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Joe Biden expected to nominate LA Mayor as next US ambassador to India: Reports

Post of US envoy to India has been lying vacant since January 20. Daniel Smith, the director of the Foreign Service Institute (who recently...

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In Pics: Global relief efforts to help India wage its battle against COVID-19

As India battles a massive surge of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the country, it has continuously received help from across the...

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Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held virtually on the eve of PBD 2021

The Youth PBD was celebrated virtually on the theme of "Bringing together Young Achievers from India and Indian Diaspora”.

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Virtual 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on January 9

The theme of the PBD Convention 2021 is "Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat".

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MEA launches Global Pravasi Rishta Portal to connect with Indian diaspora ahead of PBD 2021

Indian External Affairs Ministry yesterday launched the Global Pravasi Rishta portal and app to connect with the nearly 31.2-million strong...

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EAM Jaishankar speaks on US-India relations going forward, why India rejected RCEP

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated that ties between India and the US will expand further under Joe Biden's...

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VFS Global wins contract to provide visa, OCI and passport services for India across the United States

VFS Global’s India Consular Application Centres will be located in six cities - Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta...

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Former Indian High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf takes charge as envoy to France

The 1991 batch IFS officer succeeds Vinay Kwatra (1988 batch).

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Vande Bharat Mission Phase 4 to begin on July 3

Phase four will particularly focus on countries where we still have a large number of Indians who have registered to return.

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Government further eases restrictions on OCI cardholders’ entry into India

New rules easing restrictions on the entry of OCI cardholders as well as certain foreign nationals were issued last week.

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Gaitri Kumar appointed Indian High Commissioner to the UK; new envoys for Kuwait and Finland too

The 1986-batch Indian Foreign Service officer is currently serving as Indian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union.

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Indian government extends Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2 till mid-June

Launched on May 7, the Vande Bharat Mission is hoping to evacuate another 1,00,000 Indians by June 13.

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Indian government announces easing of certain visa, travel restrictions for OCI card holders

On March 18 the government had suspended the visa-free entry facility granted to OCI card holders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Indian government to soon take decision on lifting OCI cardholders' travel ban

Indian government indicated that it would soon take an appropriate decision on the issue even as consulates in the USA assured...

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Vande Bharat Mission: The Road Home

A firsthand account of the journey back to India as part of the Indian government's massive repatriation effort, the Vande Bharat Mission.

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30,000 Indians to return in Vande Bharat Mission Phase 2, says civil aviation minister

Phase 2, which will take place from May 16-22, will see flights being sent to countries such as Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Canada, France,...

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In Pics: Vande Bharat Mission brings home stranded Indians from across the world

India is planning to send repatriation flights to various countries over the next few days.

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234 Indians stranded in Singapore reach home as Vande Bharat Mission gathers steam

The Indian government has planned and put into action one of the largest ever evacuation missions as they attempt to bring home stranded...

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Exclusive: 3,000 Indian nationals register to return home, says Jawed Ashraf

In an exclusive interview with Connected to India, High Commissioner Jawed Ashraf discusses how the consulate has taken the lead in ensuring...

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Senior diplomat Anurag Srivastava takes over as Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson

Srivastava is a 1999-batch Indian Foreign Service officer and previously served as India's Ambassador to Ethiopia.

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US Secretary of State Pompeo and Indian EAM Jaishankar discuss cooperation in tackling COVID-19

Pompeo and Jaishankar discussed the importance of Indo-US cooperation to combat the coronavirus by strengthening global pharmaceutical...

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News round-up for NRIs and diaspora from missions across the globe

Connected to India's round-up of news and updates from Indian high commissions and embassies from across the globe.

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Indian missions lend helping hand to ensure compatriots reach home safely amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Indian missions are helping fellow citizens world over, who are affected by travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

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Are you an Indian abroad? Here’s a handy guide of COVID-19 helplines set up by MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs has advised all Indians abroad to stay put and seek help from Indian missions abroad.

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India evacuates thousands of its nationals from COVID-19 epicentres

The Ministry of External Affairs has arranged for flights to bring back stranded Indian nationals from coronavirus affected countries

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