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News and events featuring or of interest to Indians living abroad, whether they are Indian expats or of Indian origin. Connected to India gathers news and reports about Indian Diaspora across the world, especially in Singapore, US, UK and Dubai.

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

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

Rahul Dubey: The Indian-American man who turned hero for protesters in Washington DC

The United States has been rocked by protests for more than a week over the custodial death of George Floyd, an African-American man who...

USA

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

10-year-old Indian-origin girl scout honoured by Trump for donations to COVID-19 frontline workers

The honour for Sravya Annappareddy, a Telugu girl born in the US, drew praise from Indian Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu as well.

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.

NRI Stories NRI Stories

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

In Pics: Vande Bharat Mission brings home stranded Indians from across the world

India is planning to send repatriation flights to various countries over the next few days.

Covid-19

Indian government bars travel of all OCI card holders, suspends all visas

The government also announced the suspension of all existing visas granted to foreign nationals, barring a few categories, till...

Covid-19

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

People of Indian origin are the worst affected ethnic group in the UK’s coronavirus outbreak

Of the 13,918 patients who died of the virus till 17 April, 16.2 per cent were of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background and...

Covid-19

6 Indian-Americans in Trump’s Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups

This panel is expected help shape Trump’s plans to reopen the economy which has taken a major beating with the outbreak of the coronavirus...

Covid-19

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 judicial commissioner Dedar Singh Gill appointed judge of Singapore High Court

Dedar Singh Gill is an Indian-origin judicial commissioner and intellectual property expert in Singapore.

Singapore

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

Indian-American running for Congressional seat tested positive for COVID-19

Patel said that about 10 days ago, he began experiencing a tightness in his chest and difficulty breathing followed by a regular fever of...

Covid-19

PM Modi convenes first ever video conference with Indian Missions worldwide on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the heads of Indian Embassies and High Commissions - in a first such event for Indian Missions...

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