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CtoI News Desk September 28th 2020 NRI Stories NRI Stories

Birthday wishes pour in from around the globe as Indian PM Modi turns 70

A 71-kg cake, a 'Know NaMo' quiz and congratulations pouring in from around the world marked the 70th birthday of Indian Prime Minister...

Global

10-year-old Indian-origin girl among semi-finalists of Britain's Got Talent 2020

10-year-old Indian-origin girl Souparnika Nair is one of the contestants who have been selected for the semi-final round of Britain's Got...

Entertainment NRI Stories

Indian-origin professor's firm begins trial of new COVID-19 vaccine in UK

An Indian-origin professor’s Oxford-based company announced that its Indian partner, the Serum Institute of India (SIIPL), has begun...

Covid-19

From engineer to film editor: Bengaluru-born Varun Viswanath found his dream job in Hollywood

Varun Viswanath is part of a growing club of Indians abroad working in Hollywood. While the likes of Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari and Hasan...

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Kamala Harris remembers her grandfather and the lessons he taught her on their morning walks in India

Harris said those walks along the beach in India really "planted something in my mind and created a commitment in me.''

USA

Indian software developer among five people sworn in at rare naturalisation ceremony at the White House

The video of the ceremony was played during the second night of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.

USA

UP CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurates online portal for NRIs

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath yesterday launched the Indian state's official online portal for Non-Resident Indian (NRIs),...

Global

Kamala Harris mentions her “chithis” in speech, sends Twitter into a frenzy

During her vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech, Harris made special mention of her mother Shyamala Gopalan, who was born in...

USA

Kamala Harris continues to break the glass ceiling

Born in Oakland, California, Harris is the daughter of Shyamala Gopalan, an Indian-origin cancer researcher from Chennai and Donald Harris,...

USA

Singapore-based NRI media entrepreneurs announce USD 100 Million IPO on NASDAQ

Vistas Media Acquisition Company (VMAC) announced it has commenced trading of an initial public offering (IPO) of USD 100 million on The...

SMEs

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern visits temple, relishes puri-chhole

The Prime Minister also participated in prayers held at the temple.

Global

50 books in 3 months: 8-year-old British-Indian boy Milan Kumar wins accolades for his precocious reading habits

For eight-year-old Indian-origin Milan Kumar in the United Kingdom, the lockdown presented the chance to further enhance his love of books...

UK NRI Stories

Indians the largest diaspora group to become Australian citizens in 2019-20

Out of the over 200,000 people who became Australian citizens in this period, 38,209 were Indians, followed by 25,011 Britishers, 14,764...

NRI Stories

174 Indians file lawsuit against Trump administration’s new H-1B visa policy

The lawsuit seeks to declare the presidential proclamation as unlawful and urges the court to compel the Department of State to issue...

USA

Dr Thomas Abraham: An NRI trailblazer rallying the Indian-American community

Dr Thomas Abraham is one of the trailblazer NRIs who emigrated to the US in the 1970s and built the foundation for today’s flourishing...

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30 US Senators, 136 Congressmen urge Trump administration to reverse order on international students

On July 6, the ICE declared that non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 students who are attending schools which have shifted their entire operations...

USA

California sues Cisco for caste-based discrimination against Indian-American employee

The lawsuit alleges that the firm rejected the employee’s raise and denied him a promotion twice.

USA

Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Medha Raj as campaign digital chief

A graduate in international politics from Georgetown University, Medha Raj earned her MBA from Stanford University.

USA

Boris Johnson honours 73-year-old “Skipping Sikh” for raising money for the NHS

73-year-old Rajinder Singh has been awarded the Points of Light, an honour given to outstanding individual volunteers and people making a...

UK

Vande Bharat Mission Phase 4 to begin on July 3

Phase four will particularly focus on countries where we still have a large number of Indians who have registered to return.

Covid-19

Five Indian-origin techies among UK's Top 50 Women in Engineering 2020 list

Five Indian-origin engineers were named among the United Kingdom's Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2020 list.

UK

President Trump temporarily suspends H-1B visas, “disappointed” says Sundar Pichai

Trump aims to reform the US immigration system to prioritise the highest-skilled workers and protect American jobs, according to the White...

USA

Government further eases restrictions on OCI cardholders’ entry into India

The new rules easing restrictions on the entry of OCI cardholders as well as certain foreign nationals were issued last week.

Covid-19

Indian government extends Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2 till mid-June

Launched on May 7, the Vande Bharat Mission is hoping to evacuate another 1,00,000 Indians by June 13.

Covid-19

Singapore musician Shalabh all set to 'Reboot' humanity

An Enterprise Digital Marketer and Digital Consumer Insights professional by day and a musician by night, Shalabh will release his second...

Entertainment