A maximum of 30 awards will be given out at the Pravasi Bharatiya Sammelan, scheduled to be held in January 2021 in India.

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MEA renames Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra after Sushma Swaraj on eve of her birth anniversary

The MEA has also renamed the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi as the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service.

Global

Majority of 13.6 million NRIs live in Middle East: MEA

There are over 13.6 million Indian nationals living abroad, according to data tabled by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in Lok...

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Madras High Court calls for ban on NRIs buying houses to lower market rates

The Madras High Court in India proposed a ban on Non-resident Indians (NRIs) purchasing houses in India, prohibiting speculative sales and...

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First-ever Khalsa University outside India to be set up in USA

The United States will soon be the host nation of the first Khalsa University campus outside India. A group of NRIs have donated nearly 125...

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India's Supreme Court refuses to stay CAA, gives government 4 weeks to respond

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday ruled that it would not grant a stay to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) without hearing the...

Global

35 NRIs in Queen’s New Year Honours List 2020

Among the recipients are 3 Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), 6 Order of the British Empire (OBE), 16 Members of the...

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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...

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Relief for OCI cardholders as Indian government extends renewal deadline till June 2020

Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders who are either below 20 years or above 50 years of age and have renewed their passports without...

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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...

Global

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...

Global

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...

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Over 12,000 Indians have died in foreign countries in last 17 months: RTI report

A Right To Information (RTI) reply given by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) revealed that 12,223 Indian nationals have died in...

Global

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

Kamala Harris wants to lift country cap on employment based Green Cards if elected

According to Harris’s presidential campaign, policies like country caps on green cards penalise immigrants for their country of origin.

USA

Punjab CM promises NRIs that he will look into settling cases of those declared offenders in absentia

Speaking before NRIs in Jalandhar, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh assured them that he would initiate the process of setting up...

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