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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.

India makes one-week stay at home must for all international arrivals

India has amended its travel rules for all the international passengers arriving in the country, making seven-day home quarantine mandatory...

Covid-19

India celebrates contribution of overseas citizens to the country

India on Sunday celebrated ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ to mark contribution of the Indian community staying abroad to the country’s...

Past Events

UK Sikh MP draws flak for tweet on Punjab’s ‘sacrilege’ incident

The United Kingdom’s first female Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill has drawn criticism over a tweet that condemned the alleged sacrilege incidents...

UK

Indian-origin Leena Nair is new Chanel Global CEO

Indian-origin Leena Nair, the first female and youngest-ever Chief Human Resources Officer of Anglo-Dutch FMCG major Unilever has stepped...

NRI Stories

Meet Parag Agrawal, Twitter's new CEO who replaced Jack Dorsey

Non-Resident Indian Parag Agrawal, 37, an IIT-Bombay graduate, has replaced Jack Dorsey as the new Twitter chief executive officer, becoming...

Corporate NRI Stories

2/3rd of UAE’s Indian residents plan more investment in next 3 years: Report

At least two third of Indian expats in the UAE mull to boost their investments in the country in the next three years, says HSBC’s new...

UAE

Music does not have to be loud, dance-like and flamboyant to capture hearts: Amit Dhamelia

At Kalaa Utsavam 2021, Sufi musician, music teacher and arts aficionado Amit Dhamelia will enthrall audiences once again with 'Ishq...

Kalaa Utsavam 2021 Spotlight - @work

From Ladakh to Tamil Nadu via Assam, Kalaa Utsavam 2021 to showcase Indian culture through film

Highlighting its ever-expanding repertoire, the 2021 edition of Kalaa Utsavam has included film screenings in its ensemble for the first...

Kalaa Utsavam 2021

Indian-American actor Kal Penn comes out as gay

Indian-American actor Kal Penn, on the eve of the launch of his book 'You Can't Be Serious', has come out as gay.

Entertainment

Indian-origin MP Anita Anand appointed Canada's Defence Minister

Indian-origin Canadian politician Anita Anand has been appointed as the new Defence Minister in Justin Trudeau's cabinet.

Global

ICAI staff mark grand Diwali celebration in Dubai with chief guest Kapil Dev

The Indian Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) Dubai Chapter organised the social event Diwali Dhamaka, to mark the beginning...

UAE

Two-year-old Indian kid bags USD 1 mn in Dubai Duty Free draw

A two-year-old Indian boy from Sharjah is the latest millionaire in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium draw.

UAE

Four Indian-Americans bag NIH Director’s New Innovator awards

Four Indian-Americans have bagged the National Institute of Health Director’s New Innovator awards, a programme created in 2007 to...

USA

Social media storm as Indian deported from Australia for 'hate crimes' receives warm welcome in Haryana

A storm of controversy erupted across social media as Vishal Jood, a 24-year-old erstwhile student who had been in jail in Australia since...

Global NRI Stories

COVID politics: India hockey team pulls out of CWG 2022

Indian men’s and women’s hockey team have pulled out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, citing concerns over the mandatory...

Other Sports

Australia's Indian community criticise Queensland Premier's remarks on travelling to India

Australia's Indian community has expressed displeasure over Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk's "sarcastic" comments questioning who would...

Global

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