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Indo-Canadian body sponsors billboards thanking India, PM Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

A series of billboards across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are thanking India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing COVID-19...

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Welcome to London! L&P’s Hemin Bharucha's shout out to global companies

“Six and a half per cent of London’s population is of Indian-origin, either first-generation or second generation,” said Hemin...

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Indian diaspora speak out as government lodges protest against UK Parliament debate on farmers' agitation

The Indian government has lodged an official protest over the United Kingdom Parliament's "one-sided debate" on the farmers' protests in...

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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...

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Alex Ellis takes charge as new UK High Commissioner to New Delhi

The UK's new High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis yesterday said that preparing for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's upcoming visit to New...

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India challenges Vodafone arbitration verdict in Singapore High Court

India has challenged an international arbitration tribunal’s verdict that overturned its demand for SGD 4.03 billion (INR 22,100 crore) in...

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Farmers protests: Tensions running high among Indian diaspora as India, US governments condemn destruction of Gandhi statue in US

The ongoing farmers' protests in India have seen an escalation in the past few days, with international celebrities and diaspora groups...

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Farmers protests roundup: Diaspora organisations support farmers, Delhi Police file case against protest 'toolkit' creators

An alliance of various diaspora organisations has demanded the repeal of the three agricultural laws that have caused unrest in the...

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Indian government issues statement criticising celebrities like Rihanna, Greta Thunberg for comments on farmer protests

Slamming foreign individuals and entities for comments on the ongoing farmer protests, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs today said it...

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India fifth in world in terms of COVID vaccinations, states Health Ministry

According to a release by the Health Ministry, India stands fifth in the world after inoculating over 3.7 million people in 15 days.

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Indian government extends restrictions on UK flights till February 14

The Indian government has extended the restriction on flights between India and United Kingdom up to midnight of February 14, 2021.

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Singapore, India interested in creating bilateral air bubble for commercial flights: CAAS

Air travel between Singapore and India is currently restricted only to special repatriation flights chartered by the Indian government, said...

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No foreign head of state chief guest this Republic Day, states MEA

There will be no foreign head of state or government as the chief guest for the Republic Day event this year due to the global COVID-19...

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US-India relationship anchored by four million Indian-Americans, says outgoing US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster

The close coordination between the United States and India has been pivotal as India confronts the threat posed by Beijing along the Line of...

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UK Premier Boris Johnson calls Indian PM Modi, expresses regret over cancelling January 26 visit

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson today cancelled his visit to India later this month. Johnson, who was scheduled to be the chief...

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Indian economy set to overtake UK by 2025, become world's third largest by 2030: Report

India, despite being one of the worst affected countries due to coronavirus, will become the world's fifth-largest economy by 2025 and the...

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Banned US-based group Sikhs for Justice trying to destabilise India, says NIA spokesperson

A spokesperson for India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) revealed that US-based Pro-Khalistani secessionist group Sikhs for Justice...

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Indian teacher wins million-dollar global teacher prize; opts to split half with other finalists

Indian teacher Ranjitsinh Disale was announced the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2020 at a virtual ceremony broadcast from the Natural...

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US Congress to vote on bilateral Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act co-sponsored by Indian-American Representative Ami Bera

The US House of Representatives is slated to consider the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act which was written by legendary civil...

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India invites UK PM Boris Johnson as Republic Day chief guest

India has invited United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the guest for Republic Day. The invite was extended during PM Modi's call...

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Election Commission of India proposes allowing NRIs to vote through postal ballots

The Election Commission of India has approached the government to permit Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to cast their votes through postal...

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Indian Cabinet approves MoU with UK over medical product regulation

The Indian Cabinet has given its approval for signing a memorandum of understading (MoU) between the Central Drugs Standard Control...

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Indian government relaxes visa rules, OCI and PIO card holders can visit India except for tourism

Under this graded relaxation of visa rules, the Indian government has also decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas...

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India to roll out fast and cheap COVID-19 paper 'Feluda' test soon, say officials

A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, claims the Indian government, with scientists hoping it...

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Supreme Court ruling sets stage for adoption of Bitcoin economy in India

The idea of making transactions with various types of cryptocurrencies has taken the world by storm. However, it presents its own set of...

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