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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

Indian government announces easing of certain visa, travel restrictions for OCI card holders

On March 18 the government had suspended the visa-free entry facility granted to OCI card holders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Covid-19

Hero is what Hero does: Salman Khan to Indians in UAE

Bollywood actor Salman Khan conveyed a special message to the Indian diaspora in the UAE, as the country continues its battle against...

UAE

Vande Bharat Mission: The Road Home

A firsthand account of the journey back to India as part of the Indian government's massive repatriation effort, the Vande Bharat Mission.

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30,000 Indians to return in Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2, says civil aviation minister

Phase 2, which will take place from May 16-22, will see flights being sent to countries such as Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Canada, France,...

Covid-19

NRIs – Make sure to diversify your equity portfolios geographically

One misstep from a country’s leadership can send the entire economy, and along with it the stock market, in a downward spiral. Therefore,...

Personal Finance

Donald Trump signs executive order halting certain Green Cards for 60 days

Trump said the order will protect American workers' jobs in an economy that has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

USA

Indian-American non-profit Indiaspora raises USD 500K in COVID-19 relief effort

The campaign has received support from former Pepsi Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Indian...

Covid-19

Indian-origin cardiac surgeon dies due to COVID-19 in the UK

An associate specialist in cardio-thoracic surgery at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Rathod was an "incredibly dedicated surgeon",...

Covid-19

As coronavirus hits US businesses, impending layoffs worry H-1B visa holders

Under current rules, an H-1B visa holder can stay in the United States for 60 days after losing their job, after which they are required to...

Covid-19

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