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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.

Traditional Kolam drawings honouring Indian-origin Vice-President elect Kamala Harris' Tamil roots kick off Presidential inauguration

Honouring Vice-President elect Kamala Harris' Indian heritage, the virtual inauguration kick-off ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and...

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Kamala Harris pens heartfelt social media post about her mother, says she follows her advice even today

Harris is the first woman and first south Asian to become Vice-President of the United States.

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Indian-American Raj Iyer appointed chief information officer for the US Army

Iyer will be the highest ranking Indian American civilian at the Pentagon equivalent in rank to a three-star general.

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Joe Biden appoints more Indian-Americans to top posts

Biden has appointed 3 Indian-Americans - Tarun Chhabra, Sumona Guha and Shanthi Kalathil - to his national security council.

USA

The Indian-American who led Donald Trump’s Twitter ban

The social media giant decided to ban Trump’s accounts following the attack on the US Capitol that they believe were encouraged and...

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PBD 2021: Target diaspora influencers to stimulate capital flow for ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’, says DBS CEO Piyush Gupta

“Tensions between us (India) and China are pushing large numbers of multinationals as well as the East Asian companies to rethink their...

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Eminent members of Indian diaspora honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award at PBD Convention

The awards are given to Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin or an organization/institution established and run by Non-Resident...

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International Sikh news portal alleges censorship by Facebook

An article on the website of the news portal Sikh24 claims that the hashtag #sikh has been blocked by the social media giant.

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Diaspora played a major role in establishing India's reputation and culture across the world: PM Modi in PBD inaugural speech

Highlighting the contributions of the Indian diaspora in establishing India as a global power, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that...

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Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held virtually on the eve of PBD 2021

The Youth PBD was celebrated virtually on the theme of "Bringing together Young Achievers from India and Indian Diaspora”.

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Virtual 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on January 9

The theme of the PBD Convention 2021 is "Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat".

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Indian-American Vijay Shanker nominated as associate judge to the DC Court of Appeals

Shanker is currently the Deputy Chief of the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division at the Justice Department.

USA

Niraj Antani becomes first Indian-American in Ohio state Senate

Antani is a Republican and won the state Senate seat in the state’s 6th District, which covers southern, eastern, and northern Montgomery...

USA

Indian restaurant in Florida receives USD 2020 tip, social media post goes viral

The restaurant shared a photo of the invoice of the tip which showed the order total to be USD 269.51 plus a tip of USD 2020.

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Sikh charities in the UK provide food to truckers stranded at France border

France is one of over 50 countries, including India and Singapore, that has banned travellers from the UK after the discovery of a new, and...

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Joe Biden appoints two more Indian-Americans to top positions

Vinay Reddy was named Biden's speechwriter while Gautam Raghavan was named as Deputy Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel.

USA

Panelists from 6 countries, including Singapore, speak at pre-Pravasi Bharatiya conference led by Indian EAM Jaishankar

Speaking in the panel discussion were six eminent personalities from the media and entertainment sectors of Australia, Oman, Singapore,...

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Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy nominated by Biden as US Surgeon-General once again

Dr Murthy is a physician, research scientist, and former Vice Admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

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US Senate passes bill eliminating country cap on H-1B work visas

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act also raises the number of family-based visas.

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15-year-old Indian-American Gitanjali Rao is TIME magazine’s first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’

Rao was selected from more than 5,000 nominees and was interviewed by actor and activist Angelina Jolie for the TIME special.

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Redefining Matchmaking for Millennials

A conversation with Anuradha Gupta, matchmaker and Founder CEO of the global matchmaking service - Vows for Eternity, discussing the...

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US court strikes down Trump administration rules aiming to restrict number of H-1B visas

In October the Trump government had announced changes in the granting of visas to overseas skilled workers like the H-1B visa.

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Indian-American Neera Tanden likely to be named budget chief by Biden: Reports

Tanden has previously been a healthcare adviser in former President Barack Obama's administration.

USA

Asian-Americans favoured Joe Biden over Donald Trump 68% to 29%: AALDEF exit poll

The exit poll also found that Asian-Americans generally disapproved of Trump’s performance as President.

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Indian-origin MP in New Zealand takes oath in Sanskrit

Hailing from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, Sharma was elected as an MP from the Labour Party for Hamilton West in the recent elections.

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