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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.

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

Pan IIM Singapore’s SGD 5.4 million COVID support for India

Pan IIM Alumni (PIIMA) community in Singapore recently provided the virus-ravaged country India with relief efforts worth a whopping SGD 5.4...

Covid-19

‘Fearmongering, politically motivated’: Indian diaspora in Singapore condemns Kejriwal’s tweet about ‘new’ COVID strain

Members of the Indian diaspora living in Singapore have come out strongly against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tweet calling for...

Covid-19

UK pilot and Khalsa Aid volunteer Jaspal Singh honoured by Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK News: Jaspal Singh was given the Points of Light award for volunteering to fly 200 donated oxygen concentrators to India.

UK

Indian national and man of Indian-descent charged in Singapore under the Official Secrets Act

Singapore news: Indian national and a Singaporean of Indian descent were charged by a Singapore court on Wednesday under the Official...

Singapore

US V-P Kamala Harris to deliver message of solidarity with India in special address

United States' Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver a message of solidarity with the people of India today, as the US partners with the...

USA

US President Biden nominates two Indian-origin women to federal admin posts

US President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate two Indian-American women to key administration positions.

USA

Indian-American frontline healthcare workers protest against green card backlog in Washington DC

USA News - A group of frontline Indian-American healthcare professionals, stuck in the 150-plus-year Green Card backlog, held a peaceful...

USA

‘Am I Old?’: Sharul Channa brings her latest production to the stage once again

Singapore Theater - Indian-origin Sharul Channa presents ‘Am I Old?’, which explores the life of Savitri, a 68-year-old, Singaporean...

Singapore

Shalima Motial’s Dream Catchers celebrates its 10th anniversary

NRI Stories: Indian in Singapore, Shalima Motial started the company with the aim to promote local performing artists in Singapore.

Singapore NRI Stories