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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.

ZEE5 Global features South Asia's 5000-year heritage in 'stories from our world' campaign

Cementing its status as the chief platform for South Asian content, streaming platform ZEE5 Global has launched a global brand campaign...

Entertainment

Biden names Indian-American Muslim Rashad Hussain as Ambassador for Religious Freedom

President Joe Biden has nominated Rashad Hussain, an Indian-American lawyer and diplomat, as ambassador-at-large to lead the state...

USA

GOPIO Singapore president Harikrishnan Muthusamy highlights his life as an entrepreneur and reformer

Harikrishnan Muthusamy is a man used to wearing many hats. In this exclusive interview with Connected to India, he talks about his life,...

NRI Stories Spotlight - @work

UK PM re-ignites Modi leaflet row during Question hour in Parliament

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled out a Labour Party leaflet from the last by-election in Batley and Spen constituency to...

UK

Singapore Parliament to discuss ministerial statements on FTAs, attacks on Indians next week

Two ministerial statements are set to be delivered in Parliament next week to explain ''how vital'' Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are to...

Singapore

Singapore ranks fourth, India 10th in UN's global cybersecurity index

Singapore, Korea and Spain jointly placed fourth in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI), while India has moved up 37 places to be...

Global

Indian expat Dr SPS Oberoi sole passenger on Air India Dubai-Amritsar flight

SP Singh Oberoi, a UAE-based Indian businessman and philanthropist, was the sole passenger on Air India flight (AI929) from Dubai in the UAE...

UAE

Former India F1 driver Karun Chandhok becomes youngest-ever Motorsport UK director

Former Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok has become the youngest-ever person to be appointed to the Board of Directors of Motorsport UK, the...

Other Sports

Singapore polytechnic to fire lecturer for his racist remarks against Indian-Chinese descent couple

Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) in Singapore said it is planning to fire the senior lecturer who was recorded making racist remarks against an...

Singapore

Singapore drops in global cost of living rankings for expats: ECA International report

Singapore has dropped by one place to be in the 13th position in the global cost of living rankings, but remains in the top 10 most...

Singapore

ZEE5 set to launch streaming services in USA on June 22

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd announced the launch of its OTT platform ZEE5 in the United States on June 22 in a statement.

Entertainment

Living in Singapore is a delight: popular Indian-origin crime fiction writer Damyanti Biswas

Singapore-based author Damyanti Biswas's thriller You Beneath Your Skin, set in New Delhi is now being made into a multi-part drama series.

Singapore Spotlight - @work

One in two Indian Americans faces discrimination, mostly owing to skin colour: Study

Survey is based on a poll of 1,200 Indian Americans — including citizens, Green Card holders and Non-Resident Indians — in September of...

USA

Leader of Opposition Pritam Singh vows to call out bigoted views and racism in Singapore, says public spaces are for everybody

Singapore was witnessing “tectonic shifts”, Leader of Opposition Pritam Singh has said his party will work towards creating greater...

Singapore Analysis & Commentary

'Singaporeans must push back anything that is testing our multicultural way of life, our cosmopolitan city'

Celebrated scholar in the field of Indian Diaspora and Heritage studies Rajesh Rai provides a big-picture historical and economic...

Singapore Spotlight - @work

Ngee Ann Polytechnic suspends man over racist remarks made in viral video

Viral Story: Man who was caught on camera making racist remarks towards an interracial couple in Singapore has reportedly been suspended...

Singapore

PM Modi thanks US V-P Kamala Harris, Indian diaspora for their help during India's second COVID wave

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone yesterday with Indian-origin Vice President of the United States of America Kamala...

Covid-19

Indian fugitive Mehul Choksi denied bail by Dominica authorities in illegal entry case

Dominican court today denied bail to Mehul Choksi - the fugitive diamond trader wanted over the INR 13,500 crore loan fraud case in India -...

Global

UK already in early stages of third COVID wave, warns Indian-origin scientist

Indian-origin scientist advising the British government has warned that there are signs that the UK is in the early stages of 3rd wave of...

Covid-19

India extends international flight ban till end of June

Indian Central Government today extended the ban on international commercial flights till June 30, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation...

Global

Singapore-India trade to reach USD 21 bn in 2020-21 despite pandemic: Indian High Commissioner

Notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic, trade between India and Singapore is likely to touch USD 21 billion in financial year 2020-21,...

Global

Final week of Singapore HeritageFest celebrates diverse Indian food and healthcare culture

Final week of Singapore HeritageFest focuses on Ayurvedic practices in cooking, celebrating Sikh culture and heritage via food, a photo...

Singapore

COVID relief: INS Jalashwa arrives in Visakhapatnam with oxygen cylinders and ventilators from Singapore, Brunei

Indian Navy's ongoing COVID Relief Operation 'Samudra Setu II’, the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Jalashwa arrived in Visakhapatnam yesterday...

Covid-19

Looking to drive economic growth through rising export potential, says Exim Bank MD David Rasquinha

Highlighting Mumbai-headquartered Export Import (Exim) Bank of India’s profit after tax (PAT) doubling in FY 2021, India Exim Bank MD and...

Corporate

Indian-origin student Anvee Bhutani elected Oxford Student Union president

Anvee Bhutani won a byelection that was held after the resignation of Indian student Rashmi Samant, who was forced to step down in February...

UK