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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.

Over 200,000 Indians waiting for family-sponsored US Green Cards: Immigration data

According to the latest official immigration data from the United States, over 227,000 Indians have been waiting for their family-sponsored...

USA

Indian-origin footballer Sarpreet Singh gets Bayern first team call-up

Indian-origin footballer Sarpreet Singh has been promoted to the first team for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.

Other Sports

Canada: Four Indian-origin ministers in Justin Trudeau’s new Cabinet

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday announced his 36 new Cabinet ministers, including four Indian-origin MPs Navdeep Singh...

Global

Over 12,000 Indians have died in foreign countries in last 17 months: RTI report

A Right To Information (RTI) reply given by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) revealed that 12,223 Indian nationals have died in...

Global

NGO founder and veteran civil servant feted at South Asian Diaspora Convention

Bangladeshi NGO founder and veteran Singaporean civil servant feted at the 2019 South Asian Diaspora Convention, Vibrant South Asia -...

Singapore

Should explore new forms of connectivity through diaspora: Teo Chee Hean

"We hope that India and the other 15 countries can overcome the outstanding issues so that India can come on board eventually," Singapore's...

Singapore

Having laws to protect women is not enough; they must be enforced: Indranee Rajah

Speaking at the fourth South Asian Diaspora Convention on November 16, Indranee Rajah, Singapore's Second Minister for Finance and...

Singapore

Kamala Harris wants to lift country cap on employment based Green Cards if elected

According to Harris’s presidential campaign, policies like country caps on green cards penalise immigrants for their country of origin.

USA

Punjab CM promises NRIs that he will look into settling cases of those declared offenders in absentia

Speaking before NRIs in Jalandhar, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh assured them that he would initiate the process of setting up...

NRI Stories

Temporary relief as US court allows spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in America

A three-judge bench of the US Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday sent the case back to a lower court.

USA

Writer Aatish Taseer’s OCI status revoked by Indian government

The revocation comes for not complying with the "very basic requirements" and concealing information, said the Home Ministry.

Global

Indian-origin Dean of Harvard Business School to step down next year

Indian-origin Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced that he will step down in June 2020, concluding 10 years of service as the...

USA

Indian-Americans leading the way in US tech sector: FCC chief Ajit Pai

Ajit Pai, the first Indian-American to head the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), called on the Indian-American community to...

USA

Four Indian-Americans win US state and local elections

Ghazala Hashmi, Suhas Subramanyam, Mano Raju and Dimple Ajmera won US state and local elections.

USA

Nuremberg Mayor slams far-right party for attacking Indian-origin ‘Christ Child’

The mayor of Nuremberg in Germany criticised a far-right party for "openly racist" comments about a German-Indian teenager picked to portray...

Global

British-Indian man imprisoned over Islamophobic tweets

An Indian-origin British man who posted Islamophobic rants on social media in the wake of a terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert...

UK

Indian-American doctor given White House honour

Indian-American interventional gastroenterologist, Amit Sachdev is among an exclusive group of 15 people appointed to the prestigious...

NRI Stories

Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated across the world

Glimpses of celebrations from across the globe marking the Indian festival of lights, Diwali.

Festivals

Indian-origin lawyer Rik Mehta to run for US Senate seat in New Jersey

Mehta is a first-time candidate and will be running as a Republican under the campaign slogan "Jersey Proud".

USA

7 Indian-origin entrepreneurs in Forbes’ 400 wealthiest Americans list

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos kept his spot as the richest in the US for the second year running, followed by Bill Gates.

Corporate

Indian economy on shaky ground, says Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Nobel-Prize winning Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee said on Monday that the Indian economy is on shaky ground.

NRI Stories

Indian nurses in the UAE may lose jobs due to new qualification requirement

The rule has already affected over 200 nurses holding diploma certificates, who have lost their jobs with several others having been...

UAE

British-Indian organisations slam Labour party over its Kashmir resolution

Over 100 British-Indian organisations have sent an open letter to the United Kingdom’s Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn over the party’s...

UK

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, two others win Nobel Prize for Economics

Banerjee was born in India and educated at the University of Calcutta and Jawaharlal Nehru University before receiving his PhD from Harvard...

Global

Halliburton to pay USD 275,000 to Indian-origin ex-employee in discrimination suit

American multinational corporation Halliburton is set to pay USD 275,000 to two Muslim employees of Indian and Syrian-origins who were...

USA