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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.

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

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

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

President Biden to nominate Indian-American Rupa Ranga Puttagunta as a federal judge

If confirmed by the US Senate, Judge Puttagunta would be the first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) woman to serve on the US...

USA

OCI cardholders no longer need to carry old passport while travelling to India

People of Indian origin and Indian diaspora who have an overseas citizen of India (OCI) card are now not required to carry their old,...

Global

Indian-origin Vivek Murthy confirmed as US Surgeon General

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

USA

IHC showcases the cultural heritage of Singapore's Sikh community

Sikhs in Singapore – A Story Untold is IHC’s second community co-created exhibition and will run from March 27 to September 30, 2021.

Singapore

Biden's remark about 'Indians taking over the country' intended to honour the community's contributions: White House

The White House clarified that US President Joe Biden’s remarks last week, where he mentioned mentioning Indians taking over the country,...

USA

Indian-American nominee Vanita Gupta’s harsh social media posts come under scrutiny at confirmation hearing

If confirmed, Gupta would be the first woman of colour to be the associate attorney general.

USA

Undocumented Indian immigrants have spending power of over USD 15 bn: US study

Over half a million undocumented Indian immigrants to the US hold a collective spending power of USD15.5 billion and contribute USD2.8...

USA

OCI card holders will need special permission for Tabligh, journalistic activities: Indian government

OCI card holders will also need to take permission for research, internship or employment in any foreign diplomatic missions or foreign...

Global

“Indian-Americans are taking over the country… you guys are incredible,” says Biden at NASA interaction

In under 50 days of presidency, Biden has appointed as many as 55 Indian-Americans to key posts in his administration, nearly half of whom...

USA

White House withdraws Indian-American Neera Tanden’s nomination as director of Office of Management and Budget

Tanden would have been the first woman of color to lead the powerful budget agency.

USA

Indian-American Maju Varghese appointed deputy assistant to President Biden and director of White House Military Office

The White House Military Office (WHMO) is a department within the White House Office that provides military support for White House...

USA

President Joe Biden revokes Trump’s green card ban

The ban had been put in place in 2020 by President Trump with the reasoning that it protected US workers amid rising unemployment due to the...

USA

Singapore-headquartered Kyt reimagines EdTech with a focus on holistic learning

The idea behind Kyt is that supporting a child’s inclination to learn new things isn’t ‘additional’ or extra but essential to...

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Biden’s nomination of Indian-American Neera Tanden in jeopardy as 3 senators decide to vote against her

Republican Senators Rob Portman, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney have all said that they will vote against the 50-year-old Tanden with...

USA

Swati Mohan: The NASA scientist with a bindi!

Dr Mohan was behind the guidance, navigation and control operations of NASA's Perseverance rover's Mars landing.

USA

US has hit the H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2021, says immigration authority

Successful applicants will now be decided by a computerised draw of lots.

USA

Five Indian-origin personalities in TIME magazine’s emerging leaders list

Twitter's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde, UK's finance minister Rishi Sunak, Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta, doctor and Executive Director...

Global

Indian student Rashmi Samant resigns as Oxford Student Union President after old “racist” social media posts emerge

Samant, who hails from Udupi, Karnataka, is studying for an MSc in energy systems at Linacre College at Oxford University and had scored a...

UK

Indian-origin actress Simone Ashley lands role in Netflix’s hit show Bridgerton

Ashley is well known for her role as Olivia Hanan on the Netflix dramedy series Sex Education, with other credits to her name including The...

Entertainment

Over 200 Indian-origin leaders across 15 nations, states diaspora body

A US-based Indian diaspora organisation found that more than 200 Indian origin persons occupy leadership positions in as many as 15...

Global

Business hit by pandemic, owners of Indian restaurant in the US get support from President Biden

President Biden also told them about his rescue plan that “provides tens of billions of dollars in grants to small businesses".

USA

Biden administration appoints two Indian-origin experts in key public service positions

Sonali Nijhawan has been named Director of AmeriCorps State and National while Sri Preston Kulkarni has been appointed the new Chief of...

USA

Piyush Gupta wins ET Global Indian Award

Singapore-based DBS Group CEO Piyush Gupta won the Global Indian Award of The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence.

NRI Stories