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In Pics: Indian Independence Day celebrations around the world

On the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day, Indian flags were unfurled across the world and virtual ceremonies held on account of the...

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Vande Bharat Mission Phase 5 to begin on August 1, with flights to Singapore, UK, UAE and US

Over 7.88 lakh Indians stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned under the Vande Bharat Mission as of July 22.

Covid-19

Valid -ve COVID report not mandatory for Indian passengers to UAE below 12

Air India Express has said in its website that, "For children below 12 years, Covid-19 PCR Test is not mandatory,” in its latest update.

UAE

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

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

Global

Indian Embassy in UAE removes restrictions on passport renewal applications

Embassy of India Abu Dhabi has decided to remove all restrictions on passport renewal applications from July 15.

UAE

PM Modi to deliver inaugural address at India Global Week virtual summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to make the inaugural speech at the India Global Week 2020 organised in the United Kingdom...

UK

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.

Covid-19

'Life Again' looks musically forward to life after COVID-19

Artists from several Corona affected nations have come together virtually, with a song for solidarity called 'Life Again'.

Covid-19

Government further eases restrictions on OCI cardholders’ entry into India

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

Covid-19

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.

Global

Samosa Diplomacy the 'ScoMo' way

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison made a popular Indian snack, called them ‘ScoMosas’ and tagged Prime Minister Narendra...

Global

Periasamy Kumaran takes over as the High Commissioner of India to Singapore

HE Periasamy Kumaran has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to The Republic Of Singapore on Tuesday May 26, 2020.

Singapore

Eid Mubarak hashtag trends on Twitter as many extend warm wishes

Eid Mubarak hashtag trends on Twitter as politicians, celebrities and many people extend warm wishes

Covid-19

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.

Covid-19

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

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

Global

Hero is what Hero does: Salman Khan to Indians in UAE

Bollywood actor Salman Khan conveyed a special message to the Indian diaspora in the UAE, as the country continues its battle against...

UAE

Over 160 illegal immigrants to arrive in India from USA tomorrow

Around 160 illegal Indian immigrants, including 132 from Haryana and Punjab, will be arriving in India tomorrow after they were deported...

Covid-19

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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Indian Navy's Operation Samudra Setu - a Sea bridge to the Vande Bharat Mission

Operation Samudra Setu by Indian Navy, bridges the oceans to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas, as part of the historic Vande Bharat...

Covid-19

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.

Covid-19

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...

Covid-19

India’s repatriation operation gathers momentum as two flights land in Kerala

India’s gargantuan repatriation operation, Vande Bharat Mission, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, gathers momentum as the first of...

UAE

India releases SOP for ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ - the biggest repatriation mission in country's history

India releases SOP for ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ - the biggest repatriation mission in country's history , bringing back approximately...

Covid-19

Indian government announces plan for return of citizens stranded abroad

The Indian government announced that it will be facilitating the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad on compelling grounds in a...

Covid-19

US report calls for India to be added to list of countries restricting religious freedom

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