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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.

US Congressman issues public apology for his remarks on Kashmir issue

United States Congressman Tom Suozzi, who had upset the Indian-American community with provocative remarks on Jammu and Kashmir last week,...

USA

Indian-Americans angry at US Congressman’s Kashmir remarks

The Indian-American community is very upset with Democratic Congressman Tom Suozzi who has asked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to make...

USA

Indian High Commission sets up instant response unit for Indians in UK

India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Ruchi Ghanashyam launched a ten-member Public Response Unit to provide instant service to...

UK

Need for more reforms to increase India’s engagement with its Diaspora

India's federal and state governments have been endeavouring to strengthen relations with the Indian diaspora numbering about 30 million,...

NRI Stories

Mindy Kaling, Lilly Singh among world’s most ‘badass women’

Indian-origin Hollywood actress and producer Mindy Kaling and Canadian-Indian YouTube star Lilly Singh are featured in a list of the world's...

Entertainment

Indian-origin students excel in UK schools, finds report

A study on education standards conducted by a think tank found that Indian-origin schoolchildren are ahead of their white peers in schools...

UK

Priti Patel appointed UK Home Secretary; 3 Indian-origin ministers in Boris Johnson's Cabinet

Tory Member of Parliament (MP) Priti Patel took charge as Britain's first Indian-origin Home Secretary in the newly-unveiled Boris Johnson...

UK

Health Minister calls for NRI doctors to help with healthcare in India

Indian Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced special support from the government to NRI physicians willing to return to India and...

Global NRI Stories

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal meets NRIs during UK visit

Indian Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal interacted with the Indian diaspora in London on Sunday as part of his three-day...

UK

NRIs celebrate Telangana festival of Bonalu in West London

Over 800 NRIs gathered in London to celebrate the Hindu festival of Bonalu, organised by the Telangana Association of United Kingdom (TAUK).

UK

British Punjabi organisation founder withdraws from British Indian Awards

Three hundred British Indians have been shortlisted as finalists for the Seventh British Indian Awards 2019, but not all of them are happy...

UK

Singapore’s Education Ministry invites scholarship applicants from India

The Ministry of Education (MoE) of Singapore is inviting applications from Indian students for the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Youth...

Education

Overseas Indian denied admission in govt medical college, moves Gujarat HC

Following the denial of admission to an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidate for a seat in a government medical college, the Gujarat...

Global

‘Reluctant Editor’ PN Balji tells the stories of Singapore media through the ages

Veteran journalist and editor PN Balji unveils tell-all book relating unpublished anecdotes about articles published in Singapore newspapers...

Singapore

OYO, Kunal Nayyar among Indian-origin winners at UK-India Awards

The annual UK-India Awards, which commemorate people and organisations who have had an impact on UK-India ties, saw a host of Indian expats...

UK

Yoga helps us gain control over our mind and body, says 9-year-old prodigy

Meet 9-year-old yoga prodigy Ishwar Sharma - one of the youngest yet most active proponents of the practice and its benefits. Ishwar is an...

UK Spotlight - @work

UK Parliament marks India Day to kick off UK-India Week 2019

The 2019 UK-India Week got off to a running start with the UK Parliament celebrating the first-ever India Day. The event was marked by...

UK

Indian government unlikely to allow dual citizenship: Chauthaiwale

The Indian government is unlikely to allow dual citizenship, at least in the near term, Dr. Vijay Chauthaiwale, in-charge of the Bharatiya...

Global

UK-India week 2019 in London: The event line-up

The second edition of the UK-India week will be held at Westminster House in London from June 24-28.

UK

Indian American population up 38% in 7 years: Report

Tabulating demographic reports over the past decade, a South Asian community group has found that the population of Indian-origin people in...

USA

Visa fraud hurting Punjab, India’s global influence

The increasing global influence of India and its workforce has meant a sharp rise in overseas travel over the past decade. This also has an...

Global Analysis & Commentary

Harmonisers with a bleeding heart

India’s Swamibapa pipe band is not your trendy troupe of long-haired lip-splitters strutting their stuff by belting out ear-splitting...

UK NRI Stories

India tops tech visa applications to the UK

India, along with the US, has the highest number of visa applications for the UK's technology sector, according to the latest data from a UK...

UK

Yoga Day celebrations kick off across the globe

International Day of Yoga (IDY) might be on June 21, but people around the world seem to have started the celebrations early.

Global

Commercial Indian real estate a good bet: Anarock Consultants

Anarock Property Consultants are pitching India’s commercial office property as an investment alternative for Non-Resident Indians in a...

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