Non-resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Indians (OIs), or persons of Indian origin (PIO's), are the acronyms used to adress 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.

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Republican candidate Nikki Haley brings calmness to a highly polarised America, say PIO donors and friends

Indian-origin Republican leader Nikki Haley, former Governor of South Carolina and former US Ambassador to the United Nations, is taking...


Health executives ‘potentially facilitated’ mass murderer, says Indian-origin doctor about UK baby-killer nurse

The nurse’s trial and the guilty verdict has put the focus on the highly paid executives who tried to brush the doctors’ concerns aside,...


Indian Food Festival 2023 in Brussels: Taste the flavours, feel the culture

Speaking to Connected to India ahead of these events, Sreeman Bommisetty and Rahul Venkit, Indian-Belgian, Founder of Brussels Bollywood...

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15,000 people celebrate India Day, ahead of August 15, at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg

Hosted by India Club, the 12-hour event saw non-stop entertainment featuring ethnic Indian dances, performed by Indian expats and local...

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Indian scientist Archana Sharma is pushing the boundaries of physics at CERN

Physicist Archana Sharma is one of the modern trailblazers of the Indian science community.

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Indian authorities in US trying to locate homeless NRI student

The Consulate General of India in Chicago is trying to locate a woman student hailing from Hyderabad who is reported to be depressed,...


NRI student in USA found living on the streets; her mother appeals to MEA for help

A viral video has reportedly brought the plight of an Indian woman found starving on the streets of Chicago into the public eye.

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NRI graduate student in US in critical condition after being struck by lightning

A 25-year-old Non-Resident Indian (NRI) exchange student at the University of Houston (UH) in Texas, USA was left fighting for her life...


India moves up five spots to rank 80th in 'world's most powerful passport' list

The Henley Passport Index ranks India’s passport at the 80th spot. India was at the 85th spot in 2022 in the Henley Passport Index.


Take steps against Hinduphobia in US: Indian-Americans to US lawmakers

During the Second National Hindu Advocacy Day event at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, a group of eminent Indian Americans urged lawmakers...


Modi lauds NRI community development, announces new consulate, work visa programme during France visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed members of the NRI community in France and described India as a "model of diversity".

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Meet Dr Preeti Aghalayam, set to become the first-ever woman IIT Director

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras created another first as its upcoming Zanzibar campus, the first-ever offshore IIT campus,...

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Batting for a better game: Dr Akshai Mansingh is a sports medicine pioneer in the West Indies who lives for cricket

Dr Akshai Mansingh, Dean of the Faculty of Sport at The University of the West Indies, has grown up with superstar cricket players and has...

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Indian, NRI, PIO youth changemakers receive award instituted in memory of Princess Diana

The UK-based organisation The Diana Award, which rewards outstanding work for social good in memory of the late Diana, Princess of Wales,...


Remittances to India from Singapore reach huge volumes through Instarem

Instarem, which was founded in Singapore by entrepreneurs with Indian roots, enjoyed strong growth of 30 per cent per annum from the global...


Should NRIs link Aadhaar cards with PAN? Here is the answer

The expert consensus when it comes to NRIs linking Aadhaar-PAN is that it is better to be safe than sorry. Here’s all NRIs need to know...

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Indian-origin woman in Singapore jailed for fatally abusing maid to serve three more years for evidence tampering

A 64-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore, serving a 14-year jail term for fatally abusing her daughter's Myanmarese maid, was today...


Linking Aadhaar-PAN not mandatory for NRIs

NRI: The Indian government has once again extended the deadline to link Aadhaar cards with PAN numbers for Indian citizens.

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Stay on deportation order against some Indian students in Canada

Indian students facing deportation in Canada gained some breathing room as some of them have received “stay orders” from Canadian...


Indian government, Congress both attack Canada over float showing Indira Gandhi’s assassination

In a rare instance of political unity, the Bharatiya Janata Party government and Opposition Indian National Congress have both strongly...


Indian students facing deportation from Canada launch protest; EAM takes up matter

The Punjab government today sought the Indian Central government’s intervention in the case of 700 Indian students facing imminent...

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Ajay Banga takes charge as first Indian-origin World Bank chief

Indian-American corporate executive Ajay Banga took over as the President of the World Bank, becoming the first person of colour to head...

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Indo-Canadian entrepreneur Firoz Patel detained for USD 24 million Bitcoin fraud

A media release from the Department of Justice (DoJ), US Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia, was headlined: “Former operator of...


US lawmaker proposes bill to make Diwali federal holiday

American lawmaker and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Grace Meng introduced a bill in the US Congress to...


Decoding dark facts in the search for missing Singaporean-Indian climber Shrinivas Dattatraya

Singaporean-Indian climber Shrinivas Sainis Dattatraya's search and rescue (SAR) efforts are reportedly ongoing, the signature...